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  • Waheeda Rehman: My private life should remain private 14-04-2014 05:17 PM

    New Delhi: Satyajit Ray had first thought of adapting R K Narayan's "Guide" into a film with Waheeda Rehman in the lead but destiny had other ideas as Vijay Anand went on to make the movie, considered to be among the classics, says a new book on the veteran actress....
  • BJP has lost face in Karnataka: Siddaramaiah 14-04-2014 04:46 PM

    Bangalore: Taking a swipe at BJP in Karnataka for seeking votes in the name of Narendra Modi, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Monday said that they had lost their face having been immersed in corruption during the party rule. Siddaramaiah said that the re-entry of former Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa and...
  • TN Minister hits out at Karunanidhi, Stalin 13-04-2014 06:49 PM

    Madurai: Hitting out at DMK, Tamil Nadu minister Sellur K Raju on Sunday said Stalin or Karunanidhi had no right to talk about the law and order situation in the state. Addressing an election meeting in Madurai, Raju said it was Chief Minister Jayalalithaa who freed the city from "hooligans...
  • Srikanth goes down fighting to Lee Chong Wei in Singapore Open semis 12-04-2014 05:18 PM

    Singapore: India's rising shuttler Kidambi Srikanth went down in the men's singles semi-finals but not before giving a tough fight to Malaysian World No.1 Lee Chong Wei at the $300,000 Singapore Open Super Series here on Saturday. Despite putting up a strong showing against the top seed, the World No.25...
  • Srikanth enters semis, Sindhu crashes out of Singapore Open 11-04-2014 04:54 PM

    Singapore: India's Kidambi Srikanth registered a hard-fought win to enter the semi-finals of the men's singles event of the Singapore Super Series even as P V Sindhu and B Sai Praneeth crashed out in straight games, here on Friday. Srikanth got the better of world number 14 Hun Yu of...
  • No door-to-door campaigning after 10 pm: EC informs HC 08-04-2014 09:49 PM

    The Election Commission on Tuesday informed the Madras High Court that it has already issued orders that there should be no door-door campaign after 10 PM. The EC submitted its reply on a petition filed by AP Suryaprakasam, an advocate. The bench comprising Acting Chief Justice Satish K Agnihotri and...
  • Chandrasekhar Rao to contest both LS, Assembly polls in Telangana 08-04-2014 01:22 PM

    TRS President K Chandrasekhar Rao would contest from Medak Lok Sabha constituency in Telangana region in the general elections. Rao, who represented Mahaboobnagar in the outgoing Lok Sabha, is also contesting from Gajwel Assembly seat in Medak district in the state polls being held in the undivided Andhra Pradesh. His...
  • LS polls: Telangana region all set to witness triangular contests 07-04-2014 04:53 PM

    Telangana is all set to witness three-cornered contests for Lok Sabha and legislative assembly polls after the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) and BJP alliance, and the Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS) as well as Congress going their own way. Having ruled out merger or even an electoral alliance with the Congress,...
  • Telangana elections: KCR gambles again 05-04-2014 03:15 PM

    Hyderabad: The Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) chief K Chandrashekhara Rao is now a cult figure across Telangana, India's 29th state. For him, it has been a long journey. KCR who started his political career in the youth Congress under the leadership of late Sanjay Gandhi, later became a top leader...
  • Indian rocket carrying navigation satellite blasts off 04-04-2014 06:43 PM

    An Indian rocket carrying the country's second navigation satellite - IRNSS-1B - on Friday blasted off from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikotain Andhra Pradesh. Exactly at 5.14 p.m., the rocket - Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle-C24 (PSLV-C24) standing around 44.4 metres tall and weighing around 320 tonnes - tore...
  • Independent candidate from TN to fight his 159th election against Modi 04-04-2014 11:21 AM

    A 55-year-old man has come in Vadodara all the way from Tamil Nadu to fight elections against Narendra Modi, with not an aim for winning but to set a record. Having no political ambition or hope to win election, Tamil Nadu-based tyre trading firm owner Dr K Padmarajan filed his...
  • ISRO chief expects India's own satellite navigation system by 2014 end 31-03-2014 07:11 PM

    India is expected to have its own satellite navigation system with the launch of three more satellites before the end of this year, said the Indian space agency's chief on Monday. Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) chairman K Radhakrishnan said that Indian communication satellite INSAT-3E has been decommissioned couple of...
  • Samsung mobile head JK Shin earns more than Apple's Tim Cook 31-03-2014 02:55 PM

    Seoul: Head of Samsung Electronics Co's mobile business, JK Shin, received a $5.8 million compensation package last year, beating the paycheck of his counterpart at US rival Apple Inc, the South Korean firm said on Monday in its first such disclosure under new regulations. The world's biggest technology company by...
  • Anand Sahay re-elected as Press Club of India President 31-03-2014 12:06 AM

    New Delhi: Anand Kishore Sahay was on Sunday re-elected president of the Press Club of India while Nadeem Ahmad Kazmi became the secretary-general. The election was held at the Press Club of India on Saturday and the votes were counted on Sunday. Dinesh Sharma has been elected as the Vice...
  • EC making all efforts to increase voter turnout in Jharkhand 27-03-2014 02:10 PM

    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...
  • Nitish hits out at Modi for hijacking BJP 26-03-2014 09:32 PM

    Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar launched a vitriolic attack on BJP veteran Narendra Modi today, saying he had hijacked his "old companion" BJP. Nitish alleged that to accommodate Modi, BJP president Rajnath Singh even changed party slogan in just half an hour. "Just see how the president of that party...
  • Will support Congress candidate Vishwajeet Kadam from Pune: Kalmadi 25-03-2014 05:07 PM

