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Kaushik Basu named World Bank chief economist


September 6th, 2012 - 12:24 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 6 (IANS) Kaushik Basu, who till recently served as chief economic adviser in the Indian finance ministry, has been appointed as new chief economist and senior vice president ... Read more...

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‘Oxford, India collaborating on particle, cancer research’


March 22nd, 2012 - 7:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) Oxford University has broadened the purview of its relationship with India over the years, moving beyond education and publishing to collaborate on important scientific ... Read more...

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PM promises youth, children access to quality books


March 21st, 2012 - 9:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 21 (IANS) The Oxford University Press officially celebrated its centenary in India Wednesday with a pledge by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to provide people, particularly the ... Read more...

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Tagore, spirituality and Islam on bookshelf (IANS Books This Week)


March 3rd, 2012 - 12:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 3 (IANS) The book shelf this week is loaded with exciting titles that tease the brain and broaden the horizons with words on Tagore, Islam and the ... Read more...

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‘Cinema, literature on a par, building new synergy’


February 26th, 2012 - 4:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) Cinema adaptations of novels is a challenge and helps forge new synergy between the screen and literature, speakers at a forum at the World Book ... Read more...

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With Tagore biography, OUP marks 100 years in India


February 24th, 2012 - 1:37 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 24 (IANS) Publishing giant Oxford University Press (OUP), said to be the largest academia press in the world, will mark 100 years of its presence in India with ... Read more...

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Prescriptions from enfant terrible of infrastructure policy (IANS Book Review)


October 31st, 2011 - 4:30 pm ICT by IANS
Book: "Infrastructure at the Crossroads: The Challenge of Governance (OUP)"; Author: Gajendra Haldea; Publisher: Oxford University Press; Pages: 232; Price: Rs.575 If a man's impact is judged by the number of his ... Read more...

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Inequalities of caste, power influence Indian society: Sociologist


August 20th, 2011 - 6:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) The study of inequality in India has to be holistic and take into account the inequities arising from caste, imbalances in distribution of land, power ... Read more...

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Books on economics, Nagas rule the charts (IANS Books)


August 18th, 2011 - 10:08 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) "Poor Economics" by Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo, and "The Secret of The Nagas" by Amish Tripathi have positioned themselves on top of the non-fiction ... Read more...

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Arun Shourie, Amitav Ghosh rule bestselling chart (IANS Books)


August 11th, 2011 - 2:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 11 (IANS) Arun Shourie's "Does He Know a Mother's Heart?" has maintained its top slot among the non-fiction books for the second week. Amitav Ghosh's "River of ... Read more...

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Arun Shourie, Amitav Ghosh top bestselling chart (IANS Books)


August 4th, 2011 - 12:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 4 (IANS) Arun Shourie's "Does He Know a Mother's Heart?" has quickly climbed up to the top slot among the non fiction books and Amitav Ghosh's ... Read more...

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Kissinger, Ghosh still reign over book charts (IANS Books)


July 28th, 2011 - 12:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) Maintaining their top positions for another week, Henry Kissinger's "On China" and Amitav Ghosh's "River of Smoke" reign supreme in the non-fiction and fiction ... Read more...

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Ghosh, Kissinger book lovers’ favourites (IANS Books)


July 21st, 2011 - 11:14 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) Maintaining their top positions, Henry Kissinger's "On China" and Amitav Ghosh's "River of Smoke" rule the non-fiction and fiction categories respectively on the bestseller ... Read more...

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Ghosh, Kissinger rule bestseller charts (IANS Books)


July 14th, 2011 - 10:26 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 14 (IANS) Henry Kissinger's "On China" continues to rule the non-fiction category while Amitav Ghosh's "River of Smoke" is again the bestseller in the fiction list ... Read more...

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Amitav Ghosh tops fiction charts - again (IANS Books)


July 7th, 2011 - 10:19 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 7 (IANS) Amitav Ghosh continues to rule the fiction category with his sequel "River of Smoke" while Henry Kissinger's "On China" is the bestseller in the ... Read more...

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Slain Pakistani scribe’s book new bestseller (IANS Books)


June 30th, 2011 - 10:02 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 30 (IANS) Slain Pakistani journalist Syed Saleem Shahzad's "Inside Al-Qaeda and the Taliban" is the new bestseller in the non-fiction category this week while Amitav Ghosh's ... Read more...

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Amitav Ghosh’s ‘River of Smoke’ new bestseller (IANS Books)


June 23rd, 2011 - 9:29 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) Amitav Ghosh's "River of Smoke" is the new bestseller in the fiction category this week while former US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger's "On ... Read more...

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Henry Kissinger’s ‘On China’ the new bestseller (IANS Books)


June 16th, 2011 - 1:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 16 (IANS) Former US secretary of state Henry Kissinger's "On China" occupies the top slot in the non-fiction section this week while Jeffrey Archer's "Only Time Will ... Read more...

