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Everything you need to know about Raja Ka Rampur: news, reviews, in-depth analysis, opinion and more

Everything you need to know about Raja Ka Rampur: news, reviews, in-depth analysis, opinion and more

2G: Accused to answer 1,700 questions by May 5

April 21, 2014 at 1:05 PM

New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) A CBI court here Monday granted time till May 5 to the accused in the 2G spectrum allocation case to reply over 1,700 questions running into 824 pages.

Telugu actor Raja Abel to wed April 25

April 17, 2014 at 1:20 PM

Chennai, April 17 (IANS) Telugu actor Raja Abel, who has worked in films such as "Anand" and "Aa Naluguru", will marry Amrita Vincent here April 25. The couple will later hold grand receptions in Chennai and Hyderabad.

BJP members angry over Nilgiris nomination fiasco

April 15, 2014 at 4:49 PM

Chennai, April 15 (IANS) The BJP's Tamil Nadu unit is furious over the manner its candidate in Nilgiris failed to file his nomination papers for the Lok Sabha election on time.

BJP cadres want action on nomination fiasco in Nilgiris

April 15, 2014 at 4:49 PM

Chennai, April 15 (IANS) The BJP leaders and cadres are seething with anger at the party candidate from Tamil Nadu's Nilgiris constituency failing to file his nomination papers properly, and are demanding that responsibility be fixed for the fiasco.

845 candidates in fray for Tamil Nadu's 39 seats

April 9, 2014 at 7:40 PM

Chennai, April 9 (IANS) A total of 845 candidates are in the fray for the 39 Lok Sabha seats in Tamil Nadu, said the Election Commission Wednesday.

BJP panel to probe rejection of Niligiri candidate's nomination

April 8, 2014 at 7:40 PM

Chennai, April 8 (IANS) A day after the BJP suffered the humiliation of its candidate's nomination being rejected by the poll officials in Tamil Nadu's Niligiri constituency, the party Tuesday said it has set up a committee to look into the reasons.

CPI condemns terror attack in Kathua

March 28, 2014 at 12:13 PM

New Delhi, Mar.28 (ANI): Communist Party of India (CPI) leader D Raja on Friday condemned the terrorist attack that took place in Jammu and Kashmir's Kathua District. He described the terrorist strike as cowardly, and warned that no matter what the latter did or would try to do in the future, this won't weaken India at all.

2G case: Raja, others told to reply to 1,700 questions

March 27, 2014 at 10:45 PM

New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) A special CBI court hearing the second generation (2G) spectrum case Thursday handed over 1,700 questions running into 824 pages to the accused, including former union minister A. Raja and DMK MP Kanimozhi.

Satluj Nigam's second hydro project starts generation

March 20, 2014 at 5:40 PM

Shimla, March 20 (IANS) Public sector Satluj Jal Vidyut Nigam Limited's (SJVN Ltd.) second hydropower project in upper Shimla started partial generation Thursday, a company official said here.

Over 10 mn people to join Illayaraja's fan club

March 18, 2014 at 12:03 PM

Chennai, March 18 (IANS) The first official fan club for legendary music composer Illayaraja, to be launched April 5 in Madurai, will have over 10 million registered members, including hundreds of singers and musicians, says its managing trustee Velusamy.

Illayaraja's son to launch fan club for father

March 17, 2014 at 3:15 PM

Chennai, March 17 (IANS) Composer Karthik Raja will launch a fan club for his father and maestro Illayaraja here April 5.

Playing a blind is most challenging: Dinesh

March 16, 2014 at 4:03 PM

Chennai, March 16 (IANS) Actor Dinesh, who will be seen playing a blind character in forthcoming Tamil romantic-drama "Cuckoo", describes it as the most challenging role of his career.

Jayalalithaa, a tainted leader, has no right to accuse me: A. Raja

March 15, 2014 at 6:19 PM

Coimbatore, Mar. 15 (ANI): Former Telecom Minister and an accused in the 2G Spectrum scam, A. Raja, on Saturday said that Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa is a tainted leader and that she had no right to speak anything against Raja.

