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Most Indian varsities delivering poor education: Pitroda
New Delhi, March 4 (IANS) At least 90 percent of Indian universities are providing below-par education and the time has come when action is required to improve it, Sam Pitroda, advisor to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, said here Thursday.

Thursday, March 04, 2010 10:59:12 PM

137 nursing schools to come up in 18 states
New Delhi, March 4 (IANS) The Cabinet Thursday approved setting up of 137 General Nursing and Midwifery (GNM) Schools in at least 18 states to boost human resource in the health sector. The total cost will be Rs.1,370 crore.

Thursday, March 04, 2010 10:54:20 PM

Read should act against reckless English players: Butt
New Delhi, March 4 (IANS) Veteran Pakistani forward Rehan Butt Thursday asked tournament director Ken Read to take action against England players for their reckless play in the Pool B match, which was marred by frayed tempers from both the sides.

Thursday, March 04, 2010 10:51:39 PM

Eight teachers suspended for allowing mass cheating
Bhopal, March 4 (IANS) Eight teachers were suspended Thursday after an inspection of an examination centre in Morena district where mass copying was taking place on the first day of Class X exams of the Madhya Pradesh Board of Secondary Education, an official said.

Thursday, March 04, 2010 10:51:10 PM

India lose to Spain in Hockey World Cup
New Delhi, March 4 (IANS) India's prospects in the Hockey World Cup suffered a setback as the hosts went down 2-5 to Spain in their crucial Pool B match at the Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium here Thursday.

Thursday, March 04, 2010 10:35:51 PM

West Bengal Governor M.K. Narayanan visits Shantiniketan
Kolkata, March 4 (IANS) West Bengal Governor M.K. Narayanan visited Visva Bharati University, popularly known as Shantiniketan (abode of peace), in the state's Birbhum district and held meetings with senior university officials Thursday.

Thursday, March 04, 2010 10:35:35 PM

Cabinet clears seeds bill
New Delhi, March 4 (IANS) The union cabinet Thursday cleared a bill that aims to regulate the quality of seeds sold in the country.

Thursday, March 04, 2010 10:24:26 PM

India, Australia negotiating social security agreement
New Delhi, March 4 (IANS) India and Australia are negotiating a social security agreement to be finalised 'at the earliest' which will spare workers from double payment of social security contributions.

Thursday, March 04, 2010 10:24:11 PM

India tests cheaper rocket to reduce launch vehicle cost
Bangalore, March 4 (IANS) India successfully conducted the flight test of a new rocket that will drastically reduce the cost of its launch vehicles by using oxygen in the atmosphere to propel the spacecraft, a senior space official said Thursday.

Thursday, March 04, 2010 10:19:19 PM

State defends Kashmir chief minister's advisor
Jammu, March 4 (IANS) The Jammu and Kashmir government Thursday defended Chief Minister Omar Abdullah's advisor Mubarak Gul, who is caught in a controversy over allotment of a six-episode fictional serial for Doordarshan.

Thursday, March 04, 2010 10:18:28 PM

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