Akash

  • An ODI win can't quieten the shouts for Fletcher's removal 3 days ago

    Even as the future of coach Duncan Fletcher hangs in the balance and uncertainty looms large over the Zimbabwean's job with BCCI, former India players, including master batsman Gundappa Vishwanath are batting for an Indian to take over the national team's coaching reins. "We have so many greats to guide the...
  • India conducts successful trial of surface-to-air 'Akash' missile August 13, 2014

    Balasore: For the second day in a row, India on Wednesday successfully conducted trial of its indigenously developed surface-to-air 'Akash' missile, which has a strike range of 25 km, from a test range in Odisha as part of a user trial by the Air Force. "The sophisticated Akash missile was...
  • India can export fighter planes, missiles: DRDO chief June 22, 2014

    New Delhi: With Prime Minister Narendra Modi stressing on the need for increasing arms exports, DRDO has said India can sell combat aircraft and missiles whose production cost would be "much lower" than some of the weapons sold by countries such as China. Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) chief Avinash Chander...
  • Akash missile clears final test, ready for induction June 18, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: India today successfully test fired indigenously developed surface-to-air missile Akash from a defence base in Odisha, an official said. The medium-range is now ready for induction in the Indian Army. The missile, with a 27-km range and an effective ceiling of 15 km, was test fired from the Integrated Test...
  • Akash missile ready for induction into Army: DRDO June 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Moving towards induction into operational service, the DRDO-developed Akash air defence missile system was today successfully test-fired by the Army and it hit an unmanned aerial vehicle. Buoyed by the success of the air defence system, which has been in the making for over two decades now as...
  • Surface-to-air Akash missile successfully test fired May 2, 2014

    Balasore: In a perfect launch of the same missile for second day in a row, India on Friday successfully test fired indigenously-developed surface-to-air Akash missile as part of a user trial from the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Chandipur in Odisha. The missile with a strike range of 25 km and...
  • Akash surface-to-air missile testfired May 1, 2014

    Balasore: India on Thursday successfully testfired indigenously-developed surface-to-air Akash missile with a strike range of 25 km and capability to carry warhead of 60 kgs from the Integrated Test Range at Chandipur as part of a user-trial. Describing the launch as successful, Defence sources said that the sophisticated missile was testfired...
  • India successfully conducts trials of 'Akash' missile April 26, 2014

    Balasore: India on Saturday successfully conducted two rounds of trials of its indigenously developed surface-to-air Akash missile as part of a user trial by the air force from the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Chandipur near Balasore in Odisha. "The sophisticated Akash missile was test fired twice in quick succession from...
  • Surface to air missile Akash test-fired from Odisha coast February 24, 2014

    India on Monday test-fired the indigenously developed surface-to-air missile 'Akash' from the Integrated Test Range at Chandipur-on-sea, about 15 km from Balasore. The missile targeted a floating object supported by Pilotless Target Aircraft 'Lakshya'. "Lakshya was sent at 11.31 AM before Akash test fired from the launch complex-3 at 11.42 AM,"...
  • Akash missile test-fired from Odisha coast February 21, 2014

    India on Friday test-fired the indigenously developed surface-to-air Akash missile from the Integrated Test Range launch complex at Chandipur near Balasore. The missile targeted a floating object supported by Pilot Less Target Aircraft (PTA) 'Lakshya', defence officials said. "Akash was test fired from launch complex-3 at 11.22 AM," a defence official...
  • Forest department lodges cases against Ghaziabad civic officials February 18, 2014

    The Ghaziabad forest department has registered two criminal cases against the city's municipal corporation officials for damaging trees and concretising the ground surface, thereby harming the city's biodiversity. Akash Vashishtha, an environmentalist, lodged a complaint with the department in which he said over 208 trees of city forest were damaged due...
  • 'D Day to 'David': 10 films which deserved more appreciation at the box office December 31, 2013

    Mumbai: Episodic film 'David' or heart-wrenching mother-daughter drama 'Mai' or rare medical thriller 'Ankur Arora Murder Case' are some of the cinematically superlative films, but they failed to click at the box office. Here is a list of 10 such films that deserved better viewership and appreciation than what they got: David:...
  • Hope to taste success with 'Ananda' sequel: Jai Akash November 22, 2013

    Chennai: Southern actor Jai Akash is in need of a hit film and he hopes to change his fate with upcoming film 'Anandam Arambam', sequel to his own 2001 Telugu blockbuster 'Anandam'. "I don't have to specially talk about 'Anandam' because everybody knows its success story. I have been going through...
  • Court to consider defamation complaint against Modi, others on Nov 26 November 21, 2013

    A Delhi court, on Thursday, fixed November 26 for considering the criminal defamation complaint filed by former IPS officer RB Sreekumar against Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, BJP President Rajnath Singh and two others over attacks on him in the ISRO spying case. Sreekumar, who retired as the Director General of...
  • Passengers can demand safety-demo of Volvo buses: VP Akash Passey November 16, 2013

    There have been two major accidents where Volvo buses went up in flames in a span of two weeks. After the two tragic incidents resulting in the death of many questions are being raised on the safety of going by the Volvo, and the company's Senior Vice President Akash Passey...
  • Puri Jagannadh's son to play young Balakrishna in 'Legend' November 16, 2013

    Chennai: Child actor Puri Akash, son of filmmaker Puri Jagannadh, will essay the role of young Nandamuri Balakrishna in upcoming political-drama 'Legend', slated to be released next year. "Puri's son Akash will play the younger version of Balakrishna in the film. I had seen his performances in other films and I...
  • 'Rabba Main Kya Karoon' review: Wink, smirk and unfaithful husbands August 3, 2013

