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  • Ukraine rebels go to museum and make off with a World War II tank and two howitzers! 4 days ago

    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 6 days ago

    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 88-year-old 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 critically-acclaimed 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 65,000-tonne 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 quad-core 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 8-million pound helicopter for Prince William June 21, 2014

    London: Queen Elizabeth II has decided to treat her grandson Prince William to a 8-million 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 Oscar-winning 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 test-fired in Odisha May 29, 2014

    Balasore: Indigenously developed Pinaka rockets, capable of destroying enemy positions at 40 kms-range with rapid salvos, were on Thursday successfully test-fired thrice from a multi-barrel launcher at an armament base in Chandipur-on-sea, 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...
  • Man known as 'kissing sailor' in WWII-era image dies March 18, 2014

    A man who became known for claiming he was the sailor kissing a woman in Times Square in a famous World War II-era photo taken by a Life magazine photographer has died. Glenn McDuffie was 86. McDuffie died March 9 in a nursing home in Dallas, his daughter, Glenda Bell, told...
  • Idea launches !d 1000, 5.5-inch Ultra II Android smartphones at Rs 5,400 onwards March 11, 2014

    New Delhi: India's third largest private telecom operator Idea today launched a 3G-enabled smartphone, ULTRA II, at a price of Rs 12,500 focusing on driving data penetration in the country through sale of 3G devices. Idea also launched an entry level 3G smartphone, Idea !d 1000,...
  • Budget 2014: Full text of P Chidambaram's speech on vote on account February 17, 2014

    Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Monday refuted the allegations of policy paralysis saying the UPA-II has brought schemes and has contained the fiscal deficit. In the UPA-II's last budget before the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, Chidambaram said the UPA-I and UPA-II have delivered above the trend. Even as he announced...
  • Budget 2014: FM cuts excise duty, woos youngsters, taxes unchanged February 17, 2014

    New Delhi: In an election year, Finance Minister P Chidambaram presented an Interim Budget shorn of rhetoric and stuck to highlighting the Congress-led UPA Government's achievements of the last 10 years. Faced with a massive economic slowdown and staring at prospects of a Congress rout in the Lok Sabha elections,...
  • Budget 2014: Watch P Chidambaram's full speech on vote on account February 17, 2014

    Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Monday refuted the allegations of policy paralysis saying the UPA-II has brought schemes and has contained the fiscal deficit. Chidambaram also announced excise cuts, leading to cars, mobile phones and two-wheelers getting cheaper even as not sops were announced. ...
  • Live blog: Interim Budget 2014 February 17, 2014

    Finance Minister P Chidambaram will present the last interim budget of the UPA-II in Parliament. Chidambaram will present the vote on account, giving an estimate of funds required to meet expenditure until a new government is in place. Live updates. ...
  • Poll: Rate the Indian Railways February 11, 2014

    How would you rate the state of Indian Railways? Rate Indian Railways on the following two parameters. ...
  • Italy police recover blood cloth from relic of Pope John Paul February 3, 2014

    Police on Friday recovered the piece of cloth stained with the blood of the late Pope John Paul, a day after they found the stolen gold and glass case which once contained the relic. They told a news conference in L'Aquila, east of Rome, that they found the fragment in the...