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

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

Booked Goa Facebooker condemns Pune techie's murder

June 6, 2014 at 8:34 PM

Panaji, June 6 (IANS) Goa Facebooker Devu Chodankar, the first Facebook user to be booked for posting allegedly controversial updates on the social network after the 2014 Lok Sabha election, has condemned Pune techie Mohsin Shaikh's murder.

Will BJP's dream run in UP face legal hurdles? (News Analysis)

June 2, 2014 at 1:52 PM

Lucknow, June 2 (IANS) Is the BJP's dream run in Uttar Pradesh, where it won a staggering 71 of the 80 Lok Sabha seats, under threat?

Uttarakhand CM sacks tourism minister

May 19, 2014 at 6:10 PM

Dehradun, May 19 (IANS) Uttarakhand Tourism Minister Amrita Rawat was Monday dismissed by Chief Minister Harish Rawat.

Indian national arrested in Nepal, foreign currency seized

May 17, 2014 at 7:06 PM

Kathmandu, May 17 (IANS) Nepal police Saturday arrested an Indian national with foreign currency worth around $80,000 and travellers cheques from the outskirts of Kathmandu.

Ballets retell India's ancient tales (Feature)

May 12, 2014 at 1:46 PM

New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) It's an endearing saga that's lasted for decades and will endure for many more: retelling stories of mythological characters like Ram and Krishna and goddesses like Kali and Durga through the performing arts to bridge the gap between myth and reality in the complex stories.

We expect real attacks after election: Kejriwal

April 14, 2014 at 2:41 PM

New Delhi, April 14 (IANS) In remarks clearly directed at the BJP, AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal said Monday that he expected "real attacks" on his party after the Lok Sabha election.

AAP wants to make Agra worthy of the Taj

March 28, 2014 at 9:17 AM

Agra, March 28 (IANS) The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) will help to make Agra a heritage city if it wins the Lok Sabha battle here.

Indian-origin minister in Trinidad fired for rowdiness

March 26, 2014 at 7:09 PM

Port of Spain March 26 (IANS/CMC) Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar has dismissed her Indian-origin Minister for People and Social Development Glen Ramadharsingh for his disorderly conduct on board a Caribbean Airlines (CAL) domestic flight.

Uttarakhand Congress leader Satpal Maharaj joins BJP

March 21, 2014 at 3:07 PM

New Delhi/Dehradun, March 21 (IANS) Uttarakhand Congress leader Satpal Maharaj Friday joined the BJP after resigning from the Congress, where, his supporters said, he was feeling "suffocated".

Satpal Maharaj quits Congress, joins BJP

March 21, 2014 at 1:39 PM

Dehradun/New Delhi, March 21 (IANS) Senior Congress leader Satpal Maharaj Friday resigned from the Congress and joined the Bharatiya Janata Party in presence of its national president Rajnath Singh in New Delhi.

Satpal Maharaj quits Congress, likely to join BJP

March 21, 2014 at 12:43 PM

Dehradun, March 21 (IANS) Senior Congress leader Satpal Maharaj Friday resigned from the Congress. He is likely to join the Bharatiya Janata Party later in the day, party sources said.

Devotees freeze body of dead Indian guru

March 14, 2014 at 12:35 PM

London, March 14 (ANI): The body of a dead Indian spiritual guru has been reportedly preserved in a freezer by his devotees, who believe that the saint is merely in a state of meditation and would return to life soon.

A minor girl raped, murdered in Bihar

March 9, 2014 at 2:33 PM

Patna, March 9 (IANS) A minor girl was allegedly raped and murdered, and her body was found in the state capital Sunday, said police.

SP candidate calls Mulayam 'budda', expelled

March 8, 2014 at 1:29 PM

Agra, March 8 (IANS) The Samajwadi Party has expelled its Lok Sabha candidate here, Sarika Baghael, and her husband Devendra for calling party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav a "budda" (old).

