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  • Euro-IV petrol, diesel in 50 more cities by March 2015 May 9, 2014

    New Delhi: The government will extend supply of Euro-IV grade petrol and diesel to 50 more cities by March next year in an attempt to cut vehicular pollution in major towns. Presently, Euro-IV or Bharat Stage-IV petrol and diesel are being supplied in 26 cities including Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Ahmedabad and...
  • Inspired by Delhi braveheart, 5 women to perform a play across India March 21, 2014

    After premiering at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, writer-director Yael Farber's presentation 'Nirbhaya' is now being staged in Mumbai. While the parents of the real life Nirbhaya await closure, her brutal gangrape inspired five women to put the spotlight on their personal stories of sexual violence and abuse. ...
  • I don't need to go out and be recognised to feel alive: Lady Gaga September 3, 2013

    Los Angeles: Pop star Lady Gaga says she does not concentrate on fame as much as she does in putting all her energy into creating music instead. The 27-year-old, who underwent a hip surgery in February, admits that her time away from work made her re-evaluate her priorities. "I really enjoyed...
  • Delhi Cong embarrassed after workers dance with women on stage September 2, 2013

    New Delhi: The Delhi Congress unit was left red faced on Monday after a event by a local leader in North West Delhi saw women allegedly performing indecent dances on stage with some of the workers joining them and showering money. In a bid to attract people from Poorvanchal, Neeraj Kumar...
  • Two stage artists arrested for snatching mobile phones and purses of women August 28, 2013

    Two stage artistes were arrested for snatching mobile phones and purses of women in Delhi, police said on Tuesday. Sumit Gappa and Vasudev Dass, both in their 20s, were caught from the Ber Sarai area of south Delhi on Monday evening. "Two mobile phones they had snatched in the Govindpuri area were...
  • Triumphant Indian women archers return home August 27, 2013

    New Delhi: The triumphant Indian women's recurve team, which clinched the World Cup Stage IV crown in Poland, returned home in the wee hours on Tuesday to a lukewarm response. The archery team, comprising Bombayla Devi, Deepika Kumari and Rimil Buriuly, were later felicitated at the resident of President of Archery...
  • Stage actor battered to death by 2 assailants inside house August 5, 2013

    A stage artist who performed in plays was bludgeoned to death in the state capital, police officials said on Monday. The murder took place in the actor's house in Sarvodaynagar colony of the Ghazipur area late on Sunday or early Monday. The 43-year-old artiste Jagdish Verma, who lived with his wife...
  • I was 18 when I discovered that I've stage fright: Salma Hayek July 14, 2013

    Los Angeles: During her teenage days, actress Salma Hayek was so scared of performing on stage in front of people in her native Mexico, that she tried to even run away once. "I was 18 and I was playing Jasmine in a production of 'Aladdin' for children, and it didn't have...
  • India finish poor ninth in Archery World Cup June 16, 2013

    Kolkata: Fancied recurve archers including world No. 3 Deepika Kumari returned empty-handed as India finished a poor ninth in the World Cup Stage II that concluded in Antalya, Turkey on Sunday. According to information received here, India with a solitary silver medal in the mixed team event of the compound section...
  • India win silver in Archery World Cup Stage II June 15, 2013

    Antalya, Turkey: Rajat Chouhan and Manjudha Soy lost out by one point in the compound mixed team final to earn India a solitary silver medal in the Archery World Cup Stage II at Antalya, Turkey on Saturday. The unheralded Indian duo had a slender 112-111 lead against the Italian world champions...
  • Compound archers assure India a medal in World Cup Stage II June 14, 2013

    Antalya, Turkey: Rajat Chouhan and Manjudha Soy stormed into the final of compound mixed section to assure India of a minimum silver medal as top archers came a cropper at the World Cup Stage II being held at Antalya, Turkey. The duo, who qualified third behind Korea, defeated Great Britain 151-149,...
  • When singer Adam Anderson fell asleep while performing March 17, 2013

    London: Adam Anderson of Hurts, a popular synth-pop duo, was so exhausted during a musical tour that he fell asleep while performing on stage. Anderson is part of the duo with Theo Hutchcraft, and they were on tour for three years to promote their debut album. Anderson, a synthesist, fell asleep...
  • Standup comedy is finding its feet in India February 7, 2013

    "My friend Imran Ahmed said to me, 'Man, Bal Thackeray dying is the worst thing he's done-now the Swedish House Mafia gig is cancelled!' I said to him, is that really the worst thing he could have done?" This is a small stage in a 300-seater auditorium in a glitzy Mumbai...
  • Adele seeks treatment for stage fright February 3, 2013

    Los Angeles: Singer Adele, who is set to perform at the forthcoming Academy Awards Feb 24, has been visiting a hypnotherapist to cure her stage fright. The star has been having the treatment here in a bid to conquer her anxiety over her upcoming Oscars performance, reports thesun.co.uk. Adele is booked to...
  • Watch: '50 Shades of Grey' now in a musical January 13, 2013

