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‘Sound levels in ICUs exceed WHO limits’


September 18th, 2012 - 2:30 pm ICT by IANS
Stockholm, Sep 18 (IANS) Tending to the seriously ill in intensive care units (ICUs) requires pin-drop silence, but current noise levels there ranged between 51-55 dB which is comparable to ... Read more...

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London Metropolitan University’s Visa License Revoked


August 30th, 2012 - 9:38 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
The London Metropolitan University has just had its visa to recruit and teach overseas students revoked. Over 2,000 students might soon be deported from London. The university is no longer allowed to ... Read more...

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Women suffer high rates of sleep apnoea: Study


August 16th, 2012 - 7:09 pm ICT by IANS
Stockholm, Aug 16 (IANS) Women suffer from high rates of sleep apnoea, a condition marked by frequent pauses in breathing during sleep, despite the disorder being linked predominantly with males.The ... Read more...

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Chinese students not keen on news shows


August 7th, 2012 - 8:20 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 7 (IANS) College students in China prefer watching variety shows on television rather than news programmes.A survey by the Shanghai Jiao Tong University of 300 students from 110 ... Read more...

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Chinese varsity offers tree-climbing class


July 24th, 2012 - 5:05 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 24 (IANS) Interested in climbing trees, but don't know how? Help is at hand. A Chinese university is now offering a class that would train students to "move ... Read more...

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Hundreds of GCSE A level Papers upgraded


July 11th, 2012 - 10:09 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, July 11 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Hundreds of GCSE A level papers needed to be upgraded because some of the examiners messed up. As a result, four examiners have been shown the door ... Read more...

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Delhi lawyers observe strike on bar council’s call


July 11th, 2012 - 2:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 11 (IANS) City lawyers Wednesday joined the two-day strike called by the Bar Council of India (BCI) to protest a proposed legislation that could affect its autonomy ... Read more...

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Maharashtra, Goa lawyers on strike


July 11th, 2012 - 1:12 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 11 (IANS) About 1.40 lakh lawyers in Maharashtra and Goa Wednesday joined the two-day all-India strike to protest the entry of foreign law institutes and universities and a ... Read more...

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Student hacks friend’s email to deny him admission abroad


June 12th, 2012 - 10:42 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 12 (IANS) Jealous of his friend's performance, an MSc. (economics) passout from the Calcutta University allegedly hacked his email account and sent mails with a view to deny ... Read more...

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Russia to boost scientific research : Putin


May 23rd, 2012 - 1:36 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 23 (IANS) President Vladimir Putin has said that Russia will spend 2.5 percent of its GDP to boost scientific research, a plan which will see scientists contributing to ... Read more...

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Gujarat law exam hit by reservation row


May 9th, 2012 - 5:08 pm ICT by IANS
Ahmedabad, May 9 (IANS) Thousands will appear for the Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) exam Sunday to enter national law universities. But those who have opted for Gujarat National Law ... Read more...

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Heads of Indian architecture institutions meet in Delhi


April 24th, 2012 - 6:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) Admissions to architecture institutions in the country should be based on entrance tests conforming to the minimum standards prescribed in the Architects Act, heads of ... Read more...

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Men not risk-averse in front of kids


April 18th, 2012 - 6:29 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 18 (IANS) Unlike women, men don't curb certain risk-taking behaviours even in the presence of kids, says a new psychology study. Women may be more cautious when they ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

20,000 college graduates to volunteer in rural China


April 13th, 2012 - 6:25 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 13 (IANS) About 20,000 college graduates will join the annual campaign to volunteer for work in rural China.The campaign, launched in 2006, recruited about 20,000 fresh graduates from ... Read more...

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Putin declares income of $122,000 for 2011


April 12th, 2012 - 5:18 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 12 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian Prime Minister and president-elect Vladimir Putin earned 3.662 million rubles ($122,000) in 2011, according to his income declaration posted on the government's website Thursday.In ... Read more...

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‘14 innovation universities to be set up in India’


April 10th, 2012 - 10:01 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, April 10 (IANS) Fourteen innovation universities would be set up in the country during the 12th Five Year Plan, Union Minister of State for Planning, Science and Technology and ... Read more...

