Shanghai

  • Inside Shanghai's 'insanely popular' toilet themed restaurant that has toilet seats as chairs and poop-shaped ice cream 04-03-2014 10:56 AM

    A restaurant in Shanghai has a toilet theme that is a hit across China with branches in Hong Kong, Fuzhou, Wuhan and Beijing. 'More Than Toilet', an off-shoot of the brand Modern Toilet, which started in Taiwan in 2004, has guests sitting on chairs designed like toilet seats. The ice...
  • Two men climb the world's second tallest building without safety equipment, high-five at the top in vertigo-inducing video 15-02-2014 03:27 PM

    If you're afraid of heights, don't watch this vertigo-inducing video. Russians Vadim Makhorov and Vitaliy Raskalov filmed themselves climbing the unfinished Shanghai Tower in China, the world's second tallest building, without any safety gear. ...
  • 30 Minutes: Inside China 11-01-2014 08:12 PM

    The programme covers all about rise and success of China as well as the challenges facing the country. China has changed its face in the recent past with Beijing and Shanghai emerging beaming with skyscrapers. ...
  • 'Don't waste your emotions so easily, they are costly'

    Pentaprism |  Rohit Vats
    A winter morning in Delhi is quite an experience, especially when you are forced to sleep on the floor. Some friends had stayed overnight as...

  • Shanghai zookeeper mauled to death by Tiger 17-12-2013 04:11 PM

    A keeper at Shanghai's zoo was mauled to death by a rare South China tiger on Tuesday after entering its enclosure to clean the zoo, said colleagues of the deceased. In a brief statement on its Twitter-like microblog, the zoo said investigators were looking into the cause of the incident,...
  • Flights delayed as air pollution hits record in Shanghai 06-12-2013 06:22 PM

    Shanghai: Hundreds of flights were delayed or cancelled on Friday in China's commercial hub of Shanghai as record levels of air pollution shrouded the city in smog, prompting authorities to issue the highest level of health warning. The incident is especially embarrassing at a time when China seeks to build...
  • China's first helicopter to fight fire to be ready next year 08-11-2013 08:03 PM

    Beijing: China's first helicopter to fight fire will be deployed by the middle of next year at its biggest city, Shanghai. The Russian-made Ka-32 helicopter, currently undergoing final stages of assembly, will be delivered to the metropolis by January next year, said Shanghai fire department chief Zhao Zixin. Shanghai will...
  • Djokovic beats del Potro to win Shanghai Masters 13-10-2013 05:31 PM

    Shanghai: Novak Djokovic successfully defended his title at the Shanghai Masters on Sunday, holding off Juan Martin del Potro 6-1, 3-6, 7-6 (3) in a 2-hour final. The Serb was coming off a win in the China Open in Beijing last week over Rafael Nadal. He also won back-to-back titles...
  • Nadal ousted by del Potro in Shanghai Masters 12-10-2013 07:53 PM

    Shanghai: Top-ranked Rafael Nadal was eliminated in the semifinals of the Shanghai Masters on Saturday, losing 6-2, 6-4 to Juan Martin del Potro. The fifth-ranked Del Potro overpowered Nadal with his deep, punishing groundstrokes, breaking the Spaniard twice at the start of the match to race out to a 4-0...
  • Djokovic beats Tsonga to reach Shanghai final 12-10-2013 04:38 PM

    Shanghai: Defending champion Novak Djokovic advanced to the final of the Shanghai Masters on Saturday with a 6-2, 7-5 win over France's Jo-Wilfried Tsonga. The top-seeded Serb extended his winning streak in China to 19 straight matches dating back to last year when he won the China Open in Beijing...
  • Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal edge challengers in Shanghai 11-10-2013 07:49 PM

    Shanghai: Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic overcame tough challenges in their quarter-finals at the Shanghai Masters on Friday and moved a step closer to a possible showdown in the final. Top-ranked Nadal saved three set points and finally closed out a 20-minute tiebreak in the first set against Switzerland's Stanislas...
  • Del Potro, Tsonga reach semi-finals in Shanghai 11-10-2013 02:59 PM

    Shanghai: Juan Martin del Potro and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga closed in on qualifying for the ATP Finals with quarter-final wins at the Shanghai Masters on Friday. Del Potro had 27 winners and only eight unforced errors in a 6-3, 6-3 win over Spain's Nicolas Almagro. Tsonga dispatched Germany's Florian Mayer 6-2,...
  • Roger Federer ousted by Gael Monfils in Shanghai Masters 10-10-2013 05:29 PM

    Shanghai: Roger Federer fell to another early loss on Thursday, with Gael Monfils beating him 6-4, 6-7 (5), 6-3 in the third round of the Shanghai Masters. The 17-time Grand Slam champion, who has slipped to No. 7 in the rankings, was playing in his first tournament since losing in...
  • Del Potro reaches Shanghai quarters after Haas withdraws 10-10-2013 02:21 PM

    Shanghai: Sixth seed Juan Martin del Potro became the first player to reach the quarter-finals of the Shanghai Open on Thursday after Tommy Haas withdrew injured. German Haas, who beat compatriot Daniel Brands and American Sam Querrey to reach the third round, had been unable to play due to a...
  • Nadal dismisses Dolgopolov to start campaign in Beijing 10-10-2013 09:47 AM

    Beijing: Spain's Rafael Nadal coasted to a 6-3, 6-2 victory on Wednesday over Alexandr Dolgopolov in his opening match at the Shanghai Masters. Nadal dominated his service games against the Ukrainian and did not face a single break point during the match, which he wrapped up in just under an...
  • Djokovic canters as Federer makes winning return 09-10-2013 04:41 PM

