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PAU to confer honorary degree on Tajikistan president


August 27th, 2012 - 4:43 pm ICT by IANS
Ludhiana, Aug 27 (IANS) The Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) on Sep 4 will confer the degree of 'Doctor of Science' (honoris causa) on Tajikistan President Emomalii Rahmon, a senior ... Read more...

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Nuke scientist is Kashmir varsity chancellor


August 13th, 2012 - 9:38 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 13 (IANS) Eminent nuclear scientist Srikumar Banerjee has been named the first chancellor of the Central University of Kashmir, it was announced Monday.Banerjee was among the scientists who ... Read more...

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Pranab a great political scholar: Amartya Sen


July 23rd, 2012 - 10:56 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 23 (IANS) Terming President-elect Pranab Mukherjee as one of the greatest "political scholars" of the country, Nobel laureate Amartya Sen Monday said he was extremely happy both ... Read more...

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Primary education in India: Learn from ASEAN, says Amartya


July 21st, 2012 - 12:20 am ICT by IANS
Patna, July 20 (IANS) Nobel laureate Amartya Sen Friday stressed the need for India to provide primary education to all its people on the lines of Southeast Asian countries."India has ... Read more...

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Amartya Sen appointed chancellor of Nalanda University


July 20th, 2012 - 12:35 am ICT by IANS
Patna, July 19 (IANS) Nobel laureate Amartya Sen was Thursday appointed as the first chancellor of the upcoming Nalanda International University in Bihar, an official said."Decision to appoint Amartya Sen ... Read more...

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Maharashtra governor wants vocational training varsity


May 4th, 2012 - 6:01 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 4 (IANS) Maharashtra Governor K. Sankaranarayanan Friday said he looked forward to some initiative on creating a vocational training university in the state."I have been consistently advocating the ... Read more...

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TV personality slain in Honduras


April 24th, 2012 - 12:06 pm ICT by IANS
Tegucigalpa, April 24 (IANS/EFE) Television personality Noel Valladares and his two companions were gunned down Monday in Tegucigalpa, Honduran police said.A fourth person was wounded in the attack, police inspector ... Read more...

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Give Calcutta varsity same status as Presidency: Governor


March 22nd, 2012 - 8:00 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 22 (IANS) West Bengal Governor M.K. Narayanan Thursday suggested that the over 150-year-old Calcutta University be given the same special status as the Presidency University and likewise ... Read more...

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Tamil Nadu’s Noorul Islam University to launch satellite


December 16th, 2011 - 4:59 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 16 (IANS) Tamil Nadu's Noorul Islam University (NIU) will soon be rigging up its own satellite and launching it too with government help, a university official said ... Read more...

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UAE signs pact with Indian university


December 9th, 2011 - 1:25 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Dec 8 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates's Higher Colleges of Technology has signed an agreement with India's Azim Premji University to develop a new cadre of teachers and ... Read more...

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Britain to set up special maths schools


November 27th, 2011 - 5:17 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 27 (IANS) A number of schools specialising in maths would be set up in Britain as the government sees the subject as a "fundamental strategic priority" in education.This ... Read more...

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President arriving in Jammu


November 24th, 2011 - 1:55 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Nov 24 (IANS) President Pratibha Patil is arriving on a three-day visit to Jammu and Kashmir Thursday evening.She will be attending and addressing the convocation at Shri Mata ... Read more...

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Patna professor’s dismissal revoked


November 23rd, 2011 - 11:49 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Nov 23 (IANS) A Patna University professor who was dismissed from service for romancing one of his women students, was Wednesday reinstated by the Bihar governor, who is chancellor ... Read more...

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Prince Philip blasts ‘useless’ wind farms


November 21st, 2011 - 8:29 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Nov 21 (THAINDIAN NEWS) British monarch Prince Philip has described wind farms as “absolutely useless.” According to 90-year-old, the project would not work because they were “completely reliant on subsidies.”The ... Read more...

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President to visit Kashmir


November 5th, 2011 - 1:45 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Nov 5 (IANS) President Pratibha Patil will be on a three-day visit to this winter capital of Jammu and Kashmir later this month, sources said Saturday.She is scheduled ... Read more...

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Iran eyes another satellite in space


August 9th, 2011 - 9:51 am ICT by IANS
Tehran, Aug 9 (IANS) Iran plans to launch another satellite dubbed Sharif, designed by the students of one of its leading scientific institutions, an official said.The satellite, currently under development ... Read more...

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Abu Dhabi varsity celebrates cultural diversity


July 8th, 2011 - 12:33 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, July 7 (IANS/WAM) The Abu Dhabi University has celebrated the cultural diversity of its faculty and students as part of its annual International Day function.The participants had the ... Read more...

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Goa University to have chair on Indian diaspora studies


July 5th, 2011 - 4:09 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, July 5 (IANS) The union Human Resource development (HRD) ministry has decided to set up a chair on Indian diaspora studies at the Goa University, Goa's commissioner for Non-Resident ... Read more...

