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  • The India-US dialogues: It's time for India to move from out sourcing to right sourcing, says Anand Mahindra 2 days ago

    Speaking at the Observer Research Foundation and Network18 initiative 'The India-US Dialogue', Mahindra Group Chairman Anand Mahindra said, "Trade and investment could be looked at as an ambassador to global peace in the era of terror." In the lead up to US President's historic second visit to India; The Observer...
  • Tamizhisai meets Vijayakant, says NDA to contest in Srirangam 6 days ago

    Chennai: Amid reports of strain in ties, BJP Tamil Nadu unit president Tamizhisai Soundararajan met DMDK founder Vijayakant and said the BJP-led NDA will contest the February 13 Srirangam bypoll and its candidate would be announced in next two days. Talking to reporters outside the DMDK office here, Soundararajan said she...
  • 'Friends', 'Dekh Bhai Dekh', 'Small Wonder': Why we need to remake old TV classics 6 days ago

    There's no doubt that television has become an integral part of our lives and with the changing time, the television industry has also transformed rapidly. In the race to cope with the changing trends and tastes of the people, the industry has surely gifted us some amazing entertaining shows, but...
  • Here's Rajit Kapur's advice on portraying Byomkesh Bakshi on the big screen January 18, 2015

    New Delhi: National award wining actor Rajit Kapur became a household name when he portrayed Byomkesh Bakshi, a literary sleuth created by Sharadindu Bandyopadhyay. The series, aired on Doordarshan, lasted two seasons and ran from 1993 to 1997 and resulted in the actor loosing his real identity to his onscreen...
  • I am not thinking about retirement yet: Viswanathan Anand January 14, 2015

    He may have failed to add to the five world titles in the last couple of years but Indian chess ace Viswanathan Anand said that retirement is not on his mind and is looking forward to play in 2015. ...
  • Arvind Kejriwal is not the only anarchist politician; Gandhi was one too, says Yogendra Yadav January 10, 2015

    New Delhi: Political reactions poured in over Prime Minister Narendra Modi's speech at Ramlila Maidan in the national capital on Saturday. Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) member Yogendra Yadav hit back at Modi and said that the Prime Minister is worried about the growing popularity of the party. Modi in his speech...
  • 'Anegan' trailer: Dhanush, Amyra Dastur travel through time, test their love in KV Anand's latest January 9, 2015

    What would you do to be with your soulmate in every lifetime of yours? KV Anand's latest film 'Anegan' tells a story about "love that travels across eras". Starring Dhanush and Amyra Dastur in lead roles, the music for 'Anegan' has been composed by Harris Jayaraj. ...
  • Has ancient Indian science failed to get its due? January 5, 2015

    Aeroplanes existed 7000 years ago, surgery had its roots in India - the controversy surrounding these topics is overshadowing the Indian Science Congress in Kolkata. A paper on aviation by Captain Anand Bodas said, part of a session on 'Ancient sciences through Sanskrit'. ...
  • Uttar Pradesh CM Akhilesh Yadav to launch film trailer at Saifai Mahotsava January 4, 2015

    Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav will launch the trailer of upcoming Bollywood romantic comedy 'Thoda Lutf Thoda Ishaq' at the Saifai Mahotsava on January 8. The Sachin Gupta-directed film stars Hiten Tejwani, Rajpal Yadav, Sanjay Mishra, Neha Pawar and Bhavita Anand. An official spokesman said that 90 per cent...
  • Yearender: Anand losses in World Championship but good year for Indian chess December 26, 2014

    In what turned out to be a bitter-sweet year for Indian chess, five-time winner Viswanathan Anand lost his bid to regain his title in the Sochi World Championship but Indian men's team clinched a historic bronze at the 41st Olympiad. After losing his World Championship crown in Chennai in 2013, this...
  • My appetite for chess has recovered: Viswanathan Anand December 22, 2014

    Buoyed by winning the London Chess Classic, five-time world chess champion Viswanathan Anand said he is looking forward to play games in 2015 with renewed zeal and enthusiasm. "I think my appetite for chess has recovered. I am going to play chess with renewed vigour in 2015," the 45-year-old Indian grandmaster...
  • My appetite for chess has recovered: Viswanathan Anand December 21, 2014

    Indore: Buoyed by winning the London Chess Classic, five-time world chess champion Viswanathan Anand here on Sunday said he is looking forward to play games in 2015 with renewed zeal and enthusiasm. "I think my appetite for chess has recovered. I am going to play chess with renewed vigour in 2015,"...
  • TV actors Veebha Anand, Shivin Narang, Shashank Vyas recall their memorable X-mas December 21, 2014

    Mumbai: What is the most memorable X-mas you had? TV celebrities say the best memories of their Christmas are from their school days, and if they get Rs.1 lakh from Santa Claus today, they would like to give it to charity or buy gifts for their loved ones. Here's what TV...
  • Two Delhi stations to be developed as world-class infrastructure: DDA December 20, 2014

    New Delhi: Redevelopment of Anand Vihar and Bijwasan railway stations as world-class infrastructure and integration of 34 metro stations into a multi-modal transportion system were among the decisions approved by the DDA's planning body UTTIPEC on Friday. The urban body, under the chairmanship of Lt Governor Najeeb Jung took the decision...
  • My best is yet to come, hopefully: Viswanathan Anand December 19, 2014

