Geeta

  • CWG 2014: Phogat sisters create history in Glasgow August 5, 2014

    The gold won by Phogat sisters Babita and Vinesh in Glasgow emulated the feat of their sister Geeta, who was the first Indian woman to win a CWG wrestling gold in 2010. ...
  • Delhi: 24-year-old techie attacked, critically injured June 14, 2014

    New Delhi: A 24-year-old software engineer was allegedly attacked by a father-son duo, who live in his neighbourhood, with beer bottles, leaving him critically injured here this morning, police said. The incident took place in East Delhi's Geeta Colony area where the victim, identified as Lokesh, lived with his family....
  • Geeta Tandon: 'Khatron Ke Khiladi' has been a very exciting phase in my life April 28, 2014

    Mumbai: Stuntwoman Geeta Tandon, who got eliminated along with actress Gauhar Khan from "Khatron Ke Khiladi - Darr Ka Blockbuster", says her stint on the stunt-based reality show was an "exciting" experience. "'Khatron Ke Khiladi' has been a very exciting phase in my life. Before the show, I had done stunts...
  • Will push 'Khatron Ke Khiladi' contestants to their limits: Rohit Shetty March 31, 2014

    Mumbai: Director Rohit Shetty said he would push the contestants of the adventure reality how 'Khatron ke Khiladi' to their limits. Rohit, 40, is hosting the fifth season of 'Khatron Ke Khiladi - Darr Ka Blockbuster' being aired from March 22. "While I know how to ensure that the...
  • 'Khatron Ke Khiladi': Amitabh Bachchan lends his voice for the opening episode of the show March 22, 2014

    Mumbai: Actor Amitabh Bachchan has lent his voice for the opening episode of the action-adventure show 'Khatron Ke Khiladi'. The show 'Khatron Ke Khiladi - Darr Ka Blockbuster' starts tonight. Big B will be introducing director Rohit Shetty, who is the host of this season, sources said. Bachchan had done a special...
  • Political compulsions throwing up surprises in Jharkhand December 25, 2013

    Politics makes strange bedfellows and it does so all the more in Jharkhand where nothing surprises as over the years the state has been throwing up strange permutations and combinations. As Lok Sabha elections inch closer, the spectacle of unpredictable politics is at full play in the tribal state. Convicted former chief...
  • AP CM forced to cancel mass contact programme in Medak November 12, 2013

    Faced with stiff opposition from pro-Telangana forces, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy cancelled his programme at Sangareddy in Medak district scheduled for tomorrow. With the Deputy Chief Minister Damodara Rajanarasimha and other pro-Telangana forces saying that the CM is "not welcome" to tour their region, the Chief Minister...
  • Evergreen Voices: Remembering legendary singer Geeta Dutt August 24, 2013

    Here's a look at the work of legendary singer Geeta Dutt through the years. ...
  • India's Dancing Superstar: Delhi's group MJ5 wins the title August 4, 2013

    Mumbai: Team MJ5, named after the late King of Pop Michael Jackson, bagged the title of 'India's Dancing Superstar' (IDS) at the dance reality show's grand finale Saturday night. For the finale, MJ5, a group of boys from Delhi, competed with four other finalists - Akshay Pal, Padmini and Debasish, Loyola...
  • Haryana govt to act against publishers for delaying school textbooks August 4, 2013

    Haryana Education Department has decided to take stern action against errant publishers for delays in the printing of school textbooks. The state government would also regard the bank guarantees paid by such publishers as forfeit. Disclosing this in Chandigarh on Saturday, state Education Minister Geeta Bhukkal said that the government had...
  • Sohrabuddin case: Johri manipulated records, says witness June 22, 2013

    Mumbai: Senior IPS officer Geeta Johari, who supervised the investigation in Sohrabuddin Sheikh encounter case before CBI took it over, manipulated the records to protect the accused officers at the behest of former Gujarat home minister Amit Shah, a police officer has said in a statement. The trial of the...
  • Government honours South actors recommended by Mohan May 6, 2013

    Chennai: Popular Tamil film and TV actor Mohan Raman, also a well known philatelist, was pleasantly surprised when the government honoured actors he had recommended from the south through 50 stamps that were released at the 60th National Film Awards. President Pranab Mukherjee released the stamps Friday commemorating 50 iconic film...
  • Geeta Phogat to lead India women at Asian wrestling meet April 2, 2013

    New Delhi: The battle for the women's wrestling continental crown will witness some of the top contenders take to the mats of the K.D. Jadhav Wrestling Stadium at the Asian Wrestling Championship to be held here April 18-22. The Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) announced the squad, selected on the...
  • Indian women wrestlers finish fifth in World Cup March 4, 2013

    New Delhi: Grappler Geeta Phogat stood out in an otherwise average performance by the Indian team which finished fifth in the senior Women's Senior Wrestling World Cup in Mongolia. Geeta, who was playing in the 59-kg category for the first time, won all her bouts against her opponents from Japan,...
  • Item numbers are like special appearances: Geeta Basra February 10, 2013

