Spring

  • Rachel Louise Carson: Google doodles the environmentalist's 107th birthday May 27, 2014

    New Delhi: Rachel Louise Carson was an American biologist who was well known for her writings on environmental pollution and the natural history of the sea. The Google doodle commemorating her 107th birth anniversary showcases her love for nature. Rachel Carson was born on May 27, 1907 and she grew up...
  • Beautiful, talented, go-getter, loyal, gypsy: Vanessa Hudgens on Selena Gomez April 7, 2014

    Los Angeles: Singer-actress Vanessa Hudgens has praised her close friend Selena Gomez for being a loyal person. The 'High School Musical' star talked about her friendship with Gomez, 21, during a web chat with fans on April 5, reported Us magazine. Hudgens, 25, was asked by a fan to describe Gomez in...
  • Raj Bhawan ablazes with colours as two-day spring festival kicks off February 22, 2014

    Uttarakhand Raj Bhawan was ablaze with colours on Saturday with Governor Aziz Qureshi declaring the two-day annual spring festival (Basantotsav) open. As the festival got underway at 11 am the Raj Bhawan gates were flung open for people to move in and have a look at the wide variety of flowers...
  • 2-day spring festival 'Basantotsav' to begin at Raj Bhawan tomorrow February 21, 2014

    The sprawling lawns of Raj Bhawan will break into a blaze of colours on Saturday as a two-day annual spring festival gets underway in its premises. To be inaugurated by Uttarakhand Governor Aziz Qureshi, the festival named 'Basantotsav' is scheduled to begin at 11 am on Saturday and will be free...
  • Sandra Bullock to receive Desert Palm Award at PSIFF November 16, 2013

    Los Angeles: 'Gravity' star Sandra Bullock will be awarded the Desert Palm Award at the Palm Springs International Film Festival (PSIFF). The 49-year-old star is set to travel to the festival's 25th edition at Palm Springs Convention Center on January 4 to receive the honor alongside actor Matthew McConaughey, reported...
  • Egypt: Morsi calls it a 'full coup' as army ousts him July 4, 2013

    Cairo: Egypt's first democratically elected president was overthrown by the military Wednesday, ousted after just one year in office by the same kind of Arab Spring uprising that brought the Islamist leader to power. The armed forces announced they would install a temporary civilian government to replace Islamist President Mohammed Morsi,...
  • 22 million Egyptians sign petition to oust Morsi June 30, 2013

    Cairo: More than 22 million Egyptians have signed a petition calling for the country's Islamist president to step down, the youth group leading the signature campaign said on Saturday on the eve of mass protests aimed at forcing Mohammed Morsi from office. The planned demonstrations, which could plunge Egypt once...
  • England to play Ashes tour match in town called Alice May 7, 2013

    Sydney: England will play a two-day match against a Chairman's XI in Alice Springs between the first and second Tests on their Ashes tour of Australia later this year, Cricket Australia announced on Tuesday. The match, originally scheduled for Canberra, will take place on November 29-30 with the England team travelling...
  • Penguin India back with their 10-day Spring lit fest March 14, 2013

    New Delhi: In its fourth edition, Spring Fever is Delhi's first-ever literature spring festival, and the only festival of its kind organized by a leading publisher in India. The ten-day festival will be held in India Habitat Centre from 15th to 24th March (7pm onwards) and will encompass a...
  • Google Reader to be shut down on July 1 March 14, 2013

    New Delhi: Google has announced to shut down Google Reader, one of the world's most popular RSS readers, as part of its new spring cleaning ritual. The service will not be available after July 1, 2013. Before Google shuts down its service, it allows users to download a copy of all...
  • Number of Syrian refugees reaches million mark: UN March 6, 2013

    Geneva: The number of Syrians who have fled their country since a deadly civil conflict erupted two years ago has hit one million, the UN's refugee agency said on Wednesday. "With a million people in flight, millions more displaced internally, and thousands of people continuing to cross the border every...
  • James Franco: Wouldn't mind having sex on screen January 31, 2013

    Los Angeles: Actor James Franco, whose all recent releases have been sex-driven, says he wouldn't hesitate to really have sex in front of the cameras if required. The actor's recent movies were - 'Interior Leather Bar', 'Kink' and 'Lovelace', reported Aceshowbiz. Asked if he'd pull a Shia LaBeouf, who claimed he...
  • 'English Vinglish' runners-up at Palm Springs January 14, 2013

    New Delhi: Gauri Shinde's 'English Vinglish' starring Sridevi is one of the runners-up of the Mercedes-Benz Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature at the 24th Palm Springs International Film Festival, according to an official release on the festival's website. Australian film 'The Sapphires', directed by Wayne Blair and based on the...
  • Will online freedom of speech decrease even further? January 11, 2013

    The internet's a brave new world in so many ways-driven by the young invigorating the old. About 150 million Indians are on the web now. Earlier, to express ideas publicly, you had to go through a newspaper, magazine, TV or a radio station before. The guardians of media regulated how...
  • Bradley Cooper, Naomi Watts get top awards at Palm Springs January 8, 2013

