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  • West Bengal clears farmer-friendly project to boost irrigation 3 days ago

    Kolkata: The West Bengal cabinet cleared a farmer-friendly project (Sech-Bandhu Prakalpa) offering 46,000 new pump sets with power connectivity to the farmers to boost irrigation in the state. Announcing this after the cabinet meeting which was chaired by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, state's Higher Education Minister Partha Chatterjee said this...
  • Juan Delgado helps Chile beat Haiti in friendly 6 days ago

    Juan Delgado scored in the 20th minute, and Chile beat Haiti 1-0 in an exhibition match on Tuesday night. Mauricio Isla's centering pass from the right wing found an open Delgado, who beat goalkeeper Johny Placide with a 12-yard shot that landed inside the right post. The match at Lockhart Stadium was...
  • Willian strike gives Brazil victory over Ecuador 6 days ago

    Brazil beat Ecuador 1-0 in an international friendly in New Jersey on Tuesday with a first half goal from Willian enough to give coach Dunga his second successive victory. The goal came on the half hour from a well-rehearsed free kick. Oscar hit a short pass to Neymar who lifted a...
  • Neymar stunner gives Brazil win over Colombia September 6, 2014

    Miami: A superb 83rd minute free-kick from captain Neymar gave Brazil a winning start under new coach Dunga as they beat Colombia 1-0 in a fiercely contested friendly on Friday. Colombia played most of the second half down a man after midfielder Juan Cuadrado was sent off in the 49th minute...
  • Uruguay beat Japan 2-0 in international friendly September 5, 2014

    Sapporo: Uruguay spoiled Javier Aguirre's debut as Japan coach, beating the Asian champions 2-0 on Friday in a friendly. Edinson Cavani gave the visitors the lead in the 34th minute, taking advantage of poor defending by Tatsuya Sakai and beating goalkeeper Eiji Kawashima with a sliding kick. Another weak clearing attempt allowed...
  • Conte tops Hiddink as Italy beat Netherlands in friendly September 5, 2014

    Bari, (Italy): Italy scored twice in the opening 10 minutes and Antonio Conte got the better of Guus Hiddink in their coaching debuts as a 10-man Netherlands was beaten 2-0 in a friendly on Thursday. Ciro Immobile scored his first international goal three minutes in, and Daniele De Rossi added a...
  • Spain's rebuilding off to bad start after 1-0 loss to France September 5, 2014

    Paris: Spain's rebuilding following their shambolic World Cup got off to a bad start, failing even to manage a shot on target as France coasted to a 1-0 win in their friendly on Thursday. France had an effort from Karim Benzema ruled out for offside early in the second half and...
  • Mumbai picks eco-friendly Ganeshas this year September 4, 2014

    Mumbai: On this Ganesh Chaturthi, eco-friendly Ganpatis are gradually picking up in Mumbai especially after Bollywood actor Salman Khan installed an eco-friendly idol in his house. He also created a makeshift pond at his place for immersion. This season green Ganeshas have seen a 20 per cent increase in sales. The GSB...
  • German defenders Boateng, Hummels out of Argentina game September 2, 2014

    Duesseldorf: Germany coach Joachim Loew has called up Hoffenheim midfielder Sebastian Rudy for Wednesday's friendly with Argentina after defenders Jerome Boateng and Mats Hummels withdrew with injury. Loew says Real Madrid midfielder Sami Khedira is doubtful due to a knee problem and he called up Rudy because "we have a shortage...
  • Injured Lionel Messi ruled out of friendly against Germany September 1, 2014

    Lionel Messi has been ruled out of Wednesday's international friendly against World Cup winners Germany with a right-leg injury. The Argentine Football Association said Monday that Messi will be held out of the game as a "precaution." The match in Dusseldorf is a chance for Argentina to avenge a 1-0 loss to...
  • Germany's Mesut Ozil doubtful for Argentina friendly September 1, 2014

    Germany's Mesut Ozil is unlikely to play in the friendly against World Cup finalists Argentina on Wednesday but could be fit for the Euro 2016 qualifier against Scotland on Sunday, team manager Oliver Bierhoff said on Monday. Arsenal midfielder Ozil did not join team mates on Monday in Duesseldorf for the...
  • Hyderabad: Ganesha goes green, eco-friendly clay idols flood the market August 30, 2014

    Hyderabad: The Pearl City is all set to celebrate the Ganesh festival in an eco-friendly manner and with the tallest Ganesh idol in the country this year. The 60-feet high Ganesha in Hyderabad is drawing the attention of every passerby. The gigantic idol took almost three months and 200 artisans at...
  • Marco Reus, Mario Gomez in German squad for Argentina friendly August 29, 2014

    Frankfurt: Germany have recalled 18 World Cup players for next week's friendly against Argentina, a repeat of the final in Brazil. The friendly in Duesseldorf on September 3 is the first match for both teams since the July 13 final at Maracana in Rio de Janeiro, when Mario Goetze scored in...
  • The one where Rachel doesn't know what fan fiction is: Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow and Jimmy Kimmel hang out on the 'Friends' set August 28, 2014

    Jimmy Kimmel staged a sort-of reunion for the 'Friends' actresses on a replica set during his show. For 'Friends' fans, it doesn't get better than this. ...
  • India suffer 0-2 defeat against Pak in football friendly August 20, 2014

    Bangalore: India suffered an embarrassing 0-2 defeat at the hands of a spirited Pakistan in the second football friendly to end the two-match series 1-1 on Wednesday. Wim Koeverman's team, which won the first friendly 1-0 on August 17, looked out of sorts and Pakistan were the better side in all...
  • Argentina name 20 World Cup players for Germany friendly August 20, 2014

