Everything you need to know about Madan Bitaw: news, reviews, in-depth analysis, opinion and more
Everything you need to know about Madan Bitaw: news, reviews, in-depth analysis, opinion and more
New Delhi, May 10 (IANS) There are an estimated 25 million people of Indian origin settled across the globe. In perhaps the first such attempt to document the story of the non-resident Indian, two travel enthusiasts are now set to embark upon a path-breaking six-month adventure "to connect with Indians living abroad" and record their lives and experiences while staying with them.
New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) The Supreme Court Wednesday said that "tentative" findings of the CBI investigation into the coal allocation scam was the very heart of the report and its deletion made it directionless.
New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) The Supreme Court Wednesday asked the CBI not to share details of its investigations and its status report either with the political executive or officialdom including its own officers and its law officers.
New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) In scathing criticism of the government's interference in the CBI probe into coal blocks allocation, the Supreme Court Tuesday asked the agency's director to file an affidavit stating the changes made in the draft report vetted by Law Minister Ashwani Kumar.
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) An IIT aspirant who quit a private coaching centre because of alleged poor facilities has got relief from Delhi's top consumer court, which has ordered the institute to refund the Rs.75,000 fee to him.
New Delhi, April 11 (IANS) Art in India has been an effective tool of social change for the last two decades engaging with issues, problems and politics in the society.
Mumbai, April 6 (IANS) Filmmaker Karan Johar has reportedly got the rights to four recorded classics composed by the late Madan Mohan for his production "Bombay Talkies". He is said to have got them free of cost.
New Delhi, April 4 (IANS) Former cricketer Madan Lal is all set to make his television debut with "Hum Ne Li Hai..Shapath".
Kolkata, March 24 (IANS) A relative of West Bengal Transport Minister and Trinamool Congress leader Madan Mitra was Sunday arrested and remanded to police custody till March 30 for allegedly molesting a woman and destroying public property, police said.
Mumbai, March 18 (IANS) If we get to hear Lata Mangeshkar's evocative "Lag ja gale se" in the stunning sequel to "Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster", it comes with a heavy price. Film producers are poised for a battle with the music company which own the copyrights of over 95 percent of the vintage film songs.
New Delhi, March 12 (IANS) The Supreme Court Tuesday said the allocation of coal blocks prima facie seemed to be arbitrary and the procedure adopted by the government does not appear to be legal. It warned of cancelling the blocks if procedures were not followed.
New Delhi, March 8 (IANS) The Indian democratic apparatus is increasingly being placed under a critical scanner by a new tribe of writers who are exploring the functional dynamics of the country to pin down faultlines and prescribe pills for change.
New Delhi, March 7 (IANS) The summer is round the corner and it's time to check your car's coolant level to guard against overheating. But what about your body? Doesn't it need something special to adjust to the expected gradual increase in mercury over the next few weeks?
Mumbai, March 4 (IANS) The newly-appointed chief of the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) Monday said his priority would be the completion of pending projects at the earliest.
Hyderabad, Feb 20 (IANS) Telugu actor Sumanth-starrer romantic-comedy "Aemo Gurram Egaraavachchu" went on floors Wednesday.
Kolkata, Feb 19 (IANS) With the West Bengal government declaring it will not allow forcible enforcement of the two-day industrial strike called by central trade unions, CPI-M affiliated CITU Tuesday threatened taking legal course if the state government prevented workers from participating.
New Delhi, Feb 7 (IANS) The Supreme Court Thursday directed Karnataka to release 2.44 tmc (thousand million cubic feet) of Cauvery river water to Tamil Nadu for irrigating its standing crops in the Cauvery delta basin.
New Delhi, Feb. 7 (ANI): Refusing the Government iof Tamil Nadu's plea of seeking a release of twelve thousand million cubic (TMC) of Cauvery waters, the Supreme Court on Thursday directed the Government of Karnataka to release 2.44 TMC to the neighbouring state.
New Delhi, Feb 6 (IANS) The Supreme Court Wednesday directed the union home secretary to convene a meeting of chief secretaries of all states and administrators of union territories to deliberate enactment for the effective regulation of the sale of acid to prevent acid attacks.
