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Russian Army TV offers job to Jeremy Clarkson

Jeremy Clarkson

Russia’s Zvezda television, a channel run by the defence ministry, unexpectedly revealed on Thursday that it has offered a job to disgraced British Top Gear host Jeremy Clarkson after he was dropped b

Archaeologists discover ‘melting pot’ of Mayans

Archaeologists in Guatemala have unearthed new information about the Maya civilisation’s transition from a mobile, hunter-gatherer lifestyle to a sedentary way of life.

BBC drops Top Gear presenter

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The BBC annou-nced on Wednesday that it was dropping one of its most popular presenters, Top Gear host Jeremy Clarkson, after he verbally and physically attacked a producer.

Amitav Ghosh shortlisted for Booker International Prize

Indian writer Amitav Ghosh has been shortlisted along with nine other heavyweight writers for the biannual £60,000 Man Booker International Prize.

Angelina Jolie gets her ovaries removed

Angelina Jolie

Hollywood megastar Angelina Jolie announced on Tuesday that she has had her ovaries and fallopian tubes removed over fears of a hereditary form of cancer, following her double mastectomy two years ago

Newton designed royal medal?

Isaac Newton

An Oxford University researcher has discovered that a “highly political” medal issued to mark Queen Anne’s coronation was designed by scientist Isaac Newton.

It has now become apparent to the Narendra Modi government that the manner in which it sought to amend the law relating to acquisition of land is not politically feasible.

If a law has not worked well on the ground, do you toss it out or try and improve its implementation?