social science

Maharashtra governor wants vocational training varsity


May 4th, 2012 - 6:01 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 4 (IANS) Maharashtra Governor K. Sankaranarayanan Friday said he looked forward to some initiative on creating a vocational training university in the state."I have been consistently advocating the ... Read more...

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Shanghai boys to learn how not to lose masculinity


April 24th, 2012 - 4:39 pm ICT by IANS
Shanghai, April 24 (IANS) A school in the Chinese metropolis of Shanghai has set up an experimental "boys only" class, as in many schools girls outnumber boys and get better ... Read more...

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Divorce detrimental to health of younger lot


January 31st, 2012 - 3:32 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 31 (IANS) Divorce at a younger age is more detrimental to one's health than later in life as older people can cope better with the ensuing disruption and ... Read more...

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Tony Blair tried to get Saif Gaddafi place at Oxford


December 1st, 2011 - 8:09 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 1 (IANS) The Tony Blair-led Labour government in Britain had tried to pressurise Oxford University into giving Saif Gaddafi, son of slain Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, a place ... Read more...

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A ’school’ with Saif as music teacher, Big B as principal


July 29th, 2011 - 5:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) Here's your chance to study in a "school" where megastar Amitabh Bachchan will be the principal, and actors Saif Ali Khan, Manoj Bajpayee and ... Read more...

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Girl drags school to court on admission


July 25th, 2011 - 10:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Monday issued notices to the Delhi government and a school run by it on a petition filed by a student who ... Read more...

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Graduate held for impersonation


June 3rd, 2011 - 10:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 3 (IANS) A 20-year-old graduate has been arrested here for appearing for a friend's brother in the Jamia university entrance examination, police said Friday.Sohail Ahmed Siddiq from ... Read more...

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Now, a survey on status of Bihar’s upper castes


May 6th, 2011 - 1:35 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, May 6 (IANS) In a state divided on caste lines, surveys of Dalits, Other Backward Classes and Muslims have been conducted in the past. But in a first of ... Read more...

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Women to the fore in Bihar panchayat polls


April 19th, 2011 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, April 19 (IANS) Nearly three lakh women candidates are to contest the 10-phase panchayat polls in Bihar beginning Wednesday, thanks to the 50 percent reservation for them in village ... Read more...

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Online American courses becoming popular in China


January 15th, 2011 - 11:02 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 15 (IANS) Online courses from top US universities are becoming popular among young Chinese who cannot afford to go overseas to study but still want to learn.According to the China ... Read more...

Posted in World |

U.S. citizens ‘more likely to die on Christmas Day’


December 22nd, 2010 - 2:26 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 22 (ANI): U.S. citizens are more likely to die on Christmas Day than any other time of the year, according to a new study.Analysis of U.S. death certificates between 1979 ... Read more...

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Majority of Malaysian youth say no to pre-marital sex


September 19th, 2010 - 2:56 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, Sep 19 (ANI): Parents can now take a breather, as nearly half of the Malaysian youth are in no hurry to have sex and are ready to wait until marriage.The ... Read more...

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Haryana schools to have management committees


July 5th, 2010 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 5 (IANS) Government schools in Haryana will have management committees for their overall development and proper implementation, monitoring and supervision of the Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan (RMSA), the state government ... Read more...

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Childhood malnutrition impairs brain function in old age: Study


July 2nd, 2010 - 2:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 2 (ANI): Malnutrition during childhood can weaken brain function during old age, according to a new study.The find could have implications for many poor, developing nations and suggests that fighting ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Chinese parents oppose children’s internet use


June 20th, 2010 - 10:51 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 20 (IANS) Many parents in China are not in favour of their children using the internet and a majority of them worry that surfing the net could adversely affect children's ... Read more...

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US cult television series, ‘The Wire’, becomes part of Brit university course


May 17th, 2010 - 6:28 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 17 (ANI): The Wire, a cult US television series about the fight against crime in Baltimore, has become the subject of a British university course.The American police show will ... Read more...

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Psychological problems during childhood create long-term economic losses


May 14th, 2010 - 2:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 14 (ANI): Childhood psychological disorders could diminish people's ability to work and earn as adults, according to a study.People who suffer from childhood conditions such as depression and substance abuse ... Read more...

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Bitten by learning bug, teacher clears 58 subjects in board exams


April 7th, 2010 - 3:35 pm ICT by IANS
By Asit Srivastava Allahabad, April 7 (IANS) His passion for learning seems unending. This headmaster of a government school has been appearing in class 10 and 12 board exams for the past over ... Read more...

