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  • Rwanda cricket, growing a game of hope September 11, 2014

    Kigali: Cricketer Don De Dieu Mugisha bowls a ball down a bumpy, dusty wicket at a match in Rwanda: a sport introduced by those who returned after fleeing genocide 20 years ago. While still viewed with bewilderment by many in this small, hilly east African nation, the game is growing rapidly...
  • Manchester United thrashed 4-0 by MK Dons in League Cup August 27, 2014

    London: Manchester United's early season problems were compounded by a humiliating 4-0 loss to third-tier Milton Keynes Dons in the League Cup second round on Tuesday leaving new manager Louis van Gaal still looking for his first win. MK Dons' Will Grigg and substitute Benik Afobe scored two goals apiece as...
  • Long time 'Saturday Night Live' announcer Don Prado dies at 96 August 20, 2014

    Few would recognize his face, but most knew his voice: the booming baritone that for nearly four decades heralded 'Saturday Night Live.' Don Pardo, the eras-spanning radio and TV announcer whose resonant voice-over style was celebrated for its majesty and power, died Monday in Arizona at the age of 96. "He became...
  • Manchester United travel to MK Dons in League Cup August 14, 2014

    Manchester United will travel to third-tier MK Dons in the Capital One Cup second round following the draw on Wednesday, the first time they have been involved at this stage of the competition for 19 years. United finished seventh in the Premier League last season, missing out on Europe and ensuring...
  • Don Bradman memorabilia to be exhibited at Kolkata's Victoria Memorial August 13, 2014

    Kolkata: The first bat and other playing gear and memorabilia of Donald Bradman - arguably the greatest batsman ever - will be showcased at an exhibition at the iconic Victoria Memorial Hall here in 2015. The event, organised in collaboration with the Don Bradman Foundation, will exhibit items linked to the...
  • Kumar Sangakkara breaks Don Bradman's 66-year-old record August 9, 2014

    Galle: Veteran Sri Lankan batsman Kumar Sangakkara struck his 10th double hundred on Saturday, surpassing the nine amassed by West Indian Brian Lara and puts him two behind the great Don Bradman. However, the left-hander managed to break Australian's 66-year-old record for most scores of 190 plus. The Sri Lankan captain...
  • 'You don't need to carry your own toilet paper to Delhi. Poverty selfie isn't cool at all': 10 valuable pieces of advice no one gives to foreign tourists travelling to India but should August 1, 2014

    A Reddit thread by foreigners asking for advice before they travelled to India threw up some pretty interesting things.There is no point in outraging over and dramaticizing the ignorance foreigners often show about Indian customs. Many of their concerns are real. If you travelled to Africa, you would be apprehensive...
  • Posing as courier delivery boys, 2 youths rob house July 17, 2014

    New Delhi: Two youths posing as courier delivery boys allegedly committed armed robbery on Wednesday at a house in Outer Delhi's Rohini area and also thrashed its elderly woman occupant in the process, police said. Adding a 'filmi' touch to the crime, the robbers are also said to have painted...
  • Watch: Hiro and his powerless robot fight crime in the trailer of 'Big Hero 6' July 16, 2014

    After releasing a string of sneak peeks into its much-anticipated film 'Big Hero 6', Walt Disney Pictures has now released its first full look. 'Big Hero 6', which has been inspired by the Marvel comics by the same name, revolves around the story of Hiro Hamada (Ryan Potter) and his...
  • Gavaskar was as good as Tendulkar, Bradman: Nadkarni July 11, 2014

    Mumbai: The modern generation of cricket followers might feel Sachin Tendulkar is the last word in batting, but for people of the previous generation or even older, Sunil Gavaskar was as good a batsman, according to former Test all-rounder Bapu Nadkarni. "While it is Tendulkar now, then it was Gavaskar. In...
  • The Eagles know why the fans turn up - to hear the oldies June 24, 2014

    London: When veteran California rock band the Eagles hit the stage in London at the weekend, there was no pretense about why people had come to see them or what the band was expected to do. It was a case of play the songs we know, dudes, and please don't change...
  • Caller asked Nusli Wadia to stay away from the Preity-Ness case: sources June 19, 2014

    Mumbai: In what could bring a possible twist in the case filed by Preity Zinta against her former boyfriend Ness Wadia, the business tycoon's father Nusli Wadia has alleged that he has received threat calls from underworld don asking him not to meddle with the actress' case. The Wadia Group has...
  • Jay Z, Beyonce release fake movie trailer; now fans petition to see the real film May 20, 2014

    Los Angeles: Beyonce and Jay Z released a trailer for a fake movie online with guns blazing, and now fans want to see the film actually made. Fans launched a petition Monday on Change.org to support a feature-length version of 'Run'. The trailer that debuted Sunday stars the superstar couple as...
  • Jay Z, Beyonce release fake movie trailer, now fans want to see the film actually made May 20, 2014

    Los Angeles: Beyonce and Jay Z released a trailer for a fake movie online with guns blazing, and now fans want to see the film actually made. Fans launched a petition Monday on Change.org to support a feature-length version of 'Run'. The trailer that debuted Sunday stars the superstar couple as...
  • Don Bradman's first Test bat up for auction May 12, 2014

    Sydney: The cricket bat used by Australian sporting legend Don Bradman to launch his Test career has been put up for auction and is expected to fetch up to Aus$145,000. Bradman, who retired with a yet-to-be-topped Test batting average of 99.94, used the bat to open his Test career in the...
  • Tendulkar greater than Bradman, claims book with 'forensic evidence' April 23, 2014

