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IIT alumni meet in New York ponders success

By Sujeet Rajan NEW YORK: Sixty years ago, on August 18, 1951, when the first Indian Institute of Technology was inaugurated at Kharagpur, the New York Times ran a front page story which emphasized that in course of time, the “IITians will be known for their loyalty to their alma mater and many Alumni Associations will be active in India ...

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OPINION: Pakistan Puzzle for US Remains

OPINION: By M. Osman Siddique WASHINGTON: The relationship between the United States and Pakistan is slipping from bad to worse. To say that there exists a “trust deficit” between the two countries is simply an understatement. Pakistan is the only Islamic country that has its own nuclear armaments. Although at odds today, Pakistan and the United States remain deeply co-dependent ...

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PSLV-C18 successfully launched, 4 satellites placed in orbit

The Indian Space Research Organisation on Wednesday successfully launched its Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle-C18 ( PSLV-C18) and placed four satellites in their designated orbits. The Indo-French satellite Megha-Tropiques will track the weather, and two satellites are for educational institutions, and the fourth is from Luxembourg. “The launch was a great success and it demonstrates the reliability and versatility of PSLV ...

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India’s MOIL ranked 486 in Fortune 500 companies list

MOIL (Manganese Ore (India) Limited) has earned a rare honour of entering into the list of FORTUNE 500 companies in India. It has been ranked 486th position among the 500 top companies in India and 9th in the Mines and Metals Sector. MOIL’s (earlier known as Manganese Ore (India) Limited) shares have been formally listed in Mumbai Stock Exchange and ...

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Ministry extends date for filing DIN-4e form for company directors

The Ministry of Corporate Affairs through a clarification on the Allotment of Director’s Identification Number (DIN) under Companies Act, 1956 has extended the time for filing DIN-4 by DIN holders for furnishing the PAN and to update PAN details upto 15.12.2011. It amends a General Circular issued by the ministry on May 31, 2011 that said with effect from June ...

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Direct Tax Collection for April-Sept. 2011 crosses Rs 257,042 crore

India’s gross direct tax collection during the first half of the current fiscal (April-September 2011) was up by 23 percent at Rs 257,042 crore as against Rs 208,971 crore (Rs 2 billion) in the same period last fiscal. While gross collection of corporate taxes was up 23.17 percent (Rs.175,360 crore against Rs 142,368 crore last year), gross collection of personal ...

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Govt to facilitate 125,000 Haj prilgrims in 2011

The government of India has announced Haj 2011 Operations, as is the case every year. It includes: i) Number of Haj Pilgrims to be covered under the government subsidy this year will be 1,25,000. ii) Fare to be charged from each of the pilgrims for Haj 2011 is Rs.16,000. iii) Haj flights would be operated from 21 embarkation points during ...

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Cisco experiments cloud-based remote class near Bangalore

Cisco is experimenting its remote education system in government schools using the Cisco Education Enabled Development (CEED) platform under its Inclusive Growth initiative. The pilot will deploy specialized remote supplementary teaching for five government schools in Hoskote Taluk, Bangalore Rural District in the state of Karnataka. AN MoU has been signed with the government of Karnataka. “Using the CEED platform, ...

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Will Taj Mahal collapse?

The Taj Mahal will collapse within five years unless its foundation is re-worked, say local leaders and green activists. The 358-year-old marble mausoleum attracts four million visitors a year and was an architectural wonder constructed by the Mughal Emperor, Shah Jahan, in the city of Agra. It was also a symbol of love as the emperor built it in memory ...

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Steve Jobs dead: Remembering his India connection

It’s finally curtains down for legendary CEO Steve Jobs who co-founded technology giant firm Apple that is better known for its latest iPhones and iPads than its early Macintosh computers. Steve Jobs, who had undergone a liver transplant after suffering from pancreatic cancer and opted out of the CEO position in August this year, may remain as the company’s unforgotten ...

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India launches world’s cheapest $35 tablet PC meant for students

India unveiled the world’s cheapest tablet computer on Wednesday priced at $35 meant for the students with the government subsidizing $15 as the manufacturing cost is $50. “When these devices are actually used by students across India we will then get valuable feedback,” said Human Resource Development Minister Kapil Sibal, releasing the tablet as promised on time. The name of ...

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India to double R&D budget

India has decided to double the expenditure in Research and Develpoment (R&D) and major initiatives were being taken by India in super computing, material sciences, genomics, nano sciences and plant breeding techniques and synthetic biology. Addressing the Opening Plenary Session of the 8th Annual Meeting of STS Forum on “Science & Technology for the future of Humankind” at Tokyo today ...

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Remebering Gandhi in a highly-connected modern day

By Sridhar Narsing When Gandhi’s statue was to be placed at India Gate when Rajiv Gandhi was the prime minister, the British media found it amusing as to what kind of a message it would send — peace and non-violence that he taught and the traditional military might of India that would go on display during the Republic Day. Later, ...

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Corruption stalks India’s 65th Independence Day

India’s 65th celebrations of Independence marked Prime Minister Manmohan Singh addressing the nation from the ramparts of the Red Fort in New Delhi, with corruption topping his focus on one side and social activist Anna Hazare embarking on fast unto death on the other.

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