Hassan

  • LS polls: Gowda's last battle in Hassan, Modi jibe gets him sympathy 14-04-2014 02:20 PM

    Bangalore: Narendra Modi, the BJP's PM nominee, seems to have generated some sympathy for former prime minister HD Deve Gowda across Karnataka. Addressing an election meeting at a Gowda stronghold of Chikkaballapura near Bangalore, Modi offered assistance to Gowda. Reacting to a statement of Gowda that he won't be living...
  • First look: Anand Gandhi reveals the first poster of his documentary feature 31-03-2014 11:53 AM

    The 'Ship of Theseus' filmmaker Anand Gandhi revealed the first look of his next venture. The documentary feature is titled 'Proposition for a Revolution' and is directed by Khushboo Ranka and Vinay Shukla. Gandhi also urged the online community for active participation. ...
  • Rahat Fateh Ali Khan to perform at IIFA Technical awards 13-03-2014 11:32 AM

    Tampa Bay (Florida): Popular Pakistani singer Rahat Fateh Ali Khan will take centrestage during the IIFA (International Indian Film Academy) Magic of the Movies and Technical Awards event to be held here next month. Rahat, the nephew of legendary singer Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, is popular both in India and...
  • Asia Cup: Afghanistan stun Bangladesh for first win over a Test nation 01-03-2014 09:37 PM

    Fatullah: Afghanistan notched up their first major win against a Test playing nation as they produced an all-round performance to script an upset 32-run victory over Bangladesh in their Asia Cup match, here on Saturday. Chasing 255 for victory, Bangladesh could not recover from a top-order collapse and kept on...
  • Iran moves to cooperate in UN nuclear bomb probe 10-02-2014 11:24 AM

    Vienna/Dubai: The UN nuclear agency said on Sunday that Iran had agreed to start addressing suspicions that it may have worked on designing an atomic weapon, a potential breakthrough in a long-stalled investigation into Tehran's atomic activities. The development - although limited for now - marked a step forward in...
  • Bangladesh say they will play against India in next two years 30-01-2014 09:01 PM

    Dhaka: The threat to their Test status in the proposed shake-up in world cricket having been averted, Bangladesh Cricket Board on Thursday said that they will play against India, England and Australia in the next two years. BCB President Nazmul Hassan said he hoped to sign the Members Participation Agreements...
  • Iran prepares for start of landmark nuclear deal 20-01-2014 10:12 AM

    Tehran: Ahead of the start of a nuclear deal between Iran and world powers, an official in the Islamic Republic called limiting uranium enrichment and diluting its stockpile the country's "most important commitments," state radio reported. The comments by Behrouz Kamalvandi, a spokesman of Iran's atomic department, show how the...
  • Iran: Second Monkey sent into space 14-12-2013 03:45 PM

    Iran's President said on Saturday that the Islamic Republic has successfully sent a monkey into space for the second time, part of a program aimed at manned space flight. Hassan Rouhani's website President.ir said that the launch of the rocket dubbed Pajohesh, or Research in Farsi, was Iran's first use...
  • BCB boss hopes unrest will end before T20 World Cup 11-12-2013 10:48 AM

    Dhaka: Bangladesh's Cricket Board chief said on Tuesday he was hopeful the country could host next year's Twenty20 World Cup after the country's two main parties met in a bid to end a deepening political crisis. Nazmul Hassan's comments came a day after he expressed concern about whether the 16-team...
  • Bangladesh wants WI U-19 team to stay on despite bomb blast 10-12-2013 11:49 AM

    Chittagong: The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) wants West Indies Under-19 team to reconsider its decision to pull out of the current tour. West Indies decision to withdraw was prompted by an explosion near the team hotel in Chittagong on Sunday as the country prepares for general election next month, reports...
  • Hezbollah says commander killed in Beirut, blames Israel 05-12-2013 12:58 PM

    A Hezbollah commander who fought in Syria's civil war was shot dead outside his home in Lebanon on Wednesday in a killing which the militant Shi'ite Muslim group blamed on Israel. Hassan al-Laqqis was shot in the head from close range by a silenced gun as he arrived home at...
  • Maldives leader appoints niece as foreign minister 19-11-2013 08:20 PM

    New Maldivian President Abdulla Yameen has appointed his niece, the daughter of former autocratic ruler Maumoon Abdul Gayoom, as the Foreign Minister, reviving the powerful family's influence over the country's politics. Dhunya Maumoon, 43, was appointed as the Foreign Minister along with five other ministers on Sunday, shortly after Yameen...
  • 15 Oscar-nominated films to be screened at IFFI 19-11-2013 06:10 PM

    Panaji: The 44th edition of International Film Festival of India (IFFI) that kicks off tomorrow here will screen 15 Oscar-nominated films from world over. "We will be screening 15 Oscar nominated movies this time," film festival director Shankar Mohan said. Since 2011, the films that have won award in IFFI...
  • Ceasefire violations causing economic stress: Omar Abdullah 14-11-2013 07:24 AM

    Jammu: Tension on the Line of Control and the international border directly impacts the tranquillity and development process in Jammu and Kashmir and endangers life and property of the people, Chief Minister Omar Abdullah said on Wednesday. "Ceasefire violations and shelling not only make the people leave their homes, but...
  • US lawmakers seek tighter Iran sanctions before any deal 11-11-2013 11:22 AM

