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  • Indian-American Vivek Murthy takes oath as US Surgeon General April 23, 2015

    Fort Myer (USA): 37-year-old Indian-American Vivek Murthy was sworn-in as the US Surgeon General by Vice President Joe Biden at a ceremony on Thursday, becoming the youngest-ever in-charge of the country's public health. Murthy, who took the oath on the Gita, is now the highest ranking Indian-American in the US...
  • It's a girl for Vivek Oberoi and Priyanka Alva April 22, 2015

    Mumbai: Actor Vivek Oberoi was blessed with a baby girl on the auspicious occasion of Akshya Tritiya on Tuesday. "We are happy to announce the birth of our baby girl. Our family is now complete. Daughters are very special and Priyanka and I are so incredibly happy to welcome our baby...
  • Response from the international festival circuit has been over-whelming, says 'Surkhaab' producer Vivek Kumar April 18, 2015

    Mumbai: 'Surkhaab', a cinematic tale of a woman who has to face unexpected events when she illegally migrates to Canada to be with her younger brother, will have a limited release in India on May 22, courtesy PVR Director's Rare. The movie, directed by Sanjay Talreja, stars talented actress Barkha Madan...
  • SC appoints CBI SP to head team probing IPL scandal April 17, 2015

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court om Friday appointed CBI sleuth Vivek Priyadarshi to head a new investigating team to further probe the IPL-6 spot-fixing and betting scandal. Priyadarshi, currently a superintendent of police in the anti-corruption cell of the agency, will replace 1983-batch Assam-Meghalaya cadre IPS officer B B Mishra as...
  • Debroy Committee submits interim report to Railways April 1, 2015

    New Delhi: Limited role for Railway Board, revamping of HR functions, and switch over to commercial accounting of railway functions are some of the recommendations made by the Debroy Committee in its interim report to Railways on Wednesday. The high-level committee headed by economist Vivek Debroy, who is a NITI Aayog...
  • After wrapping up Aishwarya Rai's 'Jazbaa' Sanjay Gupta to start filming 'Mumbai Saga' February 27, 2015

    Mumbai: The shooting of the upcoming multi-starrer 'Mumbai Saga' will start immediately after director Sanjay Gupta wraps up the filming of Aishwarya Rai-Irrfan Khan starrer action film 'Jazbaa'. "Immediately after we wrap 'Jazbaa' we will start 'Mumbai Saga'," Gupta posted on Twitter Friday. 'Mumbai Saga' stars actors Vivek Oberoi, Anil Kapoor,...
  • 'Yennai Arindhaal' review: Ajith Kumar as the cop, the gangster, the father and the lover will win you over February 6, 2015

    Cast: Ajith Kumar, Arun Vijay, Trisha, Anushka, Vivek, Parvathy Nair, Baby Anikha Director: Gautham Vasudev Menon Rating: 4/5 'Yennai Arindhaal' is a step forward from Gautham Menon's previous decade's cop films 'Kaakha Kaakha' and 'Vettaiyaadu Vilaiyaadu', but first things first, Arun Vijay's performance in this particular film puts his entire filmography to shame....
  • Ayushmann Khurrana: I wasn't the first choice for 'Vicky Donor'; Vivek Oberoi, Sharman Joshi were considered February 2, 2015

    New Delhi: Vivek Oberoi and Sharman Joshi were courted for 'Vicky Donor' before it landed with Ayushmann Khurrana, who was struggling for a Bollywood break at that time. Khurrana has penned his experiences as a struggler in 'Cracking the Code'. Co-written with wife Tahira Kashyap and published by Rupa Publications, the...
  • Vivek Oberoi visits Anantapur, pays tributes to former minister Paritala Ravi January 25, 2015

    Hyderabad: Bollywood actor Vivek Oberoi on Saturday visited Andhra Pradesh's Anantapur district and paid homage to former minister Paritala Ravi, whose character he played in Ram Gopal Varma's "Rakta Charitra" in 2010. Vivek visited Paritala Ghat and offered floral tributes to the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) leader, who was gunned down...
  • America's youngest Surgeon General speaks Kannada at home December 16, 2014

    New Delhi: A year after a Telugu speaker from Andhra Pradesh Sathya Nadella has taken over as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Microsoft, a Kannada speaker from neighbouring Karnataka has been named as the new Surgeon General of America. The healthy competition between two southern states has seen one...
  • Indian-origin physician becomes US's youngest Surgeon General December 16, 2014

    Washington: 37-year-old Indian-American physician Vivek Hallegere Murthy has been confirmed as the 19th Surgeon General of America by US Senate. He is youngest person and first person of Indian-origin to hold the post. The upper house of US Congress confirmed Murthy's nomination by 51 votes to 43 more than year after...
  • Mumbai Police to focus on gender sensitisation: Jt Commissioner December 15, 2014

    Mumbai Joint Commissioner of Police Vivek Phansalkar said there will be major reforms with focus on gender sensitisation. He said, "Communication is an area that we need to work on. Come 2015, we will be all out on social networking sites like Twitter and Facebook. Police reforms is taking place....
  • Kajol's mother was a working mom: Tara Sharma talks about empowering mothers November 29, 2014

    New Delhi/Mumbai: Bollywood actress-turned television show host Tara Sharma is not apologetic about her accomplishments. Grounded and honest, Sharma doesn't mind saying that her show is the "parenting Oprah" of India. Dressed in a cheerful yellow shirt, Sharma chatted with us on Google Hangouts. "The show is centred around discussing parenting...
  • People of Kashmir, Northeast very much part of India: Vivek Oberoi November 17, 2014