No evidence against me in the 2G scam: A. Raja

March 14, 2014 at 3:15 PM

New Delhi, March 14 (IANS) DMK leader A. Raja said Friday he is innocent and there is no evidence against him in the alleged irregularities in allocating 2G spectrum, adding the government did not defend the accusations well enough.

Why Raja and Dayanidhi, Jayalalithaa asks Karunanidhi

March 13, 2014 at 7:08 PM

Erode (Tamil Nadu), March 13 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa Thursday criticised the DMK's decision to field 2G scam tainted ministers A. Raja and Dayanidhi Maran in the general elections.

Two DMK renominated candidates were mum as MPs

March 10, 2014 at 8:11 PM

Chennai, March 10 (IANS) Two of the eight DMK parliamentarians who have been renominated to fight the general elections did not open their mouths during the 15th Lok Sabha, according to PRS Legislative Research data.

Raja contesting LS polls an 'internal matter' of DMK: Congress

March 10, 2014 at 5:39 PM

Kanpur, March 10, (ANI): Union Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Rajiv Shukla on Monday said the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam's (DMK) decision to name A Raja as one of its Lok Sabha candidates, was an internal matter of that party.

Not taken aback over DMK's decision to name tainted Raja as LS candidate: BJP

March 10, 2014 at 5:39 PM

New Delhi, Mar.10, (ANI): Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Subramanian Swamy on Monday said he was not surprised to hear the news of tainted former Union Telecommunication Minister A Raja contesting the Lok Sabha polls.

Know complexities of human body through exhibition

March 10, 2014 at 4:43 PM

New Delhi, March 10 (IANS) After its successful showing at a Brussels art museum, "The Body in Indian Art", an exhibition that brings together 220 artworks with the aim to explore complex understandings of the human body, will open here March 14.

2G case: Accused's statement to be recorded April 4

March 3, 2014 at 1:46 PM

New Delhi, March 3 (IANS) A special court hearing the second generation (2G) spectrum case Monday fixed April 4 for recording the statement of the accused, including former union communications minister A. Raja.

Wanted my son to learn the hard way: Brahmanandam

February 27, 2014 at 1:37 PM

Chennai, Feb 27 (IANS) Actor Brahmanandam says he didn't help his son Raja Goutham, who had a disastrous Telugu debut "Pallakilo Lo Pelli Koothuru" almost a decade ago, because he wanted him to learn the hard way.

Britain may criminalise drinking in pregnancy

February 24, 2014 at 7:20 PM

London, Feb 24 (IANS) In a landmark test case to be heard in Britain's Court of Appeal, excessive alcohol drinking during pregnancy may be declared a criminal offence, a media report said.

Would love to do a mad comedy, says Madhuri Dixit

February 21, 2014 at 8:49 PM

Kolkata, Feb 21 (IANS) Branding herself a "baby of commercial cinema", actress Madhuri Dixit, who will be seen playing a crusading activist in the forthcoming "Gulaab Gang", Friday said she would "love" to do an out and out comedy film, if the script is to her liking.

Varalaxmi to play Karakattam dancer in Bala's next

February 20, 2014 at 12:38 PM

Chennai, Feb 20 (IANS) Varalaxmi Sarathkumar will be seen playing the role of a Karakattam dancer in National Award winning filmmaker Bala Pazhanisaamy's yet-untitled upcoming Tamil directorial. The actress will undergo special dance training for her role.

'Cuckoo' has intricacies you find in novels: Kamal Haasan

February 18, 2014 at 6:54 PM

Chennai, Feb 18 (IANS) Actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan is impressed by the trailer of Tamil drama "Cuckoo". He says it features details as intricate as one would find in a novel.

Budget was government's farewell speech: Opposition

February 17, 2014 at 9:50 PM

New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) Opposition leaders Monday dubbed the government's interim budget as a "farewell speech".

