Everything you need to know about Fri: news, reviews, in-depth analysis, opinion and more
Everything you need to know about Fri: news, reviews, in-depth analysis, opinion and more
London, April 27 (IANS) A Briton from Yorkshire has made an island in the Seychelles his home and been enjoying living there for half a century. He spends his days caring for the island's tortoises and birds that have also made it their abode.
Islamabad, April 27 (IANS) Pakistan early Friday deported slain Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden's three widows and 11 other family members to Saudi Arabia.
Allahabad, April 26 (IANS) Protesting the order to vacate hostels, students of the Allahabad University Thursday fought pitched battles with police as they torched a police vehicle and two state transport buses as well damaging varsity property. Several students were injured in the clashes and taken to nearby medical facilities.
Kolkata, April 26 (IANS) Former Indian cricket captain Dilip Vengsarkar and ace middle distance runner Shiny Wilson were Friday presented the lifetime achievements award by the Calcutta Sports Journalists Club (CSJC) at a glittering function in the city's Town Hall.
Kochi, April 26 (IANS) The owner of a damaged fishing boat, on which two Indian fishermen was shot dead by two Italian marines in February, Thursday filed a plea in the Kerala High Court saying that he would not oppose the departure of the Italian vessel from Kochi if he was compensated Rs.1.7 million ($32,000).
Mumbai/Lucknow, April 26 (IANS) In his first major political engagements outside the national capital after the recent assembly polls, Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi will visit Maharashtra this week and his parliamentary constituency Amethi in Uttar Pradesh later this month.
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) A court here will Friday pronounce its verdict in a 10-year-old graft case against former Bharatiya Janata Party president Bangaru Laxman for allegedly accepting a bribe from a fake arms dealer.
Gurgaon, April 26 (IANS) A case has been registered against the Amity University administration here under the stringent SC/ST act following an alleged suicide by a close kin of the Meghalaya chief minister in the campus, a senior police official said Thursday.
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) Heavy showers lashed Delhi Thursday, continuing the spell of good weather and making April this year an unusually pleasant month, according to the Met office. Friday could also see some thunderstorms.
Raipur, April 26 (IANS) In a bid to ensure release of abducted Sukma district collector Alex Paul Menon, the two mediators named by Maoists and two former bureaucrats appointed by the Chhattisgarh government held a lengthy closed door meeting here Thursday evening.
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, accompanied by his wife Ban Soon-taek, and senior advisers, arrived in India Thursday on a three-day official visit during which he is scheduled to meet Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to discuss India's role in the global body, including its reforms.
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) Delhiites Thursday again experienced a soft, cool breeze and light drizzle as the Met Office said April this year has been an unusually pleasant month. Friday could also see some thunderstorms.
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) Even as both houses of parliament were disrupted over Bofors scam Thursday, they are expected to see peaceful proceedings Friday as the main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party has decided to follow it up in an orderly manner.
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) Almost a quarter century after it surfaced, the Bofors payoff scandal created a storm again Thursday, disrupting parliament, as the opposition vociferously demanded a fresh probe into the deal that has long haunted the Congress.
Mumbai, April 26 (IANS) Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi arrives here Friday on a two-day visit to Maharashtra during which he will visit some drought-hit regions, a party office bearer said here.
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) The Supreme Court Thursday dismissed a challenge to the candidature of one of its judges for appointment to the International Court of Justice (ICJ), saying it could not interfere in the matter.
New York, April 26 (IANS) Actress Katherine Heigl and her husband Josh Kelley have adopted another baby girl, says her representative.
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) She was born a year before Indian cinema. Film, theatre and TV personality Zohra Sehgal, who turns 100 Friday, has grown to be as colourful and entertaining as the industry itself.
Sheffield (England), April 26 (IANS) China's snooker star Ding Junhui became the seventh top-16 player to fall in the first round of the World Championship after he suffered a 9-10 loss to Ryan Day of Wales.
London, Apr 26(ANI): Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has plans to protect his players from the hype ahead of the highly anticipated Manchester derby against Manchester City on Monday, which could possibly decide the fate of this year's Premier League title.
Rome, April 26 (IANS) Marco Borriello came off the bench to strike nine minutes from time and handed Italian Serie A leaders Juventus a 1-0 victory at Cesena. AC Milan kept their title hopes alive with a 1-0 win over Genoa.
Washington, Apr 25 (ANI): A history of binge eating, consuming large amounts of food in a short period of time, may make an individual more likely to show other addiction-like behaviours including substance abuse, a new study has claimed.
Manila, April 25 (IANS) Around 100 American and Filipino troops Wednesday staged a mock assault at Palawan beach in the Philippines as part of a joint military exercise.
