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  • Actress Katherine Heigl sues Duane Reade for unauthorized photo use 10-04-2014 10:26 AM

    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...
  • 'The Avenger: This Time It's War is a well paced read' is well paced 17-02-2014 05:04 PM

    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 07-02-2014 06:44 PM

    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...
  • Draupadi in High Heels is a fun but slightly unconvincing read 07-02-2014 06:11 PM

    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 04-02-2014 08:58 PM

    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...
  • Facebook could launch its Flipboard-style news reading app in two weeks 15-01-2014 03:31 PM

    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 07-12-2013 02:30 PM

    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 28-11-2013 11:30 AM

    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 30-09-2013 03:58 PM

    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...
  • Ravi Subramanian proves Penguin's popular fiction strategy: acquire established bestelling authors 26-09-2013 11:25 AM

    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 09-09-2013 02:00 PM

    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...
  • Andhra Pradesh: Bread Society helps rural kids access quality books 31-07-2013 04:00 PM

    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...
  • JSW sign two players with EPL experience 16-07-2013 03:51 PM

    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...
  • Marussia F1 link up with Russian-owned football club Reading 30-06-2013 04:14 PM

    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...
  • Facebook reportedly working on Flipboard-style news reading app 24-06-2013 08:46 AM

    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 24-06-2013 08:07 AM

    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 21-06-2013 04:53 PM

    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...
  • Penguin launches 'summer reads' campaign 13-06-2013 01:48 PM

    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...
  • Real Sociedad's Champions League hopes dented by Getafe 07-05-2013 09:39 AM

    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...
  • Reading, QPR go out of Premier League after a goalless draw 29-04-2013 12:40 AM

    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...
  • West Ham, Norwich register wins in Premier League 20-04-2013 10:00 PM

    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 30-03-2013 10:35 PM

    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 26-03-2013 03:46 PM

    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....