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Delhi slum dancers revive a sub-culture (Feature)


June 2nd, 2012 - 9:27 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 2 (IANS) It's hard to imagine that a small room in a dingy lane is the training ground for young talent from nearby slums who are ... Read more...

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Gujarati songs played at actor’s funeral


May 13th, 2012 - 12:02 am ICT by IANS
Rajkot (Gujarat), May 12 (IANS) In an unusual practice, Gujarati film songs were played at the funeral here of comedian Ramesh Mehta, who passed away here Friday. He was 78.Mehta, ... Read more...

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Pakistani tortured by relatives in Britain


March 31st, 2012 - 8:53 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 31 (IANS) A 27-year-old Pakistani-origin man was beaten and physically tortured for three years by his relatives who regarded him as a financial burden, a British court has ... Read more...

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Court allows nursery admissions at 3-plus (Second Lead)


January 27th, 2012 - 9:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 27 (IANS)The Delhi High Court Friday gave the go-ahead to the existing nursery admission process in the capital's private unaided schools, allowing them to admit children aged ... Read more...

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Court allows nursery admissions at 3-plus (Lead)


January 27th, 2012 - 7:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 27 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Friday gave the go-ahead to the existing nursery admission process in the capital's private unaided schools, allowing them to admit children ... Read more...

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Barcelona to set up academy in Indonesia


January 26th, 2012 - 4:10 pm ICT by IANS
Jakarta, Jan 26 (IANS) Spanish football club FC Barcelona said it is going to set up the SCB Escola soccer academy in West Java, Indonesia, in a move expected to ... Read more...

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For women, a crash course in job skills


January 12th, 2012 - 2:25 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Jan 12 (IANS) Computer literacy and English proficiency can go a long way in helping people secure jobs. A Bangalore-based group has now unveiled a special training programme to ... Read more...

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Court refuses to stay toddlers’ admission in Delhi schools (Lead)


December 21st, 2011 - 9:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 21 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Wednesday refused to suspend the admission process for pre-school class in city schools, scheduled to start Jan 2 next year.Hearing a ... Read more...

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NGO challenges government’s order on nursery admissions


December 19th, 2011 - 10:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 19 (IANS) The Delhi government order allowing unaided private schools to go ahead with the admission of toddlers aged three years and above in pre-school (nursery) class ... Read more...

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Away from Punjab - the south Indian Sikhs (Feature)


October 17th, 2011 - 3:27 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Oct 17 (IANS) South Indian Sikhs? The description may seem unfamiliar. While Sikhs are overwhelmingly associated with Punjab, much less known are those from the community who made their ... Read more...

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Kashmir: Nostalgically frozen in time


October 16th, 2011 - 1:35 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Oct 16 (IANS) The salubrious heights of Kashmir stand frozen -- somewhat early in the year perhaps -- but with a difference. An exhibition of photographs, dated between 1857 and ... Read more...

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No child can be denied admission: Dikshit


September 30th, 2011 - 7:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 30 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit Friday said that no school in the city can deny admission to a child as the government has been expanding ... Read more...

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Yuvraj launches his cricket academy


August 23rd, 2011 - 7:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) Indian batsman Yuvraj Singh Tuesday launched a cricket academy named after him in association with the Pathways World School.Yuvraj Singh Centres of Excellence (YSCE) aims ... Read more...

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Guru Dakshina makes a school go green


July 25th, 2011 - 1:37 pm ICT by IANS
Sikar, July 25 (IANS) The Indian tradition of 'guru dakshina' is having a green impact in a small pocket in Rajasthan. A government school in the state practises a unique ... Read more...

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From guns to Buddha to enlightening others, a monk’s story (Feature with images)


July 20th, 2011 - 9:46 am ICT by IANS
Leh, July 20 (IANS) He was a soldier who dropped the gun to be a monk - but even that didn't give him peace of mind. So Bhikkhu Sanghasena decided ... Read more...

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These Burmese women in Delhi step in as changemakers (June 20 is World Refugee Day)


June 19th, 2011 - 1:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) Once dilapidated and dormant, flat number WZ-21 in west Delhi's semi-urban Budella area is now abuzz with activity. The two-room accomodation serves as the office ... Read more...

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Myanmarese refugees battle bias, poverty in Delhi (June 20 is World Refugee Day)


June 17th, 2011 - 1:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) Lodged in a matchbox-sized room with her parents and three siblings, 17-year-old Lalpek Sung constantly looks at the stained bathroom where her mother is chopping ... Read more...

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Minor ragpicker shuttles between streets, school (June 12 is World Anti-Child Labour Day)


June 12th, 2011 - 6:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 12 (IANS) In a ragpickers' hutment at Rangpuri Pahari, close to the upscale Vasant Kunj neighbourhood in south Delhi, 12-year-old Govinda Kumar begins to scribble on ... Read more...

