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  • One Directon, Chris Martin, U2 set to record Band Aid charity song for Ebola November 16, 2014

    London: Boy band One Direction and U2 lead singer Bono joined some of the biggest names in British pop and rock music on Saturday to record a new version of the Band Aid charity song to raise money to combat Ebola in Africa. The single, "Do They Know It's Christmas?", was...
  • One Direction don't show despite big win at MTV's top European awards November 10, 2014

    Reuters: Boy-band sensation One Direction were among the big winners that failed to turn up to collect their prizes at one of Europe's top music events on Sunday, after they scooped three MTV Europe Music Awards in Glasgow. Justin Bieber and Katy Perry were among other notable no-shows, though the firework-filled...
  • Watch: 'I have glaucoma': Bono reveals why he always wears dark sunglasses; he has been suffering from the condition for two decades October 19, 2014

    If you thought Bono's dark sunglasses came as a part of his superstardom, you're mistaken. Irish rock band U2's front man Bono revealed he has to don shades because he suffers from glaucoma. The star says he has been suffering from the condition for nearly two decades. At a British...
  • Srinivas: The 'low notes' that he kept away from Mandolin and music September 22, 2014

    On Friday, September 19, 2014, I logged into my Facebook account in the afternoon, to find numerous posts on the untimely death of Mandolin Srinivas, a child prodigy and an international musical legend. Aside from the many posts hoping that his soul rests in peace, I read several posts which...
  • Renowned musician Mandolin U Srinivas passes away at 45 September 19, 2014

    Chennai: The renowned musician Mandolin U Srinivas passed away in Chennai on Friday morning. He was just 45 years old. U Srinivas was popularly known as Mandolin U Srinivas. Shrinivas played an electric mandolin and had collaborated with the world renowned musicians like John McLaughlin, Michael Nyman, and Michael Brook....
  • Illegal mining: SC dismisses Tamil Nadu government's plea against probe officer September 18, 2014

    New Delhi: In a setback to the Tamil Nadu government, the Supreme Court on Thursday dismissed the state's plea against the appointment of IAS officer U Sagayam to probe illegal mining in the state. Earlier, the Madras High Court had appointed a committee headed by Sagayam to probe illegal sand and...
  • U17 World Cup: AIFF tying up with Brazilian club September 17, 2014

    New Delhi: With the Under17 World Cup slated to take place in the country in 2017, the All India Football Federation (AIFF) is tying up with a Brazilian club, Atletico Paranaense, for an exchange programme for the U17 team. Founded in 1924, Atletico Paranaense is a team from Curitiba in Parana,...
  • Apple offers users option to delete free U2 album following complaints September 16, 2014

    San Francisco: Apple on Monday began helping people boot U2 off their iTunes accounts after a cacophony of complaints about not wanting the automatically downloaded free album by the Irish rock band. U2 performed at the close of an Apple event last week marked by the unveiling of new largescreen iPhones,...
  • Apple releases U2's new album 'Songs of Innocence' for free on iTunes September 10, 2014

    Los Angeles: Veteran Irish rockers U2 pulled off a surprise at Apple's event to launch new products on Tuesday, making its latest album available for free on Apple's iTunes online store. The Grammy Awardwinning band performed at the Cupertino, California event, at which Apple unveiled two new iPhones, a smart watch...
  • U2 drops new surprise album 'Songs of Innocence' at Apple unveiling September 10, 2014

    Cupertino: Surprise! U2 just put out a new album, and the renowned rock band is giving it away for free to iTunes users. U2 made the unexpected announcement Tuesday at Apple's unveiling event in Cupertino, California. All customers with iTunes accounts could download the 11song "Songs of Innocence" for free Tuesday...
  • Myanmar cancels byelection September 7, 2014

    Yangon: Myanmar's Union Election Commission on Sunday cancelled the upcoming second byelection which was scheduled for the end of this year. U Tin Aye, chairman of the commission, made the announcement after meeting dozens of Yangonbased political parties at the Myanmar Peace Centre, Xinhua reported. The byelection was cancelled due to the...
  • Jaipur Pink Panthers win Pro Kabaddi League title August 31, 2014

    Mumbai: Jaipur Pink Panthers proved too strong for U Mumba as they produced a clinical performance in the final to emerge triumphant in the inaugural Pro Kabaddi League at the NSCI Stadium here on Sunday. The franchise owned by Bollywood star Abhishek Bachchan scored a 3524 victory in an actionpacked summit...
  • 'Mary Kom' gets 'U' certificate: Priyanka Chopra expresses excitement on Twitter, director Omung Kumar hints at films wider reach August 28, 2014

    'Mary Kom', the biopic starring Priyanka Chopra has finally got 'U'certificate from the Central Borad of Film Certification (CBFC). The sports drama, which is based on the life of Olympic bronze medal winner Mary Kom, was earlier issued U/A certificate by the board. "Awesome! 'U' certificate! Family movie #MaryKom," Chopra posted on...
  • U Mumba edge out Puneri Paltans in Pro Kabaddi August 27, 2014

    Bangalore: Having already booked a semifinal spot, U Mumba packed another punch in their last league game as they edged past Puneri Paltans 3635 in the Star Sports Pro Kabbadi League at the Kanteerava Indoor Stadium here on Wednesday. Mumbai gained five points, taking their tally to 51 in an inconsequential...
  • Twenty20 is just a platform, Test cricket is the ultimate dream: Unmukt August 20, 2014

    New Delhi: With the Indian Premier League (IPL) being blamed for India's humiliating Tests series loss in England, Unmukt Chand, skipper of the 2012 U19 World Cup winning team, feels that Twenty20 just remains a platform but playing Tests still remains the dream of every young cricketer. The 21yearold Delhi cricketer,...
  • Telegu Titans thrash Dabang Delhi in Pro Kabaddi League August 19, 2014

