Moily files nomination from Chikballapur

Moily files nomination from Chikballapur Bangalore, Apr 2 : Senior Congress leader and former Karnataka Chief Minister, M Veerappa Moily, today filed his nomination for Lok Sabha elections as a Congress candidate from Chikballapur constituency.

Earlier in the day, he resigned as the Chairman of the Administrative Reforms Commission (ARC). Moily as the ARC chief was instrumental in bringing out reports on a variety of topics concerning governance as also one on terrorism.

Deepika Padukone promotes Bangalore marathon

Deepika Padukone promotes Bangalore marathonBangalore, Mar 26 : Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone on Thursday announced that a ten-kilometer marathon would be held here on May 31, 2009.

Padukone, who is promoting the marathon, said she would try to run as much as she could in the marathon.

"I have been practicing yoga for the past few years. I don't know how much that is going to help me. Maybe not in terms of endurance but definitely in terms of metal strength. In flexibility, I think I have a decent stamina. So, I will try and run as much as I can," she said.

Sonia targets NDA for promoting communal elements

 Sonia targets NDA for promoting communal elementsDavangere (Karnataka), Mar 23 : United Progressive Alliance (UPA) chairperson Sonia Gandhi on Monday targeted the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) for promoting communal elements and shaking the foundations of Indian democracy.

Gandhi, who was in Karnataka's Davangere District to participate in the `Bharat Nirman' rally, urged people to led country on the path of development and growth.

Sonia to launch poll campaign from Karnataka today

Sonia to launch poll campaign from Karnataka todayBangalore, Mar

Rock concert to motivate youngsters to vote

Rock concert to motivate youngsters to voteBangalore, Mar. 18 : In a bid to motivate youngsters to participate in the democracy's biggest exercise `General Election 2009', a five-city rock show-cum-awareness drive called ''shut up and vote'' was launched in Bangalore on Tuesday.

Janagraha and Tata Tea announced the campaign across the nation, as a part of their ongoing nationwide rock concert by an Indian Rock Band- Thermal and a Quarter.

Indian filmmaker in row over Charlie Chaplin statue

Charlie Chaplin New Delhi - A filmmaker based in India's southern Karnataka state is looking for an alternative location for his latest film after Hindu activists allegedly opposed his erecting a statue of comedian Charlie Chaplin as part of props on a local beach, news reports said Sunday.

Hindu right-wing leaders objected to Hemanth Hegde's plan to erect the 18-metre-high statue of Chaplin on Maravanthe beach, about 400 kilometres west of Karnataka capital Bangalore, because the actor was a Christian, the Times of India newspaper reported.