Bijapur (Chhattisgarh), Sep 28 (IANS) With the 48-hour Maoists’ deadline set to end Tuesday evening, a top police source said the Chhattisgarh government was holding ‘secret’ talks with the rebels for the safe release of four abducted policemen. ‘The government has established a back-door contact with a section of the military unit of the outlawed [...]
London, Sep 28 (IANS) Lily Allen has to give up high heels because she is pregnant. The ‘Smile’ singer is expecting her first child with boyfriend Sam Cooper. She normally loves wearing stilettos but had to give up because they were no longer practical, reports femalefirst.co.uk. ‘Heels are the only area I have stopped splurging [...]
Khartoum, Sep 28 (IANS) At least 13 people were killed and 29 injured in clashes between two tribal communities in Sudan, authorities said Monday. ‘Thirteen people were killed and 29 others were injured in clashes between Sada and Rezaigat tribes in South Darfur state,’ Ibrahim Jibril, a member of the legislative council, was quoted as [...]
London, Sep 28 (IANS) Legendary guitarist Keith Richards’ wife Patti Hanson has revealed that her battle with cancer has brought the couple closer to each other. The former model, who married the Rolling Stones star in 1983, was diagnosed with bladder cancer in 2007 and was reportedly given a ’50-50′ chance of survival. Having thankfully [...]
Kolkata, Sep 27 (IANS) Recession may have ebbed, but artisans of the potters’ colony Kumartuli here say export orders for idols for next month’s Durga Puja festival have picked up only marginally compared to last year. ‘We in Kumartuli have received a slightly higher number of orders compared to last year,’ Babu Pal, who is [...]
Mumbai, Sep 27 (IANS) Hollywood star John Travolta, who is here with his daughter Ella, was honoured at the GQ Man of the Year awards event here along with his counterparts in Bollywood, Aamir Khan and Arjun Rampal. The 56-year-old actor, known for hit films like ‘Saturday Night Fever’, ‘Grease’ and ‘Pulp Fiction’, was given [...]
Islamabad, Sep 27 (IANS) At least 30 people killed in an airstrike by two NATO helicopters in Pakistan, Geo News reported Monday. According to NATO spokesman, two Apachi helicopters took part in the operation. They entered Pakistan in pursuit of extremist, he added.
New York, Sep 27 (IANS) An earthquake measuring 5.7 on the Richter scale jolted Aleutian Islands of the US state of Alaska Sunday, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said. The tremor occurred about 9:27 a.m. local time (1827 GMT) at a depth of 226 km, with its epicentre some 2,070 km west-southwest of Anchorage, Xinhua [...]
Kabul, Sep 21 (IANS) Nine members of the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) were killed when their helicopter crashed in southern Afghanistan Tuesday. Two other ISAF members – an Afghan National Army soldier and a US civilian – were injured in the crash and were transported to an ISAF medical facility for treatment, Xinhua [...]
Mexico City, Sep 21 (IANS/EFE) Five people have been arrested in Mexico for possessing spying equipment, including ‘software for doing spy work’ that contain ‘databases with information on people in 30 states’, officials said. The suspects, one of whom is a policeman, were arrested after they were found following a group of federal police officers [...]
Madrid, Sep 21 (IANS/EFE) Two 80-year-old wheelchair-bound men, suffering from dementia, died after they were abandoned inside a van on way to an old age centre near here, authorities said. The driver of the van has been arrested and is accused of homicide due to negligence. Relatives of the dead went to the Virgen del [...]
London, Sep 21 (IANS) Singer Robbie Williams has revealed that he left singer Kylie Minogue feel offended by laughing drunkenly at her when she stripped during a song. The pair had teamed up to film the video for their hit single ‘Kids’ during which she had stripped. Williams said he has had a crush on [...]
London, Sep 20 (IANS) Socialite Kim Kardashian has reportedly split from footballer Miles Austin. The 29-year-old beauty, who was said to be dating the Dallas Cowboys star since August, called off their relationship before heading to Europe with her mother Kris Jenner. ‘They broke up about a week ago. It’s typical after a break for [...]
London, Sep 20 (IANS) Singer Myleene Klass has revealed that she is pregnanat with her second child. Klass, who is engaged to former Australian rugby player Graham Quinn, made the announcement on micro-blogging site Twitter, reports contactmusic.com. She wrote: ‘Woo hoo! I’m pregnant! So happy!!’ The couple have a three-year-old daughter Ava.
London, Sep 20 (IANS) Courtney Love’s so-called boyfried, supermodel Sander Kok, has denied reports that he is dating the singer. Rumours started after they were seen looking close at the reopening of Manhattan’s Top of the Standard nightspot earlier this month. But Kok says they are just friends, reports contactmusic.com.
London, Sep 20 (IANS) Singer Lily Allen, who is expecting her first child with boyfriend Sam Cooper, a building contractor, is in no hurry to get married. ‘It’s not down to me. Of course I want to get married to Sam. But I certainly won’t be getting married while I’m pregnant,’ contactmusic.com quoted her as [...]
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) The Supreme Court Monday rejected an appeal by Congress leader Sajjan Kumar seeking the quashing of the framing of charges against him in an anti-Sikh riots case of 1984. The apex court bench of Justices P. Sathasivam and Anil R. Dave, however, said the trial court would remain uninfluenced by [...]
Bhopal, Sep 20 (IANS) The helpline numbers opened by the Western Railway following the Madhya Pradesh train collision early Monday: Badarbas: 07495245233 Shivpuri: 07492234407 Guna: 07542253799 Ujjain: 0134-233045
Solan (Himachal Pradesh), Sep 20 (IANS) Salman Rushdie’s ancestral home, where the acclaimed India-born British novelist spent many summer vacations as a child, is succumbing to the ravages of time and neglect. The roofs of the single-storey villa, built in 1927 in typical hill architecture style with smoke-emitting chimneys, have developed leaks and rainwater finds [...]
Bhopal, Sep 20 (IANS) As many as 10 people were feared killed and several injured early Monday when a goods train collided with a stationary passenger train in Madhya Pradesh, a railway official said. The accident took place at the Badarbas railway station, about 50 km from Guna, where the intercity Indore-Gwalior Express was awaiting [...]