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Everything you need to know about Pondicherry: news, reviews, in-depth analysis, opinion and more

Everything you need to know about Pondicherry: news, reviews, in-depth analysis, opinion and more

India muse to new age 'land art'

April 28, 2012 at 12:18 PM

New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) Demolished buildings, piles of bricks, an odd tree and colonial style homes arranged in artistic shapes are the symbols of new age 'land art' for a handful of contemporary artists from the West who have made India their muse.

"Punjabi Icons" award to Priyanka, Sidhu and others

April 9, 2012 at 1:25 PM

Actress and former Miss World Priyanka Chopra and former cricketer Navjot Singh Sidhu were honored with Punjabi Icons Award at a Baisakhi celebration in Mumbai, said an official.

Priyanka, Sidhu honoured as 'Punjabi Icons'

April 9, 2012 at 12:01 PM

Mumbai, April 9 (IANS) Well-known actress Priyanka Chopra and former cricketer Navjot Singh Sidhu were honoured with Punjabi Icons Award at a Baisakhi celebration here, an official said.


Kapil Sibal inaugurates 20th World Book Fair New Delhi

February 25, 2012 at 12:53 PM

Union Human Resource Development Minister Kapil Sibal inaugurated 20th New Delhi world book fair. The inauguration ceremony was organized at Hamsadhwani Open Air theatre, Pragati Maidan. During his inauguration speech the Hon?ble Minster highlighted

20th New Delhi World Book Fair set to begins from Feb 25

February 23, 2012 at 9:05 PM

The nine-day long 20th New Delhi World Book Fair is set to commence from Saturday (February 25, 2012) at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi.....

Kerala Governor M.O.H. Farook passes away in Chennai

January 27, 2012 at 9:16 PM

Chennai, Jan 27 (ANI): Kerala Governor M.O.H. Farook passed away at a hospital in Chennai on Thursday night after battling with cancer.

Kerala Governor M.O.H. Farook passes away in Chennai

January 27, 2012 at 12:43 PM

Chennai, Jan 27 (ANI): Kerala Governor M.O.H. Farook passed away at a hospital in Chennai on Thursday night after battling with cancer.

It does not get any bigger than India-Pak World Cup semi-final: Roebuck

March 29, 2011 at 3:08 PM

Sydney, Mar 29(ANI): India against Pakistan- as far as sport is concerned, it does not get any bigger, noted cricket columnist Peter Roebuck has said.oebuck is referring to the Indo-Pak World Cup semi-final at Mohali's Punjab Cricket Association Stadium on Wednesday.

Chennai flag manufacturing business hit by Election Commission rules

March 24, 2011 at 4:49 PM

Chennai, Mar.24 (ANI): Ahead of polls in Tamil Nadu, flag and banner manufacturers are facing huge losses due to the Election Commission's (EC) order directing political parties to use only one flag during campaigns.

Karunanidhi promises laptops for students if elected

March 24, 2011 at 2:02 PM

Tirivarur (Tamil Nadu), Mar.24 (ANI): Campaigning for the upcoming assembly elections in Tamil Nadu, Chief Minister Muthuvel Karunanidhi announced sops for students and senior citizens.

Karunanidhi pledges to resolve fishermen killing issue with Sri Lanka

March 20, 2011 at 12:29 PM

Chennai, Mar.20 (ANI): Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi has pledged to find a solution to the alleged killing of Indian fishermen by the Sri Lankan Navy.

Tamil Nadu polls: Monitoring cash flow is a great concern, says CEC

March 15, 2011 at 12:51 PM

Chennai, Mar 15 (ANI): Ahead of the upcoming Assembly polls in Tamil Nadu, Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) S. Y. Quraishi has said the money seized in raids by the state election commission is only the tip of the iceberg.

Pranab Mukherjee's son joins Congress ahead of WB polls

March 14, 2011 at 8:26 PM

Kolkata, Mar 14 (ANI): As West Bengal gears up for the April-May Assembly polls, Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee's son Abhijit Mukherjee on Monday joined the Congress and is likely to be fielded as the party's candidate for the coming election.

Trinamool Congress to use internet campaign during West Bengal polls

March 14, 2011 at 2:12 PM

Kolkata, Mar 14 (ANI): In an endeavor to give a hi-tech touch to the party's poll campaign and to appeal to the young generation, Trinamool Congress has roped in IT wizard and co-founder of Hotmail, Sabeer Bhatia, for better internet campaign for the April-May West Bengal Assembly polls.

WB polls: Security stepped up in Darjeeling

March 13, 2011 at 8:16 PM

Darjeeling, Mar 13 (ANI): The administration has beefed up security measures here to prevent malpractices in the upcoming West Bengal assembly polls.

Left Front announces list of candidates for Bengal polls

March 13, 2011 at 8:13 PM

Kolkata, Mar 13 (ANI): West Bengal's ruling Left Front on Sunday announced the list of candidates for the upcoming assembly polls.

BJP candidate in Kerala charged for violating election code of conduct

March 7, 2011 at 4:04 PM

Palakkad (Kerala), Mar.7 (ANI): A Bharatiya Janata Dal (BJP) candidate was charged with violating the Code of Conduct of the Election Commission, ahead of state polls in Kerala.