Trinidad Hindus observe Shivratri amid carnival celebration

March 1, 2014 at 11:45 AM

Port-of-Spain, March 1 (IANS) Away from fetes, dancing and merry-making as Trinidad and Tobago, the oil-rich Caribbean republic observes its annual carnival, devout Hindus went to temples and other public places to observe the annual Shivratri here Feb 27.

Nitish's help sought to bring back seer's body from Punjab

February 14, 2014 at 11:42 PM

Patna, Feb 14 (IANS) The son of Divya Jyoti Jagriti Sansthan head Ashutosh Maharaj, who has been declared clinically dead, Friday sought help of Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar to bring back his father's body from Punjab to their native village in state's Madhubani district for last rites.

Movie inspired three students to hunt for Dawood

February 4, 2014 at 12:06 PM

Patna, Feb 4 (IANS) A Bollywood masala flick was the inspiration for three students who decided to track down underworld don Dawood Ibrahim, a police officer said Tuesday.

Kalam urges parents, teachers to inculcate moral sensibility in kids

January 25, 2014 at 5:34 PM

Bhubaneswar, Jan 25 (IANS) Former president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Saturday underlined the importance of value-based education and called on parents and teachers to inculcate a moral sensibility in children.

Form tribunals to handle Muslim cases

January 12, 2014 at 2:43 PM

Mumbai, Jan 11 (IANS) Muslim leaders Saturday condemned terrorism and sought special tribunals to handle issues of victimization of Muslim youths while investigating terrorism cases Saturday.

An unseemly battle erupts over spiritual trust

January 10, 2014 at 4:31 PM

Lucknow, Jan 10 (IANS) A war of legacy has broken out in a well known charitable trust founded by a spiritual guru, pitting his three daughters against the family of one of his two sons.

Six Sikh devotees injured in clash at Patna gurdwara

January 7, 2014 at 2:41 PM

Patna, Jan 7 (IANS) Half a dozen Sikh devotees were injured Tuesday in a clash between two groups at the famous Patna Sahib Gurdwara in the Bihar capital, police said.

President condoles death of Nityananda Maharaj

January 6, 2014 at 3:14 PM

New Delhi, Jan 5 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee Sunday condoled the death of Swami Nityananda Maharaj, founder secretary of Ramakrishana Vivekananda Mission.

'Dedh Ishqiya' music classic, romantic (IANS Music Review)

January 1, 2014 at 2:28 PM

Film: "Dedh Ishqiya"; Music Composer: Vishal Bhardwaj; Singers: Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, Rekha Bhardwaj, Pandit Birju Maharaj, Sukhwinder Singh, Yo Yo Honey Singh, Master Saleem, Shahid Mallya and Jazim Sharma; Rating ****

Mukherjee unveils statue of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj in Thane

December 28, 2013 at 6:09 PM

Thane (Maharashtra), Dec.28 (ANI): President Pranab Mukherjee unveiled the statue of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj on Saturday at Kalwa in Maharashtra's Thane District.

Mukherjee to visit UP, Maharashtra from December 27 to 28

December 26, 2013 at 1:14 PM

New Delhi, Dec 25 (ANI): President Pranab Mukherjee will undertake a two-day visit to Uttar Pradesh and Maharashtra from December 27 to 28.

President to visit UP, Maharashtra

December 26, 2013 at 11:29 AM

New Delhi, Dec 26 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee will visit Uttar Pradesh and Maharashtra Dec 27-28.

SaMaPa festival begins in capital

November 23, 2013 at 2:45 PM

New Delhi, Nov 23 (IANS) Melodious bhajans of Anup Jalota, soulful santoor compositions of Abhay Rustum Sopori and Ragini Rainu's sufi recital kick-started the ninth edition of SaMaPa Sangeet Sammelan in the capital on a high note.

Arunachal needs to balance conservation and sustainable development: Prof. Amitava Mitra

November 22, 2013 at 10:05 PM

Itanagar, Nov 22 (ANI): Noted economist Professor Amitava Mitra has underlined the need for Arunachal to strike balance between environment conservation and sustainable development.

Bihar to confiscate properties of 16 criminals

November 20, 2013 at 5:33 PM

Patna, Nov 20 (IANS) Bihar has initiated the process to confiscate the properties of 16 criminals, state police officer Wednesday said.

