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Closure of colleges will not hit students: Australian official
HYDERABAD: Indian students enrolled in Australian “rogue” colleges, which are now being closed midway after a rapid audit over the quality of education, need not worry about their future as measures were being taken by the ...
Centre committed to rooting out naxalism, says Chidambaram
COIMBATORE: The Central government is committed to rooting out naxalism from the country as it is proving detrimental to development, Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram said here on Friday. The Centre was working out measures with States such ...
IIT Faculty Federation pleased with Sibal’s promise
NEW DELHI: Pleased with the assurance secured from Human Resource Development Minister Kapil Sibal that departures could be made from the contentious revised pay structure in exceptional cases, president of All India IIT Faculty Federation M. ...
Another Tharoor tweet: why holiday on Gandhi Jayanti?
New Delhi: Continuing to ‘tweet’ his opinion despite receiving flak, Minister of State for External Affairs Shashi Tharoor now says people should work rather than enjoy a holiday on Mahatma Gandhi’s birth anniversary. ...
Sonia reiterates commitment to empower rural populace
NAGAUR: On the birth anniversary of the ‘Father of the Nation,’ the Congress reiterated its commitment to empowerment of the rural people through strengthening of the Panchayati Raj system. The party president and United ...
Better rates no relief for drought-hit farmers
Mahato brought to Kolkata
KOLKATA: Chhatradhar Mahato, convener of the Maoist-backed Police Santrash Birodhi Janasadharaner Committee (PSBJC), who was arrested in an undercover operation on September 26 in the Lalgarh area of West Bengal’s Paschim Medinipur ...
Congress-NCP to raise per capita income to Rs.1 lakh
MUMBAI: Maharashtra Chief Minister Ashok Chavan’s dream of making the citizens “lakhpatis” has become one of the top promises of the Democratic Front government, as per the joint election manifesto of the Congress, the ...
U.K. Indian jailed for kidnapping fellow NRI
LONDON: A man of Indian origin, Dipesh Kumar Chauhan (28), was on Friday jailed for 27 years after being convicted of conspiracy to kidnap a fellow British-Indian and blackmail his father who lives in Gujarat. His two accomplices, Shujah ...
Embryonic-like stem cells generated from cord blood cells
CHENNAI: Cord blood cells appear to be far more versatile to treat many diseases than previously considered. Two teams have successfully re-programmed cord blood cells to exhibit properties similar to embryonic stem cells. Re-programmed cells ...
Probe mission incident: Colombo
COLOMBO: Sri Lanka on Friday expressed concern at the forcible entry earlier in the day of protesters into its mission premises in New Delhi and requested India to investigate the incident. In a statement here, the Foreign Ministry said ...
Counter threats from neighbours: RSS
New Delhi: The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh on Friday questioned the steps being taken by the government to deal with the internal and external security situation, and said not enough was being done to tackle the ...
Pratibha pays homage to Mahatma at Porbandar
AHMEDABAD: President Pratibha Patil, now on a five-day visit to Gujarat, led the nation in paying tributes to Mahatma Gandhi on Friday. She presided over an all-religion prayer meeting at Kirti Mandir, ancestral house of the Father of ...
Mahato arrest: government open to rewarding CID officials
KOLKATA: Officials of the West Bengal Criminal Investigation Department (CID) responsible for the arrest of convener of the Police Santrash Birodhi Janasadharaner Committee (PSBJC) Chhatradhar Mahato may be rewarded if a proposal to that ...
Bharat Shiromani awards presented
New Delhi: The Arunachal Pradesh Governor and former Army Chief, General J.J. Singh, Law Commission Chairman Justice A. R. Lakshmanan, actor and MP Jayaprada and former cricketer and MP Mohammad Azharuddin were among those who received the ...
Eight killed as bus plunges into gorge near Dimapur; driver among victims
IMPHAL: At least eight passengers were killed and 10 others seriously wounded when a Guwahati-bound inter-State bus proceeding from Imphal plunged into a 150-metre deep gorge near Dimapur in Nagaland on Thursday night. The bus had 36 ...
MNS relents after Karan Johar’s apology
Mumbai: Maharashtra Navnirman Sena supporters stopped the screening of Karan Johar’s Wake Up Sid in some cinemas here objecting to the use of the word ‘Bombay’ instead of ‘Mumbai’ in the movie ...
Doda to agitate for Central university
DODA: The Human Resource Development Ministry’s announcement about the setting up of two Central universities in Jammu and Kashmir is set to kick-start fresh agitation over the question of location of the university to be set up in the ...
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