Everything you need to know about English: news, reviews, in-depth analysis, opinion and more
Everything you need to know about English: news, reviews, in-depth analysis, opinion and more
Islamabad, May 3 (IANS) The Pakistan government and its armed forces played a vital role in tracking down Al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden through a mobile phone SIM, says Defence Minister Ahmed Mukhtar.
London, May 2 (ANI): Tourists to Iceland, who have a penchant for adventure, will be able to sign up for a tour that takes them inside the crater of a colossal volcano, from next month.
Los Angeles, May 1 (IANS) Jennifer Lopez is being sued by her former personal driver Hakob Manoukian. He claims the singer's manager Benny Medina humiliated him and destroyed his career.
Washington, May 1 (ANI): Hundreds of internal Al-Qaeda documents embedded inside a pornographic movie on a memory disk, seized from a 22-year-old Austrian, have revealed plots of carrying out attacks in Europe similar to the November 2008 Mumbai attacks.
Peshawar, May 1 (ANI): The University of Peshawar has set aside the Academic Council's decision to include controversial 'Satanic Verses' writer Salman Rushdie's books in MPhil and PhD courses offered by the English Literature department.
London, May 1 (IANS) A 43-year-old blind Scottish adventurer is determined to complete his 101st extreme challenge this year by swimming the English Channel.
London, April 30 (IANS) Formula One team Sauber have announced a ground-breaking new partnership with English Premier League football club Chelsea FC.
London, April 30 (IANS) Actress Cameron Diaz, who has a soft spot for English men, says British actor Colin Firth is a perfect example of a perfect British man.
London, Apr 30 (ANI): The England Cricket Board (ECB) has been reassured about the fact that an amnesty for reporting of match-fixing approaches has not yielded any significant reports of corruption in the English game.
London, April 30 (ANI): David Beckham never shows favouritism to any of his sons and treats them equally.
London, Apr 29 (ANI): Reality star Maria Fowler was photographed kissing Liverpool striker Nathan Eccleston, just days after her split from English footballer Lee Croft.
London, Apr 27(ANI): Barcelona manager Pep Guardiola's decision to leave the Catalan club has put Chelsea on alert, as owner Roman Abramovich has earmarked him as the man to replace former manager Andrea Vilas-Boas at the club.
London, Apr 27(ANI): Australia's young fast bowling duo of James Pattinson and Pat Cummins are expected to be fit for the one-day international tour of England.
London, Apr 27 (ANI): Veteran soccer star, Peter Shilton has said Monday's Manchester Derby would be an 'acid test' for Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea.
Los Angeles, April 27 (IANS) Singer Chris Brown is launching a new line of collectible toys.
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) Aiming to provide "high quality international news" to a wider Indian audience, Gulf-based Al Jazeera Network Thursday announced that its English network will also be shown across the country through Tata Sky.
Los Angeles, April 26 (IANS) Actress Kate Beckinsale is excited about her bad girl role in the "Total Recall" remake.
London, Apr 26(ANI): Manchester United has blasted social networking website Facebook for refusing to take down a highly sick page that mocks the unfortunate Munich air disaster of 1958.
London, Apr 26 (ANI): Shakespeare's was most likely helped by a fellow playwright for writing 'All's Well That Ends Well', Oxford University academics have revealed.
London, Apr 25 (ANI): A French swimmer, who has no arms or legs, has announced his plans to swim around the world.
Madrid, April 25 (Xinhua-ANI): FC Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola offered his side's supporters a consolation after Barca's painful exit from the Champions League on Tuesday night.
Copenhagen, April 25 (IANS) Denmark's national football team has been banned from using Twitter and other social media sites during the upcoming European Championships 2012, the country's governing body for the game has said.
Melbourne, April 24 (ANI): Victoria Beckham has landed herself in a controversy after she posed for a picture in a crew-only seat on a Cathay Pacific flight from Hong Kong.
Washington, Apr 23 (ANI): A small minority of present day university students do not use email and others are baffled by the array of technologies available at universities, researchers say.
Mumbai, April 23 (IANS) Model-actress Payal Rohatgi has dropped a hint about her plans to get married to wrestler-boyfriend Sangram Singh. But she says she wants him to earn a lot of money before they tie the knot.
London, April 22 (Xinhua-ANI): The English Football Association has reassured Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson that his striker Wayne Rooney will not play both Olympic Games and Euro 2012.
London, Apr 22(ANI): Legendary English all rounder Sir Ian Botham had to rush to meet his critically ill mother in Yeovil, Somerset, avoiding celebrations planned for the end of his latest 150-mile charity walk getting called off.
