Shankar

  • Ravi Shankar Prasad pulls up Post officials for unclean premises Yesterday

    New Delhi: After surprise checks at two post offices, Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Monday pulled up officials of the Department of Posts for not keeping their premises and work space clean. "Despite instructions from Prime Minister's Office, your premises are not clean. Take...
  • Delhi: Law Minister's surprise visit to post office, seeks explanation behind the mess Yesterday

    Delhi: Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad spearheaded the Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'Clean India' drive at the postal department offices on Monday. He was seen chiding officers and sought explanation on why post offices in Delhi had not been cleaned. Prasad said, "I picked up the garbage myself today. You...
  • Ravi Shankar Prasad pitches for self regulation by media 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Pitching for self regulation by the media, Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Saturday said that great responsibility comes with freedom and flagged issues like paid news, trial by media and fake sting operations as matters which have to be dealt with. He also said that...
  • Watch: Ravi Shankar Prasad takes the broom for 'Clean India' 4 days ago

    Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad has launched the government's Clean India campaign. Prasad was at Shastri Bhawan on Friday morning and was seen sporting a broom. "It is not symbolic. It is a new beginning in India to make Clean India a mass movement. A minister along with senior officers...
  • e Lounge: In conversation with filmmaker Shankar 4 days ago

    Filmmaker Shankar gets candid with CNN-IBN Movies Editor Rajeev Masand about his upcoming movie 'I'. ...
  • SC cancelling coal block allocation will enable fresh start: Government 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Government on Wednesday said that Supreme Court's decision to cancel the allocation of 214 coal blocks was in accordance with its stand and will enable it to make a 'fresh start'. "Basically, the judgement is in accord with the Government of India's stand in...
  • Coal scam order is in line with the government's framework, says Ravi Shankar Prasad 6 days ago

    In an interview to CNN-IBN, Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad commented on Supreme Court's decision on the coal scam. "The order is in line with government's framework. There is some closure, its a fresh beginning now," said Ravi Shankar Prasad. ...
  • German electronic firms interested in India, says Ravi Shankar Prasad 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Days before Prime Minister Narendra Modi plans to launch 'Make in India' programme to boost local manufacturing, Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Tuesday said that German electronic firms have shown interest in India. "I had gone for a week to see electronic manufacturing...
  • Saradha scam: FIR against CBI sleuths who raided former Assam DGP's residence September 20, 2014

    Guwahati: Three days after former DGP of Assam Shankar Baruah committed suicide, an FIR has been registered against the CBI teams that conducted raids at the police officer's residence in connection with the Saradha scam. Baruah's house was raided on August 28 as he was being investigated for his alleged role...
  • 10 films directed by Shankar that you need to see before 'I' hits the theatres September 19, 2014

    With the filmmaker's magnum opus about to hit the screens, you might want to catch up on Shankar's previous gems. ...
  • Saradha scam: CBI denies questioning Assam exDGP Shankar Baruah September 17, 2014

    In a sudden twist in the Saradha Scam, the former Assam Director General of Police Shankar Baruah committed suicide on Wednesday. He was being investigated by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) for his involvement in the scam. ...
  • 10 Indian films we think Hollywood actor Arnold Schwarzenegger must watch September 17, 2014

    Hollywood actor Arnold Schwarzenegger's image in the average Indian's mind is almost synonymous with his 'Terminator' persona. We have all grown up watching his films. Now that he's shown interest in working with Tamil filmmaker Shankar, we have a list of films he should check out, you know, as preparation....
  • Raided in Saradha scam case, former Assam DGP Shankar Baruah commits suicide September 17, 2014

    Guwahati: Former Assam Director General of Police (DGP) Shankar Baruah, whose house was raided in connection with the multicrore Saradha chit fund scam, has committed suicide. Baruah, a 1974 batch Indian Police Service officer, had been admitted to hospital for the last three days and had been released from hospital on...
  • Vikram's beastly look in 'I' crafted by the same Academy Awardwinning studio who designed visual effects for 'Avatar', 'Lord of the Rings' September 17, 2014

    Chennai: A New Zealand based studio known for its stunning visual effects in Hollywood movies has done the make up for the hero in ace director Shankar's upcoming mega budget Tamil film "I." The hero, Vikram, also plays the role of an eyesorish man and makeup for the character was done...
  • Shankar's 'I' teaser dissected: Prepare to get thrilled by Vikram, who features as two beasts and two heroes September 16, 2014

