History

  • 100 most memorable football World Cup moments (80-71) 15-04-2014 04:57 PM

    The beautiful game returns to its spiritual home with the World Cup 2014 in Brazil. We are revisiting the 100 most memorable moments from the past editions. Some are inspirational, some are controversial. Some will leave a smile on your face, some will make you wanting for more. You will...
  • Sharad Pawar mocks Modi, questions his 'knowledge' of history 25-03-2014 08:14 PM

    NCP chief Sharad Pawar on Tuesday took a dig at Narendra Modi over his public gaffes and said BJP's PM nominee lacked accurate knowledge of history of the country. Addressing a joint rally organised in support of Congress and NCP candidates, namely Union Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde and Vijaysinh Mohite-Patil,...
  • Sienna Miller in talks for 'American Sniper'? 19-03-2014 11:04 AM

    London: Actress Sienna Miller is in talks to star in 'American Sniper'. The 32-year-old actress is in early negotiations to take on the lead female role, opposite Bradley Cooper, in Clint Eastwood's upcoming movie, reported Contactmusic. Jaimie Alexander, 30, and Evangeline Lilly, 34, were previously linked to the part, as...
  • No criminal history found of six accused in arms recovery case 08-03-2014 11:49 AM

    No criminal history has been found of the six accused who were arrested after 11 pistols were seized from them on their return from Pakistan by Samjhauta Express, police said on Saturday. The accused identified as Anis (45), his wife Shehnaz (40), Mulla Nasir (55), Rahis (40), his wife Rabia...
  • Facebook lets your past catch up on you, allows you to see your search history buried in its settings 01-03-2014 02:40 PM

    New Delhi: Quite like Google, Facebook also keeps a track of what all your search for on the social networking site. It keeps your search history private, which means means that you need to be signed in to Facebook to view your history. You can view your past searches in...
  • Admiral Bhagwat to Admiral Joshi, bad 15 years for Indian Navy 26-02-2014 08:05 PM

    New Delhi: Indian Navy is smaller than the Indian Air Force and has just 58,350 personnel. It has seen 21 chiefs in the last 60 years. But, the Navy has not always been a quiet, non-controversial organization. It has seen many controversies and has been in the news for wrong...
  • Journalist Siddharth Varadarajan asks Penguin India to pulp his book and revert copyright 15-02-2014 11:13 AM

    Journalist and author Siddharth Varadarajan said he has asked Penguin Books India to pulp his book and revert copyright, days after the publishing house caved in to pressure from various right wing groups and decided to withdraw all published copies of Wendy Doniger's book 'The Hindus: An Alternative History' from...
  • Full text: Penguin India's statement on withdrawal of 'The Hindus' 14-02-2014 10:37 AM

    Penguin Books India has decided to withdraw all published copies of Wendy Doniger's book 'The Hindus: An Alternative History' from India and pulp their remaining copies, in a move that is seen as a curb on the freedom of expression and has angered many on social media websites. In a...
  • BJP must protest withdrawal of The Hindus: Rajmohan Gandhi 13-02-2014 03:49 PM

    New Delhi: Just days after withdrawal of Wendy Doniger's book 'The Hindus: An Alternative History' by Penguin India sparked outrage, historian Rajmohan Gandhi has said that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) should be the first to launch a protest, as it claims to stand for freedom of speech. In a...
  • Penguin took a rational call on Wendy Doniger's 'The Hindus': Kian Ganz 13-02-2014 09:20 AM

    Penguin Books India has decided to withdraw all published copies of Wendy Doniger's book 'The Hindus: An Alternative History' from India and pulp their remaining copies, in a move that is seen as a curb on the freedom of expression and has angered many on social media websites. Critics say...
  • Wendy Doniger blames Indian law for withdrawal of her book by Penguin 12-02-2014 07:57 AM

    New Delhi: A day after news broke of Penguin withdrawing Wendy Doniger's book 'The Hindus: An Alternative History', the writer has now come to the defence of its publishers while blaming the Indian law. "Penguin, India, took this book on knowing that it would stir anger in the Hindutva ranks,...
  • Full text: Petition seeking Penguin Books apology for Wendy Doniger's book 11-02-2014 10:01 PM

    In a petition filed on Tuesday, the Penguin Group has been asked to apologise for the publication of the factually incorrect and offensive book 'The Hindus-An Alternative History' by Wendy Doniger. Penguin Books India, earlier in the day, reportedly agreed to withdraw all published copies of Wendy Doniger's book 'The...
  • Ten police personnel injured in stone pelting by residents of Sikri village 09-01-2014 11:21 AM

    A team of 10 police personnel, including a woman sub-inspector, were injured in an attack by residents of Sikri village in the Bhopa area when they had gone there to arrest a history sheeter. According to sources, in the incident which took place on Wednesday, the villagers turned violent and...
  • Naveen Patnaik opens Indian History Congress 29-12-2013 07:05 AM

    Cuttack: Urging historians to make the best use of the past, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Saturday said a proper understanding of history was necessary to ensure a better future for the country. "We need the past because it never dies. It represents the cumulative store of human experience...
  • It's my duty to restore Bihar's glory: Nitish Kumar 23-12-2013 01:09 PM

    Expressing satisfaction with his government's performance over the past eight years, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Sunday promised to restore Bihar's old glory with help from the state's people. "We will not only be able to restore Bihar's old glory but also add new dimension to it in the years...
  • Nitish scoffs at Modi, says people talk about history without proper knowledge 19-12-2013 05:15 PM

