Everything you need to know about H.r.lines: news, reviews, in-depth analysis, opinion and more
Everything you need to know about H.r.lines: news, reviews, in-depth analysis, opinion and more
Mumbai, May 24 (IANS) Australian model-actress Kristina Akheeva, to be seen as a British girl in the forthcoming comedy "Yamla Pagla Deewana 2" (YPD2), hopes she is not trapped in the image of a "foreign girl".
Good luck to the UPA as it attempts to put a positive spin on its nine years in power. But let me insert here a word of caution about the manner in which its war on terror is causing the world's second largest Muslim population to be dangerously alienated from the state.
Washington, May 23 (ANI): When a solar flare filled with charged particles erupts from the Sun, its magnetic fields sometime break a widely accepted rule of physics.
New York, May 23 (ANI): A man from Sacramento has been arrested for calling 911 more than 100 times in about a month.
Sydney, May 22 (ANI): Australian opener David Warner is expected to plead guilty before a Cricket Australia (CA) hearing via teleconference from India with regard to a series of hostile tweets that he directed at News Limited journalists Robert Craddock and Malcolm Conn while playing for the Delhi Daredevils in the Indian Premier League (IPL).
Tokyo, May 21 (ANI): All Nippon Airways (ANA), the Japan's largest airlines, has announced plans to serve Ramen Noodles to its passengers from June 1, 2013.
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) Dresses, gowns, kaftans, pants, skirts and lingerie... for all those mothers-to-be who want to look hip and relaxed and keep their fashion quotient high, there's plenty to choose from. But comfort must be key, warn experts.
Los Angeles, May 21 (IANS) Actresses might typically go for treatment if their face wrinkles too much, but Winona Ryder says she is very much proud of the lines on her forehead.
Panaji, May 20 (IANS) The Russian mafia could be operating in Goa, just as the Indian tourism mafia could be operating in Pakistan, said Russia's newly-appointed honorary consul Victor Albuquerque here Monday.
Beijing, May 20 (Xinhua-ANI): The Syrian army on Sunday launched a wide-scale operation to recapture the border city of al-Qussair near Lebanon, and has regained large swathes of the strategic city, local media reported.
Mumbai, May 20 (IANS) After "Son Of Sardaar", actors Ajay Devgn and Sonakshi Sinha will reportedly come together again for one of Prabhudheva's upcoming directorials.
London, May 20 (ANI): Rihanna has posed in the style of legendary actress Marilyn Monroe for her latest photoshoot.
Washington, May 20 (IANS) Tornadoes tore through three central American states of Kansas, Oklahoma and Iowa with baseball-sized hail and wind blasts ripping roofs off homes and turning trees to matchsticks, as severe weather swept the region.
Bhubaneswar, May 19 (IANS) Accusing Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik of systematically covering up the mining scam in Odisha, the Congress party here Sunday demanded a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe into it.
Chennai, May 19 (IANS) The trailer of Superstar Rajinikanth-starrer Tamil period-drama "Kochadaiyaan", which was supposed to be unveiled at the ongoing Cannes film festival, was called off at the last minute because the team is still working on the final output of the trailer.
Los Angeles, May 17 (IANS) Socialite Kim Kardashian is reportedly unhappy with her beau Kanye West's plans to go on a world tour post the birth of their first child.
Chennai, May 15 (IANS) Oscar-winning composer A.R. Rahman, who managed to have a glimpse of one of the songs from superstar Rajinikanth-starrer Tamil period-drama "Kochadaiyaan", describes it as "epic".
Washington, May 15 (IANS) A ghastly video posted online shows how barbaric the Syrian civil war can be. A rebel fighter is seen carving into the body of a Syrian government soldier, cutting out his heart and liver, putting the heart in his mouth and taking a bite, CNN has reported.
Washington, May 14 (ANI): Scientists have developed a biodegradable implant, which in combination with a gel - that increases nerve growth and healing - can help restore the functionality of a torn or damaged nerve.
Agartala, May 13 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee will inaugurate the ONGC's first commercial power project in Tripura next month, an official said here Monday.
Delhi Chief Minister. Sheila Dikshit has interacted with the MPs and MLAs on the issues related to unauthorized colonies, section 81 of the Delhi Land Rules, extension of Lal Dora and overlapping jurisdiction of police and other agencies in the presence of UD
London, May 12 (ANI): London, May 12 (ANI): Wigan Athletic manager Roberto Martinez has said that winning FA Cup Final at Wembley will act as a breakthrough for the club to retain its position at the Premier League, while they still face a fight in their survival at Barclays Permier League since the last two games of the season.
Chennai, May 10 (IANS) Commercial vehicle major Ashok Leyland Ltd will be launching three new vehicles, including a passenger carrier, and investing around Rs.600 crore this year while rejigging its organisational structure in line with its mission to be one of the top 10 truck-makers and top five bus-makers in the world, said a top company official.
