CHRISTMAS

  • US lawmaker asks Brack Obama to support Diwali postal stamp January 18, 2015

    New York: An influential American lawmaker has appealed to President Barack Obama to support issuance of a Diwali US postal stamp, saying it will signify that the US honours its religious diversity and inclusiveness and help strengthen Indo-US cultural ties. Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney from New York wrote to Obama in...
  • 'Transformers: Age of Extinction' leads Razzies 'worst of' list; 'Legend of Hercules', 'Saving Christmas' earn 6 nominations each January 14, 2015

    Los Angeles: "Transformers: Age of Extinction" is rolling out with the most nominations at this year's Golden Raspberry Awards. The action sequel starring Mark Wahlberg alongside morphing robots led all films Tuesday with seven nominations, including worst picture, worst sequel, worst screenplay and worst screen combo. "Transformers" is also up for worst...
  • Transit cops deliver baby on Philadelphia train December 28, 2014

    A baby boy was born on a crowded Philadelphia subway train late on Christmas Day, delivered by two transit policemen who harkened to the call of duty armed with surgical gloves and lots of pluck. "I don't think we had time to get nervous or get scared," Sergeant Daniel Caban said...
  • Mel B celebrates Christmas with husband Stephen Belafonte to dismiss split rumours? December 28, 2014

    Los Angeles: Former Spice Girl Mel B celebrated Christmas with her family amid rumours that she had split from husband Stephen Belafonte. Rumours surfaced that Belafonte hit the 39-year-old singer after she appeared on the finale of the UK version of 'The X Factor' with what appeared to be bruises....
  • Riteish Deshmukh, Genelia D'Souza share photo of their little son Riaan, all dressed-up for Christmas December 26, 2014

    Dressed in a little red and white striped shirt, Christmas cap and tiny red booties, the little Deshmukh has covered his face with his tiny fists. ...
  • Watch: 'The Week That Wasn't' Christmas special December 25, 2014

    On this special Christmas Day episode of 'The Week That Wasn't', Cyrus talks to Gujarati Santa Claus and US President Barack Obama. ...
  • Watch: Making a Santa cake on Christmas December 25, 2014

    Christmas Cake Factory joins us as we go in search of special Christmas cakes and desserts. ...
  • Watch: Christmas with Shillong Chamber Choir December 25, 2014

    Catch the Shillong Chamber Choir in a celebration mood as they groove to their new Christmas release. ...
  • Chef shares recipe of Plum cake on Christmas December 25, 2014

    The executive Pastry Chef of hotel Mumbai's JW Marriot shared the recipe of Plum cake for this festive season. ...
  • Mumbai's Hotel Novotel prepares gingerbread house with some underprivileged children on Christmas December 25, 2014

    Hotel Novotel in Mumbai started their yearend festivities by making gingerbread house with some underprivileged children on Christmas. ...
  • 'Tis the season! Google highlights travel during the holiday season in its third Happy Holidays doodle December 25, 2014

    New Delhi: 'Tis the season! Celebrating Christmas in its own distinctive style, Google has posted a video doodle - which is also the third doodle in its series of Happy Holidays 2014 doodles. The animated doodle highlights travel during the holiday season. Explaining the doodle posted on Thursday, doodler...
  • Watch: How to make a French Yule Log this Christmas December 25, 2014

    It is Christmas and CNN IBN's Megha Mamgain is getting us the most sumptuous cakes that go with the Christmas tradition. She learns how to make a French Yule Log from a French Chef. ...
  • God is father and his patience is stronger than darkness: Pope Francis December 25, 2014

    "Through the course of history the light that shatters the darkness reveals to us that God is father and that his patience fidelity is stronger than darkness and corruption. This is the message of Christmas night," said Pope Francis. ...
  • Barack Obama wears a sparkly tiara December 25, 2014

    US President Barack Obama wore a sparkly tiara with girl scouts who attended the annual White House science fair. The photo was taken in May but the White House photographer released it as a special Christmas treat. ...
  • Watch: Indulge yourself in Christmas delicacies December 25, 2014

    Christmas celebrations are incomplete without a bit of indulgence. Here is a three tier tray having macaroons, strawberry tart, red velvet cake, scones, mince pie and stolen bread. ...
  • Watch: Shillong Chamber Choir presents 'Santa Claus is Coming Town' December 25, 2014

