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  • Watch: The story of three people as they try to reach for the top! January 20, 2015

    The Dahi Handi fest is something we have all observed from a safe distance. From our perspective, it looks like a reckless sport at best. But a few people decided to look into it a bit more. Look beyond the dizzying heights, into the lives of three people - Vidyadhar...
  • Indian American presented with Martin Luther King Award January 19, 2015

    Washington: An eminent Indian-American entrepreneur and philanthropist has been presented with the prestigious Martin Luther King Jr Award in recognition of his contribution to the legacy of the great leader through his efforts in international service and civil engagement. Azamgarh-born Frank Islam was given the annual award yesterday by Harry Johnson...
  • PM Modi wishes speedy recovery of Saudi King January 17, 2015

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday spoke to Saudi Crown Prince Salman and conveyed his best wishes for the speedy recovery of King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud. An official statement said that Modi had a telephonic conversation with Crown Prince Salman. The Prime Minister enquired about the health of...
  • Oprah Winfrey, David Oyelowo attended 'Selma' screening at the White House hosted by President Obama January 17, 2015

    Los Angeles: US President Barack Obama hosted a private screening of the historical drama film 'Selma' at the White House. It was attended by a string of celebrities. Guests at the Friday night screening included media mogul Oprah Winfrey, hip-hop artist Common, director Ava DuVernay, David Oyelowo (who plays Martin Luther...
  • Karl Lagerfeld: If I were the king, my subjects would be stylish, multilingual and free of Alzheimer's disease January 16, 2015

    Los Angeles: Designer Karl Lagerfeld believes that current welfare schemes for public should be scrapped in favour of bonus systems, which offer extra payments for those who are "well turned-out". Discussing what he would do if he was King, he said: "I would make myself head of the style police and...
  • Fernando Torres back with a double bang against Real Madrid January 16, 2015

    Fernando Torres stole the show with a dramatic double as Atletico Madrid secured a battling 2-2 draw at Real Madrid on Thursday that dumped the holders out of the King's Cup 4-2 on aggregate. Back at his boyhood club after seven years of mixed fortunes in England and Italy, Torres stunned...
  • I'm not from another planet: Cristiano Ronaldo January 16, 2015

    Madrid: Cristiano Ronaldo apologised to Real Madrid fans after his miraculous powers deserted him as the holders were knocked out of the King's Cup by city rivals Atletico Madrid on Thursday. Ronaldo showed off the third FIFA Ballon d'Or award he won this week to fans at the Bernabeu before kickoff...
  • Lionel Messi, Neymar rested for Barca's Cup game at Elche January 15, 2015

    Barcelona: Barcelona coach Luis Enrique has decided to rest Lionel Messi, Neymar and most of his regulars for the King's Cup last 16, second leg match at Elche later on Thursday. Barca have a 5-0 lead from last week's first leg at the Nou Camp and Luis Enrique has called up...
  • Copa Del Rey: Atletico poised to eliminate Cup holders Real January 14, 2015

    Atletico Madrid have the perfect chance to lift morale after Sunday's La Liga defeat at Barcelona when they play their King's Cup last 16, second leg at bitter local rivals Real Madrid on Thursday. Atletico have a 2-0 advantage over the holders from last week's first leg at the Calderon and...
  • Atletico must avoid another weak start, warns Juanfran January 13, 2015

    Atletico Madrid must avoid another poor first-half showing if they are to protect their 2-0 lead over Real Madrid in the King's Cup on Thursday and advance to the quarter-finals, according to fullback Juanfran. Atletico go into the last 16, second leg at Real's Bernabeu stadium following Sunday's 3-1 La Liga...
  • Fear and joy as Alabama town readies for screenings of film 'Selma' January 4, 2015

    Residents of Selma, Alabama, will next week be offered free screenings of 'Selma,' a Golden Globe-nominated film some locals welcome as the telling of an important civil rights-era story while others fear it could harm the downtrodden city's image. The film, which portrays events surrounding civil rights protests in the town...
  • After 'The King and the Commissioner', actor Suresh Gopi to star in Shaji Kailas' next action flick December 29, 2014

    After 'The King and the Commissioner', actor Suresh Gopi is ready to play another action avatar. This film will be directed by Shaji Kailas, who's earlier worked with Gopi in over 15 films in the '90s. B Unnikrishnan, who has scripted the film, is reluctant to reveal other details of...
  • Yearender: Jitu Rai rises in all directions as shooters continue to impress December 26, 2014

    New Delhi: On and off, here and there, Indian shooters called the shots in 2014, but it was 'Pistol King' Jitu Rai who truly lived upto the sobriquet with a stunning display, leaving the other big guns gazing at the dizzy heights he touched in his annus mirabilis. It was indeed...
  • 123 players retained, 5 traded across teams for IPL 8 December 16, 2014

    A total of 123 cricketers, including 79 Indians and 44 overseas, were retained by the franchises for the 2015 edition of the Indian Premier League. Five Indian cricketers have been traded during the trading window this year. The window for the franchises to extend the player contracts on existing terms for...
  • BCCI rules aren't sacrosanct, exit of a team won't collapse projects: SC December 16, 2014

