Raju

  • Pallam Raju files nomination from Kakinada LS seat 19-04-2014 10:13 PM

    Rajahmundry: Union HRD Minister MM Pallam Raju on Saturday said the Congress was the only party to launch development initiative for the welfare of minorities and the weaker sections of society. Raju, who filed nomination for Kakinada Lok Sabha seat in Andhra Pradesh on Saturday, interacted with Muslim religious leaders,...
  • TN Minister hits out at Karunanidhi, Stalin 13-04-2014 06:49 PM

    Madurai: Hitting out at DMK, Tamil Nadu minister Sellur K Raju on Sunday said Stalin or Karunanidhi had no right to talk about the law and order situation in the state. Addressing an election meeting in Madurai, Raju said it was Chief Minister Jayalalithaa who freed the city from "hooligans...
  • LS polls: AAP fields Narasimha Rao's grandson from Malkajgiri 08-04-2014 06:37 PM

    Hyderabad: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) is set to field former prime minister PV Narasimha Rao's grandson, Sudha Kiran from the Malkajgiri Lok Sabha constituency, after its candidate Chandana Chakrabarti withdrew from the electoral race. "Chandana Chakrabarti opted out due to her personal and health reasons and now Sudha Kiran,...
  • Satyam case: Ramalinga Raju appears in court on money-laundering charges 04-04-2014 03:22 PM

    Satyam Computers founder Ramalinga Raju and another accused appeared before a court in Hyderabad in connection with a prosecution complaint filed by Enforcement Directorate against them for offences under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA). The Enforcement Directorate in October last year had file the complaint against Raju and...
  • BJP is future of Indian politics, says Raju Srivastava 19-03-2014 06:11 PM

    New Delhi: Popular stand-up comedian and actor Raju Srivastava on Wednesday joined the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP), saying it "is the future of Indian politics". "I think the country has given 60 years to Congress. We must now give the 61st year to Narendra Modi," Srivastava said, soon after he...
  • Jagdambika Pal, comedian Raju Srivastava join BJP 19-03-2014 02:32 PM

    New Delhi: Former Congress leader Jagdambika Pal joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday. "I accept Jagdambika Pal as the member of the BJP. He will add to the strength of the party, I welcome him," BJP president Rajnath Singh said. Apart from Jagdambika, stand up comedian Raju Srivastava...
  • Leadership curriculum needed to transform schools: Minister 26-02-2014 11:58 PM

    Human Resource Development Minister MM Pallam Raju on Wednesday highlighted the need for a national school leadership curriculum that has the capability to transform each school on a rights-based approach. "Academic findings indicate that the most critical part of any schooling system which impacts learning is the school leadership. We...
  • Fatwa can't be forced upon people: SC 25-02-2014 10:42 PM

    New Delhi: Fatwa issued by Muslim clerics cannot be forced upon people and the state has to protect persons who are harassed for not following such dictates, the Supreme Court on Tuesday said while expressing reservation in interfering with Shariat courts. Holding that it's a matter of choice for the...
  • Government must not pass Telangana Bill in the din: Pallam Raju 18-02-2014 02:06 PM

    Union Minister Pallam Raju has said that the government must not get the Telangana Bill passed in the din. He has also said that the demands of Seemandhra leaders must be met. "We have three demands - that Hyderabad be made a Union Territory, better financial package for Seemandhra and...
  • LS polls: Cartoonist Aseem Trivedi set to challenge Jaiswal on AAP ticket 03-02-2014 07:10 PM

    Kanpur: Riding high on its outstanding performance in Delhi elections, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) is likely to field cartoonist-turned-activist Aseem Trivedi from Kanpur Lok Sabha constituency against Congress' Sriprakash Jaiswal and Samajwadi Party's candidate Raju Srivastava. "Yes, talks are on with the AAP leaders pertaining to Lok Sabha ticket...
  • After much controversy, Nitish to attend AMU ceremony today 30-01-2014 08:26 AM

    Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has finally received an invitation to the foundation-laying ceremony of an Aligarh Muslim University centre by Congress chief Sonia Gandhi at Kihsanganj on Thursday, which he on Wednesday confirmed he would attend. Invitation letters from Union Human Resources Development minister MM Pallam Raju and Vice-Chancellor...
  • AMU says it did invite Nitish for ceremony even as Bihar government claims otherwise 29-01-2014 09:21 AM

    Aligarh Muslim University on Tuesday rejected Bihar government's claim that Chief Minister Nitish Kumar was not invited to the foundation stone laying ceremony of its centre in Kishanganj on January 31 and said the institution held him in high respect for his support. AMU Vice-Chancellor Zameeruddin Shah said the "confusion"...
  • AMU in Kishanganj: Bihar minister PK Shahi irked over not being invited for ceremony 28-01-2014 09:16 AM

    Bihar government on Monday registered a protest with the Centre over not being invited to the foundation-laying ceremony of the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) centre by Congress president Sonia Gandhi on January 30 at Kisanganj. Bihar Education minister PK Shahi wrote a letter to Union Human Resources Development minister MM...
  • Congress MLA, MLC likely to contest RS polls on united AP platform 23-01-2014 10:36 PM

    Congress legislators from coastal Andhra and Rayalaseema regions of Andhra Pradesh are seeking to embarrass the party by defeating it in the biennial elections to Rajya Sabha slated for February 7. An MLA and an MLC are planning to jump into the contest with the support of their party colleagues...
  • 'Yevadu' posters lands Ram Charan in a legal trouble 16-01-2014 03:54 PM