    Mumbai: Music and dance are the USPs of any Indian movie, feels Geeta Basra, who is doing an item number in 'Zilla Ghaziabad' and claims "many come to watch a film just for one song". The 28-year-old joined filmdom in 2006 with 'Dil Diya Hai', in which she was paired opposite...
  • Haryana to seek legal opinion on fate of teachers January 24, 2013

    Chandigarh: Haryana government on Thursday said it will seek legal opinion in the case of 3,206 JBT teachers, who were illegally recruited, after getting a copy of the Delhi Court judgement. This was stated by Haryana Education Minister Geeta Bhukkal while replying to the questions of mediapersons at Panchkula. Bhukkal...
  • Natya Vriksha to perform at PBD celebrations January 4, 2013

    Thiruvananthapuram: Danseuse Geeta Chandran and her renowned Delhi based Natya Vriksha dance company will entertain over 2000 global delegates attending the Pravasi Bharatiya Diwas celebrations on its opening day in Kochi on January 7th. Sponsored by FICCI and the Indian Council for Cultural Relations, Geeta Chandran's performance will showcase the...
  • India's 1974 Oscar entry 'Garm Hava' to be screened at IFFI November 19, 2012

    New Delhi: Film buffs have a good reason to celebrate Partition-themed 'Garm Hava', considered a milestone in Indian cinema, has been fully restored and will be screened at the upcoming International Film Festival of India (IFFI) in Goa. The 1973 Hindi-Urdu classic, directed by M S Sathyu, based on an unpublished...
  • Sanjeev Kumar: The best mainstream hero Bollywood ever had November 6, 2012

    New Delhi: From playing Amitabh Bachchan's father in 'Trishul' to playing the husband of his former beloved Rekha in 'Silsila', Sanjeev Kumar is still remembered for playing a variety of roles on big screen. He is probably the best mainstream actor Bollywood has seen so far. The actor played romantic...
  • Lukewarm response for Indian GP this year October 28, 2012

    Greater Noida: It may not be the same as inaugural year in terms of response, but the second Indian Grand Prix still recorded a turn out of 65,000 spectators, which included the who's who of tinsel town, politics and sporting fraternity. Unlike last year that witnessed a whopping 95,000 turn...
  • Haryana wants Khaps to fight atrocities against women October 8, 2012

    Chandigarh: Infamous for their unlawful social diktats, especially against women marrying within their gotra or clan, Haryana's khap panchayats were on Sunday asked by the state government to fight atrocities against women. Haryana Education Minister Geeta Bhukkal urged social organisations and Khap panchayats "to give a befitting reply to those...
  • 'Pairon Talle' review: Metaphors work for the film October 3, 2012

    Cast: Dibyendu Bhattacharya, Saba Joshi, Avatar Sahani, Rupinder Walia, Geeta Bisht, Manav Kaushik Director: Sidharth Srinivasan Land politics has always been a life affecting thing in Delhi-NCR but it never received many mentions on the silver screen as a topic. ‘Khosla Ka Ghosla’ touched the subject in a funny manner and now...
  • Geeta clinches bronze at World Wrestling C'ships September 29, 2012

    New Delhi: In a historic first for Indian women's wrestling, the country notched up a second medal at the ongoing World Championships after Geeta Phogat(55kg) added another bronze to the one clinched by her sister Babita in Edmonton, Canada. With this, India's medal haul in the event so far stood...
  • Geeta Phogat to spearhead India challenge at WC September 25, 2012

    New Delhi: A seven-member women's team led by Olympian Geeta Phogat will represent India at the 2012 World Senior Female Wrestling Championship, that gets underway at Edmonton, Canada on Wednesday. While India's lone woman grappler to have participated in the Olympics earlier this year, Geeta, will spearhead country's challenge in the...
  • Pak to send back hearing impaired Indian girl August 14, 2012

    Karachi: Pakistan's Sindh province government has established contact with a well-known welfare foundation to obtain details of a hearing impaired Indian girl, who had inadvertently strayed into the country some 13 years ago, as efforts were being made to send her back to India. An official of the Edhi trust foundation,...
  • Wrestler Geeta bows out of the London Games August 10, 2012

    London: Country's lone woman wrestler, Geeta Phogat crashed out of the London Olympics after she was blanked 3-0 by Tetyana Lazareva of Ukraine in the repechage round two bout in the 55kg freestyle category at the ExCel Arena here on Thursday. Geeta was overwhelmed by the 31-year-old Ukraine girl, who started...
  • Wrestler Geeta loses but enters repechage August 9, 2012

    London: Despite losing her opening bout in the women's freestyle (55kg) category, India's Geeta Phogat is still in the medal contention after entering the repechage round where she will meet Tetyana Lazareva of Ukraine. Geeta, who lost her first round match against world number two Tonya Lynn Verbeeek of Canada earlier...
  • Wrestlers keen to provide late sparks in London August 8, 2012

    London: Indian grapplers will join the Olympic action from Thursday hoping to provide the late sparks to the contingent's campaign which has so far not really lived upto expectation with the flop show of many of the serious medal contenders. The wrestlers had won a bronze medal in the Beijing Olympics...