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Government recognition a silver lining for Bengal’s madrassas?


April 23rd, 2012 - 4:30 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 23 (IANS) The announcement of recognition to a large number of madrassas by the West Bengal government has brought a glimmer of hope to thousands of Muslim ... Read more...

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Beijing, Shanghai gain top cities ranking


March 28th, 2012 - 4:52 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 28 (IANS) Beijing and Shanghai have the most rapid growth in importance to high-net-worth individuals and will rank third and fourth among the world's top cities in 10 ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Can parent’s education affect offspring’s mental health?


January 29th, 2012 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Jan 29 (IANS) It is quite possible that depression in adulthood could spring from a parent's level of education, a Canadian study suggests. Amelie Quesnel-Vallee from McGill University and ... Read more...

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Donkey cart bombing shows Taliban inventive: Pakistani daily


November 15th, 2011 - 12:47 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Nov 15 (IANS) Using a donkey cart for a bombing indicates that the Pakistani Taliban is becoming inventive and it "is about time authorities proved themselves capable of ... Read more...

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Shakira joins Obama’s education advisory board


October 7th, 2011 - 2:44 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 7 (IANS) Colombian singer Shakira has joined US President Barack Obama's Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for Hispanics.Others on the panel include community activist Adrian Pedroza and ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Cabinet approves defence land transfer to central school


June 16th, 2011 - 11:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 16 (IANS) The union cabinet Thursday approved the lease transfer of a 15.19 acre of defence land to a central school in Haryana's Gurgaon, adjacent to the ... Read more...

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UNHRC poised to adopt report praising Libya’s Human Rights records


March 1st, 2011 - 5:58 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Feb 29 (ANI): Amid unrest in Libya, where on one side the United Nations has condemned the Muammar al-Qaddafi regime for its crackdown on pro-democracy protestors, the organisation's Human Rights ... Read more...

Posted in World |

14-year-old trafficked Manipur girl rescued in Gurgaon


February 10th, 2011 - 6:27 pm ICT by IANS
Gurgaon, Feb 10 (IANS) A 14-year-old girl from Manipur who was trafficked and about to be sold off in a marriage here was rescued by the Gurgaon police, a statement by a ... Read more...

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Jennifer Lopez named Global Ambassador for Gilette


February 4th, 2011 - 5:44 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, Feb 04 (ANI): Singer Jennifer Lopez has added another feather to her cap - she has been named as the first ever Global Ambassador for shaving brand Gilette.Lopez and her ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

US Opens ‘American Corner’ in Jaffna


January 27th, 2011 - 8:14 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Jan 27 (IANS) The US embassy has opened an 'American Corner in Jaffna in Sri Lanka's north to broaden educational opportunities and improve IT and English language skills in the Tamil ... Read more...

Posted in World |

US committed to help Pak promote tolerance, work against hardliners: Posner


January 24th, 2011 - 3:14 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Jan 24(ANI): United States Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labour, Michael H. Posner, has said that Pakistan is an ally of the Obama administration, ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Online magazine BrainGain - guide on studying abroad


November 11th, 2010 - 8:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 11 (IANS) For the thousands of students keen to study abroad but who don't know where to get the requisite information, here is a lifeline. An interactive online magazine, ... Read more...

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Mixed feelings 30 years after China’s one-child policy


September 25th, 2010 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 25 (IANS) As China Saturday observed the 30th anniversary of the one-child policy, citizens are still in two minds -- some believe it suited China at that time with a ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Sarah Shourd To Be Released On Saturday, Says Iran


September 10th, 2010 - 8:10 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Tehran, Sep 10, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Sarah Shourd, one of the three detained US hikers who were held since last July, is set to be released by Iran. A spokesman from ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Nepali climber scales Mount Everest for 20th time


May 22nd, 2010 - 1:21 pm ICT by ANI
Kathmandu, May 22 (ANI): Nepali climber Apa Sherpa has made it to the top of the world's highest peak, Mount Everest, for the 20th time."I am thankful to have been able ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

US ambassador awards English learning scholarships to MCD school


April 14th, 2010 - 7:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 14 (IANS) US Ambassador Timothy J. Roemer Wednesday awarded certificates to 100 new microscholarship recipients in the English Access Microscholarship Programme at the MCD Primary School in Nizamuddin Basti ... Read more...

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West Bengal Muslims divided over job reservation


February 11th, 2010 - 4:13 pm ICT by IANS
By Soudhriti Bhabani Kolkata, Feb 11 (IANS) West Bengal's Muslims are divided over the government's move to reserve 10 percent of government jobs for socially, economically and educationally backward in the community.While some ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

U.S. State Department supports goals of International Violence Against Women Act


February 5th, 2010 - 2:58 am ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) – The U.S. Department of State on Thursday supported the goals of the proposed International Violence Against Women Act that would increase legal protection and capacity to respond ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Haryana jail starts study centre for prisoners


January 16th, 2010 - 2:58 pm ICT by IANS
Karnal, Jan 16 (IANS) In an attempt to provide educational opportunities to prisoners, the Haryana government has started a study centre at Karnal jail in collaboration with the Indira Gandhi National Open ... Read more...

