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  • Unexploded World War II bomb triggers evacuation in London 6 days ago

    London: An unexploded World War II bomb weighing 454 kg found on a building site near London's famous Tower Bridge on Monday led to hundreds of people being evacuated from their homes in the area. Roads were closed from the Victorian landmark and residents were escorted out after builders unearthed...
  • Manmohan Singh summoned as an accused in coal scam, legal options before him March 11, 2015

    New Delhi: In a major embarrassment for Congress party, former prime minister Manmohan Singh has been summoned as an accused by a special court in the coal block allocation scam case. There are three legal options before Manmohan Singh. Firstly, he can approach the High Court and seek stay on summon...
  • Helen Mirren astonishing in splendid 'The Audience' March 9, 2015

    New York: Every week, whenever possible, two of the most important people on the planet chat for about 20 minutes. It is a meeting held in complete secret. The conversations between the United Kingdom's monarch and the prime minister take place in a room in Buckingham Palace with no one else...
  • Jordan not intimidated by IS militants' action: King Abdullah II March 2, 2015

    The King of Jordan spoke publicly about a Jordanian pilot being killed burnt alive by Islamic State militants. King Abdullah II said that his nation is not intimidated by the Islamic State's action. ...
  • India successfully tests nuclear-capable Prithvi-II missile February 19, 2015

    Bhubaneswar: India on Thursday successfully test-fired its nuclear-capable Prithvi-II surface-to-surface missile from a military base in Odisha, a senior official said. The indigenously-developed ballistic missile with a maximum range of 350 km was fired from the Integrated Test Range at Chandipur in Balasore district, about 230 km from Bhubaneswar. "It was a...
  • CBI completes probe in coal scam case allegedly involving Hindalco February 19, 2015

    New Delhi: Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Thursday filed its final probe report in a coal block allocation case allegedly involving former Coal Secretary PC Parakh, Hindalco and others before the special court which will consider it on March 11. Senior public prosecutor VK Sharma told the court that...
  • Syriac Orthodox Patriarch welcomes PM Modi's statement against church attacks February 18, 2015

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday reached out to the Christian community and did not mince words while criticising incidents of religious intolerance. In an interview to CNN-IBN, The Global head of the Syrian Orthodox Church, Ignatius Aphrem II said, "PM has reassured us that Indian govt will provide safety...
  • PM opens Centre for Nano Science Engineering at IISc ibn Bengaluru February 18, 2015

    Bengaluru: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday inaugurated the Centre for Nano Science Engineering at the Indian Institute of Science in Bengaluru. The Centre is considered to be the most sophisticated and comprehensive cluster of micro and nano-tech laboratories in India. It is designed to provide research and technology leadership in...
  • China to hold a massive military parade to 'frighten Japan', says report January 27, 2015

    Beijing: China will this year hold its first large-scale military parade since 2009 to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II, reports said on Tuesday, with one key goal described as being to "frighten Japan". Communist China generally shies away from the vast annual demonstrations of military...
  • Venkaiah Naidu says BJP not involved in CBI questioning former PM Manmohan Singh in coal scam January 21, 2015

    New Delhi: It is a war of words between the Congress and the government after former prime minister Manmohan Singh was questioned by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in connection with the coal block allocation scam relating to Hindalco. BJP leader Venkaiah Naidu accused the Congress party of making...
  • Former prime minister Manmohan Singh examined by CBI in coal block allocation scam January 20, 2015

    New Delhi: Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has been examined by CBI in the coal block allocation case relating to Hindalco but neither he nor the agency was willing to confirm it. He is the first former prime minister to have been interrogated in any case. Sources said Singh was questioned...
  • Vivienne Westwood pays tribute to the Prince Charles' environmental efforts at Milan Fashion Week January 20, 2015

