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Holmes to become Hilfiger ambassador

April 19th, 2012 - 8:09 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, April 19 (IANS) Actress Katie Holmes is to become the ambassador of Tommy Hilfiger's new line, The Promise Collection.The 32-year-old has teamed up with the designer to ... Read more...

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Winds of change for physically challenged (Feature)

March 4th, 2012 - 6:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 4 (IANS) Rekha Goyal, 23, lost her sight due to chickenpox when she was just three. But the fighter that she is, she educated herself at ... Read more...

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India, Britain discuss science and technology

September 16th, 2011 - 9:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 16 (IANS) India and Britain Friday held discussions to further their cooperation in science and technology.Science and Technology Minister Ashwani Kumar held talks with former British ... Read more...

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‘Lack of political will hampering implementation of RTE Act’

March 31st, 2011 - 8:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) A year after the implementation of the Right to Education (RTE) Act, the dream of universal education still remains a distant reality for many children ... Read more...

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Pakistan faces “education emergency” with 10 per cent of world’s out-of-school children

March 9th, 2011 - 5:20 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 9(ANI): Pakistan faces an "education emergency" that costs the economic equivalent of its flood disaster every year, a new education campaign has warned.The March for Education campaign, launched with the ... Read more...

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Building strong economic plank key to taking US-India strategic ties forward: Official

January 28th, 2011 - 12:40 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Jan.28 (ANI): The United States is of the view that building a strong economic plank with India is the key for building and taking forward the existing strategic partnership into ... Read more...

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Lady Gaga’s bizzare fashion sense earns her 3 gongs at MTV Awards!

November 8th, 2010 - 12:37 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 8 (ANI): Lady Gaga earned three gongs at the MTV Europe Awards on Sunday night when host Eva Longoria paid tribute to her unique fashion sense.Gaga was the big ... Read more...

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Teacher shortage could hamper universal education goal (For Teacher’s Day, Sep 5)

September 4th, 2010 - 1:18 pm ICT by IANS
By Anjali Ojha New Delhi, Sep 4 (IANS) As India celebrates another Teacher's Day on Sunday, it comes as a reminder of a major challenge that lies ahead - a massive crunch of ... Read more...

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Poor public education system ’stoking militancy’ in Pak: U.S. report

June 22nd, 2010 - 12:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 22(ANI): A report by a Washington think tank has found that Pakistan's poor public education system helps stoke militancy, while the religious schools, often cited as a cause of extremism, ... Read more...

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Suu Kyi appeals to the world to free Burma

June 18th, 2010 - 3:08 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 18 (ANI): Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, who celebrates her 65th birthday on Saturday, has made a desperate appeal to the world to use their liberty to ... Read more...

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Some RTE provisions impinge on minority rights: Indian church

May 3rd, 2010 - 9:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 3 (IANS) Expressing apprehension about certain clauses of the Right to Education Act, the Catholic Bishop Conference of India Monday said these provisions impinge upon the rights of the ... Read more...

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UN to ask world travellers to donate $2 to fight disease

March 3rd, 2010 - 5:45 am ICT by IANS
New York, March 3 (DPA) The UN Thursday will unveil a simple "citizen solution" under which each traveller around the world would be asked to donate $2 to a fund to fight ... Read more...

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UNESCO to help India achieve universal education

January 12th, 2010 - 1:30 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan 12 (ANI): United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) would support Indian government in achieving the 'Education for All' goal by 2015.Talking to reporters here on Monday, UNESCO's ... Read more...

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2010 is UN year of Millennium Development Goals

December 23rd, 2009 - 4:28 am ICT by IANS
New York, Dec 23 (DPA) UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon decided Tuesday to call 2010 the year of Millennium Development Goals, which will review progress to achieve a set of eight programmes ... Read more...

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IGNOU to equip visually challenged with New Economy skills

August 26th, 2009 - 5:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 26 (IANS) There's good news for the visually challenged. A new course which aims to make them economically independent by training them in fields like information technology and communications ... Read more...

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Highlights of President’s Independence Day-eve address

August 14th, 2009 - 8:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) The following are the highlights of President Pratibha Patil's Independence Day-eve address to the nation: * Democracy, inclusive economic development, social empowerment and the value system based ... Read more...

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India not likely to meet millennium goals by 2015: Ramesh

July 29th, 2009 - 11:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) India is unlikely to meet the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) by 2015, the deadline it had promised, Minister of State for Environment and Forests Jairam Ramesh said ... Read more...

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UN agency, WHO hail budget

July 7th, 2009 - 4:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 7 (IANS) The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and World Health Organisation (WHO) Tuesday lauded the union budget, saying it would "help achieve millennium development goals". "We got to ... Read more...

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Sonia Gandhi attacks Advani for repeatedly criticising Manmohan Singh

April 11th, 2009 - 11:05 pm ICT by ANI
Jamui (Bihar), Apr 11 (ANI): Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Saturday attacked Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) prime ministerial candidate Lal Krishna Advani for repeatedly criticizing Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh."Advani should ... Read more...

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Kashmir youth to get free computer education

March 12th, 2009 - 7:59 pm ICT by ANI
By Afzal Butt Srinagar, Mar 12 (ANI): For orphans and youth in Kashmir, a new ray of hope has emerged in the form of free computer education. The Central Government''s ''Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan'' ... Read more...

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‘Education for all’ works its magic in classrooms across India

June 28th, 2008 - 6:39 am ICT by IANS
By Prashant K. Nanda In a corner of eastern India's Kolkata city is a school that is waving the wand of education to work its magic not just in terms of reading and ... Read more...

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New Delhi to witness another standstill, warn Gujjars

June 2nd, 2008 - 12:53 pm ICT by admin
Shahjahanpur (Rajasthan)/Etawah, June 2 (ANI): New Delhi will have to prepare itself for another violent protest as the Gujjar community has decided to bring it to a standstill again on June ... Read more...

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Gujjars agree to postmortem of 16 firing victims

June 1st, 2008 - 8:15 pm ICT by admin
Jaipur, June 1 (ANI): Gujjar agitators on Sunday agreed for the postmortem of 16 victims killed in police firing by a team of doctors from three states. There will be two ... Read more...

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Left blocking economic progress: Chidambaram

March 23rd, 2008 - 1:09 am ICT by admin
Madurai (Tamil Nadu), March 22 (IANS) Without naming the Left parties that support the Manmohan Singh government, Finance Minister P. Chidambaram has criticised "some 60 members of parliament" for trying to hinder ... Read more...

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