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  • Greenpeace activist barred by Delhi airport authorities to board a London flight January 12, 2015

    New Delhi: A Greenpeace India activist was on Sunday stopped from boarding a flight to London by immigration officials in New Delhi, prompting the environment group to accuse the government of intimidation, but officials said she was barred from leaving the country due to a look-out circular against her. Greenpeace India...
  • London lights up in French tricolour to mark terror deaths January 12, 2015

    London: London's famous landmarks were lit up in the colours of the French national flag in tribute to the 17 people killed in the Paris terror attacks on Sunday night. The Tower Bridge, Trafalgar Square and National Gallery in central London were streamed with the blue, white and red of the...
  • David Cameron asks new Sri Lanka president to aid UN rights probe January 10, 2015

    London: British Prime Minister David Cameron has asked Sri Lankan President-elect Maithripala Sirisena to facilitate the UN investigation into human rights abuses in the country. In his congratulatory message released by Downing Street, Cameron expressed hope that the issues of the past will be addressed. In his statement, he said,...
  • BJP wants government to buy London house where Ambedkar once lived January 10, 2015

    Mumbai: The BJP on Saturday asked the government to acquire the 2,050 sq ft, three-storey house in London where Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar once lived. Mumbai BJP president Ashish Shelar said he has written to Finance Minister Arun Jaitley seeking Prime Minister's intervention to acquire the house. "This is an emotional issue for...
  • Imran Khan reportedly ties knot with former BBC news presenter January 7, 2015

    Pakistani cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan has reportedly tied the knot with a former BBC news presenter. Breaking his silence, Khan said, "Getting married is not a crime. It is the sunnah (practice) of the holy prophet. A person can marry whenever he or she wants to." ...
  • From door-to-door delivery to major drink in Indian restaurants: The rise of Cobra beer January 6, 2015

    Launched in 1989, Cobra beer has risen from door-to-door delivery in London to a major drink in Indian restaurants in 24 years. ...
  • Everyone living in Britain should speak English: London mayor January 6, 2015

    London: The Mayor of London has said that everyone living in the UK should be able to speak English and councils should drop the "multi-culty" practice of translating information into other languages, a proposal that could hit non-English speaking immigrants residing in the country. Mayor Boris Johnson said he agreed...
  • Priyanka Chopra's cousin Meera to feature in '1920 London' and 'Zindagi Ek Pal' January 5, 2015

    Mumbai: Actress Meera Chopra, who made her Bollywood debut last year with horror comedy 'Gang Of Ghosts', will now be seen in Vikram Bhatt's '1920 London', that will hit the theatres by April this year. "I am doing Vikram Bhatt's '1920 London' that will release in March or April this year,"...
  • My appetite for chess has recovered: Viswanathan Anand December 22, 2014

    Buoyed by winning the London Chess Classic, five-time world chess champion Viswanathan Anand said he is looking forward to play games in 2015 with renewed zeal and enthusiasm. "I think my appetite for chess has recovered. I am going to play chess with renewed vigour in 2015," the 45-year-old Indian grandmaster...
  • Viswanathan Anand beats Michael Adams to win London Classic December 15, 2014

    London: Five-time chess world champion Viswanathan Anand won his maiden London Classic title after defeating British Grandmaster Michael Adams in the fifth and final round on Monday. Having drawn the first four games of the six-player round-robin tournament, Anand had to win to stay in contention for a podium finish and...
  • With his crane crashing, man's plan to propose ends in a disaster December 14, 2014

    London: A Dutchman's dramatic plan to propose to his girlfriend has ended in a major disaster with a mobile crane smashing the roof of a house and forcing the evacuation of people from two others. The man had wanted to surprise his partner by descending in front of her bedroom in...
  • Viswanathan Anand holds Hikaru Nakamura to a draw December 13, 2014

    London: Former world champion Viswanathan Anand played out his third draw on the trot, signing peace with Hikaru Nakamura of United States in a keenly fought game of the third round of London Chess Classic here on Saturday. Anand yet again showed fine preparation in the tournament but the victory continued...
  • London airspace closed due to computer failure December 12, 2014

    London: London airspace has been closed due to a computer failure, UK air traffic controllers said on Friday. The news was announced in a brief message on flight safety body Eurocontrol's website. UK air traffic controllers, called NATS, confirmed that a "technical problem" at its Swanwick control centre in Hampshire will...
  • Viswanathan Anand draws with Fabiano Caruana in London Classic December 12, 2014

    Celebrating his 45th Birthday, five times world champion Viswanthan Anand played out an easy draw as white against Fabiano Caruana of Italy in the second round of London Chess Classic on Friday. After showing deep preparation against Kramnik in the opener, Anand could not dent Caruana's chances as black out of...
  • Viswanathan Anand draws with Vladimir Kramnik in London Classic December 11, 2014

