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Now, Ranthambore's Machali inspires a book on human survival (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) At a time of increasing man-animal conflict comes a heart-warming tale of two families - one human, one tiger - following parallel journeys in which the powerful drives to connect, love and raise the next generation play out: All this inspired by Machali, arguably the most famous big cat in the Ranthambore reserve in India's northern state of Rajasthan.
2019-07-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Maryam Nawaz's interview 'forcefully' taken off air
Islamabad, July 12 (IANS) A televised interview of Maryam Nawaz, the daughter of former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, was "forcefully" taken off shortly after it was aired, the media reported on Friday.
2019-07-12
Category: International, Pakistan,Politics
India needs to work on right age groups for better results: Paul Dickov (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, July 10 (IANS) Former Manchester City legend Paul Dickov feels that Indian football is growing slowly and for faster and better results India needs to improve its facilities and work hard on the right age groups.
2019-07-10
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
We were told it was over for us at 40: Naomi Watts (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, June 30 (IANS) There was a time when actresses were told their career would be over at 40 in Hollywood, but not anymore. "The Loudest Voice" star Naomi Watts feels a lot has changed for women in the industry.
2019-06-30
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Stardom is imposed on you: Mammootty (IANS Interview)
Kochi, June 25 (IANS) Mammootty neither takes the tag of "superstar" seriously, nor does he take it for granted. The megastar, who at 67 is set to feature in a mega-budget Malayalam period drama, feels stardom is imposed, and not acquired by anyone.
2019-06-25
Category: India, Kerala,Cinema/Showbiz,Southern Cinema
I'm learning how to adjust to fame: Ali Wong (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) "Always Be My Maybe" star Ali Wong is appreciative about her rise to fame in showbiz, but feels it has been too fast. The American actress says it took her some time to adjust, and it is only now that she feels a bit settled.
2019-06-18
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Amitav Ghosh's passion for climate change continues with 'Gun Island' (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, June 16 (IANS) Three years after making a forceful plea against the effects of environmental degradation, globally acclaimed author Amitav Ghosh returns to the subject by once again focusing on the Sundarbans, which he terms critical for the well being of West Bengal and neighbouring Bangladesh and lamenting that nations around the world are not responding adequately to the global scourge.
2019-06-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Amitav Ghosh's passion for climate change continues with 'Gun Island' (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) Three years after making a forceful plea against the effects of environmental degradation, globally acclaimed author Amitav Ghosh returns to the subject by once again focusing on the Sundarbans, which he terms critical for the well being of West Bengal and neighbouring Bangladesh and lamenting that nations around the world are not responding adequately to the global scourge.
2019-06-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
POCSO Act on crime against children doesn't picture reality: Author Arita Sarkar (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, June 13 (IANS) The number of cases under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act is on the rise but the data procured under it is not "an accurate picture of reality" while convictions under it are a mere 20 per cent. It is a relatively new law and is "still evolving", says author Arita Sarkar, whose book "Kidnapped" probes the gruesome abductions and killings of over 10 children in the recent past.
2019-06-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Art/Culture/Books
HC declines to interfere in St Stephen's interview process
New Delhi, June 12 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Wednesday refused to interfere in the interview process of a panel on admission of Christian students in all subjects in Delhi University's St Stephen's College.
2019-06-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education,Immigration/Law/Rights
ALERT: HC declines to interfere in St Stephen's interview process
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2019-06-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Education
Just want to stay at home with my kids now: Chris Hemsworth (IANS Interview)
Bali, June 2 (IANS) Chris Hemsworth feels he has spent his whole career chasing one thing after another, and now wants to live in the moment. The actor has decided not to shoot anything more this year, and says he wants to step back to spend some quality time with his three children in Australia.
2019-06-02
Category: India, Rajasthan,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Just want to stay at home with my kids now: Chris Hemsworth (IANS Interview)
Bali, June 2 (IANS) Chris Hemsworth feels he has spent his whole career chasing one thing after another, and now wants to live in the moment. The actor has decided not to shoot anything more this year, and says he wants to step back to spend some quality time with his three children in Australia.
2019-06-02
Category: India, Rajasthan,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
My victory a trust vote for Modi: Diya Kumari (Interview)
Jaipur, May 29 (IANS) As a young and dynamic leader from Rajasthan, Diya Kumari, the newly elected Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP from Rajsamand, has a fair chance of either being picked up as a Union Minister by Prime Minister Narendra Modi or promoted as a face of the party in the state.
