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  • George RR Martin to kill off more characters in 'Game of Thrones' sequels August 25, 2014

    Los Angeles: Fans of 'Game of Thrones' may find their favourite characters missing in the show's upcoming seasons because author George Martin says he will not spare anyone in the story and will kill them, if needed. Martin, who has written book series 'Song of Ice and Fire' which the hit...
  • SP leader Abu Azmi asks Maharashtra government to file FIR against RSS chief August 20, 2014

    Mumbai: Maharashtra unit chief of Samajwadi Party, Abu Azmi on Wednesday asked state Home Minister RR Patil to take stern action against RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat for his "Hindu nation" remarks, saying the utterances are part of a "conspiracy to deny freedom of religion to minorities." In his letter to...
  • 'Game of Thrones' earns a leading 19 Emmy nominations July 11, 2014

    Los Angeles: Emmy voters may need to steel themselves to sort through this year's top nominees: a macabre, medieval-style tale; a meth kingpin and his violent downfall; a bleak mystery about detectives tracking a ritual killer, and a heartbreaking saga of the AIDS epidemic's roots. Small-screen fare has steadily been pushed...
  • MP government appoints Kanhere as new examination controller of MPPSC July 5, 2014

    Madhya Pradesh government has appointed RR Kanhere as the Examination Controller of the Madhya Pradesh Public Service Commission. Kanhere took charge on Saturday, an official release said. He replaced Srikrishna Sharma who has been transferred as the Principal of Government College, Narsinghgarh in Rajgarh district. Sharma was relieved from his post on June...
  • Police recruitment drive: Uddhav questions RR Patil's fitness, says half of his ministry pot-bellied June 16, 2014

    Mumbai: Claiming the government is making a "mockery" of fitness by making candidates run five kilometres during the ongoing police recruitment drive, Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray today asked if Home Minister RR Patil was himself fit to govern. The Sena leader's remarks came after the gruelling physical test claimed four...
  • For that ONE person who has no idea what 'Game of Thrones' is all about June 14, 2014

    Seriously, how have you avoided detection so far?! Are you not being mocked at school/college/work? Are people not trying to hunt you down?Fear not, lonely wanderer. As the world waits with awaited breath for the finale for the fourth season of 'Game of Thrones', we now offer you the opportunity...
  • 10 things we want to see in the 'Game Of Thrones' season 4 finale June 14, 2014

    Note: This post contains discussion and speculation of book spoilers through the end of season four of 'Game of Thrones'. By now, George RR Martin and the makers of HBO series 'Game Of Thrones' must be sitting happily in their offices, smug with the knowledge that this season's finale is set...
  • News 360: Centre stands by Lt Gen Dalbir Suhag's appointment as Army Chief June 11, 2014

    Despite the hullabaloo surrounding former Army chief and MoS, VK Singh's differences with the anointment of Lt Gen Dalbir Suhag as the next Army Chief, the Narendra Modi government has decided to stand by the UPA's decision to promote Suhag. ...
  • Patil retracts his statement on rape, says women safety top priority June 11, 2014

    Maharashtra Home Minister RR Patil raked a controversy on Tuesday when he said that crime against women could not be prevented even if guards were provided for every single household. He, however, retracted from the controversial statements later. ...
  • Patil denies saying rapes won't stop even if police guard all houses June 11, 2014

    Mumbai: Soon after saying that rapes cannot be controlled even if one policemen is provided per house, Maharashtra Minister RR Patil retracted saying women security is of utmost importance for the government and he never made any such comment. In a callous remark, Maharashtra Home Minister RR Patil had allegedly...
  • 'Game of Thrones' creator George RR Martin promises 'grisly death' to top donors June 10, 2014

    Washington: George R.R. Martin, author of the books that were made into the cult TV saga 'Game of Thrones', has promised a "grisly death" to two donors who give $20,000 to a wolf sanctuary. In a video and statement on the crowdfunding site Prizeo.com, the author calls for donations to the...
  • Maharashtra government to act against objectionable Facebook posts June 9, 2014

    Mumbai: The Maharashtra government is considering action against not only those who post objectionable posts on social networking sites like Facebook but also those who "like" and forward them, Home Minister RR Patil warned on Monday. The minister's stern comment came in the wake of violence following certain insulting posts by...
  • Water, power cuts in areas where NCP-Congress didn't get votes: BJP May 24, 2014

    Mumbai: BJP on Saturday accused the Congress-NCP government in Maharashtra of indulging in "vendetta politics" by cutting off water/power supply to the areas where the ruling alliance did not get votes. "The Congress-NCP government should stop this demonic behaviour and remember that they have to face Assembly polls in four months,"...
  • George RR Martin says the makers of 'Game of Thrones' are killing characters still alive in books May 15, 2014

    Note: The following video clips contain spoilersWith only four more episodes left in season four of the hit HBO show 'Game of Thrones', creator George RR Martin explains why he uses an antique word processing unit to stay away from viruses and how even he's taken by surprise, after watching...
  • HBO's 'Game of Thrones' premiere draws 6.6 million viewers April 8, 2014

    Los Angeles: The season four premiere of fantasy epic 'Game of Thrones' drew an average of 6.6 million viewers, making it the largest audience for HBO since the 2007 finale of mafia drama "The Sopranos," the premium cable network said on Monday. The highly anticipated premiere on Sunday of 'Game of...
  • Shakti Mills gangrape case: RR Patil's visit to court causes a stir March 24, 2014

