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Everything you need to know about Kakkar Majra: news, reviews, in-depth analysis, opinion and more

Everything you need to know about Kakkar Majra: news, reviews, in-depth analysis, opinion and more

Would have loved to shoot in Pakistan: 'Filmistaan' director

June 12, 2014 at 11:43 AM

New Delhi, June 12 (IANS) Lack of resources and complications related to filming in Pakistan kept first-time director Nitin Kakkar away from shooting his National Award winning saga "Filmistaan", whose story is about binding India and Pakistan using Bollywood, in the neighbouring country.

Would have loved to shoot in Pakistan: 'Filmistaan' director

June 12, 2014 at 11:11 AM

New Delhi, June 12 (IANS) Lack of resources and complications related to filming in Pakistan kept first-time Indian director Nitin Kakkar away from shooting his National Award winning saga "Filmistaan" which uses Bollywood to bind India and Pakistan.

Power protest in Delhi, Kejriwal says Modi government shielding discoms

June 11, 2014 at 6:31 PM

New Delhi, June 11 (IANS) Residents of Delhi's Sultanpuri area, along with Congress legislator Jai Kishan Wednesday protested against the ongoing power crisis while AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal accused the Narendra Modi-led central government of shielding discoms.

Protest in Delhi against power crisis

June 11, 2014 at 3:59 PM

New Delhi, June 11 (IANS) Residents of north west Delhi's Sultanpuri area, along with Congress legislator Jai Kishan Wednesday staged a protest against the ongoing power crisis in the national capital.

Sharib Hashmi sold home, wife's jewellery to pursue acting

June 11, 2014 at 12:47 PM

Mumbai, June 11 (IANS) The acting bug bit "Filmistaan" actor Sharib Hashmi when he was just a child. But he buried his acting dreams for things his heart was "clearly not into". He credits his wife as well as friend Nitin Kakkar for helping him to resurrect his dreams.

'Filmistaan' continues to be 'rock steady'

June 10, 2014 at 4:31 PM

New Delhi, June 10 (IANS) Nitin Kakkar's National Award winning film "Filmistaan" has managed to generate better business on the fourth day since its release than it did on its opening day.

'Holiday...' stable, 'Filmistaan' picks up on day two

June 8, 2014 at 5:54 PM

New Delhi, June 8 (IANS) Nitin Kakkar's National Award-winning film "Filmistaan" has no big names, but showed a major growth by earning over Rs.1 crore on the second day of its release, while action titan Akshay Kumar's "Holiday: A Soldier Is Never Off Duty" maintained its opening day box office figure i.e over Rs.12 crore.

Singer, actors play friendly cricket match

June 7, 2014 at 3:38 PM

Mumbai, June 7 (IANS) A string of actors and singers congregated on a common pitch here to play a friendly T20 cricket match as a pre-release buzz for forthcoming film "Desi Kattey".

I didn't get many offers post 'Jab Tak Hai Jaan': Sharib Hashmi

June 6, 2014 at 12:42 PM

Mumbai, June 6 (IANS) Sharib Hashmi, who is being lauded by the film fraternity for his performance in "Filmistaan", played Shah Rukh Khan's friend in "Jab Tak Hai Jaan". But he says the Yash Chopra-directorial didn't garner much work for him in the industry.

Vidhu Vinod Chopra offers vacation to 'Filmistaan' actors

June 5, 2014 at 5:26 PM

New Delhi, June 5 (IANS) After megastar Amitabh Bachchan praised Nitin Kakkar's "Filmistaan", the movie's actors Sharib Hashmi and Inaamulhaq have now impressed filmmaker Vidhu Vinod Chopra. As a gesture of encouragement, Chopra offered to sponsor a vacation for them.

I want to make acting my bread and butter: Sharib Hashmi

June 2, 2014 at 12:00 PM

Mumbai, June 2 (IANS) After featuring in supporting roles, actor Sharib Hashmi found his big ticket as a lead character in "Filmistaan". He says he has now decided to stick to acting and wants to make it his bread and butter.

