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  • Mexican man in Hogwarts heaven after his collection of Harry Potter memorabilia was named the world's largest January 9, 1410

    Mexico City: A Mexico City man is in Hogwarts heaven after his collection of "Harry Potter" memorabilia was named the world's largest. Menahem Asher Silva Vargas has spent nearly 15 years hoarding all things related to British author J.K. Rowling's young-adult wizard-fantasy series, which spawned eight blockbuster films. His collection fills two...
  • 'Indian heros of WW1' lays out contribution of Indian soldiers in the war: Author 23 hours 22 minutes ago

    The year 2014 marks century to the beginning of four year long World War 1 that triggered with the killing of Archduke Franz Ferdinand and left 1.2 million Indians dead fighting on behalf of the Britishers who then ruled India. The book called 'The Indian Heroes of WW1' by author...
  • Hawaiian crew makes 1,126-pound of loco moco; eyes Guinness World Record with this Hawaiian rice dish Yesterday

    Honolulu: A group is claiming a world record for a popular Hawaii dish, after putting together a massive bowl of rice, hamburger, eggs and gravy. Chef Hideaki Miyoshi of Tokkuri Tei restaurant and volunteers at Sunday's Fifth Annual Rice Festival assembled a bowl of loco moco that weighed 1,126 pounds. Loco moco...
  • Awareness campaign held to mark 'World Rabies Day' in Jamshedpur 2 days ago

    Jamshedpur: Jamshedpur Utility and Services Company (JUSCO) and Association for Prevention and Control of Rabies in India (APCRI) launched an awareness campaign to mark the 'World Rabies Day' on Sunday. Over 200 students and teachers from Jusco Shool, along with officials of JUSCO and APCRI. Have taken part in the...
  • Kenyan Dennis Kimetto smashes marathon world record in Berlin 2 days ago

    Kenyan Dennis Kimetto smashed the marathon world record in Berlin on Sunday, winning the race in a time of two hours, two minutes and 57 seconds. The 30-year-old pre-race favourite broke away in a seven-man group, including fellow Kenyans Emmanuel Mutai and Geoffrey Kamworor, after 20 kilometres on a sun-drenched and...
  • Liberia's chief doctor under Ebola quarantine 3 days ago

    London: Liberia's chief medical officer has put herself under quarantine for 21 days, after one of her assistants died from the Ebola virus. Liberia's deputy health minister Bernice Dahn on Saturday said that she had no symptoms but wanted to take every precaution, BBC reported. She said she had not come into...
  • Kolkata: Durga Puja tourists welcomed with 'Respect Women' messages 3 days ago

    Kolkata: In a bid to make women travellers feel at ease, tourists landing at the Kolkata airport during the Durga Puja festival are being welcomed with the message of 'Respect Women'. Airline officials, hotels and others in the tourism industry have started distributing thousands of badges bearing the message on the...
  • New Sri Lanka coach Marvan Atapattu eyes World Cup glory 4 days ago

    Colombo: New Sri Lanka coach Marvan Atapattu targeted more success on Friday for cricket's reigning T20 champions at next year's 50-over World Cup, saying morale is riding high. In his first press conference since landing the job full-time, Atapattu said there was no danger of complacency among his players and...
  • BCCI retains Ravi Shastri, Duncan Fletcher until 2015 World Cup 4 days ago

    The BCCI Working Committee on Friday retained Team Director Ravi Shastri and the coaching staff headed by Duncan Fletcher until the ICC World Cup early next year in Australia and New Zealand. Shastri, Fletcher and the support staff of Sanjay Bangar, Bharat Arun and MV Sridhar will now draw...
  • The 5.1 mm thin Gionee Elife S5.1 is the Guinness World Record holder for the slimmest smartphone 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Chinese handset maker Gionee said its latest device which comes with a 5.1 mm body has been recognised by Guinness Book of World Records as the slimmest smartphone in the world. The device, which has been launched in China, will come to the Indian market by early November. "We are...
  • US business questions Modi's reform credentials ahead of visit 5 days ago

    Washington: The US business lobby on Thursday questioned the reformist credentials of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on the eve of his visit to the United States in which he will encourage investment and declare India open for business. The US Chamber of Commerce and 15 other US business associations representing sectors...
  • Mushtaq targets Ajmal return before ICC World Cup 2015 5 days ago

    Islamabad: Saqlain Mushtaq hopes suspended offspinner Saeed Ajmal will clear his bowling action and represent Pakistan in next year's limited-overs World Cup in Australia and New Zealand. The Pakistan Cricket Board has hired Mushtaq to assist Ajmal in rectifying his bowling action after he was suspended by the ICC on September...
  • CNN-IBN shares 33 per cent of total viewership, tops English news channels' chart 5 days ago

    CNN-IBN after the CNN world exclusive interview of Prime Minister Modi shares 33 per cent of total viewership. The channel tops the English news channels' chart leaving closest competitor way back. ...
  • Alastair Cook to lead England at World Cup 6 days ago

