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Skincare tips to keep in mind for winter season

New Delhi, Nov 23 Dryness, dullness, rough skin and chapped lips are some of the things that happen during the winter season. Shivani Shah, therapist and co-founder of organic skincare brand Naturma, Shikhee Agrawal, Head Trainer of The Body Shop India and Arundhati Tathe, Skin Assistant Manager, ...

Hafiz Saeed set to walk free

Islamabad, Nov 23 Lashkar-e-Taiba founder Hafiz Saeed, accused of masterminding the 2008 Mumbai massacre, is all set to walk free after about 10 months of house arrest. A Lahore High Court review board on Wednesday rejected an appeal of the Punjab government seeking to extend the Jamaat-ud-Dawa ...

Documentary explores Apatani tribe

Kolkata, Nov 23 A documentary exploring the Apatani tribe of the Ziro valley in Arunachal Pradesh will have its premiere in January 2018, its makers said on Thursday. "Ziro: The Lost Tribe", according to its Gujarat-based maker Mitra Patel, "unfolds the culture of Ziro, which is home to the Apatani ...

IFFI: No clarity over screening frustrates 'S... Durga' crew

Panaji, Nov 23 Two days after the Kerala High Court directed the organisers of the 48th IFFI to screen "S Durga", the cast of the Sanal Kumar Sasidharan directorial continues to wallow in uncertainty over whether the film will be screened at all. The movie's lead actress Rajshri Deshpande told IANS ...

'Padmavati' should be released simultaneously across the world: Madhur Bhandarkar

Filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar, on Thursday, expressed his views on 'Padmavati' being cleared by British Board of Film Classification for the UK audience. While talking to ANI, Bhandarkar said that the Sanjay Leela Bhansali's magnum opus should be released simultaneously across the world in order to ...

British censor board clears 'Padmavati' for release in UK

New Delhi, Nov 23 : Sanjay Leela Bhansali's magnum opus 'Padmavati', which has been facing protests and bans in India, has been cleared by British Board of Film Classification without any cuts for the UK audience. The BBFC has passed the film for its official release on December 1 in the United ...

Asked for bouncy wickets keeping SA tour in mind: Kohli

Nagpur, Nov 23 A candid India skipper Virat Kohli on Thursday admitted that he had asked for bouncy wickets for the home series against Sri Lanka keeping in mind the more tougher tour to South Africa in January. "Yes , because unfortunately we get only two days before we fly to South Africa after ...

Jaipur most expensive three-day trip, Pune cheapest

New Delhi, Nov 23 Across eight major cities in India, Jaipur emerged as the most expensive three-day break destination for December at Rs 45,351 while Pune was the cheapest at Rs 34,704, a survey said on Thursday. The study, which compared the cost of a three-day break for December in New Delhi, ...

Everybody entitled to an opinion: Vani Tripathi

Panaji, Nov 23 "Nothing on 'Padmavati'," that's what IFFI steering committee and censor board member Vani Tripathi Tikoo said as she sat down for an interview, in which she disclosed how the film extravaganza is poised to be "for the people and by the people". The ongoing 48th edition of the ...

India look to extend dominance in second Test

Nagpur, Nov 23 After narrowly missing out on a win in the opening Test at the Eden Gardens, a confident India will be aiming to extend their dominance over Sri Lanka when the two sides face off in the second Test here from Friday. Inspired by the performance of the fast bowlers in the first Test and ...

Ashamed to call myself citizen of this country: Neeraj Ghaywan

Mumbai, Nov 23 Filmmaker Neeraj Ghaywan of "Masaan" fame says he feels ashamed to call himself a citizen of a country where people go about freely after threatening artistes on national television. Ghaywan was present at the screening of his short film "Juice" -- backed by Royal Stag Barrel Select ...

US, Sweden, Nigeria envoys present credentials

New Delhi, Nov 23 New US Ambassador Kenneth Juster, along with the envoys of Sweden and Nigeria, presented their credentials to President Ram Nath Kovind here on Thursday. According to an official statement, besides Juster, Ambassador Klas Molin of Sweden and High Commissioner Maj. Gen Chris Sunday ...

Manushi Chhillar has made us proud: Shatrughan Sinha

Mumbai, Nov 23 Actor-politician Shatrughan Sinha has congratulated Haryana girl Manushi Chhillar, who has won the Miss World 2017 title. Shatrughan on Thursday tweeted: "Will also be a highly appreciated gesture on behalf of the nation as we congratulate our young, medico family girl and world ...

Indians' enthusiasm attracts us the most, says Pakistani actor

Islamabad, Nov 23 Pakistani actress Humaima Malick, who ventured into Bollywood with the 2014 film "Raja Natwarlal", says the enthusiasm with which the Indian film fraternity works attracts artistes from her country to Indian cinema. Humaima is currently gearing up for the release of "Arth 2" - a ...

Not looking at any competition with Pandya: All-rounder Vijay

Kolkata, Nov 23 Having made it to the Indian squad, batting all-rounder Vijay Shankar is not in any way losing his sleep thinking about a certain Hardik Pandya and possible comparisons and competition with the in-form cricketer as he prepares to join the Indian team for the second Test against Sri ...

'Padmavati' issue scary for all of us: Vinod Kapri

Panaji, Nov 23 As protests against "Padmavati" gather steam all across India, "Pihu" director Vinod Kapri finds the issue scary for a citizen as well as a filmmaker. "The 'Padmavati' issue is really concerning. If we as a nation treat a legendary filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali , then I am really ...

Narendra Kumar designs robe fit for WWE superstar Jinder Mahal

New Delhi, Nov 23 Designer Narendra Kumar has designed a robe fit for former WWE Champion Jinder Mahal who is also known as the Modern Day Maharaja. Mahal will be presented with this special robe during his visit to India. