LAKSHMAN

  • Rs 2.52 crore bounty for info for arrest of Naxal chief Ganapathy September 15, 2014

    New Delhi: An unprecedented Rs 2.52 crore cash reward has been announced for anyone giving information leading to the arrest of chief of CPI (Maoist) Muppala Lakshman Rao alias Ganapathy. 65yearold Ganapathy is one of country's most wanted persons. This is for the first time such a huge amount has been...
  • Chennai at 375: Nirmala Lakshman's book 'Degree coffee by the yard' a biography of Madras August 20, 2014

    August 22, 1639 is considered the founding day of Madras city. Madras Day commemorates Madras city's founding by establishing Fort St George by the East India company in 1639. Nirmala Lakshman, author of 'Degree coffee by the yard' talks about the transformation of Madras to Chennai. In an interview to...
  • Madhya Pradesh remains a BJP bastion, party wins 27 seats May 16, 2014

    Bhopal: It is once again a massive Bharatiya Janata Party sweep in Madhya Pradesh. The party has won 27 seats out of the total 29 Lok Sabha seats the state has. The Congress has won seats where its stalwarts Jyotiraditya Scindia and Kamal Nath were in the fray. Congress has lost...
  • 2014 Lok Sabha elections: Top contests in Madhya Pradesh May 15, 2014

    The voters have already shown their trust in the leadership of Shivraj Singh Chouhan in the last Assembly elections. Post poll surveys for 2014 general elections have also revealed that the people of Madhya Pradesh want to see the BJP come to power at the Centre. Fights in some of...
  • Vidisha: EC removes SDM after Congress accuses BJP of booth-capturing April 24, 2014

    New Delhi: The Election Commission on Thursday removed the Vidisha Sub-District Magistrate on a complaint filed by Congress candidate Lakshman Singh. Lakshman, the brother of senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh, had accused the BJP of booth-capturing attempts. Lakshman Singh is contesting from the Vidisha seat against BJP's Sushma Swaraj. Speaking to CNN-IBN,...
  • Sushma Swaraj to file her nomination from Vidisha today April 4, 2014

    Vidisha: Bharatiya Janata Party leader Sushma Swaraj will file her nomination from Vidisha on Friday. She is the sitting MP from the constituency. Sushma Swaraj will face Congress leader Digvijaya Singh's brother Lakshman Singh, who is Congress's candidate from the constituency. Lakshman Singh has said that he will defeat Sushma....
  • CPIM expels rebel Lakshman Seth for praising Mamata March 28, 2014

    Kolkata: The CPI-M on Friday expelled leader Lakshman Seth for anti-party activity. Seth was expelled after he praised Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee for her courage and also accused the party's top leadership of conspiring to throw him out. This is the second major expulsion of a top CPI-M leader of...
  • Kiran Reddy crossed the 'lakshman rekha' as CM on Telangana, says Chidambaram February 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Union Finance Minister and Congress leader P Chidambaram has lashed out at Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Kiran Kumar Reddy saying that he has crossed the 'lakshman rekha' as a CM from the party. In an exclusive interview to IBN7, Chidambaram said, "The party has been more than tolerant...
  • Can be flood like situation in coastal areas, says MeT October 11, 2013

    Lakshman Singh Rathore, DG, Cyclone, Met Department, said: This storm has very high damage potential as wind speed is very high. Even huge objects may fly and there is a possibility of breaking down of communication towers. There could be flood like situation in coastal areas. ...
  • Nirmala Lakshmans 'Degree Coffee by the Yard': Madras memories come alive October 1, 2013

    Nirmala Lakshmans Degree Coffee by the Yard is a mustread for people interested in the history of Madras or Chennai. The author is a veteran journalist from the venerable The Hindu group. She is also a member of the illustrious Kasturi Ranga Iyengar family, which owns The Hindu. Her impressive...
  • Sri Lanka hopes to sign FTA with China, says minister September 17, 2013

    Sri Lanka is negotiating a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with China, a top minister said on Tuesday. The negative list is a key point that remains to be resolved, Xinhua quoted Lakshman Yapa Abeywardana, Sri Lanka's investment promotion minister, as saying. The minister said the government was attempting to promote Sri Lanka's...
  • Watch: Many temples submerged in Rishikesh June 18, 2013

    CNNIBN reports from the ground as monsoon continues to wreak havoc in North India. Many villages have been washed away by the flow of the Ganga near the Lakshman Jhula in Rishikesh. ...
  • Junior NTR, Samantha team up for 'Ramayya Vastavayya' April 21, 2013

    The first look of Junior NTR starrer 'Ramayya Vasthvayya' has been released. The film is directed by Harish Shankar and produced by Dil Raju under the banner of Sri Venkateswara Creations. The film is currently been shot in Hyderabad. The film is expected to be a commercial success as Junior...
  • Telugu movie '143' is inspired from real incidents February 12, 2013

    Chennai: Telugu director Anand Chakravarthy's upcoming thriller '143 Hyderabad' is based on real incidents and he says there are enough stories around us that can be a source of inspiration for celluloid interpretation. "We have plenty of stories around us that can be adapted into a film, but we always struggle...
  • Varun in new avatar in 'Abbayi ClassAmmayi Mass' January 11, 2013

    Chennai: Actor Varun Sandesh will be seen in a new avatar in Telugu romance 'Abbayi ClassAmmayi Mass', says producer Lakshman Kedari. "Varun has done several love stories over the years, but his character in this film is one sans mass appeal. Akin to the title, he plays a character with class...
  • Women who cross limits pay the price: MP BJP leader January 4, 2013

