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Obama meets Aung San Suu Kyi


September 20th, 2012 - 1:23 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 20 (IANS) President Barack Obama Wednesday met Myanmar's opposition leader and parliamentarian Aung San Suu Kyi at the White House.Obama expressed his admiration for "her courage, determination and ... Read more...

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Bangladesh presents Tagore memorabilia to Bengal universities


September 12th, 2012 - 9:27 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 12 (IANS) Replicas of two boats associated with Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore were presented by Bangladesh Wednesday to two Indian universities.A Bangladeshi delegation, led by culture and information ... Read more...

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Troupe from Tripura, Manipur to perform in Germany


September 5th, 2012 - 5:27 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Sep 5 (IANS) A troupe from India's two northeastern states - Tripura and Manipur - will perform in Germany to celebrate the 60th anniversary of diplomatic relations between that ... Read more...

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India was undecided about national anthem at Independence


September 1st, 2012 - 7:49 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 1 (IANS) Even though India attained independence Aug 15, 1947, the country was undecided on its official national anthem on the auspicious day, an archived letter made public ... Read more...

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Indian wins first Borlaug field research award


August 28th, 2012 - 2:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 28 (IANS) Aditi Mukherji, a young Indian social scientist, has become the first recipient of the Norman Borlaug Award for Field Research and Application given by the ... Read more...

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Alien encounter may not be happy one: Nobel laureate


August 27th, 2012 - 10:50 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 27 (IANS) It is probably unwise for human beings to be telling aliens where we are, Nobel laureate Brian P. Schmidt has said."I think it is probably not ... Read more...

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When a dancer reformed a hardened criminal (With Images)


August 26th, 2012 - 12:05 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 26 (IANS) He was a hardened criminal who had resisted all attempts at rehabilitation - till a renowned dancer visited the Presidency Jail here and began a therapy ... Read more...

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Nobel laureate predicts a dark universe


August 24th, 2012 - 10:42 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 24 (IANS) Astronomers should feel lucky they have a space full of stars, galaxies and other objects to study, says Nobel laureate Brian P. Schmidt who believes that ... Read more...

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Russian physicist Sergei Kapitsa dies at 84


August 14th, 2012 - 9:02 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 14 (IANS /RIA Novosti) Russian physicist and popular science TV show host Sergei Kapitsa died Tuesday in Moscow. He was 84.He made contributions to physics in supersonic aerodynamics, applied ... Read more...

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Have some fun on the bookshelf this weekend (IANS Books)


August 11th, 2012 - 5:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 11 (IANS) The book shelf this week is delightfully light, with easy-to-grasp titles. Browse with IANS...Book: "The Puffin Book of 100 Great Indians"; Compiled and published ... Read more...

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Myanmar president meets leaders of 14 political parties


August 4th, 2012 - 9:37 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, Aug 4 (IANS) Myanmar President U Thein Sein had a rare meeting Saturday with leaders of the country's 14 political parties in the capital Nay Pyi Taw, Xinhua reported.According ... Read more...

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Yunus fears government is taking over Grameen Bank (Lead)


August 2nd, 2012 - 8:22 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Aug 2 (IANS) Nobel laureate Muhammad Yunus Thursday expressed shock at the Bangladesh government's attempt to cut the powers of the Grameen Bank's board and giving more authority to ... Read more...

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Yunus fears Grameen Bank’s takeover by government


August 2nd, 2012 - 8:05 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Aug 2 (IANS) Nobel laureate Muhammad Yunus Thursday expressed utter shock at the Bangladesh government's attempt to cut the powers of the Grameen Bank's board and giving more authority ... Read more...

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With 400 scripts, Shimla’s Gaiety Theatre recreates the past (With Image)


July 31st, 2012 - 1:37 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 31 (IANS) It's modelled on London's Royal Albert Hall. Now, the British-era Gaiety Theatre, where Nobel laureate Rudyard Kipling and legendary actors Prithviraj Kapoor and Balraj Sahni ... Read more...

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Pranab a great political scholar: Amartya Sen


July 23rd, 2012 - 10:56 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 23 (IANS) Terming President-elect Pranab Mukherjee as one of the greatest "political scholars" of the country, Nobel laureate Amartya Sen Monday said he was extremely happy both ... Read more...

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Primary education in India: Learn from ASEAN, says Amartya


July 21st, 2012 - 12:20 am ICT by IANS
Patna, July 20 (IANS) Nobel laureate Amartya Sen Friday stressed the need for India to provide primary education to all its people on the lines of Southeast Asian countries."India has ... Read more...

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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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Don Bosco warden arrested in Bengal on charges of sodomy


July 16th, 2012 - 4:28 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 16 (IANS) A hostel superintendent was arrested Monday for allegedly sexually assaulting a class V student of Don Bosco School at Sagardighi in West Bengal's Murshidabad district, police ... Read more...

