Everything you need to know about Mani Bhakurahar: news, reviews, in-depth analysis, opinion and more
Everything you need to know about Mani Bhakurahar: news, reviews, in-depth analysis, opinion and more
Ooty (Tamil Nadu), May 18 (ANI): Floral sculptures of the globe, a house and bright coloured flowers mesmerised tourists visiting the 117th Floral Carnival being held here.
Thiruvananthapuram, May 17 (IANS) The Kerala government Friday decided to drop the state lotteries' advertisement featuring fast bowler S. Sreesanth.
Karachi, May 17 (ANI): Former International Cricketing Council (ICC) president Ehsan Mani has urged the governing body to safeguard the sanctity of cricket following the spot-fixing scandals that has surrounded the Indian Premier League tournament.
Thrissur (Kerala), May 15 (IANS) A group of forest officials have allegedly been roughed up by Malayalam actor Kalabhavan Mani in Kerala, a police official said Wednesday.
Thiruvananthapuram, May 11 (IANS) With two cabinet ministers quitting in the wake of scandals, there is likelihood that Kerala, which currently has eight members in the cabinet, could get a ninth one.
New Delhi, May 4 (IANS) An expert committee on leveraging panchayat raj institutions called on President Pranab Mukherjee Saturday and recommended that a National Panchayat Commission be constituted.
New Delhi, May 4 (ANI): An Expert Committee on leveraging Panchayat Raj institutions for the more efficient delivery of public good and services called on President Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday.
Chennai, May 3 (ANI): Former Union Minister Dr.Anbumani Ramadoss was arrested at his residence in Chennai this morning on charges of inciting violence in the course of his hate speech during one of his party functions at Mahabalipuram on April 25 last year.
Thiruvananthapuram, April 24 (IANS) In Kerala where politics revolves around various allies of the rival fronts, three of four factions of the Kerala Congress have been in the news for some time now. There is the possibility of a fifth faction coming into existence ahead of the 2014 Lok Sabha polls.
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Suggesting suspension of live telecast of Question Hour in the upper house of parliament, Rajya Sabha Chairman and Vice President M. Hamid Ansari Sunday said there is a need to correct the "collective behaviour" responsible for frequent disruptions.
Karachi, Apr.19 (ANI): An anonymous former Pakistan cricketer has alleged that former International Cricket Council (ICC) president Ehsan Mani is issuing statements and interfering in the country's cricket affairs, only to be a spot for news.
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Reservations for women, scheduled castes/tribals (SC/STs) and other backward classes (OBCs) in panchayat raj institutions should be frozen for two or three terms so that they get the same opportunity as MPs and legislators to augment experience and knowledge, says an experts committee.
Karachi, Apr 18 (ANI): Former International Cricket Council (ICC) president Ehsan Mani has slammed the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) for accommodating the coverage of the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) by changing the schedule of its President's Cup one-day tournament.
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) The main responsibility for effective devolution of functions, finances and functionaries to Panchayat Raj Institutions (PRIs) rests with the central government and not with the states, an expert committee has said.
Thiruvananthapuram, April 15 (IANS) Thanks to the efforts of the Kerala Lalithakala Akademi, Kottayam is all set to be transformed into a mural city as 350 painters from across the country will participate in the project.
Chennai, April 12 (IANS) Debutante Ashrita Shetty considers herself extremely lucky to be cast opposite southern actor Siddharth Suryanarayan in her forthcoming Tamil thriller "Udhayam NH4".
Thiruvananthapuram, April 5 (IANS) Askar, brother of actor Ajmal Ameer of "Madambi" fame, is set to make his acting debut with the oddly-titled "Holy Shit".
Thiruvananthapuram, April 3 (IANS) Kerala Wednesday set up a ministerial committee to prepare a rehabilitation package for the diaspora in the wake of tightening of labour laws in Saudi Arabia that may lead to job loss for Indians in that country.
Washington, April 3 (ANI): Researchers have discovered a trove of Neanderthal fossils including bones of children and adults in a cave in Greece.
