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James Toback accused of sexual abuse by 38 women

By   /  October 23, 2017  /  Entertainment  /  Comments Off on James Toback accused of sexual abuse by 38 women

Oscar-nominated writer-director James Toback has been accused of sexually harassing at least 38 women stemming back to at least the 1980s. A Los Angeles Times report explains that while some of the women were looking for work in the entertainment industry at the time of the alleged incidents, others were simply approached by Toback, reports […]

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Awards for those working on employment opportunities for disabled

By   /  October 23, 2017  /  Nation  /  Comments Off on Awards for those working on employment opportunities for disabled

New Delhi, Oct. 23 (IANS): MindTree, a global digital transformation and technology services company, on Monday announced the winners of the second edition of the “NCPEDP-Mindtree Helen Keller Awards” that honours individuals and organisations doing exemplary work to bring employment opportunities for persons with disabilities. The National Centre for Promotion of Employment for Disabled People […]

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Opposition parties to protest against government on demonetisation on Nov. 8

By   /  October 23, 2017  /  Nation  /  Comments Off on Opposition parties to protest against government on demonetisation on Nov. 8

New Delhi, Oct. 23 (IANS): The Congress and other opposition parties have planned to hold a protest in Delhi against the government’s economic policies as also demonetisation on November 8, the day the decision to junk high currency notes was announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi last year. The decision was taken at a meeting […]

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Marilyn Manson’s bassist accused of rape

By   /  October 23, 2017  /  Entertainment  /  Comments Off on Marilyn Manson’s bassist accused of rape

Twiggy Ramirez, bassist for rock band Marilyn Manson has been accused of rape by Jessicka Addams, lead singer in the band Jack Off Jill. Addams detailed the alleged assault in a lengthy Facebook post, writing that she and Ramirez entered into a relationship in 1990s, when she was 18, and it became physically violent in […]

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Review playing of national anthem in cinema halls, SC tells Centre

By   /  October 23, 2017  /  Nation  /  Comments Off on Review playing of national anthem in cinema halls, SC tells Centre

New Delhi, Oct. 23 (IANS): Asking “why should we wear patriotism on our sleeves”, the Supreme Court on Monday directed the Centre to take a call on the playing of the national anthem in public places, including cinema halls. A bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra, Justice A.M. Khanwilkar and Justice D.Y. Chandrachud said it […]

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Afghan situation in focus as President Ghani, US Secretary of State Tillerson arrive

By   /  October 23, 2017  /  Nation  /  Comments Off on Afghan situation in focus as President Ghani, US Secretary of State Tillerson arrive

New Delhi, Oct. 23 (IANS): The spurt in violence in Afghanistan, including an attack on an army base in Kandahar, and redevelopment efforts in the war-torn country will find focus as Afghan President Ashraf Ghani arrives here on a daylong visit, coinciding with the arrival of US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, who flies in […]

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Saudi Arabia not ready for dialogue with Qatar— Tillerson

By   /  October 23, 2017  /  World  /  Comments Off on Saudi Arabia not ready for dialogue with Qatar— Tillerson

Doha, Oct 23 (IANS): The US secretary of State Rex Tillerson said that Saudi Arabia is not ready to talk to Doha to end the months-long diplomatic crisis, local media reported on Monday.

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PSG’s Mbappe wins Golden Boy award

By   /  October 23, 2017  /  Sports  /  Comments Off on PSG’s Mbappe wins Golden Boy award

Rome, Oct. 23 (IANS): French football club Paris Saint Germain forward Kylian Mbappe on Monday won the 2017 European Golden Boy award for the best U-21 player, run by Tuttosport. The 18-year-old Frenchman clinched the award, defeating Barcelona’s France forward Ousmane Dembele and Manchester United’s England forward Marcus Rashford, who came in second and third […]

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‘X-Men’ actress cites Hollywood’s sexism for exit from franchise

By   /  October 23, 2017  /  Entertainment  /  Comments Off on ‘X-Men’ actress cites Hollywood’s sexism for exit from franchise

Actress Famke Janssen, who originally essayed the role of Jean Grey in most of the “X-Men” franchise films, blames Hollywood’s sexism for her exit from the series. “I didn’t give up, they gave up on me. There’s a big difference,” Janssen told usmagazine.com. She cited ageism and sexism as the reasons of her exit. “It […]

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Shabana Azmi, Shekhar Kapur to judge films on violence against women

By   /  October 23, 2017  /  Entertainment  /  Comments Off on Shabana Azmi, Shekhar Kapur to judge films on violence against women

Celebrities including Shabana Azmi, Shekhar Kapoor, Feroz Abbas Khan are on board as jury members to judge a film contest which involves movies on the theme of ending violence against women and girls. The digital film contest ran from May 30 to September 15, and the stars have been roped in to find the winner […]

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