economic backgrounds

Exempt Tamil Nadu from common dental entrance exam: Jayalalithaa


September 7th, 2012 - 11:43 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 7 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa Friday protested to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh against the nationwide common entrance exam for Dental Council of India (DCI) ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Body in pieces: Police question victim’s friend


September 4th, 2012 - 11:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 4 (IANS) Three days after a 23-year-old BBA student's chopped body was found on railway tracks here, police Tuesday questioned a woman, whom the victim secretly married, ... Read more...

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Affluent less likely to help others in crisis


September 2nd, 2012 - 2:34 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 2 (IANS) The have-nots reach out to one another in times of crisis or natural disasters but the wealthy are more likely to isolate themselves to safeguard privileges.So ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Air India pilots threaten indefinite strike


March 7th, 2012 - 9:57 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 7 (IANS) Upset over non-payment of salaries and other allowances for four months, Air India pilots have again threatened to go on strike from April 1, a union ... Read more...

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Sabyasachi turns to TV, excited about exploring new market (With Image)


February 9th, 2012 - 3:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 9 (IANS) After serving the fashion world for over a decade, designer Sabyasachi Mukherjee has now forayed into the TV world with his "Band Baajaa Bride with ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Two handicapped Mumbaikars for London Paraolympics (Lead, superseding earlier story) (With Images)


December 23rd, 2011 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
B0y Quaid Najmi Mumbai, Dec 23 (IANS) Battling against all odds, two Mumbaikars, both afflicted with polio, will be competing in the 2012 London Paralympics.The duo - Prakash Nadar, 35, and Bhushan ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Two handicapped Mumbaikars for London Paraolympics (With Images)


December 23rd, 2011 - 5:24 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Dec 23 (IANS) Battling against all odds, two Mumbaikars, both afflicted with polio, will be competing in the 2012 London Paraolympics.The duo - Prakash Nadar, 35, and Bhushan Kasekar, ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Brit teenage girls ‘find growing up tougher than boys’


April 18th, 2011 - 1:26 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 18 (ANI): A new research has indicated that teenage girls are finding it tough growing up in Britain and are more likely to suffer with bad health compared with boys ... Read more...

Posted in World |

It’s tough for teenaged girls to live in Britain: Study


April 17th, 2011 - 8:23 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 17 (IANS) Teenaged girls in Britain seem to be putting up with quite a challenging time than their mothers probably did. A new study suggests that twice as ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Over five mn people participate in ‘KBC 4′ auditions


September 10th, 2010 - 7:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 10 (IANS) The craze for 'Kaun Banega Crorepati' is still alive and wide - over five million people participated in the first phase of auditions of "KBC 4". The ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Now a ‘Rancho’ school comes up in Bihar


September 7th, 2010 - 9:38 am ICT by IANS
By Himanshu Vatsa Begusarai (Bihar), Sep 7 (IANS) A school for the poor in Bihar, inspired by Rancho's iconic school in Bollywood blockbuster "3 Idiots", has been opened by a scientist to teach ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Teenage pregnancy on the rise in Australia


August 29th, 2010 - 10:51 am ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Aug 29 (IANS) Teenage pregnancy is on the rise in Australia and the number of births to teenage mothers has increased by 10 percent after steady decline for decades, latest data ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Smokers may have lower IQ than non-smokers


April 2nd, 2010 - 3:57 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 2 (IANS) Those smoking might actually have a lower intelligence quotent than non-smokers, says new research. A study led by Mark Weiser, psychiatry professor at the Tel Aviv University, has determined ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Having large number of supportive relatives increases fear of dying


March 30th, 2010 - 1:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 30 (ANI): Fear of dying increases among the elderly when the person is surrounded by a large number of supportive relatives, new research claims.The study has been published in Postgraduate ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Obesity may delay puberty in boys


February 2nd, 2010 - 2:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 2 (ANI): A new U.S. study has shown that higher body mass index during childhood is associated with later onset of puberty."We found that increased body fatness is associated ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Intelligence begins in the womb


