SHANKAR

  • Cabinet approves gas pooling for fertiliser sector Yesterday

    New Delhi: The Cabinet on Tuesday approved a proposal to pool or average out prices of domestic natural gas and imported LNG used by fertiliser plants to make the cost of fuel uniform and affordable. Fertiliser plants consume about 42.25 million standard cubic meters per day of gas for manufacture...
  • IBNLive Movie Awards 2015: Nominees for Best Music Director 2 days ago

    New Delhi: There have been several discussions and heated debates about the most deserving films in 2014. The past year saw an interesting blend of films that won commercial success and critical acclaim. So while the big films got bigger, several offbeat projects also found several takers. In the second...
  • Malaysian police investigates death threats to Ravi Shankar 2 days ago

    Kuala Lumpur: Malaysian police is investigating a letter purportedly sent by the Islamic State (ISIS) terrorist group, threatening to kill Indian spiritual guru Sri Sri Ravi Shankar who was in Penang over the weekend. Inspector-General of Police Khalid Abu Bakar confirmed that a letter was sent to meditation and spiritual guru...
  • Sri Sri Ravi Shankar receives threat letter from ISIS 4 days ago

    New Delhi: The Malaysian chapter of Sri Sri Ravi Shankar's Art of Living has received threatening letters from the Islamic State (IS) terror group, a close aide of the spiritual leader claimed on Saturday. "Sri Sri Ravi Shankar is touring some countries in the far east and he landed in...
  • Russia proposes ICT group for BRICS: Ravi Shankar Prasad 1 week ago

    New Delhi: India will give a structured response on a Russian proposal to set up an ICT group among the BRICS nations to deliberate on common issues in this area, Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said on Wednesday. Russia's minister for telecom and mass communications Nikolai...
  • Quashing 66A of IT Act a message to politicians to tolerate critisicm: Ravi Shankar Prasad 1 week ago

    After a historic judgment by the SC ensuring free speech, the government has said that it has no plans of challenging the verdict. IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad also said this is a message to politicians to learn to tolerate critisicm. ...
  • Lata Mangeshkar mimicked at music award, industry baffled March 24, 2015

    Mumbai: It was day of deep shame for many known faces of the Hindi music industry when melody Queen Lata Mangeshkar was mimicked by a small-time female comedian at a music award function. Singers like Alka Yagnik and composer Lalit Pandit said this was no way to treat a recipient...
  • We should not over react on Section 66A of IT Act: Ravi Shankar Prasad March 19, 2015

    The Supreme Court has sought an explanation from Uttar Pradesh government on Thursday to report to it about the circumstances in which Section 66A of the Information Technology Act (IT) was imposed against the class IX boy. Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said, "We should not over react on Section...
  • Excited to be teaming up with Vikram: Kajal Aggarwal March 16, 2015

    Chennai: Actress Kajal Aggarwal, who has been teamed up with Vikram for the first time in a yet-untitled Tamil actioner, considers it an honour. She says she's excited to start working with him as she admires his work. "I'm super excited. I really admire Vikram's work and I'm looking forward to...
  • BJP alleges Digvijaya Singh took money from MP builder, Congess denies March 15, 2015

    Bhopal: The ruling BJP in Madhya Pradesh has alleged that Congress General Secretary Digvijay Singh took crores of rupees from a local builder in lieu of granting undue favours to him when his party was in power in the state. However, the Congress has denied the charges. MP BJP unit president...
  • Cable operators keen on providing broadband: Ravi Shankar Prasad March 9, 2015

    New Delhi: Cable operators have shown interest in providing broadband connectivity to consumers by tweaking technology - a move that will increase Internet penetration in the country, Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Monday said. "I am very excited to note that lot of cable operators have come forward to...
  • Ban on Nirbhaya documentary: Ravi Shankar Prasad says Modi government respects freedom of press March 5, 2015

    Reacting on the government move on the controversial BBC documentary on Delhi gangrape - India's daughter', Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said, "The government headed by Narendra Modi fully respects the freedom of press and the freedom of articulation of views." ...
  • Mani Shankar Aiyar says it was unjust to hang Afzal Guru, Shiv Sena hits back March 3, 2015

    A war of words broke between Congress and Shiv Sena over the hanging of 2003 Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru. Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar said it was unjust to hang Afzal Guru. Aiyar said, "I was very upset over Afzal Guru being hanged. There was no evidence to hang...
  • Oil Ministry suspends ONGC technical director Shashi Shankar February 24, 2015

    New Delhi: The Oil Ministry has suspended ONGC Director (Technical) Shashi Shankar over allegations of irregularities. The ministry on Tuesday wrote to Oil and Natural Gas Corp that a disciplinary proceeding against Shankar is being contemplated. "The competent authority in exercise of the powers conferred under ONGC Conduct, Discipline and Appeal Rules,...
  • Ranji Trophy: Karthik, Shankar virtually ensure Tamil Nadu a semi-final berth February 19, 2015