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) "Vicky Donor" is going places. After receiving rave reviews from the critics as well as the audiences, it has earned Rs.13.40 crore in the opening weekend. Director Shoojit Sircar is on cloud nine and says the film's success proves that the moviegoers have matured over the years.
Taiyuan (China), April 25 (Xinhua-ANI): About 1,000 wrestlers from over 80 countries and regions will be competing at the Olympic qualification tournament which starts here on Friday, with a total of 50 spots up for grabs.
Mumbai, April 25 (IANS) Anand-Milind, who composed music for hits like "Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak", "Anjaam" and "Dil", are making a comeback to Bollywood after six years with "Yeh Khula Aasmaan".
Nanjing, Apr 25 (Xinhua-ANI): A rare piece of the parietal bone of Sakyamuni, the founder of Buddhism, was flown to Hong Kong from east China's Jiangsu province on Wednesday for public worship.
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) Anil Kapoor believes his eldest daughter, Sonam Kapoor, leaves him far behind when it comes to speeding in cars.
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI) will confer an honorary Doctor of Letters (D.Litt) degree to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon.
Phnom Penh, April 25 (Xinhua-ANI): Margareta Wahlstrom, the Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary General for Disaster Risk Reduction, on Wednesday concluded her 6-day study visit in Cambodia on the country's flood disaster in last year.
Moscow, April 25 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia and China have completed the first stage of naval exercises in the Yellow Sea, off the coast of Qingdao in eastern China.
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) India, Sri Lanka and Maldives have embarked on a five-day maritime exercise off the Maldivian coast to strengthen the capabilities of their coast guards to prevent criminal activities, poaching and piracy in their waters and beyond.
Kampala, Apr 24(ANI): A female opposition leader in Uganda was groped by a police officer after being pulled out of her car. The incident has angered the public.
Washington, Apr 24 (ANI): Nicki Minaj has claimed that being a pop star is as hard work as "running a big top-notch company".
Washington, Apr 24 (ANI): Playboy founder Hugh Hefner has penned a rare, full-page editorial on an unsurprising topic: Sex, in the May issue of the magazine.
Colombo, Apr 24 (ANI): Sri Lankan Muslims have accused 'radical' Buddhists of trying to damage peaceful co-existence between the country's main ethnic communities.
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) Sikkim has won the 'best state' award for strengthening its panchayati raj institutions.
Washington, Apr 24 (ANI): A Virginia woman won the lottery twice on the same day with two winning tickets for 1 million dollars each, taking her windfall gain to 2 million dollars.
Washington, Apr 24 (ANI): A New York Long Island woman claims that she was fired after she donated a kidney to help save the life of her boss.
London, Apr 24(ANI): British Prime Minister David Cameron will launch a major campaign to target 'aspirational' ethnic minority voters in the suburbs following Conservative Party warnings that he cannot win the next election without them.
London, April 24 (ANI): An actor in Brazil has died 17 days after he accidentally hanged himself while re-enacting the death of Judas Iscariot for an Easter Passion play.
Kochi, April 24 (IANS) A desperate Chirag Kerala will look to secure all three points when they take on Pailan Arrows in an I-League football match at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, here Wednesday.
Bangalore, April 24 (IANS) The shooting of Akshay Kumar and Sonakshi Sinha's "Rowdy Rathore" in Karnataka's temple town of Hampi was disrupted after activists said the minimum number of local dancers had not been used.
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.
Hannover (Germany), April 23 (Xinhua-ANI): Visiting Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao said here Monday China will adhere to the opening-up and reform policy, and welcome foreign investment.
Washington, Apr 24 (ANI): US Congressmen Dana Rohrabacher, a senior member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, has said that he was barred from entering into Afghanistan because of his critical views over that country's government.
Islamabad, April 24 (IANS) A Pakistani daily has described as "agonising" the political rift over the probe into an aircrash here that left 127 people dead.
Mexico City, April 24 (IANS/EFE) Reporte Indigo Cinco Dias, a new Monday-Friday newspaper, was launched Monday in Mexico, with the twist that the print publication builds off a successful online journalism venture.
Greater Noida, April 24 (IANS) The silence at the Buddh International Circuit (BIC) was broken by a loud screeching sound of roaring Lamborghinis as Bollywood stars Anil Kapoor and Ajay Devgn took over the racing track to show each other who is 'Tezz'!
Mumbai, April 23 (IANS) Actor Anil Kapoor, who will be seen in "Tezz", an action thriller, after a while, says it is important to keep a gap between two films of the similar genre as it heightens the excitement.
