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  • Delhi boy wins gold at Informatics Olympiad, heads for MIT August 13, 2014

    New Delhi Delhi school boy Akshat Bubna has become the first Indian student to win a gold medal in the International Olympiad in Informatics in Taiwan. 18yearold Bubna passed his CBSE (12th) exam from Amity International School in New Delhi with over 96 per cent marks and is heading for the...
  • Body of 28yearold MIT graduate found in Ladakh ravine, family says she slipped and fell during her morning run June 23, 2014

    A 28yearold graduate student at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has died in Ladakh, President L Rafael Reif said in an email to the MIT community. Kaitlin R Goldstein was a fourthyear graduate student in architecture and in MIT's Building Technology Program. Her body was found in a ravine below a...
  • Randhir Kapoor: I feel my father is still alive May 17, 2014

    Pune: It's been over 25 years since Indian cinema legend Raj Kapoor breathed his last but his son, veteran actor Randhir Kapoor, who was present at the inauguration ceremony of 'Raj Kapoor Memorial The Golden Era of Indian Cinema' at Rajbaugh here, still feels his father is "alive". Organised by...
  • Role of serendipity and Rajan's journey to Mint Street February 12, 2014

    Mumbai: He took over as RBI Governor barely six months ago, but Raghuram Rajan on Tuesday confessed that he had expressed his desire to head the central bank one day decades ago while studying at the IIMAhmedabad. "I want to highlight the role of serendipity in terms of three incidents....
  • Sensory Fiction: Wearable book lets readers experience what characters feel January 31, 2014

    New York: Hold your breath. Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's (MIT) media lab have designed a wearable book that makes readers quite literally feel what the book's characters are feeling. The book, titled The Girl Who Was Plugged In, is part of an MIT project called 'Sensory Fiction'. The book...
  • MIT develops handheld device to catch early signs of eye disease December 26, 2013

    MIT researchers have developed a new handheld device that scans a patient's entire retina in seconds to detect a host of retinal diseases including diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma and macular degeneration. Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) developed the new instrument which is the first to combine cuttingedge technologies such...
  • FTP: Has a degree from an Indian university lost all value? September 11, 2013

    US-based MIT and Harvard University topped an authoritative list of the world's top 200 university rankings that did not figure any educational institutions from India. ...
  • Indian universities fail to make world's top 200, MIT tops the list September 11, 2013

    London: US-based Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Harvard University on Tuesday topped an authoritative list of the world's top 200 university rankings that did not figure any educational institutions from India. Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi, the country's premier institution, comes in way down at No 222, dropping from...
  • News briefs: TM Bhagalpur University to expand academic courses August 11, 2013

    TM Bhagalpur University (TMBU) is looking forward to diversify its academic programmes. The postgraduation department of English has proposed to set up Tilka Majhi Centre for Culture and Innovative Studies to run three PG courses diploma in translation studies, post graduate diploma in journalism and mass communication besides post...
  • RBI chief Raghuram Rajan: The young, outspoken former IMF heavyweight August 7, 2013

    New Delhi: India named a former International Monetary Fund chief economist to head the Reserve Bank of India on Tuesday, giving fresh impetus to efforts to revive a struggling economy and a currency that is languishing at record lows. Raghuram Rajan, who predicted the global financial crisis in 2005, will take...
  • Bose Corporation founder Amar Bose passes away July 13, 2013

    Boston: Acoustics pioneer Amar Bose, founder and chairman of the audio technology company Bose Corporation, known for the rich sound of its small tabletop radios and its noisecanceling headphones popular among frequent fliers, has died at age 83. Bose's death was announced Friday by the company's president, Bob Maresca, and the...
  • Andhra Pradesh to sign MoU with MIT to better its education June 5, 2013

    New York: Andhra Pradesh is set to sign an MoU with the prestigious Massachusetts Institute of Technology to tap its vast resources to help give the state's educational system a face lift, the state's information technology and communications minister Ponnala Lakshmaiah said here on Tuesday. The minister said the finer details...
  • Boston blasts: Throat injury may prevent suspect from talking April 21, 2013

    Washington: As US authorities prepared to question the surviving suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings to find out the motive for the terror attack they may face an unexpected problem, according to a media report. Dzhokar Tsarnaev, 19, who was captured after a massive manhunt, "has suffered an injury to...
  • Boston bombers had 6 bombs, rifle, handguns: police chief April 21, 2013

    Boston: The two Boston Marathon bombing suspects had at least six bombs three of which exploded, handguns and a rifle when police officers first confronted them in a dark residential street in Watertown, a Boston suburb, police said on Saturday. "A single officer was the first to encounter the two...
  • Boston blasts: Residents celebrate as police capture suspects April 20, 2013