Films bind, not divide: Big B on 'Filmistaan'

May 30, 2014 at 6:51 PM

Mumbai, May 30 (IANS) Debutant director Nitin Kakkar has received wide acclaim at international film festivals for "Filmistaan" that explores India-Pakistan relationships. Now megastar Amitabh Bachchan too has complimented him on his endeavours.

Small films should be given fair release: Salman Khan

March 29, 2014 at 2:05 PM

Mumbai, March 29 (IANS) Salman Khan, whose movies often mint over Rs.100 crore at the Bollywood box office, says small-budget films deserve fair visibility in theatres as big budget entertainers, as they too involve money and passion.

Moradabad District administration organizes a dog show

February 20, 2014 at 5:58 PM

Moradabad, Feb.20 (ANI): The district administration in Moradabad organised a dog show on Wednesday that saw dogs of various breeds participating.

'Role of disabled vital for India's development'

January 16, 2014 at 4:33 PM

New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) A refined and developed society makes policies and schemes for the uplift and welfare of its disabled people and gives them an environment in which they can contribute to the nation's development, an official said Thursday.

Abhishek, Aishwarya yet to see 'Happy Anniversary' script: Prahlad Kakkar

January 3, 2014 at 7:51 PM

Kolkata, Jan 3 (IANS) Clearing the air about his directorial venture "Happy Anniversary", reportedly starring Bollywood star couple Abhishek and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, noted adman Prahlad Kakkar said the actors are yet to take a look at the script.

AAP is 'wind of change', says Kakkad

January 3, 2014 at 5:03 PM

Kolkata, Jan 3 (IANS) Noted adman Prahlad Kakkar has lauded the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) for drawing out youngsters to vote and stressed that the "wind of change" should transform into a powerful force.

'Meetings will come and go, this moment will never come'

December 28, 2013 at 6:57 PM

Ghaziabad, Dec 28 (IANS) For 61-year-old Kaushambi resident S.K. Shangari, missing an important meeting and the long Metro ride was no big deal, if in the end he got to travel with Delhi's new Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.

Aishwarya has always been around: Abhishek (Movie Snippets)

December 17, 2013 at 5:14 PM

Mumbai, Dec 17 (IANS) Aishwarya Rai has not been active in films for sometime, but her husband, actor Abhishek Bachchan has not really missed her as he feels the media keeps her in news all the time.

Four Muslims, two Sikhs among eight Congress winners

December 8, 2013 at 8:58 PM

New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) Whittled down to a shocking single digit in the 70-member Delhi assembly, the eight Congress legislators include four Muslims and two Sikhs.

Less than one percent NOTA votes in Delhi

December 8, 2013 at 6:10 PM

New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) Introduced for the first time, the None of the Above (NOTA) option got over 45,600 votes, or 0.58 percent of the total votes in Delhi, the state election commission said Sunday.

Independent films need theatrical release: Producer Guneet Monga (Interview)

November 16, 2013 at 11:25 AM

New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) Film producer Guneet Monga, who has backed films like "Peddlers" and "The Lunchbox", says the biggest hurdle for independent films in India is getting a theatrical release. But she sees some relief via names like Kiran Rao and Karan Johar.

'Watermark' gets India premiere at DIFF, director 'overwhelmed'

October 26, 2013 at 9:01 PM

Dharamsala, Oct 26 (IANS) Canadian documentary film "Watermark", about the history and use of water, made its Indian premiere at the ongoing Dharamshala International Film Festival (2013) and its co-director Jennifer Baichwal, who calls herself "half-Indian", was overwhelmed by the opportunity.

Top 10 films of Mumbai Film Festival

October 26, 2013 at 8:29 PM

Mumbai, Oct 26 (IANS) From the French lesbian coming-of-age story to the power crisis in Kanpur, this year's Mumbai Film Festival, which concluded Thursday, presented a bouquet of films from different parts of the world that managed to entertain as well inspire audiences.

Virmani plans to take 'Menstrual Man' to girls schools

October 25, 2013 at 11:51 PM

Dharmshala, Oct 25 (IANS) Filmmaker Amit Virmani is in talks with Independent Television Service (ITVS) to screen his film in different girls schools in India in an attempt to raise awareness about hygiene.

