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Odisha teen selected for Malala day event in US

A 17-year-old tribal student from a private Odisha institute has been selected by the United Nations to participate in the July 12 "Malala Day" youth session at the UN headquarters in New York, the institute said Saturday.

Kolkata schools tweak classics to teach gender sensitivity

Red Riding Hood no longer needs the woodcutter to come to her rescue. Armed with training in self-defence, she is now well-equipped to protect herself. This and many more such interventions by a clutch of schools in the city are the latest weapons to bring about gender sensitisation at the grassroots.

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Bihar’s Super 30 has done it again

Bihar's Super 30 has done it again. In another big success, 27 of the 30 candidates from the coaching centre have cracked the highly competitive Indian Institute of Technology-Joint Entrance Examination (IIT-JEE) this year, its director said.

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St. Stephen’s sets steep 98 percent cutoff

The cutoff for the four-year undergraduate economics (with commerce background) programme in Delhi University's St. Stephen's College this year is a staggering 98 percent, according to the figures college released here Friday.

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Kalam to teach at IIM-Shillong

Former president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam will be lecturing students of Indian Institute of Management (IIM)-Shillong for three days on ways to make India an economically developed nation, the institute said.

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IGNOU starts MBA programme in banking, finance

The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) will offer a Master of Business Administration (MBA) in banking and finance from this July academic session, an official said Saturday.

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Tributes pour in for Iain Banks, ‘one of Scotland’s literary greats’

Tributes have been paid to the author Iain Banks, 59, best known for his novels The Wasp Factory and The Crow Road, who has died just two months after announcing he had terminal cancer.

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DU teacher ends hunger strike

Prem Singh, a Delhi University teacher who undertook a hunger strike at Rajghat here seeking the withdrawal of the four-year undergraduate programme, has ended his fast.

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Indian professor, Oprah honoured at Harvard

Sir Partha Dasgupta, Indian-born professor of economics at the University of Cambridge, UK and talk show celebrity Oprah Winfrey were among the nine people recognised with honorary degrees at the annual convocation of Harvard University here Thursday.

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A Swedish varsity with over 100 Indian research tie-ups

Sweden's Karolinska Institutet (KI), one of the world's leading medical universities, is undertaking research-collaboration work with over 100 educational institutions and research institutes in India, with a professor saying it was of "indescribable interest".