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  • Cherished every moment of my service in DRDO: Avinash Chander 22 hours 42 minutes ago

    New Delhi: On a day that India took a "giant leap" in its deterrence capability with the successful test launch of the canister-mounted Agni missile, the driving force behind the development of the weapon platform, DRDO chief Avinash Chander, marked his last day at the helm of the agency which...
  • Manohar Parrikar says Chander removed to pave way for young person January 14, 2015

    New Delhi: Defending the controversial termination of DRDO chief Avinash Chander, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Wednesday said he had recommended that a younger person should hold the post. "I had recommended that this position should not be held by a person on contract. We should introduce in scientific world, slightly...
  • Sacked DRDO Avinash Chander continues to attend office, PM unhapphy with delay in projects January 14, 2015

    New Delhi: Sacked unceremoniously as Defence Research and Development Organisation chief, top missile scientist Avinash Chander has refused to comment. Sources say Chander has been sacked as Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been unhappy over delay in key defence projects handled by the agency. Government on Tuesday removed Chander, 15 months...
  • DRDO Chief Avinash Chander sacked 15 months ahead of his contract term January 13, 2015

    New Delhi: Government on Tuesday removed Chief of top defence research organisation Avinash Chander, 15 months before his contract was to end. The Appointments Committee of Cabinet headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi "approved the termination" of the contract of Avinash Chander with effect from January 31, an official notification...
  • 'Shivam' review: Upendra's secular speeches and Ragini Dwivedi's dancing skills will test your patience January 2, 2015

    Cast: Upendra, Saloni, Ragini Dwivedi, Sharath Lohitashwa, Ravi Shankar, Srinivasa Murthy, Avinash, Bullet Prakash, Doddanna, Sihi Kahi Chandru. Director: Srinivasa Raju Rating: 1.5/5 Bangalore: To understand the basic plot of 'Shivam', one needs to sit for 3/4th of the duration of the film; and that's perhaps the only way the film pushes...
  • Rashmi to play the lead in Vittal Bhatt's 'Preethi Kitabu' December 14, 2014

    Actress Rashmi will soon get busy with her upcoming film 'Preethi Kitabu'. The film which will be directed by Vittal Bhatt, will be playing the lead. While Rashmi plays a college student, co-star Nihal who was earlier seen in 'Yaradu', plays the male lead. Popular TV actress Poorvi Joshi is...
  • DRDO chief Avinash Chander to retire on November 30, to continue on contract November 28, 2014

    New Delhi: India's premier defence and research organisation DRDO's chief Dr Avinash Chander will retire on November 30 but will continue to occupy the position on a contractual basis till May, 2016. "The President is pleased to retire Dr Avinash Chander, Secretary, Department of Defence Research & Development (DOB: 06.11.1950), in...
  • No pre-poll alliance in J&K polls, BJP to contest all 87 seats October 27, 2014

    Jammu: Ruling out any pre-poll alliance in Jammu and Kashmir, BJP said on Monday it will contest in all the 87 assembly constituencies in the upcoming polls. "We won't be entering into any pre-poll alliance with any political party as we are considering to field our candidates on all the...
  • MWIFF 2014: With discussions, special events, outdoor film screenings, it promises to offer an enriching experience to independent filmmakers October 22, 2014

    Following the popularity and success of the first edition of Mumbai Women's International Film Festival (MWIFF), preparations have kicked off for its second edition this year. The festival, which offers an important and much-needed platform to female filmmakers in India, many who still haven't managed to find the popularity and...
  • J&K government playing politics with refugees: BJP October 19, 2014

    Jammu: BJP on Sunday hit out at the Jammu and Kashmir government, saying it was playing politics with the miseries of the refugees from Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) and West Pakistan. "Forwarding a rehabilitation package for Pakistan-occupied Kashmir refugees just a few days ahead of the announcement...
  • India developing air-launched version of Nirbhay missile October 16, 2014

    New Delhi: DRDO is developing an air-launched version of the 1,500-km-range Nirbhay sub-sonic cruise missile which would be capable of being fired from the Air Force's frontline Su-30MKI combat aircraft. "This Nirbhay missile would be capable of being used from air, land and ships and submarines....
  • India has come a long way in technology building: DRDO September 13, 2014

    Visakhapatnam: India has come a long way from being mere buyers of technology to a country which created its own technology with extensive scientific inputs of the indigenous origin, Scientific Adviser to Defence Minister and DRDO chief Dr Avinash Chander said on Saturday. "We have come a long way since our...
  • Akash missile ready for induction into Army: DRDO June 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Moving towards induction into operational service, the DRDOdeveloped Akash air defence missile system was today successfully testfired 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...
  • TDP, Congress, YSRC debutants test political waters in Vijayawada May 5, 2014

    Vijayawada: TDP, Congress and YSRC have put up debutants to test electoral waters in Vijaywada, dubbed as the "political capital" of (undivided) Andhra Pradesh, where three Koneru Prasads are also in the fray for the May 7 polls. TDP has nominated Kesineni Srinivas alias Nani, a major transport operator in the...
  • Box Cricket League: Pratyusha turns brand ambassador for Kamya Punjabi's cricket team March 11, 2014

    Mumbai: Actress Pratyusha Banerjee has turned brand ambassador for actress and her good friend Kamya Punjabi's 'cricket team' in Box Cricket League, a unique concept for TV actors. She is excited about it. Box Cricket League is the cricket league for Television actors, where they will get the scope to play...
  • Marathi film 'Killa' wins Crystal Bear at Berlin Film Festival February 16, 2014

