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Nepal: 4 held for possessing uranium 'smuggled' from India

Four Nepalese nationals were arrested here on Saturday for possessing 2.5 kilogrammes of unprocessed uranium, with one of them claiming that her father-in-law 'brought' it from India where he......

China rolls out first one-jab COVID-19 vaccine: Report

China has given conditional approval for a single dose COVID-19 vaccine, touted to be a rival to Johnson & Johnson's one-jab shot cleared by the United States drug regulator on Sunday.  ......

'Why and how did science in India stagnate?'

'The debate between mythology and "rational" science in India is at least as old as Aryabhata and Brahmagupta and, to this day, has not been resolved in the Indian popular thinking on science.'......

'For 1,400 years India led the world in science'

'Indian science was perhaps more rational than the European science of the time.''Nobody tried or convicted Aryabhata just because he said Rahu-Ketu is nonsense.''Some Indians take the extreme view......

Indian-American astronaut in NASA's manned Moon mission

Raja Jon Vurputoor Chari, an Indian-American United States Air Force colonel, is among 18 astronauts, half of them women, who have been selected by NASA for its ambitious manned mission to the Moon......

How AgNext will make Farmers Money

'Our technology is going to help Indian agriculture the way the White Revolution helped milk production.' IMAGE: AgNext founder Taranjeet Singh Bhamra. Photograph: Kind courtesy Taranjeet Singh......

Indian green economist wins 'environment Nobel'

Renowned Indian environmental economist and UN Environment Programme (UNEP) goodwill ambassador Pavan Sukhdev has won the 2020 Tyler Prize, regarded as the ‘Nobel Prize for the......

Economics Nobel for India-born Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo, M Kremer

The trio introduced a new approach to obtaining reliable answers about the best ways to fight global poverty IMAGE: The portraits of Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo, and Michael Kreme, who......

British Indian manufacturing expert Lord Bhattacharyya is dead

Bangalore-born Bhattacharyya, an alumnus of Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur, was awarded the Padma Bhushan in 2002 for his services to science and technology and made a life peer in......

What 2018 Economics Nobel means for growth-hungry India

William Nordhaus believes that climate change can best be addressed by ensuring the correct pricing for polluting resources like fuel through government intervention – in other words, through......

India's first Oscar winner Bhanu Athaiya passes away

Costume designer Bhanu Athaiya, India's first Oscar winner, died at her home on Thursday after prolonged illness, her daughter said. She was 91.   Athaiya, who won an Oscar for her work in......

What did Parasite do that Indian movies fail to do?

'Visibility is very important, but visibility is also very expensive.'Swapnil Joglekar explores the Parasite phenomenon. IMAGE: Director Bong Joon-ho with his Oscar for Best International Feature......

Why Village Rockstars needs Aamir Khan

Politics, favouritism and poor taste in cinema have contributed to embarrassing choices for the Oscar race in the past.This little gem from India needs the love, emotional and financial support......

Leonard Cohen passes into the ages

'We have lost one of music's most revered and prolific visionaries.' Visionary. Poet. Singer. Legendary singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen has passed into the ages. He was 82. Cohen's label, Sony......

Will these movies win an Oscar?

Here's looking at some brilliant movies. The Toronto International Film Festival was very good for American movies, especially the indie kind. The Oscar competition is going to be strong and......

'Gopichand didn't take interest in Sindhu's training'

I don't want to respond to what her father has to say, if Sindhu says something, I will respond, Gopichand retorts to PV Sindhu's father's allegations of unsatisfactory training.   IMAGE:......

Ex-India footballer battling blood cancer, vows to return stronger

Former Indian forward Surojit Bose, an important member of Mahindra United's National Football League win in 2005-06, is battling stage one blood cancer and is currently being treated at the All......

Revealed! Final moments of Kobe Bryant's fatal helicopter crash

Investigators with the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) estimated Bryant's luxury passenger helicopter hit the ground at a speed of more than 2,000 feet (610 m) per minute. IMAGE: NBA......

How Pragg, 12, became India's youngest Grandmaster

'It was a big relief to get it out of the way. Now he can concentrate on future progress.'Devangshu Datta reports from Chennai. IMAGE: Praggnanandhaa and his sister Vaishali. Photograph: A Ganesh......

SAI-Abhinav Bindra Targeting Performance Centre inaugurated

IMAGE: Badminton great Prakash Padukone and cricket legend Rahul Dravid inaugurate the SAI-Abhinav Bindra Targeting Performance Centre in Bengaluru on Saturday. Photograph:......

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