Who is Robert Vadra?

Robert Vadra is an India Businessman who has a jewellery and handicraft exports business who is married to Priyanka Gandhi.

Robert Vadra is an India Businessman who has a jewellery and handicraft exports business.

He was born on 18 April 1969 to Rajendra Vadra and Maureen. His father is of Indian origin while mother is of Scottish origin. He has two siblings, Richard and Michelle. His father had a brass and wood handicrafts. Later Robert started his won small company specializing in jewellery and handicraft exports under the name Artex.

Robert met Priyanka Gandhi, daughter of Rajiv Gandhi and Sonia Gandhi during their college time and married her in the year 1997. They have two children, Raihan and Miraya.

He and his mother Maureen owns Sky Light Hospitality Pvt Ltd and is a partner in a firm that owns Hilton Garden Inn in the South Delhi.

He and his wife Priyanka also have stakes in the parent company of IndiGo airlines.

There has many alleged reports and speculation that he is linked to DLF, one of the biggest Real Estate companies of India.

Not My Life, widely acclaimed film by Oscar nominee Robert Bilheimer

June 28, 2014 at 4:24 PM

Even as human trafficking remains a major curse in this country as in the rest of the world, the conviction rate as against the cases filed was a mere 0.6 per cent last year. And though an American report claims that 15 per cent of the cases

Driver charged in Tracy Morgan accident case

June 8, 2014 at 3:54 PM

New Jersey, June 8 (IANS) US comedian Tracy Morgan is in intensive care following a car crash and the driver Kevin Roper, who caused it, has been charged with death by auto, and four counts of assault by auto.

Drugs, sex and corruption in Philippines' largest prison

June 7, 2014 at 1:07 PM

Manila, June 7 (IANS/EFE) Drugs, sex, internet and even electric mopeds are few of the luxuries enjoyed by some of the prisoners in exchange for bribes in Bilibid, the biggest prison in Philippines, a scandal in which the director of the prison and 12 guards have been implicated.

Robert Downey Jr. designed 'Chef' posters

June 6, 2014 at 5:30 PM

Los Angeles, June 6 (IANS) Robert Downey Jr. is not just a wonderful actor and filmmaker, but also a creative person, who loves to experiment and put together interesting pieces on the computer. He did the same for the posters of his forthcoming film "Chef".

'Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania' trailer garners 3 mn views (Movie Snippets)

June 4, 2014 at 12:02 PM

Mumbai, June 4 (IANS) The fun-filled trailer of Karan Johar's new production "Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania", starring Alia Bhatt, Varun Dhawan and Siddharth Shukla, has garnered over three million views on online videosharing platform YouTube.

Pattinson to Play Indiana Jones?

June 3, 2014 at 6:56 AM

Los Angeles, June 3 (IANS) Actor Robert Pattinson may end up playing Indiana Jones in the new series of adventure movie.

Loew unveils Germany's World Cup squad

June 2, 2014 at 7:52 PM

Berlin, June 2 (IANS) Coach Joachim Loew cut three players while naming Germany's official 23-man World Cup squad here Monday.

Sania, Bopanna advance in French Open

May 31, 2014 at 11:24 PM

Paris, May 31 (IANS) India's Sania Mirza cruised into third round of women's doubles while her compatriot Rohan Bopanna moved into the quarters of the mixed doubles with their respective partners at the French Open tennis here Saturday.

Elmer returns to winning ways at Riviera Classic

May 31, 2014 at 1:55 PM

Manila, May 31 (IANS) The Philippines' Elmer Salvador showed his liking for winning on home soil when he cruised to a five-shot victory with a closing three-under-par 68 at the inaugural $60,000 ICTSI Riviera Classic Saturday.

'Maleficent' fails to enchant (IANS Movie Review)

May 31, 2014 at 12:03 PM

Film: "Maleficent"; Cast: Angelina Jolie, Sharlto Copley, Elle Fanning, Sam Riley, Imelda Staunton, Juno Temple, Lesley Manville, Brenton Thwaites, Isobelle Molloy, Michael Higgins, Vivienne Jolie-Pitt and Eleanor Worthington-Cox; Director: Robert Stromberg; Rating: **1/2

Priyanka seeks withdrawal of family's special privileges at airports

May 31, 2014 at 12:35 AM

New Delhi, May 31 (IANS) Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, daughter of Congress president Sonia Gandhi, has written a letter to Special Protection Group (SPG) chief, asking for the withdrawal of privileges at airports for her and her family.

