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Educational failure threatens US global leadership, says report


March 22nd, 2012 - 7:51 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 22 (IANS) The failure of the United States to educate its students leaves them unprepared to compete and threatens the country's ability to thrive in a global ... Read more...

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Boost for research in mental health, neuro-sciences


January 20th, 2012 - 9:29 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Jan 20 (IANS) A new Centre for Advanced Research for Innovation in Mental Health and Neuro-Sciences will be set up here, Health and Family Welfare Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad ... Read more...

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Mexican author dies hours after winning prize


November 20th, 2011 - 12:35 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Nov 20 (IANS/EFE) Mexican novelist and poet Daniel Sada died following a lengthy illness and just hours after being awarded his country's 2011 National Arts and Sciences Prize, ... Read more...

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Beat stress with transcendental meditation


November 17th, 2011 - 5:24 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 17 (IANS) New research shows that transcendental meditation significantly reduces levels of psychological distress among students. The survey, based on students from 106 secondary schools comprising 87 percent ... Read more...

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Hundreds arrested, dozens injured in Chilean student protests


August 11th, 2011 - 1:38 am ICT by BNO News
SANTIAGO (BNO NEWS) -- Nearly 400 people have been arrested and dozens have been injured as tens of thousands protested across Chile on Tuesday, the government said on Wednesday.Deputy Interior Minister Rodrigo ... Read more...

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US urges Green Card holders to become citizens


May 27th, 2011 - 12:27 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, May 27 (IANS/EFE) US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has launched a campaign emphasising the benefits of being a US citizen with the goal of convincing more than ... Read more...

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China puts into place new smoking ban


May 2nd, 2011 - 10:32 pm ICT by BNO News
BEIJING, CHINA (BNO NEWS) -- China on Monday put into place a new smoking ban that will apply to all public indoor spaces including restaurants and bars, the state-run Xinhua news agency ... Read more...

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Two films can’t bring change, 20 can: Rahul Bose (Interview)


April 29th, 2011 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 29 (IANS) Actor Rahul Bose, known for his meaningful cinema as well as social activism, believes a handful of films cannot bring change in society. For that, ... Read more...

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Nepal’s palace museum opens for general public


April 26th, 2011 - 5:41 pm ICT by ANI
Kathmandu, Apr 26 (ANI): The seven-story palace museum in Nepal's Nuwakot district has been declared open for general public.Education Minister Gangalal Tuladhar inaugurated the museum showcasing historical details and pictures related to ... Read more...

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Transcendental Meditation ‘improves Math and English scores’


March 22nd, 2011 - 1:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 22 (ANI): A new study has shown that the Transcendental Meditation technique may be an effective approach to improve math and English academic achievement in low-performing students.The study was conducted ... Read more...

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Mental health neglected, multinational partnerships needed: Azad


February 17th, 2011 - 9:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad Thursday pointed out that over six percent of Indians suffer from mental disorders and said there was a need to develop multinational ... Read more...

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“Skins” cast appears in Elle magazine & causes a buzz


February 17th, 2011 - 7:51 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York City, Feb 17 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Some parents and the Television Council in the United States have raised concerns after some of the underage casts of “Skins” appeared in provocative ... Read more...

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School fees now deductible from income tax in Mexico


February 16th, 2011 - 9:44 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Feb 16 (IANS/EFE) Mexico has passed a new law that allows citizens to deduct the payment of private school fees from their income tax.The rule will apply to education ranging ... Read more...

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Pakistan in deep economic mess, says Pakistani daily


January 23rd, 2011 - 12:57 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 23 (IANS) The economic policies being pursued by Pakistan are "neither sound nor equitable", a leading Pakistani daily said, adding that this "is evident from the deep economic mess the ... Read more...

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Mexico curbs junk food sales in schools


January 12th, 2011 - 11:37 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Jan 12 (IANS/EFE) Mexico has asked its all private and government schools to limit sales of junk food to protect children from being overweight or obese.About 30 percent of children ... Read more...

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Delhi to host global road safety meet


October 25th, 2010 - 11:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 25 (IANS) With India accounting for about 10 percent of the 13 million deaths in road accidents around the world every year, around 400 road safety experts from over ... Read more...

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Amritsar students visit Lahore, spread message of peace (Lead, Changing dateline)


October 24th, 2010 - 7:00 pm ICT by IANS
By Awais Saleem Lahore, Oct 24 (IANS) Youngsters from India and Pakistan should be given opportunities to regularly interact with each other and display their talents in diverse fields to spread the message ... Read more...

