GAYATRI

  • Gayatri Iyer's 'Life's Macchiato' brings forth the taste of young India 5 days ago

    New Delhi: A collection of short stories, 'Life's Macchiato' has all the energy, enthusiasm, and freshness of its twenty-something first-time author. She takes her readers to diverse places and diverse personalities, from a woman struggling with an abusive marriage to young college students and prodigal professionals. My favourite one is the...
  • UP Mining Minister's son booked for abduction of woman November 20, 2014

    New Delhi: A case has been registered against Uttar Pradesh Mining Minister Gayatri Prasad Prajapati's son Anurag for allegedly abducting a young woman. The woman's father has alleged that Prajapati's son kidnapped his daughter. Her father said that the police in Amethi initially refused to register an FIR. The case...
  • LS polls: Hema Malini banks on women voters in Mathura constituency April 18, 2014

    BJP candidate from Mathura Lok Sabha constituency Hema Malini is trying to woo women electors which are expected to play an important role in the elections here.  Out of the total 16,83,994 electors in the constituency, 7,50,471 are women voters. "Women normally, prefer a woman candidate. We are trying to win...
  • Akhilesh Yadav allots portfolios to seven new ministers March 22, 2014

    The Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Saturday allocated the portfolios to seven ministers, five cabinet and two ministers of state, who were administered oath in January this year. Among the Cabinet ministers Gayatri Prasad Prajapati has been given Mines and Minerals department, whereas Shivakant Ojha was allocated the Technical...
  • Gayatri Parivar to give Rs 2 lakh to families of security personnel killed during rescue operations March 22, 2014

    Haridwar-based spiritual organisation Gayatri Parivar will provide Rs 2 lakh each as financial assistance to the next of kin of 20 military and para-military personnel killed during the massive relief and rescue operations carried out after the catastrophic floods that hit Uttarakhand in 2013. Gayatri Parivar chief Pranav Pandya will hand...
  • Driver kills former BSP leader's wife, fatherinlaw in a loot bid February 14, 2014

    A former BSP leader's wife and fatherinlaw were allegedly murdered by their car driver in a loot bid in Gayatri Nagar colony in Cantt area in Varanasi, police said. Former BSP leader Amirchand Patel's wife Hirawati Devi(50) and fatherinlaw Kharpattu Patel (70) were killed by their car driver Ajit, on Thursday...
  • SP worker complains against hooliganism, minister thrashes him January 21, 2014

    More embarrassment for Samajwadi Party as now a minister in the Samajwadi Party government of Uttar Pradesh first slapped a party worker, who complained of hooliganism, and then punched him at a meeting in Varanasi. Surendra Patel, state minister for Public Works Department (PWD), on Monday evening slapped the party worker...
  • Two Ministers of State elevated to Cabinet rank January 18, 2014

    Two Ministers of State of the Uttar Pradesh government were on Saturday elevated to the rank of Cabinet minister. Ministers of State Manoj Pandey and Gayatri Prasad Prajapati were administered the oath by Governor BL Joshi at the Raj Bhawan. Though name of MLA Shivakant Ojha was also announced for taking...
  • As UP's crime graph soars, even high and mighty are unsafe January 18, 2014

    Even as the Akhilesh Yadav government makes tall claims of Uttar Pradesh being a state where law and order is intact and criminals are inside jails, the statistics rather cut a sorry picture for the Samajwadi Party (SP). While the records released by the home department as a yearender show that...
  • Shah Rukh Khan is yet to see 'Swades' December 17, 2013

    Mumbai: Megastar Shah Rukh Khan says doing 'Swades' was such an emotional overwhelming experience that he could not see it after wrapping up shooting. In Ashutosh Gowariker directed film, the 48yearold actor played a NonResident Indian (NRI) working at NASA, who decides to leave his coveted job to settle in...
  • UP minister accused of illegally occupying land August 14, 2013

    Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Minister for Geology and Mining Gayatri Prasad Prajapati has been accused of illegally occupying gram sabha land in Lucknow. The Allahabad High Court has taken a serious view on the matter and issued a notice to the minister and the state government. Gayatri Prasad Prajapati is facing allegations of...
  • Allahabad HC issues notice to UP minister for illegally occupying gram sabha land August 8, 2013

    Allahabad High Court on Thursday issued notice to Minister of State for Mining (Independent Charge) Gayatri Prasad Prajapati on a writ petition alleging illegal occupation of gram sabha land. The Lucknow bench of Justice Devi Prasad Singh and Justice Ashwani Kumar Singh passed an order on the writ petition filed...
  • Tamil films 'Neerparavai' and 'NKPK' hit the screens November 30, 2012

    The box office is witnessing a buzz today as two expected films, 'Neerparavai' and 'Naduvula Konjam Pakkatha Kaanom' are hitting the screens. 'Neerparavai' directed by National award winning filmmaker Seenu Ramasamy is set in the backdrop of a fishing village. Vishnu, Sunaina, Nandita Das and Samuthirakani play pivotal roles. 'Naduvula Konjam Pakkathai...
  • College's apathy shocking: Andhra ragging victim's father July 23, 2012

    A Class 11 student of a junior college in Andhra Pradesh lost her voice after her seniors strangulated her with a rope in a ragging session. ...
  • Is Kollywood fair to the fairer sex? March 12, 2012

