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Tens of thousands march in Chile for better schools


August 29th, 2012 - 12:48 pm ICT by IANS
Santiago, Aug 29 (IANS/EFE) Tens of thousands of students and their supporters packed the streets of this capital Tuesday for a march to demand improvements to Chile's poorly funded public ... Read more...

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China to regulate reference book market


December 29th, 2011 - 3:11 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Dec 29 (IANS) China plans to regulate the reference book market for primary and middle school students.It will impose strict supervision on publication and distribution channels, the education ministry ... Read more...

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Pregnant women in China to be tested for HIV, syphilis and Hepatitis B


March 1st, 2011 - 4:11 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 1 (ANI): Pregnant women across China will receive free screenings for HIV, syphilis, and Hepatitis B, and if they test positive, they will be treated at hospitals to prevent ... Read more...

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Don’t silence BBC Hindi radio, say intellectuals


February 16th, 2011 - 11:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) Stating that BBC Hindi radio was a source of "accurate, impartial and independent news" for 10 million listeners in India, a group of intellectuals, artists and journalists ... Read more...

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Welcome back Egypt, wait for my book ‘Revolution 2.0′, tweets Ghonim


February 12th, 2011 - 1:06 am ICT by IANS
Cairo, Feb 11 (IANS) Google executive Wael Ghonim, one of the principal organisers of the massive anti-Hosni Mubarak protests which resulted in the long-serving Egyptian president finally stepping down Friday night, tweeted ... Read more...

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Ready to die for Revolution 2.0, says Google executive


February 10th, 2011 - 4:04 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 10 (IANS) "It is no longer the time to negotiate" with the Egyptian government, said Google executive Wael Ghonim, one of the principal organisers of the massive anti-Hosni Mubarak protests ... Read more...

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Michelle Obama, Wal-Mart team up for healthy food campaign


January 21st, 2011 - 1:13 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 21 (ANI): Retail giant Wal-Mart is collaborating with US First Lady Michelle Obama to launch an extensive five-year plan to make its food healthier and more affordable.The move is ... Read more...

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Wealthy people more likely to be get certain cancers


December 19th, 2010 - 1:16 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Dec 19 (ANI): People living in wealthy suburbs are more likely to get certain types of cancer than those living in poorer zones, according to a report by Australian Institute of ... Read more...

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Film to promote poor children’s education at IFFI


November 24th, 2010 - 10:52 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Nov 24 (IANS) "I am Kalam", a children's film based on former president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, is aimed at inspiring the poor to educate their children, director of the film Nila ... Read more...

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Where is the nearest Dalit village? (Part-II)


November 18th, 2010 - 1:27 pm ICT by ANI
I visit another 'home' of sorts. Here, 18-year-old Chand is making cow dung cakes to be used as fuel for cooking. Chand was pulled out of school when she was in ... Read more...

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Now, a quick and affordable microfluidic HIV test


July 17th, 2010 - 12:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 17 (ANI): A researcher at UC Davis has developed a "lab on a chip" device for HIV testing, which is quick and pocket friendly.Biomedical engineer Prof. Alexander Revzin's microfluidic ... Read more...

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Brazil’s oldest prison razed to make way for housing


March 15th, 2010 - 11:18 am ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, March 15 (IANS/EFE) The Frei Caneca Penitentiary Complex, Brazil's oldest prison built in 1850, has been demolished to make way for the construction of 2,500 public housing units, the ... Read more...

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Indians slam Oz top cop’s advice to ‘look poor’ to avoid attack


February 7th, 2010 - 12:29 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Feb 7(ANI): Indian students living in Australia have slammed Victoria Police Chief Commissioner Simon Overland's advice that they should not work as taxi drivers and should "'look as poor as you ... Read more...

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Rs.7,266-cr package insufficient for Bundelkhand: Mulayam (Lead)


November 22nd, 2009 - 7:31 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Nov 22 (IANS) Samajwadi Party leader and former Uttar Pradesh chief minister Mulayam Singh Yadav, who celebrated his 71st birthday Sunday, said the Rs.7,266 crore special package by the central government ... Read more...

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Mulayam urges party to penetrate rural areas


November 22nd, 2009 - 4:57 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Nov 22 (IANS) Samajwadi Party leader and former Uttar Pradesh chief minister Mulayam Singh Yadav celebrated his 71st birthday Sunday when he asked his party cadres to reach out to the ... Read more...

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Media has thrust Dalit ‘frame’ on my village visits: Rahul (Lead)


October 7th, 2009 - 4:06 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 7 (IANS) The media had thrust a Dalit "frame" on his visits to poor areas of the country, Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi said here Wednesday while stressing that ... Read more...

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Canada says that it will expand aid to Pakistan


August 13th, 2009 - 2:25 pm ICT by ANI
Ottawa (Canada), Aug.13 (ANI): Canada will expand aid to Pakistan, notably to bolster the weak public school system that has left a void to be filled by fundamentalist madrassas, as it ... Read more...

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Scientists describe novel strategy for phytoplankton growth in nutrient-poor areas of sea


March 11th, 2009 - 3:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 11 (ANI): An international team of scientists has described a novel strategy for phytoplankton growth in the vast nutrient-poor habitats of tropical and subtropical seas.Until now, it was thought ... Read more...

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Coastal “dead zones” may not be so dead after all


October 15th, 2008 - 2:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 15 (ANI): A scientist has found that coastal dead zones do indeed support marine life, and that at least one commercially valuable clam actually benefits from oxygen-depleted waters. The scientist ... Read more...

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Morocco’s king pulls strings despite calls for democracy


May 21st, 2008 - 9:42 am ICT by admin
By Sinikka Tarvainen Rabat (Morocco), May 21 (DPA) Dressed in white, sometimes wearing the traditional red fez cap, a faint smile on his lips, Morocco's King Mohammed VI looks majestically out of countless ... Read more...

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Climate change attributed to increasing oxygen loss in oceans


May 2nd, 2008 - 1:14 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 2 (ANI): Using computer model predictions, scientists have determined that oxygen-depleted zones in tropical oceans are expanding, possibly because of climate change.The research team consisted of an international team ... Read more...

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Jailed doctor-activist Binayak Sen gets US-based award


April 22nd, 2008 - 5:09 pm ICT by admin
Vellore (Tamil Nadu), April 22 (IANS) Indian physician and rights activist Binayak Sen - who is behind bars in Chhattisgarh for alleged links with Maoists - has been awarded the prestigious Jonathan ... Read more...

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All-white or all-Asian schools should be avoided: British report


February 16th, 2008 - 11:00 am ICT by admin
By Dipankar De Sarkar London, Feb 16 (IANS) Schools with overwhelmingly white or Asian children are likely to be breeding grounds for extremism and damage community relations in Britain, says a new government-sponsored ... Read more...

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