NEW YEAR

  • Won't make experimental films under pressure: Farah Khan 3 days ago

    Mumbai: Filmmaker Farah Khan, whose films are marked by dollops of dance, songs and melodrama, says she may make an experimental film like Kalki Koechlin- starrer 'Margarita With A Straw' if she finds a "good script". However, she asserts she won't make it under any sort of "critics' pressure". "If I...
  • Is Abhishek Bachchan writing the sequel of 'Happy New Year'? 3 days ago

    Mumbai: Filmmaker Farah Khan says actor Abhishek Bachchan has taken on the "responsibility" of writing a possible sequel of her hit heist comedy 'Happy New Year'. She says that after the success of 'Happy New Year', Abhishek, who played a key role in the ensemble cast film, was pressuring the filmmaker...
  • Pohela Boishakh: Google doodles Bangla New Year 4 days ago

    Pohela Boishakh is the first day of the Bengali calendar. The day is marked on April 14 in Bangladesh and on April 15 in India. Pohela means 'first' and Boishakh is the first month of the Bengali calendar. Google is marking the Bangla New Year's Day with a doodle on its...
  • Prine Minister Narendra Modi extends festival greetings March 21, 2015

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday extended greetings to the people on the occasion of various festivals across the country as he began Navratra fast. Modi observes fast during all the nine days of Navratra every year. "Hearty greetings on the occasion of New Year (according to solar calendar)....
  • Google commemorates Iranian New Year with Navroz Mubarak doodle March 21, 2015

    New Delhi: Google is celebrating the Iranian New Year with its latest colorful doodle, marking the first day of spring or Equinox. Originated in Persia, Nowruz or Navroz remains a holy day for Zoroastrians and is celebrated in many parts of the world. The latest doodle is full of bright flowers...
  • RSS to celebrate Vikram Samvat New Year on swadeshi theme March 16, 2015

    Lucknow: RSS has decided to celebrate 'Vikram Samvat' - the beginning of Hindu New Year - on a grand scale with swadeshi as its theme and asked Hindus to hoist flags with the 'Om' symbol on their houses to mark the day. The decision comes close on the heels of the...
  • Shah Rukh Khan hopes to live up to the expectations of his young fans February 22, 2015

    Mumbai: Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan is working hard to surpass the expectations of someone with his upcoming movie 'Fan' and its not of the director or writer- but of his little fans. "Hav the sweetest & hard workingest kids on 'Fan'.Hope i live up2 their innocent expectations & mak them...
  • Prime Minister Modi greets everyone on the 'Chinese New Year' in several languages February 19, 2015

    On the occasion of the Chinese New Year, our Prime Minister, Mr Narendra Modi tweeted out greetings to nations around the world. From Korea to Mongolia to Vietnam, everyone has been wished a very happy new year! ...
  • My kids teach me that it's never too late to have a happy childhood, says Farah Khan February 11, 2015

    Mumbai: Filmmaker Farah Khan's triplets - son Czar and daughters Diva and Anya - turned 7 Wednesday. The proud mother says they have given her a chance to enjoy a "happy childhood". "My kids teach me that it's never too late to have a happy childhood," tweeted the 'Happy New Year'...
  • Not in a hurry to start new film: Farah Khan January 29, 2015

    Mumbai: Choreographer-filmmaker Farah Khan, who's "Happy New Year" starring Shah Rukh Khan, Deepika Padukone, Boman Irani among others was one of the biggest blockbusters of 2014, says she is not in a hurry to start her next film. "This year I'm taking rest. I've three children..I'm taking them on vacations. I'm...
  • Boman Irani and wife celebrate 30th wedding anniversary in Maldives January 21, 2015

    Mumbai: Instead of throwing a lavish party, actor Boman Irani is celebrating his 30th wedding anniversary with his wife in a solitary way with just the sun, sand and pristine beaches of Maldives as their company. The actor, who got married to Zenobia Jan 28, 1985, took to micro-blogging site Twitter...
  • Caught on camera: Firefighters drink, celebrate New Year on duty in Hyderabad January 3, 2015

    Hyderabad: A shocking act caught on camera in which a group of firefighters in Hyderabad were caught drinking and celebrating while on duty. In the video, the firefighters are seen celebrating at the fire station on the night of New Year's eve. However, all the four firefighters have been suspended. They...
  • The top New Year 2015 resolutions on Twitter January 2, 2015

    Twitter took a look at top tweets about New Year's resolutions to get a sense of which forms of self-improvement take priority. Based on a ranking of (English-only) keywords associated with resolutions since December 25, here are the top aspirations and intentions that Twitter users have posted. ...
  • New Year's Eve stampede kills 36 on Shanghai waterfront January 2, 2015

    Shanghai: A stampede killed at least 36 people during New Year's Eve celebrations in Shanghai, authorities said, but police denied reports it was caused by people rushing to pick up fake money thrown from a building overlooking the city's famous waterfront. The government in China's gleaming business capital said large crowds...
  • Watch: The Year That Wasn't with Cyrus Broacha January 1, 2015

