colleges and universities

IGNOU to focus on student support


August 15th, 2012 - 1:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) vice chancellor Wednesday said strengthening the student support services at the regional centres is the university's priority."We would ... Read more...

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Ramdev supporters head home, vow to oppose Congress


August 14th, 2012 - 8:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) Hundreds of Baba Ramdev supporters Tuesday vowed to kickstart a campaign against the Congress as they left Delhi for their homes after spending a ... Read more...

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Sharjah bank launches training programme


July 15th, 2012 - 1:28 am ICT by IANS
Sharjah, July 14 (IANS/WAM) Sharjah Islamic Bank (SIB) has launched a training for the 7th consecutive year with the participation of 15 students from UAE colleges and universities as part ... Read more...

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Shutdown cripples life in Chhattisgarh


May 31st, 2012 - 3:17 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, May 31 (IANS) Normal life was thrown out of gear in the city and large parts of Chhattisgarh Thursday, as all modes of public transport remained off the ... Read more...

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Employees’ strike cripples work in J&K; offices


May 24th, 2012 - 2:36 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, May 24 (IANS) Work in most government offices across Jammu and Kashmir was crippled by the employees' three-day strike that started here Thursday, an official said."Work in all ... Read more...

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Mamata’s claim on completing work not right: Congress


May 19th, 2012 - 11:22 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 19 (IANS) Countering the Trinamool Congress-led West Bengal government's claim of 100 percent completion of work, alliance partner Congress Saturday said the government has still a lot ... Read more...

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Parliamentary panel questions shortage of university teachers


May 10th, 2012 - 1:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 10 (IANS) The shortfall of teaching staff in universities across states has drawn the attention of a parliamentary panel which has slammed the human resource development (HRD) ... Read more...

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Bangladeshi computer wiz kid eyes Guinness records


April 30th, 2012 - 11:50 am ICT by IANS
Dhaka, April 30 (IANS) A six-year-old boy from Bangladesh who began typing as a three year-old and knew how to programme and download games at the age of four, is ... Read more...

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UP moves to make varsities tobacco-free


April 25th, 2012 - 6:24 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, April 25 (IANS) Weeks after banning junk food in all schools in the state, the Uttar Pradesh government Wednesday stepped up its 'mission' to make all degree colleges and ... Read more...

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‘Women yet to break through the glass ceiling’


April 23rd, 2012 - 10:40 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 23 (IANS) Recognising the significant progress made by women in over six decades of independence, panelists at a seminar here, however, lamented that barring a sector or two, ... Read more...

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Three NDA cadets to participate in prestigious Italian competition


March 13th, 2012 - 7:42 pm ICT by IANS
Pune, March 13 (IANS) Three cadets from the National Defence Academy will participate in the 11th edition of the prestigious Competition on Law of Armed Conflict (LOAC) for military ... Read more...

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Why happiness, health eludes ambitious people?


March 6th, 2012 - 6:09 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 6 (IANS) Do go-getters, attending the best colleges and universities, having prestigious careers and high salaries, lead more successful or healthier lives than average guys?"Despite their many accomplishments, ... Read more...

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Separatists shutdown affects life in Kashmir


February 7th, 2012 - 1:23 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Feb 7 (IANS) A shutdown called by separatists affected life in Srinagar and other parts of the Kashmir Valley Tuesday while authorities made additional deployment of police and paramilitary ... Read more...

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‘Educated girls entering flesh trade for money’ (Lead)


January 27th, 2012 - 11:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 27 (IANS) Observing that even educated girls from well-off families were entering the flesh trade to fund their lifestyles, the Supreme Court Friday said rescue and rehabilitation ... Read more...

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Sex workers issue trans-gender, rehabilitation key: Apex court


January 27th, 2012 - 10:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 27 (IANS) The Supreme Court Friday said rescue and rehabilitation of girl sex workers was a complex problem, and could not be solved without schemes for their ... Read more...

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Bonfires, celebrations mark Lohri across north India


January 14th, 2012 - 12:02 am ICT by IANS
Chandigarh/New Delhi, Jan 13 (IANS) Bonfires on streets, house compounds, campuses of schools, colleges and universities and even at offices -- the festive mood of Lohri was felt across north ... Read more...

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US highlights efforts to expedite student visa processing


November 15th, 2011 - 1:34 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 15 (IANS) The Obama administration has highlighted its efforts to boost overseas enrollment by accelerating the process of granting student visas."The Department's Bureau of Consular Affairs gives student ... Read more...

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End of Youth Congress chapter for Rahul at November meet?


November 11th, 2011 - 8:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 11 (IANS) Amid speculation that Rahul Gandhi may assume a larger role in the party soon, the Youth Congress will hold a national convention here ... Read more...

