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Bill to develop Karnataka districts in Lok Sabha


September 7th, 2012 - 3:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 7 (IANS) A constitutional amendment bill introduced by Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde in the Lok Sabha Friday seeks to establish a special development board for six most ... Read more...

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Big B praises ‘Gangs of Wasseypur’ to the skies


June 24th, 2012 - 6:40 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 24 (IANS) Impressed with the "stark" and "painfully real" portrayal of gang war in "Gangs of Wasseypur", Amitabh Bachchan feels that director Anurag Kashyup has allowed the ... Read more...

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Government welcomes education act verdict, schools not too happy


April 12th, 2012 - 8:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 12 (IANS) The Supreme Court upholding the constitutional validity of the right to education act and mandating that unaided private schools keep 25 percent seats for students ... Read more...

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NCPCR hails SC order on quota for poor in schools


April 12th, 2012 - 3:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 12 (IANS) The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) Thursday welcomed the apex court order upholding a 25 percent quota for poor children in unaided ... Read more...

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Urban populations expected to grow in Asia, Africa: UN


April 6th, 2012 - 2:41 pm ICT by IANS
United Nations, April 6 (IANS) The 2011 version of a UN report on urbanization has projected that there will be significant increases in population in cities on the Asian and ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

30 corporate giants paid no US taxes in 3 years: Report


November 4th, 2011 - 11:50 am ICT by IANS
New York, Nov 4 (IANS/EFE) Thirty of the 280 most profitable US corporations, including General Electric, Verizon and Boeing, paid no federal income tax in 2008-10, Citizens for Tax Justice ... Read more...

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Protest against fee hike in private schools


October 9th, 2011 - 6:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 9 (IANS) A group of people protested at Rajghat Sunday against private schools in the national capital hiking their fees, calling it arbitrary.The rally was organised ... Read more...

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Mayawati seeks reservation for upper caste poor


September 18th, 2011 - 11:35 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Sep 18 (IANS) Barely a day after she raised demand for reservation for Muslims, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati Sunday shot off another letter to Prime Minister Manmohan ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Bihar’s per capita income lowest, Delhi’s highest


August 22nd, 2011 - 8:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) A huge inter-state income disparity exists in India, according to official data, which showed that per capita income in the national capital Delhi is almost ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Staring at mobile screens taxes eyes


July 22nd, 2011 - 2:10 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 22 (IANS) Prolonged viewing on mobile devices and other 3D devices taxes your eyes, bringing on discomfort, fatigue and even headaches.The root cause may be the demand on ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

EU and Ukraine sign $17 million cooperation agreement


May 17th, 2011 - 1:39 am ICT by BNO News
BRUSSELS (BNO NEWS) -- The European Union and Ukraine on Monday signed a cooperation agreement that will allocate €12 million ($17 million) from EU funds for the next for years.The Joint Co-operation ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Racial biases likely to cloud economic decisions


April 26th, 2011 - 3:57 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 26 (IANS) Psychologists have found that people may make economic and sensitive decisions based on unintentional racial biases."Decisions in the worlds of business, law, education, medicine and even ... Read more...

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Indian women’s cricket team also deserves an IPL: Anjum Chopra


April 18th, 2011 - 4:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) The Indian women's cricket team also needs an Indian Premier League (IPL) like their male counterparts, says Anjum Chopra, former captain and a member ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Government, industry must work together to address security issues: Pillai


April 9th, 2011 - 7:47 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Apr.9 (ANI): The government and industry must work together to tackle the challenge of addressing security issues urgently as the information revolution has lead to greater awareness and the masses ... Read more...

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WB approves 400-mn-dollar aid to improve Pakistan’s chronically ill education system


March 25th, 2011 - 5:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 25(ANI): The World Bank has approved a 400-million-dollar assistance package to help the Pakistan Government improve the access, quality and relevance of education in the nuclear-armed country.The projects are ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Implement PESA more effectively, says Joshi


January 8th, 2011 - 7:51 pm ICT by ANI
Udaipur, Jan 8(ANI): Union Rural Development and Panchayati Raj Minister Dr. C.P. Joshi has urged State Governments and Union Territory Administrations to implement the Panchayats (Extension to Scheduled Areas) Act (PESA) in ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Islam still considered a threat in France, Germany


January 7th, 2011 - 8:31 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 7 (IANS) Islam is still considered a threat by millions of French and German nationals and most believe that Muslims have failed to integrate properly in the society, a media ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Most of French, Germans consider Islam ‘a threat’ to national identity: Poll


January 7th, 2011 - 1:19 pm ICT by ANI
Paris, Jan 7 (ANI): Almost half of the French and German populations considers Islam 'a threat' to national identity, according to new Media poll.The Mail Online quoted the poll conducted by ... Read more...

