Critics

  • Yahoo names US surveillance critic Alex Stamos as chief security officer 11-03-2014 10:38 AM

    Boston: Yahoo Inc has named well-known security researcher Alex Stamos as its chief information security officer, tapping a vocal critic of the US government's secret surveillance programs for the position. Stamos was one of the primary organisers of TrustyCon, a gathering of prominent technology experts last month who had pulled...
  • '12 Years a Slave', 'American Hustle' win big at Critics Choice awards 18-01-2014 10:54 AM

    '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...
  • Suchitra Sen critical, but responding to treatment 14-01-2014 07:27 AM

    Kolkata: Legendary Bengali actress Suchitra Sen, who is being treated at the Intensive Therapy Unit of a city nursing home following serious respiratory problems, is still critical but stable and responding to therapy, a doctor said Monday. The ailing icon is on constant oxygen support (through nasal tube), but does...
  • Suchitra Sen critical, oxygen saturation fluctuating: Doctor 11-01-2014 09:52 AM

    Kolkata: The condition of veteran Bengali actress Suchitra Sen is critical, a doctor said Friday. Subir Mondal, a member of the team of experts attending on Sen at the Belle Vue Clinic here, said her oxygen saturation level is fluctuating and she is dependent on oxygen via non-invasive ventilation. "Unless...
  • New York film critics name 'American Hustle' Best Film 04-12-2013 11:51 AM

    New York: The New York Film Critics Circle named 'American Hustle' the best film of 2013, giving David O. Russell's fictionalized Abscam tale an early jolt in Hollywood's awards season. The film was also awarded best supporting actress for Jennifer Lawrence and best screenplay for the script by Russell and...
  • Lady Gaga wonders why critics hate her work 22-11-2013 03:39 PM

    Los Angeles: Singer Lady Gaga says she will never understand the way music experts criticise her work. "I put so much love into my music, into my shows, I make it all for you. I'll never understand the overflow of hate sent my way," Gaga tweeted Thursday, reports mirror.co.uk. "Or...
  • Veteran contemporary author Louis D Rubin dies at 89 18-11-2013 12:11 AM

    Louis D Rubin, Jr, a curmudgeonly patron of contemporary Southern writing who as an author, teacher, editor and publisher helped establish and advance the careers of John Barth, Annie Dillard and dozens of others, has died. He was 89. Eva Redfield Rubin said by telephone that her husband, who lived...
  • Nelson Mandela discharged from hospital, condition still critical 01-09-2013 02:29 PM

    Johannesburg: Anti-apartheid leader and former South African President Nelson Mandela was discharged from hospital and returned home on Sunday after being treated for a recurring lung infection, the government said in a statement. "Madiba's condition remains critical and is at times unstable," the presidency said, referring to the 95-year-old by...
  • Vladimir Putin's Olympic security decree violates rights, say critics 25-08-2013 03:55 AM

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a decree to tighten security in the Black Sea resort of Sochi during the 2014 Winter Olympics, imposing restrictions on freedom of movement and assembly that critics said violated human rights. The decree creates a "prohibited zone" encompassing much of the sprawling city, barring...
  • Mandela showing 'great resilience', still critical: South Africa 25-08-2013 02:30 AM

    Former South African President Nelson Mandela, who has been in hospital since early June with a lung infection, is showing "great resilience" although he remains in a critical but stable condition, the presidency said on Saturday. "While at times, his condition becomes unstable, the doctors indicate that the former president...
  • Man gets life term for murdering male partner who refused physical advances 14-08-2013 12:15 AM

    A sessions court on Tuesday convicted a man and sentenced him to life imprisonment for brutally murdering his male partner after the latter refused to have sex with him. Shaukat Ali had stabbed his 55-year-old partner Jamel Qureshi 18 times in the latter's butcher shop in Mumbai on October 20,...
  • Retired deputy commissioner's car rams into two persons, one critical 03-08-2013 12:31 AM

    Two persons were on Friday injured when a speeding car of a retired deputy commissioner rammed into them in Raj Nagar area in Ghaziabad. After the incident, the driver identified as Salman fled, but was later arrested this evening. The duo identified as Rajender Mathur and Narrender, aged between 25...
  • War of words continues; BSP asks Akhilesh to step down if he can't take criticism 28-07-2013 11:46 PM

