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31 held in China for running porn website


July 19th, 2012 - 9:03 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 19 (IANS) At least 31 people were arrested Thursday in a city in east China for allegedly running a pornographic website that contained over 20,000 videos, one million ... Read more...

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Britain makes it tough for Pakistani students


April 13th, 2012 - 1:37 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 13 (IANS) Britain has decided to make it tough for Pakistani students to step on the English soil, following a pilot scheme finding as many as four in ... Read more...

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Winds of change for physically challenged (Feature)


March 4th, 2012 - 6:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 4 (IANS) Rekha Goyal, 23, lost her sight due to chickenpox when she was just three. But the fighter that she is, she educated herself at ... Read more...

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Overseas doctors to undergo language test for Britain


October 4th, 2011 - 1:32 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 4 (IANS) Foreign doctors coming to Britain seeking employment will now have to undertake a mandatory English test before being allowed to work in the Nation Health Service ... Read more...

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India to train Kyrghyz peacekeepers for UN missions


July 5th, 2011 - 5:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 5 (IANS) In a bid to enhance its military-to-military relations, India has offered to assist Kyrghyzstan in a wide range of areas -- particularly training in UN ... Read more...

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US ambassador visits USAID projects in Delhi


April 26th, 2011 - 7:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) The programmes of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) help improve social infrastructure at all levels of society in many Indian states, US ... Read more...

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US envoy Roemer visits education, health programs in Delhi’s Sanjay Gandhi settlement


April 26th, 2011 - 5:24 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Apr. 26 (ANI): U.S. Ambassador to India Timothy J. Roemer today interacted with students at a school and met with residents in the Sanjay Gandhi Settlement to see the U.S.-government ... Read more...

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Muralidaran granted UK work visa to play for Gloucestershire


April 7th, 2011 - 12:58 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 7(ANI): Sri Lankan off-spinner Muttiah Muralidaran, who was worried about the United Kingdom's new visa regulations, has secured a work permit to play county cricket.Muralidaran's manager, Kushil Gunasekera, said that ... Read more...

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PC, exam scare halting Murali from UK cricket stint


April 6th, 2011 - 12:57 pm ICT by ANI
Colombo, Apr. 6 (ANI): Sri Lankan off-spinner Muttiah Muralitharan is struggling to qualify to play English county cricket this year because he is scared of computers and examinations.A recent change in Britain's ... Read more...

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Pak cricket team fumes over timing, manner of Malik’s match-fixing warning


March 29th, 2011 - 12:16 pm ICT by ANI
Mohali, Mar 29(ANI): Pakistan Interior Minister Rehman Malik's public warning to the national cricket team against match-fixing has left the visiting squad fuming over the timing of the statement.Sources in the national ... Read more...

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Influx of foreign-trained medics in UK can put patients’ lives at risk: Experts


February 3rd, 2011 - 4:51 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 3(ANI): The tide of foreign-trained medics in the United Kingdom could put patients' lives at risk because some may have poor English language skills, experts have warned.The warning comes after ... Read more...

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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...

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For Games, Himachal tourist guides get English lessons


July 22nd, 2010 - 12:00 pm ICT by IANS
By Vishal Gulati Shimla, July 22 (IANS) Thanks to the Commonwealth Games in Delhi, many tourist guides in Himachal Pradesh are suddenly realising a long-held dream - speaking Queen's English! This city too ... Read more...

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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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Extra instruction at home can jump-start reading skills of children


March 12th, 2010 - 5:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 12 (ANI): Reading to young children at home can play a big role in developing their English language skills, a new study has found.The research has appeared in Learning and ... Read more...

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English language tests for foreign students ‘unfair’, says Cambridge


February 11th, 2010 - 11:36 am ICT by IANS
By Dipankar De Sarkar London, Feb 11 (IANS) Britain's largest provider of English language tests has expressed concern over government plans to impose strict English language tests for foreign students, saying such a ... Read more...

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International students should not expect permanent residency in Australia: Minister


February 8th, 2010 - 3:16 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Feb.8 (ANI): Australia's Immigration Minister Chris Evans has said that international students should not expect to become permanent residents of the country automatically."There's still a pathway for students, but they have ... Read more...

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Australia to cancel 20,000 visa applications


February 8th, 2010 - 11:00 am ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Feb 8 (IANS) In an overhaul of the immigration policy, Australia will cancel 20,000 visa applications from foreign nationals, including Indians, who have been staying in the country under the existing ... Read more...

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Indians are head-and-shoulders above other immigrants in US: Forbes


December 22nd, 2009 - 11:05 am ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Dec 22 (IANS) Pepsico chief executive Indira Nooyi inevitably tops the list of what Forbes calls "Eight Indian-Flavoured CEOs" who lead US corporations with revenues of at least $2 ... Read more...

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China overtaking India in English usage: study


November 20th, 2009 - 3:40 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 20 (IANS) India is falling behind China in its attempts to increase the use of English, risking squandering a key economic advantage, a new report says. A "huge shortage" of teachers ... Read more...

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Karachi kids’ fondness for Hindi cartoon channels worries parents


June 8th, 2009 - 1:23 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, June 8 (ANI): Pakistani kids growing addiction to Hindi cartoon TV channels is becoming a cause of concern for their parents."Yeh hamari parampara kai khilaaf hai!" the parents of Ali ... Read more...

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No terrorist group behind New York shootout: Police


April 5th, 2009 - 12:35 am ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, April 4 (IANS) No terrorist group was behind the shooting rampage at an immigration services centre in New York State where a lone gunman killed 13 people and ... Read more...

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CAT 2008 results announced


January 9th, 2009 - 2:17 pm ICT by admin
The much awaited results of the Common Admission Test (CAT) 2008 is available now at the website http://results.catiim.in/.The CAT results are also available via SMS. Type 'CAT test registration number date of ... Read more...

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S. Africa emerging as credible offshore destination


December 11th, 2008 - 5:25 pm ICT by ANI
Gurgaon, Dec 11 (ANI): In a comprehensive study, the Everest Group has suggested that South Africa is emerging as credible offshore business destination. Elaborating on the findings of the study, Nikhil ... Read more...

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Asians who immigrate to America before age 25 have poorer mental health


July 15th, 2008 - 11:23 am ICT by ANI
Washington, July 15 (ANI): Here''s some news for Asians leaving their countries for US shores: Those who go to the United States before they reached the age of 25 are more ... Read more...

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Britain to use English test IELTS for imitation system


March 11th, 2008 - 8:18 pm ICT by admin
Chennai, March 11 (IANS) The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) has been approved for use in the British immigration system. Over 938,000 candidates took the IELTS in 2007, and numbers have ... Read more...

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British Council to train soccer coaches in east India


March 8th, 2008 - 7:05 pm ICT by admin
Kolkata, March 8 (IANS) The British Council along with England's Premier League will train 40 young coaches from east India to enhance their football coaching and as well as English language skills ... Read more...

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Japanese students learn Indian music


February 24th, 2008 - 4:44 pm ICT by admin
Kolkata, Feb 24 (ANI): A group of 21 Japanese students from Soka University Japan are undergoing a 10 day course in English language and Indian classical music in Kolkata.The students are on ... Read more...

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