    England captain Alastair Cook will lead the side at next year's World Cup in Australia and New Zealand after being named on Wednesday as skipper for an upcoming one-day international series in Sri Lanka on Wednesday, national selector James Whitaker confirmed. "He will be our leader at the World Cup," Whitaker...
  • Passing out ceremony marks World Maritime Day programme 6 days ago

    Thane: Registro Italiano Navale (RINA), Marine Division, Area Manager (India, Sri Lanka & Bangladesh) A Devadas called upon young sea cadets to aquire knowledge and transform into practical to mark the World Maritime Day, observed on September 25. He was addressing cadets who passed out of the Anglo-Eastern Maritime Academy (AEMA)...
  • London turns world's most expensive city 6 days ago

    London: London has overtaken Hong Kong as the world's most expensive city to live and work in, as a new study has suggested it has turned nearly twice as pricey as Sydney and four times more expensive than Rio de Janeiro. India's Mumbai was found to be at the bottom...
  • Ebola cases to explode without drastic action: WHO 1 week ago

    Geneva: The Ebola epidemic is set to explode unless the response is radically intensified, the WHO said, warning that hundreds of thousands could be infected by the end of the year. The UN agency said in a report that new cases would surge from hundreds each week to thousands without...
  • DMRC observes World Green Building Week September 22, 2014

    New Delhi: Delhi Metro will be observing World Green Building Week till September 27 to promote construction of environment friendly buildings. The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has partnered with Indian Green Building Council (IGBC) of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) to observe the week on the theme "Get up,...
  • Japan developing first fighter since World War II September 22, 2014

    Tokyo: The Japanese government has begun working on a jet fighter, the first such aircraft to be built in the country since World War II, the Nikkei newspaper reported on Monday. The prototype is a joint venture between the Japanese government and defence contractors Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and IHI. It is still...
  • Qatar will not host 2022 World Cup, says FIFA's Zwanziger September 22, 2014

    The 2022 World Cup will not be held in Qatar because of the scorching temperatures in the Middle East country, FIFA Executive Committee member Theo Zwanziger said on Monday. "I personally think that in the end the 2022 World Cup will not take place in Qatar," the German told Sport Bild...
  • From the fastest marathon runner dressed as a vegetable to the longest golf club: 10 most unusual sports related Guinness World Records September 22, 2014

    Sachin Tendulkar holds the Guinness World Record for scoring the most runs in a Test match career in cricket. However you don't have to be a professional sportsperson or a player of Tendulkar's calibre to make it to the Guinness Book of World Records. The quirkiest events have made it...
  • Pakistan preparing for ICC World Cup 2015 sans suspended Saeed Ajmal September 22, 2014

    Karachi: Although the PCB is leaving no stone unturned to allow suspended offspinner, Saeed Ajmal a chance to make a comeback to international cricket, the national selectors and head coach, Waqar Younis are already planning for the World Cups sans Ajmal. "What happened is unfortunate and a big blow to the...
  • #TheModiInterview trends on Twitter, most talked about on social media September 21, 2014

    As Fareed Zakaria sits with Prime Minister Narendra Modi to talk the CNN world exclusive interview went viral on Social Media. The hashtag #TheModiInterview kept on trending throughout Sunday on Twitter and Facebook. ...
  • Narendra Modi should practice what he preaches: Singhvi September 21, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi's "Indian Muslims will live for India, die for India" remark has evoked reactions from political leaders across the party lines. Reacting to Modi's remark, Congress spokesperson Abhishek Manu Singhvi said, "A lot of what Modi says is idealist, I wish he would say the same...
  • PM Modi to meet USbased Jewish groups in New York September 21, 2014

    New York: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will meet USbased Jewish groups during his visit to the US this week followed by a meeting between External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and her Israeli counterpart. According to sources, Prime Minister will be meeting Jewish groups on September 28, the day on which he...
  • Experts hail Modi interview, say PM not responsible for all statements by party members September 21, 2014

    Reacting to Narendra Modi interview with CNN's Fareed Zakaria, experts says the PM has rigntly struck the chord. His words will boost confidence in country. ...
  • Modi's interview to boost confidence in the country: Experts September 21, 2014

    Analysing the Modi's CNN world exclusive interview, experts say that the interview will boost confidence in the country....
  • We cannot question patriotism of Muslims, CPI supports PM's statement September 21, 2014

    CPI leader Reddy says that the PM rightly said that patriotism of Muslims can not be questioned. ...
  • We need to be more realistic, says businessman on Modi's China remark September 21, 2014

    Reacting to the 'We need not to copy China, but reclaim our lost glory' remark on PM Modi in CNN world exclusive interview, businessman Mohandas Pal says China is way ahead of us and we can not ignore their model of growth. ...
  • PM should practice what he preaches: Singhvi September 21, 2014

    Reacting on 'Muslim of India will live and die for India.' remark Abhishek Manu Singhvi of Congress said that the Prime Minister Narendra modi should practice what he preaches. ...