    Popular women filmmakers present their take on whether the glass ceiling exists only in the mind. Gayatri Filmmakers Pushkar and Gayatri, who hogged the limelight with films like Oram Po and Va Quarter Cutting, have been one of the interesting couple in the film industry. Together from college, the duo definitely knew...
  • Mamata Banerjee's mother Gayatri dies December 17, 2011

    Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress (TMC) leader Mamata Banerjee's mother passed away in SSKM hospital in Kolkata on Saturday. Gayatri Banerjee was 81 years old and was suffering from kidney ailments. She was admitted to the hospital on November 25 owing to oldage related illness. TMC Medical Cell member...
  • Pranab visits Mamata's mother in hospital December 3, 2011

    Kolkata: Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday visited the ailing mother of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee at the SSKM hospital. Mukherjee, who arrived at the hospital around 1:20 pm straight from the airport, visited 81yearold Gayatri Banerjee at her cabin in the staterun hospital's Woodburn Ward. During...
  • Kolkata: Mamata's mother admitted to hospital November 26, 2011

    Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's mother was admitted to staterun SSKM Hospital on Friday owing to oldage related illness. Trinamool Congress Medical Cell member Nirmal Majhi said the chief minister's mother, Gayatri Banerjee, was admitted to the hospital because of 'problems relating to old age'. Majhi said the...
  • Haridwar: 16 dead in stampede at Gayatri Sangh November 8, 2011

    New Delhi: At least 16 people have been reportedly killed and 10 others injured in a stampede on Tuesday at Gayatri Sangh in Haridwar. According to reports, tens of thousands of people had gathered for the centenary celebrations of religious Guru Pandit Sriram Sharma. The centenary celebrations began on Monday and...
  • Sakshat tablet, Facebook rumour: top trends today January 10, 2011

    1. Sakshat tablet It seems that this time around India's ultralow cost computing device is for real. The Rs 1500 Sakshat tablet initiative is by the government of India. 2. Facebook Shutting Down Rumor Goes Viral It's not clear how it started, but a ridiculous rumor that Facebook is shutting down is spreading...
  • Jodhpur's Shivraj Singh ties the knot November 19, 2010

    Former Jodhpur prince Shivraj Singh tied the knot with Gayatri Kumari of Askot at a lavish ceremony on Thursday. ...
  • Prince of Jodhpur to marry Askot's princess November 17, 2010

    Jodhpur: This wedding has been planned to be a memorable one even for the royals. Shivraj Singh, the prince of Jodhpur, is marrying Princess Gayatri Kumari from Uttaranchal. Desert melodies are floating at Jodhpur's Ummaid Bhawan Palace. The Sun City's forts and palaces are wearing their sunny side up as it...
  • Hostel Room 131: the delight is in the detail August 25, 2010

    Admittedly, R. Raj Raos Hostel Room 131 marks my first tryst with queer literature. I succumb to its intriguing tale of lust and love, like any firsttimer would. Very curious, a wee bit appalled and just a little enthralled. The story of Bombayborn Siddharth and Belgaum smalltowner Sudhir: young...
  • Actor Arvind Swamy files for divorce June 18, 2010

    Tamil actor and businessman Arvind Swamy has filed for divorce with his wife Gayatri. Swamy made his film debut in Mani Ratnam's Thalapathi in 1991, where he played a character based on Mahabharata's Arjun. He starred in a lead role in Roja, Bombay and many other films. The actor and his...
  • Dada is below average March 26, 2010

    Cast: Ajit, Laila, Suresh Gopi, Nagma Banner: Gayatri Movies Producer: C Yuvaraju Story, screenplay and direction: R Murugadas Dada is yet another dubbed film which has very little to offer to the Telugu audience. The producers have just tried to cash in on the popularity of the artistes (Ajit and Laila) and director R...
  • Now Big B promises Gayatri Devi of her pension February 16, 2010

    Amitabh Bachchan was moved in particular by the story of freedom fighter Gayatri Devi. ...
  • Gayatri Devi's heirs fight Government for gold January 31, 2010

    New Delhi: The heirs of Maharani Gayatri Devi of the erstwhile Jaipur royal family, considered the wealthiest royalty of Rajasthan, have approached the Delhi High Court for getting back nearly 800 kg of gold seized by the government in 1975. The gold, listed as the private property of Gayatri Devi's...
  • CJ Show: Freedom fighter Gayatri Devi finally gets a home January 17, 2010

    The 90yearold woman was living on the streets of Delhi for the last four years....
  • CJ impact: Elderly freedom fighter gets her rights January 14, 2010

    CNN IBN Citizen Journalist report showed you the lonely battle of 90year old Gayatri Devi living on the streets of Delhi demanding her freedom fighters pension. After seeing the report many responded with financial and medical help and now the Delhi government has also stepped in. The Delhi Government has...
  • CJ impact: Govt provides shelter to freedom figher Gayatri Devi January 14, 2010

    CNN IBN Citizen Journalist report showed the lonely battle of a 90yearold Gayatri Devi living on the streets of Delhi demanding her freedom fighters pension. After seeing the report, many responded with financial and medical help and now the Delhi government has also stepped in. The Delhi Government has offered...