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Politics, unionism in education cannot be separated: Amartya Sen


July 18th, 2012 - 12:55 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 17 (IANS) Observing that politics cannot be separated from unions formed by teachers or students, Nobel laureate Amartya Sen Tuesday emphasised on the need for using the synergy ... Read more...

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Mind power can create billionaires: Vayalar Ravi


July 15th, 2012 - 8:08 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, July 15 (IANS) Giving a thumbs up to the concept of mind power creating billionaires, Overseas Indian Affairs Minister Vayalar Ravi suggested Sunday that industrial enterprises should also ... Read more...

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Nandita to direct play (Movie Snippets)


July 10th, 2012 - 4:04 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 10 (IANS) After making short films and a movie, actress Nandita Das is now directing a play that focuses on inequalities in the society."At the moment I am ... Read more...

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Brazil’s unemployment rate reaches record low


January 27th, 2012 - 3:13 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Jan 27 (IANS) Brazil's unemployment rate fell to a record-low 4.7 percent in December from the 5.3 percent in the same period in 2010, the government's statistics ... Read more...

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BRIC should come together to form a global fund: Stiglitz


January 14th, 2012 - 9:04 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 14 (IANS) Nobel laureate economist Joseph Stiglitz feels the rising BRIC economies should come together and form a global fund for more accessibility of the developing nations."I am ... Read more...

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Indian sociology is distinguished: Ansari


December 11th, 2011 - 10:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) Indian sociology is distinguished by its grounding in Indian reality and the diversity in its scope of research, Vice President Hamid Ansari said here Sunday."Indian ... Read more...

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Mexico sees adventure tourism as job generator


October 19th, 2011 - 11:28 am ICT by IANS
San Cristobal de las Casas (Mexico), Oct 19 (IANS/EFE) Mexico will promote adventure tourism, not only to lure visitors but also to generate jobs.President Felipe Calderon pointed to Mexico's "enormous ... Read more...

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India, China helping decrease global inequality: IMF


September 12th, 2011 - 9:05 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 12 (IANS) Even as inequality is getting worse in many countries, the rise of India and China has contributed to the decrease in global inequality, according to the ... Read more...

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Maoist violence drops in India


August 30th, 2011 - 8:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 30 (IANS) India recorded 1,041 incidents of Maoist violence involving 346 deaths till July 31 this year, parliament was told Tuesday, a drop from last year's tally. In ... Read more...

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Inequalities among states affect human development: Study


July 15th, 2011 - 5:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 15 (IANS) Wide inequalities among states affect human development outcomes in India which is ranked 119 out of 169 countries, according to a study released Friday by ... Read more...

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Zed asks fair pay structure for domestic help in India


April 30th, 2011 - 5:30 pm ICT by ANI
Nevada (US), April 30 (ANI): India should come up with a fair pay structure for domestic workers, distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed stated in Nevada (USA) today.To prevent exploitation, India should ensure ... Read more...

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Half of Europe’s gypsy kids don’t get primary education


September 26th, 2010 - 2:31 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, Sep 26 (IANS) Around half of the children from gypsy communities in Europe fail to complete primary education, according to latest Unesco report. Unesco will release this report during the First International ... Read more...

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India’s progress on Millennium Development Goals found tardy


September 8th, 2010 - 6:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 8 (IANS) Despite some movement in primary education, assured rural employment and access to potable water, India continues to lag behind in realising the Millennium Development Goals set for ... Read more...

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Women do better in maths after criticising stereotype


July 9th, 2010 - 3:16 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 9 (IANS) Women did better in a maths exam after they discussed why the stereotype about not performing as well as their male counterparts was not true, research shows. But ... Read more...

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Home Minister R R Patil Watches Naxalite Film


June 26th, 2010 - 12:42 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
June 26, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): The fact that Maharashtra's Home Minister R R Patil doesn't watch too many films is not so interesting as the fact ... Read more...

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For kids and adults ‘being fair’ could mean different things


May 30th, 2010 - 11:52 am ICT by ANI
Washington, May 30 (ANI): Our perspective towards what is fair changes as we age, claims a new study.Young children like all things to be equal, but older adolescents are more likely to ... Read more...