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Summers of discontent over, Kashmiri youth focus on career (Feature)


October 13th, 2011 - 1:35 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Oct 13 (IANS) A summer has ended peacefully in the valley and Kashmiri youth have certainly warmed up to it as they look for campus placements, surf for employment ... Read more...

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Peace winds blow in Kashmir Valley


September 19th, 2011 - 3:36 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Sep 19 (IANS) With relative peace returning to Kashmir Valley, tourists are again flocking to Jammu and Kashmir in large numbers. But the army says terrorists are waiting to ... Read more...

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Give colleges more freedom: Experts


September 14th, 2011 - 1:30 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 14 (IANS) Colleges and universities in West Bengal should be given more autonomy to take strategic decisions but the government should also monitor how these institutions spend their ... Read more...

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Another shutdown hits life in Telangana


August 10th, 2011 - 11:51 am ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Aug 10 (IANS) Another shutdown Wednesday in Telangana region of Andhra Pradesh called by a student group, demanding jobs for locals in the police department here, brought normal ... Read more...

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750,000 British workers to protest pension changes


June 30th, 2011 - 12:52 am ICT by IANS
London, June 29 (IANS) Around 750,000 public sector workers, including teachers from 17,000 schools across Britain, will stage a protest Thursday against the government's proposed changes to their pension, a ... Read more...

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Foreign investment in US rose 49 percent in 2010


June 21st, 2011 - 11:51 am ICT by IANS
Washington, June 21 (IANS/EFE) The US is the No. 1 destination for foreign direct investment, with close to $228.5 billion received in 2010, up 49 percent over the previous ... Read more...

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Volunteers for Peace and Harmony programme launched


June 10th, 2011 - 6:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 10 (IANS) In order to create a network of good samaritans across the country, the National Foundation for Communal Harmony (NFCH) has launched a Volunteers for Peace ... Read more...

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Government employees to take anti-terror pledge Friday


May 19th, 2011 - 9:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) All the central government employees will Friday take a pledge to spread awareness about terrorism, a day ahead of the Anti-Terrorism Day observed May 21.According ... Read more...

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Six Kashmiris make it to civil services this year


May 12th, 2011 - 4:52 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, May 12 (IANS) An year after local boy Shah Faesal topped the coveted civil services examination, six candidates from Jammu and Kashmir have made it to the country's premier ... Read more...

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Vocational education programme soon: Sibal


May 6th, 2011 - 10:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 6 (IANS) Emphasising on the need for introducing skillful and resourceful courses for development, Human Resources Development Minister Kapil Sibal Friday said that a vocational educational programme ... Read more...

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1.27 million Chinese students studied abroad last year


April 18th, 2011 - 1:48 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Apr 18 (ANI): China had the largest number of overseas students in the world, with a record 1.27 million studying abroad at the end of 2010, according to statistics of the ... Read more...

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Hookah use common among college students


April 6th, 2011 - 3:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 6 (ANI): Hookah smoking by young adults is popular despite a potentially negative effect on their health, a new study has found.Hookah bars are cropping up everywhere - from chic ... Read more...

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Reservation row to intensify after fasting protestor dies


March 24th, 2011 - 8:24 pm ICT by ANI
Fatehabad (Haryana), Mar. 24 (ANI): An agitation by the Jat community in Haryana is set to intensify after a protestor, on hunger strike for 12 days, died on Wednesday.The Jats, belonging to ... Read more...

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Chidambaram to hold talks with Jat leaders


March 16th, 2011 - 12:35 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 16 (ANI): Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram will hold talks with representatives of the agitating Jat Community to find a solution to their demand for jobs reservation.Chidambaram and ... Read more...

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Jat agitation in Lucknow disrupts train services


March 7th, 2011 - 2:44 pm ICT by ANI
Lucknow, Mar 7(ANI): Thousands of Jats in Lucknow have disrupted railway services, following the protest over reservation in central jobs under Other Backward Classes(OBC) category.Atleast 12 trains were cancelled and 30 trains ... Read more...

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Milwaukee Blizzard To Hit The City Hard


February 2nd, 2011 - 8:29 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Feb 2, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The deadly Milwaukee blizzard is all set to visit the state of Wisconsin on Tuesday night. The blizzard is heading towards the state at a speed ... Read more...

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University Of Illinois’ Classes Remains Suspended Owing To Chicago Blizzard


February 2nd, 2011 - 3:49 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Feb 2, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Chicago blizzard canceled nearly 1300 flights and also hampered the transportation system as the heavy storm hit the city and near about 30 states on Tuesday ... Read more...

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