Oscars

  • Prosenjit Chatterjee's National Award-winning film 'Jaatishwar' in Oscar 2015 race 6 days ago

    Kolkata: After bagging four National Awards this year, Bengali film "Jaatishwar" is set to compete with eight other films for India's official entry at the Oscars. The Srijit Mukherji-directed film, with Bengali superstar Prosenjit Chatterjee in the lead, clinched awards for make-up (Vikram Gaikwad), music (Kabir Suman), singer (Rupankar Bagchi) and...
  • Richard Attenborough, Academy Award-winning director of 'Gandhi', passes away at 90 1 week ago

    London: Richard Attenborough was a lord, an Oscar-winning director for the much-lauded 'Gandhi' and an unflagging pillar to British cinema. But Attenborough, who died Sunday at 90, was best known as Dickie. Baby-faced as a young actor and whitely bearded in his older age, Attenborough - warmly known as 'Dickie Darling'...
  • FIR against Oscar Fernandes for poll code violation August 16, 2014

    Bellary: An FIR was on Saturday filed against Congress leader and former Union minister Oscar Fernandes for alleged violation of the code of conduct for the August 21 Assembly by-election from Bellary Rural constituency. The FIR was registered by police based on a complaint by electoral officials after Fernandes and Christian...
  • Robin William's legacy will remain forever: Pierce Brosnan August 16, 2014

    In an interview to CNN-IBN, Pierce Brosnan who had starred with the Oscar winning actor Robin Williams in Mrs Doubtfire said that William's legacy will remain forever. His legacy will be laughter, love, humanity and for joy of life. ...
  • Oscar Pistorius verdict hangs on 'possible improbabilities' August 12, 2014

    Johannesburg: Eighteen months ago when he granted Oscar Pistorius bail after the killing of his girlfriend, South African magistrate Desmond Nair noted a number of "improbabilities" in the Olympic and Paralympic star's account of the shooting. After 41 days of testimony and drama in the Pretoria High Court, Pistorius's freedom hangs...
  • Verdict in Oscar Pistorius trial scheduled for September 11 August 8, 2014

    The judge in the murder trial of Oscar Pistorius said Friday that she will give a verdict on September 11, bringing closer to an end a globally televised five-month trial that has transfixed South Africans and others around the globe. Judge Thokozile Masipa made the announcement after the prosecution and defense...
  • Oscar Pistorius shot using 'primal instincts', says defence August 8, 2014

    Pretoria: Oscar Pistorius' "primal instincts" kicked in when he shot dead his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp because he was in a vulnerable and fearful state, his defence lawyer said at the athlete's murder trial on Friday. Double amputee Pistorius, 27, once a national icon for reaching the pinnacle of sport, is...
  • South African prosecutor asks judge to reject Pistorius' defence August 7, 2014

    South African state prosecutor Gerrie Nel asked the judge in Oscar Pistorius' murder trial on Thursday to reject the Paralympic and Olympic track star's defence because it was "devoid of any truth". Pistorius, who had his lower legs amputated as a baby, is accused of murdering his law graduate and model...
  • National Herald case: Court to hear petitions by Sonia, Rahul Gandhi today August 1, 2014

    New Delhi: It is a crucial court hearing for the Congress party on Friday. The Delhi High Court will be hearing petitions by Indian National Congress party President Sonia Gandhi and Vice President Rahul Gandhi in the National Herald case. Congress President Sonia Gandhi and Vice President Rahul Gandhi were summoned...
  • Oscar Pistorius 'lonely and alienated': family July 16, 2014

    South African Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius' decision to go to a night club while still on trial for murder was 'unwise' but it was done because the 27-year-old is 'lonely and alienated', his family said on Wednesday. Pistorius was involved in an argument with businessman Jared Mortimer at...
  • South African athlete Pistorius in night club altercation July 15, 2014

    South African Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius was involved in an argument at a night club over the weekend, local media reported on Tuesday, days after his lawyers wrapped up their defence in his murder trial. The Star newspaper said Pistorius had an altercation with businessman Jared Mortimer at...
  • World Cup 2014: Future yet to be decided after loss, says Scolari July 13, 2014

    Brasilia: Brazil manager Luiz Felipe Scolari said his future had yet to be decided and urged optimism after the hosts crashed to another heavy defeat in their final match of the World Cup on Saturday. Brazil were soundly beaten 3-0 by the Netherlands to finish a disappointing fourth and Scolari said...
  • World Cup 2014: Netherlands beat hosts Brazil 3-0 to finish third July 13, 2014

    Brasilia: Robin van Persie and Daley Blind scored early goals to help give the Netherlands a 3-0 win over hosts Brazil in the third-place match at the World Cup on Saturday. With the result, the Netherlands finish a World Cup unbeaten in regular play for the first time, having lost to...
  • Defence team closes case in Oscar Pistorius murder trial July 8, 2014

    Oscar Pistorius' defence team wrapped up its case in the murder trial of the Olympic and Paralympic athlete on Tuesday and the court adjourned for a month to allow the legal teams to prepare and submit their closing arguments. Pistorius, who had his lower-legs amputated as a baby, could face life...
  • Australian TV news airs Oscar Pistorius shooting 're-enactment' July 7, 2014

