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What’s the Origin of Kissing? Is it Practised in all Cultures?

Kissing is for sitcoms and movies with little to do in most cultures and many traditions abhor the open kissing as uncomfortable and even flat-out repulsive act. How did it origin by the way? Going by some anthropological studies, kissing is not universal and some cultures abhor it while some interesting studies show that kissing originated from chimapnzees. Justin Garcia ...

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Odisha increases Govt college seats by 20%

Odisha has increased seats by 20 percent in all government colleges from the current academic year 2015-16 onwards. Higher Education Minister Pradeep Panigrahi on Wednesday said the state government has taken an in-principle decision, which means about one lakh more seats in +2 and +3 colleges will be available, said Panigrahi. The minister said it would help the students who ...

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30% Driving Licenses Fake, Centre Seeks Computerisation Fast: Minister

A new computerised system would soon be put in place to curb the menace of fake driving licenses, an issue encompassing 30 percent of the drivers in the country, said Minister of Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari on Friday. Speaking at the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit here, Gadkari said: “Thirty percent of the licenses are fake. India is the ...

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Google Scholar Turns 10 Successfully, Not Closing Down!

Though not very popular, Google Scholar, the free search engine for scholarly literature that has transformed the way scientists consult literature online, will turn 10 on November 18 and the developers are upbeat, assuring no closure of it like other products. According to a survey by the scientific journal Nature, nearly 60 percent of scientists use the service – co-developed ...

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Imagine India in 2050 with one-fifth senior citizens

Imagine India in 2050 when it achieves super power status as expected by analysts. No wonder, the nation will have more senior citizens than youngsters the way Japan is today. A report titled “Aspiration for the Elderly in India” by the India Backbone and Implementation Network (IbIn), an organisation working to identify the bottlenecks in policy implementation and promoting better ...

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Narendra Modi Flashes Party Symbol, Faces EC Ire as 89 MP seats See Brisk Voting

¬†BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi ran foul of the Election Commission for flashing his party symbol near a polling booth as millions voted on Wednesday in 89 Lok Sabha constituencies, including Sonia Gandhi’s Rae Bareli. An estimated 45 percent of of the 139 million electorate had voted by 3 p.m. in seven states and two union territories, the exception ...

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