Edinburgh

  • Queen smashes whisky, gives her name to Britain's biggest warship July 5, 2014

    London: Queen Elizabeth II smashed a bottle of whisky against Britain's biggest warship on Friday as she gave her name to the new aircraft carrier at a ceremony in Scotland. The 65,000-tonne HMS Queen Elizabeth is one of two carriers being built at a combined cost of £6.2 billion ($10.6...
  • Queen Elizabeth II visits 'Game of Thrones' set June 24, 2014

    London: Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh met cast and production members of HBO's hit TV show 'Game of Thrones' during a tour of their set in Belfast, Northern Ireland.The US television series is partly filmed in the city's Titanic Quarter and is a focal point for Northern...
  • Malala meets Queen Elizabeth, regrets missing school October 18, 2013

    Pakistani teenage activist Malala Yousafzai, who survived an assassination attempt by the Taliban, on Friday, met British Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace and spoke about the importance of education. The 16-year-old schoolgirl presented the monarch with a copy of her recently released book, "I Am Malala". "It is a great honour...
  • Shaun Marsh says Scotland thrashing 'worthwhile' September 4, 2013

    Ediburgh: Australia's Shaun Marsh insisted a 200-run win over an outclassed Scotland side in Edinburgh on Tuesday had been a "worthwhile" exercise ahead of the five-match ODI series with England. While England were tested by Ireland on Tuesday before completing a six-wicket win in Malahide ahead of Friday's series opener...
  • Scotland suffer huge defeat against Australia September 3, 2013

    CLICK HERE for the liive score from the one-off ODI between Australia and Scotland being played at Edinburgh. TOSS: Scotland won the toss and elected to field. TEAM NEWS: Australia left Glenn Maxwell, Coulter-Nile, Josh Hazlewood and Philip Hughes out of their side. Playing XIs: Australia: Michael Clarke (capt), George Bailey, Fawad Ahmed,...
  • Shiv Kapur ready for his second appearance at The Open July 15, 2013

    Edinburgh: Richer in experience, Indian golfer Shiv Kapur will not feel like a 'kid in a candy store' when he makes his second appearance at The Open Championship, starting here on Thursday. Kapur, who is a winner on the Asian Tour, qualified for the year's third Major championship at the Local...
  • Scientists want Higgs boson to be renamed April 21, 2013

    London: What's in a name? A lot - at least as far as the Higgs boson is concerned. Some leading scientists want the elusive God particle, called Higgs boson after its discoverer Peter Higgs, to be renamed in order to also credit the other researchers involved in its discovery. Scientists argue...
  • Foreign funnymen sweep British comedy awards August 27, 2012

    Edinburgh: Performers from the United States, Norway and New Zealand swept Britain's top comedy awards at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, the first time all three prizes have gone to non-British comedians. American Phil Burgers from Los Angeles took the top prize, the Foster's Best Comedy Show award, while the Best Newcomer...
  • UK's Prince Philip discharged from hospital June 10, 2012

    London: Prince Philip, the husband of Britain's Queen Elizabeth, left hospital on the eve of his 91st birthday on Saturday, five days after he was taken ill during celebrations to mark the monarch's 60 years on the throne. Looking relaxed and in good spirits, the Duke of Edinburgh smiled and shook...
  • Rabindranath Tagore centre launched at Edinburgh May 9, 2012

    London: A centre dedicated to the life and work of Rabindranath Tagore has been launched in Edinburgh, said to be the first UK hub of its kind dedicated to the Nobel laureate. The centre has been launched at Napier University following an agreement with the Indian Council for Cultural Relations...
  • Rare photos of 1912 Calcutta discovered in UK May 8, 2012

    London: A hitherto unknown collection of photographs capturing life and times of 1912 Calcutta has been discovered in a shoebox in Edinburgh. The century-old collection of the Royal Commission of Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland (RCAHMS), includes rare and fragile glass plate negatives, which show life at the high point...
  • Monkeys suffer shocking tests in Britain February 27, 2012

    London: More than 2,600 monkeys in Britain have become targets of "horrifying experiments" that included sawing open their skulls while still alive, putting electrodes in them and forcing them to watch TV, a report said. According to the British Union for the Abolition of Vivisection (BUAV), scientists at a university in...
  • Sitar maestro Ravi Shankar at Edinburgh festival March 24, 2011

    Edinburgh: Indian musician Ravi Shankar and Asian versions of Shakespeare are among highlights of this year's Edinburgh International Festival, as EIF director Jonathan Mills completes a five-year artistic tour of the world. The EIF, running from Aug. 12 to Sept. 4, combines with the Fringe and the city's International Book Festival...
  • Oriental Shakespeare, Ravi Shankar at Edinburgh March 24, 2011

    Edinburgh: The EIF, running from Aug. 12 to Sept. 4, combines with the Fringe and the city's International Book Festival and military tattoo to offer the world's biggest annual extravaganza of the arts. Mills unveiled the EIF programme on Wednesday in what he called "an attempt to make very mainstream the...
  • Now, a contraceptive jab for men! February 7, 2011

    London: Women have been awaiting it for years -- a contraceptive option for men to help them share the family planning burden. And, now scientists at Edinburgh University have confirmed that such a contraceptive jab has proved successful in preventing unplanned pregnancies after tests in Scotland, 'The Scotsman' reported. The World Health...
  • Assange signs book deal with a Scottish publisher January 8, 2011

    London: WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has signed a book deal with a British publisher to give a "highly personal" account of his life story, it was announced on Friday. Assange, who is currently on bail in Britain pending court proceedings over an extradition request from Sweden on assault charges, said he...
  • 106 years old and still a virgin! September 4, 2010

    London: A 106-year-old woman in Britain is not only a virgin, she has never ever been kissed. Isa Blyth, who turned 106 on Saturday, puts her longevity to being a virgin, The Sun reported. She is of the opinion that being single has made her stay strong. "I'm not sure if anyone ever...
  • Sikh boy admits he faked racial attack December 24, 2006

    London: A Sikh teenager from Edinburgh who claimed his hair was chopped off by racist thugs last month has said that he had cooked up the story. The 15-year old teenager had told police that he had been assaulted by a group of white youths who clipped his hair, racially abused...
  • Brit boys to keep off Sai Baba's reach December 22, 2006

    London: Satya Sai Baba, one of India's best known spiritual leaders, has triggered a fresh controversy in Britain after association with The Duke of Edinburgh's Award charity involving young people. The Duke of Edinburgh's Award is a London-headquartered charity whose patron is Prince Philip. It gives three kinds of awards (bronze,...
  • Sikh boy's hair cut in UK race attack November 16, 2006

    London: In a case of racial assault, a group of white youths attacked a Sikh teenager and clipped his hair in a public park in the Scottish capital Edinburgh. The 15-year-old, who has not been named, was attacked by four youths in Pilrig Park on Tuesday evening in what police have...