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Crossover cinema must relate to people: Om Puri (Interview)


June 11th, 2011 - 10:43 am ICT by IANS
Gurgaon, June 11 (IANS) One of the first Indian actors to work in international movies, Om Puri feels crossover cinema has a bright future if made on "relatable issues". ... Read more...

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Getting along with co-workers ensures longer life


May 11th, 2011 - 4:01 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 11 (IANS) People who have a good peer support system at work may live longer than those who don't.This effect of peer social support was most pronounced amongst ... Read more...

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Why people tend to marry partners of similar education levels? Ask movie stars!


April 28th, 2011 - 2:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 28 (ANI): Marriages between movie stars may help explain the reasons why people marry partners with similar education levels, according to a new study.Social scientists have known for years that ... Read more...

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Michael Douglas talks of his battle with cancer on Oprah Winfrey show


April 27th, 2011 - 7:04 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 27 (ANI): Actor Michael Douglas has spoken out about his battle with cancer on the Oprah Winfrey show.Douglas, 66, was blindsided by a question about how his health ... Read more...

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Mizoram launches special literacy campaign


December 4th, 2010 - 4:27 pm ICT by IANS
Aizawl, Dec 4 (IANS) Mizoram has launched a special campaign to make the northeastern state fully literate by March next year, Education Minister Pu Lalsawta has said.The minister launched the Rapid Action ... Read more...

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Sibal asks open school to provide vocational training


November 17th, 2010 - 12:00 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) Human Resource Development Minister Kapil Sibal Tuesday urged the National Institute of Open Schooling to look at providing vocational training to students.Chairing the 19th general body meeting ... Read more...

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Amateur tinkerer creates self-tightening ‘Power Laces Shoes’


September 21st, 2010 - 3:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 21 (ANI): Bid adieu to that daily hassle of tying your shoelaces before leaving from home, for now an amateur tinkerer has developed what could be called 'self-tightening Power Laces ... Read more...

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Education more important than knowledge in preventing spread of HIV


September 9th, 2010 - 5:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 9 (ANI): A new study suggests that simply teaching people the facts about how to protect themselves from HIV may not be enough to prevent the spread of AIDS in ... Read more...

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Condoms at every doorstep to curb population boom (Lead)


September 7th, 2010 - 8:36 pm ICT by IANS
By T.G. Biju New Delhi, Sep 7 (IANS) India's health ministry is preparing an ambitous plan to ensure that condoms reach every home in the country's 600,000 villages in a bid to ... Read more...

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Plan to take condoms to every home in India’s villages


September 7th, 2010 - 7:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 7 (IANS) India's health ministry is preparing a plan to ensure the availability of condoms in each house of the country's six lakh villages in a bid to curb ... Read more...

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Rural Development Ministry to initiate project for unskilled BPL youth


September 7th, 2010 - 6:57 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Sep 7 (ANI): The Ministry of Rural Development is planning to initiate an ambitious project to enhance the skills and subsequently generate placement opportunities for unskilled BPL youth among the ... Read more...

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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...

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Doctor by day, teacher for slum children by noon (Feature)


August 7th, 2010 - 11:58 am ICT by IANS
By Asit Srivastava Gorakhpur (Uttar Pradesh), Aug 7 (IANS) Medical check-ups, vaccination and medicines are not the only things on offer at a paediatric clinic here. For, it doubles up as a classroom ... Read more...

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Saurabh Shukla speaks to students of Mumbai University


July 26th, 2010 - 11:51 am ICT by Sampurn Wire
July 26, 2010 (Sampurn Wire):On the occasion of announcement of it second year of the Post Graduate course in Films and Television by Mumbai University in association with Digital Academy - ... Read more...

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Bharat Scouts and Guides receive Silver Elephant Awards from President


July 15th, 2010 - 7:08 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, July 15 (ANI): Damodar Sharma alongwith 30 other adult leaders of the Bharat Scouts and Guides received Silver Elephant awards from President Pratibha Patil on Thursday.This is the highest ... Read more...

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Salman Khan Is Ready To Play A Widower


July 5th, 2010 - 4:28 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
July 5, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): The cool dude Salman Khan turns a widower and a working class father of two in Mahesh Manjrekar's Hindi adaptation of the Marathi movie Shikshanachya Aaicha ... Read more...

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Bangladesh’s Dalits seek better life


May 19th, 2010 - 2:38 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, May 19 (IANS) Bangladesh's 1.5 million Dalits are seeking recognition for the menial work they do and also a better deal for their children. The Dalits were brought to present-day Bangladesh by ... Read more...

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