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  • Tata Motors Jaguar Land Rover engine factory gets a royal kickstart in Britain Yesterday

    Tata Motors Jaguar Land Rover engine factory gets a royal kickstart in Britain. The Queen will be at the business park for the opening of the 500 million pound factory in wolverhampton. Full scale operations will start early next year. ...
  • Queen Elizabeth II sends her first tweet, triggers controversy 6 days ago

    London: Queen Elizabeth II has sent her first tweet - though she kept things traditional, signing off with "Elizabeth R." The 88-year-old monarch tried her hand at Twitter as she opened a new gallery Friday in central London's Science Museum, taking off a glove to press a tablet screen as 600...
  • Queen Elizabeth II sends her first tweet 1 week ago

    London: In a historic first, Queen Elizabeth II on Friday sent out her maiden tweet while opening an information technology gallery at the Science Museum. The first tweet by a reigning British monarch read: "It is a pleasure to open the Information Age exhibition today at the @ScienceMuseum and I...
  • Natural ice cream to open its first store in Delhi on October 15 October 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Mumbai-based Natural ice cream brand is set to bring its signature wholesome goodness to the capital with the opening of its store in Greater Kailash II on October 15. The brand has been making ice creams using only fruits, dry fruits, chocolates, milk and sugar, with no preservatives or...
  • Japan developing first fighter since World War II September 22, 2014

    Tokyo: The Japanese government has begun working on a jet fighter, the first such aircraft to be built in the country since World War II, the Nikkei newspaper reported on Monday. The prototype is a joint venture between the Japanese government and defence contractors Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and IHI. It is still...
  • Japan's World War II film idol Rikoran dies at 94 September 14, 2014

    Tokyo: Japanese film idol Yoshiko Yamaguchi, who was known as Rikoran and symbolized Japan's wartime dreams of Asian conquest, has died at age 94. Known as Shirley Yamaguchi in the US and one of biggest Japanese film stars during and after World War II, Yamaguchi died of heart failure September 7,...
  • Polish president commemorates WWII in Germany September 10, 2014

    Berlin: Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski has commemorated the outbreak of World War II in a speech to the Germany parliament. Komorowski spoke at a ceremony Wednesday marking 75 years since Germany's attack on Poland on September 1, 1939. He recalled the incredible sufferings World War II brought to millions of people in...
  • Queen Elizabeth II concerned over Scotland's independence from UK September 7, 2014

    London: Queen Elizabeth II is very concerned that Scotland will vote for independence from the UK this month and is receiving daily updates on the situation, a media report said on Sunday. Buckingham Palace aides and ministers close to the 88yearold British monarch told 'The Sunday Times' that the prospect of...
  • Ukraine rebels go to museum and make off with a World War II tank and two howitzers! July 27, 2014

    Donetsk: Visiting a museum may be the last thing on the minds of hardened insurgents in east Ukraine, but a group of them turned up at one in Donetsk only to make off with a World War II tank and two howitzers. "They had written authorisation to take them away,"...
  • Photo: Queen Elizabeth II photobombs Australian athlete's selfie at the Commonwealth Games July 25, 2014

    Queen Elizabeth II is not known for her grasp of social media, but she tapped into a trend when she inadvertently photobombed an Australian athlete's selfie at the Commonwealth Games on Thursday. Hockey player Jayde Taylor was posing for a photograph with a teammate when the 88yearold British monarch moved into...
  • Commonwealth Games 2014 open tonight with glittering ceremony July 23, 2014

    The 20th edition of the Games will officially be opened by Queen Elizabeth II on Wednesday with a ceremony at the iconic Celtic Park, the home of Scotland's famous football club Glasgow Celtic. The Opening Ceremony to be produced by an international events company Jack Morton Worldwide involved in...
  • 'The Imitation Game' trailer: Benedict Cumberbatch plays the WWII genius cryptographer mathematician Alan Turing July 22, 2014

    For those who have been completely charmed by British actor Benedict Cumberbatch in BBC's 'Sherlock', the latest trailer for the upcoming film 'The Imitation Game' will make your day.Cumberbatch, who portrayed the role of the socially awkward genius detective Sherlock Holmes in the criticallyacclaimed series, will be seen in the...
  • 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 65,000tonne HMS Queen Elizabeth is one of two carriers being built at a combined cost of 6.2 billion ($10.6...
  • Galaxy Core II, Ace 4, Young 2, Star 2: Samsung unveils four new budget Android smartphones July 1, 2014

    New Delhi: Expanding its Galaxy lineup, Samsung has introduced four new smartphones Galaxy Core II, Galaxy Ace 4, Galaxy Young 2, Galaxy Star 2. All new Galaxy devices run the latest Android 4.4 operating system. The Galaxy Core II is powered by a 1.2GHz quadcore processor and has a...
  • Watch: 'Ideals are peaceful, history is violent', says Brad Pitt in the new trailer for 'Fury' June 26, 2014

