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  • 20 injured in new Hong Kong protest violence October 19, 2014

    Hong Kong: Hong Kong police clashed with protesters, with the government saying 20 people were injured in a fourth night of violence after nearly three weeks of largely peaceful pro-democracy rallies. Dozens of police with shields and helmets pushed into a crowd of protesters gathered at barricades in the northern...
  • A smart umbrella that could collect rain data May 4, 2014

    London: A Dutch researcher has developed a 'smart' umbrella equipped with sensors to gather rain data. Rolf Hut, from Delft University of Technology in The Netherlands, plans to turn umbrellas into rain gauges. A rain gauge is a type of instrument used by meteorologists and hydrologists to gather and measure...
  • West Bengal: Three men gangrape, kill 14yearold girl June 12, 2013

    Nadia: A 14yearold girl was allegedly gangraped and strangulated to death while she was returning home from school in Nadia district, police said on Tuesday. According to police, the Class VII student had on Monday taken shelter under a railway shed in Gede area as it was raining. Her neighbour,...
  • Hilary Mantel favorite to with the Man Booker 2012 October 16, 2012

    London: Judges are choosing the winner of Britain's most prestigious literary trophy from a shortlist that includes novels set in the court of King Henry VIII and the opium dens of Mumbai. Hilary Mantel is favored to win the 50,000 pound ($82,000) Booker Prize with "Bring Up the Bodies," a tale...
  • Booker Prize for 2012 to be announced today October 16, 2012

    New Delhi: The Man Booker Prize winner for 2012 will be announced today, as some are calling it "the book world's equivalent of Oscars night". India's Jeet Thayil is also in the running for his debut book Narcopolis, a prize worth 50,000 pounds. Indian writer Jeet Thayil's first novel 'Narcopolis',...
  • I am ready to do Malayalam films: Shajith Koyeri September 19, 2012

    Anurag Basu's 'Barfi' carries a pinch of freshness in each frame. The movie, where Ranbir Kapoor plays a deaf and mute guy, has its sound designed by Shajith Koyeri, a Keralite. Considered as one of the best sound designers in Bollywood, the Punnolborn National Award winning sound designer has worked...
  • Indian writer Jeet Thayil on Man Booker shortlist September 11, 2012

    London: Indian writer Jeet Thayil's first novel 'Narcopolis', described as a compelling tale of Mumbai's hazy world of opium addiction, has made it to the sixauthor shortlist for the Man Booker Prize 2012 announced today. Apart from 53yearold Keralaborn Thayil, authors on the shortlist are Deborah Levy, Hilary Mantel, Alison Moore,...
  • DA: No charges in leak of Rihanna beating photo June 29, 2012

    Los Angeles: Two Los Angeles police officers won't face criminal charges alleging they leaked a photo of pop star Rihanna's bruised and beaten face after she was assaulted by singer Chris Brown, the Los Angeles County district attorney's office said. An internal report by prosecutors says that after a threeyear investigation,...
  • It's raining umbrellas as monsoon sets in Kerala May 28, 2009

    Thiruvananthapuram: Monsoons mean good business in Kerala and with the rains coming almost 10 days ahead of the schedule, there is a rush among people to buy umbrellas. Umbrella manufacturers are hoping to do brisk business this year unlike last time round when very less rains did them in. Men and women...
  • Kerala umbrella industry makes hay as it rains June 3, 2008

    Alleppey: Kerala is welcoming the southwest monsoon and so is the state's umbrella industry. Small or large, every umbrella manufacturer in Alleppey is rejoicing, for they know almost everyone here would need it. They are working round the clock to make sure they do not fall short. 15,000 umbrellas are...
  • Review: Blue Umbrella will transport you to another world August 10, 2007

    Cast: Pankaj Kapur, Direction: Vishal Bharadwaj There's an inherent innocence in director Vishal Bharadwaj's Blue Umbrella, a wellmeaning, fablelike simplicity, which isn't just rare to find in the movies these days, but pretty much impossible to find actually. Set in an idyllic village in Himachal Pradesh with a population so sparse that...
  • Friday Flicks: Weekend bonanza at Box Office August 10, 2007

    Shah Rukh Khan starrer Chak De India is ready for a match against, Vishal bharadwaj's National Award winner Blue Umbrella at the Box Office. Apart from those, Sunny Deol's Kaafila and Jackie Chan starrer Rush Hour 3 release this Friday. ...
  • Watch trailer: The Blue Umbrella opens at the theatres August 9, 2007

    Waiting in the wings for three years since it was completed, filmmaker Vishal Bharadwaj's new film, very simply titled The Blue Umbrella will finally open on August 10. ...
  • Vishal Bhardwaj on Blue Umbrella and the National Award August 9, 2007

    New Delhi: PostOmkara, Vishal Bhardwaj's new film Blue Umbrella which has yet to be released is already winning accolades. The film has won the National Award in the Best Children's Film category and is ready to hit cinemas on August 10. The film stars Pankaj Kapoor and Binya...
  • After 3 long years, The Blue Umbrella finally opens July 29, 2007

    Mumbai: Waiting in the wings for three years since it was completed, filmmaker Vishal Bharadwaj's new film, very simply titled The Blue Umbrella will finally open on August 10. In these three years though, this children's film has travelled to film festivals across the world and earned itself a buzz of...
  • Vishal Bharadwaj's ready with The Blue Umbrella July 20, 2007

    Mumbai: Vishal Bharadwaj's much delayed children's film The Blue Umbrella will finally make it to the theatres on August 10. Based on author Ruskin Bond's book by the same name, the film's music too has been composed by Vishal himself. For someone who specialises in reinterpreting other author's works,...
  • Mumbai's gearing up to battle rain June 17, 2007

    Mumbai: The monsoons are nearly there in Mumbai with heavy showers yet to hit the city, but some Mumbaikars are still getting their monsoon defences in place. Twentyyearold Jinal's on an umbrella selection spree on her way back home from college is confused because she wants a combination of form, function...
  • Britney hits paparazzi with umbrella February 24, 2007

    New Delhi: Just when everyone thought that Britney Spears's behaviour couldn't get any more bizarre ... oops, she's done something crazy again. Days after shaving her head, the troubled 25yearold used a large green umbrella to try to beat up a photographer who had spotted her outside her estranged husband...
  • Vajpayee takes on rain Gods at rally February 11, 2007

    New Delhi: The BJP on Saturday got former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee to campaign for the Punjab election. Vajpayee campaigned in former cricketerturnedpolitician Navjot Singh Sidhu's political wicket Amritsar. This was Vajpayee's first election rally in Punjab ahead of the February 13 assembly polls. Not allowing the rain...
  • This Jan, flaunt The Blue Umbrella December 13, 2006

    Mumbai: It's not a children's film. At least that's what actor Pankaj Kapur and director Vishal Bharadwaj say about The Blue Umbrella, an adaptation of Ruskin Bond's short story of the same name. Its the story of a young girl who has a blue umbrella that her village envies. But when...
  • Browse in the rain on your Net umbrella November 27, 2006

    Sydney: Being stuck in the rain may soon become the in thing, thanks to Japanese boffins who have invented an umbrella that comes equipped with the Internet. Developed at the Okude laboratory in Tokyo's Keio University, the hightech umbrella comes with an integrated digital camera, builtin WiFi and an attached projector. The...
  • Fan chases Abhishek for an umbrella August 17, 2006

    Mumbai: A Bollywood fan flew all the way to India to return an umbrella belonging to actor Abhishek Bachchan, who left it behind at an airport in South Africa, a newspaper reported on Thursday. The fan, a young woman working at the airport in the South African coastal city of...