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  • Dev Benegal's 'Dead End' bags NAFF prize in Seoul Yesterday

    Seoul: Indian filmmaker Dev Benegal's dark comedy 'Dead End' was named the best project at the Network of Asian Fantastic Films. The story of a man, who is declared as dead by a shady government department and has to take extreme measures to prove that he is alive, was co-written by...
  • Satish Kaushik: Cinema has no language, 'Dead End' has proved it Yesterday

    Mumbai: Actor-filmmaker Satish Kaushik is ecstatic after his new project "Dead End" was named the best at the Network of Asian Fantastic Films in Seoul. This is the second win for the film, which was awarded the Network of Asian Fantastic Films Award at the 12th Hong Kong-Asia Film Financing Forum...
  • Ileana D'Cruz: Had a great time shooting 'Happy Ending' July 21, 2014

    New Delhi: After the success of her last film 'Main Tera Hero', actress Ileana D'Cruz hopes that her next venture opposite Saif Ali Khan and Govinda titled 'Happy Ending' is appreciated by the audience. The romantic comedy has been directed by Raj Nidimoru and Krishna DK. The film also features...
  • Hit musical series 'Glee' to end after season six May 13, 2014

    Los Angeles: Hit musical series 'Glee' is set to end after its sixth season with an episode that will honour its late star Cory Monteith. Creator Ryan Murphy announced that the next season of the musical will be its last and revealed that the untimely death of Monteith had forced him...
  • Sania, Cara move to 2nd spot in race to year-end finals May 12, 2014

    New Delhi: Sania Mirza and her Zimbabwean partner on Monday became the number two team in the Race to Singapore for the WTA year-end finals in November. Sania and Cara won the Portugal Open and reached the quarterfinals of the Madrid Open last week. They now have 2,462 points and trail...
  • Lok Sabha polls: Curtains come down on election campaign in Bihar May 10, 2014

    The dust over campaigning for the 16th Lok Sabha settled finally in Bihar with the customary time allotted for it in six seats going to the ballots in the sixth and last phase on Monday came to a close this evening. The six seats which will go to polling on May...
  • Lok Sabha polls: High decibel campaign for 18 seats in Uttar Pradesh ends May 10, 2014

    The high decibel campaign for the 18 seats in eastern Uttar Pradesh from where 328 candidates, including BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi and his challenger Aam Admi Party founder Arvind Kejriwal, are in fray, ended on Saturday ahead of the final phase of polls on May 12. In the mother...
  • Campaign for fifth phase Lok Sabha poll ends in Bengal May 10, 2014

    The campaign for the last phase of Lok Sabha elections in West Bengal ended on Saturday with 17 constituencies going to the poll on May 12. The last of the five-phase election is crucial as the ruling Trinamool Congress will try to retain the 14 seats it had won in 2009...
  • Campaign ends for 6 Lok Sabha seats in third and final phase in Assam April 22, 2014

    Guwahati: Hectic and high-pitched last minute canvassing amid soaring mercury levels marked the end of campaigning for Assam's six Lok Sabha constituencies going to polls in the third and final phase on April 24. Candidates of different political parties along with independents braved the heat, with temperature rising to more than...
  • Saif Ali Khan to sport three different looks in 'Happy Ending' March 6, 2014

    Mumbai: Actor Saif Ali Khan, who will be seen in a triple role in Sajid Khan's 'Humshakals', will also feature in three different looks and personalities in his next release, his home production 'Happy Ending'. A source close to the project confirmed the news, but said: "It isn't like a triple...
  • Samajwadi Party's cycle rally ends today March 6, 2014

    The Samajawadi Party's cycle rally will end in Lucknow on Thursday. Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav had on February 23 flagged off the rally aimed to woo voters for the Lok Sabha election. Around 500 cyclists took part in rally, led by party leader Atul Pradhan. The rally began at Jantar Mantar...
  • Smartphone cameras catching up to high-end cameras, but unlikely to outperform them February 27, 2014

    Seoul: Expect sharper, clearer selfies this year. Samsung Electronics Co. has beefed up the camera in its Galaxy S5 smartphone due for April release and added smarter camera software, following Sony and Nokia in their upgrades of handset cameras. The tweaks mean smartphone photos, ubiquitous nowadays because of social media...
  • The Week That Wasn't: Year end special December 29, 2013

    As we bid adieu to the year, here is a look at some of the best moments of 'The Week That Wasn't' from 2013. From elections to festivals, here is Cyrus Broacha's take on various events that happened through the year. ...
  • Expect the unexpected from Kareena in Saif's 'Happy Ending' November 26, 2013

    Mumbai: Kareena Kapoor's cameo for 'Happy Ending' will leave viewers surprised, says the actress' star husband Saif Ali Khan, who plays the lead role in the movie. "'Happy Ending' is a romantic comedy film. She (Kareena Kapoor) has done a scene in the film, which is against (her) type. It's something...
  • I am not going to talk about my personal life: Kalki Koechlin November 23, 2013

