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Leg up for Urdu literature, 90,000 titles digitised in 6 years (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) It's a virtual library where some 90,000 titles in Urdu - including the Mahabharata and the Quran, as also autobiographies, fiction, travelogues, translations, manuscripts and pop magazines - have been digitised and made available on an internet portal for academicians, scholars and researchers to benefit from. In addition, the Rekhta.org portal offers a collection of 'shers' and 'shayaris' and an essential collection of iconic poets - all this for free!
2019-12-03
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
'Spotting Vikram on moon challenge when NASA couldn't' (IANS Interview)
New York, Dec 3 (IANS) Shanmuga Subramanian, the eagle-eyed citizen space scientist who found Vikram moonlander said on Tuesday that he took spotting it as a challenge when NASA couldn't.
2019-12-03
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech
BHU Muslim Prof appears for interview in Ayurveda Dept
Varanasi, Nov 29 (IANS) Dr Feroz Khan, who was facing protests over his appointment as an Assistant Professor in the Sanskrit department of Banaras Hindu University (BHU), appeared for an interview on Friday in the universitys Ayurveda department.
2019-11-29
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National
Chahal calls Rohit 'youngster' when it comes to TV interviews
Mumbai, Nov 26 (IANS) Rohit Sharma might be a senior player in the Indian team but when it comes to conducting interviews, he is still behind Yuzvendra Chahal as the wrist-spinner called him a "youngster" .
2019-11-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Important to play an attacking game as opener in T20s: Dhawan (IANS interview)
New Delhi, Nov 13 (IANS) The first six overs in a T20 game is considered the most crucial as both the batting and bowling team look to grab early advantage and with the World T20 in Australia less than a year away, India opener Shikhar Dhawan is very clear that for him it will be all about attacking from the word go Down Under.
2019-11-13
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
India to be top player in data-driven world next decade: Michael Dell (IANS Interview)
Austin (Texas), Nov 13 (IANS) The 'data king' of the world and founder of IT giant, Dell Technologies, Michael Dell feels that the next decade would be driven and shaped by data, and India could be one of the significant players. In an exclusive interview with IANS, here at the company's Global headquarters the American billionaire businessman and Chairman of Dell, one of the world's largest technology companies said that India figures as the topmost destination for his enterprise in the years to come.
2019-11-13
Category: International, United States,Technology
Reforms, stability expected to usher growth: BSE chief (IANS interview)
Mumbai, Nov 12 (IANS) The Centre's regulatory reforms, as well as strengthening of its public grievance redressal system has imparted confidence to businesses and investors alike and this trend will usher in faster economic growth, BSE Chief Ashishkumar Chauhan has said.
2019-11-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Rohit bhai said he will use me like Bumrah: Chahar (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, Nov 11 (IANS) It almost looked like Bangladesh would run away with the third T20I in Nagpur on Sunday and with it register their maiden series win over India as Mohammad Naim and Mohammad Mithun looked to be in cruise mode. With dew not helping matters, skipper Rohit Sharma handed the ball to pacer Deepak Chahar, hoping for the youngster to rise to the occasion. And that is exactly what he did.
2019-11-11
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Rohit bhai said he will use me like Bumrah: Chahar (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, Nov 11 (IANS) It almost looked like Bangladesh would run away with the third T20I in Nagpur on Sunday and with it register their maiden series win over India as Mohammad Naim and Mohammad Mithun looked to be in cruise mode. With dew not helping matters, skipper Rohit Sharma handed the ball to pacer Deepak Chahar, hoping for the youngster to rise to the occasion. And that is exactly what he did.
2019-11-11
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Perfect rhythm, no blues with 'Miss Sargam' (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, Nov 7 (IANS) It has been drizzling for a few hours. It would have made perfect sense to start the conversation by showing off your Spotify account that has 'Ab Ke Sawan on the fourth number. But then, someone whose repertoire includes the genres of Khayal, Thumri and Dadra, as also popular Indian pop music may just laugh at the 'juvenile' icebreaker. The idea is dropped.
2019-11-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,IANS Life
Will direct shopping disrupt Instagram's demographic edge? (IANS Interview)
Mumbai, Nov 6 (IANS) A big chunk of Instgram's one billion users is young. But will the platform continue to be a favourite among young people when the Facebook-owned photo and video-sharing app launches direct shopping in the app is the question.
