26 Indians receive scholarships from Australian HC Peter Varghese

26 Indians receive scholarships from Australian HC Peter Varghese

 With a steep rise in the number of Indian students seeking admission to Australia, students and researchers from diverse backgrounds have won awards to study in Australia.

Twenty six Indian students, professionals and researchers received scholarships from Australian High Commissioner Peter Varghese Wednesday.

These include three prestigious Prime Minister Australia-Asia Awards.

"The Australia Awards facilitate the sharing of knowledge, strengthen mutual understanding between our two nations and build international networks, which continue long after the scholars have returned to India," Varghese said.

"Our education relationship, underpinned by people-to-people and institutional connections, is a crucial part of our broader Australia India strategic partnership," he added.

The awardees will undertake study or research at the vocational, postgraduate and postdoctoral level or undertake professional development across diverse fields such as sciences, biotechnology, medicine and environment among others.

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World News:Three Indian-origin Americans in Obama campaign team

Three well-known Indian-origin Americans, actor Kalpen Modi, California Attorney General Kamla Harris and Sai Iyer, who served as a White House intern in 2011, were today appointed to the 35-member national co-chairs of the Obama Campaign.

In all the Obama Campaign released a list of 35 campaign co-chairs who will act as key surrogates and ambassadors in the run up to the November presidential elections in which incumbent Barack Obama is seeking re-election.

"The president's national co-chairs will be tremendous assets on the ground as we build the biggest grassroots campaign in history," Obama's campaign manager, Jim Messina said in a statement.

"They each share the President's vision for a future where every American can have a fair shot at success, where hard work pays off and responsibility is rewarded," Messina said.

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Bad News:Music director Johnson’s son Ren dies in accident

Ren Johnson (25), son of late music director Johnson was killed in a bike accident on Saturday. The incident happened in Chennai around 1 pm. Ren was working as engineer in Chennai and his bike collided with another vehicle. Ren was residing in Chennai with his mother Rani and sister Shan.


Hockey Olympic Qualifiers: India look to seal final berth against Poland

Olympic Qualifiers: India look to seal final berth against Poland

Virtually assured of a place in the final, favourites India will leave nothing to chance and would aim to carry on their unbeaten run against lower-ranked Poland in their last round-robin match of the men's hockey Olympic qualifiers in New Delhi on Friday.

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News about Euro :Adler,Guerbert ,Benzema ,Villa moves...!

Adler poised to join Hamburg

Bayer Leverkusen's former Germany goalkeeper Rene Adler is poised to sign for Hamburg, the club's sporting director Frank Arnesen told the Hamburger Morgenpost on Thursday.

Guerbert extends Dijon stay

Dijon midfielder Thomas Guerbert has extended his contract with the Ligue 1 side by two years until June 30, 2016, the French club confirmed on Thursday.

Villa hope Cuellar will stay

Aston Villa manager Alex McLeish said he was keen for Carlos Cuellar to stay at the club after confirming contract negotiations were under way with the Spanish defender.

Benzema out of action for three weeks

Real Madrid will be without French striker Karim Benzema for around three weeks after he picked up a groin injury in his side's 1-1 draw away to CSKA Moscow in the Champions League on Tuesday.

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Hockey :Low turnout: Rs 10 for a ticket for students at National Stadium

Low turnout: Rs 10 for a ticket for students at National Stadium

Concerned at the low crowd turn- out during the ongoing Olympic qualifying tournament, Hockey India on Wednesday, announced special discounted tickets, costing just Rs 10, for the school and college students.

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Sport news:Shortage of public toilets for Euro 2012

Shortage of public toilets for Euro 2012

Most toilets in Polish cities hosting the 2012 European Football Championship are in good condition but too scarce and hard to find.

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NEWS:Saif Ali Khan wants more films on hockey

Saif Ali Khan wants more films on hockey

Saif Ali Khan says he plans to promote his home production "Agent Vinod" through the World Series Hockey starting February 29.

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Mumbai exits world's 10 most expensive cities for office space

Mumbai has lost its sheen of being one of the top 10 most expensive
office locations in the world for the first time in six years,
slipping to the 15th position in the new list compiled by global
realty consultant Cushman & Wakefield.

"Mumbai's Nariman Point drops to 15th most-expensive central business
district (CBD) office location from its previous 8th position... This
is also the first time in over six years that Mumbai fell out of the
top 10 rent rankings," Cushman & Wakefield (C&W) said in a statement.

As of December 2011, the occupancy cost in Mumbai's CBD stood at USD
73.3 per sq ft, registering a decline of 8 per cent it added.

"The decline of Mumbai's CBD rentals is reflective of two very
important aspects - firstly, that other micro markets across Mumbai
are witnessing a growth vis-a-vis the CBD.

"Secondly, that there is a certain amount of rationalisation in
rentals in locations that had seen unprecedented rise in peak periods
of 2007-08," C&W Executive Director Ravi Ahuja said.

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Internet News:Yahoo, Gmail asked to route all mails through servers in India

Internet content providers including Yahoo, Gmail would be asked to
route all emails accessed in India through the country even if the
mail account is registered outside the country.

The move comes in the wake of instances where security agencies could
not have a real-time access to some emails as they were registered
outside the country but were opened in India.

During a recent high-level meeting held in the office of Union Home
Secretary R K Singh, the Department of Information Technology was
asked to take up the matter at the earliest with the content

During the meeting, director general from CERT-in, the Indian cyber
community, informed that content provider Yahoo automatically locates
all email accounts registered in India to the server in India, minutes
of the meeting said.

However, Yahoo accounts registered outside India and subsequently
accessed from India are routed through servers outside India, it said.

"It was decided to advice Yahoo, Gmail etc that all emails accessed
from India should be routed through servers in India," it said, adding
that the Department of Information Technology would take up the matter
with the content providers.

The need for this was felt after security agencies failed to access
accounts of suspected terrorists of Indian Mujahideen during the
surveillance period as the same had been opened in a European country.

When the content provider was approached, the sleuths were told that
in order to see the mails, which had been accessed from India, a
request to a European nation where the server was based, was required,
official sources said.

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Ed News:Australia sees rise in Indian students’ applications

fter a phase of decline in Indian students going to Australia, the continent nation is once again registering a rise in number of students applying for admissions to its universities.

Talking to IANS on the sidelines of a press meet, Australian High Commissioner Peter Varghese said around 30 percent increase has been noticed in number of applications for Australian universities so far.

"There has been a significant increase in number of applications received and the number of students applying for universities in Australia. The increase is almost 30 percent compared to last year," Varghese said.

A major decline was noted in the number of Indian students going to Australia in 2010-11.

"Compared to the peak years of 2008 and 2009, there was nearly 40 percent drop," Varghese said.

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