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Tourism sector to create 2.5 crore more jobs


April 4th, 2012 - 9:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 4 (IANS) The tourism sector will generate an additional 2.5 crore jobs, both direct and indirect, during the 12th Five year Plan, Tourism Minister Subodh Kant Sahai ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Majority US NGOs in China unregistered


March 31st, 2012 - 6:40 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 31 (IANS) Less than three percent of American non-governmental organisations operating in China are registered with the government, a report has said.There were about 1,000 US NGOs in ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Online dating scammers want money, not love


March 29th, 2012 - 1:16 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 29 (IANS) The incidence of online romance scams is increasing by the day and has already victimized an estimated 230,000 people in Britain alone, costing them nearly $60 ... Read more...

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Kerala, Dubai body hold talks on Academic City


March 20th, 2012 - 2:30 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, March 20 (IANS) Talks are underway with a Dubai-based organisation to set up a state-of-the-art Academic City in Kerala, the state assembly was informed Tuesday.The facility is being ... Read more...

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More money for setting up new IIMs, IIITs,


March 16th, 2012 - 9:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) Increasing the budget allocation on education by 17 percent, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherkee Friday allocated Rs.150 crore for setting up new Indian Institutes of Management ... Read more...

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Obama hails positive jobs data


March 10th, 2012 - 3:49 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 10 (IANS) US President Barack Obama Friday hailed the positive jobs data and said the nation must keep its "economic engine churning".He was speaking at a Rolls ... Read more...

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China pledges support to agri-enterprises


March 8th, 2012 - 9:41 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 8 (IANS) China will improve its policies to foster and support leading enterprises in the agriculture sector, a government report said.The document, published on the government website, said ... Read more...

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Cambridge richest university in Britain: Report


March 3rd, 2012 - 8:28 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 3 (IANS) The Cambridge University is worth 4 billion pounds - more than double the combined value of every other university in the country, excluding Oxford, the Daily ... Read more...

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Delhi government hikes OBC quota before municipal polls


February 27th, 2012 - 11:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) Ahead of the Municipal Corporation of Delhi's (MCD) polls, the Congress-led Delhi government Monday decided to hike the reservation for Other Backward Castes (OBCs) in ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Student loan penalty plan abandoned in UK


February 16th, 2012 - 9:33 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Feb 16 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A controversial measure by the UK government to punish students who pay off their student loans early has been abandoned, several media outlets report. The government was ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Traumatic experience, silence linked


February 5th, 2012 - 4:48 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 5 (IANS) People who suffer a traumatic experience often don't talk about it, and many forget it over time. "There's this idea, with silence, that if we don't ... Read more...

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Rajya Sabha clears research academy bill


December 21st, 2011 - 11:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 21 (IANS) The Rajya Sabha Wednesday passed a bill that will pave the way for setting up an academy for innovative research in the field of science ... Read more...

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100 Pakistani students to study in US


December 17th, 2011 - 9:13 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 17 (IANS) A total of 100 Pakistani students have been selected for a US government-funded undergraduate programme, a media report said.US ambassador to Islamabad Cameron Munter congratulated the ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Crows are smart enough to think and learn


December 15th, 2011 - 1:00 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 15 (IANS) Crows are smart enough to learn and use tools -- they fly off roofs or poles as soon as you pretend to aim a gun at ... Read more...

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Indian sociology is distinguished: Ansari


December 11th, 2011 - 10:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) Indian sociology is distinguished by its grounding in Indian reality and the diversity in its scope of research, Vice President Hamid Ansari said here Sunday."Indian ... Read more...

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Confidence boosts women’s parking skills


December 6th, 2011 - 4:47 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 6 (IANS) Spatial skills, which include parking and map-reading, could come more easily to a woman who is being made to feel good about herself, researchers say. Previous ... Read more...

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Number of Chinese studying in Spain rises


December 2nd, 2011 - 11:45 am ICT by IANS
Avila (Spain), Dec 2 (IANS/EFE) The number of Chinese students studying in Spain has increased from 500 in 2003 to more than 5,500 this year, according to figures provided Thursday ... Read more...

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Jamia to host 3rd Arab film fest


November 19th, 2011 - 2:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) Jamia Milia Islamia, one of India's oldest universities, is set to host the third edition of the Arab Film Festival from Monday.The India Arab Cultural ... Read more...

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Awards announced for India-Britain research


November 15th, 2011 - 11:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 15 (IANS) The UK-India Education and Research Initiative (UKIERI) Tuesday declared a total of 161 awards for 2011-12 for joint research and education initiatives between the two ... Read more...

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