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Kumar Sanu is one of the leading play back singers in contemporary Indian cinema. His contribution to the Indian music and film is, in fact, applauded. He has sung a number of songs, thus helped the movies to be a mega hit at the box office. Kumar Sanu was born in 1957 in Calcutta, West Bengal. He was known as Kedarnath Bhattacharya prior to 1987 when he changed his name to Kumar Sanu after Kalyanji-Anandji suggested him to do so. After going through a substantial education and singing training under his father, who was an expert classical singer and composer, he kept his feet into the singing world. Kumar Sanu has an amazing art of singing. He copied his role model Kishore Kumar?s, the legend singer of the by gone days, style of singing. He started performing publicly in 1979, singing at shows and restaurants around Kolkata, and came later to Mumbai where he got the first opportunity to sing in a Bollywood movie ?Aandhiyan? in 1987. But it was in 1990, when the goddess of fortune became really pleased with Sanu when he got a break in the legendary movie ?Ashiqui? that laid the real foundation of Kumar Sanu as a play back singer and became famous overnight. Since then he never saw the face of misfortune in his career. Sanu stepped up with success one after another. For songs in ?Aashiqui,? he was nominated for Filmfare awards and won the five consecutive Filmfare awards as Best Male Playback Singer. Some of the films hit the box office owing to the songs sung by Kumar Sanu are: Saajan, Baazigar, Deewana, 1942: A Love story, and many more movies have been successful, particularly because of the contribution of Kumar Sanu. Sanu has also found a place in the Guinness Book of World Record for singing 28 songs in a single day in 1993.
Mumbai, May 22 (IANS) Actress Shruti Haasan, daughter of veteran actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan, says her father has been very inspiring for her. She marvels at her father's dedication and says he has the same enthusiasm that a newcomer has for his work.
Chennai, May 22 (IANS) Tamil Nadu's Crime Branch-Crime Investigation Department (CBCID) Wednesday said a lookout notice has been issued to all airports for Kitty alias Uttam alleged to be a bookie with links in spot fixing in the Indian Premier League (IPL).
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Ajit Chandila of Rajasthan Royals was about to spot-fix in another Indian Premiere League (IPL) match too for which he had taken Rs.15 lakh from a Punjab-based bookie, police claimed here Wednesday.
Singapore, May 22 (IANS) A court in Malaysia has sentenced two Indian-origin men to separate jail terms for brutally assaulting a Nigerian that led to his death.
Thiruvananthapuram, May 21 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy is under pressure from various quarters to re-induct former state forests and sports minister K.B. Ganesh Kumar into his cabinet.
Chennai, May 21 (IANS) Producer C.V. Kumar, who has already introduced two short filmmakers into the industry with projects like "Pizza" and "Soodhu Kavvum", is set to turn two more shorts into feature films in Tamil soon.
Patna, May 20 (ANI): Chief Minister of Bihar, Nitish Kumar, ruled out rift among coalition partners in the State and added that each party had its own ideology and agenda.
Limassol (Cyprus), May 20 (IANS) Indian boxers scaled new frontiers as they powered through to claim the top rank and bag the 2013 Invitational FXTM International Limassol Boxing Cup.
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) Delhi Police Monday said there was no pressure on them to go soft on the three Rajasthan Royals players accused of spot fixing as officials of the Indian cricket board's anti-corruption unit met the capital's police chief seeking cooperation in the case.
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) Delhi Police Monday said there was no pressure on them to go soft on the three Rajasthan Royals players accused of spot-fixing and clarified that the team management had not so far filed a First Information report (FIR) against the trio.
Wellington, May 20 (IANS) One of the two men accused of burning alive an Indian-origin man in New Zealand Jan 30 this year owed the victim money, the police report on the case has revealed.
Washington, May 19 (ANI): Researchers including one of Indian origin have engineered a strain of electricity-producing bacteria that can grow using hydrogen gas as its sole electron donor and carbon dioxide as its sole source of carbon.
New Delhi, May 19 (ANI): Internal Affairs Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde on Sunday left for the United States to participate in the Indo-US Homeland Security dialogue.
Chennai, May 19 (IANS) The trailer of Superstar Rajinikanth-starrer Tamil period-drama "Kochadaiyaan", which was supposed to be unveiled at the ongoing Cannes film festival, was called off at the last minute because the team is still working on the final output of the trailer.
