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Rome set to hike tourist tax for coach tours to limit Colosseum and Vatican …

Holidaymakers may soon be forced to spend more when they visit Rome, with the Italian capital considering a massive tourist tax increase for 2016. Changes proposed by Rome's council would see the existing daily permit for coaches soar from €200 to …

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Aviatraffic Company passengers hospitalised after plane hit ground so hard its …

The force of the impact collapsed the plane's landing gear and caused its left wing to become severed from the aircraft. Six crew and 153 passengers were on board the Aviatraffic Company Flight YK768 during the crash. Eight people, including the co …

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'Drunk' female passenger arrested after 'punching easyJet flight attendant'

The shocking incident caused the pilot of flight EZY3043 from Stansted to the holiday island to divert to Barcelona this morning, where the woman was removed from the plane. It is believed she was travelling in a group of three, with the other two …

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High Court issues directions on Cairn plea for extension of oil production …

The Delhi High Court on Monday issued time-bound directions to the Centre, ONGC and Cairn India, a subsidiary of UK-based Vedanta group, in order to help the government to take a decision on extension of a contract the companies have with the …

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Cairn, ONGC, Oil India gain on recovery in crude oil prices

Cairn India rose by 5.32%, Oil & Natural Gas Corporation was up 3.99% and Oil India Ltd gained 2.64% on BSE. Brent crude oil rose to $51 per barrel, giving strength to oil companies. "Stocks of oil producers like ONGC, Oil India and Cairn India surged …

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Kris Jenner snaps a selfie with a Pomeranian pup while on holiday in St. Barts

And on Monday, Kris Jenner, 60, shared a sunny selfie featuring Baloo, a brown Pomeranian puppy and friend Nancy C. Rogers while on holiday in St. Barts. The Keeping Up With the Kardashian star was also joined by her much younger beau, Corey …

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How Mr Selfridge was ruined by his lust for the Cheeky Girls of their day

They have been described as The Cheeky Girls of their era and their hedonistic lifestyle scandalised the public in the 1920s. Now the incredible story of how retail tycoon Harry Selfridge – the man who founded the famous London department store – was …

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The NDTV Dialogues: Political Churn in India's Capital

They are already being seen as the party to defeat and Ajay Maken, again he is a traditional politician but he has emerged as Rahul Gandhi's choice in selection. There are no signs of earlier stalwarts like Sheila Dikshit. What do these strengths mean …

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Italy takes India to international arbitration over marines

The unilateral move by the Italian government follows the failure of direct negotiations with the Indian government aimed at resolving a case which has severely strained diplomatic relations between the two countries, the foreign ministry said in a …

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Remembering Sadhana: The 'Mystery Girl' of Bollywood

She made her debut in India's first Sindhi film titled Abaana (1958), where she played the role of Sheila Ramani's younger sister. … In Pictures: Over 7,000 march for LGBT rights at Mumbai's pride parade · International Fleet Review … Global stocks …

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EasyJet passengers' misfired Champagne cork caused oxygen masks to drop from …

An easyJet flight carrying dozens of British holidaymakers was forced to divert after a misfired Champagne cork caused oxygen masks to drop from the ceiling. The plane was flying from Gatwick Airport to Dalaman, Turkey, when a flight attendant …

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Turkish delight: A blissful stay soaking up the winter sun and experiencing …

Nestling in the nook of a south east facing bay where the Aegean Sea meets the Mediterranean, the Kempinski Hotel Barbaros Bay is the perfect spot to get some winter sun. On a relaxing visit there I was able to kick back and relax and recharge the …

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No new diesel vehicles will be registered in New Delhi: NGT

The NGT has also directed the central and state government against buying any new diesel vehicles for the department. The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has said that no new diesel vehicles will be allowed to be registered in New Delhi. The move comes …

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Mahindra & Mahindra tops CSR list in India even as companies scale up operations

By: Utkarsh Majmudar, Namrata Rana & Neeti Sanan When The Economic Times partnered Futurescape and IIM Udaipur to conduct the first 'The Best Companies for CSR' study last year, 115 companies participated. This year, the number has risen to 216.

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Olivia Munn in plunging top before carrying dog Chance through LAX airport

Olivia Munn looked her best in a plunging top – accented nicely by a heart necklace – as she walked through LAX airport on Monday. But the 35-year-old beauty was not alone. The Newsroom star was also with her dog Chance Rodgers that she at one point …

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Record auction sales boost jewellery investment performance

Andrew Shirley, who compiles the KFLII, says: “A slew of stellar auction results throughout the year has kept luxury investments firmly in the media spotlight. It is no surprise that KFLII outperformed the FTSE 100, gold and the prime central London …

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All booked up for Christmas!