    In an apparent dig at his rival andBJP Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, Bihar ChiefMinister Nitish Kumar on Thursday said people talk about historywithout proper knowledge of the subject. "Today people talk about history without proper knowledgeabout the subject," Kumar told reporters on the sidelines of61st All India convention of...
  • Tendulkar-less India will have a tough time in Test series: Morkel 16-12-2013 08:27 PM

    Johannesburg: South African pacer Morne Morkel on Monday fired the first salvo ahead of the two-match Test series, starting December 18, stating that the young Indian batsmen will miss 'Sachin Tendulkar's patience' in the middle and they should be prepared to face some hostile bowling from the home side. Morkel...
  • Australia series against India badly-timed: Ian Chappell 06-10-2013 12:21 PM

    New Delhi: Coming down heavily on Cricket Australia for agreeing to the upcoming ODI series against India, former captain Ian Chappell said the "badly timed" matches will dent the team's morale by exposing its "glaring" batting frailties on spin-friendly tracks. India and Australia will clash in a Twenty20 and seven...
  • Rajmohan Gandhi on the tale of the 'undivided Punjab' 17-09-2013 04:44 PM

    Eminent historian and thinker Rajmohan Gandhi's latest book, Punjab: A History from Aurangzeb to Mountbatten will be launched on 18 September 2013 in Chandigarh. Researched in India, Pakistan and at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, the book narrates a 240-year story of what old-timers know as undivided Punjab, beginning...
  • Why Miley Cyrus caused a stir by her twerking act at MTV VMAs 28-08-2013 02:38 PM

    New Delhi: The world has never been kind to singers who resort to raunchy dance moves to hit the headlines and it was the same when Miley Cyrus, the bodice-clad songstress, twerked while singing her popular track 'We can't stop' at MTV VMAs. Miley Cyrus, left many shocked and shaken...
  • Twerking: Its meaning, origin, history and popularity 28-08-2013 12:24 PM

    New Delhi: If her suggestive dance moves at MTV VMAs are anything to go by, Miley Cyrus made another desperate attempt at being associated with something but 'Hannah Montana'. While everybody is busy slamming and mocking the pop star for her recent provocative performance, we give you an insight into...
  • Mumbai gangrape: Three accused are history sheeters, none is a juvenile, says Police 26-08-2013 08:07 PM

    Three of the five accused in last week's gangrape of a photojournalist are history-sheeters and none is a juvenile, Mumbai police chief Satyapal Singh said on Monday, even as the fifth accused arrested in the case was remanded in police custody till September five. A mobile phone, suspected to have...
  • Flashback: When India won their first Test series in England 24-08-2013 08:19 AM

    On this day in 1971, India achieved their first Test victory in England. The scene of this historic victory was The Oval in London, where under Ajit Wadekar India beat England by four wickets to end the hosts' run of 26 Test matches without defeat. Each member of India's XI...
  • Govind Nihalani: 'Tamas' deals with the issue of national importance 21-08-2013 02:47 PM

    Mumbai: National Award-winning director Govind Nihalani feels the movie and television industries will keep changing because they act as a mirror to society, which constantly changes. "TV will continue to change. TV and cinema are media, which respond to the times, which they are made in. They are not static,"...
  • Scientists to cook world's first in-vitro beef burger 03-08-2013 10:23 PM

    London: A corner of west London will see culinary and scientific history made on Monday when scientists cook and serve up the world's first lab-grown beef burger. The in-vitro burger, cultured from cattle stem cells, the first example of what its creator says could provide an answer to global food...
  • Rajasthan police reopens history sheet against father of Cong MLA 03-08-2013 09:39 PM

    Rajasthan police have reopened a history sheet against the father of a Congress MLA and local leader Gazi Fakir, who in the past has been allegedly involved in smuggling and other anti-social activities in the borderareas of the state. Fakir, the father of Congress legislator Saleh Mohammad, had a history...
  • India in Zimbabwe: A brief ODI history 22-07-2013 08:24 AM

    Ahead of the five-match ODI series starting July 24, we take a look at how India have fared in Zimbabwe down the years. Overall, India have played 20 ODIs on Zimbabwean soil since 1992, winning 12 and losing eight. 1992-93 - India won 1-0 India first played an ODI in...
  • New TV show to tell untold stories of contemporary history 13-07-2013 05:09 PM

    New Delhi: History is a set of interpretations and a new docu-drama series on TV attempts to give a different perspective to stories from pages of contemporary history, says show anchor and acclaimed filmmaker Shekhar Kapur. The series 'Pradhanmantri', scheduled to start on channel ABP News Saturday, will showcase unheard...
  • Brad Pitt's son Maddox makes acting debut in 'World War Z' 20-06-2013 12:30 PM

    Los Angeles: Superstar Brad Pitt has revealed that his 11-year-old son Maddox has made a cameo appearance in Marc Forster's apocalypse movie 'World War Z'. The actor reveals his son gets shot in the head multiple times in the movie. The father of six, who takes on the role as...
  • Stick to the course and not to a college: Seema M Parhihar 06-06-2013 05:37 PM

    Dr Seema M Parhihar, associate professor of Geography at Delhi University's Kirori Mal College joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on admissions in humanities stream. Q. Will 4 yr degree course in English, lead to a job? Asked by: yamini A. Yamini there will be many avenues open for you...