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Judicial activism shouldn’t erode constitutional principles: President


September 8th, 2012 - 9:27 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 8 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee Saturday cautioned against judicial activism resulting in the erosion of constitutional principles of separation of powers between the three pillars of state ... Read more...

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Victoria’s piano back on display in Kolkata


June 21st, 2012 - 9:27 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 21 (IANS) On World Music Day, music aficionados of the city got a glimpse of the Victorian era masterpiece - the grand pianoforte on which the Queen Victoria ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

British queen’s 60-year crown gala connects to India with mega party (With Image)


June 4th, 2012 - 2:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 4 (IANS) The gala celebrating 60 years of British Queen Elizabeth II's accession to the throne in 1952 reached the Indian capital Sunday night in a multi-racial ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Prince Charles’ tribute to his ‘mama’ on her diamond jubilee celebrations


June 1st, 2012 - 8:40 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, June 1 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Prince Charles has paid tribute to his mother, Queen Elizabeth, declaring that she has provided stability to the country. The UK is currently preparing for the Diamond ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Channel 4 to telecast a tale on Queen Victoria’s last love


April 24th, 2012 - 1:32 am ICT by IANS
London, April 23 (IANS) Britain's Channel 4 is all set to telecast a documentary "Queen Victoria's Last Love", on the queen's infatuation with a tall, handsome Indian servant who was ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Princess Diana’s palace opens to public


March 26th, 2012 - 1:06 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 26 (IANS) The royal residence of the late Diana, princess of Wales, opened to the public Monday after an overhaul that cost 12 million pounds (about $19 ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

History of Indian presence in Britain showcased


November 25th, 2011 - 3:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 25 (IANS) A showcase that opened here Friday celebrates the often overlooked history of Indian presence in Britain with reproductions of posters, pamphlets, diaries, newspapers, political reports ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Jack the Ripper’s knife finally found


November 4th, 2011 - 9:28 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Nov 4 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Sir John Williams popularly called Jack the Ripper committed one of the worst serial murders in the history of United Kingdom in the 19th century. For years, ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Personal belongings of Queen Victoria up for auction


November 1st, 2011 - 8:19 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Nov 1 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Personal belongings of Queen Victoria will be auctioned off today (the 1st of November 2011). The auction house Lyon and Turnbull will supervise the sale.Among the collection ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Poll reveals that Princess Diana is the favorite royal in UK


August 31st, 2011 - 9:55 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Aug 31 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Almost 14 years after passing away following a fatal auto crash, Princess Diana still holds a special place in the hearts of Brits. A new poll suggests ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

British royals dined on human flesh: Book


May 21st, 2011 - 3:36 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 21 (IANS) British royals who have long been famed for their love of lavish banquets and rich recipes also had a taste for human flesh, according to a ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Elizabeth II becomes second-longest reigning British monarch


May 12th, 2011 - 6:31 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 12 (IANS) Queen Elizabeth II Thursday became the second-longest reigning British monarch in 1,000 years.The queen has been on the throne for 59 years and 110 days, a ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Life of Rabindranath Tagore at a glance


May 8th, 2011 - 5:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) Here are milestones from Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore's life as his 150th birth anniversary is celebrated Monday:1861, May 7: Rabindranath Tagore is born to Debendranath ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Prince Charles becomes longest-serving heir apparent in Brit history


April 20th, 2011 - 5:19 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 20 (ANI): Prince Charles has become the longest-serving heir apparent in British history serving next in line to the throne for more than 59 years.Clarence House said his great-great-grandfather, King ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Irish fans make merry in horse-drawn carriages (World Cup Diary)


March 15th, 2011 - 7:39 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 15 (IANS) Cheerful Irish fans following their World Cup team were seen taking joyrides on horse-drawn carriages, locally known as buggies, near the landmark Victoria Memorial Tuesday."It's a ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Museum an added attraction in Agra


March 13th, 2011 - 7:31 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, March 13 (IANS) Tourists visiting this Taj city will now get further insights into its history with a museum housing statues, murals and manuscripts that were hitherto lying scattered ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

World’s oldest wedding cake turns 113


February 14th, 2011 - 4:42 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 14 (IANS) A wedding cake, baked in 1898 when Queen Victoria was ruling from the British throne, is still moist, making it the world's oldest at 113 years.Though the icing ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

World’s oldest wedding cake made in 1898 even survived WWII!