    New Delhi: Marathi film 'Killa', directed by Avinash Arun, has bagged the Crystal Bear for the Best Film awarded by the Children's Jury in Generation Kplus section at the 64th Berlin International Film Festival. Helmed by debutante director Avinash Arun, 'Killa' deals with the universal conflict of migration and...
  • Watch: Puneet Rajkumar and Erica's chemistry in 'Neenu Iruvaga' December 28, 2013

    The first official song teaser of Puneet Rajkumar and Erica Fernandez's 'Ninnindale' is out. The song 'Neenu Iruvaga' shows the crackling chemistry between the two actors. Directed by Jayanth C Paranji, the Kannada film also stars Brahmanandam, Tilak Shekar, Vinayak Joshi and Avinash. It is slated to be released on...
  • Avinash Wadhawan to enter 'Balika Vadhu' in a negative role November 17, 2013

    Mumbai: Actor Avinash Wadhawan has been roped in to play a negative role in popular TV show 'Balika Vadhu'. The actor, last seen on the small screen in TV show 'Junoon Aisi Nafrat, Toh Kaisa Ishq', will enter the show to create a ruckus in the life of Jagya (Shashank...
  • Upendra lends voice for Kannada film 'Ragini IPS' October 8, 2013

    New Delhi: Actor Upendra, who is popular for the impact he leaves on the minds of the viewers with his dialogue delivery, will now be lending his voice for the upcoming film 'Ragini IPS'. The film features Ragini Dwivedi in the lead role. If rumors are to be believed, Upendra...
  • Bring back Indian prisoners dying in Pakistani jails, says BJP MP August 23, 2013

    Raising concerns over the plight of Indian prisoners in Pakistani jails who are dying there, BJP on Friday made a strong plea to the government for making efforts to bring them back soon. Raising the issue during Zero Hour in Rajya Sabha, Avinash Rai Khanna (BJP) also demanded that India should...
  • US, India discuss joint production of military equipment August 6, 2013

    Washington: A top American defence official and the head of India's DRDO have discussed ways to take bilateral defence cooperation towards the goal of joint development and production of military gear. US Deputy Secretary of Defence Ash Carter and DRDO chief Avinash Chander also held talks on measures to deepen...
  • Maharashtra drought: The worst manmade disaster in years May 6, 2013

    The usual dusty smalltown India greets us as a small group of people associated with the NGO Caring Friends travel over twoandahalf days through Aurangabad and Jalna to understand the problems in the region and what help could be given. On the face of it, people seem to be going...
  • Kannada film 'Madarangi' passes with U/A certificate May 2, 2013

    Kannada film 'Madarangi' has been passed with U/A certificate by the regional censor board. 'Madarangi' from Krishna Talkies is produced by Nagappa featuring his son Sunil Krishna. The actor is already is already making news on the social media. The song 'Darling Darling' has been lauded by the audience and the...
  • Tamil Review: 'Udhayam NH4' is a run of the mill love story April 20, 2013

    Cast: Siddharth Suryanarayan, Ashrita Shetty, Kay Kay Menon, Avinash, Deepak, Ajai, Kalai, Vivek and Naren Director: Manimaran One of the reasons 'Udhayam NH4' deserves a watch is because it happens to be a first of its kind road film executed to perfection in Tamil cinema history. Presentation and racy screenplay keep this...
  • Aadhaar cards will now bear date of birth of holder April 9, 2013

    Nagpur: Aadhaar cards will henceforth bear date of birth of the holder, facilitating people to avail benefits of several government and nongovernmental schemes which require age validation. Till now, only year of birth was mentioned in the card, but now, it has been agreed inprinciple to insert the date of...
  • Fake currency racket busted, 4 arrested March 27, 2013

    Thane: With the arrest of four persons, including steno of a Supreme Court lawyer, local police on Tuesday claimed to have busted a racket involved in printing and circulation of counterfeit currencies here. Police, who were on the trail of the accused for some time, seized fake currency with a...
  • Kannada film 'V' to feature Ragini in a special song March 25, 2013

    Ragini is among the leading ladies of the Sandalwood cinema with a series of hit films and some pivotal performances in Malayalam films, the actress made an appearence for the a song in 'V'(Victory) sign film. The song was shot on four different sets namely water, fire, sand and lights Ragini...
  • Kannada film 'Andar Bahar's release to get delayed March 24, 2013

    The Kannada romantic flick 'Andar Bahar' that invested Rs.7 crore so far and is high on recovery and having own release in over 100 plus theatres in Karnatak is slated for a release in the first week of April. Earlier it was set for release on the 29th of this...
  • Listen Amaya: Rekindling the FarooqDeepti romance January 31, 2013

    New Delhi: If you have grown up mooning over Farooq Shaikh and Deepti Naval's onscreen romance, debutant director Avinash Kumar Singh's 'Listen Amaya' will be the film to watch this weekend as the everlasting pair returns to the big screen. The film stars beside Shaikh and Naval, Swara Bhaskar in the...
  • We wrote 'Listen Amaya' for Farooque, Deepti: Director January 22, 2013

    Mumbai: Avinash Kumar Singh, director of the upcoming film 'Listen Amaya', says he and his wife wrote the film for Farooque Sheikh and Deepti Naval. "As writers when we write a script, we have this idea that we are writing for so and so person. When we wrote it into...