Islamic State earns $1 mn a day, now world's richest terror group
Oct 24, 2014 at 15:32 | Source:
Washington: The Islamic State has become the world's wealthiest terror group, earning tens of millions ofdollars a month from illegal oil sales and ransoms, officials said today.It earns $1 million a day alone by selling crude oil from fields capture...
Bengal's Siliguri caught in 'silver rush'
Oct 22, 2014 at 22:45 | Source:
Siliguri, Oct 22 (IANS) West Bengal's Siliguri city Wednesday witnessed a silver rush as hundreds of people jostled among themselves to lay their hands on millions of tiny silver-coloured balls scattered all along the national highway.Traffic came to...
Afghan opium poppy crop: Mixed results from drugs war
Oct 22, 2014 at 05:02 | Source:
The growing of opium poppies in the Afghan provinces of Helmand and Kandahar is predicted to be down for the second year running. But a UN drugs forecast released on Monday says that poppy growing will increase elsewhere in Afghanistan. Forecasting t...
Warburg glitter for Kalyan Jewellers
Oct 21, 2014 at 23:42 | Source:
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Mumbai, Oct. 20: Private equity company Warburg Pincus has invested Rs 1,200 crore in Kalyan Jewellers, a Kerala-based jewellery manufacturing and distributing company, for an undisclosed stake. This is one of the largest investments by a PE fund in...
How Oscar Pistorius went from global icon to convicted jailbird
Oct 21, 2014 at 18:57 | Source:
At the 2012 London Olympics, before 80,000 roaring fans and a constellation of camera flashes, it took Oscar Pistorius 45.44 seconds to become a global icon.His sprint around the 400m track was the first time in history that a double-amputee had race...
Terry Walsh resigns as India's hockey head coach over pay dispute
Oct 21, 2014 at 16:53 | Source:
New Delhi: India's chief hockey coach Terry Walsh today sprang a surprise by resigning from his post because of a "pay dispute", barely three weeks after guiding the team to a historic gold medal in the Asian Games in Incheon.The 60-year-ol...
The sweet flavour of tradition: mithai, chakli and other tastes of Diwali
Oct 21, 2014 at 12:20 | Source:
Never mind the chocolates and macarons or whatever is the oh-so-fancy sweet of the season. If you dont have some traditional items on your Diwali thaali, then let's face it: it's not really a Diwali thali.The sinfully-sweet and ghee-dipped laddoos to...
Para Asian Games: India wins six medals with two golds on Day 2
Oct 20, 2014 at 21:16 | Source:
India opened their gold medal account with two track and field athletes bagging the yellow metal in a haul of six medals on the second day of competitions at the Para Asian Games in Incheon on Monday.The Indians grabbed one silver and three medals al...
MFF Diary: Top directors tell you why Bollywood scripts are terrible
Oct 20, 2014 at 11:24 | Source:
If you had to talk to anyone in Bollywood about the distressing quality of film scripts, then Vishal Bhardwaj, Sriram Raghavan, Vikramaditya Motwane, Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra and Shridhar Raghavan would be a good set of people for this conversation. A...
Diwali dressing: Ditch Anarkalis, try cleaner cuts
Oct 18, 2014 at 21:45 | Source:
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) Floor-length and flared Anarkali suits have been a rage in fashion circuits for a while. This festive season, go for a change and glam up your wardrobe with more defined A-line kurtas, pants or kurtis with skirts. The reason...
Netherlands museum unveils James Bond's impact on fashion
Oct 14, 2014 at 23:46 | Source:
Rotterdam (Netherlands), Oct 14 (IANS/EFE) The Kunsthal museum in Rotterdam has inaugurated an exhibition titled "The 007 design, 50 years of Bond style", which sheds light on how the British secret agent influenced art, music, technology a...
The trench coat's forgotten WW1 roots
Oct 14, 2014 at 14:02 | Source:
It is a fashion classic that has endured through the decades. But away from catwalk shows and Hollywood glamour, the trench coat's first starring role was in World War One kitting out battle-weary soldiers. From Humphrey Bogart to Audrey Hepburn...
Largest ever haul of Viking treasure found in Britain
Oct 14, 2014 at 00:15 | Source:
London, Oct 13 (IANS) A metal detector enthusiast, Derek McLennan, has unearthed the biggest ever haul of Viking treasure in Britain.Vikings were seafarers who raided and traded from their Scandinavian homeland across wide areas of northern and centr...
Mary Kom named Most Valuable Player of Indias Asian Games campaign
Oct 13, 2014 at 17:20 | Source:
Olympic bronze medallist M.C. Mary Kom was on Monday chosen as the Most Valuable Player of Indias Incheon Asian Games campaign at a felicitation of the medal winners by contingent sponsors Samsung India.Mary Kom, who became the first Indian woman box...
Eurostar sale could be last privatisation before the general election
Oct 13, 2014 at 16:46 | Source:
This morning, George Osborne officially started the process for the sale of the government's 40% stake in Eurostar. Now, it might be a criticism too far to suggest that the Treasury is hunting down the back of the sofa to see what loose change i...
Want to spend more time with public: Kerala Governor Sathasivam
Oct 13, 2014 at 08:59 | Source:
Coimbatore: Kerala Governor P Sathasivam on Sunday said he had asked his Secretary and ADC to not be too particular about protocol so as to enable him to interact more with the public.Speaking at the launch of the silver jubilee celebrations of Gem H...
Oscar Pistorius returns to court for sentencing: Faces 15 years in jail
Oct 13, 2014 at 08:53 | Source:
Johannesburg: Fallen paralympic hero Oscar Pistorius returns to court on Monday at the start of his sentencing hearing after he was convicted of culpable homicide in the killing of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, with his lawyers set to argue for len...