No witch-hunt against Robert Vadra: Naidu

May 30, 2014 at 9:15 PM

Bangalore, May 30 (IANS) The NDA government would not indulge in any witch-hunt against political opponents such as Robert Vadra, son-in-law of Congress chief Sonia Gandhi, but would allow the law to take its own course, union Parliamentary Affairs Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu said Friday.

Glamour will fade away with time: Scarlett Johansson

May 28, 2014 at 7:07 PM

Los Angeles, May 28 (IANS) Scarlett Johansson, who exudes beauty and oomph, plays a deglamourised role in indie comedy "Chef". She says she won't mind piling on some pounds and be carefree about her looks as glamour will eventually fade away.

Jennifer Lawrence starstruck by Justin Bieber

May 26, 2014 at 8:05 PM

Los Angeles, May 26 (IANS) Actress Jennifer Lawrence was reportedly left starstruck by pop sensation Justin Bieber after being introduced to him at the Cannes International Film Festival last week.

Increasing differences with leadership led Gopinath to quit AAP

May 24, 2014 at 8:12 PM

Bangalore, May 24 (IANS) Increasing differences with the AAP leadership including the party's national convenor and former Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal led India's low-cost aviation pioneer G.R. Gopinath to resign from the party Saturday.

I'm bad at auditioning: Pattinson

May 24, 2014 at 2:52 PM

Los Angeles, May 24 (IANS) Actor Robert Pattinson believes he's no good during film auditions, and so was nervous about whether he would get a role his upcoming drama "The Rover" or not.

Kristen wants to keep Pattinson out of sight

May 23, 2014 at 3:09 PM

Cannes, May 23 (IANS) Actress Kristen Stewart reportedly decided to stay away from the Cannes International Film Festival till her ex-boyfriend and actor Robert Pattinson was in town.

'Chef' to release in India June 13

May 22, 2014 at 3:19 PM

New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) After a limited release in the US, Hollywood film "Chef", a comedy about a Miami-born workaholic in Los Angeles, will hit Indian screens June 13.

Croatian footballers visit flood victims

May 22, 2014 at 2:23 PM

Zagreb, May 22 (IANS) Croatian national coach Niko Kovac and several football players have taken the lead in bringing succour to the people suffering from floods, the worst in the country's history, that hit Slavonija, the eastern part of Croatia, and two neighbouring countries, Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Rajiv Gandhi remembered on death anniversary

May 21, 2014 at 4:02 PM

New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee, outgoing Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Prime Minister-designate Narendra Modi Wednesday paid tributes here to former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi on his 23rd death anniversary.

I don't know who my audience is: Robert Pattinson

May 21, 2014 at 2:50 PM

Cannes, May 21 (IANS) Robert Pattinson "doesn't know" if he has an audience outside of the "Twilight" movies but he is doing his best to diversify as an actor and appeal to more people.

Rajiv Gandhi remembered on death anniversary

May 21, 2014 at 12:59 PM

New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) The nation Wednesday remembered former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi on his 23rd death anniversary.

Don't judge us on the basis of your prejudices: Shatrughan Sinha

May 20, 2014 at 4:26 PM

Mumbai, May 20 (IANS) Actor-politician Shatrughan Sinha, fresh after the massive BJP victory in the Lok Sabha election, says it is time to forget the "politics of caste and community" and focus on "development, progress, prosperity and peace". He adds that without "being prejudiced", people should watch Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) "performance".

Pattinson, Stewart won't see each other at Cannes

May 19, 2014 at 6:08 PM

Cannes, May 19 (IANS) Actors Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart won't be spending time together at the ongoing Cannes International Film Festival 2014.

Bayern Munich beat Dortmund 2-0 to lift German Cup

May 18, 2014 at 7:54 AM

Berlin, May 18 (IANS) Bayern Munich overpowered Dortmund 2-0 in a dramatic extra time to seal the domestic double at the German Cup final here Saturday.

US seeks more security for its staff in Kenya

May 18, 2014 at 3:22 AM

Nairobi, May 18 (IANS) The US embassy in Nairobi Saturday requested Kenyan and American governments to deploy additional security in view of a surge in terror threats.

Pattinson at Cannes film fest

May 17, 2014 at 1:46 PM

Cannes, May 17 (IANS) Actor Robert Pattinson is here for the ongoing 67th Cannes International Film Festival, where his arrival was welcomed warmly by a coterie of fans.

