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  • My appetite for chess has recovered: Viswanathan Anand 4 days ago

    Buoyed by winning the London Chess Classic, five-time world chess champion Viswanathan Anand said he is looking forward to play games in 2015 with renewed zeal and enthusiasm. "I think my appetite for chess has recovered. I am going to play chess with renewed vigour in 2015," the 45-year-old Indian grandmaster...
  • Viswanathan Anand beats Michael Adams to win London Classic December 15, 2014

    London: Five-time chess world champion Viswanathan Anand won his maiden London Classic title after defeating British Grandmaster Michael Adams in the fifth and final round on Monday. Having drawn the first four games of the six-player round-robin tournament, Anand had to win to stay in contention for a podium finish and...
  • With his crane crashing, man's plan to propose ends in a disaster December 14, 2014

    London: A Dutchman's dramatic plan to propose to his girlfriend has ended in a major disaster with a mobile crane smashing the roof of a house and forcing the evacuation of people from two others. The man had wanted to surprise his partner by descending in front of her bedroom in...
  • Viswanathan Anand holds Hikaru Nakamura to a draw December 13, 2014

    London: Former world champion Viswanathan Anand played out his third draw on the trot, signing peace with Hikaru Nakamura of United States in a keenly fought game of the third round of London Chess Classic here on Saturday. Anand yet again showed fine preparation in the tournament but the victory continued...
  • London airspace closed due to computer failure December 12, 2014

    London: London airspace has been closed due to a computer failure, UK air traffic controllers said on Friday. The news was announced in a brief message on flight safety body Eurocontrol's website. UK air traffic controllers, called NATS, confirmed that a "technical problem" at its Swanwick control centre in Hampshire will...
  • Viswanathan Anand draws with Fabiano Caruana in London Classic December 12, 2014

    Celebrating his 45th Birthday, five times world champion Viswanthan Anand played out an easy draw as white against Fabiano Caruana of Italy in the second round of London Chess Classic on Friday. After showing deep preparation against Kramnik in the opener, Anand could not dent Caruana's chances as black out of...
  • Viswanathan Anand draws with Vladimir Kramnik in London Classic December 11, 2014

    Five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand played out an easy draw in black against Vladimir Kramnik of Russia in the first round of the London Chess Classic here today. After finishing joint third in the rapid open tournament, Anand showed deep preparation in the first classical game here and this was a...
  • Snapshot: Prince William, wife Kate Middleton meet Beyonce Knowles and Jay Z at NBA game December 9, 2014

    New York: Prince William and his wife Kate Middleton met star couple Beyonce Knowles and Jay Z here. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were here Monday for the Cleveland Cavaliers game against the Brooklyn Nets at Barclays Center. Beyonce and Jay Z were seated just across the way, reports eonline.com. Prince...
  • Stoppard called 'greatest living playwright' at London Theatre Awards December 1, 2014

    London: Tom Stoppard was given a special award as "the greatest living playwright" on Sunday at the 60th London Evening Standard Theatre Awards in recognition of more than a half century of work that has won him an Academy Award and four Tony Awards. The 77-year-old Czech-born author, whose plays include...
  • Soccer star David Beckham and son unhurt in UK car crash November 30, 2014

    London: Retired English soccer star David Beckham and his teenage son Brooklyn were involved in a car crash outside Arsenal's training ground in Hertfordshire, north of London, but did not suffer any injuries, according to a source close to Beckham. "David and Brooklyn did not suffer any injuries and as I...
  • Finally London November 25, 2014

    Lal Jose, a popular filmmaker and Suresh Joseph, a retired IRTS officer travelled from Kochi to London in 75 days by car covering 27 countries and 2 continents.Watch all the webisodes here. ...
  • Meet Pallab Talukdar, who cycled from Iran to Milan November 25, 2014

    Lal Jose, a popular filmmaker and Suresh Joseph, a retired IRTS officer travelled from Kochi to London in 75 days by car covering 27 countries and 2 continents.Watch all the webisodes here. ...
  • Meet Vierra Vojtkova, owner of Ganesh Utsav restaurant in Bratislava November 25, 2014

    Lal Jose, a popular filmmaker and Suresh Joseph, a retired IRTS officer travelled from Kochi to London in 75 days by car covering 27 countries and 2 continents.Watch all the webisodes here. ...
  • Meet EP Menon who walked from Delhi to Russia in 1962 November 25, 2014

    Lal Jose, a popular filmmaker and Suresh Joseph, a retired IRTS officer travelled from Kochi to London in 75 days by car covering 27 countries and 2 continents.Watch all the webisodes here. ...
  • For refuelling in Tibet, Chinese driving license is must November 25, 2014

    Lal Jose, a popular filmmaker and Suresh Joseph, a retired IRTS officer travelled from Kochi to London in 75 days by car covering 27 countries and 2 continents.Watch all the webisodes here. ...
  • The beginning of Record Drive November 25, 2014

    Lal Jose, a popular filmmaker and Suresh Joseph, a retired IRTS officer traveled from Kochi to London in 75 days by car covering 27 countries and 2 continents. Watch all the webisodes here. ...
  • After London's Madame Tussauds, Kolkata now boasts of a wax museum November 23, 2014

    Kolkata: A Madame Tussauds like experience in Kolkata seems to be Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's own way of partially delivering on her promise to convert Kolkata into London. The recently inaugurated Mothers Wax Museum in Eastern Kolkata has drawn crowds. Featuring 19 life-size wax models of celebrities and heroes of...
  • Cluster buses in Delhi to get colourful advertisements November 16, 2014

    New Delhi: The orange cluster buses running in the national capital are soon set to get more colourful with a cover of advertisements. Replicating the idea in buses of cities like New York, London and Paris, ads will initially cover the left and back sides of the buses, and later...
  • Dubbed Telugu version of Balaji K Kumar's 'Vidiyum Munn' to release soon November 15, 2014

    Chennai: Debutant Balaji K Kumar-directed Tamil thriller "Vidiyum Munn", which has been dubbed in Telugu as "Oka Ratrilo Iddarammayilu", is being readied for release in the language soon. "It's an interesting film about a prostitute's efforts to save a 12-year-old girl over the course of a night. We are planning to...
  • Toughest bit for me to cover my personal life with Anjali: Sachin Tendulkar November 15, 2014

    Speaking in London on his autobiography tour, Sachin Tendulkar shares his secretes which he revealed in his book 'Playing It My Way'. ...
  • Indian-origin taxi driver jailed in Britain for sex attack October 28, 2014

    London: An Indian-origin taxi driver has been jailed in Britain for a sex attack on a young woman passenger while she was drinking. Nottingham Crown Court heard that Dhanraj Singh, 24, and a father of two, is a Bhangra dancer and singer. He was due to fly to Mumbai to film...
  • Crowds boo, heckle Bilawal Bhutto at PPP's rally in London on Kashmir October 27, 2014

    London: A rally organised in London by the Pakistan People's Party opposing India's right to Kashmir turned violent after Bilawal Bhutto appeared on stage. People attending the rally hurled water bottles, cans and brickbats at the stage. The so-called 'Million March' from Trafalgar Square to Downing Street descended into chaos...
  • Queen Elizabeth II sends her first tweet October 24, 2014

    London: In a historic first, Queen Elizabeth II on Friday sent out her maiden tweet while opening an information technology gallery at the Science Museum. The first tweet by a reigning British monarch read: "It is a pleasure to open the Information Age exhibition today at the @ScienceMuseum and I...
  • Man arrested for throwing marbles at MPs in UK Parliament October 23, 2014

    London: In a major security breach, a man on Wednesday managed to enter the British Parliament and hurl marbles at some MPs during British Prime Minister David Cameron's weekly questions. No-one was hurt as the marbles hit the security screen. Later, Scotland Yard officers arrested him. The major security breach...
  • BJP objects to Kashmir Million March organised by Pakistan in London October 22, 2014

    Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir BJP objected to the "Kashmir Million March" being organised in London by Pakistan sponsored leaders on October 26. The march coincides with the day when the then ruler of erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir Maharaja Hari Singh signed the historic Instrument of Accession of the...
  • London: Sothebys auctions Indian and Islamic art work October 22, 2014

    The Auction House Sothebys of London held its inaugural 'Indian and Islamic Art week' putting on display a high profile series of Public exhibitions and auctions from October 3 to October 8. The exhibition was divided into three areas - the Modern and Contemporary South Asian Art, Art of Imperial...
  • Congress leader writtes to Modi, expresses wish to acquire Ambedkar's home in London October 22, 2014

    Maharashtra Congress leader Nitin Raut wrote to the Narendra Modi government expressing his wish to acquire a residential property in London where Dr Bhim Rao Ambedkar lived while studying at the London School of Economics in 1921-22. The 2,050 sq ft property on King Henry's Road, London, is expected to...
  • Watch: Tributes paid to Mahatma Gandhi at London's Tavistock Square October 22, 2014

    Tributes were paid to Mahatma Gandhi on the occasion of his birth anniversary at Tavistock Square Garden in Bloomsbury. ...
  • Watch: UK Indians revel in the spirit of Diwali October 22, 2014

    The Indian community in UK organised a special Diwali fare ahead of the festival in London. The organisers plan to take the event to other parts of UK next year. ...
  • Modi government reaches out to UK Indians, organise Diwali function in London October 22, 2014

    In an attempt to connect with the 'Pravasi Bharatiya', The Government of India held a special function in London to celebrate Diwali. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj graced the event amongst various other dignitaries. ...