Everything you need to know about Great Eastern Hotel: news, reviews, in-depth analysis, opinion and more
Everything you need to know about Great Eastern Hotel: news, reviews, in-depth analysis, opinion and more
Mumbai, May 24 (IANS) Filmmaker Anil Sharma, whose "Singh Sahab The Great" is almost ready, says the Sunny Deol starrer is slated for Oct 11 release, two days before Dussehra.
London, May 24 (ANI): A necklace worth a staggering 1.9M euros has been stolen from an exclusive French Riviera hotel, in the second such jewellery heist during this year's Cannes Film Festival.
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) Delhi Police Thursday contacted their counterparts in Mumbai seeking details about the articles seized from the hotel where tainted cricketer S. Sreesanth stayed, said a police official.
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) Easy-to-prepare summer salads can help you feel cool in the soaring temperatures, suggest chefs, who recommend nutritious and light preparations to beat the heat.
Washington, May 23 (ANI): Two suspected terrorists hacked a man believed to be a British soldier to death on a busy London street on Wednesday.
Mumbai, May 22 (IANS) Sliced lamb with onions, shredded chicken in red and green pepper, prawns kaseong, and kung pao vegetables -- the dinner table was set Tuesday at Mumbai's iconic Hotel Taj Mahal Palace for visiting Chinese Premier Li Keqiang.
Mumbai, May 22 (IANS) Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, who stayed a brief 15 hours in Mumbai, felt "fascinated" by his sojourn in the iconic Taj Mahal and Palace Hotel, officials said here Wednesday.
Washington, May 22 (ANI): Robert Pattinson, who was photographed moving his possessions out of on-off girlfriend Kristen Stewart's LA house on Monday, enjoyed a night out with friends soon after.
Washington, May 21 (ANI): Cara Delevingne reportedly snubbed Leonardo DiCaprio at the after party for his new flick 'The Great Gatsby' in Cannes, last week.
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) Reiterating his belief that India and China should "shake hands across the Himalayas", visiting Chinese Premier Li Keqiang Tuesday said both countries "have the wisdom" to find a "fair, reasonable and mutually acceptable solution" to their festering boundary problem.
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) Chinese Premier Li Keqiang elicited smiles and applause from his audience Tuesday morning with his informal and friendly manner, not the least by beginning his address with a "namaste".
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) Reiterating his philosophy that India and China need to shake hands across the Himalayas, visiting Chinese Premier Li Keqiang Tuesday pushed for greater economic integration between the two Asian giants and combining the strengths of their 2.5 billion people to make an impact on the global scene.
Mumbai, May 21 (IANS) Filmmaker Abhishek Kapoor, who introduced Sushant Singh Rajput to filmdom with "Kai Po Che!", is all set to roll the cameras with the actor again for his next film, which will be widely shot in Kashmir.
Washington, May 21 (IANS) The World Bank President, Jim Yong Kim, and UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will make a joint visit to Africa's Great Lakes region, a World Bank statement said Monday.
Washington, May 20 (ANI): Carey Mulligan has revealed that it was her childhood dream to star opposite her 'The Great Gatsby' co-star Leonardo DiCaprio.
Mumbai, May 20 (IANS) Despite an over two-decade stint in filmmaking business and quite a few hits to his credit, director Sangeeth Sivan calls himself a struggler in comparison to his filmmaker brother Santosh Sivan.
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) India Monday asked China to provide greater market access to help lower the widening trade deficit that rose to $29 billion in 2012.
London, May 20 (IANS) Three men have been arrested after a fracas outside a gurdwara in the city of Norwich in England.
Kathmandu, May 20 (IANS/EFE) Mexican David Liaño Gonzalez Sunday became the first climber to double summit on Mount Everest, the world's tallest mountain, in the same season, the climb's organizers said.
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) Tibetan activists Monday defied security and managed to stage a small protest near the Taj Palace Hotel here where Chinese Premier Li Keqiang is staying, police said.
Washington, May 20 (ANI): 'Star Trek: Into Darkness' fetched 70.6 million dollars in its opening weekend in the US.
Los Angeles, May 20 (IANS) Australian director Baz Luhrmann regrets leaving the opportunity to direct the first edition of "Harry Potter" franchise because he was busy with something else.
Mumbai, May 19 (IANS) Actor Anupam Kher is delighted about performing the play "Kuch Bhi Ho Sakta Hai" for the 300th time and dedicates it to his late father Pushkar Nath Kher.
Film: "The Great Gatsby"; Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Carey Mulligan, Tobey Maguire, Joel Edgerton, Amitabh Bachchan; Directed by: Baz Luhrmann; Rating***1/2
London, May 17 (ANI): The literary editions collected by an English teacher from Stirling were sold for a total of 226,000 pounds at an auction in Edinburgh.