Good films work beyond trends: Raja Murugan

February 17, 2014 at 12:06 PM

Chennai, Feb 17 (IANS) Trends don't affect the response to "good films", says director Raja Murugan, who is awaiting the release of his Tamil directorial debut "Cuckoo", a love story of two blind characters.

Pakistani actress Meera denies separation reports

February 16, 2014 at 11:42 AM

New York, Feb. 16 (ANI): Pakistani actress, Meera, has denied reports of her separation from her husband Captain Naveed, calling them 'rumors'.

Some neighbouring countries trying to sabotage Pak govt-TTP peace talks, says lawmaker

February 14, 2014 at 2:06 PM

Islamabad, Feb. 14 (ANI): Certain neighbouring countries are using their agents to destabilise Pakistan and de-track the government's ongoing dialogue process with the Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), senior lawmaker has said.

Neighbours trying to sabotage Taliban talks: Pakistani senator

February 13, 2014 at 5:26 PM

Islamabad, Feb 13 (IANS) Leader of the House in Pakistan's Senate, Raja Zafar-ul-Haq Thursday said neighbouring countries were using their agents to destabilise the Pakistan government's dialogue process with the Taliban.

'Cuckoo' won't make viewers sympathise with blind couple: Director

February 10, 2014 at 3:42 PM

Chennai, Feb 10 (IANS) Director Raja Murugan describes his forthcoming Tamil directorial debut "Cuckoo" as an honest and cute love story of two blind people. He is confident that the audience won't sympathise with the lead characters.

Toyota Kirloskar logs negative sales in Jan

February 1, 2014 at 5:18 PM

Chennai, Feb 1 (IANS) Japanese-Indian joint venture Toyota Kirloskar Motor last month sold 2,419 units lower than in January 2013, the company said Saturday.

Oil hair to be calm, energetic

January 28, 2014 at 2:46 PM

New Delhi, Jan 28 (IANS) The hardened look of coconut oil may discourage you from indulging in oil massage. But winter is especially the time when your hair needs extra nourishment, says an expert.

Pakistan should accept proposed ICC overhaul: Ramiz Raja

January 27, 2014 at 5:18 PM

Islamabad, Jan 27 (IANS) Former Pakistan captain Ramiz Raja feels his country's cricket board, the PCB, should accept the proposal giving control of international cricket to India, England and Australia.

President extends deadline for Telangana bill debate to Jan 30

January 23, 2014 at 5:10 PM

Hyderabad/New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee has extended, till Jan 30, the deadline for Andhra Pradesh legislature to debate Telangana bill and send its opinion.

I'm still a newcomer: Director Kasturi Raja

January 23, 2014 at 12:22 PM

Chennai, Jan 23 (IANS) Director Kasturi Raja, who has many films to his credit, says he still feels like a newcomer in the industry. He is in awe of the young talent in Tamil filmdom currently and wishes to work with them.

2G case: Recording of accused's statement fixed for March 3

January 20, 2014 at 2:02 PM

New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) A special court hearing the second generation (2G) spectrum case Monday fixed March 3 for recording of statement of the accused, including of former union communications minister A. Raja.

Activists demand castration, death for rapists

January 15, 2014 at 8:17 PM

New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) Following the rape of another foreigner in the capital, women activists Wednesday demanded immediate implementation of chemical castration and death sentence instead of mere discussions on such punishments.

Pakistani sisters burn pile of cash

January 10, 2014 at 5:59 PM

Islamabad, Jan 10 (IANS) Two sisters in Pakistan's Jhelum city withdrew Pakistani Rs.1.7 million (around $16,000) cash from a bank only to set the entire money on fire, a media report said Friday.

Snehan in awe of Ilayaraja's dedication

January 6, 2014 at 8:41 PM

Chennai, Jan 6 (IANS) Legendary Ilayaraja, who was recently hospitalised after suffering a mild heart attack, recorded a song for upcoming Tamil period-drama "Rajaraja Chozhanin Porval". The film's lead actor Snehan was in awe of the composer's dedication.