Kripalu Maharaj cremated

November 18, 2013 at 10:05 PM

Lucknow, Nov 18 (IANS) The mortal remains of spiritual leader Kripalu Maharaj were Monday consigned to the flames at Mangarh Ashram in Pratapgarh district of Uttar Pradesh.

Kripalu Maharaj's last rites at Mangarh Ashram Monday

November 15, 2013 at 7:57 PM

Lucknow, Nov 15 (IANS) The body of spiritual guru Kripalu Maharaj will be kept for public 'darshan' at his Mangarh Ashram in Pratapgarh near here, ashram officials said Friday.

Jagadguru Kripalu Maharaj passes away

November 15, 2013 at 3:23 PM

Gurgaon, Nov 15 (IANS) Jagadguru Kripalu Maharaj, who was flown in from Allahabad Nov 11, breathed his last Friday morning, a doctor said.

South Africa sets deadline for arms scandal probe

November 2, 2013 at 2:03 PM

Cape Town, Nov 2 (IANS) South African President Jacob Zuma has set a deadline for a probe into an arms purchase scandal that has plagued the country's politics for years.

Three more bombs found in Patna, CPI-ML rally disallowed

October 29, 2013 at 7:33 PM

Patna, Oct 29 (IANS) Three bombs were found in and around the Gandhi Maidan Tuesday, one barely half an hour before union Home Secretary Anil Goswami visited the spot that saw a string of explosions ahead of BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi's rally Sunday, police said.

Two more bombs found, defused in Patna

October 29, 2013 at 3:49 PM

Patna, Oct 29 (IANS) Two bombs were found in and around Patna's Gandhi Maidan Tuesday, on a day when union Home Secretary Anil Goswami visited the spot that saw a string of explosions the previous day, police said.

One more bomb found, defused in Patna

October 29, 2013 at 2:37 PM

Patna, Oct 29 (IANS) A bomb was found near Patna's Gandhi Maidan Tuesday, barely half an hour before union Home Secretary Anil Goswami was to visit the spot that saw serial blasts.

Ansari calls for greater involvement of youngsters in science and technology

September 28, 2013 at 11:24 AM

New Delhi, Sept.27 (ANI): Vice President Mohammad Hamid Ansari has called for introspection and change of mindset to address the issue of India lagging behind China in the field of science and technology.

Forgers held, fake US dollars and euros seized in Bihar

September 27, 2013 at 6:20 PM

Patna, Sep 27 (IANS) A forger Ranjit Kumar and his gang, who were arrested for printing fake stamp papers worth over Rs 100 crore in the state capital Wednesday, were also printing foreign currencies including US dollars and Euros, a police official said Friday.

Birju Maharaj to teach Kathak online

September 19, 2013 at 3:53 PM

New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Kathak maestro Birju Maharaj will give dance lessons online through He believes the academy is an "excellent initiative".

World's first Sri Chaitanya museum to be ready in 42 months

September 16, 2013 at 7:20 PM

Kolkata, Sep 16 (IANS) Work on the world's first museum devoted to Hindu saint Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, foundation of which was laid here by President Pranab Mukherjee Monday, will begin next month and be completed in three and a half years, the Gaudiya Mission said.

Man held for threatening Bihar CM

September 15, 2013 at 11:44 AM

Patna, Sep 15 (IANS) A man in his mid 20s has been arrested on charges of pasting posters threatening Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, police said Sunday.

Mandela responding to treatment: Zuma

September 3, 2013 at 6:08 PM

Pretoria, Sep 3 (IANS) Ailing former South African president Nelson Mandela was responding to treatment although he remained critical, said President Jacob Zuma Tuesday.

Mandela not discharged from hospital: Presidency

August 31, 2013 at 5:12 PM

Cape Town, Aug 31 (IANS) The South African government Saturday refuted media reports that former president Nelson Mandela has been discharged from hospital.