London, May 17 (IANS) A world-class collection of oil paintings returning from Russia to England is like the treasures of the Forbidden City returning to Beijing, the exhibition curator said.
London, May 17 (IANS/EFE) A first edition of legendary American writer F. Scott Fitzgerald's "The Great Gatsby" sold for 1,875 pounds ($2,872), or nearly triple the opening price, at an auction in Edinburgh, Scotland.
London, May 17 (ANI): A historian has threatened to lift the veil of secrecy of Coca Cola's recipe this week, as he claims to publish a copy of the original formula in a new book.
New Delhi/Mumbai, May 16 (IANS) The cricketing world was again shamed Thursday as three Rajasthan Royals players, including India fast bowler S. Sreesanth, were arrested in Mumbai for their alleged involvement in spot-fixing in the Indian Premier League (IPL) that could well have its links with the Mumbai underworld.
Mexico City, May 16 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A flash drive with stress-relief software for crew members of the International Space Station (ISS) will be taken to space by Russian cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin soon.
Washington, May 16 (ANI): Kris Humphries, who recently divorced Kim Kardashian, was swarmed by many bikini-clad female fans at the SLS Hotel South Beach's Hyde Beach in Miami.
New Delhi, May 16 (IANS) It was a "historic moment" for Amitabh Bachchan to be invited to open the prestigious Cannes International Film Festival with his "The Great Gatsby" co-star Leonardo DiCaprio. Big B made the experience more special by addressing the audience in his mother tongue Hindi.
Madrid, May 16 (IANS/EFE) Bobby Gillespie and Primal Scream are back with "More Light", a high-energy album that erases any doubts about the direction of the Scottish band's musical career.
Washington, May 16 (ANI): Gwyneth Paltrow, who recently released her second cook book, 'It's All Good', launched an offer on Groupon.com, inviting 60 fans to spend 2,000 dollars to attend her exclusive cooking class in New York, on Tuesday.
Los Angeles, May 16 (IANS) Actor Ben Affleck has reportedly designed a shoe range and its sale will benefit his charitable organisation - the Eastern Congo initiative.
New Delhi, May 15 (ANI): Indian Naval Aviation received a major fillip with the arrival of the first of eight Boeing P-8I Long Range Maritime Reconnaissance and Anti Submarine Warfare (LRMRASW) aircraft at Naval Air Station Rajali (Arakkonam) today.
New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) The Indian Navy Wednesday received the first of eight Boeing P-8I long range maritime reconnaissance and anti-submarine warfare (LRMRASW) aircraft at the INS Rajali naval air Station in Tamil Nadu, giving a major fillip to its capabilities.
Los Angeles, May 15 (IANS) Australian director Baz Luhrmann's "The Great Gasby" is only the latest in a series of screen adaptations of F. Scott Fitzgerald's book. From a silent version to, of course, the famous film starring Robert Redford and Mia Farrow, the novel has had several cinematic renditions.
Los Angeles, May 15 (IANS) Actress Carey Mulligan gets overwhelmed when she is surrounded by the press and confesses that the public's attention freaks her out.
Washington, May 15 (ANI): Carey Mulligan has admitted that she feels overwhelmed when she is surrounded by press and feels 'freaked out' when people look at her.
Washington, May 15 (IANS) The much misunderstood Daisy Buchanan was a product of her times, says Carey Mulligan, who felt real empathy for her character of the wealthy debutante in "The Great Gatsby" set in 1920s America and also "very grand" with the elaborate clothes and jewellery.
London, May 15 (ANI): Leonardo DiCaprio and director Baz Luhrmann's latest venture together 'The Great Gatsby' will open the annual Cannes film festival.
Washington, May 13 (ANI): 'Iron Man 3' still remains the king of the U.S box office, despite the release of 'The Great Gatsby'.
Mumbai, May 13 (IANS) Actress Sonam Kapoor is excited about walking on the red carpet at the 66th edition of Cannes International Film Festival this year and has already left for the venue.
Teotihuacan (Mexico), May 13 (IANS/EFE) A robot that weighs just 25 kg is helping scientists explore the underworld of Teotihuacan, an archaeological complex.
Washington, May 13 (ANI): First lady of the United States Michelle Obama wants the next generation to make friends across the political divide with hopes of averting political gridlock in the future.
Melbourne, May 12 (IANS) The 2013 World Cup of Golf will return to the Royal Melbourne Golf Club here and will be played Nov 21-24.
London, May 12 (ANI): Robert Pattinson and his on-off girlfriend Kristen Stewart will reportedly be going for a holiday in Cannes this year.
Melbourne, May 12 (ANI): Leonardo DiCaprio has revealed that he almost turned down the role of Jay Gatsby.
