Anand

  • UPA MPs to write to Lok Sabha Speaker seeking call on Leader of Opposition issue July 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Upping the ante on the Lok Sabha Leader of Opposition issue, the Congress and its allies on Monday said they will write to Speaker Sumitra Mahajan seeking an immediate decision in the matter. Party spokesman Anand Sharma said that the Congress would exercise all options to ensure a "democratically...
  • Badminton: Anand Pawar bows out of Canada Open Grand Prix July 3, 2014

    Vancouver: India's campaign ended at the Canada Open Grand Prix badminton tournament as Anand Pawar crashed out of the men's singles event after going down to Kuei Chun Shih of Chinese Taipei in a keenly contested pre-quarterfinal match, here. The fourth seeded Indian fought well before losing 22-24, 21-17, 15-21 against...
  • Shuttler Anand Pawar in third round of Canada Open July 2, 2014

    Vancouver: India's Anand Pawar reached the men's singles pre-quarterfinals of the Canada Open Grand Prix tournament with a straight-game win over local shuttler Bobby Milroy. The Indian thrashed the qualifier 21-12, 21-11 yesterday to set up a clash with Chinese Taipei's Kuei Chun Shih. The fourth seed had defeated Korea's Kim...
  • Choppy seas, guns and helicopters: A lot is going on in the first poster of 'Bang Bang', starring Hrithik Roshan, Katrina Kaif July 1, 2014

    The upcoming thriller 'Bang Bang' by Siddharth Raj Anand has been generating a lot of buzz among the media as well as the audiences. Hrithik Roshan and Katrina Kaif will reprise their 'Zindagi Na Milegi Dobaraa' chemistry on screen. Rumoured to be a remake of the Tom Cruise-Cameron Diaz hit...
  • Gopal Subramaniam one of the finest lawyers of his time: Anand Sharma June 25, 2014

    Reacting to former Solicitor General Gopal Subramaniam's decision to opt out of the race for Supreme Court judge's post, Congress leader Anand Sharma said, "He is respected globally,one of the finest lawyers of his time. I can only say this is most unfortunate." ...
  • Viswanathan Anand falls behind in World Blitz after three losses on day 1 June 20, 2014

    Dubai (UAE): Five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand could only manage 7.5 points out of a possible 11 on the opening day of the two-day World Blitz Chess Championship as he won seven games, lost three and drew one. World Champion Magnus Carlsen, who just annexed the world rapid crown as well,...
  • Children of cobbler, labourers crack IIT exam with help from Super 30 June 20, 2014

    The sons and daughters of a cobbler, daily wage labourers and a landless farmer, among others, have cracked the highly-competitive IIT-JEE exam this year thanks to a free coaching centre for underprivileged students in Bihar. Wards of poorest of the poor comprise 27 of the 30 students of the Super 30...
  • Super 30 does it again, 27 out of 30 EWS students qualify for IITs June 19, 2014

    Keeping up its reputation, Super 30 of mathematician Anand Kumar has again excelled in JEE advance result which was declared on Thursday with 27 out of its 30 students, all from poor background cracking the exam. Among the successful ,this year, are children of cobbler,roadside vendors and grocer. With tears in...
  • Viswanathan Anand wins bronze in world rapid chess June 19, 2014

    Dubai: Indian chess ace Viswanathan Anand came up with a thumping victory over reigning world champion Magnus Carlsen but had to settle for the bronze medal in the World Rapid Chess Champions. The game with Carlsen, who won Gold despite the defeat, was the talking point for thousands of chess buffs...
  • Viswanathan Anand joint third in World Rapid Chess Championship June 18, 2014

    Dubai: Five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand kept himself in contention by notching up 3.5 points on the penultimate day of the World Rapid Chess Championship here. With seven points from 10 games, Anand stands joint third in the strongest ever rapid chess tournament and the Indian ace will have to make...
  • Top US officials visit Anand Kumar's 'Super 30' in Bihar, laud the concept June 18, 2014

    Top US officials in India on Tuesday visited the Super 30 Academy and appreciated the innovative idea of mathematician Anand Kumar of helping students from humble background to qualify entrance tests for premier engineering institutions. Deputy Chief of Mission of US Embassy Michael Pelletier and Consul General Helen G LaFave went...
  • Viswanathan Anand joint ninth after sedate start in World Rapid June 17, 2014

    Dubai: Five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand got off to a sedate start with two draws and ended up joint ninth after the end of the fifth round of World Rapid Chess Championship. A couple of draws at the beginning against Ivan Salgado Lopez of Spain and Maxim Matlakov of Russia in...
  • Now, French filmmaker to make documentary on Anand Kumar's 'Super 30' June 13, 2014

    A French filmmaker has landed here to make a documentary on Anand Kumar, the founder of the Super 30 free coaching centre that nurtures talent from underpriveleged families and mentors them to crack the prestigious IIT-JEE - the joint entrance examination for the Indian Institutes of Technology. Award winning filmmaker Pascal...
  • Centre distances itself from VK Singh's stand, Lt Gen Suhag to be next Army Chief June 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Despite MoS and former Army chief General (retired) VK Singh expressing his strong displeasure over the appointment of Lieutenant General Dalbir Singh Suhag as the next Army Chief, the Narendra Modi government has decided to stand by the previous UPA government's decision to promote the officer to lead...
  • Viswanathan Anand-Magnus Carlsen world title rematch to be held in Sochi June 11, 2014

    The much-anticipated World Championship rematch between Indian veteran Viswanathan Anand and title-holder Magnus Carlsen will be staged from November 7 to 28 in Sochi, Russia. FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov announced the schedule at a press conference, saying that the budget for the event has been set at USD three million. The match...
  • Gujarat: Police baton-charge milk producers at Anand plant June 10, 2014