Mandela remains in critical but stable condition: Zuma

August 27, 2013 at 5:20 PM

Cape Town, Aug 27 (IANS) South Africa's former president Nelson Mandela is still in hospital undergoing treatment and remains in a critical but stable condition, President Jacob Zuma said Tuesday.

Mandela's health still critical but improving

August 23, 2013 at 4:42 PM

Cape Town, Aug 23 (IANS) South Africa's former president Nelson Mandela remained in a critical but stable condition, the country's presidency said Friday.

Jaya Bachchan, Madhuri Dixit to get Lacchu Maharaj Award

August 23, 2013 at 10:02 AM

Lucknow, Aug 23 (IANS) Film actress and Rajya Sabha member Jaya Bachchan, along with actress Madhuri Dixit, will be getting the prestigious Lacchu Maharaj award this year. An announcement to this effect was made by the organisers, Shakuntala Neeruj Sansthan.

Mandela's health improves slowly but steadily: presidency

August 12, 2013 at 12:18 PM

Cape Town, Aug 12 (IANS) South Africa's former president Nelson Mandela's health is improving slowly but steadily, the presidency said.

Senior team exposure helped junior girls: Kaushik

August 5, 2013 at 5:40 PM

New Delhi, Aug 5 (IANS) Senior men's hockey coach Maharaj Krishan Kaushik has praised the junior girls for their historic World Cup bronze medal and attributed the success to their exposure with the senior team.

An international Ramayana festival will be held soon: Outgoing ICCR chief (Interview)

July 31, 2013 at 4:12 PM

New Delhi, July 31 IANS) An international Ramayana festival is in the pipeline which would see countries in India's neighbourhood, including Southeast Asia where the Indian mythology has deep roots, participating, said outgoing Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) director general Suresh K. Goel.

Mandela now in hospital for 50 days

July 28, 2013 at 1:24 PM

Cape Town, July 28 (IANS) Anti-apartheid icon and former South African president Nelson Mandela has completed 50 days of treatment in hospital for a recurring lung infection, the presidency said.

Indian expats key to 'agent of change' Warner's win in Trinidad and Tobago bye-polls

July 24, 2013 at 6:30 PM

Port of Spain (Trinidad and Tobago), July 24 (ANI): Expatriates of Indian origin residing in the Caribbean island nation of Trinidad and Tobago seem to be holding the key to Independent Liberal Party founder candidate and former senior FIFA executive Austin Jack Warner's prospects of securing victory in the crucial bye-elections to be held on July 29.

Mandela's health showing improvement: Presidency

July 23, 2013 at 4:22 AM

Cape Town, July 23 (IANS) Anti-apartheid icon and ailing former South African president Nelson Mandela is showing "sustained improvement" but is still in a critical condition, the presidency said.

Sacked Nobbs to conduct coaching clinic in Patiala

July 18, 2013 at 5:19 PM

New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) India's sacked hockey coach Michael Nobbs will be conducting a coaching clinic for diploma students at the National Institute of Sports (NIS) Patiala while serving his notice period till Aug 7.

Nobbs is here to settle his accounts

July 15, 2013 at 7:42 PM

New Delhi, July 15 (IANS) Sacked hockey coach Mochael Nobbs returned to India Monday to settle his dues with the Sports Authority of India (SAI).

Woman chased and killed on Patna road

July 14, 2013 at 10:14 PM

Patna, July 14 (IANS) A middle-aged woman ran for her life on a public road but was chased and murdered in full public view here Sunday night, police said.

Kedarnath head priest seeks ASI's guidance for repair of shrine complex

July 14, 2013 at 8:22 PM

Bangalore, July 14 (ANI): The head priest of the Kedarnath shrine in Uttarakhand, Pandit Bhimashankar Ling Shivacharya Maharaj, has sought the Archaeological Survey of India's guidance for the further repair and reconstruction of the temple complex that was devastated by recent flash floods.

Top foreign coach need of the hour: Sardar Singh

July 12, 2013 at 5:42 PM

New Delhi, July 12 (IANS) India captain Sardar Singh agrees with Australian Ric Charlesworth that the eight-time Olympic champions need a top foreign coach to meet the demands of modern hockey.