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Home Minister RR Patil's visit to the court hearing the Shakti Mills gangrape case has led to a controversy. The defence on Monday moved an application pleading the court to include his visit in the court record. The prosecution, however, stated that the court is open to everyone and that...
  • Mumbai: AAP breaks metal detectors, RR Patil says matter to be probed March 12, 2014

    There was chaos at the Churchgate station in Mumbai on Wednesday after Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal decided to take the local train. AAP supporters have reportedly damaged metal detectors at the Churchgate station. State Home Minister RR Patil said, "Every party and party leader should make sure that...
  • Players bought on day one of 2014 IPL Auction February 12, 2014

    The first day of the 2014 IPL auction saw 70 players being bought between eight franchises who went on a spending spree, especially in the opening session of the day. Yuvraj Singh was the top-earner with Rs. 14 crore after Royal Challengers Bangalore successfully bid for him. Dinesh Karthik was lapped...
  • Techie murder: Shinde asks to fasten probe, police grappling for clues January 25, 2014

    Mumbai: A week after the charred and decomposed remains of a 23- year-old IT engineer were found near a highway in Mumbai, her family is running from pillar to post in the hope of getting justice. The girl's father met Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde urging him to intervene...
  • Jail authorities have right to sanction leave, says RR Patil December 7, 2013

    Maharashtra Home Minister RR Patil said jail auithorities have the right to sanction leave. He said, "As per our act , jail authorities have right to sanction leave. If somebody needs more leave then it comes under the jurisdiction of commissioner and then it's the right of the government. I...
  • Ex-judge, son arrested for woman's death in Bilaspur November 9, 2013

    A former judge and his son were arrested in connection with the death of a woman, who was found outside their house with serious burn injuries in Bilaspur district of Chhattisgarh, police said on Saturday. Retired judge RR Bhardwaj-- a close associate of BJP MLA from Masturi constituency Krishnamurty Bandhi-- and...
  • Acid attack: Preethi Rathi's family to protest outside Shinde's house October 21, 2013

    New Delhi: The family of the Mumbai acid attack victim, Preeti Rathi, will be protesting outside Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde's house on Monday. The family has been pressurising for a CBI probe into the case. Earlier they had met Maharashtra Home Minister RR Patil appealing for the same. An unidentified...
  • Mumbai Indians hold an edge in CLT20 final: Rohit Sharma October 6, 2013

    New Delhi: Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma on Sunday indicated his team will hold an edge in the final of the Champions League Twenty20 against Rajasthan Royals considering they "know the conditions better" at the Feroz Shah Kotla. MI advanced to the title clash, slated to be held on Sunday, after...
  • Mumbai: Not enough policemen to guard women compartments, admits RR Patil September 19, 2013

    Admitting shortage of railway police personnel to guard women compartments in suburban trains, Maharashtra Home Minister R R Patil has said he has apprised Union Railway Minister Mallikarjun Kharge about it. "About 574 compartments out of the total 936 reserved for women on suburban trains do not have railway police personnel,"...
  • Maharashtra to bid farewell to lord Ganesh amidst tight security September 18, 2013

    Mumbai: Maharashtra will bid adieu to its favourite deity Ganesh at the end of the 11-day long festival on Wednesday on the occasion of Anant Chaturdashi. In Mumbai thousands of people will takes Ganesh idols to Juhu and Girgaum Chowpatty beaches. To deal with traffic jams, Mumbai Police has put up...
  • Mumbai gangrape: Chargesheet to be filed in a week September 10, 2013

    Mumbai: The chargesheet in the photojournalist's gang-rape case would be filed in a week's time by Mumbai Police, Maharashtra home minister RR Patil said in Mumbai on Tuesday. "The city police's Crime Branch probing the case will file the chargesheet in a week. There is no need of delaying it. We...
  • FTP: Do working women need greater security in the public space? August 27, 2013

    A 23-year-old photojournalist was allegedly gangraped by five men on Thursday around 8 pm while she was on an assignment at Shakti Mill in Parel area of Central Mumbai, according to police sources. ...
  • Mumbai gangrape: Journalists urge Governor to enhance security August 24, 2013

    Mumbai: A group of Mumbai-based journalists urged Maharashtra Governor K Sankaranarayanan to enhance security for women journalists in the city following the gangrape of a 22-year-old photojournalist on Thursday and demanded stringent action against the five youth accused in the case. On Friday, the Maharashtra government had said it would seek...
  • Mumbai gangrape: Focus on improving policing, Deora tells Patil August 24, 2013

    Mumbai: As anger grows over continuing incidents of crime against women, Maharashtra Home Minister RR Patil has come under attack from Congress MP Milind Deora for his remarks on what should be done next. Following the gangrape of a 22-year-old photojournalist in Mumbai, Patil said women journalists working in isolated...
  • News 360: Mumbai gangrape survivor, colleague play pivotal role in giving police concrete leads August 23, 2013

    A 23-year-old photojournalist was allegedly gangraped by five men on Thursday evening at Shakti Mill in Parel area of Central Mumbai. The woman was accompanied by a male colleague, who was gagged and bound while she was raped. ...