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Simone Battle Dead: US girl group GRL has died at aged 25

September 7, 2014 at 1:09 AM

The rising pop singer Simone Battle was found dead in her Los Angeles home on Friday, the Daily Mail reports. The cause of her death is still under investigation.

US stocks trim losses despite weak data

May 2, 2012 at 10:38 PM

New York, May 2 (IANS) US stocks trimmed early losses and traded mixed Wednesday even after weak reports on both private jobs and durable goods orders.

Mark Ruffalo seals six-film deal for 'The Hulk'

May 2, 2012 at 10:08 PM

London, May 2 (ANI): The Avengers star Mark Ruffalo has bagged a six-film deal to reprise his role as 'The Hulk' following the huge international box office success of the new superhero movie.


Chris Evans credits Robert Downey JR for 'Avengers' success

May 2, 2012 at 10:07 PM

London, May 2 (ANI): Chris Evans has credited Robert Downey, JR. with the success of their new movie 'The Avengers', insisting that his happy demeanour inspired the rest of the cast and crew.

Clinton arrives in Beijing

May 2, 2012 at 8:54 PM

Beijing, May 2 (IANS) US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and US Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner arrived here Wednesday for the fourth round of the China-US Strategic and Economic Dialogue.

US stocks open lower

May 2, 2012 at 7:36 PM

New York, May 2 (IANS) US stocks opened lower Wednesday after a private jobs report showed that hiring was slowing.

Air China opens flight to Mumbai

May 2, 2012 at 6:24 PM

Beijing, May 2 (IANS) Air China Wednesday launched direct flights from the country's southwestern city of Chengdu to Mumbai.

Kashmir capital moves from Jammu to Srinagar

May 2, 2012 at 4:18 PM

Srinagar, May 2 (ANI): Jammu and Kashmir (J and K) government on Wednesday began the proceedings for shifting its civil secretariat from the winter capital Jammu to the summer capital of Srinagar.

Guardiola humbled by praise from colleagues

May 1, 2012 at 5:14 PM

Madrid, May 1 (IANS) Barcelona football club coach Pep Guardiola, speaking to the press for the first time since his resignation announcement, thanked his colleagues for praising the work he did with the Catalan giants for four years.

Vasco da Gama to play against Lanus

May 1, 2012 at 4:50 PM

Rio de Janeiro, May 1 (IANS) Brazilian club Vasco da Gama will host Argentina's Lanus Wednesday knowing that anything less than victory could prove fatal to their Copa Libertadores hopes.

Dominican woman sells her baby

May 1, 2012 at 10:02 AM

Santiago (Dominican Republic), May 1 (IANS/EFE) Dominican police are looking for a woman who sold her 8-month-old baby for 100,000 pesos ($2,500), authorities said Monday.

LiLo stays sober and sips only on water during night out in Hollywood

April 30, 2012 at 4:50 PM

New York, Apr 30 (ANI): Lindsay Lohan, who may have been a diva last Wednesday, behaved herself for at least part of Tuesday night and advertised her sobriety at AV nightclub in L.A. where she introduced the pop group 'Karmin'.

Loeb wins Argentina rally title

April 30, 2012 at 2:34 PM

Buenos Aires, April 30 (IANS) Citroen's French racer Sebastien Loeb won the Rally Argentina for the seventh time, coming in 15.2 seconds ahead of teammate Mikko Hirvonen of Finland in the fifth stop of the 2012 World Rally Championship.

Emraan gets his first 'U' certified film, thanks kids

April 30, 2012 at 2:34 PM

Mumbai, April 30 (IANS) Actor Emraan Hashmi, known for his serial kisser image, has revealed that he has signed his first 'U' certified film and gives credits to children for doing it.

Thousands protest in Spain to defend health care, education

April 30, 2012 at 11:14 AM

Madrid, April 30 (IANS/EFE) Thousands of people turned out Sunday in cities all over Spain to defend health care and education and to express their rejection of the government's plans to cut 10 billion euros ($13.3 billion) in financing for both public services to fulfil its goals for reducing the deficit.