Illegal liquor joints in West Midnapur raided ahead of West Bengal polls

March 5, 2011 at 9:17 PM

West Midnapur (West Bengal), Mar 5(ANI): The West Bengal Excise Department and police on Saturday raided illegal liquor joints in West Midnapur.

West Bengal polls to be acid test for Left Front, says CPI-M leader

March 5, 2011 at 8:10 PM

Kolkata, Mar 5(ANI): Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) leader Mohammad Salim on Saturday termed the forthcoming West Bengal polls as an acid test for the Left Front.

Indian embassy begins NRI registrations in Oman

February 24, 2011 at 7:20 PM

Muscat, Feb.24 (ANI): The Indian mission starts online registration of Non-Resident Indians in Oman today.

Students attempt to achieve world records in Pondicherry

August 9, 2010 at 10:54 PM

Pondicherry, Aug 9 (ANI): Students of the Achariya World Class Education Institution tried to create a number of records on Sunday, including the longest drawing by an individual, the largest painting made of footprints, the longest cartoon strip by an individual and the longest cartoon strip by a team.

National coaching camp for specially-abled persons organised in Chennai

July 30, 2010 at 7:28 PM

Chennai, July 30 (ANI): A four-day-long national badminton coaching camp for specially-abled persons was organised in Chennai.

Ghulam Nabi Azad to attend JIPMER's convocation

March 22, 2010 at 1:56 PM

Puducherry, Mar 22 (ANI): Union Health and Family Welfare Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad will on Monday deliver the convocation address and give away academic awards and medals to the students of the Jawaharlal Institute of Post-Graduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER) here.

Women self-help groups meet held in Bhubaneshwar

March 5, 2010 at 9:42 PM

Bhubaneshwar, Mar 5(ANI): Adhikar, a non-governmental organisation facilitated the third Cooperative Convention which brought together more than 500 members of self help groups (SHG) from across Orissa on one platform in Bhubaneswar.

Hindus welcome rapper Kanye West's plan of retreat in Indian ashram

October 11, 2009 at 1:32 PM

Nevada (US), Oct 11 (ANI): Hindus have welcomed Grammy winner American singer-rapper-musician-producer Kanye West's reported decision to escape to a Hindu ashram in India for about a month to seek spiritual guidance.

Kanye West 'heads to Hindu retreat to reassess life'

October 10, 2009 at 12:16 PM

Washington, Oct 10 (ANI): Rapper Kanye West is planning a getaway to an Indian religious retreat to reassess himself after the Taylor Swift incident at MTV Video Music Awards, say reports.

Ang Lee 'working on film version of Life of Pi'

September 9, 2009 at 1:37 PM

Nevada (US), Sept 9 (ANI): Oscar winner Ang Lee is working with a writer on film adaptation of Yann Martel's fantasy "Life of Pi" about a boy from Pondicherry, India, who survives 227 days after shipwreck, according to reports.

Radio Pakistan still obsessed with Sikhs' rights

August 13, 2009 at 6:08 PM

Abohar, Aug.13 (ANI): The Punjabi Durbar programme of Radio Pakistan seems to be obsessed with the welfare of Sikhs in India, unaware that Sikhs are being driven out of parts of Pakistan.

DMK leaders express joy over party's success

May 17, 2009 at 8:17 PM

Chennai, May 17 (ANI): Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) leaders on Sunday expressed their jubilation at the results of the Lok Sabha elections.

CPI-M, AIADMK announce tie-up for Lok Sabha polls

December 5, 2008 at 7:24 PM

Chennai, Dec 5 (IANS) The AIADMK and the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) Friday announced a tie-up for general elections early next year, formally ending long-standing ties between the Marxists and Tamil Nadu's ruling DMK.

Rakesh Sardana: From souvenir seller to Austrian millionaire

November 9, 2008 at 12:20 PM

Vienna, Nov 9 (IANS) Rakesh Sardana, Austrian millionaire of Indian origin, prefers to talk less about business and more about times when he was as poor as a church mouse.

Congress workers allege nepotism in ticket distribution

November 7, 2008 at 4:03 PM

Jaipur, Nov 7 (IANS) Congress activists in Rajasthan are angry with their leaders, accusing them of selecting sons and relatives of heavyweights to contest the coming assembly elections.

Business doyen K K Birla dead

January 1, 2008 at 12:00 AM

Kolkata, Aug 30 (ANI): Dr. Krishna Kumar Birla, the noted industrialist of the Birla family, died at his residence after a brief illness on Saturday morning. He was 90.

Wipro wins Intel Global Innovation Award

January 1, 2008 at 12:00 AM

Bangalore, Aug 28 (ANI/Business Wire India): Wipro Infotech, the India and Middle East IT Business of Wipro Ltd and a leading provider of IT and business transformation services announced that it has won the prestigious Intel Global Innovation Award for Storage at the Intel Developer Forum 2008 in San Francisco.

Soha Ali Khan talks about her upcoming film 'Mumbai Meri Jaan'

January 1, 2008 at 12:00 AM

Mumbai, August 15 (ANI): Bollywood actress Soha Ali Khan spoke about her upcoming film 'Mumbai Meri Jaan' in Mumbai.

India: where cry of humanity is at large

August 12, 2008 at 12:00 AM

The news of Abhinav Bindra bagging a gold medal in the shooting event at the Beijing Olympics sounds music to the ears of every Indian. So does the

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