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) Frowning over the Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) not enforcing its own orders, the Supreme Court Wednesday directed all airlines not to charge transaction fee from passengers in any form of airfare.
Chennai, Jan 21 (IANS) Director-turned-producer Madan feels the title of a film is also an important part of promotion because usually quirky title attracts audience to the cinemas.
Mumbai, Jan 12 (IANS) At 83, legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar is ready to launch her music label LM MUSIC, and also plans to introduce a reality show with a new voting pattern. The idea, she says, is not to make money, but to promote fresh talent.
New Delhi, Jan 11 (IANS) The Supreme Court Friday upheld the Karnataka High Court's setting aside of the appointment of Upa-Lokayukta (deputy ombudsman), but said the state's ombudsman law did not accord primacy to the recommendation of chief justice of the high court in the issue.
New Delhi, Jan 11 (IANS) The Supreme Court Friday upheld the setting aside of the appointment of Karnataka's Upa-Lokayukta, saying the state's ombudsman law did not accord primacy to the recommendation of the chief justice of the high court in the issue.
Mumbai, Dec 29 (IANS) Composer Mithoon, known for providing music in films like "The Train" and "Bas Ek Pal", says he does not believe in songs that objectify women as it goes against his religious beliefs.
New Delhi, Dec 26 (ANI): Nepal President Dr. Ram Baran Yadav met his Indian counterpart Pranab Mukherjee at the Rashtrapati Bhavan here on Wednesday.
New Delhi, Dec 26 (ANI): External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid called on the visiting President of Nepal, Dr. Ram Baran Yadav, here on Wednesday.
New Delhi, Dec 25 (IANS) Union Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde and senior BJP leader L.K. Advani led parliamentarians in paying floral tributes to freedom fighter Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya in the Central Hall of Parliament on his 151st birth anniversary Tuesday.
New Delhi, Dec 25 (ANI): The visiting President of Nepal, Dr. Ram Baran Yadav, would be attending the closing function on the 150th anniversary celebration of Pandit Madan Mohan Malviya at the Banaras Hindu University (BHU) today.
Chandigarh, Dec 21 (IANS) The winter session of the Punjab assembly ended Friday even as moves by the government for a reconciliation with the opposition Congress over Wednesday's suspension of a Congress legislator failed.
Kolkata, Dec 13 (IANS) The top seeded stars, including defending champion Aditi Ashok and Gurbani Singh, took their expected places in the quarter-finals of the Usha All India Ladies Matchplay Championships here Thursday.
Kolkata, Dec 11 (IANS) Mille Saroha took the lead on the opening day of the Usha All India Ladies Amateur Golf Championships, even as all eyes were focused on Aditi Ashok and Gurbani Singh, who are engaged in a keen battle for the Order of Merit.
New Delhi, Dec 10 (IANS) The Supreme Court Monday asked Tamil Nadu and Karnataka to approach the Cauvery River Authority headed by the prime minister to resolve their dispute over the sharing of the river's water.
Kolkata, Dec 10 (IANS) Aditi Ashok will be hoping to round off the season on a winning note as she gears up to tee off at the Usha All India Ladies Amateur Championships golf from Dec 10.
Gurgaon, Dec.6 (ANI): For more than 1.5million patients in India who annually suffer from heart failure a breakthrough was announced today by Fortis Malar Hospital, Chennai.
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) The Supreme Court Wednesday directed Karnataka to supply 10,000 cusecs of Cauvery water daily to Tamil Nadu for the next five days.
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Tuesday told the Supreme Court that the rabi crop in the state would die if Cauvery river water was not released by Karnataka, which, in turn, dubbed the neighbour's plea for water as "not maintainable".
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Tuesday told the Supreme Court that rabi crop in the state would die if Cauvery river water was not released by Karnataka, which, in turn, dubbed the neighbour's plea for water as "not maintainable".
New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) Since Karnataka is heading for assembly elections in 2013, the central government may not be pushing it hard to release Cauvery water for Tamil Nadu, the Supreme court was told by a counsel Monday.
New Delhi, Dec.3 (ANI): The Supreme Court on Monday asked the Special Investigation Team (SIT) that is probing the 2002 Gujarat riots to inform whether documents related to the closure report in the Congress leader Ehsan Jafri murder case can be provided to his wife Zakia Jafri.