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Indian students spend delightful day with Pakistani counterparts


October 24th, 2010 - 2:54 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Oct 24 (ANI): While the Indo-Pak political relationship remains edgy; nothing deterred a delegation of Indian students and teachers who spent an eventful day in Islamabad.The delegation visited the Pak capital ... Read more...

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We now understand Pakistan better: Indian student


October 24th, 2010 - 1:47 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 24 (IANS) A visit to Pakistan has helped clear several misconceptions about Pakistanis, an Indian girl student said after a visit to Lahore.Samash said after spending time with Pakistani students ... Read more...

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Art Robinson Makes Politics More Colloquial


October 8th, 2010 - 7:51 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Republican Art Robinson does not seen to have much chance to make it into the congress as a Republican anymore. He has represented Oregon before, but certain comments of ... Read more...

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Mark Zuckerberg says donation has nothing to do with biopic’s release


September 25th, 2010 - 5:28 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Sep 25 (ANI): Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has slammed reports that his 100-million-dollar donation to schools was just a trick to clean his image on the same day as the ... Read more...

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Tennessee and Delaware win Race to the Top


March 30th, 2010 - 9:41 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
March 30, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): U.S. public education received a jolt on Monday by the Obama administration after it selected only two states, Delaware and Tennessee to receive $600 million ... Read more...

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Race To The Top Funds Won By Tennessee And Delaware


March 30th, 2010 - 9:33 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Washington, Mar 30, (THAINDIAN NEWS) U.S. public education received a jolt from the Obama administration when it came to know that only two states, Tennessee and Delaware, will get the ... Read more...

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Allocate more money for children: NGO


February 24th, 2010 - 3:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) With the union budget round the corner, child rights NGO CRY Wednesday said that more funds should be allocated for sectors like health and education which impact ... Read more...

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Skunk users ’seven times more likely to suffer from psychosis’


December 1st, 2009 - 5:29 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 1 (ANI): Smokers, who take the highly potent form of cannabis known as skunk, have been found to be almost seven times more likely to develop a psychotic illness than ... Read more...

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Global meet to discuss means to reduce fatal accidents


October 18th, 2009 - 5:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) With India accounting for 10 percent of the global road accident deaths annually, experts from across the world will meet in the national capital to discuss means ... Read more...

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It’s time to review population policy, says Pronab Sen


October 9th, 2009 - 5:36 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Oct 9 (IANS) Pronab Sen, chief statistician and secretary in the ministry of statistics and programme implementation, Friday stressed the need to review the present population policy keeping in view the ... Read more...

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Public education a must to prevent female foeticide, says Krishna Tirath


May 30th, 2009 - 11:43 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, May 30 (ANI): Union Minister for Women and Child Development Krishna Tirath on Saturday said she would rectify any lacuna in the laws to check the menace of female foeticide ... Read more...

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Poor public education in Pak forcing families to turn to madrasas


May 4th, 2009 - 1:05 pm ICT by ANI
New York, May 4 (ANI): Pakistani families living below the poverty line are turning to madrasas or Islamic schools, where their children are fed and housed while being taught a more ... Read more...

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News coverage of trans fat makes shoppers stay away from certain products


April 21st, 2009 - 4:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 21 (ANI): News coverage detailing harmful effects of trans fat, along with labelling information, could prompt shoppers to stay away from short-term purchases of foods high in trans fat, according ... Read more...

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Pak most urgent foreign policy challenge for Obama


February 9th, 2009 - 12:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 9 (ANI): Pakistan is the most urgent foreign policy challenge for the Obama Administration, according to a study carried out by the US Central Command.The Centcom, which is directly ... Read more...

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IT Act has to be more deterrent: Justice Sirpurkar


February 8th, 2009 - 3:45 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 8 (IANS) Supreme Court Justice V.S. Sirpurkar Sunday said the present Information Technology (IT) Act is soft and has to be more deterrent to curb increasing cyber crimes in India. Sirpurkar, ... Read more...

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Sydney court gives green light for controversial buidling of Islamic school


December 12th, 2008 - 12:16 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Dec.12 (ANI): A Land and Environment Court (LEC) in Sydney have given conditional approval on Thursday for a 1,200-student Islamic school to be built, despite it being rejected twice by ... Read more...

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Pakistani youth feared to become a brigade of radicals


November 18th, 2008 - 9:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov.18 (ANI): Pakistan''s potential for youth radicalisation is high, given a poor education system stratified along socio-economic lines and disparate economic opportunities across society, a study according to a study ... Read more...

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Pak youth in danger of radicalization due to institutional failure, finds study


November 18th, 2008 - 1:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 18 (ANI): A study conducted by the Brookings Institution in Pakistan has revealed that the potential for youth radicalisation was high in the country, because of the poor education ... Read more...

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