Ravishankar

  • Sri Sri Ravishankar to be chief guest at RSS function May 30, 2014

    Nagpur: Spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravishankar would be the chief guest at the concluding function of RSS's annual third year training camp, currently underway in Nagpur. RSS joint general secretary Krishna Gopal today told reporters that while Ravishankar would be the chief guest, the organisation's supremo Mohan Bhagwat would deliver the main...
  • Ravishankar Prasad returns to cabinet with experience May 26, 2014

    Ravishankar Prasad, one of the most articulate BJP leaders and a familiar face in TV debates, returns to the union cabinet with a bagful of experience having been in charge of various portfolios for four years under Atal Bihari Vajpayee government. Ravishankar Prasad began his political career as a fiery student...
  • Election victory marks a tectonic shift in Indian politics: BJP May 17, 2014

    BJP's Ravishankar Prasad has said that the massive win secured by the party in the Lok Sabha elections marks a paradigm shift in Indian politics. ...
  • Results say all religions have voted for us: Ravishankar Prasad May 16, 2014

    BJP leader Ravishankar Prasad said, "Today Muslims have voted for us hence the result, today Christians have voted for us hence the result. We have done well in unknown lands. We understand the demands of the people and we will deliver our promises." ...
  • Ravishankar Prasad raps Harish Rawat over Modi remarks May 5, 2014

    Reacting sharply to Chief Minister Harish Rawat's remarks that his contest was directly with BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi in the polls, senior BJP leader Ravishankar Prasad on Sunday said such remarks were not good for his own political health. BJP's chief media coordinator, Prasad, who was in Dehradun to campaign...
  • LS polls: NDA will bag more than 300 seats, says Ravishankar Prasad May 4, 2014

    Predicting a "miraculous and unforgettable" outcome for the Lok Sabha elections, senior BJP leader Ravishankar Prasad on Sunday claimed that NDA would bag more than 300 seats while Congress would end up with just 65 to 75 seats in "one of its worst" poll performances. "The entire country is looking for...
  • EC told not to allow Sri Sri Ravi Shankar and Ramdev events before polls April 8, 2014

    Vadodara: The Congress candidate against BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi requested the Election Commission of India in Vadadora on Tuesday not to allow events by Art of Living founder Sri Sri Ravishankar and yoga guru Ramdev in Vadodara before Lok Sabha elections. "I request ECI not to allow Sri...
  • Jet CEO Gary Toomey quits within 6 months of taking over January 16, 2014

    In an unexpected move, Jet Airways Chief Executive Officer Gary Kenneth Toomey announced his immediate departure from the airline on Thursday. "Gary Kenneth Toomey, chief executive of the company has resigned with immediate effect," Jet Airways said in a BSE filing on Thursday. Toomey, who was appointed only last June on a...
  • Rahul's remark on personality-oriented politics laughable: BJP January 14, 2014

    New Delhi: BJP on Tuesday termed as "laughable" comments of Rahul Gandhi that personality-oriented politics of Narendra Modi is not in national interest and said what one can expect from a party which does dynastic politics and only takes care of a family's interests. BJP's Deputy Leader in Rajya Sabha Ravi...
  • Senior Bihar BJP leaders participate in 'Run for Unity' December 15, 2013

    Top BJP leaders on Sunday took out a 'Run For Unity' marathon in the state capital to mark the 63rd death anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. A galaxy of BJP leaders like former deputy chief minister Sushil Kumar Modi, Rajya Sabha Deputy Leader of Opposition Ravishankar Prasad, Leader of Opposition in...
  • Senior Bihar BJP leaders participate in 'Run for Unity' December 15, 2013

    Top BJP leaders on Sunday took out a 'Run For Unity' marathon in the state capital to mark the 63rd death anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. A galaxy of BJP leaders like former deputy chief minister Sushil Kumar Modi, Rajya Sabha Deputy Leader of Opposition Ravishankar Prasad, Leader of Opposition in...
  • 'Hunkar Rally' to change Bihar's political landscape, says Ravishankar Prasad October 24, 2013

    Launching a broadside on its former ally the JD(U), the BJP on Wednesday claimed that the 'Hunkar Rally' of its prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi here on October 27, would "change the political landscape" of Bihar. "An unprecedented large crowd will turn up at the historic Gandhi Maidan next Sunday to...
  • Narendra Modi's 'Hunkar Rally' to change Bihar's political landscape: BJP October 23, 2013

    Launching a broadside on its former ally the JD(U), the BJP on Wednesday claimed that the 'Hunkar Rally' of its prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi in Patna on October 27, would "change the political landscape" of Bihar. "An unprecedented large crowd will turn up at the historic Gandhi Maidan here next...
  • Uttar Pradesh: Defiant VHP to go ahead with its Ayodhya yatra August 21, 2013

    New Delhi: The Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) will go ahead with its proposed 20-day Ayodhya Yatra even though the Uttar Pradesh government has denied permission for the rally. The VHP leaders had met the ruling Samajwadi Party leaders last week to seek their support for the yatra. The VHP has...
  • Entire govt machinery misused: BJP on Vadra land deals August 13, 2013

    Upping the ante on Robert Vadra's controversial land deals in Haryana, BJP on Tuesday termed it as a "serious case of fraud with a nationalised bank". After a meeting of BJP's Parliamentary Party, Deputy Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Ravishankar Prasad rejected Congress contention that the matter was state...
  • Karnataka elections: Time for the BJP and Yeddyurappa to introspect? May 8, 2013