Dharamshala film fest starts on a high note with 'The Lunchbox'

October 24, 2013 at 11:55 PM

Dharamsala, Oct 24 (IANS) The second edition of Dharamshala International Film Festival (DIFF) Thursday began with the screening of "The Lunchbox", which proved to be an inspiring choice to open the event.

Indian films shine among world cinema at MFF closing ceremony

October 24, 2013 at 11:23 PM

Mumbai, Oct 24 (IANS) Indian films such as "Katiyabaaz" and "Fandry" won top honours at the 15th Mumbai Film Festival which concluded Thursday night in style with active participation from Bollywood celebrities such as Irrfan Khan and Konkona Sen Sharma.

Digvijay, Nikshep in quarters of national tennis

October 23, 2013 at 5:55 PM

New Delhi, Oct 23 (IANS) Digvijay Pratap Singh played his heart out to enter the Under-14 boys' quarter-finals at the expense of second seed Parikshit Somani in the Fenesta Open National Tennis Championships here Wednesday.

DIFF 2013 - focus on rare films, gems of indie cinema (Curtain raiser)

October 23, 2013 at 2:11 PM

Dharamsala, Oct 23 (IANS) With some of the best indie films from Poland, Sri Lanka, Australia and Laos participating, the second edition of the Dharamshala International Film Festival (DIFF), starting Thursday in McLeod Ganj, promises to enrich viewers' exoerience about different societies and cultures.

Film on Kanpur's power crisis awes viewers at MFF

October 22, 2013 at 12:11 PM

Mumbai, Oct 22 (IANS) Indie documentary "Katiyabaaz", about Kanpur's battle for electricity, gave the Mumbai Film Festival audiences a slice of modern-day life in the city now plagued by the worst power crisis. The movie not just entertained, but also left viewers inspired.

Rare international films to be shown at DIFF

October 10, 2013 at 7:48 PM

New Delhi, Oct 10 (IANS) The Dharamshala Film Festival, starting Oct 24, will showcase the works of international film artists that have never been screened in India earlier.

Talking about 'Happy Anniversary' premature, says Abhishek

September 30, 2013 at 11:16 PM

Mumbai, Sep 30 (IANS) Actor Abhishek Bachchan Monday said its premature to talk about "Happy Anniversary" which reportedly starts him and his wife Aishwarya Rai Bachchan.

Cricket league to help spread health awareness

September 30, 2013 at 4:52 PM

New Delhi, Sep 30 (IANS) Aiming to spread awareness among the masses about the increasing incidence of non-communicable diseases like diabetes, cancer and heart-related problems, several non-profit organisations plan to organise a women's cricket league in different parts of the country.

Film festival on social transformation to start Oct 2

September 29, 2013 at 2:12 PM

Mumbai, Sep 29 (IANS) The first edition of Yes! I am the change film festival for social transformation will start here Oct 2.

Nothing finalised about 'Happy Anniversary': Abhishek

September 27, 2013 at 7:08 PM

Kolkata, Sep 27 (IANS) Wishing his fans for the upcoming Durga puja, actor Abhishek Bachchan Friday revealed that "nothing has been finalised" regarding the much-talked about film "Happy Anniversary", purported to bring wife Aishwarya Rai and him together on-screen.

Ash working hard for 'Happy Anniversary'

September 25, 2013 at 9:40 PM

Mumbai, Sep 25 (IANS) Actress Aishwarya Rai is returning to the arclights with Abhishek Bachchan in "Happy Anniversary" and the film's producer says she will be back on the big screen in the same avatar as seen in "Dhoom 2".

Indian cinema theme of first Seychelles India Day

September 5, 2013 at 2:09 PM

Victoria (Seychelles), Sep 5 (IANS) Indian cinema will be the theme of the first Seychelles India Day that will be celebrated in this picturesque Indian Ocean archipelago of 115 islands during Oct 4-6.

