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  • Belgium chocolate maker ISIS needs to change its name again November 7, 2014

    Brussels: Late last year, a Belgian chocolate maker changed its name from Italo Suisse, because the company no longer had any real association with either country. Now it's changing the name again - because the new name it picked was ISIS. ISIS, of course, is also the acronym derived from Islamic...
  • Dallas Zoo sells rights to name baby giraffe for $50,000 to a bidder who requested anonymity November 4, 2014

    Dallas: The Dallas Zoo has sold the naming rights for a recently born giraffe for $50,000 to a bidder who asked to remain nameless, a zoo official said on Monday. No name has yet been selected for the six-foot male calf born on Oct. 26 whose naming rights were sold at...
  • Ebola.com domain sold for more than $200,000 October 25, 2014

    Washington: The owners of the website Ebola.com have scored a big payday with the outbreak of the epidemic, selling the domain for more than $200,000 in cash and stock. The deal highlights the rewards and risk of industry trading and speculating in domain names that see high interest following news events. According...
  • Watch: In this hilarious interview, Karan Johar tells Cyrus Sahukar that 'My Name is Khan' was shot in Kandivali October 24, 2014

    This old interview, uploaded a few days ago, showcases Karan Johar in conversation with Cyrus Sahukar. The interview, clearly conducted around the time when Johar's 'My Name is Khan' was set to release, is a hilarious, painfully awkward and many times cringe-worthy (intentionally, of course) moments between the two men....
  • EBay brands itself as a place to 'shop the world' October 9, 2014

    New York: E-commerce site eBay is kicking off a global branding campaign that aims to draw attention to the wide array of goods it has available ahead of the holiday shopping season. It's the first time eBay has created a campaign with the same message across four of its biggest markets:...
  • Facebook changes real-name policy, allows users to use aliases October 3, 2014

    Bangalore: Facebook said it would change its policy requiring users to go by their real names on the social network, following outrage over the locking of hundreds of accounts, including a number belonging to drag queens using their stage names. Facebook's product chief, Christopher Cox, apologised in a post on Wednesday...
  • Facebook temporarily restores hundreds of deleted drag queen profiles September 18, 2014

    San Francisco: Facebook says it temporarily restored hundreds of deleted profiles of selfdescribed drag queens and others, but declined to change a policy requiring account holders to use their real names rather than drag names such as Lil Ms. Hot Mess and Sister Roma. The company restored the names on Wednesday...
  • . (.Bharat) toplevel domain launched August 28, 2014

    New Delhi: India, with its existing 243 million Internet users, has now got its own . (.Bharat) country code toplevel domain (ccTLD) name. The launch of the . ccTLD will help bridge the digital divide and accelerate egovernance. This was announced by the National Internet Exchange of India (NIXI)....
  • Government to launch Bharat Domain name in Devanagari script today August 27, 2014

    New Delhi: Union Minister for Communication & Information Technology Ravi Shankar Prasad will launch the Bharat Domain name in Devanagari script on Wednesday. The initiative will cover Hindi, Bodo, Dogri, Konkani, Maithili, Marathi, Nepali and Sindhi in Devanagari script. There is no timeline set for it yet, but we hope there...
  • . (.Bharat) toplevel domain coming to your browser address bar on August 21 August 18, 2014

    New Delhi: India, with its existing 243 million Internet users, is all set to get a . (.Bharat) country code toplevel domain (ccTLD) name from this month that will help bridge the digital divide and accelerate egovernance. This will be soon followed by web addresses in six regional languages. In tandem...
  • Malaysian Airlines to change name to boost reputation July 29, 2014

    Kuala Lumpur: Reeling under the pressure of two catastrophic aviation tragedies, Malaysia Airlines is mulling a name change and restructuring of routes in a bid to repair its reputation, a media report has said. The Malaysian flag carrier, majorityowned by the government, is likely to change its name as part...
  • What? Gyllenhaal is pronounced as Yilenhoolehay?! 15 brands and people whose names you were probably pronouncing wrong July 21, 2014

    'No one ever pronounces my last name correctly,' says actor Jake Gyllenhaal. What else would you expect with a complicated last name like that? What's more, there have been videos and pronunciation guides about the actor's name! Gyllenhaal is a toughie any day, but there are other brands, actors, and...
  • 'My name is Pragati. Not funny? I'm a guy': These 10 people share the humorous side of living with an unusual name in India July 20, 2014

    Shakespeare, you were wrong. What is in a name? A rose by any other name apparently doesn't smell as sweet. It is always amusing to find people with unusual names. 'What were your parents thinking when they named you that?' or 'how do you guys cope with such a weird...
  • Yo Yo Tigers, Haridwar Hunters, Fotballaget Fart: 21 hilarious and bizarre names of sports teams you won't believe actually exists July 12, 2014

    Star rapper Honey Singh is the latest celebrity after actor Akshay Kumar to buy a team in the World Kabbadi League which is scheduled to be held in five different countries from August to December this year. Singh, who had also started Global Fighting Championship (GFC) in Dubai, has named...
  • 'Missing' voters issue: HC asks government to revise electoral rolls May 12, 2014

    Mumbai: Admitting a clutch of PILs that challenged deletion of half a million names in voters' lists in Mumbai and Pune, the Bombay High Court on Monday asked the Maharashtra Government to revise the electoral rolls, but rejected a plea that sought stay on the 2014 Lok Sabha poll results. The...
  • Noah and Sophia emerge as top baby names in the US, unseating Jacob May 12, 2014