New Delhi, Dec. 2 (ANI): Union Water Resources Minister Harish Rawat on Sunday expressed hope that the Cauvery Waters dispute between Tamil Nadu and Karnataka will be resolved soon, and added that he is in touch with chief ministers of both states on the issue.
New Delhi, Nov.29 (ANI): President Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday extended good wishes for a high level Indo-Nepal seminar titled "Malviya's Contribution to Modern Education - Banaras Hindu University and its impact in Nepal" being held between November 30 and December 1 in Kathmandu, on the occasion of Madan Mohan Malviya's 150th birth anniversary.
To solve the Cauvery water sharing issue, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa and her Karnataka counterpart Jagadish Shettar will meet today. The much awaited meeting is expected to provide some solid solution for the issue.
Bangalore, Nov 29 (ANI): Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa and her Karnataka counterpart Jagadish Shettar will meet here today on the Cauvery water sharing row.
Bangalore, Nov. 27 (ANI): Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa and her Karnataka counterpart Jagadish Shettar will meet here on Thursday in an endeavor to find a solution to the Cauvery water sharing row.
New Delhi, Nov 26 (IANS) The Supreme Court Monday asked Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa and her Karnataka counterpart Jagadish Shettar to meet and find an amicable solution to the Cauvery river water dispute.
New Delhi, Nov.22 (ANI): A Delhi court on Thursday said that it would hear the bail pleas of slain liquor baron Ponty Chadha's two employees on November 28.
Kolkata, Nov 22 (IANS) The West Bengal government has told transport operators in the state that to get permits or renew licences, they would have to submit an undertaking that they would not go on strike. But the decision has drawn flak from the owners of buses and taxis.
New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) Four more people have been arrested in the killing of Ponty Chadha and brother Hardeep Chadha over disputed property, police said Tuesday.
New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) The bloody gun battle that left liquor baron Ponty Chadha and his estranged brother Hardeep dead here Saturday came within hours of another clash between the aides of the two estranged siblings, police said Monday, after quizzing over 100 people.
Kolkata, Nov 12 (IANS) Not content with the silver medal he bagged in the London Olympics earlier this year, shooter Vijay Kumar has now set his eyes on winning a gold at the Rio Olympics four years later.
New Delhi, Nov 9 (IANS) Vijay Kumar Malhotra Friday became the first official to get re-elected as president of the Archery Association of India (AAI) for a record 40th successive year, defying the government's National Sports Development Code.
New Delhi, Nov 8 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) arrested a house tax official of Delhi's civic agency for accepting a bribe of Rs.25,000, a CBI officer said Thursday, adding that the man had been sent to two days' police custody.
Ranchi, Nov 2 (IANS) A man killed a six-year-old girl and slit the throat of another child for being 'noisy' in a school campus in Jharkhand, police said Friday.
New Delhi, Oct 30 (IANS) The Supreme Court Tuesday asked the government to place before it the Yamuna Action Plan (YAP) with details about the cleaning of the river and to prevent untreated effluents flowing into it.
Greater Noida, Oct 28 (IANS) Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel may have won the second edition of the Indian Grand Prix, but Fernando Alonso was truly the crowd favourite here at the Buddh International Circuit (BIC) Sunday.
Kolkata, Oct 27 (IANS) Legendary hockey player Leslie Claudius has been admitted to a city hospital with a liver ailment, a hospital official said Saturday.
Kolkata, Oct 12 (IANS) Defending champion Gurbani Singh could afford the luxury of two closing bogeys and still win by six shots at the end of the Usha West Bengal Ladies Open Amateur Golf Championship here Friday.
Kolkata, Oct 11 (IANS) Aditi Ashok struck back with a fine even-par round of 70 on the second day, but she was still six shots behind the defending champion Gurbani Singh at the end of the second round of the Usha West Bengal Ladies Open Amateur Golf Championship here Thursday.
New Delhi, Oct 11 (ANI): The Cauvery Monitoring Committee (CMC) will meet here today to bring about a consensus between Karnataka and Tamil Nadu over sharing of the waters of the Cauvery River.