HI appoints Kaushik as men's hockey coach

July 10, 2013 at 5:25 PM

New Delhi, July 10 (IANS) Hockey India (HI) Wednesday appointed Olympic gold medallist Maharaj Kishan Kaushik as the men's hockey team coach replacing the sacked Michael Nobbs.

SA Presidency denies Mandela being in 'vegetative state'

July 5, 2013 at 10:24 AM

Johannesburg, July 5 (ANI): Presidency of South Africa has denied reports about former president Nelson Mandela being in a permanent vegetative state.

'Critically ill' Mandela's family says he's 'in charge of his own fate'

July 1, 2013 at 12:16 PM

Sydney, July 1 (ANI): Nelson Mandela, who is although seriously sick, is the one making decisions about his own fate, his daughter has said.

Mandela's health improves: Presidency

June 28, 2013 at 10:16 AM

Cape Town, June 28 (Xinhua-ANI): Former South African President Nelson Mandela's health has improved but he remains in a critical condition, the Presidency said on Thursday.

Mandela's health improving, but still critical: Presidency

June 27, 2013 at 7:12 PM

Cape Town, June 27 (IANS) Former South African president Nelson Mandela's health has improved but he remains in a critical condition, the Presidency said Thursday.

'Critical' Nelson Mandela put on life support

June 27, 2013 at 11:12 AM

Washington, June 27 (ANI): Anti-apartheid hero Nelson Mandela has been placed on life support, as his health continued to decline.

Akhilesh announces compensation for kin of officers killed in Uttarakhand rescue ops

June 26, 2013 at 6:33 PM

Lucknow, June 26 (ANI): Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Wednesday announced compensation for kin of the Indian Air Force (IAF) personnel killed in helicopter crash during rescue operations in Uttarakhand.

Kripaluji donates Rs.1 crore for Uttarakhand victims (Lead with image)

June 26, 2013 at 6:24 PM

Lucknow, June 26 (IANS) Jagadguru Shri Kripaluji Maharaj-led Jagadguru Kripalu Parishat Wednesday donated Rs.1 crore for the rescue and rehabilitation of Uttarakhand flood victims.

Kripalu donates Rs.1 crore for Uttarakhand victims

June 26, 2013 at 5:04 PM

Lucknow, June 26 (IANS) Jagadguru Shri Kripaluji Maharaj-led Jagadguru Kripalu Parishat Wednesday donated Rs.1 crore for the rescue and rehabilitation of Uttarakhand flood victims.

Media violated medical ethics over Mandela: South African presidency

June 25, 2013 at 4:24 AM

Cape Town, June 25 (IANS) The South African Presidency has criticised certain sections of the media for transgressing medical ethics in covering the hospitalisation of former president Nelson Mandela.

Mandela's condition critical: South African presidency

June 24, 2013 at 3:20 AM

Johannesburg, June 24 (IANS) The health condition of 94-year-old former South African president Nelson Mandela has become critical, the South African presidency said late Sunday.

Mandela hospitalized for 16 days

June 23, 2013 at 5:20 PM

Johannesburg, June 23 (IANS) Former South African president Nelson Mandela spent his 16th day in hospital Sunday amid growing concern over his health.

Ailing Mandela lay stranded in freezing weather after ambulance broke down

June 23, 2013 at 10:40 AM

London, June 23 (ANI): The ambulance carrying seriously ill former African president Nelson Mandela to hospital broke down in freezing temperatures.

Tourism Minister says lessons to be learnt from Uttarakhand flood tragedy

June 21, 2013 at 5:20 PM

New Delhi/Gochar/Kedarnath (Uttarakhand), June 21 (ANI): Union Tourism Minister K.Chiranjeevi said on Friday that the devastating floods in Uttarakhand shouuld provide a serious lesson for the government to prepare for such calamities in the future.

Uttarakhand Tourism Minister expresses concern over bad weather conditions

June 20, 2013 at 11:24 AM

Dehradun, June 20 (ANI): Uttarakhand Tourism Minister Amrita Rawat and Lok Sabha MP Satpal Maharaj, who were to make an aerial survey of rain-ravaged areas in Uttarakhand today could not fly because of bad weather.

