Barcelona - Irish supergroup U2 kicked off their world tour in Barcelona with a huge stage show that won gasps of admiration from fans but failed to win over critics, Spanish newspapers reported Wednesday.
90,000 people flocked to Barcelona's Camp Nou football stadium to see the group open their 360 Degrees Tour, which saw singer Bono - almost more famous these days for his campaigning work on Africa than for his music - wrap himself up in both a Irish flag, and a FC Barcelona football shirt.
The band will now got to 14 countries in Europe and North America.
Kolkata, Dec 16 - Around 450,000 bank employees of both public sector and private sector banks across the country went on a strike Wednesday, paralysing banking services. They were opposing the merger and consolidation of public sector banks.
"We are striking keeping the merger issue of the State Bank of Indore with the State Bank of India in the front. But in general it is our policy to oppose merger and consolidation of public sector banks," Rajen Nagar, national president of one of the unions - All India Bank Employees' Association (AIBEA)- told IANS.
The government has warned people regarding the deadly effects of mobile phone radiations.
The administration has asked service providers as well as manufacturers to avoid promotional ads showcasing vulnerable sections including children and pregnant women using mobile phones.
The recently issued guidelines by the Ministry of Telecommunication suggested that the electromagnetic waves emanating from cell phones can gravely damage the tissues of the users’ brain.
The joint managing director and group Chief Financial Officer of JSW Steel, Seshagiri Rao has claimed that the company is a victim of alleged illegal mining while dismissing suggestions that it might be involved in illegal iron ore mining in Karnataka.
Sao Paulo, Jan 19 : Brazilian football star Neymar expressed his desire to one day play under recently appointed Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola.
Neymar has been heavily linked to Guardiola's former club Barcelona but the 20-year-old reiterated his desire to remain at Brazil's Santos until his contract expires after the 2014 World Cup, reports Xinhua.
London, Sep 8 : American actress Gwyneth Paltrow is said to have exposed more than she intended during an airport security check in Barcelona on September 7.
Paltrow, 36, was preparing for her flight home after seeing hubby Chris Martin, 32, in concert with Coldplay, when the incident took place, reports the Sun.
She was seen wearing a white baggy vest, which hung loosely on her and exposed her boob.
Ambala (Haryana), Oct 8 : Salt bags that fell on the railway tracks from an overturned truck held up rail traffic on the Ambala-Saharanpur section for several hours Thursday morning, railway authorities said.
The bags fell after a truck overturned early Thursday on the National Highway 1 flyover passing over the tracks. The truck broke through the flyover parapet and was hanging precariously on the flyover edge.
The railways had to stop trains to and from Saharanpur in Uttar Pradesh following the accident.
New Delhi, Oct 30 : It is usually the city folk who are seen taking part in the marathons in Indian metros. But Sunday's Airtel Delhi half-marathon will see heads of various villages surrounding the national capital running the stretch.
The village heads (sarpanchs) for the first time will take part in the 21.09 km marathon, which is expected to draw a whole lot of celebrities and other people from all walks of life.
Renowned South Indian actress Namitha, who was last seen in the Kannada film Hoo, is back Kannada films again. She starred opposite Kannada film star V Ravichandran in this film and was a treat to watch but could not become successful at the Box Office.
The next Kannada film of the sensational actress is titled Namitha I Love You. The film will be produced by Raviteja Reddy under the banner of Jayasimha pictures. It has music, dialogues, story and screenplay by M Jayasimha Reddy, who is also the director of the movie.
London, May 19 : American actress Cameron Diaz has apparently moved on from her split with Essex builder and model Paul Sculfor, for rumours are abuzz that she is currently dating Maroon Five frontman Adam Levine.
Diaz, 36, was spotted having a cosy lunch with Levine, 30, at Chateau Marmont in Hollywood, where they spent over an hour chatting away, sparking the rumours of romance, reports the Sun.
The Charlie''s Angel star has previously dated Justin Timberlake and Matt Dillon.
Mohammad Ashraful has said that the main objective of Bangladesh team will be to make into the Super Eights in ICC T20 World Cup which is going to start this week on 5th June.
Ashraful further added that in this quicker version of cricket any side can beat the other side and their team is confident to do well in ICC T20 World Cup.
Bangladesh team will start its campaign on 6th June against the world T20 champions Indian team and Indian team is not taking them lightly as Bangladesh had already defeated India in World Cup 2007.
Islamabad, May 14 : The Election Commission of Pakistan Tuesday announced results of 254 National Assembly seats, with Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz heading the tally with 123 seats, followed by the Pakistan Peoples Party with 31 seats.
Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf, led by cricketer-turned politician Imran Khan, secured 26 National Assembly seats and was placed the third, reported Xinhua.
Independent candidates have won 25 seats, according to the results announced so far.
The Muttahida Qaumi Movement has bagged 18 while the major Islamic group, Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (JUI-F), has won 10 seats.
Sydney - An invitation went out Monday for 6,000 people to have breakfast with New South Wales Premier Nathan Rees on Sydney Harbour Bridge.
The famous span will be closed to traffic and turfed with 10,000 square metres of grass for a tourism event that Rees said would encourage lots more foreigners to visit Australia's biggest city.