London, April 22 (IANS) The English Football Association (FA) has assured Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson that his striker Wayne Rooney will not play in the Olympic Games and Euro 2012.
Paris, April 22 (IANS) Here are key facts on France, where voting in the first round of the 2012 French presidential election took place Sunday.
Kolkata, Apr 21 (ANI): West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday said she would start a television channel and a newspaper to cater to the needs of the state government.
Port of Spain, April 21 (IANS) Legendary West Indies fast bowler Michael Holding feels that Australia lacks the fire-power to reclaim the Ashes from Andrew Strauss's Englishmen.
Mumbai, April 21 (IANS) Hollywood filmmaker Brett Ratner, who worked on Hrithik Roshan-starrer "Kites", has shown interest to work with Bollywood star once again as he finds him to be one of the most happening people in India.
Lucknow, April 21 (IANS) If you're curious about Uttar Pradesh's new, youngest chief minister, wait till a 200-page multi-language pocketbook on Akhilesh Yadav hits the stands next week.
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) The DSC Prize for South Asian Literature Friday announced the induction of five new members to its advisory committee for the 2013 and 2014 editions of the $50,000 prize.
London, Apr 20 (ANI): A group of teachers have come up with a novel way to help students study by recording an impromptu rap video at a school in America encouraging pupils to revise for exams.
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Table-toppers Delhi Daredevils will seek to extend their three-match winning streak when they face Pune Warriors in their Indian Premier League (IPL) clash at the Ferozeshah Kotla here Saturday.
London, April 20 (IANS) Exercise in the open air is good for you, but you can only reap its full benefits if you head for the coast or the countryside rather than an urban park.
When I first came to Jamia Millia Islamia to teach, some 30 years ago, the madrassa in my mind was a quaint holdover from the past. In the course of studying colonial Indian history I had read about the Darul Uloom at Deoband and the Nadwa in Lucknow, but I didn't think of them as living institutions; they belonged to the past as firmly as Humayun's tomb did.
London, Apr 20(ANI): European champions Barcelona have set their eyes on Tottenham Hotspurs star Gareth Player as a long term replacement for left back Eric Abidal during the summer transfer window.
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) Delhi Daredevils' Kevin Pietersen, who smashed his maiden century in the Indian Premier League (IPL) against Deccan Chargers Thursday, rated the innings as his best in the Twenty20.
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) A brilliant unbeaten 103 off 64 balls by Kevin Pietersen gave the Delhi Daredevils their fourth consecutive win as they beat Deccan Chargers by five wickets in an Indian Premier League (IPL) match here Thursday.
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) English daily newspaper Hindustan Times said Thursday it has launched an initiative which will help in education of over 1 million underprivileged children in the national capital region.
Patna, April 19 (IANS) The Bihar government has sacked 151 primary school teachers after they failed to clear two consecutive eligibility tests, officials Thursday said.
Kolkata, April 19 (IANS) The West Bengal government has released "Promises Delivered" -- a 168-page book about its achievements "not given due recognition" in the wake of an outcry by a section of the civil society and the media over the regime's actions.
London, Apr 19(ANI): Manchester United has topped the Forbes magazine's list as world's richest football club again for the eighth year in a row, following another successful year under Sir Alex Ferguson by his men.
Andy Garcia a Cuba-born actor has said that his new film, "For Greater Glory", talks about the people who are ready to die for freedom if they think the freedom is taken from them. He further said that freedom is human beings' most valuable asset.
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) The 19th century paintings of Kalighat in West Bengal mirrored a phase of socio-political transition when the feudal Bengali gentry was opening up to European influences under pressure from the East India Company.
Mexico City, April 19 (IANS/EFE) Cuban-born actor Andy Garcia said here that his new film, "For Greater Glory", speaks about those people who are ready to die for freedom if it's taken from them, and he added that this right is human beings' most precious asset.
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Wednesday issued notice to the government and chairperson of the 59th National Film Awards on a plea seeking quashing the decision of the jury for not accepting the nomination of an Assamese film for the awards.
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is not acting in a mature manner by cracking down on her critics and must learn to take criticism in her stride, said Press Council of India (PCI) chairperson Markandey Katju Wednesday.
London, Apr 18 (ANI): A pictured postcard Austrian village 'F*****g' is being forced to bow to the power of the English language by changing its name.
Moscow, April 18 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A programme has been launched to teach everyone in Russia's Sochi resort city more than 600 words of English before it hosts the Winter Olympics in 2014.