Not easy to shoot intimate scenes with actors: Abhishek Choubey

June 18, 2013 at 3:24 PM

Mumbai, June 18 (IANS) Abhishek Choubey, who has helmed intimate scenes between Arshad Warsi and Huma Qureshi, as well as Madhuri Dixit and Naseeruddin Shah, for "Dedh Ishqiya", says it isn't easy to can love scenes with actors unless they trust their director completely.

Indian-origin men in New Zealand found guilty of fraud

June 13, 2013 at 6:12 PM

Wellington, June 13 (IANS) Two Indian-origin men have been found guilty of defrauding a former city council in New Zealand of nearly NZ$850,000 (US$676,855).

S. African gov't keeps mum over Mandela's condition

June 10, 2013 at 4:28 PM

Johannesburg, June 10 (Xinhua-ANI): The South African government on Monday kept mum on the condition of former president Nelson Mandela, who spent his third day in hospital.

Mandela falls ill again

June 8, 2013 at 5:30 PM

Johannesburg, June 8 (IANS) Anti-apartheid icon and South Africa's first black president Nelson Mandela was hospitalised again Saturday, the third time this year, following a "recurrence of a lung infection". His condition is said to be "serious but stable".

'Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 6' sets off, Lauren Gottlieb scores highest

June 3, 2013 at 10:09 PM

New Delhi, June 3 (IANS) High on glamour and entertainment, the sixth season of "Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa" (JDJ) kicked off at the weekend with entertaining dance performances by 11 contestants and their choreographers with international dancer-actress Lauren Gottlieb scoring highest marks at the opening gala.

Rudraksh trees to be planted in Vrindavan

June 2, 2013 at 5:13 PM

Vrindavan, June 2 (IANS) Rukraksh trees are to be planted in a big way this monsoon in Vrindavan, the land of Lord Krishna.

Parents' ignorance spells doom for kids with eye cancer

May 28, 2013 at 4:52 PM

New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) Driven by ignorance, many parents in India don't start timely treatment for a killer form of eye cancer, retinoblastoma, detected in 1,500-2,000 children a year. In most cases, the medical advice of removing the afflicted eye to save the child's life proves the trigger for parents abandoning treatment, medical experts and NGO activists say.

Indian Caribbean Museum in Nat Geo list of 500 sacred places

May 23, 2013 at 2:30 PM

Port-of-Spain, May 23 (IANS) The Indian Caribbean Museum, described as "a national treasure, a window to the past, and an opportunity to see history come alive", has been cited by a National Geographic publication that showcases 500 of the world's most powerful and spiritual places and guides travellers who wish to visit them.

SPIC-MACAY's first globalal convention begins May 20 in Kolkata

May 15, 2013 at 9:34 PM

Kolkata, May 15 (IANS) Over 1,800 delegates will participate in the first SPIC-MACAY international convention on promoting Indian classical music and culture that begins here May 20.

Education trust of Jagadguru Kripalu Maharaj honoured

May 11, 2013 at 4:14 PM

Lucknow, May 11 (IANS) Their effort for the uplift of the girl child, especially in the India's rural quarters, has won the Jagatguru Kripalu Parishat Education the prestigious Nari Award instituted by a prominent media house.

President honors India's cinematic best at 60th National Film Awards

May 4, 2013 at 5:08 PM

New Delhi, May 4 (ANI): President Pranab Mukherjee felicitated the country's cinematic best across various categories at the 60th National Film Awards in New Delhi.

Zuma wary of impact of Gupta jet probe on South Africa, India relations

May 4, 2013 at 2:44 PM

Johannesburg, May 4 (ANI): President Jacob Zuma has welcomed the investigations into the landing of a Gupta family-chartered jet at the Waterkloof Air Force Base, but emphasised that the investigation should not be allowed to impact negatively on the relations between South Africa and India.

Mukherjee to confer National Film awards in Delhi today

May 3, 2013 at 2:52 PM

New Delhi, May 3 (ANI): President Pranab Mukherjee will confer the 60th National Film awards at a glittering function here this evening.

