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Just 25% adults use Internet in India, says Pew survey


San Francisco, June 20 : Despite talk of Digital India, only one in four in the country reported using the Internet in 2017, which is among the lowest in the world, according to a new survey by the Pew Research Centre. South Korea stands out as the most heavily connected society, with 96 per cent of adults reporting Internet use, ...

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How Chandigarh lost its furniture to the world


Chandigarh : Chairs of Punjab and Haryana High Court judges and tables from offices of Punjab’s ministers and the State Legislative Assembly are among the furniture designed by Le Corbusier and Pierre Jeanerette that has been smuggled out of the state by Vijay Nanda in connivance with government officials.On January 25, 2015, through an email, antiques smuggler Nanda instructed his ...

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US education official to visit India for exchange programme


Washington, July 27 : A top American education official will visit India to develop an international teacher and student exchange programme among Indian states of Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and US state of Indiana. “This will be the very first initiative by Indiana with India. Currently there are only a few exchange programmes with other countries across the globe,” Gurinder ...

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12-year waiting list for US Green Card


Washington : There is a lengthy 12-year waiting period for Indians applying for permanent residency, also known as Green Card, in the US as skilled employees, according to a new report. India, however, is also among the top countries whose residents get Green Cards every year. In 2015, about 36,318 Indians adjusted their status to permanent residency while 27,798 Indians ...

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UK Elections 2017: A dummy’s guide to Britain’s general election


London, June 8: Around 50 million Britons will vote to elect a new government after three phases of campaign in UK general elections 2017. The general election in Britain assumes significance as it is happening after June 2016 European Union membership referendum when Britishers voted for Brexit. The contest is between Prime Minister Theresa May’s Conservative Party, popularly known as ...

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