Sword of Damocles again hangs over 'Raja Saab' (Himachal Newsletter)

January 3, 2014 at 1:51 PM

Shimla, Jan 3 (IANS) The Sword of Damocles once again hangs over septuagenarian Congress leader and Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh, popularly known as 'Raja Saab', over the alleged payoffs by a company to him and his family.

Tennis: Bhambri keeps Indian hopes alive in Aircel Chennai Open

January 2, 2014 at 10:52 PM

Chennai, Jan 2 (IANS) The 2014 Aircel Chennai Open continued to be hit by a spate of retirements with two more players - third seed Fabio Fognini and Yen-Hsun Lu - conceding their respective singles matches and India's Yuki Bhambri was the biggest beneficiary as he made it to the quarter-finals here Thursday.

Atletico Mineiro finish third in Club World Cup

December 22, 2013 at 1:33 PM

Marrakech, Dec 22 (IANS) Chinese club Guangzhou Evergrande finished fourth in their debut at the Club World Cup here after losing 2-3 to Copa Libertadores champions Atletico Mineiro from Brazil.

Bayern Munich tops memorable 2013 season by winning Club World Cup

December 22, 2013 at 10:13 AM

London, Dec 22 (ANI): German giants Bayern Munich has topped a memorable 2013 season by lifting the Club World Cup after beating Moroccan champions Raja Casablanca 2-0 in Marrakech on Saturday.

Bayern Munich end year with Club World Cup trophy

December 22, 2013 at 8:53 AM

Marrakech (Morocco), Dec 22 (IANS) Bayern Munich resisted the pressure of fanatic home crowds and beat the host side Raja Casablanca 2-0 Saturday to win the FIFA Club World Cup for the first time.

Gremio rule out Ronaldinho move

December 21, 2013 at 10:45 AM

Rio de Janeiro, Dec 21 (IANS) Gremio have denied plans to woo their former star Ronaldinho back to the football club next year.

Casablanca to meet Bayern Munich in Club World Cup final

December 19, 2013 at 9:25 AM

Marrakech (Morocco), Dec 19 (IANS) The host witnessed an unforgettable Wednesday night as their representative Raja Casablanca upset South American powerhouse Atletico Mineiro 3-1 to meet Bayern Munich in the final at Club World Cup.

Bayern above all other teams: Lippi

December 18, 2013 at 1:25 PM

Agadir (Morocco), Dec 18 (IANS) World Cup winning coach Marcello Lippi said Bayern Munich were above all the other teams at Club World Cup after his side Guangzhou Evergrande were outclassed 0-3 in the semi-final.

Bayern Munich reaches FIFA Club WC final with 3-0 win over Guangzhou

December 18, 2013 at 9:30 AM

London, Dec 18 (ANI): Bayern Munich secured their place in the FIFA Club World Cup final with a comfortable 3-0 win over Asian champions Guangzhou Evergrande, according to reports.

No inflated egos on 'Hawa Hawaai' set: Amol Gupte (Movie Snippets)

December 16, 2013 at 6:42 PM

New Delhi, Dec 16 (IANS) While making "Hawa Hawaai", all of director Amol Gupte's focus was on bringing out a quality product rather than impressing or pampering the cast members.

Himachal's historic temples to be renovated: Virbhadra

December 13, 2013 at 6:34 PM

Shimla, Dec 13 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh government is taking steps for the renovation and maintenance of historic temples in the state, Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh said Friday.

Bayern, Mineiro slotted directly in semifinals

December 12, 2013 at 11:30 AM

Agadir (Morocco), Dec 12 (IANS) South American champions Atletico Mineiro from Brazil and European champions Bayern Munich have directly been slotted in the semifinals of the FIFA Club World Cup which kicked off here Wednesday.