Islamabad, Apr 23(ANI): The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) of Pakistan has begun inspection of all private passenger planes after a disaster was averted in Karachi following Friday's deadly Bhoja aircrash.
New York, Apr 23 (ANI): The ensemble relationship comedy 'Think Like a Man' raked in a whopping 33 million dollars over the weekend box office, thus dethroning 'The Hunger Games' from the top spot.
Washington, Apr 23 (ANI): Michelle Obama has already outpaced former first ladies, such as Laura Bush and Hillary Clinton, in a number of TV appearances she's made over the first four years of a president's term.
Mumbai, April 23 (IANS) Ajay Devgn has dabbled in almost all genres of films in his career of over two decades, but the actor is still eager to experiment with his roles.
Mumbai, April 23 (IANS) A benchmark index for Indian equities markets was trading 181.82 points or 1.05 percent down Monday, amidst a choppy session ruled by major selling pressure.
Pyongyang, April 23 (IANS) North Korea has threatened to launch 'special operations' against South Korea's president, the official KCNA news agency said Monday.
Islamabad, Apr 23(ANI): The opposition Pakistan Muslim League- Nawaz has slammed the 'controversial makeup' of the judicial commission formed to probe last Friday's deadly Bhoja aircrash.
Pyongyang, Apr 23 (Xinhua-ANI): The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) threatened to launch "special operations" against South Korea's conservative president, the official KCNA news agency said Monday.
Damascus, Apr 23 (ANI): Syrian opposition group's efforts to topple President Bashar-al Assad's regime are being undermined by defections, split factions and deep ideological divisions, leaked emails have revealed.
Colombo, Apr 23 (ANI): The Sri Lankan Government has ordered the removal of a mosque located in the central town of Dambulla, saying it is sacred to the country's majority Buddhists.
London, Apr 23 (ANI): Adele has continued her hold on the top spot in the UK album chart with '21', the biggest-selling release of last year.
London, Apr 23 (ANI): Repeated exposure to cocaine reduces the activity of a protein essential for normal functioning of the brain's reward system, thus enhancing the reward for cocaine use and stimulating addiction, a new study has revealed.
Sydney, April 23 (IANS) Office-goers resigned to working in unsatisfactory jobs are more likely to suffer from serious, persistent lower back pain than those with a positive attitude.
Quito, April 23 (IANS/EFE) Ecuador expects China to provide all of the financing for the Refineria del Pacifico, a mega-refinery for processing crude and the largest public works project in the Andean country, President Rafael Correa said.
Moscow, April 23 (IANS) A Russian cargo spacecraft Sunday successfully docked with the International Space Station (ISS), Russia's Roscosmos space agency said.
Paris, April 22 (IANS) The French government said Sunday that the presidential elections recorded a voter turnout of over 70 percent, slightly lower than the figure registered in 2007. This is likely to go up by the time the polls close at 8 p.m. (18.00 GMT).
Paris, April 22 (Xinhua-ANI): All candidates of France's presidential election had cast their votes by noon local time on Sunday in the first round of the election. Voting will continue until 8 p.m. local time.
Karachi, Apr 22 (ANI): Left-arm Pakistani pace bowler Junaid Khan is said to have recovered from his knee injury and is now all set to join Lancashire County Cricket Club as their overseas player this year, Dawn.com reported on Saturday.
Paris, Apr 22 (Xinhua-ANI): French presidential candidate Francois Hollande, representing the biggest opposition Socialist Party (PS), cast his vote for Sunday's first round of presidential election.
London, April 22 (ANI): Simon Cowell is obsessed with other men's exes and has bedded his own brother's and close pals' cast-offs, a new book has revealed.
Paris, April 22 (IANS) Millions of French voted Sunday in the first round of presidential elections bogged down by a weak economy and high unemployment, issues that may spell trouble for incumbent Nicolas Sarkozy.
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) Jailed former communications minister Andimuthu Raja is not very keen on getting out on bail because he would prefer to walk out of prison with "clean hands" in the 2G spectrum allotment controversy that has dominated national attention for over a year.
Paris, April 22 (IANS) Millions voted Sunday in the first round of presidential elections in France, a country bogged down by weak economy and high unemployment, issues that may spell trouble for incumbent Nicolas Sarkozy.
Beijing, April 22 (IANS) Hailstorms in China caused havoc, killing 29 people from March to April 20 and destroying various houses, said statistics released by the Ministry of Civil Affairs.
Paris, April 22 (IANS) The first round of the 2012 French presidential election kicked off Sunday with over 44 million registered voters eligible to cast their ballots for one of 10 candidates, including incumbent Nicolas Sarkozy.
