PRAYERS

  • Watch: Masand reviews 'Action Jackson', 'Bhopal: A prayer for rain', 'Sulemani Keeda' December 6, 2014

    In this episode, CNN-IBN Entertainment Editor Rajeev Masand reviews 'Action Jackson', 'Bhopal: A prayer for rain', 'Sulemani Keeda'. He also talked to actress Aishwarya Rai, who will make her comeback after four years. ...
  • 'Bhopal: A prayer for rain' review: There is a sense of drama in the final moments December 5, 2014

    Director: Ravi Kumar Cast: Mischa Barton, Martin Sheen, Warren Anderson, Rajpal Yadav This month, it will be exactly 30 years since the Bhopal gas tragedy, the world's biggest industrial disaster. In September, Warren Anderson died, without ever having faced trial in India for his role in the horrific catastrophe. Anderson was the...
  • Watch: Kal Penn on Bhopal gas tragedy December 5, 2014

    Kal Penn is known for his international roles but this time he will be seen in an Indian film that depicts the Bhopal Gas Tragedy. The film titled- 'Bhopal: A Prayer for Rain' released on Friday. ...
  • 'Bhopal: A Prayer For Rain' is like 'Titanic'; realistic and poignant, but entertaining, says director Ravi Kumar December 4, 2014

    New Delhi: They make for an interesting trio, that's for sure. Actor Rajpal Yadav, earthy, unaffected and grounded; actress Tannishtha Chatterjee, rooted yet glamorous; and director Ravi Kumar, dressed in a simple pink Lacoste shirt and khaki pants. In the city to promote their upcoming film 'Bhopal: A Prayer For Rain'...
  • Behind the scenes of 'Bhopal: A prayer for rain' December 3, 2014

    Ravi Kumar directed Bhopal: 'A prayer for rain' talks about the biggest disaster in human history that claimed 10,000 innocent lives within a few hours. It is after 30 years that a film tells us the truth of that fateful night of December 3, 1984. ...
  • My film on Bhopal gas tragedy is a cautionary tale: Ravi Kumar December 1, 2014

    New Delhi: Ravi Kumar initially set out to make a small, independent movie on Bhopal gas tragedy but the director said the canvas of 'Bhopal: A Prayer for Rain' kept getting bigger as he realised the story behind the disaster needed to reach a wider audience. "As filmmakers we have a...
  • Have given Warren Anderson's character dimension and depth in 'Bhopal: A Prayer For Rain', says director Ravi Kumar November 12, 2014

    Washington: A new powerful movie reliving the Bhopal gas disaster that still haunts India has hit the US screens ahead of its 30th anniversary and its director says the recent death of then Union Carbide chief Warren Anderson "does not bring any relief to the victims". Written and directed by Ravi...
  • Rajnath Singh prays for India's rise as global leader in Jerusalem November 7, 2014

    Jerusalem: Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday visited holy sites in the old city of Jerusalem, including Judaism's holiest site, where he customarily placed a prayer note expressing his wish that India regain its leadership position in the comity of nations. A source, who went to pray at the site...
  • 'Bhopal: A Prayer for Rain' is relevant in today's time: Tannishtha Chatterjee November 5, 2014

    New Delhi: Actress Tannishtha Chatterjee says her upcoming film on Bhopal gas tragedy holds importance in today's times even though the incident happened 30 years ago as it reminds people to be more socially responsible. 'Bhopal: A Prayer for Rain' is set amid the Bhopal gas disaster that occurred in...
  • Not a biopic, hope it makes some difference in the lives of the people in Bhopal: Kal Penn on 'Bhopal: A Prayer for Rain' October 21, 2014

    Mumbai: Indian-American actor and member of Obama Administration, Kal Penn hopes that the telling account of his upcoming film 'Bhopal: A Prayer for Rain' based on the gas leak tragedy of 1984, will make a difference in the lives of families of the victims of the disaster. The Ravi Kumar-directed...
  • Rajpal Yadav to make his Hollywood debut in 'Bhopal-A Prayer Fro Rain', co-starring Martin Sheen and Mischa Barton October 13, 2014

    Mumbai: Actor Rajpal Yadav, who is making his debut in Hollywood with 'Bhopal - A Prayer For Rain', is extremely satisfied because working in the film is like a dream come true for him. Director Ravi Kumar's film also features Hollywood names Mischa Barton and Martin Sheen as well as Indian-American...
  • Tension grips Kheteta village over a damaged madarsa wall August 9, 2014

    Communal tension prevailed in Kheteta village under Aliganj police station area of Bareillydistrict when a madarsa wall was partially damaged on Friday, following a dispute over prayer site. SP (rural), Brijesh Srivastava on Saturday said that there was a move to start Friday namaz in a private madarsa after installing a...
  • Narendra Modi to perform halfanhour prayer at Pashupatinath temple August 2, 2014

    Kathmandu: Prime Minister Narendra Modi would perform a halfanhour special prayer at the 5th century Pashupatinath temple here during his twoday visit to Nepal. He will perform the prayer at the main temple situated on the banks of river Bagmati on the outskirts of Kathmandu on Monday by giving a bath...
  • Pranab Mukherjee offers prayers at Mosque July 22, 2014

    New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee offered 'dua' (prayers) at a mosque inside President's Estate on the occassion of 'Khatam Shareef' which marks completion of recitation of holy Quran. Mukherjee visited the President's Estate Masjid to participate in the 'Dua' (prayers) on the occasion of 'Khatam...
  • Congress Women's Wing holds special prayers for Harish Rawat's recovery July 8, 2014

