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  • Picasso painting reveals hidden man June 18, 2014

    Washington: Curators and scientists are revealing they've found a hidden painting beneath the surface of one of Pablo Picasso's earliest masterpieces from 1901, "The Blue Room," at The Phillips Collection in Washington. Over the past five years, conservators and scientists from the museum, the National Gallery of Art, Cornell...
  • Kolkata: Tax waiver proposed for those who paint their houses in Mamata's favourite colours June 11, 2014

    Kolkata: Kolkata may soon be painted in Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's favourite colours of blue and white. The Kolkata Municipal Corporation has announced a one year tax waiver for people who paint their houses in those colours. However, criticism is coming in for the Mamata Banerjee government over the move. The...
  • India @ 9 with Bhupendra Chaubey June 6, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Bhupendra Chaubey on India @ 9. ...
  • News 360: Delhi burns at 47 degrees, hottest day in 19 years June 6, 2014

    North India is reeling under a severe heat wave. On Friday the National Capital recorded a maximum temperature of 47 degree Celsius. However, Monsoons have hit Kerala. It is also likely to rain in Maharashtra and West Bengal in the next 48 hours. ...
  • 'Will take action against perpetrators of Golden temple clashes' June 6, 2014

    Sri Akal Takht member Giani Gurbachan Singh said that many people were injured in the clashes in the Golden Temple. Some anti-social forces sparked the violence. "We will investigate the case and take strict action against the perpetrators," he added. Earlier in the day, clashes broke out within the Golden...
  • Amarinder Singh condemns Golden Temple clashes, says SGPC must act responsibly June 6, 2014

    Congress leader Amarinder Singh said, "Such incidents should not have happened and it is the duty of SGPC to ensure the security of the temple." Earlier in the day, clashes broke out within the Golden Temple premises between two groups on the 30th anniversary of Operation Blue Star. ...
  • What happened is unfortunate, but police shouldn't enter Golden Temple: SAD MP on clashes June 6, 2014

    Fifteen people have been detained after clashes broke out in the Golden Temple during a ceremony to mark the 30th anniversary of Operation Blue Star. Clashes broke out between the Golden Temple task force workers and supporters of the SAD (Amritsar) MP Simranjeet Singh Mann. ...
  • 30th anniversary of Operation Blue Star June 6, 2014

    Amritsar: Billboards welcome tourists on roads leading to the Golden Temple in Amritsar, the holiest place for Sikhs. It is a symbol of peace and it is always festive here. But it was not so three decades back. On June 6, 1984, the area near the Golden Temple was under curfew...
  • Sword fight breaks out between Golden Temple task force workers, several injured June 6, 2014

    Amritsar: Clashes broke out within the Golden Temple premises in Amritsar between two groups on the 30th anniversary of Operation Blue Star on Friday. The sword fight broke out between Golden Temple task force workers and supporters of SAD MP Simranjeet Singh Mann. Several people have been injured in the...
  • Delhi Metro blue line services disrupted yet again after technical snag June 4, 2014

    New Delhi: The Delhi Metro services suffered a hit yet again on Wednesday evening after the Blue Line of the Delhi Metro connecting Noida/Vaishali and West Delhi areas saw a disruption in its regular services. Snapping of a strand of Over Head Equipment (OHE) wires between Dwarka and Dwarka Mod...
  • 30 years of Operation Blue Star: Chilling black and white photos of the day the Indian Army stormed the Golden Temple June 3, 2014

    Thirty years ago, on this day (June 3, 1984) the Indian Army entered the holiest place for the Sikhs, the Golden Temple in Amritsar, to flush out militants led by Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale. Operation Blue Star was a military operation ordered by Indira Gandhi, the then Prime Minister, to remove...
  • The legacy of Operation Blue Star June 3, 2014

    It was May 1989. I was sitting in the drawing room of one of the sprawling bungalows on Sansad Marg, New Delhi. At the home of my father's mentor and family relative, a Sikh, a serving Major General (name withheld). When the news on the television ended, the General turned...
  • Plane to Bali not hijacked: Virgin Official April 25, 2014

    Jakarta: An airline official says a drunk passenger on a Virgin Australia flight who caused a hijack scare has been arrested for creating a disturbance after the plane landed on Indonesia's resort island of Bali. Heru Sudjatmiko, airport manager for Virgin Australia, told Metro TV on Friday that the passenger was...
  • 'All the Rage' compiles stories from all walks of life April 17, 2014

    I have just started reading AL Kennedy's books and I can say with guarantee that I will not stop at two. The first one I read was, "The Blue Book" which left me speechless and breathless. The second one which I have just finished reading is, "All the Rage" -...
  • AAP's Rohtak candidate hopes to have a successful ride on Kejriwal's blue car April 4, 2014

    Arvind Kejriwal's blue WagonR car has become the cynosure of all eyes in Rohtak and AAP's candidate from this constituency Navin Jaihind, who has been given the car by former Delhi Chief Minister, believes that the 'humble' car will boost his fortunes in the April 10 poll battle. In his affidavit...
  • Unidentified men damage Kejriwal's car in Rohtak April 1, 2014

