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Zoya Akhtar reveals what truly makes her richer
Mumbai, Dec 2 (IANS) Filmmaker Zoya Akhtar says exploring places and cultures with friends make her life exciting, adding that in the future she wishes to film something in Singapore that could be a visual treat for Indian cinegoers.
2020-12-02
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Profit booking subdues stock markets, banking scrips fall (Roundup)
Mumbai, Dec 2 (IANS) Bouts of profit booking, along with lower inflows of foreign funds as well as selling pressure in the banking sector stocks, subdued the Indian equity markets on Wednesday.
2020-12-02
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Yogi promises world class film city, opens doors for investment
Mumbai/Lucknow, Dec 2 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said on Wednesday that the proposed film city in Noida would offer 'world class' facilities to the entertainment industry.
2020-12-02
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Politics
Pratik Gandhi: Was convinced 'Scam 1992' would not be a bingeable show
Mumbai, Dec 2 (IANS) Actor Pratik Gandhi was pleasantly surprised by the success of his web show, Scam 1992: The Harshad Mehta Story, and admits being convinced that this would not to be a 'bingeable' show.
2020-12-02
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Centre wanted Delhi govt to convert 9 stadiums into jail for farmers: Kejriwal
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday accused the Central government of pressuring his government to convert nine Delhi stadiums into jail as part of its "fool-proof' plan to put agitating farmers there when they moved towards Delhi from Punjab and Haryana last week.
2020-12-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Kerala journo case: Sibal cites Arnab relief, SC says every case different
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) Chief Justice of India S.A. Bobde on Wednesday told senior advocate Kapil Sibal that every case is different, as he cited quick relief to Republic TV editor Arnab Goswami while seeking relief for Kerala journalist Siddique Kappan, who was arrested by Uttar Pradesh Police on October 5 while he was on way to Hathras.
2020-12-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Media,Politics
Climate change continues relentless march this year: WMO
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) Climate change continued its relentless march in 2020, which is on track to be one of the three warmest years on record. 2011-2020 will be the warmest decade on record, with the warmest six years all being since 2015, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said on Wednesday.
2020-12-02
Category: India, Delhi,National
Ajay Devgn-starrer 'Apaharan' turns 15, actor shares a post
Mumbai, Dec 2 (IANS) The Ajay Devgn-starrer Apaharan turned 15 on Wednesday, and the actor took to social media to post his memories about the 2005 Prakash Jha crime drama.
2020-12-02
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
FCI must prioritise poor states for procuring foodgrains at MSP: Economist
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) The farmers in Punjab and Haryana get the Minimum Support Price (MSP) for the maximum number of crops in the country while the foodgrain procurement is considerably lower in other states. This is the reason that farmers in these states are compelled to sell their crops at throwaway prices.
2020-12-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Shahid Kapoor shares a sweet post on mother Neelima Azeem's birthday
Mumbai, Dec 2 (IANS) Bollywood actor Shahid Kapoor has shared a special birthday post for his mother Neelima Azeem on Wednesday.
2020-12-02
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Dell most trusted brand in India, China's Mi ranked 2nd: TRA
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) Dell has been ranked as India's most trusted brand second year in a row in TRA's Brand Trust Report (BTR) 2020.
2020-12-02
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Call special session of Parliament to repeal farm Laws: Farmers to govt
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) The agitating farmers on Wednesday urged the Union government to convene a special session of the Parliament to repeal the three farm laws, besides threatening to hold a nationwide protest on December 5.
2020-12-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Worldwide PC shipments to grow 18% in Q4: IDC
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) Worldwide shipments of desktop and notebook PCs will grow 18.2 per cent year over year in the fourth quarter of this year, followed by 1.4 per cent growth in 2021, according to a new International Data Corporation (IDC) forecast.
2020-12-02
Category: India, Delhi,Technology
Vir Das' new gig 'Outside In' dedicated to surviving a horrific year
Mumbai, Dec 2 (IANS) Stand-up star Vir Das says his upcoming comedy special, Outside In, is dedicated to each one of us who has survived this year. The comedy special is created out of 30 virtual shows that he did during lockdown.
2020-12-02
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
War of words over Film City continues
Mumbai/Lucknow, Dec 2 (IANS) Union Minister of State for Social Justice, Ramdas Athawale, has said that no one can move the film industry from Mumbai though it is a good initiative for Uttar Pradesh to set up a Film City in the state.
2020-12-02
Category: India, Maharashtra,National
Paytm quashes reports of stake sale by investors
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) Quashing rumours of a stake sale, sources close to India's leading financial services and payments firm Paytm said that global fintech giant Ant Financial is not planning to sell its shares in the company.
2020-12-02
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Big B 'features' in Aditya Narayan's wedding video in a quirky way
Mumbai, Dec 2 (IANS) Singer-actor Aditya Narayan on Wednesday posted an Instagram video giving a glimpse of the ceremony. For an uber-glam effect, the video has been edited to feature Amitabh Bachchan!
