Shankar

  • Saradha scam: FIR against CBI sleuths who raided former Assam DGP's residence 14 hours 0 minutes ago

    Guwahati: Three days after former DGP of Assam Shankar Baruah committed suicide, an FIR has been registered against the CBI teams that conducted raids at the police officer's residence in connection with the Saradha scam. Baruah's house was raided on August 28 as he was being investigated for his alleged role...
  • 10 films directed by Shankar that you need to see before 'I' hits the theatres Yesterday

    With the filmmaker's magnum opus about to hit the screens, you might want to catch up on Shankar's previous gems. ...
  • Saradha scam: CBI denies questioning Assam ex-DGP Shankar Baruah 3 days ago

    In a sudden twist in the Saradha Scam, the former Assam Director General of Police Shankar Baruah committed suicide on Wednesday. He was being investigated by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) for his involvement in the scam. ...
  • 10 Indian films we think Hollywood actor Arnold Schwarzenegger must watch 3 days ago

    Hollywood actor Arnold Schwarzenegger's image in the average Indian's mind is almost synonymous with his 'Terminator' persona. We have all grown up watching his films. Now that he's shown interest in working with Tamil filmmaker Shankar, we have a list of films he should check out, you know, as preparation....
  • Raided in Saradha scam case, former Assam DGP Shankar Baruah commits suicide 3 days ago

    Guwahati: Former Assam Director General of Police (DGP) Shankar Baruah, whose house was raided in connection with the multi-crore Saradha chit fund scam, has committed suicide. Baruah, a 1974 batch Indian Police Service officer, had been admitted to hospital for the last three days and had been released from hospital on...
  • Vikram's beastly look in 'I' crafted by the same Academy Award-winning studio who designed visual effects for 'Avatar', 'Lord of the Rings' 3 days ago

    Chennai: A New Zealand based studio known for its stunning visual effects in Hollywood movies has done the make up for the hero in ace director Shankar's upcoming mega budget Tamil film "I." The hero, Vikram, also plays the role of an eyesorish man and make-up for the character was done...
  • Shankar's 'I' teaser dissected: Prepare to get thrilled by Vikram, who features as two beasts and two heroes 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Okay, we might not have looked at Indian beasts and creatures with too much approval in the past, but this is different. Like, totally different. If you (like us) have been thinking that Indian films should leave the supernatural/special effects-heavy stuff to Hollywood, you are wrong. When we heard...
  • Each time I come to India, I know this country more: Arnold Schwarzenegger 4 days ago

    Hollywood superstar Arnold Schwarzenegger was in Chennai to attend the music release of Tamil director Shankar's new film 'I'. The 67-year-old star of such films as Terminator, Predator and True Lies spoke to CNN-IBN's Rajeev Masand about the visit and much more. ...
  • Would love to work with Shankar, he comes up with superb special effects in his films: Arnold Schwarzenegger 4 days ago

    Chennai: Hollywood star Arnold Schwarzenegger, who was here Monday as the chief guest for the audio launch of Tamil magnum opus 'I', said he would love to work with its director Shankar someday. Schwarzenegger even gave the film an imaginary title 'King Conan', inspired from the film franchise 'Conan the Barbarian'...
  • 'I' teaser: With beefed up physique, Vikram is almost unrecognisable in Shankar's much-awaited film 4 days ago

    Finally the wait is over. The teaser of Chiyaan Vikram's sci fi film, 'I' is out. And as expected, the teaser has begun to gain massive publicity on social media. Directed by Shankar, the film feature Vikram, Amy Jackson in key roles. It is interesting to see how easily...
  • DoT pushing to finish broadband project roll out by March 2016 5 days ago

    New Delhi: After missing several deadlines, the National Optical Fibre Network project, which aims to link 2.5 lakh village panchayats, may finally be ready by a year in advance at the instance of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who wants it rolled out in early 2016. Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad had...
  • Centre: People in J&K can talk for free in BSNL network 6 days ago

    After rescuing almost 1.3 lakh people, the government is now focusing on restoring communication lines and restoring connectivity in the flood ravaged state of Jammu and Kashmir. The Jammu-Srinagar highway is still closed and will take another four days to reopen. ...
  • Spectrum sharing, trading guidelines by year-end: Ravi Shankar Prasad 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Saturday said that the guidelines for telecom spectrum trading and sharing will be in place by the end of the year. "Guidelines will be in place by end of year on spectrum trading and sharing," Prasad said at the press conference marking...
  • Centre allows free talk time to people on BSNL in Kashmir 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Communications and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Saturday said that people in flood-hit Kashmir will get free telecom services for a week on BSNL network, and mobile networks have been substantially or partially restored in the valley, except Poonch. Of the total...
  • Centre has highest regard for judiciary: Law Minister tells CJI 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad hit back at Chief Justice of India RM Lodha after he expressed concern over corruption in judiciary. Prasad said that the BJP-led government at Centre had the highest regard for judiciary and wants to ensure that its independence is sacrosanct. Responding to...
  • 'I' motion poster: Vikram is the beauty as well as the beast in this highly-anticipated film September 12, 2014

