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Australia to end IELTS monopoly for student visas


October 17th, 2011 - 5:03 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Oct 17 (IANS) Australia will end the monopoly enjoyed by International English Language Testing System (IELTS) from Nov 5.Other English language test providers have now been allowed to gain ... Read more...

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Excellent English skills made mandatory for foreign students seeking residency in Oz


November 12th, 2010 - 1:12 pm ICT by ANI
Canberra, Nov 12 (ANI): Australian Immigration Minister Chris Bowen has reportedly imposed serious standards of English on the country's multi-billion-dollar international student business by changing its skilled migration test to favour potential ... Read more...

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Kerala nursing students in Melbourne to protest new rules


August 10th, 2010 - 3:30 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 10 (IANS) Hundreds of nursing students from Kerala in Melbourne will march in protest to the Victorian parliament Wednesday against the new rules for nurses. Vinaya Augustine, 25, ... Read more...

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Two fake degree rackets busted in Punjab


July 25th, 2010 - 4:12 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 25 (IANS) Punjab Police Sunday said they had busted two fake degree rackets and arrested seven people. In the first incident, two people were arrested late Saturday for providing fake ... Read more...

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Oz Govt asks universities to boost English programs for international students


February 10th, 2010 - 2:01 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Feb. 9 (ANI): Australian universities have been asked to raise the standard of their English language programs for international students so that their prospects of finding work in different sectors can ... Read more...

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Hundreds of youths duped in visa fraud


February 9th, 2010 - 5:00 pm ICT by IANS
Gandhinagar, Feb 9 (IANS) A hundred-plus and still counting! The number of gullible students wishing to go abroad for further studies and who have been duped of sums ranging from Rs.two to ... Read more...

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Internet may kill traditional English spellings, says expert


January 3rd, 2010 - 4:05 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 3 (ANI): Leading language expert David Crystal of the University of Wales, Bangor believes the internet will kill traditional spellings of English words within a few decades.Professor Crystal predicts, thanks ... Read more...

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Canada offering avenues for Indian investors


November 16th, 2009 - 7:57 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Nov 16 (IANS) Canada is offering various options for Indian businessmen and capital investors willing to migrate there as permanent residents, an immigration consultancy said here Monday. "Businessmen can easily migrate to ... Read more...

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3 British Council employees among 16 arrested over IELTS cheating


November 10th, 2009 - 1:18 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Nov 10(ANI): Police have arrested three British Council employees among 16 people for their alleged involvement in an English language qualifications test racket.The racket was busted after the British Council ... 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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Haryana job agency gets inquiries from US, Canada


November 6th, 2009 - 10:07 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Nov 6 (IANS) Some cheerful news for job seekers - the Haryana government's Overseas Placement Bureau, set up to facilitate employment abroad, has received inquiries from companies in Canada and the ... Read more...

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British language test outranks TOEFL in India


September 23rd, 2008 - 11:13 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 23 (IANS) The British Council's language proficiency test International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is more popular in India than the US Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)."Last ... Read more...

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Tropical diseases ignored by Western media: study


May 14th, 2008 - 1:08 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 14 (IANS) Western media rarely carry news about tropical diseases, notwithstanding the huge suffering and poverty that they cause in the developing world, according to a study. Mangai Balasegaram of ... 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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