'Upset' Shashi Tharoor writes to Sonia Gandhi, says my 'sincere' services to party not appreciated
'Upset' Shashi Tharoor writes to Sonia Gandhi, says my 'sincere' services to party not appreciated

Days after Prime Minister Narendra Modi appreciated Congress MP Shashi Tharoor for his speech in Oxford University on the need for British reparations for colonial rule in India, the latter has complained party president Sonia Gandhi that his "sincere" services to the grand old party have "neither been seen nor appreciated".

PM Modi praises Shashi Tharoor for his speech at Oxford University

A day after he got a reprimand from his party chief Sonia Gandhi, Congress MP Shashi Tharoor on Thursday received handsome praise from Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his debating skills, creating flutters in political circles about the timing of his remarks.

Mammals evolved fastest during mid-Jurassic era: Study

Mammals underwent a rapid `burst` of evolutionary change that reached its peak around the middle of the Jurassic age around 145-200 million years ago, a study says.

Oxford University's last male-only club to admit women

 The last male-only undergraduate club at Oxford University is all set to welcome its first female members after it voted unanimously to admit female undergraduate students.

Oxford University in 'colonial' cocktail row

A debating society at Oxford University has been accused of racism after a student complained about a "highly offensive" cocktail advertised at a debate about the British Empire.

Oxford University raises record 2 billion pounds

Oxford University has set a new fundraising record by raising a whopping 2 billion pounds from philanthropists, charitable foundations and alumni in 10 years.

Bilawal Bhutto Zardari receives Master's degree from Oxford

Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, chairperson of the Pakistan Peoples Party, has obtained a Master's degree from the prestigious Oxford University.

Oxford University rape victim writes open letter to attacker

 An Oxford University student allegedly raped near her family's home in north London earlier this month has struck back with an open letter to her attacker in which she refuses to change her behaviour or to become a victim.

Rare 15th century books donated to Australian library

A collection of rare books dating back to the 15th century was donated to the State Library of Victoria, Australia.

BJP flays Oxford Univ's cancellation of Subramanian Swamy's lecture

BJP on Tuesday termed as "shocking" Oxford University's cancellation of a lecture by party leader Subramanian Swamy on India's economy and questioned its liberal values.

Newton designed Queen Anne's 'political' coronation medal

An Oxford University researcher has discovered that a 'highly political' medal issued to mark Queen Anne's coronation was designed by scientist Isaac Newton.

Thank your lineage for your long life

A new study has indicated that one is expected to live longer if they come from a family who has lived long lives.

Govt refutes claims of Oxford-led study, says tiger census correct
Govt refutes claims of Oxford-led study, says tiger census correct

The Indian government has rejected claims made by the Oxford University's wildlife experts that the increased tiger count was a result of flawed methodology for the census conducted in January this year.

Couldn't bat or bowl, but could "sledge", says Australian PM
Couldn't bat or bowl, but could "sledge", says Australian PM

If "sledging" had been the sole criterion to get into a playing XI of a cricket team, Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott, by his own admission, showed enough expertise in that area to get a berth into the Oxford University team, during his student days.

Cambridge retains top spot in UK university ranking

Cambridge University has retained its reputation as Britain's best university while its rival Oxford slipped to number 2 from the joint first spot in the 'University Guide 2015' released here today.

Google teams with Oxford to teach machines to think
Google teams with Oxford to teach machines to think

Google Thursday announced a partnership with artificial intelligence teams at Oxford University to teach machines to think like people.

Oxford University VC attacks UK's student visa policy

The head of Oxford University has criticised the UK government's "hostile" student visa policy which is putting off foreign students, especially from India.

Mobile technology may improve India's health care

Mobile phones and smart devices will have a large role to play in improving access to health care and involving patients more in their own treatment, a leading Oxford University academic said.

Modern humans, Neanderthals co-existed for up to 5000 years

A new study has suggested that modern humans and Neanderthals lived side-by-side for up to 5,000 years after the researchers collected more than 400 samples from the most important sites in Europe.

Oxford Union president escapes rape charges

The president of Oxford University`s leading students` group has been cleared of rape charges as police did not find sufficient evidence to prosecute him.