Everything you need to know about Lakshmi Bazar: news, reviews, in-depth analysis, opinion and more
Everything you need to know about Lakshmi Bazar: news, reviews, in-depth analysis, opinion and more
Kochi May 22 (IANS) Applications have been invited for the INK Fellows Programme 2013 for using the physical and digital platform for sharing innovative ideas, an organiser said Wednesday. The programme will be hosted in Kochi.
Shimla, May 18 (IANS) The Congress government in Himachal Pradesh has effected a staggering 15,000 transferes in the little over four months it has been in office but the opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) says the number is more than double that. The Himachal Pradesh High Court has now stepped in and put a stop to at least five transfers and cancelled one.
New Delhi, May 11 (IANS) A month after gold slumped to its lowest in over 15 months, jewellers are expecting a rise of 15 to 30 percent in sales during the auspicious occasion of Akshaya Tritiya May 13 - given the plethora of offers to woo customers.
New Delhi/Hyderabad, May 7 (IANS) Keeping aside their differences, Telugu Desam Party (TDP) founder N.T. Rama Rao's family members came together for the unveiling of his statue in parliament Tuesday.
New Delhi, May 6 (IANS) The government has constituted a state-level committee to look into the grievances of weavers in Assam, Minister of State for Textiles Panabaaka Lakshmi said Monday.
Hyderabad, May 6 (IANS) Telugu Desam Party (TDP) chief and former Andhra Pradesh chief minister N. Chandrababu Naidu Monday received an invitation for the ceremony to unveil party founder N.T. Rama Rao's statue in Parliament House Tuesday.
Hyderabad, May 6 (IANS) Former Andhra Pradesh chief minister and Telugu Desam Party (TDP) founder N.T. Rama Rao's larger-than-life statue is set to be unveiled in Parliament House Tuesday. TDP chief N. Chandrababu Naidu and NTR's widow Lakshmi Parvathi, however, were not invited, much to their consternation.
Hyderabad, May 6 (IANS) With the statue of former Andhra Pradesh chief minister and Telugu Desam Party (TDP) founder N.T. Rama Rao set to be unveiled in Parliament House Tuesday, a row has erupted as party chief N. Chandrababu Naidu and the late leader's widow Lakshmi Parvathi were not invited to the ceremony.
Mumbai, May 2 (IANS) Television actress Manasi Parekh will launch her first music single Friday. She says the thumri, called "Saawariya", was originally sung by Govinda's mother.
Chennai, April 26 (IANS) Tamil actor Madhu, who was lauded for his performance in recently released Tamil film "Sundattam", has joined the cast of Gautham Karthik-starrer Tamil action-drama "Sippai".
Hyderabad, April 21 (IANS) Telugu producer-cum-actor Lakshmi Manchu said Saturday that a hallmark of a good actor is that he or she can perform one single scene in three million different ways.
Washington, Apr. 21 (ANI): ArcelorMittal CEO Lakshmi Mittal has said that he regrets that the steel giant had to permanently close two French blast furnaces, but added that high labour and energy costs have kept France at a competitive disadvantage.
London, Apr. 21 (ANI): Indian-origin steel tycoon Lakshmi Mittal and Sri and Gopi Hinduja, of the London-based global conglomerate Hinduja Group, are among the top 10 wealthiest people in Britain.
New Delhi, Apr. 15 (ANI): India and Finland have identified several key areas of collaboration in sustainable development for mutual benefits in the oil and gas sector.
Chennai, April 4 (IANS) Theatre artist Lakshmi Priyaa Chandramouli, popularly known as LP, who is foraying into films with upcoming Tamil comedy-drama "Sutta Kadhai", would always like to be known as an actor.
Jaipur, March 23 (IANS) The Cairn-ONGC joint venture (JV) Saturday began commercial sale of gas from its Rajasthan block.
London, Mar 22 (ANI): The number of Asian billionaires, mostly of Indian-origin, in the UK has more than doubled in the past year despite the economic downturn, a new report has revealed.
