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The- then Lok Nayak still illuminating in the midst of Indian society is Jayaprakash Narayan, ousted the feelings hatred from the Indian mind towards the poor and the lower and the untouchables. Born in 1902 in a remote district of Bihar JP went through vigorous study in the nation and abroad despite not having money, but with the finance he earned in work simultaneously doing with study. JP is memorable for his role in Indian politics during the emergency in 1977 in the time of Indira Gandhi as the ruler of Indian national Congress when he decried the Indira Gandhi government to bring back peace in the nation. Jayaprakash Narayan was a stalwart in politics with large political career for India?s Independence and after it for the all round development of his motherland. Narayan?s political party-Janata party is the soul and first political organization to compel Indian national Congress to taste the flavor of defeat in 1977. Narayan has been fighting for the causes of the Kashmir people, the displaced people and the poor in the states of India. Sarvodaya movement Of Binova Bhave inspired the revolutionary politician for his maiden political involvement for the cause of the poor and the harmed people. He was a cosmopolitan leader and a humanitarian politician; so was honored with the greatest civilian award of India Bharat Ratna posthumously for his outstanding contribution to India and Indian politics and serving the nation sincerely.
Hyderabad, May 23 (IANS) Director Rohit Shetty, who recently visited the sets of "Garam Masala", a Telugu remake of Hindi movie "Bol Bachchan", had a ball.
Singapore, May 21 (IANS) An Indian lorry driver has been jailed by a court in Singapore for causing the death of one person and injuring 14 others due to negligence while driving.
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) A builder cannot seek additional money from a house allottee who has paid all dues and taken possession on the ground that the cost calculated at the time of handing over the property was tentative, the top consumer court has ruled.
Chennai, May 19 (IANS) Tamil director C. Sathiyamoorthy, who is directing upcoming Tamil thriller titled "CSK - Life Is Not A Game", says the film is not about cricket, but the game does have an important part in the film.
Film: "Sukumarudu"; Cast: Aadi Pudipeddi, Nisha Aggarwal, Sharada, G. Krishna, Chandra Mohan, Bhavna Ruparel, Srinivasa Avasarala, Brahmanandam, Maruthi Rao, Raghu Babu, Jayaprakash Reddy, Rao Ramesh and Tanikella Bharani; Director: G. Ashok; Rating: **1/2
Mumbai, May 10 (IANS) To mark the birthday of renowned social worker and community leader Appasaheb Dharmadhikari Sunday, more than 15,000 of his followers will come out on Mumbai roads to undertake the country's single biggest community cleanliness drive, an activist said.
New Delhi, May 5 (IANS) China has assured India that it is "essentially" engaged in a run-of-the-river project on the Brahmaputra and there is no cause for worry for downstream riparian countries. But with Beijing not keen to share details about its construction work on the river, experts say India should not go by mere verbal assurances and push for a treaty.
Chennai, May 4 (IANS) A film is not a one-man show, but the output of a team and, therefore, it's important to compromise wherever needed, says first time director R.S. Durai Senthil Kumar, whose debut Tamil film "Ethir Neechal", released recently.
Chennai, May 3 (IANS) Dhanush's production venture "Ethir Neechal" raked in approximately Rs.4 crore on its release day in Tamil Nadu despite getting mixed reviews.
Film: "Ethir Neechal"; Cast: Sivakarthikeyan, Nandita, Priya Anand, Jayaprakash, Ravi Prakash, Suza Kumar, Manobala, Dhanush and Nayantara; Director: Durai Senthil Kumar; Rating: ***
Mumbai, May 2 (IANS) Actor-director Pooja Bhatt is looking for an actress to play the lead role in her next movie "Cabaret". She wants someone with a natural flair for dancing.
Mumbai, May 2 (IANS) Actor-director Pooja Bhatt is on a hunt for the leading lady of her next film "Cabaret". She wants someone with a natural flair for dancing.
Raipur, April 28 (IANS) Delhi Daredevils scored 164 for five against Pune Warriors in an Indian Premier League (IPL) match at the Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh International Stadium here Sunday.
Chennai, April 28 (IANS) The shooting for Gunasekhar's Telugu period-drama "Rudhramadevi" has started and the filmmaker says he aims to wrap up the film by December.
