Christmas

  • Watch: Woman thought she's lost her childhood teddy bear forever, her boyfriend surprises her with an incredible gift on Christmas January 30, 2014

    With more than a million hits, the video of a very loving man gifting her fiancee her childhood stuffed toy that she lost years ago is trending on YouTube. Vas Alli, the mushy boyfriend, had been planning to sweep Jessica off her feet with something special this Christmas. After a...
  • Bigg Boss 7: Elli Avram makes Christmas special for Tanishaa, Sangram December 27, 2013

    New Delhi: On account of Christmas, Bigg Boss organised a special surprise for the housemates with former contestant Elli visiting the house as Santa and bringing in gifts for everyone. Elli entered the house late in the evening dressed up in a red Santa like outfit and carried a basket...
  • Puducherry: 2 groups gangrape 21-year-old twice, 10 arrested December 27, 2013

    Karaikal: The Karaikal Police in Puducherry has arrested 10 people for the alleged gangrape of a 21-year-old girl on Christmas eve. The girl was allegedly abducted and gangraped not once but twice by two different groups on Christmas eve. The girl had accompanied a female friend to Karaikal to meet...
  • Biting fish injure more than 70 bathers in Argentina December 27, 2013

    A swarm of biting fish injured more than 70 people who were bathing at a popular beach in Argentina on Christmas, a medical official said on Thursday. A seven-year-old girl had her finger partially amputated and dozens more suffered bite wounds on their extremities from the fish, a relative of the...
  • Alleged visa fraud not necessarily a grave crime: US attorney December 26, 2013

    Washington: The US can still withdraw the alleged visa fraud case against Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade, although it could face some difficulties before the judiciary, according to a top American lawyer. "I think, in this particular case, when the issue is not necessarily mistreatment in a physical...
  • Christmas day blasts kills 37 in Baghdad December 26, 2013

    Terrorists in Iraq targeted Christians in three separate Christmas Day bombings in Baghdad, killing at least 37 people, officials said on Wednesday. In one attack, a car bomb went off near a church in the capital's southern Dora neighborhood, killing at least 26 people and wounding 38, a police officer said. Earlier,...
  • Edward Snowden warns of loss of privacy in Christmas message December 26, 2013

    Former US National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden, who revealed details of electronic surveillance by American and British spy services, warned of the dangers posed by a loss of privacy in a message broadcast to Britain on Christmas Day. In a two-minute video recorded in Moscow, where Snowden has been granted...
  • Pope Francis urges atheists to join forces with believers December 26, 2013

    Pope Francis, celebrating his first Christmas as Roman Catholic leader, on Wednesday called on atheists to unite with believers of all religions and work for "a homemade peace" that can spread across the world. ...
  • Rupee drops 37 paise to end at 62.16 versus dollar December 26, 2013

    Mumbai: The Indian rupee snapped a three-day winning streak on Thursday on month-end dollar demand from oil firms and other importers and dropped 37 paise to end at 62.16 versus dollar. However, it continued strong foreign flows into shares and debt limited further declines. Foreign funds have bought a total of...
  • Google puts up the third Happy Holidays doodle December 26, 2013

    New Delhi: Continuing its Happy Holidays series, Google has now posted the third doodle in the series. This doodle also has design elements similar to the other two doodles posted on December 24 and 25. The Christmas doodle put up by Google featured a brightly-lit street with an Xmas tree across...
  • Nitish Kumar exchanges greetings with principals of Patna missionary schools on Christmas December 26, 2013

    Midnight services in Churches heralded the birth of Jesus Christ on Christmas that was celebrated with gaiety in Bihar on Wednesday. Chief Minister Nitish Kumar wished people on the occasion and prayed that the spirit and warmth of Christmas bestow enduring peace and harmony. The state capital was decked up for Christmas....
  • 8 die after heavy rains on island of St Vincent December 26, 2013

    St Vincent: Flooding and landslides caused by heavy rains have killed at least eight people and injured five on the eastern Caribbean island of St Vincent, officials said on Wednesday. The government's National Emergency Management Organization said one of those who died was an 18-year-old college student. Five people were reported...
  • Prince George star of Britain's royal Christmas this year December 25, 2013

    In keeping with royal tradition, Britain's Queen Elizabeth II is celebrating Christmas at her countryside estate in Sandringham in the east England county of Norfolk and the centre of attraction this year is her newest great-grandchild Prince George. "The arrival of a baby gives everyone the chance to contemplate the future...
  • Google's second Happy Holidays doodle wishes Merry Christmas December 25, 2013

    New Delhi: It's Christmas, and Google has posted a second doodle in its "Happy Holidy" series. The new Happy Holidays doodle features a brightly-lit street with an Xmas tree across the street and the letters of Google written underneath. Second in the series, the doodle has design elements similar to...
  • Crowds throng at Bethlehem for Christmas December 25, 2013

    Thousands of Christian pilgrims from around the world packed the West Bank town of Bethlehem for Christmas Eve celebrations on Tuesday, bringing warm holiday cheer to the biblical birthplace of Jesus on a cool, clear night. The heavy turnout, its highest in years, helped lift spirits in Bethlehem as leaders expressed...
  • On Christmas, Bollywood wishes joy to the world December 25, 2013