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Energy and higher education are among areas that have immense potential of cooperation between India and Yemen, experts said here and suggested that New Delhi should help further develop its maritime potential.
J.K. Rowling, the famous author of "Harry Potter" series of books is someone who keeps her promises. She had promised her followers an encyclopedia on her popular book series, and has now said that it is already in the pipeline.
London, April 18 (IANS) "Harry Potter" author J.K. Rowling is a woman of her words. She had promised fans an encyclopaedia on her popular series, and has now revealed it is already underway.
Moscow, April 18 (IANS/RIA Novosti) WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange kicked off his new career as an interviewer on a Kremlin-funded TV channel by hosting Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah for a 45-minute discussion.
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) More than 50 intellectuals have expressed 'dismay over the spiralling descent into irrationality' of the West Bengal government following Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's directives to libraries to subscribe to particular newspapers and the arrest of a Jadavpur University professor for posting her caricatures on internet.
Hyderabad, April 17 (IANS) K.G. Satyamurthy, a Maoist ideologue and one of the founders of the People's War Group (PWG), died in Andhra Pradesh's Krishna district Tuesday. He was 84.
London, April 17 (IANS) Arsenal's Jack Wilshere will miss the Euro 2012 finals due to injury, said club manager Arsene Wenger.
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) India's biggest export to the world has been stories, powerful narratives that have influenced literature throughout history, says Karachi-based Musharraf Ali Farooqi, who shot to literary limelight with his translations of 'Hoshruba' and 'The Adventures of Amir Hamza', ancient epics written in Persian and Urdu.
London, April 17 (IANS) Rocker Pete Doherty is penning his first novel and taking inspiration from his troubled lifestyle for it.
Wellington, April 16 (IANS) The New Zealand parliament has a "fine record of sitting without interruption", said Meira Kumar who, in her almost three years of presiding over the Lok Sabha, often faces a tough time in running the lower house of the Indian parliament smoothly in the wake of frequent opposition disruptions.
London, Apr 16 (ANI): Manchester United defender, Rio Ferdinand says he couldn't care less where the the club wins the trophy, as long as they win their 20th Premier League trophy.
Jaipur, April 16 (IANS) The frail and seemingly calm Udasi Sahu manages to conceal the excitement of her first plane journey. But the 42-year-old health worker can't conceal the thrill of her job - trying to change the face of maternal health in conflict-torn districts of Odisha.
London, April 15 (IANS) Accounts published on Chinese websites about a British businessman murdered in a hotel claim to expose a sex-and-money scandal behind China's biggest political crisis in a generation, the Daily Mail reported Sunday.
London, Apr 15 (ANI): Athletic Bilbao's young wing sensation Iker Muniain has attracted interest from English champions Manchester United.
London, Apr 15(ANI): Barcelona star Lionel Messi doesn't believes he would ever play in the English Premier League, as he has vowed to end his playing career with his current club.
London, April 14 (IANS) Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini has warned striker Mario Balotelli that he needs to change his attitude if he wants to continue playing with the English football club.
Sydney, Apr 14 (ANI): WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has completed interviews with various politicians, revolutionaries and intellectuals for his upcoming television series to be broadcast later this month.
Mohali, Apr 14(ANI): Former Pakistan all- rounder Azhar Mahmood has been granted an Indian visa and will be playing for Kings XI Punjab in the Indian Premier Laegue, skipper Adam Gilchrist has confirmed.
Kolkata, April 13 (IANS) Rajasthan Royals could manage only 131 for five wickets in 20 overs against Kolkata Knight Riders in an Indian Premier League (IPL) match at the Eden Gardens here Friday.
Moscow, April 13 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A 10-part political discussion hosted by Julian Assange, founder of whistleblowing website WikiLeaks, will be broadcast on the Russia Today television channel starting April 17.
Los Angeles, April 13 (IANS) English singer Cheryl Cole wants to give up smoking because she fears she could be damaging her voice.
London, April 13 (ANI): A study on monkeys has suggested that some of the mental processing involved in reading evolved separately from the specialised language centres that are unique to human brains.
London, April 13 (IANS) Britain has decided to make it tough for Pakistani students to step on the English soil, following a pilot scheme finding as many as four in ten applicants may be bogus.
London, Apr 13(ANI): Kevin Pietersen has slammed his country's media for its lack of interest in the Indian Premier League and claimed it is down to jealousy.
London, Apr 13 (ANI): Britain will have tough visa tests for Pakistani students wanting to come to the country after a pilot scheme found that as many as four in ten applicants may be bogus.