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Shriram Properties to build 7,300 flats in four cities


December 2nd, 2009 - 7:13 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Dec 2 (IANS) Shriram Properties, a leading developer in South India, will build about 7,300 apartments in Bangalore, Chennai, Kolkata and Visakhpatnam over the next 24-30 months. "Over 50 percent of the ... Read more...

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Hunt on for kingpin of IELTS exam racket


November 9th, 2009 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
Patiala (Punjab), Nov 9 (IANS) Searches were conducted at various places in Punjab and Haryana to arrest the kingpin of a multi-million Rupee racket in the global online English proficiency test exposed ... Read more...

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Tulsa Community College’s Alternative Learning Program Benefits Students


October 27th, 2009 - 10:17 pm ICT by GD
Oklahoma, Oct 27 (THAINDIAN NEWS) In an absolutely new initiative, an alternative learning program known as Middle College High School was launched by the joint association of the Tulsa Community College and ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Genes, not absent fathers, influence whether kids have first sex early


September 15th, 2009 - 2:55 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 15 (ANI): Some children have their first sexual intercourse at an early age not because they were raised without a father at home, but because it is in their genes, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Mayawati names university after Satish Misra’s mother


September 4th, 2009 - 11:36 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Sep 4 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati Friday named a full-fledged university after the mother of her blue-eyed party general secretary Satish Chandra Misra, who has shot to fame ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

US Ambassador remembers Senator Kennedy


August 26th, 2009 - 8:05 pm ICT by IBNS
New Delhi, Aug 26 (IBNS) United States Ambassador to India Timothy J. Roemer today remembered Senator Edward Kennedy as a true American hero, a friend of India, and a strong voice ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

US envoy to India pays tribute to Edward Kennedy


August 26th, 2009 - 7:43 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Aug.26 (ANI): United States Ambassador to India Timothy J. Roemer today remembered Senator Edward Kennedy as a true American hero, a friend of India, and a strong voice for ... Read more...

Posted in National |

US-based outfit to distribute three million laptops to poor rural kids


July 10th, 2009 - 7:20 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, July 10 (ANI): A movement to get rural poor children learning on the screen using a state of the art laptopshas begun in country.Every fourth child in the world who ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Gujjar leader Bainsla joins BJP in Rajasthan


April 12th, 2009 - 12:24 am ICT by IANS
Jaipur, April 11 (IANS) Kirori Singh Bainsla, who spearheaded the Gujjar community's violent agitation over the last two years for being granted Scheduled Tribe status, joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

America’s loss is India and China’s gain: US study


March 2nd, 2009 - 12:18 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 2 (IANS) Loss of tens of thousands of skilled immigrants to countries like India and China "is an economic catastrophe that will hurt US competitiveness for decades to come", says ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Barbers demand Schedule Caste status in Jharkhand


February 20th, 2009 - 4:02 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Feb 20 (IANS) Barbers in Jharkhand are demanding Schedule Caste status, which will help them get reseved jobs and educational opportunities. They are presently classified among Other Backward Communities in the ... Read more...

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Gujjar women, children in Kashmir get raw deal


February 16th, 2009 - 12:09 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Feb 16 (IANS) Over 1.5 million Gujjar tribal women and children live in utter deprivation in Jammu and Kashmir due to traditional neglect and lack of awareness about welfare schemes, says ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Renuka Chowdhury proposes child friendly logo for Industry


December 11th, 2008 - 6:09 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Dec 11 (ANI): Union Minister for Women and Child Development Renuka Chowdhury today proposed a child friendly logo for industry, declaring that the child labour has not been used ... Read more...

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Psychiatric disorders common among college-aged


December 2nd, 2008 - 6:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 2 (ANI): A new study has revealed that psychiatric disorders appear to be common among 18- to 24-year-olds, with overall rates similar among those attending or not attending college.The ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Nearly 100,000 child workers in Philippines


June 12th, 2008 - 6:26 pm ICT by IANS
Xinhua Manila, June 12 (Xinhua) There are nearly 100,000 child labourers, aged between five and nine, in the Philippines, the International Labour Organisation (ILO) said Thursday. "Despite all efforts, the fight against child ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Gujjars in Himachal plan protest to support Rajasthan brethren


June 12th, 2008 - 9:27 am ICT by IANS
Shimla, June 11 (IANS) Members of the Gujjar community in Himachal Pradesh Wednesday announced that they will hold protests to support their brethren in Rajasthan who are demanding Scheduled Tribe (ST) status ... Read more...

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