Ganesh

  • 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. ...
  • Ganesha Visarjan: Hyderabad revels in festive spirit September 8, 2014

    As the 10-day long Ganesh Chaturthi comes to an end today, Hyderabad residents prepare to bid farewell to the country's largest Ganesha idol. ...
  • Hyderabad prepares for visarjan of country's largest Ganesha idol September 8, 2014

    Hyderabad:Hyderabad is all set to bid adieu to its favourite deity Ganesha. On Monday, the country's largest idol will be given a grand immersion during the Ganesh Visarjan ceremony. The immersion ceremony of the 60-feet high Ganesha in Hyderabad promises to be a grand affair. It took almost three months...
  • TWTW: Cyrus Broacha speak to devotees on the eve of Ganesh Chaturthi September 7, 2014

    In this episode of 'The Week That Wasn't', Cyrus Broacha speak to devotees on the eve of Ganesha Chaturthi. ...
  • Mumbai picks eco-friendly Ganeshas this year September 4, 2014

    Mumbai: On this Ganesh Chaturthi, eco-friendly Ganpatis are gradually picking up in Mumbai especially after Bollywood actor Salman Khan installed an eco-friendly idol in his house. He also created a makeshift pond at his place for immersion. This season green Ganeshas have seen a 20 per cent increase in sales. The GSB...
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  • 'Golden Star', 'Crazy Star' and 'Supreme Star': A definitive guide to the honorary titles of filmstars in southern film industries September 2, 2014

    New Delhi: They wear no cape and they have no super powers. Yet people on the streets recognise them on sight, and add superlatives to their names. The actors, nay, superstars from the Tamil, Telugu and Kannada film industry are superheroes to their fans. Most Indians have heard of the prefix...
  • Ram Gopal Varma opens up about the controversial tweets: It's my nature to express exactly what I feel September 1, 2014

    Mumbai: Filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma, who was embroiled in controversy for his objectionable tweets on Lord Ganesh recently, believes in freedom of expression. He says expressing what he feels in a manner he likes, is the way he enjoys being. Varma was Sunday booked under four sections of the Indian Penal...
  • Why Ram Gopal Verma's tweets on Ganesha shouldn't be taken seriously September 1, 2014

    New Delhi: A series of tweets on the Hindu god Ganesha seems to have upset a lot of people who follow director Ram Gopal Varma on Twitter. Varma, who later apologised for the seemingly innocuous tweets on the deity ahead of the Ganesha Chaturthi festival, asked if "Lord Ganesha eats...
  • Social activists file case against Ram Gopal Varma following his objectionable tweets on Hindu god Ganesh August 31, 2014

    Pune: Political and social activists Saturday filed police complaints against Bollywood filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma for his series of objectionable tweets on Lord Ganesh, officials said. Sumit Khambekar, chief of the Mumbai unit of the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena, and social activist Shahzaad Poonawala filed separate complaints against Varma in police stations...
  • Sena to protest against Ram Gopal Varma over his Ganesh Chaturthi tweets August 30, 2014

    Mumbai: The Shiv sena is likely to hold a protest against Director Ram Gopal Varma in Mumbai on Saturday after he sparked off a controversy with a string of tweets on Ganesh Chaturthi. Varma had questioned the basis of celebrating Ganesh Chaturthi. The two tweets said, "Did Lord Ganesha have a...
  • Ram Gopal Verma sparks off controversy with tweets on Ganesha Chaturthi August 29, 2014

    Mumbai: Film director Ram Gopal Verma sparked off a controversy on Friday with a string of tweets questioning the basis of celebrating Ganesh Chaturthi. The two tweets said, "Did Lord Ganesha have a paunch in his childhood too or did it develop in the recovery time of the elephant head operation?" "Can...
  • Bangalore: Ganesh idol sculptors worried about pinning their livelihood on a dying art August 29, 2014

    Bangalore: Amidst festivities, gloom pervades the heart of a group of traditional Ganesh idol sculptors, concerned that their livelihood depends on a dying art. Consequently, second and third generation potters in Bangalore are turning towards other professions in search of a better livelihood. Seasoned sculptor Nanjundappa is one such traditional sculptur...
  • Ganesh Chaturthi a hit with celebrities August 29, 2014

    Festivities are uniting the country on Friday on the occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi. The festival has always been a hit with celebrities. ...
  • Watch: How you can make modak this Ganesh Chaturthi August 29, 2014

    Indulge into making Lord Ganesha's favourite food Modak this Ganesh Chaturthi. 400kg of modak is made every day during the festival. Soaked in ghee this dish comes in various flavours and shapes. ...
  • Mumbai's gold Ganesha richest at Rs 23 cr, insured for Rs 50 cr a day August 29, 2014