    New Delhi: In an embarrassment for the Bharatiya Janata Party, a Madhya Pradesh Cabinet minister has stirred more controversy by making an irresponsible remark. He suggested that if women breach their moral limits, they ask for punishment. "Ek hi shabd hai Maryada. Maryada ka ulanghan hota hai, toh Sitaharan ho...
  • Rajinikanth to launch Bharathiraja's next's audio? December 16, 2012

    Bharathiraja's upcoming movie, 'Annakodiyum Kodiveeranum', starring Karthika and Lakshman had a mega launch at Theni recently. Now, the director wants to bring back his lucky and legendary trio of Rajini, Kamal and Sridevi to inaugurate his audio launch in Madurai. The movie is based on the story of a village girl. ...
  • Ram was a bad husband, Lakshman even worse: Jethmalani November 8, 2012

    New Delhi: In what could be a major embarrassment for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), senior member Ram Jethmalani on Thursday called Ram, the protagonist in the epic 'Ramayana', a bad husband. Jethmalani was attending the release of a book on manwoman relationship when he made the remark. Responding to a...
  • Sri Lanka has resettled 3 lakh Tamils: Foreign Minister GL Peiris September 21, 2012

    Sri Lankan Foreign Minister Gamini Lakshman Peiris revealed in an interview with CNNIBN that President Mahinda Rajapaksa was at no point in time apprehensive of his visit to India despite call for protests by certain political parties. ...
  • Nandigram case: ExCPM MP Lakshman Seth gets bail July 13, 2012

    Kolkata: Former CPM MP Lakshman Seth, arrested for alleged involvement in the disappearance of six persons in Nandigram in 2007, was on Friday granted bail by the Calcutta High Court after remaining in custody for 118 days. A division bench comprising justices Ashim Kumar Roy and Tafiq Uddin granted bail to...
  • Ilayaraja's song to be played at the 2012 Olympics June 21, 2012

    Industry insiders have it that music maestro Ilayaraja's song 'Naandhaan Ungappanda...' from 'Ram Lakshman' (1981) will be played at the opening ceremony of Olympics Games this year in London. 'Naandhaan Ungappanda...' from 'Ram Lakshman' stars Kamal Haasan and Sripriya and is crooned by SP Balasubramaniam. This will be one among...
  • No proof against MLAs in K'taka porngate: Panel March 19, 2012

    Bangalore: The Karnataka Assembly committee investigating the porngate allegedly involving three former state ministers has reportedly found no evidence against the legislators. The Committee submitted its final report to Assembly Speaker KG Bopaiah. The report, to be tabled in the Assembly during the session, says that there is no evidence against...
  • K'taka Porngate: Only 3 BJP MLAs to face probe March 15, 2012

    Bangalore: The Karnataka Assembly Committee appointed to probe the porngate case met on Thursday and decided to restrict the probe to just the three former BJP ministers caught watching porn in the state Assembly. No MLA from any other party will be investigated by the committee. The committee has sought another...
  • Sleaze row: Bangalore Police to submit report February 27, 2012

    Bangalore: The Bangalore police is expected to submit an official report on a court's orders on the Karnataka Assembly sleaze case. Three former BJP ministers were caught watching a porn clip on a mobile phone while the Assembly was in session. Krishna Palemar, Lakshman Savadi and CC Patil resigned...
  • How cameras caught ministers watching porn February 10, 2012

    Bangalore: Allowing TV channels to cover the legislature proceedings from the visitors' gallery cost the BJP government in Karnataka dear, as video cameras caught its two ministers watching porn in the Assembly. The state legislature secretariat, which for security reasons banned video and photo journalists from covering the proceedings from...
  • Sleaze row: Oppn slams BJP, wants MLAs suspended February 8, 2012

    Bangalore: The Karnataka Assembly was adjourned for half an hour on Wednesday amidst Opposition uproar over the sleaze row involving two BJP MLAs. The Opposition shouted 'Shame! Shame!' as soon as the Assembly proceedings began. BJP party members CC Patil and Lakshmana Savadi were caught on camera on Tuesday watching an...
  • Deconstructing MTV Roadies: 'Make me a star, sir' January 10, 2012

    New Delhi: Like crack addicts, the MTV Roadies auditions have pulled in their esoteric mix of sociopaths, rap artistes, sensible women athletes, homeopath doctors and publicitycraving stage actors for the highly popular audition video cuts that hit the television screens on January 7 and were fast gaining traction on YouTube. The...
  • Telangana leaders to boycott AP celebrations November 1, 2011

    New Delhi: It's Formation Day in Karnataka, Kerala and Andhra Pradesh. But in Andhra, Telangana leaders have decided to boycott the celebrations, even as the government promised a decision on statehood postthe festival of Eid. The Telangana Joint Action Committee and freedom fighters association have declared November 1 a 'betrayal day'....
  • Fresh FIR against exCPIM MLA Sushanta Ghosh August 23, 2011

    Tamluk: A fresh FIR was lodged against arrested CPIM MLA Sushanta Ghosh and former party MP Lakshman Seth and 66 others today by the wife of a Trinamool Congress supporter, who is missing for the past 10 years. Anima Das filed an FIR at the Baratola police station at Khejuri, adjacent...
  • I might colour all my films: Dev Anand January 27, 2011

    Dev Anand is 87 but doesn't hide his excitement while watching his hit 1961 film Hum Dono in colour. He wants audiences to see his charming self 50 years back and says he will colour more of his black and white films if viewers so demand. "If Hum Dono is widely...