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    Stephen Hawking’s final scientific paper on blackholes released

    London: Stephen Hawking’s final scientific paper, completed days before the British physicist’s death, has been written and posted online by his colleagues at Cambridge and Harvard universities. The paper named ‘Black Hole Entropy and Soft Hair’, tackles with what happens to information when it falls into a blackhole, a problem that theoretical physicists refer to as ‘the information paradox’, said researchers from Cambridge University in the UK. It was completed in the

  • Indian student becomes UK High Commissioner for a day

    London: Esha Bahal, a student of Political Science in a Noida university, has become British High Commissioner to India for 24 hours. To mark the International Day of the Girl Child, which is celebrated on October 11, the British High Commission organised a competition for women aged between 18 and 23 to become the British High Commissioner to India for a day. To enter, the competitors submitted a short video presentation on the theme

  • Living through history as fake news: Arundhati Roy

    New Delhi: Booker Prize winning author and activist Arundhati Roy expressed concern over historical facts being manipulated in India, creating a form of fake news in the country. “What we are living through now, maybe we can call it: history as fake news. There is a sort of Hinduisation, the corporatisation of education and history,” she said during a lecture titled ‘Utmost Happiness and Utmost Sadness: The Diary of India Nowadays’, a

  • Hundreds of dogs hound May for ‘Wooferendum’ on Brexit

    London: With tails wagging and raucous barking, hundreds of dogs and their owners rallied in London on Sunday to howl for a new people’s vote on Brexit, in what organisers dubbed a “wooferendum march”. The gathering drew EU-flag waving politicians, actors and activists — all accompanied by their four-legged friends and united in their opposition to Britain’s departure from the EU.

  • Oxford Dictionary: Idiocracy, fam among latest entries

    London: Idiocracy, nothingburger and fam are among the 1,400 new words to make an entry into the Oxford English Dictionary (OED) as part of its latest update. Idiocracy refers to a  society consisting of or governed by people characterised as idiots.  In what may be seen as a reflection of modern-day politics, the word is also defined as a government formed of people considered stupid, ignorant, or idiotic, by the definitive lexicon

  • Look how VR tech benefits health

    London: Using virtual reality (VR) headsets while exercising can reduce pain and increase how long someone can sustain an activity, a study has found. The researchers set out to determine how using VR while exercising could affect performance by measuring a raft of criteria: heart rate, pain intensity, perceived exhaustion, time to exhaustion and private body consciousness. Led by Maria Matsangidou, a PhD candidate at University of Kent in the UK researchers

  • Luka Modric ends Ronaldo-Messi era to be crowned world’s best

    London : Luka Modric broke a decade of award dominance by Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi after being crowned world footballer of the year by FIFA on Monday. Marta won the women’s award for a sixth time.

  • Poisoning suspicions hang over Russian’s death probe

    London : The lawyer for a Russian millionaire who mysteriously died in England after helping expose an alleged Russian money laundering scheme urged an inquest on Saturday not to dismiss the possibility his client was poisoned.

  • Arsenal, Chelsea score

    Rangers hold Villarreal 2-2 in Europa League .

  • Indian family targeted in UK hate crime arson attack

     London : An Indian-origin family of four in the UK had a lucky escape when their house was targeted in an “unprovoked” arson attack which the police is treating as a hate crime. Mayur Karlekar, called as Mac Karlekar, and his wife Ritu and two young children were asleep in their home late on Saturday night when they were woken up by neighbours, who had called in the fire brigade to tackle

  • UK police uniform designed to lure Muslim women

    West Yorkshire Police said the new tunic, which shows less of the female form, was suggested by a Muslim officer and then designed by the force’s clothing manager

  • Same rules for EU, non-EU nationals

    Post-Brexit immigration rules Immigration rules for non-EU citizens, such as Indians, are set to be closely aligned with those for European Union nationals once Britain has left the economic bloc by next year. Theresa May, British PM.

  • UK Oppn seeks ban on gender tests

    London : Britain’s Opposition Labour Party on Monday called for a ban on sex determination tests for pregnant women to counter a bias among South Asian communities in favour of male babies.

  • Scotland Yard’s first PIO police chief bags UK honour

     London : Scotland Yard’s first Indian-origin counter-terrorism chief has won the Asian Achievers’ Award in the Uniformed and Civil Services category for his contribution to policing in the UK.

  • We were in UK as tourists: Skripal poison attack accused

    Moscow/London : Two men accused by London of poisoning former Moscow spy Sergei Skripal denied involvement in the murder attempt in a bizarre Russian media interview on Thursday that Britain dismissed as “an insult to the public’s intelligence”.

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