    Mumbai: Bollywood celebrities like Amitabh Bachchan, Akshay Kumar and Farhan Akhtar have reached out to their friends, family members and fans to wish them a 'Merry Christmas' and year full of joy and happiness. While some have taken off on a holiday, others are revelling in the festive season with their...
  • Christmas spirit grips Delhi, people celebrates with carols, cakes, candles December 25, 2013

    The festive spirit gripped the national capital on Wednesday on the occasion of Christmas as people flocked to churches to light candles and pray for peace and harmony. The decorated cathedrals saw people irrespective of faith and religion - bundled in woollens and wearing bright smiles - light candles and greet...
  • Google's new easter egg turns your phone into a Christmas Carol karaoke machine December 25, 2013

    New Delhi: Celebrating Christmas in its own distinctive style, Google has come up with new easter eggs this Christmas. With Christmas round the corner, Google has introduced two new easter eggs in line with the festive mood. On entering "Christmas" or "Merry Christmas" in Google's search box, you will find a...
  • Prayers, church bells herald Christmas in Mumbai December 25, 2013

    Mumbai: With the chimes of church bells, moving midnight mass, earnest prayers and warm greetings early on Wednesday, Mumbai celebrated Christmas. Archbishop of Mumbai, Cardinal Oswald Gracias led the midnight mass at the Holy Name Cathedral till past 2 am on Wednesday as early morning winter chill started settling over city. The...
  • Chilly Christmas morning in Delhi December 25, 2013

    New Delhi: It was a chilly Christmas morning on Wednesday in New Delhi with the minimum temperature settling at 7.5 degrees Celsius, a notch below the season's average. The Met Office has forecast a clear day ahead. "The afternoon will be sunny and there will be light mist in the evening,"...
  • Bollywood celebrities wish their fans 'Merry Christmas' December 25, 2013

    Bollywood celebrities Shahrukh Khan, Bipasha Basu, Shilpa Shetty and John Abraham wished their fans 'Merry Christmas'. The super stars also urged their fans not to drink and drive during the festive season. ...
  • The race of Jesus: Unknown yet powerful December 25, 2013

    For two thousand years, he has been worshipped and adored. Multitudes look to him each day. And yet nobody really knows the face of Jesus. That has not stopped humanity's imagination, or its yearning to draw Jesus as close as possible. So when this Christmas season brought a torrent of debate...
  • Michelle Obama tracks Santa's sleigh over Africa December 25, 2013

    For first lady Michelle Obama, a joyous Christmas Eve tradition briefly ran up against the harsh realities of a world where all is not calm and bright. Mrs. Obama for the fourth year volunteered for the NORAD Tracks Santa program, whereby kids call in to check on Santa's progress on his...
  • Merry Christmas: 5 things to know about tracking Santa's journey December 25, 2013

    Peterson Air Force Base: For kids who can't wait for Santa to arrive, the North American Aerospace Defense Command has a Christmas treat. Visions of sugar plums can be augmented by a check on the fabled fat man's progress around the globe on Christmas Eve. Here are five things to...
  • People across the world celebrate Christmas with great fervor December 25, 2013

    People all round the world are celebrating Christmas with great fervor and enthusiasm. People of all religions are also celebrating the festival as it is a holiday season and is a great way to spend time with family and loved ones. ...
  • J&K: Tourists enjoy a white Christmas with snowfall in Gulmarg December 25, 2013

    Gulmarg: Tourists are enjoying a white Christmas in North India's famous ski resort Gulmarg. As a historic church stands tall in splendid isolation, ready for X-Mas celebrations, Christmas revelers, mostly tourists, are euphoric. "In the last 26 years this is my first celebration here. I have come to witness pre-Christmas...
  • Pope Francis on Christmas eve lauds Jesus' 'humble start' December 25, 2013

    Vatican City: Pope Francis lauded Jesus' humble beginning as a poor and vulnerable baby as he celebrated his first Christmas Eve Mass as pontiff on Tuesday in St Peter's Basilica. 'You are immense, and you made yourself small; you are rich, and you made yourself poor; you are all-powerful and you...
  • Tracking Santa Claus with Google, Microsoft and NORAD December 24, 2013

    New Delhi: Santa Claus is a part of popular folklore, but tracking Father Christmas has been a high-tech affair for many years now with Google playing an active role. This year Google is tracking Santa Claus' journey across the globe, as he hops from one location to another delivering millions...
  • Google posts its second Happy Holidays doodle on Christmas December 24, 2013

    New Delhi: It's Christmas, and Google has posted a second doodle in its "Happy Holidy" series. The new Happy Holidays doodle features a brightly-lit street with an Xmas tree across the street and the letters of Google written underneath. Second in the series, the doodle has design elements similar to...
  • Storm wreaks havoc in Britain, France ahead of Christmas December 24, 2013

    Disrupted transport networks and power cuts wreaked havoc in Britain and France on Tuesday, one of the busiest travel and shopping days of the year just before Christmas, after hurricane-force winds and torrential rain lashed the region. Winds of up to 90 mph (145 kph) hit both sides of the Channel,...