New Delhi, March 17 (IANS) Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman P.J. Kurien will lead the Indian delegation to the inaugural pontifical mass of Pope Francis I in Vatican City on Tuesday, official sources said Sunday.
Thiruvananthapuram, March 17 (IANS) Kerala, which stands out from the rest of India with 94 percent literacy rate, has achieved another distinction of having the lowest dropout rate of school students in the country at just 0.53 percent.
Thiruvananthapuram, March 15 (IANS) Higher taxes on cigarettes and liquor, a tax on lavish weddings and a rise in pensions, interest-free loans to small farmers have been proposed in a "growth-oriented" budget for 2013-14 presented by Finance Minister K.M. Mani Friday.
Thiruvananthapuram, March 15 (IANS) State Finance Minister K.M. Mani, while presenting the state's budget for 2013-14, left out a paragraph from his speech that mentions raising the retirement age to 60 years for all state government employees who join service from the next fiscal.
Thiruvananthapuram, March 15 (IANS) Kerala Finance Minister K.M. Mani, presenting the state budget for 2013-14 in the assembly Friday, proposed a special fund to help the diaspora returning to the state.
Thiruvananthapuram, March 14 (IANS) The number of unemployed professionals in Kerala continued to rise reaching 1.69 lakh by September 2012, up from 1.63 lakh for the year ended 2011, said official data released here Thursday.
Thiruvananthapuram, March 13 (IANS) The forthcoming budget session of the Kerala assembly is set to begin Friday. State Finance Minister K.M. Mani is set to present his 11th budget.
Film: "Aatma"; Music Directors: Sangeet Haldipur, Siddharth Haldipur; Singers: Sangeet Haldipur, Nikhil Paul George, Anahita Irani, Suraj Jagan, Alyssa Mendonsa, Anusha Mani, Shefali Alvares; Rating: **1/2
Chennai, March 9 (IANS) Late Telugu actor and former Chief Minister Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao (NTR) has been named the greatest Indian actor of all time, while Sridevi was voted the best actress, in a CNN-IBN Poll survey conducted in celebration of 100 years of Indian cinema.
New Delhi, March 8 (IANS) The high-powered TED talks - short for Technology, Entertainment and Design - have come to the Indian capital with a micro-level avatar, TEDx Mehrauli, to address issues confronting the community and city which is transforming in the globalisation rush.
Thiruvananthapuram, March 8 (IANS) Sixty-two-year-old six-time legislator P.C. George, currently vice chairman of the Kerala Congress (Mani), the third-biggest ally of the ruling Congress-led United Democratic Front (UDF), is perhaps one politician that not many will dare take on.
New Delhi, March 5 (IANS) Continuing his tirade against Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, senior Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyer equated him with Hitler and stated that his divisive policies will prove detrimental to India's composite culture .
New Delhi, March 4 (IANS) While keeping mum about who would be its prime ministerial candidate, the BJP Monday strongly defended Narendra Modi's Sunday speech slamming the Congress.
Lahore, Mar. 4 (ANI): Former Sri Lankan captain Arjuna Ranatunga has said he is willing to help Pakistan in reviving international cricket in the country, which was stalled four years ago following a dreaded terrorist attack on Sri Lankan cricketers.
New Delhi, Mar. 3 (ANI): The Congress Party on Sunday condemned remarks made by Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi at the Bharatiya Janata Party's national conclave here.
Chennai, March 3 (IANS) Director-turned-producer N. Linguswamy says he won't demand compensation from Mani Ratnam for distributing Tamil romantic-drama "Kadal", which flopped at the box office.
Thiruvananthapuram, Mar 1 (IANS) Kerala politics, in a constant state of churning, have got more embroiled with Kerala Congress-Mani chief K.M. Mani suggesting that there were no permanent allies in coalition politics.
