January

  • Nepal to hold local elections in January 6 days ago

    Kathmandu: Nepal will hold local elections in January 2015 after a gap of 16 years, Deputy Prime Minister Bam Dev Gautam said on Tuesday. The elections for the leadership of local bodies -- village development committees and municipalities -- should have been held every five years. But due to political instability,...
  • I was scared to work with Viggo Mortensen: Kirsten Dunst April 4, 2014

    London: Actress Kirsten Dunst has revealed that she was scared to work with actor Viggo Mortensen in their upcoming movie 'The Two Faces of January'. The 'Melancholia' star said that although Mortensen's casting convinced her to accept the part, she was nervous about working with him, reported Harper's Bazaar magazine. ...
  • January WPI inflation eases to eight-month low February 14, 2014

    New Delhi: India's wholesale price-based inflation eased to an eight-month low in January as food prices moderated, offering some relief to policymakers who have long battled to get a handle on surging prices. The wholesale price index (WPI), long regarded as India's main inflation measure, rose 5.05 percent in January, data...
  • BSNL, MTNL likely to offer free roaming plans from January 26 January 24, 2014

    State-owned telecom firms MTNL and BSNL are likely to launch new roaming plans from January 26 that will offer their subscribers free calls, sources said. "MTNL has plans to make roaming free for its customers on its network in Delhi and Mumbai without any additional charge," said an official source. He...
  • Uddhav Thackeray's 'January 26' faux pas embarrasses Shiv Sena January 23, 2014

    Mumbai: Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray has embarrassed himself by saying that this January 26 would be the last time, when a Congress Prime Minister speaks from the ramparts of the Red Fort in Delhi. Addressing Shiv Sena workers on the birth anniversary of his father Bal Thackeray, he said,...
  • Republic Day tableaux to serve up a slice of India January 22, 2014

    New Delhi: From the construction of the Pir Panjal Railway Tunnel in Kashmir to a tribute to Assamese singer Bhupen Hazarika, and from the story of the valiant Tipu Sultan to an evocation of the confluence of nomadic tribes in Jammu and Kashmir, these are some of the themes which...
  • Manmohan Singh to address media in early January December 28, 2013

    Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is likely to address a press conference in early January, informed sources said on Saturday. They said the press conference was likely to be held in the first week of January but the venue and date are not finalised. The sources said it would be Manmohan Singh's...
  • Hyundai Motors to hike prices by up to Rs 20,000 from January December 17, 2013

    Hyundai Motor India Ltd (HMIL) will increase prices of its products across all models by up to Rs 20,000 from January to offset pressure of input costs on account of rupee depreciation and inflationary trends. The quantum of price increase will vary from Rs 5,000 to Rs 20,000 across all models,...
  • Bangladesh to hold general elections on January 5, BNP launches protests November 26, 2013

    Bangladesh's poll panel on Monday announced that the general election would be held on January 5, triggering protests by activists of the main opposition BNP which called a 48-hour nationwide transport blockade from Tuesday. "The voting will be held on January 5, 2014," Chief Election Commissioner Kazi Rakibuddin Ahmed said. The...
  • January industrial output grows 2.4 per cent March 12, 2013

    India's industrial production grew 2.4 per cent in January from a year earlier, government data showed on Tuesday. Analysts polled by Reuters had expected the output to grow 1.2 per cent annually. Revised data for December showed production at factories, mines and utilities shrank 0.5 percent compared with 0.6 per...
  • January inflation eases to 6.62 per cent February 14, 2013

    New Delhi: India's January inflation stood at 6.62 per cent, slowest since November 2009 and lower than December's 7.18 per cent. The inflation number has hit its lowest level in more than three years. "If the moderation in inflation continues and core inflation stays around the level recorded in December 2012,...
  • Beckham highlights an otherwise subdued last transfer day February 1, 2013

    London: David Beckham lit up a subdued transfer deadline day in Europe by securing perhaps the final move of his globetrotting career, a surprise short-term deal with ambitious French club Paris Saint-Germain. Mario Balotelli, a headline-grabber at the opposite end of his football career, finalized his switch from Manchester City to...
  • 'Mad Men' to return for new season on April 7 January 24, 2013

    New York: AMC says 'Mad Men' will return for its new season on April 7. AMC announced Wednesday that the two-hour premiere kicks off the acclaimed drama series' sixth season. The episode was written by 'Mad Men' creator Matthew Weiner. 'Mad Men' is set in the advertising world of circa-1960s New York...
  • Clinton to testify on Benghazi attack on Jan 23 January 16, 2013

    Washington: US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is set to testify before Congress on the attack on their consulate in Benghazi, Libya which left its ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans dead on September 11, 2012. She is also expected to appear before the House foreign affairs committee on...
  • Facebook's January 15 event: Top rumours January 15, 2013