    Washington: Even before the 2014 movie 'Noah' featuring actor Russell Crowe climbed the box office charts, Noah became the most favourite baby name for boys in the US, a report said. Sophia topped the list of popular names for baby girls for the third straight year, according to the list of...
  • PIL to be filed over missing names in Mumbai voter list today April 28, 2014

    Mumbai: A PIL is likely to be filed on Monday by Mumbaibased lawyer Mohan Jaykar seeking investigation into missing names on the voter list in Mumbai. A campaign 'I am a deleted voter' has been started and affidavits collected through the campaign will be produced to back the PIL. The...
  • Unbelievable! There are people named 'Kumar Sex', 'Congress', 'Rahul Gandhi', 'Arvind Kejriwal' and 'Computer' on electoral rolls April 18, 2014

    Unbelievable as it may sound, some of the names on the Indian electoral rolls range from bizarre to downright hilarious. Listed in the data collected from 24 of the 35 states and Union Territories and put up on the Election Commission's website, are several people named Rahul Gandhi, Arvind Kejriwal...
  • Advani should drop 'V' from his name if he wants Modi to listen, says Kejriwal March 24, 2014

    Making fun of the fractious relationship between BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi and L K Advani, AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal on Monday said the BJP patriarch should change his name if he wanted Modi to listen to him. "If Advani wants Modi to listen to him, he should drop "v"...
  • Is your name Simran? Virgin Atlantic to offer discounted tickets to people with 12 most famous Bollywood names March 21, 2014

    Do you share your name with some of the most famous film characters which have been brought to life by Bollywood actors and actresses? If so, you can get a discount on air tickets. With a view to paying homage to iconic Indian cinema, Virgin Atlantic airline has decided to offer...
  • New Zealand man gets 99-character name after losing drunken bet March 13, 2014

    Melbourne: A 22-year-old man in New Zealand has changed his name to a 99-character tongue twister after he lost a drunken bet in a poker game. The man from Dunedin is now officially known as 'Full Metal Havok More Sexy N Intelligent Than Spock And All The Superheroes Combined With...
  • Ohio mom officially changes her name from Sheila to Sexy February 12, 2014

    Newark: A central Ohio woman who loathed being named Sheila and wanted a moniker that reflected her personality has legally changed her first name to Sexy. A judge approved the request Tuesday from the 41yearold Pataskala (puhTAS'kuhluh) woman, formerly named Sheila Ranea Crabtree. In her application, Crabtree called her given name "the...
  • Has Manju Warrier changed her name? January 27, 2014

    Kochi: Actress Manju Warrier, who is making headlines for shooting for comeback Malayalam film 'How Old Are You?' has reportedly dropped her married name. As reports suggest, the 'change of name' ad which appeared in a regional daily hasn't gone unnoticed. Manju, who will be seen in 'How Old Are...
  • Person not named in FIR can be tried if evidence crops up: Supreme Court January 10, 2014

    The Supreme Court on Friday held a person can be made an accused by the trial court in case evidence crops up during the proceedings even if he has not been named in the FIR or charge sheet. A fivejudge Constitution Bench headed by Chief Justice P Sathasivam said that the...
  • TN: 200 tea stalls named after Narendra Modi to be opened in Coimbatore January 3, 2014

    Pitching for making Narendra Modi the Prime Minister, a newly formed 'apolitical' organisation of men NaMo Peravai (NaMo Movement) has planned to name 200 tea stalls in Tamil Nadu after the Gujarat Chief Minister. Announcing this, movement Coordinator Praveen Srinivasan told reporters in Coimbatore on Friday that one such tea...
  • Yahoo announces auction of 'premium' domain names November 14, 2013

    New Delhi: A few months after releasing dormant email IDs, Yahoo has now announced that it will auction a huge list of domain names that the company has owned for quite some time, including av.com, sandwich.com and voicemail.com. The weeklong auction starts on November 14 and will run till November...
  • Who has misspelt Sachin Tendulkar's name? asks miffed MS Dhoni November 5, 2013

    Kolkata: After reportedly annoying Sachin Tendulkar with its overenthusiastic preparations for his 199th Test, the Cricket Association of Bengal on invited criticism from Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni during the customary prematch press conference ahead of the opening Test against the West Indies. Before the interaction began, Dhoni criticised the CAB...
  • Babies to be named 'Phailin' born on cyclone night October 21, 2013

    They were born at a time when cyclone Phailin hit land close to the Gopalpur coast on the October 12 night. Staff of several city hospitals where these babies were born, suggested to name them after the cyclone Phailin. At least 27 babies were born in the town in three major...
  • Virat Kohli to be named BSF brand ambassador September 20, 2013

    New Delhi: Indian cricket team's batting mainstay Virat Kohli will soon be appointed as the new brand ambassador of the country's second largest paramilitary force BSF. Kohli has been roped in by the Border Security Force (BSF) in order to bolster the appeal of the 2.5-lakh personnel strong force which is...
  • Ram Gopal Varma is so last season in my life: Karan Johar September 17, 2013

    New Delhi: Karan Johar and Ram Gopal Varma have a history of engaging in Twitter wars but the 'My Name Is Khan' director says he now wants to pick on someone else as RGV is "so last season" in his life. Johar, 41, said their exchange of words on Twitter...