New Delhi, May 10 (IANS) Gift her diamonds and designer wear for sure this Mother's Day. But how about also pampering that most important woman in your life with a luxuriating skin treatment package that will bring back the glow on her face.
Washington, May 9 (ANI): Swedish and Spanish engineers have created a system of sensors that detects fruit odours more effectively than the human sense of smell.
Moscow, May 9 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A couple, living in a barrel-shaped fuel tank in a Russian city, have been stripped of the parental rights to their 10-month-old child.
Washington, May 7 (ANI): Making a breakthrough in cell-based therapies, Duke University biomedical engineers have grown three-dimensional human heart muscle that acts just like natural tissue.
London, May 5 (ANI): Australian cricketer Chris Rogers has vowed that his team will be having the last laugh during the Ashes when they win the series even though he admitted that he is friends with English cricketer Steven Finn, with whom he plays in the Middlesex county side.
New Delhi, May 4 (IANS) Apparel brands and designers have launched lines in bright and bold colours for this season, but international fashion brand United Colours of Benetton is promoting black and white clothes this summer.
New Delhi, May 4 (IANS) Doctors have time and again harped on the importance of using a sunscreen to protect one's skin. For many, however, choosing the right sunscreen is a tough choice, what with scores of products with various SPFs (Sun Protection Factors) flooding store shelves.
Tbilisi (Georgia), May 3 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Georgia will not boycott next year's Winter Olympics in the Russian city of Sochi after the country's National Olympic Committee voted unanimously in favour of taking part.
Barcelona, May 3 (IANS/EFE) Spanish fashion house Victorio & Lucchino unveiled a collection of bridal gowns at the Pasarela Gaudi Novia show in Barcelona with removable segments that allow them to be used as a party dress after the ceremony.
Chennai, May 2 (IANS) Polaris Financial Technology is going in for an organisational restructuring and would soon finalise a consultant for this, company chairman Arun Jain said Thursday.
New York, May 1 (ANI): An ancient limestone tablet covered with a mysterious Hebrew text that features the archangel Gabriel is being exhibited in Jerusalem.
Chennai, April 29 (IANS) India's second largest general insurer, the Rs.9,266 crore premium United India Insurance Company Ltd. will soon select a consultant to chart its second wave of transformation and accelerate its growth, said a top company official.
New Delhi, Apr. 29 (ANI): Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) has called for a balanced outcome from the ongoing EU-India Bilateral Trade and Investment Agreement (BTIA) negotiations.
Washington, April 27 (IANS) Biologists and physicists in the US have shown that cancer cells that separate or drift off from the tumor site are more dangerous than non-malignant cells, according to a study.
Washington, Apr. 27 (ANI): Cancer cells, which can break out of a tumour and invade other organs, are much more aggressive and nimble than nonmalignant cells, a new study has found.
Film: "Iron Man 3"; Cast: Robert Downey Jr., Ben Kingsley, Guy Pearce, Gwyneth Paltrow, Rebecca Hall, Don Cheadle, Paul Bettany (voice), Jon Favreau, Ty Simpkins; Director: Shane Black; Rating: ***
Melbourne, Apr. 25 (ANI): A deep-blue diamond ring made by renowned Italian company Bulgari, has been auctioned off for 1.8 million dollars per carat - beating the previous record for a blue diamond, which was sold for 1.68 million dollars per carat.
London, April 25 (ANI): Sofia Vergara has decided to add a shapewear line to her existing Kmart collection.
Los Angeles, April 25 (IANS) Hollywood actor Shia LaBeouf is said to be in talks to star alongside Brad Pitt in director David Ayer's "Fury".
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) Free passage between Hong Kong and Shenzhen - crucial growth epicentres of China - will empower the youth and provide them greater opportunities for employment and cultural exchange, it was announced here Wednesday.
New Delhi, Apr. 24 (ANI): Finance Minister P. Chidambaram today said that India would limit the fiscal deficit for 2013-14 to below 4.8 percent of Gross Domestic Product (GDP).
New York, April 24 (ANI): Rihanna stunned her followers on Instagram by uploading a sultry topless image of herself, while getting her hair done for the Atlanta concert.
Mumbai, April 22 (IANS) The Maharashtra Public Service Commission examinations will be conducted all over the state May 18, it was announced here Monday.
Washington, April 22 (ANI): Researchers analyzing gene expression data from 22 tumor types have identified multiple metabolic expression changes associated with cancer.
Islamabad, April 22 (IANS) General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani should stick to national security and leave it to politicians to sort out for whom and why Pakistan was created, said a leading Pakistani daily Monday after the army chief's comment that Islam can never be taken out of Pakistan.
