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  • Russell Brand opens up on Winfrey's show about drug addiction 07-03-2014 06:22 PM

    Los Angeles: Russell Brand sat down with Oprah Winfrey for a candid conversation about drug addiction on the latter's talk show. Brand will be seen sharing information about his former struggles with heroin and how life slowly recovered, in the premiere episode of Oprah Prime, airing Sunday, reports entertainment weekly....
  • These photos of Sachin Tendulkar demonstrating batting techniques to blind children will melt your heart 05-03-2014 12:01 PM

    Sachin Tendulkar, Brand Ambassador, UNICEF South Asia Region, demonstrated batting techniques to visually impaired children at a blind school near Mandangad in Ratnagiri district on March 4, 2014. These PTI photos showed him also demonstrating hand washing to visually impaired children. ...
  • Katy Perry, John Mayer to marry this summer? 26-02-2014 04:14 PM

    London: Pop star Katy Perry is reportedly planning to marry her musician boyfriend John Mayer in June. The 'Who You Love' hitmakers, who have been dating around 18 months, sparked speculation they were engaged when 'Prism' singer stepped out on Valentine's Day wearing a ring on her engagement finger, reported...
  • Tata India's most valuable brand; Apple on top globally 18-02-2014 09:34 PM

    London: Diversified conglomerate Tata group was on Tuesday declared India's most valuable brand with a value of $21.1 billion, while US-based technology giant Apple has retained its top position globally with about $105 billion. According to a list released on Tuesday of world's 500 most valued brand, Brand Finance Global...
  • Philip Seymour Hoffman a victim of drug laws: Russell Brand 08-02-2014 05:25 PM

    London: Funnyman Russell Brand has said that Philip Seymour Hoffman was a victim of "stupid" drug laws. Brand criticised the stigma attached to drug addicts and the "ineffective" drug laws, which he said made the late actor's death "inevitable", reported Guardian online. Brand said that while laws continue to criminalise...
  • Ivo Karlovic hits 44 aces at Zagreb Indoors 05-02-2014 10:27 AM

    Croatia: Croatia's Ivo Karlovic hit a record-equaling 44 aces to defeat Daniel Brands of Germany and advance to the second round of the Zagreb Indoors tournament on Tuesday. The towering Karlovic matched the record of Mark Philippoussis in the number of aces in a best-of-three match, beating Brands 6-7 (4),...
  • Rajasthan government reverses Congress decision to allow FDI in retail 01-02-2014 07:55 PM

    The Bharatiya Janata Party government in Rajasthan has reversed the earlier Congress regime's decision on allowing foreign direct investment (FDI) in retail in the state. In a letter to Union Minister of Commerce and Industry Anand Sharma, Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje said: "The (Rajasthan) government has studied the proposal and...
  • Karnataka BJP's 'Chaiwala My PM' campaign to help build brand Modi 01-02-2014 01:03 PM

    Bangalore: Strengthening 'brand' Narendra Modi ahead of Lok Sabha elections, the BJP unit of Karnataka on Saturday launched 'Chaiwala My PM' campaign in the southern state. The state unit has initiated the campaign as a branding strategy using Modi's background as a tea-seller as its USP. BJP workers on Saturday...
  • Prithvi Reddy to head AAP's panel on economic policy 19-01-2014 08:02 PM

    The ruling Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in Delhi has formed a seven-member team to formulate its economic policy ahead of the general elections. The decision to form a committee assumes significance as the party is under pressure from several quarters to make its stand clear on various issues ranging from...
  • Global retailer Wal-Mart sets up new company in India 19-01-2014 03:34 PM

    Global retail giant Wal-Mart has registered a new company in India as it prepares to enter the country's lucrative multi-brand retail market with a new partner. The American retail major and Bharti Enterprises decided to part ways in October last year, bringing an end to their six-year long partnership. The...
  • Global retailer Wal-Mart sets up new company in India 19-01-2014 03:34 PM

    Global retail giant Wal-Mart has registered a new company in India as it prepares to enter the country's lucrative multi-brand retail market with a new partner. The American retail major and Bharti Enterprises decided to part ways in October last year, bringing an end to their six-year long partnership. The...
  • AAP downplays Captain Gopinath's remarks against decision on FDI 16-01-2014 04:35 PM

    New Delhi: Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) today downplayed Air Deccan founder Captain Gopinath's comments against its government's decision to reject FDI in retail in Delhi, saying members can have different opinions. Senior party leader and member of the national executive committee Yogendra Yadav said that the party had over 1.5...
  • AAP government's decision to disallow FDI in Delhi bizarre: Captain Gopinath 15-01-2014 07:28 PM

    New Delhi: Captain Gopinath, who pioneered the low-cost airline business in the country and had recently joined the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), today said that the party must reconsider its decision on disallowing FDI in multi-brand retail in Delhi. "The manner in which it has been done in Delhi, it...
  • I needed drugs as I could not cope up with being alive: Russell Brand 15-01-2014 03:09 PM

    London: Funnyman Russell Brand says he turned to drugs as it seemed helpful in coping up with difficulties in life. The 38-year-old comedian, who battled heroin and alcohol addiction for several years, has been sober since 2003, reported Contactmusic. "When I took drugs I felt lonely, alienated and disconnected. I...
  • AAP's decision to disallow FDI in retail abrupt: Anand Sharma 14-01-2014 06:00 PM

    New Delhi: Commerce minister Anand Sharma has criticized the Delhi government for withdrawing approval for FDI in retail. He said that the decision will have an adverse impact on creation of jobs and will hit the rural infrastructure. "50 per cent retail FDI inflows lead to creation of rural infrastructure...
  • Walmart wants mandatory local sourcing level reduced to 15 per cent 12-01-2014 12:19 PM

