CEREMONY

  • I thought I was here to receive the award, not to give a speech: Rajinikanth at IFFI 2014 2 days ago

    Goa: If Rajnikanth is revered down south for his unique style, Amitabh Bachchan continues to be lauded for his acting prowess, the ability to experiment with roles and giving young actors a run for their money. And when both veteran actors come down to Goa to attend the...
  • IFFI 2014: Have no words to say; dedicate Centenary Award to my producers, directors and fans, says Rajinikanth 3 days ago

    Goa: In Indian showbiz industry, possibly the most inspirational story of rags-to-riches is of Rajinikanth - a bus conductor named Shivaji Gaekwad who went on to become a phenomenon called Thalaivar. Agreed, Rajinikanth is the undisputed superstar today, but it took him close to four decades to be one of...
  • IFFI 2014: Life-size cutouts of megastar Rajinikanth welcome tourists in Goa 3 days ago

    Panaji: It feels awesome as you spot huge cut-outs of Rajinikanth dotting alongside the Mandovi river. Before you start interpreting this as a strategy to promote his upcoming films, allow us to explain you the reason. Since the megastar is hosting annual International Film Festival of India on November 20,...
  • Amitabh Bachchan to open IFFI 2014, Rajinikanth to receive centenary award November 12, 2014

    New Delhi: Two legends of Indian cinema - megastar Amitabh Bachchan and superstar Rajinikanth - will share the dais at the opening ceremony of the 45th International Film Festival of India (IFFI) to be held at Goa Nov 20-30. Newly-inducted Minister of State, Information and Broadcasting Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore Tuesday announced...
  • From Army and shooting ranges, Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore now joins government November 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Having excelled in shooting ranges, ace marksman Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore has now hit target in the political arena as well, getting a berth in the Narendra Modi government on Sunday as a Minister of State in his maiden stint as an MP. 43-year-old Rathore, who rose to fame when...
  • Shiv Sena nominee Anil Desai will be sworn-in as minister: sources November 9, 2014

    Mumbai: The Shiv Sena will continue to be part of the National Democratic Alliance as Sena nominee Anil Desai will be sworn in as minister on Sunday, said sources. Even though Sena nominee has skipped the tea party hosted by Prime Minister Narendra Modi for new Union Ministry inductees at...
  • Narendra Modi ministry expansion: As it happened November 9, 2014

    Several new faces will join the team of Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday. The Union Council of Ministers will be expanded around 1:30 pm with over 15 being inducted into his team of 45 ministers. This is the first expansion since Modi took oath on May 26 with his...
  • Devendra Fadnavis to be sworn in as Maharashtra CM today, Sena to boycott ceremony October 31, 2014

    Mumbai: Bharatiya Janata Party leader Devendra Fadnavis will be sworn in as Maharashtra chief minister on Friday at Wankhede stadium in Mumbai. A thick security blanket has been thrown in and around Wankhede Stadium as the mega ceremony is likely to be attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and several...
  • Election Cartoons: As Wankhede stadium gears up for Fadnavis's swearing in ceremony October 31, 2014

    As Wankhede stadium gears up for Fadnavis's swearing in ceremony, here is what cartoonist Neelabh has to show. ...
  • Snapshot: Bride-to-be Dia Mirza looks gorgeous as she shows off her mehendi October 18, 2014

    Actress Dia Mirza, all set to wed Sahil Sangha, opted for a private engagement ceremony in Chattarpur Farm in the Capital. The ceremony, as expected, saw the presence of her family members and close friends. For her engagement, Dia opted for blue and golden Anita Dongre lehenga with matching jewellery...
  • Indian Super League: India's biggest football event kicks off with a glittering ceremony October 12, 2014

    The inaugural season of the Indian Super League got off to a grand opening on Sunday at Kolkata's Salt Lake Stadium with a blend of music, dance, entertainment, Bollywood and cricket. It was an evening to remember for the people of Kolkata as the much awaited Indian Super League did everything...
  • As it happened: Indian Super League 2014 opening glittering ceremony October 12, 2014

    (For Live updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) With an amalgamation of Bollywood, cricket, slick promotion and branding and big sponsors, the Indian Super League (ISL) will kick off at the Mecca of Indian football, the Salt Lake Stadium, here on Sunday, aiming to revolutionise football in the...
  • ISL aims to develop Indian football at grassroot level: Nita Ambani October 12, 2014

    The tournament's founding chairperson said that the franchises are also focusing more on the development of football at the grassroot level. ...
  • Asian Games 2014 end with enthralling cultural extravaganza October 4, 2014

    Incheon: The 17th Asian Games drew to a close with an enthralling cultural extravaganza on Saturday after 15 days of high-voltage action at the end of which India managed to stay inside top 10 even as China extended its supremacy at the top for the ninth successive edition. The formal closing...
  • As it happened: Asian Games 2014 Closing Ceremony October 4, 2014

