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The Festival Rockstars

Lucknow, May 17 -- Day 2 in Cannes started on an ominous note - it was wet and cold. I trudged to the JW Mariott where the Directors' Fortnight was going to kick off. A parallel section to the festiva... Read More


Progress in rural schemes declines in 25 Panchayati raj districts

India, May 17 -- The schemes run by the rural development and panchayati raj department have shown a decline in progress in 25 of the 33 districts of Rajasthan, according to an official assessment. T... Read More


The Big Bang Theory's finale addresses broken elevator, babies and Nobel Prizes; Twitter loved all of it

India, May 17 -- The Big Bang Theory closed out its run as television's top-rated comedy with an emotional final episode that saw some big changes for the show's group of geeky misfits. The long-runn... Read More


4 Must-See Sites in Fez, Morocco's 'Cultural Capital'

Morocco, May 17 -- * Chouara Tannery The tanneries of Fez. Fez is famed for its tanneries and for good reason. The rows and rows of symmetrical holes filled with dye are mesmerizing and make for an ... Read More


Varsities running short of teachers

India, May 17 -- At this moment, half a million teaching positions, nearly 30% of the sanctioned faculty posts in the country's higher education institutions, are vacant, according to University Grant... Read More


Nurses are indispensable for a society to progress: Guv

IMPHAL, May 17 -- Nurses play an indispensable role in healthcare system as is imperative for a society to remain healthy for progress and development of the country, said the governor of Manipur Najm... Read More


Entrepreneurship skills imparted to differently abled

IMPHAL, May 17 -- A training and awareness programme on "Entrepreneurship Skills for Youngster with Disabilities" was held today at the office of Handicapped Development (HD) Foundation, Manipur, loca... Read More


On a wing and a prayer

Dhaka, May 17 -- The Arab Spring of 2011 ran into a cold, dark hell in Libya, the once-prosperous nation on the eastern tip of Africa, with its extensive coastline on the Mediterranean Sea that separa... Read More


Framing the anti-state

Pakistan, May 17 -- The dissenter, the critic, the rebel, the independent thinker, the human rights activist, the historian, the journalist, and even those who launch armed attacks against the state a... Read More


Jobless in Balochistan

Pakistan, May 17 -- On May 3, the Balochistan Assembly met for a fresh session in Quetta. Outside the assembly, a group of unemployed graduates was protesting. These were the members of Balochistan Un... Read More