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 28 (IANS) Kerala's ruling United Democratic Front (UDF) Thursday welcomed the union budget for 2013-14 as a balanced one bringing a bit to cheer to the state while the opposition CPI-M dismissed it as a "wet cracker" and mere tinkering.
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 22 (IANS) The team of director K. Madhu, writer S.N. Swamy and actor Mammootty is back again for the fifth "Sethurama Iyer CBI" film.
Thiruvananthpuram, Feb 17 (ANI): Asserting that the budget is not merely a statement of financial receipts and expenditure of the government, Vice President Mohammad Hamid Ansari today said that it is a significant political statement of government policy and its priorities for the economy.
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 17 (IANS) Vice President Hamid Ansari Sunday inaugurated the K.M. Mani Centre for Budget Studies of Cochin University of Science and Technology at the old Kerala assembly hall here.
Washington, February 14 (ANI): Scientists have identified a pivotal protein in a cellular transformation that makes a cancer cell more resistant to treatment and more capable of growing and spreading, making it an inviting new target for drug development.
Chennai, Feb 10 (IANS) Reacting to distributors' complaints, filmmaker Mani Ratnam has clarified that his production house Madras Talkies is not responsible for the losses incurred by the recent Tamil romantic-drama "Kadal" because it had sold the film rights in March 2012.
Allahabad, Feb. 9 (ANI): Around three crore Hindu pilgrims, devotees and visitors are expected to take plunges into the sacred river Ganges at Kumbh Mela tomorrow, on the occasion of Mauni Amavasya, the most auspicious day of one of the world's largest religious festival.
New Delhi, Feb 6 (IANS) Underlining the immense benefit to India and China from better relations, an informed panel here Wednesday called for improving civil society interaction between the two countries.
Mumbai, Feb 5 (IANS) Southern superstar Vikram, who was recently seen in Bejoy Nambiar's "David", feels Bollywood audiences have the knack to appreciate both masala as well as serious cinema.
Chennai, Feb 5 (IANS) The internet has opened the floodgates for independent musicians and global artists like "Gangnam Style" singer Psy, says Indo-Canadian independent singer Shweta Subram, who feels it has now become easier to take music beyond one's own region.
New Delhi, Jan 31 (IANS) The Central Industrial Security Force (CISF)was adjudged the best marching paramilitary force contingent at the 64th Republic Day parade here Jan 26, it was announced Thursday.
New Delhi, Jan 31 (IANS) Former union minister Ambika Soni will head the Congress party's panel on poll reforms, especially political funding, set up by party chief Sonia Gandhi Thursday.
Mumbai, Jan 30 (IANS) Actors, movie makers and other members of the film fraternity Wednesday reacted strongly to the ban imposed by the Tamil Nadu government on Kamal Hassan's controversial film "Vishwaroopam". This is what they had to say:
Lucknow, Jan 29 (IANS) Four people, including a woman and a child, were burnt alive Tuesday when an ambulance caught fire after hitting an electric pole in Uttar Pradesh's Sonebhadra district, police said.
Chennai, Jan 27 (IANS) She is all of 16, ends up studying through Skype and feels the right encouragement and guidance will take her places in the world of acting. Thulasi Nair, who makes her debut with Mani Ratnam's Tamil romantic-drama "Kadal", says age has never been a roadblock for her.
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.
Jaipur, Jan 20 (IANS) The Congress Sunday defended Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde who provoked the BJP by saying its ideological mentor RSS was promoting Hindu terrorism in its training camps.
Jaipur, Jan.19 (ANI): Congress MP Mani Shankar Aiyar on Saturday took potshots at the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), saying the country's main opposition party cannot hold a 'Chitan Shivir' like the ruling party at the Centre as they are the puppets of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS).
Islamabad, Jan 18 (IANS) The Catholic Church in Pakistan has sought an apology from Interior Minister Rehman Malik for drawing a parallel between the Pope Benedict XVI and Tahirul Qadri.
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.
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.
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 14 (IANS) The state-run Kerala Lotteries' ticket sales is heading for an all time high and expected to exceed Rs.2,500 crore in the fiscal 2012-13, a Kerala minister said Monday.