    Cast: Arshad Warsi, Riya Sen, Raj Babbar, Paresh Rawail, Sushmita Mukherjee, Akash Chopra, Tahira Kochar Director: Amrit Sagar Chopra Rating: 3 stars Mira Nair's 'Monsoon Wedding' proved it once for all. Only Greek weddings need not be big and fat, Punjabi Indian weddings don't lag far behind either. Bollywood has over the years developed...
  • Muzaffarpur boy attacked JNU girl for ignoring him: Police August 1, 2013

    Preliminary investigation in the attack on a JNU student on Wednesday has revealed that the perpetrator Akash was upset with Roshni's 'indifferent behaviour' towards him for the past few weeks because of which he decided to kill her. After the incident, police had recovered a four-page suicide note from 23-year-old Aakash's...
  • UP girl attacked in JNU battles for life in Delhi's Safdarjung hospital August 1, 2013

    22-year-old Roshni from Muzaffarnagar who was attacked by a fellow student Akash inside Jawaharlal Nehru University on Wednesday, is battling for her life in Safdarjung hospital in New Delhi. "She is on ventilator and her condition is critical,"doctors said. Following an argument on Wednesday, 23-year-old Akash had attacked her with an...
  • 'Rabba Main Kya Karoon' Music Review: The songs fail to impress July 28, 2013

    Composer: Salim-Sulaiman Singers: Salim Merchant, Benny Dayal, Monali Thakur, Raj Pandit, Vidhi Sharma, Akash Chopra and Labh Janjua Rating: 2 out of 5 With six tracks in director Amrit Sagar's movie 'Rabba Main Kya Karoon', composer duo Salim-Sulaiman have tried to bring in a Punjabi flavour to the music album. It is fun,...
  • Abhijeet Gupta wins Commonwealth Championship July 15, 2013

    Port Elizabeth: Grandmaster and former world junior champion Abhijeet Gupta won the Commonwealth Chess Championship after settling for a draw with Indian national title holder G Akash in the 11th and final round that concluded here at the Boardwalk. Putting in a solid performance right through, Gupta scored nine points out...
  • 'Rabba Main Kya Karoon' first look: Enjoy a Punjabi wedding July 3, 2013

    New Delhi: After winning the national award for the film, 1971 Amrit Sagar Chopra is back with a bang with his next film 'Rabba Main Kya Karoon' starring Arshad Warsi, Paresh Rawal, Raj Babbar, Akash Chopra, Tahira Kochhar, Riya Sen, Himani Shivpuri, Tinnu Anand, Sushmita Mukherjee and Shakti Kapoor. The...
  • 1.5 lakh students in rural Punjab to get Akash tablets May 29, 2013

    Amritsar: 1.5 lakh students in rural areas would be provided with Akash tablets from this session at a cost of Rs 110 crore, Punjab government said on Tuesday. The government is fully committed to strengthen higher education in rural areas of the state and the education sector was a priority...
  • Tamil review: 'Onbathula Guru' lacks a good script March 9, 2013

    Director: P T Selvakumar Actors: Vinay Rai, Premgi Amaren, Lakshmi Rai, Aravind Akash, Sathyan, Jagan, Mantra, Roopashree and Sona Heiden Imagine and write down a list of things that could possibly make a bad, really bad film. Having made your list, carry it along and go to the nearest cinema hall to...
  • 'Onbathula Guru' to star Tamil actor Vinay February 22, 2013

    Undoubtedly when there is stardom, there sure is a deluge of rumours. That ranges from the Bachchans of B-town to even the choreographers in K-town, there are only a handful of celebrities who haven't gotten their hands dirty of buzz. Now, it is Vinay's turn, and so is Laksmi Rai's,...
  • Bengali actor Haradhan Bandopadhyay passes away January 5, 2013

    New Delhi: Bengali actor Haradhan Bandopadhyay, a veteran of theatre, films and television serials, passed away in Kolkata on Saturday. He was 87. Bandopadhyay was last seen in Anurag Basu's 'Barfi' as the venerable head of a children's home. He passed away this afternoon after battling for life for 15 days...
  • Ranji Trophy, Group C, Round 4: Goa, Himachal Pradesh take three points November 27, 2012

    Kerala did well to hold onto a draw against Goa at Malappuram after following-on. Goa dismissed Kerala for 297 after piling up 512 for 8 (dec) in their first innings. Kerala were 120 for 4 at the end of day four in their second innings. Brief score: Goa 512 for 8...
  • Jai Akash is excited about triple role in his next November 27, 2012

    Chennai: Southern actor Jai Akash is looking forward to beginning work on the Telugu crime-thriller 'Naadu Nedu' in which he plays three different roles. "I will be playing three different roles for the first time and I am really looking forward to it. It is not easy to play three different...
  • Sibal gifts Akash tablet to Modi after taunt September 28, 2012

    New Delhi: There seems to be an interesting face-off between Union Telecom Minister and Human Resources Development Minister Kapil Sibal and Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi. Sibal, among the most vocal critics of the BJP, has gifted Akash tablets to the Gujarat leader. Gifting Modi the Akash tablets, Sibal said,...
  • Missile technology: where India stands September 19, 2012

    New Delhi: India's Integrated Guided Missile Development Programme (IGMDP) has conclusively got past its crucial make-or-break stage. The programme, that was envisioned under the leadership of Mrs Indira Gandhi in the late 1970s and was started in the early 1980s, has been further consolidated with an exponentially expanded plan in the...