    Argentina coach Gerardo Martino was true to his word and named predecessor Alejandro Sabella's World Cup players on Tuesday for next month's friendly against Germany in Duesseldorf. Martino's squad list posted on the Argentine FA website (www.afa.org.ar) has 20 European-based players, all part of the squad that lost the World Cup...
  • India pip Pakistan 1-0 in football friendly August 17, 2014

    Bangalore: Asian Games-bound Indian football team, reduced to 10 men for the last 20 minutes, snatched a 1-0 win against visiting Pakistan in the first of the two friendlies on Sunday. A 46th-minute Robin Singh strike was the only differentiating factor between the two well-matched sides in a pacy and spicy...
  • Modi Ministers working hard, change in work culture: Ram Madhav August 14, 2014

    Washington: Asserting that India is resurging under Prime Minister Narendra Modi's leadership, BJP leader Ram Madhav has said the new government consists of young ministers who are working hard, bringing a qualitative change in the work culture. In his maiden address to the Indian Diaspora in New Jersey, Madhav said that...
  • Archie to have a heroic death: Archie comics July 16, 2014

    In an interview with CNN, Nischelle Turner entertainment correspondent talks about how Archie will die as a hero. For 75 years now, Archie comics have been spraeding joy all over. He will be going as a champ. ...
  • US comic icon Archie Andrews dies a hero's death taking a bullet for his openly gay friend Kevin Keller in upcoming edition July 15, 2014

    Los Angeles: US comic book character Archie Andrews will die this week taking a bullet intended for a gay friend, publishers said Monday, calling it a fitting turning point for the iconic brand. In the new issue Wednesday of 'Life with Archie,' the famous red-head saves the life of newly-elected Senator...
  • Lisa Kudrow's TV show to air this autumn July 13, 2014

    Los Angeles: Former 'Fiends' star Lisa Kudrow's TV show 'The Comeback' will air in the autumn, it has been confirmed. HBO announced that season two will begin in November, nearly 10 years after the first season aired, reported Ace Showbiz. "It was almost too fun to play Valerie Cherish the first time...
  • 'Khatron Ke Khiladi' winner Rajniesh Duggall begins shooting for new rom-com 'Direct Ishq Ho Gaya' July 1, 2014

    Mumbai: After winning the reality show 'Khatron Ke Khiladi', Rajniesh Duggall has now signed for a romantic-comedy, titled 'Direct Ishq Ho Gaya'. To be directed by 'My Friend Ganesha' director, Rajiv Ruia, the film will star Nidhi Subbaiah opposite Duggall. The shooting for the film is currently in progress at Varanasi,...
  • Narendra Modi government sets out investor-friendly reform agenda June 14, 2014

    New Delhi: The new government will pursue a broad economic reform agenda focused on job creation through public and private investment that makes containing inflation its top priority, President Pranab Mukherjee told Parliament on Monday. The President told lawmakers elected in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's landslide victory last month that the...
  • Watch: Daniel Radcliffe gets friend-zoned in the upcoming rom-com 'What If' June 2, 2014

    Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe will be seen in a romantic comedy for the first time, in the quirky Michael Dowse film 'What If'. Radcliffe plays the medical school dropout Wallace, who's been repeatedly burned by bad relationships. He meets Chantry, portrayed by Zoe Kazan, a quirky animator, and they...
  • Watch: How many friends will come to your help when you call them at 4 AM? Especially if you spook them with a scary prank? May 28, 2014

    If you've called a friend at 4 AM in the morning and no one came to your help, it's probably because you spooked them the last time they tried to do you a good turn. An Airtel ad that's doing the rounds online shows a guy calling all his friends...
  • Jayalalithaa expels leader who called Modi a good friend of the AIADMK chief May 15, 2014

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa has expelled K Malaisamy from the party a day after he indicated that the AIADMK might extend its support to BJP-led NDA under Narendra Modi's leadership as the two leaders were 'great friends'. Speaking to CNN-IBN, Malaisamy, a retired IAS officer had on Wednesday...
  • SpiceJet announces 25 pc discount on family travel May 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Taking a cue from its competitor IndiGo, no-frill carrier SpiceJet on Firday announced up to 25 per cent discount on tickets for four or more passengers travelling together on domestic flights. Under the 'Friends and Family' offer, four to nine air travellers can travel together on domestic routes and...
  • Facebook rolls out Nearby Friends, an optional location-sharing feature April 18, 2014

    New York: Facebook users in the US will soon be able to see which of their friends are nearby using a new feature the company launched on Thursday. The "Nearby Friends" feature must be turned on by the user, so people shouldn't expect to broadcast their location unknowingly. It will use...
  • Will we get to see 'Friends' on Broadway? April 5, 2014

    Los Angeles: Actress Jennifer Aniston is reportedly thinking of turning 'Friends' into a "billion dollar" Broadway musical. The 45-year-old is reportedly in "deep talks" to help turn the sitcom, which ran from 1994 until 2004, into a "billion dollar" musical, starring Lea Michele, and wants her friend Sheryl Crow to oversee...
  • Lindsay Lohan's friends think she might lose the role in 'Inconceivable', courtesy old habits March 26, 2014

    Los Angeles: 'Mean Girls' star Lindsay Lohan's friends are reportedly anxious that she might be putting her sobriety and career at risk. The 27-year-old actress has an infamous history with rehabs as she has sought the facility's help several times for her alcohol and drug addiction, reported Radar Online. "This...