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It takes time for people to get into social mood, says Akshay Kumar

Mumbai, Aug 19 Akshay Kumar, who is known for doing films with social messages, thinks that it takes time for people to get in to a social mood. Participated in a press conference to mark the success of his "Toilet: Ek Prem Katha" through Skype from London, Akshay, asked if he wishes to make more ...

We are ready to talk but in a civilised manner: IFTPC

Mumbai, Aug 18 The Indian Films and Television Producers Council on Friday expressed their distress over the ongoing protest at the Film City by Federation of Western India Cine Employees who conducted a mock funeral of celebrated television producer J.D. Majithia saying they were open for a ...

Shabana Azmi felicitates frontline community workers

New Delhi, Aug 18 Veteran actress Shabana Azmi on Friday honoured few frontline community workers, who have tried to bridge the gaps between communities and service providers in various states, at an event here.

'Government has limited understanding of health providers' pricing position'

New Delhi, Aug 18 Supporting the efforts to address rising costs of health care, health experts on Friday however noted that the government, with a limited understanding of the health care providers' expenses, may not be accurately reflecting their pricing positions. On the final day of the two-day ...

Views solicited on screening of air passengers with prosthetic limbs

New Delhi, Aug 18 The government on Friday invited suggestions from the public and stakeholders by September 17 on draft rules on screening of passengers with prosthetic limbs at airports in India. In view of many complaints from passengers with artificial limbs who were asked to remove them during ...

SAIL looks for product differentiation

Rourkela/New Delhi, Aug 18 State-run Steel Authority of India Ltd sees "product differentiation" as a key strategy to survive in the competitive market, its chairman P.K. Singh said on Friday. At a time of high over capacities across the world, product differentiation is the requirement of the hour ...

Sonowal calls for speeding up sealing of India-Bangladesh border

Guwahati, Aug 18 Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Friday directed that work to seal the 48.11 km porous areas on the India-Bangladesh border in his state be speeded up. Issuing directions to the National Buildings Construction Corporation Limited and Central Public Works Department in this ...

New-look India aim to impress against Mauritius in tri-nation meet

Mumbai, Aug 18 India national team coach Stephen Constantine on Friday termed the forthcoming tri-nation series as a 'stage to try new players' where India are slated to kick-off their campaign against Mauritius at the Mumbai Football Arena on Saturday. "We're playing two games before the AFC Asian ...

Rijiju to hold special screening of 'Partition: 1947'

New Delhi, Aug 18 Union Minister Kiren Rijiju has arranged a special screening of a movie based on India's Partition for Members of Parliament, officials said on Friday. The film, "Partition: 1947" -- the Hindi version of period drama "Viceroy's House" -- will be screened at National Film Division ...

Australia recall Faulkner, Coulter-Nile for India tour; Starc rested

Melbourne, Aug 18 Cricket Australia on Friday recalled the pace duo of James Faulkner and Nathan Coulter-Nile while resting injured Mitchell Starc for the upcoming limited overs tour to India from September 17 to October 13.

I love an underdog story: Channing Tatum

Los Angeles, Aug 18 Actor Channing Tatum says he loves to be part of films that tell an underdog story. Tatum has reunited with "Magic Mike" director Steven Soderbergh for "Logan Lucky". Tatum says he jumped at the chance to reunite with Soderbergh.

India's July domestic air passenger traffic up 12%

New Delhi, Aug 18 Domestic air passenger traffic rose by 12.43 per cent in July to 95.65 lakh from 85.08 lakh reported for the corresponding month of last year, official data showed on Friday.

India has powers to deport Rohangiyas residing illegally in this country: MEA

MEA Spokesperson Ravish Kumar reacting to the questions on the issue of Rohangiyas residing illegally in India said Centre has full authority to deport those living illegally in India.

India has made its position clear on Doklam issue: MEA

MEA Spokesperson Ravish Kumar reacting to the questions on Doklam stand-off said India has already made it's stand clear on the Doklam issue. However, Kumar maintained that divulging details to media further not possible. .

Anguished Murthy refutes Infosys' Board charges

Bengaluru, Aug 18 Anguished by the allegations, tone and tenor of the Infosys Board against him, its founder N.R. Narayana Murthy on Friday said it was below his dignity to respond to such "baseless insinuations". "I have read the statement issued by the Infosys Board of Directors. Reiterating that ...

Sreesanth approaches Kerala HC after BCCI fails to act

Kochi, Aug 18 Former Indian pacer S. Sreesanth, who on August 7 got a huge boost when the Kerala High Court lifted the life ban imposed on him by the BCCI, approached the court on Friday asking for relief as the Board of Control for Cricket in India still has not acted in the matter. Sreesanth in ...

Infosys' stocks plunge 10% as Sikka resigns, over Rs 22k cr eroded

Mumbai, Aug 18 The resignation of a key managerial personnel at global software major Infosys spooked investors and dragged the company's scrip lower by almost 10 per cent on Friday. The massive slide in scrip price came after the resignation of Vishal Sikka as the IT major's Chief Executive Officer ...