Former Secret Service agent says rules have been reinforced

April 29, 2012 at 5:54 PM

Washington, Apr 29 (ANI): New rules announced by the U.S. Secret Service on Friday are only re-inforcement of earlier guidelines, a former agent has claimed.

Invercargill mayor Tim Shadbolt sets world record for TV interview

April 29, 2012 at 4:10 PM

Wellington, Apr 29 (ANI): Invercargill mayor Tim Shadbolt smashed the record for the world's longest television interview on Sunday, that had to be cut off at the end.

Khloe wears knee-high boots and Kim dons leather trousers for basketball game

April 29, 2012 at 4:10 PM

London, Apr 29 (ANI): Khloe and Kim Kardashian, who are expected to know what style is appropriate for the basketball court, were seen wearing strange looks to shoot a few hoops in Queens New York on Friday.

Tiger Woods was 'interested in lady luck' at own charity poker night

April 29, 2012 at 4:10 PM

London, Apr 29 (ANI): Tiger Woods, who cheated on his wife Elin Nordegren, is said to keep his cards close to his chest on a charity poker night.

Frieda Pinto makes bold style statement in red suit at film premiere

April 29, 2012 at 4:10 PM

London, Apr 29 (ANI): Frieda Pinto, who arrived at the premiere of her movie 'Trishna' in New York on Friday, showed exactly how to work business chic on the red carpet in a fitted Gucci suit.

Bin Laden family allowed into Saudi Arabia on 'humanitarian grounds'

April 29, 2012 at 3:30 PM

Riyadh, Apr 29 (ANI): Saudi Arabia has accepted the return of Osama bin Laden's family on humanitarian grounds.

Wedding ring lost down drain found 2 years later

April 29, 2012 at 3:30 PM

Melbourne, Apr 29 (ANI): A Boston woman who lost her wedding ring nearly two years ago was unexpectedly reunited with her ring on Friday after sewer workers found the bling in a drain and made it their mission to locate its rightful owner.

Mel Gibson justifies lashing out at screenwriter Joe Eszterhas

April 29, 2012 at 3:30 PM

New York, Apr 29 (ANI): Mel Gibson has said that he has "a bit of a temper" in an interview with Jay Leno on the 'Tonight Show' Friday.

Alexandra Burke discusses fate of relationship with love rat Jermain Defoe

April 29, 2012 at 2:10 PM

London, Apr 29 (ANI): Jermain Defoe, whose sex romps with a Geordie model were recently revealed, returned to face the music on the same day the fling was exposed.

Injured Gremio goalkeeper Grohe to miss crucial game

April 29, 2012 at 1:38 PM

Rio de Janeiro, April 29 (IANS) Gremio will be without goalkeeper Marcelo Grohe for Sunday's match against archrival Internacional after the 25-year-old underwent emergency surgery on his testicles.

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.

Lindsay, Paris friends again?

April 29, 2012 at 8:50 AM

Los Angeles, April 29 (IANS) All seems to be well between Lindsay Lohan and Paris Hilton. The actress was seen partying with Hilton during a night out.

Mariah Carey, Nick Cannon renews vows

April 29, 2012 at 7:22 AM

Paris, April 29 (IANS) Singer Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon renewed their wedding vows on the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris Friday.

Prostitution scandal: Secret Service agent identified

April 28, 2012 at 8:26 PM

Washington, April 28 (IANS) The Secret Service agent at the centre of the prostitution scandal - during US President Barack Obama's visit to Colombia - has been identified as Arthur Huntington, CNN reported.

Jayawardene enjoying his role as opener for Daredevils

April 28, 2012 at 6:26 PM

New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) Daredevils vice-captain Mahela Jayawardene is happy opening the innings in the shortest format of the game in the Indian Premier League (IPL).

Silvio Berlusconi defends 'bunga bunga' sex scandal

April 28, 2012 at 5:54 PM

London, Apr 28 (ANI): Silvio Berlusconi has reportedly said that Italian newspapers "count for nothing," as he tried to reassure anxious showgirls caught up in the "bunga bunga" sex scandal.

