Vikram

  • 1137 teachers sacked over fake degree, invalid documents 6 hours 28 minutes ago

    Bihar government on Tuesday said that the services of 1137 fixed pay teachers in schools have been terminated as they had acquired the job on the basis of fake and invalid documents and initiated action against those responsible for their appointment. This was told by state Education Minister Brishen Patel in...
  • I'm very comfortable with 3D, says Vikram Bhatt 5 days ago

    Mumbai: Director Vikram Bhatt is ready with "Creature", his fourth film shot in 3D. He says he feels more at home with the format now than 2D. "This is my fourth 3D film after 'Raaz 3', 'Haunted' and 'Dangerous Ishhq'. So I am finding myself more at home with 3D more...
  • Modi dedicates India's largest warship INS Vikramaditya to the nation June 14, 2014

    Panaji: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday dedicated the the country's latest warship aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya to the nation. Arriving on board the warship in a Sea King chopper, the Prime Minister was given the ceremonial guard of honour by the Navy and was briefed about the warship. Off...
  • India's Vikram Joshi wins the World Quizzing Championships June 9, 2014

    India's Vikram Joshi has won the World Quizzing Championships. Vikram scored 176 points out of a possible 210 including a full house in the History category. USA's Steve Perry took the second spot with a score of 174 and in third place was World Quizzing Champion, England's Kevin Ashman with...
  • Man caught on camera opening fire at a pub manager in Mumbai June 6, 2014

    Mumbai: A man, who tried to molest a woman, opened fire at a pub manager in Mumbai following an altercation with the people present there. The incident took place on May 30 and the accused, Vikram Kumar, had been arrested by the Amboli police. The footage showed that Kumar was allegedly...
  • Jay Bhanushali wasn't comfortable doing bold scenes in 'Hate Story 2' June 6, 2014

    Mumbai: Jay Bhanushali, who is set to make his big screen debut with "Hate Story 2", says he was not at ease shooting bold scenes for the movie. "To be really frank, I was not very confident about doing such scenes. I am not that confident about them, but thanks to...
  • Snapshot: Poonam Dhillon trips over her sari while walking the ramp for Vikram Phadnis May 12, 2014

    When you are strutting atop high heels, chances are that you might take a tumble on the ramp. Actress Poonam Dhillon, who walked the ramp for designer Vikram Phadnis at a recent fashion event, tripped and came crashing down when her sari was caught under her feet. Nevertheless, Bollywood's 'Noorie'...
  • Politicians only remember martyrs during elections: GL Batra April 29, 2014

    Kargil War hero and Param Vir Chakra award winner late Captain Vikram Batra's father GL Batra accused BJP prime ministerial candidate of using his son's name for electoral gains. "Modi's comment is unacceptable. Politicians only remember martyrs during elections," GL Batra said. ...
  • Would rather quit politics than insult our martyrs: Narendra Modi April 29, 2014

    After triggering a row over his 'Yeh Dil Maange More' comments, Narendra Modi on Tuesday asserted that he holds Kargil martyr Captain Vikram Batra as well as his parents in high esteem and would quit politics rather than even thinking about disrespecting such citizens. ...
  • Will quit politics rather than insulting Kargil martyrs: Modi April 29, 2014

    New Delhi: After triggering a row over his "yeh dil maange more" comments, Narendra Modi on Tuesday asserted that he holds Kargil martyr Captain Vikram Batra as well as his parents in high esteem and would quit politics rather than even thinking about disrespecting such citizens. The BJP's Prime Ministerial...
  • 'Gone With The Vindaloo' makes for a mouth-watering read April 18, 2014

    Vikram Nair's debut novel, "Gone With The Vindaloo", is a decadent experience, to say the least. A restaurateur by profession, Nair has brought his flair for food to his literary venture, thereby fusing the two with incredible easy and fluidity. As the book takes us through a gastronomical journey of...
  • LS polls: 65 pc voter turnout in three Naxal-hit seats of Chhattisgarh April 17, 2014

    Raipur: Around 65 per cent voter turnout was on Thursday recorded in three Naxal-hit Lok Sabha constituencies of Chhattisgarh, where Maoists targeted a polling party but there was no casualty. Barring the one Naxal-related incident, polling was by and large peaceful in the state, which completed the second phase of...
  • Go on a date with Ranbir Kapoor, spend the day with Priyanka Chopra and fly with SRK April 5, 2014

    New Delhi: A starry fundraising auction will offer a chance to fly with superstar Shah Rukh Khan on his private jet, win a dinner date with heartthrob Ranbir Kapoor and spend an entire day with Bollywood diva Priyanka Chopra. Swades Foundation, founded by former UTV boss Ronnie and wife Zarina Screwvala,...
  • Vikram Bhatt to helm 'Raaz 4', cast not yet decided April 4, 2014