    US retail giant Walmart has asked the government to reduce the mandatory local sourcing norm to 15 per cent, saying it cannot meet the stipulated level required to open multi-brand stores in India. "The company had said that it cannot meet the mandatory 30 per cent sourcing norm and can...
  • Tesco to open multi brand outlets in partnership with Tata, files application 17-12-2013 05:59 PM

    UK-based Tesco Plc on Tuesday became the first global retailer to seek the government's approval to set up multi-brand outlets in India with a plan to invest $110 million in partnership with the Tatas. Tesco proposes to set up a 50-50 joint venture with its existing Indian partner Trent, a...
  • Sandra Bullock to star in George Clooney-produced film? 12-12-2013 05:15 PM

    Los Angeles: Sandra Bullock is reportedly teaming up with her 'Gravity' co-star George Clooney again as the actress is in early talks to star in Clooney-produced 'Our Brand Is Crisis'. Bullock earned widespread critical acclaim for her portrayal of astronaut Ryan Stone in the sci-fi disaster drama, which had Clooney...
  • Twitter adds age-screening feature, asks you to verify your age to follow alcohol brands 26-11-2013 11:10 AM

    New Delhi: Tweaking its policies, Twitter has now added the age-screening feature that makes it easier for alcohol brands to connect with an age-appropriate audience. Users will be asked to verify their age before they are allowed to access alcohol brands on Twitter, said Twitter in a blog post.To start...
  • Russell Brand wants Jemima Khan to move to Los Angeles 17-11-2013 02:03 PM

    Los Angeles: British funnyman Russell Brand is reportedly working on convincing Jemima Khan to move here and live with him in the US, although she is uncertain about the idea. The 38-year-old wants to prove that he is committed to his on-off girlfriend and so, he wants her to be...
  • Russell Brand confirms that he is in a 'relationship' 05-11-2013 05:02 PM

    London: British comedian Russell Brand has confirmed that he is currently in a relationship. However, he did not name his girlfriend. The 38-year-old is said to have been in an on and off relationship with Jemima Khan for the past few months. Though he did not name the socialite, he...
  • I want to have a normal life and relationship: Katy Perry 03-11-2013 12:47 PM

    Los Angeles: Pop star Katy Perry does not like the media attention around her relationship with boyfriend John Mayer as she wants to date like a normal person. The 'Roar' hitmaker said she likes to go on hikes, movie and dinner dates with Mayer, reported People magazine. "I want to...
  • Men should not wear jewellery: Shah Rukh Khan 31-10-2013 02:38 PM

    Mumbai: Superstar Shah Rukh Khan may have endorsed jewellery brands but he himself doesn't like to wear it and feels that men should not wear jewellery. "I don't wear jewellery as I don't feel that men should wear it. I am sorry but everyone has their own taste," the 47-year-old...
  • Ashton Kutcher to design, pitch Lenovo's latest line of tablets 31-10-2013 11:51 AM

    San FranciscO: Computer-maker Lenovo has hired tech-savvy actor Ashton Kutcher to help design and pitch its latest line of tablets, dubbing the Hollywood star a "product engineer" who can bring his ideas along with his image. It's the latest tech foray for the "Two and a Half Men" performer who...
  • I had to face the reality: Katy Perry on divorce from Russell Brand 22-10-2013 03:11 PM

    Los Angeles: Singer Katy Perry says her divorce from British comedian Russell Brand made her face the harsh realities of life. Perry and Brand were married for 14 months before they parted ways in 2011. The situation was not easy for Perry, who took some time to resume her normal...
  • Daniel Brands beats Andreas Haider-Maurer in 1st round in Vienna 15-10-2013 11:17 PM

    Vienna: Daniel Brands of Germany beat Andreas Haider-Maurer 6-4, 7-6 (5) despite the Austrian serving 16 aces in the first round of the Erste Bank Open on Tuesday. The 57th-ranked Brands managed one break in the opening set against the 2010 finalist and held serve throughout to set up a...
  • Tendulkar approached to become Harris Shield brand ambassador 15-10-2013 08:02 PM

    Mumbai: Retiring batsman Sachin Tendulkar was on Tuesday approached to become the brand ambassador of Harris and Giles Shield by the organisers of the school-level cricket tournament. Tendulkar, who has announced his retirement from Test cricket after his landmark 200th and final Test at the Wankhede stadium next month, was...
  • Leela calls off 25-year-old branding alliance with Kempinski 07-10-2013 03:23 PM

    Luxury hotel chain, 'Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts', on Monday said it has decided to discontinue its 25-year-old branding alliance with the German hotel group Kempinski. "We have mutually agreed to bring our fruitful 25-year relationship with Kempinski Hotels to a close, effective October 1. Following a progressive phase-out which...
  • Mumbai: Modi addresses advertisers, applauds Mahatma Gandhi's contribution 30-09-2013 08:13 PM

    New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) prime ministerial candidate and Gujarat Chief minister Narendra Modi on Sunday applauded the contributions of father of the nation Mahatma Gandhi while addressing a group of advertisers in Mumbai. Modi briefed the advertisers about the image of 'Brand India' and said that India has...
  • Apple tops the list of best global brands, dislodges Coca-Cola 30-09-2013 04:11 PM

    New Delhi: Outstripping Coca-Cola, Apple has now become the most valuable brand of the world. In Interbrand's latest Best Global Brands report, Apple - for the first time - has made to the number 1 spot. With Apple claiming the top position this year, Google has jumped to number 2...