    New Delhi: The jury is still out on whether Sachin Tendulkar retired a greater batsman than late Australian legend Don Bradman but a Chennai-based author claims to have found the "forensic evidence" to prove that the Indian maestro was indeed the better of the two icons. On the eve of Tendulkar's...
  • 10 lesser known cool things Abhishek Bachchan has done in his career that you have forgotten February 5, 2014

    New Delhi: Bollywood actor Abhishek Bachchan turned 38 today. He was born on February 5, 1976 to Amitabh and Jaya Bachchan. He debuted as a hero in the year 2000 with JP Dutta's 'Refugee'. Since then, he is constantly under the watchful eyes of film journalists, and there are very...
  • Review: 'The Making of Don' is written like a film's screenplay which helps the readers February 4, 2014

    Book: The Making Of Don Author: Krishna Gopalan When there is a director like Chandra Barot, who established Amitabh Bachchan as an anti-hero in 'Don' (1978), but couldn't make any film in next 13 years, then there is definitely a story, and Krishna Gopalan should be appreciated for his efforts to bring...
  • 'The Making of Don' is a book to be savored February 3, 2014

    How many times it has ever happened with you that you've loved a movie watched it over and over again and have tried to know how and under what circumstances it was made? Even at times you may have wanted to know more about your favorite film, finding consolidated information...
  • Five of Test cricket's greatest fourth innings December 23, 2013

    Johannesburg: The near-historic finish between South Africa and India in the first Test on Sunday is likely to be remembered as one of the game's best ever - even if the end result was a draw. What a draw it was! Chasing a huge 458 to win, South Africa came within...
  • Only Bradman better than Sachin Tendulkar: Michael Clarke November 15, 2013

    Sydney: Australia Test captain Michael Clarke says retiring Indian batting legend Sachin Tendulkar's greatest achievement is playing international cricket for almost a quarter of a century. Clarke said Tendulkar, who is playing in his 200th and final Test, ranked second only to Australia's Don Bradman as the best batsman of...
  • Fifty little-known Sachin Tendulkar facts November 12, 2013

    As one of the greatest Indian cricketer wraps up his 24-year career, here are some little-known, interesting nuggets about the master. FAMILY 1. The first school Sachin attended as a child was Indian Education Society's New English School in Bandra East. 2. Sachin's elder brother Ajit Tendulkar had played cricket alongside former...
  • Porn can be productive for both men and women: Scarlett Johansson November 9, 2013

    Los Angeles: Actress Scarlett Johansson, who plays a character opposed to pornography in Joseph Gordon-Levitt's 'Don Jon', has no hang-ups about it in real life. "I think porn, like anything else, can be enjoyed. It can be productive for both men and women," Marie Claire magazine quoted the 28-year-old as saying,...
  • 'The Don Juans' to open International Film Festival of India October 19, 2013

    Panaji: Czech comedy film 'The Don Juans' directed by Jiri Menzel will open the forthcoming International Film Festival of India (IFFI) scheduled to be held in Goa from November 20 to November 30. After chairing a preparatory meeting in Goa to oversee preparations for IFFI, Union Information and Broadcasting Minister...
  • Farhan: Shah Rukh Khan is not playing a Gujarati don in my film October 13, 2013

    Mumbai: Filmmaker Farhan Akhtar has denied reports that Shah Rukh Khan will play a Gujarati don in his next production. He says the superstar essays a gangster instead. "Don't call him a Gujarati don! He is not playing any Gujarati don. The film is based in Gujarat and his character is...
  • Tendulkar greatest contemporary cricketer: Aus media October 11, 2013

    Melbourne: Sachin Tendulkar's impending retirement from Test cricket evoked unreserved admiration for the batting icon from the Australian media which described him the "deity of cricket" and one of the history's two greatest batsmen along with Don Bradman. With the headline 'Tendulkar departs as a deity of cricket', Sydney Morning Herald...
  • Sachin Tendulkar best ever batsman ahead of Bradman in online polls October 10, 2013

    London: Sachin Tendulkar was voted as the greatest batsman of all time, ahead of Don Bradman and Brian Lara, in an online poll conducted by an English newspaper after the news of the Indian batting icon's retirement from Test cricket broke out on Thursday. 'The Telegraph' asked its readers to choose...
  • Porn can be liberating, says Scarlett Johansson October 2, 2013

    Los Angeles: Actress Scarlett Johansson, who is seen in porn addiction comedy 'Don Jon', has admitted she is a fan of artistic adult films that don't degrade women. "Pornography can be degrading or can be sexually liberating, if you know how to use it and it is made from an artistic...
  • I want my spinners to do a ''Hollies'' on Sachin Tendulkar: Langer October 1, 2013

    New Delhi: It's no secret that Australian cricketers over the years have respected Sachin Tendulkar more than anyone of his peers but when Perth Scorchers take on Mumbai Indians in a Champions League T20 match on Wednesday, coach Justin Langer would like one of his bowlers do an "Eric Hollies"...
  • Priyanka most dangerous celebrity online: Survey September 25, 2013

    New Delhi: Actress Priyanka Chopra has been named as most dangerous celebrity online in a survey conducted by a cyber security system. Priyanka, who has been part of hit movies like 'Don', 'Agneepath' and 'Barfi!' has replaced Indo-Canadian porn star Sunny Leone in this year's McAfee's Most Dangerous Celebrity survey, said...