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Pakistan claims credit a year after Osama killing

May 3, 2012 at 10:54 AM

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.

Soon, Iceland tourists can venture inside dormant volcano

May 2, 2012 at 10:09 PM

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.

Jennifer Lopez sued by ex-driver

May 1, 2012 at 8:02 PM

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.


Mumbai-type Qaeda attack plans in Europe found embedded in porn movie

May 1, 2012 at 6:58 PM

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.

Al Qaeda hid attack plan in porn movie

May 1, 2012 at 2:50 PM

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.

Inclusion of Rushdie books in curriculum raises furor in Peshawar University

May 1, 2012 at 1:22 PM

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.

J.Lo's former driver suing her for fraud

May 1, 2012 at 12:50 PM

Washington, May 1 (ANI): Jennifer Lopez's former personal driver is suing the singer for fraud, breach of contract and wrongful termination.

Blind daredevil to take on English Channel swim

May 1, 2012 at 12:18 PM

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.

Al Qaeda's Europe attack plans found hidden in porn movie

May 1, 2012 at 9:14 AM

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.

Sauber unite F1 and football with innovative deal

April 30, 2012 at 7:14 PM

London, April 30 (IANS) Formula One team Sauber have announced a ground-breaking new partnership with English Premier League football club Chelsea FC.

Firth perfect Englishman: Cameron Diaz

April 30, 2012 at 4:58 PM

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.

No fresh corruption claims 'reassures' ECB as amnesty window closes

April 30, 2012 at 4:11 PM

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.

Becks treats eldest son Brooklyn to basketball match

April 30, 2012 at 3:14 PM

London, April 30 (ANI): David Beckham never shows favouritism to any of his sons and treats them equally.

Lee Croft's ex girlfriend moves on with another footballer Nathan Eccleston

April 29, 2012 at 11:46 AM

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.

Guardiola's decision to quit Barca at the end of season alerts Chelsea

April 27, 2012 at 1:22 PM

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.

Young Oz quickies Pattinson, Cummins in line for ODI tour of England

April 27, 2012 at 1:22 PM

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.

Legendary goalkeeper Shilton believes Manchester Derby will be 'acid test' for Man U's De Gea

April 27, 2012 at 1:22 PM

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.

Airtel Nigeria to help fight AIDS (With Image)

April 27, 2012 at 12:58 PM

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.

Chris Brown to launch toy line

April 27, 2012 at 5:54 AM

Los Angeles, April 27 (IANS) Singer Chris Brown is launching a new line of collectible toys.

Al Jazeera English now available on Tata Sky too

April 26, 2012 at 7:43 PM

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.

Beckinsale excited to be bad girl

April 26, 2012 at 3:37 PM

Los Angeles, April 26 (IANS) Actress Kate Beckinsale is excited about her bad girl role in the "Total Recall" remake.

Man U angry over Facebook's refusal to remove group mocking Munich air disaster

April 26, 2012 at 12:34 PM

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.

Shakespeare's 'co-author' for 'All's Well That Ends Well' revealed

April 26, 2012 at 12:33 PM

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.

Limbless Frenchman plans to swim around the world

April 25, 2012 at 10:01 PM

London, Apr 25 (ANI): A French swimmer, who has no arms or legs, has announced his plans to swim around the world.

Barca coach Guardiola offers crumb of comfort after Champions League exit

April 25, 2012 at 5:17 PM

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.

Euro 2012: Danish footballers banned from using social media

April 25, 2012 at 2:00 PM

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.

Yousuf undergoes fitness test while eyeing return to international cricket

April 25, 2012 at 12:41 PM

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.

China, a major producer of the world's sex toys

April 25, 2012 at 11:20 AM

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.

Posh slammed for posing in crew-only seat on Hong Kong flight

April 24, 2012 at 2:37 PM

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.

Not all university students 'tech savvy'

April 23, 2012 at 5:40 PM

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.

Payal Rohatgi wants money before honey!

April 23, 2012 at 12:12 PM

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.