    After shooting and scalping Nazis in 'Inglorious Bastards', Brad Pitt is back in another World War II film, 'Fury'. Along with Shia LaBeouf and Logan Lerman, Pitt plays an army officer who leads his small crew on a deadly mission deep inside Nazi Germany. "The war will end soon, but...
  • 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...
  • "Political motivated" Snoopgate probe against Modi to be dropped June 22, 2014

    New Delhi: The previous UPA government's controversial move to order a probe into the 'Snoopgate' affair may get a quiet burial with the Home Ministry expected to move the Union Cabinet soon to abandon the plan. A note will be presented before the Union Cabinet to scrap the December 26, 2013,...
  • Queen Elizabeth II buys 8million pound helicopter for Prince William June 21, 2014

    London: Queen Elizabeth II has decided to treat her grandson Prince William to a 8million pound helicopter as an early birthday present. The 2008 Augusta A109S Grand will be used to ferry William and wife Kate between official royal engagements. The Duke of Cambridge and second in line to Britain's...
  • Queen Elizabeth II makes Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie an honorary dame June 15, 2014

    London: Angelina Jolie can add royal recognition to Hollywood stardom. The Oscarwinning actress has been named an honorary dame the female version of a knight by Britain's Queen Elizabeth II. Jolie, a United Nations special envoy, received the honor on Friday for her work combating sexual violence in war...
  • Pinaka rockets successfully testfired in Odisha May 29, 2014

    Balasore: Indigenously developed Pinaka rockets, capable of destroying enemy positions at 40 kmsrange with rapid salvos, were on Thursday successfully testfired thrice from a multibarrel launcher at an armament base in Chandipuronsea, near here. The rockets, which have undergone several tough tests since 1995, have been already inducted into the armed...
  • Suhag's appointment as Army Chief stays unaffected as government changes May 27, 2014

    New Delhi: The appointment of Lt Gen Dalbir Singh Suhag as the next Army Chief will not be affected by the change of government, said new Defence Minister Arun Jaitley whose party BJP had strongly opposed the UPA government for elevating him to the top post. "Well, I believe that there...
  • Ratan Tata receives one of UK's top civilian honours May 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Tata group Chairman Emeritus Ratan Tata has become the first Indian since independence to receive the Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the British Empire (GBE), one of the highest civilian honours of the UK. Tata was presented the GBE by British High Commissioner to India Sir James...
  • Hundreds of thousands watch two popes become saints April 27, 2014

    Vatican City: Pope Francis proclaimed his predecessors John XXIII and John Paul II saints in front of more than half a million pilgrims on Sunday, hailing both as courageous men who withstood the tragedies of the 20th century. Cheers and applause rang out across St Peter's Square after the historic double...
  • PM's daughter hits out at Baru, says he betrayed Manmohan Singh April 15, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's family has come out strongly against his former media advisor Sanjaya Baru for his book 'The Accidental Prime Minister'. Singh's eldest daughter, historian Upinder Singh, has lashed out at Baru saying he betrayed the PM. She told national daily 'The Indian Express', "We are...
  • Sonia attempts damage control with an emotional appeal, attacks BJP April 15, 2014

    New Delhi: With the Congress looking down and out, party President Sonia Gandhi has now made an emotional appeal to the country through a televised advertising campaign. Sonia has launched a scathing attack on the Bharatiya Janata Party, saying that the battle for 2014 is the fight to preserve and...
  • Still doing his duty, Sanjaya Baru April 12, 2014

    At the very outset, in his already dust-kicking book 'The Accidental Prime Minister', Sanjaya Baru says that he did not share its contents with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh prior to publication. Therefore, he argues, it placed an extra weight of responsibility on him to present an 'honest account' of his...
  • Hitler may have married Jewish woman by mistake, claims report April 5, 2014

    In what could prove to be one of the biggest ironies of history, Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler, infamous for the genocide of Jews, may have unwittingly married a Jewish woman, new British research has found. The German Nazi leader known for his persecution of Jews had wed his long-term lover Eva...
  • Ruskin Bond's Rusty making a comeback on TV with 'Ek Tha Rusty II' April 5, 2014

    Mussoorie: 'Ek Tha Rusty II', the second season of popular TV series 'Ek Tha Rusty' is all set to return to the television screen, this time with two female actors from Sikkim. The shoot of 'Ek Tha Rusty II' is currently underway here, and it will be telecast on Doordarshan from...
  • Congress lost perception battle, leadership not communicative: Jairam Ramesh April 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Congress is facing anti-incumbency after 10 years in power, Union Minister Jairam Ramesh admitted on Thursday, saying it poses a challenge as the party lost the battle of perception because the top leadership was "not communicative". He acknowledged that it is a "challenging" campaign in the elections ahead...
  • Rolls-Royce to launch Ghost Series II in India by November March 30, 2014

    The Rolls-Royce Ghost series II was showcased at the recently concluded Geneva Motor Show. The new Ghost will be launched in the UK by mid-2014 and in the Indian market by November. The new model does not have major exterior changes and has little to distinguish on the outside from the...