New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) Holding the opposition's "disruptionary tactics" responsible for not allowing passage of the food security and land acquisition bills in parliament's budget session, the Congress Saturday expressed its willingness for a special session if the other parties were agreed.
New Delhi, 18 May 18 (IANS) Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar Saturday left for Belarus leading an Indian parliamentary delegation to the east European country.
Thiruvananthapuram, May 18 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Oomen Chandy is all set to reshuffle his cabinet, two years after assuming office this day.
Mumbai, May 18 (IANS) Filmmaker Prabhudheva, who has cast Shruti Haasan in "Ramaiya Vastavaiya", says he is no one to "relaunch" the daughter of veteran actress Kamal Haasan.
Thrissur (Kerala), May 18 (IANS) The festivities and fireworks at the Thrissur Pooram festival have stunned two US-based filmmakers who are making a movie on pyrotechnics across the globe. They have termed it as one of the most amazing display they have ever witnessed.
New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) The BJP Friday took exception to CBI director Ranjit Sinha's remarks that former minister Pawan Kumar Bansal has a strong defence in the case of alleged bribery involving his nephew.
Bhubaneswar, May 17 (IANS) At least 177 people were arrested in different parts of Odisha during the past week for their involvement in illegal money circulation and chit fund activities, a police official said Friday.
New Delhi, May 17 (ANI): Delhi Police has reportedly indicated that it could widen the probe of an ongoing case of spot fixing in the sixth edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) to include questioning of the owners of the Rajasthan Royals and the team's captain.
New Delhi, May 17 (ANI): Delhi's Police Commissioner Neeraj Kumar on Friday said former Test fast bowler S.Sreesanth is cooperating with investigators with regard to an Indian Premier League (IPL) spot fixing probe
New Delhi/Hyderabad, May 17 (IANS) Amid mounting pressure to drop tainted ministers, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Kiran Kumar Reddy Friday called on Congress president Sonia Gandhi in New Delhi.
Bhopal, May 17 (ANI): A day after Indian pacer Sreesanth and his IPL teammates Ajit Chandila and Ankeet Chavan were arrested in connection with the IPL spot-fixing case, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) spokesperson Shahnawaz Hussain on Friday said that the Centre and BCCI should take strict action against those guilty.
Mumbai, May 17 (IANS) It was an "exhuberating" moment for actor Vijay Verma when he came to know that his film "Monsoon Shootout" has been selected for the 66th Cannes International Film Festival.
Mumbai, May 17 (IANS) Sonu Sood confesses that he was so eager to work with filmmaker Ramesh Taurani that he gave his nod for "Ramaiya Vasta Vaiya" without even having read the script.
New Delhi, May 17 (ANI): A day after Indian pacer Sreesanth and his IPL teammates Ajit Chandila and Ankeet Chavan were arrested in connection with the IPL spot-fixing case, Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde on Friday congratulated Delhi Police for busting the racket.
New Delhi, May 17 (ANI): Indian pacer S Sreesanth and 13 others, including two cricketers of the Rajasthan Royals franchise, were sent to police custody for five days by a Delhi court for being quizzed in connection with the IPL spot-fixing case.
New Delhi, May 16 (IANS) Delhi Police Commissioner Neeraj Kumar Thursday ruled out the possibility of Indian cricket captain M.S. Dhoni and Harbhajan Singh being responsible for S. Sreesanth's arrest for alleged spot-fixing in IPL matches.
New Delhi/Mumbai, May 16 (IANS) Pakistani links and the involvement of the Mumbai underworld have surfaced in the investigations into spot-fixing in Indian Premier League (IPL) matches in which Indian fast bowler S. Sreesanth and two of his Rajasthan Royals teammates have been arrested, police said Thursday, adding more arrests are expected.
New Delhi, May 16 (IANS) The Mumbai underworld is involved in spot-fixing in Indian Premier League (IPL) matches in which Indian fast bowler S. Sreesanth and two of his Rajasthan Royals teammates were arrested, Delhi Police chief Neeraj Kumar Thursday said.
New Delhi, May 16 (ANI): Delhi Police Commissioner Neeraj Kumar on Thursday spilled the bigger story on the Sreesanth spot-fixing row saying that the masterminds are sitting abroad.
