SANGAM

  • International Hindi Centre to be set up in US April 13, 2015

    New York: With a view to promote Hindi as a world language, plans are underway to establish a 'Hindi Centre' near New York that will serve as an academic and cultural hub and facilitate exchange programmes between Indian and American universities. Consul General Ambassador Dnyaneshwar Mulay assured the Indian government's support...
  • Charity from foreign lands has hidden motives: RSS leader April 4, 2015

    New Delhi: Charity from foreign lands has hidden motives and such service is just like business, a top RSS functionary on Saturday claimed at a convention of nearly 800 Sangh-backed organisations that commenced in New Delhi. Addressing the inaugural session of 'Rashtriya Sewa Sangam' in New Delhi, senior RSS leader Krishna...
  • PM Modi appeals to well off people to give up subsidised LPG March 27, 2015

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday appealed to the well off people to give up subsidised cooking gas, and expressed his government's resolve to reduce dependence on energy imports by 10 per cent by 2022. Sharing oil companies' plans to increase piped cooking gas connection to one crore households...
  • Deregulation of diesel is considered important for reform: PM Modi March 27, 2015

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated a mega energy conclave called the Urja Sangam on Friday to mark the Golden Jubliee of India's overseas oil firm ONGC. ...
  • Top RSS leaders will attend 3-day convention in Delhi February 18, 2015

    New Delhi: The top brass of RSS will attend a three-day national convention in the capital from April 3 to strengthen coordination among its volunteers across the country working for the poor and downtrodden. The convention will be inaugurated by RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat and would be attended by the organisation's...
  • Lacking basic amenities, Sangam Vihar witnessing a tough contest between BJP and AAP January 29, 2015

    New Delhi: For residents of Sangam Vihar, Asia's largest illegal colony, the demand is of basic amenities like road, water and electricity. They say parties come, make promises of authorising the colony but no one does anything for them. After having seen the working of both the Congress and Bharatiya...
  • Watch: Delhi BJP Councillor caught on camera slapping MCD Junior Engineer January 14, 2015

    A BJP Councillor Neeraj Gupta slapped a MCD Junior Engineer who had come to put a stop to unauthorized construction in Sangam Vihar area of Delhi on Wednesday. ...
  • Delhi BJP Councillor slaps MCD Junior Engineer January 14, 2015

    New Delhi: A BJP Councillor slapped a MCD Junior Engineer who had come to put a stop to unauthorized construction in Sangam Vihar area of Delhi on Wednesday. BJP's Neeraj Gupta, Councillor from Ward 188 of Delhi, was caught on camera slapping the engineer and then trying to again beat him...
  • Tamil actors Vishal Krishna Reddy, Arya, Karthi, Jiiva and Jeyam Ravi to work together in a film for a good cause October 10, 2014

    Chennai: Popular Tamil film actors like Vishal Krishna Reddy, Arya, Karthi, Jiiva and Jeyam Ravi will join hands to work in a yet-untitled Tamil film free of cost. The profits earned through the film will be invested in the construction of a new building for South Indian Film Artistes Association...
  • Swadeshi Sangam convention on October 11-12 in Jaipur October 5, 2014

    Jaipur: A two day convention 'Swadeshi Sangam' (SS) focusing on promotion and sale of indigenous products and issues related to foreign direct investment (FDI) will begin in Jaipur on October 11. The Sangam will deliberate on issues related to Genetically Modified (GM)crops, decline of small-scale industries, environment and river linking, patent...
  • AAP MLA Dinesh Mohaniya slapped by woman over water supply problem February 2, 2014

    New Delhi: Aam Aadmi Party MLA Dinesh Mohaniya was slapped by a woman in Delhi on Sunday over water supply problem. The incident took place when Dinesh, MLA from Sangam Vihar, went to meet the people of the area. The MLA and people got into verbal altercation after which a woman...
  • Devotees take holy dip in Ganga on Mauni Amavasya January 30, 2014

    A large number of devotees on Thursday took a holy dip at the confluence of Ganga, Yamuna and the mythical Saraswati on the auspicious occasion of Mauni Amavasya. The bathing festival at the "Sangam" remained incidentfree, official sources said claiming that the number of people who took a dip could be...
  • State govt pushes for new industrial township in Allahabad November 7, 2013

    An integrated industrial township may come up on the banks of the Sangam in Allahabad soon, ushering in development for the region. The proposed township would be selfreliant in energy with separate transport networks, easily accessible bus stands and cycle tracks. The Uttar Pradesh government on Thursday said it is pushing to...
  • 'Varuthapadatha Valibar Sangam' to be remade in Telugu October 7, 2013

    Chennai: Telugu producer Suresh Kondeti has acquired the remake rights of recent Tamil blockbuster 'Varuthapadatha Valibar Sangam' (VVS). The remake is set to go on floors soon with a cast yettobe finalised. "I have bought the remake rights and I intend to start shooting for the remake soon. We are yet...
  • 'Varuthapadatha Valibar Sangam' review: This Tamil film entertains September 7, 2013

    Cast: Sivakarthikeyan, Soori, Sri Divya, Sathyaraj, Sri Ranjini Director: Ponram Rating: 3 out of 5 With four back-to-back hits, Sivakarthikeyan must have realised that his strength lies in comedy and in making films that appeal to masses more than multiplex-goers. He has got it right one more time with his latest film...
  • Tamil actor Anjali now shoots for a song in 'Singam 2' April 29, 2013

