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Shanghai to welcome 300 authors


August 1st, 2012 - 4:09 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 1 (IANS) This year's Shanghai Book Fair will feature more than 300 writers and academics as well as 150,000 books from both home and abroad.The annual event, now ... Read more...

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Infosys ranked second in global outsourcing firms


July 23rd, 2012 - 8:51 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, July 23 (IANS) Indian IT bellwether Infosys Ltd has been ranked second in the 2012 global outsourcing list of 100 top firms by the International Association of Outsourcing Professionals ... Read more...

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World’s only Sanskrit daily holds out against odds (Media Feature)


July 2nd, 2012 - 11:05 am ICT by IANS
Mysore, July 2 (IANS) Sudharma, possibly the only Sanskrit daily in the world, is struggling for survival as it approaches its 43rd anniversary later this year.In the face of dwindling ... Read more...

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70,000 foreign office files declassified


June 5th, 2012 - 12:35 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jun 4 (IANS) In an important step that should cheer academics and researchers, over 70,000 declassified files of the external affairs ministry dealing with sensitive issues like India-Pakistan ... Read more...

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US asks Chinese academics to leave country


May 24th, 2012 - 5:21 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 24 (IANS) The US State Department has ordered Chinese academics with visas that offer cultural and educational exchange programmes in America to leave the country in June, saying ... Read more...

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‘Let academicians decide on Ambedkar cartoon’


May 15th, 2012 - 9:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) A artist-activist group Tuesday said the government should not withdraw a textbook cartoon featuring Dalit icon B.R. Ambedkar under political pressure.Safdar Hashmi Memorial Trust (Sahmat) ... Read more...

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Sanjay Suri back with film on stifled childhood


April 28th, 2012 - 1:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) After basking in the glory of the National Award for "I AM", actor-producer Sanjay Suri returns to the big screen in the role of ... Read more...

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‘Remove TV from kids’ rooms to tackle obesity’


April 7th, 2012 - 11:42 am ICT by IANS
London, April 7 (IANS) British experts have advised parents to remove televisions from children's bedrooms in a bid to combat record obesity rates being observed among youngsters.According to academics involved ... Read more...

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British university joins hands with Mumbai college


April 6th, 2012 - 5:35 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 6 (IANS) Britain-based University of Westminster Friday signed a memorandum of understanding with Mumbai's HR College of Commerce and Economics to expand its Indian scholarship programme, officials said."India ... Read more...

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Need to sensitize society on autism


April 3rd, 2012 - 1:24 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 2 (IANS) Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment Mukul Wasnik Monday said there was an urgent need to sensitise the society about autism to ensure a dignified ... Read more...

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Happy teens may earn more as adults


March 25th, 2012 - 10:15 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 25 (IANS) A study has found cheerful adolescents are likely to earn more money after attaining adulthood.According to two leading economists, their income is thought to be higher ... Read more...

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Ravi Shankar to visit Pakistan


March 10th, 2012 - 5:15 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, March 10 (IANS) Spiritual leader Ravi Shankar will embark on a three-day peace mission to Pakistan Monday during which he will meet a range of Pakistanis.This is the Art ... Read more...

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Actor Kader Khan designing courses for Arabic, Urdu speakers (Lead, Superseding earlier story)


March 8th, 2012 - 5:27 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 8 (IANS) For over 40 years we have known Kader Khan for his humour and dialogues. But now this Kabul-born Bollywood actor is immersed in academics. He has ... Read more...

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Ban skinny models from catwalk


March 2nd, 2012 - 9:18 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 2 (IANS) Skinny models should be banned from the catwalk, say experts.Academics at the London School of Economics said restricting the use of photographs of underweight models in ... Read more...

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Promote mother tongue, AMU academics say


February 21st, 2012 - 10:39 pm ICT by IANS
Aligarh, Feb 21 (IANS) It is vitally important to educate children in their mother tongue, experts said at a seminar where other speakers called on the government to promote Urdu.Aligarh ... Read more...

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Stalkers may soon have tough time in Britain


February 5th, 2012 - 10:00 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 5 (IANS) The British government may soon formulate a law laying down "substantial" jail terms for stalkers.British parliamentarians believe the problem has become so acute that a new ... Read more...

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Summit to ease growth of Kerala IT/ITES industry


January 10th, 2012 - 7:31 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 10 (IANS) The India IT Summit of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) beginning here Jan 19 is expected to facilitate the growth of IT and IT-enabled ... Read more...