    Cyrus Broacha rewinds the year 2014. ...
  • Pope in New Year call for peace, teases 'noisy' Mexicans January 1, 2015

    Vatican City: Pope Francis ushered in 2015 in typically unpredictable style on Thursday, launching an appeal for an end to war before light-heartedly teasing the many Mexicans in the crowd at St Peter's Square. Addressing tens of thousands of pilgrims, the Argentinian pontiff marked both the international day of peace and...
  • 608 prosecuted for drunken driving on New Year eve January 1, 2015

    New Delhi: Delhi Traffic Police challaned nearly 1000 motorists for violating traffic rules out of which 608 were prosecuted for drunken driving on the eve of New Year on Thursday night while one person was killed in an accident. "Traffic Police had deployed 86 teams, armed with breath analyzers, to check...
  • Watch: What's making news in Bengaluru January 1, 2015

    CNN-IBN's reporter Shylaja Varma takes you through the top headlines in the city Bengaluru. The recent blast mars the city's New Year blast. ...
  • New Year 2015: Google wishes Happy New Year with an animated doodle January 1, 2015

    New Delhi: Wishing everyone a Happy New Year 2015, Google has posted an animated doodle on its homepage. The doodle has been created by guest artist Cindy Suen.This doodle is in tune with Google's tradition of posting doodles on New Year.The last year's New Year doodle was in continuation to...
  • Shah Rukh Khan, Amitabh Bachchan, Arjun Rampal: B-Town stars wish fans Happy New Year January 1, 2015

    Mumbai: With the hope that 2015 will be prosperous and peaceful, several Bollywood stars including megastar Amitabh Bachchan, Akshay Kumar and Anushka Sharma wished their fans a very happy new year. "May the light of the new sunrise, brighten us all for the entire year of 2015.. harmony and happiness," Bachchan...
  • New Year's Eve stampede kills 35 on Shanghai's Bund tourist strip January 1, 2015

    Shanghai: A stampede killed at least 35 people and injured 43 during New Year's Eve celebrations in Shanghai, on the city's famed waterfront tourist strip known as the Bund, authorities said. The Shanghai government said that large crowds started to stampede in Chen Yi Square on the Bund just before midnight,...
  • Delhiites to usher in New Year amid tight security December 31, 2014

    New Delhi: Pubs, restaurants, markets, malls and other popular hotspots in the city were all decked up for New Year celebrations even as security was beefed up and restrictions put in place to thwart any untoward incident. Delhi Police is on a high alert after intelligence alerts were received of possible...
  • 2014 unforgettable year for fight against graft in China: Xi Jinping December 31, 2014

    Beijing: Describing 2014 as an "unforgettable" year for China for its anti-graft campaign targeting hundreds of officials, President Xi Jinping on Wednesday promised to implement new judicial reforms to provide justice to common people, saying "there is no turning back". Xi, in his New Year speech telecast nationwide, underscored the...
  • President wishes nation on New Year's eve December 31, 2014

    New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee on Wednesday greeted the country on New Year's eve and urged people to dedicate 2015 to create an "inclusive society" and promote "tolerance and understanding" among all communities. "I extend warm greetings and best wishes for a happy and prosperous New Year. Let 2015 be a...
  • Pakistan: New Year celebrations banned in Karachi due to security situations December 31, 2014

    Islamabad: Road blocks will be put in place in Karachi on Wednesday night to prevent any New Year celebrations from taking place. The road blocks will be erected in the evening and the Sindh government has decided to deploy 7,000 policemen all over the city, Dawn online reported. The decision to...
  • Beach parties, fireworks: World rings in new year December 31, 2014

    Sydney: After a turbulent year marred by terror woes, Ebola outbreaks and a horrific series of airline disasters, many could be forgiven for saying good riddance to 2014 and gratefully ringing in a new year. Across the globe, revelers looking for a respite from the gloom will converge on the beaches...
  • Hit play, never stop: The hottest party playlist to rock the floor tonight December 31, 2014

    As the year draws to an end, we bring to you the hottest party playlist to make your last day of the year more happening. Get ready to groove and ring in the New Year with these tracks. ...
  • New Delhi: Security protocols in place in GK market and Sarojini December 31, 2014

    Security protocols are in place in GK market and Sarojini market in the capital. CCTV cameras are operational in GK market with police personnel keeping a vigilant eye on the market place from the control room. ...
  • Google's New Year's Eve doodle is a recap of 2014 trending topics December 31, 2014

    New Delhi: Celebrating the last day of the year with a recap of some of this year's top trending searches, including the 2014 World Cup, the Philae robotic lander, the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, and Flappy Bird, with a shout-out to the Mars Orbiter Mission, Google has posted a colourful...
  • Farah Khan's 'Happy New Year' gets Egyptian release December 30, 2014

    Shah Rukh Khan-Deepika Padukone starrer 'Happy New Year' is all set to release in Egypt tomorrow. In the initial run, the movie, which will carry English and Arabic subtitles, will run in 10 theaters in Cairo, Alexandria and Obour City including all major theatres and multiplexes. "We are very thankful...