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) It is tough to give a modern look to India's age-old fabrics and crafts, but the joy of giving a new life to "forgotten" art forms is incomparable and "satisfying", says fashion industry veteran Niki Mahajan, who is reviving the dying Lucknowi craft of Mukaish Badla.
Mumbai, April 20 (IANS) Actor Nawazzuddin Siddiqui's Marathi dialogues in Dibaker Banerjee's short film for "Bombay Talkies", will have English subtitles for making it universally viable.
Mumbai, April 19 (ANI): India Against Corruption (IAC) activist Anjali Damania on Friday took a dig at Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar over his recent controversial "urine to fill dry dams" remark and his role in an irrigation scam in the state, saying there was a need to break his pride and force him to resign.
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Do you want painless treatment for your wrinkles? Spanish skincare brand Skeyndor offers a solution in the form of "corrective treatment".
Thiruvananthapuram, April 17 (IANS) The Kerala government Wednesday announced floating a new company to provide potable water in the state.
Washington, April 17 (ANI): Aerobic exercise can help former heavy drinkers to reverse the damage alcohol has done to the brain, researchers say.
Washington, April 17 (ANI): Two international teams of astronomers studying long-lasting gamma-ray bursts (GRBs) have concluded that they likely arose from the catastrophic death of supergiant stars hundreds of times larger than the Sun.
Washington, April 17 (ANI): A binary star that potentially weighed 300 to 400 solar masses at birth has been observed, which astronomers believe that could be the most massive double star discovered so far.
Rio de Janeiro, April 17 (IANS/EFE) The first night of Fashion Rio put the spotlight on the Andalusian woman, focusing on the sobriety and sensuality of the women from the Spanish region.
Panaji, April 16 (IANS) No foreign mafia exists in Goa, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar told the legislative assembly Tuesday adding that foreigners in Goa were under "unobtrusive" surveillance.
Washington, April 16 (ANI): Your survival post chemotherapy may depend on your genes, scientists say.
Washington, Apr. 15 (ANI): The United States is aiding Syrians in rebel-held areas and is kept quiet about protecting aid workers and recipients.
Ahmedabad/Pune, April 14 (IANS) Your bill reads zero in a restaurant in Ahmedabad and you are told the person who had come before you has paid for your meal. You get into an auto in the same city and the driver tells you you can pay whatever you want at the end of the journey. You shop in Pune and at the billing counter the salesperson tells you you can pay what you deem is the price of the product.
Mumbai, April 14 (IANS) He has his family to fall back upon during any crisis, but otherwise Aditya Roy Kapoor would like to make it big in filmdom on his own. The actor says he and his two brothers may think about working together in a movie.
Washington, April 12(ANI): Mount Sinai researchers have identified a soy-based treatment for colorectal cancer, a promising therapy for treatment-resistant ovarian cancer and a new drug target for advanced prostate cancer.
Washington, Apr 12 (ANI): Charlie Sheen has once again come to Lindsay Lohan's defense amid reports about the actress' alleged antics on the set of 'Anger Management'.
Shillong, April 11 (IANS) At least three people were killed and over 50 injured in a storm in Meghalaya's West Khasi Hills district, officials said Thursday.
New Delhi, Apr. 11 (ANI): Max Irons has confessed that he felt the working chemistry between him and Saoirse Ronan despite being terrified while auditioning for his new film 'The Host.'
Washington, April 11 (ANI): Gossypin, a naturally-occurring substance found in fruits and vegetables, has been for the first time found effective against melanoma, which causes the majority of deaths from skin cancer.
Washington, Apr 10 (ANI): Researchers from Fox Chase Cancer Center have found that omega-3 fatty acids and their metabolite products slow or stop the growth in the number of triple-negative breast cancer cells more effectively than cells from luminal types of the disease.
Rio de Janeiro, April 10 (IANS) In the latest of a series of tax cuts aimed at revving up the economy by boosting consumption and production, the government has announced it was doing away with tax on smartphones made in Brazil.
Washington, April 9 (ANI): The world's first practical "artificial leaf" has gained another innovative feature - the ability to self-heal damage that occurs during production of energy.
Washington, April 9 (ANI): Certain genetic traits may predispose people to being more or less motivated to exercise and remain active, a new research from the University of Missouri has suggested.
Film: "Settai"; Cast: Arya, Premgi Amaren, Santhanam, Hansika Motwani, Anjali, Nassar, Ali, Neetu Chandra and Mano Bala; Director: R. Kannan; Rating: **1/2
Rio de Janeiro, April 5 (IANS/EFE) The Rock in Rio Web site collapsed Thursday in the first few minutes after starting to sell tickets to the September festival, but once tech personnel solved the problem ticket sales progressed at a rate of about 1,200 per minute.
Lucknow, April 5 (IANS) A committee headed by Uttar Pradesh Chief Secretary Jawed Usmani will oversee the "formative steps" of the ambitious metro rail project for the state capital, officials said Friday.