    Mumbai: Actress Kalki Koechlin says for the past few months, she has been busy shooting for three films in four countries. "I have been shooting three films this year. I have been in four countries over the past eight months. I have been really working hard. I have been in Sweden,...
  • Anurag Anand's Where The Rainbow Ends is a nice read October 29, 2013

    Quick reads, at times I crave for them and out of one such craving, I laid my hands on Anurag Anand's Where The Rainbow Ends. This was the first time I was reading his work and it took me by surprise. Though, the story was predictable, it also had some...
  • World View: US shutdown ends, is the relief only temporary? October 18, 2013

    The US Senate overwhelmingly approved a deal on Wednesday to end a political crisis that partially shut down the federal government and brought the world's biggest economy to the edge of a debt default that could have threatened financial calamity. ...
  • India @ 9 with Bhupendra Chaubey October 17, 2013

    Catch the day's top stories with Bhupendra Chaubey on India @ 9. ...
  • News 360: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik under scanner in Coal scam October 17, 2013

    In a new twist to the coal blocks allocation scam the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) is looking into the role of Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik in the case. Naveen Patnaik had reportedly written to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to approve coal blocks of Aditya Birla Group Chairman Kumar...
  • Happy Ending: It's so much fun to work with Saif, says Ileana September 15, 2013

    Mumbai: Ileana D'Cruz, who debuted in Bollywood with 'Barfi', recently shot with Saif Ali Khan for 'Happy Ending' and says it's fun to work with the actor. Directed by Raj Nidimoru and Krishna DK, 'Happy Ending' features Saif and Ileana as the lead pair. "I am working with Saif and it was...
  • After Asaram's arrest, girl's family ends fast September 1, 2013

    Lucknow: The family of the girl who lodged a sexual assault complaint against Asaram Bapu Sunday broke their hunger strike after the spiritual guru's arrest. The 72-year-old guru was arrested in Indore Saturday night after charges of sexual assault were levelled against him by the 16-year-old girl. Asaram was Sunday flown...
  • Bollybuzz: Saifeena to return in ‘Happy Ending’ August 13, 2013

    Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor's last two cinematic outings might have been box-office duds (Kurbaan & Agent Vinod stils), but Kareena will be making a special appearance in Saif's production 'Happy Ending'. And it's Happy Ending for Farah Khan. She will be having a little Om Shanti Om reunion...
  • Govt plans to hike duties; gold, LCDs, high end cars likely to get costlier August 13, 2013

    New Delhi: Gold, high end cars, LCDs and LEDs could get costlier in the next 24 hours as government is set to hike the import duties to fight the rupee slide and check the burgeoning Current Account Deficit (CAD). Sources in the Finance Ministry say that there could be hikes...
  • Sensex falls 153 points, ignoring FDI norms as rupee weakens August 2, 2013

    Mumbai: The benchmark S&P BSE Sensex on Friday surrendered initial gains from liberalised FDI norms and declined 153 points, the eighth day of losses, as the rupee weakened past the 61 level again. The 30-share Sensex opened at 19,399.55 points and climbed to a high of 19,451.70 on buying...
  • Dividing Andhra is an electoral gambit by Cong: Dr Parakala Prabhakar July 31, 2013

    The Visalandhra Mahasabha on United Andhra has been campaigning against the creation of a separate state of Telangana. What does it actually fear and why is it against Telangana? Now that the process of statehood has been set in motion, what will be the organisation's future strategy? Dr Parakala Prabhakar,...
  • Delhi books highest telegrams as 160-year-old service ends July 15, 2013

    New Delhi: People across India thronged to telegraph offices to experience the thrill of booking a telegram for one last time as the curtains came down Sunday night on a 160-year-old service. Some 20,000 telegrams were booked on Sunday, of them 2,200 from Delhi followed by Kerala with 1,867, a source...
  • Telegram was incurring losses for more than a decade: SD Saxena July 15, 2013

    Would it have been possible for BSNL to continue the telegram service in a small, token manner with an aim to preserve a heritage rather than putting a total stop to it? What happens to all the employees who were engaged in providing the service? BSNL's former director of Finance...
  • End of telegram era: Last message sent to Rahul Gandhi July 15, 2013

    Just 15 minutes to midnight, the iconic telegram breathed its last in the capital with the last message sent to Rahul Gandhi. The telegram counter closed at 11:45 pm and the revenue collected was Rs 68,837 as the country bade adieu to the harbinger of good and bad news for...
  • TRAI deadline for digtised TV ends today June 25, 2013

    New Delhi: The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) deadline for switching to digitised TV ends on Tuesday. All those with cable connections may face a blackout after Tuesday. Cable operators were supposed to file customer details and their choice of television channels with the TRAI board by Tuesday. However,...
  • ZTE moving into the higher end of market, to produce more 4G devices June 22, 2013

    Hong Kong: China's ZTE Corp, the world's fifth largest smartphone maker, is aggressively moving into the higher end of the market for mobile gadgets with more 4G shipments. The Shenzhen-based company has been trying to move away from selling lower end mobile phones, a strategy that has served it well in...