Casablanca cheer home fans in Club World Cup

December 12, 2013 at 11:06 AM

Agadir (Morocco), Dec 12 (IANS) The tenth FIFA Club World Cup football tournament opened on a windy but passionate night when Raja Casablanca knocked out Auckland City FC in a last-gasp 2-1 victory to enter the quarter-final and repay their home fans' fanatic support.

Prabhudheva, Tigmanshu Dhulia steer clear of comparisons

December 10, 2013 at 1:22 PM

Mumbai, Dec 10 (IANS) Comparisons between "Bullett Raja" and "R...Rajkumar" have been doing the rounds ever since the release of the two films was announced on two successive Fridays. But Prabhudheva and Tigmanshu Dhulia feel the comparisons are not only odious, they are also uncalled for.

Lok Sabha adopts JPC report on 2G scam

December 9, 2013 at 8:10 PM

New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) The Lok Sabha Monday adopted the JPC report on 2G scam exonerating Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Finance Minister P. Chidambaram of any wrongdoing, while blaming former telecom minister A. Raja for the faulty allocation of spectrum.

Lok Sabha adopts JPC report on 2G scam

December 9, 2013 at 2:10 PM

New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) The Lok Sabha Monday adopted the 2G JPC report exonerating Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Finance Minister P. Chidambaram of any wrongdoing, while blaming former telecom minister A. Raja for the faulty allocation of spectrum.

Assembly elections results reflects public sentiment against Congress and its policies: D Raja

December 9, 2013 at 11:38 AM

New Delhi, Dec 9 (ANI): Communist Party of India (CPI) leader D Raja on Monday said that the Assembly elections results in the four states were a reflection of public sentiment against Congress and its policies.

Both government, society need to preserve heritage: Omar

December 6, 2013 at 11:06 PM

Jammu, Dec 6 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Friday said preservation of heritage and historic monuments is a task for which the society and the government are equally responsible.

Three die after inhaling toxic gas in Delhi

December 5, 2013 at 8:02 PM

New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) Three labourers were killed Thursday after inhaling poisonous gases inside a drain here, police said.

Karisma awaits right script to create magic again

December 2, 2013 at 7:46 PM

Mumbai, Dec 2 (IANS) Actress Karisma Kapoor, who failed to impress with her Bollywood comeback vehicle "Dangerous Ishhq" last year, says she loves to act and is now only awaiting a suitable script.

Delhi polls: Parties talk big but keep women out

December 2, 2013 at 6:18 PM

New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) The national capital is plastered with posters promising safety to women and the issue figures big in party manifestos but very few women have made it to the candidates'list for the Dec 4 Delhi assembly polls.

Kannada festival to be held in Bahrain

December 2, 2013 at 4:50 PM

Dubai, Dec 2 (IANS) The Kannada Vaibhava, an annual mega festival showcasing Karnataka's cultural and traditional history will be held in Bahrain capital Manama later this month.

'Bullett Raja' misses bull's eye at box office

December 1, 2013 at 8:58 PM

Mumbai, Dec 1 (IANS) Filmmaker Tigmanshu Dhulia's latest offering "Bullett Raja" may have missed the target at the box office, but it did decent business by earning approximately Rs.12 crore to Rs.13 crore in two days of its release, say trade pundits.

'Bullett Raja' - masala fest of guns, grime, glory (IANS Movie Review, Rating: ****)

November 29, 2013 at 12:34 PM

Film: "Bullett Raja"; Cast: Saif Ali Khan, Jimmy Shergill, Sonakshi Sinha and Vidyut Jammwal; Director: Tigmanshu Dhulia; Rating: ****

Woman shot, strangulated to death by nephew

November 25, 2013 at 8:05 PM

New Delhi, Nov 25 (IANS) A woman was shot and strangulated to death by her nephew, seething with anger for being beaten up by her husband few days back, police said Monday.

Striker sends Bayern Munich Club World Cup warning

November 24, 2013 at 9:25 AM

Rio De Janeiro, Nov 24 (IANS) Brazil's Atletico Mineiro striker Diego Tardelli has warned Bayern Munich that his team has nothing to fear at next month's FIFA Club World Cup in Morocco.

