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  • Anna Hazare writes to Modi, threatens stir over black money 1 week ago

    Mumbai: Criticising the government for telling the Supreme Court that all information on black money stashed abroad can't be disclosed, activist Anna Hazare on Saturday wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and threatened to launch an agitation if the ill-gotten wealth was not brought back. "Bringing back black money is an...
  • First finger then head missing from Hazare's statue in Gurgaon 1 week ago

    Gurgaon: Social activist Anna Hazare's life-size statue installed in the posh Civil Lines area here was beheaded in the early hours Saturday, an activist said. Last year, Hazare had written to the then Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief Rajnath Singh, seeking his help in the installation of his statue here. Hazare had...
  • Anna Hazare writes to Modi, threatens stir over black money 1 week ago

    Mumbai: Criticising the government for telling the Supreme Court that all information on black money stashed abroad can't be disclosed, activist Anna Hazare on Saturday wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and threatened to launch an agitation if the ill-gotten wealth was not brought back. "Bringing back black money is...
  • 113-year-old woman fudges date of birth to join Facebook October 12, 2014

    New York: Anna Stoehr, one of the oldest living people in the world at age 113, has finally got herself a Facebook account. What she had to do was to lie about her actual age as the earliest birth year listed on Facebook to create a new profile is 1905. Stoehr,...
  • Nobel for Satyarthi, Malala a tribute to Mahatma: Anna Hazare October 10, 2014

    Ralegan-Siddhi: Anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare on Friday welcomed the Nobel Peace Prizes to Indian social activist Kailah Satyarthi and Pakistani teenager Malala Yousufzai as "a tribute to Mahatma Gandhi's ideals and traditions". "Today's children, both girls and boys are the assets of their countries. They have a right to education for...
  • AR Rahman to work with Brazilian singer Anna Beatriz for the film 'Pele' September 12, 2014

    New Delhi: After collaborating with multiple names from the international world, Oscarwinning Indian composer AR Rahman has joined hands with Brazilian singersongwriter Anna Beatriz for the movie "Pele". "Working with the very Brazilian and very talented lyricist and singer Anna Beatriz, for the movie 'Pel'," Rahman posted on his Twitter page...
  • Sweden launches life science & healthcare platform in India September 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Sweden on Tuesday launched a life science and healthcare platform in India with an aim to promote sustainable best practises in the sector. The platform will be an amalgamation of ideas within the Swedish model of healthcare Symbiocare, Health by Sweden and best practises in India. ...
  • Leo Tolstoy's 186th birthday: Google doodles the great Russian author's epic novels September 9, 2014

    New Delhi: A collection of images set within an interactive doodle attempts to capture the grandeur of the works one of the world's greatest novelists Leo Tolstoy. The whitebearded, prolific writer was a master of realistic fiction and is revered the world over for addressing war, love, God and...
  • Leander PaesCara Black enter US Open mixed doubles second round August 29, 2014

    India's Leander Paes and his Zimbabwean partner Cara Black, seeded third, along with the sixth seeds Rohan Bopanna and his Slovenian teammate Katarina Srebotnik advanced to the second round of the mixed doubles at the US Open. Paes and Cara had to battle hard to beat Dutch JeanJulien Rojer and AnnaLena...
  • Teenager Bellis shocks 12th seed Cibulkova at US Open August 27, 2014

    New York: American teenager Catherine Bellis provided the biggest jolt in the US Open's first round on Tuesday by upsetting 12th seed Dominika Cibulkova 61, 46, 64. Playing on the secondary Court Six, the 15yearold Bellis became the youngest female player to win a match at the US Open since Anna...
  • 'Into The Woods' trailer: Meryl Streep, Johnny Depp, Anna Kendrick are perfectly creepy and deliciously whimsical August 5, 2014

    Are you a fan of the fairy tales? Then you must see this trailer. 'Into the Woods' is a modern twist on the Brothers Grimm fairy tales, intertwining the plots of a few choice stories and exploring the consequences of the characters' wishes and quests. This musical follows the classic tales of...
  • Shortfall in offtake by Gujarat deprived beneficiaries: CAG July 27, 2014

    Gandhinagar: The overall shortfall in the offtake of subsidised wheat and rice by Gujarat Government during 200813 has "deprived" the beneficiaries of the food grains, which were allotted by Centre, and also caused a loss of subsidy to the tune of Rs 2,652 crore, according to a CAG report. "The overall...
  • Government to make Karnataka hungerfree: Minister July 9, 2014

    Bangalore: Karnataka would be made a hungerfree state while laying stress on the ambitious Re 1 per kg rice scheme "Anna Bhagya", Food and Civil Supplies Minister Dinesh Gundu Rao said on Wednesday. "Our challenge is to make Karnataka a hungerfree state," he said at a function to release a book...
  • SC grants 3 month time to CBI to furnish details of NGOs July 8, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday granted three more months to CBI to provide details about all registered NGOs in the country and whether they file balance sheets before the authority. A bench headed by Justice HL Dattu granted time after the agency submitted that all the states have not...
  • Serena Williams eases into Wimbledon 2nd round June 25, 2014

