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  • I didn't support Sarita Devi's refusal to accept medal: Dravid January 20, 2015

    New Delhi: Former cricket captain Rahul Dravid feels that Indian woman boxer L Sarita Devi didn't do the right thing by refusing to accept the bronze medal at the Incheon Asian Games in October, last year. Sarita lost her semi-final bout on a controversial point system to Jina Park of South...
  • Video game technology paves way for low-cost navigation system for self-driving cars January 20, 2015

    Washington: A new software that allows a self-driving car to determine its location using a single video camera instead of several laser scanners can shave thousands of dollars from the cost of such vehicles. Ryan Wolcott, a doctoral candidate in computer science and engineering at the University of Michigan, used video...
  • Man dies after a 3-day gaming binge at an Internet cafe January 20, 2015

    Taipei: A 32-year-old Taiwanese man has died after a three-day gaming binge at an Internet cafe in the island's south, the second such case this year, a report said today. The man, identified by his family name Hsieh, was found slumped motionless in his chair in the cafe in Kaohsiung city. Other...
  • Jennifer Lawrence to star in Francis Lawrence's 'The Dive' January 19, 2015

    Los Angeles: Actress Jennifer Lawrence will soon be working again with her 'Hunger Games' director Francis Lawrence. The pair will team up for 'The Dive' - the biopic based on the real life story of freediving married couple Francisco "Pipin" Ferreras and Audrey Mestre, reported The Wrap. James Cameron is...
  • 'The Imitation Game' review: Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightley are brilliant, outshine the film's script January 16, 2015

    Director: Morten Tyldum Cast: Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley, Matthew Beard, Charles Dance, Mark Strong, Matthew Goode, Rory Kinnear, Allen Leech There is certainly something intriguing and fascinating about the past, which is precisely why the filmmakers and the actors have always taken interest in biographical films or biopics, as they are...
  • 'The Imitation Game' tweet review: You actually want to watch it for Benedict Cumberbatch January 16, 2015

    'The Imitation Game' has quite clearly left an impact. With 8 nominations at the 2015 Academy Awards including Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor and Best Supporting Actress, the film has proved that its idea, content, and the execution has been the best and most convincing. 'The Imitation Game', which...
  • Grand Theft Auto V for PC to be released on March 24 January 14, 2015

    New Delhi: Rockstar Games has finally announced the release date for the PC version of the Grand Theft Auto V. The game that has had a series of delays will now be released for PC on March 24, 2015 - four months after it was launched on Xbox One and...
  • 'Boyhood' gets Linklater nominated for Directors Guild Award January 14, 2015

    Los Angeles: Richard Linklater's 12 years of toiling on coming-of-age tale 'Boyhood' reaped a coveted nomination on Tuesday for the top Directors Guild Award, which has correctly predicted the best director Oscar for 10 of the last 11 years. Two-time DGA winner Clint Eastwood, 84, earned his fourth nomination for outstanding...
  • Arjun Sarja teams up with A.M. Ramesh for bilingual 'Game' January 12, 2015

    Chennai: Actor Arjun Sarja and filmmaker A.M. Ramesh have teamed up for a murder mystery titled 'Game'. The film, that is said to be based on a real life incident, will simultaneously be shot in Kannada and Tamil. Ramesh and Arjun last teamed up for a biopic on late forest brigand...
  • 'The Imitation Game', 'Selma' falter at the Golden Globe awards; 'Boyhood' may change course of the Oscar race January 12, 2015

    Beverly Hills: Coming of age tale "Boyhood" won the coveted Golden Globe for best drama on Sunday, while the quirky period caper "The Grand Budapest Hotel" was the surprise winner for best comedy or musical, in a big upset to awards season front-runner "Birdman." The first major awards for the Hollywood...
  • Keira Knightley makes first appearance since baby news January 10, 2015

    Los Angeles: Actress Keira Knightley made fer first public appearance since the news of her pregnancy broke, and she chose a loose dress to conceal her baby bump. Knightley, who is married to musician James Righton, posed for photographs at the the 2015 AFI Awards Luncheon held at the Four Seasons...
  • 'The Grand Budapest Hotel' leads BAFTA awards' shortlist with 11 nominations January 10, 2015

    'The Grand Budapest Hotel', an offbeat comedy starring Ralph Fiennes as the concierge of a luxury hotel in a bygone Europe, topped the shortlist for Britain's BAFTA awards, with 11 nominations, including for best film. Following is how the main films stack up for the awards. Nominations were announced on Friday...
  • Video games coming in 2015: Everything you need to know January 10, 2015

    Los Angeles: Link, Master Chief, Batman and Nathan Drake will be back in action. The leading men are among the protagonists starring in totally new video game instalments in 2015, joined by newcomers like a team of intergalactic monster hunters and their prey ("Evolve"), a band of high-tech criminals and their...
  • 'Game of Thrones' fifth season to premiere April 12 January 10, 2015

    Los Angeles: HBO's hit series 'Game of Thrones' season 5 will premiere on April 12. The channel made the announcement Thursday, also revealing that 'Silicon Valley' and 'VEEP' will also both air on the same day, reports people.com. The network even released a few seconds of footage from the highly anticipated upcoming...
  • Golden Globes Awards 2015: Complete list of nominations January 9, 2015

