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‘Mowgli…’ team coming to India for world premiere

By   /  November 17, 2018  /  Entertainment  /  Comments Off on ‘Mowgli…’ team coming to India for world premiere

Filmmaker Andy Serkis along with Christian Bale and Freida Pinto will visit Mumbai for the world premiere of their film “Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle”. The Netflix film will premiere here on November 25. The director’s son, Louis Ashbourne Serkis, and newcomer Rohan Chand, who plays Mowgli in the film, will also join the team […]

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‘Ben Is Back’ will release in India on December 7

By   /  November 17, 2018  /  Entertainment  /  Comments Off on ‘Ben Is Back’ will release in India on December 7

Julia Roberts-starrer “Ben Is Back”, in which she plays a mother to a drug addict son, will hit the screens in India on December 7. The Peter Hedges directorial features the “Pretty Woman” star as a mother fighting to keep her son off drugs when he unexpectedly comes home on Christmas Eve. “Ben Is Back” […]

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Model, actress Kim Porter dead at 47

By   /  November 17, 2018  /  Entertainment  /  Comments Off on Model, actress Kim Porter dead at 47

Model and actress Kim Porter, who dated rapper P. Diddy for 13 years and is the mother of three of his children, is dead. She was 47. Porter died on Thursday at her Toluca Lake, California, home, a source close to Porter confirmed to variety.com. According to tmz.com, Porter went into cardiac arrest on Thursday […]

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212 films from 68 countries to be screened at IFFI 2018

By   /  November 17, 2018  /  Entertainment  /  Comments Off on 212 films from 68 countries to be screened at IFFI 2018

The upcoming International Film Festival of India, scheduled to be held in Goa, will be screening 212 films from 68 countries, an organiser said on Friday. The festival will open with Julien Landais’ film “The Aspern Papers” which is based on a novel written by acclaimed writer Henry James. The star cast including Jonathan Rhys-Meyers, […]

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‘Kedarnath’ a genuine attempt to create harmony — Abhishek

By   /  November 17, 2018  /  Entertainment  /  Comments Off on ‘Kedarnath’ a genuine attempt to create harmony — Abhishek

Seeing a Muslim porter carrying a Hindu pilgrim on his back — something that speaks a lot about India as a country — left a seed in Abhishek Kapoor’s heart and mind to tell a tale of “harmony” with his forthcoming Hindi film “Kedarnath”. A firm believer of Lord Shiva, Kapoor has urged those opposing […]

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Enhancing Employability for Young Indians: Lessons for Policymakers, Academics

By   /  November 17, 2018  /  OP-ED  /  Comments Off on Enhancing Employability for Young Indians: Lessons for Policymakers, Academics

By Sanjiv Kataria | IANS Like many proud Indians I get upset when faced with alarming reports that point to the poor employment rate of India’s college and university graduates. The IT industry body Nasscom’s reports point to the inadequate technical skills and low employability rate of India’s engineering graduates. The effort money that the $167 […]

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Cyclone Gaja kills 13, leaves trail of destruction in Tamil Nadu

By   /  November 16, 2018  /  Nation  /  Comments Off on Cyclone Gaja kills 13, leaves trail of destruction in Tamil Nadu

Chennai, Nov. 16 (IANS): A severe cyclonic storm Gaja battered the Tamil Nadu coast on Friday, leaving at least 13 people and several livestock dead and a trail of destruction in several districts. Authorities said the cyclone crossed the coast between Nagapattinam and Vedaranyam districts between 12.30 a.m. and 2.30 a.m. with wind speeds of […]

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Not possible to impose emergency-like press censorship today, says Jaitley

By   /  November 16, 2018  /  Nation  /  Comments Off on Not possible to impose emergency-like press censorship today, says Jaitley

New Delhi, Nov. 16 (IANS): Rejecting the criticism that the government was curtailing free speech, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Friday said that it was not possible to impose Emergency-like restrictions on press freedom thanks to modern technology that provides multiple platforms to citizens to express their views. Speaking at an event on the occasion […]

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Modi challenges Congress to appoint a non-Gandhi as its chief

By   /  November 16, 2018  /  Nation  /  Comments Off on Modi challenges Congress to appoint a non-Gandhi as its chief

Ambikapur (Chhattisgarh), Nov. 16 (IANS): Exploiting to the hilt Congress leader Shashi Tharoor’s remarks that a “Chaiwala” (tea-seller) became Prime Minister because of Jawaharlal Nehru’s commitment to democracy, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday attacked the Congress challenging it to appoint a non-Gandhi as party president for five years. He said the Congress was not […]

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CBI chief Verma told to respond to CVC report on him

By   /  November 16, 2018  /  Nation  /  Comments Off on CBI chief Verma told to respond to CVC report on him

New Delhi, Nov. 16 (IANS): The Supreme Court on Friday told CBI Director Alok Verma to respond to the Central Vigilance Commission’s (CVC) inquiry report on allegations of corruption brought against him. The allegations were levelled by his deputy, Special Director Rakesh Asthana. Describing the CVC report as “exhaustive, accompanied with annexure”, a bench of […]

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