Prince Charles lavish spender, says book

London , March 23

An unauthorized new biography of Prince Charles says his lavish spending reveals a monarch utterly divorced from the life of ordinary people, a media report said on Friday.

Dravidian languages originated 4,500 years ago

London , March 21

The Dravidian language family consiting mainly of Tamil, Kannada, Malayalam and Telugu spoken by 220 million people across southern India and other countries is nearly 4,500 years old, finds a study.

Actress Cynthia Nixon enters race for New York governor

New York , March 20

Best known for her role as Miranda in the hit TV series "Sex and the City", actress and activist Cynthia Nixon has officially entered the race for the governor of New York, challenging incumbent Andrew M. Cuomo who is seeking his third term, the media reported.

Stephen Hawking dies, world loses its brightest star

London/New Delhi , March 14

Renowned British physicist Professor Stephen Hawking, who shaped modern cosmology and inspired millions despite suffering from a life-threatening condition, died on Wednesday -- leaving millions in mourning globally. He was 76.

A rash of crimes by animals gets us thinking

New Delhi

Two large sums of public money went missing in Nigeria recently. In one case, the official concerned said a MONKEY had run off with the cash and, in the other, an official said that a SNAKE took it.

Harper Lee's estate sues over Broadway adaptation of 'Mockingbird'

Washington , March 15

The estate of "To Kill a Mockingbird" author Harper Lee is suing the producers of a much-anticipated Broadway adaptation of the US novel, saying that screenwriter Aaron Sorkin's script deviates too much from the novel and violates a contract.