EXTREMISM

  • Photos: Coolest dad ever? This man takes his little girls to the woods and Photoshops them into pictures of extreme adventures. But don't tell mom, OK? July 12, 2014

    This man Photoshops his daughters in photos of extreme adventures. He is officially the world's coolest dad. Imagine seeing this album when you are all grown up? ...
  • MHA to name its Naxal wing as Left Wing Extremism division June 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Days after assuming power, the Narendra Modi government has decided to change the name of its Naxal wing to Left Wing Extremism division. The decision has been taken after discussions with all stakeholders including the Prime Minister and Home Minister Rajnath Singh. As Naxal is a very restricted term,...
  • WWE Extreme Rules 2014: All the results May 5, 2014

    Daniel Bryan is still the WWE world Heavyweight Champion while John Cena lost to Bray Wyatt in the Steel Cage match. Here are all the results from the May 4 event that took place at the IZOD Center: 1. TripleThreat Elimination Match Rob Van Dam vs Jack Swagger vs Cesaro Winner: Cesaro 2. Alexander...
  • Hero unveils five new twowheelers in India January 29, 2014

    Hero MotoCorp has done it again. The brand showcased nearly 15 new products in India last November and has now unveiled five more. Hero's 2wheeler blitzkrieg was topped by the announcement of a diesel and nonetheless a turbocharged scooter concept. Hero RNT diesel scooter concept The RNT concept as it is called...
  • Jharkhand looks forward to Finance Commission largesse for its development January 10, 2014

    Jharkhand has urged the 14th Finance Commission to assist the state in wiggling out fromits underdevelopment with adequate allocations, considering problems of unemployment and Leftwing extremism. The YV Reddyheaded Commission, which got a feedback on the state's problems from Chief Minister Hemant Soren, departmental heads and political leaders during its threedayvisit...
  • 'Roshni' launched in Naxal affected areas June 7, 2013

    New Delhi: Even as Prime Minister Manmohan Singh called for an allparty meeting on the Naxal strategy, the Rural Development Ministry has launched a new programme in 24 districts that are badly affected by leftwing extremism. Named 'Roshni', the programme aims to provide training and employment to 50,000 youths in...
  • UK sets up new terror task force to tackle radical preachers May 26, 2013

    London: Britain on Sunday announced to launch a new terrorism task force to crack down on radical preachers and extremism, days after a soldier was butchered and beheaded on a busy London street by two suspected Islamist extremists. Home Secretary Theresa May said the group will look at whether new...
  • No place in Lanka for religious extremism: Rajapaksa March 31, 2013

    Colombo: Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa has said that his government will not allow racism or religious extremism in the country and advised the Buddhist majority community to protect the rights of others. "This is a democratic country, nonBuddhists have equal rights and freedoms. While we safeguard the rights of...
  • Obama warns of 'Enclave for extremism' in Syria March 23, 2013

    Amman: President Barack Obama warned on Friday that an "enclave for extremism" could fill a leadership void in wartorn Syria, a chilling scenario for an already tumultuous region, especially for Jordan, Syria's neighbor and a nation at the crossroads of the struggle for stability in the Middle East. In a significant...
  • Extremism in Pak started during SovietAfghan war: Malik December 17, 2012

    New Delhi: Saying that extremism in Pakistan has its roots in jihad during the war between the then Soviet Union and Afghanistan, Pakistan Interior Minister Rehman Malik on Sunday said his country had brought down the frequency of suicide bombings. At an interaction organised by Observer Research Foundation in New Delhi,...
  • Religious violence leading to extremism in India: Malik December 15, 2012

    New Delhi: Facing criticism over the slow pace of 26/11 trial in Pakistan, Interior Minister Rehman Malik on Saturday said attempts were being made to "fasttrack" the case and wanted India to give "hard" and "substantive" evidence for the arrest of mastermind Hafiz Saeed. Malik, who met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh...
  • Videogame players, the next Olympians? August 18, 2012

    Cologne: It's not exactly an Olympic sport not yet, anyway but as the London Games drew to a close this past Sunday, thousands of professional videogame players geared up for an event that for some can be as lucrative as winning a gold medal. Videogamers have gathered in Cologne,...
  • Pakistan shuns physicist linked to 'God particle' July 8, 2012

    Islamabad: Pakistan's only Nobel laureate helped develop the theoretical framework that led to the apparent discovery of the subatomic 'God particle' last week, yet his legacy has been largely scorned in his homeland because of his religious affiliation. It's a sign of the growing Islamic extremism in his country. Adbus Salam, who...
  • 'Flying table' lifts gourmet dining to new heights June 8, 2012