    Catch the first glimpse of Chiyaan Vikram's 'I' directed by Shankar. Watch the motion poster of the AR Rahman musical and get ready for September 15. ...
  • J&K floods: Restoring telecommunication lines is priority, says Telecom Minister September 8, 2014

    Communication lines are down in many areas of flood-hit Jammu and Kashmir and power cuts are also being seen in many parts of the valley. All communication lines including BSNL, Radio Kashmir are down. ...
  • PM Modi reviews Aadhaar, may use it to improve delivery of schemes September 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday reviewed progress of Aadhaar project and is believed to have discussed the possibility of using the platform to resume Aadhaar-based direct benefit transfers of subsidised schemes. It will also help monitor attendance of government officials. The discussions, which were attended by Home Minister...
  • Ensure quick trial of cases against lawmakers: Centre to HCs September 6, 2014

    New Delhi: With the Supreme Court setting a deadline for completing trial in cases involving lawmakers, the Law Ministry has written to high courts requesting them to ensure that cases against MPs and MLAs facing charges which attract disqualification are fast-tracked. The decision to write to the state governments as well...
  • Government response to SC decision on coal block good governance, says Ravi Shankar Prasad September 2, 2014

    New Delhi: The government's decision to accept the Supreme Court's decision to term the coal block allocation since 1993 as illegal is an example of good governance, Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said on Tuesday. "We said we accept your decision. Please consider the 46 mines where production is about...
  • Home Minister asks CMs to expedite cases against MPs, MLAS: Sources September 1, 2014

    New Delhi: Home Minister Rajnath Singh met Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad to discuss ways to expedite trials of MPs and MLAs, sources said on Monday. The sources said that Prasad will take up the matter with the Chief Justices of the High Courts. The Attorney General is likely to inform...
  • Home Minister, Law Minister to discuss expedition of trials against MPs facing criminal charges September 1, 2014

    New Delhi: Home Minister Rajnath Singh and Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad will meet on Monday to discuss expediting legal trials against MPs facing criminal charges. Prime Minister Narendra Modi had earlier said that criminal trials against MPs should reach the logical conclusion soon. The meeting comes just days after the Supreme...
  • Government is committed to the welfare of the people, says Ravi Shankar Prasad August 28, 2014

    Bharatiya Janta party member Ravi Shankar Prasad said, "Government is committed to the welfare of the people. The idea is to put India on the path of growth and progress." Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister to launch Jan Dhan Yojana from Rajahmundry. ...
  • Government to meet IT ministers from all states to take forward Modi's Digital India project August 26, 2014

    New Delhi: In a bid to take forward Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Digital India project, Communications and Information Technology Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad will meet IT ministers from all states on Tuesday to lay out a roadmap for its implementation. The government is expected to invest over Rs 1 lakh...
  • Congress women workers can push Modi to sea: Mani Shankar Aiyer August 20, 2014

    Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyer asked the women workers of Congress to show Prime Minister Narendra Modi a way back to Gandhinagar or better sea. ...
  • Centre cuts minimum export price of onion to USD 350 per tonne August 20, 2014

    New Delhi: The government on Wednesday reduced the minimum export price (MEP) of onion to USD 350 per tonne following improvement in domestic supply situation and softening of prices. In June this year, the MEP on onion was re-introduced at USD 300 per tonne which was further raised to USD 500...
  • Law Minister admits no attempts will be made to tame the judiciary August 14, 2014

    In a major success for the Narendra Modi government, the Rajya Sabha passed the National Judicial Appointments Commission Bill moments before Parliament was adjourned sine die on Thursday. Speaking to CNN-IBN, Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Thursday talked about the National Judicial Appointments Commission Bill and the collegium...
  • No intention to interfere in judiciary's authority: Government August 12, 2014

    New Delhi: Seeking to overturn the present collegium system of appointment of judges through a Constitution amendment, government today said it has no intention to interfere in the authority of the Judiciary. Responding to a day-long debate on the National Judicial Appointments Commission Bill, 2014 in Lok Sabha, Law Minister...