SITA

  • Nepal set for Modi's Janakpur visit despite cancellation fears 4 days ago

    Kathmandu: Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Janakpur, the revered Hindu religious site in Nepal, has not yet been officially cancelled despite reports about the trip being called off due to opposition by some political parties, the Nepalese government said on Friday. Preparations were going on for the visit till Friday...
  • BJP MLA wants to forgo monthly emolument for 'social cause' July 15, 2014

    A BJP MLA from Ratlam in Madhya Pradesh has announced that he would not draw monthly salary and wages from the state exchequer. In a letter to the Speaker of Legislative Assembly, Sita Sharan Sharma, the legislator Chetanya Kumar Kashyap said that he did not want to draw the emolument since...
  • MP Assembly pays tributes to Munde, others June 30, 2014

    Madhya Pradesh Assembly on Monday paid tributes to leaders and eminent persons who recently died including former Union Minister Gopinath Munde, former Lok Sabha Deputy Speaker S Mallikarjunaiah and noted author Khushwant Singh. After paying the tributes, the House was adjourned for the day. Soon after the House assembled on the...
  • Pune-based social activist files complaint against Amitabh Bachchan for promoting superstitious beliefs in a TV commercial March 28, 2014

    Mumbai: A social activist from Pune has accused megastar Amitabh Bachchan of promoting superstitious beliefs, and filed a complaint before a court seeking action against the Bollywood actor. Hemant Patil has demanded a police complaint against Bachchan and others under the stringent new Maharashtra Prevention and Eradication of Human Sacrifices and...
  • Satellite firm says it received signals from missing Malaysian aircraft March 15, 2014

    A British satellite communications company on Saturday said it had recorded electronic ping signals from the missing Malaysian aircraft which could be analysed to help estimate its location. As the hunt for Flight MH370 remained inconclusive, the information from Inmarsat could prove to be a valuable break in the frustrating search...
  • Horse trading case: JMM MLA Sita Soren surrenders in court February 25, 2014

    Ruling JMM MLA Sita Soren, the daughter-in-law of former Chief Minister Shibu Soren, on Tuesday surrendered to a local court in Ranchi in a case of horse trading registered by CBI after Election Commission of India rescinded the original notification for the 2012 Rajya Sabha polls for Jharkhand. Sita Soren surrendered...
  • Absconding JMM MLA Sita Soren's anticipatory bail plea rejected February 20, 2014

    Jharkhand High Court on Thursdayrejected the anticipatory bail plea of ruling JMM MLA SitaSoren, who is facing warrants from a lower court in connectionwith a case of horse trading during Rajya Sabha polls in 2012and asked her to surrender to the lower court within a week. Dismissing her petition, Justice Amitav...
  • Horse trading case: Charges framed against industrialists RK Agarwal, Pawan Dhoot February 15, 2014

    A special CBI court has framed charges against industrialists RK Agarwal and Pawan Dhoot and independent candidates in the rescinded 2012 Rajya Sabha polls, and one Sunil Maheswari. The three were accused in the 'horse trading' case lodged by the CBI after cancellation of the 2012 Rajya Sabha elections for two...
  • 2012 RS horse trading case: Court gives nod to attach JMM MLA's property February 2, 2014

    A CBI court on Saturday granted the investigating agency permission to attach the property of JMM MLA Sita Soren in connection with the 2012 horse trading case. Court of RK Choudhary directed the attachment of property of Sita Soren as well as her father BN Majhi. Sita is the sisterinlaw of...
  • CBI court's nod to attach JMM MLA Sita Soren's property in RS horse trading case February 1, 2014

    A CBI court on Saturday granted the investigating agency permission to attach the property of JMM MLA Sita Soren in connection with the 2012 horse trading case. Court of R K Choudhary directed the attachment of property of Sita Soren as well as her father BN Majhi. Sita is the sisterinlaw...
  • With Padma Shri, I'm empowered to expand my voice: Santosh Sivan January 29, 2014

    Mumbai: Cinematographerturnedfilmmaker Santosh Sivan is delighted by the government's decision to honour him with a Padma Shri, since the recommendation for the honour came from within the film industry. "I understand that it was Graftii, former students of the Pune Film Institute Of India, who recommended my name for the honour....
  • 2012 horse trading case: HC revokes stay order on JMM MLA Sita Soren January 25, 2014

    Jharkhand High Court on Friday revoked its stay order on JMM MLA Sita Soren in connection with the 2012 horse trading case lodged following cash seizure on the polling day of Rajya Sabha elections. The bench of Justice R R Prasad revoked the stay order it had given after Soren petitioned...
  • One hurt as plane crashes while landing in Nepal June 1, 2013

