Spirits

  • Ian Botham to Deliver MCC Spirit of Cricket Cowdrey Lecture May 30, 2014

    London: English cricket legend Sir Ian Botham will deliver the 14th MCC Spirit of Cricket Cowdrey Lecture at Lord's on September 3. The iconic allrounder turned commentator will become the fourth Englishman to give the address after Geoffrey Boycott in 2005, Christopher Martin-Jenkins in 2007 and Tony Greig in 2012. Botham,...
  • World Sufi Spirit Festival at Mehrangarh Fort attracts music lovers from across the world February 26, 2014

    A fusion of Sufi music and history at the three-day World Sufi Spirit Festival had aficionados from across the world soak up the atmosphere at the Mehrangarh Fort in Jodhpur. Listening to various renowned artists from different parts of the world at the Mehrangarh Fort, which stands a hundred feet on...
  • Nandalal Krishnamurthy on a career high October 3, 2013

    Chennai: After playing minor roles for over two decades in several films, 48-year-old Malayalam actor Nandalal Krishnamurthy, popularly known as Nandu, has finally hit pay dirt in the Mohanlal starrer 'Spirit'. The performance in the 2012 film fetched Nandalal the South Indian International Movie Award for the best supporting actor...
  • We all have special powers, Wiccans know that: Ipsita Roy Chakraverti July 25, 2013

    From the author of 'Sacred Evil' and 'Beloved Witch' comes a chilling new collection of real-life stories. Ipsita Roy Chakraverti, practising Wiccan, tells tales of the spirit, the unknown, the supernatural, based on true encounters. An ageing actress gets obsessed with a mannequin replica of herself. A grieving husband tries...
  • Ramdin pleads not guilty after ICC charge June 8, 2013

    London: The ICC on Saturday charged West Indies' Denesh Ramdin for conduct that is contrary to the spirit of the game during a Champions Trophy match against Pakistan, but the wicket-keeper batsman has pleaded not guilty and faces a hearing on Monday. The charge is related to an incident in Pakistan's...
  • Morgan Stanley resumes United Spirits at 'overweight' May 22, 2013

    Mumbai: Morgan Stanley resumes coverage of United Spirits Ltd with an "overweight" rating and a target price of Rs 3,115. The investment bank says new owner Diageo Plc could implement a greater focus on profitable growth for the liquor maker. Morgan Stanley says United Spirits could also focus on the "prestige"...
  • Pramerica spirit of community awards May 5, 2013

    Pramerica spirit of community awards seeks to identify and recognize school children who are doing social service in their free time and making meaningful contributions. ...
  • Spirit of Community Awards: Honouring school students who are making a meaningful contribution April 28, 2013

    Pramerica's Spirit of Community Awards recognizes school children, who are doing a social service in their free time and making a meaningful contribution. ...
  • Tantrik rapes woman after giving her sedatives April 4, 2013

    New Delhi: A tantrik raped a woman after giving her some sedatives, police said on Wednesday. The accused was arrested and sent to judicial custody. The tantrik Hira Lal, 54, raped the 23-year-old woman in her house in Delhi's south campus area on Tuesday night on the pretext of freeing her...
  • Vijay Mallya sues banks for selling pledged USL shares April 2, 2013

    Mumbai: Liquor baron Vijay Mallya has filed a petition in the Bombay High Court against the lenders to his grounded airline Kingfisher for selling a portion of the pledged shares of United Spirits (USL) worth Rs 100 crore, according to banking sources. The case is listed for hearing at the...
  • Russia warns against military activity near North Korea March 30, 2013

    Moscow: Russia said on Friday that heightened military activity near North Korea was slipping into a "vicious cycle" that could get out of control, implicitly criticising US bomber flights that followed threats from Pyongyang. Foreign Ministry Sergei Lavrov suggested that North Korea should also cool down, calling on "all sides not...
  • US B-2 bombers sent to Korea on rare mission: diplomacy March 30, 2013

    Washington: The stealthy, nuclear-capable US B-2 bomber is a veteran of wars in Iraq and Libya, but it isn't usually a tool of Washington's statecraft. Yet on Thursday, the United States sent a pair of the bat-winged planes on a first-of-its-kind practice run over the skies of South Korea, conducting what...
  • North Korea puts rocket units on standby to attack US military bases March 29, 2013

    Seoul/Washington: North Korea has put its rocket units on standby on Friday to attack US mainland and military bases in South Korea and the Pacific, after the United States flew two nuclear-capable stealth bombers over the Korean peninsula in a rare show of force. North Korean leader Kim Jong-un signed off...
  • Director Ranjith's next is named as 'German returns' March 19, 2013

    Writer director Ranjith has named his new movie with Mammootty as 'German returns'. A light hearted flick, this movie will have Mammootty playing the role of an NRI settled in Germany. The crew including Mammootty will move on to Germany by the first week of April and will have twenty...
  • Vijay Mallya exits Forbes rich list as his fortune dips March 5, 2013

    New York: Liquor baron Vijay Mallya has been moved out of Forbes' global rich list of 1,226 billionaires, even as the number of Indians in this elite club has grown since last year. With a net worth of USD one billion, Mallya was ranked 45th among 48 Indians on this...
  • 'Silver Linings' wins four honors at indie film awards February 24, 2013

