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  • Dhruv Sitwala stuns Pankaj Advani to claim Asian Billiards title April 13, 2015

    Beijing: Rising Mumbai cueist Dhruv Sitwala stunned multiple world champion Pankaj Advani to win the ACBS Asian Billiards Championship and pocket his first international title ON Monday. Indian cuiests dominated the event, which had three world champions Advani, C Praprut and Peter Gilchrist in the fray, as defending champion Sourav Kothari...
  • HC quashes Anita Advani's domestic violence complaint against Dimple Kapadia, family April 9, 2015

    Mumbai: In a relief to Rajesh Khanna's wife Dimple Kapadia, daughter Twinkle Khanna and son-in-law Akshay Kumar, the Bombay High Court today quashed a complaint of domestic violence lodged against them by the late actor's alleged live-in partner Anita Advani. Justice M L Tahaliyani allowed petitions filed by Dimple, Twinkle and...
  • Advani a Hindutva icon despite being from a convent school: Congress to Goa minister April 8, 2015

    Panaji: Opposition Congress on Tuesday hit back at Goa minister Deepak Dhavalikar, whose party MGP is the alliance partner in the BJP-led government, over his remarks on convent schools and Indian culture, saying that BJP veteran LK Advani still remains a "Hindutva icon" despite being the product of a missionary...
  • BJP patriach LK Advani not officially intimated for party's foundation day celebrations April 6, 2015

    New Delhi: BJP patriarch LK Advani on Monday was not officially intimated about the foundation day celebrations at the party head office in the national capital. According to sources, Advani was not even invited for the programme. His residence received a general SMS which was sent to all the party workers....
  • No speech by Lal Krishna Advani at BJP's National Executive April 4, 2015

    Bengaluru: Marginalised BJP veteran LK Advani did not address the Nation Executive meeting, a permanent feature in such meets, reflecting the current power equation in the ruling party. There was no word from the party on why he did not address the meeting which concluded on Saturday but there was speculation...
  • Amit Shah asks BJP workers to focus on social issues April 3, 2015

    Bengaluru: The BJP national executive, the first-ever after the party came to power at the Centre, on Friday started with a call by party president Amit Shah to engage party workers in social campaigns like that on the girl child and train workers for political activism. Shah also lauded the 10-month...
  • Live: All states are similar to Centre; NITI Aayog a step forward to strengthen relations, says PM Modi April 3, 2015

    The primary focus of the two-day meet will be on strengthening the party in South India. The meet will also finetune strategies including on blunting the opposition campaign on the land acquisition ordinance....
  • BJP national executive meet begins, focus likely on strengthening party in South India April 3, 2015

    Bengaluru: The stage is set in Bengaluru for Bharatiya Janata Party's first National Executive meet under Amit Shah's leadership. The primary focus of the two-day meet will be on strengthening the party in South India. The meet will also finetune strategies including on blunting the opposition campaign on the land...
  • BJP's national executive meet to begin on Friday, all eyes on LK Advani's address April 2, 2015

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party's national executive will meet on Friday in Bengaluru and all eyes will be on whether party patriarch LK Advani will address the meet or not. Sources said the party had approached Advani to address the national executive, but he is not very keen to...
  • SC issues notice to LK Advani, 20 others in Babri Masjid demolition conspiracy case March 31, 2015

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday issued notices to senior Bharatiya Janata Party leaders LK Advani, Murli Manohar Joshi, Uma Bharti, Kalyan Singh and 17 other BJP and Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) leaders in the Babri Masjid demolition conspiracy case. The 21 notices have been issued over a petition...
  • SC to hold final hearing in Babri demolition conspiracy case today March 31, 2015

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday will take up on April 1 for final hearing the CBI's appeal challenging 2010 Allahabad High Court verdict discharging of LK Advani and 19 other senior leaders of BJP and Hindu outfits the charges of criminal conspiracy in the demolition of the Babri...
  • Gandhi Peace Prize for ISRO March 27, 2015

    New Delhi: Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has been selected for the Gandhi Peace Prize for 2014 for its contribution to the country's development through space technology and satellite-based services. The award, comprising Rs one crore and a citation, was decided after the jury for the prize met under the...
  • Had suggested that Atal Bihari Vajpayee be given Bharat Ratna, says LK Advani March 27, 2015

    Speaking to CNN-IBN, Senior BJP leader LK Advani said that he had urged the Centre to award former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee the Bharat Ratna. ...
  • Alliance between BJP-PDP is not bad: LK Advani March 23, 2015

    Ahmedabad: BJP veteran leader LK Advani said on Monday that the political alliance between BJP and the PDP in Jammu and Kashmir is "not bad" but some decisions taken by the Mufti Sayeed government without consulting the BJP were "not good". "BJP's stand on Kashmir is clear and known to...
  • Government releases pro formas of Sonia Gandhi, LK Advani, Amit Shah March 16, 2015

    New Delhi: The government has released pro formas of high profile leaders to prove that the profiling of VVIPs is carried out as a routine drill by Delhi Police. The pro formas released include that of senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader Sushma Swaraj, Lal Krishna Advani, party President Amit Shah...
  • Rahul snooping row: Delhi Police never works under any political pressure, says BS Bassi March 14, 2015

