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  • Delhi University working on policy for transgender admissions 8 hours 18 minutes ago

    New Delhi: After introducing the transgender option in the gender column of its admission forms, the Delhi University is now working to draw up the modalities for them to enroll at the varsity. DU's Cluster Innovation Centre (CIC) has taken up a project -- "The Third 'I': Dignity of Being" under...
  • Plagiarism case: Delhi Court grants exemption to Deepak Pental Yesterday

    New Delhi: Delhi University's former Vice Chancellor Deepak Pental, who is accused in a case of forgery, cheating and plagiarism along with another person, was on Saturday granted exemption from personal appearance for the day by a court in New Delhi on health ground. Link Metropolitan Magistrate Richa Gusain Solanki allowed...
  • This camera produces pictures, generates power from pixels Yesterday

    New York: Scientists at Columbia University in New York have successfully built a camera that is capable of producing images using power harvested from the surrounding incident light. The prototype self-powering camera takes an image each second, and in a well-lit scene it can operate indefinitely. The team is led by...
  • 4 MPs speak out against HRD Minister Smriti Irani, say she is interfering with functioning of IITs 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Cutting across party lines four Rajya Sabha MPs have spoken out against Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani. The MPs have alleged that minister is interfering with the functioning of IITs and universities. The four MPs are KC Tyagi, D Raja, Rajiv Shukla and DP Tripathi. The MPs have also...
  • Divorce could increase heart attack risk: study 4 days ago

    Washington: Women who go through multiple divorces are nearly twice as likely to have a heart attack than their counterparts who stay married, a new study has claimed. Divorced women suffer heart attacks at higher rates than women who are continuously married, researchers said. A woman who has been through two or...
  • Expectations in Toronto University ahead of PM Modi's visit 4 days ago

    Ahead of PM Narendra Modi's visit, students at Toronto University say they have high expectations. "We are very excited to see him here but we are also very interested to see what he can do for us. As of now I am still an Indian citizen and still don't have...
  • At 17, Indian-origin girl gets into all 8 Ivy League schools 6 days ago

    Washington: At just 17, an Indian-origin girl has earned admission to 14 top US universities, including all eight Ivy League schools considered the most prestigious varsities worldwide. Virginia-born Pooja Chandrashekar decided to apply to all eight ivies hoping to get into just one of them. But now she has the choice...
  • Michigan Micro Mote: A computer that is smaller than a grain of rice April 8, 2015

    New Delhi: We've seen computers transform from big and bulky room-sized components to the thinner and lighter tablet-like devices. But, surpassing the established sizes for a computer, University of Michigan researchers have developed a fully autonomous computer that is smaller than a grain of rice. At just a millimetre cubed, the...
  • End to our battery woes? A new type of aluminum-ion battery that fully charges in a minute April 7, 2015

    New Delhi: As our smartphones and gadgets grow wider in number and thinner in size, one sticky point still remains- battery. For that, we tend to opt for a higher mAh battery, believing it would provider longer support. However, are these lithium-ion batteries safe? Do they take less time to...
  • Include farmers as equity partners in industrial projects: Abdul Kalam April 6, 2015

    Thanjavur: Former President APJ Abdul Kalam has stressed the need to include farmers as equity partners in industrial projects if their land was to be acquired for industrial development. If a nation has to develop, then so should its farmers. To achieve this, they should get the right to fix remunerative...
  • Delhi University students harness wind energy produced by Metro trains April 6, 2015

    New Delhi: A group of Delhi University students has discovered an innovative way of harnessing wind energy churned out by Metro trains to generate electricity. The project, undertaken by Kalindi College, has also got the backing of Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC), which allowed the students to install a turbine...
  • Kenyan survivor of school killings is found in hiding April 4, 2015

    Garissa: A survivor of the killings at Garissa University College was found on Saturday, two days after the attack by Islamic extremists killed 148 people. Cynthia Charotich, 19, said from her hospital gurney that she hid in a large cupboard and covered herself with clothes, refusing to emerge even when some...
  • Somali terrorists threaten more bloody attacks against Kenya April 4, 2015

    Mogadishu: Somali terrorists on Saturday threatened to stage more bloody attacks on Kenya after the group's fighters killed nearly 150 people during an assault on a Kenyan university on Thursday. "No amount of precaution or safety measures will be able to guarantee your safety, thwart another attack or prevent another bloodbath...
  • Madan Mohan Malaviya never wanted to die in Benaras, tells his granddaughter-in-law April 4, 2015

    New Delhi: Freedom fighter and Benaras Hindu University founder Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya has been conferred Bharat Ratna posthumously by the Government of India. The award was received by his grand daughter-in-law Saraswati Malaviya and three other family members. At 92 years, Saraswati is the oldest living member in the family...
  • Engineers create device to make walking easier, something scientists once thought couldn't be done April 3, 2015

    Washington: Engineers have come up with a motor-free device to make walking more efficient and easier - something scientists once thought couldn't be done. The prototype exoskeleton boot runs from just below the knee to the ankle, and when you strap on a pair, you can reduce the energy it takes...
  • Somali Islamists kill 147 as troops end Kenya varsity massacre April 3, 2015

