DOOMSDAY

  • TN: Doomsday fears linger among 2004 tsunami survivors December 26, 2012

    Nagapattinam (Tamil Nadu): Eight years after tsunami struck the Tamil Nadu coast killing thousands, fear of the unknown continues to raise its head if and when there is news of a possible disaster. This time, in Nagapattinam district, many felt that the world was coming to an end on Dec...
  • Maya 'end of days' dawns in Mexico, world lives on December 22, 2012

    Chichen Itza, Mexico: Thousands of mystics, hippies and tourists celebrated in the sunshine of southeastern Mexico on Friday as the Earth survived a day billed by doomsday theorists as the end of the world and a new era began for the Maya people. New Age dreamers, alternative lifestyle gurus and curious...
  • NASA posts video debunking 'Armageddon' theory December 21, 2012

    Cape Canaveral: NASA is so sure there will be a December 22, 2012, it has already posted a YouTube video titled "Why the World Didn't End Yesterday". Scientists say rumors on social media and the Internet of Earth's premature demise have been prompted by a misunderstanding of the ancient Mayan...
  • Hollywood spent 2012 proving the Mayans right December 21, 2012

    Who knew that in the ancient Mayan calendar, they would have predicted so much that pointed to the end of the world? Like the exact date that Lindsay Lohan's horrendous Elizabeth Taylor biopic 'Liz & Dick' would air on Lifetime? That Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj's egos would collide during...
  • China detains 1,000 in doomsday cult crackdown December 21, 2012

    Beijing: Chinese authorities have detained around 1,000 people as they step up a crackdown against a doomsday cult called "Almighty God" which has been predicting the world will end on Friday, state media reported. In recent weeks, hundreds of members of the Almighty God group have clashed with police, sometimes...
  • Doomsday: Dozens of schools in Michigan shut December 21, 2012

    Detroit: Dozens of Michigan schools cancelled classes for thousands of students to cool off rumored threats of violence and problems related to doomsday scenarios based on the Mayan calendar, officials said on Thursday. Public schools in Genesee and Lapeer counties, neighboring counties north of the Detroit area, started the Christmas...
  • World not to end on Dec 21, 2012 as Mayan calendar predicted December 21, 2012

    Nothing earth shattering to happen on December 21, 2012. NASA scientists have put their faith in science over belief. NASA scientist Mitzi Adams describes what the Mayans would have done had their civilisation lasted and why there is no cause for alarm. Watch. ...
  • The world didn't end on December 21, 2012 December 21, 2012

    New Delhi: Yet another predicted doomsday, that didn't happen. Nothing earth shattering happened on December 21, 2012. That December 21 marked the end of an age in a 5,125 yearold Maya calendar, the event was variously interpreted. Some believed the date to be the end of days, so other it...
  • Global doomsday hot spots draw believers, revelers December 21, 2012

    Though the Mayans never really predicted that the world would end on Friday, some New Agers are convinced that humanity's demise is indeed imminent. Or at least that it's a good excuse for a party. Believers are being drawn to spots where they think their chances of survival will be better,...
  • Five reasons why December 21, 2012 isn't doomsday December 20, 2012

    US space agency NASA, says 21.12.12 is going to be just another day and has put forward five scientific arguments debunking the rumours: 1. The issue with December 21, 2012 and the predicted disasters that some folks think will come, probably started with the socalled end of the Mayan calendar. Their...
  • Doomsday: Maya apocalypse, Star Wars collide December 19, 2012

    Tikal: At the centre of the rebel base where Luke Skywalker took off to destroy the Death Star and save his people from the clutches of Darth Vader, Guatemala is preparing for another momentous event: the end of an age for the Maya. Deep inside the Guatemalan rainforest stand the ruins...
  • Astronomer dismisses December 21 doomsday prophesy December 18, 2012

    Kolkata: Noted astronomer D P Durai has dismissed the prediction of the world ending on December 21 as a mere rumour, saying next Friday would be like any other day. Duari, a NASA educator and director of M P Birla Planetarium, said December 21 would be marked different only because...
  • China: 4 held for spreading doomsday rumours December 15, 2012

