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Murthy Classical Library launched at Jaipur Literature Festival

A delegate with a local artiste during the Jaipur Literature Festival on Thursday.	 — PTI

Much to the relief of the organisers as well as visitors, the weather did not interrupt the proceedings on the third day of the Jaipur Literature Festival.

Humans began tool use earlier?

Human ancestors may have been capable of using tools much earlier than previously thought.

Scientists slow speed of light in laboratory

A team of Scottish scientists has for the first time managed to slow down the speed of light as it travels through air, unimpeded by interactions with any other material, according to a new study.

Akshay Kumar film faces Pakistan ban

Akshay Kumar film faces Pakistan ban

Akshay Kumar starrer Baby, about an Indian spy mission to catch a dreaded terrorist, will not be shown in Pakistan as the censor board of the country refused to allow it screening.

Jhumpa Lahiri’s Lowland wins $50,000 DSC Prize

Jhumpa Lahiri

Indian-American author Jhumpa Lahiri today won the $50,000 DSC Prize for Literature, one of South Asia’s top literary awards for her book The Lowland.

Rain fails to dampen literary spirits

Visitors seek shade to protect themselves from rain at the Jaipur Literature Festival 2015 on Thursday. 	— PTI

Rain failed to dampen the spirit of people who have come from across the world to listen to their favourite authors, think-ers and filmstars at the Jaipur Literature Festival.

The expected electoral victory in Greece of Syrizia, an acronym meaning “radical coalition of the Left”, had made waves across financial markets.

US President Barack Obama, during his visit to India this week, intends to highlight the strategically essential US-India relationship and shore up support for a wide variety of shared policy interest