Winter

  • PM sets up committee to identify 'obsolete' laws within 3 months 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Moving ahead with his resolve to weed out archaic rules and procedures as part of reforms process, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday set up a committee to identify "obsolete" laws which he believes hamper governance by creating "avoidable confusion". The committee will submit its report in three months...
  • Marvel's 'Guardians of the Galaxy' rallies summer box office with USD 11.2 million opening night August 2, 2014

    Los Angeles: The 'Guardians of the Galaxy' stormed into the box office with a USD 11.2 million opening night, Walt Disney Co said on Friday, and could outperform expectations if it keeps drawing viewers with a new leading man, strong reviews and social media buzz. 'Guardians of the Galaxy,' the newest...
  • Turkish drama 'Winter Sleep' wins Palme d'Or at Cannes May 25, 2014

    Cannes: Turkey's Nuri Bilge Ceylan won the Palme d'Or top prize at the Cannes Film Festival Saturday for "Winter Sleep", a slow-burn domestic drama that mesmerised audiences despite its more than three-hour length. Jury president Jane Campion, the New Zealand filmmaker, handed over the trophy to Ceylan, who beat out 17...
  • 'Captain America' becomes box office hero; sets April records at USD 96.2 million April 8, 2014

    Los Angeles: It took in less than the weekend estimates of $96.2 million, but 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier' was still the weekend's box office hero, setting the record for the largest domestic April debut with a solid $95 million. The comic-book-adapted sequel, starring Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson and Samuel L....
  • Now Showing: Masand reviews 'Main Tera Hero', 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier' April 5, 2014

    This week on Now Showing, CNN-IBN Entertainment Editor Rajeev Masand reviews 'Main Tera Hero' and 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier'. He also talks to legendary actor Amitabh Bachchan about his film 'Bhootnath Returns'. ...
  • Taps, scissors and safety pins: Masaba Gupta opts for quirky motifs at WIFW March 29, 2014

    New Delhi: Queen of prints Masaba Gupta took quirk to a new high with her latest autumn-winter line for Satya Paul with motifs ranging from tap, safety pins to pair of scissors. Based on the idea of deception, the collection didn't consist of the usual neons which is typical of the...
  • Shilpa Shetty walks for Tarun Tahiliani's opening show in a kanjeevaram outfit at WIFW March 26, 2014

    New Delhi: Fashion designer Tarun Tahiliani Wednesday opened the Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week autumn-winter 2014 with his impressive collection and actress Shilpa Shetty, known for well-maintained figure, heightened the glamour quotient when she hit the ramp in a kanjeevaram outfit. Tahiliani's autumn-winter pieces were terrific. Right from ivory cascade jacket with...
  • Winter storm blasts US mid-Atlantic days before spring March 18, 2014

    New York: A late winter storm landed a final punch on the US mid-Atlantic states on Monday, dumping more than a foot of snow in some places, shutting schools and federal offices and cancelling flights. Traditional green worn on St. Patrick's Day was hidden under the winter coats of children enjoying...
  • Scarlett Johansson wowed by Chris Evan's sculpted muscles; wonders how he can put on so much bulk March 15, 2014

    London: 'Her' star Scarlett Johansson is impressed with Chris Evans' physique. The 29-year-old actress, who reunited with Evans while filming 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier', said while she was struggling really hard to stay in shape for her character it was easier for him, reported Contactmusic. "The last time I saw...
  • Mercury dips in Rajasthan, Mount Abu shivers at 3 degree Celsius March 2, 2014

    After continuous rains and hailstorm in some parts of the state in last three days, mercury again dipped by three to four degree Celsius as Mount Abu shivered at 3 degree Celsius, MeT department said on Sunday. Mercury plummeted by three to four degree Celsius at many places in north west...
  • Rains lash parts of UP, brings mercury down; Etawah coldest at 8.8 deg C February 28, 2014

    Light to moderate rains occurred at a few places in Uttar Pradesh with heavy thundershowers reported from isolated places in the state. Thakurdwara recorded seven cms of rainfall, while Billari, Handa, Naraini recorded three cms each, Mahroni, Barra, Karchana, Varanasi, Allahabad, Muzaffarnagar two cms each and Ghazipur, Churk, Amroha, Lalitpur, Sambhal,...
  • Russia pokes fun at itself by deliberately doing a repeat of the Olympic ring fail in closing ceremony February 24, 2014

    Russia proved to the world it had a sense of humour by deliberately doing a repeat of the Olympic ring fail in the closing ceremony of the Sochi Winter Olympics this year. In the closing ceremony, dancers mimicked the expanding rings of the Olympic logo. However, similar to what the...
  • Closing ceremony paints hosts Russia in softer colours February 23, 2014

    Sochi: Sunday's closing ceremony at Russia's first Winter Olympics will aim to paint the host nation in softer colours than the muscular spectacle that kicked off the Games, organisers said. The show at the gleaming Fisht Stadium on the Black Sea coast will take viewers on a poetic journey through...
  • Heavy rains bring down the mercury by 3 degrees Celsius February 22, 2014