China has not shared hydrological data this year: MEA

New Delhi, Aug 18 Even as Assam and Bihar are reeling under floods, a senior official said on Friday that China has not shared any hydrological data this year on the Brahmaputra and Sutlej rivers as is the practice. "As far as I know, this year we have not received any data from China from May 15 ...

Australia announce squad for ODI and T20 series against India

Australia will be travelling to India soon as the two of the strongest teams in world cricket are slated to play a long series which starts next month.

Photo exhibition of legendary footbballers from September 11

New Delhi, Aug 18 Indo Europe Sports & Leisure Promotional Council and Sports Authority of India on Friday announced a photo exhibition showcasing photographs of the legendary football players of the country. The exhibition will run at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium here September 11-15. "The ...

RBI to issue fluorescent blue Rs 50 note in new series

Mumbai, Aug 18 The Reserve Bank of India on Friday said it will soon issue a Rs 50 currency note in Mahatma Gandhi Series, which will be fluorescent blue in colour. The bank notes of Rs 50 denomination issued by the Reserve Bank in the earlier series will continue to be legal tender, the central ...

Real or Fake: New Rs 50 note photo leaked, this is how it looks

The Reserve Bank of India in December last year stated that it will soon release new Rs 20 and Rs 50 notes with numerals in ascending size in the number panels and without intaglio printing.

Pakistan should 'pull out' of Kashmir: Pakhtoon leader

Islamabad, Aug 18 Pakistan should take the first move to let Kashmir be free by withdrawing from the region, a leader from the Khber-Pakhtoonkhwa province bordering Afghanistan said on Friday. "Why don't we adopt a new policy on Kashmir? Let Kashmir be free from both India and Pakistan.

Repression can't resolve Kashmir problem, compassion can: Mirwaiz

Srinagar, Aug 18 Senior separatist leader Mirwaiz Umer Farooq on Friday warned India that repression can never resolve the Kashmir problem and killing one militant will only produce 10 more. Delivering a fiery speech at the Friday congressional prayers inside the Jamia Masjid in Nowhatta area, ...

I watch a lot of action films: Salma Hayek

Los Angeles, Aug 18 Hollywood actress Salma Hayek says she watches a lot of action films because of her husband. "I watch a lot of action films because of my husband . The actress will next be seen in action movie "The Hitman's Bodyguard".

10 lakh bankers to strike work on August 22

Chennai, Aug 18 Around 10 lakh bankers will go on strike on August 22 as the talks between the United Forum of Bank Unions on one side and Indian Banks' Association, Chief Labour Commissioner and Department of Financial Services failed on Friday, said a union leader. The Forum is an umbrella body of ...

Flood situation grim in parts of north Bengal

Kolkata, Aug 18 The flood situation in parts of northern West Bengal remained "grim" on Friday with many rivers still flowing well above the extreme danger level despite improvement in the overall situation in the region, the state government said. While the water level of Atrayi and Punarbhaba ...

Infosys stocks, negative global cues drag equities lower

Mumbai, Aug 18 Breaking a three-day gaining streak, key Indian equity indices -- the NSE Nifty50 and the BSE Sensex -- slipped on Friday as a sell off in the stocks of index heavyweight Infosys, coupled with negative global cues, hampered investors' risk-taking appetite.

Youth approaching Centre to set up startups in northeast: Minister

New Delhi, Aug 18 An increasing number of youngsters from across India are approaching the Central government to set up startups in the northeastern states under the Startup India and Standup India programme, Union DoNER Minister Jitendra Singh said on Friday. "Any youngster who decides to set up ...

TGBL reviewing its associates' plantation operations

Amalgamated Plantation Private Ltd and Kanan Devan Hill Plantations Ltd -- to make them profitable, an official said on Friday. Responding to shareholders' query on company's associate, APPL Chairman N. Chandrasekaran said: "It is a tough one. Chandrasekaran indicated that the company may "prune" ...

Gurinder Chadha hopes Indians love 'Partition: 1947'

Mumbai, Aug 18 Filmmaker Gurinder Chadha says she has made "Partition: 1947" with "lot of love", and hopes it is appreciated by Indian audiences. For the film, the British film director of Sikh origin went back to trace her roots and document events that led to India's Partition. It released in ...

16 million affected by floods in Nepal, India, Bangladesh: Red Cross

Geneva, Aug 18 A humanitarian crisis is unfolding across large areas in South Asia, with more than 16 million people affected by floods in Nepal, Bangladesh and India, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies said on Friday. According to the agency, flood levels have ...

Sidhwani, Zoya Akhtar shooting for series 'Made In Heaven'

New Delhi, Aug 18 Filmmakers Ritesh Sidhwani and Zoya Akhtar have started shooting for a series titled "Made In Heaven" for the video-on-demand service Amazon Prime Video India. Sidhwani on Friday took to Twitter to share a photograph of himself with Zoya along with the film's clapboard. "'Made in ...

