humanities and social sciences

Parents with more kids less likely to catch cold


July 5th, 2012 - 2:08 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 5 (IANS) If you are a parent, then you are 52 percent less likely to develop a cold than non-parents, says a latest research."We have had a long-term ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Gopalkrishna Gandhi to head Shimla’s IIAS


March 5th, 2012 - 8:24 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, March 5 (IANS) Former West Bengal governor Gopalkrishna Gandhi is the new chairman of the governing body of the Indian Institute of Advanced Studies (IIAS) in Shimla, an official ... Read more...

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Sharjah varsity holds graduation ceremony


December 18th, 2011 - 12:40 am ICT by IANS
Sharjah, Dec 17 (IANS/WAM) The University of Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Saturday held a graduation ceremony where 460 students were awarded degrees.The students were from the College ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Three MPs agree to take student interns


May 8th, 2011 - 1:33 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, May 8 (IANS) Three members of the Lok Sabha Saturday said they are willing to take students as interns so that they can get first hand experience of ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

British-era harvesting wells still working in Shimla


March 22nd, 2011 - 6:36 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, March 22 (IANS) Though the Himachal Pradesh government recently made it mandatory for buildings to have rainwater harvesting structures, the far-sighted British engineers adopted this technique in Shimla more ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Srikrishna report by Dec 31, Andhra to withdraw all cases (Lead)


December 28th, 2010 - 7:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 28 (IANS) Amid fears of violence in Andhra Pradesh, Justice B.N. Srikrishna, who heads the panel for examining the contentious issue of statehood for Telangana, Tuesday said the ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Sea level rise may affect atomic plants in Tamil Nadu


November 24th, 2010 - 2:18 pm ICT by IANS
By Killugudi Jayaraman Bangalore, Nov 24 (IANS) The Kalpakkam atomic power station near Chennai in Tamil Nadu may have escaped the fury of the deadly tsunami six years ago, but it need not ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Common working conditions hurting workers, businesses


July 14th, 2010 - 5:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 14 (ANI): A new research has found that increase in professional business practices such as outsourcing, hiring temporary workers and focusing on project-based teams is having a detrimental effect on ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Chinese parents oppose children’s internet use


June 20th, 2010 - 10:51 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 20 (IANS) Many parents in China are not in favour of their children using the internet and a majority of them worry that surfing the net could adversely affect children's ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Online learning tools not as private as you think


June 6th, 2010 - 2:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 06 (ANI): Online learning tools are not as private as students and professors believe, according to experts.Wendy Kraglund-Gauthier and David Young both design online courses at St. Francis Xavier University ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Inclusion of differently-abled kids in regular schools can work for all


June 6th, 2010 - 12:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 06 (ANI): Inclusion of differently-abled children in regular schools can work for all kids, a study claims.Tim Loreman, a professor of education at Concordia University College of Alberta in Edmonton, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Coming soon: Clothes that provide emotional relief during stressful times


June 4th, 2010 - 3:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 4 (ANI): Scientists have developed a highly sophisticated concept of interactive clothing whereby the body's physical and emotional state triggers the transfer of personalized memory back to the wearer.The project, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Teens are really good with Web 2.0 tools: Expert


June 2nd, 2010 - 2:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 2 (ANI): According to a study of teens and their use of Web 2.0 technologies, adolescents are really good at it.Natalia Sinitskaya, a PhD candidate at York University's Faculty ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Four deals signed on last day of Patil’s China visit


May 31st, 2010 - 10:04 pm ICT by IANS
Shanghai, May 31 (IANS) Four commercial deals, including by IT majors Wipro and Infosys, were signed at India-China business forum here Friday on the last day of President Pratibha Patil's six-day ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Date for response from stakeholders on Telangana extended


March 22nd, 2010 - 2:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) The Justice Srikrishna committee appointed to look into the issue of statehood for Telangana Monday extended till April 10 the date for receiving views and suggestions ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Telangana panel holds its first meeting


February 13th, 2010 - 8:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 13 (IANS) The government-appointed Telangana panel headed by Justice B.N. Srikrishna held its first meeting here Saturday and decided to issue a public notice inviting political parties and ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Telangana Committee meets tomorrow following Centre’s announcement


February 12th, 2010 - 1:16 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 12 (ANI): The five-member committee headed by former Supreme Court Judge B N Srikrishna to look into the process for the formation of a separate Telangana state meets ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Telangana JAC to wait for panel’s terms of reference


February 3rd, 2010 - 5:50 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Feb 3 (IANS) Even as the government Wednesday announced a five-member panel headed by retired Supreme Court judge B.N. Srikrishna to deliberate on a mechanism for a separate Telangana state, ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Moily meets Sonia to discuss Telangana committee


February 3rd, 2010 - 4:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 3 (IANS) Union Law Minister Veerappa Moily met Congress president Sonia Gandhi here Wednesday to apprise her about the five-member committee that will deliberate on a mechanism for ... Read more...