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Two lab officials to be charged in Kerala’s Abhaya case


May 31st, 2011 - 4:57 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, May 31 (IANS) Thiruvananthapuram Chief Judicial Magistrate Cherian Varghese Tuesday ordered two government officials to be formally charged for allegedly tampering with medical reports in Sister Abhaya's death.The order ... Read more...

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UAE committed to promote entrepreneurship: Minister


March 8th, 2011 - 9:54 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, March 8 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates intends to promote entrepreneurship in the country and believes it should be made an integral part of the eduction system in ... Read more...

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Bank of England chief says UK could face another financial crisis


March 5th, 2011 - 10:59 am ICT by ANI
London, Mar. 5 (ANI): The Governor of the Bank of England, Mervyn King, has warned that the United Kingdom could face another financial crisis if reform is not carried out in the ... Read more...

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Global experts at AMU’s conference on chemistry


March 4th, 2011 - 3:28 pm ICT by IANS
Aligarh, March 4 (IANS) Hundreds of delegates from India and abroad will gather here for a two-day 'international conference on chemistry' being organised by the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) Saturday.The ... Read more...

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10 Downing Street employs new cat to catch mice


February 16th, 2011 - 5:40 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 16 (IANS) The British prime minister's official residence, 10 Downing Street, has recruited its latest pet - a "rat-catching" cat.The cat - named Larry from the Battersea Dogs and Cats ... Read more...

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IITs, IIMs witnessed drastic growth of 54 percent: Moily


February 15th, 2011 - 6:17 pm ICT by ANI
Bangalore, Feb 15 (ANI): Union Law and Justice Minister M. Veerappa Moily on Tuesday said that apex institutions like the IITs and IIMs, which had expanded only one percent since last 45 ... Read more...

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Dhoni’s college backs plan to give him honorary degree


February 9th, 2011 - 7:24 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Feb 9 (IANS) The St Xavier's College here has welcomed the Jharkhand government's plan to award an honorary degree to Indian cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni.Jharkhand Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister ... Read more...

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Bhardwaj relents on doctorate to Kannada scholar, ends row


February 7th, 2011 - 7:26 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Feb 7 (IANS) Karnataka Governor H.R. Bhardwaj Monday withdrew his opposition to Bangalore University's decision to give an honorary doctorate to a noted Kannada scholar known for his right-wing views.Bhardwaj's ... Read more...

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Row over Bhardwaj’s stand on doctorate


February 6th, 2011 - 7:19 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Feb 6(IANS) Karnataka Governor H.R. Bhardwaj is caught in a row over his refusal to accept Bangalore University's decision to give an honorary doctorate to a noted Kannada scholar known ... Read more...

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Michelle Rhee Launches Advocacy Group Students First


December 7th, 2010 - 7:48 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Dec 7, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Michelle Rhee, the former chancellor of the District of Columbia Public Schools system based in Washington D.C., has launched a new advocacy group "Students Firsts" which ... Read more...

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Spitting Image puppets of Lady Thatcher and her Cabinet up for grabs


December 3rd, 2010 - 6:43 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 3 (ANI): Puppets of former UK Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and her Cabinet, from British show Spitting Image, are to be auctioned off later this month in a special sale ... Read more...

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Bo Pelini apologizes for his blowup


November 23rd, 2010 - 8:18 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Nebraska, Nov 23 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Nebraska head coach, Bo Pelini’s attitude during Saturday night’s game has been highly criticized. Among the several people that criticized the move was the UNL Chancellor ... Read more...

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Bo Pelini Regrets His Misconduct


November 23rd, 2010 - 7:16 pm ICT by GD
By Madhuri Dey Nov 23, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Two days later after he had shown tremendous outburst of rage on field, Nebraska Cornhusker coach Bo Pelini has come up with a apology. The Nebraska ... Read more...

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24 Gujarat law students assist Supreme Court judges


November 17th, 2010 - 9:40 pm ICT by IANS
Gandhinagar, Nov 17 (IANS) Twentyfour students of the Gujarat National Law University (GNLU) here are attached to Supreme Court judges as part of their internship, the university said here Wednesday."It is a ... Read more...

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Obama says D.C. schools don’t match up to his daughters’ private school


September 28th, 2010 - 6:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 28 (ANI): President Barack Obama has said that D.C. public schools cannot give his daughters the academic experience they are receiving at the private Sidwell Friends School.Obama, 49, had ... Read more...

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TERI University’s three day ‘green’ fest begins


September 18th, 2010 - 1:07 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) University kickstarted its three-day green cultural festival 'Aahvaan 2010' Friday. This year's theme 'Towards zilch lifestyle' is aimed at promoting a ... Read more...

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One in 30 Britons have never done a day’s work in their lifetime, says report


September 14th, 2010 - 2:59 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 14 (ANI): One in 30 Britons, about 1.4 million, have never done a day's work in their lifetime according to the Department for Work and Pensions statistics.There are reportedly ... Read more...

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