Library

  • Indian-American boy locked in epic Spelling Bee tie 24-02-2014 09:02 PM

    An epic duel running into an astounding 66 rounds between a 13-year-old Indian-American boy and an 11-year-old girl in Missouri ended in a tie as the Spelling Bee organisers actually ran out of words. The battle at a branch of the Kansas City Public Library on Sunday was between Kush...
  • Israel secretly provided arms to India in 1971 war, claims book 01-11-2013 06:02 PM

    Israel secretly provided India weapons and instructors in 1971 as it prepared for the war with Pakistan that led to the emergence of Bangladesh even though the two countries did not have diplomatic relations, according to a new book by an American journalist. "The Blood Telegram" by Gary Bass, which...
  • Library now just a click away 25-10-2013 12:10 PM

    New Delhi: In a scenario where everyone is so tech savvy and wants work to be done on a click of a mouse, will they go to a library for a book? With changing trends, library is now just a click away. Ram Gopal Sharma and Sons library at Shankar...
  • Moving with The Shadow Lines

    Finding the Centre |  Anu Kumar
    You get to the library by left-turning one too many times. I learnt that the hard way for the car's unpredictable GPS always led me...

  • Malala Yousafzai inaugrates Europe's biggest library in Birmingham 04-09-2013 08:18 AM

    Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani schoolgirl shot in the head in a failed assassination attempt by the Taliban, on Tuesday inaugurated Europe's biggest public library in her newly adopted home of Birmingham. The 16-year-old, airlifted to the city last year for life-saving surgery at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, now lives with...
  • Birmingham to open Europe's largest public library 30-08-2013 03:27 AM

    The Library of Birmingham, the largest public library in Europe and set to open to the public September 3, is likely to attract over three million visitors a year in addition to scores of online visitors. Located in Birmingham's Centenary Square, the library has cost $293 million, Xinhua reported. A...
  • Pranab inaugurates audio-visual section in Rashtrapati Bhavan 14-06-2013 03:18 AM

    New Delhi: It was a peep into history for President Pranab Mukherjee when he witnessed departure of last Viceroy Lord Louis Mountbatten and swearing-in of first Governor General C Rajagopalachari at the audio-visual section of Rashtrapati Bhavan's library. After inaugurating it, Mukherjee watched a newsreel on the departure of Mountbatten...
  • Gunman shot dead after 6 die in California shooting spree 08-06-2013 06:15 AM

    Santa Monica: A gunman killed at least six people in Santa Monica, California, on Friday before he was shot dead by police at a library of a community college, Police Chief Jacqueline Seabrooks said. Seabrooks said a second individual she described as a "person of interest" had been taken into...
  • After Boston blasts, US orders new visa reviews for arriving students 04-05-2013 10:59 AM

    Washington: The Homeland Security Department ordered border agents to verify that every international student who arrives in the US has a valid student visa, according to an internal memorandum obtained Friday by The Associated Press. The new procedure is the government's first security change directly related to the Boston bombings....
  • Big Ben to be silenced after 48 years for Thatcher's funeral 16-04-2013 01:17 PM

    London: For the first time in 48 years, London's iconic Big Ben will fall silent on Wednesday as a mark of respect for 'Iron lady' Margaret Thatcher's funeral. The former Conservative Prime Minister died of a stroke in London on Monday aged 87. She will be given a ceremonial funeral...
  • Loved ones seek word on Boston runners after blasts 16-04-2013 05:20 AM

    Chicago: Far-flung family members, co-workers and friends frantically used social media, cellphones and even a "people finder" website on Monday to try to learn the fate of participants and spectators at the Boston Marathon, where two people were killed and dozens injured after a pair of bombs exploded near the...
  • UK: Thatcher memorial library planned in London 14-04-2013 07:49 PM

    London: Plans to create a mega library-cum-museum and training centre in memory of Margaret Thatcher are being devised in the lead up to the funeral of the former British premier on Wednesday. Supporters of the 'Iron Lady', who died of a stroke aged 87 last week, aim to raise around...
  • British Library attempts to archive the digital universe 06-04-2013 12:32 PM

    London: Capturing the unruly, ever-changing Internet is like trying to pin down a raging river. But the British Library is going to try. For centuries the library has kept a copy of every book, pamphlet, magazine and newspaper published in Britain. Starting Saturday, it will also be bound to record...
  • Herald land row spreads to Mumbai, Swamy plans action 08-11-2012 06:26 PM

    Mumbai: Yet another controversy surrounding Associated Journals Ltd has been unearthed. CNN-IBN has accessed RTI documents that raise fresh questions. The documents show that the Maharashtra government gave premium land in Bandra in 1983 to Associated Journals, now acquired by the Gandhis' Young Indian company, for building a Nehru memorial...
  • Bihar government to open gym, library in jails 27-10-2012 02:27 PM

    Patna: Initiating a unique experiment, the Bihar government has decided to set up a gymnasium and a library in all its jails to promote physical and mental health of prisoners. "The jail department has released money for setting up a gym and a library in all the eight central jails...
  • British Library puts historic newspapers online 30-11-2011 11:10 AM

    London: The newspaper coverage was troubling: London's huge international showcase was beset by planning problems, local opposition and labor woes - and the transportation was a mess. It sounds like the 2012 Olympics, but this was the Great Exhibition of 1851 generating stories of late trains, unscrupulous landlords and dangerous...
  • Children's Day: Chennai gets first kids' library 14-11-2011 08:27 AM

    CHENNAI: A day before Childrens Day, a sea of bobbing purple balloons seemed to be making their way towards the new Hippocampus Childrens Library on Sunday morning. Then, a group of children, complete with a saxophone player at the helm, marched merrily towards what would be the citys first model...
  • Amazon.com launches digital book library service 03-11-2011 12:12 PM

    Bangalore: Online retailer Amazon.com said Kindle owners with an Amazon Prime membership will now get access to the company's new digital book library service. Kindle owners with the Prime membership can choose from thousands of books to borrow for free on a Kindle device, including more than 100 current and...
  • Reliance MediaWorks to provide digital video library 01-10-2011 02:52 PM

    New Delhi: Reliance MediaWorks has tied up with video management and licensing service provider Thought Equity Motion, Inc to offer integrated "smart content" to players in advertising, film, television, publishing and interactive media. Reliance MediaWorks, the film and media services firm of the Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group, will provide video...
  • Women second class students at AMU

    The Second Sex |  Asiya Islam
    One would think that the focal point of any university and the experience of being at university is the institution's library. Not for students of...

  • Leonardo da Vinci's 'Codex' launched on iPad 16-08-2011 07:22 PM

    London: The Da Vinci Code may have been a popular e-book for years, but now readers around the world can view the manuscripts of Leonardo da Vinci's Codex Arundel in high definition on iPad as the British Library launches its 'e-book treasures' series. The Italian manuscript written in Da Vinci's...
  • Secret tapes of Kennedy's wife to be made public 07-08-2011 01:26 PM

    London: A series of secret audio tapes made by John F Kennedy's wife Jacqueline are to be made public in a television special show, that may blow the lid off her private life with the assassinated US President, a media report said. The audio tapes were recorded with leading historian...
  • Oscar Academy asks for 'Bbuddah...' script 30-07-2011 03:30 AM

    New Delhi: The script of Amitabh Bachchan's latest release "Bbuddah...Hoga Tera Baap" has been invited to be archived in the library of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, says the 68-year-old megastar. "And... the Academy of Motion Picture and Arts, Los angeles writes to me for the script...