    Sydney: An Australian current affairs television programme aired footage on Sunday of a re-enactment by Olympic and Paralympic star Oscar Pistorius of the shooting of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp. With Pistorius' murder trial still underway in South Africa, the family lawyers of the accused athlete said the "visual mapping" re-enactment was...
  • Oscar Pistorius at increasing risk of suicide, says psychologist July 2, 2014

    South African Paralympic and Olympic runner Oscar Pistorius has post traumatic stress disorder and is at an increasing risk of suicide, according to a psychiatric report read out at his murder trial on Wednesday. Pistorius, a double amputee athlete, could face life in prison if he is found guilty of murdering...
  • Academy sues Oscar winner's heirs for auctioning award July 2, 2014

    Los Angeles: A Oscar statuette awarded in 1942 is at the center of a new lawsuit against the heirs of late Oscar-winner Joseph Wright and the auction house which allegedly sold his award. In a lawsuit filed in Los Angeles Superior Court, The Academy of Motion Picture Arts...
  • Oscar Pistorius had no mental disorder at time of shooting: Psychiatrists June 30, 2014

    Oscar Pistorius, the South African track star on trial for murder for shooting his girlfriend, was not suffering from a mental condition that would have impaired his ability to distinguish between right and wrong at the time she was killed, a psychiatric report said on Monday. Pistorius, an Olympic and Paralympic...
  • As it happened: Brazil vs Chile, Round of 16 June 29, 2014

    Catch all the live updates from the first round of 16 match played between Brazil and Chile at Belo Horizonte. (Scroll down for the Live Blog) Brazil know that their outstanding past record against Chile will count for nothing when the sides meet in an all-South American World Cup last-16 tie...
  • World Cup 2014: Uruguay manager quits FIFA over Suarez ban June 28, 2014

    Uruguay manager Oscar Tabarez has quit his position in the FIFA Strategic Committee over the ban issued against his striker Luis Suarez after biting Italian defender Giorgio Chiellini June 24 during the World Cup. "It is not wise or prudent to be in an organisation with people, those who exerted pressure...
  • Oscar organizers outline new regulations for music categories June 26, 2014

    Los Angeles: The organisers of the Academy Awards are putting rules in place for next year to prevent any missteps in the film campaign process, targeting the music categories. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, hosts of the annual Oscar ceremony, said on Wednesday that members of its music...
  • World Cup 2014: Uruguay coach defends Suarez against biting claims June 25, 2014

    Natal: Uruguay coach Oscar Tabarez has defended Luis Suarez after the striker was embroiled in another biting controversy on Tuesday. Suarez was accused of sinking his teeth into the shoulder of Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini late in Uruguay's 1-0 victory over the Azzurri in their World Cup Group D clash...
  • World Cup 2014: Uruguay football chief seeks to retain coach Tabarez June 24, 2014

    Montevideo: Uruguayan Football Association (AUF) president Wilmar Valdez said he favoured extending the national team's coach Oscar Tabarez's contract post the FIFA World Cup. "I am speaking on my own behalf. If it were up to me, the process should continue as it has until now," Valdez said on Monday, reports...
  • Singer Merry Clayton injured in car accident June 24, 2014

    Los Angeles: Merry Clayton, the veteran backup singer who was featured in the Oscar-winning documentary "20 Feet From Stardom," is recovering after being seriously injured in an automobile accident. Clayton's manager, Alan Abrahams, said in a statement Monday that the 65-year-old singer suffered "severe injuries to her lower body, including major...
  • World Cup 2014, Brazil vs Mexico: as it happened June 18, 2014

    (Scroll down for live updates from the match) World Cup favourites Brazil will be expected to defeat Mexico in the second round of Group A matches in Fortaleza on Tuesday but their Latin neighbours have no reason to feel overawed. The Mexicans have won big matches against Brazil before, beating them 4-3...
  • World Cup 2014: Costa Rica shock Uruguay 3-1 in Group D June 15, 2014

    Fortaleza: Costa Rica came from behind to stun Uruguay 3-1 on Saturday at the World Cup, opening the tough Group D with a major upset. Uruguay left star striker Luis Suarez on the bench but went ahead when Edinson Cavani scored a penalty in the 24th minute. The Central Americans fought back...
  • Football World Cup 2014: Seven reckless predictions based on the Brazil, Croatia game June 13, 2014

    Seven reckless predictions based on the Brazil, Croatia game: 1. Expect close contests OK, a 3-1 score line looks like a one-sided game. Especially, when all four goals have been scored by the same team, but for some poor calls by the referee Yuichi Nishimura, the result could have been very different....
  • Neymar brace gives Brazil win over Croatia in World Cup 2014 opener June 13, 2014

    Sao Paulo: Neymar gave Brazil a winning start to their home World Cup, scoring twice to lead the host nation to a 3-1 come-from-behind victory over Croatia in the opening game at Sao Paulo. But the 71st-minute penalty from Neymar that tipped the Group A game Brazil's way seemed a soft...
  • As it happened: FIFA World Cup 2014, Brazil vs Croatia June 13, 2014

    After Marcelo's own goal in the 11th minute, Neymar scored in each half and Oscar scored in the 91st minute to give Brazil 3-1 win....