Newton

  • Himachal researcher picks holes in Newton's laws November 10, 2013

    A Himachal Pradesh researcher, in his book published by Cambridge International Science Publishing, has picked holes in Newton's laws. The 340-page book 'Beyond Newton and Archimedes', written by Ajay Sharma, assistant director (education) with the state government, says Newton did not discover the second law of motion (F=ma). The second law of...
  • Skin cancer death rates 70 per cent higher in men August 21, 2013

    Men are 70 per cent more likely to die from malignant melanoma - the most serious type of skin cancer - than women with the same disease, a new study has warned. According to research by Cancer Research UK and the University of Leeds, 3.4 men per 100,000 die from malignant...
  • Connecticut shootout: Victim's mother pleads for gun control April 13, 2013

    Washington: Holding back tears, the mother of a six year-old boy, who was murdered alongside 19 other children in Connecticut four months ago, made a passionate plea from the White House for Americans and their leaders to embrace her call for stricter gun control laws. In a significant departure from...
  • I was abused as a teenager: Thandie Newton February 16, 2013

    Los Angeles: Actress Thandie Newton has revealed that she was abused by a director during the early stages of her acting career. The 'Impossible II' star, now 40, has spoken out as part of an international campaign to end violence against women, One Billion Rising. Newton says she is still...
  • UK: School discovers Newton's 300-year-old textbooks February 3, 2013

    London: A dusty box of books discarded at the bottom of a cupboard in a school physics laboratory in the UK has turned out to be the prized work of scientist Sir Isaac Newton, containing his thoughts on principles of gravity. The textbooks, which were unearthed at Newcastle-under-Lyme School, Staffordshire,...
  • New York enacts toughest gun control laws January 16, 2013

    New York: New York has become the first US state to enact new gun control laws in the wake of the mass shooting at a Connecticut Elementary School in December. The new law imposes restrictions on assault weapons and also seeks to prevent the mentally ill from possessing guns. The state...
  • Connecticut shootout: Students return to Newton school January 3, 2013

    Connecticut: Students will return to classes at the Sandy Hook Elementary School on Thursday after a month since the deadly massacre left 26 dead at the Newton, Connecticut school. Dozens of people have worked tirelessly over the holidays to bring the school back to normality. ...
  • Armed guards will create violent America: Mayor December 22, 2012

    New York: New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has lashed out at the US National Rifle Association's suggestion that armed guards should be stationed at schools to prevent shooting incidents, saying such a move will create a "more dangerous and violent" America where "no place is safe." Bloomberg, who has long advocated...
  • Pennsylvania: 4 dead, 3 policemen hurt in shooting December 22, 2012

    Pennsylvania: Four people died on a Pennsylvania highway on Friday when a gunman shot dead three people and later was killed in a shootout with police, according to Pennsylvania media, citing authorities. Three state troopers were injured in the incident in Frankstown Township, about 160 km east of Pittsburgh. Investigators suspect...
  • US gun lobby CEO calls for guns to protect schools December 22, 2012

    Washington: The powerful National Rifle Association gun lobby in the United States called on Friday for the deployment of armed guards in every school in the country, weighing in on gun violence for the first time since a school shooting a week ago that shocked Americans. "The only thing that...
  • US: New details emerge about Connecticut shooter December 22, 2012

    Newton: As the nation paused to mark a week since the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School, new details emerged Friday about the gunman, Adam Lanza, who acquaintances said was able to take apart and reassemble a computer in a matter of minutes but rarely spoke to anyone. In high...
  • US: Obama sets Jan deadline for gun proposals December 19, 2012

    Washington: Spurred by a horrific elementary school shooting, President Barack Obama tasked his administration Wednesday with creating concrete proposals to reduce the gun violence that has plagued the country. "This time, the words need to lead to action," said Obama, who set a January deadline for the recommendations. He tasked Vice...
  • Connecticut victims: Lively kids, devoted adults December 17, 2012

    Newton, Connecticut: At the very start of their lives, the schoolchildren are remembered for their love of horses, or for the games they couldn't get enough of, or for always saying grace at dinner. The adult victims found their life's work in sheltering little ones, teaching them, caring for them,...
  • Indian boy solves 350-year-old Math problem May 26, 2012