    Women's wing of the ruling Congress in Uttarakhand today held a 'Mahamrityunjaya Yagya' in Dehradun to pray for the speedy recovery of Chief Minister Harish Rawat. He is being treated for a neck injury at AIIMS, New Delhi for over a fortnight. Led by Pradesh Mahila Congress president Sarojini Kaintyura and...
  • Couple in prayers for safety of three daughters in Iraq June 20, 2014

    Kottayam: A couple whose three daughters are working as nurses in Iraq are in prayers here as anxiety over the fate of the Indians stranded in various cities of the troubletorn country continues unabated. But to their relief, the three Dona, Sona and Veena called their father C C...
  • From Golden Temple to Delhi, Punjab families pray for Iraq hostages June 20, 2014

    Chandigarh: Scores of families and relatives of men from Punjab who have been held hostage or are stuck in strifetorn Iraq are offering prayers and reaching out to officials and ministers to ensure the safe return of their loved ones. At least 40 Indian construction workers, mostly from Punjab, have been...
  • Bhopal A Prayer for Rain: A film on Bhopal gas tragedy September 27, 2013

    New Delhi: Director Ravi Kumar has come up with a film on the Union Carbide accident that took place in Bhopal on December 2, 1984. The film features Martin Sheen, Mischa Barton, Kal Penn, Tannishtha Chatterjee and Rajpal Yadav in pivotal roles. The film is named 'Bhopal A Prayer...
  • Thank you for your prayers and love, tweets Dilip Kumar September 22, 2013

    New Delhi: Dilip Kumar has expressed his gratitude towards his fans and well wishers who have wished for his good health. The actor tweets, "Thank you for your prayers and love. Resting in the hospital." A video link has also been given with Dilip Kumar's tweet which shows Saira Banu feeding...
  • 86 days after Uttarakhand tragedy, prayers resume at Kedarnath Temple September 11, 2013

    The deathly silence brooding over Kedarnath since the June calamity hit Uttarakhand broke early on Wednesday morning by the chanting of Vedic hymns as prayers resumed at the Himalayan shrine, 86 days after ravaging floods left over 400 people dead in the Kedar valley. Shortly after the dawn, as the clock...
  • Prayers to resume at Kedarnath shrine from Sept 11: Vijay Bahuguna September 2, 2013

    Prayers at the Kedarnath shrine, suspended since the mid-June calamity in Uttarakhand, will resume on September 11, Chief Minister Vijay Bahuguna said on Sunday. Prayers will take place between 7 and 11 am and will continue till the portals of the temple close on Diwali, he said. Although prayers are beginning,...
  • Egypt's bruised Muslim Brotherhood fails to show street power August 24, 2013

    Mass protests called by Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood mostly failed to materialise on Friday as the movement reels from a bloody army crackdown on followers of ousted President Mohamed Morsi. Troops and police had taken relatively low-key security measures before the "Friday of Martyrs" processions that were to have begun from 28...
  • Bombs kill 42 outside mosques in northern Lebanese city of Tripoli August 24, 2013

    Bombs hit two mosques in the northern Lebanese city of Tripoli on Friday, killing at least 42 people and wounding hundreds, intensifying sectarian strife that has spilled over from the civil war in neighbouring Syria. The apparently coordinated blasts - the biggest and deadliest in Tripoli since the end of Lebanon's...
  • Priests gear up to resume prayers at flood-ravaged Kedarnath August 23, 2013

    Over two months after Kedarnath shrine was ravaged by devastating floods in Uttarakhand, efforts are on in full swing to ensure that prayers resume by September 11 as planned even as priests say that much will depend on weather conditions. "Preparations are going on. There is a meeting on August 25...
  • Gunmen kill at least 30 people in an attack in northeast Nigeria August 13, 2013

    Gunmen have killed at least 30 people in an attack in a farming region in northeast Nigeria where the Islamist sect Boko Haram is active, a military source and residents said on Monday. Men dressed in military camouflage arrived in Konduga town on Sunday morning and shot or hacked to death...
  • Rajnath Singh calls Prime Minister over violence in Kashmir August 10, 2013

    BJP chief Rajnath Singh on Friday said he raised the issue of communal clashes in Kishtwar town in Jammu region with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and was assured they would be brought under control sooon. "Had a telephonic conversation with the PM Dr Manmohan Singh regarding outbreak of violent clashes in...
  • Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal announces Eid bonanza for Muslims August 9, 2013

    Malerkotla: In an Eid bonanza to the Muslim community of the state, Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Friday announced development works worth Rs 25.30 crore in the historic town of Malerkotla. Addressing a gathering here after offering prayers at the local Idgah, the chief minister greeted the people...
  • Jammu and Kashmir: Curfew imposed after violence in Kishtwar August 9, 2013

    Kishtwar: The Army has been called out and curfew imposed in Kishtwar after violence broke out in the city with protestors torching government and private properties after Eid prayers. Reports suggest that miscreants also pelted stones after Eid prayers following which clashes broke out between two communities leaving over 30...
  • 9 'Kanwariyas' killed in 2 separate road accidents August 6, 2013

    Nine Hindu pilgrims (Kanwariyas) were killed and nearly a dozen injured in two separate road accidents on Tuesday in Bihar's Jamui and Saran districts, police said. In Jamui, five pilgrims belonging to a family, were killed when a speeding truck hit their vehicle near Sikandra. "Five pilgrims were killed on the spot....