Fancied players advance

August 18, 2013 at 7:30 PM

Chennai, Aug 18 (IANS) Seeded players expectedly moved into the second round of the girls singles as the main draw matches in the AITA Adidas-MCC National Junior tennis championship commenced at three different venues here Sunday.

Now, 'Prague' to release Sep 6

August 16, 2013 at 6:42 PM

New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Chandan Roy Sanyal-starrer "Prague" will hit the cinemas Sep 6.

Poor data hinders encephalitis evaluation, says study

August 16, 2013 at 6:02 PM

New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Poor surveillance data of encephalitis is affecting development of prevention and control measures to counter the deadly virus disease that has claimed lives of over 500 children this year in Uttar Pradesh, a study said Friday.

Delhi's Garden of Five Senses celebrates I-Day in unique style

August 15, 2013 at 5:31 PM

New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) The usually deserted Garden of Five Senses in south Delhi was on Thursday humming with activity, with stalls selling food items, trinkets, books and small tricolour flags to mark Independence Day.

'Bottal khol' delays 'Prague' release

July 31, 2013 at 1:24 PM

Mumbai, July 31 (IANS) Chandan Roy Sanyal starrer "Prague" will not come out on its scheduled release date of Aug 2 as the censor board has raised objection on the song "Bottal khol".

Ex-royal's daughters get Rs.20,000-crore relief from court

July 28, 2013 at 9:40 AM

Chandigarh, July 28 (IANS) It is a royal bonanza for two daughters of a former maharaja, one they had to wait for over two decades.

'Nasha' music surprises with calm, cool symphony (IANS Music Review)

July 13, 2013 at 11:18 AM

Film "Nasha"; Music Director: Sangeet-Siddharth; Singers: Anirudh, Monali Thakur, Shaan, Anusha Mani, Akshay Deodhar, Sukriti Kakkar, Prakriti Kakkar, Sangeet, Siddharth

Armed men loot Rs.9 lakh from Haryana bank

July 9, 2013 at 11:04 PM

Jhajjar (Haryana), July 9 (IANS) Armed robbers looted over Rs.9 lakh cash from a farmers' bank on the Jhajjar-Bahadurgarh road in Haryana Tuesday, police said.

One dead, four injured in Delhi road accident

June 28, 2013 at 8:24 PM

New Delhi, June 28 (IANS) A 22-year-old property dealer was killed and four people were injured in a head-on collision between two speeding cars, police said Friday.

Bollywood actors perform in support of anti-tobacco movement

May 27, 2013 at 5:24 PM

Mumbai, May 27 (ANI): Bollywood actors took part in a musical concert here in support of an anti tobacco drive and to generate awareness about cancer and other deadly diseases.

'Ramaiya Vasta Vaiya' album simple, entertaining (Music Review)

May 22, 2013 at 9:58 AM

Film: "Ramaiya Vasta Vaiya; Music Director: Sachin-Jigar; Singers: Atif Aslam, Shreya Ghoshal, Mika Singh, Monali Thakur, Mohit Chauhan, Neha Kakkar; Rating **1/2

Taj lit fest: The spirit lives on (Letter from Agra)

May 11, 2013 at 12:14 PM

Agra, May 11 (IANS) There has been an upsurge in creative activities following the Taj Literature Festival in February, with several new groups actively pursuing literary goals.

'Cinema lot more than few reels of entertainment' (With Image)

May 5, 2013 at 12:20 PM

New Delhi, May 5 (IANS) Cinema must be beyond a "few reels of entertainment" as it is a good medium to channelise the positive changes in the country's socio-cultural milieu, says filmmaker Nitin Kakkar, whose debut feature "Filmistaan" was named the best film at the 60th National Film Awards.

Vikram Bhatt, my saviour: Mahaakshay Chakraborty (Movie Snippets)

May 4, 2013 at 6:36 PM

Mumbai, May 4 (IANS) Actor Mahaakshay Chakraborty is not a part of the sequel of Vikram Bhatt's ?Haunted 3D?, but he isn't complaining.

