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World  /  Published 29.12.19

Security upgrade for British icon

The original red telephone box, so beloved of tourists to the UK, is to be given added protection, the government has announced.“The red telephone box is an internationally famous British icon and I...
By Amit Roy in London

India  /  Published 27.12.19

Oxford professor on list of honours

A Bengali professor at Oxford has been honoured with an MBE — Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire — in the New Year’s Honours List.The citation says: “Professor Aditi Lahi...
By Amit Roy in London

World  /  Published 23.12.19

Queen’s ‘quite bumpy year’

Queen Elizabeth, who likes to use coded language, will say she has had a “quite bumpy” year in her Christmas Day message which will seek to heal the divisions in her disunited kingdom brought abou...
By Amit Roy in London

World  /  Published 23.12.19

Low rates mean more babies

Cutting interest rates appears to stimulate more than just the economy — Bank of England researchers say an extra 14,500 babies were born in 2009 after the central bank slashed borrowing costs durin...
By Reuters in London

World  /  Published 17.02.20

Assange torture must end: Doctors

A group of 117 doctors and psychologists have written an open letter to The Lancet medical journal in London, calling for an end to “the psychological torture and medical neglect” of the WikiLeaks...
By Amit Roy in London

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Culture  /  Published 06.04.19

Bibi Russell: The fashion queen of gamchha

A model by accident…For my graduation show, my teacher asked me to wear the last outfit that I showed. They said I’ll be able to pick up a lot of technicalities that way. I said ‘no’… emnite...
By Saionee Chakraborty

World  /  Published 14.02.20

Altitude changes may cut aircraft climate impact

Altering the altitude of less than 2 per cent of flights may reduce aircraft-linked climate change by 59 per cent, according to a study. Aircraft contrails -- the white streaks aircraft leave in the...
By PTI in London

World  /  Published 12.02.20

£23m for a Splash

One of Pop Art’s most iconic paintings, David Hockney’s The Splash, has sold at Sotheby’s in London for £23.1 million — eight times the sum the work fetched at the same auction house in 2006....
By Amit Roy in London

World  /  Published 16.05.20

Diabetes link in UK Indian deaths

Official statistics from the NHS have revealed that over a quarter of the patients who died in hospitals in England after contracting coronavirus had diabetes, thereby providing some explanation for t...
By Amit Roy in London

World  /  Published 28.09.19

Boris Johnson referred to watchdog over probe

The government of London said it had referred Prime Minister Boris Johnson to Britain’s police watchdog for potential investigation over allegations of misconduct involving a US businesswoman while ...
By Reuters in London


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