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Gaitonde’s 3 oils fetch $3.7m in New York

Paintings by one of India’s most important modern artists went under the hammer in New York on Wednesday, selling for more than expected at over $3.7 million, auction houses said.

Tiny galaxy with huge black hole discovered

Astronomers led by an Indian-origin scientist have discovered a monster black hole lurking inside one of the tiniest and densest galaxies ever known located 54 million light years from Earth.

In Rome, Caesar’s rooms open for 1st time

A security man stands inside a frescoed room of Roman Emperor Augustus on the Palatine Hill in Rome on Wednesday.	— AFP

Lavishly frescoed rooms in the houses of the Roman Emperor Augustus and his wife Livia are opening for the first time to the public on Thursday, after years of painstaking restoration.

‘King Richard III died of skull, pelvic injuries’


King Richard III — the last Yorkist king of England was most likely to have been killed by two fatal blows to the head and one to his pelvis, according to a new study.

V.S.Naipaul dropped from Bali fest over large fee

V.S. Naipaul

Nobel laureate V.S.

New Zealand scientists get rare glimpse of 350 kg squid

Scientists said on Tuesday a female colossal squid weighing an estimated 350 kg and thought to be only the second intact specimen ever found was carrying eggs when discovered in the Antarctic.

Bryan Adams hears a Summer of ’14 problem


Disappointed by the hit Malayalam song Kannum chimmi, Kannum chimmi, Kaanum Kanavaanu Bangaluruuu… composed by Gopi Sunder for the movie Banglore Days, Bryan Adams’ administrative officers have taken

High-calorie snack craving linked to brain area


Magnetic stimulation of a brain area may increase cravings for high-calorie snacks and make people eat more of those foods when given the opportunity, according to a new study.

Working long hours raises heart disease risk?

Are you a workaholic? Your habit may increase your risk of heart disease!

The kindest thing that can be said of the Bharatiya Janata Party’s indifferent performance in the series of byelections since the general election last May is that they are a pointer to the significant role played by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in ensuring the decisive Lok Sabha outcome.

Disasters not only disrupt society, they also distort its basic categories, creating inversions, disrupting normalcy and suspending time in a prolonged way. Return to normalcy then becomes even more difficult and unpredictable.