    Anand: Police baton-charged farmers at the Kheda District Milk Producers' Union plant on Tuesday after they created a ruckus alleging disparity in the payment of price difference by the Gujarat Co-operative Milk Marketing Federation (GCMMF) to its constituent dairies. GCMMF markets its products under the brand name 'Amul'. The...
  • Congress pitches for Leader of Opposition post in Lok Sabha June 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Congress on Monday pitched for the post of Leader of the Opposition in the Lok Sabha notwithstanding a taunt by Parliamentary Affairs Minister M Venkaiah Naidu that people have not chosen any party for the position. Seeking a "quick and proper" decision on the issue, Congress spokesman Anand...
  • Ghulam Nabi Azad appointed as Leader of Congress in Rajya Sabha June 8, 2014

    New Delhi: Former Union Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad on Sunday appeared all set to become Leader of the Opposition in Rajya Sabha after his appointment as Leader of Congress in the Upper House. Anand Sharma, another minister in UPA-II, was made Deputy Leader of the party, Congress General Secretary Janardan Dwivedi...
  • Narendra Modi congratulates two youngsters for climbing Mt Everest June 14, 2014

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday congratulated two young mountaineers who recently made India proud by scaling Mt. Everest, saying they had achieved a great feat at a tender age. He blessed 13-year-old Poorna Malavath and 17-year-old Anand Kumar for the rare achievement, an official statement said. Malavath created a record...
  • 'Super 30' fame Anand Kumar seeks six chances for IITs like UPSC June 2, 2014

    Mathematician Anand Kumar on Monday urged the union government to give six chances in joint entrance examination for IITs as it is in the case of civil services examination. This would provide a level-playing field for candidates appearing for the IIT entrance examinations, he said in a letter to Union HRD...
  • Candidates title morale-booster for Carlsen rematch: Anand May 31, 2014

    Mumbai: Viswanathan Anand feels winning the Candidates title has given him fresh motivation needed to avenge last year's loss to world number one Magnus Carlsen, when the two meet in the World Chess Championship title clash later this year. Five-time world champion Anand registered three victories in 14 games without a...
  • Andhra teen becomes youngest girl to scale Mount Everest May 25, 2014

    Hyderabad: In a historic feat for Indian mountaineering, 13-year-old Malavath Purna became the youngest female climber to scale the Mount Everest. Purna was accompanied by Sadhanapalli Anand Kumar (16), a Class IX student from the Khammam district of Andhra Pradesh, and completed the feat on Sunday morning. ...
  • 'Tanu Weds Manu' producer to send legal notice to director Anand L Rai May 22, 2014

    Mumbai: The sequel of 'Tanu Weds Manu' has got embroiled in a legal tangle between director Anand L Rai and producers trio of Vinod Bachchan, Sanjay Singh and Shailesh Singh. Vinod today said he is sending a legal notice to Rai for announcing the sequel to 2011 romantic comedy without his...
  • Jayalalithaa DA case: Karnataka HC dismisses plea seeking stay on trial May 20, 2014

    Bangalore: The Karnataka High Court on Tuesday dismissed a petition filed by Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa and three other accused in a disproportionate assets case, seeking a stay on the trial taking place in a special court. Justice Anand Byrareddy dismissed the plea, observing that the case which is being...
  • Anand Sharma thanks USTR, WTO and IMF chiefs for supporting India May 14, 2014

    Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma has written farewell letters to United States Trade Representative and chiefs of WTO and IMF thanking them for extending support to India at multi-lateral forums. "As I approach the end of my tenure and prepare to demit office by the end of this week, I...
  • Congress 'out-funded' by BJP, says Jairam Ramesh; seeks audit of parties May 13, 2014

    New Delhi: After the conclusion of what he termed was a "difficult campaign" for the party, Congress leader Jairam Ramesh on Tuesday said they were "out-funded" by BJP in the wake of the publicity blitzkrieg by Narendra Modi for the Lok Sabha polls. While Modi's campaign spending had reached an...
  • Director Siddharth Anand beefs up security on 'Bang Bang' set in Abu Dhabi May 13, 2014

    Mumbai: Director Siddharth Anand is ensuring tight security during the Abu Dhabi schedule of "Bang Bang". He has not just called for close to 30 security personnel on the set, but has also requested crew members to deposit their mobile phones at a counter before coming for the shoot. A source...
  • Narendra Modi or Arvind Kejriwal, who will be the next 'Banarasi Babu' after Dev Anand and Govinda? May 12, 2014

    As two of India's top contenders for the Prime Minister's post battle it out at Varanasi, both reaching out to the city's residents through impassioned speeches and pitches, we would like to remind you who the real 'Banarasi Babu' of Bollywood were. Govinda and Dev Anand played the titular role in...
  • JD(U) supporting Kejriwal, to save the country from communal forces, says Sharad Yadav May 6, 2014

    JD(U) chief Sharad Yadav on Monday said his party was supporting AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal, who is taking on BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi from here, in order to save the country from communal forces. Admitting that he was motivated by Kejriwal's challenge to save the country, Yadav said his...
  • Anand Sharma warns Modi phenomenon 'ominous for democracy' May 5, 2014

    Shimla: Lambasting the BJP-RSS combine for projecting Narendra Modi as the sole leader of the country, Union Commerce Minister Anand Sharma on Monday warned that the 'Modi phenomenon' was ominous for parliamentary democracy. Addressing a press conference in Shimla, Sharma said that through "an aggressive and systematic campaign" a personality...