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  • Actor Vikram sweating out the Hindi dialogues for 'I' October 12, 2014

    Chennai: Actor Vikram, who has been dubbing for his upcoming Tamil film 'I' in Hindi over the last few days, is said to be putting in extra effort to get his lines right. He's apparently spending hours to prepare and dub in Hindi without an accent. "Vikram sir wants to get...
  • India proud of Kailash Satyarthi: Ravi Shankar Prasad October 10, 2014

    BJP leader and Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Friday congratulated Nobel Peace Prize winner Kailash Satyarthi, saying he had done India proud. ...
  • Helping innovation in India will help the world: Mark Zuckerberg October 10, 2014

    Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg after meeting Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said helping innovative people in India will help the world....
  • Facebook keen to expand reach in India October 10, 2014

    New Delhi: World's biggest social network Facebook wants to connect more people to internet in India which accounts for the third largest online user base globally after China and the US but has a very low internet penetration growth rate. On his first visit to India, Facebook CEO and co-founder Mark...
  • Haryana government did not present full facts on Vadra deal: BJP October 9, 2014

    New Delhi: After Election Commission rejected its complaint against Haryana government on Robert Vadra's land deal, BJP on Thursday charged the Bhupinder Singh Hooda government with not presenting full facts of the case before the poll panel. The party also charged the Haryana government with "speaking in two voices" in...
  • Maharashtra elections: What did Congress do for people during its rule, asks BJP October 8, 2014

    Mumbai: Hitting out at Congress president Sonia Gandhi for criticising the Narendra Modi government, BJP on Wednesday said that had her party worked for the development of the country during its rule, its strength in the Lok Sabha would not have come down to mere 44 seats. "Sonia Gandhi had...
  • BJP is for small states; Modi's remark linked to Mumbai, says Ravi Shankar Prasad October 7, 2014

    Pune: There is no change in the BJP policy supporting creation of smaller states for faster development and Prime Minister Narendra Modi's statement rejecting division of Maharashtra was in the context of Mumbai, Union Law Minister Ravishankar Prasad said on Tuesday. Asked whether Modi's remark in response to the Shiv...
  • BJP condemns Pakistan for ceasefire violations October 5, 2014

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Sunday condemned the firing by Pakistan at Indian posts along the Line of Control (LoC) and said the defence forces have been tasked to give an appropriate reply. "We condemn this. Whatever is needed to be done, it is left to the defence...
  • Patna stampede: Centre assures all help to victims' families October 3, 2014

    At least 32 people were killed and 21 injured after a stampede at Patna's Gandhi Maidan during the Ravan Dahan ceremony. The incident occurred soon after the effigy of Ravana was burnt. ...
  • Clean Up India: Campaign not just about cleanliness, also about health, says Harsh Vardhan October 2, 2014

    Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Thursday said, "'Clean India' Campaign not just about cleanliness, also about health." ...
  • Ravi Shankar Prasad pulls up Post officials for unclean premises September 29, 2014

    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 September 29, 2014

    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 September 27, 2014

    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' September 26, 2014

    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 September 26, 2014

    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 September 24, 2014

    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 September 24, 2014

    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 September 23, 2014

    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 18, 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...