    New Delhi: Okay, we might not have looked at Indian beasts and creatures with too much approval in the past, but this is different. Like, totally different. If you (like us) have been thinking that Indian films should leave the supernatural/special effectsheavy stuff to Hollywood, you are wrong. When we heard...
  • Each time I come to India, I know this country more: Arnold Schwarzenegger September 16, 2014

    Hollywood superstar Arnold Schwarzenegger was in Chennai to attend the music release of Tamil director Shankar's new film 'I'. The 67yearold star of such films as Terminator, Predator and True Lies spoke to CNNIBN's Rajeev Masand about the visit and much more. ...
  • Would love to work with Shankar, he comes up with superb special effects in his films: Arnold Schwarzenegger September 16, 2014

    Chennai: Hollywood star Arnold Schwarzenegger, who was here Monday as the chief guest for the audio launch of Tamil magnum opus 'I', said he would love to work with its director Shankar someday. Schwarzenegger even gave the film an imaginary title 'King Conan', inspired from the film franchise 'Conan the Barbarian'...
  • 'I' teaser: With beefed up physique, Vikram is almost unrecognisable in Shankar's muchawaited film September 15, 2014

    Finally the wait is over. The teaser of Chiyaan Vikram's sci fi film, 'I' is out. And as expected, the teaser has begun to gain massive publicity on social media. Directed by Shankar, the film feature Vikram, Amy Jackson in key roles. It is interesting to see how easily...
  • DoT pushing to finish broadband project roll out by March 2016 September 15, 2014

    New Delhi: After missing several deadlines, the National Optical Fibre Network project, which aims to link 2.5 lakh village panchayats, may finally be ready by a year in advance at the instance of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who wants it rolled out in early 2016. Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad had...
  • Centre: People in J&K can talk for free in BSNL network September 14, 2014

    After rescuing almost 1.3 lakh people, the government is now focusing on restoring communication lines and restoring connectivity in the flood ravaged state of Jammu and Kashmir. The JammuSrinagar highway is still closed and will take another four days to reopen. ...
  • Spectrum sharing, trading guidelines by yearend: Ravi Shankar Prasad September 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Saturday said that the guidelines for telecom spectrum trading and sharing will be in place by the end of the year. "Guidelines will be in place by end of year on spectrum trading and sharing," Prasad said at the press conference marking...
  • Centre allows free talk time to people on BSNL in Kashmir September 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Communications and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Saturday said that people in floodhit Kashmir will get free telecom services for a week on BSNL network, and mobile networks have been substantially or partially restored in the valley, except Poonch. Of the total...
  • Centre has highest regard for judiciary: Law Minister tells CJI September 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad hit back at Chief Justice of India RM Lodha after he expressed concern over corruption in judiciary. Prasad said that the BJPled government at Centre had the highest regard for judiciary and wants to ensure that its independence is sacrosanct. Responding to...
  • 'I' motion poster: Vikram is the beauty as well as the beast in this highlyanticipated film September 12, 2014

    Catch the first glimpse of Chiyaan Vikram's 'I' directed by Shankar. Watch the motion poster of the AR Rahman musical and get ready for September 15. ...
  • J&K floods: Restoring telecommunication lines is priority, says Telecom Minister September 8, 2014

    Communication lines are down in many areas of floodhit Jammu and Kashmir and power cuts are also being seen in many parts of the valley. All communication lines including BSNL, Radio Kashmir are down. ...
  • PM Modi reviews Aadhaar, may use it to improve delivery of schemes September 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday reviewed progress of Aadhaar project and is believed to have discussed the possibility of using the platform to resume Aadhaarbased direct benefit transfers of subsidised schemes. It will also help monitor attendance of government officials. The discussions, which were attended by Home Minister...
  • Ensure quick trial of cases against lawmakers: Centre to HCs September 6, 2014

    New Delhi: With the Supreme Court setting a deadline for completing trial in cases involving lawmakers, the Law Ministry has written to high courts requesting them to ensure that cases against MPs and MLAs facing charges which attract disqualification are fasttracked. The decision to write to the state governments as well...
  • Government response to SC decision on coal block good governance, says Ravi Shankar Prasad September 2, 2014

    New Delhi: The government's decision to accept the Supreme Court's decision to term the coal block allocation since 1993 as illegal is an example of good governance, Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said on Tuesday. "We said we accept your decision. Please consider the 46 mines where production is about...