New Delhi, May 16 (IANS) More arrests are expected for spot-fixing in Indian Premier League (IPL) matches but no more players are involved, Delhi Police Commissioner Neeraj Kumar said Thursday.
New Delhi, May 16 (IANS) The Mumbai underworld is involved in spot fixing in Indian Premier League (IPL) matches in which Indian fast bowler S. Sreesanth and two of his Rajasthan Royals teammates were arrested Thursday, Delhi Police chief Neeraj Kumar said.
Thiruvananthapuram, May 16 (IANS) The news of S. Sreesanth's arrest for alleged spot fixing in the Indian Premier League (IPL) has come as a shocker to his family, cricket administrators, politicians and the man on the street in Kerala.
United Nations, May 16 (IANS) Calling it a "sleight of hand" and a "dangerous precedent which we cannot acquiesce in", India abstained on a resolution adopted by the UN General Assembly calling for a political transition in Syria, saying "unilateral action" will not resolve the crisis and would only exacerbate the problem.
Mumbai, May 15 (IANS) Actor Girish Taurani, son of producer Kumar Taurani, who is debuting with "Ramaya Vastavaiya", says his journey was not easy despite coming from a film background.
New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Wednesday attacked newly-appointed Law Minister Kapil Sibal for allegedly favouring British telecom giant Vodafone by clearing the decks for resolving its tax dispute out of court.
New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) A sequel to the 2000 hit romantic drama "Dhadkan" has been finalised by producer Ratan Jain and it will go on the floors this year.
Thiruvananthapuram, May 15 (IANS) Malayalam filmmakers say stereotyping may be possible, but clarify that they do not depict any community in a bad light intentionally as alleged by T. Peter.
Mumbai, May 15 (IANS) Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap, who is directing "Ugly", has launched a digital poster giving a sneak peek into the psychological thriller.
Chennai, May 15 (IANS) Oscar-winning composer A.R. Rahman, who managed to have a glimpse of one of the songs from superstar Rajinikanth-starrer Tamil period-drama "Kochadaiyaan", describes it as "epic".
Patna, May 15 (IANS) RJD chief Lalu Prasad Wednesday launched a scathing attack against Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar for rampant corruption, bribery and rising incidents of rape in the state and said he would throw him out of power in the next elections.
New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Wednesday attacked newly-appointed Law Minister Kapil Sibal for allegedly favouring UK telecom giant Vodafone by clearing the decks for resolving its tax dispute out of court.
Dubai, May 15 (IANS) Two Indian workers were buried alive in the trench of a sewage system project where they were working in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Wednesday issued notice to the central government on a plea challenging the appointment of Delhi Police Commissioner Neeraj Kumar on grounds that he faced charges of misusing power and rights violations.
Mumbai, May 15 (IANS) Actress Parineeti Chopra says if she has an option to flirt with someone in Bollywood, it would be the current heartthrob Ranbir Kapoor.
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) Law and Justice Minister Kapil Sibal Monday said that the present collegium system of making appointments to the higher judiciary was "opaque" and "non-transparent", but nothing could be done to change it overnight.
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Monday questioned two railway officials in the case relating to bribery for appointment of a senior railway officer to a lucrative post.
Chennai, May 13 (IANS) If you want to have a large fan base then it's very important to diversify to other languages, feels Telugu actor Aadi Pudipeddi, who wants to make his presence felt in other languages soon.
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) Union Law Minister Kapil Sibal Monday said that the present collegium system of appointment of judges was "opaque" and "non-transparent", but nothing could be done to change it overnight.
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) Kapil Sibal Monday assumed the charge of the union law ministry, taking over from Ashwani Kumar who resigned last week after he came under attack in the Supreme Court for vetting the CBI report on the allocation of coal blocks.
New Delhi, May 12 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Prakash Javadekar termed Manmohan Singh as a 'misfit' for the office of Prime Minister, and called for his resignation.
Bangalore, May 12 (ANI): Asserting that the Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh has no moral right to continue, senior BJP leader M. Venkaiah Naidu on Sunday said the opposition party will start a "Jail Bharo Andolan" from May 27 to June 3 against the Congress-led UPA Government.
