KANCHI

  • Kanchi Sankaracharya Jayendra Saraswati stable after hospitalisation in Nellore February 3, 2014

    Nellore: Kanchi Sankaracharya Sri Jayendra Saraswati is stable after being rushed to a hospital following a heart attack on Saturday. The seer has been kept in the ICU for observation. He was hospitalised on Saturday in Nellore district of Andhra Pradesh after he complained of drowsiness and weakness, the police said. He...
  • Sankararaman murder: Kanchi Shankaracharya acquitted November 27, 2013

    Pondicherry: In a major relief for Kanchi Shankaracharya Jayendra Saraswati and his followers, all 23 accused in the Shankararaman murder case have been acquitted by a court in Pondicherry. The judge said that the complainant had failed to support the prosecution. The murdered Sankararaman's wife and daughter did not recognise the...
  • Sankararaman murder case hearing adjourned to October 3 September 6, 2013

    A local court on Friday adjourned to October 3, hearing in the Sankararaman murder case in which Kanchi Sankaracharya Jayendra Saraswathi and his junior Vijayendra are the prime accused. Only 13 of the 23 accused were present in the court and the absentees included the two seers. The Madras High Court Advocates Association had called for boycott...
  • Allegation against religious leaders like Asaram part of attack on Hindu culture: VHP September 2, 2013

    Allegations of sexual assault against self-styled godman Asaram Bapu is part of attack on "Hindu culture" which started with the arrest of Kanchi Shankaracharya in 2004, Vishwa Hindu Parishad leader Ashok Singhal claimed in Hyderabad on Sunday. "The latest instance of insult that has come up is one involving Asaram Bapu....
  • Sourav Ganguly, Shabbir Ahluwalia approached for 'Nach Baliye 6' August 19, 2013

    Mumbai: Former Indian skipper Sourav Ganguly and his wife Dona have been approached for the sixth season of dance reality show 'Nach Baliye'. The others approached for the show include TV actors Kanchi Kaul with her husband Shabbir Ahluwalia and actor couple Jennifer Winget and Karan Singh Grover, according to...
  • Rishi Kapoor to be seen in 5 films in next 7 months May 18, 2013

    Mumbai: Veteran actor Rishi Kapoor seems to be as busy as his son Ranbir. He is excited about the total of seven releases he has this year, and that he plays different characters in each one of them. "(I am) looking forward to lot of films this year. I have seven...
  • Ghai's new discovery is my heroine in 'Porichoi': Prosenjeet January 29, 2013

    Mumbai: Mishti, who plays Subhash Ghai's protagonist in 'Kanchi', is actually Indrani Chakraborty and she is not the filmmaker's discovery, says Bengali Superstar Prosenjeet Chatterjee. Mishti, aka Indrani, has just completed a film with Prosenjeet directed by Rupali Guha. Said Prosenjeet: "She's a talented pretty girl. We are playing father and daughter...
  • Subhash Ghai finds his 'Kaanchi' in Mishti January 25, 2013

    New Delhi: On his 67th birthday Thursday, filmmaker Subhash Ghai announced that Bengali girl Mishti will play the lead in his 19th film 'Kaanchi'. Having discovered talents like Manisha Koirala, Jackie Shroff and Mahima Chowdhary, Ghai admits he was on an "intense struggle" to find his Kaanchi. "I went on auditioning...
  • TN: 9 dead as bus rams lorry near Kanchi August 24, 2012

    At least nine persons were killed and 11 others were injured in an accident involving a government bus near Rajakulam, about 15 km from Kancheepuram, on Thursday afternoon.Police said the bus, which had 51 passengers on board, was bound to Chennai from Hosur on National Highway 45, when driver Chitti...
  • TN: Mudslinging over Madurai 'mutt' appointment May 14, 2012

    Chennai/Madurai: The war of words between controversial Karnatakabased spiritual leader Nithyananda and those opposing his anointment as the 293rd pontiff of the over 1500yearold Madurai Aadheenam Mutt late last month is turning murkier by the day. The latest is the decision of actor Ranjitha Menon to file a defamation suit...
  • Actor Ranjitha to move court against Kanchi seer May 12, 2012

    CHENNAI: Actor Ranjitha on Friday approached a magistrate court here for filing a complaint against Kanchi mutt senior pontiff Jayendra Saraswati for allegedly making a defamatory statement against her.As per sec. 200 of the Criminal Procedure Code, whoever files a criminal defamation complaint must be present before the magistrate court...
  • Kanchi seer says he didn't try to contact judge August 26, 2011

    Kancheepuram: Kanchi Sankaracharya Jayendra Saraswathi, prime accused in the Sankararaman murder case, on Friday refuted allegations that he had attempted to influence the judge hearing the case. "I have never met or interacted with the Judge in question except once, and that on August 18, when there was a hearing of...
  • Madras HC stays trial against Kanchi Sankaracharya August 26, 2011

    The trial has been stayed for eight weeks, after audio tapes of Sankaracharya allegedly trying to bribe the judge in the case surfaced. ...
  • HC stays murder case trial against Kanchi seer August 25, 2011

    Chennai: The Madras High Court on Thursday stayed for eight weeks the trial in the Sankararaman murder case, in which Kanchi Sankaracharya Jayendra Saraswathi is the prime accused, on a petition alleging an attempt to influence the court verdict. The order staying the proceedings before the Principal Sessions Judge against the...
  • Lookaheads: What's making news today August 17, 2007

    The Supreme Court will decide on a plea by two Maharashtrawadi Gomantal Party legislators restrained from voting. Meanwhile Dera Sacha Sauda Chief will be interrogated by the police. A Puducherry Sessions Court will hear on the murder case registered against the Kanchi seer Jayendra Saraswati. ...
  • Kanchi seer, 11 others charged in assault case July 23, 2007

    New Delhi: A sessions court in Chennai on Monday framed charges against the Kanchi seer Jayendra Saraswathi and 11 others for masterminding the assault on the former auditor of the Mutt. A group of armed men had assaulted the former auditor G Radhakrishnan, his wife, and an attendant at his residence...