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  • Asian Games 2014: North Korean weightlifter Om Yun Chol sets world record 12 hours 1 minutes ago

    Om Yun Chol might be one of the smallest men competing at the Asian Games but he is also one of the strongest - able to lift more than three times his own bodyweight. Only a handful of men have ever achieved the superhuman feat - putting the diminutive North Korean...
  • Haryana Assembly elections: It's all in the family Yesterday

    New Delhi: Election is a big family business in Haryana. It is a fact that politics is controlled by only a handful of families in many other states, not just in Haryana. But the involvement of some political families is much deeper in Haryana. Earlier the famous three 'Lals' ruled Haryana...
  • Haryana Assembly elections: Does CM Hooda want Congress or a 'khichdi' government? Yesterday

    New Delhi: A political analyst who is familiar with the Haryana politics recently said - it is more the merrier for Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda. If there are more political parties in the fray, it will finally help the Congress by dividing the opposition votes. The same seems to...
  • Haryana Assembly elections: 12 key seats which will see a tough contest Yesterday

    New Delhi: With just 90 Assembly constituencies, Haryana is not a big state but its politics is extremely competitive with a host of regional parties having the power to change the fortunes of their bigger rivals. The state has seen a small group of families - the Chautalas, Lals and...
  • Maheshwary, Om Prakash doubtful for Asian Games 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Triple jumper Renjith Maheshwary and shot putter Om Prakash Karhana were on Monday rendered doubtful for the upcoming Asian Games though the Athletics Federation of India is yet to take a final call on the matter. The fate of men's 4x400m relay team will also be decided by the...
  • OP Kohli replaces Sankaranarayanan as Maharashtra Governor, Congress cries foul August 24, 2014

    Mumbai: Gujarat Governor Om Prakash Kohli sworn in as the new governor of Maharashtra on Sunday at Raj Bhawan in Mumbai. Kohli has been given the additional charge of Maharashtra after K Sankaranarayanan resigned after he was transferred to Mizoram by the Narendra Modi government. Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan, Deputy Chief...
  • Om Puri 'fine' after mouth surgery August 19, 2014

    Mumbai: Veteran actor Om Puri, who recently underwent mouth surgery, says all is well now. "It was a small surgery. I was in the hospital just for two days. Now, I am absolutely fine," he said. On the work front, he was recently seen in Swedish director Lasse Hallstrom's "The Hundred Foot...
  • 'The Hundred-Foot Journey' review: This is comfort food for those who like their movies all warm and fuzzy August 9, 2014

    Cast: Helen Mirren, Om Puri, Manish Dayal, Charlotte Le Bon, Juhi Chawla Director: Lasse Hallström The first five minutes or so of 'The Hundred-Foot Journey' are so clunky you'd be forgiven for slumping in your seat despondently, writing off the film as another one of those clueless Hollywood productions determined to...
  • New York museum pays tribute to Om Puri August 6, 2014

    New York: Veteran Indian actor Om Puri was honoured by a renowned museum here for his contribution to cinema through a special tribute that showcased clips from some of his finest films and highlighted the actor's journey from a theatre student to one of the most prominent actors. The tribute...
  • Om Puri earns 15-25 lakh not a crore for a film; does Bollywood have an age bias? August 4, 2014

    New Delhi: A couple of years back, Kareena Kapoor showed no qualms in speaking about the income disparity that exists in Bollywood. While the actress managed to draw everyone's attention to how patriarchal gender norms still pervade the movie industry and male actors especially the Khans take home all the...
  • Om Puri: If I don't get work, I will retire July 27, 2014

    Mumbai: Veteran actor Om Puri says filmmakers here do not write roles for older actors which leaves them with no choice but to retire. "There are not many roles written for older actors and it gets difficult to get exciting roles today unlike the west. In western countries, there are roles...
  • Om Puri quits smoking after undergoing mouth surgery July 19, 2014

    Mumbai: A cancer scare caused by an intimidating white patch in his mouth had all of actor Om Puri's friends and well-wishers worried after the report of the physical irregularity was out. But after a recent mouth surgery, he is fine and says he has kicked the butt. The veteran actor...
  • 'The Hundred-Foot Journey' trailer: It is Om Puri vs Helen Mirren in a battle of cuisines July 10, 2014

    What happens when a happy-go-lucky Indian family crosses path with one of France's most celebrated chefs? The latest Lasse Hallstrom film 'The Hundred-Foot Journey' features Manish Dayal, Om Puri, Juhi Chawla and Helen Mirren in this warm tale of cross-cultural cuisines. The film is based on a novel by the...
  • Teachers' recruitment scam; HC extends bail of seven convicts July 4, 2014

