ARUNDHATI

  • SBI defends $1 billion loan to Adani Group, says money disbursal after scrutiny 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Amid controversy over sanctioning a $1 billion loan to Adani Group, SBI on Thursday said that it has only signed a preliminary MoU and will disburse the money only after proper due diligence. SBI had on the sidelines of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's...
  • SC judgement on Coal: Banks with Rs 1 lakh crore exposure sitting on mine of worries September 24, 2014

    New Delhi: The mass cancellation of coal blocks by the Supreme Court has sent banks in a jittery mode as they have extended over Rs 1 lakh crore loans to power plants that were fed by these mines. Almost all banks including country's largest lender State Bank of India and private...
  • Eight Indians in Fortune list of powerful AsiaPacific women September 21, 2014

    New York: As many as eight Indian women, led by ICICI Bank chief Chanda Kochhar, have made it to the Fortune list of 25 most powerful women "shaping the new world order" in the AsiaPacific region. Kochhar, ranked highest among Indian women, has been ranked second across the region, while three...
  • Coal blocks allocation: SBI says has Rs 4,000crore exposure September 9, 2014

    Mumbai: Country's largest lender SBI, which has Rs 4,000crore exposure to coal mines, on Tuesday said that the banking system is unlikely to take a hard knock even if the Supreme Court cancels all the 218 coal blocks allocated between 1993 and 2010. Various reports have pegged the collective exposure...
  • Azad seeks action against Arundhati Roy for antiGandhi comment July 19, 2014

    Jammu: Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad on Saturday demanded action against writer and activist Arundhati Roy for her reported comments in which she had criticised Mahatma Gandhi for his "casteist tendencies". "If someone (Arundhati) says that Gandhiji was casteist... That should not be tolerated and that cannot be tolerated. Action should...
  • More private firms in power supply will ease hurdles: Piyush Goyal June 23, 2014

    New Delhi: Increased participation by private companies in electricity distribution will help ease supply bottlenecks and reinstate investor confidence in the sector, Power Minister Piyush Goyal said on Monday. The minister met top bankers including ICICI Bank Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer Chanda Kochhar and State Bank of India Chairperson...
  • SBI's Bhattacharya, ICICI's Kochhar among Forbes' most powerful women May 28, 2014

    New York: State Bank of India Chairperson Arundhati Bhattacharya and ICICI Bank Managing Director Chanda Kochhar are among the five women from India featured in Forbes' 100 most powerful women in the world, a list topped by German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Bhattacharya is ranked 36th on the power list, while Kochhar is...
  • Uber Cup: Sayali Gokhle replaces Arundhati Pantawane in Indian badminton squad May 17, 2014

    Shuttler Sayali Gokhle on Saturday replaced an injured Arundhati Pantawane in India's women squad for the Uber Cup. "I had hurt my shoulder after playing a match during the camp. It has been a week. It is a ligament injury. I will be out for another week atleast. It is unfortunate...
  • Watch: The unintentionally hilarious trailer of Bengali film 'Arundhati' with Koel Mallick as a warrior princess will give Rajinikanth a complex April 28, 2014

    An upcoming Bengali film's trailer is the trippiest thing you will see on the Internet today. 'Arundhati', directed by Sujit Mondal and starring actress Koel Mallick in the lead role, tells the story of a warrior queen. The remake of the 2009 Telugu film by the same name has some...
  • Young shuttlers to lead Indian challenge in Malaysia March 24, 2014

    Johor Bahru: With top brass skipping the tournament, young guns of Indian badminton, including Sourabh Varma and Arundhati Pantawane, will brace up for the challenge when they begin their campaign at the USD 120,000 Malaysian Grand Prix Gold, starting with the qualifiers at Pasir Gudang on Tuesday. After back-to-back tournaments, top...
  • Leader Talk: 'Over 55 per cent banking assets led by women' March 22, 2014

    Arundhati Bhattacharya, chairperson of State Bank of India asserted that over 55 per cent banking assets were led by women. However, she went on to say that it will take some time for more and more women entering the corporate world. Speaking to Rajdeep Sardesai, editor-in-Chief, IBN18 Network, Arundhati justified...
  • Does Ambedkar's philosophy need an updated champion? March 19, 2014

    While it is normal for Arundhati Roy's views to be questioned and criticised, it is not often that one finds her self-perceived role as mediator on certain matters questioned at a fundamental level. That this has happened in relation to a long-ago ideological duel between Ambedkar and Gandhi makes it...
  • Genres don't define film's success: Kodi Ramakrishna February 1, 2014

    New Delhi: Veteran Telugu filmmaker Kodi Ramakrishna, known for churning out blockbusters such as 'Ammoru' and 'Arundhati' in mythology and fantasy genres, says that the success of any film depends on its 'story' and 'execution', but not on genre. "I don't think genres have anything to do with the prospect of...
  • Arundhati Roy's mother Mary Roy joins AAP January 22, 2014

    Mary Roy, women rights activist and mother of Man Booker prize winner Arundhati Roy, has joined the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP). Roy, who received the party membership from state AAP functionaries in Kottayam on Tuesday, said she expected the new party would bring about a qualitative change in politics. "Most other...
  • Tejpal sex assault: Girl to help police, say sources November 25, 2013

    Panaji: The woman journalist who has accused Tehelka's Founder Editor Tarun Tejpal of sexually assaulting her has agreed to cooperate with the police. Sources in the Goa police said that her statement will be recorded in front of the magistrate in Panjim. Sources also said that the woman journalist is likely...
  • Sexual assault: Arundhati Roy slams Tejpal, says it's rape number 2 November 25, 2013

