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  • Comic actors Shiva, Bobby Simhaa to collaborate in Tamil entertainer 'Masala Padam' November 19, 2014

    Chennai: Actors "Mirchi" Shiva and Bobby Simhaa, who are popular for their comical screen presence, have joined hands for upcoming Tamil commercial entertainer "Masala Padam". "Shiva and Simhaa play the lead heroes in the film. Their combo is sure to attract lot of attention. It's a commercial film quite contrary to...
  • SC asks Centre to consider amending law: Milk adulteration November 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Terming the issue of adulteration in milk and milk products as "very serious", the Supreme Court on Tuesday asked the Centre to consider amending the Food Safety and Standards Act in the coming winter session of Parliament and make it an offence punishable with life imprisonment. "We hope and...
  • Andhra Speaker misbehaves with Air India crew on-board, gets into a tiff November 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Andhra Pradesh Assembly Speaker Dr Kodela Siva Prasada Rao allegedly misbehaved with cabin crew on an Air India flight from Hyderabad to Vijayawada on Wednesday. The scuffle erupted after the crew asked Mr Rao's acquaintance, who was sitting with him in executive class, to return to his seat....
  • Asian Games boxing: Satish in semifinal, Thapa bows out September 30, 2014

    Incheon: Boxer Satish Kumar on Tuesday reached the semifinals, assuring India a medal in the superheavy weight category (+91kg), after winning his quarterfinal bout in the 17th Asian Games at the Seonhak Gymnasium here. He beat Jordan's Hussein Eishaish 2-1 by a split decision. He got a cumulative 28-29 verdict from Uzbekistan's...
  • Asian Games Boxing: Thapa, Kuldeep in quarters; Akhil bows out September 26, 2014

    Incheon: Continental champion Shiva Thapa (56kg) was barely tested as he advanced to the quarterfinals but it was curtains for comeback-man Akhil Kumar (60kg) after he lost an edge-of-the-seat last-16 bout on a bitter-sweet day for Indian boxing in the 17th Asian Games on Friday. Also advancing to the quarter-finals was...
  • Asian Games 2014: Shiva Thapa in boxing quarter-finals September 26, 2014

    Incheon: Indian boxer Shiva Thapa advanced to the quarter-finals of the bantamweight (56kg) category at the 17th Asian Games here Friday. Thapa was adjudged winner against Nadir of Pakistan by technical knockout due to injury in the round of 16 bout at the Seonhak Gymnasium. The 20-year-old took just a minute and...
  • Asian Games: Akhil dominates, Shiva walks into 2nd round in boxing September 24, 2014

    Incheon: Comeback-man Akhil Kumar (60kg) pummelled his Nepalese rival Purna Bahadur Lama before notching up a Technical Knockout triumph while Shiva Thapa (56kg) merely had to show up to enter the second round as Indian boxers began their Asian Games campaign on a winning note here on Wednesday. Shiva was the...
  • Boxer Shiva Thapa through to round of 16 at Asian Games 2014 September 24, 2014

    Indian boxer Shiva Thapa reached the round of 16 in the 56kg men's bantamweight category at the 17th Asian Games on Wednesday. The 20-year-old Indian received a walkover against Leonel Parada Helo of East Timor in his opening round at the Seonhak Gymnasium. Surprisingly, Parada didn't turn up for the bout...
  • Asian Games: India start boxing campaign on Wednesday September 23, 2014

    Incheon: India start their Asian Games campaign in boxing on Wednesday as the pugilists aim to match or better the record of four years ago when they managed an impressive tally of nine medals, including two gold. India had finished second in the table behind hosts China, who won 10 medals,...
  • Australia returns two stolen ancient, priceless idols to India September 5, 2014

    New Delhi: Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott who is on a state visit to India is returning two looted idols seized from Australian museums during a meeting with the Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi on Friday. Abbott is personally delivering the National Gallery of Australia's Rs 30 crore...
  • 'Golden Star', 'Crazy Star' and 'Supreme Star': A definitive guide to the honorary titles of filmstars in southern film industries September 2, 2014

    New Delhi: They wear no cape and they have no super powers. Yet people on the streets recognise them on sight, and add superlatives to their names. The actors, nay, superstars from the Tamil, Telugu and Kannada film industry are superheroes to their fans. Most Indians have heard of the prefix...
  • Indian American scientist VA Shiva Ayyadurai invented email when he was only 14 August 30, 2014

    Washington: Know who is the inventor of email? The credit goes to an Indian American VA Shiva Ayyadurai who received official recognition as the inventor of the computer program for electronic mail system from the US government August 30, 1982. Studying at Livingston High School in New Jersey, Ayyadurai began his...
  • CWG 2014: Boxers Vijender, Devendro enter quarters July 28, 2014

    Glasgow: Star Indian boxer Vijender Singh (75kg) continued his sublime form to enter the quarterfinals along with gritty youngster L Devendro Singh (49kg) in the 20th Commonwealth Games on Monday. Vijender, a former Olympic and World Championships bronzemedallist, outpunched Namibia's Mujandjae Kasuto 30 in a lopsided contest to make the lasteight...
  • Commonwealth Games 2014: Indian boxers begin medal hunt today July 25, 2014

    Glasgow: Left isolated internationally due to the administrative mess at home, Indian boxers' proven track record of excelling in extreme adversity will be put to a severe test when they start their campaign in the 20th Commonwealth Games here on Friday. With seven medals, three of them gold and four bronze,...
  • 11member Indian boxing team for Glasgow July 15, 2014

