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  • Hyderabad & Pune beat Mumbai & Delhi in quality of life: Survey Yesterday

    London: A rapid rise in population has triggered a decline in the quality of life in India's commercial hub Mumbai and capital New Delhi, both of which are trailed by emerging Tier-2 cities of Hyderabad and Pune in a new global survey. The 'Mercer 2015 Quality of Living rankings' evaluated...
  • Sahara's Grosvenor House hotel in London put up for sale 2 days ago

    New Delhi/Mumbai: London's landmark Grosvenor House hotel has been put up for sale after its owner, part of troubled Indian conglomerate Sahara which has been trying to raise funds for its jailed boss Subrata Roy, was placed into administration by creditors. Consultant Deloitte said on Tuesday it had been appointed administrator...
  • Handshake can find if she is made for you 3 days ago

    London: Do you know that the handshake -- limp or firm -- can sniff people out? According to a fascinating study, people use the touch of a handshake to sample and sniff chemical signals that could explain why the greeting evolved in the first place. "Your handshake conveys subliminal social cues,"...
  • Sahara defaults on loan taken by Bank of China, prompts legal action 3 days ago

    New Delhi: In yet another development which will compound trouble for Sahara group, Bank of China may initiate legal action against it for defaulting on a loan, sources said. The sources also said Bank of China had financed Sahara's hotel buys for nearly $900 million. The development takes place even as...
  • Jihadi John pushed towards extremism, claims a London-based advocacy group 4 days ago

    An advocacy group has claimed that Jihadi John, the Kuwaiti born British ISIS terrorist who executed many people, was pushed into jihad after being harassed by authorities. However, experts claim that the the man who hails from London already had links with terrorist groups. ...
  • US officials identify 'Jihadi John' from ISIS beheading videos 1 week ago

    According to CNN, US officials have identified the masked man who appeared repeatedly in brutal beheading videos from ISIS. The man who has been known as Jihadi John is 26-year-old Mohammed Em-Wazi, a Kuwaiti-born Londoner. Emwazi is believed to be from a well-to-do family and has a degree in computer...
  • IS terrorist 'Jihadi John' resembles man raised in UK 1 week ago

    London: A British-accented militant who has appeared in beheading videos released by the Islamic State group in Syria bears strong similarities to a man who grew up in London, a Muslim lobbying group said on Thursday. Mohammed Emwazi has been identified by news organizations as the masked militant more commonly known...
  • Three London schoolgirl visits Syria, security agencies suspect them joining IS February 20, 2015

    London: Scotland Yard on Friday launched a bid to rescue three missing London schoolgirls, believed to be of Bangladeshi origin, who are feared to have travelled to Turkey to join the dreaded Islamic State terrorists in Syria. The Metropolitan police counter-terrorism officers raised the alarm after discovering that the three...
  • Labh Janjua records a song for 'Solid Patels' February 15, 2015

    Mumbai: Singer Labh Janjua of 'London thumakda' fame has recorded a 'high octane' song of Saurabh Varma's film 'Solid Patels'. "Working with Labh was a unique experience. He has given the song a whole new dimension and scaled up the energy to another level. The song now has more impact than...
  • NRI's look forward to a new India with Kejriwal in Delhi February 13, 2015

    NRI's in London look forward to a new India with Arvind Kejriwal in Delhi. "This is the start of an honest government. A simple and corruption free government with better job opportunities," say NRI's. ...
  • Naomi Campbell: Spreading awareness about Ebola and its prevention is crucial January 30, 2015

    London: Supermodel Naomi Campbell will begin London Fashion Week with her charity show Feb 19 to raise money for the Ebola crisis in West Africa. The 44-year-old, who announced her Fashion for Relief foundation, would be putting on a catwalk show to raise money for the Ebola crisis last year. She...
  • Helen Mirren: David Beckham is unbelievably beautiful January 27, 2015

    Los Angeles: Actress Helen Mirren isn't fond of the word "beauty", but the actress has referred to former footballer David Beckham as "unbelievably beautiful". The 69-year-old actress, who is the face of L'Oreal Paris age perfect campaign, shared her views about beauty while filming an advertisement, reports dailymail.co.uk. The actress said:...
  • Bradley Cooper to take Broadway's 'Elephant Man' to London January 25, 2015

    Reuters: Best actor Oscar nominee Bradley Cooper and the cast of "The Elephant Man" will be taking the hit Broadway play about a severely deformed man in Victorian England to the London stage this summer. Cooper, 40, has won rave reviews for his portrayal of John Merrick, a sideshow attraction because...
  • Maharashtra government to buy house in London where Dr Ambedkar stayed January 24, 2015

    Mumbai: Maharashtra government has decided to acquire the 2,050 sq ft three-storey house in London where Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar once lived. Maharashtra Education Minister Vinod Tawde, who is in London, spoke to Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, who is on tour of Davos, following which the decision was taken to buy the...
  • 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...