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TRAI recommendations evoke mixed reactions from operators


May 12th, 2010 - 8:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) The telecom watchdog's recommendations on allocation of spectrum for second generation (2G) telephony evoked mixed reactions from mobile phone companies Wednesday. The country's top operator, Bharti Airtel, called ... Read more...

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No to playing Holi with women? Then set their homes afire


March 2nd, 2010 - 12:44 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, March 2 (IANS) The inequalities in Bihar society came to the fore again on Holi with a group of rich, armed men setting ablaze the homes of the poor in a ... Read more...

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Urgent need to reform healthcare in India: NHRC


January 29th, 2010 - 4:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 29 (IANS) Pointing to stark inequalities in Indian healthcare, the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Friday called for an urgent need to redesign and reform the sector. "There is ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

India and democracy have become intertwined concepts: President Patil


January 25th, 2010 - 4:33 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan 25 (ANI): Inaugurating the Diamond Jubilee celebrations of the Election Commission of India (ECI) at Vigyan Bhawan here on Monday, President Pratibha Patil said, India and democracy have ... Read more...

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French constitutional body nixes carbon tax


December 30th, 2009 - 12:51 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, Dec 30 (DPA) France's Constitutional Council ruled that a planned carbon tax cannot come into force as it includes too many exemptions. The tax, which was planned to enter into effect Jan ... Read more...

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Preterm births higher among women from deprived areas


December 2nd, 2009 - 4:49 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 2 (ANI): Women from deprived areas are twice as likely to have very preterm births than those from more affluent areas, say researchers.They say that receiving equal care, poor women ... Read more...

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Social background plays major role in deciding teenagers’ diet


September 26th, 2009 - 4:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 26 (ANI): Teenagers' social class determines their attitudes to diet and weight, according to new researchThis is the first study to show how everyday practices and perceptions of different social ... Read more...

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Pain of discrimination against Afro-Americans, other minorities still felt, says Obama


July 17th, 2009 - 2:49 pm ICT by ANI
New York, July 17 (ANI): In a direct address to black America, President Barack Obama said that while "there's probably never been less discrimination in America than there is today... the ... Read more...

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Money can really buy longer and healthier life


May 7th, 2009 - 4:47 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 7 (ANI): It's official: Money is the key to enjoying longer and healthier life.According to a new study, for the Economic and Social Research Council, people with more wealth and ... Read more...

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Self harm cases on rise in Britain


March 23rd, 2009 - 4:04 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 23 (ANI): There has been a dramatic increase in the number of people harming themselves deliberately in the past five years in Britain, according to a new survey.The biggest ... Read more...

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23.3 million Asians jobless this year


February 18th, 2009 - 3:20 pm ICT by Amrit Rashmisrisethi
23.3 million Asians are jobless this year due to the global financial crisis continues to batter the region's economies, according to a study released on Wednesday.The crisis could also force rural-to-urban migration ... Read more...

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Four out of five Brit women are unfit: Survey


July 21st, 2008 - 5:28 pm ICT by ANI
London , July 21 (ANI): Four out of five Brit women are unfit today because they turn up their noses to the masculine domain of exercising, reveals a new survey.The Women''s ... Read more...

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Women make inroads into management ranks when firms downsize, restructure


June 13th, 2008 - 4:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 13 (ANI): Women are likely to be recruited at managerial ranks when companies that downsize restructure their scaled-back workforces, according to a leading sociologist.Sociologist John Dencker from University ... Read more...

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‘900 mn Indians live on less than $2 a day’


June 12th, 2008 - 4:26 pm ICT by IANS
By Dipankar De Sarkar London, June 12 (IANS) Despite the emergence of a wealthy "global India", 900 million Indians survive on less than $2 (Rs.85) a day, the British government said while announcing ... Read more...

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Participating in community events leads to mental well-being


May 20th, 2008 - 6:05 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 20 (ANI): Participating in c ommunity events fill local people with pride and a renewed commitment to the city, which ultimately leads to their mental well-being, according to a ... Read more...

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