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Srikrishna to head five-member Telangana committee


February 3rd, 2010 - 3:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 3 (IANS) The government Wednesday announced a five-member panel headed by retired Supreme Court judge B.N. Srikrishna to deliberate on a mechanism for a separate Telangana state and ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Telangana issue: Centre forms five member committee


February 3rd, 2010 - 1:34 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 3 (ANI): The Home Ministry on Wednesday announced the formation of a five-member committee headed by former Supreme Court Judge B N Srikrishna to look into the process ... Read more...

Posted in National |

First unique ID number to be issued within a year: Nilekani


October 30th, 2009 - 9:48 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Oct 30 (IANS) Unique Identity Authority of India chairman Nandan Nilekani Friday said it would take about a year to issue the first unique identity (UID) number in the country. "According ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Religious people choose college majors in education and humanities


September 5th, 2009 - 2:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 5 (ANI): The most religious people are more likely to do their college majors in education and the humanities, a new study has revealed.However, while the teachers-in-training tend to become ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Nehru museum extends Mridula Mukherjee’s tenure


August 5th, 2009 - 7:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 5 (IANS) Leading historian Mridula Mukherjee has got a two-year extension as director of the Nehru Memorial Museum and Library here but she awaits a final nod from ... Read more...

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Controversy brews in India’s premier library and museum


July 12th, 2009 - 4:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 12 (IANS) A controversy over the functioning of the prestigious Nehru Memorial Museum and Library (NMML) in the capital has reached the office of the prime minister and ... Read more...

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There is no question of getting Oscar early or late: Gulzar


July 2nd, 2009 - 9:46 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 2 (IANS) Renowned poet-lyricist Gulzar who picked up an Oscar for the song "Jai Ho" from the multi-award winning film "Slumdog Millionaire" said Thursday there was no question of ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

IIT-Patna to start PhD programmes from July


June 26th, 2009 - 4:35 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, June 26 (IANS) The newly set-up Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) in this Bihar city will start its doctoral programmes from next month, an official said Friday. "IIT-Patna will become the ... Read more...

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Challenging simple concepts can save planet Earth


May 30th, 2009 - 1:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 30 (ANI): A democracy activist has said that challenging simple concepts can save planet Earth from demise.In a speech at Ottawa's Carleton University as part of the 78th Congress of ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Hamid Ansari advocates alternate development models (With Image)


April 16th, 2009 - 6:40 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, April 16 (IANS) Vice President Hamid Ansari Thursday said there is a need for developing alternate models of development keeping in mind the public outcry to the acquisition of agricultural land ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Weighing scales were displayed in parlours in 19th century


December 13th, 2008 - 5:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 13 (ANI): Dread going near the weighing scale after the holiday season? Well, then you will be surprised to know that in the late 19th century, scales were actually ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Romila Thapar, Peter Brown get $1 million Kluge Prize


December 12th, 2008 - 1:05 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 11 (IANS) Noted Indian historian Romila Thapar and Irish historian Peter Robert Lamont Brown have been presented a shared $1 million 2008 Kluge Prize for lifetime achievement in the study ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Canadian education fair woos Punjabi students


October 13th, 2008 - 5:55 pm ICT by ANI
By Karan KapoorJalandhar, Oct 13 (ANI): Educational institutions in Punjab are in the process of becoming truly global by providing students the option of studying abroad.Over 1,000 students of ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

IITs have lot to offer to humanities students too


July 6th, 2008 - 12:50 pm ICT by IANS
By Vaaruni Eashwar New Delhi, July 6 (IANS) Science is science and humanities is humanities...But it does look like the twain have met - at least at the prestigious Indian Institutes of Technology ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

India establishes visiting chair at Chinese university


June 19th, 2008 - 5:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) An India Chair has been established in the humanities and social sciences department at Shenzhen University in southern China. A Memorandum of Understanding was signed Wednesday by ... Read more...

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