Royalty

  • Scrap metal dealer finds one of the eight missing Faberge imperial eggs worth millions at a flea market March 20, 2014

    London: There is good luck, outrageous good fortune - and now there is the case of the scrap metal dealer who found one of the eight missing Faberge imperial eggs at a flea market in the American Midwest. A London antique dealer said Wednesday that that the scrap metal entrepreneur bought...
  • Abhay Deol: A star alone does not make a film hit January 30, 2014

    New Delhi: Unlike his other family members, Abhay Deol has always tread the unknown path. From the kind of films he chooses to be a part of to the causes he stands by, this Deol is definitely hatke. So when he took upon 'music giant' TSeries on an issue of...
  • Abhay Deol takes on a 'giant record label', sports a black eye in protest at Screen Awards January 16, 2014

    New Delhi: In a first, an actor from the Hindi film industry has spoken up against the archaic rules of recording labels that refuse to give singers any royalty. On Tuesday night, actor Abhay Deol posted a statement on his facebook profile stating that how he has taken up...
  • Punjab: Illegal mining on the rise, ministers pay lipservice August 8, 2013

    Chandigarh: As Environment Ministry team will on Thursday submit its report on sand mining in Greater Noida to Union Minister Jayanthi Natrajan on Thursday, CNNIBN has found illegal mining in Punjab. It was not only illegal mining but the mining mafia was even pocketing an illegal royalty on every truck...
  • Lata Mangeshkar was insecure of my father: Mohd Rafi's son September 27, 2012

    Legendary singer Mohammed Rafi's son Shahid has accused veteran playback singer Lata Mangeshkar of trying to malign his father's image. Lata, in a recent interview, claimed that Rafi, after a fallout with her over an issue of royalty, had written a letter of apology to her, adding that although the letter...
  • Cavorting Prince Harry's past track record August 23, 2012

    Here is a look at some gaffes by Britain's Prince Harry, the 27yearold grandson of Queen Elizabeth and third in line to the throne: In 2002 he admitted underage drinking and dabbling with marijuana. Harry got involved in a scuffle with a photographer after leaving a nightclub in October 2004. ...
  • Royalty Zara Phillips set for Olympic debut July 29, 2012

    London: Zara Phillips is making her Olympic debut in equestrian eventing, and the goldmedal question is whether her grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II, will head out to Greenwich Park on Sunday to watch her compete in the dressage portion of the competition. On Saturday the queen and her husband the Duke of...
  • Apple says Samsung patent royalty demands unfair July 26, 2012

    San Francisco: Apple Inc said Samsung Electronics Co Ltd is demanding from the iPhone maker a far higher patent royalty than Apple pays to other companies, at a rate the South Korean company has never sought from any other licensee. The information was contained in portions of an Apple legal brief...
  • Royalty issue: Composers unhappy with verdict August 3, 2011

    Mumbai: Composers and lyricists like Javed Akhtar, Vishal Bhardwaj and Ram Sampath on Tuesday expressed resentment over a recent Bombay High Court ruling that FM channels don't have to pay separate royalties to composers and lyricists for broadcasting their songs. "I don't know how the case was fought, the arguments that...
  • FM channels ecstatic after Mumbai court verdict July 27, 2011

    Mumbai: Private radio channels have got a respite after the Bombay High Court ruled that they don't have to pay separate royalty to composers and lyricists for broadcasting their songs, but the musicians are unhappy. The high court ruled that the Indian Performing Right Society Limited (IPRS) that safeguards the copyright...
  • Hollywood Royalty meets British Royalty July 10, 2011

    Los Angeles: Quoting from "The King's Speech," the Oscarwinning movie about his greatgrandfather, Prince William projected his royal voice on Saturday to woo the Hollywood power crowd in a bid with wife Kate to promote young British talent. He in black tie, she in a pleated lavender Alexander McQueen gown, the...
  • CNNIBN Special: the Royal Wedding at a glance April 29, 2011

    The Royal Wedding is sealed with a kiss William and Catherine, man and wife, are now the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. ...
  • 7 steps to finding your prince charming April 28, 2011

    London: Want to follow in Kate Middleton's footsteps and marry a prince? Well forget kissing frogs and try playing tennis or putting your party shoes on. Social network site Badoo (www.badoo.com) has come up with the "Seven Golden Rules" on how to find a prince, after conducting a study of 107...
  • Royalty redefined for WilliamKate wedding April 27, 2011

    William and Kate have stepped away from traditional royalty, and right into celebrity culture. ...
  • Shilpa Shetty to dine with Padmini Devi April 10, 2010

    Shilpa Shetty is on her way for a royal treat. The actress along with her Indian Premier League (IPL) team Rajasthan Royals will be attending a dinner hosted by Padmani Devi of the erstwhile Jaipur royal family. "En route to Jaipur to attend a Rajasthan Royals team dinner hosted by the...
  • London museum showcases majesty of Indian royalty October 12, 2009