Film: "Gippi"; Music directors: Vishal Dadlani, Shekhar Ravijiani; Singers: Hard Kaur, Udit Narayan, Vishal Dadlani, Shekhar Ravijiani, Sukhwinder Singh and Neeti Mohan. Rating ***
Bhubaneswar, April 19 (IANS) A 29-year-old man in Odisha has been arrested for allegedly posting several morphed, "obscene" photographs and videos of a state minister and a girl on different websites, an official said Friday.
Lucknow, April 15 (IANS) An elderly couple was found brutally murdered in the state capital late Sunday. The bodies of Rakesh Narayan Mehra, 61, and his wife Lata, 59, were found in pools of blood when police broke into the house, an official said.
Chennai, April 7 (IANS) Superstar Rajinikanth has appreciated the team behind the recently released Tamil thriller-drama "Chennaiyil Oru Naal" (CON) for highlighting the importance of organ donation through the movie.
Movie: "Baadshah"; Cast: Junior NTR, Kajal Agarwal, M.S. Narayana, Kelly Dorji, Ashish Vidyarthi, Vennela Kishore, Ajay, Brahmanandam, Nassar, Jayaprakash Reddy, Navdeep, Ashish Vidyarthi, Sayaji Shinde and Siddharth Suryanarayan; Director: Sreenu Vaitla; Rating: ***1/2
Bhubaneswar, April 5 (IANS) The state's main opposition Congress party has registered an impressive win in the elections held for three urban local bodies in Odisha, an official said Friday.
New Delhi, April 4 (IANS) West Bengal Thursday launched a month-long intensive campaign with a "Chalo Chalen Bengal" (Let's visit Bengal) punchline to promote tourism in the state, an official said here.
Vagamon (Kerala), April 3 (IANS) The time has come to once again unite India's scattered socialists.
Chennai, April 3 (IANS) One of the songs in upcoming Tamil romantic-drama "Woo" will be shot in as many international locales as never heard before. Since it's a soothing romantic duet, the makers are likely to film it in European countries like Switzerland and Norway.
New Delhi, March 26 (IANS) Shubhangi Atre Poorey replaces Shilpa Shinde as Koel in "Chidiya Ghar", a popular comedy show. The actress has already started shooting for the series.
Chennai, March 22 (IANS) In what is supposed to be the most challenging role of her career, actor Shraddha Das says international artists like Jennifer Lopez, Beyonce Knowles and Rihanna are her sources of inspiration for her part as a pop star in upcoming Telugu musical "Rey".
New Delhi, March 18 (IANS) India remains an inspiration for acclaimed British novelist and short story writer Jeffrey Archer with its "manic pace, more than 50 million readers and warm hospitality".
Mumbai, March 17 (IANS) There were no loud celebrations, crowds, garlands or parties to mark the birthday of Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan here Sunday as he dedicated the day to the cause of drought-hit people in the state.
Movie: "Vathikuchi"; Actors: Dileepan, Anjali, Jagan, Sampath Raj, Saranya Ponvannan, Jayaprakash, Raja, Vatsan Chakravarthy and Rajshree; Director: P. Kinslin; Rating: ***
New Delhi, March 15 (IANS) Despite Sri Lanka's hopes, India is likely to back the US-sponsored resolution at the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in Geneva against Colombo - if there is a vote.
Former Minister and Governor of various States, Honourable Bhishma Narayan Singh and Justice O. P. Verma awarded Bhartiya Udyog Ratan Award to
Chennai, March 14 (IANS) A die-hard fan of Akshay Kumar, Tamil actor Dhileepan flew to Mumbai Thursday to meet the Bollywood star ahead of the release of his debut film, crime-thriller "Vathikuchi".
Chennai, March 12 (IANS) With just days away from its theatrical release, the team of forthcoming Tamil crime-thriller "Vathikuchi" will Tuesday promote the film through flash mobs and auto drives in the state.
Chennai, March 10 (IANS) Tamil director P. Kinslin says Anjali acts naturally in front of the camera and says she has the ability to slip into her character with ease and precision.
Patna, March 8 (IANS) The Bihar government Friday announced that it proposed to form one million women's self-help groups (SHGs) in the next five years.
Chennai, March 8 (IANS) Telugu actor-comedian Jayaprakash Reddy thoroughly enjoyed grooving in Gangnam style in upcoming Telugu comedy-drama "Noothi Lo Kappalu". He says it will definitely be one of the highlights of the film.
Dhaka, March 5 (IANS) Bangladesh Foreign Minister Dipu Moni Tuesday said that visiting Indian President Pranab Mukherjee had conveyed "very strongly" that the Indian government is "fully committed" to the assurances given to Dhaka on two outstanding issues - the Teesta water-sharing agreement and the land boundary agreement.