    San Francisco: Facebook's mystery "press event" on Tuesday could reveal a more robust search feature that would intensify the competition between the social networking giant and its rival Google Inc. Facebook is holding the event at 10 a.m. (1 p.m. EST) at its Menlo Park, California, headquarters. The company has not...
  • Adulterers most likely to start affair today January 7, 2013

    London: Cheaters' day today? More illicit affairs start on January 7 than any other day of the year, experts say. According to a UK-based dating website, today is the day more affairs start than at any other time of the year, The Sun reported. "This doesn't surprise me because now is...
  • 165 people seek President's go-ahead to end life January 5, 2013

    Yavatmal: As many as 165 physically challenged and old persons, who have not received their pension for two years under government schemes, have sought permission from President Pranab Mukherjee for killing themselves on January 26 if their grievances are not addressed by then. On Friday, they submitted a signed memorandum,...
  • Winger Nani not for sale, insists Alex Ferguson December 30, 2012

    London: Manchester United winger Nani will not be sold in the January transfer window, manager Alex Ferguson said on Sunday in dismissing media reports that the Portuguese international could leave Old Trafford. Nani, sidelined by injury since the Champions League tie with Braga on November 7, has yet to sign a...
  • No major signings for United in January: Ferguson December 29, 2012

    Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson does not expect to make any major signings during the January transfer window after expressing his satisfaction with the strength of the current squad. The Premier League leaders have been linked in the media with Inter Milan's Wesley Sneijder among other while a recently leaky backline...
  • Placenta pills, oxy shots: 2012's worst science abuse December 28, 2012

    London: Pop guru Simon Cowell carries pocket-sized inhalable oxygen shots, America's 'Mad Men' actress January Jones favours dried placenta pills, and British soap star Patsy Palmer rubs coffee granules into her skin. Celebrities rarely shy away from public peddling of dubious ideas about health and science, and 2012 was no exception. In...
  • No orders for Jan 26, Aug 15 and Oct 2 holidays? May 24, 2012

    Lucknow: Even as India has observed January 26, August 15 and October 2 as national holidays, the government does not seem to have issued any formal orders for the same. The disclosure from the central Home Ministry came in response to an application under the Right to Information (RTI) Act 2005...
  • Industrial production data revision baffling: FM April 14, 2012

    New Delhi: Terming the sharp revision in the industrial production data as "totally baffling", Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee on Friday said he has asked the authorities concerned to look into the issue. "I can understand if there is error in calculating 0.1 per cent of 0.2 per cent, but from 6.8...
  • Industrial growth rises to 4.1 pc in February April 12, 2012

    Mumbai: The growth in February industrial production (IIP) has come in at 4.1 per cent, which is an improvement over the January number. The January IIP number has been revised to 1.1 per cent from 6.8 per cent (provisional). The Central Statistical Organization revised January IIP figure after it spotted...
  • Army units story fables of a sick mind: Gen Singh April 7, 2012

    New Delhi: Army Chief General VK Singh on Saturday hit out at the Indian Express report earlier this week that claimed that two Army units made an "unauthorised" movement towards the capital on the night of January 16. In an interview to the Hindu newspaper, the General called the report "fables...
  • Core industries growth slumps to 0.5 pc in Jan February 28, 2012

    New Delhi: Growth in eight core industries that include electricity, coal, cement, steel and crude oil slumped to 0.5 percent in January as compared to 3.1 percent in the previous month and 6.4 percent in the corresponding month of last year, dampening hopes for revival in overall factory output. According to...
  • Chelsea agree terms with Bolton, but not Cahill December 30, 2011

    Bolton: Chelsea's defensive options are set to be bolstered by the signing of Bolton centerback Gary Cahill after the two clubs agreed on a fee for the England international. The 26-year-old Cahill, who is out of contract in the summer, has started negotiations with the London club over personal terms, although...
  • Villas-Boas hails under-fire skipper Terry December 23, 2011

    London: Chelsea manager Andre Villas-Boas has insisted his side are still in the Premier League title race after their 1-1 draw with Tottenham at White Hart Lane, and also praised the performance of under-fire captain John Terry. The Blues came from behind to grab a point against Harry Redknapp's high-flying Spurs...
  • Masand: 'Unknown' is a gripping thriller April 22, 2011

    Cast: Liam Neeson, Diane Kruger, January Jones Director: Jaume Collet-Serra 'Unknown', starring Liam Neeson, is a gripping suspense thriller about a man who wakes up from a coma to discover that his identity has been stolen. Neeson's character, Dr Martin Harris has just arrived in Berlin with his beautiful wife, played by...
  • Inflation down to 8.23 percent in January February 14, 2011

    New Delhi: Inflation declined marginally to 8.23 per cent in January from 8.43 per cent in the previous month, as prices of certain commodities like wheat, pulses and sugar eased, although essential items like onion and other vegetables continue to remain dearer. The headline inflation, based on wholesale...