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India  /  Published 15.10.19

Banerjee's JNU arrest and 12 days in Tihar

In May 1983, Abhijit Vinayak Banerjee and some 360 other students of JNU, including 50 women, spent 12 days in Tihar jail on charges including an attempt to murder the vice-chancellor.Had the governme...
By Pheroze L. Vincent in New Delhi

India  /  Published 15.10.19

Modi is Adani-Ambani loudspeaker: Rahul

Rahul Gandhi on Monday described Prime Minister Narendra Modi as a “loudspeaker for Adani-Ambani” and insisted that the economic downturn cannot be reversed without money being put in the pockets ...
By Sanjay K. Jha in New Delhi

World  /  Published 08.10.19

3 scientists win Nobel Prize in Physics

Three scientists have won the 2019 Nobel Prize in Physics for their contribution to the understanding of the evolution of the universe and 'Earth's place in the cosmos.'One half of the award was given...
By AP in Stockholm

World  /  Published 03.10.18

US, British scientists win Nobel in Chemistry

Scientists Frances Arnold, George Smith and Gregory Winter won the 2018 Nobel Prize for Chemistry for research using directed evolution to produce enzymes and antibodies for new chemicals and pharmace...
By AP in Stockholm

World  /  Published 02.10.18

First physics woman winner in 55 years

Stockholm/London: A trio of American, French and Canadian scientists won the 2018 Nobel Prize for physics on Tuesday for breakthroughs in laser technology that have turned light beams into precision t...
By Reuters in

World  /  Published 01.10.18

James Allison, Tasuku Honjo win Nobel for cancer research

The American Cancer Society's chief medical officer says he and colleagues gave a celebratory toast to Allison at a party on Friday — days before the announcement of the Nobel Prize in Medicine — ...
By AP in Stockholm

West Bengal  /  Published 03.11.19

Academic talks of controversial Nobel choices

Not only Peter Handke. The Nobel has often been given to people with questionable politics.Handke, the Austrian writer who received this year’s Nobel Prize in Literature, was not congratulated by ev...
By Chandrima S. Bhattacharya in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 30.10.19

Presidency University votes for 3D wall to honour Amartya Sen & Abhijit Banerjee

Presidency University had internally debated a fortnight ago whether a 202-year-old institution should do something special to honour two former students, an official said. Those who said “no” wer...
By Subhankar Chowdhury in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 22.10.18

Women in science rue gender play

A woman on the dais of a physics seminar is a rarity, Parnika Das of the Variable Energy Cyclotron Centre (VECC) told Metro, speaking about gender play in the world of physics. “And even if there is...
By Anasuya Basu in Calcutta

Science  /  Published 22.10.18

Frances Arnold focuses on intelligent design

For Frances H. Arnold, who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for “directed evolution”, life’s been a meandering path. Her father was a nuclear scientist, yet she never intended to study s...
By Prasun Chaudhuri in


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