    BJP on Wednesday said it was "shocked, upset and unhappy" about the defeat in the Karnataka Assembly elections and conceded that BS Yeddyurappa's exit was a factor in the rout. ...
  • Yeddyurappa took away good portion of our votes: BJP May 8, 2013

    New Delhi: BJP on Wednesday said it was "shocked, upset and unhappy" about the defeat in the Karnataka Assembly elections and conceded that BS Yeddyurappa's exit was a factor in the rout. "We are shocked. We are upset and unhappy about the loss. There is a combination of several factors that...
  • Manmohan, Sonia among 500 powerful people on the planet May 1, 2013

    Washington: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress President Sonia Gandhi are among 16 Indians who have found a place in the prestigious Foreign Policy magazine's list of the 500 most powerful people on the planet. Apart from them, Finance Minister P Chidambaram, Defence Minister AK Antony and External Affairs Minister...
  • Kannada Review: 'Devrane' has a pragmatic approach February 18, 2013

    Cast: Ravishankar, Neethu, Tabala Nani, Sadhu Kokila, Raju Thalikote, Bullet Prakash; Director: Lucky Shankar Lucky Shankar's 'Devarane' is a sarcastic commentary on how innocent people are exploited by fake god man and politician nexus. It has its moments of entertainment mainly in the first half, but later the narration takes a...
  • Sri Sri Ravishankar to raise awareness on women's safety February 4, 2013

    New Delhi: Spiritual guru Sri Sri Ravishankar on Sunday said his organisation would launch a series of helplines across the country for women in distress. "We will be launching helplines across the country to help men and women facing domestic violence, addiction to alcohol and other issues so that they...
  • 'Varadanayaka' Review: This is a dark revenge drama January 26, 2013

    Cast: Kiccha Sudeep, Chiranjeevi Sarja, Sameera Reddy, Nikisha Patel, Ravishankar, Shobharaj, Jai Jagadish, Sharath Lohithashwa Direction: Aiyappa Sharma Kannada actor Kiccha Sudeep's 'Varadanayaka' is the remake of Telugu hit 'Lakshyam', which featured Gopichand and Jagapathi Babu in the lead. In the Kannada version, director Iyappa Sharma has retained the essence...
  • 'Sukrutham' to be made in Hindi December 10, 2012

    Award the winning movie 'Sukrutham' featuring Mammootty and Gowthami, which came out in 1994 will be soon be made in Hindi and in Bengali. According to its director Harikumar, the talks are on its final rounds and Aamir khan is being approached to don the title role of a cancer...
  • Aiyar, Prasad criticise Kejriwal's politics of expose December 7, 2012

    New Delhi: Congress' Mani Shankar Aiyar and BJP's Ravishankar Prasad on Thursday sought to tear into Arvind Kejriwal alleging that he is into "expose" to further his political ambitions which is not "productive". At a national news channel's two-day brainstorming session 'Agenda', the two leaders also said Kejriwal should not paint...
  • Under-fire Khurshid retracts from Rahul comments July 10, 2012

    New Delhi: Under fire for his comments, Law Minister Salman Khurshid on Tuesday did a U-turn from his reported remarks that Rahul Gandhi is only playing a 'cameo role' and Congress is directionless, saying his words have been misinterpreted. Khurshid was quoted as saying the Congress needs ideological direction from Rahul...
  • Sri Sri serving interests of J&K separatists: VHP June 7, 2012

    Jammu: The Vishwa Hindu Parishad on Wednesday accused Art of Living founder Sri Sri Ravi Shankar of serving the "interests of Kashmiri separatists" by not opposing the curtailment of the duration of the Amarnath yatra this year. "Sri Sri Ravi Shankar seems to be interested in serving the interests of Kashmiri...
  • Rs 150 cr to Visva Bharati on Tagore's birthday May 8, 2012

    New Delhi: As a tribute to Rabindranath Tagore on the ocassion of his 150th birth anniversary, the government on Monday announced a grant of Rs 150 crore to the Nobel Laureate's abode -- Visva Bharati University -- for restoring it to its old glory. On the closing day of the...
  • Pt Ravishankar gets Rabindranath Tagore award May 7, 2012

    New Delhi: Sitar maestro Pandit Ravishankar has been nominated for the first Tagore Award, instituted by the government to commemorate the 150th birth anniversary of Nobel Laureate Rabindranath Tagore, for promoting values of universal brotherhood. The name of Ravishankar, the Varanasi-born most known contemporary Indian musician, was cleared unanimously by a...
  • Move to allow FDI in retail to impact hard : BJP November 26, 2011

    Patna: Vowing to oppose the move to allow Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in multi-brand retail and ease norms in single-brand retail, BJP said such a move would have 'direct impact on retail sector'. "The UPA government's move to allow FDI in multi-brand retail and easing norms in single brand retail will...
  • Anna overestimating Jan Lokpal Bill: Digvijaya November 7, 2011

    New Delhi: Congress General Secretary Digvijaya Singh on Monday lashed out at Anna Hazare saying that the veteran Gandhian is overestimating the Jan Lokpal Bill. Digvijaya said that corruption can only be removed by a comprehensive strategy by the Indian judiciary, the government, the police and bureaucracy together. "Corruption can only be...
  • Digvijaya ridicules Anna's decision to return cash November 1, 2011

    New Delhi: Congress leader Digvijaya Singh on Tuesday took a dig at Team Anna on its decision to return around Rs 42 lakhs to donors who had sent money to them during the last six months. "Super Team Anna to do an impossible Act. Return 40 Lakhs to unknown Donors. Only...