July 1, 2011 |
Abhinay Deo's amiable urban comedy thriller "Delhi Belly" has more crossover appeal than many Bollywood productions. It's primarily in English, and it runs just 103 minutes, brief for Indian movies. Akshat Verma's script is imaginative and funny, the film's stars are engaging and "Delhi Belly" adds up to pleasing escapist fare. Tashi (Imran Khan), Nitin (Kunaal Roy Kapur) and Arup (Vir Das) are three pals sharing a truly squalid New Delhi flat and struggling to get ahead. Handsome Tashi is a journalist who often works with Nitin, a shaggy, rotund photographer; Arup is a cartoonist whose boss is a pompous numskull.
August 23, 2013 |
NEW DELHI -- Police in Mumbai arrested one suspect Friday and launched a search for four more after a brutal rape in India's financial capital sent shock waves across the country, the latest vicious crime against women that's battered the nation's global image and led to deep soul-searching. In a news conference, Mumbai police chief Satyapal Singh said that at around 6:30 Thursday evening, a photojournalist in her early 20s, accompanied by a male companion, went to photograph an abandoned textile mill for an essay on abandoned buildings in the lifestyle magazine where she interned.
December 25, 1985 |
A story of marriage and love in modern India: Arun Bharat Ram had come home to New Delhi after graduating from the University of Michigan when his mother announced she wanted to find him a wife. Her son was prime marriage material--27 years old, an heir to one of the largest fortunes in India, a sophisticated man who had gone to prep school with Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi, and who was soon to start work in the family's textile business.
January 15, 2014 |
NEW DELHI -- A 51-year-old Danish tourist who was lost and asking for directions was gang-raped and beaten up at knifepoint near the main railway station in the bustling heart of India's capital, police said Wednesday. It was the latest such incident to be reported in India, where a series of high-profile sexual assaults against Indian women and foreigners alike over the last year have scarred the country's reputation as a tourist destination and confounded authorities' efforts to stop the crimes.
October 22, 2009 |
A passenger train in northern India crashed into another train's rear carriage reserved for women and disabled passengers, killing 22 people and injuring 16 who remained trapped for hours near Agra, the home of the Taj Mahal, police said. Rescuers had to cut open the wrecked compartment to free trapped passengers after the crash, about 130 miles southeast of New Delhi, said Rajesh Bajpai, a railway spokesman. Rescuers recovered 19 bodies during an operation that lasted nearly seven hours, said Rajesh Dikshit, a police spokesman.
May 30, 1985 |
Temperatures in northern India hit 118 degrees Wednesday, and six people died of heat stroke. New Delhi and the states of Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab and Rajasthan were hardest hit by the dry, scorching heat. Six people died in Uttar Pradesh. Agra recorded an all-time high of 118.6 degrees. Bhatinda in Punjab had a record 116.6 degrees. New Delhi's high was 109 degrees. Forecasters in the capital said temperatures may rise today.
October 31, 1986 |
While officials attending a memorial service for Prime Minister Indira Gandhi on the anniversary of her assassination today hailed her as a martyr, thousands of Sikhs thronged their holiest shrine to extol her two killers. The 66-year-old Gandhi was slain two years ago by two Sikh guards in her New Delhi garden. Government officials gathered at her riverside memorial in New Delhi. Commandos ringed the area as her son and successor, Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi, arrived wearing a bulletproof vest.
May 7, 1985 |
Hindu mobs attacked Sikhs and set fire to their shops today in the first major religious violence to rock northern India since the murder of Prime Minister Indira Gandhi last October. Officials in Punjab state said a 24-hour curfew was imposed on the village of Dhariwal, about 250 miles north of New Delhi and 40 miles northeast of Amritsar, to end the strife. The violence was sparked by the slayings Monday of two Hindus by suspected Sikh extremists.
February 25, 1996 |
A bus collided with a truck and burst into flames Saturday, killing 30 people and critically injuring 25 others in a southern Indian town, a news report said. Firefighters took more than three hours to put out the blaze after the vehicles collided on a narrow bridge near Sulur, 1,500 miles south of the capital, New Delhi, United News of India said.