Everything you need to know about Narayan Sarovar: news, reviews, in-depth analysis, opinion and more
Everything you need to know about Narayan Sarovar: news, reviews, in-depth analysis, opinion and more
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.
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.
Agra May 9 (IANS) Agra district authorities have ordered the closure of an engneering college near a bird sanctury for violating environmental laws, an official said Thursday.
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.
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.
Film: "Gippi"; Music directors: Vishal Dadlani, Shekhar Ravijiani; Singers: Hard Kaur, Udit Narayan, Vishal Dadlani, Shekhar Ravijiani, Sukhwinder Singh and Neeti Mohan. Rating ***
New Delhi, April 11 (IANS) The last 11 Indians in Sri Lanka's main prison are praying that they be repatriated to India soon, after 20 fellow prisoners finally flew home last month.
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.
Mumbai, April 1 (IANS) Sarovar Hotels, one of India's fastest growing hotel management companies, has announced the signing of two more hotels in Gujarat - at Gandhidham and Bhavnagar.
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.
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.
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.
Dhaka, March 7 (IANS) Amid the Shahbag protests and the clashes, political tensions have palpably increased in Bangladesh with elections due later this year. The two rival political factions of the feuding begums seem equally poised and it is difficult to hazard a guess as to who will win, since historically no ruling party has won a second successive term.
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.
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.
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.
Agra Feb 16 (IANS) As the deadline for filing objections to the draft notification for declaring the 10-km eco-sensitive zone around forest reserves ended Friday evening, builders fear the stalling of their projects in these areas.
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.
New Delhi, Feb 6 (IANS) Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi Wednesday called on Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and sought his intervention on issues related to the state.
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.
Ahmedabad, Feb. 6 (ANI): Gujarat Congress President Arjun Modhwadia on Wednesday lashed out at Chief Minister Narendra Modi for raising issues such as Narmada river and gas pricing with Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh, and said playing politics and doing nothing in this regard has been the catch phrase of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Government in the state.
New Delhi, Feb 6 (IANS) Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi Wednesday met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and apprised him of problems being faced by his state in various areas.
New Delhi, Feb. 6 (ANI): Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, who met Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh at his 7, Race Course Road (RCR) residence here on Wednesday, said that it was a courtesy call after the formation of new government in his state.
New Delhi, Feb 6 (IANS) It was a good meeting that lasted for a quite a while, Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi said Wednesday after meeting Prime Minister Manmohan Singh here.
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.
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.
Gurgaon, Jan 9 (IANS) At a glittering event in this suburb of the national capital, Anil Madhok, managing director of Sarovar Hotels Pvt. Ltd. was felicitated with the much coveted lifetime achievement award at the Hotelier India Awards that celebrate excellence in the hospitality industry
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.
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.
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.
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.
Book: "Let's Call Him Vasu"; Author: Shubhranshu Choudhary; Publisher: Penguin Books; Pages: 270; Price: 350
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.
New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) The government is planning to send advisories to state governments to ensure that arrests under the IT Act should not be made without approval from higher authorities, Information Technology Minister Kapil Sibal said here Friday.
Ahmedabad, Dec 2 (IANS) Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi Sunday launched an attack on the Congress, accusing it of having an "anti-Gujarat mindset" and opposing his developmental programmes.
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.
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) With erstwhile UPA ally Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee threatening to bring a no?confidence motion against the government over FDI, Commerce Minister Anand Sharma Sunday said the "shrill discourse and sensationalism" against the government's policies had caused enormous damage to the country's image.
On Board Air India One, Nov 18 (IANS) Allegations of corruption by Walmart, the world's largest retailer, are being looked into by the relevant agencies, Commerce Minister Anand Sharma said Sunday.
Mumbai, Nov 17 (IANS) Getting an appointment with Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray was akin to climbing Mt. Everest.
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.
Kolkata, Nov 5 (IANS) India has to focus more on setting up of budget hotels and creation of new destinations along with an 'inclusive' tourism policy to give a boost to its sluggish tourism business, tourism experts said Monday.