    Its a royal feast at the Victoria and Albert museum in London from Saturday, an exhibition showcasing the splendour of Indian royal courts, will open to the public. Titled Maharaja, the show covers the period from 18th century till Independence. Out of the 250 objects on display, many are...
  • Singers, composers demand royalty in mobile downloads September 19, 2009

    New Delhi: The most famous voices behind Bollywood's melodys now want their share of the money for songs used by cellphone service providers as caller tunes and ringtones. With revenue pouring in from caller tunes and ringtone downloads, singers do not want to be left out. Lata Mangeshkar, Asha Bhonsle, Sukhwinder Singh,...
  • Queen alarmed as swine flu reaches Buckingham Palace July 26, 2009

    London: Reports say that the H1N1 virus has reached Buckingham palace in London too. As two staff members of the royal palace have contracted the virus, the Queen has now ordered a cleanliness drive at Royal palaces as a precaitionary measure. ...
  • Greenland opts for selfrule, moves to independence June 22, 2009

    Opnhge: Greenland expanded its powers of selfrule on its national day on Sunday, in a move many residents see as a step toward independence from Denmark. The increased autonomy, which includes taking control of the police and the courts and making Greenlandican Inuit tongue the official language, was approved by Greenlanders...
  • Photogallery: Britain's princes get flying lessons June 19, 2009

    Princes William and Harry are both currently based at the home of the Defence Helicopter Flying School as they undergo military helicopter training courses. ...
  • Music composers ask for 50 pc share in royalties May 27, 2009

    Mumbai: Bollywoods music composers and lyricists are up in arms against the filmproducers and music labels alleging that royalties for their creations haven't been paid to them for over four years now. They are now demanding a 50 per cent share in royalties earned through a films soundtrack. Prominent musicians...
  • On way out, Nepal king gets $1 mn utility bills May 4, 2008

    Kathmandu: Nepal's King Gyanendra, who is on the verge of being unseated from the throne, has received another rude shock: utility bills. The royal family, who has been asked by the former Maoist guerrillas to quit the royal palace in three weeks' time, owe the state nearly NRS75 million (over $1...
  • 'Hindu fundamentalists in India against peace in Nepal' April 6, 2008

    Kathmandu: Nepals Maoist leader Prachanda alleges Hindu fundamentalists in India are trying to disrupt the peace process in his country. Prachanda, chief of the Communist Party of NepalMaoist, told CNNIBN in an interview that he had faith in the India government but suspected Hindu fundamentalists of backing King Gyanendra. These...
  • Bhutan: More than just legends and landscapes April 4, 2008

    Thimpu: Bhutan according to many is the last Shangri La on earth. It's also supposed to be the happiest nation in the world but in 2008 Bhutan is more than legends and landscapes. Bhutan is a country where the King has abdicated his throne for elections and it's a country where...
  • Bhutanese reject king's kin, elect commoner March 25, 2008

    Thimpu: The people of Bhutan have delivered a stunning verdict in their first ever parliamentary polls, embracing democracy but overwhelmingly rejecting the king's relatives by marriage. In the process, the mainly Buddhist Bhutanese may have found their voice after a century of royal rule in the isolated and conservative Land of...
  • Bhutanese reject king's kin, elect commoner March 25, 2008

    Thimpu: The people of Bhutan have delivered a stunning verdict in their first ever parliamentary polls, embracing democracy but overwhelmingly rejecting the king's relatives by marriage. In the process, the mainly Buddhist Bhutanese may have found their voice after a century of royal rule in the isolated and conservative Land of...
  • Diana's mom called her whore for dating Muslims: aide January 15, 2008

    London: Princess Diana's former butler injected an element of mystery into the inquest into her death on Monday, refusing to publicly disclose which member of the royal family had warned her about surveillance and what secret he shared with her. Paul Burrell lapsed into silence at times as attorney Michael Mansfield...
  • India's royal pearls sold for $7.2 mn April 27, 2007

    New Delhi: Its the ultimate double helix of royalty's DNA two strings of 68 natural pearls each as big as a marble and considered to be the most beautiful in the world. Created in 1850s for the Maharaja of Baroda, Khande Rao Gaekwad, his son gifted the royal necklace...
  • Wanted: A king for England's throne June 20, 2007

    London: Hundreds of hopefuls have stepped forward to claim the throne of England after a worldwide quest by genealogists to find a rightful heir. After rooting through their family trees, legions of French, Italian, Norwegian, Dutch, Swedish and Canadian wouldbe royals bionarchy. More than a quarter of all claims came from the...
  • Prince Harry may join Iraq war soon December 27, 2006

    New Delhi: Britain's Prince Harry could soon be heading for Iraq to join the war, the Sun reported on Wednesday. According to a report in the tabloid while the Blues and Royals Regiment, of which Harry is a member, is heading to Iraq in the spring for a sixmonth tour. While...