'Sonia married Rajiv because he was a handsome young man'
'Sonia married Rajiv because he was a handsome young man'

 Sonia Gandhi married Rajiv because he was a "handsome young man", according to an account by former Pakistan foreign minister Khurshid Kasuri who cites a light- hearted quip made by the Congress President.

NASA's Hubble finds 'sunscreen' layer on distant exoplanet

Researchers, including one of Indian-origin, have used NASA's Hubble Space Telescope to detect an atmospheric layer on a blazing-hot exoplanet that absorbs ultraviolet and visible light, acting as a kind of "sunscreen".

First immortal human has already been born, claims Cambridge scientist
First immortal human has already been born, claims Cambridge scientist

Cambridge gerontologist Aubrey de Grey has claimed that the first human being who can escape the ill health of old age indefinitely has already been born.

'Islam's worst enemy' Boko Haram will be beaten: Niger president

Militant group Boko Haram is "the worst enemy of Islam" and will be defeated because West African Muslims reject its violent actions and harsh interpretation of the Koran, Niger`s President Mahamadou Issoufou said on Friday.

Harvard top world university, no Indian varsity in list

Harvard University of the US has remained number one in a global ranking of 100 most prestigious education institutions, followed by Britain`s University of Cambridge and Oxford. None the Indian universities featured in the list.


Louis van Gaal vows to fight FA charge
Louis van Gaal vows to fight FA charge

Louis van Gaal said Friday he would fight his FA charge after the Manchester United manager fell foul of the football authorities following his team`s goalless FA Cup draw at fourth-tier Cambridge last month

Odds were against Manchester United at Cambridge, says Louis van Gaal
Odds were against Manchester United at Cambridge, says Louis van Gaal

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal declared that he was not concerned by his side`s performance after their 0-0 draw at fourth-tier minnows Cambridge United in the FA Cup.

Cambridge exam awaits Manchester United in FA Cup
Cambridge exam awaits Manchester United in FA Cup

Louis van Gaal`s cup tour of England reaches the university city of Cambridge on Friday when he takes Manchester United to face Cambridge United in the FA Cup fourth round.

Harvard under fire for secret classroom photos

Faculty and students are criticising Harvard University for secretly photographing about 2,000 students in 10 lecture halls last spring as part of a study on classroom attendance.

Harvard University hosts spoof Nobel awards for silly science

Spoof Nobel prizes that honour the humour in science were handed out at Harvard University, celebrating the physics of stepping on a banana skin and the neuroscience behind spotting Jesus in toast.

The healing sound

Want to be a music therapist? Patricia Mascarenhas give you a low-down on what it takes to get and keep the job

Buckingham Palace finish close to Champs Elysees - Kittel

Sprint king Marcel Kittel said winning a Tour de France stage in front of Buckingham Palace was almost as good as winning one on the Champs Elysees.

Threatening call prompts evacuations, bomb search at Harvard

A call from a man claiming to have an assault rifle at Harvard University and to have planted bombs there prompted police on Saturday to evacuate several buildings at the campus and launch a search for explosives, but the area was later declared safe, authorities said.

Prince William is really nice chap: Helen Mirren

Helen Mirren, who received a BAFTA Fellowship from Duke of Cambridge, says the royal was very charming and relaxed when they met backstage.

Cambridge students resent Prince William`s `free pass`

Prince William is set for a less than warm welcome from his fellow students when he starts a special course at Cambridge University next week, with some resenting his "free pass" to the prestigious institution.

Cambridge students stunned by sexually graphic que

Cambridge University under-graduates appearing for a criminal law examination have expressed shock at the graphic nature of some of the questions they had to choose from.

Homeless junkies occupy cemetery in Cambridge

The junkies were seen sleeping in graves, defecating in the plots and are also accused of intimidating the local schoolchildren and letting their dogs run wild.

Cambridge probes hacking claim by Assange supporters

The University of Cambridge launched a probe following claims by a computer group that it had hacked into its departments .

Flatworm with 60 eyes discovered

Scientists in the UK have discovered an entirely new species of flatworm which has 60 eyes in a body just 12 mm long.

Rahul Gandhi: M.Phil from Cambridge, MP since 2004

Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi was first elected to the Lok Sabha in 2004 from the Amethi constituency in Uttar Pradesh.