Ashok Kumar

  • Rail Budget success dependent on administrative reforms July 9, 2014

    The Railway Budget 2014-15 presented By the Hon'ble Railway Minister S Gowda is revolutionary in more ways than one. A rare presentation that focuses on giving a growth direction to the Indian Railways and its dilapidated infrastructure while simultaneously making efforts to re-in force the faith of the nation in...
  • Nitish Kumar to become Lalu Prasad Yadav's neighbour May 22, 2014

    Bitter rivals in Bihar politics Nitish Kumar and Lalu Prasad will be neighbours now after the JD(U) top leader abdicated power as Chief Minister in the face of severe drubbing in the recent Lok Sabha election. Kumar has been alloted the bungalow on 7 Circular Road by the Building Construction Department...
  • Congress President Sonia Gandhi leading in Rae Bareli May 16, 2014

    Congress President Sonia Gandhi is leading by 1,293 votes over her nearest rival Ajay Agarwal of BJP in Rae Bareli. Dimple Yadav, wife of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav is leading by over 1,000 votes over her nearest BJP rival Subrat Pathak in Kannauj, as per initial trends. Santosh Gangwar (BJP)...
  • Hockey India to felicitate the living legends of 1975 WC winning team May 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Continuing with its initiative of recognising the efforts of players who have brought laurels to the country, Hockey India (HI) will felicitate the greats, who won the only World Cup for India in the year 1975 at Kuala Lumpur, on May 14. Besides felicitating the players, HI will also...
  • AAP sacks two leaders for demanding money in exchange of party tickets March 21, 2014

    Sending out a strong message to party office bearers, the Aam Aadmi Party on Friday sacked two leaders from Uttar Pradesh for demanding money in exchange of party tickets. Addressing a press conference at his Tilak Lane residence, AAP National Convener Arvind Kejriwal announced sacking of Awadh zone convener Aruna Singh...
  • AAP expels two members on charges of corruption March 21, 2014

    New Delhi: The Aam Aadmi Party on Friday expelled two state leaders on charges of corruption. Awadh Convenor Aruna Singh and Hardoi Treasurer Ashok Kumar were expelled over charges that they were caught taking money. "We will not compromise on corruption. We got a complaint at the district level that some...
  • Airport users to get facility to pay charges from air March 14, 2014

    In a move to attract more chartered flights into India, the civil aviation ministry plans to introduce a new system which will enable the aircraft operators to pay the user charges even before landing, said a top official. Aimed at making tourists, private and business operators, flying clubs and others using...
  • Gurgaon: 62 acquitted in Honda mobike plant violance case September 25, 2013

    Gurgaon: A Gurgaon court on Tuesday acquitted all the 62 people, including office bearers of the workers union, of attempt to murder and other charges related to the 2005 violence at Honda Scooters and Motorcycles unit in Manesar. Additional Session Judge Falit Sharma acquitted all the accused as the Haryana government...
  • Kamini Kaushal to be honored with Kalpana Chawla Excellence Award September 24, 2013

    Gurgaon: Veteran actress Kamini Kaushal will get the Kalpana Chawla Excellence Award by the late astronaut's father BL Chawla here on Wednesday. Kamini Kaushal, 86, has starred in films like 'Neecha Nagar', 'Shaheed', 'Nadiya Ke Paar', 'Shabnam' and 'Aarzoo'. She has worked with actors like Ashok Kumar, Raj Kapoor and Dilip...
  • Nitish Kumar conducts aerial survey of flooded areas in Patna district August 28, 2013

    Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Wednesday made an aerial survey of the flooded areas on the bank of the Ganga in Patna district and directed the officials make proper arrangements for relief and rescue operations in the affected areas. The chief minster had a look at the Ganga ghats and...
  • My dad's film Love in Bombay's release is a big feat: Munjoy Mukherjee August 7, 2013

    Joy Mukherjee's 'Love in Bombay' has been theatrically released 42 years after it was produced. The film, which features Waheeda Rehman, Rehman, Kishore Kumar, and Ashok Kumar, wasn't released. The film was discovered by Mukherjee's son after his demise in March 9, 2013. His son Munjoy Mukherjee shared the memories...
  • 'Khubsoorat' remake: Prosenjit to reprise Ashok Kumar's role July 21, 2013

    New Delhi: Popular Bengali star Prosenjit Chatterjee is stepping into the shoes of legendary actor Ashok Kumar in the remake of Khubsoorat. An official remake of 1980 classic comedy is being produced by Sonam Kapoor's sister Rhea, and will be directed by Shashanka Ghosh of Quick Gun Murugan fame. "I have heard...
  • Khubsoorat: Sonam Kapoor not worried about comparisons with Rekha July 13, 2013

    Mumbai: Actress Sonam Kapoor, who will be seen in the remake of 'Khubsoorat', says it's a contemporary film and the story does not ape the 1980 hit movie. The original 'Khubsoorat' had Rekha in the lead role of a happy-go-lucky girl and she was joined by the likes of Ashok Kumar,...
  • Government honours South actors recommended by Mohan May 6, 2013

    Chennai: Popular Tamil film and TV actor Mohan Raman, also a well known philatelist, was pleasantly surprised when the government honoured actors he had recommended from the south through 50 stamps that were released at the 60th National Film Awards. President Pranab Mukherjee released the stamps Friday commemorating 50 iconic film...
  • Kannada film 'Madarangi' receives some great response April 21, 2013

