Tamil New Year day celebrated

 People offered worship at various shrines on the occasion of the Tamil New Year on Tuesday.

Tamil Nadu celebrates New Year

 People celebrated the Tamil New Year across the state on Tuesday in a traditional way by visiting temples in the morning.

John Kerry greets Bengalis on their new year

US Secretary of State John Kerry on Saturday greeted Bengali-speaking people across the world ahead of their new year, praising their contribution to poetry, art and literature.

PM Narendra Modi greets China, Korea on New Year

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday greeted the people of China, Korea, Vietnam and Mongolia on their New Year.

Families of China stampede dead demand answers

 Relatives of the 36 people killed in a New Year`s Eve crush in Shanghai -- who are now closely supervised by the government -- have made a formal written demand for a proper account of the disaster, a news agency has learned.

ID required to buy New Year fireworks in China's Xinjiang

Authorities in China's Muslim-dominated Xinjiang region said on Tuesday that residents will have to provide ID to buy fireworks for Chinese New Year in order to prevent "terrorists" from getting hold of explosives.

BCCI planning to reserve October-January window for home series
BCCI planning to reserve October-January window for home series

Aiming to cash in on the festive season in India, the BCCI is planning to reserve the October-January slot only for its big-ticket home series from 2015, a plan which will also help the busy cricketers avoid taxing international tours.

Weight-loss resolutions go for a toss after New Year begins

Resolutions to eat better and lose weight soon lose relevance as people end up buying the higher levels of junk food after the New Year begins, a study says.

Greek radical faces charge of leading 'terrorist organisation'

An ex-member of a Greek radical leftist group, arrested after a year on the run, is facing a charge of "leading a terrorist organisation" planning an attack, the Ana news agency reported on Monday.

Christmas, New Year brings record donations to Sai Temple

Sai Baba temple has received a massive donation from followers during the time of Christmas to New Year.

Nine choke to death on Japanese New Year delicacies: Media

 Nine people have choked to death in Japan after eating traditional glutinous "mochi" rice cakes to celebrate the New Year, an official and local media said Sunday.

Pitbull wants to make history in 2015

Singer Pitbull says he has every intention of making the New Year memorable.

Zoe Saldana names her new born- twin boys Cy and Bowie
Zoe Saldana names her new born- twin boys Cy and Bowie

 Zoe Saldana, who recently gave birth to twin baby boys with husband Marco Perego, has given very unusual names to them.

Falling in love tops New Year resolutions
Falling in love tops New Year resolutions

 Attaining a fit body and happy life are common New Year resolutions, but in 2015, many seem to be pledging to fall in love, according to a study by dating site Cupid.com.

Mel B's all geared up for 2015
Mel B's all geared up for 2015

Melanie Brown has admitted that she is very excited about the New Year especially after a rough end of 2014.

Lewis Hamilton, Nicole Scherzinger start 2015 with dinner date
Lewis Hamilton, Nicole Scherzinger start 2015 with dinner date

Lewis Hamilton and Nicole Scherzinger, who got back together in March last year, decided to start 2015 on a good note.

19 foreigners join IS in Syria in December

At least 19 men, mostly Russians, joined the Sunni radical group Islamic State (IS) in Syria through Turkey last December, a monitoring group reported on Friday.

Darling AbRam celebrates New Year with daddy SRK!
Darling AbRam celebrates New Year with daddy SRK!

Better known as the Badshah of Bollywood, Shah Rukh Khan likes to pose with his tiny-tot AbRam. So much so, that the youngest Khan was also seen in the end credits of SRK's recent release' Happy New Year' and he stole quite a few hearts.

Stan Wawrinka looking for positive start at Chennai
Stan Wawrinka looking for positive start at Chennai

Tennis World No.4 Stanislas Wawrinka is looking for a positive start to the new year when he takes to the court at the Chennai Open.