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  • Katherine Heigl, Duane Reade end lawsuit over actress' photo 3 days ago

    Reuters: Actress Katherine Heigl and Duane Reade have come to an agreement in a lawsuit accusing the New York pharmacy of improperly posting to its social media accounts a paparazzi photograph of her leaving one of its stores. A lawyer for Heigl, who starred in the film "Knocked Up" and television...
  • This is how you expertly freak out a rude person trying to read your text messages over your shoulder in the Metro June 26, 2014

    There's a particularly annoying breed of humans you often come across while travelling on buses and the tube. The people who try to read your messages over your shoulder. How rude is that?You cannot change seats because there is no spare seat, so often you have to suffer in silence....
  • Actress Katherine Heigl sues Duane Reade for unauthorized photo use April 10, 2014

    Reuters: Actress Katherine Heigl has filed a $6 million civil lawsuit against New York pharmacy Duane Reade for using her name and an unauthorized paparazzi photograph of her in its commercial advertising. Heigl, the star of the films "The Ugly Truth" and "Life as We Know It" and a best supporting...
  • 'The Avenger: This Time It's War is a well paced read' is well paced February 17, 2014

    The second book by Juggi Bhasin also deals with the concept of terrorism, and the writer's journalism history has helped him to meticulously carve out the details of a book in which he mingles facts which he has seen and covered as a journalist, with the touch of fiction which...
  • Oral stories, comics develop interest in literature: Shashi Tharoor February 7, 2014

    New Delhi: The strong tradition of oral stories in India can be used to develop interest in reading in the country, Union Minister Shashi Tharoor said on Friday. On the second day of the ongoing three-day international conference "Literacy through Literature", Tharoor touched upon multiple topics like the relevance of comic...
  • Draupadi in High Heels is a fun but slightly unconvincing read February 7, 2014

    Draupadi in High Heels is one of the newly published books by Penguin Metro Reads. Written by Aditi Kotwal, the novel is about the life of Deeya, a rich, slightly spoilt young woman with a thriving fashion store, and a sharp sense of independence. However, her independence is jeopardized when...
  • CBSE to host World Book Fair to encourage reading habit February 4, 2014

    New Delhi: CBSE will be hosting this year's World Book fair in New Delhi beginning on February 15 to encourage and inculcate among children the habit of reading books. The objective behind such an initiative is for teachers, school librarians and parents to motivate children to enjoy reading and enable them...
  • Facebook could launch its Flipboard-style news reading app in two weeks January 15, 2014

    New Delhi: For quite sometime now there have been reports that Facebook is preparing a Flipboard-like news reader app, and now a new report has emerged claiming that the company may launch its Flipboard-style newsreader by the end of this month. Facebook is likely to name its new product "Paper",...
  • Benedict Cumberbatch's dramatic reading of R Kelly's song lyrics will have you in splits December 7, 2013

    Benedict Cumberbatch did a dramatic reading of the lyrics of musician R Kelly's song 'Genius' on Jimmy Kimmel Live. The result was this hilarious and wildly popular video. ...
  • Facebook testing 'save-for-later-reading' feature, aims to take on Pocket November 28, 2013

    New Delhi: Aiming to take on Pocket and other similar services, Facebook is testing a new feature that lets users save articles or links posted to Facebook for later reading. Facebook has not rolled out this feature to all its users, in fact, the feature is visible to some users...
  • Pakistan: Blast victim 'recovers' in grave but succumbs to injuries later September 30, 2013

    A victim of a bomb attack was on Monday rushed to hospital from a cemetery in northwest Pakistan after people saw his "body" move as it was being lowered into the grave, but the reprieve was short-lived as he died soon after. Sohrab Khan was pronounced dead by doctors at Lady...
  • Ravi Subramanian proves Penguin's popular fiction strategy: acquire established bestelling authors September 26, 2013

    With the publication of Ravi Subramanian's fifth novel Bankerupt, Penguin Random House India's commercial strategy is becoming increasingly evident. In July this year, Penguin took away the bestselling Subramanian from Rupa, where his first four novels Devil In Pinstripes, The Incredible Banker, If God Was A Banker, and The Bankster...
  • Reading FC to give scholarship to two youths from Arunachal Pradesh September 9, 2013

    Itanagar: English professional soccer club, Reading FC has announced scholarships for two budding footballers of the Arunachal Pradesh, its adviser Tomo Nomuk said here Monday. Prior to the announcement, Nomuk said, he held a discussion with Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Nabam Tuki and Lok Sabha member Takam Sanjoy on promotion of...
  • Andhra Pradesh: Bread Society helps rural kids access quality books July 31, 2013

    Thousands of rural children now have access to nearly 500 libraries in the remotest areas of Andhra Pradesh due to an initiative by the group of NRIs and retired government officials. The class X students of a government school in Chittoor district in Andhra Pradesh reads wide ranges of books that...
  • JSW sign two players with EPL experience July 16, 2013

    Bangalore: I-League debutants JSW Sports Tuesday signed defenders John Johnson and Curtis Osano, both with experience in English Premier League (EPL), for their forthcoming season. While Englishman Johnson has turned out for Middlesbrough in the EPL for a season, Kenyan Osano is a product of the Reading academy and has last...
  • Marussia F1 link up with Russian-owned football club Reading June 30, 2013