    Beijing: Police in China's Chongqing city have arrested four people for spreading doomsday rumours that the world will end on December 21 this year. Two men allegedly used a loudspeaker to proclaim the end of the world on the city's streets on Sunday while another two allegedly distributed related pamphlets. They...
  • Watch: NASA releases December 21 video 10 days early December 13, 2012

    London: US space agency NASA is so confident that the apocalypse will not happen December 21 that it has released a video 10 days ahead of schedule titled "Why the World Didn't End Yesterday". In the video, astronomical and planetary experts debunk any notions that the sun will irradiate the...
  • Clock ticking down to 'doomsday' December 21 December 12, 2012

    Mexico City: The clock is ticking down to December 21, the supposed end of the Mayan calendar, and from China to California to Mexico, thousands are getting ready for what they think is going to be a fateful day. The Maya didn't say much about what would happen next, after a...
  • Snapshot: 11:11:11 on 111111 caught on cam November 11, 2011

    Friday is the 11th day of the 11th month of 2011, and around the world, many people are planning to mark the triple convergence of 11s with a splash, hoping it will bring them good fortune or at least amuse them for a day. Soumyadip Choudhury of IBNLive captured...
  • Apocalypse again on 11.11.11: Doom theorists November 11, 2011

    New Delhi: Doomsday theorists have prophesised that Apocalypse would come on November 11, 2011 but expecting mothers who consider the day auspicious have inundated hospitals with requests for Caesarean section deliveries on 11.11.11, a date that will come once in a 100 years. While some consider the date 11.11.11, a palindrome,...
  • Radio doomsday prophet Camping suffers stroke June 14, 2011

    Los Angeles: Evangelical broadcaster Harold Camping, who rallied thousands of followers with a prophecy that the world would end last month, has been hospitalized after suffering a stroke, a spokesman said on Monday. Camping, 89, fell ill after a broadcast of his daily Open Forum radio show last Thursday in Oakland,...
  • Apocalypse later: The world didn't end on May 21 May 21, 2011

    New Delhi: Another Doomsday, that didn't happen. Nothing earth shattering happened at 6 pm on May 21. Harold Camping, the US evangelical Christian broadcaster who had been propagating his Doomsday theory will now have to look for another date for the world to come to an end. This isn't the first...
  • World (not) to end on May 21. Paid your bills? May 20, 2011

    New Delhi: Doomsayers are having a field day, selling Tshirts, carrying sign boards and wagging their fingers at skeptics as they predict the beginning of the end of the world. May 21, 6 pm, to be precise. And if you are the type that waits until the last day to pay...
  • Friday releases: One Hindi flick makes it to theaters May 22, 2009

    The producermultiplex tussle still continues and this week it is just one Hindi film and a few English movies to choose from. Here's a trailer to whats hitting the theaters this weekend. Detective Naani As the ongoing deadlock between multiplex owners and producers continue there is just a single small budget Hindi...
  • Obama aide predicts doomsday for Pakistan April 15, 2009

    New Delhi: Three months from now the first signs of state collapse in Pakistan will become evident. That is the doomsday scenario sketched by a consultant to no less than President Obama. The consultant David Kilcullen has warned that if collapse happens "It will dwarf anything we've seen so far....
  • In Pics: Doomsday Vault opened in Norway February 27, 2008

    A "doomsday" seed vault built to protect millions of food crops from climate change, wars and natural disasters opened Tuesday deep within an Arctic mountain in the remote Norwegian archipelago of Svalbard. ...
  • EntWrap: Doomsdays near, get ready for the virus January 30, 2008

    Doomsday is a prophecy, the possibility of which is scary enough. The film is about 'Reaper', which is a virus that wreaks havoc and threatens to wipe off an entire country. However on the block, we also have Smart People, a lighthearted comedy from Noam Murro to light things up. ...
  • Russian doomsday cult threatens mass suicide November 19, 2007

    New Delhi: A doomsday cult in an underground bunker in Central Russia has rejected fresh offers of aid from authorities. They have stashed food and fuel to wait until spring, when they believe the world will come to an end. With the group threatening to blow itself up and several young children...
  • Doomsday nearer, says Prof Hawking January 18, 2007

    New Delhi: Professor Stephen Hawking has warned that the Doomsday has come nearer for planet earth as a result of climate change. "Climate change is as great a threat to humankind as nuclear annihilation," he warned. Speaking at a conference organized by the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists at the Royal Society...