Chandigarh, Oct 31 (IANS) With a portfolio of 60 hotels across 40 destinations in India and abroad, the Sarovar hotels and resorts group is all set to scale up its expansion plans to target 100 properties by 2020 even as it focusses on the growing religious tourism market.
New Delhi, Oct 28 (IANS) India's decision to open its doors to foreign investment in multi-brand retail and other economic reform measures have created an attractive situation for foreign players, much like a "beauty contest", and German companies are keen on long-term strategic investments in India, the country's envoy has said.
Patna, Oct.24 (ANI): Former Deputy Chief Whip in the Bihar Assembly and senior JD(U) leader Murlidhar Mandal passed away in Khagaria on Wednesday.
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.
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.
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 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.
Patna/New Delhi, Oct 8 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader C.P. Thakur on Monday sought action against Janata Dal-United (JD-U) MP Jai Narayan Nishad for making derogatory remark against his political outfit.
Film: "Snehitharu"; Cast: Vijaya Raghvendra, Pranitha, Tharun Chandra, Ravishankar Gowda, Srujan Lokesh, Shobharaj, Darshan and Nikitha; Producer: Soundarya Jagadish; Writer-Director: Ram Narayan; Music Director: Hari Krishna; Camera: M.R. Seenu; Rating: *** 1/2
Raipur, Oct 4 (IANS) A human-trafficking bid was foiled in Chhattisgarh with 35 workers, majority of them minors, rescued from a Odisha-bound private bus, a police official said Thursday.
Darbhanga (Bihar), Oct.3 (ANI): Stating that over 70 per cent of Indians will be of working age in 2025, President Pranab Mukherjee said on Wednesday that the young demography of the country should be seen as an asset that requires a solid foundation to grow into their future roles.
New Delhi, Sep 30 (IANS) There's new hope for terminal heart patients, with a new pumping device promising to provide rest to the worn-out heart and even recharge it - adding years and quality to a patient's life.
Agra, Sep 27 (IANS) A penalty of Rs.10 crore has been imposed on two engineering colleges for illegal construction and causing pollution in a bird sanctuary on the Agra-Delhi highway, an official said Thursday.
New Delhi, Sep 16 (IANS) When Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas came to India earlier this week, the three MoUs inked between the two countries went by largely unnoticed. But the agreements, especially one on cooperation in Information and Communications Technology (ICT), is where India scores high - and is sought after by many countries.
After working on reforms, UPA top brass is now eyeing to do major reshuffling in its cabinet in the centre and also in states, as media reports say.............
Bangalore, Sep 7 (IANS) S.R. Nair ended with the day's best gross score of 31 points, calculated under the Modified Stableford format, on the second day of the Toyota Karnataka Golf Festival at the KGA course here Friday.
New Delhi, Sep 6 (IANS) An online library that also offers a pick-up and drop facility for books, getting to browse through various language newspapers at one site, or mastering the intricacies of math and science at the click of a mouse - welcome to the exciting world of e-books that beckons at the Delhi Book Fair.
Patna, Sep 2 (IANS) At least two Hindu pilgrims were killed early Sunday in a stampede near a hot water spring in Bihar's Nalanda district, police said.
Bhubaneswar, Aug 31 (IANS) Life came to a standstill in Odisha's Bolangir town Friday during a shutdown called by residents as they intensified their agitation seeking revival of an irrigation project in the region, police said.
Ahmedabad, Aug 29 (IANS) The Gujarat government Wednesday said the conviction of former minister Mayaben Kodnani in the Naroda Patiya massacre did not in any way mean that the BJP regime was linked to the killings during the 2002 riots.
Mumbai, Aug 22 (IANS) Vivek Oberoi happily turned into a coolie for his pregnant wife Priyanka Alva during a shopping spree in Dubai. Anything for love, he says!
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) Was the labour room clean, was the medical staff polite and caring, were the mother and baby looked after properly? These are among questions proposed to be asked of women post delivery to determine if the quality of services provided at rural health centres was satisfactory and met expectations.