Mariah and Nick renew their wedding vows for 4th time

April 28, 2012 at 4:10 PM

Washington, April 28 (ANI): Mariah Carey and Mariah Carey , who married in the Bahamas in 2008 just after their six-week old whirlwind romance, renewed their wedding vows for the fourth time on Friday.

Quraishi in tune with Anna's remark on voters' integrity

April 28, 2012 at 3:46 PM

New Delhi, Apr 28 (ANI): Chief Election Commissioner S.Y. Quraishi on Saturday said veteran social activist Anna Hazare is quite right as far as the use of money power and liquor in the elections is concerned, and emphasized that the federal authority responsible for administering all the electoral processes in India is taking a lot of steps to stop the use of these two inducements.

Strauss-Kahn blames Sarkozy for destroying his bid

April 28, 2012 at 3:30 PM

London, April 28 (IANS) Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the former head of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) who was under investigation for sexually assaulting a hotel maid in the US, accused his political enemies linked to President Nicolas Sarkozy for destroying his bid for presidency, The Guardian has reported.

Cao trails Ryan 2-6 after first session at world snooker

April 28, 2012 at 2:58 PM

Sheffield (England), April 28 (IANS) Welshman Ryan Day took a comfortable 6-2 lead over China's Cao Yupeng in the first session of their last-16 match at the world snooker championship here.

jamia to run 50-bed medical centre

April 28, 2012 at 2:58 PM

New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) A 50-bed medical centre, named after King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia, has been inaugurated at Jamia Millia Islamia, officials said Saturday.

Germany not to bid for Euro 2020

April 28, 2012 at 2:50 PM

Berlin, April 28 (IANS) The German Football Federation (DFB) will not bid for the 2020 European Championships, ruling out the speculation of a bid.

German No.1 Petkovic to miss French Open, Wimbledon

April 28, 2012 at 2:10 PM

Berlin, April 28 (IANS) Germany's No.1 tennis player Andrea Petkovic ruptured her ligaments and will be sidelined for three months to miss both the French Open and Wimbledon.

'Terrorist state' Pak 'complicit' in Osama's extended stay in country: Analyst

April 28, 2012 at 1:38 PM

Islamabad, Apr 28 (ANI): Following the deportation of the Bin Laden family from Pakistan, a defense analyst accused the terrorism-infected country of being 'complicit' in Osama residing clandestinely in the country.

Anna's remark on voters' integrity disputed by BJP

April 28, 2012 at 1:38 PM

New Delhi, Apr 28 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday termed veteran social activist Anna Hazare's remark that voters were not informed enough and could be influenced by money and alcohol to be his personal opinion, and emphasized that it believes people of the country vote with full honesty and integrity.

Congress takes potshots at Anna's 'vote influenced by money, alcohol' remark

April 28, 2012 at 1:38 PM

New Delhi, Apr 28 (ANI): Congress Party on Saturday termed veteran social activist Anna Hazare's remark that voters were not informed enough and could be influenced by money and alcohol to be a contradictory statement, saying there is a need to fight against corruption right from the bottom.

Cao trails Ryan 6-2 after first session at world snooker

April 28, 2012 at 1:06 PM

Sheffield (England), April 28 (IANS) Ryan Day of Wales took a comfortable 6-2 lead over China's Cao Yupeng in the first session of their last-16 match at the world snooker championship here.

Republicans slam Obama's 'shameless, pathetic' bin Laden ad campaign

April 28, 2012 at 12:34 PM

Washington, Apr 28 (ANI): US Republicans have fired back at Barack Obama's new ad campaign that suggests Osama bin Laden would probably still be alive if Republican contender Mitt Romney had been the president.

New Obama ad campaign suggests 'Romney would not have killed bin Laden'

April 28, 2012 at 12:34 PM

Washington, Apr 28 (ANI): US President Barack Obama's reelection campaign has released a new video that suggests that al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden would probably still be alive if Republican contender Mitt Romney had been president.

Ricky Martin nominated for award for `Evita' role

April 28, 2012 at 12:02 PM

New York, April 28 (IANS/EFE) Singer and actor Ricky Martin was nominated Friday for a Drama Desk Award in the category of Outstanding Actor in a Musical, for his role in the current Broadway revival of "Evita".

