'Almost half of them Indians.'
In a shocking report published in Australia’s reputed daily The Age that could not have come at a worse time for the USD 15.5-billion-dollar Australian education industry, reveals that the Australian government has concealed the details of deaths of over 50 foreign students last year.
In keeping with the state’s tradition of ayurveda which dates back to ancient times, the Orissa based Utkal University tied up with Central Council for Research in Ayurveda and Siddha (CCRAS). The joint venture aims at carrying out advanced research in the parallel systems of medicine.
Reports of racial attacks fresh in their minds, many students from Kolkata bound for Australia seem to have second thoughts about their visit before their departure. Many of them weighing option to return even before they are airborne.
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