    Silverstone, England: The Russian-owned Marussia Formula One team announced a partnership with second tier English soccer club Reading on Sunday. Reading, relegated from the Premier League last season, also have a Russian owner in Anton Zingarevich. Formula One is scheduled to have its first Russian Grand Prix next year in Sochi. Marussia...
  • Facebook reportedly working on Flipboard-style news reading app June 24, 2013

    New Delhi: In the wake of growing popularity of news reading apps like Flipboard and Pulse, Facebook is also planning to come with a similar app. According to a WSJ report, Facebook has been working on this project for over a year, which means that the social media giant had...
  • More people paying to read news online: Study June 24, 2013

    London: More people are now willing to pay for online news or expecting to pay for it in future, a large-scale Oxford University report has found. Over the last 10 months, there has been a significant shift in public attitudes towards online news, the survey of1 1,000 internet users across...
  • Reading sign ex-Real Madrid midfielder Royston Drenthe June 21, 2013

    Reading: Reading has agreed to sign former Real Madrid midfielder Royston Drenthe. The 26-year-old Drenthe, who most recently played for Russian club Alania Vladikavkaz, is set to sign a two-year contract with an option for a third year with the English Championship side. The Dutch international joined Real Madrid from Feynoord...
  • Penguin launches 'summer reads' campaign June 13, 2013

    New Delhi: Penguin Books India has launched its 'summer reads' campaign which provides a hand-picked selection of some of its popular books. Highlighting six categories - love, linger, lust, live, life and leap - these reads have something for every reader. "Books make perfect companions, and this summer, we wanted to offer...
  • Real Sociedad's Champions League hopes dented by Getafe May 7, 2013

    Madrid: Real Sociedad's hopes of qualifying for the Champions League for the first time in a decade suffered a setback when they surrendered the lead and lost 2-1 at fellow European hopefuls Getafe in La Liga on Monday. The Basque club's reverse at Getafe's Coliseum stadium in Madrid means they still...
  • Reading, QPR go out of Premier League after a goalless draw April 29, 2013

    London: Reading and Queens Park Rangers were put out of their misery and relegated from the Premier League on Sunday, while Robin van Persie ensured his former club Arsenal will have to put up a tough fight to reach the Champions League. Reading and QPR were demoted after they drew 0-0,...
  • West Ham, Norwich register wins in Premier League April 20, 2013

    London: Wigan's hopes of staying in the Premier League are looking precarious after losing 2-0 at West Ham on Saturday with Kevin Nolan scoring his 100th career goal. Matt Jarvis scored in the 20th minute at Upton Park with a cross that eluded Nolan and goalkeeper Joel Robles before the...
  • Arsenal register easy 4-1 win over Reading March 30, 2013

    Arsenal beat relegation threatened Reading 4-1 at the Emirates Stadium keeping up the pressure in the race for Champions League qualification with Reading going to the bottom of the goals. Gervinho scored the first goal in the 11th minute with Santi Cazola, Olivier Giroud scoring in the 48th and the...
  • Adkins named as new Reading manager on three-year deal March 26, 2013

    London: Former Southampton boss Nigel Adkins has been appointed manager of relegation-threatened Reading, replacing Brian McDermott who was axed by the Premier League club two weeks ago. Adkins, sacked by Southampton in January, has signed a three-year deal, the club said in a statement on its website (www.readingfc.co.uk) on Tuesday. He...
  • Manchester United beat Reading 1-0 to go 15 points clear March 17, 2013

    Manchester: Wayne Rooney sent Manchester United 15 points clear at the top of the Premier League on Saturday by scoring in a 1-0 victory over Reading. The win, while far from convincing, effectively ends the title race as it came after second-place Manchester City lost 2-0 at Everton. Rooney struck United's...
  • Manchester United look to bounce back against Reading March 16, 2013

    London: Eliminated from the Champions League and almost knocked out of the FA Cup, Manchester United return to the relatively calmer waters of the Premier League when they host relegation-threatened and managerless Reading on Saturday. United, who have won 14 of their last 16 league games, are 12 points clear...
  • Reading sack under-performing manager Brian McDermott March 11, 2013

    London: Reading have sacked manager Brian McDermott after a difficult first season back in the Premier League, the club said on Monday. "Reading Football Club has announced today the departure of Manager Brian McDermott. Owner Anton Zingarevich wishes to place on record his thanks to Brian who had achieved great success...
  • QPR boost league survival with a 3-1 win over Sunderland March 9, 2013

    London: Queens Park Rangers boosted their Premier League survival bid by coming from behind to beat Sunderland 3-1 on Saturday, moving the bottom-place team just four points from safety. Goals from Loic Remy, Andros Townsend and Jermaine Jenas ensured QPR won back-to-back games for the first time this season. QPR are...
  • Video games may boost reading skills in dyslexic kids: Study March 2, 2013

    London: Playing action video games can boost reading skills in dyslexic children, a new study has found. In fact, 12 hours of video game play did more for reading skills than is normally achieved with a year of spontaneous reading development or demanding traditional reading treatments, according to the study...