UNIVERSE

  • West Bengal: Congress to table no-confidence motion against TMC government 2 days ago

    Kolkata: The Congress in West Bengal has decided to table a no-confidence motion against the Trinamool Congress government next month, state party chief Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury said on Saturday. The Congress members would utilise the discussions to attack the Trinamool on issues like the Saradha chit fund scam, the student protests...
  • Project to scan 'social pollution' on Twitter: Researchers 3 days ago

    New York: Researchers at the Indiana University in the US are working on an ambitious project to collect and analyse 'social pollution' that is spreading on social media like Twitter. Funded by the US National Science Foundation, the project named "Truthy" will study what researchers call "social epidemics", including how memes...
  • Tradition of Nalanda University is firmly against divisiveness: Amartya Sen 4 days ago

    New Delhi: The recently revived Nalanda University will depend on its "old glory" while embarking on its new journey in which attempts will be made to learn across the barriers of regions and countries, Amartya Sen said on Thursday. "Integrated thought and profound global understanding marks tradition of Nalanda, which...
  • Jadavpur University students, teachers hold rallies, classes affected 4 days ago

    Kolkata: Building up pressure on Jadavpur University Vice-Chancellor Abhijit Chakrabarti to resign, students and teachers took out separate rallies in the campus as classes remained affected for the last one month. Marking the completion of one month of police crackdown against agitating students at the university, students brought out a fire-torch...
  • Slow-growing galaxies to reveal how universe was formed 5 days ago

    Washington: Do you wonder why some galaxies flourish with star formation and others barely bloom? The answer lies in slow-growing galaxies. Using data from the European Space Agency's Herschel mission, NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope and the Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX), astronomers have made some of the most accurate measurements yet of...
  • Nalanda University to provide free education to poor: Amartya Sen 5 days ago

    Biharsharif: The Nalanda University will provide free education to poor students if they qualify on the parameters of the varsity, its Chancellor Prof Amartya Sen said on Wednesday. The students of poor economic background interested in studying at the Nalanda University will be provided free education if they qualify on the...
  • Strawberries don't work as teeth whiteners: Study 5 days ago

    Washington: Want whiter teeth? Fruit mixture is not the answer! Reclaiming those pearly whites simply by mixing fruit, such as strawberries, with some baking soda, and applying the all-natural concoction to your teeth does not work, a new study has found. Researcher So Ran Kwon from the University of Iowa...
  • DU student wins Young Achievers prize for information activism 5 days ago

    New Delhi: A Delhi University student who has filed over 100 RTIs since his schooling days has bagged an international Young Achievers' Award for his information activism. Himadrish Suwan was named for the Young Achievers' Award by the International Association of Educators for World Peace, which is affiliated to the United...
  • West Bengal: Jadavpur University blames teachers, students for academic loss 1 week ago

    Kolkata: The Jadavpur University on Monday blamed teachers and students for "gross irregularities" that caused academic loss, triggering an angry retort from the teachers' association, which trashed the charge as a "blatant lie". A circular issued by the Registrar Pradip Ghosh, mailed to teachers and other staff members of the...
  • User history makes websites more interactive: Study October 12, 2014

    Washington: Small cues that display a user's transaction history may help a website feel almost as interactive as chatting with an online customer service agent, paving the way for more cost-effective websites, researchers, including one of Indian-origin, have found. "One of the challenges with online interactivity is trying to imbue...
  • Users in poorer countries download movies, those in richer economies prefer music October 10, 2014

    Washington: Those living in poorer countries primarily download large high-definition files such as movies over Internet, found a study. It added that a country's economy plays a major role in Internet file-sharing patterns. Researchers reported that BitTorrent users in countries with a small gross domestic product (GDP) per capita were more...
  • UK-based NRI donates 250,000 pounds to University October 7, 2014

    London: A UK-based NRI has donated 250,000 pounds to the London South Bank University in support of its graduate entrepreneurship programme. The donation by Rami Ranger, Chairman and founder of Sun Mark Ltd and Sea, Air and Land Forwarding Ltd will be used to set up a fund for Enterprise Excellence...
  • Amid clamour for removal, Abhijit Chakrabarty appointed Jadavpur VC October 6, 2014

    Kolkata: Notwithstanding the clamour for his removal, Jadavpur University interim Vice-Chancellor Abhijit Chakrabarty has been appointed as the full-time vice-chancellor (VC) of the varsity. After the resignation of Shouvik Bhattacharyya as the VC, Chakrabarty, a professor of the Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology, (IIEST) Howrah, was made the interim...
  • Yale University students laud PM Modi's social media skills October 5, 2014

    As the Prime Minister strives to establish a contact with the youth and entrepreneurs abroad, students at Yale University laud the PM for his social media skills, and his attempt to reach out to everyone. ...
  • Swedish woman world's first to give birth after womb transplant October 5, 2014

    Stockholm: A Swedish woman has become the world's first to give birth after having a womb transplant, opening up the possibility for thousands of infertile women to have babies, the doctor in charge of the research project said on Saturday. The unnamed Swede in her mid-30s delivered a healthy baby boy...
  • IP University's East Campus to be set up in Surajmal Vihar October 5, 2014