B-Town celebs get together to support NGO's

April 11, 2013 at 5:24 PM

New Delhi, April 11 (ANI): Bollywood stars like John Abraham and Sunil Shetty attended the Standard charter Charity Awards 2013 that was recently held in Mumbai.

Indian confesses to killing wife, daughter in Italy

April 9, 2013 at 10:21 AM

Cisterna di Latina (Italy), April 9 (IANS/AKI) An Indian labourer has confessed to stabbing to death his Italian wife and her teenage daughter south of Rome in a fit of rage over money.

'Dekh Tamasha Dekh' to open NY Indian film fest

March 26, 2013 at 3:06 PM

New York, March 26 (IANS) Feroz Abbas Khan's "Dekh Tamasha Dekh" will open the New York Indian Film Festival (NYIFF) April 30, while debut director Nitin Kakkar's "Filmistaan" will be screened as the May 4 closing night film.

'Dekh Tamasha Dekh', 'Filmistaan' to bookend NY Indian filmfest

March 25, 2013 at 9:30 AM

New York, March 25 (IANS) Feroz Abbas Khan's "Dekh Tamasha Dekh" will open the New York Indian Film Festival (NYIFF) April 30, while Nitin Kakkar's "Filmistaan" will screen as the May 4 closing night film.

'Zero Dark Thirty' fame town to be promoted for tourists

February 8, 2013 at 9:23 PM

New Delhi, Feb 8 (IANS) Mani Majra is being promoted as a movie tourism destination after "Zero Dark Thirty" shot in the small town near Chandigarh put it on the international cinema map, the union tourism ministry said Friday.

Modi as PM? Celebrities tussle at Taj Litfest

February 3, 2013 at 10:30 PM

Agra, Feb 3 (IANS) More than literature, it was politics that got highlighted at the concluding day of the Taj Literature Festival Sunday with a tussle over Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi as a prime ministerial candidate.

Making merry with literature across the country

December 11, 2012 at 12:24 PM

New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) Literature in India is moving beyond the confines of print space to reach out to people in interactive venues across the states. The new breed of literary galas is going beyond core literary brainstorming to take up local, cultural and political issues with a cast of international participants, thus rendering a global hue to immediate local concerns.

197 films to be screened at 17th film festival of Kerala

November 21, 2012 at 7:22 PM

Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 21 (IANS) As many as 197 films from various parts of the globe will be screened at the 17th edition of the International Film Festival of Kerala, starting here Dec 7.

Eight die in cracker factory blast

November 13, 2012 at 10:35 AM

Lucknow, Nov 13 (IANS) At least eight people were killed and over a dozen injured in a massive explosion in a cracker factory in Uttar Pradesh, police said Tuesday.

Culture in verse: Poetry the new tool of soft diplomacy

October 7, 2012 at 10:13 AM

New Delhi, Oct 7 (IANS) Cultural and linguistic boundaries blurred as Rabindranath Tagore's poetry was set to a dance and Hungarian poetry composed by national icons like Endre Ady was recited in Hindi and in Hungarian. All this when 15 poets and writers from the two countries assembed here under the "Poetry Across Cultures" to read and exchange over musings of love, cadence and friendship.

South Asia: Hot spot for cross-border diseases

August 14, 2012 at 2:04 PM

New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) In South Asia, one of the world's most densely populated regions, deadly diseases from animals, like the nipah virus, brucellosis, anthrax and even avian flu, cross international boundaries with ease.

Instrumental tunes save 'Joker' soundtrack (IANS Music Review)

August 6, 2012 at 4:17 PM

Film: "Joker"; Music Directors: G.V. Prakash Kumar and Gaurav Dagaonkar; Lyricist: Shirish Kunder; Singers: Sunidhi Chauhan, Adarsh Shinde, Udit Narayan, Daler Mehndi, Sonu Kakkar and Shweta Pandit; Rating: **1/2

'System needed to prevent zoonotic diseases in South Asia'

August 4, 2012 at 5:05 PM

New Delhi, Aug 4 (IANS) Countries in South Asia need to put in place systems and processes to help prevent the trans-border spread of zoonotic diseases, that are transmitted from animals to humans, say experts.

