Puri

  • Om Puri quits smoking after undergoing mouth surgery 5 days ago

    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...
  • 137th rath yatra begins in Ahmedabad amidst tight security June 29, 2014

    As the chariots of lord Jagannath, Balaram and Subhadra rolled out of its temple premises in Ahmedabad for its 137th annual rath yatra, 20,000 security personnel have been deployed to ensure a smooth and incident free festivity. Millions of people have congregated in the cities of Ahmedabad and Puri to...
  • Annual Jagannath rath yatra begins across India amidst tight security June 29, 2014

    Puri: The annual rath yatra of Lord Jagannath begun across the country on Sunday amidst tight security. This is the 137th Rath Yatra that has begun in Ahmedabad with millions arriving in Puri for the grand event. More than one million devotees from around the world are expected to participate in...
  • Peaceful neighbourhood essential for future development: Hardeep Puri June 13, 2014

    The new government has come out all guns blazing when it comes to foreign policy. Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's first foreign trip to Bhutan, Former Ambassador Hardeep Puri said that a peaceful and secure neighbourhood is essential for future development of the country. ...
  • Odisha: Devotees can't climb Lord Jagannath's chariot on Rath Yatra Day June 11, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: In a significant decision, Odisha government on Wednesday said that devotees would not be allowed to climb the chariots of Lord Balabhadra, Lord Jagannath and Devi Subhadra on Rath Yatra Day. "The devotees will not be allowed to climb the chariots. The Daitapati priests of the 12th century shrine...
  • Modi's invitation to SAARC leaders for his swearing-in a well thought gesture: BJP May 22, 2014

    New Delhi: BJP leader Hardeep Singh Puri rebutted allegations of any controversy over Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's invitation to his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif and Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapakse to attend his swearing-in ceremony on May 26 in New Delhi. "There is no controversy, this is a well...
  • Odisha plans Navakalebara village during Jagannath festival May 20, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: Expecting a huge turnout during the ensuing Navakalebara festival of Lord Jagannath in 2015, the Odisha government has decided to set up Nabakalebara village in Puri on the line of accomodation given to visitors at Kumbha Mela. The government took up the model Navakalebara village at a high level meeting...
  • Puri Rath yatra: Temple to ban chariot-climbing, touching idol May 12, 2014

    Ahead of the ensuing annual Rath Yatra festival, the Jagannath Temple managing committee on Monday asked the Odisha government to stop the practice of devotees climbing atop chariots and touching the Lord. Puri King Gajapati King Divyasingha Deb, who headed the committee, said this while presiding over a meeting of religious...
  • The Amazing Spider-Man 2's Hindi anthem: A song composed in just one night April 26, 2014

    New Delhi: The Indian anthem of 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' is out and is doing the rounds on social media. Composed and performed by Indian band - SANAM, 'Main Hoon' is the promotional music video for 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' for keeping the Spiderman buzz among the Indian audience alive. The...
  • Kejriwal slapped again: Public anger or conspiracy against AAP? April 8, 2014

    There has been yet another attack on Aam Aadmi Party convener Arvind Kejriwal as he was slapped by an unidentified man on Tuesday. The incident took place while Kejriwal was campaigning in Sultanpuri. ...
  • Election Yatra: Politics of violence in Puri April 8, 2014

    Puri: Puri, as we all know, is famous for its art, culture, religious fervour and of course, tourism. But when it comes to politics, it's one of the most violent constituencies in Odisha. In February this year, the law minister of the state, Maheswar Mohanty, who is also the BJD MLA...
  • 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,...
  • Odisha: Naveen Patnaik re-nominates candidates for LS seats March 20, 2014

    The ruling BJD president Naveen Patnaik on re-nominated the five sitting MPs and denied ticket to Laxman Tudu who represented Mayurbhanj in the Lok Sabha. While announcing names of candidates for the second phase of polling on April 17, the ruling BJD supremo announced candidates for the seven Parliamentary Constituencies. A...
  • 'Heartless' review: Shekhar Suman's film is a spoof, not an adaptation of 'Awake' February 8, 2014

    Cast: Adhyayan Suman, Ariana Ayam, Om Puri Director: Shekhar Suman Actor Shekhar Suman has earned huge attention with his comedic skills, well-crafted acts, and a powerful connect with the audience in his TV shows. This is precisely why when he started promoting 'Heartless' we all felt he'd earn the same adulation for...
  • Wounds of 1984 riot victims reopen after Rahul's controversial remarks January 28, 2014