    New Delhi: Indraprastha University will soon have a separate East Campus in Surajmal Vihar area with the Delhi government clearing hurdles to start construction work for it on an 18-acre plot in east Delhi. "All hurdles coming in the way to have an east campus of IP university have been cleared....
  • Delhi University students to study Swachh Bharat Abhiyan's impact in the city October 5, 2014

    New Delhi: Will people in Delhi stop littering the roads and spitting in public places as a result of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Clean India programme? What will be the campaign's impact? These will be among the many aspects that students of Delhi University will study for a report which they...
  • Indian-origin Stanford professor wins top US award for science October 4, 2014

    Washington: A 79-year-old Indian-American Stanford University professor is among 10 innovators to receive US National Medal of Science announced by President Barack Obama for their contribution to the field of science. Pune-graduate and Padma Bhushan recipient Thomas Kailath will receive the United States' highest honour for achievement and leadership in advancing...
  • Harvard students receive racially charged death threat emails October 4, 2014

    New York: American law enforcement officials are investigating a "racially charged" death threat emailed to several hundred students of Harvard University that claimed an individual would come to the Ivy League institution and "shoot all of you" and "kill you individually". Harvard University police are investigating the death threat and plan...
  • Pune-educated Stanford professor wins US National Medal of Science October 4, 2014

    Washington: Thomas Kailath, a Pune educated Indian-American engineering professor at Stanford University, is one of the recipients of the US National Medal of Science announced by President Barack Obama. Kailath is also a recipient of the Padma Bhushan, one of India's high civilian awards and is a member of major science...
  • 13 Kolkata students held for demonstrating, released October 3, 2014

    Kolkata: At least 13 students from various city colleges were taken into preventive detention for some time Friday for staging protests to show solidarity with Jadavpur University students who earlier subjected to an alleged police crackdown, police said. The students had gathered around a Durga Puja marquee in Salt Lake area...
  • Music can distract fatigued drivers: Study September 30, 2014

    Washington: Listening to music while driving may not be a good idea if you are feeling fatigued, but drinking coffee may help, suggests a new study. Previous research has shown that drinking caffeinated beverages and listening to music are two popular fatigue-fighting measures that drivers take, but very few studies...
  • Olive oil may revive a failing heart: Study September 30, 2014

    Washington: A potent ingredient in olive oil may hold the key to beating heart failure, a new research suggests. Oleate, a common dietary fat found in olive oil, restored proper metabolism of fuel in heart cells in an animal model of heart failure, researchers have found. Heart failure is not...
  • Abetment of suicide: Bail plea of DU college employee rejected September 29, 2014

    New Delhi: A Delhi court has dismissed the anticipatory bail plea of a DU college employee in an abetment of suicide case of a woman, saying it earlier gave the relief to the co-accused principal but complete facts were not brought before it. Additional Sessions Judge Hemani Malhotra, who had...
  • Do away with accepting attested documents: UGC to universities September 29, 2014

    New Delhi: In what may come as a big relief to students, UGC has asked all universities to do away with the requirement of submitting attested documents and accept self-certification of mark sheets, birth certificates and other important papers. In its communication to vice chancellors of universities across the country,...
  • Two students in judicial custody in connection to Jadavpur molestation case September 27, 2014

    Kolkata: Two Jadavpur University students arrested in connection with the alleged molestation of a woman student were on Saturday remanded to judicial custody till September 29 by a city court in Kolkata. "Nikhil Das, a student of third year, civil engineering, and Sonu Kumar, of second year, mechanical engineering, were presented...
  • Speculation over Jadavpur University pro-VC's resignation September 25, 2014

    Kolkata: Even as Jadavpur University students are demanding resignation of the Vice-Chancellor over police crackdown on the campus, speculation was rife on Thursday that Pro Vice-Chancellor Professor Siddhartha Datta has resigned. University officials neither confirm nor deny the rumour about Professor Dutta's resignation. When contacted, JU registrar Dr Pradip Kumar Ghosh said,...
  • Allahabad HC issues notice to Azam Khan for holding an office of profit September 25, 2014

    Allahabad: The Allahabad High Court has issued a notice to Uttar Pradesh minister Azam Khan over the office for profit issue. The court asked why Khan should not be disqualified as an MLA since he is also the Vice Chancellor of Mohammad Ali Jauhar University in Rampur. The Court served...
  • Japanese university to begin course in wine science September 24, 2014

    Tokyo: The University of Yamanashi, located in one of the finest wine-making regions of Japan, plans to launch in 2015 a course in wine science for people involved in the production of the alcoholic beverage, to improve exports. The programme will be implemented by the university's Institute of Enology and Viticulture...
  • Andhra Pradesh government mulls setting up travel and tourism university September 23, 2014

    Hyderabad: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu on Tuesday directed the tourism department to examine the possibility of setting up a travel and tourism university in the state. At a review meeting with officials at the CM Camp office, the Chief Minister asked them to model it on the lines...