New york, Sept 24
US President Barack Obama has said that he stopped smoking out of fear of his wife, in an unwitting admission captured by a loose microphone.The US leader, taking part in an event on the si...
New Delhi, Sept 16
Veteran Bollywood actor Dilip Kumar was admitted to a hospital in India’s western city of Mumbai after he complained of chest pains, news reports said on Monday. The 90-year-old actor wh...
Los Angeles, Sept 14
Hollywood writer-director-actor Woody Allen will be honoured with the Cecil B DeMille Award at the 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards to be held in January next year. Allen, 77, has written...
September 12, 2013
Santosh, the son of a poor Bihari construction worker in Bangalore, is an assistant chef at the Hilton International in the Garden City. Lalcha, the son of a Manipuri worker living in a city slum,...
London, Sept 11
Bollywood legend Amitabh Bachchan was the guest of honour at a reception hosted by British Prime Minister David Cameron’s wife, Samantha Cameron at their official residence for a charity initiativ...
Los Angeles, Sept 6
Angelina Jolie is to receive an Honorary Oscar in recognition of her humanitarian work, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences said on Thursday. Jolie, who was appointed as a sp...
Johannesburg, Sept 1
Ailing anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela was discharged from hospital today though his condition remains critical and is at times unstable, the South African Presidency said.
Los Angeles, Aug 27
Vin Diesel unveiled Hollywood Walk of Fame star number 2,504 on Monday, an honour that Diesel celebrated in front of fellow actors and fans. The Fast & Furious star uncharacteristica...
United Nations, Aug 23
The UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Amitabh Bachchan has joined the UN and its humanitarian partners to promote ‘The World Needs More__’ — a global campaign seeking to turn words into real assistance f...
New York, Aug 19
Anti-graft crusader Anna Hazare and Bollywood actress Vidya Balan led the largest Indian Independence Day celebrations overseas today, with over two lakh people carrying the tricolour witnessing a...
September 19, 2013
As the hullabaloo over Zubin Mehta’s concert in Kashmir fades from public memory, some newspaper and magazine columnists have presented an interesting perspective on the event to ponder over. The...
Kolkata, Sept 16
A lady holding a tanpura with a large bindi on her forehead, marks the pictorial representation of Carnatic vocalist, MS Subbulakshmi. Google has marked the 97th birth anniversary of Sub...
Portland, Sept 13
Ray Dolby, an American inventor and audio pioneer who founded Dolby Laboratories, has died at the age of 80.
The company said yesterday that Dolby died in his home at San Francisco. He ha...
Chennai, Sept. 11
Soil scientist K. Prabhakaran Nair has been invited for a record fifth time to contribute a chapter to “Advances in Agronomy”, the magnum opus of agricultural science. The...
New Delhi, Sept 9
The first trailer of the highly anticipated Tamil period film “Kochadaiyaan
” starring superstar Rajinikanth has been unveil...
London, Sept 1
Veteran British journalist and broadcaster Sir David Frost has died after a heart attack at the age of 74.
A family statement said he had been giving a speech aboard the cruise ship Queen...
August 29, 2013
From life in Rameswaram as a young boy to becoming President of the world’s biggest democracy, A.P.J. Abdul Kalam’s journey has been an extraordinary one. My Journey, a collection of some o...
New York, Aug 26
Julie Harris, who starred alongside James Dean in the 1955 film East of Eden but was best known for her work on Broadway, has died at her home in Massachusetts at age 87, news reports said on Sund...
New Delhi, Aug 22
Megastar Amitabh Bachchan is furious and has sought legal action over a fake video on YouTube that suggests he is endorsing Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi as the next prime minister.
Beijing, Aug 16
A Chinese court on Friday rejected an appeal against an 11-year prison sentence for fraud by the brother-in-law of jailed Nobel peace laureate Liu Xiaobo.
Liu Hui, the brother of Liu Xiao...