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Friday extended till July 25 the interim bail of seven convicts in the Junior Basic Teachers' recruitment scam case also involving former Haryana Chief Minister Om Prakash Chautala and his MLA-son Ajay Chautala. A bench of Justice Siddharth Mridul granted the relief to seven...
  • Notice to CBI on Chautala bail plea June 20, 2014

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Friday asked the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to file its reply on pleas for interim bail by former Haryana chief minister Om Prakash Chautala. Justice S. Mridul issued notice to the CBI on the bail application of Chautala and posted the matter...
  • Two more arrested in BJP leader Om Vir Singh's murder case June 16, 2014

    Two more persons have been arrested in Muzaffarnagar for allegedly being involved in the killing of BJP leader Om Vir Singh with police on Monday saying that they have also recovered the licensed revolver of the deceased which the assailants had snatched at the time of the crime. According to Circle...
  • Om Vir Singh murder case: Notice issued against doctor for sheltering accused June 14, 2014

    The health department has issued a show cause notice to a doctor for cancellation of his licence and started inquiry of his hospital after he was arrested for allegedly sheltering the accused in the murder of local BJP leader Om Vir Singh on Friday. A notice was issued against Dr Ramkumar...
  • Actor Inder Kumar, accused of assault and rape, released on bail June 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Inder Kumar, who was arrested on charges of rape, was released on bail here Tuesday, said his manager. He was granted bail Monday, said his manager Om Lakhani. "The police could not find any evidence against him and he was granted bail yesterday against a bond of Rs.30,000," Lakhani told...
  • 3 BJP MLAs resign from Rajasthan Assembly May 29, 2014

    Three BJP MLAs on Thursday resigned from Rajasthan Assembly after they were elected as MPs in the recently concluded Lok Sabha elections. The three MPs -- Om Birla, Bahadur Koli and Santosh Ahlawat, who were elected to the Lok Sabha from Kota, Bharatpur and Jhunjhunu seats respectively, submitted their resignation to...
  • NDA taking false credit for developing Varanasi ghats, claims Om Prakash Singh May 28, 2014

    Uttar Pradesh government on Wednesday claimed that the newly-formed NDA government was taking false credit for sanctioning Rs 18 crore for the development of Varanasi Ghats as the fund has already been sanctioned by the UPA-II government. "Nearly Rs 18 crore which is claimed of being sanctioned by the newly-formed NDA...
  • Om Mathur the frontrunner for BJP President post: sources May 28, 2014

    New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party leader Om Mathur is the frontrunner for the party's President post, say sources. Prime Minister and BJP Parliamentary Party leader Narendra Modi is also in favour of Mathur. Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley is also backing Mathur for the post. The other two contenders for the post...
  • Amit Shah, JP Nadda, Om Mathur in the race for next BJP chief: Sources May 28, 2014

    New Delhi: If reports are to be believed, the Bharatiya Janata Party is considering the names of Amit Shah, JP Nadda and Om Mathur for the post of the party president. Early this morning, former BJP president and Home Minister Rajnath Singh met RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat to discuss the...
  • BJP leader Om Mathur calls Jaswant Singh's revolt unfair, says he should have avoided contesting polls independently May 24, 2014

    BJP leader Om Mathur on Saturday said that Jaswant Singh's revolt on denial of a ticket was unfair and he should have avoided contesting the Lok Sabha elections as an independent candidate. "Revolt by senior leader like Jaswant Singh on denial of a ticket was unfair. There may be reasons for...
  • Modi's successor will continue development work in Gujarat: BJP May 13, 2014

    Om Prakash Mathur of the Gujarat BJP said that a meeting was called on Tuesday to take stock of development work in Gujarat because Narendra Modi may not be in office for long. ...
  • Voters flock polling booths, balloting remains peaceful May 12, 2014

    Voters turned up early and long queues formed at polling booths in Bihar on Monday as balloting began peacefully for six parliamentary seats in the last phase of India's general election, officials said. Additional Chief Electoral Officer R Lakhshaman said long queues were seen in initial two hours and in some...
  • I'm playing Kayani in a biopic about Malala Yousafzai: Om Puri April 2, 2014

    Islamabad: Bollywood actor Om Puri is set to play the role of former Pakistani Army chief Gen Ashfaq Parvez Kayani in a biopic on teenage rights activist Mala Yousafzai. "I am playing Kayani in a biopic about Malala Yousafzai. I was impressed with his reaction to the incident," Puri,...
  • Campaign on hold as UP leaders take Holi break March 17, 2014

    Canvassing can wait for now! Holi, the festival of colours, on Monday became a "temporary ceasefire", as politics was pushed to the backseat in Uttar Pradesh, and battle-ready leaders took part in celebrations in their constituencies. "It's a big festival and we all enjoy it, so where does the question of...