Mohali, April 12 (IANS) Kings XI Punjab recorded their first win in the fifth season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) with a seven-wicket victory over Pune Warriors at the Punjab Cricket Association (PCA) stadium here Thursday.
Mohali, April 12 (IANS) Pune Warriors were bowled out for 115 by Kings XI Punjab in an Indian Premier League (IPL) match at the Punjab Cricket Association (PCA) Stadium here Thursday.
Gurgaon, April 12 (IANS) England's star batsman Kevin Pietersen paid a visit to India's flamboyant left-hander Yuvraj Singh at his residence here Thursday.
New Delhi, April 12 (IANS) Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar, leading an Indian parliamentary delegation, Thursday left for New Zealand on an official trip during which she will call on acting Prime Minister Bill English.
Pune, April 12 (IANS) India's premier military training establishment, the National Defence Academy (NDA) here, Thursday announced that it has upgraded its NDA English School into an Army Public School, an officer said.
London, Apr 12(ANI): Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has said his team is going to improve further this season, and has expressed full confidence in his players despite losing 1-0 to relegation threatened Wigan Athletic at DW Stadium on Wednesday.
Washington, Apr 12 (ANI): High levels of vitamin D may do not seem to boost the academic performance of teenagers, a new study has claimed.
Cape Town, Apr 12 (ANI): Former South African spinner Paul Adams has asked his teammates to be cautious of the exploits of off-spinner Graeme Swann when they face England in a three-Test series starting in July.
Muscat, Apr 12 (ANI): The family of an Indian journalist in Oman, who is fighting a court battle for an year against his alleged unfair dismissal, is stranded without visas as the newspaper he worked for did not renew residence visas of his wife and two young children.
Nairobi, April 11 (IANS) Former Manchester United star striker Andy Cole and midfielder Quinton Fortune have tipped their former side to bag a record 20th English League crown at the end of the season.
Jakarta, April 11 (IANS) Golfer Lee Westwood will fly next week to play at the CIMB Niaga Indonesian Masters to defend his title after finishing tied third at the Masters Tournament.
New Delhi, April 11 (IANS) The growing English language publishing industry in India has taken a step north with three veteran publishers - David Davidar, Ravi Singh and Kapish G. Mehra - joining ranks to push high-end literary fiction from the subcontinent to a wider cross section of readers in the country.
New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) Delhi Daredevils started their home run in the Indian Premier League (IPL) on a brilliant note with a comprehensive eight wicket win over defending champions Chennai Super Kings on a rainy Tuesday at the packed Ferozeshah Kotla.
London, Apr 10 (ANI): Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli will speak to his club at the end of the season to determine his future after manager Roberto Mancini stated that he would "probably" try to sell him off this summer.
Karachi, Apr 10(ANI): Former Pakistan leg-spinner Danish Kaneria has hired a legal team for an English Cricket Board disciplinary hearing on a spot-fixing case that has landed his former Essex team-mate Mervyn Westfield in prison.
New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) Progeria, autism, dyslexia, Alzheimer's, Asperger syndrome -- movies on these rare diseases would have typically been the themes of documentaries until a few years ago. But not any more.
New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) Delhi Daredevils vice captain Mahela Jayawardene said Monday that he would like to share the leadership burden with skipper Virender Sehwag to allow the dashing Indian opener to play freely during season five of the Indian Premier League (IPL).
New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) Delhi Daredevils captain Virender Sehwag said the return of Sri Lankan Mahela Jayawardene and Englishman Kevin Pietersen will give his side the much needed boost to get back to the winning ways in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL).
Ajmer, April 9 (IANS) The donation of $1 million offered by Pakistan's President Asif Ali Zardari during his visit to the dargah of Sufi saint Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti will be spent on education, health and other welfare activities in Ajmer, the shrine authorities said.
A leading English Newspaper of Australia 'Daily Telegraph' has reported that according to the latest survey, Australians derive true happiness by simply looking at their children's smile.......
New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) The 3D version of James Cameron's epic love story "Titanic" has garnered Rs.6.1 crore in the opening weekend and is said to be the highest grosser of the genre in he country. Trade experts are expecting more footfalls during the week.
Washington, Apr 9 (ANI): Mike Wallace, the '60 Minutes' pit-bull CBS reporter whose probing and brazen style made his name synonymous with a tough interview, died on Saturday. He was 93.
Vienna, April 9 (IANS) India-born Austrian film director Sandeep Kumar is celebrating spring with a difference this year. He has installed lights and cameras in the heart of the city's Botanical Gardens to film the first song for his "Servus Ishq" in Bollywood style.