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A.R. Rahman may perform at audio launch of ‘Mersal’

A.R. Rahman may perform at audio launch of ‘Mersal’

    Double Oscar-winning composer A.R. Rahman may perform live at the audio launch of his upcoming Tamil film “Mersal” here on August 20, a source in the know has said. “It’s going to be a grand audio launch and…

Beyonce working on her own lifestyle website

Beyonce working on her own lifestyle website

    Singer Beyonce Knowles is reportedly launching a new lifestyle website after bringing out daughter Blue Ivy’s beauty line. The 35-year-old singer is working on her own lifestyle website to compete with her friend and actress Gwyneth Paltrow’s GOOP,…

Stage and drama workshop held at Hope Academy

Stage and drama workshop held at Hope Academy

    Nineteen children from different schools in Dimapur displayed their acting talent with their parents as the audience on the concluding day of a 25-day workshop on drama and stage acting held here at Hope Academy.   The workshop…

One Direction will realise the fun they had together: Simon Cowell

One Direction will realise the fun they had together: Simon Cowell

    Music mogul Simon Cowell believes the members of the boy band One Direction will one day remember the fun they had together and might just get back together. The 57-year-old guided the British band to the top of…

‘Harry Potter’ star Robert Hardy dead at 91

‘Harry Potter’ star Robert Hardy dead at 91

    Actor Robert Hardy, known for his role in the “Harry Potter” movie franchise, has died. He was 91. Hardy essayed the role of Cornelius Fudge, the Minister for Magic, in four Harry Potter films beginning with “Harry Potter…

Against all odds: Where poetry is passion and not profession

Against all odds: Where poetry is passion and not profession

    Somrita Ghosh IANS   At a time when the English publishing industry is booming in the country, writers in Indian languages claim that it is difficult for them to make a living through writing alone. But this has…

Buddhist nationalists raise new fears among Myanmar Muslims

  YANGON, August 4 (Reuters): Religious tensions are on the rise again in Myanmar, after masked assailants attacked young Muslims and nationalists led by Buddhist monks set up protest camps in major cities this week.   While the Muslim minority…

News in brief

  Swiss mountain claims four lives in two days   Geneva, August 4 (IANS/MAP): Three people have died while climbing the Piz Bernina mountain on the Swiss-Italian border, police said. The trio were roped together and climbing at about 3,600…

World unlikely to achieve Paris climate goal: Study

  New York, August 4 (IANS): A new study says that there is just five per cent chance of limiting global temperature rise to less than 2ºC by the century’s end as laid out in the Paris Climate Agreement of…

Grand jury subpoenas over Trump Jr. meeting

  Washington, August 4 (IANS): Justice Department Special Counsel Robert Mueller has issued grand jury subpoenas related to Donald Trump Jr.’s 2016 meeting with a Russian lawyer, the media reported.   The subpoena seeks both documents and testimony from people…

Most accurate measurement of universe’s dark matter unveiled

  New York, August 4 (IANS): With a survey covering about 1/30th of the entire sky and spanning several billion light-years in extent, scientists have made the most accurate measurement of universe’s dark matter.   The results support the view…

Cyber expert who stopped “WannaCry” attack arrested in US on hacking charges

Cyber expert who stopped “WannaCry” attack arrested in US on hacking charges

    SAN FRANCISCO/LAS VEGAS, August 4 (Reuters): A cyber security researcher widely credited with helping to neutralize the global “WannaCry” ransomware attack earlier this year has been arrested on unrelated hacking charges, according to court documents unsealed on Thursday.…

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