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  • Red Bull warns of engine development spending war November 10, 2014

    Sao Paulo: Red Bull team principal Christian Horner fears Formula One could be forced into a 'ridiculous' spending race from 2016 if the engine rules are not relaxed for next season. Weekend talks at the Brazilian Grand Prix failed to reach any agreement between dominant Mercedes, Ferrari, Renault and Honda on...
  • Christian couple burnt alive in Pakistan for alleged blasphemy November 4, 2014

    Lahore: In a gruesome incident, a Christian couple was on Tuesday thrashed and burnt alive by a group of angry Muslims in Pakistan's Punjab province for allegedly desecrating the Quran. The horrific crime was reported from the villages of Kot Radha Kishan of Kasur district. A large number of police personnel...
  • Christian Bale won't play Steve Jobs November 4, 2014

    Los Angeles: Actor Christian Bale has reportedly dropped out of director Danny Boyle's biopic on Steve Jobs. According to a source, the Oscar-winning actor felt that he was not the right choice for the role and finally decided to withdraw his name, reports hollywoodreporter.com. The film was about to go on the...
  • Manchester United and Aston Villa count cost of indiscipline November 3, 2014

    London: Manchester United and Aston Villa paid a heavy price for having men sent off on in the Premier League on Sunday with United losing a tight derby to Man City and Villa surrendering a lead in defeat by Tottenham Hotspur. Sergio Aguero condemned United manager Louis van Gaal to a...
  • EPL: Benteke sent off as Villa slide to defeat by Spurs November 3, 2014

    Aston Villa scored their first goal in more than nine hours but then had Christian Benteke sent off and allowed Tottenham Hotspur to come back for a 2-1 win at Villa Park on Sunday. It meant a sixth successive Premier League defeat, despite Andreas Weimann finally breaking the scoring drought by...
  • Former Liverpool managing director Christian Purslow joins Chelsea October 27, 2014

    English Premier League club Chelsea have appointed the former Liverpool managing director Christian Purslow as their head of global commercial activities. Purslow will lead Chelsea's attempt to expand their brand as they seek to become a growing force on and off the field. A statement on the club's website read: "The club...
  • Will Christian Bale play Steve Jobs in a new biopic? October 17, 2014

    Los Angeles: Christian Bale is in talks to portray Steve Jobs in a biopic, a role that Leonardo DiCaprio was circling earlier. Sony has started negotiations with 'The Fighter' star, who was the original choice when David Fincher was in talks to direct the movie about the Apple co-founder, according to...
  • Sridevi and daughter Jhanvi meet footwear designer Christian Louboutin October 15, 2014

    Mumbai: Bollywood diva Sridevi met French footwear designer Christian Louboutin, who is currently in India. The 'English Vinglish' star along with her elder daughter Jhanvi met the designer, who once confessed that he is an admirer of the actress. "Full of warmth and affection and spoiling us for choice as always! Thank...
  • 'Exodus: Gods and Kings' Trailer: Christian Bale as Moses will change the world October 7, 2014

    20th Century Fox has released a trailer for 'Exodus: Gods And Kings'. The film has been directed by Ridley Scott and written by Bill Collage, Adam Cooper and Steven Zaillian. With Christian Bale, Joel Edgerton, Aaron Paul, Ben Kingsley in key roles, the film promises to offer an...
  • Hundreds of children enter world of letters in Kerala October 3, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: Cutting across barriers of religion, caste and class, hundreds of children in Kerala entered the world of letters by undergoing the "Vidyarambham" ritual on Vijayadasami day. Clad in new clothes, children sat in front of well-lit 'Nilavilakku' and elders wrote the auspicious letters "Hari..Sree..." with gold rings on their...
  • Christian Benteke set for Aston Villa return after long absence October 3, 2014

    London: Aston Villa forward Christian Benteke is set to make his long-awaited return from injury against champions Manchester City on Saturday, manager Paul Lambert said. Benteke, 23, has been out since early April with a ruptured Achilles and missed Belgium's run to the quarter-finals of the World Cup in Brazil. "If everything...
  • Christian faith enriched composite Indian identity: Hamid Ansari September 21, 2014

    Mangalore: Vice President M Hamid Ansari on Sunday said the Christian faith had strengthened the country's secular fabric and enriched the composite Indian identity. The contribution of the Christian church in social and charitable work in India, especially in education and health sectors has been particularly noteworthy, he said. Inaugurating the valedictory...
  • Pakistan world's worst in religious freedom: US government commission September 19, 2014

    Washington: Expressing concern over the deteriorating religious freedom in Pakistan, including attacks on minorities like Hindus and Christians, an independent, bipartisan US government commission has told lawmakers that Pakistan represents the worst situation in the world for religious freedom. In her testimony before the Committee on House Oversight and Government...
  • Red Bull to keep working for marginal gains: Christian Horner September 19, 2014

    Singapore: Red Bull have continued to make small strides in the first season of the V6 era and will continue to work hard to get "marginal gains on track", said team principal Christian Horner on Friday ahead of the Singapore Grand Prix this weekend. Red Bull, which won four consecutive constructors'...
  • After Benedict Cumberbatch, actors Christian Bale and Cate Blanchett join 'The Jungle Book' August 22, 2014

    Los Angeles: Actors Christian Bale and Cate Blanchett have joined Benedict Cumberbatch to star in Warner Bros' 'Jungle Book: Origins'. Actors Naomie Harris, Tom Hollander, Eddie Marsan and Peter Mullan have also been roped for the adaptation of 'The Jungle Book', said The Hollywood Reporter. Rohan Chand, the young actor...
  • Schalke sign goalkeeper Christian Wetklo August 14, 2014