    Residents of the Uttar Pradesh capital woke up to heavy rains on Saturday that brought down the temperature. The maximum temperature tumbled by three degrees to settle at 23.9 degrees Celsius. Regional Met Office director J.P. Gupta told IANS that the city and some parts of eastern and western Uttar Pradesh...
  • Last day of Parliament: Has the 15th Lok Sabha been the worst performing? February 21, 2014

    The 15th Lok Sabha which sat between 2009 and 2014 was marred by several disruptions and controversies, but as the last session of Parliament ended today ahead of the 2014 general elections, leaders across the political divide spoke in even tones. ...
  • Last day of 15th Lok Sabha a productive day February 21, 2014

    New Delhi: The last day of the 15th Lok Sabha was by all means a productive day. It was the first occasion during the 13-day extended Winter Session when the House took up Question Hour. The Question Hour, which is generally regarded as very important as members could utilise it...
  • Is a big bad wolf stalking the corridors of Sochi hotels where Olympians are staying? Or is that a Jimmy Kimmel prank? February 21, 2014

    Jimmy Kimmel does it again. Apparently the wolf in the 'wolf in my hall' video isn't a wolf at all. It is a dog. A frightened US luger Kate Hansen posted the video with the title 'Epic #SochiFail: Wolf in my hall' two days ago. In the 17-second video, you...
  • UPA to push anti-corruption bills on last day of Parliament February 21, 2014

    New Delhi: In a bid to boost its electoral fortunes, the UPA government after managing to secure the passage of the Telangana Bill is mulling pushing through six anti-corruption bills on the last day of the extended winter session of Parliament on Friday. These bills are key to Congress Vice President...
  • Sochi Winter Olympics: Husband and wife win medals within moments of each other February 20, 2014

    This couple truly defines the phrase 'made for each other'. See the husband and wife celebrate after they win medals within moments of each other at the Sochi Winter Olympics. The picture has gone viral with more than six million views so far. ...
  • Indian skier ready for flag to fly at closing ceremony February 19, 2014

    Rosa Khutor, Russia: India's only Olympic Alpine skier Himanshu Thakur finished last in the men's giant slalom on Wednesday and cannot wait for the Sochi Games to end. Not because he is homesick or fed-up with his performance - he just wants to walk with his country's flag at the closing...
  • India's Himanshu 72nd in giant slalom event in Winter Olympics February 19, 2014

    Sochi: India's campaign in the Sochi Winter Olympic Games came to a disappointing end with Himanshu Thakur finishing 72nd in the men's giant slalom event, on Wednesday. 20-year-old Himanshu, in his first Winter Olympics, clocked a combined timing of 3 minutes 37.55 seconds over two races to finish last among those...
  • Sochi tension: Pussy Riot members briefly detained February 19, 2014

    Sochi: Russian punk group Pussy Riot burst onto the Olympic scene Tuesday when two of its members were picked up by police in host city Sochi - and then ran away defiant down a rain-soaked street a few hours later, shouting and wearing their trademark garish balaclavas. The police questioning of...
  • 2 members of punk band Pussy Riot held in Sochi February 18, 2014

    A member of the punk group Pussy Riot said she and one her bandmates on Tuesday were detained while walking in downtown Sochi, the host city of the Winter Olympics. Nadezhda Tolokonnikova wrote on Twitter that she and Maria Alekhina were stopped and accused of a crime. She said a third...
  • Mercury dips in several parts of Rajasthan, Mount Abu freezes at 2.4 degree Celsius February 16, 2014

    Night temperatures fell markedly in several districts in Rajasthan as biting cold waves gave no respite to residents. Mount Abu was recorded as the coldest place with registering a minimum of 2.4 degrees Celsius, 2 degrees down from the previous night, according to MeT office in Jaipur. SriGanganagar, Pilani, Churu, Dabok, Jaisalmer...
  • India completes Olympic return with Sochi flag raising February 16, 2014

    Sochi, Russia: India completed its return to the Olympic family on Sunday when its flag was hoisted at the Sochi Games, five days after the International Olympic Committee lifted its suspension on the Southeast Asian nation. India had been banned since December 2012 after elections at its Olympic association (IOA) saw...
  • Shimla witnesses heavy snowfall; foggy morning in Delhi February 16, 2014

    New Delhi: No respite from weather woes in North India. Shimla on Saturday witnessed heavy snowfall while Delhi woke up to substantial fog on Sunday. The minimum temperature was recorded at minus one degrees Celsius in Shimla. The Met officials have said that the snowfall is likely to continue. ...
  • 'Winter's Tale' review: The film has a poor script, but it's a visual delight February 16, 2014

    Cast: Colin Farrell, Jessica Brown Findlay, Matt Bomer Director: Akiva Goldsman Rating: 2.5 out of 5 An ideal Valentine's Day release, 'Winter's Tale' is a surreal fantasy romance about doomed love. The epic hobbles on magical realism that includes flying horses, an abandoned infant, an enchanted lover and mysterious locales on a...
  • No respite from cold in North India, heavy snowfall in Shimla February 15, 2014

    New Delhi: There is no respite from the cold in North India. After heavy snowfall in Shimla, highways and roads in many parts of Himachal Pradesh were blocked on Friday. The minimum temperature in Shimla was 1 degree Celsius and in Manali was minus 1 degree Celsius. Met officials said...