2020-12-02
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
'Companies need to be more proactive on cyber security measures'
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) As the Covid pandemic has brought about a sea change in the operations of most companies with work from home becoming the trend over the past 8-10 months, cyber security experts are of the view that several companies still need to be more proactive in terms of strengthening their systems against cyber attacks.
2020-12-02
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Indian female superhero tackles Covid-19 in new animation film
Mumbai, Dec 2 (IANS) Priya's Mask, the new animation film featuring voices of Bollywood actresses Vidya Balan and Mrunal Thakur along with Rosanna Arquette of Hollywood, is available for viewing online. The film sees an Indian female superhero spreading awareness about the Covid-19 pandemic.
2020-12-02
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Woman CJI, more women judges must for balance in sexual violence cases: AG
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) Attorney General K.K. Venugopal has told the Supreme Court that it is essential to improve the representation of women in the judiciary to develop a more balanced and empathetic approach in cases involving sexual violence, noting that the top court has only 2 women judges, out of the sanctioned strength of 34 judges and also there has never been a female Chief Justice of India.
2020-12-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Punjab Police rescues Ludhiana hotelier's child from kidnappers
Chandigarh, Dec 2 (IANS) After hectic efforts lasting 20 hours, Punjab Police on Wednesday rescued a two-and-a-half-years-old son of a hotelier of Ludhiana city from his kidnappers and arrested one of the accused, a senior police officer said.
2020-12-02
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Zareen Khan on why makers of her film themed on homosexuality were sceptical to cast her
Mumbai, Dec 2 (IANS) Actress Zareen Khan will next be seen in Hum Bhi Akele Tum Bhi Akele, based on the theme of homosexuality, and she says the makers of the forthcoming friendship drama film were initially sceptical about casting her because of her mainstream image as a glamorous actress.
2020-12-02
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
2020 on track to be one of three warmest years on record
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) Climate change continued its relentless march in 2020, which is on track to be one of the three warmest years on record.
2020-12-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife
RSS chief in Guwahati, to meet pracharaks of 7 NE states
Guwahati, Dec 2 (IANS) Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat has reached Guwahati to kickstart his seven-day visit to the northeastern states during which he is scheduled to meet the selected pracharaks of seven northeastern states, an RSS leader said.
2020-12-02
Category: India, Assam,National,Politics
Ileana D'Cruz calls herself a weirdo
Mumbai, Dec 2 (IANS) Bollywood actress Ileana D'Cruz has called herself a weirdo in her latest video post on Instagram. In the clip, the actress is seen wearing a pantsuit and playing with her sleeves.
2020-12-02
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Corporate need to assess impact of climate risk: Report
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) Amid growing climate change concerns, corporate need to assess the full impact of climate risk including physical as well as transitional risk and make implementable strategies to move towards 'Net Zero', according to a KPMG report.
2020-12-02
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy
Katrina Kaif chronicles her journey of technical glitches this year
Mumbai, Dec 2 (IANS) Bollywood star Katrina Kaif spent most of her time this year struggling with connectivity issues, and she has captured her moments of technical glitches in a fun video she posted on Wednesday.
2020-12-02
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
YC workers march to Khattar's Chandigarh residence foiled
Chandigarh, Dec 2 (IANS) Chandigarh Police on Wednesday used water cannons to disperse Punjab Youth Congress members and supporters to prevent them from marching towards Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar's official residence here to protest against the three central farm laws.
2020-12-02
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
SCR zone reports best freight loading performance in Nov
Secunderabad, Dec 2 (IANS) The South Central Railway (SCR) zone has recorded the best freight loading performance so far in this financial year in November at 9.3 million tonnes (MT), even as freight loading performance surpassed for the third consecutive month, compared to the corresponding period of 2019.
2020-12-02
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Business/Economy
Modi speaks to Telangana BJP chief, enquires about GHMC polls
Hyderabadad, Dec 2 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday spoke to Telangana BJP chief Bandi Sanjay Kumar over phone and enquired about the municipal elections held in Greater Hyderabad on Tuesday.
2020-12-02
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Politics
BJP getting isolated in Haryana, but no immediate threat to govt
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) Amid the farmers protests, the BJP is getting isolated in Haryana after the withdrawal of support by an independent MLA from the government and getting sermons from alliance partner JJP. However, there is no impending threat to the government led by Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar.
2020-12-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Sushant case: Shekhar Suman awaits a miracle
Mumbai, Dec 2 (IANS) Shekhar Suman says he is just left with hope and prayers for a miracle to happen, in the Sushant Singh Rajput death investigation.
2020-12-02
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Centre to incubate electronics startups opened in K'taka
Hubballi (Karnataka), Dec 2 (IANS) The state-run Karnataka Innovation and Technology Services (KITS) and the India Electronics and Semiconductors Association (IESA) jointly unveiled an incubation centre at Hubballi in north Karnataka on Wednesday to promote startups in the Electronics System and Design Manufacturing (ESDM) space.