    Berlin: Former Mainz goalkeeper Christian Wetklo has joined German football club Schalke for a year. Schalke signed Wetklo as a backup goalkeeper, as new arrival Fabian Giefer will be sidelined until October. Thus Ralf Fahrmann remains the starting goalkeeper while Wetklo will be the number two between the posts, reports Xinhua. "Due...
  • EPL Team Preview: Return to Champions League the aim for Tottenham August 13, 2014

    London: Returning to the Champions League is again the aim for Tottenham as they head into the new Premier League campaign with another new coach, a largely untouched squad and hope that last year's spending spree will finally pay dividends. Given Spurs' lack of transfer activity during the offseason, the task...
  • Everton set to seal signing of Christian Atsu from Chelsea August 13, 2014

    Everton manager Roberto Martinez says a deal has been completed to sign Ghana winger Christian Atsu from Chelsea. Atsu, who played in the World Cup, spent last season on loan at Dutch club Vitesse Arnhem, and looks to have agreed on another year away from Stamford Bridge. Speaking at the English Premier...
  • Sebastian Vettel is worn out, says Red Bull chief Christian Horner August 12, 2014

    Sebastian Vettel is "worn out" after winning four consecutive world drivers' titles to enable Red Bull to reign supreme in Formula One, according to his team chief Christian Horner. Briton Horner said that exhaustion was a part of the explanation for the 27yearold German's loss of form in a season dominated...
  • Goa Deputy CM apologises for 'Hindu nation' remark July 28, 2014

    Panaji: Goa's Deputy Chief Minister Francis D'Souza on Monday apologized for his comment that India was already a Hindu nation. "My opinion could be wrong for others. I accept it. I don't say it is the most correct opinion. You might say I am wrong. If anyone's sentiment is hurt, I...
  • 'Disappointed with the 50 Shades trailer. Missing Emraan Hashmi like anything': The 'Fifty Shades of Grey' trailer is out and the Internet is not handling it well July 25, 2014

    The trailer for the film adaptation of bestselling erotic novel 'Fifty Shades of Grey' was released on Thursday and immediately sent the Internet in a headspin of pure crazy. The film will open in cinemas on Valentine's Day next year and the reactions to the steamy trailer went from underwhelmed...
  • Christians flee jihadist ultimatum in Iraq's Mosul July 19, 2014

    Kirkuk (Iraq): Hundreds of Christian families abandoned homes in Mosul to jihadist gunmen on Saturday as they fled an ultimatum threatening their community's centuriesold presence in the northern Iraqi city. An AFP correspondent in Mosul, the main Iraqi hub of the Islamic State (IS) group's proclaimed "caliphate", said Christians were squeezing...
  • Police complaint against Swamy for antiChurch comments July 18, 2014

    Panaji: A police complaint was filed on Friday accusing BJP leader Subramanian Swamy of "attempting to create and promote enmity against the Catholic Church" by posting on his Facebook page that the Church in Goa does not love HIV positive children. The complaint was filed by Congress spokesperson Durgadas Kamat. "The said...
  • Oldfashioned polio jab better than drops? July 11, 2014

    London: Reintroducing a type of polio vaccine that became unpopular in the 1960s could hasten eradication of the crippling disease, according to a new study conducted in India. The study, by Imperial College London and the Christian Medical College in Vellore, Tamil Nadu, suggests that the injected polio vaccine (IPV), which...
  • Batman will celebrate his 75th birthday on July 23. Do you think he has aged well? July 4, 2014

    Los Angeles: Kerpow! Batman is celebrating his 75th birthday this month with a series of comicbook, videogame and other events putting Gotham's famed Caped Crusader firmly back in the spotlight. July 23 is officially Batman Day, and to mark the occasion in Hollywood, Warner Bros has organized a VIP studio tour...
  • World Cup 2014: France top Group E after Ecuador draw, play Nigeria in Round of 16 June 26, 2014

    Rio de Janeiro: France drew 00 with 10man Ecuador to advance to the second round of the World Cup on Wednesday, while the South Americans will be going home from the tournament. In the other final Group E game, Switzerland defeated 30 Honduras to finish in second place and join France...
  • Malaysia's top court rejects Christians' bid to use 'Allah' June 23, 2014

    Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia's highest court today rejected a challenge to the ban on Christians using the word "Allah" to refer to God, ending the yearslong highly divisive legal case in the Muslimmajority nation. The case was brought by the Catholic Church, which was seeking to overturn a government ban on it...
  • DU's St.Stephen's College sets cutoff at 98 per cent June 17, 2014

    New Delhi: The cutoff for admissions to the fouryear undergraduate economics and English programmes for students with commerce background in Delhi University's St.Stephen's College has been set at 98 per cent, according to figures released by the college today. "This cutoff set is determined on the basis of the marks scored...
  • Red Bull start party early as Austria awaits June 10, 2014

    Formula One will return to Austria for the first time in 11 years this month but hosts Red Bull got the party rolling early when Daniel Ricciardo claimed the team's first win of the season in Canada on Sunday. Until Montreal it had seemed almost inevitable that dominant Mercedes and their...
  • Tough climb but Red Bull can reach summit, says Horner June 6, 2014

    Struggling Red Bull have a hard mountain to climb but they can still reach the Formula One summit again this year and claim a fifth straight drivers' crown, team principal Christian Horner said on Thursday. While Mercedes have dominated the season with six wins from six races, Horner and his four...