2019-05-29
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
My victory a trust vote for Modi: Diya Kumari (Interview)
Jaipur, May 29 (IANS) As a young and dynamic leader from Rajasthan, Diya Kumari, the newly elected Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP from Rajsamand, has a fair chance of either being picked up as a Union Minister by Prime Minister Narendra Modi or promoted as a face of the party in the state.
2019-05-29
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
'The Mughal Feast' a seminal tour-de-force through Shah Jahan's elaborate banquets (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) Food historian and author Salma Yusuf Hussain's "passion to find out more and more about the cuisine of Mughal India" has resulted in her latest offering: a seminal work that transports the reader into the heart of the royal kitchens to bring alive the lavish banquets of Emperor Shah Jahan, during whose time Mughlai cuisine truly reached its peak.
2019-05-26
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
After epic Alaska-Andes ride, adventure cyclist Dhruv Bogra eyes Iceland, Siberia, Mongolia (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) He took up the extreme version of cycling only in his early 40s. Now, after a gruelling 15,000 km ride from Alaska to the Andes, gaining "elevation" of 22,000 feet and writing an inspiring book on the journey, adventure-hungry Dhruv Bogra is eyeing Iceland, Siberia and Mongolia for a reprise.
2019-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
BCCI ropes in 'gym instructors' to interview aspiring NCA trainers
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Aspirants walking into the National Cricket Academy (NCA) to appear for the position of NCA's strength and conditioning coach on Monday and Tuesday could have easily mistaken themselves as ones applying for positions in some high-end gym in the country. After all, they were being interviewed by Ranadeep Moitra -- owner of the Endorphins Gym in Kolkata -- and Nisha Varma -- former Reebok Master Trainer (North India). This apart, NCA COO Tufan Ghosh also made his presence felt as did Committee of Administrators (CoA) member Diana Edulji.
2019-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Olympic 100 m record will even out in some time: Performance Enhancement Specialist (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) It's taken over 120 years to shave the Olympic 100 metres record from 11.4 seconds to the current 9.06 seconds and globally renowned Global Sports Scientist and Performance Enhancement Specialist Tim Gabbett says it's got to even out sometime.
2019-05-20
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,IANS Life,Sports
When Nehru asked for police to locate Natwar (IANS Interview-II)
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) Kunwar Natwar Singh in many ways is monotypical in that he served so many Congress dispensations in different capacities. Equally, he came into maximum proximity with celebrated Indian and world leaders, acclaimed writers and people in position of pre eminence. Influenced by novelist E.M. Forster during his years in Cambridge, he learnt the value of friendship from him. In the second and concluding part of this IANS interview, I let the raconteur in him take over:
2019-05-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Left's legacy blocking Tripura's growth: Deputy CM (IANS Interview)
Agartala, May 18 (IANS) The erstwhile Left Front government's "terrible 25-year legacy" in Tripura is hindering the BJP-IPFT alliance government's attempts to push development projects and welfare schemes, according to Deputy Chief Minister Jishnu Dev Varma.
2019-05-18
Category: India, Tripura,National,Politics
Guilty of Gujarat, anti-Sikh riots should be punished: Badal (IANS Interview)
Chandigarh, May 18 (IANS) The guilty of both the Gujarat riots in 2002 and the anti-Sikh riots of 1984 should be punished, Akali Dal patron and five-time Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal said on Saturday.
2019-05-18
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Men who are critical of Nehru are pygmies: Natwar Singh (IANS Interview-1)
By SANDEEP BAMZAI
2019-05-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Modi hiding behind Sunny Deol in Gurdaspur: Sunil Jakhar (IANS Interview)
Gurdaspur, May 17 (IANS) Congress leader Sunil Kumar Jakhar on Friday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of "hiding" behind actor-turned-politician Sunny Deol, his BJP opponent in Gurdaspur, and said that by bringing in an outsider for the poll fight in the border district of Punjab, the saffron party had admitted that there was "no Modi wave".
2019-05-17
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
BJP permitting all religions to co-exist: Nominated Anglo-Indian MP George Baker (IANS Interview)
Kolkata, May 17 (IANS) Religion is a private matter and the BJP is allowing all religions to co-exist, unlike previous dispensations that had divided the people in the manner of the British colonial rulers, says actor George Baker, one of the two nominated Anglo-Indian members of the Lok Sabha.