    Srinagar: Bollywood actor Vivek Oberoi today said there was a need to shed the bias against the people of Kashmir and northeast India to give the youth from these places a chance to connect with their counterparts in rest of the country. "We say that we are ready to go to...
  • We can be in semis with two wins: ATK assistant coach November 14, 2014

    Kolkata: After a goalless draw against Atletico de Kolkata, Chennaiyin FC assistant coach Vivek Nagul on Friday said two more wins may be enough for his side to book a semi-final berth in the Indian Super League. "Two wins would really secure a place. If a couple of games can...
  • ISL: Our team has quality to stop Anelka, says Chennaiyin FC assistant coach October 27, 2014

    Chennai: Chennaiyin FC's assistant coach Vivek Nagul on Monday said that his boys are not scared of Mumbai City FC team's marquee striker Nicholas Anelka, who is expected to play his first match when the two teams lock horns in the Hero ISL, here on Tuesday. "We won't have any particular...
  • 'Hum Hain.. Umeed-e-Kashmir' concert: Aamir Khan, Anupam Kher, Farhan Akhtar come together to offer relief to Kashmir flood victims October 19, 2014

    Many suffered property losses from deadly flooding in Kashmir. Many lost their family members. And many starved for days. In an attempt to offer monetary assistance to the flood victims in Kashmir, Bollywood stars flew down to Delhi for Hum Hain.. Umeed-e-Kashmir charity concert. Aamir Khan who donated Rs 25...
  • Commercial release planned for Vivek Agnihotri's 'Buddha In A Traffic Jam' October 17, 2014

    Mumbai: Film maker Vivek Agnihotri, who is showcasing his film "Buddha In A Traffic Jam" at the 16th MAMI film festival, Thursday said he was not looking for a commercial release for the film but now has changed his mind. "We were not even looking for a release for this film......
  • Filmmaker Vivek Agnihotri's 'Buddha in a Traffic Jam' to be screened at MAMI film festival October 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Vivek Agnihotri, who directed the erotic thriller 'Hate Story', is now making headlines for his film 'Buddha in a Traffic Jam'. Based on the Naxal issue, the film features Anupam Kher in the lead. Such has been the impact of the film that it will now be screened at...
  • Vivek Oberoi, Riteish Deshmukh begin 'Bank Chor' shoot at Mehboob Studio October 9, 2014

    Mumbai: After the "Masti" franchise, Riteish Deshmukh has teamed up with Vivek Oberoi for "Bank Chor" and currently they are busy shooting for the film in a studio here. He says they share "a great chemistry". A huge bank set has been put up in Mehboob Studio here for the film,...
  • IITians create solarpowered cold storage with no running cost September 18, 2014

    Kolkata: Young IIT engineers have come up with an affordable solution to the wastage of agricultural produce by developing a unique solarpowered cold storage system which works at almost zero running cost. Developed at the Science and Technology entrepreneurship Park (STEP) of IITKharagpur by mechanical engineering student Vivek Pandey and his...
  • Snapshot: Vivek Oberoi bids adieu to Lord Ganesha, celebrates 37th birthday September 3, 2014

    Birthday boy Vivek Oberoi might have started his career as a rugged goon in Ram Gopal Varma's 'Company', but it was his role in 'Saathiya' that has remained with the audiences. The actor, who turns 37 today, was last seen as the supervillain the Hrithik Roshanstarrer 'Krrish 3'.Happily married and...
  • Will write another book after Sonia Gandhi publishes hers: Natwar Singh August 18, 2014

    In an interview with Vivek Tejuja, former Union minister Natwar Singh talks about his life as author. Here is the full transcript of the interview: Vivek Tejuja: You are already a prolific writer and have written many books including 'Walking with Lions', 'My China Diary' and many others recounting your vast...
  • Author of 'Play With Me' Ananth, on his transition from selling books to writing one August 17, 2014

    In an interview with Vivek Tuteja, author Ananth talks about his new book 'Play With Me'. Here is the full transcript of the interview: Vivek Tuteja: Why did you take to writing? What prompted this? From selling books to writing one, how was the transition at some point? Ananth: I...
  • Bollywood misses Kishore Kumar on his 85th birth anniversary August 4, 2014

    Mumbai: While Google India paid tribute to the singing legend Kishore Kumar on his 85th birth anniversary Monday, Bollywood celebrities like Lata Mangeshkar and Madhur Bhandarkar also remembered him and shared a few lines from his popular songs. Here's what they tweeted: Lata Mangeshkar: Aaj Kishore Da ka janamdin hai. Kishore Da...
  • Vivek Oberoi to play CBI officer, Riteish Deshmukh a thief in 'Bank Chor' July 28, 2014

    Mumbai: Actor Vivek Oberoi will play the role of a CBI officer in Yash Raj Films' (YRF) upcoming movie 'Bank Chor'. With this film, Vivek returns to YRF after 12 years, post his successful last outing with them in Shaad Ali's 'Saathiya'. "The game just got bigger with Vivek hitting the 'Bank...
  • 'Mumbai Confidential' depicts the city's dark side with brilliance July 24, 2014

    What better way to depict the dark and gory underworld and cop politics of Mumbai, than through a graphic novel? The underbelly is fantastically done with shades of brown, black and grey. Sometimes it also may happen that some graphic novels fail to convey what they want to, but that...