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India, Russia reiterate commitment to successful completion of IMF


December 21st, 2010 - 5:25 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Dec 21 (ANI): India and Russia on Tuesday welcomed moves to reform the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF), as agreed during the G-20 Summit in Seoul.In ... Read more...

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LGBT teens 40 pc likelier to be punished than normal teens: Study


December 7th, 2010 - 4:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 7 (ANI): A Yale University research has revealed that lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) adolescents are 40 percent more likely than other teens to be punished by school authorities, police ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Development uneven, need more honest state: PM


November 19th, 2010 - 10:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) Pointing out that India's "development was uneven", Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Friday said "we need a state that is more sensitive, more responsible, more transparent, ... Read more...

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Oz women high on weight and work, but low on sex: Survey


October 12th, 2010 - 4:45 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Oct 12 (ANI): Women in Australia are overweight, overworked and when it comes to leisure time they report just 30 minutes a day, according to a new poll.'Australia's Biggest Health Check' ... Read more...

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Afro-American women ‘lack desire to breastfeed’


October 4th, 2010 - 5:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 4 (ANI): African American women are less likely to initiate and continue breastfeeding, primarily due to a lack of desire and lack of self-efficacy, according to new research.They reported 'lacking ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Low socioeconomic status linked to severe colorectal cancer


October 2nd, 2010 - 2:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 2 (ANI): People living in economically deprived neighbourhoods were more likely to be diagnosed with late-stage, non-localized colorectal cancer, according to a new study at the University of Massachusetts ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Northeast’s enrolment rate in higher education increasing


September 26th, 2010 - 5:45 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Sep 26 (IANS) Enrolment levels in higher education in urban areas of the northeastern region are higher than the national average, University Grants Commission (UGC) chairman Sukhadeo Thorat has said. The enrolment ... Read more...

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Using computer ‘can diminish teens’ reading and maths results’


August 8th, 2010 - 3:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 8 (ANI): A new study has revealed that giving teenagers access to computers can weaken their reading and maths results.The Sunday Telegraph reported a survey of more than half a ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Cricket is not a man’s game: Rani Mukherjee


August 6th, 2010 - 3:59 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 6 (IANS) Bollywood actress Rani Mukherjee who was last seen hitting boundary shots in "Dil Bole Haddipa" says cricket is not a man's game. This is just an illusion ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

African ancestry linked to high-risk breast cancer


July 23rd, 2010 - 5:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 23 (ANI): A new study has found that African ancestry is linked to triple-negative breast cancer, which is harder to treat.Triple negative breast cancer is negative for three specific markers ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

West Bengal releases three district human development reports


July 12th, 2010 - 5:37 pm ICT by ANI
Kolkata, July 12 (ANI): An in-depth study of three districts in West Bengal reveals that where you live can determine your well-being as there are wide variations in human development between districts ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Reasons behind car-rows revealed


July 5th, 2010 - 3:42 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 5 (ANI): Majority of in-car quarrels happen due to disparities about map reading and following directions, revealed a recent survey.The survey of over 2,200 Britons by car accessories retailer Halfords ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Human rights groups flay UK anti-trafficking policy


June 17th, 2010 - 12:24 pm ICT by IANS
By Venkata Vemuri London, June 17 (IANS) Human rights groups have flayed the existing British anti-trafficking policy, saying it was punishing victims of trafficking instead of targetting those behind the crime.They have found ... Read more...

Posted in World |

UN gathers Asia and Pacific countries to better rebound from global economic crisis


May 14th, 2010 - 12:13 am ICT by BNO News
UNITED NATIONS (BNO NEWS) – A United Nations (UN) meeting is gathering Asian and Pacific countries to coordinate strategies to fight the global economic crisis.The week-long annual session of the UN Economic ... Read more...

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Seven children hacked to death in China


May 12th, 2010 - 2:05 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, May 12 (ANI): Pressure caused by modern social stress in China has resulted in yet another violent incident in which seven children were hacked to death and at least ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Adult mortality trends reveal massive global inequalities rise


May 1st, 2010 - 4:14 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 1 (ANI): A new study on adult mortality has revealed a massive rise in global inequalities.The research, published in The Lancet, claimed that South Asia, and India in particular, had ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Oxfam targets development disparities in seven Indian states


April 16th, 2010 - 7:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) International aid agency Oxfam's latest strategy for the period 2010-15 is to reduce extreme development disparities among various socio-cultural groups in India, with focus on seven states, ... Read more...

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