    California: Quirky comedy 'Silver Linings Playbook' dominated the Independent Spirit Awards on the eve of Hollywood's Academy Awards ceremony, winning four prizes including for Best Feature. Jennifer Lawrence, 22, who plays a feisty young widow in 'Silver Linings Playbook,' was named best actress and David O. Russell picked up the best...
  • Diageo, United Spirits officials to meet this week February 17, 2013

    New Delhi: Top officials of Diageo and United Spirits, including its chairman Vijay Mallya, are likely to meet this week to discuss regulatory and other issues related to their proposed $2 billion deal. The transaction -- that would see global liquor major Diageo acquiring majority stake in United Spirits Ltd...
  • Sebi clears Diageo's open offer for United Spirits February 5, 2013

    New Delhi: Moving closer to complete its Rs 11,167 crore takeover of majority stake in United Spirits, global liquor giant Diageo Plc has got market regulator Sebi's clearance for an open offer to acquire 26 per cent stake from public shareholders of the UB group firm. As part of the...
  • Simon Taufel to deliver MCC Cowdrey Lecture 2013 January 11, 2013

    London: Australian Simon Taufel will this year become the first umpire to give the prestigious MCC Spirit of Cricket Cowdrey Lecture, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) announced on Friday. The lecture began in 2001 in memory of former Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) president Colin Cowdrey, who played a...
  • Talaash: Should Aamir practise what he preached? December 7, 2012

    New Delhi: For close to three months Bollywood actor Aamir Khan made Indians squirm with guilt and denial and forced them to face their dark side over a series of well researched and executed social documentaries on rampant social inequalities. The straight talking, intense host of 'Satyamev Jayate' tore apart the...
  • We're yet to hear from Kingfisher: SBI chief November 24, 2012

    Pune: With barely a week left ahead of the November 30 deadline set by bankers to pump in fresh capital into the grounded Kingfisher Airlines, the lead lender State Bank of India on Saturday said it has not heard from the company so far. "Kingfisher as a company has not...
  • Diageo deal could pull Kingfisher from the brink November 14, 2012

    Mumbai/Delhi: Liquor baron Vijay Mallya's $2.1 billion deal to sell a stake in United Spirits could throw a lifeline to his grounded Kingfisher Airlines, although pulling the carrier back from the brink will not be easy. The flamboyant "King of Good Times" is keeping his plans to himself for now....
  • United Spirits shares jump on Diageo deal November 12, 2012

    Mumbai: Shares of United Spirits Ltd jumped as much as 21 per cent on Monday to a two-year high after several brokerages upgraded the stock, saying the Indian liquor company sold a stake to Diageo at a higher-than-expected price. Morgan Stanley raised its rating on United Spirits to 'overweight' from 'equal-weight',...
  • Diageo to acquire 53.4 pc in Mallya's United Spirits November 9, 2012

    New Delhi: Vijay Mallya owned United Breweries on Friday signed a $2 billion deal with Diageo group and sold controlling stake of 53.4 per cent in United Spirits Limited (USL). Announcing the deal, Mallya said, "The cash infusion will help USL de-leverage itself. It is a win-win situation for both...
  • UB Group records Rs 34.2 cr second-quarter profit November 9, 2012

    Mumbai: United Breweries Ltd on Friday posted a net profit of Rs 34.2 crore for the second quarter ended September 30, as against Rs 19.5 crore in the year-ago period. The revenue of the company, part of Vijay Mallya-led UB Group, also rose to Rs 875 crore in the same...
  • Diageo to buy stake in Mallya's USL for $ 1 bn November 9, 2012

    New Delhi: Vijay Mallya-owned United Breweries has reached a deal with the world's largest producer of spirits Diageo and the deal close to a billion dollars is expected to be announced on Friday. Diageo is likely to take the management control post the deal, while Mallya will continue to remain...
  • Management control, competition norms hit USL-Diageo deal October 23, 2012

    New Delhi: Vijay Mallya's quest to raise funds seems to have hit a speed breaker. Sources say that the United Spirits Limited-global spirits company Diageo deal has hit a roadblock over issues related to management control. According to sources there are two important issues that have to be clarified. First, about...
  • Diageo to get controlling stake in Mallya's United Spirits October 16, 2012

    New Delhi: Vijay Mallya and senior executives of United Spirits have been in London to finalise the final contours of the deal. A term sheet is ready and is likely to be signed soon, after October 16. There has been buzz for over a month that the deal is close...
  • Diageo in talks with United Spirits to acquire stake September 25, 2012

    Bangalore/London: Diageo and UB Group On Tuesday said they are in talks for a deal under which the UK-based drinks major may pick up stake in the latter's United Spirits, but maintained there is no certainty of the transaction. "Both United Spirits and United Breweries Holdings have issued a statement this...
  • Spirit: Completes 100 day run on Box office September 20, 2012

    The latest movie from Ranjith, 'Spirit' which told a tale about the increasing boozing habits of Malayalees will complete a 100 day run this week. The movie is continuing in a lone centre at Kozhikkod as Noon Show. This is the first 100 days of Big M film in 2012. The movie...