    Mumbai: Vikram Bhatt is set to take forward his hit "Raaz" franchise with "Raaz 4". He will go behind the camera to direct the film. Bhatt, who directed the original and the third instalment of the franchise, says the cast is yet to be finalised. At the promo launch of "Happy Journey",...
  • Memorable to act with father, son in 'Manam': Nagarjuna March 5, 2014

    Chennai: Actor Akkineni Nagarjuna, who worked with his late father Akkineni Nageswara Rao and Akkineni Naga Chaitanya in forthcoming Telugu drama 'Manam', says the experience was adventurous and memorable. 'Manam' was the last film of legendary actor Akkineni Nageswara Rao, who passed away recently. "'Manam' is totally an entertainment-based movie with elements...
  • Highest ranked Indian-American official at Pentagon to join think-tank February 22, 2014

    Vikram Singh, the highest- ranking Indian-American at the Pentagon, is joining an eminent US think-tank after serving the Obama Administration in various positions for over five years. Singh, the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for South and Southeast Asia, is joining the Center for American Progress (CAP) as its vice president...
  • Mr X: Emraan Hashmi will surprise you with his look in the film February 19, 2014

    New Delhi: Emraan Hashmi has undergone a massive transformation for his upcoming fantasy-adventure film 'Mr X'. The film will be directed by Vikram Bhatt and it will present Emraan in a bald avatar. While the makers of the film contemplated on several looks for Emraan's character in the film, it was...
  • First Look: It's scary! Emraan Hashmi looks creepy in Vikram Bhatt's 'Mr X' February 18, 2014

    New Delhi: He has been donning different and striking looks in his films. But it is the bald avatar in his next horror film 'Mr X' which explains how determined he is to take up challenging roles. Vikram Bhatt's 'Mr X', which also features Amyra Dastur, will be made under...
  • Not nervous about my TV debut: Vikram Bhatt February 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Vikram Bhatt is making his first appearance on TV with "Ishq Kills" and the filmmaker says he is confident about his stint on the small screen. The 'Raaz' director, who is not a TV buff, said his firm belief in the storyline of the Star Plus show makes him...
  • Kolkata Literary Meet 2014: A resounding success February 21, 2014

    The first year of the Kolkata Literary Meet being held independently from the Book Fair was a resounding success. An initiative by Kalam, with Gameplan as the chief organizers, the meet was sponsored by reputed corporate names such as Tata Steel, Exide and Google Srei. The panel not only boasted...
  • Filmmaker Vikram Bhatt to host TV show 'Ishq Kills' February 6, 2014

    Mumbai: Filmmaker Vikram Bhatt will soon be seen hosting a TV show based on real-life romances. The show is titled 'Ishq Kills'. Bhatt will step in front of the camera for the show that brings to the forefront a series of forbidden love stories that go beyond the traditional norms of...
  • Kangana, Bipasha refuse TV show on forbidden relationships February 5, 2014

    Mumbai: Actresses Kangana Ranaut, Bipasha Basu and Mahie Gill, who were approached for an upcoming TV show about forbidden relationships, have refused to host it. 'Ishq Kills' is an upcoming episodic series primarily about love stories gone wrong. "We were in talks with Bipasha Basu to come on board. She...
  • Read Vikram Seth's poem 'Through love's great power' - a protest against the SC ruling on gay sex January 30, 2014

    The Supreme Court on Tuesday dismissed a review petition filed by the Centre against its December 11, 2013, verdict criminalizing gay sex. The court rejected the petition as it found no merit in it. Celebrated author Vikram Seth, who has been a champion of the LGBT community for some time...
  • SC ruling on section 377 ruling hollow, shallow: Vikram Seth January 27, 2014

    Slamming the Supreme Court's ruling upholding Indian Penal Code's (IPC)section 377, criminalising gay sex, celebrated author Vikram Seth on Sunday said the judgement was "ethically hollow and intellectually shallow." "Just because a population is miniscule do you forgo their fundamental rights? Its ethically hollow and intellectually shallow," he said during a...
  • CBI arrests man who 'hacked' over 900 accounts for a fee January 24, 2014

    New Delhi: In a first-of-its-kind synchronised operation, CBI on Friday acted on the inputs of FBI to arrest a man from Pune who allegedly hacked over 900 email accounts across the globe for clients ranging from individuals to corporates. CBI sources said they had inputs from the US probe agency on...
  • ISRO yet to pick up rover built by IIT Kanpur January 14, 2014

    ISRO had given a project to IIT Kanpur to develop a rover to be launched with Chandrayaan-II, which the university's scientists completed in 2010, but the space agency was yet to pick it up and make part payment to the institute, according to its professor. When contacted, an Indian Space Research...
  • Watch the first trailer of Mahesh Babu's '1: Nenokkadine' January 1, 2014

    Chennai: There's darkness, gunshots, exotic locales, bike and car chases, suspense and lots of action in the first trailer of superstar Mahesh Babu-starrer Telugu action-thriller '1: Nenokkadine', which was unveiled online on New Year's Day. The trailer promises that the film will have a lot of action and suspense for movie...