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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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Visva-Bharati row: Varsity regrets incident, asks girl to return


July 12th, 2012 - 11:38 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 12 (IANS) Six days after a 10-year-old student was made to lick her own urine in West Bengal's Visva-Bharati campus as a punishment for bedwetting, the university expressed ... Read more...

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Vishva Bharati case: Girl yet to recover from shock (Lead)


July 10th, 2012 - 9:20 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 10 (IANS) Traumatised and shocked, the 10-year-old girl who was allegedly made to drink her own urine in the Visva-Bharati campus as a punishment for bedwetting is ... Read more...

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Vishva-Bharati case: Girl refuses to go back to school


July 10th, 2012 - 6:29 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 10 (IANS) The 10-year-old student who was allegedly made to drink her own urine in West Bengal's Visva-Bharati campus as a punishment for bedwetting says she does not ... Read more...

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Samajwadi Party does a somersault, backs Pranab (Lead)


June 15th, 2012 - 8:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) In less than 48 hours, the Samajwadi Party Friday did a U-turn on its support to Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee as the country's president, ... Read more...

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Faridabad boy tops IIT-JEE (Lead)


May 19th, 2012 - 12:07 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) Scoring 385 marks out of 401, Faridabad boy Arpit Agrawal grabbed the top rank in the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) for the prestigious Indian Institutes ... Read more...

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UGC clears Assam’s Sankardeva study centre


May 1st, 2012 - 8:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 1 (IANS) The University Grants Commission (UGC) has cleared the establishment of the Srimanta Sankardeva Chair in Assam's Tezpur University to familiarize students with the values of ... Read more...

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Awards for social scientists soon: HRD minister


February 6th, 2012 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 6 (IANS) The government proposes constituting an award for social scientists who excel in their field on the lines of the Bhatnagar awards for scientists, Human Resource ... Read more...

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Subramanian Swamy gets anticipatory bail (Lead)


January 30th, 2012 - 7:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 30 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Monday granted anticipatory bail to Janata Party leader Subramanian Swamy, accused of writing an inflammatory article in a newspaper, after he ... Read more...

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Journalist-academician Sunit Mukherjee dead


January 22nd, 2012 - 10:02 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 22 (IANS) Renowned journalist and academician Sunit Kumar Mukherjee died following a massive cerebral attack at a South Kolkata nursing home Saturday night, family sources said Sunday. ... Read more...

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‘Swamy can’t be arrested till Jan 30′


January 13th, 2012 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 13 (IANS) Janata Party president Subramanian Swamy, accused of writing an inflammatory article, can't be arrested till Jan 30, the Delhi High Court ruled Friday even as ... Read more...

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Mayas had their own musical scale, say experts


December 14th, 2011 - 11:39 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Dec 14 (IANS/EFE) The Mayas had a musical scale very different from the western one, according to experts who examined and played 125 instruments recovered from Maya sites, ... Read more...

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Argentina remembers Tagore


December 12th, 2011 - 7:19 pm ICT by IANS
Buenos Aires (Argentina), Dec 12 (IANS) An Argentine scholar delivered a talk on Rabindranath Tagore and a recitation of his poems were held in this Argentine capital, a city that ... Read more...

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Indian Hispanist gets Peruvian honour


December 8th, 2011 - 11:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) Noted scholar and Hispanist S.P. Ganguly was Thursday awarded one of Peru's highest civilian honours - Order of Merit for Distinguished Services - for strengthening ... Read more...

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O’Connell to make Broadway debut


September 18th, 2011 - 3:12 am ICT by IANS
London, Sep 18 (IANS) Actor Jerry O'Connell is set to make his Broadway debut in new musical comedy "Seminar".The "Stand By Me" actor will play an aspiring young writer taking ... Read more...

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Lobsang Sangay takes oath as Tibetan Kalon Tripa


August 8th, 2011 - 11:16 am ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, Aug 8 (IANS) Lobsang Sangay, the new Kalon Tripa or the prime minister of the Tibetan government-in-exile, took the oath of office Monday morning at a ceremony held in ... Read more...

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Two kids killed in Pakistan bombing (Lead)


August 1st, 2011 - 2:16 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 1 (IANS) At least two children were killed and three other people were injured Monday in a blast in Pakistan's Quetta city, Xinhua reported.Urdu TV channel Samaa said ... Read more...

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80 percent of Chinese students sleep deprived


May 30th, 2011 - 6:17 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 30 (IANS) About 80 percent of primary and middle school students in China are not getting enough sleep, according to a report released Monday.The study by the China ... Read more...

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Delhi celebrates International Museum Day


May 18th, 2011 - 4:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) The national capital celebrated the International Museum Day Wednesday with several programmes dedicated to promoting the institutionalised conservation of traditional arts and culture of the ... Read more...