    Anjali who had recently left Tamil Nadu is heard to be back for shooting a song sequence for 'Singam 2'. The song sequence was shot earlier but was not completed due to rain. Thereon, the team flew to South Africa for the remaining shoot of the film. With the team...
  • Tamil film industry unites for Sri Lankan Tamils April 1, 2013

    Chennai: For a second time within two weeks, the Tamil film industry will join hands to observe a day long fast on Tuesday against the reported genocide of Tamils in Sri Lanka. The first fast was observed March 19 here. While the Tamil Nadu Film Directors Association (TANTIS) and Film Employees'...
  • Delhi: 3 men allegedly assault 35yearold woman sexually April 1, 2013

    New Delhi: Another case of sexual assault has been reported from the national capital. A 35yearold woman has alleged that three men sexually assaulted her in South Delhi. The woman and her sister work at a mall in Gurgaon and took a lift from a cab late on Saturday night....
  • RSS chief calls for 'glorious' Ram Mandir April 1, 2013

    Ahmedabad: On a day when Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi was inducted into BJP's Parliamentary Board, RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat raked up the issue of Ram Mandir in Ahmedabad, expressing the desire for a "glorious" temple at Ayodhya. "We will have to build good, honest and true Hindus in Bharat,...
  • VHP will declare Gujarat a Hindu state by 2015: Togadia March 31, 2013

    Ahmedabad: The VHP will declare Gujarat a 'Hindu state' by 2015 besides having its presence in all 18,000 villages of the state in the next two years, the outfit's leader Pravin Togadia claimed on Sunday. "In two years, the VHP will have a presence in all 18,000 villages of Gujarat...
  • Ajith postpones his next to support the Lankan Tamils March 29, 2013

    With the Nadigar Sangam coming together to support a noble cause, 'Thala' Ajith has decided to postpone the starting date of his next project, in lieu of the token hunger strike in support of Sri Lankan Tamils, to be held on the 2nd of April. The strike will be held...
  • Kumbh ends with last bathing on Maha Shivratri March 11, 2013

    Allahabad: The curtain came down on Sunday on the Kumbh 2013, the biggest religious congregation on earth, with over 70 lakh people taking a holy dip at Sangam on Maha Shivratri. Lakhs of devotees flocked to Sangam, the confluence of the Ganga, Yamuna and the mythical Saraswati rivers. The Kumbh began January...
  • Snapshot: Vivek Oberoi takes a holy dip at Sangam February 27, 2013

    Actor Vivek Oberoi along with Chidanand Muni and others taking holy bath at Sangam on the occasion of Magh Purnima festival in Allahabad on Monday. PTI Photo. ...
  • Over 3 crore take holy dip in Sangam on Mauni Amavasya February 10, 2013

    Allahabad: Over three crore devotees led by ascetics of Hindu sects on Sunday took a holy dip at Sangam on 'Mauni Amavasya', considered the most auspicious day of bathing during the 12yearly Kumbh congregation in Allahabad. "As per our estimates, three crore people have taken a holy dip till 3 PM....
  • Maha Kumbh: Over 3 crore devotees expected to take a dip on Mauni Amavasya, tight security in place February 10, 2013

    Security has been beefed up at the Kumbh Mela in Allahabad. CRPF and ATS personnel will be assisted by 9000 policemen. ...
  • Kumbh: Dalits mark the dawn of a new tradition February 10, 2013

    Allahabad: It's the beginning of a new tradition at the ghats of the Ganga. Around 100 manual scavengers from Rajasthan are taking a dip in its holy waters, washing away centuries of discrimination. Among them is 35yearold Usha Chomar. As she offers her prayers to the mighty river, she says...
  • Maha Kumbh: Devotees take holy dip on 'Paush Poornima' January 27, 2013

    Allahabad: Lakhs of devotees on Sunday took a holy dip at the Sangam on the auspicious occasion of 'Paush Poornima' during the ongoing Maha Kumbh here, even as eight injured in Friday's fire on Kumbh ground were admitted to Safdarjung hospital in Delhi. 'Paush Poornima' also marks the beginning of...
  • Allahabad: Fire breaks out at Kumbh Mela, 4 injured January 25, 2013

    Allahabad: Four people were injured in a fire that broke out at the Kumbh Mela in Allahabad on Friday. The fire has now been brought under control. The fire was reportedly caused by the leak of LPG from a cylinder at one of the camps and some tents in which...
  • Snapshot: The sadhu who loves his cellphone January 16, 2013

    A holy man talks on his mobile outside his camp at Sangam, the confluence of the Rivers Ganges, Yamuna and mythical Saraswati during the Maha Kumbh Mela, in Allahabad on January 15, 2013. Millions of devout Hindus led by naked ascetics with ash smeared on their bodies plunged into the...
  • Australian tourists make boat for Kumbh pilgrims January 15, 2013

    Allahabad: Foreigners coming for the Maha Kumbh is not new. Now the tourists from foreign countries are trying to make things easier for Indian devotees. A groups of Australian tourists, who are in Allahabad, are making boats specifically for pilgrims, which is replica of the one used in the film...