Birmingham

  • Lord Bilimoria new chancellor of University of Birmingham May 13, 2014

    The University of Birmingham has appointed India-born businessman Lord Karan Bilimoria as its new chancellor, the university announced on Monday. Lord Bilimoria of Chelsea CBE, the India-born founder of Cobra Beer, will take up his role at an Installation Ceremony in July, making him the seventh University of Birmingham chancellor, the...
  • Birmingham City owner found guilty of money-laundering in Hong Kong March 3, 2014

    Hong Kong:Birmingham City Football Club owner Carson Yeung was found guilty by a Hong Kong court on Monday of five counts of money-laundering, in a high-profile trial that has cast a spotlight on how the barber -turned-businessman made his fortune. Yeung, 54, had denied five charges of money-laundering between January 2001...
  • Yuck! Customer films man washing his foot in restaurant kitchen sink February 25, 2014

    A customer at Birmingham takeaway Kingstanding's Dixy Chicken was disgusted when he saw a man washing his foot in the kitchen sink, only inches away from where burgers were being prepared. The grossed-out customer, whose dining experience had been ruined, filmed the whole scene and uploaded the video on YouTube....
  • Student from Britain ragged in Bengal, two arrested October 8, 2013

    Kolkata: Two senior students of a hotel management institute in Kolkata were arrested on Tuesday following a complaint of ragging by a student from Britain, police said. Ricky Das, a first year student of International Institute of Hotel Management at Salt Lake on the outskirts of the city, on Thursday filed...
  • Malala Yousafzai wants to be a politician to transform Pakistan's future October 7, 2013

    London: Pakistani teenage activist Malala Yousafzai on Monday said she wants to be a politician in future to ensure compulsory education in her country, an issue for which she was shot in the head by the Taliban. Yousafzai, 16, was attacked by a gunman on a school bus near her home...
  • Rain plays spoilsport in England-Australia 3rd ODI at Edgbaston September 11, 2013

    Rain saw the day/night third one-day international between England and Australia at Edgbaston on Wednesday end as a no-result washout. Only 15.1 overs were possible, with England collapsing to 59 for three, before rain, which had delayed the scheduled start, returned at 3:34pm local time and saw the umpires take the...
  • 3rd ODI: Experimental England look to bounce back September 10, 2013

    Michael Clarke was as happy as a cheshire cat at the end of the second ODI - collecting a win and his maiden ODI century against England en route a 1-0 lead over the traditional rivals. But England seem in no mood to stop experimenting in fear of another failure...
  • Malala Yousafzai inaugrates Europe's biggest library in Birmingham September 4, 2013

    Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani schoolgirl shot in the head in a failed assassination attempt by the Taliban, on Tuesday inaugurated Europe's biggest public library in her newly adopted home of Birmingham. The 16-year-old, airlifted to the city last year for life-saving surgery at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, now lives with her...
  • Birmingham to open Europe's largest public library August 30, 2013

    The Library of Birmingham, the largest public library in Europe and set to open to the public September 3, is likely to attract over three million visitors a year in addition to scores of online visitors. Located in Birmingham's Centenary Square, the library has cost $293 million, Xinhua reported. A programme called...
  • Ecuador striker Christian Benitez dies in Qatar July 29, 2013

    Doha, Qatar: Ecuador striker Christian Benitez died on Monday, a day after playing in a match for Qatari club El Jaish, the team said. The club said the 27-year-old Benitez, who moved from Mexican club America to play in Qatar this year, died on Monday but provided no further details. "The club...
  • Norwich sign Birmingham City winger Nathan Redmond July 4, 2013

    Birmingham City winger Nathan Redmond has agreed a four-year deal of reportedly 3.2 million pounds with Norwich City, BBC reported on Thursday. Redmond, 19, had put in some impressive performances for Birmingham and earned himself a call-up to the England Under-21 squad for the European Championship this summer. Birmingham, who are...
  • Football Transfers: Latest news and rumours on Wednesday July 3, 2013

    IBNLive Sports gives you Wednesday's round-up of all the latest transfer news and gossip from the leading clubs and top players around the world. Kolo Toure officially joins Liverpool from Manchester City Ivory Coast defender Kolo Toure has officially joined Liverpool from Manchester City on a free transfer on Tuesday, the Merseyside...
  • Highly-rated Kyle Bartley joins Birmingham City on loan July 3, 2013

    Birmingham City have landed a deal with the highly-rated defender Kyle Bartley of Swansea City on a season-long loan deal. Bartley, a former Arsenal man began his career with Bolton Wanderers before joining Gunner's Academy in 2007. He made his first-team debut in a UEFA Champions League tie against Olympiakos...
  • Carter, Brathwaite win, Fraser-Pryce beaten in Birmingham July 1, 2013

    Birmingham: The Diamond League meeting in Birmingham saw mixed results for Caribbean athletes with Jamaican Nesta Carter and Ryan Brathwaite the only Caribbean winners as Olympic champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce was upset in the women's 200 metres. Carter took the men's 100m dash Sunday in a competitive 9.99 seconds despite his fourth...
  • Battle-hardened Mo Farah sends timely reminder to rivals June 30, 2013