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Vice-President Ansari to visit Dhaka for Tagore’s 150th birth anniversary celebrations


May 3rd, 2011 - 6:25 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, May 3 (ANI): Vice President Mohammad Hamid Ansari will undertake a two-day visit of Bangladesh to participate in the 150th birth anniversary celebrations of Nobel Laureate Rabindranath Tagore.He will ... Read more...

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Rinpoche congratulates Sangay on being elected Tibetan PM-in-exile


April 27th, 2011 - 9:16 pm ICT by ANI
Dharamshala, Apr 27 (ANI): The incumbent Tibetan Prime Minister-in-exile, Samdhong Rinpoche, on Wednesday congratulated his successor Lobsang Sangay."I very heartily congratulate him. I wish a great success for his tenure," said Rinpoche.Harvard ... Read more...

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Lobsang Sangay elected new Tibetan PM-in-exile


April 27th, 2011 - 5:02 pm ICT by ANI
Dharamshala, Apr 27 (ANI): Harvard law scholar Dr. Lobsang Sangay was on Wednesday elected the new 'Kalon Tripa' or the Tibetan Prime Minister-in-exile.Forty-two-year-old Sangay, who polled 27,051 votes, will replace the incumbent ... Read more...

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7000 unregistered seminaries functional in Pakistan, 37 in Islamabad alone


April 24th, 2011 - 12:43 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, April 24(ANI): The Pakistan Government remains incognisant of the actual number of students enrolled with some 37 unregistered seminaries functioning across the Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT), according to a report.A majority ... Read more...

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Nearly 4 percent of America’s population is made up of gays


April 9th, 2011 - 5:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 9 (ANI): A survey has revealed that an estimated 9 million Americans or nearly 4 percent of the total population identify themselves as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender.The new report ... Read more...

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Noted Pakistani historian dead


April 6th, 2011 - 2:33 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 6 (IANS) Nabi Bux Baloch, a noted Pakistani historian who had studied at Aligarh Muslim University, is dead. He was 94, a media report said Wednesday.Baloch died in ... Read more...

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Ambika Soni condoles death of veteran journalist Ajit Bhattacharjea


April 5th, 2011 - 10:14 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Apr 5 (ANI): Union Minister of Information and Broadcasting Ambika Soni has condoled the death of Ajit Bhattarcharjea, a veteran journalist and renowned editor who passed away yesterday.In ... Read more...

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Rapper Nate Dogg dies at the age of 41 years


March 16th, 2011 - 8:53 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Los Angeles, Mar 16 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Rapper Nate Dogg has died at the age of 41 years on Tuesday. He had been known to suffer from medical issues from some time. Even ... Read more...

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Woman researcher’s suicide bid over sexual harassment


March 7th, 2011 - 8:46 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, March 7 (IANS) A woman researcher in Mysore University has accused her guide of sexual harassment and attempted to commit suicide, Karnataka Police said Monday.The scholar, a married woman, ... Read more...

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For a better day at work, smile like you mean it


February 23rd, 2011 - 3:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 23 (ANI): Want to keep yourself happy and productive at work? Smile like you mean it, suggests a new study.The research, led by a Michigan State University business scholar, suggests ... Read more...

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James Franco opens exhibition of his artwork in Germany


February 15th, 2011 - 6:57 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 15 (ANI): 'Spider-Man' star James Franco has opened an exhibition of his artwork in Germany.The actor is set to host the glitzy Academy Awards ceremony with Anne Hathaway on ... Read more...

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Bhardwaj relents on doctorate to Kannada scholar, ends row


February 7th, 2011 - 7:26 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Feb 7 (IANS) Karnataka Governor H.R. Bhardwaj Monday withdrew his opposition to Bangalore University's decision to give an honorary doctorate to a noted Kannada scholar known for his right-wing views.Bhardwaj's ... Read more...

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Row over Bhardwaj’s stand on doctorate


February 6th, 2011 - 7:19 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Feb 6(IANS) Karnataka Governor H.R. Bhardwaj is caught in a row over his refusal to accept Bangalore University's decision to give an honorary doctorate to a noted Kannada scholar known ... Read more...

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Ayurvedic physician among medicine Padma winners


January 26th, 2011 - 12:25 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) Late ayurvedic physician K. Raghavan Thirumulpad is among the Padma award winners from the field of medicine this year. A total of 10 awards were given in ... Read more...

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US can overcome India, China challenge: US scholar


January 12th, 2011 - 1:34 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Jan 12 (IANS) The emergence of India and China does not mean the end of American economic and technological power, says a new book suggesting the United States should ... Read more...

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Edited “n-word” in ‘Huckleberry Finn’ stirs heated debate


January 6th, 2011 - 6:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 6 (ANI): A heated debate has started after a new version of Mark Twain's book 'The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn' was published without use of the "n-word".Most schools have stopped ... Read more...

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