    London: Fivetime champion Serena Williams made light work of Anna Tatishvili, beating the fellow American 61, 62 to reach the second round at Wimbledon on Tuesday. Williams, who lost in the second round at the French Open, hit 31 winners and had 16 aces. The 32yearold Williams has never lost in the...
  • 'True Blood' headed for a musical afterlife June 18, 2014

    Los Angeles: Like the vampires it portrays, "True Blood" won't seem to die. Even if it means breaking out in song. After the final scene of the upcoming final season of "True Blood," fans may be able to take another fresh bite out of the HBO vampire drama. In the works: "True...
  • Rojer, Groenefeld win French Open mixed doubles title June 5, 2014

    Paris: JeanJulien Rojer of the Netherlands and AnnaLena Groenefeld of Germany won the mixed doubles title at the French Open by defeating eighthseeded Nenad Zimonjic of Serbia and Julia Goerges of Germany 46, 62, 107 on Thursday. Rojer was playing his first Grand Slam final while Groenefeld won the mixed doubles...
  • Rihanna honored for style at annual fashion awards June 3, 2014

    New York: Fashion rules are made to be broken, Rihanna told a glittering crowd of fashion industry leaders on Monday, and her outfit dramatically conveyed that message: a sheer fishnet gown, sparkling with thousands of embedded crystals, that left little underneath to the imagination. The singer cemented her role as a...
  • BJP faces revolt over naming Kiran Bedi for Delhi CM May 23, 2014

    New Delhi: A storm is brewing in the BJP with many Delhi leaders allegedly threatening to "not cooperate" and even "lose deliberately" if former top cop Kiran Bedi was named the party's next chief ministerial nominee, party sources said. "There is severe opposition to her (Bedi) in the party. A...
  • Kejriwal to stay in the same cell where Anna was kept in 2011 May 21, 2014

    Former Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal was on Wednesday taken to the same Tihar jail cell where his mentor Anna Hazare was kept after his arrest during the Lokpal movement in 2011. Kejriwal will stay alone in jail number four here, where he will sleep on the floor and will be...
  • Madras HC comes to the rescue of student couple refused hall tickets May 20, 2014

    Chennai: Madras High Court has come to the rescue of two students of an engineering college who got married while in the second year of the civil engineering course at a college in Namakkal district and were subsequently refused permission by the management to write the examination. Justice S Manikumar, passing...
  • 'Thanks to AAP, Modi mustering courage to campaign in Amethi' May 5, 2014

    AAP leader Yogendra Yadav on Sunday asserted that it was due to the awakening brought about by the newlyfloated party against the UPA government's "misrule" that Narendra Modi was mustering courage to campaign in the Congress stronghold of Amethi. "If Narendra Modi is planning to hold a rally in Amethi tomorrow,...
  • 'True Blood' star Anna Paquin joins Twitter May 4, 2014

    Los Angeles:'True Blood' star Anna Paquin is the latest celebrity to join microblogging site Twitter. The 31yearold actress joined other bluecheckmarked celebs on May 2 and shared her daytoday news, reported E!Online. Paquin posted a selfie of her and husband Stephen Moyer on her account. Moyer also joined the site,...
  • Anna Hazare to launch 'Asli Azadi Abhiyan' on August 9 April 18, 2014

    Accusing both ruling and opposition parties of collecting unaccounted donations during elections, Anna Hazare on Friday announced that he would launch "Asli Azadi Abhiyan (Real Freedom Movement)" from Mumbai on August 9, on the anniversary of the Quit India Movement. The social activist said consultation programmes will be held in nine major...
  • Watch: Anna Hazare casts his vote in Maharastra April 17, 2014

    Anti-corruption activist Anna Hazare has appealed to people to come out in huge numbers to cast their votes. ...
  • Filmmaker Shashank Udapurkar set to make a biopic on anti-corruption activist Anna Hazare's life April 17, 2014

    Mumbai: Movie director Shashank Udapurkar said here today, that he has received a formal consent from Anna Hazare for making a biopic on the anti-corruption activist. "It took me long to complete the script on Anna. I had drafted seven scripts before finalising it, since it is a mammoth task to...
  • Rishi Kapoor, Lata Mangeshkar, Zakir Hussain chosen for Deenanath Mangeshkar Award April 14, 2014

    Mumbai: Zakir Hussain and Pandharinath Kolhapure have been named for this year's Master Deenath Mangeshkar Award for music, actor Rishi Kapoor for theatre and cinema and Anna Hazare for social awareness, renowned singer Lata Mangeshkar announced here Sunday. Theatre personalities Dinesh Pedanekar and Mukta Barve, founders of Anamika and Rasika Sanstha,...