    New Delhi: Congress leader and sitting MP from Pune Suresh Kalmadi on Tuesday said that he will officially support the party's candidate from his constituency. Congress has fielded Dr Vishwajeet Kadam from Pune. In an attempt to change its image ahead of the Lok Sabha elections, the Congress denied ticket...
  • Telugu matinee idol Akkineni Nagarjuna meets Narendra Modi 24-03-2014 09:00 PM

    Telugu movie star Akkineni Nagarjuna who has also starred in several Hindi movies, met BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi in Ahmedabad on Monday evening and announced that India needed a "change" which Modi as Prime Minister should usher in. "I would like Modi to become the Prime Minister and...
  • Original Harry Potter artwork to go under the hammer 23-03-2014 04:33 PM

    London: Two pieces of original artwork from the covers of J K Rowling's Harry Potter books are set to go under the hammer. The watercolours, painted by artist Cliff Wright, are featured on the second and third instalments of the book series, reported Contactmusic. One of pieces, which was featured...
  • Kiran Reddy hits out at TRS, Congress during road show 22-03-2014 12:31 AM

    Jai Samaikhyandhra Party President N Kiran Kumar Reddy on Friday conducted his maiden road show in Krishna district, where he hit out at TRS and Congress over division of Andhra Pradesh. The former Congress Chief Minister, a staunch supporter of united Andhra Pradesh, began his two-day road show from Jaggaihpet...
  • MPs Rating: K Chandrashekhar Rao scores 7.45 out of 10 21-03-2014 09:54 AM

    New Delhi: Telangana Rashtriya Samithi chief K Chandrashekhar Rao is the sitting MP from Mahabubnagar in Andhra Pradesh. The Telangana hero has scored 7.45 in a survey conducted by CNN-IBN and ADR that rates our parliamentarians' performance. Rao scored more than 7 on 10 on the parameters of accessibility &...
  • Sharief, Sangliana likely to join JDS, says Deve Gowda 20-03-2014 06:38 PM

    Congress veteran C K Jaffer Sharief and former MP H T Sangliana are likely to join JDS, party supremo and former Prime Minister H D Deve Gowda said on Thursday. Speaking to reporters, Gowda said, "If everything comes through, especially after the meeting I had with him, Sharief will contest...
  • Tamil Nadu: CPI-M announces 9 candidates for LS polls 17-03-2014 07:40 PM

    The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) on Monday announced its candidates, including two women, for nine Lok Sabha seats in Tamil Nadu. Releasing the list to the media here, CPI-M's state secretary G Ramakrishnan said he party has also field two Dalits - one of them in Virudhunagar, a general...
  • Kejriwal campaigns against Moily in his home turf 16-03-2014 05:42 PM

    Taking his battle against Union Petroleum Minister M Veerappa Moily to his constituency, Aam Aadmi Party leader Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday accused him of having joined hands with RIL chief Mukesh Ambani and asked people to reject him in the Lok Sabha polls. Addressing a rally after his roadshow in...
  • Customised home-on-wheels for political leaders 16-03-2014 04:59 PM

    Come election time, leaders of various political parties turn to this industrial city for remodelling their SUVs into comfortable caravans to undertake whirlwind campaigns. Koyas and Sons, the city-based car interior designers, is the preferred destination for turning vehilces into mini "mobile-homes" featuring all the comfort needed for the gruelling...
  • Telangana: TRS may go solo in polls, a loss-loss situation for Congress 13-03-2014 07:14 PM

    Hyderabad: Will he? Won't he? Everyone is asking these two questions in Telangana these days. The Telangana Rashra Samithi (TRS) chief K Chandrashekhara Rao seems to have changed his mind after the creation of Telangana state by Parliament. He is not saying anything on the possible tie up with the...
  • Defence Ministry orders probe into INS Kolkata tragedy 08-03-2014 08:40 AM

    New Delhi: After a Naval officer was killed in a gas leak on board India's most advanced destroyer ship, the INS Kolkata, the Defence Ministry has now ordered a probe into the incident. A Board of Inquiry has been ordered by the Indian Navy to investigate the causes of the...
  • Saina in second round, Sindhu out of All England Championship 06-03-2014 12:07 AM

    Birmingham: Olympic bronze medallist Saina Nehwal emerged as the lone survivor at the USD 400000 All England Championship, thrashing Scotland's Kirsty Gilmour in straight-games to reach the second round even as compatriot P V Sindhu fell by the wayside, here. The 23-year-old notched up an easy 21-15 21-6 win over...
  • Construction firm official kidnapped last month rescued, 2 arrested 04-03-2014 11:25 PM

    An official of a construction company working for the Indian Railways, who was kidnapped by unknown armed men in this Naxal-affected district last month, was rescued unharmed on Tuesday, police said. "Two persons, allegedly belonging to the People's Liberation Front of India (PLFI), identified as Sachin Ganju and Kameshwar Ganju...
  • Andhra Pradesh poll tracker: 11-17 seats for Jagan's YSRCP, TDP 10-16 04-03-2014 09:30 PM

    New Delhi: The divided Andhra Pradesh is throwing up very interesting results. Both Assembly and Lok Sabha elections are taking place in Andhra Pradesh (Seemandhra) and the newly created state of Telangana simultaneously. According to CNN-IBN-Lokniti-CSDS election tracker, YS Jagan Mohan Reddy led YSR Congress Party is projected to do...