Vishwanath

  • An ODI win can't quieten the shouts for Fletcher's removal 3 days ago

    Even as the future of coach Duncan Fletcher hangs in the balance and uncertainty looms large over the Zimbabwean's job with BCCI, former India players, including master batsman Gundappa Vishwanath are batting for an Indian to take over the national team's coaching reins. "We have so many greats to guide the...
  • Security alert in Varanasi after Rajdhani accident in Chhapra June 26, 2014

    Security alert has been issued in all ten districts of Varanasi zone after reports emerged that sabotage by Maoists could be behind the derailment of Rajdhani Express at Chhapra in Bihar on Wednesday. UP Director General of Police (DGP) AL Bannerji held a meeting with Varanasi Zone IG Prakash D and...
  • LS win not a mere five-year contract: Modi tells Varanasi May 17, 2014

    A huge swarm of BJP supporters and city-dwellers greeted Prime Minister-elect Narendra Modi on his visit here on Saturday evening and cheered him as his cavalcade moved from the airport to the Kashi Vishwanath temple and the historic Dashaswamedh Ghat on the banks of the Ganga. Accompanied by party president Rajnath...
  • After eggs, ink thrown at Kejriwal during his road show in Varanasi March 25, 2014

    Black ink was thrown at AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal during his roadshow in Varanasi. Police resorts to mild lathicharge to control the mob. This comes shortly after eggs were thrown at Kejriwal's car outside the Kashi Vishwanath Temple in Varanasi on Tuesday, his supporters alleged. The incident occurred when Kejriwal was exiting the...
  • Rahul Gandhi meets rickshaw pullers, offers prayers at Kashi Vishwanath March 1, 2014

    Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi interacted on Saturday with rickshaw pullers and auto drivers and later prayed at the famous Kashi Vishwanath temple in Varanasi, on the second day of his visit to Uttar Pradesh. The Congress leader flew to Varanasi around noon and drove to the Cantonment railway station amid...
  • 25 Shiv Sena activists en-route Kashi-Vishwanath temple detained February 27, 2014

    A group of Shiv Sena activists was detained on Thursday while they were going to the Kashi-Vishwanath temple on the occasion of Shivratri. In view of law and order, no political outfit is permitted to carry out any kind of religious ritual at the Kashi-Vishwanath temple, police said. "Over 25 Shivsena activists...
  • Widows to share experience at BHU seminar on Monday February 16, 2014

    Hundreds of widows exchanged their experiences - mostly bitter and some sweet - as they prepared to participate in a seminar in Varanasi on Monday. "It's a lifetime experience for us," said Manu Ghosh, a widow in her eighties, and recalled how she and a dozen others from Vrindavan enjoyed a flight...
  • Visuals in Balu Mahendra's films speaks several emotions, says filmmaker K Vishwanath February 14, 2014

    Chennai: Prolific filmmaker Balu Mahendra was a craftsman who narrated emotional dramas with minimum characters and effective visuals for over three decades, won five National Awards and influenced a whole generation of filmmakers with his work. "He had a knack of letting his visuals speak several emotions. His visuals could create...
  • Former Mumbai cricketer Vishwanath Bondre dies January 9, 2014

    Mumbai: Former Mumbai Ranji Trophy cricketer Vishwanath Ramachandra Bondre died here last night. He was 77. "I heard from Shivaji Park Gymkhana round 10 pm that he died of a heart attack," informed Milind Rege, a former Mumbai captain who was his teammate for one year. Vishu Bondre played 8 games...
  • Narendra Modi to visit temples first, address Vijay Shankhnad rally later December 19, 2013

    The itinerary of BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, who is going to address Vijay Shankhnad rally in Varanasi on Friday, has been changed due to security reasons on the request of the district administration. President of state BJP Laxmi Kant Bajpai said that Modi would visit the Sankatmochan and Vishwanath...
  • CBI closes Mulayam Singh Yadav's disproportionate assets case September 20, 2013

    New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Friday closed the disproportionate assets case against Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav, who has extended outside support to the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance government on several occasions. CBI sources said that they are satisfied by Mulayam's explanation provided about his...
  • Man carrying fake currency held in Gurgaon September 19, 2013

    Gurgaon: A Bihar-based man was held here for using fake Indian currency notes for shopping and counterfeit notes with a face value of Rs 14,500 were seized from him, police said Thursday. Vishwanath alias Ajay, 35, who hails from Bihar, was arrested Wednesday from the Sabzi Mandi area, police said. The accused,...
  • Dravid, Vishwanath in Kirmani's greatest ever Karnataka Test XI August 12, 2013

    Bangalore: Rahul Dravid and GR Vishwanath are among the 12 Karnataka players picked by former Indian wicketkeeper Syed Kirmani in his personal list of the state's greatest ever in Test cricket. In his team, fast bowlers Javagal Srinath and Venkatesh Prasad would not find themselves playing in tandem in a match,...
  • KSCA to honour cricket legends in platinum year August 9, 2013

    Bangalore: As one of the oldest sports organisations in the country, the Karnataka State Cricket Association (KSCA) will honour some of the game's legends next week to mark its platinum jubilee year in this tech hub. "We have lined up a series of events to celebrate 75 years of our service...
  • Devotees throng Shiva temple on 'Sharavan Chaturdashi' August 5, 2013