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Visva-Bharati warden’s action traditional cure: Agnivesh


July 10th, 2012 - 9:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 10 (IANS) A nationwide outrage over a Visva-Bharati warden asking a class 5 student to drink her urine for bed-wetting notwithstanding, social activist Swami Agnivesh claimed Tuesday ... Read more...

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Visva-Bharati incident a criminal offence, says Krishna Tirath


July 10th, 2012 - 8:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 10 (IANS) Union Women and Child Development Minister Krishna Tirath Tuesday termed, as a criminal offence, the incident where a school hostel warden of West Bengal's Visva ... Read more...

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Intelligentsia condemns Viswa-Bharati incident


July 10th, 2012 - 12:09 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 9 (IANS) Members of West Bengal's intelligentsia Monday condemned the shameful incident in a school in Viswa Bharati, founded by Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore, where a class 5 ... Read more...

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Viswa-Bharati shocker: PMO seeks report, earden gets bail (Roundup)


July 9th, 2012 - 11:24 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata/New Delhi, July 9 (IANS) The case of a Class 5 student allegedly made to drink her own urine in West Bengal's Viswa-Bharati campus, founded by Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore, ... Read more...

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Viswa-Bharati row: Warden gets bail, court censures police (Lead)


July 9th, 2012 - 9:41 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 9 (IANS) The case of a Class 5 student being allegedly made to drink her own urine at a school in West Bengal's Viswa-Bharati, founded by Nobel laureate ... Read more...

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Child panel demands report in Visva-Bharati incident


July 9th, 2012 - 8:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 9 (IANS) India's apex child rights panel Monday asked West Bengal and the Visva-Bharati university to take action within 10 days in the incident of a class ... Read more...

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Viswa Bharati case: warden and parents held


July 9th, 2012 - 8:03 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 9 (IANS) The case of a Class 5 student being allegedly made to drink her own urine in West Bengal's Viswa Bharati campus, founded by Nobel laureate Rabindranath ... Read more...

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Pranab gets nostalgic


July 9th, 2012 - 5:00 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 9 (IANS) United Progressive Alliance (UPA) presidential candidate Pranab Mukherjee Monday turned nostalgic and recalled the time when he was first elected to the Rajya Sabha from ... Read more...

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Shantiniketan school girl made to drink urine for bedwetting (Lead)


July 8th, 2012 - 10:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Kolkata, July 8 (IANS) A four member fact-finding committee has been constituted to look into a complaint that a class five student of Visva-Bharati's Patha Bhavan school in West ... Read more...

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Dalai Lama’s 77th birthday celebrated in Dharamsala


July 6th, 2012 - 1:54 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, July 6 (IANS) Thousands of Tibetan exiles and foreigners Friday morning attended the 77th birthday celebrations of their spiritual leader the Dalai Lama here in Himachal Pradesh.Large crowds began ... Read more...

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Yasser Afrafat’s body to be exhumed


July 4th, 2012 - 4:50 pm ICT by IANS
Ramallah, July 4 (IANS) The Palestinian National Authority (PNA) has agreed to exhume late president Yasser Arafat's body for examination at the request of some of his family members, a ... Read more...

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China must probe self-immolation cause: Dalai Lama


June 29th, 2012 - 5:07 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, June 29 (IANS) Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama has asked China to investigate the causes behind a string of self-immolation in Tibet."These sad events are evidently not taking ... Read more...

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After Nobel prize, Suu Kyi felt Myanmar was not forgotten


June 16th, 2012 - 8:23 pm ICT by IANS
Oslo, June 16 (IANS) Myanmar's pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi said here Saturday that receiving the Nobel Peace Prize in 1991 had made her feel "real again" and reassured ... Read more...

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Estonian president calls economist a ’smug’


June 8th, 2012 - 7:25 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Tallinn, June 8 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The president of Estonia has launched an attack on US Nobel laureate Paul Krugman. The economist had written an article on Estonia in his blog ... Read more...

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South Africa to celebrate Mandela’s 94th birthday in style


June 8th, 2012 - 11:17 am ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, June 8 (IANS) South Africa will this year celebrate the birthday of the country's first black president and and Nobel laureate Nelson Mandela in great style with a birthday ... Read more...

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Suu Kyi to help Myanmarese migrants in Thailand


May 30th, 2012 - 9:22 pm ICT by IANS
Bangkok, May 30 (IANS) Pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi has vowed to help migrant workers from Myanmar.The Nobel Laureate is in Thailand on her first trip outside her homeland ... Read more...

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Suu Kyi told PM about `difficulties’


May 30th, 2012 - 12:40 am ICT by IANS
On Board Air India One, May 29 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Tuesday said that pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi had told him about the "difficulties" she faces.He ... Read more...

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