Strategy needed to tackle zoonotic diseases, say experts

July 31, 2012 at 5:15 PM

New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) Zoonotic diseases, or diseases that transmit from animals to humans, like rabies, chikunguniya and Japanese Encephalitis, comprise a majority of the diseases afflicting humans today around the world, especially in South Asia, and a concerted strategy is needed to tackle such infections, experts said here Tuesday.

Varied musical genres in sensual 'Jism 2' (IANS Music Review)

July 14, 2012 at 4:40 PM

Film: "Jism 2"; Music Directors: Arko Pravo Mukherjee, Mithoon, Rushk, Abdul Baasith Saeed.; Lyricist: Arko Pravo Mukherjee, Munish Makhija, Rushk, Mithoon, Unoosha, Abdul Baasith Saeed; Singers: KK, Ali Azmat,Sonu Kakkar, Rushk, Shreya Ghoshal, Unoosha; Rating ****

'Cocktail' soundtrack youthful, delectable mix of sounds (IANS music review)

June 20, 2012 at 2:13 PM

Film: 'Cocktail'; Music Director: Pritam Chakraborty; Lyricist: Irshad Kamil; Singers: Neeraj Shridhar, Kavita Seth, Benny Dayal, Shalmali Kholgade, Mohan Kanan, Shilpa Rao, Sunidhi Chauhan, Arijit Singh, Miss Pooja, Neha Kakkar, Nakkash Aziz, Javed Bashir, Nikhil Dsouza, Shefali Avares, Masuma Anwar, Sahir Ali Bagga, Anupam Amod, Arif Lohar, and Harshdeep Kaur; Rating- ****

Delhi radiation case: Court grants bail to five

June 2, 2012 at 10:23 PM

New Delhi, June 2 (IANS) A Delhi court Saturday granted bail to five accused in the 2010 radiation case here in which one person died and eight others were affected.

Tikku killer accused of other murders along with wife

April 18, 2012 at 9:25 PM

Mumbai, April 18 (IANS) The murder case of Delhi businessman and senior citizen Arun Kumar Tikku took a curious turn with key suspect, Vijay Palande, being accused by police of also killing aspiring film producer Karan Kakkar, whose head and body parts were found on Monday.

Inspiration, self-help and India on book shelves (IANS Books This week)

April 7, 2012 at 9:21 AM

New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) The weekend book cart fires the mind with inspiration, knowledge and life tips. Browse with IANS...

Sonu Nigam composes song on breast cancer awareness

October 15, 2011 at 1:30 PM

Mumbai, Oct 15 (ANI): In an endeavour to spread awareness about breast cancer, Bollywood's well known singer, Sonu Nigam, along with six other female singers has composed a song.

To bet the heat, tourists throng river rafting spots in Kullu

May 7, 2011 at 7:00 PM

Kullu (Himachal Pradesh), May 7 (ANI): To bet the searing summer heat, hundreds of tourists and adventure lovers are indulging in white water rafting in Himachal Pradesh's Kullu district.

Pakistan-Multiple Crises (re-issue)

January 7, 2011 at 11:39 AM

New Delhi, Jan. 7(ANI): Two to three years has been the average life span of elected governments in Pakistan ever since Z A Bhutto was PM from 1973 to 1977. His daughter Benazir alternated with her rival Nawaz Sharif from 1988 till 1999 when the Mian Sahib was overthrown by yet another saviour in Khaki, General Pervez Musharraf. And both former Prime Ministers were forced into exile.

Pakistan-Multiple Crises

January 6, 2011 at 5:47 PM

New Delhi, Jan.6 (ANI): Two to three years has been the average life span of elected governments in Pakistan ever since Z A Bhutto was PM from 1973 to 1977. His daughter Benazir alternated with her rival Nawaz Sharif from 1988 till 1999 when the Mian Sahib was overthrown by yet another saviour in Khaki, General Pervez Musharraf. And both former Prime Ministers were forced into exile.

