Newsmakers

Alfred Nobel’s will goes on display for first time

The last will and testament of Alfred Nobel is displayed at the Nobel Museum in the Old Town of Stockholm.— AFP

Alfred Nobel’s last will and testament, which played a pivotal role in Swedish history by creating the now-illustrious Nobel prizes, has gone on display for the first time in Stockholm.

Downton Abbey to end after 6th season

The hugely successful British period drama Downton Abbey will wind up after the sixth season, its executive producer said on Thursday, but a possible movie version cannot be ruled out.

Russian Army TV offers job to Jeremy Clarkson

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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.

When a 71-year-old nun, who has dedicated her life to the service of society, is gangraped, it becomes a symbol of our collective shame.

The recent crisis in the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has cynics chuckling quietly to themselves. They insist that ideals and utopias are alien to politics.