    Kathmandu: One person was injured when an aircraft crash landed at an airport in Nepal Saturday, an official said. The Dornier plane crashed while landing at Simikot airport of Humla Saturday morning due to thick fog covering the mountain airstrip. The airport is some 700 km northwest of here. "The 9N...
  • Actor Aishwarya Arjun faints on sets of 'Pattathu Yaanai' April 28, 2013

    Chennai: Tamil actress Aishwarya Arjun fainted on the sets of upcoming Tamil romanticcomedy 'Pattathu Yaanai' Sunday in Trichy due to extremely hot weather. "We were shooting outdoors in extremely hot conditions of Trichy for the last few days. Since we were shooting nonstop, she couldn't handle the heat and fainted. We...
  • MP: Special Olympics medalist Sita Sahu forced to sell street food to earn a living April 12, 2013

    Special Olympics medal winner Sita Sahu has been forced to work at a roadside eatery and sell gol gappas (a ball of flour filled with spicy water) in Rewa, Madhya Pradesh. Sita had won two bronze medals in 2011 Athens Special Olympics but due to financial problems, she has now...
  • Women who cross limits pay the price: MP BJP leader January 4, 2013

    New Delhi: In an embarrassment for the Bharatiya Janata Party, a Madhya Pradesh Cabinet minister has stirred more controversy by making an irresponsible remark. He suggested that if women breach their moral limits, they ask for punishment. "Ek hi shabd hai Maryada. Maryada ka ulanghan hota hai, toh Sitaharan ho...
  • Court directs police to probe into Jethmalani's remarks on Ram December 27, 2012

    Hyderabad: A court on Wednesday directed Neredmet Police to investigate into allegations against suspended BJP MP Ram Jethmalani for outraging religious feelings by his controversial comments on Lord Ram. A private complaint lodged by Bajrang Dal member Navin Kumar and advocate Srinivas Yadav in the Malkajgiri Metropolitan Magistrate court sought registration...
  • Ram comment not a mistake, says Jethmalani November 9, 2012

    New Delhi: Senior lawyer and Bharatiya Janata Party leader Ram jethmalani on Friday said that he had no regrets about his comment on lord Ram. Talking to CNNIBN's Karan Thapar on Devil's Advocate, Jetmalani said that his comment was not a mistake. Ram Jethmalani had on Thursday called Ram, the...
  • BJP split; Cong, Hindutva brigade target Jethmalani November 9, 2012

    New Delhi: BJP member and veteran Supreme Court lawyer Ram Jethmalani's comment on Ram, the protagonist in the epic 'Ramayana', has widened the divide within the party and also drawn ire from Congress and the Hindutva brigade. In an embarrassment to the national party which spearheaded the Ram Temple movement...
  • Vinay Katiyar backs Ram Jethmalani on Ram comment November 9, 2012

    New Delhi: BJP leader Vinay Katiyar on Friday backed senior member of the party Ram Jethmalani's controversial comments on Ram, the protagonist in the epic 'Ramayana'. Jethmalani on Thursday had referred to Ram as a bad husband for abandoning Sita when she was pregnant. While Katiyar said he agreed with...
  • A wife should be like goddess Sita: Bombay HC May 8, 2012

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Tuesday observed that married women should take a cue from goddess Sita, who followed her husband Lord Ram even during his exile, while hearing a divorce petition filed by a man on ground that his wife is unwilling to relocate to his new place...
  • 'Sita's Ramayana' brings out Sita's angst November 28, 2011

    New Delhi: The docile and soft Sita of Ramayana may not be a role model for most women today, however, author Samhita Arni in a new graphic novel has brought out the bolder colours of the epic character. "Sita's Ramayana," a vivid book which retells the ancient Indian epic through illustrations...
  • Govt officer dies of burns, blames MLA in statement October 18, 2009

    Hyderabad: A woman agriculture officer in Andhra Pradesh died on Sunday four days after she set herself on fire alleging mental harassment by a legislator, said a minister. B Rajeswari, 26, died of burns at a corporate hospital. Minister for Small Industries D K Aruna said action would be taken as per...
  • Rajiv's Recco: Thumbs up for Sita Sings The Blues May 30, 2009

    You may be familiar with the Ramayana and its characters, but chances are you haven't seen it presented in such a vibrant and original avatar as the animation film, Sita Sings The Blues. Told from a distinctly feminist perspective, this film recounts many incidents from the epic including Lord Ram's...
  • Epic Comeback: Will newlook Ramayan work? January 23, 2008

    Mumbai: If you're in your twenties, chances are your parents have told you the story. The streets cleared out at 10 minutes to nine every Friday night and the same tune would emanate from every home the theme music of Ramayan, the ambitious TV series based on Valmiki's Ramayana...