    New Delhi: A day after Rahul Gandhi claimed that the Congress government at the Centre tried to control the 1984 anti-Sikh riots and refused to take the onus of the communal carnage, the victims living in a dilapidated colony in Delhi continue to struggle with their grief. The wounds of the...
  • 'Heart Attack' will be turning point in my career: Kesha January 27, 2014

    New Delhi: Actress Kesha Khambhati, who will be seen in director Puri Jagannadh's forthcoming Telugu film 'Heart Attack' says the movie will give a new dimension to her acting career. "My wish to do a super hit movie in Puri Jagannadh's combination is being fulfilled with 'Heart Attack'. 'Heart Attack' will...
  • Sanjay Leela Bhansali is my guru, says filmmaker Vibhu Puri January 24, 2014

    Mumbai: Vibhu Puri, who has worked on the dialogues and screenplay of 'Guzaarish' and 'Saawariya', says the Sanjay Leela Bhansali directorials were ahead of their times. "I come from a school where we are not money spinners. I want to be called an artist. I do not want to be called...
  • Former UN envoy Hardeep Puri joins BJP January 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Retired career diplomat Hardeep Puri, who served as India's permanent representative at the UN, on Thursday joined BJP ahead of the Lok Sabha elections, following in the footsteps of former Home Secretary RK Singh and Petroleum Secretary RS Pandey. Puri, a 1974-batch Indian Foreign Service Officer, had put in...
  • Amitabh Bachchan was called unconventional: Naseeruddin Shah December 23, 2013

    Mumbai: Naseeruddin Shah is undoubtedly one of the best performers on the Indian screen. Despite his atypical looks, he managed to make a mark for himself in both parallel and commercial films, but gives credit to Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan for paving the way for unconventional looking heroes in the...
  • Woman from Mathura found dead with her children in Puri hotel, husband on the run December 15, 2013

    A woman from Uttar Pradesh and her two children were found dead in a hotel in Puri on Sunday, police said. After being informed by the hotel staff, the police broke open the door and recovered the bodies of the 34-year-old woman from the room, Deputy Superintendent of police Sashibhusan Satpathy...
  • Telugu film 'Heart Attack' aimed at romanticisim? November 27, 2013

    Chennai: Going by the first look poster of Puri Jagannadh-directed Telugu romantic-drama 'Heart Attack', which was unveiled online by the filmmaker Wednesday, the film is likely to be aimed at urban audience with romantic attitude. The poster features Nithiin Reddy and Adah Sharma only a few inches away from kissing, with...
  • Odisha: Coastal districts alerted as cyclone Lehar approaches landfall November 26, 2013

    After the devastation of Cyclone Phailin, Lehar is possibly to hit coastal areas of Odisha, along with Andhra as well. The state government on Tuesday put district authorities on alert, especially those of 10 southern and coastal districts, as the severe cyclonic storm is expected to make a landfall between Kalingapatnam...
  • Puri Jagannadh's son to play young Balakrishna in 'Legend' November 16, 2013

    Chennai: Child actor Puri Akash, son of filmmaker Puri Jagannadh, will essay the role of young Nandamuri Balakrishna in upcoming political-drama 'Legend', slated to be released next year. "Puri's son Akash will play the younger version of Balakrishna in the film. I had seen his performances in other films and I...
  • Delhi: Dissidence continues in BJP over poll nominations November 12, 2013

    A number of BJP workers from Sultan Puri, Gandhi Nagar and Mehrauli held a protest, on Monday, outside Delhi BJP office here accusing the party leadership of "not adhering to clear guidelines" in selection of candidates of assembly polls in Delhi. "The selection process was totally flawed. No criteria was followed...
  • Shekhar Suman's 'Heartless' dedicated to elder son November 11, 2013

    Mumbai: Actor-turned-director Shekhar Suman has dedicated his directorial debut film 'Heartless' to his elder son Aayush, who passed away at a young age. Shekhar Suman is making romantic medical thriller 'Heartless', that features his son Adhyayan. "'Heartless' has a slice of my heart in it. It is quite close to...
  • 'Dhat Teri Ki' a perfect debut, says new singer in B-town Sanam Puri November 4, 2013

    It's a flurry of newcomers when it comes to music in Bollywood. Random lyrics, music full of beats, the newcomers are seeing these opportunities as their perfect launch in Bollywood. One such voice people are grooving to these days is Sanam Puri who has entered Bollywood with Vishal-Shekhar's 'Dhat Teri...
  • Cyclone Phailin forces tourists to move out of Puri October 12, 2013

    Tourists have moved out of Puri after warnings were issued by the state administration in the wake of the cyclonic storm that is expected to hit the coast of Andhra and Odisha this evening. Over 3,60,000 people have been evacuated from four districts of Odisha and all flights to Bhubaneshwar...