Film: "Maranthen Mannithen"; Actors: Aadi Pinisetty, Taapsee Pannu, Lakshmi Manchu, Sundeep Kishan and Ravi Babu; Director: Kumar Nagendra; Rating: ***
Chennai, March 12 (IANS) Lakshmi Manchu's Telugu romantic-drama "Gundello Godari", a love story set against the Godavari 1986 floods, has raked in Rs.14.83 crore in its opening weekend worldwide.
Chennai, March 11 (IANS) Superstar Vijay's upcoming Tamil action-drama "Jilla" was launched here Monday in the presence of the cast and crew of the movie.
Film: "Onbathula Guru"; Actors: Vinay Rai, Premgi Amaren, Lakshmi Rai, Aravind Akash, Sathyan, Jagan, Mantra, Roopashree and Sona Heiden; Director: P.T Selvakumar; Rating: *
New Delhi, Mar 7 (ANI): Minister of State for Petroleum and Natural Gas Panabaka Lakshmi today assumed the additional charge as Union Minister of State for Textiles.
Chennai, March 6 (IANS) From celebration of freedom to respect and love towards womanhood, celebrities like actor-filmmaker Lakshmy Ramakrishnan and actress Sharmila Mandre interpret International Women's Day, which is on March 8, differently.
Minister of State for Petroleum and Natural Gas Panabaka Lakshmi has been awarded an additional portfolio of Minister of State of Textiles on Wednesday, a released statement from Rastrapati Bhawan informed.................
New Delhi, Mar.6 (ANI): Minister of State for Petroleum and Natural Gas Panabaka Lakshmi has been given additional charge as Minister of State of Textiles.
Chennai, March 6 (IANS) Telugu actor-producer Lakshmi Manchu says water was the biggest challenge in her forthcoming Telugu romantic-drama "Gundello Godari", a story set against the backdrop of 1986 Godavari floods.
New Delhi, March 5 (IANS) Minister of State for Petroleum and Natural Gas Panabaka Lakshmi was Tuesday given additional charge of textiles, an official statement said.
New Delhi, March 4 (IANS) Indian Oil Corp's (IOC) under-construction grassroot refinery at Paradip is expected to be completed in November 2013, Minister of State for Petroleum Panabaaka Lakshmi told the Lok Sabha Monday.
Washington, March 4 (IANS) Fifty-five Indians, led by Reliance India chairman Mukesh Ambani, figure in the Forbes annual list of a record 1,426 billionaires, topped by Mexican telecom magnate Carlos Slim Helu for the fourth year in a row.
London, Feb 17 (ANI): Padma Lakshmi has revealed that she use to suffer crushing fatigue and mood swings before she was diagnosed with 'endometrosis' at he age of 36.
Kolkata, Feb 14 (IANS) State-run oil companies will review fuel prices Friday and consult on a probable price hike, Indian Oil Corporation chairman R.S. Butola said Thursday.
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 11 (IANS) Literature in Indian languages is vibrant, thriving and more interlinked than is evident, say literary figures.
New Delhi, Feb 6 (IANS) JK Lakshmi Cement Wednesday reported a 13 percent increase in turnover for October-December 2012 quarter at Rs.552.73 crore.
Chennai, Jan 25 (IANS) Veteran Telugu director Bapu aka Lakshmi Narayana Sathiraju has been named for Padma Shri on the eve of 64th Republic Day.
Luxembourg, Jan 24 (IANS) ArcelorMittal, the world's largest steel producer, Thursday announced it will close a coke plant and six production lines in its Liege facility in Belgium as demand has weakened further in Europe.
Chennai, Jan 23 (IANS) Tamil actress Thulasi Nair, who will be seen in forthcoming romantic-drama "Kadal", says her love for her elder sister, actress Karthika, won't be replaced by competition.
New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) India will soon send oil and gas experts to Niger to explore hydrocarbon resources in the West African nation.
Film: "Lakshmi"; Cast: Shivaraj Kumar, Priyamani, Ashish Vidyarthi, Rangayana Raghu,Saloni, Avinash, Gurudatt and Guru Prasad; Screenplay-Direction: Raghava Loki; Co-producers: B.R. Duggineni and Aadhi; Music composer: Guru Kiran; Camera: K.S.Chandrashekhar; Rating: ***
New York, January 19 (ANI): Padma Lakshmi, Dennis Rodman and Rick Schroder are volunteering to the Friars Club for an amateur "roast-off", it has been revealed.