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‘Don’t shake hands with Muslims’


December 15th, 2011 - 9:50 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 15 (IANS) Academics at Cambridge University have been asked not to shake hands with Muslims or disabled people because it might upset them, a media report said Thursday. A ... Read more...

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Total lunar eclipse Dec 10


December 6th, 2011 - 11:36 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 6 (IANS) Sky gazers are all set to witness a celestial event involving the Moon, the Earth and the Sun as the second total lunar eclipse of the ... Read more...

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Women can detect your hidden ‘beauty’ online


November 14th, 2011 - 6:22 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 14 (IANS) Trying to woo a woman just by posting your best-looking snap alongside an online profile may not be the best idea after all -- a study ... Read more...

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UN should float education body


October 25th, 2011 - 6:01 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Oct 25 (IANS) Students from over 20 countries as well as academics from Agra have sought a world body to promote education.On the UN Foundation Day celebration, speakers said ... Read more...

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Iran to respond ’strongly’ to any ‘destructive’ US act


October 16th, 2011 - 9:55 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Oct 16 (IANS) Supreme Leader of the Islamic Republic Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei said Sunday that Iran will respond "strongly" to any "destructive" act by the US against the ... Read more...

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Healthy childhood boosts job prospects in middle-age


September 14th, 2011 - 8:59 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 14 (IANS) Children leading a happy and healthy childhood are likely to reap its rich dividends in their lateral life, especially in their job prospects when they reach ... Read more...

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WikiLeaks releases cables naming top secret sources


August 30th, 2011 - 6:00 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 30 (IANS) Whistle-blowing website WikiLeaks has "accidentally" released thousands of US diplomatic cables containing names of top secret sources, whose lives may now be in danger, a media ... Read more...

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Lokpal bill should reflect will of parliament: Citizen’s group


August 24th, 2011 - 7:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) The Lokpal bill should should reflect the will of parliament and the people and be passed expeditiously, the National Confederation of Officers Associations (NCOA) said ... Read more...

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3 lakh faculty shortage


August 10th, 2011 - 12:44 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) The findings of an HRD ministry taskforce Tuesday said the estimated faculty shortage at present in colleges is around three lakh."The task force takes note ... Read more...

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Legal battle my toughest innings: Sourav Ganguly


June 2nd, 2011 - 11:39 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 2 (IANS) Former Indian cricket captain Sourav Ganguly Thursday said his legal battle on allotment of land for his school was the "toughest innings" of his life."Indeed it ... Read more...

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UK govt. urged to review cyber-stalking laws


May 1st, 2011 - 6:11 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 1 (ANI): A senior British police officer has urged the government to review cyber-stalking laws, and empower police to seize computers used to harass victims online.It is hard to prove ... Read more...

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Call animals ‘companions’ not ‘pets’, demand academics


April 28th, 2011 - 6:59 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 28 (ANI): Animal right academics have called for a new animal language, insisting that animals be described as 'companions' and not as 'vermin', 'pests' or even 'pets'.According to animal ... Read more...

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Derogatory to call animals ‘pets’, say academics


April 28th, 2011 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 28 (IANS) Don't call animals 'pets' as it is a derogatory term, say academics who suggest that owners should be called "human carers".Domestic dogs and cats should be ... Read more...

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David Cameron in race row with Oxford University


April 12th, 2011 - 2:23 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 12 (ANI): British Prime Minister David Cameron was embroiled in a race rowwithOxfordUniversityon Monday after claiming that the institution admitted only one black student in 2009.He was accused of ... Read more...

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Cameron disappointed over Oxford University’s decision to admit one black student in 2009


April 12th, 2011 - 1:08 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 12 (ANI): British Prime Minister David Cameron has expressed disappointment ovet Oxford University's decision to accept only one black student in 2009.Academics rubbished his claims saying Cameron, an ... Read more...

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Educate as many kids as possible, Rani Mukerji urges people


April 5th, 2011 - 7:21 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 5 (IANS) After doing various roles on big screen, Bollywood actress Rani Mukerji is set for a new role in real life - she endorses Procter & Gamble's ... Read more...

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Gautam Gambhir, my student, you’ve done us proud (With Image)


April 4th, 2011 - 10:19 am ICT by IANS
Tears welled up my eyes when I saw Gautam miss his ton by a whisker. I still remember Gautam, very thin, almost appearing to be under-fed, simple but smiling, but ... Read more...

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Poor behaviour doesn’t always lead to poor grades


March 30th, 2011 - 6:07 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 30 (IANS) Contrary to popular belief, poor behaviour in the classroom does not always lead to poor grades.Researchers from the University of North Carolina, Charlotte, followed 350 students ... Read more...

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