2019-05-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Bengal will be bonus, will help BJP in crossing 300-mark: Sunil Deodhar (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) The BJP will cross the majority mark without West Bengal and the state will help the party in crossing the target of 300, says BJP Secretary Sunil Deodhar, who is credited as one of the key architects of saffron party's victory in Tripura where it ended 25 years of Left Front rule in 20018.
2019-05-17
Category: India, Delhi,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Muslim vote fragmented in UP, says Khurshid (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, May 16 (IANS) Unlike in the Bihar Assembly elections, the Muslim vote has split between the Congress and the SP-BSP alliance in the Lok Sabha elections in Uttar Pradesh, former External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid says.
2019-05-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Self-obsessed Modi indulges in theatrics: Captain Amarinder Singh (IANS Interview)
Chandigarh, May 16 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi is indulged in theatrics since he took over as Prime Minister, he's a self-obsessed man and the people of Punjab or anywhere else can never forget the incident of desecration of their holy scriptures, Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh said on Thursday.
2019-05-16
Category: India, Punjab,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Chandigarh ignored in funds' allocation: Congress candidate (IANS Interview)
Chandigarh, May 15 (IANS) Chandigarh has been deliberately ignored in allocation of funds and one of the country's oldest varsities, the Panjab University, was also starved of funds, Congress nominee and former Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal said.
2019-05-15
Category: India, Punjab,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Modi's media interview triggers new questions
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi's interview to News Nation may have already caused enough embarrassment to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) supporters, but the fact-checking website Alt News now suggests the PM had prior knowledge of questions to be asked.
2019-05-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
'Divider in-chief' title to Modi is right: Kamal Nath (IANS Interview)
Bhopal, May 13 (IANS) Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath on Monday said that the title 'Divider in-chief given to Prime Minister Narendra Modi by Times magazine was right and feels that the publisher was in fact kind to him.
2019-05-13
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Media,Politics
Congress will repeat 2009 performance: Hooda (IANS interview)
Sonipat, May 10 (IANS) Former Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda has said that the Congress would repeat its 2009 performance in the Lok Sabha elections when it won nine of 10 seats in the state and asserted that the target is also to form government in the Assembly polls later this year.
2019-05-10
Category: India, Haryana,National,Politics
No anti-incumbency against BJP, Modi will win: Himachal CM (IANS Interview)
Shimla, May 8 (IANS) There is no anti-incumbency against the sitting BJP lawmakers in the Lok Sabha elections, Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur says. Rather there is more "josh" (zeal) this time to win with bigger margins and Prime Minister Narendra Modi's name alone will win Bharatiya Janata Party the Lok Sabha elections. "All other issues are secondary to Modiji", he says.
2019-05-08
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics
People vote for performance, says Punjab CM's wife (Interview)
Patiala, May 7 (IANS) Only the Congress can alleviate the woes of the people and put India back on the track of development, as the party did in Punjab, said Congress candidate and three-time Member of Parliament Preneet Kaur, who is in the fray for the fifth time from the Patiala Lok Sabha seat, where the fort of her husband and now Chief Minister Amarinder Singh's erstwhile kingdom is located.
2019-05-07
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
BJP wanted to finish my party: Rajbhar (IANS Interview)
Lucknow, May 7 (IANS) Suheldev Bhartiya Samaj Party (SBSP) President Om Prakash Rajbhar, who claimed to have walked out of the Yogi Adityanath government on Monday, has said that the BJP wanted to "finish" his party.
2019-05-07
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
'India's Most Wanted' not against anyone: Director (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) With questions being raised on social media over his new movie "India's Most Wanted", director Raj Kumar Gupta insists no political intention has driven the narrative of the film, said to have a theme set in the era of UPA rule.
2019-05-07
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,IANS Life,Bollywood,National
People vote for performance, says Punjab CM's wife (Interview)
Patiala, May 7 (IANS) Only the Congress can alleviate the woes of the people and put India back on the track of development, as the party did in Punjab, said Congress candidate and three-time Member of Parliament Preneet Kaur, who is in the fray for the fifth time from the Patiala Lok Sabha seat, where the fort of her husband and now Chief Minister Amarinder Singh's erstwhile kingdom is located.