    Tightening the noose around the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), the Supreme Court said on Tuesday that rules of the BCCI are not sacrosanct and cricket projects in the country won't collapse with the exit of a team in the IPL spot-fixing case. Clamping down on the...
  • N Srinivasan, IS Bindra in blame game, SC to examine BCCI amendment December 15, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday decided to examine the controversial amendment in the BCCI rules which enables office bearers to own teams in the IPL and Champions League amidst raging debate over conflict of interest issue. The apex court termed the issue of conflict of interest "relevant" and decided...
  • Epic 'Exodus' casts Christian Bale's Moses as reluctant leader December 13, 2014

    New York: With massive battle scenes, biblical plagues and a towering tidal wave, British director Ridley Scott's 'Exodus: Gods and Kings' is an epic historical drama and retelling of the story of Moses as a reluctant prophet. Shot in 3D with striking visual effects, 20th Century Fox's 'Exodus' is the latest...
  • N Srinivasan runs BCCI like a mafia, says Lalit Modi December 10, 2014

    Former IPL chief Lalit Modi tells CNN-IBN that his fight is not against any individual and he wants the entire system to be cleaned up. ...
  • Cartoon of the day: SC likely to decide N Srinivasan's fate as cricket administrator December 10, 2014

    The apex court hinted at setting up a high-powered committee to suggest measures for cleansing the game hit by allegations of betting and spot-fixing. The Supreme Court is likely to decide N Srinivasan's fate as cricket administrator. ...
  • SC proposes high-power committee to cleanse cricket December 9, 2014

    The apex court hinted at setting up a high-powered committee to suggest measures for cleansing the game hit by allegations of betting and spot-fixing. ...
  • IPL Scandal: SC, BCCI want retired judges to probe the matter December 9, 2014

    Cracking the whip in the Indian Premier League (IPL) corruption case, the Supreme Court on Tuesday insisted that action must be taken against Board of Control for Cricket in India's (BCCI) president-in-exile N Srinivasan's son-in-law Gurunath Meiyappan. At the end of the proceedings, it was decided that the court would...
  • Supreme Court turns on heat on N Srinivasan December 8, 2014

    The Supreme Court observed that Srinivasan's conflict of interest cannot be ignored and found it difficult to accept on four counts. ...
  • Difficult to ignore N Srinivasan's conflict of interest, says Supreme Court December 8, 2014

    The Supreme Court on Monday grilled BCCI's president-in-exile N Srinivasan on conflict of interest and said it was difficult for it to accept that the involvement of his son-in-law Gurunath Meiyappan - a team official of Chennai Super Kings - in betting during the IPL 2013 did not result in...
  • David Moyes maintains unbeaten start as Sociedad draw in Cup December 5, 2014

    David Moyes continued his unbeaten start at Real Sociedad when he rested a host of regulars in a 0-0 draw at third-tier Real Oviedo in a King's Cup last-32, first-leg match on Thursday. Moyes took over as coach of the Basque club last month and has presided over a draw and...
  • Christian Bale found unlikely inspiration in 'Life of Brian' for his role in Ridley Scott's 'Exodus: Gods and Kings' December 3, 2014

    Paris: When Christian Bale landed the part of Moses in Ridley Scott's 'Exodus: Gods and Kings', the latest epic from the British director, he found unlikely inspiration in Monty Python's irreverent comedy film 'Life of Brian'. Bale, 40, had just finished filming 'American Hustle' and was not in the best physical...
  • My Lords, be fair to N Srinivasan! December 1, 2014

    (Ramakrishna Upadhya is a veteran editor from Bengaluru. He has held senior editorial positions in The Indian Express, Telegraph, ETV and Deccan Herald) Let me make it clear at the outset that I have no personal interest or conflict of interest in diving into the maelstrom of controversy surrounding the...
  • IPL spot-fixing: Anxiety mounts for Srinivasan, CSK as SC resumes hearing December 1, 2014

    Anxiety-metre in Indian cricket will once again soar on Monday as the Supreme Court resumes hearing in the Indian Premier League (IPL) spot-fixing scandal after observations during last hearing pushed N Srinivasan and Chennai Super Kings (CSK) into a tight corner. Srinivasan's future as a cricket administrator hangs by a thread...
  • Anirban Lahiri leads by one stroke in King's Cup November 29, 2014

    Khon Kaen: Indian golfer Anirban Lahiri fired four-under 68 to enjoy a slender one-shot lead after the third round of the $500,000 King's Cup at the par-72 Singha Park Khon Kaen Golf Club here Saturday. Lahiri, who led from the opening day, was surprised after returning to find himself back atop...
  • Burger King employee finds a backpack loaded with $100,000 in California, no one has claimed it yet! November 29, 2014

    San Jose, Calif.: An assistant manager at a Northern California Burger King found a backpack loaded with about $100,000 in a booth, but so far no one has come forward to claim it. Assistant manager Sahista Bakawla told KGO he spotted the blue backpack left in his San Jose eatery early...
  • US dollar 1 lakh found in bag at Burger King outlet owned by Indian November 28, 2014

    Los Angeles: An abandoned backpack with US dollar 100,000 in cash has been found at a Burger King restaurant owned by an Indian-origin man in California on his birthday. The blue backpack had been left on a chair during the hectic lunch hour at the Burger King at 1305 North Bascom...