    Shiva Thapa is always a medal favourite for India but a first round exit in London is what has kept him motivated to aim for gold. ...
  • Tiger Shroff: Yes, I am a devotee of Lord Shiva May 7, 2014

    Newcomer Tiger Shroff is soon going to thrill the audiences with his action stunts in "Heropanti". The wellbuilt young actor attributes his physique to his faith in Lord Shiva. Tiger has reportedly shown interest in learning more about the deity and before any auspicious event in his life, the son of...
  • We've integrated the cycle chase theme from 'Shiva' into the main theme of 'Rowdy': Ram Gopal Varma March 29, 2014

    Chennai: The background score of upcoming Telugu action-drama 'Rowdy' will be dedicated to maestro Illayaraja, says director Ram Gopal Varma, who has been a fan of the composer's tunes for several years. Illayaraja worked with RGV on his cinematic debut 'Shiva'. "As a huge fan of this legendary musician, my main interest...
  • Australian gallery removes stolen Shiva idol after minister rap March 26, 2014

    Australia's prestigious National Gallery has removed the USD 5-million statue of Shiva Nataraja it had bought from a tainted Indian-origin antique dealer after a top minister lashed out at it for failing to check the idol's ownership. The National Gallery of Australia (NGA) in Canberra is continuing its cooperation with the...
  • We had to deal with challenges at Sochi Olympics: Shiva Keshavan March 4, 2014

    The five-time winter Olympian, Shiva Keshavan, spoke to CNN-IBN about his experience in the Sochi Winter Olympics this year. ...
  • Mahashivratri celebrated across India, lakhs take bath in Ganga February 27, 2014

    New Delhi: The festival of Mahashivratri is being celebrated across the country. Temples are full of devotees on the occassion of Mahashivratri since early Thursday. On this auspicious occasion, devotees from different part of the country gather at Allahabad and Varanasi to take bath in the Ganga as they believe that...
  • Anglian Medal Hunt boost for Indian athletes February 17, 2014

    Anglian Medal Hunt is a private initiative which will fund and back Indian sportersons as they chase glory. ...
  • Tricolour to be hoisted at Sochi Games on Feb 16 February 12, 2014

    New Delhi: The suspension on the Indian Olympic Association having been lifted by the world body, the tricolour will be hoisted at the Winter Olympic Games Village in Sochi, Russia on February 16. Senior officials of the International Olympic Committee and Sochi Organising Committee for the 2014 Winter Games are expected...
  • Athletes back to India from indy in Sochi Games February 11, 2014

    Sochi: Shiva Keshavan and two other athletes are going from indy to India at the Sochi Games. They entered the Winter Olympics without acknowledgement of their home nation, but will leave with its flag flying in the athletes' village and hopes for better sports governance at home. "You have a lot...
  • Luger Keshavan 37th after penultimate round at Sochi 2014 February 9, 2014

    Sochi: Out of contention for a medal, India's Shiva Keshavan remained at a disappointing 37th spot after third and penultimate round of men's singles luge competitions in the Sochi Winter Olympic Games here on Sunday. The 32yearold Indian, who is on his fifth Winter Olympics, clocked a combined 2:44.604 after three...
  • Luger Shiva Keshavan virtually out of contention at Sochi 2014 February 9, 2014

    Sochi: India's Shiva Keshavan brought up the rear after two rounds of men's singles luge competitions, standing 37th out of 39 athletes in the Sochi Winter Games, here on Saturday. The 32yearold Indian, who represented India in four Olympic Games, is virtually out of medal contention as he clocked 1:49.108 (53.905...
  • Keshavan clocks 53.905 in heat 1 at Sochi Winter Olympics February 8, 2014

    Sochi (Russia): India's luger Shiva Keshavan clocked 53.905 in the first heat of the men's singles luge event at the Sochi Winter Olympics on Saturday. The 32yearold Indian, who represented India in four Olympic Games, had a maximum speed of 130.1 km/hr during the first heat and ranked 35th after starting...
  • Indian athletes get late funding boost for Sochi Winter Olympics January 16, 2014

    New Delhi: Three Indian athletes have received late funding to travel to next month's Winter Olympics but two of them are still waiting for government assistance to purchase equipment needed to compete in Sochi. While luger Shiva Keshavan raised money for his equipment through sponsors, Alpine skier Himanshu Thakur and crosscountry...
  • Shiva Thapa gets US visa for World Series Boxing debut January 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Young boxer Shiva Thapa is set for his first bout in the World Series of Boxing (WSB) with team USA Knockouts after he was granted American visa to reach Miami in time for the Jan 17 tie against Ukraine Otamans. Sumit Sangwan, however, is yet to get his...
  • Three Indians to take part in Sochi Winter Games January 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Winter Games Federation of India on Thursday clarified that three Indians, not four, will take part in the February 723 Sochi Games. Shiva Keshavan in luge, Himanshu Thakur in Alpine Skiing and Nadeem Iqbal in Cross Country will take part in the Winter Games in the Russian Black Sea...
  • No Indian flag at Sochi Games January 8, 2014

    The Indian Olympic Association's decision to hold its elections on February 9 has once again left the athletes in the lurch as they will now compete under the Olympic flag at Sochi next month. ...