Congress wins Mizoram's lone seat

May 16, 2014 at 8:50 PM

Aizawl, May 16 (IANS) Outgoing MP C.L. Ruala of Mizoram's ruling Congress party Friday won the lone Lok Sabha seat in the state.

Congress leads in lone Mizoram seat

May 16, 2014 at 11:54 AM

Aizawl, May 16 (IANS) The ruling Congress candidate and incumbent Lok Sabha member C.L. Ruala was Friday leading by 10,000 votes over Robert Romawia Royte of the United Democratic Front (UDF) in the lone Lok Sabha constituency of Mizoram, officials said.

'Spring Breakers' sequel will be terrible: Franco

May 15, 2014 at 2:02 PM

Los Angeles, May 15 (IANS) Actor James Franco, who starred in "Spring Breakers", has ridiculed its upcoming sequel saying it will be a "terrible" film.

Search engine manipulation can swing votes: US study

May 13, 2014 at 10:10 AM

Washington, May 13 (IANS) Analysing the just concluded Indian election, a US researcher has suggested that altering search results has a major effect on the voting preferences of undecided voters and could swing a close election.

Russian rider wins 2014 Tour of Azerbaijan cycling race

May 12, 2014 at 7:06 AM

Baku, May 12 (IANS) Ilnur Zakarin from Russian's Rusvelo cycling race team won the overall title of 2014 Tour of Azerbaijan which concluded Sunday.

Bayern celebrate, Braunschweig, Nuremberg relegated

May 11, 2014 at 3:08 PM

Berlin, May 11 (IANS) Bayern Munich celebrated their 24th Bundesliga title after a last gasp 1-0 win over Stuttgart while Braunschweig and Nuremberg were relegated to second division in the last round of the 2013-14 season.

Nadal reaches final in Madrid

May 11, 2014 at 7:16 AM

Madrid, May 11 (IANS) Rafael Nadal reached the final of the Madrid Mutua Open tennis tournament Saturday with a 6-4, 6-3 win over fellow Spaniard Robert Bautista Agut.

Congress, BJP escalate spat over 'neech rajniti' barb

May 9, 2014 at 7:32 PM

New Delhi, May 9 (IANS) The Congress Friday reiterated its claim that BJP leader Narendra Modi did not belong to any backward class and his efforts to project himself as a "deprived person" reflected his desperation.

Modi desperate, distorted Priyanka's remarks: Congress

May 9, 2014 at 5:40 PM

New Delhi, May 9 (IANS) The Congress Friday accused BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi of distorting Priyanka Gandhi Vadra's "low-level politics" remark, calling him "desperate" for power.

Obama nominates new ambassador to Egypt

May 9, 2014 at 9:30 AM

Washington, May 9 (IANS) US President Barack Obama has nominated his current ambassador to Iraq to be his new top envoy to Egypt, a post that was vacant for nine months.

Nadal to face Tomas Berdych in quarter finals

May 9, 2014 at 6:59 AM

Madrid, May 9 (IANS) Top seed and home favourite Rafael Nadal will face Tomas Berdych in the quarter-finals of the Madrid Open Tennis tournament after both won their respective last 16 matches Thursday.

Truth will come out in allegations against Robert Vadra, says Modi

May 8, 2014 at 9:08 PM

New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) The BJP government in Rajasthan was following due procedures over allegations concerning land deals of Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law Robert Vadra and the truth will be revealed, said Narendra Modi.

Anger a better motivator for volunteers than sympathy?

May 8, 2014 at 4:43 PM

London, May 8 (IANS) Angry people do not always raise a ruckus; they may also bring about positive changes to society with a new study showing that anger may be more effective at motivating people to volunteer than other motives.

Rahul trying to influence voters, allege BJP and AAP

May 7, 2014 at 4:59 PM

Amethi, May 7 (IANS) Circulating images of Rahul Gandhi interacting with voters at polling booths here Wednesday while polling was on for the Amethi Lok Sabha seat, both the BJP and the AAP alleged that the Congress is trying to influence voters on election day.

Emma Thompson to feature in 'A Walk in the Woods'

May 7, 2014 at 8:02 AM

Los Angeles, May 7 (IANS) Actress Emma Thompson will be seen in "A Walk in the Woods", a big screen adaptation of travel writer Bill Bryson's 1998 memoir.