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.
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 29 (IANS) Even though 2011 turned out a good year for Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy, 2012 is one he would rather forget.
New Delhi, Dec 24 (IANS) Congress president Sonia Gandhi Monday reconstituted the various party units in Kerala, bringing in many new faces. Ramesh Chennithala, however, remains chief of the state party unit.
Chennai, Dec 13 (IANS) Oscar-winning Indian composer A.R Rahman's son Ameen gave his first public performance at the opening ceremony of 10th Chennai International Film Festival (CIFF) here Thursday.
New Delhi, Dec.11 (ANI): India will come up with its long pending shale gas policy later this month, the Secretary of the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas, Mr. G. C. Chaturvedi said here today.
New Delhi, Dec 10 (IANS) Eshan Mani, a former president of the International Cricket Council (ICC), feels that the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) was wrong in agreeing to a brief limited overs series in India.
Islamabad, Dec 10(ANI): Former International Cricket Council (ICC) president, Ehsan Mani has claimed Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has taken the wrong step by agreeing to play a small limited-over series with India without being reassured of any return series by the Board of Cricket Control in India (BCCI).
Islamabad, Dec 9 (IANS) A huge cache of arms and ammunition was seized from a truck during a police raid in Pakistan's Peshawar city, the Dawn reported Sunday.
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 7 (IANS) Kerala Finance Minister K.M.Mani Friday said that there has been a staggering increase of over Rs.17,000 crore in NRI deposits in the state's banks in the past one year.
New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) An eight-day hunger strike here to protest "victimisation of Muslim youths in the name of fighting terrorism" was suspended on Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's assurance to form a mechanism to look into the issue, an organiser said.
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 3 (IANS) The Kerala government is waiting for permission from the union finance ministry and the Reserve Bank of India to help the Kerala diaspora to take part in chit funds, a Kerala minister said Monday.
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) Rita and Mani, a pair of chimpanzees in the Delhi Zoo, play peek-a-boo with a woollen blanket provided by the zoo authorities to protect them from cold.
New Delhi, Nov 30 (IANS) Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Rajeev Shukla Friday apologized in the Rajya Sabha Friday after Congress MP Mani Shankar Aiyar called protesting MPs "animals".
Mumbai, Nov 25 (IANS) Actor Abhishek Bachchan describes Mani Ratnam as a "cinematic genius" and urges movie lovers to grab a copy of film critic Baradwaj Rangan's book "Conversations With Mani Ratnam" and read it.
Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 21 (IANS) A CPI?M leader who boasted that his comrades had killed four political foes in Kerala in the 1980s was Wednesday remanded in judicial custody until Dec 4.
Bangalore, Nov 16 (IANS) Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde Friday said that terror groups were investing in Indian stock markets but he refused to give their names.
New Delhi, Nov.16 (ANI): In a unique musical collaboration, the Australian Art Orchestra and Guru Kaaraikkudi Mani's Sruthi Laya Ensemble will perform together in Two Oceans as part of The Hindu Friday Review November Fest and Oz Fest, the biggest Australian cultural festival ever staged in India.
New Delhi, Nov 15 (IANS) A festival of stories will draw thousands of schoolchildren to Pathways School, Noida, Nov 17?18.
Chennai, Nov 14 (IANS) Popular Tamil comedian Karunaas says that as long as he gets to act and entertain the audiences, he doesn't mind being tagged as a comedian.
Idukki (Kerala), Nov 14 (IANS) The Kerala Police Wednesday served notice on Communist Party of India-Marxist's (CPI-M) former Idukki district secretary M.M. Mani to appear for a polygraph (lie-detector) test.
Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 6 (IANS) The Kerala government Tuesday launched an exclusive lottery for ex-Servicemen, and the entire revenue generated from it will be handed over to the Flag Day Fund for their welfare, a Kerala minister Tuesday announced.
