ANNAPURNA

  • Death toll in Nepal's worst trekking disaster reaches 43 October 21, 2014

    Kathmandu: Rescuers on Tuesday pulled out three bodies of Nepali citizens killed in last week's freak blizzards and avalanches, taking the toll in the Himalayan nation's worst trekking disaster to 43. The blizzards struck the Annapurna Circuit, a trail popular among Western hikers who walk around Mount Annapurna, the 10th highest...
  • Nepal blizzard death toll rises to 39, more than 370 rescued October 18, 2014

    Kathmandu: The death toll in a blizzard that engulfed trekkers on Nepal's popular Annapurna trail in the Himalayas has risen to 39, police and army sources said on Saturday. "We have spotted nine new bodies today," said Govinda Pathak, police head in the district of Mustang. "We could not retrieve them...
  • 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...
  • Fodder scam: Annapurna Devi, Sanjay Yadav bail bond for Lalu Prasad December 17, 2013

    Jharkhand Minister Annapurna Devi and RJD MLA Sanjay Yadav became the two sureties in furnishing bail bonds for Rs 25,000 each, paving the way for party chief Lalu Prasad Yadav's release from jail on bail on Monday. The two RJD leaders went to the Special CBI court of Balmukund Rai (officiating...
  • Lalu's jail term same as Nelson Mandela's, says RJD October 27, 2013

    Drawing a parallel between Lalu Prasad and antiapartheid activist Nelson Mandela, Jharkhand minister Annapurna Devi, on Sunday, said the jailed leader would be a "future challenger" for the post of prime minister. "Nelson Mandela had been jailed for 27 years following his protest against the apartheid regime. When he came out...
  • 'CIC's RTI decision open to debate' June 5, 2013

    Information Commissioner Annapurna Dixit has defended the CIC's ruling that national parties be placed within the ambit of the RTI. ...
  • Nagarjuna to shoot in Slovenia for Telugu film 'Bhai' May 13, 2013

    Telugu superstar Nagarjuna and Richa Gangopadhyaya will be sharing space in the film titled 'Bhai'. The film is directed by 'Aha Naa Pellanta' (new) and 'Poola Rangadu' fame Veerabhadram Chowdary. The actors are currently busy shooting for the film. Recently, the actors headed to Slovenia to shoot the song sequences for...
  • Annapurna School of Film and Media joins global campus May 4, 2013

    Hyderabad: Annapurna International School of Film and Media (AISFM) Friday announced today that it represented Indian media industry in Ryerson University's Global City Project, a live TV show that was streamed online to film students around the world. Under the project by Toronto based university, schools produce a live television...
  • Good actor can enact scene in many ways: Lakshmi Manchu April 21, 2013

    Hyderabad: Telugu producer cum actor Lakshmi Manchu said Saturday that a hallmark of a good actor is that he or she can perform one single scene in three million different ways. "If you need to excel in the art of filmmaking, then you need to adapt to all crafts of...
  • Actor Lavanya Tripati to star in Manchu Vishnu's next March 25, 2013

    The second schedule of Manchu Vishnu and Veeru Potla's action comedy has started in Hyderabad today. However, actor Lavanya Tripati is the female lead in this film and it is presented by Aariana and Viviana. Produced by Dr Mohan Babu under 24 frames factory banner actor Vishnu said that a powerful...
  • Pandit Ravi Shankar's students will keep his legacy alive: Pandit Barun Kumar Pal December 14, 2012

    Indian classical musician and Pandit Ravi Shankar's disciple Pandit Barun Kumar Pal joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on the impact of Pandit Ravi Shankar on Indian classical music. Q. When did you last speak to him? And if not very personal, could you share some of the things you talked...
  • FTN: Are the classical arts in danger of being lost in India? December 13, 2012

    Did Pandit Ravi Shankar show the way as to how the classical arts can be kept alive in the contemporary world? ...
  • Pt Ravi Shankar's music was as vivacious as his personal life December 12, 2012

    New Delhi: With the death of Pandit Ravi Shankar, passes an era of Hindustani classical music an era which saw the Indian musical artform going global in the true sense of the word. Ravi Shankar, born as Robindro Shounkor Chowdhury to a Bengali Brahmin family in Varanasi in 1920,...
  • Actor Nagarjuna gives his studio business a new look August 3, 2012

    It's not an easy time to be running a studio floor business in India. Kamalistan and Filmalaya in Mumbai, Gemini and Vijayavahini in Chennai, and Technician and Indrapuri in Kolkata have all sold out to builders or governments because no one's shooting in them anymore. Mehboob Studios in Mumbai has...
  • Pranab avoided going to school, says elder sister July 23, 2012

    Kirnahar: As a child, Presidentelect Pranab Mukherjee did not like to go to school but liked to play a priest, his elder sister Annapurna Banerjee said on Sunday. "Oh! He was always reluctant to go to the primary school in our village Mirati. It was difficult to take him to school....
  • Nagarjuna's film institute takes a step forward June 22, 2012

    Annapurna International School of Film and Media, founded by actor Nagarjuna, is a name to reckon with in South India. Its onward march has received a fillip, thanks to a deal struck by its founderpresident, with Jawaharlal Nehru Architecture and Fine Arts University. The idea behind the agreement was explained...
  • Nepal flood toll reaches 15: Reports May 6, 2012

    Kathmandu: As many as 15 people have been killed and many are still missing following an avalanche in Nepal's Annapurna range which triggered a massive flood in the Seti river Saturday, local media reports said. The flood caused massive destruction to human settlements around the area in Kaski district. With Saturday...
  • Nagarjuna starts studio to attract Hollywood April 17, 2012

    Hyderabad: Three decades after his father, legendary Telugu actor Akkineni Nageswara Rao, started the Telugu film industry's migration from Madras (now Chennai) to Hyderabad, his actor son Akkineni Nagarjuna has embarked on an ambitious plan to attract Bollywood and Hollywood to 'worldclass production facilities' in this southern metropolis that has...
  • Raje morphs into goddess; BJP not amused May 26, 2007

    Jaipur (Rajasthan): BJP leader Jaswant Singh's wife Sheetal Kanwar has filed a police complaint against the publishers of a poster that depicts Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje and other senior leaders as Gods and Goddesses. Kanwar has claimed that the poster hurts religious sentiments of Hindus. The complaint has also...