Dhaka, March 5 (IANS) Bangladesh Tuesday said the violence unleashed by the Jamaat-e-Islami in the country, including damaging Hindu temples and burning down homes of minorities, bear the hallmarks of attacks carried out in 1971 by pro-Pakistan elements.
Chennai, March 4 (IANS) Debutant Tamil director Kinslin feels it is very important to have the right actor for the right script because not all scripts demand stars.
Mumbai, Mar 2 (IANS) A website with a bank of over 900,000 news images has been launched to tap the estimated Rs.300 crore image market in India.
Kathmandu, Mar 1 (IANS) Nepal has asked India to immediately close its field office opened in 2008 to assist flood victims in Biratnagar town in the eastern Terai region, a media report said Friday.
Chennai, Feb 25 (IANS) Known for singing hit title songs for Telugu films "Gabbar Singh" and "Jalsa", rapper Baba Sehgal has sung yet another song for upcoming Telugu action drama "Shadow".
Chennai, Feb 24 (IANS) Just as the audiences root for commercial cinema, they are equally ready to embrace content-rich films provided they are made, feels veteran Telugu actor Gadde Rajendra Prasad.
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) It's time India turned its attention to the countries of Northwest Africa and Indian companies explored and expanded their operations to the Maghreb region, its envoys based here say.
Washington, Feb 19 (IANS) An innovative system developed by two Indian post-doctoral mechanical engineers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) to transform the white-hot fracking industry is caught in a US visa limbo, according to a media report.
Kolkata, Feb. 15 (ANI): West Bengal Governor M. K. Narayan on Friday called for reconsidering the decision to remove city police commissioner R.K. Pachnanda in wake of the recent incidents of violence.
Chennai, Feb 11 (IANS) The heart-warming tale of an ageing couple in "Mithunam" has touched the hearts of viewers in such a big way that it has successfully completed 50 days' run at the box-office. Actor-filmmaker Tanikella Bharani gives credit to the lead actors and the writer for the success of the Telugu family-drama.
New Delhi, Feb 6 (IANS) A middle-aged man and a woman, who were in an extra-marital affair, were found dead at the woman's house here, police said Wednesday.
Washington, Feb 6 (IANS) A new system developed by MIT engineers could clean water gushing out from natural wells relatively cheaply, while radically improving the functioning of desalination plants for the developing world.
Mumbai, Jan 30 (IANS) Bollywood Megastar Amitabh Bachchan and other artists like Sonu Nigam and Shaan sang live for peace at the 'Global sounds of peace' organised by musician Aadesh Srivastava.
Hyderabad, Jan 29 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Police Tuesday filed a case against Telangana leaders K. Chandrasekhara Rao and M. Kodandaram for their alleged offensive remarks, an official said.
Patna, Jan 29 (IANS) Unhappy over delay in parliament passing the Lokpal Bill, Anna Hazare Tuesday accused the Congress-led UPA government of cheating him and people.
Hyderabad, Jan 29 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Police Tuesday booked a case against Telangana leaders K. Chandrasekhara Rao and M. Kodandaram for their alleged offensive remarks, an official said.
Patna, Jan 29 (IANS) In a bid to send a political message, activist Anna Hazare has decided to stay at legendary socialist leader Jayaprakash Narayan's house in the Bihar capital ahead of his 'Jantantra' rally Wednesday, an official said.
Washington, January 19 (ANI): Researchers including one of Indian origin have identified a novel target for treating Parkinson's disease.
Chennai, Jan 17 (IANS) Tamil romantic-comedy "Kanna Laddu Thinna Aasaiya (KLTA)" has raked in Rs.6.8 crore in the first three days in Tamil Nadu and the distributor is now planning to showcase it on more screens.
Self-styled godman Asaram Bapu who used to be in controversy always, this time has been engulfed in a serious fraud case about Rs. 700 crore.
Mumbai, Jan 16 (ANI): The Ministry of Corporate Affairs has been informed by the Serious Fraud Investigating Office (SFIO) that a Rs.700 crore land grab case has been filed against self-styled godman Asaram Bapu in Madhya Pradesh.
Patna, Jan 13 (IANS) Indicative of its impressive growth, Bihar's per capita income has almost doubled since 2004. But it is still well below the national average, a state minister says.
