Hunger

  • 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1' trailer: Jennifer Lawrence's Katniss Everdeen is ready to take on the Capitol 1 week ago

    It is not just games any more. The entire District 13 is ready to go against the Capitol, after they find the celebrated heroine, Katniss Everdeen. Starring Oscarwinning actress Jennifer Lawrence, the film is based on the first part of the final novel in Suzanne Collins' bestselling trilogy. The film...
  • Manipur activist Irom Sharmila charged with attempted suicide, jailed for 15 days August 22, 2014

    Imphal: Manipur activist Irom Sharmila was on Friday charged with attempted suicide and sent to 15day judicial custody. Sharmila, who had refused to be examined by doctors upon her release on Wednesday, was taken away forcibly by police personnel from her protest site in Imphal. Irom, who was freed on Wednesday,...
  • Manipur activist Irom Sharmila arrested yet again while protesting against AFSPA August 22, 2014

    Imphal: Manipur activist Irom Sharmila has yet again been arrested while she was protesting against the Armed Forces Special Powers Act in Imphal. When the police arrived at the protest venue on Friday morning, Irom and her mother resisted arrest, following which the police forcibly picked her up and took...
  • Manipur: Irom Sharmila and her mother resist arrest as police arrive at the protest site August 22, 2014

    Imphal: The police in Imphal arrived at Manipur activist Irom Sharmila's protest venue to arrest her on Friday morning. However, Irom and her mother have been defiant and have been resisting arrest. Irom Sharmila is continuing her protest against the Armed Forces Special Powers Act in Manipur. Soon after her release,...
  • Irom Sharmila likely to be detained today, heavy police presence at her protest site August 22, 2014

    Imphal: Activist Irom Sharmila is continuing her protest against the Armed Forces Special Powers Act in Manipur. Soon after her release, Irom refused a medical examination. There is heavy police presence at the protest site in Imphal where she is continuing her hunger strike. She is likely to be...
  • RJD MLA on a hunger strike threatens selfimmolation on Independence Day August 13, 2014

    RJD MLA Dinesh Kumar Singh, who is on a hunger strike for the third day on Wednesday threatened self immolation on Independence Day if Bihar government did not declare drought in the state to help farmers tide over the problems due to scarcity in rainfall. "I will immolate myself on August...
  • Lucknow rape and murder case: Akhilesh Yadav recommends CBI probe July 28, 2014

    Uttar Pradesh government on Monday recommended a CBI probe into the Mohanlalganj murder case of a 36yearold woman. The victim's family members have been on a hunger strike demanding a CBI inquiry into the case. "Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav has ordered recommendation of the CBI probe into the Mohanlalganj incident as...
  • Watch: The first trailer for 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part I' takes the series to a whole new level July 28, 2014

    After two morsels of teasers, 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part I' finally has a trailer! The trailers pick up from where the first two films have left off; The Capitol is upset over the events of the first two films, Katniss is the face of the rebellion, and Philip Seymour...
  • Susan Sarandon admits to dating 'The Hunger' costar David Bowie July 27, 2014

    Los Angeles: Actress Susan Sarandon has confirmed rumours about her having a secret fling with David Bowie in the 1980s. The actress starred with the legendary musician in the 1983 movie "The Hunger". Earlier this year, her friend Melissa MCCarthy sent gossips into a spin when she mentioned the romance at...
  • 'Hunger Games,' 'Divergent' pushed aside for new Comic Con fare July 25, 2014

    Reuters: Young adult film franchises have dominated the conversation at San Diego's annual Comic Con gathering in recent years, but as the buzzbuilding convention kicked off on Thursday, the absence of established blockbusters has allowed studios to push new fare targeting a similar audience. Without the starstudded film panels promoting November's...
  • West Bengal: The Gardens of Hunger July 21, 2014

    Kolkata: In Dante's eighth circle of Hell, Count Ugolini, the infamous political betrayer recounts the grisly details of eating his own children after being driven by hunger. Apart from the gory account of cannibalism the line that perhaps stays with the reader the most is when a blind Ugolini getting...
  • No one died of hunger in Kotdara in 2014, says Nand Lal Meena July 17, 2014

    The Rajasthan government claimed that there was no "hunger death" in Kotdara village of Udaipur district in 2010. Rajasthan Tribal Area Development Minister, Nand Lal Meena also told the House that a committee set up by former Congress government to solve the charter of demands of tribal people completed its...
  • Digvijaya Singh ends fast over delayed compensation to farmers July 14, 2014

    Senior Congress leader DigvijaySingh on Sunday ended his sevendaylong fast here seekingimmediate disbursal of compensation to farmers affected by thecrop damage and a CBI probe into alleged MPPEB scam. Singh also gave a 15day ultimatum to administration to dothe needful and threatened to approach court of law if"justice is not done...
  • Joined politics because hunger strike didn't help me: Arvind Kejriwal July 12, 2014

    New Delhi: Doing hunger strike did not help me and that is why I finally entered politics, AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal told protesting teachers who are sitting on fast unto death, urging them to end their strike. A group of teachers from All Guest Teachers Association teaching in different government...
  • Digvijay Singh to begin his week long hunger strike on Monday July 7, 2014

    Mumbai: Congress General Secretary Digvijaya Singh will stage a sevenday hunger strike at the Guna district headquarter in Madhya Pradesh starting on Monday. He is protesting against the state government for not providing relief to naturalcalamity hit farmers. In a statement, Mr Singh on Sunday said that he had submitted a...
  • Digvijaya Singh to stage weeklong hunger strike in Guna July 6, 2014