    Over 30 lakh devotees paid obeisance to Lord Shiva at various temples in the state on "Sharavan Chaturdashi", which passed off peacefully amidst heavy security arrangements. Maximum number of 22 lakh devotees paid obeisance at Pura Mahadev temple in Baghpat, followed by 3.75 lakh and 3 lakh at Dudheshwar Nath...
  • Tamil film 'Singam 2' is set for a June release May 12, 2013

    Chennai: Tamil actor Suriya starrer action drama 'Singam 2' is expected to release in the second of week of June. "The film ('Singam 2') is currently undergoing post production work. It will have a grand audio launch on June 1 followed by worldwide release in the second week of the same...
  • Telugu film Greeku Veerudu' passes with U/A certificate April 23, 2013

    Chennai: Akkineni Nagarjuna-starrer Telugu romantic-drama 'Greeku Veerudu' has been passed with U/A-certificate by the Censor Board of Film Certification (CBFC) of India. It is releasing worldwide May 3. Confirming the same, a source from the film's unit told IANS: "The film has been passed with U/A-certificate with no cuts. Featuring Nayanthara, Meera...
  • Shatrughan: Dadasaheb Phalke award came late for Pran April 14, 2013

    Mumbai: Actor-politician Shatrughan Sinha feels that the Dadasaheb Phalke award has come to Pran, an actor par excellence, 'too late' but adds that the 93-year-old deserves the honour and it is 'better late than never'. "I'd say the honour is too late, too little, too delayed but thoroughly deserving for an...
  • No anger over 'Vishwaroopam' row: Kamal Haasan February 9, 2013

    Hyderabad: The controversy over his film 'Vishwaroopam' did not make actor Kamal Haasan angry but he felt "sorrow" and like Socrates, he would "sip the cup of poison" to speak his "freedom". Speaking at a meeting, he said, "I am not angry (over the issue), only (felt) sorrow, that in...
  • Shatrugan Sinha shifted from ICU to private room July 20, 2012

    Mumbai: Actor-politician Shatrugan Sinha, who underwent bypass surgery on Monday, is recovering and has been shifted to a private room from the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). He was operated upon July 16 at the Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital. "Mr. Sinha is doing well. He is recovering. He has been moved from ICU...
  • Shatrughan Sinha undergoes bypass surgery July 18, 2012

    Mumbai: Veteran actor and BJP leader Shatrughan Sinha underwent bypass surgery at a city hospital on Monday and will continue to stay there for a few days. The 66-year-old actor-turned-politician had been admitted to Kokilaben hospital in suburban Andheri on July 2 after he complained of breathlessness due to some...
  • AR Rahman encouraged SJ Suryah to compose music June 21, 2012

    We have not heard of SJ Suryah ever since his last film, Pawan Kalyan's 'Komaram Puli', flopped rather miserably and notoriously in the State. However, SJ has been in the news in Tamil Nadu, because he is coming back with 'Isai', where he is playing the lead role himself. SJ had...
  • Four directors to act in Suryah's 'Isai' June 20, 2012

    That S J Suryah is making a comeback with a film titled 'Isai' is known to everyone. The latest update about the project is that four prominent directors would play crucial roles in it. One of them is veteran Telugu director K Vishwanath. While scenes on him have already been shot,...
  • Kashi Vishwanath temple to get facelift June 19, 2012

    Lucknow: Varanasi's famous Kashi Vishwanath temple will be given a major facelift and the salaries of the priests will be increased, the Uttar Pradesh government announced on Tuesday. After a meeting of the temple trust, Religious Endowments Minister Anand Singh said that other than making provisions for booking online 'darshan' of...
  • KSCA opens new cricket academy June 19, 2012

    Bangalore: The Karnataka State Cricket Association (KSCA) opened a new cricket academy at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium premises on Monday to nurture the young talent of the state at the grassroots level. The academy was inaugurated by Karnataka Chief Minister DV Sadananda Gowda while former India cricketers like GR Viswanath,...
  • Marathi actress arrested for running sex racket November 30, 2011

    Pune: The social security cell (SSC) of Pune police have arrested 52-year-Marathi actress of yesteryears for her involvement in a prostitution racket run at a row house in Orchid Palace society on NIBM road, Kondhwa. The actress was identified as Padmaja Vishwanath Bapat has been booked under several sections of...
  • Cricketer Vishwanath to be honoured for lifetime work September 17, 2009

    New Delhi: The Castrol awards for cricketing excellence are among the most cherished honours in the game in the country. This year's ceremony is to be held in Mumbai on Thursday and among the men who will be honoured, is the legendary Gundappa Viswanath. He will be honoured with the...
  • Former PM, champion of social justice - V P Singh dead November 27, 2008

    New Delhi: Former prime minister V.P. Singh, who launched a bold initiative in social engineering while heading the country's first coalition government during 1989-90, died here after battling kidney ailment for several years. He was 77. Singh, who breathed his last at the Indraprastha Hospital at 1425 hrs, was suffering from...