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Archer, Mukherjee perched atop bestseller lists (IANS Books)


May 26th, 2011 - 10:11 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) Jeffrey Archer's "Only Time Will Tell" and Indian American Pulitzer winner Siddhartha Mukherjee's "The Emperor of All Maladies" continue to rule the fiction and non-fiction ... Read more...

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Light-to-moderate alcohol consumption helps stave off dementia


March 2nd, 2011 - 6:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 2 (ANI): Scientists have found that light-to-moderate alcohol consumption may decrease the risk of cognitive decline or dementia.Estimates from various studies have suggested the prevalence of alcohol-related dementia to be ... Read more...

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Rural India to be theme of Delhi Book Fair


December 20th, 2010 - 11:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 20 (IANS) The dynamics of rural India will be presented through fine print at the 16th edition of the Delhi Book Fair to be held from Saturday in Pragati ... Read more...

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It’s official: Men are hornier than women


December 4th, 2010 - 1:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 4 (ANI): Innumerable studies have gone into finding out 'reality of the male sex drive', but now a new study claims that men really are 'hornier' than women.Roy F. Baumeister ... Read more...

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Palin’s ‘refudiate’ named word of the year


November 16th, 2010 - 2:47 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Nov 16 (IANS) "Refudiate", a made-up word inadvertently used by former US vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin has been named the Oxford American Dictionary's word of the year for ... Read more...

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Chinese slangs find way into Oxford dictionary


September 22nd, 2010 - 9:59 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 22 (IANS) Popular Chinese colloquial terms and slangs have been included in the latest edition of the Oxford Chinese-English dictionary. Compiled over the past six years by Oxford University Press ... Read more...

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African-American men ‘most disadvantaged, least helped in U.S.’


August 29th, 2010 - 3:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 29 (ANI): A new book has suggested that among the disadvantaged people in the United States, the most needy and least helped are probably African-American men.The new book from the ... Read more...

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Vuvuzela, chill pill, bromance enter Oxford Dictionary of English


August 19th, 2010 - 1:31 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 19 (ANI): The African horn 'vuvuzela' has made its way to the Oxford Dictionary of English after becoming the sound of the World Cup. The word vuvuzela, included in the ... Read more...

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Maharashtra to enact law to prevent defamation of national heroes


July 12th, 2010 - 11:48 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 12 (IANS) In the wake of state-wide protests over US author James Laine's controversial book on Chhatrapati Shivaji, the Maharashtra government Monday announced plans to enact a law to prevent ... Read more...

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Maharashtra politicians oppose lifting ban on Shivaji book


July 10th, 2010 - 12:51 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 9 (IANS) More than three years after the Supreme Court stayed an order of the Bombay High Court vacating a ban on James Laine's controversial book on Chhatrapati Shivaji, ... Read more...

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Tarzan among the first mass marketed figures, says Canadian academic


July 4th, 2010 - 5:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 4 (ANI): As soon as a Disney blockbuster is out these days, its characters seem to be everywhere - in comics, toys, books and video games. But this marketing strategy ... Read more...

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Students to get free access to e-books


June 9th, 2010 - 5:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 9 (IANS) College students across India will now get free access to e-journals and e-books from all over the world with the human resource development ministry subscribing to them. Over ... Read more...

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Indian-origin cricketer becomes second New Zealander to captain Oxford


May 1st, 2010 - 5:32 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, May 1 (ANI): Indian origin cricketer, Rajiv Sharma, who played for Auckland "A", will become only the second New Zealander to captain Oxford in a Varsity cricket match after Martin Donnelly.Oxford ... Read more...

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Half of Brit kids ‘have never been read a bedtime story’: Survey


April 30th, 2010 - 4:59 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 30 (ANI): A new British survey conducted on teachers has revealed that more than half of the students of their class have never been read a bedtime story.Researchers believe that ... Read more...

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Jaswant Singh to launch “Jinnah: India-Partition-Independence” in Islamabad on April 14


April 10th, 2010 - 12:19 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Apr.10 (ANI): Former Foreign Minister Jaswant Singh would formally launch his controversial yet popular book- "Jinnah: India-Partition-Independence" in Islamabad on April 14.Many noted politicians, parliamentarians and former ministers both from ... Read more...

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Nepal’s Buddha epic to boost birthplace campaign


February 26th, 2010 - 2:03 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Feb 26 (IANS) As Nepal's Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal Friday kicks off a campaign to draw 1 million tourists to the country next year, the campaign will receive ... Read more...

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‘Tweetups’, ‘unfriend’ added to Oxford English Dictionary


December 30th, 2009 - 3:56 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 30 (ANI): The increasing popularity of Internet has led to the inclusion of 'Tweetups' and 'unfriend' in the Oxford Dictionary.While 'Unfriend' means removing someone as a 'friend' on a ... Read more...

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