    Mumbai: As the Hindu-calendar month of Bhaadrapada arrives, the city of Mumbai is all set to welcome its favourite Lord Ganesha. The 10-day long festival is celebrated in lively spirits across Maharashtra, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Goa. The festival is celebrated with much fan fare in Mumbai where pandals...
  • CWG 2014: Dey gets India's second Gold in weightlifting, bronze for Mali July 25, 2014

    Glasgow: India's Sukhen Dey has won the gold medal with a splendid lift in the clean and jerk. His compatriot Ganesh Mali took the bronze. Dey comfortably lifted 139 kg in his second attempt even as the other weightlifters made heavy weather of it. Dey, who won a silver behind Hamizan Aminul...
  • BSP raises issue of rape of minor sisters in UP Legislative Council June 26, 2014

    The issue of rape of two sisters in Badaut area of Bagpath district was raised in the Uttar Pradesh Legislative Council by BSP members, who demanded a debate over the matter and immediate arrest of the accused. Raising the matter during Zero hour through an adjournment notice, the BSP members said...
  • Four Naxals arrested in Chhattisgarh June 26, 2014

    Four Naxals, one of them carrying a reward on his head, were arrested from separate places in Chhattisgarh's Maoist-hit Narayanpur district, police said. The cadres, Sonsai (35), Kheduram Yadav (50) and Ganesh Nuruti (40), were nabbed from Naraynpur police station limits by a joint team of STF (Special Task Force) and...
  • Arjun Singh's son Ajay loses Satna seat May 16, 2014

    Two-time BJP MP Ganesh Singh on Friday defeated his Congress rival Ajay Singh from Satna constituency by a margin of 8,688 votes in a keenly contested polls. Ajay, son of late Union Minister Arjun Singh, is Leader of Opposition in the Madhya Pradesh Assembly. Ganesh Singh secured 3,75,288 as against 3,66,600 votes...
  • BJP leader Ganesh Malviya, I-T officer, others get bail in bribery case April 1, 2014

    A local court in Bhopal on Tuesday granted bail to Deputy Commissioner of Income Tax Department Poonam Rai, her husband and BJP leader Ganesh Malviya and two others arrested on Friday by CBI for allegedly accepting a bribe of Rs 10 lakh from a builder. Special Additional District Judge (ADJ) Manoj Kumar...
  • Cheques for Rs 2 crore seized from I-T official's house March 31, 2014

    CBI sleuths claimed to have seized account payee cheques for nearly Rs two crore from the residence of Deputy Commissioner for Income Tax Poonam Rai and her husband Ganesh Malaviya in Bhopal after they were arrested for allegedly taking Rs 10 lakh bribe. According to CBI sources, the seizures were made on...
  • Nearly Rs 2 crore cheques seized from tainted Income Tax officer's house March 31, 2014

    CBI sleuths have seized account payee cheques for nearly Rs two crore and 11 bank accounts from the residence of Deputy Commissioner for Income Tax, Poonam Rai and her husband Ganesh Malaviya here after they were arrested for taking Rs 10 lakh bribe. According to CBI sources, the seizures were made...
  • CBI arrests top I-T officer, BJP leader Malviya for accepting Rs 10 lakh bribe March 29, 2014

    A deputy commissioner of Income Tax department has been arrested along with her husband, a BJP leader, and two others by CBI in Bhopal for allegedly accepting a bribe of Rs 10 lakh from a complainant. A case was registered on Friday on the basis of a complaint alleging that Poonam Rai,...
  • Indian Medical Association starts lectures to help students, doctors tackle stress March 18, 2014

    The Indian Medical Association in Kanpur has launched a series of lectures by experts to help students and junior doctors cope with psychological pressure, a knock-on effect of their recent face-off with the police. "Students are in depression after the recent fiasco. Mental balance is imperative as they have to deal with...
  • Doctors stir: 300 medical college teachers to resign March 3, 2014

    The ongoing agitation by doctors against police lathicharge on junior medicos of a government college on Sunday intensified with 300 teachers deciding to resign on the second day of their indefinite strike. The strike at Ganesh Shankar Vidyarthi Medical College Hospital in Kanpur, called by the Indian Medical Association, was called...
  • Rs 50 lakh hospital to come up at tourist spot Khajrana March 1, 2014

    A hospital and diagnostic centre costing Rs 50 lakh will come up at religious tourist hotspot Khajrana in Indore. A decision to this effect was taken on Friday at a meeting of the Khajrana Ganesh Temple management committee held under the chairmanship of Collector Akash Tripathi. A number of issues relating to...