Rajasthan launches probe into Vadra land deals

May 6, 2014 at 6:51 PM

Jaipur, May 6 (IANS) The Vasundhara Raje government in Rajasthan has launched a probe into land deals of Congress president Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law Robert Vadra in the state when the Congress was in power.

Rivals now teaming up to thwart Modi: BJP

May 6, 2014 at 6:42 PM

Kolkata, May 6 (IANS) The BJP Tuesday accused its rival parties of teaming up against it in the wake of the CPI expressing its willingness to align with the Trinamool Congress to prevent the BJP's Narendra Modi from coming to power.

Priyanka energises Congress poll effort, party workers want more (Election Special)

May 6, 2014 at 3:39 PM

New Delhi, May 6 (IANS) Priyanka Gandhi Vadra has injected much-needed enthusiasm in the Congress campaign as the Lok Sabha election enters the last lap. Her sharp and quick ripostes to Narendra Modi, her natural appeal among voters coupled with her mobilisational qualities made many in the Congress wish she take on a larger role.

Never done 'low-level politics': Modi

May 6, 2014 at 1:23 PM

Domariyaganj (Uttar Pradesh), May 6 (IANS) BJP leader Narendra Modi Tuesday said he was born in a lower caste but he has never done "low-level politics".

Kumar Vishwas says his family told to leave Amethi

May 6, 2014 at 10:34 AM

Lucknow, May 6 (IANS) Kumar Vishwas, who is Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) candidate from Amethi, Tuesday alleged that his family had been asked to leave the constituency or face forceful eviction.

Slovakia among EU countries with most responsible finances

May 6, 2014 at 3:38 AM

Bratislava, May 6 (IANS) The European Commission in its spring prognosis predicts that Slovakia's economic growth will accelerate both this year and the next after the slowdown seen last year, the media reported Monday.

Priyanka's comment about Smriti shows arrogance: Jaitley

May 5, 2014 at 9:54 PM

New Delhi, May 5 (IANS) BJP leader Arun Jaitley Monday said Priyanka Gandhi Vadra's comment about Smriti Irani in Amethi showed her "arrogance at its worst".

Noir film festival comes to capital

May 5, 2014 at 5:55 PM

New Delhi, May 5 (IANS) As many as eight Hollywood movies dealing with the subject of suspense, gangsters, and crime will be showcased in the capital during the "Film Noir" festival, the organisers said Monday.

I am no know-all leader: Narendra Modi (IANS Interview)

May 5, 2014 at 4:18 PM

New Delhi, May 5 (IANS) Saying he was no know-all leader, BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi has disclosed that he relied a lot on "professionals and domain experts" in governance and believed that the "single-minded focus" on attacking him was what "brought a lot of support from the people of India to me".

E-cigarettes turning nonsmokers to nicotine addiction: Study

May 5, 2014 at 2:34 PM

Toronto, May 5 (IANS) Amid claims that e-cigarettes can also pause cancer risks, a study has found that young adults believe electronic cigarettes are less harmful than regular cigarettes - a presumption that is turning even nonsmokers to nicotine addiction.

Paltrow-Martin spotted together, again

May 5, 2014 at 2:46 AM

Los Angeles, May 5 (IANS) Actress Gwyneth Paltrow and singer Chris Martin announced their split in March, but it seems they are giving their relationship another chance.

Top teams win in Bundesliga

May 4, 2014 at 6:30 PM

Berlin, May 4 (IANS) Bayern Munich pushed Hamburg one step closer to their first ever relegation while Schalke practically booked their Champions League berth in the 34th round of the German Bundesliga.

No witch-hunt but no one above law: Modi on Vadra (IANS Interview)

May 4, 2014 at 4:22 PM

New Delhi, May 4 (IANS) BJP's prime ministerial nominee Narendra Modi said he will not "waste" time by launching a "witch-hunt" against his political opponents or individuals, including Robert Vadra, but added that no one was above the rule of law howsoever highly placed.

Three killed in twin explosions in Kenya

May 4, 2014 at 12:46 AM

Nairobi, May 4 (IANS) At least three people were killed and several others injured in twin explosions Saturday evening in Kenya's coastal city of Mombasa, police said.

Congress won't get 100 Lok Sabha seats: Modi (Intro Roundup)

May 4, 2014 at 12:06 AM

New Delhi, May 3 (IANS) The Congress would be reduced to two digits when election results are announced May 16, BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi said Saturday, and rubbished allegations that his government in Gujarat had favoured an industrialist in allocation of land.