    Kurnool: Actor Ram Charan Teja, son of actor-turned-politician Chiranjeevi, and nine others associated with the recently released Telugu film 'Yevadu' have been booked for allegedly promoting obscenity in the film's posters here. K. Nagendra Prasad, a businessman, in his complaint stated that the posters of 'Yevadu' were obscene and, therefore,...
  • Ramalinga Raju's wife, relative sentenced for tax evasion 09-01-2014 09:29 PM

    Hyderabad: A court in Hyderabad on Thursday sentenced 80 directors, including relative of Satyam founder B Ramalinga Raju, belonging to firms affiliated to erstwhile Satyam Computers to one year jail in an income tax evasion case, while four women directors got six months each. The four women sentenced by the...
  • Swabhiman joins Sena-BJP alliance, setback to AAP 07-01-2014 07:27 PM

    The plans of the Shiv Sena-BJP-led opposition alliance to rope in smaller political groups to take on the ruling Congress-NCP combine in the forthcoming polls got a boost on Tuesday with the Swabhimaani Shetkari Sanghatana, led by Lok Sabha member Raju Shetty, joining the fold. The development is also considered...
  • Lakshmi Manchu dons glamorous avatar in 'Chandamama Kathalu' 10-12-2013 05:52 PM

    Chennai: Having played an evil sorceress and a village belle in her earlier films, producer-actress Lakshmi Manchu is set to play a highly glamorous role in upcoming Telugu drama 'Chandamama Kathalu'. "Since Lakshmi has not essayed any glamorous roles before I thought that she would perfectly fit the role of...
  • We have a shortage of 6 lakh teachers: Pallam Raju 07-12-2013 07:16 PM

    There is a shortage of sixlakh teachers in the country and initiatives are being takento fill in the gap as the focus is to provide quality education,Union Human Resource Development Minister M M Pallam Raju said in Jamshedpur on Saturday. "We have made strides with regard to infrastructuredevelopment, teacher recruitment...
  • Shortage of six lakh teachers in the country, says Pallam Raju 07-12-2013 02:56 PM

    There is a shortage of six lakh teachers in the country and initiatives are being taken to fill the gap as the focus is to provide quality education, Union Human Resource Development Minister M M Pallam Raju on Saturday said. "We have made strides with regard to infrastructure development, teacher...
  • Nagababu to imitate brother Pawan Kalyan in his next 26-11-2013 05:17 PM

    Chennai: In upcoming Telugu comedy 'Choosinodiki Choosinantha', actor Nagababu will imitate the role of his young brother Pawan Kalyan from his recent release 'Attarintiki Daaredhi'. The film's director hopes the audience takes it in the right spirit. "Nagababu sir will essay the role of Pawan Kalyan from 'Attarintiki Daaredhi' and...
  • Continuing in office at PM's insistence, says Pallam Raju 25-11-2013 02:45 PM

    Union HRD Minister M M Pallam Raju on Monday said he is continuing in office at the insistence of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and maintained that "there is a limit beyond which he cannot resist" creation of Telangana. Raju, a strong votary of united Andhra Pradesh who had submitted his...
  • Mumbai: NRI found dead after falling from 27th floor 18-11-2013 10:45 AM

    Mumbai: A 55-year-old NRI was found dead under mysterious circumstances on Sunday evening in Andheri, Mumbai. The deceased has been identified as Punyakant Philip Raju whose body was spotted by at around 8 pm by some people who then informed the police. According to the people of the area near...
  • Children's story book inspires Praveen Sataru's Telugu drama 12-11-2013 03:48 PM

    Chennai: Director Praveen Sataru has named his upcoming Telugu drama 'Chandamama Kathalu' after his childhood story book of the same name because he feels the title is apt for the movie's script. "I grew up listening to 'Chandamama Kathalu'. My grandmother used to read them to me and I fondly...
  • Anushka was original choice for 'Chandi', says director Samudra 11-11-2013 03:31 PM

    Chennai: Southern actress Anushka Shetty was originally considered for the role essayed by Priya Mani in forthcoming Telugu revenge-drama 'Chandi', slated to release Friday. But the makers are content with Priya's performance in the film. "Since it's a revenge drama with lot of action, we wanted to cast Anushka because...
  • Patna serial blasts: One more arrested from Dhanbad 11-11-2013 12:12 PM

    Following a tip off from the National Investigation Agency (NIA), the Bihar police have arrested a person, Raju Sao, from Jharkhand's Dhanbad district in connection with the Patna serial blasts, police said on Monday. Raju Sao was arrested from Jharia in Dhanbad when a Bihar police team conducted raids late...
  • 'Khaidi' will be re-released on November 15 08-11-2013 03:04 PM

    New Delhi: 'Khaidi', featuring Sahasa Simha Vishnuvardhan, which was released decades back in 1984, will be re-released on November 15. Following Vishnu's supporters' demand, the decision was taken to re-release the film. Directed by KSR Das, 'Khaidi' was produced by GRK Raju under Vishwachitra Productions. The film was primarily the...
  • Shilpa Shetty looks for chemistry in 'Nach Baliye' couples 26-10-2013 10:52 AM

    Mumbai: Popular couple celebrities like Gurmeet Choudhary, Rithvik Dhanjani, Bruna Abdalah, Raju Shrivastav and others will battle it out with their better half on the dance floor on the sixth season of dance reality show 'Nach Baliye'. The show will bring 11 celebrity couples, two hosts Gautam Rode and Karan...
  • There is no stopping for veteran playback singer Latha Raju 25-10-2013 02:54 PM

    Chennai: She has dubbed for various actors and acted in a few Malayalam films but it is the melodies she crooned that has helped veteran playback singer Latha Raju, celebrating her golden jubilee in cinema, carve her own niche. She is still going strong, albeit in music albums composed by...