Wednesday, 25 November 2020

Tag Archives: Oxford University

Russia says deal to make UK-developed vaccine is on

MOSCOW: Russia will unveil a deal with AstraZeneca to manufacture a COVID-19 vaccine being developed by the pharmaceuticals giant and Oxford University, its wealth fund head said on Friday, adding this showed Moscow had no need to steal vaccine data. Britain, Canada and the United States said on Thursday that ...

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Rahat Fateh Ali receives honorary degree at Oxford

LONDON: Pakistan’s Renowned qawwali singer Rahat Fateh Ali Khan received an honorary doctorate by Oxford University. He was awarded the prestigious music doctor’s degree, a press release said. “I am honoured to be accepting this degree from Oxford university, a world famous educational institution,” said Khan ahead of the ceremony ...

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Oxford University to rethink degree given to Brunei Sultan

LONDON: The University of Oxford says it will reconsider an honorary degree it awarded the Sultan of Brunei following the outcry over new Islamic laws in the Southeast Asian nation that punish gay sex and adultery by stoning offenders to death. The university said on Saturday it shared the “international ...

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Oxford University to honour Rahat Fateh Ali Khan

LONDON: Famed Pakistani singer Rahat Fateh Ali Khan will soon be honoured by the prestigious University of Oxford. The university will confer honorary degrees during a ceremony called ‘Encaenia’ on Rahat, nephew of world famous Qawali singer Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, described by the varsity as “devotional music of the ...

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Meeting you will be a privilege: Shah Rukh Khan to Malala Yousafzai

BOLLYWOOD superstar Shah Rukh Khan had last year revealed that he had been invited to address the students of Oxford University. Back in 2016, Alan Rusbridger, principal of Oxford University, had tweeted tagging Shah Rukh Khan, “Can we tempt to to Oxford University to talk to our students at @lmhoxford? They ...

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Nobel-winning writer V.S. Naipaul dies aged 85

LONDON: British author V.S. Naipaul, a famously outspoken Nobel laureate who wrote on the traumas of post-colonial change, has died at the age of 85. Naipaul, who was born in Trinidad and the son of an Indian civil servant, was best known for works including “A House for Mr Biswas” ...

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Twinkle meets Malala for PadMan promotion at Oxford University

BOLLYWOOD actor Twinkle Khanna met Malala Yousafzai at the Oxford University while promoting her husband Akshay Kumar’s upcoming movie ‘PadMan’. The two ladies posed with other students and faculty members of the prestigious university while holding sanitary pads. While media interaction, the Pakistani women’s activist and Nobel Peace Prize winner ...

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Twinkle Khanna to address Oxford University students

LONDON: Writer-producer Twinkle Khanna has been invited to speak at The Oxford Union, the worlds most prestigious debating society. The 43-year-old actor-turned-author will address the students of the Oxford University tomorrow, where she will also showcase her upcoming production, “Padman”. Based on the life of social entrepreneur and activist Arunachalam ...

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Oxford professor Tariq Ramadan takes leave amid rape allegations

LONDON: Oxford University says prominent Islamic scholar Tariq Ramadan has taken a leave of absence as the Paris prosecutor’s office investigates allegations of rape and sexual assault against him. The university says in a statement Tuesday that the leave was the result of mutual agreement. Ramadan categorically denies any wrongdoing. ...

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