Modi says Congress won't cross two digits (Roundup)

May 3, 2014 at 11:50 PM

New Delhi, May 3 (IANS) The Congress would be reduced to two digits when election results are announced May 16, BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi said Saturday, and rubbished allegations that his government in Gujarat had favoured an industrialist in allocation of land.

Modi interview: Prasar Bharati CEO slams Manish Tewari on autonomy

May 2, 2014 at 9:18 PM

New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) Acknowledging that certain portions of the Narendra Modi interview on Doordarshan "were apparently edited", Prasar Bharati CEO Jawhar Sircar Friday said the public broadcaster had failed to get the autonomy it was seeking and pointed a finger at Information and Broadcasting Minister Manish Tewari for the failure to break the stranglehold.

Indian football is in better shape today: Toal

May 1, 2014 at 4:54 PM

New Delhi, May 1 (IANS) Indian football's outgoing youth development chief coach Colm Joseph Toal said he was proud of his seven-year stint and feels the youngsters are in better shape today.

Now, get out of that dentist's chamber fast!

May 1, 2014 at 4:38 PM

London, May 1 (IANS) There is good news for those who do not want to spend too much time on the dental chair as researchers have now discovered a new dental filling material that is faster to harden.

Stewart laughs off lesbian rumour

April 30, 2014 at 5:58 AM

Los Angeles, April 30 (IANS) Actress Kristen Stewart is thoroughly amused at rumours about her sexuality.

Have highest respect for Vikram Batra and his parents: Modi

April 29, 2014 at 10:06 PM

New Delhi, April 29 (IANS) BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi Tuesday said he had the highest respect for Kargil hero Vikram Batra and his parents and would rather quit politics than dishonour or hurt them.

Congress campaign led by Rahul not Priyanka: Jairam

April 29, 2014 at 8:22 PM

New Delhi, April 29 (IANS) The Congress campaign for the Lok Sabha election was being led by party vice president Rahul Gandhi and not his sister Priyanka, union minister Jairam Ramesh said Tuesday.

Priyanka questions Modi's 'childish behaviour'

April 29, 2014 at 7:34 PM

Amethi, April 29 (IANS) Congress star campaigner Priyanka Gandhi Vadra Tuesday hit out at BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi and questioned his "childish behaviour" in calling Rahul Gandhi by different names.

Congress, BJP spar over Modi's 'links' with alleged hawala kingpin

April 28, 2014 at 11:50 PM

New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) The Congress Monday attacked Narendra Modi on his alleged links with a "hawala kingpin" whose house and office in Gujarat were searched by the Enforcement Directorate but the BJP dismissed the allegations as showing "bankruptcy of the Congress". A BJP leader posted a photograph of Congress MP Mohammad Azharuddin with the same man but removed it soon.

Jaitley charge of political debate standards leaves Priyanka unmoved (Roundup)

April 28, 2014 at 10:38 PM

New Delhi/Rae Bareli, April 28 (IANS) BJP leader Arun Jaitley Monday accused Priyanka Gandhi of lowering quality of political debate by her remarks about "panic-stricken rats" for his party after it accused her husband of corruption but she dismissed the charge as a "gift she chose to reject".

Priyanka's attacks have unnerved Modi: Congress leaders

April 28, 2014 at 8:14 PM

New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) Priyanka Gandhi Vadra's pointed campaign against Narendra Modi has unnerved the BJP's prime ministerial candidate, energised Congress workers and created a resonance among people that will benefit the party, Congress leaders said Monday.

Priyanka, Rajnath, Akhilesh hold road shows in UP

April 28, 2014 at 5:58 PM

Lucknow, April 28 (IANS) Rajnath Singh, Akhilesh Yadav and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra Monday pulled out all stops on the last day of campaigning for the April 30 Lok Sabha elections in Uttar Pradesh.

Criticism a 'gift' that I choose to reject: Priyanka

April 28, 2014 at 5:34 PM

Rae Bareli, April 28 (IANS) Under attack from the BJP, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra Monday termed the opposition's criticism a "gift" that she chose to reject.

Priyanka Gandhi has lowered political discourse: Jaitley

April 28, 2014 at 1:50 PM

New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) BJP leader Arun Jaitley Monday accused Congress president Sonia Gandhi's daughter Priyanka Gandhi Vadra of lowering the "quality of political discourse".