    Jaipur: Dinesh Karthik (64) and Vijay Shankar (82) hit half-centuries to ward off a scare caused by an inspired spell by S S Bandiwar (3 for 31), to virtually ensure a semi-final berth for Tamil Nadu on the fourth day of their Ranji Trophy quarter-final clash against Vidarbha on Thursday. Tamil...
  • Ranji Trophy: Shankar hits ton as Tamil Nadu post 403 vs Vidarbha February 17, 2015

    Jaipur: A patient ton by Vijay Shankar and a half-century by Baba Indrajith (97) helped Tamil Nadu post 403 on the second day of their Ranji Trophy quarterfinal cricket match against Vidarbha here on Tuesday. In reply to Tamil Nadu's first innings total, Vidarbha played out the remaining five overs of...
  • Ranji Trophy: Half centuries by Murali Vijay, Vijay Shankar propel Tamil Nadu February 16, 2015

    Jaipur: Fine half centuries by India Test opener Murali Vijay (96) and Vijay Shankar (90 n.o.) enabled Tamil Nadu reach 234 for four at the close on the first day in their Ranji Trophy quarter-final clash against Vidarbha at the Sawai Man Singh Stadium on Monday. A 140-run partnership for the...
  • BJP accepts defeat with humility: Ravi Shankar Prasad February 10, 2015

    The BJP accepts its "massive defeat" in Delhi assembly elections with humility and will play a role of "constructive opposition", party leader Ravi Shankar Prasad said on Tuesday. ...
  • Ravi Shankar Prasad bats for fresh assembly elections in Bihar February 8, 2015

    Varanasi: In the wake of ongoing political crisis in Bihar, Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Sunday batted for a fresh assembly elections in the state saying polls were needed for a stable and better governance for the people there. "There is a necessity of an early assembly elections in Bihar...
  • Delhi elections: BJP hits out at Kejriwal, demands reply on 'bogus' funding to AAP February 4, 2015

    New Delhi: The BJP on Wednesday once again lashed out at Aam Aadmi Party and its chief ministerial candidate Arvind Kejriwal over the alleged funding and asked them to reply to the questions being asked by it. Talking to mediapersons, Communications and Information Technology Ravi Shankar Prasad alleged that Kejriwal is...
  • Vodafone tax case: Have decided not to file an appeal in SC, says Ravi Shankar Prasad January 28, 2015

    In a significant development, the the government on Wednesday decided not to appeal against a Bombay High Court ruling that Vodafone was not liable to pay tax demand of Rs 3,200 crore in a transfer pricing case. "The government will not appeal the judgement of Bombay High Court in the...
  • Vodafone tax case: Centre not to appeal in SC against Bombay HC order January 28, 2015

    New Delhi: In a significant development, the the government on Wednesday decided not to appeal against a Bombay High Court ruling that Vodafone was not liable to pay tax demand of Rs 3,200 crore in a transfer pricing case. "The government will not appeal the judgement of Bombay High Court...
  • Delhi school boy breaks 6 high jump records in 2014 January 28, 2015

    New Delhi: Aspiring athlete Tejaswin Shankar, a student of Sardar Patel School, has registered six records in high jump in the year gone by and also holds the numero uno position in the Under-17 age category. Tejaswin narrowly missed the Delhi interzone record with a jump of 1.87m in 2013, but...
  • Telecom minister Ravi Shankar Prasad invites American companies to invest in Indian manufacturing sector January 25, 2015

    New Delhi: The Union Telecom and Information Techonology minister Ravi Shankar Prasad invited the American companies to set up their manufacturing units in India. Speaking at the Indo-US dialogue organized by the Network 18 and the Observer Research Foundation (ORF) in New Delhi to mark the visit of the US...
  • Ramdev, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar decline Padma award January 24, 2015

    New Delhi/Bangalore: Yoga guru Ramdev and spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravi Shankar have declined any Padma award for them reportedly being considered by central government on the occasion of the 66th Republic Day. In a letter to Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Ramdev referred to media reports that the Government...
  • Cabinet approves 3G spectrum for Defence January 21, 2015

    New Delhi: The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved 3G spectrum, identifying 49 slots between 3 MHz and 40 GHz, of which nine would be exclusively for the Defence services. Information Technology Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said 1,900 MHz spectrum will be swapped between Defence and Telecom ministries. Government's working group will...
  • Vikram's 'I' hits the bull's eye; collects over Rs 100 crore in its opening weekend worldwide January 20, 2015

    Chennai: Filmmaker Shankar's Tamil magnum opus "I", despite mixed reviews, has managed to set the box office on fire by collecting over Rs.100 crore in its opening weekend worldwide. "The film has done exceptionally good business outside Tamil Nadu as well. In Kerala, it has set new records for a Tamil...