Laxman

  • Narendra Modi under fire for silence over religious incidents 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is facing criticism for remaining silent about incidents deemed anti-Muslim in the past week, underscoring fears that his Hindu nationalist followers will upset religious relations in the multi-faith nation. Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party swept to power in May after an election campaign that mainly focused...
  • BJP distances itself from party leader's statement on Sania Mirza July 24, 2014

    Sani Mirza is India's pride in the world sporting circuit, ranked number 5 in doubles in international tennis. Yet, BJP MLA from Telangana K Laxman called Sania an outsider and said that she is worthy of being Telangana's brand ambassador. After furore over the remark, BJP has distanced itself from...
  • BJP opposes Sania honour: Are we insulting our champions? July 24, 2014

    A Bharatiya Janata Party leader has stirred a controversy by opposing tennis star Sania Mirza's appointment as the new brand ambassador for Telangana. BJP MLA K Laxman even went to the extent of calling Sania the daughter-in-law of Pakistan as she married Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Malik in 2010. CNN-IBN takes...
  • Politicians vs Sania: Has Sania Mirza been insulted by our political class? July 24, 2014

    The Bharatiya Janata Party leader has stirred a controversy by opposing tennis star Sania Mirza's appointment as the new brand ambassador for Telangana. BJP MP K Laxman even went to the extent of calling Sania as the daughter-in-law of Pakistan. ...
  • BJP leader K Laxman calls Sania Mirza "daughter-in-law" of Pakistan July 24, 2014

    Telangana BJP leader K Laxman on Thursday opposed the state government's decision to appoint tennis icon Sania Mirza as the brand ambassador of Telangana, terming her as "daughter-in-law" of Pakistan. ...
  • Leaders come out in support of Sania Mirza as BJP targets her July 24, 2014

    New Delhi: The appointment of tennis star Sania Mirza as the brand ambassador of newly carved state of Telangana has stirred a controversy with Bharatiya Janata Party leaders questioning her loyalty towards India. Telangana BJP MLA K Laxman raised the matter in the Assembly and called Sania the daughter-in-law of...
  • BJP MLA opposes Sania Mirza becoming Telangana brand ambassador, calls her daughter-in-law of Pakistan July 24, 2014

    Hyderabad: A Bharatiya Janata Party leader has stirred a controversy by opposing tennis star Sania Mirza's appointment as the new brand ambassador for Telangana. BJP MLA K Laxman even went to the extent of calling Sania the daughter-in-law of Pakistan as she married Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Malik in 2010. Laxman raised...
  • India is safe to host series against Pakistan, says VVS Laxman June 3, 2014

    Former India batsman VVS Laxman on Monday said India is safe to host Pakistan for a bilateral series. The stylish Hyderabadi batsman pointed out that the fans enjoyed the game when Pakistan toured India in December 2012- January 2013 for three ODIs and two T20s. "When Pakistan came for three one-dayers and...
  • De Villers a complete batsman of the modern era: VVS Laxman May 16, 2014

    Hyderabad: Former India star VVS Laxman feels Royal Challengers Bangalore's AB de Villiers, without any doubt, is the most complete batsman in the modern era, who has three to four shots in his repertoire for every delivery. "Yes, he is without a doubt," the Sunrisers Hyderabad mentor said when asked if...
  • Sushma ahead in Vidisha, BJP nominee also leads in Ratlam May 16, 2014

    BJP's Sushma Swaraj is leading by a margin of 3,552 votes against Laxman Singh of Congress from Vidisha seat in Madhya Pradesh. Saffron party nominee Dileep Singh Bhuria is ahead of his Congress rival and sitting MP Kantilal Bhuria by 909 votes from Ratlam seat. ...
  • VVS Laxman's words helped me again, says Irfan Pathan May 1, 2014

    Seamer Irfan Pathan says his chat with team mentor VVS Laxman inspired him to produce a match-winning performance for Sunrisers Hyderabad in their Indian Premier League match against Mumbai Indians here. It was Irfan who stopped the rampaging Keiron Pollard from turning the game in Mumbai's favour in the last over,...
  • IPL ideal platform to stage India comeback, says Irfan Pathan April 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Irfan Pathan, who will be representing the Sunrisers Hyderabad in upcoming seventh edition of the Indian Premier League, said his aim is to play the 2015 World Cup. In his bit to get back that elusive seamer allrounder's slot, Irfan is expecting that Sunrisers' think-tank will make him bat...
  • Expelled Congress leader Rajkumar Patel to fight Vidisha poll against Sushma Swaraj April 4, 2014

    The contest for the high-profile Vidisha Lok Sabha seat in Madhya Pradesh has taken an interesting turn with expelled Congress leader Rajkumar Patel filing his nomination as an Independent against sitting BJP MP Sushma Swaraj and Congress' Laxman Singh. Patel, said to be close to Congress General Secretary Digvijay Singh, surprised...
  • Laxman Singh hopeful of a win from Sushma Swaraj's LS seat in MP March 22, 2014

    Congress General Secretary Digvijay Singh's younger brother Laxman, who is the party nominee from Vidisha constituency in Madhya Pradesh for the upcoming Lok Sabha polls, on Friday said he was hopeful of a victory against BJP stalwart Sushma Swaraj. Laxman said that there was no question of his being afraid of...
  • Former BJP chief Bangaru Laxman, convicted in arms deal case, dies March 1, 2014

