HindustanTimes Thu,24 Apr 2014


Sri Lanka to deport British tourist over Buddha tattoo

A 35-year-old British woman faces deportation for sporting a Buddha tattoo in Buddhist-majority Sri Lanka. The tourist had an image of the Buddha seated on a lotus flower tattooed on her right arm.

Google says Happy Earth Day through a doodle!

Google is celebrating Earth Day, which is marked to raise awareness for our planet's environment, through animated doodles featuring six creatures from the animal planet.

I have always believed in fairytales, says Rani after marrying Aditya Chopra

After years of speculations, Rani Mukerji and Aditya Chopra got married on April 21, in Italy, in an 'intimate affair'. Rani was quoted as saying, "It was a beautiful wedding in the Italian countryside with just a few of our close family and friends with us."

Boston Marathon men's champ says inspired by bomb victims

American runner Meb Keflezighi covered the race's hilly 26.2 miles (42.2 km)with a personal best time of two hours, eight minutes and 37 seconds, narrowly defeating Kenyan Wilson Chebet, 28, who nipped at his heels during the final miles.

Potential for human superbugs in cow manure: study

A US study has found that cow manure contains a high number of genes that can fuel resistance to antibiotics. These genes come from the cows' gut bacteria and researchers say the potential is real.

2 States is third highest opener of 2014, earns Rs. 38.06 crore over weekend

After earning an impressive Rs. 12.42 crore at the ticket windows on Friday, Alia Bhatt-Arjun Kapoor-starrer 2 States continued to earn moolah at the box office through the first weekend of its release.

United break with tradition in Moyes sacking

By sacking David Moyes as manager after less than a season in charge, Manchester United contravened the principles explicitly laid out by his illustrious predecessor Alex Ferguson.

Aditya Chopra introduces contract of secrecy for Rani Mukerji's next

The team of Aditya Chopra's production, starring Rani Mukerji, has added legal recourse in the NDA. Anyone found leaking information will have to serve a penalty. Rani plays a cop in the movie.

Rakeysh Mehra's next to have Anil Kapoor's son opposite Shabana Azmi's niece

Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra has shortlisted Rey actor Saiyami Kher to star opposite Sonam Kapoor's brother Harshvardhan in his love tale titled Mirza Sahibaan. He chose her after months of intensive search.

Salman Khan's art foundation finds new supporter in Sonam Kapoor

Sonam is devoting time to philanthropic work for Rouble Nagi’s foundation, which runs country-wide art camps for kids. Salman Khan is also known to be a long-time patron of the same foundation.

Leopard strays into Maharashtra village, attacks locals in bid to escape

A leopard sparked panic in a Maharashtra village on Monday after it attacked locals as it wandered onto the rooftop of a house. The big cat strayed into the Chandrapur district, scaring the residents and forcing them to run for their lives.

Ranbir Kapoor to team up with Deepika Padukone for Imtiaz Ali's next

Talking about her future projects, Deepika says, "A film that I’m allowed to talk about is Imtiaz Ali’s next where Ranbir (Kapoor) and I are again coming together. I’m really excited to be working on yet another film with someone who is a great friend."

US teen survives five-hour flight in jet's wheel well: report

A 16-year-old US teenager was lucky to be alive Monday after surviving a bone-chilling, low-oxygen flight from California to Hawaii in a jet's wheel well, authorities said.

David Moyes might get sacked at Manchester United: Reports

According to widespread reports released at the same time on websites of numerous British newspapers, Man United manager Moyes is facing sack by United and could be forced out before the end of the season.

Next edition of Oxford English Dictionary may be too big to print

The Oxford English Dictionary may disappear from bookshelves as future editions may be too big to print. Only an on-line format would be practicable and affordable as the third edition is expected to be twice the size of the current version, according to its publishers.

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