Bhubaneswar, April 4 (IANS) Odisha legislators Thursday unanimously passed a motion in the assembly here seeking special category status to the state, an assembly official said.
Mumbai, April 4 (IANS) Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan Thursday postponed the Maharashtra state civil services exam after the commission conducting the exam lost data of 350,000 candidates from its server due to a technical snag.
Sydney, Apr 4 (ANI): England's County Championship cricket will have an Australian influence this season after 18 of the total 28 overseas players announced by the county sides, arriving for stints of varying length, are from Down Under.
Chennai, April 4 (IANS) Theatre artist Lakshmi Priyaa Chandramouli, popularly known as LP, who is foraying into films with upcoming Tamil comedy-drama "Sutta Kadhai", would always like to be known as an actor.
Washington, Apr 4 (ANI): The rare Green Pea galaxies that were discovered by the general public in 2007 could help confirm astronomers' understanding of reionization - a pivotal stage in the evolution of the early universe, according to a new study.
London, Apr. 4 (ANI): Tom Cruise's Irish ancestry has been certified in a ceremony in Dublin, following the discovery that the star has descended from a heroic potato famine landlord.
Mumbai, April 3 (IANS) Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan Wednesday said that the Maharashtra Public Service Commission (MPSC) exams would be held April 7 as scheduled across the state.
Kolkata, April 3 (IANS) Filmmaker Mrinal Sen Wednesday held West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee responsible for the death of a student activist allegedly due to police beating.
Mumbai, April 3 (IANS) The Maharashtra Public Service Commission (MPSC) came under fire from political parties for "carelessness", due to which it lost valuable computerised data of around 300,000 candidates who were to appear for the MPSC exams.
Washington, April 3 (ANI): Maintaining emotional balance is crucial to avoiding severe mental health problems in later life, according to a new study led by a UC Irvine psychologist.
New Delhi, April 2 (IANS) Filmmaker David Dhawan, who visited the set of reality show "India's Best Dramebaaz" with his "Chashme Baddoor" cast recently, was blown away by the talent pool. He said some children were capable of giving Bollywood stars a run for their money.
Chennai, April 2 (IANS) The trailer of Rajinikanth and Deepika Padukone starrer Tamil period-drama "Kochadaiyaan" will be unveiled at the forthcoming Cannes International Film Festival in May. The Tamil superstar himself will be present at the event.
Rio de Janeiro, April 2 (IANS) Brazil's Development Bank (BNDES) has announced the launch of a 3-billion-real ($1.5-billion) plan to develop the country's energy sector.
Washington, April 1 (IANS/EFE) The executive director of Latin content and programming for Billboard, Leila Cobo, has written a biography of the late Jenni Rivera, an intimate portrait of the difficult, successful life of the star of Mexican regional music.
London, March 30 (ANI): Puerto Rican model Joan Smalls has been named the top ranked model in the World by Models.com.
New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) Zimbabwe has sought Indian investment and technical assistance to revive its manufacturing sector, especially in the textiles and diamond industry.
Sydney, Mar 29 (ANI): New Zealand police has arrested and charged a 20-year man over an attack that has left Kiwi opener Jesse Ryder critically injured.
Chennai, March 28 (IANS) Rajinikanth has started dubbing for his upcoming Tamil period-drama "Kochadaiyaan" and the work pace of the southern superstar has amazed Oscar-winning sound engineer Resul Pookutty.
Washington, March 27 (ANI): About 66 million years ago a mountain-sized asteroid hit what is now the Yucatan in Mexico at exactly the time of the Cretaceous-Paleogene (K-Pg) mass extinction.
Washington, Mar. 26 (ANI): When our noses pick up a scent, whether the aroma of a sweet rose or the sweat of a stranger at the gym, two types of sensory neurons are at work in sensing that odour or pheromone.
Mumbai, March 26 (IANS) Actress Priyanka Chopra, who has lent her voice for a character called Ishani in action-packed 3D animated film "Planes", got the opportunity because of her film 'Dostana'.
London, Mar 26 (ANI): Joanna Lumley has revealed that she would like to be a Bond girl again and described her first appearance as a 'highlight of her career'.
Jerusalem, Mar 25 (ANI): The Palestinian Authority has said that the key to resuming the stalled peace talks was in the hands of Israel.
Mumbai, March 24 (IANS) Designer Sailex's collection showcased Sunday at the Lakme Fashion Week (LFW) Summer-Resort 2013 was inspired from the military. The designer said that he usually doesn't like naming his lines but decided to name this one "Garden Safari".
Washington, Mar. 24 (ANI): Researchers have suggested that cars could one day become the victim of cyber attacks that will compromise electronic systems and endanger passenger safety.
Call it a deliberate clash of dates or mere coincidence, the Indian elephant and the Chinese dragon were caught courting Africa on exactly the same dates this month!