    Shanghai: Top seed Novak Djokovic launched his Shanghai Open title defence in fine style, breezing past Spain's Marcel Granollers 6-2 6-0 on Wednesday. Later Roger Federer, playing his first singles match since a fourth-round exit at the U.S. Open, made a brisk return to wining ways, beating Andreas Seppi 6-4,...
  • Del Potro hangs on to advance in Shanghai 09-10-2013 03:29 PM

    Shanghai: Juan Martin del Potro overcame a tough challenge and 22 aces from Germany's Philipp Kohlschreiber to advance to the third round of the Shanghai Masters with a 3-6, 6-3, 7-6 (4) victory on Wednesday. The sixth-seeded Argentine is coming off a win at the Japan Open last week and...
  • Hewitt, Tomic eliminated from Shanghai Masters 09-10-2013 08:31 AM

    Sydney: Australian tennis players Lleyton Hewitt and Bernard Tomic both have been knocked out of the Shanghai Masters in their first-round matches, local media reported on Wednesday. Hewitt lost 6-4, 6-2 to Italian Andreas Seppi in straight sets on Tuesday night, as reported. The Australian player grabbed an early break...
  • Kohlschreiber advances to play Del Potro in Shanghai 09-10-2013 08:30 AM

    Beijing: Germany's Philipp Kohlschreiber and Italy's Andreas Seppi won their first-round matches Tuesday at the Shanghai Masters. They will now take on Argentina's Juan Martin del Potro and Switzerland's Roger Federer respectively. Kohlschreiber defeated Chinese wildcard Mao-Xin Ghong 7-5, 6-2 in just over an hour, hitting nine aces and winning...
  • Simon, Gasquet upset at Shanghai Masters 09-10-2013 08:22 AM

    Shanghai: Ninth seed Richard Gasquet and 13th seed Gilles Simon were both shocked at the first round of the Shanghai Masters tennis tournament here on Tuesday. Gasquet was beaten 6-3, 6-4 by Canada's Vasek Pospisil. After the defeat, the Frenchman's chance of qualifying for the ATP World Tour Finals was...
  • Rafael Nadal eyes record Masters title at Shanghai 08-10-2013 07:43 PM

    Shanghai: World No.1 Rafael Nadal looks forward the Shanghai Masters tennis tournament, seeking to win a record sixth ATP Tour Masters 1000 title of the season. The 27-year-old currently leads the way with 26 Masters crowns, his closest challenger being Swiss mogul Roger Federer with 21. No male tennis player...
  • Richard Gasquet ousted by Vasek Pospisil in Shanghai 08-10-2013 04:47 PM

    Shanghai: Richard Gasquet was dealt a setback in his bid to qualify for the season-ending ATP Finals, losing to Vasek Pospisil of Canada 6-3, 6-4 on Tuesday in the first round of the Shanghai Masters. The Frenchman, who played in the year-end championships in 2007, is in ninth place in...
  • Nadal says he's done with tennis politics 08-10-2013 02:16 PM

    Shanghai: Rafael Nadal says his belief that too many tournaments are played on hard courts hasn't changed with his success on the surface this year - he's simply given up trying to change the system. The Spaniard, who retook the No. 1 ranking from Novak Djokovic this week, has compiled...
  • Federer-Zhang win doubles opener at Shanghai Masters 08-10-2013 09:03 AM

    Beijing: The wildcard team of Roger Federer and Zhang Ze needed just 48 minutes to beat Kevin Anderson of South Africa and Russian Dmitry Tursunov 6-2, 6-1 in the opening round of the Shanghai Rolex Masters men's doubles event on Monday. The Swiss/Chinese pairing saved the only break point they...
  • Roger Federer already looking forward to 'great' 2014 07-10-2013 09:15 PM

    Looking back is a waste of time, as far as Roger Federer is concerned. While tennis fans and pundits are obsessed with his below-par performance at the four majors this year which has left him in danger of missing the cut for the season-ending ATP finale for the first time...
  • John Isner rallies to beat Santiago Giraldo in Shanghai 07-10-2013 04:38 PM

    Shnaghai: John Isner rallied to beat Colombian qualifier Santiago Giraldo 4-6, 7-5, 7-5 on Monday in the first round of the Shanghai Masters. The 14th-seeded American fought off three break points at 5-5 in the third set, then broke Giraldo for the second time to close out the match. Isner...
  • China sounds highest alert over typhoon, evacuates 3.28 lakh 06-10-2013 06:41 PM

    China, on Sunday, evacuated 3.28 lakh people from its southeastern coastal region and sounded the highest alert for approaching Typhoon Fitow, the 23rd storm to hit the country this year.The authorities also recalled over 65,000 fishing vessels. A red alert, the highest against typhoon, was sounded, warning strong tides and...
  • China to lift ban on Facebook, Twitter in Shanghai Free Trade Zone 24-09-2013 01:31 PM

    In the first sign of opening up on the political front, China has decided to lift ban on foreign websites, including Facebook and Twitter, in the new multi billion dollar Shanghai Free Trade Zone (FTZ) to encourage more foreign investment, a media report said on Tuesday. The opening up will...
  • Khurshid, Aziz discuss possible Manmohan-Sharif meet in Bishkek 13-09-2013 05:35 PM

    Bishkek:India's External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid and Sartaj Aziz, Pakistan prime minister's adviser on foreign affairs and national security, held an informal meeting Friday on the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) meeting here Kyrgyzstan capital. The possibility of a meeting between Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his...