Chennai, Jan 17 (IANS) Thulasi Nair faced the camera for the first time for forthcoming Tamil romantic-drama "Kadal" and didn't experience any butterflies in her stomach.
The Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas Dr M Veerappa Moily has emphasized on the need for conservation of petrol products and appreciated the efforts of PCRA in spreading the message for the need of conservation to every corner of the country.
New Delhi, Jan. 16 (ANI): Union Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dr. M. Veerappa Moily on Wednesday asked Petroleum Conservation and Research Association (PCRA) to formulate mechanism for rating of automobiles in the country based on their fuel efficiency.
Chennai, Jan 16 (IANS) Tamil actor Karthik says he knew his son Gautham Karthik, who is making his debut with Mani Ratnam's forthcoming Tamil romantic-drama "Kadal", was in safe hands and that was why he never visited him on the sets.
Chennai, Jan 16 (IANS) Southern filmmaker Mani Ratnam has had a two-decade association with music composer A.R. Rahman but says he still hasn't figured out quite how the Mozart of Madras works.
Chennai, Jan 15 (IANS) Tamil lyricist Madhan Karky credits Oscar-winning music composer A.R. Rahman for his love for music.
London, Jan 15 (ANI): Padma Lakshmi has revealed that drinking cleansing juice after every meal is the secret behind her toned and healthy body.
Chennai, Jan 14 (IANS) Debutant Tamil actor Gautham Karthik, who will be seen in Mani Ratnam's romantic-drama "Kadal", is happy that viewers have accepted him and sends them a heartfelt thanks.
New York, Jan. 10 (ANI): Long time friends Padma Lakshmi and hotelier Vikram Chatwal have set the rumour mills spinning, after they were spotted keeping close company during the holidays.
New Delhi, Jan.9 (ANI): Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister M. Verrappa Moily on Wednesday called for setting up joint venture projects in Kazakhstan for manufacturing finished products from their minerals and raw material, which could be exported to India.
London, Jan. 9 (ANI): Padma Lakshmi has revealed her mantra for maintaining her fabulous figure.
Chennai, Jan 7 (IANS) Veteran Telugu filmmaker Dasari Narayana Rao, who believes that all kinds of films need to be embraced, is saddened that his recent film "Mithunam" could hardly find any theatres for release.
Chennai, Jan 3 (IANS) Actor-filmmaker Tanikella Bharani considers the commendation that he has received from veteran Telugu filmmaker Bapu aka Sattiraju Lakshmi Narayana for his film "Midhunam" as his biggest award.
Chennai, Jan 2 (IANS) Veteran Telugu filmmaker Bapu aka Sattiraju Lakshmi Narayana, known for movies like "Sakshi", "Mutyala Muggu" and "Sri Rama Rajyam", says he was touched after watching the recently released Telugu family-drama "Mithunam".
Chennai, Dec 30 (IANS) National award-winning Tamil director A. Sarkunam, known for films such as "Kalavani" and "Vaagai Sooda Vaa", is set to don the producer's hat with the romantic-comedy "Manja Pai".
New Delhi, Dec 26 (IANS) Step up the style quotient this winter with designer Vijaya Lakshmi Dogra's new range of jackets that are not only reversible, but also light in weight.
New York, Dec 25(ANI): Padma Lakshmi reportedly got frightened as Knicks and Bulls began fighting during a match at MSG on Friday.
Nagapattinam (Tamil Nadu), Dec 25 (IANS) Eight years after tsunami struck the Tamil Nadu coast killing thousands, fear of the unknown continues to raise its head if and when there is news of a possible disaster.
New Delhi, Dec 21 (ANI): President Pranab Mukherjee conferred the presidential awards for classical Tamil to Prof. C. Govindarajanar and French national Professor Francois Gros at a function at the Rashtrapati Bhavan here on Friday.
