April Fool

  • Google looking for the world's best 'Pokemon Master'. Here's how to apply April 1, 2014

    New Delhi: It's April Fools' Day and Google is back with its pranks. In one of its pranks for the day, Google welcomes people to apply for a new job opening - Pokemon Master - at Google. It says to have prepared a rigorous test to find the world's best...
  • Experts discover new truths in the Gujarat model compared to other state models April 1, 2014

    The Gujarat model trumped all other state models in new study aimed at taking a close look at all claims of superiority of the Gujarat model....
  • Congress, BJP and Aam Aadmi Party join hands to come up with joint manifesto ahead of Lok Sabha election 2014 April 1, 2014

    Fed up with divisive politics cutting into vote share and denting their credibility among a sizeable youth vote bank, India's three main political parties on Tuesday joined hands to launch a combined manifesto that touched upon the 'real' issues that affected the 'aam aadmi', including a revised list of national...
  • Watch: Obama lets an 8-year-old take his place as April Fool's joke April 2, 2013

    US President Barack Obama did not pass a chance to play a prank on April Fool's day. Obama called for a press statement and let an 8-year-old take his place! ...
  • The Last Word: April Fool's Day: Are Indians too serious to take a joke? April 1, 2013

    On April Fool's Day, Karan Thapar asks a panel of experts if Indians are too serious or even supercilious to take a joke. ...
  • Is the April Fool dead? Has the corporate colossus strangled it? April 1, 2013

    London:Satire In the more traditional realm of news-based fun, Yahoo's French website led its front page with the announcement that, to save money, President Francois Hollande would move his offices from the Elysee Palace to one of Paris's grittier suburbs. "Nesta Vowles" had a story in Britain's Daily Mail about owls being...
  • The best April Fool's Day jokes, pranks and hoaxes of 2013 April 1, 2013

    The web is full of April Fool's Day jokes on April 1, 2013 and here is a collection of the goofiest and the best. ...
  • Snapshot: Oops! Sheila Dikshit's cake says Happy 765th birthday! April 1, 2013

    New Delhi: This isn't an April 1 prank. Although this photo is one of those that pranksters anywhere can pass off as a classic All Fools' Day gag. The person who ordered the cake for Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit's 75th birthday on March 31 was clearly unsure about her...
  • Google announces Gmail Blue on April Fool's Day April 1, 2013

    New Delhi: Quite like on April 1 every year, Google has lined up a series of April Fool's Day hoaxes. Google released a YouTube clip declaring that the world's most popular video website will shut down till 2023 and also announced its olfactory new feature Google Nose. Google has introduced...
  • Google sniffs out an April Fool's joke with Google Nose April 1, 2013

    New Delhi: Every year Google tries to outdo itself in pulling April Fool pranks. The hoax Google product launch of April 1, 2013 is Google Nose, which Google says is "The new scentsation in search". According to the product description, Google Nose, that is still in beta, leverages new and existing...
  • YouTube's April Fool's prank: The site's shutting down till 2023 April 1, 2013

    In tune with the April Fool's Day tradition YouTube has posted a video announcing that the eight-year-old site that is now the world's most popular online video destination is downing its shutters for a decade. But before it deletes all those millions of hours of video, YouTube has also empanelled...
  • Common incidents inspire 'April Fool': director January 3, 2013

    Chennai: Forthcoming Telugu romantic-comedy 'April Fool' is inspired from commonly known incidents revolving around April Fool's Day, says director Krishnaswamy Srikant. "The events that lead up to the story in the film are based on commonly known events about April Fool's Day. These incidents make up the story of the film,...
  • 'April Fool' will make audiences think: Iyengar August 17, 2012

    Debutant director Dr K Srikanth Iyengar is getting ready with his first Telugu flick, 'April Fool', starring Jagapathi Babu, Bhumika Chawla and Gulshan Grover. A socio-fantasy film in absurd comedy, Iyengar says the film will not only keep audiences on the edge of their seats but also make them think. "It...
  • Bhumika Chawla plays a journalist in 'April Fool' July 22, 2012