Overflowing rivulet claims three lives in Punjab

July 8, 2010 at 9:42 PM

Chandigarh, July 8 (ANI): Overflowing rivulet claimed the lives of three innocent children of Rani Majra village here on Thursday.

UP farmers block road and rail transport to protest against poor sugarcane prices

November 9, 2009 at 4:04 PM

Muzaffarnagar (UP), Nov 9 (ANI): Unhappy with the central government's stipulated pricing of sugarcane, farmers in Muzaffarnagar district blocked road and rail transport on Monday.

Safdarjang Hospital chief alleges harassment, frame-up by Delhi Police

September 23, 2009 at 4:33 PM

New Delhi, Sep.23 (ANI): The medical superintendent of New Delhi's Safdarjang Hospital, Dr. Jagdish Prasad, on Wednesday, accused the Delhi Police of harassment and of attempting to frame him with a case for failing to deliver on a request made by a concerned officer.

Punjab border farmers complain of official neglect

August 9, 2009 at 5:28 PM

Noshehra Dhalla (Indo-Pak Border), Aug.9 (ANI): India and Pakistan has a long stretch of border where a barbed wire works as a fence to prevent any militant from sneaking in. But the same wire is also a major roadblock for Punjabi farmers who want to tend to their own land.

Sai Info ties up with BSNL to launch video telephony

May 19, 2009 at 3:17 PM

Ahmedabad, May 19 (IANS) IT solutions major Sai Infosystems India Tuesday launched voice-and-video facility on BSNL broadband service in the city.

Aishwarya Rai still rides high on international endorsements

April 21, 2009 at 9:15 AM

New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) She may no longer be the the face of brands like Coca-Cola and Nakshatra diamond jewellery in India, but Aishwarya Rai is still riding high on successful and long-standing international endorsements.

Melodious evening celebrating 100 projects milestone

April 8, 2009 at 1:01 AM

Smile Foundation celebrated a melodious evening, 'Awaaz aur Andaaz' with coveted maestros and musicians from Delhi, Mr. Zulfi Khan, Ms. Meeta Pandit and Mr. Madhav Prasad.

Apex court upholds dismissal of erring IAF officer

March 10, 2009 at 10:37 AM

New Delhi, March 10 (IANS) The Supreme Court has upheld the dismissal of an Indian Air Force (IAF) officer who failed to pay his property tax on time and was stripped of his uniform and pension after his father-in-law informed on him.

Anti-terrorism rally in Delhi

March 2, 2009 at 3:54 PM

New Delhi, Mar 2 (ANI): Hundreds of young men and women took to the streets of New Delhi protesting against militancy and corruption.

Unique car rally for visually challenged

February 15, 2009 at 8:08 PM

Mumbai, Feb. 15 (ANI): In a unique car rally here on Monday, dozens of visually challenged people helped their sighted partners to navigate through the city.

Models throng auditions of Delhi Fashion Week-2009

February 12, 2009 at 9:54 PM

New Delhi, Feb 12, (ANI): Hundreds of models thronged the auditions of upcoming fashion extravaganza Delhi Fashion Week-2009 on Thursday.

Father, son get life term for honour killing

January 24, 2009 at 11:53 PM

Chandigarh, Jan 24 (IANS) A court here Saturday sentenced a man and his son to life imprisonment and slapped a fine of Rs.15,000 on each of them after their conviction for an honour killing six months ago.

Youth shot dead in Punjab in front of policemen

December 14, 2008 at 4:12 PM

Mohali (Punjab), Dec 14 (IANS) A youth was killed Sunday as two groups clashed over a piece of land in a village in Punjab, while two policemen at the spot did not intervene, according to an eyewitness.

Havoc wreaked on iconic Taj saddens tourists, Mumbaikars

November 29, 2008 at 7:17 PM

Mumbai, Nov 29 (IANS) For 65-year-old Anilbhai Bhatt, who spent hours in his childhood playing in the courtyard of the Taj hotel, the sight of flames leaping out of the heritage structure and the gutted rooms after the gunbattle with terrorists was over Saturday, made him feel as if he had consigned his own childhood to flames.

