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  • Immortalising R K Laxman: Neelabh Banerjee 4 hours 37 minutes ago

    From the surge of emotion and empathy at the passing of RK Laxman, one thing is clear: The Common Man is a national asset worthy of being immortalised. But who will do it is the question to which Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Phadnavis provided a part answer when he announced his...
  • Critics wrote me off, says Parupalli Kashyap 4 days ago

    After launching the new season with an emphatic title win at the just-concluded Syed Modi International tournament, India's top shuttler Parupalli Kashyap said he needed this victory to silence his critics. The 2012 champion, Kashyap clinched his second men's singles title at the Syed Modi Grand Prix Gold on Sunday after...
  • Several firsts on 66th Republic Day 5 days ago

    New Delhi: The 66th Republic Day celebrations on Monday were marked by many firsts. 1) It witnessed the first ever march by an all-women contingent drawn from the army, navy and air force. 2) A US President was the Chief Guest at the Republic Day parade for the first time. 3) The recently...
  • No to handshakes and hugs, only say 'Namaste' to prevent swine flu: Telangana government 1 week ago

    Telangana: With 11 swine flu deaths and 250 cases in January, Telangana is the worst hit state in the country. Alarmed with the situation, the Telangana government is putting effort in to control and treat swine flu cases in the state. To prevent the spread of the disease, the government...
  • Saina Nehwal, PV Sindhu sail into second round of Syed Modi Grand Prix January 22, 2015

    Lucknow: Top Indian shuttlers Saina Nehwal, PV Sindhu, K Srikanth and Parupalli Kashyap reached the second round of Syed Modi International Grand Prix Gold badminton tournament after scoring easy victories, here on Wednesday. Olympic bronze medallist, Saina defeated Yin Fun Lim of Malaysia 21-17 21-12 and two-time World Championship bronze medallist,...
  • Jaya Bachchan and Gulzar launch the music for Amitabh Bachchan-Dhanush starrer 'Shamitabh' January 21, 2015

    Mumbai: The music of filmmaker R Balki's much awaited film 'Shamitabh' was unveiled Tuesday night by Jaya Bachchan and Gulzar in the presence of the entire star cast of the film. The event was followed by paying tribute to the music composer Ilaiyaraaja. The event also saw a live performance by...
  • Congress slams Shashi Tharoor for praising PM Modi January 16, 2015

    Thiruvananthapuram: Congress on Friday slammed its senior leader Shashi Tharoor for continuing to praise Prime Minister Narendra Modi ignoring the party's line. While senior leader and AICC Disciplinary Committee Chairman A K Antony said the party had earlier also cautioned Tharoor against lavishing praises on Modi, Congress spokesperson P C Chacko...
  • 'Uttama Villain' trailer dissected: Kamal Haasan shines in this story of an artiste and a villain January 13, 2015

    Bangalore: While the wait for Kamal Haasan's 'Vishwaroopam II' grows indomitably, his ambitious next 'Uttama Villain', directed by his friend Ramesh Aravind is hitting the screens sooner than we thought it would. Our first take: the trailer for 'Uttama Villain' is refreshing. Having said that we're still not sure...
  • S K Uthappa ready to make a big impression in HIL January 12, 2015

    New Delhi: Playing for Uttar Pradesh Wizards for the third time in a row, India's forward S K Uthappa looks forward to putting up a good show and making it to the finals for his team this season. "I am looking to push a bit harder this year and make it...
  • Jayalalithaa DA case: DMK leader seeks removal of SPP January 6, 2015

    Bengaluru: DMK General Secetary K Anbazhagan on Tuesday filed a petition before a special bench of the Karnataka High Court, seeking removal of Special Public Prosecutor Bhavani Singh in the disproportionate assets case against former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa and three others, alleging he was "sailing" with the accused....
  • Left front holds dharna across Kerala, demands CM Chandy's resignation over bribe January 5, 2015

    Thiruvananthapuram: The Left Democratic Front (LDF) has held a state wide dharna demanding the resignation of Chief Minister Oommen Chandy in the Solar scam case and of Finance Minsiter K M Mani in the liquor bribe case. Biju Ramesh, the bar owner who raised allegation of giving brine to...
  • MK Stalin strongly denies rumours of his resignation from DMK, blames media for speculation January 4, 2015

    Chennai: DMK chief M Karunanidhi's son and party treasurer MK Stalin on Sunday strongly denied any rumours of his resignation from the party. Stalin's supporters want him to replace Karunanidhi as the party president. Blaming the media for speculation, the DMK treasurer said, "This news is speculation. Someone with vested interests...
  • Telangana CM vows to make Hyderabad global city, praises Nizam January 2, 2015

    Hyderabad: Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao on Thursday assured that the government would take all possible steps to make Hyderabad a global city free from congestion and traffic gridlocks. He was inaugurating the 75th All India Industrial Exhibition and platinum jubilee celebrations of the...
  • K Radhakrishnan retires leaving ISRO at its 'most glorified pedestal ever' December 31, 2014