    What's Christmas without some great music. So here's Shillong Chamber Choir lighting up your christmas with a very special number called 'Santa Claus is Coming Town'. ...
  • Obama reassures Americans that troops in Afghanistan will come home soon December 25, 2014

    On the occasion on Christmas, US President Barack Obama reassured Americans that troops serving in Afghanistan will come home soon. Obama said, "Merry Christmas everybody! Now, we're not going to take much of your time because today is about family and being together with the ones you love." ...
  • On Christmas, Pope urges world to be open to God December 25, 2014

    Vatican City: Pope Francis ushered the world's 1.2 billion Roman Catholics into Christmas on Wednesday, urging them to allow God to enter their lives to help combat darkness and corruption. The 78-year-old Argentine pope led a solemn Christmas Eve Mass for thousands of people in St. Peter's Basilica. It is...
  • Sierra Leone bans Christmas parties amid Ebola December 25, 2014

    Freetown: Alice Marke and her family aren't celebrating Christmas the way they used to. The deadly Ebola epidemic in Sierra Leone means no festive parties at the beach, no carolers singing at night. Authorities this year have banned any activities that could further the spread of the highly contagious virus...
  • Sony Pictures Entertainment to release 'The Interview' on Christmas December 24, 2014

    Sony Pictures Entertainment will release 'The Interview' at limited number of theaters on Christmas Day after the White House welcome the decision. So far over 200 independently-owned theaters have agreed to show the film. Sources say the number could go up to 300. ...
  • Watch: Christmas through street kid's eye December 24, 2014

    When the whole world is busy in celebrations of Christmas there are few who can just look at the whole festivity. ...
  • 'Tis the season! Google marks Christmas Eve with second Happy Holidays doodle December 24, 2014

    New Delhi: Celebrating Christmas Eve, Google has posted the second doodle in its series of Happy Holidays 2014 doodles. The doodle posted on Wednesday features a man, who is probably heading for his home to celebrate the holiday season, in a red ski suit pulling a sleigh laden with his...
  • Congress lambasts BJP for trying to reduce importance of Christmas December 23, 2014

    Kohima: The Congress in Nagaland lambasted the NDA government at the Centre on Tuesday for trying to reduce the significance of Christmas Day by making it a working day. "The attempt of the BJP government at the Centre to reduce the significance of Christmas day by chalking out various programmes...
  • 'Tis the season! Google posts a Happy Holidays 2014 doodle December 23, 2014

    New Delhi: Marking the beginning of the holiday season in many countries of the world, Google has posted an animated doodle that features a reindeer-driven sleigh with three child passengers and a driver dashing through the snow. The doodle has a Google logo placed on top of it. The doodle...
  • Schools to remain closed on Christmas, says CBSE December 22, 2014

    New Delhi: Close on the heels of the controversy surrounding the observance of good governance day on Christmas day, the Central Board of Secondary Education on Monday made it clear that participation in the event was "voluntary" as schools will remain closed on that day and essays would be submitted...
  • PMO note to ministers suggests Christmas could be a working day for government departments December 22, 2014

    New Delhi: If a consensus is arrived at among the ministers, Christmas this year may well become a working day for BJP-led NDA government at the Centre. The Prime Minister's Office (PMO) is learnt to have sent out a wish list to the ministers saying they consider making Christmas, which...
  • Spain handing out $3 billion in planet's biggest lottery December 22, 2014

    Madrid: The drawing is underway in Spain for the world's biggest lottery payoff, a 2.5 billion-euro ($3 billion) pot of cash that will be divided among thousands of ticketholders. The top prize for this year's "El Gordo" (The Fat One) drawing are tickets that will win $490,000. Many more people...
  • Hindutva ideologue opposes HRD Minister, says there shouldn't be politics on Xmas December 19, 2014

    New Delhi: Hindutva ideologue and author Dinanath Batra has come out in the open to oppose HRD Ministry's decision to celebrate Good Governance day on December 25. "It should not have happened. The order as wrong so it has been withdrawn. I am not one with the government on this...
  • UGC to varsities: Observe Christmas day as 'Good Governance Day' December 19, 2014

    New Delhi: UGC has asked universities across the country to observe December 25 as 'Good Governance Day' amid the controversy over organising events on the occasion which requires physical presence of students in campus on Christmas. However, in communication sent to all vice chancellors, UGC has made it clear the competition...