Spanish jobless rate climbs above 24 percent

April 28, 2012 at 11:06 AM

Madrid, April 28 (IANS/EFE) The ranks of Spain's unemployed expanded by nearly 366,000 in the first quarter to a record 5.63 million, or 24.44 percent of the workforce, the government said Friday.

US economy slowed in first quarter

April 28, 2012 at 11:06 AM

Washington, April 28 (IANS/EFE) The US economy grew 2.2 percent in the first three months of this year after expanding 3 percent in the fourth quarter of 2011, the US Commerce Department said Friday.

129 Chinese kids hospitalised after school meal

April 28, 2012 at 6:34 AM

Beijing, April 28 (IANS) As many as 129 kindergarten students in China's Yunnan province fell ill after having breakfast at school, officials said.

NATO soldier killed in Taliban attack

April 28, 2012 at 3:06 AM

Kabul, April 28 (IANS) A NATO soldier was killed Friday in a Taliban attack in southern Afghanistan.

Church activists protest Moscow gay film fest

April 27, 2012 at 10:42 PM

Moscow, April 27 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Activists from two fundamentalist Russian Orthodox organisations Friday protested before the opening ceremony of an international gay and lesbian film festival in Moscow.

Media should highlight rights violations: NHRC

April 27, 2012 at 10:10 PM

New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Friday sought the media's help in highlighting rights violations in India.

'Need careful implementation of Air India revival plan'

April 27, 2012 at 10:02 PM

New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) A standing committee report which was presented to Parliament Friday cautioned the government about carefully implement the revival plan for national carrier Air India.

Himachal Pradesh goes for universal apple cartons

April 27, 2012 at 8:58 PM

Shimla, April 27 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh, among India's major apple producers, Friday decided to introduce universal cartons to improve apple shelf life and compete with imported apples, an official here said.

Resolve Kashmir issue peacefully: UN chief

April 27, 2012 at 8:58 PM

New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) Welcoming efforts by India and Pakistan to improve their relations, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Friday pressed for a peaceful resolution of the Kashmir issue sans violence and violations of human rights.

President forgoes post-retirement accommodation in Pune

April 27, 2012 at 8:10 PM

New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) President Pratibha Patil will forgo her post-retirement accommodation in Pune following allegations of land grabbing and "misgivings" continuing to persist "despite clarifications" being made, it was announced Friday.

Guardiola to take sabbatical from football

April 27, 2012 at 8:10 PM

London, April 27 (IANS) Pep Guardiola, who announced Friday that he would quit as Barcelona coach at the end of the season, will be taking a year away from the game.

Mumbai attacks accused must be brought to justice: UN chief

April 27, 2012 at 7:54 PM

New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon Friday asked India and Pakistan to continue with their peace dialogue, saying it is "significant" for both regional and global peace, even as he slammed terrorism and called for bringing to justice the perpetrators of the Mumbai terror attacks.

Pakistan, Afghanistan, US hold talks on Afghan peace

April 27, 2012 at 7:54 PM

Islamabad, April 27 (IANS) Top Pakistani, Afghan and US officials Friday agreed to form a group at the UN to coordinate activities in New York and accelerate the process of reconciliation in war-torn Afghanistan.

UN chief asks Syria to end violence before 300 monitors arrive

April 27, 2012 at 7:54 PM

New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) UN chief Ban Ki-moon Friday discussed what he called the "alarming situation" in Syria with India and stressed that violence must end immediately before for the deployment of 300 monitors which has been sanctioned by the Security Council.

'TRAI plan on spectrum auction will curtail investment'

April 27, 2012 at 7:54 PM

New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) Recommendations of the telcom regulator on spectrum auction would drive up the cost of airwaves, create an artificial scarcity and affect investor sentiments in the sector, global GSM operators lobby GSMA said Friday.

Super Kings confident as Gilly is ruled out

April 27, 2012 at 7:38 PM

Chennai, April 27 (IANS) While Kings XI Punjab skipper Adam Gilchrist ruled himself out of Saturday's Indian Premier League (IPL) game against Chennai Super Kings here, the hosts are on a much happier platform as they enjoy a lot of selection options as admitted by their coach Stephen Fleming.