2019-11-06
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy,Technology
BJP nervous ahead of Jharkhand polls: Babulal Marandi (IANS Interview)
Ranchi, Nov 3 (IANS) Jharkhand Vikas Morcha (JVM) chief Babulal Marandi has made it clear that his party will not enter any coalition of bigger Opposition parties and will contest the Jharkhand Assembly elections on its own. On post-poll coalition possibilities, he said that those will be considered after the elections.
2019-11-03
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
BJP nervous ahead of Jharkhand polls: Babulal Marandi (IANS Interview)
Ranchi, Nov 3 (IANS) Jharkhand Vikas Morcha (JVM) chief Babulal Marandi has made it clear that his party will not enter any coalition of bigger Opposition parties and will contest the Jharkhand Assembly elections on its own. On post-poll coalition possibilities, he said that those will be considered after the elections.
2019-11-03
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Ayodhya, matter of faith, but needs to be addressed legally: Bobde (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, Oct 31 (IANS) "Ayodhya title dispute has legal issues, which should be addressed through a legal system," said Justice Sharad Arvind Bobde, the Chief Justice-designate. He spoke to IANS on pressing legal issues and the road ahead especially on issues pertaining to access to justice for the people in rural areas.
2019-10-31
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Twitter loves SRK's interview with David Letterman
Mumbai, Oct 28 (IANS) Shah Rukh Khan's fans across the globe have fallen in love with the superstar all over again after watching his latest interview with television host David Letterman on Netflix, which is currently viral.
2019-10-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
SRK shares AbRam's reaction to his David Letterman interview
Mumbai, Oct 27 (IANS) Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan sat down to "Netflix and chill" with his youngest son AbRam, who seemed to be a little unimpressed with the episode of David Letterman's show featuring the actor.
2019-10-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Enough funds for people's welfare: Delhi DDC chief (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANS) Claiming that the Aam Aadmi Party is running an honest government in the city, Vice Chairperson of Dialogue and Development Commission Jasmine Shah said the Delhi government has enough funds for the welfare of the people.
2019-10-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Andhra not to conduct interviews for government jobs now
Amaravati, Oct 18 (IANS) No interviews will be conducted henceforth for recruitment into government departments in Andhra Pradesh as Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy has directed the officials to conduct only the written examinations.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Congress believes in ground fighting: Ajay Kumar (IANS Interview)
Lucknow, Oct 18 (IANS) Congress eagerly wants to make a come back in Uttar Pradesh. Ajay Kumar Lallu, a two-time MLA from Kushinagar district, looks excited after becoming the state President and now ready to hold the responsibility of the party and also planning to take it to the pinnacle of success.
2019-10-18
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Rihanna stumped by pregnancy query in interview
Los Angeles, Oct 15 (IANS) Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour shocked Rihanna with a blunt question on whether the pop diva was planning to "have a baby soon".
2019-10-15
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
I will use buses, carpool during Odd-Even: Delhi Transport Minister (Interview)
New Delhi, Oct 13 (IANS) The Odd-Even scheme is set to return to Delhi for third time from November 4 to 15, and state Transport Minister Kailash Gahlot has promised that the state government will make no exceptions for its ministers and he himself will be seen travelling by the Metro, buses or carpool during the period.
2019-10-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Abrogation of Article 370 not an issue in Haryana: Kumari Selja (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, Oct 13 (IANS) The Assembly elections in Haryana are a do-or-die situation for the Congress coming months after the party faced a rout in the Lok Sabha polls and lost all its 10 seats.
2019-10-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Removal of Article 370 gave hope: J&K youth activists (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, Oct 8 (IANS) At a time when a lot of hue and cry is being raised over the abolition of special status to Jammu and Kashmir, there is a silent narrative in favour of the Centre's historic decision which remains lost in the din.
2019-10-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Chicago-U don Whitney Cox is master of Sanskrit, Tamil, South India, Kashmir, Shiva (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, Oct 7 (IANS) He's a master of Sanskrit and Tamil and is currently translating two of their ancient texts. He has also conducted extensive research on Shaivism and the linkages in medieval times between South India and Kashmir. Yet, Whitney Cox, an Associate Professor in the Department of South Asian Languages and Civilizations at The University of Chicago, modestly says he hasn't "mastered anything" and "there will always be more things to learn".
2019-10-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Rate cut positive step, H2 growth likely to be better: Rajiv Kumar (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, Oct 4 (IANS) The Reserve Bank of India has done a good job with the latest rate cuts of 25 bps and along with the recent fiscal measures taken by the government, the second half growth is likely to be much better, Niti Aayog Vice chairman Rajiv Kumar said on Friday.