Los Angeles, May 12 (IANS) Actress Carey Mulligan never aimed to play ''beautiful'' characters, such as the glamorous Daisy Buchanan in "The Great Gatsby".
Washington, May 10 (ANI): Miley Cyrus has revealed that during her 2009 tour of London, ghosts tried to make contact with her in her rented apartment.
New York, May 10 (IANS) An Indian American businessman has been awarded by a US business chamber as its 2013 Ambassador of the Year.
New Delhi, May 10 (IANS) There are an estimated 25 million people of Indian origin settled across the globe. In perhaps the first such attempt to document the story of the non-resident Indian, two travel enthusiasts are now set to embark upon a path-breaking six-month adventure "to connect with Indians living abroad" and record their lives and experiences while staying with them.
Mumbai, May 9 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan is elated with the fact that the music of his debut Hollywood project "The Great Gatsby" has topped the music charts.
London, May 9 (ANI): Prince Harry, whose US trip starts from May 9, faces the prospect of meeting up with the blonde model, who is at the centre of his naked escapades in Las Vegas.
Los Angeles, May 9 (IANS) Peter Robbins, who used to lend his voice to Charlie Brown, was sentenced to jail for stalking his ex-girlfriend and her plastic surgeon.
London, May 9 (ANI): Scientists, academics and medics gathered this week in a London hotel to discuss a topic that has been virtually unmentionable in academic circles for decades - did humans descend from "aquatic apes" that spent more time swimming than dragging their knuckles on the ground?
Manchester, May 8 (IANS) Former Manchester United stars David Beckham and Cristiano Ronaldo, whose careers were shaped by Alex Ferguson, were shocked at the decision of 'The Boss' to leave Old Trafford after 26 glittering years and 38 trophies.
Melbourne, May 8 (ANI): Patrons at Thebarton's Southwark Hotel in Adelaide were left shocked when a pair of lions arrived at the pub.
Los Angeles, May 8 (IANS) Actress Carey Mulligan says no one recognises her at public places, but her husband Marcus Mumford receives attention from fans.
Kolkata, May 7 (IANS) Japan's Chief of Army Staff General Eiji Kimizuka visited the Eastern Command Headquarters at Fort William here Tuesday and discussed issues concerning security and enhancing military ties between the two armies.
Dubai, May 7 (IANS) Expatriate Indians living in Saudi Arabia's Eastern Province have demanded that direct flights between Dammam, the province's capital, and Hyderabad in India's Andhra Pradesh state by India's flag carrier Air India be restored.
Melbourne, May 06 (ANI): World's smallest hotel has only one room and is located above the world's smallest cafe.
Lucknow, May 6 (ANI): A private business house in Lucknow had attempted to create a new world record with over 100,000 of its employees singing the country's national anthem together at one point in one uniform on Monday.
Dubai, May 6 (ANI): Justin Bieber, who is just 19-year-old, was allowed entry to Dubai hotspot Movida Dubai - normally reserved for those 21 and over - but stormed out following the nightclub's refusal to serve him with alcohol, it has been revealed.
London, May 6 (ANI): The Hanging Gardens of Babylon, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, was located 300 miles to the north in Babylon's greatest rival Nineveh, a leading Oxford-based historian has claimed.
New York, May 6 (ANI): Superhero film 'Iron Man 3' got off to a massive start this weekend with a box office haul of 175.3 million dollars and in the process had the second biggest film opening of all time in the US.
New Delhi, May 5 (IANS) Italian cuisine is not just about pizzas and pastas, it offers a wide range of food - from salads and spicy appetizers to soups and curries.
New York, May 5 (ANI): Jennifer Lopez and DJ megastar Tiesto may be working on a new song together.
Mumbai, May 5 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan got emotional when he met his fans in New York during the premiere of his Hollywood movie "The Great Gatsby".
London, May 05 (ANI): Kylie Minogue has been honoured by the Entertainment Industry Foundation's Women's Cancer Research Fund for her battle with breast cancer, in America on Thursday.
Washington, May 4 (IANS) US unemployment rate edged down to 7.5 percent in April from 7.6 percent in March, its lowest level since December 2008, the Labor Department reported.
Los Angeles, May 4 (IANS) Hollywood actor Leonardo DiCaprio says it was quite intimidating working in "The Great Gatsby", based on such a well loved novel by author F. Scott Fitzgerald.
Los Angeles, May 4 (IANS) Hollywood actor Bradley Cooper plans to hon his culinary skills to play a troubled chef in a new movie.
Guwahati, May 3 (IANS) A three-day exercise has begun in Assam's Kaziranga National Park to monitor the exact number of Eastern Swamp Deer there, an official said Friday.