New Delhi, Oct 10 (ANI): The Tamil Nadu Government on Wednesday filed a contempt petition against Karnataka in the Supreme Court over its decision to stop the release of water from Cauvery river to the state.
Kolkata, Oct 10 (IANS) Defending champion Gurbani Singh scored a record-breaking six-under 64 at the par-70 Tollygunge course on the first day of the Usha West Bengal Ladies Open Amateur Golf Championship here Wednesday.
Kolkata, Oct 8 (IANS) The Joint Council of Bus Syndicate, one of the largest public transport bus unions of West Bengal, Monday announced its decision to defer its strike call from Oct 9 to the end of the festive season.
Lucknow, Oct 8 (IANS) The ruling Samajwadi Party (SP) found itself embroiled in controversy as one of its legislators was accused by a woman of keeping her hostage and raping her over four months. The MLA, Madan Singh Gautam, said he had nothing to do with the case and was being 'framed'.
New Delhi, Oct 8 (ANI): The Supreme Court will hear the Karnataka government's petition today seeking reconsideration of its September 28 directive to obey Prime Minister Manmohan Singh-led Cauvery River Authority's order to release 9,000 cusecs of Cauvery water to Tamil Nadu.
Bangalore, Oct.5 (ANI): Protests over the contentious sharing of the waters of the River Cauvery gained momentum here on Friday, with hundreds of activists demanding that no water should be allowed to reach neighboring Tamil Nadu.
Kolkata, Oct 5 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee formed an advisory committee Friday comprising the six union ministers who quit the UPA government to guide development in West Bengal.
Kolkata, Sep 29 (IANS) As bus, minibus and taxi operators in West Bengal threatened an indefinite strike if fares were not immediately raised in the wake of the abrupt Rs.5 hike in diesel prices, state Transport Minister Madan Mitra Saturday remained non-committal about increasing the fares.
Jammu, Sep 29 (IANS) Police in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri border district Saturday charged a father and his spiritual guru with killing a four-year-old boy to attain spiritual powers.
The Chief Minister of Karnataka Jagadish Shettar has convened an all-party meeting here on Saturday to discuss the Supreme Court verdict to release 9,000 cusecs of Cauvery water everyday to neighbouring Tamil Nadu............
Bangalore, Sep 29 (ANI): Karnataka Chief Minister Jagadish Shettar has convened an all-party meeting here on Saturday to discuss the Supreme Court verdict to release 9,000 cusecs of Cauvery water everyday to neighbouring Tamil Nadu.
New Delhi, Sep 26 (IANS) The Delhi High Court has dismissed a CBI plea seeking cancellation of bail given to two accused in a Commonwealth Games-related corruption case for allegedly absconding for over six months during the probe.
Kolkata, Sep 19 (IANS) Bus operators in West Bengal withdrew their indefinite strike after the state government Wednesday assured them that it would look into their demands of a minimum fare hike within 10 days.
Kolkata, Sep 17 (IANS) More than 40 lakh daily commuters, including office-goers and school children, in West Bengal faced a harrowing time Monday due to an indefinite strike of the bus operators demanding a fare hike. The state government accused the operators of blackmailing it.
Kolkata, Sept 17 (ANI): Private buses have gone off city roads indefinitely from Monday over a demand for fare revision following the Rs. 5/litre hike in diesel prices.
Kolkata, Sep 14 (IANS) As bus, minibus and taxi operators in West Bengal threatened an indefinite strike if fares were not immediately raised in the wake of the abrupt Rs.5 hike in diesel prices, a non-committal state Transport Minister Madan Mitra Friday asked them not to rush to decisions too soon.
It was a much-anticipated evening at the Aadyant School in Vasant Vihar Kids, in the age group of 3-5 were expectant of an evening of fun and frolic, like most other evenings.
Kolkata, Aug 21 (IANS) Concerned over complaints from the public against errant auto rickshaw and taxi drivers in the metropolis, the West Bengal government Tuesday came out with a list of directives to check the menace.
Jaipur, Aug 4 (IANS) A man in Rajasthan's Chittorgarh district was booked Saturday for allegedly selling his teenaged wife for Rs.3.5 lakh soon after their marriage, police said.
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) The Supreme Court Monday chided the Uttar Pradesh government for not being sensitive to the plight of widows abandoned by their kin and living in miserable conditions in Vrindavan.