    Chandigarh: Two Unidentified men allegedly damaged Arvind Kejriwal's car being used by his Rohtak party candidate for campaigning in the constituency in Haryana on Monday. The blue WagonR car, was attacked when it was being driven by a party member and a leader from Rohtak, party sources claimed. The car is...
  • Amarinder Singh accuses BJP of double standards on Blue Star issue March 25, 2014

    Congress candidate from Amritsar Lok Sabha seat Amarinder Singh on Tuesday accused BJP nominee Arun Jaitley of having "double standards" on the issues of Operation Blue Star and setting up a Blue Star Memorial for those who died within the precincts of the Golden Temple here. "You can't run with the...
  • Scarlett Johansson calls Dylan Farrow's essay on Woody Allen irresponsible March 18, 2014

    London: Scarlett Johansson has criticised Woody Allen's adopted daughter Dylan Farrow, who accused the filmmaker of molesting her when she was a child in an article, for blaming celebrities like her for working with the director. Johansson, who collaborated with Allen on films like 'Match Point' and 'Vicky Christina Barcelona', broke...
  • Oscars 2014: Cate Blanchett wins best actress, McConaughey best actor March 3, 2014

    Los Angeles: Cate Blanchett won the Academy Award for best actress for her bravura performance as a fragile socialite experiencing a meltdown in Woody Allen's 'Blue Jasmine.' Blanchett had been deemed the front-runner from the very beginning of the Oscar season. It was the sixth Oscar nomination for the Australian actress...
  • BAFTAs 2014: The complete list of winners February 17, 2014

    London: Winners of the 2014 British Academy Film Awards, presented on Sunday are: Film - "12 Years a Slave" British Film - "Gravity" Director - Alfonso Cuaron, "Gravity" Actor - Chiwetel Ejiofor, "12 Years a Slave" Actress - Cate Blanchett, "Blue Jasmine" Supporting Actor - Barkhad Abdi, "Captain Phillips" Supporting Actress - Jennifer Lawrence, "American Hustle" Rising Star...
  • BAFTAs 2014: '12 Years A Slave' wins Best Film February 17, 2014

    London: The force of "Gravity" was strong at the British Academy Film Awards on Sunday - but it was unflinching drama "12 Years a Slave" that took the top prize. Steve McQueen's visceral, violent story of a free black man kidnapped into servitude in the 19th-century U.S. South was named best...
  • I did not molest Dylan: Woody Allen denies adopted daughter's accusations February 8, 2014

    Los Angeles: Film director Woody Allen defended himself on Friday from newly published accusations by his now-adult daughter that he molested her as a child, calling the allegations 'ludicrous' and the product of a bitter custody battle with his former partner, actress Mia Farrow. An advance copy of Allen's Op-Ed piece,...
  • '12 Years a Slave', 'American Hustle' win big at Critics Choice awards January 18, 2014

    '12 Years a Slave,' Cate Blanchett and Matthew McConaughey were among big winners at the Critics Choice Movie Awards on Thursday, taking honors for best picture, actress and actor. The all-star 'American Hustle,' about 1970s corruption which earlier Thursday received 10 Oscar nominations, was named best comedy film, with Amy Adams...
  • The surprise Oscar snubs of 2014: 'The Butler', Tom Hanks, Woody Allen, Spike Jonze January 17, 2014

    Los Angeles: 'American Hustle' and 'Gravity' were the big scorers with 10 total nods each at the Oscar nominations this year but Lee Daniels' much acclaiamed 'The Butler' failed to find a place in the coveted list of the 86th Academy Awards. Tom Hanks, a two-time Oscar winner, was looking to...
  • Journey of the Nehru-Gandhi family January 16, 2014

    New Delhi: Indian National Congress was founded in 1885 and in the following decades the party became the pivot of the Indian Independence Movement. After Independence in 1947, it became the nation's dominant political party. Congress leader Jawaharlal Nehru became the first Prime Minister of India and remained a central figure...
  • No evidence of British role in Operation Bluestar yet: Cameron January 15, 2014

    London: Prime Minister David Cameron on Wednesday said there was no evidence so far to suggest that elite British special forces played a role in the 1984 Operation Bluestar to flush out Sikh militants holed up in the Golden Temple. "I don't want to prejudge the outcome, but I would note...
  • Golden Globe Awards 2014: 'The Great Beauty' adjudged best foreign film January 13, 2014

    New Delhi: 'The Great Beauty' from Italy has won the Golden Globe for best foreign film. The other nominees Sunday night were 'Blue Is the Warmest Color,' 'The Hunt,' 'The Past,' and 'The Wind Rises.' The 71st annual Golden Globes are airing live from the Beverly Hilton Hotel, with hosts Tina...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai December 10, 2013

    Catch the day's top stories with Rajdeep Sardesai on India @ 9. ...
  • Will our VIPs ever give up the Lal Batti culture? December 10, 2013

    The Supreme Court has come down heavily on the red beacon lights used by politicians on their vehicles and on Tuesday ruled that only constitutional authorities can use them. The court also said that blue beacons can be used by ambulances, police and other emergency services. ...
  • SC puts an end to red beacon culture, loss of authority for many December 10, 2013

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court has come down heavily on the red beacon lights used by politicians on their vehicles and on Tuesday ruled that only constitutional authorities can use them. The court also said that blue beacons can be used by ambulances, police and other emergency services. Red beacon lights,...