Film: "Yaarukku Theriyum"; Cast: Sanjana Singh, Jayaprakash, Riyaz Khan and Kalabhavan Mani; Director: Ganeshan Kamaraj; Rating: **
Mumbai, Nov 2 (ANI): Bollywood actress and former Miss World, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, has received the second highest French civilian award "Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters" for her contribution to cinema and promoting Indo-French cooperation in Mumbai.
Mumbai, Nov 2 (IANS) Bollywood actress Aishwarya Rai was Thursday conferred upon a civilian award by the French government for her contribution to the arts on the occasion of her birthday.
New Delhi, Oct 31 (ANI): Asserting that the government is succumbing to illegitimate demands of Reliance Industries, activist-turned politician Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday said that Mukesh Ambani is running the country and not Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh.
Karachi, Oct 20 (IANS/CMC) Former ICC chief, Ehsan Mani, says this weekend's international cricket matches in Pakistan will boost the country's reputation as a viable host for international cricket but would not be enough to convince Test teams to play in the country.
New Delhi, Oct 19 (IANS) Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar will lead a delegation to the 127th Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union in Quebec City, Canada, from Oct 21 to 26, official sources said Friday.
New Delhi, Oct 12 (IANS) The bookshelf this week is pragmatic with matters of business, money and battle against corruption winning over lighter reads... Browse with IANS.
Film: 'Krishnan Vande Jagadgurum'; Music Director: Mani Sharma; Lyricists: Sirivennela Sitaramasastri, E.S Murthy and Sai Madhav Burra; Singers: Narendra, Shravan Bhargavi, Shreya Ghoshal, Rahul Sipligunj, Deepu, S.P Balasubramanyam, Hemachandra, Chaitra, Raghu Babu, Sai Madhav Burra and Joanna; Rating: **1/2
Islamabad, Sept 29 (ANI): A mansion in the Pakistani city of Lahore, that was occupied from time to time by many known personalities, including senior Congress leader Mani Shankar Ayar, is being demolished to create space for commercial plazas, according to a report.
Chennai, Sep 29 (IANS) Tamil actress Thulasi Nair, currently working in Mani Ratnam's much-anticipated movie "Kadal", has signed her second project titled "Yaan". She will be seen with Jiiva, the same actor her sister Karthika Nair started her career with, a few years back.
New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) They were walls that existed hundreds of years ago - of buildings to house royalty and even deities. Today they are reduced to "ghost walls". In Lathiya, Uttar Pradesh, the existence of a bustling temple complex has been traced by archaeologists just by unearthing these invisible walls.
Film: "Charulatha"; Director: Pon Kumaran; Cast: Priya Mani, Skanda, Saranya Ponvannan, Seetha, Sai Sasi and Aarthi; Rating: *
Chennai, Sep 19 (IANS) Ace filmmaker Mani Ratnam's upcoming Tamil film "Kadal" will be dubbed in Telugu as "Kadali".
Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 18 (IANS) After the huge success of Emerging Kerala, an investor conference organised in Kochi, Chief Minister Oommen Chandy Tuesday announced a global agriculture meet next year to improve farm practices in the state and encourage plantation and organic farming.
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) The Delhi High Court has held that a university here has to provide equal reservation to disabled candidates in admission as available to scheduled caste and scheduled tribe candidates to avoid "discrimination".
Karachi, Sept. 13 (ANI): Former International Cricket Council (ICC) president Ehsan Mani has termed the Pakistan Cricket Board's (PCB) possible boycott of the ICC awards ceremony for omitting offspinner Saeed Ajmal's name from nominations as a "childish move" and felt that it would marginalise country's parent body.
Kochi, Sep 12 (IANS) Defence Minister A.K. Antony Wednesday said debates and controversies should not come in the way of investments for the development of Kerala.
Karachi, Sept. 12 (ANI): Former International Cricket Council (ICC) president Ehsan Mani has slammed the governing body's response to Pakistan's protest after its off-spinner Saeed Ajmal's was omitted from the ICC awards shortlist.