BJP alleges graft in Vadra deals, faces spirited attack from Priyanka (Intro Roundup)

April 27, 2014 at 11:58 PM

New Delhi/Rae Bareli, April 27 (IANS) The verbal spat between the Congress and the BJP grew more strident Sunday with the BJP's allegations of "corruption under patronage" in land deals of Congress chief Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law Robert Vadra evoked a spirited response from his wife Priyanka Gandhi, who accused the party of "running like bewildered rats".

BJP alleges graft in Vadra deals, Priyanka hits back (Roundup)

April 27, 2014 at 9:26 PM

New Delhi/Rae Bareli, April 27 (IANS) The verbal spat between the Congress and the BJP reached new heights Sunday, the BJP alleging "corruption under patronage" in land deals of Congress chief Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law Robert Vadra and his wife Priyanka Gandhi hitting back at it for "representing destructive and negative" politics.

BJP targets Sonia, Rahul over Vadra's land deals, alleges graft

April 27, 2014 at 8:22 PM

New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) In its sharpest attack yet on the Gandhi family, the BJP Sunday accused Congress president Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law Robert Vadra of making "unscrupulous" land deals and sought a fair investigation into "corruption under patronage".

Priyanka defends husband, calls opposition 'frustrated rats'

April 27, 2014 at 7:34 PM

Rae Bareli, April 27 (IANS) Congress star campaigner Priyanka Gandhi Sunday accused the BJP of unnecessarily defaming her husband Robert Vadra, and said the opposition was "behaving like frustrated rats".

BJP targets Sonia, Rahul over Vadra's land deals

April 27, 2014 at 6:38 PM

New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) In a sharpest attack yet on the Gandhi family, the BJP Sunday accused Congress president Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law Robert Vadra of making "unscrupulous" land deals.

BJP wants to give all powers to one man: Priyanka

April 27, 2014 at 6:22 PM

Rae Bareli, April 27 (IANS) Congress star campaigner Priyanka Gandhi Sunday sharpened her attack on BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, saying his party believed in giving all powers to one man.

BJP questions Gandhi family on Vadra's land deals

April 27, 2014 at 4:14 PM

New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) In its sharpest attack yet on the Gandhi family, the Bharatiya Janata Party Sunday accused Congress president Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law Robert Vadra of making "unscrupulous" land deals.

RSVP, toffee, jijaji...elections add to political lexicon (Election Special)

April 27, 2014 at 2:30 PM

New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) "RSVP model", "toffee model", "AK-49", "news traders", "jijaji", "maa-beta government", "shehzada",... the Lok Sabha slugfest has contributed much to the political lexicon, spicing it up but also causing a fair degree of heartburn. These expressions are unlikely to be forgotten in a hurry.

Weight-loss tamarind and anti-depressants a deadly mix

April 27, 2014 at 1:58 PM

Washington, April 27 (IANS) Are you taking weight-loss supplements while on anti-depressants? Take caution because the popular weight-loss supplement garcinia cambogia -- famously known as Malabar tamarind -- could lead to toxicity in the body.

Congress wants Priyanka Gandhi to campaign more: Singhvi

April 26, 2014 at 5:34 PM

Kolkata, April 26 (IANS) The Congress was "keen and eager" to see party chief Sonia Gandhi's daughter Priyanka Gandhi Vadra play a bigger role in the election campaign, its national spokesperson Abhishek Manu Singhvi said Saturday.

Priyanka, Smriti in war of words over Rahul's work

April 26, 2014 at 5:11 PM

Amethi, April 26 (IANS) A war of words broke out Saturday between Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and BJP's Amethi Lok Sabha candidate Smriti Irani, as the Gandhi scion urged people not to vote for an "outsider" in the constituency.

Bayer Leverkusen sign Salzburg coach Schmidt

April 26, 2014 at 3:10 PM

Leverkusen (Germany), April 26 (IANS) German football club Bayer Leverkusen have signed Salzburg coach Robert Schmidt for the upcoming Bundesliga season.

Rahul Gandhi worked for Amethi's development, says Priyanka

April 26, 2014 at 1:34 PM

Amethi, April 26 (IANS) Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi has a vision for Amethi and has done a lot of work for its upliftment, socially and economically, his sister Priyanka Gandhi Vadra said Saturday.