    Jagapathi Babu and Bhumika Chawla are playing a lawyer and a journalist, respectively, in April Fool. The movie is described by producer Seema Azaruddin as an absurd comedy-cum-socio fantasy. "The story revolves around five characters. Gulshan Grover is playing the role of a land-grabber. Ranadhir (Happy...
  • Actress Bhoomika Chawla makes a comeback July 7, 2012

    Bhoomika is one of the actresses in South Indian cinema, who is gifted with beauty and talent. However, the 'Badri' and 'Roja Kootam' heroine was not so active on screen after she entered wedlock with yoga master Bharat Thakur. In fact, she kept herself busy as a producer in Tollywood, and...
  • Kannada film 'April Fool' press meet held July 5, 2012

    Director Srikanth Iyyengar's April Fool, starring Jagapathi Babu and Bhumika Chawla, was Pressmeet today. The event was attended by Ramesh Prasad, Lakshmi Manchu, Gulshan Grover, Bharath Thakur (Bhumika's husband), Tammareddy and others. Ramesh Prasad wished that Seema Azaruddin (producer) will achieve all the success in Tollywood. "I was stunned...
  • Jagapathi Babu and Bhumika Chawla in 'April Fool' June 6, 2012

    'April Fool', in the description of its makers, is a socio-fantasy, absurd comedy. The film stars Jagapathi Babu and Bhumika Chawla in the lead roles. Gulshan Grover and Randhir are playing two other important characters. Krishnaswamy Srikanth Iyyengar, a documentary film maker, is turning a director with this one. Produced by...
  • Iain O'Brien apologises for comeback prank April 2, 2012

    Wellington: Former New Zealand Test fast bowler Iain O'Brien has apologised for an April Fool's prank in which he announced on Twitter that he was coming out of retirement for a second time. He had earlier retired from international cricket in 2009 but attempted a comeback when he joined Middlesex...
  • Gmail Motion: Google's April Fool's prank May 18, 2011

    New Delhi: Continuing its tradition of April Fool's hoaxes Google unveiled another 'new feature'. This time for its popular email service, Gmail. The new fabricated Gmail feature is called Gmail Motion. According to Google, Gmail Motion is the company's "first attempts at next generation human computer interaction." Users will be able...
  • 'April Fool' manages to fool audiences April 2, 2010

    Director: Viji Thampi Starring: Jagadish, Siddique, Jagathy Sreekumar, Biju Menon and Nayana Music: M Jayachandran, Lyrics: Gireesh Puthanchery A film titled April Fool releasing on April 1 and starring comedy stalwarts of Malayalam film industry like Jagathy Sreekumar, Jagadish, Siddique, Mukesh, Ashokan and Lal, was expected to be a rollercoaster ride of entertainment....
  • Google changes name? Don't be fooled April 2, 2010

    New York: Naming rights on sale for New York's Central Park, Google changing its name, and Starbucks launching giant-sized coffee cups. It must be April Fools' Day. In keeping with tradition, newspapers and web sites around the globe played various tricks on their readers on Thursday, ranging from the faintly...
  • Rakhi Sawant assaults CNN-IBN reporter April 1, 2008

    Mumbai: In a shocking attack on the media, a CNN-IBN reporter is assaulted by Rakhi Sawant. The Bollywood item girl was shooting for a song for Vikram Bhatt's upcoming film. The CNN-IBN journalist went to interview her at the shoot, not knowing that things were about to get very ugly. ...
  • Experts shed light on origins of April Fools' Day March 31, 2008

    Washington: For an average person, April Fools' Day might be a date to play pranks, but for some experts the day has more to it than just the fun element. April Fools' Day is believed to be several hundred years old. However, experts say that its origins are still shrouded...
  • Britney is US's most foolish person April 4, 2007

    New Delhi: Marking April Fools Day quite literally and in a whole new light was the annual list of America's most foolish people. And the top spot went to none other than Britney Spears for her panty shedding, head shaving and rehab-visiting spree. Party pal Paris Hilton can't be far...
  • Fooling people is tough job: Expert June 19, 2007

    Los Angeles: As April Fools' Day looms, the curator of the Museum of Hoaxes has a word of caution for those who want to believe the unbelievable – a good hoax is hard to find. Alex Boese, the curator of the museum which exists online only at museumofhoaxes.com, despite the...