We might take violent steps for our demands: FWICE President

Mumbai, Aug 18 With 2,500 cine workers threatening to go on an indefinite strike from Tuesday and 18 members of the Federation of Western India Cine Employees currently staging hunger strike, FWICE President Birendra Nath Tiwari says they will wait for "two more days" and if their demands are not ...

K.D Jadhav Memorial Kushti meet launched

New Delhi, Aug 18 The Sangram Singh Foundation launched the first K.D. Jadhav Memorial International Kushti Championship here on Friday to pay tribute to the country's first individual Olympic medallist. Sangram, a World Pro Wrestling and two-time Commonwealth Heavyweight Champion, will even return ...

Seven women support referees to officiate at U-17 FIFA World Cup

New Delhi, Aug 18 Seven women officials will be officiating as support referees for the upcoming FIFA Under-17 World Cup, which kicks off on October 6. The FIFA Referees Committee has appointed 21 trios of match officials, representing all six confederations. "For the first-ever time, FIFA has ...

Canon India celebrates World Photography Day with workshops

New Delhi, Aug 18 In a bid to promote imaging culture, Canon India on Friday organised a series of activities and workshops across the country in celebration of 'World Photography Day' that falls on August 19. The company organised a 'photo walk' at Infosys office in Bengaluru which was followed by ...

Attacks on hospitals in warzones have far reaching consequences

Over the last two years, more than 100 medical facilities managed or supported by the international medical humanitarian organisation Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières have been bombed in conflict zones around the world. According to a World Health Organisation report, there ...

Russia says military drills with India not against China

Moscow, Aug 18 Russia has said that the upcoming Russia-India military drills do not target China and expressed confidence that New Delhi and Beijing can resolve their border tensions.

Never found ex-coach Kumble strict: Wicketkeeper Saha

Kolkata, Aug 18 India wicket-keeper Wriddhiman Saha on Friday said he never found former India head coach Anil Kumble "strict", adding incumbent Ravi Shastri always encourages them to go out there and kill the opposition. Leg-spin legend Kumble resigned as coach before the West Indies tour after ...

Jennifer Aniston calls me out on my bad jokes: Theroux

Los Angeles, Aug 18 Actor Justin Theroux says his wife and actress Jennifer Aniston calls him out on his bad jokes. In an interview with Mr Porter luxury menswear site's magazine The Journal, he insisted that his marriage to the Hollywood actress is no different to any other, reports ...

GoT star Nikolaj Coster-Waldau has a solution to HBO leak

New York, Aug 18 After a series of hacks and leaks have rocked HBO and its "Game of Thrones" show, actor Nikolaj Coster-Waldau says the network should go back to old-school ways of distribution to guard its content. In an interview with EW Morning Live, the actor said he feels that HBO should employ ...

China chides Japan for backing India on Doklam

Beijing, Aug 18 China on Friday told Japan not to make "random" comments on the Sino-Indian border stand-off even if it wants to support New Delhi. Japan has rallied behind India over the dragging feud at Doklam, with its envoy Kenji Hiramatsu saying that the region is disputed and Tokyo understands ...

Sania, Bopanna advance in Cincinnati Masters

Ohio, Aug 18 India's Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna advanced in the men's and women's doubles categories at the Cincinnati Masters tennis tournament here on Thursday.

Kill us here but don't send us back: Rohingya refugees

Hyderabad, Aug 18 Anxiety is writ large on the faces of over 3,800 Rohingya Muslims living in this city amid reports that the Indian government is planning to deport them. Having lived here for over five years now, the refugees say they would not like to return to their native country to be ...

Old-school filmmaking can be lost due to technology: Hollywood production designer

New Delhi, Aug 18 Be it "Paranormal Activity 2", "Insidious: Chapter 2", "Lights Out" or "The Bye Bye Man", Jennifer Spence has infused life into many horror and fantasy tales through her set designs. The Hollywood production designer says technology might have opened new facets of storytelling, but ...

Discovery of simple method to extract DNA claimed

Bengaluru, Aug 18 Iraqi scientists at Al-Qasim Green University claim to have found a "universal, rapid and inexpensive" method for the isolation of DNA from the blood of a wide range of species for genomic studies. Currently there is no common procedure for extracting DNA from the blood of both ...

Kunal Kapoor's 'The Sweet BreakUp' is all about mithai without sugar

New Delhi, Aug 18 As the festive season approaches, celebrity chef Kunal Kapoor has loads of good news for those who complain that Indian mithai is overly sweet and high on calories. "It is still the same and almost everyone complains it to be overly sweet and high on calories.

Is Congress-Trinamool moving towards an alliance in Bengal?

Kolkata, Aug 18 Is West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress and the Congress moving towards an alliance ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha polls? The political compulsion of putting up a united fight against the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party at the Centre prompted the two parties to hold hands during the ...

Short film to showcase history of Indian military during 1971

Mumbai, Aug 18 "Mukti - Birth of a Nation", a short film, is set to showcase Indias glorious military history during the 1971 war with actors Milind Soman and Yashpal Sharma in lead roles. Showcased by SonyLIV, the triumph of Lt. General J.F.R. Jacob over Pakistani General A.A. Khan Niazi, through a ...