    The best-selling book "50 Shades of Grey" by EL James is now heading to the stage with a sketch comedy group writing a musical parodying based on the popular novel. ...
  • Chandrababu suffers minor back injury in stage collapse October 27, 2012

    Hyderabad: Telugu Desam Party president N Chandrababu Naidu suffered a minor injury to his back in a freak mishap, when the dais from which he was addressing a gathering, collapsed at Gadwal in Mahbubnagar district late on Friday night. The Leader of Opposition, who tried to continue his foot-march after...
  • World T20: Will India's five-bowler plan work? September 28, 2012

    Having topped Group A, MS Dhoni’s India need to pull up their socks and plug in the loopholes when they take on Australia in their first ICC World Twenty20 Super Eights match at the Premadasa in Colombo on Friday. On the eve of the match in a press conference, Dhoni hinted...
  • Super-Eight stage is the real deal: Aakash Chopra September 26, 2012

    CNN-IBN's cricket expert Aakash Chopra is hopeful of better cricket in the Super Eight stage of the World T20 after very predictable results in the group stage. ...
  • Tucker-Kettleborough to officiate at Ind-Pak tie September 26, 2012

    Colombo: Rod Tucker and Richard Kettleborough will be the on-field umpires for Sunday's high-profile match between India and Pakistan in the Super Eight stage of the ICC World Twenty20 here. The ICC Wednesday announced the list of umpires and match referees for the Super Eight stage of the tournament, with former...
  • WI move into Super 8s after washout, Ireland out September 24, 2012

    Colombo: The West Indies qualified for the Super Eights stage of the World Twenty20 after their Group B match against Ireland was abandoned due to rain on Monday. Ireland made 129 for 6 in their 19 overs before heavy rain at the Premadasa stadium prevented the West Indies from starting...
  • Logistics that go into making Olympics a success July 19, 2012

    CNN takes you closer to the humongous effort that goes into handling the logistics of the Olympic Games. ...
  • Best moments of the Euro 2012 group stage June 20, 2012

    Donetsk: From the moment Poland's Robert Lewandowski scored the opening goal of the tournament with a brilliant header against Greece, Euro 2012 has served up one great moment after another during a thrilling group stage. Superb goals have followed, including Mario Balotelli's volley against Ireland, German Mario Gomez's first strike against...
  • RCB need to be at their best to beat Delhi: Dilshan May 16, 2012

    New Delhi: They are in a must-win situation in Thursday's IPL clash and Royal Challengers Bangalore batsman Tillakaratne Dilshan feels his side has a good chance of beating table-toppers Delhi Daredevils at the Feroze Shah Kotla. Thursday's match is the penultimate league game for RCB and they need to win their...
  • Deepika enters individual recurve World Cup final May 4, 2012

    Kolkata: Promising Indian archer Deepika Kumari has made the final of the women's recurve individual event of the World Cup Stage 2 at Antalya. She will play Korea's Lee Sung Jin in the summit clash on Saturday. The 18-year-old defeated Chinese Taipei's Lin Chia-En 6-1 in the semi-finals. In the quarter-finals,...
  • Poor start by Olympic hopefuls in archery April 15, 2012

    Kolkata: It was a none-too-impressive beginning to the Olympic calendar year for Indian archers as they finished with a solitary silver medal in the World Cup Stage I, which concluded in Shanghai on Sunday. The women's compound team lost to Italy in the bronze play-off to end their campaign with only...
  • Women recurve team in Archery World Cup final April 13, 2012

    Kolkata: India's women recurve team, comprising Deepika Kumari, Laishram Bombayla Devi and Chekrovolu Swuro, set up a gold-medal clash against the Korean heavyweights at the Archery World Cup Stage I in Shanghai on Friday. There was a ray of hope in the women's compound section where India made the bronze medal...
  • 'Osama' resurrected on stage in Kolkata March 18, 2012

    Kolkata: Osama Bin Laden has been resurrected in Kolkata! One of the most controversial characters of world history is now being portrayed on the popular stage theatre of Bengal. The play, christened 'Osama', revolves round the main protagonist Charles the crook, who considers himself an artist and believes that a man...
  • Oscars: Backstage interview Visual Effects February 27, 2012

    New Delhi: Martin Scorsese's 'Hugo' gave all other films a run for their money when it bagged five Oscars. Though it did not score above the other competitors for 'Best Picture' - it bagged the 'Best Visual Effects'. The men behind that achievement were Rob Legato, Joss Williams (absent), Ben...
  • Oscars: On-stage speech for Best Original Song February 27, 2012

    New Delhi: Bret McKenzie bagged the award for Best Music (Original Song) at the Oscars. The song 'Man or a Muppet' from the movie - 'The Muppets' won the top honour in this category. Bret McKenzie: Wow, thank you Academy. I grew up in New Zealand watching "The Muppets" on...
  • Book review: Storming the World Stage February 11, 2012

    Part detective, part academic, part chronicler, Stephen Tankel provides what is arguably one of the finest and most detailed accounts of Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), the terrorist group that represents the greatest threat to India. The hook for the book is the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks when 10 trained LeT fighters wreaked havoc...