2019-10-04
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
'Flicker Singh' aims at BJP's maiden win from this Haryana seat (IANS Interview)
Pehowa (Haryana), Oct 4 (IANS) Former Indian hockey captain Sandeep Singh, who produced incredible flicks, is aiming to repeat sensation as India won the Sultan Azlan Shah Hockey tournament after a gap of 13 years in 2009 under his captaincy.
2019-10-04
Category: India, Haryana,National,Politics
All delayed rail projects to be finished by 2022: Angadi (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, Oct 4 (IANS) The Indian Railways, which has witnessed delays in completion of several important projects, is aiming to finish all of them by 2022, on the occasion of 75th Independence Day. It also sees the option of allowing private operators to run trains as an opportunity to provide world class services.
2019-10-04
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Celebrity chef Kunal Kapur turns attention to green coffee (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, Sep 30 (IANS) He's curated a 'satvik' meal for Prime Minister Narendra Modi and German Chancellor Angela Merkel, hosted four seasons of MasterChef India and an 18-episode "Pickled Nation" TV series. Now, celebrity Chef Kunal Kapur has turned his attention to green coffee that he says "has a neutral flavour, giving it the added advantage of being versatile".
2019-09-30
Category: India, Delhi,National,Lifestyle/Fashion
'Joker' red carpet interviews in Los Angeles called off
Los Angeles, Sep 28 (IANS) The makers of "Joker" have decided to call off plans of red carpet interviews at the film's Los Angeles premiere, after facing scrutiny over violence.
2019-09-28
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Bapu still intimidates his killers: Tushar Gandhi (Interview)
Hyderabad, Sep 28 (IANS) Mahatma Gandhi's great-grandson Tushar Arun Gandhi says those who killed the Father of the Nation are so intimidated by him that they are still trying to demonise him and justify his assassination.
2019-09-28
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National
Phoenix leaves interview on being asked if 'Joker' incites violence
Los Angeles, Sep 24 (IANS) Actor Joaquin Phoenix walked off from an interview on being asked if his forthcoming film "Joker" will incite violence.
2019-09-24
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Infighting in AAP, Sisodia too may leave: Manoj Tiwari (Interview)
New Delhi, Sep 23 (IANS) Refuting reports of infighting in the Delhi unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), its chief Manoj Tiwari has instead claimed that the state's ruling AAP is struggling with internal friction and Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia may leave the party any day.
2019-09-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Without RSS, there would be no Hindustan: New Raj BJP Chief (IANS Interview)
Jaipur, Sep 18 (IANS) Satish Poonia, the newly appointed BJP President of Rajasthan, is the first Jat leader in the state who has been given a task to lead the party when it is in opposition, and by-polls on two seats and civic and panchayat elections are approaching near. The leader has already served Bhartiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM), Akhil Bhartiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) and has been party general secretary too. He is also the favourite of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS). Presently serving as Amer MLA, he knows about demographic, political and socio-economic challenges BJP faces in the state.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
AAP did nothing for Delhi; Dikshit was better: Goel (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Calling former Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit better than her successor Arvind Kejriwal, BJP leader Vijay Goel said the Aam Aadmi Party has not done any work for the city in the last five years. Speaking to IANS, Goel said the AAP is just a one-man party and has nothing apart from Kejriwal.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Asaram, Chinmayanand have damaged religion: Swami Swaroop (Interview)
Bhopal, Sep 16 (IANS) Religiosity and spiritualism have taken a serious beating after allegations of rape and alleged indulgence in immoral activities against self-proclaimed saints like Asaram and Swami Chinmayanand have come to light, Swami Anand Swaroop of the Shankaracharya Trust told IANS in an exclusive interview here on Monday.
2019-09-16
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Religion
Ronaldo breaks down during emotional interview
New Delhi, Sep 16 (IANS) Star footballer Cristiano Ronaldo recently broke down in tears after he was shown footage of his late father which he had never seen before. During an interview with Piers Morgan, Ronaldo saw a clip of his late father Jose Dinis Aveiro, where he was talking of the pride he felt for his son.
2019-09-16
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
Ronaldo breaks down during emotional interview
New Delhi, Sep 16 (IANS) Star footballer Cristiano Ronaldo recently broke down in tears after he was shown footage of his late father which he had never seen before. During an interview with Piers Morgan, Ronaldo saw a clip of his late father Jose Dinis Aveiro, where he was talking of the pride he felt for his son.