Darjeeling, Aug 20 (ANI): An adult male elephant died due to bullet injuries in the forest region near the Nepal border, here on Monday.
Bhubaneswar, Aug 14 (IANS) Maoists killed a home guard attached to a police station in Odisha ahead of Independence Day, official said Tuesday.
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
Kolkata, Aug 3 (IANS) Infosys co-founder and chairman emeritus N.R. Narayan Murthy Friday said he is hopeful of the software company's Kolkata centre taking off.
New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) At least six labourers were injured when an iron structure, being prepared to make a dais for yoga guru Baba Ramdev's scheduled protest Aug 9 at Ramlila ground here, collapsed, police said Tuesday.
Amid the many speculation about the thin presence of public and future of the movement, social activist Anna Hazare began his his indefinite fast against corruption at Jantar-Mantar.
New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) A Delhi court has paved the way for the trial of nine people, including a former registrar of cooperative societies (RCS), after framing charges against them for allegedly creating a fake society to obtain pecuniary gain.
Guwahati, July 24 (IANS) Two senior ministers of Assam Saturday rushed to restive Kokrajhar to assess the situation as communal violence continued unabated there and Chirang district in the Bodoland area of the state.
Book: Red Star Over India; Author: Jan Myrdal; Publishers: Setu Prakashani (Kolkata); Pages: 224, Price: Rs.295.
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) Wracked by uncertainty and struggling to find a bride after white patches appeared on his face, the 33-year-old Indian-origin businessman flew down from his home in Kenya to India for treatment. A few months later, the garment trader is back home, fully treated and all set to tie the knot. And he credits his Delhi doctor for the dramatic turnaround in life.
New Delhi, July 14 (IANS) The falling rupee may have hit the budget of Indian tourists. But on the flip side, leisure travellers from abroad are evincing more interest in India as hotel stay has become cheaper, say tourism industry officials.
Raipur, July 7 (IANS) Korsaguda and Sarkeguda villages in Chhattigarh are witnessing large scale migration as people are fleeing to nearby states, leaving behind their agricultural land, following a midnight gunbattle June 28 between the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) troopers and suspected Maoists and their sympathisers.
Bhubaneswar, June 26 (IANS) Suspected Maoists Tuesday killed a man in Odisha's Koraput district by slitting his throat, suspecting him to be a police informer, police said.
New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) Students from various Delhi schools participated in an exercise Thursday to measure the Earth's circumference on the longest day of the summer.
Kathmandu (Nepal), June 21 (Xinhua-ANI): Nepali government will formulate an Internal Trade Policy (ITP) to better manage and develop local markets and boost local trading activities, local media reported on Thursday.
Chennai, June 21 (IANS) Sarovar Hotels Pvt Ltd, a fast-growing hotel chain, is in the process of expanding its African and Indian presence in managing and owning properties, a top company official said.
Lucknow, June 18 (IANS) An electrician and a peon, both employees of a central government enterprise, were found killed in their office here, Uttar Pradesh Police said Monday.
Bhubaneswar, May 31 (IANS) A near-complete shutdown was observed across Odisha Thursday in response to the call by various political parties, including the ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD), against the recent hike in petrol price, officials here said.
New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) A bank employee's driver was abducted and his vehicle robbed by three assailants from outside a hotel here, police said Tuesday. The driver was later released.
Considering that the Manmohan Singh government's chief economic adviser Kaushik Basu had ruled out the possibility of major reforms before the next general election, the hike in petrol prices predictably pleased and angered the supporters and opponents of reforms.
Bhubaneswar, May 16 (IANS) Transport in parts of southern Odisha was hit and several shops downed shutters as Maoists called for a daylong shutdown against the central government's proposed National Counter Terrorism Centre (NCTC) and other issues.
Book: 'The Caliphate's Soldiers: The Laskhar-e-Taiba's Long War'; Author: Wilson John; Publishers: Amaryllis (In association with Observer Research Foundation); Pages: 295; Price: Rs.595