    As 'Simple Ag Ondh Love Story' got some excellent response for the film the route is followed by others in this age of internet and new media. However, the current one is getting good mileage from trailers and songs is, 'Madarangi' of Krishna Talkies. The debut of actor in small screen...
  • 100 Years Of Indian Cinema: 12 fascinating facts about Bollywood actors you did not know April 11, 2013

    Mumbai: He was a stalwart and also a great writer. Actor Balraj Sahni was lauded not only for his acting skills but was appreciated for his writing skills. Dharmedra's first salary for his debut film was meagre amount of Rs 51! As we celebrate 100 years of Indian cinema, here...
  • Sripaadha Ramachandra's next is inching completion March 8, 2013

    Jai Bhavani productions, Siva Bhavani films and Sri Vasavi Parameswari Prachara Parishath are producing a movie titled 'Sri Vasavi Kanyaka Parameswari Charithra'. The movie is near completion. Telugu actress Ramyakrishna has portrayed the role of Goddess Parvathidevi and J T Ramesh has played role of God. Suman, Ranganath, Lavakusa Nagaraju, Chandramohan,...
  • 'Do not allow even Pak cricketers and artists in India' January 16, 2013

    New Delhi: Former Indian players on Monday not only backed Hockey India's decision to send back Pakistanis but also advocated more stringent action even as players from across the border urged that the upcoming bilateral series should not be derailed due to the ongoing conflict. HI barred all nine Pakistani...
  • Mohun Bagan snubbed by AIFF appointed panel December 19, 2012

    Kolkata: The AIFF-appointed independent one-man committee of former Supreme Court judge Ashok Kumar Ganguly on Wednesday rejected Mohun Bagan's request to furnish stadium-related documents concerning their violence-marred I-League match against East Bengal on December 9. The documents related to stadium stability, infrastructure, safety, insurance and fire licence are "unrelated (and)...
  • Bihar BJP MLC charged with murder, arrested July 23, 2012

    Katihar (Bihar): BJP MLC Ashok Kumar Agrawal charged with the killing of an employee of a petrol pump owned by him at Mirchaibari in the town, has been arrested. A police team took him to the police station from his residence on Sunday night and formally arrested him, official sources said. He...
  • Assertive women and macho men in Bollywood now March 28, 2012

    New Delhi: The script has changed in Bollywood in the last 60 years - the women are more worldly, the men more macho and the cinema itself more techno-savvy, almost as good as Hollywood, says veteran cinema writer and critic Bhaichand Patel. "The women in Hindi cinema are more assertive though...
  • Happy Birthday Dadamoni: Legacy of Ashok Kumar October 12, 2011

    Hindi cinema has perhaps rarely seen another actor with the refined, understated craftsmanship of Kumudlal Kunjilal Ganguly, better known by his screen name, Ashok Kumar. Here was an actor who straddled Hindi cinema from the mid-1930 to the 1990s, who pioneered the concept of 'natural acting' at a time when...
  • Ashok Kumar used to sketch in the nude: Granddaughter November 23, 2010

    Panaji: Ashok Kumar, better known as ‘Dadamoni' and an iconic figure in Indian cinema, used to sketch paintings in the bathroom in the nude, his granddaughter Anuradha Patel said. Kumar, a versatile actor, first made waves with his performance in 1936 with the film Achhut Kanya. "Dadamoni used to paint with water...
  • Ashok Kumar: An actor par excellence October 13, 2010

    After 1987, for 15 years till his death, Ashok Kumar, fondly called Dadamoni, didn’t celebrate his birthdays. There was a strong emotional reason behind it. It was on his birthday that year his younger brother, Kishor Kumar had passed away. This in a way sums up the kind of person...
  • RTI activist seeks details, attacked July 17, 2010

    Mumbai: RTI activist Ashok Kumar Shinde was beaten up by some unknown people for his RTI followed by a PIL against Public Works Department officials making money on the pretext of repairs in Bombay High Court premises. Shinde was attacked right outside the Public Works Department building in Mumbai on Wednesday....
  • Book on Dhyanchand hopes to inspire hockey players November 19, 2008

    New Delhi: In India's sporting folklore there are few men who are revered as much as hockey wizard Dhyanchand. Although much has been written about his exceptional skill on the field, now comes a personal account of the man behind the legend. Sports Minister MS Gill on Wednesday released a book...
  • China's Liang Wen-Chong wins Indian Open October 13, 2008

    Mumbai: Jeev Milkha Singh battled through a neck sprain to record his personal best finish of fourth, but the Indian Open truly belonged to Chinese Liang Wen-Chong, who clinched the $1 million Asian Tour event in a thrilling finale in New Delhi on Sunday. Overnight leader Wen-Chong (70) fell a stroke...
  • China's Liang Wen-Chong leads at Indian Open October 11, 2008

    New Delhi: Jyoti Randhawa's bid for a third successive title lay in tatters even as Jeev Milkha Singh and Ashok Kumar stayed inside the top-10 at the $1 million Asian Tour event in New Delhi on Saturday. The chances of an Indian grabbing the Indian Open looked bleak after Chinese Liang...
  • 'Team literally picked by Gill's security officer' March 10, 2008

    New Delhi: That the Indian hockey team failed to qualify for the Olympics for the first time in 80 years has now spawned the usual blame-game between players and selectors alike. While coach Joaquim Carvalho said that the Hockey Federation needed to sort out some issues, he acknowledged his team’s failures. "We...