    Birmingham: Double Olympic champion Mo Farah produced a stunning sprint to take the 5,000 metres in Birmingham on Sunday as a host of London Games winners struggled to find the form that propelled them to victory last year. Farah was locked in battle with Ethiopian Yenew Alamirew around the final lap...
  • Air India to launch Birmingham-Delhi direct flights June 24, 2013

    London: Air India will launch direct flights between Birmingham and New Delhi from August 1, with its new Boeing 787-800 'Dreamliner' aircraft, it was announced on Sunday. The flights will operate four times a week - Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, arriving from Delhi into Birmingham at 1900 hours and departing...
  • MS Dhoni becomes first captain to win all ICC trophies June 24, 2013

    Birmingham: India's five-run win over England on Sunday has given their leader MS Dhoni a rare triple, that of becoming the first captain in world cricket to have won all major ICC trophies. The ICC Champions Trophy followed Dhoni leading India to glory in the 2007 World Twenty20 and the...
  • UK: 4 including a police officer stabbed inside a mosque June 16, 2013

    Birmingham: Four persons, including a police officer, were stabbed inside a mosque in the British city of Birmingham over an argument. A 32-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder following the incident on Saturday night. The officer was wounded as police arrested the man and all four injured...
  • Hantuchova beats Schiavone in Birmingham June 15, 2013

    Birmingham: Daniela Hantuchova rallied from a set and 4-1 down on Friday to beat former French Open champion Francesca Schiavone and advance to the semi-finals of the grass-court Aegon Classic. Hantuchova won 6-7 (8), 6-4, 7-6 (3) to record another upset in a rainy week at the Wimbledon warm-up tournament in...
  • UK: Indian-origin driver pleads guilty to deaths in pile-up January 16, 2013

    London: An Indian-origin coach driver has pleaded guilty to causing the deaths of two men in a horrific motorway crash in 2012 after he parked his vehicle on a carriageway and a lorry ploughed into it. Jasminder Singh Dhesi, 50, who will be sentenced in February, 2013, was arrested in...
  • Malala Yousufzai is an inspiration for all: US January 5, 2013

    Washington: The bravery and courage of young Pakistani education activist Malala Yousufzai, is an inspiration for all, the US said on Friday lauding the teenager who is to undergo a cranial surgery in the UK. Malala, who was shot in the head by Taliban militants, was discharged temporarily from a London...
  • Malala Yousufzai leaves British hospital January 4, 2013

    London: A Pakistani girl shot in the head by the Taliban for advocating girls' education has been discharged from a specialist British hospital after doctors said she was well enough to spend some time recovering with her family. Fifteen-year-old Malala Yousufzai, who was shot by the Taliban in October, 2012...
  • Malala Yousafzai to have cranial surgery January 4, 2013

    London: Pakistani teenage activist Malala Yousafzai, who was shot in the head by the Taliban for advocating education for girls, will undergo cranial reconstructive surgery within weeks as part of her long-term recovery, doctors treating her at a United Kingdom hospital have said. Yousafzai, 15, was shot in Pakistan in...
  • Malala thanks millions around the world for their support November 9, 2012

    London: Malala Yousafzai, teenage Pakistani rights activist recovering in a UK hospital after being shot by Taliban in her country, today thanked millions of her well-wishers for their inspiring and humbling support. The Hospital in Birmingham, where 15-year-old Malala is undergoing treatment after being shot in the head by Taliban...
  • Bidders eye second-tier soccer club Birmingham City October 9, 2012

    London: Birmingham City have become the latest second flight English soccer team to attract potential buyers, the club's Hong Kong-based parent company said on Tuesday. No binding agreements have been entered into on the sale of the club, and discussions were still at an early stage, Birmingham International said in a...
  • UK university to undertake polio research in India July 14, 2012

    London: A top British University is planning to undertake a new research study looking at ethics, policy and practice concerning polio immunisation in India. University of Birmingham is working with Ravenshaw University in the eastern Indian state of Orissa on the new research project, a press release by the University...
  • Saina up for All England with eye on Olympics March 5, 2012

    New Delhi: Star Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal will look to gather some valuable experience for her London Olympics preparation when she starts her campaign at the All England Championship, which begins with the qualifiers in Birmingham on Monday. The National Indoor Arena at Birmingham will also host the badminton competition during...
  • Don't need all players to back me: Villas-Boas February 17, 2012

    London: Under-fire Chelsea manager Andre Villas-Boas declared he doesn't need the support of the entire squad as long as he is backed by owner Roman Abramovich. A 2-0 loss at Everton on Saturday left Chelsea fifth in the Premier League and out of the Champions League qualification places. Villas-Boas hauled his under-performing...
  • On film: UK rioters attack unarmed police officers August 21, 2011

    British police have launched a murder probe after a CCTV footage of Birmingham riot shows unarmed officers and a police helicopter being shot at by rioters. ...