Everything you need to know about Bikaram English: news, reviews, in-depth analysis, opinion and more
Everything you need to know about Bikaram 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.
Washington, May 1 (IANS) Over a hundred Al Qaeda documents embedded inside a pornographic movie have revealed plots of carrying out terror strikes in Europe similar to the November 2008 Mumbai attacks that left 166 people dead.
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.
Washington, May 1 (ANI): Jennifer Lopez's former personal driver is suing the singer for fraud, breach of contract and wrongful termination.
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.
Washington, May 1 (IANS) Hundreds of internal Al Qaeda documents embedded inside a pornographic movie on a memory disk have revealed plots of carrying out attacks in Europe similar to the November 2008 Mumbai attacks.
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.
Abuja, April 27 (IANS) Airtel Nigeria, the Nigerian arm of Indian mobile services provider Airtel, and the National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA) have announced a joint initiative to set up a call centre that would provide information on HIV/AIDS and help fight its spread in the West African country.
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.
Lahore, Apr 25 (ANI): Former Pakistan captain Mohammad Yousuf has undergone a fitness test in a bid to make an international comeback, insisting that he can still compete at the highest level.
Beijing, April 25 (IANS) A small village in China called Jiqi is only a miniscule part of a major enterprise that employs more than one million people across the country -- an industry that produces more than 80 percent of the world's sex toys.
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.
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) Books have not lost their mystical pull in the throng of digital extravaganzas, cinema, television reality shows and harsh publishing realities.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
London, April 17 (IANS) Arsenal's Jack Wilshere will miss the Euro 2012 finals due to injury, said club manager Arsene Wenger.
London, April 17 (IANS) Rocker Pete Doherty is penning his first novel and taking inspiration from his troubled lifestyle for it.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
London, Apr 8(ANI): Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo has quelled rumors, which suggested a move away from Santiago Bernabeu.
London, April 7 (ANI): A new book has revealed how Audrey Hepburn-Ruston escaped a Nazi brothel and survived the last dreadful days of the Second World War.
Colombo, Apr 7(ANI): England will remain as World's number one Test team, as it beat Sri Lanka in the second Test match in Colombo by eight wickets.
London, Apr 7 (ANI): A world champion gravy wrestler had to undergo surgery and was left with an eye deformity, after she was hit in the face with a monkey wrench when she caught two friends having sex on her sofa at a party.
Rio de Janeiro, April 7 (IANS) Brazil's football legend Ronaldo has backed his former clubs Real Madrid and Barcelona to clash in this year's Champions League final in Munich.
New Delhi, April 7 (ANI): Russia's federal space agency Roscosmos and the European Space Agency (ESA) are set to conduct an ExoMars joint project on Mars exploration.
London, April 7 (IANS) Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard has asked frustrated fans to be patient as the team tries to turn around their wretched run of results, which has seen them drop to eighth place in the English Premier League standings.
Mumbai, April 7 (IANS) Hollywood-made 3D films do roaring business, and now Hindi films too have taken the plunge. Though there are not too many success stories yet, Bollywood has lined up a slew of releases in the format.
London, Apr 6 (ANI): A biography of Hitler written by a historian and broadcaster has started a bitter public feud between him and a Third Reich expert who accused the writer of "repellent arrogance" in publishing the book.
Granada (Spain), April 6 (IANS/EFE) Spanish actor Antonio Banderas has lent his voice to one of the main characters in "Justin and the Knights of Valour", a feature-length 3D animated film scheduled for release next year.
Coleen Rooney enjoyed an intimate dinner with husband Wayne for her 26th birthday. This move has surprised everyone as she is better recognized as someone who organizes wild parties.
London, April 5 (ANI): English footballer Jermain Defoe has admitted that he treats women like his favourite sweets.
A recent study says that, bilingual children switch their tasks fast in comparison to those speaking only one language.
Toronto, April 4 (IANS) Bilingual children are faster at switching tasks than children who speak only one language, a study says.
Hyderabad, April 3 (IANS) In another shocking incident of corporal punishment, a woman teacher in Andhra Pradesh's Nellore district severely punished 12 girl students who had to be hospitalized.
Swashbuckling batsmen and Kings XI Punjab captain-cum-coach Adam Gilchrist said on Monday that Kings XI Punjab might not have some big names but the team is a balanced squad for the fifth edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) that starts from Wednesday.
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Mohali, April 2 (IANS) Kings XI Punjab captain-cum-coach Adam Gilchrist said Monday that the Mohali franchise might not have some big names but are a balanced side for the fifth edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) beginning Wednesday.
London, Apr.2 (ANI): Manager Alex Ferguson has saluted the strength and bravery of David de Gea for coming through the loss of form that threatened his Manchester United future.
New Delhi, Apr 2 (ANI): Chinese astronomers say they have finished a new catalogue of more than 130,000 galaxy clusters, which makes it the biggest record of such cosmic phenomena.
New York, Apr 2 (ANI): Keira Knightley has revealed that when it comes to her film 'A Dangerous Method', her fellow countrymen in England ask only about the spanking scenes in the movie.
New Delhi, April 1 (IANS) In contrast to the steep fall in newspaper circulation in the US, the Indian newspaper industry will witness strong growth for the next decade and a half due to growing literacy, says international media watcher Robin Jeffrey.
New Delhi, April 1 (IANS) In contrast to the West, the Indian newspaper industry will grow strongly for another decade and a half due to mounting literacy, says international media watcher Robin Jeffrey.
London, March 31 (IANS) A 27-year-old Pakistani-origin man was beaten and physically tortured for three years by his relatives who regarded him as a financial burden, a British court has heard.
New Delhi, March 30 (IANS) Are you a die hard Katrina Kaif fan? A limited range of collectible bottles inspired by the actress has been launched and fans can get a chance to own them by winning a contest.
London, Mar 30(ANI): Former golfing great Colin Montgomerie believes that Ryder Cup teammates, Rory McIlroy and Luke Donald can dominate the sport for years to come, and could develop a rivalry for the top spot like that of Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal in tennis.
New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) Vietnam will be sending teachers to India for English training, besides sourcing English teachers from India, according to the ministry of human resource development. The objective behind the entire exercise will be to prepare 20,000 English teachers in Vietnam over the next few years.
Kolkata, Mar 28 (ANI): A circular, issued by the West Bengal government, has banned English and Bengali dailies at state-sponsored and aided libraries in the state.
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) Life away from Tibet, the motherland, is akin to "lamp in wind ... without direction". These words form part of a letter written by a young Tibetan who died after immolating himself here.
Kolkata, March 28 (IANS) The Mamata Banerjee-led government's decision to ban all dailies except eight vernacular newspapers in state-funded libraries to promote "free thinking" among readers, has drawn widespread criticism, including from those who once were close to the chief minister.
New Delhi, March 26 (IANS) "Kolaveri Di" Monday crossed 50 million hits on YouTube, revealing that music lovers have yet to get over southern superstar Dhanush's unusual song.
Seoul, March 26 (IANS) As many as 51 interpreters, including one who speaks Hindi, have been hired to handle the gaggle of languages at the two-day Seoul nuclear summit, a media report said.
New Delhi, March 25 (IANS) Food lovers who believe gourmet cuisine and weight-watching don't often go together must have an experience with acclaimed British chef Rob Rees -- often referred to as the Cotswold (rpt Cotswold) chef from the heart of England.