Easter

  • Watch: Pope swarmed by fans seeking selfies with him April 14, 2014

    The selfie-fever has now spread to the Vatican. With Easter approaching, the Pope was swarmed by crowds but this time they were trying to take selfies with him. Watch! ...
  • Lost Faberge Easter egg, saved from the melting pot by an American scrap dealer, on show for first time in 112 years April 8, 2014

    A Fabergé Imperial Easter Egg made for Emperor Alexander III of Russia and not seen in public for more than a century will go on show in London after being saved from the melting pot by an American scrap dealer who only accidentally realized its value. The Lost Third Imperial Easter...
  • Scrap metal dealer finds one of the eight missing Faberge imperial eggs worth millions at a flea market March 20, 2014

    London: There is good luck, outrageous good fortune - and now there is the case of the scrap metal dealer who found one of the eight missing Faberge imperial eggs at a flea market in the American Midwest. A London antique dealer said Wednesday that that the scrap metal entrepreneur bought...
  • 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...
  • Atari Breakout turns 37; play the iconic game in Google Image Search May 14, 2013

    New Delhi: Commemorating the 37th anniversary of the popular video game "Breakout", Google has come up with an easter egg that lets you play the old "Breakout" game developed by Atari in 1976 right inside the Google Image Search. To play the game, go to Google Image Search and...
  • 'GI Joe: Retaliation' grabs top spot at box office April 3, 2013

    "GI Joe: Retaliation" fought its way to the top of the Easter weekend box office heap. The second installment of the series, inspired by the iconic action figures, took more than $41.2 million from Friday through Sunday. ...
  • Pope Francis calls for peace on Easter Sunday April 1, 2013

    Pope Francis delivered his first traditional Papal blessing in front of huge crowds in Saint Peter's Square on Easter Sunday. He called for peace in the Middle East, Asia and Africa and drew attention to the war in Syria. ...
  • Nelson Mandela's condition has improved: South Africa April 1, 2013

    Johannesburg: The condition of South Africa's former President Nelson Mandela has improved further, the government said on Sunday, as the 94yearold antiapartheid hero spent a fourth day in hospital receiving treatment for pneumonia. "Nelson Mandela had a restful day," South Africa's presidency said in a statement, adding doctors treating him had...
  • Nelson Mandela 'comfortable', treated for pneumonia April 1, 2013

    Johannesburg: South Africa's antiapartheid hero Nelson Mandela is comfortable and able to breathe without problems as he continues to respond to treatment in hospital for a recurrence of pneumonia, President Jacob Zuma's office said on Saturday. After the revered 94yearold statesman and former South African president spent a third night in...
  • Pope Francis appeals for end to Korea tensions March 31, 2013

    Vatican City: Pope Francis, appearing before more than 250,000 people for his first Easter Sunday address, called for world peace, respect for the environment and a diplomatic solution to the crisis on the Korean peninsula. In his "Urbi et Orbi" (to the city and the world) message, he also appealed for...
  • Pope Francis appeals for peace, end to Korea tensions April 1, 2013

    Vatican City: Pope Francis used his first Easter Sunday address to call for peace in the world and appealed for a diplomatic solution to the crisis on the Korean peninsula. In his first "Urbi et Orbi" (to the city and the world) message, Francis also called for peace between Israelis...
  • Easter Sunday celebrated in Mizoram March 31, 2013

    Aizawl: Easter Sunday, the resurrection of Jesus Christ after his crucifixion to redeem the world, was celebrated all over Mizoram on Sunday with religious solemnity and gaiety by different church denominations. Band parties of different corps of the Salvation Army on Sunday woke the Aizawl populace by playing the hymn,...
  • PM Manmohan Singh greets nation on Easter March 31, 2013

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Sunday greeted the people on Easter Sunday, saying the festival celebrates compassion and brotherhood and the renewal of hope in a better tomorrow. "The eternal significance of Christ's resurrection is that love is stronger than hatred and truth triumphs over evil," Singh said in...
  • Pope leads Catholics into Easter at vigil service in St Peter's March 31, 2013

    Vatican City: Pope Francis, leading the world's 1.2 billion Catholics into Easter for the first time, on Saturday urged those who have strayed from the faith to allow God back into their lives. Francis, who was elected on March 13, presided at a solemn Easter vigil Mass in St Peter' Basilica...
  • Pope presides over trimmed Easter Vigil service March 31, 2013

    Vatican City: Pope Francis celebrated a trimmed back Easter Vigil service on Saturday after having reached out to Muslims and women during a Holy Week in which he began to put his mark on the Catholic Church. Francis processed into a darkened and silent St Peter's Basilica at the start of...
  • Search 'do the Harlem Shake' on YouTube and watch it do the Harlem Shake March 2, 2013