Maharashtra to create two million jobs

May 1, 2013 at 10:28 AM

Mumbai, May 1 (IANS) Maharashtra will create two million new jobs under Industrial Policy-2013 and attract more investment to maintain its numero uno status among industrialised states in the country, Governor K. Sankaranarayanan said here Wednesday.

Mumbai guru creates e-chant world record

April 23, 2013 at 7:32 PM

Mumbai, April 23 (IANS) In a first of its kind record, Indian spiritual guru Shri Rajendra Maharaj has found a mention in Guinness World Records for getting the maximum number of comments -- a whopping 15.62 million -- on a Facebook status.

Mandela's condition 'satisfactory', says Presidency

April 16, 2013 at 8:28 AM

Johannesburg, April 16 (IANS) The condition of anti-apartheid icon and former South African president Nelson Mandela was "satisfactory" following his discharge from hospital earlier this month, the Presidency said.

Australian know-how for Jaipur's Man Singh museum makeover

April 8, 2013 at 7:25 PM

New Delhi, April 8 (IANS) A five-member heritage delegation from Australia has arrived in Jaipur to collaborate with the Maharaj Sawai Man Singh II Museum Trust on heritage conservation and cultural tourism. The delegation, which reached April 8, will tour the Pink City and "assess the condition of the museum and the artifacts".

India to double its diplomatic strength (Lead, correcting headline)

April 7, 2013 at 6:20 PM

New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) The Indian government is planning to double the number of its diplomats posted in the 162 Indian missions and posts abroad from the mere 600 currently.

India to double diplomating strength

April 7, 2013 at 5:56 PM

New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) The Indian government is planning to double the number of its diplomats posted in the 162 Indian missions and posts abroad from the mere 600 currently..

Mandela's condition improving steadily

April 3, 2013 at 5:00 PM

Johannesburg, April 3 (IANS) Former South African president Nelson Mandela continued to make steady improvement in hospital, the presidency said Wednesday.

Mandela's condition improves steadily

April 3, 2013 at 5:00 PM

Beijing, Apr. 3 (Xinhua-ANI): Former South African President Nelson Mandela continued to make steady improvement in hospital, the Presidency said on Wednesday.

Mandela's treatment continues at hospital

April 1, 2013 at 6:18 AM

Johannesburg, April 1 (IANS) Former South African president Nelson Mandela continued to receive treatment in hospital four days after re-admission due to the recurrence of his lung infection, the presidency said.

'Mandela now breathing without difficulty'

March 31, 2013 at 12:50 AM

Johannesburg, March 31 (IANS) Nelson Mandela was breathing without difficulty, South Africa's presidency said Saturday, as he spent third day in the hospital due to a lung infection.

'Mandela responding to medical treatment'

March 29, 2013 at 8:02 AM

Johannesburg, March 29 (IANS) Former South African president Nelson Mandela was responding to medical treatment for a recurrence of a lung infection, the presidency said late Thursday.

Mandela hospitalized for lung infection

March 28, 2013 at 2:34 PM

Johannesburg, March 28 (IANS) Former South African president Nelson Mandela was admitted to a hospital overnight due to a new lung infection, the presidency said Thursday.

India's richest politician shot dead in New Delhi

March 26, 2013 at 2:34 PM

New Delhi, Mar 26 (ANI): One of India's richest politician, Deepak Bharadwaj was gunned down by three unknown car-borne assailants at his farmhouse in New Delhi, on Tuesday.

Madhuri congratulates Birju Maharaj (Movie Snippets)

March 21, 2013 at 5:37 PM

Mumbai, March 21 (IANS) Bollywood's dancing diva Madhuri Dixit took to Twitter to congratulate Birju Maharaj for winning a National Award this year.

Police's free coaching offer a hit in Maoist zone

March 20, 2013 at 2:42 PM

Patna, March 20 (IANS) In Bihar's troubled Maoist zone, police are coaching for free over 2,000 students to help them crack competitive exams. Wards of jailed extremists too have joined the classes, said a police officer.