    US lawmakers said on Sunday they aimed to tighten sanctions on Iran to prevent Washington giving away too much in a deal on Tehran's nuclear programme that diplomats said was still possible despite the failure of high-level weekend talks. Their comments reflected widespread Congressional scepticism about a rapprochement between Iran...
  • Pak military seeks apology over Jamaat chief's remarks 11-11-2013 12:20 AM

    Islamabad: Pakistan military on Sunday strongly condemned as "irresponsible and misleading" the remarks by Jamaat-e-Islami chief Munawar Hassan for declaring the slain Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan chief Hakimullah Mehsud as a "martyr" and sought an apology. It said that he had insulted "the shahadat of thousands of innocent Pakistanis and soldiers of...
  • Reshma is in a better place today, says Adnan Sami 07-11-2013 12:15 AM

    Mumbai: "I don't mourn her death as much as I mourn her last days of throat cancer," said Adnan Sami on Pakistani singing sensation Reshma, who died of throat cancer. Reshma died Sunday in Lahore. The signer, who regaled south Asians with her folk singing, could have lived if only...
  • Iran sentences activist actress to 18-month in prison 30-10-2013 07:01 AM

    Tehran: An Iranian court has sentenced an actress known for her reformist political activism to 18 months in prison on security charges, newspapers reported in another sign of the underlying tensions between Iran's hard-liners and calls for greater openness by new President Hassan Rouhani. The reports came on Tuesday, a...
  • Iran 'a year or more' from nuclear capability, says Obama 05-10-2013 09:21 PM

    President Barack Obama says US intelligence assessments show Iran is still "a year or more away" from building a nuclear weapon. The president's assessment puts him at odds with Israel, which says Iran is just months away from being able to build a bomb. Obama, in an interview with a...
  • Smuggler: Arjun lends his voice for a song 27-09-2013 04:15 PM

    New Delhi: Music composer Arjun Janya turned into a singer for upcoming film 'Smuggler'. The film has been produced by Priya Hassan and Gowramma. The song is called 'Train bulletgintha vega' and it is likely to be picturised on the locations in Bangalore. 'Smuggler' also features Sayyaji Shindhe, Harry and...
  • J&K Agriculture Minister offers himself for probe 25-09-2013 05:40 PM

    Jammu and Kashmir Agriculture Minister Ghulam Hassan Mir on Wednesday said he would offer himself for an open, time-bound probe. The statement comes in the wake of remarks by former army chief Gen VK Singh that money was paid to ministers. Gen Singh told a news channel on Monday that...
  • Israel PM slams Iran President's speech at UN 25-09-2013 04:59 PM

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has slammed Iranian President Hassan Rouhani's speech at the UN General Assembly in New York on Tuesday night, saying it is "cynical" and "full of hypocrisy". "Rouhani spoke of human rights even as Iranian forces are participating in a large-scale slaughter of innocent civilians in...
  • Hassan Rouhani extends a hand of friendship to the US 25-09-2013 10:49 AM

    Iranian President Hassan Rouhani extends a hand of friendship to the US. He said, "I would like to say to American people, I bring peace and friendship from Iranians to Americans." ...
  • Barack Obama, Hassan Rouhani meeting at UNGA cancelled 25-09-2013 10:19 AM

    US President Barack Obama's meeting with his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rowhani has been cancelled. The meeting which was supposed to take place on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly will not happen, as US and Iranian officials found logistics 'too complicated'. Meanwhile there were protests on the first...
  • No handshake, but US-Iran ties set to thaw 25-09-2013 09:54 AM

    Washington: A historic handshake between US President Barack Obama and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani was not to be. But in unmistakable signs of thaw both leaders signalled in their UN speeches a willingness to talk, with Obama saying Washington was "not seeking regime change" and Rouhani stating that Tehran "does...
  • Iran turned down meet with Obama citing complications: US official 25-09-2013 08:48 AM

    US President Barack Obama on Tuesday cautiously embraced overtures from Iran's new President as the basis for a possible nuclear deal, but a failed effort to arrange a simple handshake between the two leaders underscored entrenched distrust that will be hard to overcome. In a speech to the United Nations,...
  • Iran's Rouhani calls Holocaust 'reprehensible' crime against Jews 25-09-2013 07:15 AM

    Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Tuesday that the Nazis committed a "reprehensible" crime against the Jewish people, when he was asked in a television interview whether he accepted that the Holocaust occurred. "I am not a historian and when it comes to speaking of the dimensions of the Holocaust...
  • Have always worked for stability of govt: J&K minister 20-09-2013 02:40 PM

    J&K minister Ghulam Hassan Mir, who is named in the report that alleges that former Army chief General VK SIngh tried to topple the Jammu and Kashmir government, has denies the charges. ...
  • Iran will never develop nuclear weapons, says President Hassan Rouhani 19-09-2013 01:38 PM

    Iranian President Hassan Rouhani vowed on Wednesday that his government would never develop nuclear weapons, his strongest signal yet that he may be seeking a diplomatic thaw with the West after decades of acrimony. In an interview with NBC News days before he travels to New York for a UN...
  • Amit Kumar wins silver at World Wrestling Championships 17-09-2013 12:20 AM

    Budapest: Asian Champion Amit Kumar settled for silver after going down narrowly in the final of the 55kg category on the opening day of World Wrestling Championships on Monday. Amit lost to Hassan Farman Rahimi of Iran 1-2 to win finish with a silver medal at the Papp Laszlo Sports...