2019-05-07
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
BJP wanted to finish my party: Rajbhar (IANS Interview)
Lucknow, May 7 (IANS) Suheldev Bhartiya Samaj Party (SBSP) President Om Prakash Rajbhar, who claimed to have walked out of the Yogi Adityanath government on Monday, has said that the BJP wanted to "finish" his party.
2019-05-07
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
'India's Most Wanted' not against anyone: Director (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) With questions being raised on social media over his new movie "India's Most Wanted", director Raj Kumar Gupta insists no political intention has driven the narrative of the film, said to have a theme set in the era of UPA rule.
2019-05-07
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,IANS Life,Bollywood,National
UPA will win at Centre, all Rajasthan LS seats: Pilot (IANS interview)
Jaipur, May 5 (IANS) Rajasthan Congress President and state Deputy Chief Minister Sachin Pilot has said that the party was confident of winning all Lok Sabha seats in the state under its "Mission 25", and that a Congress-led UPA-3 government will be formed at the Centre after the election results are declared on May 23.
2019-05-05
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
It's pro-incumbency rather than anti-incumbency: Anurag Thakur (IANS Interview)
Hamirpur (Himachal Pradesh), May 4 (IANS) When you work and deliver there is no question of anti-incumbency, rather there is pro-incumbency, believes Anurag Thakur, who has thrice consecutively returned to the Lok Sabha from Hamirpur.
2019-05-04
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
I have done no wrong: Shatrughan Sinha (IANS Interview)
Lucknow, May 4 (IANS) Actor-turned-politician and Congress leader Shatrughan Sinha has said that he has done no wrong in campaigning for his wife Poonam Sinha, who is the Samajwadi candidate for the Lucknow Lok Sabha seat.
2019-05-04
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
PM's remark on TMC MLAs sign of desperation: O'Brien (INTERVIEW)
Kolkata, May 2 (IANS) West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC) on Thursday said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi's claim that 40 of its MLAs were in touch with him to desert the ship post the elections results, was a "sign of desperation" born out of his realisation that the BJP was not "making any headway" in the eastern state.
2019-05-02
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Didn't want to tweet only, so entered politics to do something: Gambhir (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, May 1 (IANS) Cricketer-turned-politician Gautam Gambhir, who is BJPs candidate from East Delhi Lok Sabha constituency, says he entered politics because he wanted to implement what he has been tweeting about.
2019-05-01
Category: India, Delhi,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Opposition alliance a ploy to protect the corrupt: Supriyo (IANS interview)
Asansol, April 28 (IANS) Union Minister and BJP candidate in West Bengal's Asansol Lok Sabha seat, Babul Supriyo, feels the opposition alliance will never materialise or cause any trouble to Narendra Modi regime, as it is only a "desperate attempt by corrupt political leaders to take a backdoor exit" from the grave charges they face.
2019-04-28
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
NatGeo hails Disney JV, to work with Hotstar (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) National Geographic is "thrilled" at its joint venture with Disney and the opportunity it presents to grow on a global scale. It will also closely work with Hotstar in India, according to a top company honcho.
2019-04-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life,Technology,Business/Economy
I am not unnerved: Poonam Sinha (IANS interview)
Lucknow, April 27 (IANS) She is not unnerved about making her electoral debut against a political stalwart. She is confident that the development work done by her party will help her sail through to the victory stand.
2019-04-27
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
One time goalkeeper now ready to score goal for BJP in Krishnanagar (IANS interview)
Krishnanagar (West Bengal), April 27 (IANS) Having saved goals aplenty during a sparkling soccer career, former India custodian Kalyan Chaubey has adopted the "offence is the best defence" approach in his maiden electoral contest, but says the new turf is "more competitive and cruel" with opponents always waiting to "hit below the belt".
2019-04-27
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Dangal 2019,Politics,Sports
Saudi's economic expansion offers new opportunities for India: Ambassador (IANS Interview)
Hyderabad, April 24 (IANS) With Saudi Arabia looking to diversify its economy, India's new ambassador to the kingdom, Dr. Ausaf Sayeed, believes this offers new opportunities for both the Indian industry and the workforce.
2019-04-24
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Diaspora,Diplomacy,Business/Economy
India a major player in Kenya's healthcare sector: High Commissioner Chhabra (IANS Interview)
Nairobi, April 24 (IANS) India has emerged as a key player in Kenyas healthcare sector and needs to build on this, Indias High Commissioner to Kenya Rahul Chhabra has said.
2019-04-24
Category: International, Kenya,National,Diplomacy,Business/Economy