    New Delhi: Booker Prize winning novelist Arundhati Roy on Monday slammed Tehelka Editor Tarun Tejpal for allegedly sexually assaulting a woman journalist. In her blog, Roy called the incident 'rape number two'. She said, "This is Rape Number Two: the rape of the values and the politics that Tehelka claims...
  • Don't limit PM option to only Modi or Rahul, says Arundhati November 17, 2013

    Author and activist Arundhati Roy, on Sunday, said that in an age of coalition, options are wide open before people and they should not fall into trap of Narendra Modi or Rahul Gandhi. "I don't think we should fall into trap of Modi or Rahul. Indulging in poll predictions will be...
  • Saina, Kashyap crash out of China Open November 14, 2013

    Shanghai: Indian shuttlers endured a disappointing day at the China Open Super Series Premier with star player Saina Nehwal going down in the women's singles second round while Parupalli Kashyap crashed out of the men's singles competition here on Thursday. While Saina lost 2116, 1521, 1721 to unseeded Sun Yu of...
  • SBI head Arundhati Bhattacharya emerges as empowering leader October 22, 2013

    The appointment of Arundhati Bhattacharya as chairperson of State Bank of India Oct 7 signals her acumen with numbers. That a 57yearold career banker will lead the 207yearold bank, the biggest in the country, to serve the customer is a natural expectation. That winds of change with her employeefriendly approach and...
  • Arundhati Bhattacharya takes charge as first woman chief of SBI October 7, 2013

    Mumbai:Arundhati Bhattacharya on Monday took over as the new chairperson of the State Bank of India (SBI). She is the first woman to be appointed to the top job at the country's largest lender. Prior to her elevation to the top job, 57yearold Bhattacharya was managing director and chief financial officer...
  • Indian Badminton League: Mumbai take 20 lead over Delhi August 20, 2013

    Mumbai: World number one Lee Chong Wei lived up to his reputation by easing his way past Malaysian compatriot Daren Liew on his Indian Badminton League debut before All England women's champion Tine Baun followed suit to provide a flying 20 start to Mumbai Masters against Krishh Delhi Smashers in...
  • Thulasi, Arundhati, Sai Praneeth enter main draw in Singapore June 18, 2013

    Singapore: Indian shuttlers P.C. Thulasi, Arundhati Pantawane and B. Sai Praneeth entered the main draw after winning the qualification rounds of their respective categories at the Singapore Open Super Series here Tuesday. Sai Praneeth, who sent legendary Taufik Hidayat into retirement last week, won both his men's singles qualification matches. The...
  • Saina Nehwal, Arundhati Pantawane reach prequarters of Thailand GP June 5, 2013

    Bangkok: Defending champion Saina Nehwal and rising star Arundhati Pantawane advanced to the prequarterfinals of Thailand Grand Prix Gold badminton tournament after notching up contrasting wins in women's singles competition here on Wednesday. World No 2 Saina didn't break much sweat as she prevailed over Shih Han Hung of Chinese Taipei...
  • 'Rani Ranamma' to expose society's effects on the society April 17, 2013

    Chennai: After making some of the best Telugu fantasy films such as 'Arundhati', Telugu filmmaker Kodi Ramakrishna is set to expose the ill effects of society on people's lives in his upcoming actionthriller 'Rani Ranamma'. However, he clarifies it is not about the situation in Sri Lanka. He believes there is...
  • Arundhati, Thulasi, Tanvi fail to qualify at Swiss Open March 13, 2013

    Basel: Indian women shuttlers Arundhati Pantawane, P.C. Thulasi and Tanvi Lad failed to qualify for the main draw of the Swiss Open Grand Prix Gold at the St. Jakobshalle here on Tuesday. While Arundhati reached the second and final round of the women's singles qualifiers, Thulasi and Tanvi went down in...
  • Tamil film 'Sundattam' gets cut to maintain run time March 11, 2013

    Tamil film 'Sundattam' by a debuatant director has become one of the best made films of Tamil cinema recently. The racy thriller stars newcomers like Irfan, Arundhati, Madhu and Naren. The story of film revolves around a game of carom, the story is effectively been woven around the game...
  • Tamil review: 'Sundattam' is a racy thriller March 9, 2013

    Cast: Irfan, Arundhati, Stalin, Madhu and Naren Director: Bramha G Dev Coming from a debutant director, 'Sundattam' is undoubtedly one of the better films of recent times with its share of ups and downs. Thankfully, it doesn't get swept away in the tide of commercialism and even succeeds in producing a...
  • Will online freedom of speech decrease even further? January 11, 2013

    The internet's a brave new world in so many waysdriven by the young invigorating the old. About 150 million Indians are on the web now. Earlier, to express ideas publicly, you had to go through a newspaper, magazine, TV or a radio station before. The guardians of media regulated how...
  • Is 'The God of Small Things' going to be a film? December 6, 2012

    New Delhi: Director Anjali Menon, who debuted with critically acclaimed Malayalam movie 'Manjadikuru', says it would be a dream come true to translate Arundhati Roy's 'God of Small Things' on the big screen. "I would love to recreate the magic of 'God of Small Things' on celluloid or something in...
  • 'Rudrama Devi' will be the motherofall period films November 8, 2012

    Telugu filmmaker Gunasekhar says his upcoming film 'Rudrama Devi' will be the motherofall period films. Telugu actress Anushka, who rose to fame with her appearance in Telugu periodfantasy 'Arundhati', will reprise the role of the queen. "My film will definitely supersede the standards set by all period flicks to date. I've been...