    Paris: Fashion designer Vivienne Westwood paid tribute to the Prince of Wales at Milan Fashion Week by displaying a collection of notes praising his environmental work. The fashion designer, 73, honoured the 66-year-old royal during her autumn-winter 2015 menswear show, according to the Daily Telegraph newspaper, reports femalefirst.co.uk. "I want to pay...
  • Congress became 'weak' due to 'some wrongs' of UPA-II: Janardhan Dwivedi January 11, 2015

    Lucknow: The Congress became "weak" in the country because of "certain wrongs" of the UPA-II leading to its present scenario, senior party leader Janardan Dwivedi said as he spoke of the need to launch a struggle to strengthen the organisation. "Some wrongs of the UPA-2 have led to the present scenario...
  • Benedict Cumberbatch in no hurry to marry fiancee Sophie Hunter; says he wants to focus on 'Sherlock' for now January 5, 2015

    Los Angeles: Actor Benedict Cumberbatch is not in a hurry to marry fiancee Sophie Hunter. Cumberbatch made this confession to popsugar.com, reports dailymail.co.uk. When asked about his plans to marry, 'The Imitation Game' star said: "One thing at a time. I'm playing Sherlock now, just about to start, so my main focus...
  • 'Mary Kom' director Omung Kumar to start shooting 'War' by October December 22, 2014

    Mumbai: 'Mary Kom' fame director Omung Kumar says he will start shooting his next film, based on World War II, by mid-October 2015. Kumar told IANS: "It's a period film and I feel their stories haven't been told on screen. I will shoot in some real locations and also create a...
  • Angelina Jolie kidnapped me to write a song for 'Unbroken', says Coldplay frontman Chris Martin December 21, 2014

    Los Angeles: Singer Chris Martin jokes he was kidnapped by actress-director Angelina Jolie to write a song for her forthcoming film 'Unbroken'. The Coldplay frontman, who contributed the track 'Miracles' for her second directorial venture, says Jolie was so desperate to get him on board that she went to extreme lengths,...
  • Angelina Jolie involved in car crash? December 1, 2014

    Los Angeles: Actress Angelina Jolie was reportedly involved in a car crash after her vehicle skidded in the rain here. The 39-year-old was returning from a screening for her new film 'Unbroken' Sunday, when the car reportedly skidded, hit a curb, and two of its tyres burst, reports mirror.co.uk. As per reports...
  • Benedict Cumberbatch hails unsung hero in 'The Imitation Game' November 26, 2014

    New York: Like many people, British actor Benedict Cumberbatch knew very little about Alan Turing, the genius mathematician he portrays in 'The Imagination Game,' who helped to hasten the end of World War Two by cracking Germany's wartime communications code. Turing's top-secret work with cryptologists and math wizards at Britain's decryption...
  • J&K: Fire breaks out in Uri II power project November 20, 2014

    Srinagar: A fire on Thursday broke out in the Uri-II power project in Baramulla district of north Kashmir but no one has been injured in the incident so far, an official said. "The fire broke out in Uri-II power project early this morning. Fire tenders from Uri and Baramulla district headquarter...
  • India successfully test-fires nuclear capable Agni-II missile off Odisha coast November 9, 2014

    Balasore (Odisha): India on Sunday successfully test-fired its medium-range nuclear-capable Agni-II missile with a strike range of more than 2000 km from the Wheeler Island off Odisha coast as part of a user trial by the Army. "The trial of the surface-to-surface missile was conducted from a mobile launcher from the...
  • Rolls-Royce Ghost Series II facelift launched in India at Rs 4.5 crore November 7, 2014

    Rolls-Royce has launched the new Ghost Series II in India at Rs 4.5 crore ex-showroom. The refresh done to the new car is subtle as seen when the car was first showcased at the Geneva Auto Show this year. The changes on the outside, which are more 'blink and miss', ...
  • Tata Motors Jaguar Land Rover engine factory gets a royal kickstart in Britain October 30, 2014

    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 October 25, 2014

    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 October 24, 2014

    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...