EASTER

  • Pope, thousands brave rain for Easter in St Peter's Square April 5, 2015

    Vatican City: In an Easter peace wish, Pope Francis on Sunday praised the framework nuclear agreement with Iran as an opportunity to make the world safer, while expressing deep worry about bloodshed in Libya, Yemen, Syria, Iraq, Nigeria and elsewhere in Africa. Cautious hope ran through Francis' "Urbi et Orbi"...
  • Watch: Traditional Italian recipe for Easter festivities April 5, 2015

    As part of Easter festivities, here is a traditional Italian recipe. It is being prepared by Chef Diego Martinelli of the Leela Palace hotel. ...
  • Google hides Easter eggs in your Android device, Hangouts. Here's how you can find them April 5, 2015

    New Delhi: This year Google wants you to go 'flappy' to locate its Easter egg on your Android phone and use its recently launched Hangouts app to make the best use of the Easter day. Inspired by the highly addictive and controversial game, Flappy Bird, one of the Google's Easter...
  • Pope tells Catholics at Easter vigil: Seek truth, beauty and love April 5, 2015

    Rome: Pope Francis led the world's 1.2 billion Roman Catholics into Easter on Saturday night, urging them at a vigil Mass to shun indifference and boldly live their faith. Marking the third Easter since his election in 2013, the pope maintained an Easter vigil tradition by baptizing late entries into the...
  • Good Friday row: This is a family matter for SC, must be settled internally, says Khurshid April 4, 2015

    Reacting on the CJI HL Dattu's decision to call a judges' conference on Good Friday, Senior lawyer and Congress leader Salman Khurshid said that this is a family matter for the Supreme Court and should be settled within the family. ...
  • Divine delicacies you'd not want to miss on Easter April 4, 2015

    Thiruvananthapuram: Easter's here and it's time for a sumptous breakfast of delectable appam, chicken stew as well as scrumptious duck and egg roast. Then there is steamed banana, a generous piece of luscious cake followed by piping hot coffee. If there's one thing that has not changed over time, it is...
  • SC judge writes to Modi over CJI meet on Good Friday, says all religions should get equal respect April 4, 2015

    New Delhi: Irked over the Chief Justice of India over holding a judges conference on Good Friday, Supreme Court Judge Kurian Joseph has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He also declined the invitation to PM's dinner for judges on Saturday and added that no important programmes are held on...
  • Watch: Pope swarmed by fans seeking selfies with him April 14, 2014

    The selfie-fever has now spread to the Vatican. With Easter approaching, the Pope was swarmed by crowds but this time they were trying to take selfies with him. Watch! ...
  • Lost Faberge Easter egg, saved from the melting pot by an American scrap dealer, on show for first time in 112 years April 8, 2014

    A Fabergé Imperial Easter Egg made for Emperor Alexander III of Russia and not seen in public for more than a century will go on show in London after being saved from the melting pot by an American scrap dealer who only accidentally realized its value. The Lost Third Imperial Easter...
  • Scrap metal dealer finds one of the eight missing Faberge imperial eggs worth millions at a flea market March 20, 2014

    London: There is good luck, outrageous good fortune - and now there is the case of the scrap metal dealer who found one of the eight missing Faberge imperial eggs at a flea market in the American Midwest. A London antique dealer said Wednesday that that the scrap metal entrepreneur bought...
  • Google's new easter egg turns your phone into a Christmas Carol karaoke machine December 25, 2013

    New Delhi: Celebrating Christmas in its own distinctive style, Google has come up with new easter eggs this Christmas. With Christmas round the corner, Google has introduced two new easter eggs in line with the festive mood. On entering "Christmas" or "Merry Christmas" in Google's search box, you will find a...
  • Atari Breakout turns 37; play the iconic game in Google Image Search May 14, 2013

    New Delhi: Commemorating the 37th anniversary of the popular video game "Breakout", Google has come up with an easter egg that lets you play the old "Breakout" game developed by Atari in 1976 right inside the Google Image Search. To play the game, go to Google Image Search and...
  • 'GI Joe: Retaliation' grabs top spot at box office April 3, 2013

    "GI Joe: Retaliation" fought its way to the top of the Easter weekend box office heap. The second installment of the series, inspired by the iconic action figures, took more than $41.2 million from Friday through Sunday. ...
  • Pope Francis calls for peace on Easter Sunday April 1, 2013

    Pope Francis delivered his first traditional Papal blessing in front of huge crowds in Saint Peter's Square on Easter Sunday. He called for peace in the Middle East, Asia and Africa and drew attention to the war in Syria. ...
  • Nelson Mandela's condition has improved: South Africa April 1, 2013

    Johannesburg: The condition of South Africa's former President Nelson Mandela has improved further, the government said on Sunday, as the 94yearold antiapartheid hero spent a fourth day in hospital receiving treatment for pneumonia. "Nelson Mandela had a restful day," South Africa's presidency said in a statement, adding doctors treating him had...
  • Nelson Mandela 'comfortable', treated for pneumonia April 1, 2013

