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New York, 1st May (IANS): Ever wondered why most Britishers could not pronounce the Sanskrit word 'sri' - a common Indian honorific for males - and instead settled for 'shri', a combination of sounds found in English words like shriek and shred? This is because the brain does not work like a computer when it comes to recognising speech sounds, rather it decides whether or not a combination can be permitted based on words that are already known, a fascinating study has said.
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CAN CHILD LABOUR BE ELIMINATED IN INDIA? By Shweta Sharma New Delhi, 30th April (IANS): Every day nine-year-old Milli (named changed) rushes through her morning ablutions so that she does not get late.
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India has the third largest education system in the world.
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New Delhi, 20th April (IANS): India favours a multilateral role in net governance and management, a "transformational shift from the Internet of today to the Equinet of tomorrow".
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Darbhanga (Bihar), April 19 (IANS) Residents of a village in Bihar's Darbhanga parliamentary constituency have barred elected representatives from using a bamboo bridge they have built through their own donations.
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