Director

  • Pakistani singer-actor Ali Zafar turns director for a short film 3 days ago

    Mumbai: Pakistani singer-actor Ali Zafar has turned filmmaker with a yet-untitled short film.The 'Total Siyapaa' actor posted a picture of himself from the film's set on micro-blogging site Twitter."At my set as director... This one is a short film. Loving the night shoot in a land far far away," he...
  • Saradha chit fund scam: ED questions Mithun Chakraborty 6 days ago

    Mumbai: The Enforcement Directorate on Wednesday questioned film actor-cum-Trinamool Congress MP Mithun Chakraborty in connection with the Saradha chit fund scam in West Bengal, officials said. A team of ED officials drawn from its offices in Kolkata and Mumbai jointly quizzed the actor at his residence for close to two hours...
  • CWG Scam: ED slaps forex charges against Suresh Kalmadi, 6 others 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Five years after charges of alleged financial irregularities had hit the CommonWealth Games in Delhi, Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Thursday slapped charges of Rs 4.64 crore forex violations in the Queen's Baton Relay (QBR) event against former CWG organizing committee chief Suresh Kalmadi and six others. The agency issued...
  • Lucknow rape: Relatives ask for CBI probe July 20, 2014

    In an interview with CNN-IBN, a relative of the Lucknow rape victim said that the Director General has claimed that it was not a rape. The relative informed that they were being asked to close the case. He requested the CBI to probe the case and get hold of the...
  • Senior IPS officer Ajay Kumar Sharma appointed as the Director General of Lokayukta July 17, 2014

    Senior IPS officer Ajay Kumar Sharma has been appointed as the Director General (DG) of Lokayukta by the Madhya Pradesh government in Bhopal on Thursday. Sharma, a 1989 batch IPS officer, was posted until now as an Additional Director General of Police (ADGP), Hoshangabad Range, an official release said. Besides Sharma, the...
  • CBI to look into NDA meeting for VVIP chopper; may examine its own special Director July 13, 2014

    New Delhi: After recording statements of three Governors in connection with the alleged bungling in purchase of VVIP helicopters, the focus of CBI's probe into the Rs 3,600 crore deal has shifted to meetings held in this connection in 2003 when the previous NDA regime was in power and it...
  • Rainfall to increase in the next two days: MeT July 12, 2014

    In an interview to CNN-IBN, Director of the Meteorological department Charan Singh on Saturday said that rainfall to likely increase in the next two days. "Some global and local factors are together responsible for the low rainfall activity," he said. ...
  • CNN-IBN impact: IG level probe initiated into allegations by CRPF commando June 26, 2014

    Murshidabad: Following a revelation made on CNN-IBN by a commando of the CoBRA battalion, the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) on Thursday initiated an IG-level inquiry into the allegations. Sujoy Mandal, a CRPF commando had told CNN-IBN how Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) were flouted in a botched up anti-Naxal operation....
  • Remember Rituparno Ghosh by watching his critically-acclaimed films 'Dahan' and 'Chitrangada' online May 30, 2014

    Kolkata: With the staging of a play devoted to his life and alternate sexuality, the city today reminisced the late Bengali film director Rituparno Ghosh on the occasion of his first death anniversary. Rituparno Ghosh, credited for ushering in a new wave in Bengali cinema by his trailblazing films like 'Unishe...
  • ED attaches property of a gem company for defaulting loan May 30, 2014

    The Enforcement directorate (ED) in Jaipur has attached a property worth Rs one crore belonging to a gem company for defaulting bank loan. The action was taken under Money Laundering Act, 2002 against Shanti Kumar Choradia, Umraomal Choradia and their companies, an ED statement said on Thursday. These entities had taken a...
  • Hollywood filmmaker Bennett Miller wins best director award at Cannes for 'Foxcatcher' May 25, 2014

    Cannes: Bennett Miller scooped the best director award at the Cannes Film Festival on Saturday for "Foxcatcher", a film showcasing another side to the acting skills of funny man Steve Carell. Miller's movie -- based on the real-life murder of Olympic wrestler Dave Schultz by multi-millionaire John du Pont -- has...
  • Aamir Khan starrer 'Raakh' and four other films on PVR Director's Rare lineup this June May 24, 2014

    Aditya Bhattacharya's dark drama 'Raakh' which was supposed to be Aamir Khan's debut film as a lead, will be re-released by PVR Director's Rare in June 2014. The film which also starred Supriya Pathak and Pankaj Kapoor. The film was released in 1989 a year after Aamir's 'Qayamat Se Qayamat...
  • Saradha scam: ED to file first charge sheet by July May 11, 2014

    The Enforcement Directorate (ED) is expected to file its first charge sheet in the multi-crore Saradha chit fund scam by July this year even as latest investigations by the agency have found a "documented" money trail of Rs 700-800 crore between some top politicians and officials of the defunct group. The...
  • SC restrains Ramasundaram from discharging duties as CBI Additional Director May 9, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday restrained IPS officer Archana Ramasundaram from discharging her duties as the CBI's first woman Additional Director. The apex court allowed the Central government to produce all the files pertaining to her appointment. The court observed that the only question they were concerned with whether...
  • Coal scam: SC asks CVC to scrutinise 24 files May 8, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday directed the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) to scrutinise files pertaining to 24 coal scam cases in which the CBI has concluded the investigation. The top court has asked the CVC to file a report on these cases to it. The apex court also asked...
  • Saradha scam: ED to complete probe within 'reasonable time' May 6, 2014