FA says Rooney will not play both Euro 2012 and Olympics

April 22, 2012 at 9:51 PM

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.

Botham avoids 150-mile charity walk celebrations to meet ill mother

April 22, 2012 at 9:50 PM

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.

Rooney won't play Euro 2012, Olympics: FA

April 22, 2012 at 6:44 PM

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.

Facts about France

April 22, 2012 at 4:12 PM

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.

Books still boom in age of digital reality frills (April 23 is World Books and Copyrights Day)

April 22, 2012 at 2:13 PM

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.

Brett Ratner wants to work with Hrithik again

April 21, 2012 at 1:09 PM

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.

US teachers shoot rap video to help students revise

April 20, 2012 at 7:25 PM

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.

Barcelona targeting Spurs' midfielder Bale during summer transfer window

April 20, 2012 at 12:21 PM

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 speaks about freedom in new film

April 19, 2012 at 12:01 PM

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.

Mamata acting in an immature manner: Justice Katju

April 18, 2012 at 9:01 PM

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.

Austrian village 'Fucking' to vote in favour of name change to 'Fugging'

April 18, 2012 at 4:05 PM

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.

Russians learn English for 2014 Winter Olympics

April 18, 2012 at 3:33 PM

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.

Rowling to bring 'Harry Potter' encyclopedia

April 18, 2012 at 11:57 AM

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.

Rowling plans 'Harry Potter' encyclopaedia

April 18, 2012 at 7:33 AM

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.

Assange interviews Hezbollah chief on Russian channel

April 18, 2012 at 5:25 AM

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.

Intellectuals protest Mamata regime's 'irrationality'

April 17, 2012 at 6:29 PM

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.

Wilshere to miss Euro 2012

April 17, 2012 at 4:37 PM

London, April 17 (IANS) Arsenal's Jack Wilshere will miss the Euro 2012 finals due to injury, said club manager Arsene Wenger.

Doherty to pen novel on troubled life

April 17, 2012 at 1:27 AM

London, April 17 (IANS) Rocker Pete Doherty is penning his first novel and taking inspiration from his troubled lifestyle for it.

Rio aims for trophy, unbothered about where Man U wins it

April 16, 2012 at 12:35 PM

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.

Man U lining up bid for Athletic Bilbao's young winger Iker Muniain

April 15, 2012 at 5:23 PM

London, Apr 15 (ANI): Athletic Bilbao's young wing sensation Iker Muniain has attracted interest from English champions Manchester United.

Messi won't ever play in English Premier League

April 15, 2012 at 2:59 PM

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.

Ex Pak cricketer Mahmood set to play in IPL after being granted Indian visa: Gilchrist

April 14, 2012 at 12:51 PM

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.

Assange-hosted TV show to debut in Russia

April 13, 2012 at 5:47 PM

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.

Cheryl Cole to kick the butt

April 13, 2012 at 2:19 PM

Los Angeles, April 13 (IANS) English singer Cheryl Cole wants to give up smoking because she fears she could be damaging her voice.

Monkeys' word recognizing ability points to origins of reading

April 13, 2012 at 1:08 PM

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.

Britain makes it tough for Pakistani students

April 13, 2012 at 12:19 PM

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.

Pietersen says English media's negative publicity to IPL 'down to lot of jealousy'

April 13, 2012 at 11:47 AM

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.

Pietersen pays Yuvraj a visit

April 12, 2012 at 7:23 PM

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.

Vitamin D 'not tied to boosting kids' brainpower'

April 12, 2012 at 2:52 PM

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.

Proteas should be cautious of Graeme Swann: Adams

April 12, 2012 at 1:07 PM

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.

Family of Indian journo stranded in Oman fighting legal battle against 'unfair dismissal'

April 12, 2012 at 11:23 AM

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.

Cole, Fortune tip Manchester United to win EPL

April 11, 2012 at 7:31 PM

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.

Three publishing vets push English literary fiction in India

April 11, 2012 at 10:51 AM

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.

Nothing beats a child's smile when it comes to true happiness: Telegraph reports

April 9, 2012 at 6:24 PM

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.......