    Hyderabad: Indicating that he is still hungry for success, five-time chess world champion Viswanathan Anand on Friday said he is not quitting the game anytime soon and is preparing to play more tournaments in the coming year after a decent performance in 2014. Asked if his best is yet to come,...
  • Viswanathan Anand beats Michael Adams to win London Classic December 15, 2014

    London: Five-time chess world champion Viswanathan Anand won his maiden London Classic title after defeating British Grandmaster Michael Adams in the fifth and final round on Monday. Having drawn the first four games of the six-player round-robin tournament, Anand had to win to stay in contention for a podium finish and...
  • Viswanathan Anand holds Hikaru Nakamura to a draw December 13, 2014

    London: Former world champion Viswanathan Anand played out his third draw on the trot, signing peace with Hikaru Nakamura of United States in a keenly fought game of the third round of London Chess Classic here on Saturday. Anand yet again showed fine preparation in the tournament but the victory continued...
  • Viswanathan Anand draws with Fabiano Caruana in London Classic December 12, 2014

    Celebrating his 45th Birthday, five times world champion Viswanthan Anand played out an easy draw as white against Fabiano Caruana of Italy in the second round of London Chess Classic on Friday. After showing deep preparation against Kramnik in the opener, Anand could not dent Caruana's chances as black out of...
  • Two trains collide near Patna; no casualty reported December 12, 2014

    Patna: In a tragic incident, Anand Bihar-Guwahati Express and Bhojpur-Mokama shuttle train collided near Patna in Bihar on Friday morning. The accident took place at Barh railway station. Two bogies have been derailed in the collision. However, no loss of life has been reported yet. ...
  • Viswanathan Anand draws with Vladimir Kramnik in London Classic December 11, 2014

    Five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand played out an easy draw in black against Vladimir Kramnik of Russia in the first round of the London Chess Classic here today. After finishing joint third in the rapid open tournament, Anand showed deep preparation in the first classical game here and this was a...
  • Deadlock over Niranjan Jyoti's hate speech resolves in Rajya Sabha December 8, 2014

    New Delhi: After a week of uproar by opposition parties over Minister of State Food Processing Industries Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti's hate speech, the deadlock has finally ended in Rajya Sabha on Monday. As the Narendra Modi government refused to adopt a resolution condeming Jyoti's speech, which could be seen as a...
  • Restructuring of Planning Commission aimed at benefitting vested interests, says Congress December 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Congress on Sunday launched a scathing attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi alleging that the government's plans of a "political burial" of the Planning Commission were being carried out in a "devious" manner characterised by "subterfuge and doublespeak". The party said the steps to dismantle the plan panel...
  • Plan panel needed reorientation, not political burial: Congress December 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Congress on Sunday said dismantling Planning Commission will be "unwarranted, shortsighted and dangerous" as it will have long term adverse effect on Centre-state relations and asserted that the plan panel needed "reorientation" and not "political burial". "The move is shortsighted and dangerous. It will also have long term...
  • Elements in Pakistan supporting terror attacks, says Anand Sharma December 6, 2014

    Senior Congress leader Anand Sharma condemned the terror attacks on four towns of Jammu and Kashmir and said some elements in Pakistan were supporting terrorists. "These terror attacks in Jammu and Kashmir deserves strongest condemnation. It is evident there are elements in Pakistan supporting them," he said. ...
  • Opposition parties unite, demand BJP minister Niranjan Jyoti's resignation December 3, 2014

    New Delhi: The opposition parties on Wednesday cornered the Narendra Modi government in Parliament over the controversial statement made by Minister of State Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti. Parties were led by the Trinamool Congress in both the Houses as they demanded Jyoti's resignation for using abusive language. Parliamentary Affairs Minister Venkaiah Naidu...
  • Is Ragini Dwivedi set to replace Ramya in Vijaya Prasad's upcoming film 'Neer Dose'? December 3, 2014

    Reports are abuzz that actress Ragini Dwivedi is set to play the leading lady in Vijaya Prasad's upcoming film 'Neer Dose'. It was earlier reported that actor Jaggesh and actress Ramya would be the lead pair in the film. The actress had even started shooting for the film, but later backed...
  • Lyricist Santosh Anand laments slow probe into son's suicide November 30, 2014

    Agra: Lyricist Santosh Anand, popular for writing songs for films like 'Shor' and 'Kranti', feels helpless and laments the slow pace of probe into his son's suicide in October. Santosh Anand was here to receive a lifetime achievement award by NGO Aradhana. Talking to media Saturday evening, he said his son "was...
  • Modi government planning to impose cess on petroleum products: Congress November 28, 2014

    New Delhi: Congress on Friday claimed that the NDA government is planning to impose a cess on petroleum products and that the party would strongly oppose this move. Party spokesman Anand Sharma told reporters that when the prices of crude oil have reached a record low in international market, the Narendra...
  • Jaitley says 250 traced names admitted to having foreign bank accounts November 26, 2014

    Replying to a debate on black money in the Rajya Sabha, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Wednesday said the government will "pro-actively chase" those having black money and will not rest till the last account is identified. ...
  • Black money debate in RS: Jaitley says 250 traced names admitted to having foreign bank accounts November 26, 2014

    New Delhi: Replying to a debate on black money in the Rajya Sabha, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Wednesday said the government will "pro-actively chase" those having black money and will not rest till the last account is identified. Identity of 427 account holders abroad has been established and 250 of...