July 20th, 2009 - 12:51 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 20 (IANS) Intelligence really begins in the womb which shows up as improved numerical ability and literacy skills in early primary school, according to a new study. The study shows that ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Gaddafi wins favour with Italian ladies after Muslim men’s ill treatment of women speech


June 13th, 2009 - 5:12 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jun 13 (ANI): Colonel Muammar Gaddafi has earned himself praise from hundreds of leading Italian women, after he condemned the Arab and Muslim world for treating their women "like pieces of ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Police nab robbers who left victims naked (Lead)


May 24th, 2009 - 8:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Delhi Police Sunday claimed to have solved over 50 cases of robbery with the arrest of three men who would loot their victims of all their belongings ... Read more...

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Police bust robbers’ gang in Delhi


May 24th, 2009 - 8:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Delhi Police Sunday claimed to have solved over 50 cases of robbery with the arrest of three men who used to leave their victims naked after robbing ... Read more...

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Obama, talk carefully: children offer sagely advice


April 26th, 2009 - 1:47 pm ICT by IANS
New York, April 26 (IANS) As President Barack Obama completes 100 days in office next week, the White House has received a book full of letters and drawings from children who ... Read more...

Posted in Books |

Vijaykanth calls all Tamil Nadu politicians corrupt


April 2nd, 2009 - 8:27 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, April 2 (IANS) Actor-turned-politician and DMDK leader Vijaykanth Thursday charged all the political leaders in Tamil Nadu with indulging in corruption. "My DMDK is in the political fray, placing its ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Toddlers who convey gestures more meaningfully have better vocabularies


February 13th, 2009 - 4:24 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 13 (IANS) Tiny tots who convey gestures more meaningfully at 14 months have larger vocabularies at 54 months and are also better prepared for school. Differences particularly favoured children from higher-income ... Read more...

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Tots who use gestures more have better vocabulary at kindergarten age


February 13th, 2009 - 1:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 13 (ANI): Children who use gestures more as toddlers have a good vocabulary, and are better prepared for school, according to a new study from University of Chicago.The researchers ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Significant increase in Klu Klux Klan members after Obamas win


January 30th, 2009 - 6:27 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Jan 30 (ANI): Online registrations for the White supremacy group, Klu Klux Klan (KKK), have significantly increased following Barack Obamas presidential win.Former KKK leader and imperial wizard, Johnny Lee ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Brit cop compiles guide to teach colleagues how to spell


January 12th, 2009 - 6:47 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 12 (ANI): A police superintendent has complied a new guide that will teach Brit cops how to spell, after being fed up with the clangers in crime reports.Superintendent Gary ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Health campaigns lost on the poor


June 11th, 2008 - 11:51 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, June 11 (IANS) Health campaigns prompting people to exercise are missing the point, especially when it comes to the poor, according to a study. The study, by researchers at Queensland University ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Sons of labourer, shopkeeper crack prestigious IIT exam


June 1st, 2008 - 9:46 am ICT by admin
By Imran Khan Patna, June 1 (IANS) Jai Ram's father earns less than Rs.80 a day for eight hours of back-breaking labour, but today his joy is overflowing at his son having cracked ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Public schools as good as private schools in boosting math scores


May 25th, 2008 - 12:01 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 25 (ANI): Debunking a common perception, a new study suggests that students in public schools are equally good in math as their private school counterparts.Researchers from University of Illinois ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Education in India is in urgent need of investment, reform: PM


February 9th, 2008 - 5:31 pm ICT by admin
Pune, Feb 9 (ANI): Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Saturday said that education system of the country is in urgent need of both investment and reform. "Our education system is in urgent need ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Parents have almost no clue about their kids net surfing habits


February 5th, 2008 - 12:38 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Feb 5 (ANI): When it comes to surfing the Internet, there is an vast gap between what kids do and what their parents think they are doing.According to a new study, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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