    London: A 16-year-old Indian origin schoolboy in Germany has managed to crack puzzles that baffled the world of maths for more than 350 years, it was reported in London Saturday. Shouryya Ray, from Dresden, has been hailed a genius after working out the problems set by Sir Isaac Newton. Ray solved two...
  • Israeli library uploads Newton's theological texts February 16, 2012

    Jerusalem: He's considered to be one of the greatest scientists of all time. But Isaac Newton was also an influential theologian who applied a scientific approach to the study of scripture, Hebrew and Jewish mysticism. Now Israel's national library, an unlikely owner of a vast trove of Newton's writings, has digitised...
  • CJ: Bangalore unsafe, IT professionals mugged May 12, 2011

    CJ Aruna Newton, Secretary, Electronic City Associaiton and Dr P S Harsha, DCP (South East) Bangalore, discuss the alarming rates of mugging in Bangalore. ...
  • Paintings by Tagore and other artists up for bids November 28, 2010

    New Delhi: An Indian auctioneer is set to put Rabindranath Tagore's paintings up for bids at an auction event named, 'Significant Indian Paintings' to be held in the capital later this month. The auction will put 69 paintings by some of the biggest Indian artists including Raja Ravi Varma, Rabindranath...
  • Raja Ravi Varma, Tagore works to be auctioned December 6, 2010

    New Delhi: "Significant Indian Paintings' is one of a kind auction to be held in the capital later this month that will put 69 paintings by some of the biggest Indian artists - including Raja Ravi Varma, Rabanindranath Tagore and an original letter from Francis Newton Souza - under the...
  • Indian painter's work sells for USD 3.4 million June 11, 2010

    London: Indian artist Syed Haider Raza's work 'Saurashtra' fetched a record £ 2,393,250 (USD 3,486,965) at the famous Christie's in London on Thursday. Raza's work, done in 1983, considered a monumental painting, was bought by a private Indian Museum. "This sale represents records of every kind. The monumental work Saurashtra by Syed...
  • Exclusive: Thandie Newton on shooting against green screen November 7, 2009

    Cancun (Mexico): Coming to the cinemas soon is the mega disaster film, 2012. This apocalyptic thriller starring John Cusack, Amanda Peet and Thadie Newton is being tipped as one of the year's biggest visual spectacles along with James Cameron's Avatar. Here is an excerpt from Rajeev Masand's interview with Thandie...
  • Expect reforms with BJP or Cong sans Left: Nomura May 14, 2009

    MD-Equity Research and Senior Political Analyst, Nomura International, Alastair Newton said the markets have largely discounted a Third Front government. "A Third Front government would be uncertain for markets. The markets want to see a reasonably stable coalition without the Left. We think the Congress may form the government as...
  • IPL Controversies: Racism row | SRK boycotts matches May 23, 2008

    London/Mohali: One of the two black British cheerleaders allegedly prevented from performing at a Twenty20 match said she was called by the “N word,” but cricket bosses declared action could only be taken if she complained. A number of British newspapers Thursday carried the story about dancers Ellesha Newton, 22, and...
  • Quest to save Newton's 'gravity tree' June 20, 2007

    Pune: Two- hundred a eighty years after he died, Isaac Newton’s statue at Pune’s Inter University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics has big problems to ponder. Not why the apple falls to the ground- but why an entire apple tree in the university area may do so. And it is no ordinary...
  • Indian art paints bold strokes in NY September 20, 2006

    New York: Sotheby's kicked off the Indian art sale season in New York on a new high. It raised $15 million from the sale of miniatures and modern paintings — its highest ever in this category. Interestingly, many of the top buyers were not Indian. Indian art is painting bold...
  • Christie's NY auction preview in Delhi August 22, 2006

    New Delhi: Tyeb Mehta, Francis Newton Souza, Syed Haider Raza and Subodh Gupta among others form the constellation of works, the world's foremost auction house, Christie's, unveiled on Tuesday. The announcement took place at the preview of works to be auctioned during its September 20 sale of Modern and Contemporary Indian...