Medvedev accepts offer to head ruling party

April 27, 2012 at 7:38 PM

Moscow, April 27 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Outgoing Russian President Dmitry Medvedev Friday accepted a formal offer to take up the leadership of the ruling United Russia party, two days after Prime Minister Vladimir Putin resigned from the post.

Both Congress and Trinamool are sinking ships: CPI-M

April 27, 2012 at 7:38 PM

Kolkata, April 27 (IANS) The CPI-M Friday took a dig at Prime Minister Manmohan Singh assuring Trinamool Congress (TMC) members of parliament over the financial crisis in West Bengal, saying only time will tell "who bails out whom" as both parties were having a tough time due to their "anti-people" policies.

Chinese official given death for taking bribe

April 27, 2012 at 7:38 PM

Beijing, April 27 (IANS) A 60-year-old former political advisor in a Chinese province was Friday sentenced to death for taking around $2 million in bribes and sanctioning projects in return. This was the second death sentence for taking bribes in the country announced in a week.

Pleasant day in Delhi, light rain expected Saturday

April 27, 2012 at 7:14 PM

New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) A sunny morning was followed by a cloudy and pleasant day as strong gusts of wind prevented the mercury from rising above average in the capital Friday. The met office has forecast light rain and thunder storm in some areas Saturday.

Apple's new iPad launched in India

April 27, 2012 at 6:58 PM

New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) Apple's new iPad, with a price tag of Rs.30,500-Rs.50,900, hit the Indian market Friday.

Justice Balakrishnan urges media to highlight rights violations

April 27, 2012 at 6:18 PM

New Delhi, Apr 27 (ANI): National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) chairman Justice K.G. Balakrishnan on Friday urged media to highlight issues of human right violations in the country.

IMF lowers India growth forecast to 6.9 percent

April 27, 2012 at 5:54 PM

New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) The International Monetary Fund (IMF) Friday lowered India's economic growth forecast to 6.9 percent for 2012 as compared to 7 percent projection announced in January.

Biocon quarterly net profit declines 29 percent

April 27, 2012 at 5:54 PM

New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) Biopharma company Biocon Friday reported a 29 percent decline in net profit at Rs.62.34 crore for the quarter ended March 31 against Rs.88 crore during the like period of the previous financial year.

End discrimination, Chinese student tells CEOs

April 27, 2012 at 5:54 PM

Beijing, April 27 (IANS) A female student has shot off letters to the chiefs of China's top 500 enterprises to protest sexual discrimination at the work place, a media report said Friday.

Three held in Denmark on terror charges

April 27, 2012 at 5:54 PM

Copenhagen, April 27 (IANS) Three people - including a Jordanian and a Turk - were arrested in the Danish capital Friday on suspicion of preparing for a terrorist act, officials said.

Four bomb attacks rock Ukraine

April 27, 2012 at 4:58 PM

Moscow, April 27 (IANS/RIA Novosti) At least 14 people were injured in four successive bomb attacks that took place Friday in Ukraine's Dnepropetrovsk city.

Afghan soldier kills US serviceman

April 27, 2012 at 4:58 PM

Kabul, April 27 (IANS) An Afghan soldier opened fire at NATO forces in Afghanistan's Kandahar province, killing a US serviceman and an Afghan interpreter, a media report said Friday.

No top post for Chinese officials with family abroad

April 27, 2012 at 4:34 PM

Beijing, April 27 (IANS) Officials who have all their family members living abroad will now be ineligible to hold the top position in any department in a Chinese city, a media report said Friday.

China busts noodle mafia

April 27, 2012 at 4:26 PM

Beijing, April 27 (IANS) A gang that controlled supplies to a well-known snack store chain has been broken up in China's Guangzhou city, a media report said Friday.

China, Russia conclude joint naval drill

April 27, 2012 at 4:26 PM

Beijing, April 27 (IANS) The Chinese and Russian navies announced Friday the conclusion of a six-day joint naval exercise that saw them focus on maritime defence.