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Amy Victoria Beck To Remain Behind Bars Till March 25


March 11th, 2010 - 9:04 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Burbank, March 11, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Amy Victoria Beck, the Jordan Middle School teacher came to Burbank Superior Court with her lawyer Michael Williamson to appear before the judge for the ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

CBSE class 10 exams: students take first compulsory paper


March 5th, 2010 - 1:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 5 (IANS) Class 10 students of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) made their way anxiously to exam centres around the country Friday to answer their first major ... Read more...

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24 mn Chinese men won’t be able to find spouses in 2020


January 11th, 2010 - 3:25 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 11 (IANS) Some 24 million Chinese men may fail to find spouses in 2020 due to low birth rate of women, a media report said Monday. China Daily said that according ... Read more...

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PM’s daughter his inspiration for preservation of monuments


December 2nd, 2009 - 11:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Wednesday said his daughter was his inspiration to try and improve the preservation of historical monuments. Speaking at the Central Advisory Board of ... Read more...

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Aligarh Muslim University to re-open Dec 1


November 16th, 2009 - 6:13 pm ICT by IANS
News Delhi/Lucknow, Nov 16 (IANS) The Aligarh Muslim University (AMU), which was closed for an indefinite period Oct 30 following violent protests over murder of a student, would re-open Dec 1, ... Read more...

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Gene mutation behind pupils’ low grades identified


September 24th, 2009 - 12:29 pm ICT by ANI
London, September 24 (ANI): A gene that affects memory and IQ among students has been identified, say researchers.Chun-Yen Chang, an education researcher at National Taiwan Normal University in Taipei, says that ... Read more...

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Your cellphone can tell who your friends are


August 18th, 2009 - 12:45 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 18 (ANI): The cellphone in your pocket can reveal who are your real friends, and how you interact with them, according to a five-year-long study.The study has opened new possibilities ... Read more...

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How to improve prison environment, reduce violent crime


August 9th, 2009 - 1:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 9 (ANI): A researcher in the U.S. says that targeting prisoners' behaviour, reducing prison populations, and offering job skills may help decrease prisoner aggression and prevent recidivism.Criminal justice expert ... Read more...

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Sympathetic, kind men unlikely to end up as bosses


July 15th, 2009 - 5:01 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, July 15 (ANI): Being sympathetic, kind, co-operative and warm may lower men's likelihood of becoming bosses, according to a study.The same may also apply to women to a certain extent, ... Read more...

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New regulation restricts sex info on Internet in China from July 1


June 25th, 2009 - 6:58 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, June 25 (ANI): Access to information about sex on the Internet in China will be further restricted under a new regulation by the Ministry of Health.Under the regulation, which will ... Read more...

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Two NCR students top CBSE Class 10 exams


May 29th, 2009 - 10:23 pm ICT by IANS
Ghaziabad/Noida, May 29 (IANS) Two students from schools in the National Capital Region (NCR) have topped the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) Class 10 examination by securing 98.6 percent, school authorities ... Read more...

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Nearly twice as many students max CBSE class 10 maths paper


May 29th, 2009 - 3:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) Compared to last year, the number of students who scored a perfect 100 in maths in the Central Bureau of Secondary Education (CBSE) class 10 exams this ... Read more...

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NCERT taking steps to curb violence by teachers


March 20th, 2009 - 5:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) Following yet another shocking incident of a teacher severely beating up students in Delhi, an official of the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) said ... Read more...

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Class 8-9 students caught answering under-graduate exam


March 17th, 2009 - 3:06 pm ICT by IANS
Luckow, March 17 (IANS) Education officials in Uttar Pradesh were in for a shock when they found students of Class 8 and 9 answering question papers at an under-graduate exam in Azamgarh ... Read more...

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Money doesnt necessarily affect happiness negatively or positively, says expert


February 25th, 2009 - 4:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 25 (ANI): They say that money cant buy happiness, and so believed Lord Professor Richard Layard, who has said that wealth may not necessarily affect a persons well-being negatively ... Read more...

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Music boosts teens academic performance


February 11th, 2009 - 1:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 11 (ANI): Music lessons taken in or out of school can significantly improve reading and mathematic achievement in early childhood and adolescence, according to a new study.Darby E. Southgate, ... Read more...

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Adolescents with unpopular names more likely to commit crime


January 29th, 2009 - 12:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 29 (ANI): A recent study on juveniles in the United States suggests that adolescents with unpopular first names are more likely to engage in criminal activity. David E. Kalist ... Read more...

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