    Bengaluru: Spearheading Indian Space Research Organisation triumphantly through several milestones, its Chairman K Radhakrishnan retired on Wednesday carrying the crowning glory of the much-hailed India's mission to Mars. Indian space scientists bid a 'sombre' farewell describing Radhakrishnan an "iconic leader" as his exit left the space agency at...
  • Film fraternity urges Tamil Nadu government to erect a statue in memory of late filmmaker K Balachander December 31, 2014

    Chennai: The members of the Tamil Nadu Film Directors Union (TANTIS) have urged Tamil Nadu government to erect a statue in memory of legendary filmmaker K. Balachander, who passed away here last week. "Balachander sir deserves to be remembered for many generations. We were moved to see how many people showed...
  • K Balachander discovered me for Hindi cinema: Rati Agnihotri December 26, 2014

    Mumbai: Late veteran auteur K. Balachander will always hold a special place in Rati Agnihotri's heart. The actress says she was lucky to have had him as the director of her first Hindi movie, 'Ek Duuje Ke Liye', which released in 1981. For Rati, who is attending to her ailing mother,...
  • K Balachander cremated; Rajinikanth, M Karunanidhi pay last respects to the legendary director December 25, 2014

    Chennai: Legendary Tamil filmmaker K Balachander was cremated here on Wednesday amid members from film fraternity and thousands of his fans. Police and volunteers had a tough time in controlling the surging crowds. Men and women stood in long queues to have a last glimpse of the thespian, who died at...
  • Kamal Haasan to miss his mentor K Balachander's last rites; will meet the filmmaker's family and pay respects tonight December 24, 2014

    Chennai: Actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan will miss saying a final goodbye to his mentor, veteran filmmaker K. Balachander, who will be cremated here Wednesday afternoon. Balachander died here Tuesday following prolonged illness. He was 84. "We had planned to cremate Balachander on Thursday, but it has now been advanced to today (Wednesday). Between...
  • Rajinikanth: K Balachander was not only my guru but also my father; he was like a God in human form December 24, 2014

    Chennai: Superstar Rajinikanth, who is shocked over the death of legendary filmmaker K Balachander, said he always treated him like his father and not just as his mentor. Balachander, 84, died at a private hospital here Tuesday following prolonged illness and age-related ailments. Popularly known as KB, he was instrumental in launching...
  • R Madhavan, Prakash Raaj, Varu Sarathkumar mourn the death of filmmaker K Balachander on Twitter December 23, 2014

    Veteran director K. Balachander, who was admitted to a private hospital recently, passed away on Tuesday. He was 84. There who's who of the South Indian film industry mourned the veteran filmmakers loss on Tuesday. Popularly referred to in the Tamil film industry as 'Iyakunar Sigaram,' Mr. Balachander received the Dadasaheb Phalke...
  • Veteran Tamil filmmaker K Balachander passes away December 23, 2014

    New Delhi: Veteran filmmaker and doyen of Tamil cinema, K Balachander is no more. The 84 year old was admitted to Cauvery hospital in Chennai in the second week of December for treatment of urinary infection. The director was said to be critical and was in the Intensive Care Unit...
  • Badminton: Saina, Srikanth enter semis at World Super Series Finals December 19, 2014

    Dubai: Badminton ace Saina Nehwal topped her group to march into the women's singles semifinals while Kidambi Srikanth reached the last four stage despite losing his last men's singles round robin match at the BWF World Super Series Finals here on Friday. World No.4 Saina clinched a pulsating three-game thriller against...
  • I never imagned Wiccans in Hogwarts: J K Rowling December 19, 2014

    Los Angeles: Author J K Rowling said the 'Harry Potter' school Hogwarts would have been home to all kinds of students. The 49-year-old author addressed the issue of why there were no Jewish students at the school in her books during a Twitter session, reported People magazine. She explained that this...
  • Gavaskar, Shastri, Srikkanth in BCCI's list of individuals with 'conflict of interest'; SC reserves verdict December 17, 2014

    In a move that can shake the foundation of Indian cricket, the Supreme Court on Wednesday reserved the verdict on the issue of conflict of interest in Indian cricket after BCCI submitted a list in SC of its administrators with conflict of interest, which included the names of three former...
  • Filmmaker Balachander critical but stable December 17, 2014

    Chennai: Legendary filmmaker K. Balachander, who was admitted to Cauvery hospital, has been shifted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). He is undergoing treatment for urinary infection. "Veteran film director K. Balachander has developed urinary tract infection and has been admitted to the ICU for further treatment. He is critical but...
  • Kamal Haasan wishes guru K Balachander a speedy recovery December 16, 2014

    Chennai: Actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan has wished his guru K. Balachander, who has been hospitalised due to fever and some age-related ailments, a speedy recovery. Meanwhile, the veteran filmmaker's health is improving, doctors have said. Balachander, 84, was admitted to Cauvery Hospital here Monday. Haasan is currently busy with the post-production work of...
  • Karan Johar relives the memories as his film 'Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham' completes 13 years December 15, 2014

    Mumbai: Karan Johar's 'Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham'(K3G) completed 13 years on Sunday and the filmmaker got nostalgic at the event. The family drama, which brought Bollywood big stars like Amitabh Bachchan, Jaya Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, Kajol, Hrithik Roshan and Kareena Kapoor together, was promoted with the tagline "It's All About...