    Hitting out at Akhilesh Yadav for his remarks in response to Mayawati's criticism of the state's law and order, the BSP on Sunday said if the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister cannot digest criticism, he should either step down or work for improving the situation. Party General Secretary Satish Chandra Mishra...
  • Nelson Mandela breathing through machine: Family 04-07-2013 05:56 AM

    Johannesburg: South Africa's first black president Nelson Mandela has been breathing through medical life support measures, described as "perilous" by his family members in a court document. "He (Mandela) is assisted in breathing by a life support machine... the anticipation of his impending death is based on real and substantial...
  • Mandela battles for life as well-wishers pray for recovery 30-06-2013 06:39 PM

    Pretoria: Anti-apartheid hero Nelson Mandela's condition remains "critical but stable" on the 23rd day of his hospitalisation for a recurring lung ailment, even as a stream of people continued to flock the hospital in Pretoria to pray for the recovery of the 94-year-old former president. Well-wishers were singing and saying...
  • South Africa: Mandela responding to touch 28-06-2013 06:15 AM

    Johannesburg: Nelson Mandela's health improved overnight and his condition remains critical but is now stable, the South African government said Thursday in a statement that brought a measure of relief to the country. One of the former president's daughters said he was still opening his eyes and reacting to the...
  • Malaysia: Indian leader critical after being shot at by unidentified gunman 15-06-2013 06:48 PM

    Kuala Lumpur: A Malaysian Indian Congress leader has been shot by an unidentified gunman in the state of Johor and was battling for life in a critical condition. B Manikam, who is in his 50s, was shot several times on Thursday while having a chat with a friend outside his...
  • Manna Dey's condition stable, no deterioration in health 11-06-2013 05:12 PM

    Bangalore: The condition of playback legend Manna Dey, undergoing treatment in a city cardiac speciality hospital, continues to be stable, doctors attending on him said today. "Manna Dey continues to be in the same stable condition. No deterioration (in his health)," a spokesman for Narayana Hrudayalaya told PTI here. The...
  • Legendary singer Manna Dey's stable but critically ill 09-06-2013 12:59 PM

    Bangalore: Legendary singer Manna Dey is admitted to a hospital in Bangalore with chest infection, said reports on Sunday morning. His condition is reported to be stable but critical. The veteran singer, who turned 94 on May 1, was reportedly under medical supervision at his home but was shifted to...
  • Legendary singer Manna Dey critically ill 09-06-2013 09:30 AM

    Bangalore: Legendary singer Manna Dey is admitted to a hospital in Bangalore with chest infection, said reports on Sunday morning. His condition is reported to be critical. The veteran singer, who turned 94 on May 1, was reportedly under medical supervision at his home but was shifted to the hospital...
  • Rumours about Vajpayee being critically ill are incorrect: BJP 06-06-2013 06:08 AM

    New Delhi: Amid reports that the health of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee had deteriorated, BJP on Wednesday issued a statement saying he was fine and such reports are 'misleading'. "Vajpayee is fine and all rumours about him being critically ill and hospitalised are untrue," BJP said in a...
  • Helena Bonham Carter hurt by style critics 05-06-2013 04:51 PM

    London: 'The King's Speech' star Helena Bonham Carter feels upset when she reads negative comments about her personal style because she loves dressing-up so much. The 47-year-old British actress regularly pulls off the most eccentric of red carpet looks with an air of confidence, but says she takes it personally...
  • Roger Ebert: Excerpts of his 10 memorable reviews 05-04-2013 10:51 AM

    New Delhi: Roger Ebert reviewed thousands of films over the years, influencing moviegoers across the country with his uncomplicated, yet intelligent reviews that were breezy and often quotable. Along with fellow film critic Gene Siskel, Ebert, who died on Thursday at the age of 70, created and made famous the...
  • Roger Ebert: 10 things to remember about him 05-04-2013 10:15 AM

    New Delhi: Ten things to remember about acclaimed film critic Roger Ebert, who died on Thursday: 1. There were many firsts in his career Roger Ebert was the first journalist to win the Pulitzer Prize for movie criticism in 1975. He also earned an honor given to the movie stars...
  • US: Film critic Robert Ebert dies at 70 05-04-2013 07:25 AM

    Los Angeles: Roger Ebert, who was the first film critic to win a Pulitzer Prize and became an unlikely TV star while hosting a movie review show with fellow critic Gene Siskel, died in Chicago on Thursday, two days after he disclosed his cancer had returned. "It is with a...