    A blast of Golden Globe nominees, and Oscar hopefuls headed to California, for the annual Palm Springs International Film Festival gala over the weekend, to set the ball rolling for the awards season. An early Oscar indicator, Palm Springs Festival proclaimed Bradley Cooper as the best actor for his role in...
  • Protests against gangrape India's Arab Spring: Zakaria January 8, 2013

    Washington: The popular protest across India against the brutal gang-rape case of a 23-year-old medical student, in a way is the country's Arab Spring, believes Fareed Zakaria, one of the most influential foreign policy journalist in the US. "In a way, this is India's Arab Spring. But it needs to...
  • Watch: Beckham's son Romeo models for Burberry December 18, 2012

    Los Angeles: Soccer star David Beckham and Victoria Beckham's second son Romeo has made his modeling debut as a new face of Burberry. Romeo, 10, was handpicked by the label's Chief Creative Officer, Christopher Bailey and appears in the Spring/Summer 2013 campaign, reported Ace Showbiz. The gap-toothed youngster shows a wide...
  • The Last Word: Tony Blair on Middle East crisis, media regulation December 10, 2012

    In this episode of The Last Word, Karan Thapar interviews ex-British Prime Minister Tony Blair and gets him to speak on the crisis in the Middle East and the need for media regulation. ...
  • Gandhi Jayanti: poster contest at Cairo's Tahrir Square October 3, 2012

    Cairo: Mahatma Gandhi's birth anniversary has been observed in Egypt where a poster contest was organised to capture the essence of his message at the iconic Tahrir Square which witnessed a peaceful pro-democracy revolution last year. Indian Ambassador Navdeep Suri and renowned Egyptian artist Mohamed Abla jointly garlanded Gandhi's bust...
  • Assange mocks Obama, accuses him of two-facedness September 27, 2012

    United Nations: WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on Thursday accused the US of playing dual politics - supporting a revolution in the Middle East, while at the same time, gagging his whistleblower organisation. "It must have come as a surprise to the Egyptian teenagers who washed American teargas out of their...
  • Google doodles the spring equinox March 20, 2012

    New Delhi: March 20 marks the arrival of the spring season in the northern hemisphere. This date is also referred to as the vernal or spring equinox in the northern hemisphere and the fall or autumnal equinox in the southern hemisphere. Google has put up its 2012 spring equinox doodle on...
  • Al Qaeda calls for Arab Spring-style revolt in Pak March 17, 2012

    Dubai: Al-Qaeda chief Ayman al-Zawahiri has called on Pakistanis to revolt against their government and military in a video posted on the Internet on Friday, US monitors said. In a 10-minute speech uploaded to jihadist forums, Zawahiri argued that the Pakistani authorities only represented US interests, according to a statement from...
  • Penguin's annual 'Spring Lit Fest' in Delhi March 16 March 12, 2012

    New Delhi: A series of sneak peeps into new books by top Indian writers will be the cornerstone of a festival of literature, "Spring Fever", to be held March 16-24 at the India Habitat Centre. An annual feature of Penguin-Books India, the festival will preview several new titles by authors like...
  • Holi brings cheer, harmony with colours today March 8, 2012

    New Delhi: It is the festival of colours on Thursday as the entire country celebrates Holi. Since early morning, devotees have been out in temples, offering prayers. Elaborate preparations have been on in several pilgrim towns like Mathura and Kashi where tourists from across the world have also landed to...
  • Dead woman married twice in China February 22, 2012

    Beijing Investigators in China's Hebei province are shocked after coming across a bizarre incident in which a woman's corpse was married twice. During 2012 Spring Festival , a family surnamed Wu sold their daughter's dead body for 35,000 yuan ($5,557) to a man surnamed Liu who wanted to perform a "yin...
  • Yemen votes, seals Saleh's exit February 21, 2012

    Aden: Yemen sealed President Ali Abdullah Saleh's exit from power on Tuesday by electing his deputy to shepherd the country away from the brink of civil war. Vice President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi, the sole, consensus candidate, billed the vote as a way to move on after months of protests against...
  • India, Israel must take strong action on Syria: Steinitz December 23, 2011

    Israeli Finance Minister Dr Yuval Steinitz, who was in India to negotiate a free trade agreement. He says India and Israel need to take stronger action on Syria and other countries of the Arab spring. ...
  • Cradle of Arab Spring celebrates 1st anniversary December 18, 2011

    Sidi Bouzid: Tens of thousands of people packed a provincial town square to celebrate the first anniversary on Saturday of Tunisia's democratic revolution in the place where it began, unleashing a tide of popular revolt that has transformed the Arab world. The festive mood in Sidi Bouzid was tempered somewhat, however,...
  • 2011: Auditing the Arab Spring December 23, 2011

    At a small gathering of top Indian executives and management professionals in Bangalore this December, Egyptian blogger and spokesman for the 'April 6th movement' Waleed Rashed was explaining how the Tahrir Square crowds were inspired and organized by their youth movement founded in the spring of 2008. "Few of you would...
  • Syria violence surges as UN calls for protection December 3, 2011

    Beirut: The United Nations' human rights chief called on the international community to protect Syrian civilians on Friday as violence surged across the country, with hours of intense shooting that sent stray bullets whizzing across the border. The new bloodshed came as activists reported a grim milestone in the 8-month-old revolt:...