Shimla, July 30 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal Monday opened an integrated cold chain storage facility and two computerised grading and packing units in the apple-growing areas of Shimla district.
Kolkata, July 28 (IANS) West Bengal bus operators Saturday decided to pull out of the July 31 transport strike after assurances from the state government but the CPI-M labour arm CITU decided to stick to their stand and continue with the agitation on the scheduled date.
Chandigarh, July 27 (IANS) Two days after a new-born infant died in a Jalandhar hospital after being allegedly removed from an incubator as her parents could not deposit a fee of just Rs.200, the Punjab government Friday announced that all neo-natal services in state government hospitals would be free.
Kolkata, July 18 (IANS) Former Asiad gold medalist sprinter and ex-Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) lawmaker Jyotirmoyee Sikdar Wednesday filed a defamation suit against a vernacular daily after it mentioned her husband Avtar Singh's name in an alleged scam.
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) The Supreme Court Tuesday directed Essar Oil to pay by July 31 Rs.1,000 crore to the Gujarat government as its dues towards value added tax (VAT) before the freeze on its bank accounts is lifted.
Kolkata, July 11 (IANS) Asian Games gold medallist Pinki Pramanik, released from jail Wednesday, alleged that she was treated like an animal during gender tests and blackmailed for money by the complainant.
Washington, July 9 (IANS) Two leading associations of Indian Americans celebrated the American Independence Day and Indian American Heritage by paying tribute to the pioneers and patriots of the two nations.
Kolkata, June 29 (IANS) Opposition legislators Friday staged a noisy walkout from the West Bengal assembly, protesting against the exclusion of some questions from the day's business slated to be answered by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.
Kolkata, June 21 (IANS) Kolkata, the soccer-mad city of cricket crazy India, could see a host of famed stars including Brazilian Ronaldo and Roberto Carlos, Italian Fabio Cannavaro and Portuguese Luis Figo turning out for an exhibition match in August.
Bangalore, June 21 (IANS) Pankaj Advani and Geet Sethi moved closer to a possible title showdown as the two former World champions sailed into the semi-finals of the ECA-Raman Nair handicap billiards tournament here Thursday.
New Delhi, June 9 (IANS) The Supreme Court Monday will hear the central government's petition challenging the Andhra Pradesh High Court verdict quashing 4.5 percent reservation for the minorities in central educational institutions and jobs.
Hyderabad, June 1 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh High Court Chief Justice Madan B. Lokur has suspended a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) special judge on corruption charges, officials here said.
Hyderabad, May 28 (IANS) In a setback for the United Progressive Alliance government at the centre, the Andhra Pradesh High Court Monday quashed the 4.5 percent sub-quota for the minorities carved out of the 27 percent reservation for other backward classes in jobs.
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) Police Saturday supplied transcript copies of the CD of the 2008 cash-for-vote scam sting operation to the seven accused in the case, including former Samajwadi Party leader Amar Singh.
Bangalore, May 20 (ANI): Five days after he was allegedly attacked, a Karnataka Administrative Officer, said to be a whistle-blower in some controversial land allotments by societies, died at a private hospital here on Sunday.
New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) To protest an attack on three Delhi judges by four bikers in a road rage incident in south Delhi, lawyers at the Saket district courts complex called for strike Friday if police fail to act against the attackers.
New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) In yet another case of road rage in the capital, four young men on two motorbikes Thursday viciously attacked three judges, leaving one of them and their driver seriously injured.
Chennai, May 16 (IANS) Qualifiers Nitesh Madan and Rishit Jain, both from Delhi, made it to the pre-quarter-finals of the SVS All-India invitational junior snooker tournament, here Wednesday.
Chennai, May 15 (IANS) Delhi's Nitesh Madan constructed a break of 41 in the deciding fifth frame to upset India No.3 Lalrina Renthlei of Mizoram 3-2 in the SVS All India Junior snooker tournament here Tuesday.
Dudavas (Rajasthan), May 15 (IANS) For Rao Kabool Singh, a World War Two veteran who turned 100 this weekend, it has been a life of service with the army man choosing to take up the cause of the downtrodden in rural areas after retiring in 1962.