    New Delhi: While Google is more known for its doodles and Easter Eggs, its subsidiary YouTube is also an eager follower of the tradition. The latest viral video fever to spread via YouTube is 'Harlem Shake' and it has generated hundreds of millions of views across thousands of videos of the...
  • Google celebrates Festivus, Christmas with new easter eggs December 16, 2012

    New Delhi: Easter eggs from Google are not something new. We have seen various hidden gags and visual messages in Google's search on entering certain keywords. Now, with Festivus and Christmas around the corner, Google's new easter eggs have come to the notice of users. Google has incorporated a new easter...
  • The story of Peter Carl Faberge's first egg May 30, 2012

    New Delhi: Peter Carl Faberge, the famed Russian jeweller who is the subject of Wednesday's Google doodle, in his position as the the court jeweller to the last of the Russian Czars, designed his first Imperial Easter egg in 1885. [Images] The Romanovs had a tradition of presenting elaborate eggs on...
  • The story of Peter Carl Faberge's first egg May 30, 2012

    New Delhi: Peter Carl Faberge, the famed Russian jeweller who is the subject of Wednesday's Google doodle, in his position as the the court jeweller to the last of the Russian Czars, designed his first Imperial Easter egg in 1885. [Images] The Romanovs had a tradition of presenting elaborate eggs on...
  • Pics: Peter Carl Faberge's exquisite eggs May 30, 2012

    New Delhi: Six gilded Easter eggs adorn the Google home page to mark master Russian jeweller Peter Carl Faberge's 166th birthday. Faberge was the court jeweller for the last two Russian Czars and the bejewelled Easter eggs were his speciality. Since the very first egg that contained a jewelled hen...
  • Who was Peter Carl Faberge? May 30, 2012

    New Delhi: The doodle on the Google home page on Wednesday honours Peter Carl Faberge on his 166th birthday. Faberge was a renowned Russian jeweller best known for his ornate Easter eggs that he created for the last two generationns of the Russian imperial family he Romanovs. [Images] Born on...
  • When Peter Carl Faberge's eggs came to India May 30, 2012

    New Delhi: A set of six ornate eggs pay tribute to the master Russian jeweller Peter Carl Faberge on the Google home page on the occasion of his 166th birth anniversary. The Easter eggs on the Google doodle have been inspired by the designs of actual Faberge eggs. These eggs...
  • Peter Carl Faberge: Google doodles Easter eggs May 30, 2012

    New Delhi: A set of six exquisite jewelled eggs adorn the Google home page in honour of Peter Carl Faberg. Wednesday is the 166th birth anniversary of the the legendary Russian jeweller. [Images] Born on May 30, 1846 in St. Petersburg, Peter Carl Faberg is most famous for his trademark Faberg...
  • Google's 'Zerg Rush' Easter Egg game kills search April 28, 2012

    New Delhi: If you love surprises from Google in the form of Easter Eggs, then here is something new for you to play with. Google's new Easter Egg has now come to the notice, which is quite interactive. It's more of a game that lets you hit and collect scores. No...
  • A costly Easter in Thiruvananthapuram April 9, 2012

    THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: It was a hard blow for those who could not think of celebrations without nonvegetarian items. Fish and meat vendors in the city, anticipating Easter, increased the prices by up to 50 per cent. The prices of fish registered an increase of 50 per cent, on an average, during...
  • Easter celebrations kick off with midnight masses April 8, 2012

    New Delhi: Christians across India and other parts of the world took part in midnight masses and celebrations are to continue through the day that marks the resurrection of Jesus Christ. The Pope will also deliver his message later on Sunday afternoon at the Vatican's mass. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh greeted...
  • Christians observe Good Friday today April 6, 2012

    New Delhi: Christians around the world are observing Good Friday today. The day marks the crucification of Jesus Christ at the end of the Lent period and devotees will spend the day fasting. Good Friday is the culmination of the 40day Lent period during which they abstained from meat, alcohol...
  • Kerala Christians set for Easter April 5, 2012

    Thiruvananthapuram: With just two days left for Easter, Christians in the state are geared up for the celebrations. The lent, which involves a 50day abstinence from all nonvegetarian items including milk and curd, ends this Sunday with the Easter. A retired priest said there has been a considerable decrease in observing...
  • Now, add photos as emoticons in Facebook chat December 29, 2011

    New Delhi: Many a time, we have witnessed Google coming up with interesting easter eggs. "Do a barrel roll" and "Let it snow" are the easter eggs recently introduced by Google. But this time, Facebook has come up with an innovative easter egg that lets users add profile photos in...
  • Google's 'Let It Snow' easter egg frosts screen December 18, 2011

    New Delhi: After Barrel Roll easter egg, Google has now come up with another pleasant surprise. Stop whatever you are doing and and go to the Google homepage. Type in the words "Let it snow" in the search box and Google will surprise you. As you type, you will find...