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China seeks to end official malpractices that affect people

March 3rd, 2012 - 11:43 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 3 (IANS) China has decided to strictly investigate cases related to malpractice by officials that involve the people's livelihoods such as food safety and housing issues.In March, 2011, ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

We demand change, cry Manipur youth

October 6th, 2011 - 12:23 pm ICT by IANS
Imphal, Oct 6 (IANS) It's hard to see anything positive coming out of the 60-day economic blockade in Manipur. But the blockade and counter blockade by two communities have ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Mayawati misguiding Dalits: BJP

September 14th, 2011 - 12:22 am ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Sep 13 (IANS) Accusing Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati of misguiding the socially marginalised people, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Tuesday demanded Mayawati to come up with the ... Read more...

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China to fight Dalai Lama’s ’separatism’

July 19th, 2011 - 4:46 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 19 (IANS) Chinese Vice-President Xi Jinping Tuesday vowed to fight "separatist activities" by the Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama.Xi also told a rally marking the 60th anniversary ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Idea Cellular reaches 1 million 3G subscribers mark

April 28th, 2011 - 5:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) Telecom service provider Idea Cellular Thursday said it has registered one million third generation (3G) subscribers within the first month of it launching the service ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Prime Minister calls for change in West Bengal amidst polls

April 23rd, 2011 - 10:05 pm ICT by ANI
Kolkata, Apr 23(ANI): Campaigning in West Bengal amidst the six phase provincial polls spread over three weeks, Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh on Saturday called for a change in government.Addressing an ... Read more...

Posted in National |

The vulnerable lives of Bengal’s Birhor tribals

February 6th, 2011 - 1:21 pm ICT by IANS
By Sabyasachi Roy Kolkata, Feb 6 (IANS) The world knows little about them and development too has passed them by. The endangered Birhor primitive tribals find themselves a vulnerable lot in West Bengal ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Malay-Indians thronging to to solve ID, documentation problems

January 21st, 2011 - 6:30 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, Jan 21 (ANI): Around 2,000 people belonging to the Malay-Indian community visited the web portal booth to sort out their identification and documentation problems.The Star quoted one of the ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Using RTI difficult for us, says Indians abroad

January 16th, 2011 - 2:05 pm ICT by IANS
By Prathiba Raju New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Living overseas for education, employment or other reasons, Indians abroad find it difficult to use the Right to Information (RTI) Act due to ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

European Union ratifies UN convention on disability rights

January 5th, 2011 - 10:56 pm ICT by BNO News
BRUSSELS (BNO NEWS) -- The European Union (EU) on Wednesday ratified the United Nation's (UN) Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities that intends to ensure rights of people with disabilities.This ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

HIV positive children battle disease, discrimination (Dec 1 is World AIDS Day)

December 1st, 2010 - 1:31 pm ICT by IANS
By Madhulika Sonkar New Delhi, Dec 1 (IANS) Away from a group of children playing in a lush green park in the heart of the capital, eight-year-old Shashank huddles on an iron bench ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Sixth Kerala migration survey begins

November 30th, 2010 - 12:56 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 30 (IANS) The sixth edition of the Kerala Migration Survey (KMS 2010), which will monitor the status of migration and remittances by non-resident Keralites to the state, has begun.It will ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

4 out of 5 so-called Brit Neets are ‘fit to work but choose to claim benefits’

November 24th, 2010 - 6:54 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 24 (ANI): A survey has found that four out of five Neets, youngsters in Britain, who are not in education, employment or training, are capable of working but claim benefits ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Answer question on disability in 2011 census, urges campaign

November 15th, 2010 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
By Azera Rahman New Delhi, Nov 15 (IANS) Disability carries social stigma in India. But now a new campaign, 'Badhate Kadam', hopes to fight this stigma and urges people to answer a question ... Read more...

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Honesty is always the best policy for job seekers

November 2nd, 2010 - 4:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 2 (ANI): Looking for a job? Don't lie on your resume, suggests a new study, which found honesty pays off for job seekers.When job applicants were warned that a ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

More than a third of young Brits don’t feel part of their community

October 27th, 2010 - 2:29 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 27 (ANI): A new UK study states that almost a third of young people, aged 16 to 24, do not feel part of their local community and around a quarter ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Malaysia party appeals to Indian PM to highlight discrimination against Indian minorities

October 27th, 2010 - 11:22 am ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia), Oct. 27 (ANI): A Malaysian party has urged visiting Indian Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh to highlight alleged discrimination against Indian minorities during his visit to the country.According ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Bangladesh Harijans want quota in jobs

October 23rd, 2010 - 12:40 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Oct 23 (IANS) Members of Harijan communities in Bangladesh's southern port city of Barisal have asked for 80 percent reservation in the jobs such as sweepers and cleaners. The country is ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Nepal’s former princesses turn over a new leaf

October 8th, 2010 - 1:29 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Oct 8 (IANS) Two years after Nepal's parliament officially declared the world's only Hindu kingdom a secular republic, Nepal's former princesses will Friday embrace their new status as law-abiding ... Read more...