    Watertown: Police officers and firefighters stood grimfaced with guns and rifles, lining the street leading to the suburban property where a suspect in twin bombings at the Boston Marathon was believed to be holed up. Reporters and spectators lined up on the other side. The mood was tense, with the...
  • Boston bombing suspect's father calls him an angel April 20, 2013

    Watertown: The father of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects says his younger son Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is a "true angel". He said his son was studying medicine and was an "intelligent boy". "We expected him to come on holidays here," said Anzor Tsarnaev in a telephone interview with AP from the...
  • US will find out why and how Boston bombings occurred: Obama April 20, 2013

    Washington: US will find out why and how Boston bombings occurred, said President Barack Obama in his address early Saturday. "We will investigate any associations that these terrorists may have had...I've instructed (authorities) to continue to deploy all the necessary resources" for investigation," he added. The US President emphasised that the...
  • Boston twin blasts: A timeline of events that unfolded at MIT and Watertown April 19, 2013

    The hunt for the second suspect in the Boston bombings case is narrowing, according to reports in Watertown. ...
  • Boston twin blasts suspects from Russia region: AP April 19, 2013

    Watertown: The surviving Boston bomb suspect has been identified as Dzhokhar A Tsarnaev, a 19yearold who had been living in Cambridge, just outside Boston, and a law enforcement intelligence bulletin said he "may be armed and dangerous", The Associated Press reported. AP also reports that both the Boston bomb suspects...
  • Boston blasts: Police say suspect on the run is a terrorist April 19, 2013

    Watertown: Police in Watertown, Massachusetts, are looking for a suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing, officials said on Friday. "We believe this to be a terrorist. We believe this to be a man who has come here to kill people. We need to get him in custody," said Boston Police...
  • Boston blasts: New photo released of the suspect on the run April 19, 2013

    Watertown: Police in Boston have released a new photo showing the man believed to be a suspect in the marathon bombings, shown in earlier footage in a white hat. In the new photo, he's wearing a gray hoodie sweatshirt pulled up on his head. Police say he's on the loose,...
  • Boston blasts: 1 suspect killed, another on the run, say police April 19, 2013

    Watertown: Police on Friday said that one of two suspects (Black Hat) in the shooting of a Massachusetts Institute of Technology police officer was dead and a massive manhunt was underway for another (White Hat). The two suspects are also believed to be involved in the Boston Marathon bombing, confirmed...
  • US: Suspect in MIT shooting no longer in campus, says university April 19, 2013

    Watertown: The suspect in the fatal shooting of a Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) police officer is no longer on campus and students have been advised they can resume normal activities, the university said on its website on Friday. "MIT Police have determined that the suspect in this evening's shooting is...
  • US: Explosions, gunfire near Boston after policeman was killed at MIT April 19, 2013

    Watertown: There were reports of gunfire and explosions as a manhunt was on for the killer of a Massachusetts Institute of Technology police officer in the Watertown area near Boston in the United States early on Friday morning. A massive police operation was on in the area following the reports...
  • US: Policeman killed in shooting at MIT campus April 19, 2013

    Cambridge: A police officer for the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has been shot and killed at the campus outside of Boston, authorities said early Friday. No arrests had been made and a manhunt was on for the shooter. The officer was responding to report of a disturbance Thursday night when...
  • US: Gunshots heard at MIT campus, police officer injured April 19, 2013

    Cambridge: State police say a campus police officer at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has suffered lifethreatening injuries in a shooting on the campus outside Boston. State police spokesman Dave Procopio says the shooting took place about 10:30 pm outside an MIT building. The injured officer was described as a male...
  • Dengue vaccine closer to reality, say researchers April 9, 2013

    Washington: Researchers have inched closer to developing a novel therapy using mutated antibodies to protect people from the dengue virus. Scientists, from Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Koch Institute of Integrative Cancer Research, said that nearly half of the world's population is at risk of infection by the dengue virus, yet...
  • Just four phone calls may reveal your identity: Research March 26, 2013

    London: Just four phone calls are enough to reveal your personal information, MIT researchers have warned. A new study led by Massachusetts Institute of Technology found that data derived from mobile phone networks, using just the location of radio masts, could identify the about a vast majority of people from...
  • MIT to release documents about information activist Aaron Swartz March 20, 2013

    Boston: The president of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology announced Tuesday that the school will voluntarily release public documents related to the prosecution of free-information activist Aaron Swartz, who hanged himself in January as he faced trial on hacking charges. The email announcement by MIT President L. Rafael Reif comes in...
  • US: Warning of armed man in MIT campus lifted February 23, 2013

    Cambridge: Massachusetts Institute of Technology said police have issued an all clear after reports of a man in the university campus carrying a long rifle and body armour went unconfirmed. The university had been put on lockdown for a few hours. MIT returned to normal operations even as the campus police...