    The Hollywood Foreign Press Association will hand out its 72nd Golden Globe Awards on Sunday. Following is a list of key film nominees. BEST DRAMA "Boyhood" "Foxcatcher" "The Imitation Game" "Selma" "The Theory of Everything" BEST COMEDY OR MUSICAL "Birdman" "The Grand Budapest Hotel" "Into The Woods" "Pride" "St. Vincent" BEST ACTOR, DRAMA Steve Carell, "Foxcatcher" Benedict Cumberbatch, "The Imitation Game" Jake Gyllenhaal, "Nightcrawler" David Oyelowo, "Selma" Eddie Redmayne,...
  • Sony to delay sale of PlayStation 4 in China January 8, 2015

    Shanghai: Sony will delay sales of the PlayStation 4 gaming console in China, originally scheduled for January 11, due to "various factors", according to a statement on Thursday. Sony Computer Entertainment said in the statement that a new sale date had not yet been determined. Prolonged negotiations with Chinese authorities were...
  • Pakistan denies charges, says boat which exploded near Gujarat coast not ours January 5, 2015

    Refuting allegations of the boat that exploded at the Gujarat coast belonging to them, Pakistan clarified that teh boat did not belong to them. "I think this is a very silly allegation. We have checked with our authorities. No boat from Pakistan left for the place," Ministry of Foreign Affairs...
  • Benedict Cumberbatch in no hurry to marry fiancee Sophie Hunter; says he wants to focus on 'Sherlock' for now January 5, 2015

    Los Angeles: Actor Benedict Cumberbatch is not in a hurry to marry fiancee Sophie Hunter. Cumberbatch made this confession to popsugar.com, reports dailymail.co.uk. When asked about his plans to marry, 'The Imitation Game' star said: "One thing at a time. I'm playing Sherlock now, just about to start, so my main focus...
  • Yearender 2014: The most striking events in the world of sports December 30, 2014

    From Brazil's tearful ouster from the football World Cup 2014 to Indian hockey's glory at the Asian Games, the year 2014 was a nothing short of a roller-coaster journey for world sports. Here's a recap of some of the most striking events in 2014 from the world of sports: Germany Football World...
  • India's champions: Sporting highs of 2014 December 29, 2014

    India won 57 medals at the Asian Games while Indian cueist Pankaj Advani won four world titles this year. ...
  • Jennifer Lawrence cheers her hometown Louisville's basketball team December 29, 2014

    Los Angeles: Actress Jennifer Lawrence stood out among a crowd in a team T-shirt cheering and flashing signals as the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) college basketball game got underway in her hometown, Louisville, Kentucky, Saturday. 'The Hunger Games' actress made quite an appearance from her seat in the stadium as...
  • Indian squash scaled unprecedented heights in 2014 December 26, 2014

    New Delhi: Indian squash never had it better than 2014 as a bagful of firsts, highlighted by a gold each in the Commonwealth Games and Asian Games, marked a highly successful year for the racquet sport. While the big three -- Dipika Pallikal, Joshana Chinappa and Saurav Ghosal -- were always...
  • Sony PlayStation, Microsoft Xbox hit by user connection problems, hacker group claims responsibility December 26, 2014

    Microsoft's Xbox Live and Sony's PlayStation Networks experienced user connection problems on Christmas Day, for which a hacker group claimed responsibility. The group, called Lizard Squad, could not be reached for comment, and the companies did not give a reason for the connectivity issues. Both companies expected heavy use as people who...
  • 'Game of Thrones' season 5: Tyrion Lannister sports a beard, Arya Stark gets a costume makeover; HBO teaser heightens fans' curiosity December 23, 2014

    Los Angeles: A new teaser of popular fantasy drama 'Game of Thrones' season five has been released, which shows character Tyrion Lannister, played by actor Peter Dinklage, in a new look. The 45-year-old actor will be sporting a beard in the series to conceal himself after having escaped from the castle...
  • Watch: This 10-second 'Game of Thrones' season 5 teaser is cryptic yet thrilling December 20, 2014

    A glimpse of the visions; the three-eyed raven; Tyrion; Ayra; Cersei; Sansa, and phoof -- it's gone. ...
  • Prakash Nanjappa crowned Champion of Champions at shooting nationals December 18, 2014

    Pune: Commonwealth Games silver medallist Prakash Nanjappa emerged victorious to be crowned the Champion of Champions at the ongoing 58th National Shooting Championships here in the western Indian city on Thursday. The shooter of the southern Indian state Karnataka was awarded with a cash prize of Rs 50,000 by the National...
  • Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley starrer 'The Imitation Game' to be released in 2015 December 18, 2014

    New Delhi: 'The Imitation Game', which has received five Golden Globe nominations, will hit Indian screens Jan 23, 2015. Being released in India by PVR Pictures, the film has a cast of Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley and Charles Dance, said a statement. Cumberbatch plays the role of a mathematician, logician, cryptanalyst and...
  • Government writes to AIBA, seeks reversal on Sarita Devi's ban December 17, 2014

    New Delhi: The government has written to AIBA to revoke the suspension of boxer Sarita Devi, Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal said on Wednesday. Sonowal along with the cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar were among those who had shown strong support for Sarita. He said that the government was pursuing the issue. "From our...