2019-09-16
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Football
I don't think about my stardom: Ajay Devgn (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, Sep 15 (IANS) Ajay Devgn doesn't believe in looking back or prodding much about the future, and likes to live in the present. The actor says he doesn't care or think about stardom, and that helps him stay in touch with reality.
2019-09-15
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Safarnama app reanimates Delhi's ancient monuments (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, Sep 12 (IANS) There've been guidebooks, bus tours, videos, pamphlets, walkabouts et al, but this 'Safarnama' app will "capture the way history in Delhi is actually held within and under the stones" in short bursts as you travel across the city.
2019-09-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
CBI's initial 2G scam evidence could help in appeal: Vinod Rai (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, Sep 11 (IANS) Initial evidence procured in the 2G scam was very crucial and it could help the CBI make a robust appeal challenging the trial court order acquitting the accused, said Vinod Rai, former Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India, while indicating that the CAG report on the spectrum allocation could have probably helped build a strong case.
2019-09-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
'I wouldn't like to see my son Karan in a remake': Sunny Deol (IANS Interview)
Mumbai, Sep 9 (IANS) Sunny Deol is not a fan of remakes. The veteran actor feels the present generation is too much into remakes and remixes.
2019-09-09
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Vaani Kapoor: The fear of being forgotten never crept in (IANS interview)
New, Sep 9 (IANS) It's been six years since her much-appreciated debut performance in "Shudh Desi Romance", but Vaani Kapoor's career has not really soared in this period. She has had just one release in between -- the dud "Befikre" opposite Ranveer Singh in 2916 -- and is now all set to return on the Bollywood screen with "War", opposite actor Hrithik Roshan. The Yash Raj Films-produced biggie also stars Tiger Shroff.
2019-09-09
Category: India, New Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Asha Bhosle on turning 86: I wake up to music even today (IANS Interview)
Mumbai, Sep 9 (IANS) She is a living legend with an active career of six decades and she needs no introduction. Padma Vibhushan-honoured Asha Bhosle turned 86 on Sunday and, in between celebrations with close friends and family in Dubai, she took out time for a quick tete-a-tete with IANS over the phone.
2019-09-09
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
'Digital transformation a $1.7 tn industry but 70% attempts fail' (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, Sep 7 (IANS) Digital transformation - an essential element of the Fourth Industrial Revolution - is a $1.7 trillion industry but 70 per cent of all such attempts fail due to "lack of discipline" in setting the right goals, says a veteran with three decades of experience in the field who has suggested a five-stage process to get it right.
2019-09-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
5-member panel to interview Pakistan coaching staff
Lahore, Aug 29 (IANS) The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has named a five-member panel to interview the candidates for the roles of coaching staff of the national side.
2019-08-29
Category: International, Pakistan,Sports,Cricket
Rohit interviews Antigua heroes Bumrah & Rahane
Antigua, Aug 27 (IANS) Star India batsman Rohit Sharma, who had to warm the bench during the first Test against West Indies, donned the interviewer's hat to question Jasprit Bumrah and Ajinkya Rahane on their efforts in the opening Test of the series. The duo played vital roles in India's emphatic 318-run victory in Antigua.
2019-08-27
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Cricket
(Interview) 'Angry Birds' spin-off would be fun: Producer
Bali, Aug 20 (IANS) "The Angry Birds Movie" franchise breathes life into the story of the popular game of the same name, and the makers feel that there are a lot of stories from the universe waiting to be told.
2019-08-20
Category: India, Rajasthan,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
(Interview) 'Angry Birds' spin-off would be fun: Producer
Bali, Aug 20 (IANS) "The Angry Birds Movie" franchise breathes life into the story of the popular game of the same name, and the makers feel that there are a lot of stories from the universe waiting to be told.
2019-08-20
Category: India, Rajasthan,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Book captures brilliance of Ranjit Singh's polity, rule (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) The secularism of Maharaja Ranjit Singh (1780-1839) needs to be stuided in the current context for the manner in which he brought together a collection of warring misls (confederacies) to create a Sikh Empire that stretched from the Khyber Pass in the west to western Tibet in the east, and from Mithankot in the south to Kashmir in the north, says US-based poet, playwright and commentator Sarbpreet Singh in a new book.
2019-08-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Art/Culture/Books
Sonia made interim chief as Nehru-Gandhi family trusted: Baghel (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) The people and the Congress workers have confidence in the Nehru-Gandhi family and that is why Sonia Gandhi was made the party's interim chief, says Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel.
2019-08-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics