MANILA

  • 2009 massacre haunts Philippines as trial slows 4 days ago

    Manila, Philippines: Five years after gunmen flagged down a convoy of cars in a southern Philippine province and massacred all 58 occupants, including scores of journalists, the body count continues to rise. Just days before the Philippines marked Sunday's anniversary of the carnage with prayers and calls to end impunity, another...
  • Jeev Milkha Singh seeks revival in Manila Masters November 19, 2014

    Manila: Struggling to revive the form which made him India's top golfer, seasoned pro Jeev Milkha Singh has pinned his hopes of a turnaround on the USD one million Resorts World Manila Masters which tees off on Thursday. From being a top-50 player in the world, the two-time Asian Tour number...
  • Tamil Nadu: Vasan deals body blow to 'sinking ship' Congress, quits in disgust November 3, 2014

    Chennai: The most pleasing face of the Congress from Tamil Nadu has quit the party in disgust. G K Vasan, former union minister and the son of Congress stalwart G K Moopanar has announced in Chennai that he is no longer with the Congress. In a hurriedly convened press meet...
  • GK Vasan quits Congress, to relaunch Tamil Manila Congress November 3, 2014

    Chennai: Former union minister GK Vasan on Monday to quit the Congress party and will relaunch his father GK Moopanar's outfit Tamil Manila Congress. Addressing a press conference, Vasan told his supporters that a new path will be set. "There should be no factions. On the path of Kamaraj and Moopnar...
  • Asian legend Jeev Milkha Singh eyes winning debut at Manila November 3, 2014

    Manila: Indian golf legend Jeev Milkha Singh is looking forward to a winning debut at the USD 1 million Resorts World Manila Masters later this month when he returns to a country which holds fond memories for him. The 42-year-old Singh has committed to the full-field Asian Tour tournament at the...
  • GK Vasan hits out at Congress, says Working Committee acting against TNCC November 1, 2014

    Chennai: Former union minister GK Vasan on Saturday hit out at the Congress party saying that the party's Working Committee was acting against the interests of the Tamil Nadu Congress Committee. Vasan is reportedly unhappy with the party leadership and sources said that he is likely to quit the party. While vasan...
  • Italian diplomat faces child abuse charges in Philippines May 26, 2014

    Manila: A Philippine prosecutor said on Monday there was probable cause to charge a detained Italian diplomat for allegedly abusing three street children. Daniele Bosio, 46, was holidaying in Manila when he was arrested last month after a children's advocacy group told police they saw him acting inappropriately with three...
  • Budget carrier AirAsia plans flights in India soon May 23, 2014

    Manila: Asia's leading budget carrier, AirAsia, is hoping to begin operations in India in two to three months, the airline's CEO said on Friday. The carrier this month won court approval to operate in India after delays because of domestic airlines' opposition. AirAsia India will begin flying with two planes, Tony...
  • Rajkummar Rao worked as a labourer for Hansal Mehta's 'City Lights' May 15, 2014

    Mumbai: Actor Rajkummar Rao chose to work as a labourer for a day to prepare for his role of a commoner in his upcoming film 'City Lights'. The 29yearold actor decided to step into the shoes of a poor man to experience the struggles he undergoes to make his ends...
  • Mahesh Bhatt: 'City Lights' will connect people to their feelings, even more than 'Aashiqui' did May 15, 2014

    Mumbai: Filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt, who had directed the cult romantic musical drama 'Aashiqui' in 1990 and then produced its super hit sequel 'Aashiqui 2' last year, says Hansal Mehta's 'City Lights' is not only at par with his movies, but "far more relevant to today's India". Bhatt is presenting 'City Lights'...
  • Bhupathi's IPTL opener moved to Manila May 10, 2014

    Manila: Manila will host the first leg of the newly launched International Premier Tennis League (IPTL), which has attracted many top players of the ATP and WTA Tour to compete in the team competition. "Bringing world class tennis to new audience's has always been one of the objectives of the IPTL...
  • National Awardwinning director Hansal Mehta unveils 26minute footage of his latest film 'City Lights' May 5, 2014

    Mumbai: National Awardwinning director Hansal Mehta has readied his next film titled 'City Lights' and he unveiled a 26minute footage of the movie at an event here attended by Mahesh Bhatt, who is backing the film, and the cast. Fox Star Studio presents 'City Lights', an Indian adaptation of British film...
  • National Awardwinning actor Rajkummar Rao says 'City Lights' has been the most challenging film of his career May 3, 2014

    New Delhi: National Awardwinning actor Rajkummar Rao looked comfortable in the scorching Delhi heat on Friday, as he walked into the plush conference room at the Le Meridian on Raisina Road. Dressed in brown chinos, orange loafers and a sheer whiteandpaleblue blazer, Rao's smile was warm, and his walk brisk. In...
  • Rajkummar Rao's 'CityLights' to be released on May 1 March 11, 2014

    Mumbai: 'CityLights', the official remake of award winning British-Filipino film 'Metro Manila', will release in the country May 1. Fox Star Studios and Vishesh Films, who have jointly given successful commercial films in the past, are yet again prepared to give a path-breaking movie experience with 'CityLights'. The film is directed by...
  • Delhi hotels one of the worst-rated in world March 2, 2014

    Hotels in Delhi are considered as one of the worst in the world as per the trivago Reputation Ranking of 100 destinations which places them in the 90th position, while those in Mumbai have fared better. The ranking is based on over 82 million reviews compiled by trivago from over 200...
  • Philippine mayor, 3 others killed at airport December 20, 2013

    Manila: A mayor from the southern Philippines, his wife and two others have been fatally shot in a daring attack at a Manila airport terminal that also wounded four other people. Manila airport General Manager Jose Angel Honrado says men on a motorcycle fired at Labangan Mayor Ukol Talumpa and his...
  • Miss Earth International 2013: Meet Miss India Nita Sofiani November 22, 2013

    India's Nita Sofiani was among the Miss Earth International 2013 beauty contestants in Taguig city, metro Manila. About 90 candidates from around the world participated in the pageant which has proactive advocacy in saving the environment, and focuses on ecotourism this year as its contribution to the country's efforts to...
  • Chowrasia shoots 66, moves to 16th in Manila November 15, 2013

    Manila: India's SSP Chowrasia, who came rather close to ending his title drought last week, blazed through a brilliant back nine to card a sixunder 66 and jump to tied 16th from overnight 61st at the midway stage of the $750,000 World Manila Masters here on Friday. Chowrasia, who lost his...
  • Philippines spots new storm after deadly Typhoon Nari October 14, 2013

    A typhoon blew out of the northern Philippines on Sunday after leaving 13 people dead, but officials remained on alert after another storm was spotted in the Pacific. Typhoon Nari also flooded farmlands and destroyed thousands of houses in provinces north of Manila before blowing away into the South China Sea. Chinese...
  • Muslim rebels display human shield tied by rope in southern Philippine standoff September 11, 2013

    Zamboanga city: Rogue Muslim rebels seeking to declare an independent state put a dozen civilians tied together by rope on display as a human shield on Wednesday as a standoff with security forces in a southern Philippine city entered its third day. Waving white flags, the hostages shouted "please don't shoot"...
  • Ferry sinks in Philippines killing 24; 274 missing August 17, 2013

    A Philippine ferry sank after colliding with a cargo vessel killing at least 24 people and leaving nearly 300 missing, the coast guard said on Saturday. Some 572 people were rescued after Friday's accident at the mouth of a channel approaching the port of Cebu in the central Philippines, said the...
  • Seventeen dead, hundreds rescued after a passenger ferry sinks following a collision August 17, 2013

    At least 17 people were killed but hundreds were rescued after a passenger ferry sank following a collision with a cargo vessel in the central Philippines, a coastguard commander said. "We don't know if there are still people missing," Rear Admiral Luis Tuason told local radio early on Saturday, citing a...
  • Thirteen dead, 690 rescued after a ferry sinks in Philippines August 17, 2013

    Manila: Thirteen people died and 690 were rescued after a ferry sank following a collision with a cargo vessel in the central Philippines, a coastguard commander said. "We don't know if there are still people missing," Rear Admiral Luis Tuason told local radio early on Saturday, citing a discrepancy between the...
  • Ferry with 700 people aboard sinks after collision in Philippine port August 16, 2013

    Manila: A ferry with nearly 700 people aboard sank near the central Philippine port of Cebu on Friday night after colliding with a cargo vessel, and a survivor said he saw bodies in the sea. The captain of the ferry MV Thomas Aquinas ordered the ship abandoned after it began listing...
  • Rihanna stepped out in bejewelled bikini for carnival August 6, 2013

    Bridgetown: Pop star Rihanna was spotted in a traditional carnivalstyle bejewelled twopiece as she danced at the Kadooment carnival, part of the Crop Over Festival in Barbados. The 25yearold sported a lowcut top and a highcut sheer bottom white monokini, and paired the ensemble with a matching necklace, feathered shin guards...
  • Future uncertain for mother of baby born midair February 19, 2013

    New Delhi: The mother of a premature baby born midair on a Manilabound Emirates airlines flight from Dubai is fast running out of resources and awaiting help in Kolkata where she remained since giving birth to a baby girl named EK on February 8, 2013. The flight made a priority landing...
  • China to set up tsunami warning system in South China Sea December 27, 2012

    Beijing: Amid a row over South China Sea with its maritime neighbours, China today said it is leading a plan to set up a tsunami and other natural disaster warning systems in the area. "Tsunamis don't occur frequently, but they always result in significant damage. In the South China Sea,...
  • Philippines: Typhoon kills 650, several missing December 18, 2011

    Cagayan De Oro: Rescuers searched for more than 800 people missing in the southern Philippines on Sunday after flash floods and landslides swept houses into rivers and out to sea, killing more than 650 people in areas illprepared to cope with storms. Cagayan de Oro and nearby Iligan cities on Mindanao...
  • Typhoon kills over 400 in southern Philippines December 17, 2011

    Cagayan de oro: More than 400 people have been killed and hundreds more were missing after a typhoon hit the southern Philippines, National Red Cross SecretaryGeneral Gwendolyn Pang said on Saturday. She said in a text message to Reuters that the death toll of 426 was expected to rise due to...