Kissing scenes not required in Indian films: Saif

November 22, 2013 at 4:45 PM

Mumbai, Nov 22 (IANS) Actor Saif Ali Khan, who locked lips with co-stars in "Hum Tum" and "Salaam Namaste", believes Indian movies can do without kissing scenes as it doesn't "suit us".

Jimmy thanks Dhulia for considering him

November 21, 2013 at 4:53 PM

Mumbai, Nov 21 (IANS) Jimmy Shergill, who has been part of many Tigmanshu Dhulia films, is thankful to the director for thinking of him everytime he had something different.

Can change the face of commercial cinema: Dhulia

November 21, 2013 at 3:49 PM

Mumbai, Nov 21 (IANS) Director Tigmanshu Dhulia, known for making serious movies, is entering the commercial zone with "Bullett Raja" and claims that he can change the face of commercial cinema that will be a lot more aesthetic.

I always wanted to play a gangster: Saif Ali Khan

November 21, 2013 at 1:33 PM

Mumbai, Nov 21 (IANS) Saif Ali Khan who plays gangster Raja Mishra in the forthcoming film "Bullett Raja," says he always wanted to play such a character.

'Bullett Raja' is Dhulia's most commercial film: Sonakshi

November 15, 2013 at 3:33 PM

Mumbai, Nov 15 (IANS) Actress Sonakshi Sinha, who has worked under acclaimed filmmaker Tigmanshu Dhulia's direction for the first time in "Bullett Raja", says the movie is his most commercial project ever.

Will leave films the day I stop enjoying: Sonakshi Sinha

November 15, 2013 at 11:07 AM

Mumbai, Nov 15 (IANS) Sonakshi Sinha, who has made a mark for herself in Bollywood with the "Dabangg" series, says she will wear the greasepaint so long as she enjoys her craft. Otherwise she will bid adieu to acting as stardom does not enamour her.

Rampur hosts handicrafts fair

November 12, 2013 at 5:07 PM

Rampur (Himachal Pradesh), Nov.12 (ANI): Visitors are thronging the much-awaited 'Lavi Fair' (trade fair) in Rampur, Himachal Pradesh.

Anti-CHOGM agitators block trains in Tamil Nadu

November 12, 2013 at 5:07 PM

Chennai, Nov.12 (ANI): Demonstrators blocked trains in Tamil Nadu, and particularly in state capital Chennai, in protest against the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) Summit, even after it was announced that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh would skip the meet to be held in Colombo.

'Bullett Raja' is my homage to cinema Of 1970s: Dhulia

November 12, 2013 at 1:31 PM

Mumbai, Nov 12 (IANS) "Bullett Raja" is a homage to the cinema of the 1970s, and the camaraderie between Saif Ali Khan and Jimmy Shergill is akin to that of the characters played by Amitabh Bachchan and Dharmendra in 1975 film "Sholay", says filmmaker Tigmanshu Dhulia.

Dhulia feels strong connect with Chambal

November 9, 2013 at 12:59 PM

Mumbai, Nov 9 (IANS) Filmmaker Tigmanshu Dhulia captured various aspects of the Chambal ravines for "Paan Singh Tomar" and now for "Bullett Raja". He says he feels love for the location because of which he tries to fit it in every film.

JPC report on 2G scam suppresses truth: Raja

November 6, 2013 at 7:47 PM

New Delhi, Nov 6 (IANS) Former union minister of telecommunications A. Raja Wednesday urged the Lok Sabha Speaker to return the JPC report on the 2G scam, saying it was partisan and with political overtones.

'Centre cannot ignore TN assembly's resolution on CHOGM': D Raja

November 4, 2013 at 6:03 PM

Chennai, Nov.4 (ANI): Communist Party of India (CPI) leader D Raja on Monday asserted that the Central government cannot ignore the unanimous resolution passed by the Tamil Nadu state assembly demanding India to boycott Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) scheduled to be held in Colombo later this month.

