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  • Bihar CM sparks a row, says traders indulging in small scale black marketing will be pardoned 47 minutes ago

    Patna: A comment by Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi has sparked off a row. He was heard saying that traders indulging in small scale black marketing will be pardoned by the Bihar government as they are only doing this to help their families. "There are people who indulge in black...
  • Ram Gopal Varma opens up about the controversial tweets: It's my nature to express exactly what I feel Yesterday

    Mumbai: Filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma, who was embroiled in controversy for his objectionable tweets on Lord Ganesh recently, believes in freedom of expression. He says expressing what he feels in a manner he likes, is the way he enjoys being. Varma was Sunday booked under four sections of the Indian Penal...
  • Why Ram Gopal Verma's tweets on Ganesha shouldn't be taken seriously Yesterday

    New Delhi: A series of tweets on the Hindu god Ganesha seems to have upset a lot of people who follow director Ram Gopal Varma on Twitter. Varma, who later apologised for the seemingly innocuous tweets on the deity ahead of the Ganesha Chaturthi festival, asked if "Lord Ganesha eats...
  • Social activists file case against Ram Gopal Varma following his objectionable tweets on Hindu god Ganesh 2 days ago

    Pune: Political and social activists Saturday filed police complaints against Bollywood filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma for his series of objectionable tweets on Lord Ganesh, officials said. Sumit Khambekar, chief of the Mumbai unit of the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena, and social activist Shahzaad Poonawala filed separate complaints against Varma in police stations...
  • Sena to protest against Ram Gopal Varma over his Ganesh Chaturthi tweets 3 days ago

    Mumbai: The Shiv sena is likely to hold a protest against Director Ram Gopal Varma in Mumbai on Saturday after he sparked off a controversy with a string of tweets on Ganesh Chaturthi. Varma had questioned the basis of celebrating Ganesh Chaturthi. The two tweets said, "Did Lord Ganesha have a...
  • Ram Gopal Verma sparks off controversy with tweets on Ganesha Chaturthi 4 days ago

    Mumbai: Film director Ram Gopal Verma sparked off a controversy on Friday with a string of tweets questioning the basis of celebrating Ganesh Chaturthi. The two tweets said, "Did Lord Ganesha have a paunch in his childhood too or did it develop in the recovery time of the elephant head operation?" "Can...
  • Six passengers quarantined at Delhi airport hospital test negative for Ebola: Government 1 week ago

    New Delhi: The Health Ministry on Tuesday said that the six passengers who were quarantined at the Delhi airport hospital on fears of having been exposed to the Ebola virus have tested negative. The passengers who arrived in Delhi from Liberia on Tuesday have now been shifted to the Ram Manohar...
  • Delhi: 6 passengers suspected to have been exposed to Ebola virus taken to hospital after arriving from Liberia August 26, 2014

    New Delhi: Six passengers who arrived in Delhi from Liberia on Tuesday have been taken to the Ram Manohar Lohia hospital. These passengers are suspected to have been exposed to the Ebola virus. The six people will be quarantined at the hospital, where a check up will be done. They...
  • RSS publishes Swamy's letter outlining action plan to rebuild Ram temple in Ayodhya August 23, 2014

    New Delhi: Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh mouthpiece 'organizer' on Saturday published a letter written by Bharatiya Janata Party leader Subramanian Swamy outlining an action plan to rebuild the Ram temple in Ayodhya by 2016 and fulfil the party's commitment to the electorate. The letter written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi outlined an...
  • Rohit Shetty to direct the remake of Subhash Ghai's 'Ram Lakhan' August 23, 2014

    Mumbai: Filmmaker Karan Johar is set to produce the remake of Subhash Ghai's 1989 film "Ram Lakhan" in association with the latter's Mukta Arts. Hit director Rohit Shetty has been roped in to helm the project. "Here's the big announcement! Rohit Shetty & Karan Johar, in association with Mukta Arts, present...
  • Kevin Pietersen on South Africa radar for domestic T20 August 22, 2014

    London: Discarded England batsman Kevin Pietersen is being targeted by South Africa to raise the profile of their domestic Twenty20 competition, Ram Slam Challenge, this winter. Former South African captain Graeme Smith, who is the tournament director of the Ram Slam Challenge, is trying to rope in Pietersen for one of...
  • Emraan Hashmi the con man, Randeep Hooda the kidnapper, Aamir Khan the pickpocket: Is Bollywood setting a wrong precedent by glorifying criminals? August 22, 2014

    New Delhi: He walks with a swagger, he often breaks into a jig. Dressed in colourful gaudy clothes, you often find this lout in Bollywood films. He might be selling tickets for "black" outside popular film theatres, or riding the auto-rickshaw on the roads of "Bambai". He might break somebody's...
  • Goa order banning Sri Ram Sene lacks teeth: Congress August 21, 2014

    Panaji: Rajya Sabha MP and AICC Secretary Shantaram Naik on Thursday described the order banning Sri Ram Sene in Goa as 'toothless'. "The ban order imposed by the Goa Government on Sri Ram Sena is without teeth, unless the order is followed by a regular order by the Central Government under...
  • Jitan Ram Manjhi reviews flood situation as death toll rises to 16 in Bihar August 20, 2014