    Johannesburg: South Africa's antiapartheid hero Nelson Mandela is comfortable and able to breathe without problems as he continues to respond to treatment in hospital for a recurrence of pneumonia, President Jacob Zuma's office said on Saturday. After the revered 94yearold statesman and former South African president spent a third night in...
  • Pope Francis appeals for end to Korea tensions March 31, 2013

    Vatican City: Pope Francis, appearing before more than 250,000 people for his first Easter Sunday address, called for world peace, respect for the environment and a diplomatic solution to the crisis on the Korean peninsula. In his "Urbi et Orbi" (to the city and the world) message, he also appealed for...
  • Pope Francis appeals for peace, end to Korea tensions March 31, 2013

    Vatican City: Pope Francis used his first Easter Sunday address to call for peace in the world and appealed for a diplomatic solution to the crisis on the Korean peninsula. In his first "Urbi et Orbi" (to the city and the world) message, Francis also called for peace between Israelis...
  • Easter Sunday celebrated in Mizoram March 31, 2013

    Aizawl: Easter Sunday, the resurrection of Jesus Christ after his crucifixion to redeem the world, was celebrated all over Mizoram on Sunday with religious solemnity and gaiety by different church denominations. Band parties of different corps of the Salvation Army on Sunday woke the Aizawl populace by playing the hymn,...
  • PM Manmohan Singh greets nation on Easter March 31, 2013

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Sunday greeted the people on Easter Sunday, saying the festival celebrates compassion and brotherhood and the renewal of hope in a better tomorrow. "The eternal significance of Christ's resurrection is that love is stronger than hatred and truth triumphs over evil," Singh said in...
  • Pope leads Catholics into Easter at vigil service in St Peter's March 31, 2013

    Vatican City: Pope Francis, leading the world's 1.2 billion Catholics into Easter for the first time, on Saturday urged those who have strayed from the faith to allow God back into their lives. Francis, who was elected on March 13, presided at a solemn Easter vigil Mass in St Peter' Basilica...
  • Pope presides over trimmed Easter Vigil service March 31, 2013

    Vatican City: Pope Francis celebrated a trimmed back Easter Vigil service on Saturday after having reached out to Muslims and women during a Holy Week in which he began to put his mark on the Catholic Church. Francis processed into a darkened and silent St Peter's Basilica at the start of...
  • Search 'do the Harlem Shake' on YouTube and watch it do the Harlem Shake March 2, 2013

    New Delhi: While Google is more known for its doodles and Easter Eggs, its subsidiary YouTube is also an eager follower of the tradition. The latest viral video fever to spread via YouTube is 'Harlem Shake' and it has generated hundreds of millions of views across thousands of videos of the...
  • Google celebrates Festivus, Christmas with new easter eggs December 16, 2012

    New Delhi: Easter eggs from Google are not something new. We have seen various hidden gags and visual messages in Google's search on entering certain keywords. Now, with Festivus and Christmas around the corner, Google's new easter eggs have come to the notice of users. Google has incorporated a new easter...
  • The story of Peter Carl Faberge's first egg May 30, 2012

    New Delhi: Peter Carl Faberge, the famed Russian jeweller who is the subject of Wednesday's Google doodle, in his position as the the court jeweller to the last of the Russian Czars, designed his first Imperial Easter egg in 1885. [Images] The Romanovs had a tradition of presenting elaborate eggs on...
  • The story of Peter Carl Faberge's first egg May 30, 2012

    New Delhi: Peter Carl Faberge, the famed Russian jeweller who is the subject of Wednesday's Google doodle, in his position as the the court jeweller to the last of the Russian Czars, designed his first Imperial Easter egg in 1885. [Images] The Romanovs had a tradition of presenting elaborate eggs on...
  • Pics: Peter Carl Faberge's exquisite eggs May 30, 2012

    New Delhi: Six gilded Easter eggs adorn the Google home page to mark master Russian jeweller Peter Carl Faberge's 166th birthday. Faberge was the court jeweller for the last two Russian Czars and the bejewelled Easter eggs were his speciality. Since the very first egg that contained a jewelled hen...
  • Who was Peter Carl Faberge? May 30, 2012

    New Delhi: The doodle on the Google home page on Wednesday honours Peter Carl Faberge on his 166th birthday. Faberge was a renowned Russian jeweller best known for his ornate Easter eggs that he created for the last two generationns of the Russian imperial family he Romanovs. [Images] Born on...
  • When Peter Carl Faberge's eggs came to India May 30, 2012

    New Delhi: A set of six ornate eggs pay tribute to the master Russian jeweller Peter Carl Faberge on the Google home page on the occasion of his 166th birth anniversary. The Easter eggs on the Google doodle have been inspired by the designs of actual Faberge eggs. These eggs...
  • Peter Carl Faberge: Google doodles Easter eggs May 30, 2012

    New Delhi: A set of six exquisite jewelled eggs adorn the Google home page in honour of Peter Carl Faberg. Wednesday is the 166th birth anniversary of the the legendary Russian jeweller. [Images] Born on May 30, 1846 in St. Petersburg, Peter Carl Faberg is most famous for his trademark Faberg...