Gay talk goes mainstream in Bollywood with 'Dostana'

November 24, 2008 at 11:26 AM

New Delhi, Nov 24 (IANS) Out of the closet and into mainstream cinema, not as a serious statement on sexuality but as breezy comic fare - with 'Dostana', homosexuality may finally have rid itself of its taboo status in Indian films.

World Diabetes Day Nov 14: Caring for children and adolescents

November 13, 2008 at 1:01 AM

The theme of this year's World Diabetes Day (November 14) is diabetes in children and adolescents. The global awareness campaign aims to bring the spot light on diabetes and highlight the message that no child should die of diabetes. It also aims to

With proper care, adolescents with diabetes can lead healthy lives

November 6, 2008 at 1:01 AM

Diabetes has a unique impact on the lives of adolescents and requires constant monitoring of blood sugar levels, medication and balancing the effects of food and activity. With careful management by

Ranji Trophy scoreboard: Delhi vs Punjab, Day three

November 5, 2008 at 8:55 PM

New Delhi, Nov 5 (IANS) Scoreboard on the third day of the Ranji Trophy Super Division league match between defending champions Delhi and Punjab at the Roshanara grounds here Wednesday:

Delhi openers snatch the initiative from Punjab

November 4, 2008 at 9:45 PM

New Delhi, Nov 4 (IANS) An unbeaten century stand by Delhi openers Shikhar Dhawan and Akash Chopra took the sheen off Punjab's first innnings total of 391 on the second day of the Ranji Trophy Super Division at the Roshanara Club grounds here Tuesday.

Sohal's century lifts Punjab against Delhi in Ranji tie

November 3, 2008 at 8:13 PM

New Delhi, Nov 3 (IANS) Sunny Sohal's century (110) propped Punjab to 237 for five wickets against defending champions Delhi at the end of opening day's play at Roshanara Club here Monday.

Scorecard: Ranji Trophy, Delhi vs Punjab

November 3, 2008 at 8:13 PM

New Delhi, Nov 3 (IANS) The scoreboard on the opening day of the Super Division Ranji Trophy match between defending champions Delhi and Punjab at Roshanara grounds here.

Pritam packs in lot of punch in 'Golmaal Returns' (IANS Music Review)

October 20, 2008 at 9:09 AM

Film: 'Golmaal Returns'; Music Director: Pritam Chakraborty; Singers: Neeraj Sridhar, Anushka Manchanda, Benny Dayal, Indie, Monali, Suzanne D'Mello aka Suzie Q, Suhail Kaull, Akruti Kakkar, Anvesha Dutta, Earl; Rating: ***

India, Japan cultural ties take a leap forward with 'NAMASTE INDIA' fest (Re-issue with correction

October 6, 2008 at 8:59 PM

Tokyo (ANI): Cultural ties between India and Japan have taken a giant leap forward with Tokyo hosting the two-day Namaste India 2008 festival at the weekend.

'Kidnap' lacks composer Pritam's signature style (Music Review)

October 6, 2008 at 8:17 PM

Film: 'Kidnap'; Music Director: Pritam Chakraborty: Lyricist: Mayur Puri; Singers: Sukhwinder Singh, Sunidhi Chauhan, Akriti Kakkar, Adnan Sami, Sandeep Vyas, Suzie Q, Shreya Ghoshal; Rating: **

India, Japan cultural ties take a leap forward with `NAMASTE INDIA' fest

October 6, 2008 at 12:00 AM

Tokyo, Sept.29 (ANI): Cultural ties between India and Japan have taken a giant leap forward with Tokyo hosting the two-day Namaste India 2008 festival at the weekend.

'Kidnap' lacks composer Pritam's signature style (Music Review)

January 1, 2008 at 12:00 AM

Film: 'Kidnap'; Music Director: Pritam Chakraborty: Lyricist: Mayur Puri; Singers: Sukhwinder Singh, Sunidhi Chauhan, Akriti Kakkar, Adnan Sami, Sandeep Vyas, Suzie Q, Shreya Ghoshal; Rating: **