2020-12-02
Category: India, Karnataka,Business/Economy
Cyclone Burevi to cross TN coast on Dec 3/4
Chennai, Dec 2 (IANS) Cyclonic storm Burevi is expected to cross the south Tamil Nadu coast amidst Pamban and Kanniyakumari between December 3 and December 4 with a wind speed of 70-80 kmph, gusting at 90 kmph, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Wednesday.
2020-12-02
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Environment/Wildlife
Ailing Kerala actress seeks financial help for treatment
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 2 (IANS) Popular Malayalam film personality Ambika Rao, who is ailing, has appealed for financial help from her fans and supporters along with government authorities for her medical treatment.
2020-12-02
Category: India, Kerala,Cinema/Showbiz,Human Interest/Society,Southern Cinema
Paytm refutes report on China's Ant Group considering stake sale
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) Paytm on Wednesday refuted a report that said that one of the company's major shareholders, Chinese financial technology giant Ant Group, is considering the sale of its 30 per cent stake in the Indian homegrown digital payments major.
2020-12-02
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology
Radha Mohan Singh asks party cadres to prepare for 2022 UP polls
Lucknow, Dec 2 (IANS) Senior BJP leader Radha Mohan Singh, who is the party in-charge for Uttar Pradesh, held a detailed meeting with party leaders here on Wednesday.
2020-12-02
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Five college students killed in accident in Assam
Silchar (Assam), Dec 2 (IANS) In a tragic road accident, at least five college students were killed on the spot and one was critically injured at Cachar in southern Assam on Wednesday, the police said.
2020-12-02
Category: India, Assam,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Aahana Kumra feels at home returning to Prithvi theatre after a year
Mumbai, Dec 2 (IANS) Bollywood actress Aahana Kumra, who calls herself a theatre kid, is thrilled to have returned to the Prithvi Theatre, which she calls her home, after one year.
2020-12-02
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Organic milk company had signed GM Nihal Sarin for Rs 80 lakh
Chennai, Dec 2 (IANS) It is now official that 16-year old Indian chess Grandmaster Nihal Sarin has been signed up by Bengaluru-based organic milk and milk products company Akshayakalpa Farms & Foods Private Ltd for a sponsorship deal of Rs 80 lakh, a top official of the company said.
2020-12-02
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Other Sports
Prabhas, 'KGF' director Prashanth Neel collaborate on new film
Hyderabad, Dec 2 (IANS) Telugu superstar Prabhas and KGF director Prashanth Neel are set to collaborate on an action film titled Salaar.
2020-12-02
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Religion,Lifestyle/Fashion
NSE launches futures contract of crude degummed soybean oil
Mumbai, Dec 2 (IANS) The National Stock Exchange of India Ltd (NSE) has launched its first agricultural commodity futures contract on crude degummed soybean oil (CDSO Futures).
2020-12-02
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
NATO identifies China as a threat in the coming decade
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) has identified China as a "full-spectrum" systematic rival and a threat in the coming decade.
2020-12-02
Category: International, India,Defence/Security,Diplomacy,Politics
K'taka ex-minister claims he was kidnapped, seeks police protection
Bengaluru, Dec 2 (IANS) Former Karnataka minister Varthur Prakash on Wednesday asked the state government to provide police protection to him and his family members, alleging that he was kidnapped along with his driver last week.
2020-12-02
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Punjab extends exemption of motor vehicle tax till Dec 31
Chandigarh, Dec 2 (IANS) The Punjab Cabinet on Wednesday approved 100 per cent exemption, till December 31, from the motor vehicle tax for state stage carriage buses and buses of educational institutions, effective from March 23, to support private operators amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
2020-12-02
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Dimple Kapadia: No time to bond on Christopher Nolan's set
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) Veteran Bollywood actress Dimple Kapadia says there is no time to bond while working on the set of filmmaker Christopher Nolan.
2020-12-02
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Hollywood
Retired Justice Karnan arrested by TN police
Chennai, Dec 2 (IANS) The Tamil Nadu Police on Wednesday arrested retired High Court Judge, Justice CS Karnan, in connection with the release on the social media offensive videos/posts with objectionable comments and threats of sexual violence against judiciary officials and their family members.
2020-12-02
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Over 34 lakh votes cast in Hyderabad municipal polls
Hyderabad, Dec 2 (IANS) A total of 46.60 per cent of over 74 lakh voters cast their votes on Tuesday in the elections to Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC), the Telangana State Election Commission said on Wednesday.
2020-12-02
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
Papon recalls the first song he recorded
Mumbai, Dec 2 (IANS) Singer Papon went down memory lane and recalled the first song he ever recorded, back in the eighties. He says he was fortunate to be part of independent music in that, too.
2020-12-02
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Kerala Speaker refers privilege plaint against Issac to panel
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 2 (IANS) In an unprecedented action, Kerala Assembly Speaker P Sreeramakrishnan on Wednesday referred a breach-of-privilege complaint against Finance Minister Thomas Issac to the Ethics and Privileges Committee of the House.
2020-12-02
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics