• Bengali diaspora study centre at Kalyani varsity
    12:16 PM

    Kolkata, Aug 18 (IANS) West Bengal’s Kalyani University is starting a Bengali diaspora research centre that will not only shed light on the problems the community faces abroad but will also seek to restore them to their roots.Brainchild of university’s vice chancellor Ratan Lal Hangloo, the Bengali diaspora study centre will

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  • 8,000-year-old gene key to Tibetans’ high altitude adaptation
    12:14 PM

    Washington, Aug 18 (IANS) In a major breakthrough, US researchers have found a genetic cause – a single DNA base pair change that dates back 8,000 years – that contributes to the Tibetans’ ability to live in low-oxygen conditions.The researchers found that the newly-identified genetic variation protects Tibetans by decreasing the

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  • Risky situations fuel anxiety among women
    12:04 PM

    New York, Aug 18 (IANS) Risky situations in any setting increases anxiety among women, leading them to perform worse under stressed circumstances, finds a new study.Increased anxiety in risky settings is problematic for women because it may depress their ability to achieve.“Women have worse task performance than men in risky situations,

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  • An anthology on today’s India (Book Review)
    10:34 AM

    Title: Kaw Caw Silly point: A Wonky look at Contemporary India; Author: M.K. Kaw; Publisher: Konark Publishers: Pages: 270; Price: Rs.250.This is a funny and serious book at the same time. Maharaj Krishen Kaw joined the IAS in 1964 and retired in 2001 after holding many senior posts. He was

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  • Want to be world’s first doctor of chocolate?
    10:30 AM

    London, Aug 18 (IANS) Love chocolates? You have a mighty reason to relish them more as the Cambridge University is seeking a researcher for a PhD on chocolates!Yes, you read it right. The sweet-toothed candidate will undertake a three-and-a-half year PhD course to become the world’s first “doctor of chocolate”.The course

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  • Samsung to set up technical training schools in Bengal
    4:16 PM

    Kolkata, Aug 14 (IANS) Aiming to create human resource capital, South Korean conglomerate Samsung will set up seven technical schools in West Bengal, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said Thursday. “I am happy to announce that they have agreed to set up seven technical schools in the state to impart industrial

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