    Garissa (Kenya): At least 147 students were massacred when Somalia's Shebab Islamist group attacked a Kenyan university on Thursday, the government said, after the deadliest attack in the country since US embassy bombings in 1998. Hurling grenades and firing automatic rifles, the masked gunmen stormed the university in the northeastern town...
  • 147 people killed in Kenya's Garissa University attack, over 70 injured April 3, 2015

    At least 147 students were massacred when Somalia's Shebab Islamist group attacked a Kenyan university on Thursday, the government said, after the deadliest attack in the country since US embassy bombings in 1998. ...
  • 147 dead as al-Shabab gunmen attack Garissa University: Kenya interior minister April 3, 2015

    Kenya's national disaster operations center and the interior minister say the attack by al-Shabab gunmen on a college campus has claimed 147 lives, besides four attackers who also died. The interior minister said most of those killed on Thursday were students but included two police officers, one soldier and two...
  • India strongly condemned outrageous terror attack in Kenya April 2, 2015

    New Delhi: India on Thursday night strongly condemned the outrageous terror attack on a university campus in Kenya that killed at least 70 students, saying the international community needs to further strengthen its fight against terrorism. "India strongly condemns barbaric terrorist attack on a university campus at Garissa in north-eastern Kenya,"...
  • Over 70 dead as masked gunmen attack Garissa University: Kenya interior minister April 2, 2015

    Nairobi: Al-Shabab gunmen stormed a university in northeastern Kenya at dawn on Thursday, killing more than 70 people in the group's bloodiest attack in the East African country, officials said. Four of the gunmen were killed by security forces. In the attack, which turned into a hostage siege that continued into...
  • Delhi University Vice Chancellor defends FYUP in reply to HRD Ministry showcause April 2, 2015

    New Delhi: Standing his ground on introduction of the controversial FYUP, Delhi University Vice Chancellor Dinesh Singh is understood to have told the HRD Ministry that there was no disapproval from the Visitor to the programme or any objection raised by it during the roll out. In his response to the...
  • Stanford showcases Douglas Engelbart's historic 1968 computer technology demo as an opera April 2, 2015

    Palo Alto: Is the Internet a force for public good, or for social control? Or a bit of both? Such tensions, so prevalent in today's debates, were rife at the very dawn of the computer age. Hoping to stimulate debate about the future of technology, a new production at Stanford University...
  • Gunmen attack university in eastern Kenya, 2 dead: Police April 2, 2015

    Nairobi: Gunmen attacked Garissa University College on Thursday, shooting indiscriminately in campus hostels, killing at least two people and wounding four others, police said. Police and military surrounded the buildings and were trying to secure the area in eastern Kenya, police officer Musa Yego said. Kenya's National Police Service said in a...
  • Gunmen attack University in eastern Kenya: Police April 2, 2015

    Nairobi: A police official says masked gunmen have stormed a university campus in Garissa Town in eastern Kenya. Musa Yego says gunshots and explosions can be heard from a building on the campus, which is surrounded by police and military. It was not immediately clear if there were any fatalities or injured. Kenya's...
  • Harvard University set to open international office in Mumbai April 2, 2015

    New York: The US' prestigious Harvard University is set to open its international offices in India, China and South Africa to facilitate research and academic work for its affiliates in those regions. Harvard is awaiting approval from the Indian government for its School of Public Health to open an office in...
  • UGC failed in fulfilling its responsibilities, should be scrapped, suggests HRD panel April 1, 2015

    New Delhi: In a scathing criticism of the University Grants Commission (UGC), a review committee has suggested that the UGC has not been able to fulfil its responsibilities and recommended that "if possible, it should be scrapped". The review committee panel has recommended that the UGC should be replaced by a...
  • Light bulbs made using graphene to start selling later this year March 31, 2015

    New Delhi: Light bulbs made with the use of graphene will go on sale later this year, becoming the first commercially available consumer product to use the supermaterial. Researchers at the Manchester University have developed the innovative light bulb that uses a filament-shaped LED which is coated in graphene. The bulb...
  • Rats can reason just like humans: Study March 30, 2015

    Washington: Rats can reason and have the ability to link cause and effect such that they can expect, or imagine, something happening even if it is not, according to a new study. "What sets humans apart from the rest of the animal kingdom is our prodigious ability to reason. But...
  • Tamil Nadu: 5 killed, 18 injured as under construction building collapses in Tiruvarur March 29, 2015

    Tiruvarur: Five persons were killed and 18 injured when an under construction staff quarters of the Central University collapsed, police said. The toll could increase as several of the injured were in a serious condition, they said. Police and fire service personnel were searching whether more persons were trapped in the debris....
  • Multitasking may damage your brain: Study March 29, 2015

    Washington: Multitasking may hamper your performance and even damage your brain, new research has claimed. A study conducted at Stanford University found that people who are regularly bombarded with several streams of electronic information cannot pay attention, recall, or switch from one job to another as well as those who...