Posted in Politics | lists records of nearly 40 percent of Indian population

October 7th, 2010 - 6:36 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct.7 (ANI-Business Wire India): today became the world's largest and most comprehensive people search portal for Indians by integrating the publicly available online records of nearly 450 million ... Read more...

Posted in National |

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...

Posted in World |

BJP Mahila Morcha lashes out at northeast governments

September 12th, 2010 - 4:43 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Sep 12 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Mahila Morcha Sunday lashed out at the state governments in the northeast for failing to control the law and order situation. "The ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

English spelling ‘too complex for kids’

July 9th, 2010 - 3:29 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 9 (ANI): The intricacy of the English spelling system is responsible for high levels of illiteracy among teenagers, according to a researcher. Masha Bell, author and literacy researcher, said that ... Read more...

Posted in World |

No room for Rudd in Gillard’s new cabinet

June 28th, 2010 - 6:52 pm ICT by ANI
Canberra, June 28 (ANI): Former Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has missed out on a Cabinet position in a limited reshuffle by his successor Julia Gillard.The new cabinet announced by ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Canadians offer cheaper substitutes for costly Indian lentils

June 7th, 2010 - 11:43 am ICT by IANS
By Venkatachari Jagannathan Chennai, June 7 (IANS) With prices of pulses skyrocketing in India, China's Saskatchewan province is offering a much cheaper version of the humble 'dal', which also promises not to compromise ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Blame the thought of traffic for your increased BMI

May 12th, 2010 - 12:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 12 (ANI): The more people perceive that traffic is a problem in their neighbourhood, the more likely they are to have a higher BMI, concludes a new study.The University of ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Graduate, employed Chinese ask parents for money

April 8th, 2010 - 11:24 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 8 (IANS) Nearly four out of 10 college-educated youths in China fail to make ends meet despite being employed and ask their parents to help them out, a study says. Thirty-eight ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Jamaat-e-Islami holds massive public meet for Telangana

February 7th, 2010 - 6:05 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Feb 7 (IANS) Muslim group Jamaat-e-Islami Hind (JIH) Sunday held a massive public meeting here, supporting the demand for statehood to Telangana region. Thousands of Muslims, including burqa-clad women and ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Diganth and Bhat join hands again

January 20th, 2010 - 3:22 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
Director Yogaraj Bhat has teamed up with actor Diganth yet again for another film, Pancharangi. The film, according to Bhat, will discuss the five important elements of life- Education, Employment, Love, Marriage ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Children’s creativity stifled by “dour” school programs

January 6th, 2010 - 5:37 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 6 (ANI): A huge number of children are being left stifled by "dour" school programs which dull their sense of creativity and leave them bored, a former senior civil servant ... Read more...

Posted in World |

India, US engagged in intelligence sharing,cooperation

November 25th, 2009 - 6:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 25 (IANS) Honouring the memory of the victims of the 26/11 Mumabi terror attacks, the US Wednesday said both countries were "engaged in unprecedented sharing and cooperation, and ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

One in 10 Brit teens branded ‘Neet’

November 20th, 2009 - 5:28 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 20 (ANI): One in 10 British teenagers is unemployed and not in education, according to latest official figures.The Government has a target to reduce the proportion of young people ... Read more...

Posted in World |

400 Chinese students stranded in Australia as four schools close down

November 9th, 2009 - 12:41 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Nov 9(ANI): At least 400 Chinese students are stranded in Australia after the closure of four schools, prompting the Chinese consulate in Sydney to warn students and their parents to be ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Brain tumours in childhood cast a long shadow on survivors

November 2nd, 2009 - 1:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 2 (ANI): People who have survived brain tumours in childhood continue to have cognitive problems for the rest of their lives, a new study has found.Such survivors also have lower ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Right to Education: Using technology to jump start learning

September 27th, 2009 - 1:01 pm ICT by IANS
By Sanjiv Kataria The right of children to free and compulsory education is perhaps the biggest inclusive step taken by India since independence. The delay in enacting the law has caused the country ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

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