New Delhi, May 3 (IANS) Conservator Aparajita Datta has won the Whitley Award, also called "Green Oscar", for her work to save threatened hornbills in the forests of Arunachal Pradesh.
Los Angeles, May 3 (IANS) Actress Isla Fisher says she easily put on weight to maker her character convincing in Baz Luhrmann's "The Great Gatsby".
New York, May 03 (ANI): Naomi Campbell and Vladimir Doronin, who have been dating for five long years, have put their relationship on a break because the Russian billionaire is "too swept up in the celebrity lifestyle" that the supermodel is a part of.
An economist friend was tearing his hair out. He was trying to analyze a trend started by someone he scornfully described as 'a billionaire who thinks we all live on one planet'.
New York, May 3 (IANS) Actor Leonardo DiCaprio is happy with his current life, and says he does not wish to repeat anything from the past.
Washington, May 2 (ANI): The Justice Department has filed notice that it will challenge a federal court decision requiring the government to make emergency contraceptives available over the counter to women of all ages.
Mumbai, May 2 (IANS) At the New York premiere of Hollywood film "The Great Gatsby", the noise went up for a moment and the US media was left wondering if Leonardo DiCaprio had come, but it was actually Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan. The crowd's cheers were overwhelming, says Big B.
London, May 2 (ANI): Naomi Campbell and her Russian billionaire boyfriend Vladimir Doronin, who have been dating since 2008, are reportedly on a break.
Los Angeles, May 2 (IANS) Actress Carey Mulligan says she did not have a crush on her "The Great Gatsby" co-star Leonardo DiCaprio when she was a teenager, even though he was a hearthrob back then.
New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) Additional Solicitor General Haren Raval should have "talked it out" with Attorney General G.E. Vahanvati instead of writing a letter alleging he has been made a scapegoat in the coal blocks allocations issue, said External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid Tuesday.
London, April 30 (ANI): Reese Witherspoon has revealed that the downside to having a baby to hug and kiss is that you forget everything.
Cape Town, April 30 (IANS) The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) Monday showed rare footage of former president Nelson Mandela sitting in a chair with a blanket over his legs, flanked by President Jacob Zuma, his medical team and several senior members of the ruling African National Congress (ANC).
Washington, April 30 (IANS) Even as it acknowledges India as the world's most populous democracy, the Economist magazine's Index of Democracy 2012 ranks India 38th among 165 nations with an overall score of 7.52.
Beijing, Apr. 30 (Xinhua-ANI): The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) on Monday showed a rare footage of former president Nelson Mandela.
Bhubaneswar, April 29 (IANS) Several hotels across Odisha downed their shutters Monday in response to a nationwide strike called by hoteliers and restaurateurs against a new service tax being imposed by the central government from April 1.
Shimla, April 29 (IANS) The Shimla Hotel and Restaurant Association, with more than 300 members, Monday condemned service tax the central government has imposed from April 1 on hotels that are either fully or partially air-conditioned.
London, Apr. 29 (ANI): Diplomats have warned of growing Islamist violence against western targets in Libya as blowback from the war in Mali, following last week's attack on the French embassy in Tripoli.
New York, April 29 (ANI): A Brooklyn-born exotic car designer is building a prototype of an electric "horseless carriage" that could debut on city streets in about a year.
Mumbai, April 29 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who is making his international debut with Baz Luhrmann's "The Great Gatsby", feels it's "not worth" being part of the film's poster keeping in mind his blink-and-miss appearance. However, he cant's deny the order of the director.
London, Apr 29 (ANI): A Premier League footballer's girlfriend was sexually attacked while she slept in her hotel bed in Manchester.
Beijing, April 29 (IANS) Being paid to travel and scooping a monthly salary of 10,000 yuan ($1,600) just for taking photos and writing blogs... this is not a dream, but Hao Na's job.
Melbourne, April 28 (ANI): Leonardo DiCaprio has opened up about claims he was a bit of a bad boy when he was filming 'The Great Gatsby' in Sydney.
Melbourne, Apr. 28 (ANI): Carey mulligan has revealed that she was afraid when she learned that she had to give two auditions for 'The Great Gatsby' in two days and when she was asked to read with Leonardo DiCaprio on the first day.
Washington, April 27 (IANS/EFE) US President Barack Obama promised Friday an in-depth investigation into the possible use of chemical weapons in Syria, and said if that proves to be the case, it will change his "calculus" about how to deal with the crisis in the Middle Eastern country.
Chennai, April 26 (IANS) Great Eastern Energy Corporation Ltd.'s (GEEC) coal-bed methane exploration project in Tamil Nadu's Mannargudi hit a political roadblock Friday with MDMK's general secretary Vaiko voicing fears it would turn the area into a desert.