New Delhi, Dec 21 (IANS) A 92-year-old scholar was among those conferred with the Presidential Awards for Classical Tamil by President Pranab Mukherjee at Rashtrapati Bhavan Friday for outstanding contribution to classical Tamil language and literature.
Mumbai, Dec 19 (IANS) Actress Esha Gupta is glad that Indian models are appreciated worldwide for their unique looks.
Chennai, Dec 18 (IANS) Debutant Vikram Prabhu's Tamil romantic-drama "Kumki" has raked in Rs.8.51 crore at the box-office in the first three days in Tamil Nadu.
Thiruvanathapuram, Dec 14 (IANS) A song picturised on Tamil actor Dhanush in "Kammath & Kammath" cost Rs.50 lakh, says producer Anto Joseph.
London, December 12 (ANI): Padma Lakshmi was spotted showing off her incredible bikini body in Miami earlier this month.
Hyderabad, Dec 8 (IANS) India's shale gas exploration policy is likely to be ready within a year as it prepares for its exploration to meet the huge gap between demand and supply of natural gas, Minister of State for Petroleum and Natural Gas Pannabaka Lakshmi said Saturday.
New Delhi, Dec 7 (IANS) Indian Oil Corp (IOC) is researching and developing a marker system to check adulteration of fuel, Minister of State for Petroleum Panabaka Lakshmi said Friday.
Film: "Samsaaradhalli Golmaal"; Producer: Prabhakar Reddy; Direction: Sai Prakash; Cast Sai Kumar, Mohan, Anu Prabhar, Tara, Sadhu Kokila,Umashri, Shobaraj, Sihikahi Chandru, Lakshmi Bagavathar, Tabala Naani, Nayaka Krishna, Shakeela, Mukyamanthri Chandru, Tennis Krishna; Camera: Kiran Hampapura; Music: Sadhu Kokila; Rating: **
London, Dec 1 (IANS) The clash between the Indian-origin steel giant Lakshmi Mittal-run ArcelorMittal and the French government ended Saturday after the former agreed to drop plans for 650 redundancies at site.
London, Dec 1 (ANI): French authorities have finally reached a peace deal in their dispute over the future of steel giant ArcelorMittal, which is owned by Indian business tycoon Lakshmi Mittal.
London, Nov 30 (ANI): France has threatening to nationalize a steel plant in the eastern part of the country unless the Indian-born billionaire Lakshmi Mittal owner of the firm agrees to sell it to a private buyer.
Mumbai, Nov 30 (ANI): As the French Government presses steel giant ArcelorMittal to avert the closure of two blast furnaces in north-eastern France, London Mayor Boris Johnson has called for greater Indian investment in the United Kingdom.
Mumbai, Nov.29 (ANI): Visiting London Mayor Boris Johnson on Thursday said that under fire steel giant ArcelorMittal is welcome to invest in the British capital should his plants in north eastern France be shutdown by the government in Paris.
New Delhi, Nov. 27 (ANI): London Mayor Boris Johnson on Tuesday mocked the French government over its handling of steel magnate Lakshmi Narayan Mittal's case while inviting Indian investors to set shop in Britain
New Delhi, Nov 27 (IANS) The Indian government has invested up to $2.562 billion (Rs.11,639 crore) in various projects in undivided Sudan till September 2012 through state?owned ONGC Videsh Limited(OVL).
London, Nov 27 (ANI): French authorities have threatened to expel steel giant Arcelor Mittal from the country, accusing the firm of 'lying and disrespecting' the country.
Chennai, Nov 25 (IANS) Grandmaster S.P. Sethuraman defeated M. Kunal and moved in shared lead with 5.0 points after the fifth round of the Apollo Engineering College Commonwealth Chess Championships here Sunday.
New Delhi, Nov 23 (IANS) Three people, including two minor sisters, were killed in an explosion due to leakage in a cooking gas cylinder in a house in south Delhi, police said Friday.
London, Nov 16 (ANI): Padma Lakshmi shows off her svelte figure in white lace underwear and a see-through lace overlay dress in the December issue of Playboy magazine.