D Raja asks Election Commission to convene all party meet to discuss opinion polls

November 3, 2013 at 4:43 PM

New Delhi, Nov.3 (ANI): Communist Party of India (CPI) leader D Raja on Sunday said that the Election Commission (EC) should convene a meeting of all political parties to discuss the issue of opinion polls.

'Bullett Raja' music plays hide and seek with expectations (IANS Music Review)

November 3, 2013 at 11:23 AM

Film: "Bullett Raja"; Music Composers: Rhythm, Dhol, Bass (RDB); Singers: Nindy Kaur, Raftaar, Wajid, Shreya Ghoshal, Bonnie Chakraborty, Neeraj Shridhar, Mamta Sharma, Keerthi Sagathia, Danish Sabri. Rating: **1/2

D. Raja against PM's Lanka visit, says 'Govt. should respect TN assembly's resolution'

November 2, 2013 at 12:27 PM

New Delhi, Nov. 2 (ANI): Amid opposition from the various political outfits, including DMK's M. Karunanidhi, over Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh's visit to Sri Lanka to participate in CHOGM later this month, CPI leader D. Raja today said the Centre should not undermine or ignore the unanimous resolution passed by the Tamil Nadu assembly and should take decision accordingly.

Kirit Parikh panel recommendations 'insensitive', 'disastrous': D Raja

October 30, 2013 at 10:21 PM

New Delhi, Oct.30 (ANI): Communist Party of India (CPI) leader D Raja on Wednesday criticized the recommendations of the Kirit Parikh Committee to hike prices of diesel, LGP cylinder etc, and said that the Congress-led UPA II Government continues to remain insensitive to the sufferings and hardships of the common people.

D. Raja for unity of secular democratic forces, downplays 'Third Front' speculation

October 30, 2013 at 1:33 PM

New Delhi, Oct 30 (ANI): Communist Party of India (CPI) leader D. Raja on Wednesday said all secular democratic forces should rise to the occasion in order to isolate the communal forces to save the unity, integrity of the country and social harmony among the people and secular fabric of the Indian republic.

Aamir wants his callers to groove to 'Dhoom 3' (Movie Snippets)

October 22, 2013 at 4:03 PM

Mumbai, Oct 22 (IANS) There are different ways to promote a film and superstar Aamir Khan, known for innovation, plans to pitch for "Dhoom 3" by using the music of the movie as his caller tune.

Anthony D'Souza to make aerial adventure film

October 22, 2013 at 1:07 PM

Mumbai, Oct 22 (IANS) "Blue" director Anthony D'Souza would have gone into oblivion had it not been for Akshay Kumar's support. Now he marvels at the response to his new film "Boss", and he is planning an aerial adventure drama.

Ramiz 'impressed' with quality of cricket in India-Australia ODI series

October 22, 2013 at 10:59 AM

Islamabad, Oct 22 (ANI): Pakistan's former Test captain Ramiz Raja has said that the ongoing one-day international series between India and Australia has produced quality cricket and the visitors will benefit from it to a large extent during the return Ashes series Down Under.

RDB set to rock fans with 'Tamanche pe disco'

October 18, 2013 at 5:58 PM

Los Angeles, Oct 18 (IANS) Popular Punjabi bhangra and hip-hop band RDB is ready to make Bollywood fans sway to their beats once again with recent track "Tamanche pe disco", which is part of forthcoming movie "Bullett Raja".

Abhishek starts shooting for 'Mere Apne' (Movie Snippets)

October 18, 2013 at 3:10 PM

Mumbai, Oct 18 (IANS) Bollywood star Abhishek Bachchan felt "first day jitters" Friday when he began shooting for Umesh Shukla's "Mere Apne".