    Toll due to floods in Bihar rose to 16 with fresh deaths reported in Nalanda and elsewhere in the state even as the state government is preparing the details of damage due to inundation for acquiring central assistance. Two deaths were reported in Nalanda since on Wednesday while other cases of...
  • Black money case: SIT submits first report in Supreme Court August 20, 2014

    New Delhi: The Special Investigation Team (SIT) reviewing the black money case on Wednesday submitted its first report in the Supreme Court. The apex court expressed satisfaction on the steps taken by the panel for bringing back black money stashed away by Indians in foreign banks. The court also permitted the...
  • Jitan Ram Manjhi defends tie-up with Lalu, rebuts BJP's 'jungle raj' remark August 19, 2014

    With the BJP accusing JD(U) of a return to "jungle raj" by joining hands with RJD, Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi on Tuesday came in defence of Lalu Prasad and said "everybody corrects mistakes with time." "Everybody has some lacunae which is corrected with time...Its wrong to say 'jungle raj'," Manjhi...
  • 20 killed, two injured as train rams into autorickshaw August 18, 2014

    Twenty people, including eight children, were killed on Monday when a speeding train rammed into a packed autorickshaw at a railway crossing between Semra and Sugauli stations in Bihar's East Champaran district, the police said. The mishap took place at a manned railway crossing at Chinauta village when Dehradun-bound Rapti Ganga...
  • Ram temple pledge will be fulfilled soon: Praveen Togadia August 18, 2014

    Vishwa Hindu Parishad chief Praveen Togadia on Sunday said the pledge for constructing Ram temple at Ayodhya will be fulfilled soon. Addressing a gathering in Mumbai, Togadia also said that more than 5,000 hostels for girls and youth will be built in the country and a mechanism will be worked out...
  • LJP's Chirag Paswan hits back, calls Lalu a 'retired comedian' August 18, 2014

    Patna: Lok Janshakti Party Vice President Chirag Paswan on Monday called Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) supremo Lalu Prasad a retired comedian. In retaliation to Lalu's comment on his father and Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan, he said, "During polls, Lalu comes up with such jokes. He must know that he is...
  • Ram temple pledge will be fulfilled soon: Togadia August 17, 2014

    Vishwa Hindu Parishad chief Pravin Togadia on Sunday said the pledge for constructing Ram temple at Ayodhya will be fulfilled soon. Addressing a gathering in Mumbai, Togadia also said that more than 5,000 hostels for girls and youth will be built in the country and a mechanism will be worked out...
  • Lalu Prasad calls Paswan 'weathercock', LJP leader hits back August 18, 2014

    Lalu Prasad on Sunday called LJP chief and Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan a 'weathercock', saying he switches sides at the drop of a hat, evoking a sharp response where the RJD supremo was questioned for joining hands with arch rival Nitish Kumar. At a rally in Chapra, 75 km from...
  • Jitan Ram Manjhi expresses concern over depletion of water resources August 17, 2014

    Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi on Saturday expressed grave concern over growing water shortage and said unless there was 20 to 33 per cent forest coverage there could not be adequate rainfall. "Studies suggest that unless we have in between 20 to 33 per cent forest coverage adequate rainfall would...
  • RSS imprint on BJP chief Amit Shah's new team, seven party members get key posts August 16, 2014

    New Delhi: The imprint of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) on Bharatiya Janata Party's new team is certain with as many as seven RSS members being given key posts in BJP President Amit Shah's newly constituted core team. Ram Madhav, who has been the media face of the RSS, has been...
  • Manjhi defends his son's alleged sexual escapade, says anybody can have a girlfriend August 16, 2014

    Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi who has come under attack from the BJP over reports of his son getting involved in alleged sexual escapade with a lady policewoman, on Saturday defended his son saying anybody could have a "girl friend". "Anybody can have a girl friend...there is no evidence of...
  • BJP chief Amit Shah's new team; Varun Gandhi out, BS Yeddyurappa named vice president August 16, 2014

    New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party President Amit Shah on Saturday reconstituted his core team. He has appointed former Karnataka chief minister and MP BS Yeddyurappa as one of the national vice presidents. Other senior leaders Bandaru Dattathreya and Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi have also been appointed as vice presidents. The announcement...
  • Manjhi promises all-round development of Bihar August 15, 2014

    Promising all-round development of Bihar, Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi on Friday announced a plethora of schemes,including a bank account for every family. Unfurling the tricolour at a water-logged Gandhi Maidan and delivering his maiden Independence Day speech amidst continuous rains, Manjhi said the state government will conduct camps at every...
  • Fourteen killed as rains wreak havoc in Uttarakhand August 15, 2014

    Heavy overnight rains wreaked havoc in Pauri district of Uttarakhand killing 14 persons in separate incidents of cloudburst, house collapse and landslides. About 250 people of Purala Bairagarh village of the district are stranded as all approach roads leading to the village have been "breached", ADM Pauri BS Chahal told PTI,...
  • Normal life hit after heavy rains, flood-like situation in Patna August 14, 2014

    A flood-like situation prevailed in Bihar capital Patna on Thursday after it was lashed by very heavy rains over the last 24 hours. Most of the major roads, arterial routes, streets, lanes and bylanes in the city of over 20 lakh people were submerged under knee to waist-deep swirling waters which...