    Five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand played out an easy draw in black against Vladimir Kramnik of Russia in the first round of the London Chess Classic here today. After finishing joint third in the rapid open tournament, Anand showed deep preparation in the first classical game here and this was a...
  • Snapshot: Prince William, wife Kate Middleton meet Beyonce Knowles and Jay Z at NBA game December 9, 2014

    New York: Prince William and his wife Kate Middleton met star couple Beyonce Knowles and Jay Z here. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were here Monday for the Cleveland Cavaliers game against the Brooklyn Nets at Barclays Center. Beyonce and Jay Z were seated just across the way, reports eonline.com. Prince...
  • Stoppard called 'greatest living playwright' at London Theatre Awards December 1, 2014

    London: Tom Stoppard was given a special award as "the greatest living playwright" on Sunday at the 60th London Evening Standard Theatre Awards in recognition of more than a half century of work that has won him an Academy Award and four Tony Awards. The 77-year-old Czech-born author, whose plays include...
  • Soccer star David Beckham and son unhurt in UK car crash November 30, 2014

    London: Retired English soccer star David Beckham and his teenage son Brooklyn were involved in a car crash outside Arsenal's training ground in Hertfordshire, north of London, but did not suffer any injuries, according to a source close to Beckham. "David and Brooklyn did not suffer any injuries and as I...
  • Finally London November 25, 2014

    Lal Jose, a popular filmmaker and Suresh Joseph, a retired IRTS officer travelled from Kochi to London in 75 days by car covering 27 countries and 2 continents.Watch all the webisodes here. ...
  • Meet Pallab Talukdar, who cycled from Iran to Milan November 25, 2014

    Lal Jose, a popular filmmaker and Suresh Joseph, a retired IRTS officer travelled from Kochi to London in 75 days by car covering 27 countries and 2 continents.Watch all the webisodes here. ...
  • Meet Vierra Vojtkova, owner of Ganesh Utsav restaurant in Bratislava November 25, 2014

    Lal Jose, a popular filmmaker and Suresh Joseph, a retired IRTS officer travelled from Kochi to London in 75 days by car covering 27 countries and 2 continents.Watch all the webisodes here. ...
  • Meet EP Menon who walked from Delhi to Russia in 1962 November 25, 2014

    Lal Jose, a popular filmmaker and Suresh Joseph, a retired IRTS officer travelled from Kochi to London in 75 days by car covering 27 countries and 2 continents.Watch all the webisodes here. ...
  • For refuelling in Tibet, Chinese driving license is must November 25, 2014

    Lal Jose, a popular filmmaker and Suresh Joseph, a retired IRTS officer travelled from Kochi to London in 75 days by car covering 27 countries and 2 continents.Watch all the webisodes here. ...
  • The beginning of Record Drive November 25, 2014

    Lal Jose, a popular filmmaker and Suresh Joseph, a retired IRTS officer traveled from Kochi to London in 75 days by car covering 27 countries and 2 continents. Watch all the webisodes here. ...
  • After London's Madame Tussauds, Kolkata now boasts of a wax museum November 23, 2014

    Kolkata: A Madame Tussauds like experience in Kolkata seems to be Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's own way of partially delivering on her promise to convert Kolkata into London. The recently inaugurated Mothers Wax Museum in Eastern Kolkata has drawn crowds. Featuring 19 life-size wax models of celebrities and heroes of...
  • Cluster buses in Delhi to get colourful advertisements November 16, 2014

    New Delhi: The orange cluster buses running in the national capital are soon set to get more colourful with a cover of advertisements. Replicating the idea in buses of cities like New York, London and Paris, ads will initially cover the left and back sides of the buses, and later...
  • Dubbed Telugu version of Balaji K Kumar's 'Vidiyum Munn' to release soon November 15, 2014

    Chennai: Debutant Balaji K Kumar-directed Tamil thriller "Vidiyum Munn", which has been dubbed in Telugu as "Oka Ratrilo Iddarammayilu", is being readied for release in the language soon. "It's an interesting film about a prostitute's efforts to save a 12-year-old girl over the course of a night. We are planning to...
  • Toughest bit for me to cover my personal life with Anjali: Sachin Tendulkar November 15, 2014

    Speaking in London on his autobiography tour, Sachin Tendulkar shares his secretes which he revealed in his book 'Playing It My Way'. ...
  • Indian-origin taxi driver jailed in Britain for sex attack October 28, 2014

    London: An Indian-origin taxi driver has been jailed in Britain for a sex attack on a young woman passenger while she was drinking. Nottingham Crown Court heard that Dhanraj Singh, 24, and a father of two, is a Bhangra dancer and singer. He was due to fly to Mumbai to film...
  • Crowds boo, heckle Bilawal Bhutto at PPP's rally in London on Kashmir October 27, 2014

    London: A rally organised in London by the Pakistan People's Party opposing India's right to Kashmir turned violent after Bilawal Bhutto appeared on stage. People attending the rally hurled water bottles, cans and brickbats at the stage. The so-called 'Million March' from Trafalgar Square to Downing Street descended into chaos...