Sita

  • 'Sita' - Inherent to Indian women?

    Just Asking |  S K Srivastava
    Jasodabehn who lived for decades in anonymity is in the news. Not as 62 years old retired school teacher, which has been her identity for...

  • Pune-based social activist files complaint against Amitabh Bachchan for promoting superstitious beliefs in a TV commercial 28-03-2014 09:27 AM

    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...
  • Satellite firm says it received signals from missing Malaysian aircraft 15-03-2014 06:31 PM

    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...
  • Horse trading case: JMM MLA Sita Soren surrenders in court 25-02-2014 12:54 PM

    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surrendered to a local court in Ranchi in a case of horse trading registered by CBI after Election Commission of India rescinded the original notification for the 2012 Rajya Sabha polls for Jharkhand.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...
  • Absconding JMM MLA Sita Soren's anticipatory bail plea rejected 20-02-2014 10:14 PM

    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...
  • Horse trading case: Charges framed against industrialists RK Agarwal, Pawan Dhoot 15-02-2014 11:13 PM

    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CBI court has framed charges against industrialists RK Agarwal and Pawan Dhoot and independent candidates in the rescinded 2012 Rajya Sabha polls, and one Sunil Maheswari.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...
  • 2012 RS horse trading case: Court gives nod to attach JMM MLA's property 02-02-2014 12:21 PM

    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 sister-in-law...
  • CBI court's nod to attach JMM MLA Sita Soren's property in RS horse trading case 01-02-2014 10:37 PM

    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...
  • With Padma Shri, I'm empowered to expand my voice: Santosh Sivan 29-01-2014 05:40 PM

    Mumbai: Cinematographer-turned-filmmaker 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...
  • 2012 horse trading case: HC revokes stay order on JMM MLA Sita Soren 25-01-2014 07:52 AM

    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...
  • One hurt as plane crashes while landing in Nepal 01-06-2013 12:30 PM

    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...
  • Actor Aishwarya Arjun faints on sets of 'Pattathu Yaanai' 28-04-2013 06:31 PM

    Chennai: Tamil actress Aishwarya Arjun fainted on the sets of upcoming Tamil romantic-comedy '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 non-stop, she couldn't handle the heat and fainted....
  • MP: Special Olympics medalist Sita Sahu forced to sell street food to earn a living 12-04-2013 10:40 AM

    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...
  • Ram comment not a mistake, says Jethmalani 09-11-2012 01:42 PM

    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 CNN-IBN'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 09-11-2012 12:48 PM

    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 09-11-2012 11:47 AM

    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...
  • 'Sita's Ramayana' brings out Sita's angst 28-11-2011 01:49 PM

    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...
  • Epic Comeback: Will new-look Ramayan work? 23-01-2008 12:58 AM

    St. John's: Reports of Shivnarine Chanderpaul's demise appear to have been exaggerated after he was named on Saturday in a 15-strong West Indies squad to prepare for first Test against Pakistan. The durable left-handed batsman has been engaged in a war of words with the West Indies Cricket Board over...