    Brussels: If someone drops a fork at Dinner in the Sky, a seventonne platform may have to be lowered 50 metres to pick up a new one, so diners tend to keep a good grip on the cutlery. Joining a growing trend for extreme dining from supper in the dark...
  • WWE Extreme Rules 2012: Cena beats Lesner April 30, 2012

    New Delhi: The World Wrestling Entertainment Extreme Rules event was held at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Illinois in US on Sunday. It was the fourth event under the Extreme Rules chronology. In the main event, John Cena defeated Brock Lesnar in the Extreme Rules match. The match lasted...
  • Thomas Horn talks about 'Extremely Loud...' March 3, 2012

    The young actor said that working with Tom Hanks on the movie was a great learning experience. He added that he could relate to his character 'Oscar' in that the boy too liked Maths and magic....
  • Now Showing: Masand reviews 'Paan Singh Tomar', 'Iron Lady' March 3, 2012

    This week Rajeev Masand reviews Irrfan Khanstarrer 'Paan Singh Tomar', 'London Paris New York', 'Iron Lady' and 'Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close'. ...
  • Masand: 'Extremely Loud...' is manipulated March 2, 2012

    Cast: Thomas Horn, Tom Hanks, Sandra Bullock Director: Stephen Daldry Some stories are genuinely moving, others so shamelessly manipulative that they come off as crass. 'Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close', directed by Stephen Daldry, falls somewhere in between. Adapted from a polarizing novel, the film focuses on 11yearold Oskar Schell (Thomas Horn), a...
  • Friday Release: 'Extremely Loud...' recalls 9/11 March 1, 2012

    New Delhi: Directed by Stephen Daldry, Extremely Loud And Incredibly Close is a touching movie that recalls the horror of 9/11 and the aftermath where all America still struggles to deal with the pain of losing the ones they loved. The movie hits theatres on March 2. The movie stars...
  • Google predicts Oscars 2012 winners February 25, 2012

    New Delhi: The names of Academy Awards winners are a closely guarded secret until the envelope is opened during the Oscar night. But Google, armed with its search statistics takes a go at predicting the winners at the 84th Annual Academy Awards. The search engine giant has closely analysed the search...
  • Satyajit links finance with popular culture December 9, 2011

    This is more like a book of history and quotations. How much of it is first hand reporting? Satyajit Das: I started this book in 2005. During the past six years, the entire financial crisis played out. A chunk of the book is first hand reporting. I did not want to...
  • Plot to kill Ayodhya judges busted: Chidambaram September 15, 2011

    New Delhi: Home Minister P Chidambaram on Thursday made a startling claim that a SIMI plot to assassinate the three judges who had delivered the Ayodhya verdict was foiled. He said more than 50 terror modules have been neutralised since the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks and that a SIMI plot to...
  • E Tonight: SRK teams up with Leonardo DiCaprio March 3, 2011

    Filmmaker Martin Scorsese brings together Shah Rukh Khan and Leonardo DiCaprio in a IndoAmerican film Extreme City. ...
  • Face The Nation: Is rightwing terror a reality? January 11, 2011

    Is the investigation into extremist Hindu terror network being politicised? ...
  • Leftwing extremism a cause of concern: Pranab December 28, 2010

    New Delhi: Expressing concern over spread of Leftwing extremism in some backward areas of the country, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday said it partly reflected the government's failure in meeting the expectations of people. The minister said it is easy to misguide people who have been "denied their legitimate...
  • Hong Kong hopes to break record with 3D porn August 16, 2010

    Hong Kong: On the leafy fringes of Hong Kong in a shabby film studio, a nude ponytailed actor stretched out on animalskins with his lover as the cameras rolled in a set evoking a subterranean sex lair in ancient China. Turning away from a slightly blurred high definition TV screen as...
  • Is Pak ready to confront Islamic extremism? July 7, 2010

    Pakistan authorities have denied media reports that 23 militant organisations including the JuD have been banned. ...
  • 'Extreme American Makeover', a spiel on teen angst June 18, 2010

    You'd think a book entitled 'Extreme American Makeover' would come with a cover twiceglossedover and a tagline to match. Instead, its an impalpable hodgepodge of pink, purple and puny teentalk. Thank your blingbling stars, there's half a treat tucked inside. Mitali Perkins' 'Extreme American Makeover' makes for a pulpy teen...