    New Delhi: After Congress criticised Narendra Modi government for political espionage on Rahul Gandhi, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) spokesperson Sambit Patra said that this is a technical issue and not political one. Clarifying BJP's stand Patra said that the police provided outer cover even to SPG protectees and Congress did...
  • Rhys Clark knocks out Pankaj Advani in Indian Open March 11, 2015

    Mumbai: Scottish amateur Rhys Clark broke Indian hearts by ousting national champion Pankaj Advani 4-3 in a thrilling wild card round of the Indian Open world ranking snooker tournament on Tuesday. Clark, only 20, sank the black in the centre pocket to close out the match that lasted over two hours...
  • Facebook page in my name is a fake, tweets filmmaker Nikhil Advani March 9, 2015

    Mumbai: Filmmaker Nikhil Advani says he has no account on the social networking site Facebook. The 'Kal Ho Naa Ho' fame director took to microblogging site Twitter to tell his fans about a fake account in his name on Facebook. "The Facebook page in my name is a fake," Advani tweeted. He...
  • Imran Khan on 'Katti Batti': It was positive experience to have worked with Kangana Ranaut, Nikhil Advani February 27, 2015

    Mumbai: Actor Imran Khan is having a positive experience filming 'Katti Batti', thanks to his wonderful co-star Kangana Ranaut and 'great director Nikhil Advani. "I am having so much fun on this film ('Katti Batti') because I am working with Kangana (Ranaut) for the first time and she is just so...
  • Lal Krishna Advani renews wedding vows on 50th anniversary, PM Modi wishes him February 22, 2015

    New Delhi: Away from political limelight, BJP veteran LK Advani was the cynosure of all eyes on Sunday as he turned a 'groom' once again, exchanging the traditional 'varmala' with his wife Kamla on their 50th wedding anniversary. Vice President Hamid Ansari, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, several Governors and BJP leaders...
  • Nikhil Advani wraps up the shoot of 'Hero' with a photoshoot with Sooraj Pancholi and Athiya Shetty February 19, 2015

    Ace photographer Avinash Gowariker, shot with the lead pair and the director of 'Hero' on the last day of the film's shooting. Debutant actors Sooraj Pancholi and Athiya Shetty posed for some beautiful pictures along with director Nikhil Advani. Advani and Gowariker posted the pictures on Twitter and the filmmaker...
  • Pankaj Advani, Varun Madan for Asian snooker February 9, 2015

    Bengaluru: National champion Pankaj Advani and Varun Madan topped the overall rankings on conclusion of selection trials here Monday and the duo will represent India in the Asian Snooker to be held in Malaysia later this year. Winning six of his seven league matches, Advani finished on top, while Madan ended...
  • Confirmed! 'Hero' remake to be released on July 3 this year February 9, 2015

    Mumbai: 'Hero', Salman Khan's first film production under his new banner SKF, is all set to hit theatres on July 3 this year. The film, starring debutante actors Suraj Pancholi and Sunil Shetty's daughter Athiya, is the remake of the superhit 1983 film of the same name. The upcoming film is...
  • Siddharth Parikh surprises Pankaj Advani in billiards February 5, 2015

    Bengaluru: Aided by two breaks of 100 and a 96, Siddharth Parikh pulled off a 3-1 win over World and National champion Pankaj Advani on Thursday in the selection trials for the Asian Billiards Championship. The result helped Parikh to top the rankings in camp ahead of Advani who however topped...
  • Sportspersons who have made India proud in 2014 February 4, 2015

    Indian Hockey team, Jitu Rai, Pankaj Advani, PV Sindhu, Sania Mirza, Yogeshwar Dutt are the sportspersons who have made India proud in 2014. ...
  • Damani shocks Advani in billiards selection camp February 3, 2015

    Bengaluru: World and National champion Pankaj Advani suffered a shock 2-3 (100-up) defeat against Brijesh Damani in his opening fixture of the selection camp trials for the Asian Billiards Championship here on Tuesday. Advani, however, recovered to win his next match 3-1 over Jaiveer Dhingra while Damani went down 1-3 to...
  • The nominees of sportsperson of the year 2015 February 3, 2015

    The Indian hockey team, Jitu Rai in shooting and Pankaj Advani in snooker are some of the nominees of the year 2015 in sports. ...
  • Padma awards announced: Amitabh Bachchan, LK Advani among other recipients January 26, 2015

    LK Advani, Amitabh Bachchan, thespian Dilip Kumar and Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Sunday were chosen for this year's Padma Vibhushan, the second highest civilian honour, as government gave a saffron touch honouring eminent people of various fields in 2015's list of Padma awardees. ...
  • LK Advani, Amitabh Bachchan, Dilip Kumar get Padma Vibhushan January 25, 2015

    New Delhi: LK Advani, Amitabh Bachchan, thespian Dilip Kumar and Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Sunday were chosen for this year's Padma Vibhushan, the second highest civilian honour, as government gave a saffron touch honouring eminent people of various fields in 2015's list of Padma awardees. Eminent lawyer KK...
  • Pankaj Advani wins the Senior National Snooker Championship January 24, 2015

    Kolkata: Pankaj Advani added one more title to his glittering career when he eased past an inexperienced Varun Madan 6-3 to win the Senior National Snooker Championship at the Bengal Rowing Club on Saturday. 24-year-old Delhi lad Madan, who made his maiden senior national final from the qualifiers, won the third,...