    Kolkata: The Enforcement Directorate was hopeful that the investigation into the Saradha ponzi scam would be completed within a reasonable period of time, as the wife of a former Congress MP was questioned. "The Saradha probe involves several issues and scanning of plethora of documents. But we hope that the investigation...
  • Assets, properties worth Rs 1,759 crore seized by ED April 29, 2014

    New Delhi: Over Rs 1,750 crore worth of properties and valuable assets have been seized by Enforcement Directorate (ED) in the last one year even as the anti-money laundering agency launched maximum number of prosecution for alleged violations during the same period. The agency carried out a total of 127 attachments...
  • 2G Scam: ED files chargesheet against A Raja, Kanimozhi, Dayalu Ammal April 25, 2014

    Chennai: The Enforcement Directorate has filed a chargesheet against former telecom minister A Raja and DMK chief Karunanidhi's daughter Kanimozhi in the 2G scam case. The chargesheet has been filed under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act. Kanimozhi's mother and Karunanidhi's wife Dayalu Ammal has also been named as an accused...
  • Coal scam: ED registers money laundering, forex violation case April 24, 2014

    New Delhi: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has registered money laundering cases against those firms which are under the scanner of CBI, including Jindal Steel and Power Limited (JSPL) and Rathi Steel and Power. ED officials said that post-registration of the cases, the agency has issued directions to its various zonal offices...
  • Rajat Gupta seeks re-hearing of insider trading conviction April 9, 2014

    India-born former Goldman Sachs director Rajat Gupta has petitioned that a three-judge panel, which upheld his conviction on insider trading charges, should reconsider its decision and the court rehear the case, arguing that "critical evidence" in his favour was excluded at trial. Gupta filed a 70-page petition with the US Court...
  • EC making all efforts to increase voter turnout in Jharkhand March 27, 2014

    With low turnout in 2009 Lok Sabha elections in Jharkhand being a worrying factor for the Election Commission, it has taken several steps to increase the polling percentage this time. From discounts at hotels and restaurants to the voters showing the ink mark after casting their vote on polling days to...
  • 62 candidates in first phase of Jharkhand polls March 27, 2014

    The first phase of the Lok Sabha election in Jharkhand April 10 will see voting for four seats, with 62 candidates in the fray, an official said on Thursday. The four Lok Sabha seats are Chatra, Koderma, Palamau and Lohardagga. There are 20 candidates each from the Chatra and Koderma constituencies,...
  • Former Goldman Sachs director Rajat Gupta should pay $15 million as penalty, US regulator tells court March 22, 2014

    Washington: US regulator SEC has asked an appeals court to affirm a district court's decision that India-born former Goldman Sachs director Rajat Gupta pay a $ 13.9 million penalty and be banned for life from serving as director of a public corporation. The federal regulator has filed a brief in the...
  • Enforcement Directorate attaches Rajasthan Tourism officials assets for laundering March 21, 2014

    The Enforcement Directorate on Friday attached assets worth over Rs 40 lakh of a Rajasthan Tourism department official and another person on charges of money laundering through illegal narcotics trade. This is the first case of enforcement action by the agency in a narcotics case in the desert state. The Jaipur zonal...
  • Woody Allen on big screen after 8 years in John Turturro's 'Fading Gigolo' March 20, 2014

    Los Angeles: Actor-director Woody Allen will be seen on the big screen in a full-fledged role after eight years. Allen, who is otherwise known to make cameo appearances in his own films, will be seen in 'Fading Gigolo' with Hollywood's two appealing actresses Sharon Stone and Sofia Vergara. In the movie,...
  • Rajat Kapoor's Ankhon Dekhi: How reliable is second-hand knowledge or experience? March 20, 2014

    Picture this: An old man dressed in well-worn pajamas and a simple shirt, looking around and standing quietly in a crowded market in Purani Dilli. Nothing unusual about that -- but people are gawking at him with ill-disguised curiosity as he is carrying a large hand-written placard that says, "Sab...
  • 'Gravity' director Alfonso Cuaron turns to TV March 10, 2014

    Oscar-winning director Alfonso Cuaron was looking for an anti-"Gravity" follow up to his blockbuster space film, and he found it with a rare excursion into television. Cuaron and sci-fi auteur JJ Abrams (Lost, the Star Trek movies) are executive producers of 'Believe,' a drama about a child whose supernatural powers put...
  • ED attaches Rs 863 crore properties of Jagan, his associates March 6, 2014

    Hyderabad: Initiating one of its biggest criminal actions in a money laundering case, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Wednesday attached assets worth Rs 863 crore of YSR Congress leader Jaganmohan Reddy and his associates in connection with its probe into alleged corruption in an infrastructure project in Andhra Pradesh. The agency...
  • Oscars 2014: Alfonso Cuaron wins best director for 'Gravity' March 3, 2014

    Los Angeles: Alfonso Cuaron has won the Academy Award for best director for the visually groundbreaking lost-in-space spectacle 'Gravity.' It was the seventh Oscar of the evening for 'Gravity' and the second for Cuaron himself. Earlier in the evening he shared in the Oscar for film editing. The Mexican director, 52, has...
  • AN Upadhyay takes charge as Chhattisgarh DGP March 2, 2014

    AN Upadhyay has been appointed as the Director General of Police (DGP) of Chhattisgarh. Upadhyay (55), a 1985 batch IPS officer, is currently the acting DGP of the Naxal-infested state, since his predecessor Ramniwas retired from service. He assumed the charge as DGP on Saturday evening after his name was cleared by...