Time for BJP to introspect: Congress on Bangaru conviction

April 27, 2012 at 3:46 PM

New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) The conviction of former Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Bangaru Laxman in a fake arms deal is an indication for the party to introspect, Congress spokesman Manish Tiwari said here Friday.

Blind Chinese dissident escapes from house arrest

April 27, 2012 at 3:46 PM

London, April 27 (IANS) Chen Guangcheng, a Chinese dissident who is visually impaired, has escaped from house arrest and released a video meant for Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao in which he has made three demands, including tackling corruption in the country, a media report said Friday.

Only five percent primary teachers clear eligibility test

April 27, 2012 at 3:30 PM

New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) Expressing concern over the poor quality of school teachers, Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Kapil Sibal Friday said only 5.5 percent had cleared the primary school teachers eligibility test in 2012.

Al Qaeda had planned major attacks in Pakistan: CIA

April 27, 2012 at 3:22 PM

Islamabad, April 27 (IANS) Al Qaeda had planned to carry out major attacks in Pakistan, show documents that US Marine commandos took away from the residence of Osama bin Laden, a media report said Friday.

HBO to release documentary on George H.W. Bush's 88th birthday

April 27, 2012 at 1:23 PM

New York, Apr 27 (ANI): A documentary is being produced by HBO on former President George H.W. Bush, which will debut two days after his 88th birthday in June.

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.

Sri Lankan Muslims launch protests following threats against Dambulla mosque

April 27, 2012 at 1:22 PM

Colombo, Apr 27 (ANI): Muslims of areas around eastern Sri Lanka are taking part in mass protests following threats to demolish and relocate a mosque in the central town of Dambulla.

Media should highlight rights violations: NHRC

April 27, 2012 at 1:06 PM

New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Friday sought the media's help in highlighting the issue of human rights violation in the country.

US to move out 9,000 Marines from Japan

April 27, 2012 at 12:58 PM

Tokyo, April 27 (IANS) The US will move 9,000 Marines out of Japan's southern Okinawa to Guam, Hawaii and other locations in the Asia-Pacific region, said a joint statement agreed by Tokyo and Washington Friday.

Japan's consumer prices rise

April 27, 2012 at 12:18 PM

Tokyo, April 27 (IANS) Japan's benchmark consumer prices rose 0.2 percent in March from a year earlier for the second straight month of rise, the government said Friday.

Samsung Electronics posts $5 bn operating profit

April 27, 2012 at 12:18 PM

Seoul, April 27 (IANS) Samsung Electronics posted its fresh record high of operating profit in the first quarter, a regulatory filing showed Friday.

Clear day for Delhi

April 27, 2012 at 10:42 AM

New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) A day after rains lashed the capital, bringing the temperatures down, the minimum temperature Friday morning fell five notches below average at 19.8 degrees Celsius. The met department has forecast a clear day ahead.

Briton enjoys 50 years' solitude on island

April 27, 2012 at 8:50 AM

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.

Showers lash Delhi, good weather to continue (Third Lead)

April 26, 2012 at 8:42 PM

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.

It's coolest April in Delhi, good weather to continue

April 26, 2012 at 7:44 PM

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.

Seeded players keep failing at world snooker

April 26, 2012 at 2:34 PM

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.

Ferguson looks to protect Man U players before 'title deciding' Manchester derby

April 26, 2012 at 2:09 PM

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.

'Vicky Donor' earns Rs.13.40 crore, Shoojit Sircar ecstatic

April 25, 2012 at 8:13 PM

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.

1,000 wrestlers to vie for 50 Olympic spots in China

April 25, 2012 at 5:23 PM

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.

Jamia to confer honorary degree to UN chief

April 25, 2012 at 1:45 PM

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.

Russia, China complete first stage of naval drills

April 25, 2012 at 9:36 AM

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.

Pop career is hard work, says Nicki Minaj

April 24, 2012 at 6:04 PM

Washington, Apr 24 (ANI): Nicki Minaj has claimed that being a pop star is as hard work as "running a big top-notch company".

Virginia woman wins $1 million lottery twice in one day

April 24, 2012 at 4:36 PM

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.

Brazilian actor dies after accidentally hanging himself while playing Judas

April 24, 2012 at 3:32 PM

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.

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