    (For Live updates from the Closing Ceremony, scroll down to the bottom of the page) The Asian Games wrapped up on Saturday with China dominating the gold-medal count and North Korea stealing the limelight. As the final events played out ahead of the closing ceremony, China had won 151 gold medals -...
  • Gangnam, fireworks and a glittering opening ceremony kick off Asian Games 2014 in Incheon September 19, 2014

    Incheon: The 17th Asian Games opened in a multicoloured blaze of fireworks and carefully crafted KPop routines on Friday, as athletes from the world's most populous region came together in pursuit of gold and glory in South Korea. An array of Olympians and regional sports stars will compete over 15 days...
  • As it happened: Asian Games 2014 Opening Ceremony September 19, 2014

    The opening ceremony of the 17th Asian Games is expected to be a grand affair showcasing Korea's past and future by using digital technology. Entertainer Kim SeongJu and KBS emcee Yun Suyeong are to host the Opening as well as the Closing Ceremony scheduled on October 4. Gangnam style performer Psy...
  • Asian Games Opening Ceremony: a showcase to Korea's past and future September 19, 2014

    Incheon: The opening ceremony of the 17th Asian Games here on Friday is expected to be a grand affair showcasing Korea's past and future by using digital technology. "We will display Korea's past and future by combining the characters and identities of Korea with its digital technology," said South Korean film...
  • Indian national flag hoisted at Asian Games Village September 18, 2014

    Incheon: The Indian tricolour was on Thursday hoisted at the Asian Games Village in the presence of the ChefdeMission Adille Sumariwala, a day before the opening ceremony of the sporting extravaganza at the main stadium is scheduled to take place. Former sprinter Sumariwala, IOA vicepresident Tarlochan Singh and more than 50...
  • India bids adieu to Ganesha September 8, 2014

    The 10 day long Ganesh chaturthi festival comes to an end on Monday. The immersion ceremony has started in many cities across the country and is set to continue late into the night. ...
  • World Kabaddi League kicks off with a glittering ceremony August 9, 2014

    London: A Bollywood song and dance routine to kick off the proceedings, a live DJ to entertain the steady trickle of expats filled with nostalgia and some oldfashioned beat of the dhol reverberated at the famous O2 arena as the Wave World Kabaddi League kicked off on Saturday. The megastructure which...
  • CWG 2014: Glasgow Games hailed best ever in a rousing closing ceremony August 4, 2014

    Glasgow: Hailed as the best ever Commonwealth Games by Federation president Prince Tunku Imran, Glasgow 2014 celebrated the end of a memorable 20th edition with a colourful closing ceremony on Sunday. In a sporting festival recognised for the warmth of its welcome, the ceremony at Hampden Park fittingly celebrated the event...
  • CWG 2014: Seema Punia named India's flagbearer August 3, 2014

    Glasgow: Woman discus thrower Seema Punia, who won a silver for India at the 20th Commonwealth Games, will be the flagbearer for the country during their closing ceremony. Seema had on Friday won a silver medal in the women's discus throw competition. All members of the Indian contingent who will take part...
  • CWG 2014: India lead players' parade at glittering opening ceremony in Glasgow July 24, 2014

    London Olympics silver medallist Vijay Kumar proudly carried the tricolour as India, by the virtue of being the previous hosts, led the 2014 Commonwealth Games opening ceremony parade around Celtic Park here Wednesday night. India's female athletes were dressed in green sarees and sported the team blazer, the males proudly flaunted...
  • Commonwealth Games 2014 Opening Ceremony: As it happened July 24, 2014

    Catch all the updates from the Commonwealth Games 2014 glittering opening ceremony in Glasgow. The 20th edition of the Games will officially be opened by Queen Elizabeth II a ceremony at the iconic Celtic Park, the home of Scotland's famous football club Glasgow Celtic. The Opening Ceremony is expected to attract...
  • Narendra Modi's swearingin cost Rs 17.60 lakh July 20, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi's swearingin ceremony cost Rs 17.60 lakh, RTI activist Subhash Chandra Agrawal said on Sunday. Agrawal said he was told by the Central Public Works Department that the money was spent "on arrangements related to tent, stage, furniture and other related items ... at Rashtrapati Bhawan". Agrawal...
  • As it happened: Germany vs Argentina World Cup Final July 13, 2014

    (Scroll down for the Blog) Goetze scored a stunning goal in the extratime as Germany defeated Argentina 10 in the final to win their fourth World Cup title. Germany battle to become the first European side to win a World Cup on Latin American soil in Sunday's final against Argentina whose...
  • Incumbent Lithuanian president takes oath for second term July 12, 2014

    Vilnius: Dalia Grybauskaite on Saturday took oath of office for a second fiveyear term as president of Lithuania. Grybauskaite, who successfully defended her presidency during the election in May, attended the solemn ceremony held in the Seimas, Lithuania's parliament, Xinhua reported. "By placing a special focus on transparency in civil service and...