Chennai, Jan 12 (IANS) Telugu actor Ram Charan Teja's action-thriller "Naayak" has raked in Rs.27.56 crore worldwide within the first two days of release.
Film: "Naayak"; Cast: Ram Charan Teja, Amala Paul, Kajal Agarwal, Ashish Vidyarthi, Brahmanandam, Jayaprakash Reddy, Raghu Babu, Rahul Dev, Dev Gill, Pradeep Rawat, Posani Krishna Murali and Rajeev Kanakala; Director: V.V. Vinayak; Rating: **
Chennai, Jan 4 (IANS) Telugu producer Udayshankar Akella may have got a U-certificate from the censor board for his forthcoming bilingual "Made In Vizag" but he feels that getting "U" is a tough job nowadays.
Mangalore (Karnataka), Jan 3 (IANS) India's leading private carrier Jet Airways late Thursday commenced its direct service to Dubai from this port city providing connectivity to the Gulf region and onward destinations in Europe and the US.
Mumbai, Jan 2 (IANS) In a setback for the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), party leader Sandesh Parkar Wednesday joined the Congress, an official said.
Mumbai, Jan 2 (IANS) Maharashtra will announce its new industrial policy Thursday, which aims to consolidate its numero uno position among industrialised states in the country, a minister said. The state hopes to attract investments worth Rs.5 lakh crore.
Chennai, Dec 31 (IANS) Telugu producer DVV Danayya, known for producing hit films such as "Dubai Seenu" and "Julayi", feels the collaboration between actor Ram Charan Teja and director V.V. Vinayak for his forthcoming film "Naayak" will yield a winning output.
Some years ago I played a small role in saving a young woman from getting raped in Delhi. The happenings of that night are still etched in my memory.
Chennai, Dec 26 (IANS) Telugu actor Venkatesh's action-thriller "Shadow", which has already created quite a stir with its trailer, is nearing completion, producer Paruchuri Kireeti says.
Title: Living Courageously; Author: Lipa Rath; Publisher: Power Publishers; Pages: 116, Price: Rs.250.
New Delhi, Dec 22 (IANS) The outrage sparked off by the torture and rape of a young woman in Delhi is understandable but death sentence is not the answer to crime, the first Indian head of Amnesty International says.
Chennai, Dec 20 (IANS) Telugu actor Sivaji feels the true award for an actor is the appreciation he or she gets from the audience, and that is why he says he never gets influenced by awards.
Book: "The Mother and The Sister"; Author: Cyriac Thomas; Publisher: Konark; Pages: 195; Price: Rs.595
New Delhi, Dec. 14 (ANI): Delhi Tulu Siri, an event to showcase the proud Tulu culture in the national capital as well as to impress upon the people to provide due recognition to Tulu language in the Indian Constitution, is being organized here on February 24, 2013.
Patna, Dec 14 (IANS) Bihar plans to recruit about 80,000 Accredited Statistical Volunteers (ASVs) for collection of data in various surveys and censuses conducted in the state, an official said Friday.
Kolkata, Dec 10 (IANS) Kolkata has more than 50,000 child labourers, out of which 80 percent are underage girls, says an NGO.
Chennai, Dec 10 (IANS) Telugu producer Kumarbabu, who has cast a bevy of newcomers in his upcoming romantic film "Telisi Teliyaka", strongly feels new artists need to be encouraged.
New Delhi, Dec 10 (IANS) India could learn from Bangladesh in the way it is tackling crimes against women, including acid attacks, as well as making strides in women's empowerment, say women parliamentarians from the smaller neighbouring country.
Film: "Devaraya"; Director: Nani Krishna; Cast: Srikant, Meenakshi Dixit, Vidisha, Ranganath, M.S Narayana, Sivaji Raja and Jayaprakash Reddy; Rating: *
Chennai, Dec 4 (IANS) Tamil actor Vishal Krishna says he is neither a winner, nor a loser, but a chooser when it comes to his films.
Kolkata, Dec 1 (IANS) The smile was back on Arthur Papas' face as the Australian coach oversaw the return of Pailan Arrows with a 4-1 dominance of 10-man ONGC FC in the ninth round of the I-league here at the Salt Lake Stadium Saturday.
Film: "Routine Love Story"; Director: Praveen Sattaru; Cast: Sundeep Kishan, Regina Cassandra, M.S Narayana, Vennela Kishore, Hema, Chandra Mohan, Kavita, Krishnudu and Jayaprakash Reddy; Rating: ***
New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) A day after 26/11 attack terrorist Ajmal Kasab was hanged, human rights group People's Union for Civil Liberties (PUCL) Thursday demanded abolition of the death penalty.