Movie goers' thumbs up to 'Titanic 3D', earns Rs.6.1 crore

April 9, 2012 at 6:03 PM

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.

Legendary '60 Minutes' CBS newsman Mike Wallace dies at 93

April 9, 2012 at 3:47 PM

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.

Ronaldo says he doesn't wants to leave Real Madrid

April 8, 2012 at 6:57 PM

London, Apr 8(ANI): Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo has quelled rumors, which suggested a move away from Santiago Bernabeu.

Audrey Hepburn feared being kidnapped to work in Nazi brothels

April 7, 2012 at 5:14 PM

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.

England defeats Lanka by eight wickets in Colombo Test to safeguard its top ranking

April 7, 2012 at 4:25 PM

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.

Gravy wrestler hit by monkey wrench after interrupting friends having sex

April 7, 2012 at 3:46 PM

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.

Ronaldo predicts all-Spanish final

April 7, 2012 at 3:29 PM

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.

Russia joins ESA for exploratory robotic mission to Mars

April 7, 2012 at 3:21 PM

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.

Gerrard calls for patience from Liverpool fans

April 7, 2012 at 2:34 PM

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.

Bollywoood filmmakers take 3D head on

April 7, 2012 at 12:41 PM

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.

Hitler biography sparks war of words between historians

April 6, 2012 at 11:38 AM

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.

Banderas lends voice to 3D animated film

April 6, 2012 at 10:41 AM

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 enjoys quiet birthday meal with hubby Wayne

April 5, 2012 at 6:34 PM

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.

Jermain Defoe treats women like sweets

April 5, 2012 at 4:48 PM

London, April 5 (ANI): English footballer Jermain Defoe has admitted that he treats women like his favourite sweets.

Bilingual children faster at switching tasks

April 4, 2012 at 5:11 PM

A recent study says that, bilingual children switch their tasks fast in comparison to those speaking only one language.

Bilingual kids faster at switching tasks

April 4, 2012 at 2:08 PM

Toronto, April 4 (IANS) Bilingual children are faster at switching tasks than children who speak only one language, a study says.

12 Andhra students hospitalized after corporal punishment

April 3, 2012 at 9:52 PM

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.

Kings XI Punjab is a balanced team despite absence of big names: Gilchrist

April 3, 2012 at 1:08 PM

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.


April 2, 2012 at 9:20 PM


Kings XI Punjab a balanced squad: Gilchrist

April 2, 2012 at 8:32 PM

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.

Fergie salutes keeper David de Gea for overcoming loss of form 'like a man'

April 2, 2012 at 5:36 PM

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.

China lays claim to 'biggest' catalogue of galaxy clusters

April 2, 2012 at 1:01 PM

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.

Keira Knightley says Brits very curious about her spanking scenes in film

April 2, 2012 at 11:41 AM

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.

'Indian print media will flourish for 15 years'

April 1, 2012 at 6:05 PM

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.

Indian print media will flourish for next 15 years

April 1, 2012 at 1:41 PM

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.

Pakistani tortured by relatives in Britain

March 31, 2012 at 7:28 PM

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.

Katrina on a bottle! (Movie Snippets)

March 30, 2012 at 5:52 PM

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.

Golfing legend Montgomerie says McIlroy, Donald can rule for years

March 30, 2012 at 1:22 PM

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.

India to help Vietnamese teachers in English training

March 29, 2012 at 8:58 PM

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.

West Bengal govt. bans English, vernacular dailies from state libraries

March 28, 2012 at 9:28 PM

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.

Tibetan who died pleads for freedom

March 28, 2012 at 6:56 PM

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.

Bengal library ban on leading English, Bengali papers slammed

March 28, 2012 at 5:52 PM

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.

'Kolaveri Di' crosses 50 million hits

March 26, 2012 at 2:32 PM

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.

51 interpreters at Seoul summit

March 26, 2012 at 2:08 PM

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.

This British chef pairs gourmet food with health, nutrition (Feature)

March 25, 2012 at 11:12 AM

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.

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