Jennifer Metcalfe can't keep the smile off her face as she goes jewellery shopping with long-term boyfriend Greg Lake · Cara Delevingne flashes her incredibly taut tummy as she take the Paris streets by storm for shopping trip with chic sister Poppy …

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Japanese tourist travels 6k miles to photograph a Warrington bridge but left …

A Japanese tourist was left severely disappointed after he travelled nearly 6,000 miles to visit a famous bridge – but couldn't find it. Photographer Taichi Kondo, 37, visited Cheshire last year hoping to snap the Warrington Transporter Bridge, which …

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Asthma expert Sebastian Johnston charges patient £6.5k for a 16 MINUTE …

Professor Johnston – grandson of Scottish GP Dr Lennox Johnston, the first doctor to identify the link between smoking and cancer – faced a string of misconduct charges at the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service (MPTS). MPTS run hearings for doctors …

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This weekend's TV highlights

bringing her toddler along. She explains that her son was a terrible teether and used to nip and bite at her, so she was prompted to invent chewable jewellery. The mother can wear silicon necklaces and bangles which the teething brat can pull at and …

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Diamond-studded idol worth Rs. 10-cr. seized

Assistant Commissioner of Police (task force) P. Muralidhar said Narasimha Reddy and his accomplices were doing a jewellery art business at Krishnalanka and were for some time involved in the idol business. Whether they had links with such gangsters in …

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How Forty Elephants spread havoc across London with diamond-ring knuckle-dusters

From the running-board of the motor car stepped a tall, handsome woman in magnificent furs, who swept into Selfridges like a queen. In the space of the next hour, the women proceeded to loot a fortune in jewellery and clothes. They did it without …

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Joanna Lumley and Jennifer Saunders steal the show at British Fashion Awards

Jennifer's garish ensemble was topped off with a birdsnest fluffy hat, a mohair bag and a pair of chunky heels, never breaking from character as she channelled the hapless PR boss. The duo posed up a storm with their celebrity pals inside the venue, …

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Reese Witherspoon keeps it chic as she enjoys family day out with her children

Despite being one of the world's biggest Hollywood stars, Reese Witherspoon is most definitely a down to earth mother. The 39-year-old beauty appeared to be in fantastic spirits as she headed out with her three children – Tennessee, Deacon and Ava – in …

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Will Modi Juggernaut Hit Kejri-Wall: National Impact of Delhi Polls?

On differences with party colleague and former Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit, he said, "I didn't agree with many of Sheila's policies." When asked why she is silent in this campaign, he took a dig at her saying, "You forget, who spoke of …

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What's On Guide to Sheffield, Barnsley, Rotherham and Doncaster

There is a unique selection of gifts, jewellery, food and household goods as well as unusual cards for every occasion, including romantic ones. Monday to …. Scottish Country Dancing, Silverdale School, Bents Crescent, off Bents Drive, 7.30-9.45pm, £3.

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Met office issues red weather warning amid flooding in lancashire and yorkshire

As the rain falls, the rivers respond very quickly," he told the BBC Radio 4 Today programme. In the Outer Hebrides, CalMac ferry sailings were cancelled for the day in North Uist and South Uist. Services have also been affected on Bute and the Isle of …

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Cairn India to invest Rs 1400 crore to raise oil, gas carrying capacity

Cairn India is set to expand its crude oil and natural gas carrying capacity by laying a new gas pipeline from its Barmer (Rajasthan) field with an investment outlay of Rs 1,400 crore. Moreover, crude oil output would be expanded from 200,000 bopd …

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Sun, salt and the Great White Rann

With food and plenty of chai to sip on as you shop, these stalls showcase glittering mirror-worked clothes, handmade footwear and bead jewellery, most of which will not be available elsewhere in Gujarat. (The evening market at Law Garden in Ahmedabad …

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Zara Phillips and Mike Tindall glam up to mingle with Australian high society …

After a day being put through their paces by a group of children riding miniature ponies on Surfer's Paradise beach, Zara Phillips and Mike Tindall turned their attentions to the sport of socialising as they attended the launch party for Magic Millions …

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Britney Spears shows off her stomach in a crop top after celebrating birthday

The pretty blonde celebrated her 34th birthday the previous day, sharing several Instagram posts of the festive occasion. As she stepped out after the low-key party with family, the singer, hair tossed up into a messy bun, showed off her toned midriff …

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Kurt Russell denies Goldie Hawn marriage despite Hateful Eight premiere ring …

Goldie Hawn has been seen regularly wearing a diamond ring leaving many to wonder if they are finally going to tie the knot after more than 30 years. But Kurt Russell seemingly put an end to to the rumours. The 64-year-old actor shut down all wedding …

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Tax scam conman who owes HMRC millions sees huge collection of sporting …

On July 8, 2010, police seized the valuables along with £200,000 worth of jewellery he gave to his girlfriend. … Scragg spent £14 million living a champagne lifestyle in glitzy London hotels and restaurants as well as splashing out on a fleet of …

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Number of Britons consuming sugary energy and sports drinks has trebled in 15 …

… chef Jamie Oliver in calling for the levy. The Government, however, has consistently refused to countenance the suggestion. Shirley Cramer, chief executive of the Royal Society for Public Health, said radical action is needed to reduce consumption …

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PIERS MORGAN: An embarrassing Madonna, a backstabbing Jack Whitehall and a …

Downton Abbey star Hugh Bonneville wasn't happy that Americans keep mistaking him for me. 'First it was Paul Burrell, Diana's butler,' he grimaced, 'then it was Colin Firth for a while, which was a lot more encouraging. But increasingly now it's YOU …

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