New Delhi, May 12 (ANI): Activists of the Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM), the student wing of the opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) staged vociferous protests outside Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's official 7, Racecourse Road residence on Sunday.
Thiruvananthapuram, May 12 (IANS) Neera, a coconut water-based non-alcoholic drink, is awaiting the Kerala government's nod to become a money spinner for coconut farmers in the state.
New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) Actor Akshay Kumar, who feels that everyday should be celebrated as Mother's Day, gives credit to wife Twinkle Khanna for his success and well-being of the family.
Surat, May 12 (ANI): External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid on Sunday criticised the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for its relentless campaign not to welcome the firm steps taken by the government to crack down on corruption by demanding the resignations of former railway minister Pawan Kumar Bansal and former law and justice minister Ashwani Kumar.
Jaipur, May 11 (IANS) Designer Ritu Kumar left viewers mesmerized as she showcased her exclusive collection, featuring an ensemble for young brides, on day two of the ongoing Rajasthan Fashion Week (RFW) 2013 at the Fairmont here.
Kolkata, May 11 (IANS) The Trinamool Congress Saturday said Pawan Kumar Bansal and Ashwani Kumar, who from the union cabinet resigned a day earlier, have "mud on their faces".
New Delhi, May 11 (ANI): In an indirect attack on Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Rajnath Singh on Saturday sought an explanation from Ashwani Kumar who stepped down as the Law Minister.
New Delhi, May 11 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Rajnath Singh on Saturday asked Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh to step down from his post following the resignations of his two 'tainted' ministers Pawan Kumar Bansal and Ashwani Kumar.
New Delhi, May 11 (IANS) C.P. Joshi has been given additional charge of the railway ministry, while Kapil Sibal has got the additional charge of the law and justice ministry, a Rashtrapati Bhavan communique said Saturday.
New Delhi, May 11 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh should also go following the resignation of two cabinet ministers, BJP president Rajnath Singh said Saturday.
New Delhi, May 11 (ANI): Senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh hailed the decision taken by the Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi to oust cabinet ministers Pawan Kumar Bansal and Ashwani Kumar, post 'railgate' and 'coalgate' scams.
New Delhi, May 11 (IANS) Former law minister Ashwani Kumar said Saturday that he had done no wrong but had resigned from the cabinet because Prime Minister Manmohan Singh wanted him to.
New Delhi, May 11 (IANS) The Congress Saturday sought to take a high moral ground over the resignation of ministers P.K. Bansal and Ashwani Kumar, saying they quit though the charges against them have not been proved in a court of law.
New Delhi, May 10 (IANS) As Pawan Kumar Bansal and Ashwani Kumar resigned from their ministerial posts, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Friday said it was a delayed step.
New Delhi, May 10 (IANS) Law Minister Ashwani Kumar Friday tendered his resignation to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for allegedly interfering in a CBI probe in coal blocks allocation.
Hockenheim, May 10 (IANS) India's Sandeep Kumar finished 12th in junior category and 19th overall on debut in the Scirocco R-Cup 2013 here.
Bangalore, May 10 (IANS) Balachandra Bhaskar and Sourav Kothari qualified to represent India in the Asian Indoor Games billiards competition after the duo finished in that order in the selection trials here Friday.
Mumbai, May 10 (IANS) Producer Bhushan Kumar has roped in Ranbir Kapoor and Sri Lankan actress Jacqueline Fernandez as a fresh on-screen pair for his next, which will have elements of romance and thriller.
New Delhi, May 10 (IANS) Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal, under a cloud over his nephew's alleged involvement in bribery for a plum railway board posting, did not attend office till Friday afternoon, fuelling speculation that he was on his way out.
New Delhi, May 10 (ANI): Top leaders of the Congress Party will meet here on Saturday evening to probably decide on the political futures of Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal and Law and Justice Minister Ashwani Kumar.
Pune, May 9 (IANS) The Kolkata Knight Riders scored 152/6 against the Pune Warriors in the Indian Premier League match at the Subrata Roy Sahara Stadium here Thursday.
New Delhi, May 9 (IANS) Actor-filmmaker Farhan Akhtar has been named the new face of smartphones brand Intex Technologies and he says the products are value-for-money.
New Delhi, May 9 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh met President Pranab Mukherjee Thursday and discussed the budget session of parliament, which was adjourned sine die two days ahead of schedule amid a confrontation between the government and opposition on several issues, including the allocation of coal blocks.