    Hyderabad: Former Bharatiya Janata Party president Bangaru Laxman died on Saturday in Hyderabad after a prolonged illness. The 73-year-old was admitted to a private hospital in Hyderabad. Bangaru had to step down as the president of the BJP after a sting operation by Tehelka and was convicted by a court in...
  • VVS Laxman duped of Rs. 10 lakh, suspect in police custody February 2, 2014

    Kolkata: A court here on Saturday sent a man arrested for allegedly duping former Indian cricketer VVS Laxman to eight days' transit remand so that he can be taken to Hyderabad for questioning, police said. A police team from Cyberabad which is investigating the case following Laxman's complaint that Rs. 10...
  • Maharashtra: 'Fake' teacher, aide booked for fraud December 21, 2013

    Jalna: Over five years after he took voluntary retirement, a teacher who was allegedly recruited on the basis of fake certificates and served Zilla Parishad schools for two decades, has been booked along with his accomplice for fraud, police said on Saturday. The genuine documents of the accomplice were used...
  • India's transition phase set for South Africa test December 4, 2013

    A bumper schedule curtailed to a two-day pilot project: that's how this Indian tour of South Africa is being viewed. Preps that were as serious as India sending their A team to detect South Africa conditions were used in confetti bursts during the Sachin Tendulkar farewell series. The three-Test, seven-ODI tour...
  • Glad that Tejpal has finally been exposed, says Bangaru Laxman November 27, 2013

    Hyderabad: Bangaru Laxman, who went to jail because of a Tehelka expose 'Operation West End', is happy over Tarun Tejpal being probed in a rape case. Laxman had to step down as the president of the BJP after the expose and was convicted by a court in 2012. He is...
  • Sunil Gavaskar asks Indian youth to emulate Sachin Tendulkar November 16, 2013

    New Delhi: Former India captain Sunil Gavaskar said that the youth in the country should emulate Sachin Tendulkar, who played his 200th and final Test in Mumbai on Saturday, on how to pursue excellence without taking recourse to short cuts. A teary-eyed Tendulkar on Saturday brought the curtains down on his...
  • Delhi: AAP apologises to Shinde after its supporter abused him November 14, 2013

    New Delhi: The Aam Admi Party on Thursday issued an apology for remarks made by a party supporter Rajeev Laxman, a TV host, during a public meeting. Laxman used foul language while referring to Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde, for ordering an inquiry into the party's source of funding. Laxman said,...
  • Where was press freedom when you targeted Tehelka: Congress to BJP November 9, 2013

    New Delhi: Hours after BJP's prime ministerial candidate and Gujarat Chief Minsiter Narendra Modi criticised Centre's advisory to press, Information and Broadcasting Minister Manish Tewari launched a counter attack on the BJP leader alleging that the freedom of press was much worse during the NDA rule. Tewari cited how a...
  • Sachin Tendulkar is a clever bowler: Laxman November 6, 2013

    New Delhi: Sachin Tendulkar's greatness lies in his batting but former India teammate, VVS Laxman, also considers the retiring legend as an under-rated and a clever bowler who has played his part in a couple of famous Test and ODI wins. Playing in his penultimate Test, Tendulkar caused the Eden Gardens...
  • Sachin Tendulkar's retirement biggest in cricket history: Gavaskar November 5, 2013

    New Delhi: Former India captain Sunil Gavaskar has termed Sachin Tendulkar's retirement from international cricket as the "biggest" the game has ever seen, while another former great VVS Laxman feels that CAB's farewell arrangements won't cause "distraction" to him. Asked if Tendulkar's impending retirement after two-Test series against the West Indies...
  • Sachin never considered himself bigger than the game: Laxman October 16, 2013

    New Delhi: He feels honoured to have shared the dressing room with Sachin Tendulkar for 16 years and VVS Laxman says the retiring senior batsman is remarkably special for never considering himself bigger than the game despite being a player who could "achieve anything on the ground". "The most important thing...
  • Rahul Dravid and VVS Laxman on Sachin Tendulkar October 11, 2013

    Sachin Tendulkar has decided to hang up his boots following his 200th Test, and after he announced his decision to the world on Thursday, good wishes and 'miss you' messages poured in by millions. Two men - Rahul Dravid and VVS Laxman - with whom Tendulkar shared the dressing room...
  • 1997 Dalit massacre: Bihar government to move SC against HC verdict October 10, 2013

    Patna: The Bihar government will file an appeal against the High Court verdict before the Supreme Court in the 1997 Laxmanpur Bathe massacre case. On Wednesday, the Patna High Court had set aside the conviction of all 26 Ranvir Sena members accused in the case. A division bench acquitted them citing...
  • Chappell hits out at BCCI for muzzling commentators over DRS October 10, 2013

    Melbourne: Former Australian skipper Ian Chappell has slammed Indian Cricket Board for "muzzling" commentators over the controversial DRS and said he won't be working under the terms of BCCI during the seven-match ODI series between India and Australia starting Sunday. The Indian Cricket Board has laid down three topics and one...
  • Laxman backs India to win ODI series against Australia October 2, 2013

    Gurgaon: Former Test batsman VVS Laxman believes the current Indian team is hungry for more success and backed the hosts to triumph over Australia in the upcoming limited-over series. "There are lot of talented cricketers in the Indian side who are eager to perform. The upcoming Australia series at home will...
  • Digvijaya's brother allegedly threatens Madhya Pradesh IAS officer August 26, 2013

    Bhopal: Congress leader Digvijaya Singh's brother on Monday allegedly threatened an IAS officer in Madhya Pradesh. Laxman Singh, a Congressman, has threatened IAS officer KK Khare in Anuppur district. While addressing party workers, he said he will sort out Khare when the Congress returns to power in the state. The statement has...