Battle

  • 'The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies' trailer: Smaug is back to cause havoc July 30, 2014

    The first trailer for 'The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies' is finally out. And if you are fond of monsters, Middle Earth's dragon Smaug, and epic battles, the film is bound to wow you. Directed by Sir Peter Jackson, the impact of the trailer of the final Hobbit...
  • 'The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies' and 'Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice' take center stage at Comic-Con July 28, 2014

    San Diego: The realm of Middle Earth and caped superheroes brought adventure and battle to Comic Con, as fans of Warner Bros' 'The Hobbit' and 'Batman v Superman' were treated to first-look sneak peeks of the films on Saturday. The eager audience at the convention, most of whom had camped out...
  • Battle over price control: 50 drugs brought under price control sparks outrage July 19, 2014

    The government's decision to expand the number of drugs under price control has sparked a nation-wide debate. While health industry experts have called the move unwarranted and arbitrary, many believe that there is nothing new in the current decision as a lot of drugs were already under the purview of...
  • Israel, Palestinians battle as Egyptian-proposed Gaza ceasefire collapses July 15, 2014

    Gaza: Israel resumed air strikes in the Gaza Strip on Tuesday, six hours after agreeing to an Egyptian-proposed truce that failed to halt Hamas rocket attacks. "Hamas has fired 47 rockets since we suspended our strikes in Gaza (this morning). As a result, we have resumed our operation against Hamas," an...
  • Karisma Kapoor's estranged husband Sanjay Kapur seeks custody of their kids May 21, 2014

    Mumbai: Actor Karisma Kapoor's estranged husband Sunjay Kapur has filed a petition in a family court here seeking custody of their two children. In the petition filed last month, Kapur has sought custody of their two children Samaira and Kiaan Raj. The move comes two years after the couple started living...
  • Modi vs Kejriwal vs Rahul: Can Google play kingmaker this Lok Sabha election? May 13, 2014

    The high-decibel election campaign to elect the prime minister of the world's largest democracy came to an end on Monday. While the Election Commission battles allegations and counter-allegations over how 'fair' these elections were, it turns out that there is an external threat to these polls. According to a US...
  • LS polls: Mukhtar Ansari released on custody parole, to campaign in UP May 10, 2014

    Controversial UP legislator Mukhtar Ansari was on Saturday released on custody parole from Central Jail in Agra for a day to campaign for the Lok Sabha elections. Escorted by a large posse of security personnel, Ansari, whose Quami Ekta Dal is supporting the Congress in Varanasi and who is contesting from...
  • Rahul Gandhi returns the favour, campaigns in Varanasi May 10, 2014

    Days after Narendra Modi took on Rahul Gandhi in Amethi, the Congress vice president on Saturday retaliated by campaigning in this temple town, where the BJP's prime ministerial candidate is in the fray. Donning a Gandhi cap, the 43-year-old leader flanked by Congress candidate Ajay Rai began his roadshow in Muslim-dominated...
  • Rhea Pillai snapped outside police station after filing a complaint against partner Leander Peas May 9, 2014

    Things are getting murkier in the Rhea Pillai-Leander Paes case. After being accused of being 'dangerous' to her daughter Aiyana by former partner, Leander Paes, former model and Art Of Living guru Rhea Pillai lodged a complaint against the tennis player alleging that he is trying to displace her from...
  • Rally refusal a boon for Modi May 8, 2014

    Inside Isaac Asimov 'Franchise', the US has transformed into an "electronic democracy" where a computer selects one person to represent the entire electorate and thereby makes a big, expensive actual election totally unnecessary. The man chosen for the job was Norman Muller. The 'Norman Muller' of the 2014 general election is...
  • BJP, SP enacting drama in Varanasi for poll gains: Mayawati May 8, 2014

    Terming Narendra Modi's rally being denied in the temple town and the ensuing protests from the saffron party leaders in Varanasi as a "new drama", BSP supremo Mayawati has alleged that BJP in connivance with SP were "doing" this to influence the elections on the remaining seats in the state. "The elections...
  • Kejriwal challenges Modi for a debate in Varanasi May 8, 2014

    Amid the controversy of Narendra Modi's rally being denied permission in the temple town, Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday "invited" the BJP Prime Ministerial candidate for an "open discussion" in Varanasi. "I invite Mr Modi for an open discussion on a public platform. Let Kashi people ask straight...
  • Volunteers stream into Varanasi to add muscle to the campaign of their candidates May 8, 2014

    As political temperature hots up in this ancient temple town for the blockbuster fight, large number of volunteers of all three major players  Congress, BJP and Aam Aadmi Party have streamed into the city from across the country to add muscle to the campaign of their candidates. Scores of AAP volunteers...
  • Why politicise Ganga aarti issue, Kejriwal asks Modi May 8, 2014

    AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday asked BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi why was he politicising the issue of prayer rituals at the Ganga when the Election Commission has given him the permission for Ganga aarti. Showing a letter from the Election Commission which gave Modi permission to perform Ganga...
  • Denied public meet at Varanasi, Modi questions EC's neutrality May 8, 2014

    Escalating his attack on the Election Commission, Narendra Modi on Thursday questioned the poll body's neutrality over denial of permission for a public meeting at a venue of his choice in Varanasi even as appealed to party workers to maintain peace while protesting the move. Seeking to strike an emotional chord,...
  • Modi's show of strength takes Varanasi by storm May 8, 2014