New Delhi, May 9 (IANS) A Delhi court Thursday sentenced to life imprisonment three convicts in a 1984 anti-Sikh riots case in which Congress leader Sajjan Kumar has been acquitted.
New Delhi, May 9 (IANS) Law Minister Ashwani Kumar Thursday denied reports that he had met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh at his office, a day after the Supreme Court pulled up the government over the CBI probe into coal blocks allocations.
New Delhi, May 9 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh called on President Pranab Mukherjee Thursday amid speculation on the fate of Law Minister Ashwani Kumar following the apex court observations about the government's role in the CBI affidavit on the coal block allocation issue.
New Delhi, May 9 (ANI): Amid sharp criticism over the Supreme Court's critical observation about the government's interference in a CBI probe of the coal block allocation scam, Union Law and Justice Minister Ashwani Kumar on Thursday said he had not met Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh.
New Delhi, May 9 (IANS) Law Minister Ashwani Kumar Thursday met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in the wake of the Supreme Court pulling up the government over the CBI probe into coal blocks allocations.
New Delhi, May 9 (ANI): A day after the Supreme Court's critical observation about the government's interference in a CBI probe of the coal block allocation scam, Union Law and Justice Minister Ashwani Kumar is reported to have met Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh here on Thursday.
New Delhi, May 9 (IANS) A day after both houses were adjourned sine die in the wake of opposition protests, the CPI-M Thursday blamed the government for the paralysis of parliament.
Hyderabad, May 9 (IANS) Sunrisers Hyderabad bowling coach Waqar Younis said his bowlers performed "quite poorly" in the IPL match against Chennai Super Kings, who won the game by 77 runs here Wednesday night.
New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) Four people, including two juveniles, were apprehended for their involvement in shooting at a middle-aged couple here, police said Wednesday.
New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) The Congress party's euphoria over wresting Karnataka after a seven-year gap Wednesday dimmed somewhat after it was severely chastised by the Supreme Court over the CBI's functioning, which it termed as a "caged parrot" that "speaks in its master's voice".
Mumbai, May 8 (IANS) Actor Sharman Joshi describes his "Super Naani" co-star Rekha as an "ageless beauty" and "genius" and says they will even groove together in a song in the film.
Bangalore, May 8 (IANS) National champion Alok Kumar and local hope Balachandra Bhaskar recorded two wins apiece here Wednesday, the opening day of the selection trials for the Asian Indoor Games billiards competition.
New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) Speaker Meira Kumar Wednesday said she adjourned the Lok Sabha sine die two days ahead of schedule as it was "not running".
New Delhi, May 8 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday lashed out at the Congress-led UPA Government after the Supreme Court expressed concern over Centre's interference in CBI probe in coal scam and other cases, and demanded the resignation of Union Law and Justice Minister Ashwani Kumar.
Patna, May 8 (IANS) A 13-year-old boy from Bihar has cracked the preliminary examination of the highly competitive Indian Institute of Technology-Joint Entrance Examination (IIT-JEE). He is the youngest to pass the exam.
New Delhi, May 8 (ANI): Even as Attorney General G.E. Vahanvati defended himself before the Supreme Court on his alleged role in suggesting change to some portions of the Central Bureau of Investigation's (CBI) report on the coal block allocation scam, the apex court on Wednesday was scathingly critical of governmental interference in what was essentially an investigative matter.
New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) The United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government is committed to enacting the food security bill after considering all opinions, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said Wednesday.
New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) A Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) member of parliament walked out of the Lok Sabha when the national song was being played, drawing a reprimand from Speaker Meira Kumar.
Parliament was adjourned on Wednesday following the disruption created by opposition party BJP demanding the resignation of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh over the irregularities in the allocation of coal blocks. The opposition also demanded P.K. Bansal and Ashwani Kumar to step down.
New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) The Lok Sabha was adjourned sine die Wednesday, after the opposition created a ruckus over various issues.
New Delhi, May 7 (ANI): Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) politburo member Sitaram Yechury on Tuesday said the Food Security Bill should be passed only after proper debate.
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) might move the Delhi High Court against the acquittal of Congress leader Sajjan Kumar in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots case, informed sources said Tuesday.