Lucknow, April 22 (IANS) Notwithstanding the bonhomie evident at the recent meeting between Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, ties between the state's ruling Samajwadi Party (SP) and the Congress appear set to strain.
New York, Apr 22 (ANI): LEGOs for girls, which have been described as "sexist" girl-power activists, will not be getting a breast reduction any time soon.
Paris, April 22 (IANS) The first round of the 2012 French presidential election kicked off in France Sunday.
London, Apr 22 (ANI): Natasha Massey, the girlfriend of the jailed soccer rapist Ched Evans says she still loves him.
Mumbai, April 22 (IANS) A leopard, which had sneaked into a private school two days ago was trapped and evicted early Sunday after a 20-hour operation by the forest department and police, an official here said.
Islamabad, April 22 (IANS) Pakistan has learnt little from a horrific aircrash that took place two years back, said a daily after 127 people were killed in a plane crash Friday.
Paris, April 22 (Xinhua-ANI): The first round of the 2012 French presidential election officially kicked off in mainland France on Sunday morning.
Washington, April 22 (ANI): A Secret Service sex scandal has sparked media frenzy in Cartagena after scoop-hungry journalists fought all week for the favour of a 42-year-old taxi driver who happened to drive home the prostitute who set the scandal in motion.
Patna, April 22 (IANS) In a suspected honour killing, a woman strangled to death her daughter for having married against her wishes in Patna. The mother was arrested Sunday.
Washington, Apr 22 (ANI): Kim Kardashian and her new flame Kanye West made their second appearance as a couple during another shopping trip in New York City on Saturday.
London, Apr 22 (ANI): Salman Rushdie and Padma Lakshmi, who divorced five years ago, were seen leaving the memorial of Christopher Hitchens together in New York on Friday.
Guadalajara (Mexico), April 22 (IANS/EFE) More than 50 young Mixtec Indians gave a concert in the western Mexican city of Guadalajara, in which they fused their ancestral musical tradition with melodies made famous by the legendary British rock group The Beatles.
Madrid, April 22 (IANS/EFE) Spanish physician Jose Manuel Machimbarrena, kidnapped in Nigeria April 4, has been freed and is in good health though "pretty tired", officials at Spain's foreign ministry said Saturday.
Ciudad Juarez (Mexico), April 22 (IANS/EFE) At least 13 people were gunned down and four wounded in an attack by suspected cartel gunmen at a bar in the northern Mexican city of Chihuahua, authorities said.
Hanoi, April 22 (IANS) A province in Vietnam has been hit by a mysterious skin infection that has already killed 19 people and affected more than 170, BBC reported.
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) With a controversial CD allegedly featuring him in sexual acts going viral on internet, Congress leader Abhishek Manu Singhvi Saturday accused "motivated interests" of fielding "an organised gang" to use social sites for "sensationalism" despite a court injunction.
London, April 21 (IANS) Former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi who is accused of having sex with 33 prostitutes has said he will hold his bunga bunga parties again if he could.
Jaipur, April 21 (IANS) At least six police and administration officials were injured when they were attacked by a group of villagers who were carrying out child marriages in Rajasthan's Jhalawar district, police said Saturday.
Islamabad, April 21 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani Saturday ordered a judicial probe into Friday's airliner crash near here in which all 127 people on board were killed as the country's top met department official said the plane should have never been given permission to land.
Manama (Bahrain), April 21 (IANS) Two-time defending champion Sebastian Vettel will take his first pole position of the Formula One season here at the Bahrain Grand Prix Sunday while Sahara Force India drivers come in at 10th and 13th.
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) With a controversial CD allegedly featuring him going viral on internet, Congress leader Abhishek Manu Singhvi Saturday accused "motivated interests" of fielding "an organised gang" to use social sites for "sensationalism" despite a court order.
Beijing, April 21 (IANS) Chinese President Hu Jintao Saturday expressed his deep condolences to his Pakistani counterpart Asif Ali Zardari over Friday's plane crash near Islamabad in which all 127 people on board were killed.
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) It was a clear, breezy Saturday in capital with the maximum temperature settling three notches below average at 34.8 degrees Celsius. Sunday is expected to have partly cloudy skies with possibility of rain in some areas, the weather office said.
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) To bag big ticket investments to propel its economy, the government of Kerala has promised single-window clearance, lucrative returns and durable partnerships to Indian industries and global corporations.
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh was Saturday briefed by Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) chief V.K. Saraswat on the launch of India's nuclear capable long-range missile Agni-V that was successfully test fired Thursday.