'Brick Mansions' - great tribute for Paul Walker (IANS Movie Review)

April 26, 2014 at 11:34 AM

Film: "Brick Mansions"; Cast: Paul Walker, David Belle, Gouchy Boy, Catalina Denis, Robert Fitzgerald Diggs (RZA), Ayisha Issa, Carlo Rota, Robert Maillet, Andreas Apergis and Richard Zeman; Director: Camille Delamarre; Rating: **

Gandhi family fights for survival after striking a deal! (Comment: Special to IANS)

April 25, 2014 at 7:10 PM

The Gandhi family is in this battle with its back to the wall. A burst of energy at this late stage shows a sense of purpose, and deep anxiety. They are fighting for their sheer survival.

Priyanka should explain Vadra's development model: BJP

April 25, 2014 at 6:06 PM

Lucknow, April 25 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Friday launched a counter-offensive against Priyanka Gandhi Vadra following her sustained attacks on its prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi.

Stop lecturing, Priyanka tells Modi

April 25, 2014 at 2:38 PM

Rae Bareli, April 25 (IANS) Congress chief Sonia Gandhi's daughter Priyanka Gandhi Vadra Friday launched a shrill attack at BJP's prime ministerial hopeful Narendra Modi, asking him to "stop his vicious" campaign and instead focus on development issues.

Stop lecturing, Priyanka tells Modi

April 25, 2014 at 1:10 PM

Rae Bareli, April 25 (IANS) Priyanka Gandhi Vadra Friday attacked BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, saying he should stop using expressions like "ABC" and "RSVP" as he was not addressing educational institutions but the country's people.

AIFF launches academy certification programme

April 24, 2014 at 4:46 PM

New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) All India Football Federation (AIFF) Thursday launched the 'AIFF Academy Certification' which aims to set a standard of youth development in the country through a certification model.

Astronauts may face attention deficit risks

April 24, 2014 at 2:30 PM

New York, April 24 (IANS) Astronauts who are radiation-sensitive need to take extra care to protect their brains as they may face risks of attention deficit and slower reaction times, a study suggests.

Priyanka targets Modi, rakes up snoopgate controversy (Roundup)

April 23, 2014 at 11:10 PM

Rae Bareli/New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) For the second consecutive day, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra Wednesday targeted the BJP and its leader Narendra Modi and raked up the snoopgate controversy, saying the Gujarat chief minister "was listening to conversations of women".

EC supreme in interpreting poll speeches: Amit Shah

April 23, 2014 at 10:06 PM

New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) BJP general secretary Amit Shah Wednesday said he was initially convinced he had made remarks regarding the Muzaffarnagar riots after due consideration, but the Election Commission was the supreme authority in interpretation of poll speeches and he respected its directive.

Congress confused about its campaign: BJP

April 23, 2014 at 8:46 PM

New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) The BJP Wednesday said the Congress leadership was confused about its election campaign and is launching personal attacks against BJP leaders, but crying foul over similar attacks against Congress politicians.

Congress worried about Vadra fallout

April 23, 2014 at 8:22 PM

New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) The Congress is worried that it might be losing the battle of perception over party chief Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law Robert Vadra, who is accused of dubious land deals by the BJP.

Charity begins at home: Jaitley on Priyanka remarks

April 23, 2014 at 7:02 PM

New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) BJP leader Arun Jaitley Wednesday said he agreed with Priyanka Gandhi Vadra that personal attacks cause pain to people and should be avoided, but noted that "charity begins at home" and the Congress should not have made similar attacks on BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi.

Congress confused about its campaign: BJP

April 23, 2014 at 6:38 PM

New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) The BJP Wednesday said the Congress leadership was confused about its election campaign and is launching personal attacks against BJP leaders, but crying foul over similar attacks against Congress politicians.

People talking of women's security are snooping on them: Priyanka

April 23, 2014 at 6:30 PM

Rae Bareli (Uttar Pradesh), April 23 (IANS) For the second consecutive day, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra Wednesday targeted the BJP and its prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi.

Top five iconic beauty trends

April 23, 2014 at 6:22 PM

London, April 23 (IANS) Actress Marilyn Monroe's bold red lips have been voted the most iconic beauty trend of all time, with the sultry smoky eye following closely behind.

Politics isn't about making personal attacks: Priyanka

April 23, 2014 at 1:50 PM

Rae Bareli, April 23 (IANS) Politics is about dealing with the problems of the people and "not just making personal attacks", Priyanka Gandhi Vadra said here Wednesday.