    Close on the heels of the Election Commission denying its nod to the Modi rally in Varanasi, the BJP's prime ministerial candidate has cancelled his Ganga Aarti programme today. Modi tweeted today: "It is unfortunate that EC is not concerned about the institution's neutrality, that is why our Karyakartas have...
  • Geeky fan video of Harry Potter vs Star Wars: In an epic battle between a Jedi Knight and a wizard, who will win? April 30, 2014

    'Generation VS Generation, Magic or the force? Saber or the wand?' If a Jedi Knight faced off with a wizard, who do you think will win? ...
  • I'm not going to Varanasi, will focus on Amethi, Raebareli: Priyanka April 26, 2014

    Priyanka Gandhi on Saturday said she will not be campaigning in Varanasi, where party candidate Ajay Rai is pitted against BJP Prime Ministerial nominee Narendra Modi. "I am not going to Varanasi. I will campaign in Amethi and Rae Bareli only," Priyanka told reporters in reply to queries. Reports in a section...
  • 'Save Ganga' campaign secures support from Modi, Kejriwal, other Varanasi candidates April 23, 2014

    Thirty two years and thousands of crores of rupees later, the fight to clean Ganga is now pinning hopes on a high-profile Lok Sabha battle in Banaras, where this sacred river becomes million-times more polluted than the level fit for bathing. Hopeful of their cause finally moving from ghats of Benaras...
  • Bihar's 'Osama' to contest against Modi from Varanasi April 18, 2014

    Meraj Khalid Noor, popularly known as Bihar's Osama bin Laden due to his uncanny resemblance to the late Al Qaeda leader, on Friday announced he would contest the Lok Sabha poll against BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi from Varanasi. "I have decided to contest polls against Modi from Varanasi," said...
  • Ajay Rai wants Gandhi family to campaign for him in Varanasi April 15, 2014

    Congress candidate from Varanasi Ajay Rai will file his nomination on Thursday for the mega contest in which he is pitted against BJP's Prime Ministerial nominee Narendra Modi and AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal among others. Rai, a sitting MLA, said he has already sought support of the top brass of the...
  • Modi-Kejriwal battle splits IIT Varanasi students into 2 camps April 14, 2014

    The fight between AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal and BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi for supremacy in this temple town has divided students of IIT, Varanasi into two camps who will campaign for their chosen candidate in their own ways. "I would have supported Kejriwal, but I was not happy with...
  • LS polls: Quami Ekta Dal confident of Muktar Ansari's victory from Varanasi April 14, 2014

    Quami Ekta Dal (QED) on Thursday expressed confidence that its candidate and jailed legislator Muktar Ansari will win the upcoming Lok Sabha polls from Varanasi where BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi and AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal are also in the fray. Aides of Ansari, who contested the last Lok Sabha...
  • SP, BSP, Cong likely to lose minority votes in Kejriwal vs Modi battle: AAP sources April 14, 2014

    The challenge thrown by AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal before Narendra Modi is part of the party's larger game plan to woo Muslims voters in Uttar Pradesh and across the country as it looks to bag the anti-BJP votes which would otherwise go to other "secular" parties. "When Arvind takes on (BJP's...
  • Will definitely challenge Narendra Modi in Varanasi: Sonia Gandhi April 14, 2014

    Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Wednesday said the party will "definitely challenge" Narendra Modi in Varanasi in the Lok Sabha polls. "We will definitely challenge the Varanasi seat. Candidate has not been decided yet," she told reporters after the release of the party manifesto for the 2014 Lok Sabha elections. She was...
  • Arvind Kejriwal to tour Varanasi villages to woo rural voters March 26, 2014

    After deciding to take on Narendra Modi in Varanasi, AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal will on Wednesday undertake a road show in the constituency especially villages to woo rural voters. Varanasi has five constituencies of which three- Varanasi North, South and Cantonment Assembly segments are largely urban and semi-urban in nature. The...
  • I will contest against Narendra Modi from Varanasi: Arvind Kejriwal April 14, 2014

    AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday addressed a rally in Varanasi and said that he will fight Lok Sabha elections against BJP Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi from the Varanasi Lok Sabha constituency. Kejriwal also urged people to choose the "right government" in order to stop price rise, alleging that the Congress...
  • LS polls: Varanasi set for epic battle as Arvind Kejriwal comes calling March 25, 2014

    AAP star Arvind Kejriwal arrives in Varanasi on Tuesday to kickstart an epic Lok Sabha battle that his supporters say will surely "humble" BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi. As a morning train brings Kejriwal into this ancient city on the banks of the Ganges, around 350 young men and women spread...
  • Digvijaya Singh willing to contest Lok Sabha elections from Varanasi against Modi March 25, 2014

    Congress leader Digvijaya Singh on Monday said he is ready to contest Lok Sabha election from Varanasi against Narendra Modi, if the party nominates him. "I am willing to contest from Varanasi, but the party has to first give me ticket for contesting from there," Digvijaya told reporters at his residence. There...
  • Mel Gibson likely to fight for daughter's custody March 23, 2014

    Los Angeles: Actor Mel Gibson is reportedly considering going to family law court here in an attempt to get more custody of his four-year-old daughter Lucia with the former girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva. Gibson's move follows an incident involving law enforcement and Grigorieva's eldest son with ex-007 Timothy Dalton, multiple sources have...