Treasure hunt: ASI to begin excavation in UP fort

October 18, 2013 at 10:36 AM

Lucknow, Oct 18 (IANS) The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) will Friday start the excavation for 1,000 tonnes of gold, which a seer dreamt, at a dilapidated fort in Uttar Pradesh's Unnao district.

'Ship Of Theseus', 'OMG: Oh My God' in IFFI Panorama

October 15, 2013 at 3:48 PM

New Delhi, Oct 15 (IANS) Films like "Ship Of Theseus", "OMG - Oh My God!", "Paan Singh Tomar" and "Bhaag Milkha Bhaag" are among the 26 feature films to be showcased in the Panorama section of IFFI, which will be opened with Malayalam film "Kanyaka Talkies".

D. Raja asks UP Govt. to be more conscious, vigilant on sensitive matters

October 14, 2013 at 1:08 PM

New Delhi, Oct 14 (ANI): Communist Party of India (CPI) leader D. Raja on Monday said that the Akhilesh Yadav-led Samajwadi Party (SP) Government should be more conscious and vigilant in the handling sensitive matters taking into account the fact that Uttar Pradesh is witnessing communal polarisation.

Retro moves for Karthi in 'All in All Azhagu Raj'

October 14, 2013 at 11:48 AM

Chennai, Oct 14 (IANS) Actor Karthi Sivakumar said he had to learn dance steps from Tamil cinema of the 1980s as well as horseriding for a song in his upcoming romantic-comedy "All in All Azhagu Raja", slated to release during Diwali next month.

Raja-Sharan lose in Tashkent ATP Challenger final

October 12, 2013 at 6:20 PM

Tashkent, Oct 12 (IANS) The unseeded Russian pair of Mikhail Elgin and Teymuraz Gabashvili notched up a 6-4, 6-4 win over the second seeds Purav Raja and Divij Sharan from India in the doubles final of the $125,000 Tashkent ATP Challenger here Saturday.

Raja- Sharan in final of Tashkent ATP Challenger

October 11, 2013 at 6:36 PM

Tashkent , Oct 11 (IANS) The second seeded Indian pair of Purav Raja and Divij Sharan scored a close 5-7, 6-3, 13-11 win over the Israel's Dudi Sela and Amir Weintraub Friday to enter the doubles final of the $125,000 Tashkent Challenger being played at the Olympic tennis School Tennis Complex here.

Raja Bhaiyya back in Akhilesh cabinet

October 11, 2013 at 12:12 PM

Lucknow, Oct 11 (IANS) Independent legislator Raghuraj Pratap Singh, better known as Raja Bhaiyya, was Friday sworn as a cabinet minister by UP Governor B.L. Joshi.

'Controversial' MLA Raja Bhaiya re-inducted into UP Cabinet

October 11, 2013 at 11:24 AM

Lucknow, Oct. 11 (ANI): Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav expanded his Cabinet today after a gap of almost three months by inducting controversial Raghuraj Pratap Singh alias Raja Bhaiya as a minister.

Morocco's Abourazzouk banned for doping

October 11, 2013 at 7:56 AM

Geneva, Oct 11 (IANS) Morocco international striker Hamza Abourazzouk was banned for six months by FIFA for doping.

Akhilesh expands ministry Friday, Raja Bhaiya may be back

October 10, 2013 at 9:56 PM

Lucknow, Oct 10 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav will expand his ministry Friday, an official said, amid indications that controversial leader Raghuraj Pratap Singh alias Raja Bhaiyya is likely to be re-inducted as a minister.

JPC's 2G report a bundle of 'half truths', says BJP

October 10, 2013 at 8:12 PM

New Delhi, Oct 10 (IANS) BJP leader Yashwant Sinha Thursday said the Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) report on irregularities in the 2G telecom licence and spectrum allocation is a bundle of "half truths".

Draw for FIFA Club World Cup Morocco 2013

October 10, 2013 at 7:56 AM

Rabat (Morocco), Oct 10 (IANS) The official draw ceremony for the FIFA Club World Cup Morocco 2013 was held Wednesday night at a Moroccan resort.