Ahmedabad, Nov.21 (ANI): The Gujarat High Court on Wednesday rejected godman Asaram Bapu's petition challenging the order of the Justice (retd) D K Trivedi Commission, probing the death of two boys staying in his Gurukul in 2008, which had directed him to appear before it as a witness on December 1, 2012.
Film: "Guest"; Music Director: Raj?Kakani; Lyricists: Karunaa, Kadhar Shaa and Raja Karthic; Singers: Ranina Reddy, Dhinakar, Vinitha Narayan, Harish Kalyan and Priya Darshini; Rating: *1/2
On Board Air India One, Nov 18 (IANS) Economic ministers of the 10?nation Asean bloc are meeting in Guwahati in December as part of India's push to increase connectivity with the northeast and the regional grouping with which its trade stands at $75 billion, Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma said Sunday.
On Board Air India One, Nov 18 (IANS) Economic ministers of the 10?bloc Asean countries are meeting in Guwahati in December as part of India's push to increase connectivity with the northeast and the regional grouping with which its trade stands at $75 billion, Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma said Sunday.
On Board Air India One, Nov 18 (IANS) India is hopeful of concluding a free trade agreement (FTA) with the 10?member Asean on investments and services by December this year, Commerce Minister Anand Sharma said Sunday.
New Delhi, Nov 10 (IANS) Indian prisoners in Sri Lanka's largest jail have sent out an SOS fearing for their lives as a terrible riot swept through the complex in Colombo leaving at least 27 people dead.
New Delhi, Nov. 7 (ANI): U.S. Ambassador India Nancy Jo Powell on Wednesday hailed Barack Obama's second term as U.S. President, and said that the relations with India will continue to flourish.
Film: "Yaarukku Theriyum"; Cast: Sanjana Singh, Jayaprakash, Riyaz Khan and Kalabhavan Mani; Director: Ganeshan Kamaraj; Rating: **
Film: "Aarohanam"; Director: Lakshmy Ramakrishnan; Cast: Viji Chandrasekhar, Jayaprakash, Sampath Raj, Veeresh, Jai Queheni and Kavithalaya Krishnan; Rating: ****
Chennai, Oct 25 (IANS) Tamil actress Viji Chandrasekhar says playing a character with multiple shades in "Aarohanam" was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, adding that she pulled it off without any homework.
Bangalore, Oct 22 (IANS) Digital media and content provider Trivone Digital Services Ltd has re-launched online automobiles portal WheelsUnplugged.com to build a large community of auto enthusiasts, buyers, users and industry.
Even if Arvind Kejriwal's charges against Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Nitin Gadkari were not as damaging as those against Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law Robert Vadra and union Law Minister Salman Khurshid, the social activist-turned politician has finally distanced himself from the saffron camp.
Chennai, Oct 18 (IANS) Lakshmy Ramakrishnan, director of Tamil drama "Aarohanam", which will release Oct 26 after months of delay, feels the film will be an acid test and her biggest reward will be the audience's response.
Patna, Oct 12 (IANS) Two people were killed and over a dozen others injured Friday when police opened fire to control violent protestors in the district headquarter town of Madhubani in Bihar, police said.
New Delhi, Oct 12 (IANS) Top seeds Rishika Sunkara and Prerna Bhambri won in straight sets to enter the women's singles final of the Fenesta Open National Tennis Championship Friday.
Gaya (Bihar), Oct 11 (IANS) Suresh Narayan is no ordinary man. In his early 60s, this resident of Gaya has quietly gone about performing the 'pindadan' ritual for people he has never met - known and unknown - all in the belief that he can soothe restless souls.
New Delhi, Oct 10 (IANS) It was curtains for two of the top four seeds in the men's singles with P.C. Vignesh and V.M. Ranjeet withdrawing owing to injuries at the Fenesta Open National Tennis Championship here Wednesday.
New Delhi, Oct 10 (IANS) It was curtains for two of the top four seeds in the men's singles with P.C. Vignesh and V.M. Ranjeet withdrawing owing to injuries at the Fenesta Open National Tennis Championship here Wednesday.
New Delhi, Oct 9 (IANS) It's an innovative triple therapy meant to resuscitate very sick hearts - and is inexpensive too. The procedure will make the heart stronger, give it more years and is ideal for the multitude of Indian heart patients, its India-born innovator promises.