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Boycott, Botham laud England for turnaround

Former captains Geoffrey Boycott and Ian Botham heaped praises on England team following their 266-run win over India .Photo: AP

Lavishing praise on the England cricket team for their series-equalising win in the third Test against India, former captains Geoffrey Boycott and Ian Botham said the home side looked much stronger th

Russia has case to answer: UK judge

A British judge said on Thursday that the Russian state has a case to answer in the radioactive poisoning of Alexander Litvinenko as he formally opened a public inquiry into the death of the former sp

1st man-made biological leaf?

The Silk Leaf project was developed as part of the Royal College of Art’s innovation design engineering course in collaboration

An inventor in the UK has developed the world’s first synthetic biological leaf that absorbs water and carbon dioxide to produce oxygen just like a plant, and it could enable long-distance space trave

Anti-Jewish incidents rise in UK

The grandfather of Israeli soldier, who was killed in a combat the previous day, mourns during the funeral in Tel Aviv -AFP

Anti-Semitic incidents in Britain have risen to a near record level since the start of an Israeli assault on the Palestinian enclave of Gaza this month, a Jewish advisory body said on Thursday.

‘Worldwide water shortage by ’40’

In most countries, electricity is the biggest source of water consumption

Scientist Dawkins in ‘hate tsunami’ on rape tweets

Richard Dawkins provoked angry responses on the social media site after a series of tweets comparing assaults

UK to turn off lights on WWI centenary

On the eve of World War I, Britain’s foreign minister Edward Grey observed: “The lamps are going out all over Europe.

Driverless cars in UK next year


Driverless vehicles, guided by a system of sensors & cameras, have been tested in countries

Feats of Superman defy basic law of physics?

Your favourite superhero Superman can accomplish some pretty spectacular feats but he may be breaking a fundamental law of physics while doing so!

New simple blood test for all cancers

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British researchers have developed a simple blood test that may be used to diagnose all types of cancer and can eliminate the need for costly and unnecessary invasive procedures such as biopsies.

Despite being a hack for more than three decades, I am yet to be invited for any political iftar party. Thereby, no one can accuse me of holding a grouse against any leader for not marking an invite to me. Throughout his 13 years as the chief minister of Gujarat, Narendra Modi never hosted one, breaking a tradition that his predecessor Keshubhai Patel followed.

Rarely in a diplomat’s career is one lucky enough to have a posting that is important and interesting, combining the elements of classic diplomacy with the new tools of development diplomacy, new media and social networks. Israel and India established full diplomatic relations just 22 years ago during the time of P.V. Narasimha Rao.