Party animals hit the most famous party spots right before midnight to bid farewell to the old year and ringed in the new year in style as others enjoyed last day of the year at their homes, watching television, and munching midnight snacks.
Some spent a romantic ‘evening in Paris’ while others went for a ‘mysterious Egyptian night’ as Kolkatans ushered in the New Year merrily wining and dining at star hotels and clubs while belly dancers gyrated to the choicest of tracks by international DJs.
At the stroke of midnight, a group of revellers welcomed the New Year in this mountainous state capital of Meghalaya by plunging into icy water at Crinoline swimming pool.
With foot-tapping music, drum beats, dance, wild cheering and a burst of crackers, as the clock struck 00.00 hours, Bangaloreans greeted 2012 in style.
Wild celebrations broke out in this city and other parts of Andhra Pradesh to welcome the New Year.
People in different parts of the world took to revelry as they celebrated the end of 2011 and ushered in the New Year 2012 at midnight.
An earthquake measuring 5.3 on the Richter scale Saturday struck near New Zealand's Christchurch city, which had witnessed serious damage after being hit by 6.3-magnitude earthquake in February.
Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan has declared a state of emergency in parts of the country in the wake of attacks from the Islamist group Boko Haram, the BBC reported.
Russian police arrested protesters trying to attend a Moscow rally Saturday.
A high-ranking Iranian Navy official has denied the country test-launched a wide-range missile during ongoing sea exercises in the Persian Gulf, saying that the launch was postponed, Iranian news agencies reported.
Singer-actress Selena Gomez admits she had handed over her first salary to her family to pay their living expenses.
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh arrived at the holiest of Sikh shrines 'Harmandar Sahib’, popularly known as Golden Temple, early Sunday to offer prayers on the first day of the New Year.
Ukraine's gas transit system that Kiev presently estimates to cost $20 billion may become significantly cheaper, said Alexei Miller, the head of Russia's gas giant, Gazprom.
Singer Kelly Clarkson, who won “American Idol” in 2002 believes TV talent shows encourage new talent.
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh began the new year Sunday by offering prayers at Harmandar Sahib, the holiest of Sikh shrines, popularly known as the Golden Temple.
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh was shown black flags by anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare's supporters as he came out of the Golden Temple here after offering prayers on the first day of the new year Sunday.
A woman hotel employee in Britain is having her bottom insured for a whopping four million pounds (Rs.33 crore) after she landed a job to test the softness of beds for hotel guests.
Spirituality is so deeply ingrained in India that it can never be uprooted from this country, says a leading American yoga guru who has spent six decades spreading Kriya Yoga and 'Sanatan Dharma'.
So, we are into 2012. Get ready for a dose of Bollywood comedy and thrillers with an interesting mix of movies like "Players", "Agneepath", "Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu", "Jodi Breakers" and "Agent Vinod".
Anna Hazare was rushed to a private hospital here and is under treatment and feeling better, an aide said here Sunday.
Anna Hazare has been admitted to a private hospital here for chest infection and is stable after treatment and feeling better, an aide said Sunday.
2012 began on a pleasant note for Delhiites Sunday as the skies turned clear and the minimum temperature settled one notch above average at 8.4 degrees Celsius.
Tamil Nadu welcomed 2012 with celebrations but it was a dark new year for people in Cyclone Thane-hit Cuddalore and Chidambaram districts as there was no power supply. The cyclone has killed 46 people in south India.
As Iran and the United States move towards a standoff in the Strait of Hurmuz, India is going to find itself in a serious dilemma because of its close relations with both the countries. To use the old Greek mythological term, India will be caught precariously between the proverbial Scylla and Charybdis.
The success of Tamil-English number "Kolaveri di" even before its official launch has proved the power of online social networking platforms. Members of music group Shadow Band feel the online medium has given a window to new talent and can be a stepping stone to a career in Bollywood.
An earthquake measuring 7.0 on the Richter scale Sunday jolted the Izu islands of Japan but there were no immediate reports of any damage or casualties.
Veteran actor Dilip Kumar has wished his fans a wonderful New Year and at also remembered his wife, Saira Banu's mother on her birth anniversary.
At least eight people were killed on New Year's Day in accidents in different parts of Andhra Pradesh, police said Sunday.
The death toll in the hooch tragedy in Andhra Pradesh's Krishna district rose to 13 with three more people succumbing Sunday, police said.
Good health, love and happiness is what Bollywood celebrities wished for their family and friends as they reach out to give a "jaadu ki jhappi" on Twitter on the first day of 2012.