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  • 'Golden Star', 'Crazy Star' and 'Supreme Star': A definitive guide to the honorary titles of filmstars in southern film industries 8 hours 39 minutes ago

    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 e-mail when he was only 14 3 days ago

    Washington: Know who is the inventor of e-mail? 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 bronze-medallist, outpunched Namibia's Mujandjae Kasuto 3-0 in a lopsided contest to make the last-eight...
  • 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,...
  • 11-member 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 well-built 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. ...
  • Tri-colour 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 tri-colour 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 32-year-old 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 32-year-old 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 32-year-old 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 cross-country...
  • 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 7-23 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. ...
  • World Series of Boxing: Thapa, Sangwan head to America January 1, 2014

    In a major boost for Indian boxing, two young pugilists Shiva Thapa and Sumit Sangwan are headed to Miami after being picked by the American franchise for the World Series of Boxing. ...
  • Mohit Raina credits 'Devon Ke Dev Mahadev' for his success December 21, 2013

    Mumbai: Small screen actor Mohit Raina credits mythological show 'Devon Ke Dev Mahadev' for the fame he got. He portrays Lord Shiva in the hit show on the telly. The show, which is about Lord Shiva's life, first went on air Dec 18, 2011, on Life OK and completed two successful...
  • Illayaraja's music is the USP of 'Oru Oorla' November 11, 2013

    Chennai: Director K.S. Vasantha Kumar, who managed to convince Illayaraja to compose tunes for his upcoming village drama 'Oru Oorla', said that the film's biggest highlight will be the music by the maestro. "Music doesn't play an important part of the narrative in all films but it does in my film....
  • First edition of Banaras Utsav begins October 24, 2013

    Varanasi: Lok Sabha speaker Meira Kumar on Thursday inaugurated the first edition of the Banaras Utsav - a four-day cultural and art festival. Accompanied by singing exponents Rajan and Sajan Mishra, the inaugural session was followed by one on the mysticism of Lord Shiva in literature by author Amish Tripathi along with...
  • No medal for India at World Boxing Championships this time October 23, 2013

    Almaty: Indian boxers will return empty-handed from the World Championships for the first time in four years after none of the five quarter-finalists managed to make the semi-final of the biennial mega-event, here Wednesday. After the afternoon losses of fourth seed Shiva Thapa (56kg) and sixth seed Manoj Kumar, Vikash Malik...
  • World Boxing C'ships: Shiva enters quarters, Nanao ousted October 21, 2013

    Almaty: Rising Indian boxer Shiva Thapa (56kg) and Commonwealth Games gold-medallist Manoj Kumar (64kg) endured draining contests but came out triumphant to enter the quarter-finals on a bitter-sweet day for India in the World Boxing Championships, here today. Both the boxers came back after being down a round to outwit their...
  • Shiva, Nanao in last-16; Vijender bows out of World Championships October 19, 2013

    Almaty: Rising star Shiva Thapa and comeback-man Thokchom Nanao Singh entered the pre-quarters but it was curtains for the experienced Vijender Singh, who bowed out after an intense second-round contest on a day of mixed fortunes for India at the World Boxing Championships here Saturday. Vijender (75kg), the first Indian boxer...
  • Lord Shiva's gold crown recovered from rest house near Kedarnath temple October 11, 2013

    A gold crown of Shiva Linga at the Kedarnath temple, which went missing after the June calamity, has been recovered from a rest house near the Himalayan shrine, the temple committee said on Thursday. The crown worth lakhs of rupees and weighing 500-600 gms was recovered when the rest house staff...
  • Sexual assault case: High Court to hear Asaram's bail plea today October 1, 2013

    Rajasthan High Court will hear self-styled godman Asaram's bail plea in the sexual assault case of a minor girl on Tuesday, a day after a local court had extended the judicial custody of Asaram and his attendant Shiva till October 11 . The District and Sessions judge also extended the police...
  • 'Ya Ya' review: This Tamil film banks on stereotypes September 22, 2013

    Cast: Shiva, Santhanam, Dhansika, Sandhya, Srinivasan, Illavarasu and Devadarshini Director: I Rajasekaran Rating: 2 out of 5 We all love to sit back and laugh our way through a film. But, what if this happens week after week for months on end? Tamil cinema has been going through this phase for nearly a...