February 14th, 2011 - 3:05 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 14 (ANI): A whole wedding cake is really the last thing that one should dare to preserve - even for posterity's sake.More so because the title of the world's oldest ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Prince William appointed Colonel of Irish Guards


February 11th, 2011 - 1:56 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 11 (ANI): The Queen has appointed her grandson Prince William as the Colonel of the Irish Guards.It is the Prince's first honorary appointment in the British Army, and he ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Meet the Brit boy who stalked Queen Victoria, stole her bloomers


February 2nd, 2011 - 5:36 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 2 (ANI): A British boy has been revealed to have been the first celebrity stalker after he repeatedly broke into Buckingham Palace and stole Queen Victoria's bloomers.Edward Jones was just ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Mirren named as favourite movie monarch: poll


January 19th, 2011 - 2:39 am ICT by IANS
London, Jan 19 (IANS) Veteran actress Helen Mirren's portrayal of "The Queen" has been voted as the favourite royal role, according to a new online poll.Mirren topped the poll with 47 ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Helen Mirren’s portrayal of ‘The Queen’ voted best movie monarch


January 18th, 2011 - 6:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 18 (ANI): Dame Helen Mirren's portrayal of 'The Queen' has been named the best movie monarch in a new poll.The poll was conducted by websites Wenn and Fandango.com.While Mirren ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Queen becomes great-grandmother for first time


December 31st, 2010 - 2:30 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 31 (ANI): The Queen has become a great-grandmother for the first time at the age of 84 - the wife of her grandson Peter Phillips has given birth to a ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Commonwealth nations showcase power textiles in Delhi


September 25th, 2010 - 9:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 25 (IANS) A showcase of textiles from the Commonwealth countries has brought the distinctive dress choices of historical leaders like Mahatma Gandhi, Kwame Nkrumah and Queen Victoria in ... Read more...

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Famous British school recreated in China


September 13th, 2010 - 12:37 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 13 (IANS) A famous British school that was founded some 150 years ago has been recreated in a Chinese city, it was reported here. Wellington College International has been constructed in ... Read more...

Posted in World |

How Caesar salad, Battenberg cake, Vindaloo got their names


September 1st, 2010 - 6:14 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 1 (ANI): For those wondering how food items like Caesar salad, Battenberg cake, Vindaloo came to be about, a book titled 'What Caesar Did For My Salad' will provide them ... Read more...

Posted in World |

India not planning to bring Kohinoor back


August 18th, 2010 - 8:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) The Indian government Wednesday said it was not contemplating to bring the fabled Kohinoor diamond from Britain and the Peacock Throne from Iran. There have been several ... Read more...

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Kolkata welcomes CWG Queen’s Baton Relay


August 1st, 2010 - 10:23 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 1 (IANS) With monsoon rains bringing the temperature down, hundreds of sports enthusiasts hit the streets here Sunday cheering the Commonwealth Games Queen's Baton Relay that saw the participation of ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Queen Elizabeth II finally joins Flickr


July 26th, 2010 - 9:29 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, July 26 (THAINDIAN NEWS) It seems like even the Queen is getting involved with innovative technology on the Internet. The British Queen - Elizabeth II has already signed up for ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Photographs Of Queen Elizabeth And The British Royal Family To Be Uploaded On Flickr


July 26th, 2010 - 7:38 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
July 26, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): The queen and her royal residence Buckingham Palace is all set to upload their photographs on Flickr. Reports emanating from the palace say that ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

The Queen joins Flickr


July 26th, 2010 - 1:27 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 26 (ANI): The Queen has joined photo-sharing website Flickr and has already uploaded as many as 600 pictures.Her Majesty has uploaded many pictures, which are very rare, and she plans ... Read more...

Posted in World |

British royal family now on Flickr


July 25th, 2010 - 4:40 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 25 (IANS) Over 600 photographs of the British royal family will be put up on a new Buck­ingham Palace page on photo-sharing website Flickr, which "will provide a unique ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

British PM asked to discuss Kohinoor return to India


July 24th, 2010 - 12:42 pm ICT by IANS
By Venkata Vemuri London, July 24 (IANS) Keith Vaz, the Indian-origin British MP, wants the Koh-i-noor diamond to be returned to India and asks Prime Minister David Cameron to discuss the issue ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Pick on history, diaspora and adventure this weekend (IANS Books This Week)


July 22nd, 2010 - 12:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) The reading cart flaunts a heady mix of history, romance, diaspora and hope this weekend. 1. "The Pleasure Seekers": Written by Tishani Doshi; Published by Penguin Books-India; Priced ... Read more...

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Victoria Memorial Hall to publish book on Mizo history


June 10th, 2010 - 5:27 pm ICT by IANS
Aizawl, June 10 (IANS) Kolkata-based Victoria Memorial Hall will publish books on Mizo history and the who's who of the region in English and Hindi, officials said here Thursday. "Mizoram Art and Culture ... Read more...

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