    Congress General Secretary Digvijaya Singh on Saturday said he will stage a sevenday hunger strike in Guna district headquarter from July 7, protesting against the state government for not providing relief to naturalcalamity hit farmers. In a statement, Singh said that he had submitted a letter to the Guna district collector...
  • Congress MLA starts hunger strike, demands action against overloaded vehicles June 27, 2014

    Congress MLA Giriraj Singh Malinga on Thursday sat on a hunger strike demanding action against overloaded vehicles on the AgraMumbai Highway passing from the district. He began the strike outside the collectorate here. Malinga said he wants a check on the movement of overloaded trucks and stern action against them. The MLA told...
  • Watch: President Snow's address in the teaser for 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1' is chilling June 26, 2014

    After 'Hunger Games: Catching Fire', the story in 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1' follows Katniss Everdeen, played by Jennifer Lawrence, who, after escaping the Third Quarter Quell, becomes a reluctant hero and symbol of hope for the nation of Panem. The key role of President Snow has been...
  • 'Hunger Games' salute used as protest in Thailand June 4, 2014

    Bangkok: The threefinger salute from the Hollywood movie "The Hunger Games" is being used as a real symbol of resistance in Thailand. Protesters against the military coup are flashing the gesture as a silent act of rebellion, and they're being threatened with arrest if they ignore warnings to stop. Thailand's military...
  • Hunger Games salute becomes symbol of Thai resistance June 3, 2014

    Bangkok: Opponents of Thailand's military coup are risking arrest by flashing the threefinger salute from the "Hunger Games" movies to defy a junta that has banned all public protests. The gesture has become the unofficial symbol of resistance against a military regime that has suspended democracy and severely curtailed freedom of...
  • 'Hunger Games' to become a mobile game May 31, 2014

    San Francisco: "The Hunger Games" is becoming a mobile game. Interactive entertainment company Kabam announced Friday that it agreed with film studio Lionsgate to make a title for play on smartphones or tablet computers based on the dystopian books and films. San Franciscobased Kabam specialises in mobile games that are freetoplay,...
  • California gunman identified as Hollywood director's son May 25, 2014

    Goleta (California): The son of a Hollywood director stabbed three men to death in his apartment, gunned down two women outside a sorority and killed a sixth person in a rampage that was foreshadowed by a chilling Internet video in which he vowed to his victims that he would "take...
  • Over 100 Indians detained in US since 2013, on hunger strike April 21, 2014

    Over 100 Indian youths - detained by US authorities for allegedly entering the country illegally to seek asylum - are on a hunger strike. The men, all hailing from Punjab, have been languishing in El Paso Processing Centre in Texas in miserable condition since last year, a non-profit group that has...
  • 'Hunger Games' top winner at MTV Movie Awards April 14, 2014

    Los Angeles: 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire' earned the prize for best film at Sunday night's MTV Movie Awards, besting even top Oscar winner "12 Years a Slave." "Hunger Games" stars also took home some of the night's biggest awards. Jennifer Lawrence won best female performance and Josh Hutcherson was voted...
  • Nokia employees to go on one-day hunger strike on March 31; seek job security in the wake of Nokia-Microsoft deal March 27, 2014

    Chennai: Employees of Finnish handset maker Nokia's plant at Sriperumbudur near here have decided to go on one-day hunger strike here next week, seeking job security to them in the wake of Nokia-Microsoft deal. Besides staging a hunger strike on March 31 in Chennai, the Nokia India Employees Union have...
  • Mumbai: Three sailors on hunger strike on abandoned ship rescued March 10, 2014

    Mumbai: Three crew members of a merchant ship have been airlifted by the Mumbai coast guard for medical treatment. The three crew members had been on a hunger strike after the vessel was abandoned by its owner. The ship has remained anchored off the Mumbai coast since January 2014 and...
  • 'Hunger Games: Catching Fire' becomes the 10th highest grossing film of all time February 25, 2014

    Los Angeles: Jennifer Lawrence starrer 'Hunger Games' sequel 'Catching Fire' has become the 10th highest-grossing film of all time by earning USD 423.6 million. The film has left Johnny Depp's 'Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest' (USD 423.3 million) behind to reach the top-10 level, reported the Wrap. It's...
  • Four arrested in connection with drugs at actor Philip Seymour Hoffman's home: Report February 5, 2014

    New York: Four people were arrested on Tuesday in connection with drugs found at the home of film star Philip Seymour Hoffman following his death of an apparent heroin overdose, the New York Daily News reported, citing unidentified police sources. The arrests came during a raid on a building in the...
  • Delhi: World leaders to gather for TERI summit on sustainable development February 5, 2014

    World leaders will gather in Delhi for the Sustainable Development Summit that is being organised by global think tank TERI. More than ever before development has become key but in a sustainable manner and to form a blueprint, leaders from around the world are gathering at the Delhi Sustainable Development...
  • Let consumers chose their power provider, Gurudas Kamat writes to Chavan February 3, 2014

    Mumbai: After Sanjay Nirupam and Priya Dutt, another Congress MP from Mumbai, Gurudas Kamat is weighing in on the issue of power tariff. Kamat has written a letter to Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan and Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) asking them to leave it to the consumers to decide...