Varanasi, Nov 14 (ANI): The people of Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh on occasion of Diwali prayed for the well being of Pakistani girl Malala Yousafzai, whose campaign for girls' education made her a target of the Taliban.
New Delhi, Nov 13 (IANS) Diwali was Tuesday celebrated with joy and gaiety across India as millions lit candles and 'diyas', exploded crackers and shared sweets and gifts with friends and neighbours.
Mumbai, Nov 13 (IANS) A benchmark index for Indian equities markets dropped 51 points in the special short duration trading, called "Muhurat" Tuesday due to selling pressure in technology, realty, banking and auto stocks.
Mumbai, (ANI): Gold prices have soared as people around the country prepare to purchase gold coins and jewelries on the auspicious occasion of Diwali, starts on Tuesday.
Mumbai, Nov 12 (IANS) India's leading bourses, the Bombay Stock Exchange and the National Stock Exchange, will conduct 75 minutes of special trading, called "Muhurat", Tuesday on the occasion of the Hindu festival of Deepawali.
Agra, Nov 12 (IANS) Come Diwali, and traders now have newer gods to pray to: computers, laptops, iPads and mobile phones.
New Delhi, Nov 12 (IANS) Fancy lights, "diyas" and tiered lamps -- Chinese lights are shining their multi-coloured hues on the neighbourhood Diwali market this year as their cheaper cost but good quality edge out local competition.
Mumbai, Nov 11 (IANS) With the country celebrating Dhanteras Sunday, Bollywood celebrities wished their fans a "very and prosperous festivity".
Siliguri (West Bengal), Nov. 9 (ANI): Students in West Bengal's Siliguri District on Friday promoted the need for celebrating a cracker-free Diwali to prevent pollution and save the environment.
New Delhi, Nov.9 (ANI): Shopping fever gripped New Delhi, as crowds made a beeline to a festive fair exhibiting candles and earthen lamps ahead of Diwali.
Siliguri/Indore, Nov.8 (ANI): People in Siliguri District of West Bengal illuminated their houses with designer candles and lights ahead of Hindu festival of Diwali, which makes for a cost-effective and fashionable option at the same time.
Gorakhpur (Uttar Pradesh), Nov.8 (ANI): Shopkeepers in Uttar Pradesh claim that there is a surge in the demand of the pocket-friendly Chinese lamps and lights ahead of the Hindu festival of lights 'Diwali.'
Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 7 (IANS) A documentary film on veteran actor Madhu a.k.a. Madhavan Nair is on the anvil, which will chronicle his rise to fame in the Malayalam film industry.
Gorakhpur (Uttar Pradesh), Nov.6 (ANI): Potters in Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh, are rejoicing as the sales of earthen lamps or diyas pick up ahead of Diwali.
New Delhi, Nov. 3 (ANI): P. Lakshmi assumed charge as new Minister of State for Petroleum and Natural Gas here on Saturday.
Mumbai, Nov 2 (IANS) Actress Tia Bajpai says it is easy to look beautiful on screen, but very challenging to play a possessed person - a role she has essayed in "1920: Evil Returns".
New Delhi, Oct 31 (IANS) ArcelorMittal, the world's largest steel producer, Wednesday said it has suffered a net loss of $709 million for the third quarter that ended Sep 30 owing to the economic slowdown, especially in China.
New Delhi, Oct 31 (IANS) Lalchand Kataria Wednesday took over as minister of state for rural development after his portfolio was changed following an apparent goof-up in work allocation in the ministerial revamp.
New Delhi, Oct 28 (IANS) There are marginally more women in Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's team now, with four new women members joining the council of ministers Sunday.
Washington, Oct 25 (IANS) For the fifth year in a row, Reliance Industries Limited chairman Mukesh Ambani retains the top spot in the Forbes magazine's list of India's 100 richest, with a net worth of $21 billion, despite his fortune being down $1.6 billion.
New York, Oct. 25 (ANI): With a net worth of 21 billion dollars, Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh Ambani has once again topped the list of ten Indians on Forbes wealth list.
Chennai, Oct 25 (IANS) Tamil actress Viji Chandrasekhar says playing a character with multiple shades in "Aarohanam" was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, adding that she pulled it off without any homework.