    After proving their mettle in two matches in a row, Telegu Titans extended their dominance by thrashing Dabang Delhi 4526 in the Pro Kabaddi League on Tuesday. This was the third win for Telegu Titans, claiming the fourth spot in the league table. Vizag also joined U Mumba by not losing...
  • Pro Kabaddi League: Bengaluru Bulls end U Mumba's winning streak August 13, 2014

    Pune: Bengaluru Bulls handed U Mumba handed their first loss of the Pro Kabaddi League at the Balewadi Sports Complex on Wednesday. The final scoreline was 3330 in Bulls' favour. Starting things off for U Mumba was the usual suspect Rishank Devadiga, ousting Bulls' Preetam Singh. The star raiders of both the teams...
  • Sushil Kumar Modi warns people against Nitish's 'double role' August 10, 2014

    Senior BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi on Sunday asked people to be on guard against the "double role" of former state chief minister Nitish Kumar while voting in the Assembly bypolls on August 21. Modi, who had been the deputy chief minister under Kumar, alleged that the senior JD(U) leader talks...
  • BJP slams JD(U) minister for making fun of Sushma Swaraj August 8, 2014

    A day after a senior JD(U) minister ridiculed External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj for saying that flood situation had been averted in Bihar due to theinitiative of the Centre, the BJP on Friday hit back at him for trivializing the union government's efforts to prevent largescale destruction due to discharge...
  • 28yearold woman poisoned to death by inlaws over dowry August 6, 2014

    A 28yearold woman was allegedly murdered by her inlaws for dowry at Buara village under Khatoli Police Station in Muzaffarnagardistrict, police said. Neha, wife of Zail Singh was poisoned to death yesterday by her inlaws, SHO, Gajender Singh said, adding, police has registered a case against seven persons including Singh on...
  • Panasonic launches Eluga U smartphone in India at Rs 18,990; features a 5inch display, 13 MP camera July 31, 2014

    New Delhi: Japanese tech giant Panasonic today said it plans to introduce as many as 15 new devices in the next few months as it aims to garner five per cent share of the Indian multibillion dollar smartphone market. Panasonic, which entered the smartphone market here last year, has also declared...
  • Former JD(U) MLA Ramparves Rai dies of multiple organ failure July 8, 2014

    Former JD(U) MLA Ramparvesh Rai died of multiple organ failure on Monday night and was cremated on Tuesday in his native Saran district, family sources said. Rai, 50, died at a private hospital in Gurgaon on Monday night following multiple organ failure. Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi and his predecessor Nitish Kumar...
  • International defender now runs paan shop in Odisha July 6, 2014

    Kendrapara(Odisha): Rashmita Patra, a 23yearold woman of Aul block in Kendrapara district, runs a small betel leaves shop. So, what's the big deal? Well, only three years ago Rashmita used to be an international woman footballer. She represented India as a defender in the U16 AFC women's qualifying competition at Kuala Lumper...
  • E3 2014: Nintendo reveals Skylanderslike toy line June 11, 2014

    Los Angeles: Nintendo is taking a cue from "Skylanders" and "Disney Infinity." The Japanese gaming giant unveiled a toy figure line called "amiibo" that will work in tandem with its video games like the toysmeetgames franchises from Activision Blizzard Inc. and the Walt Disney Co. The announcement was made in...
  • Sanju Samson, Abhishek Mohan selected for Emerging U23 players India camp May 24, 2014

    Kochi: Kerala players Sanju Samson and Abhishek Mohan have been selected for the Emerging U23 players India camp to be held from June 5 to 30. Abhishek Mohan is a rightarm fast bowler who became the highest wicket taker in India in the Under 25 C K Naidu trophy with 39...
  • Bhutia, Chhetri in AIFFsuggested committee for U17 World Cup May 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Aiming to beef up the technical knowhow ahead of the 2017 Under17 World Cup, AIFF president Praful Patel on Wednesday suggested the formation of a special committee involving former and current skippers Baichung Bhutia and Sunil Chhetri. In a meeting here, the All India Football Federation's executive committee endorsed...
  • Tanuj Virwani: Being a star kid, there is an added sense of responsibility April 24, 2014

    Mumbai: One-film-old Tanuj Virwani, who will be seen sharing the screen with his mother and yesteryear actress Rati Agnihotri in the forthcoming film "Purani Jeans", understands his responsibilities as an actor but does not feel any pressure to deliver at par with his mother. But at the same time he would...
  • India have impressive talent pool: Liverpool's youth academy coach April 22, 2014

    New Delhi: In an initiative which might help India's chances when the country hosts the under-17 World Cup, the Liverpool Football Academy-DSK Shivajians academy has offered to groom Indian players for the mega-event and beyond. DSK Shivajians had tied up with the world famous English club to start a residential international...
  • AIFF waiting for FIFA feedback about venues for U-17 World Cup April 3, 2014

    Jamshedpur: All India Football Federation (AIFF) will start the renovation work of the venues that will host the 2017 Under-17 World Cup after it gets the feedback from FIFA team. "We are waiting for the feedback from FIFA about the venues they have inspected recently and initiate action to upgrade or...
  • LS polls: Vasuki bids to be first woman MP from North Chennai April 1, 2014

    Chennai: True to the Leftist style, CPI(M) candidate from North Chennai U Vasuki sips tea at a local shop in one of the narrow lanes of the congested part of the bustling metropolis and hops around meeting voters of various hues in her bid to become the first woman MP...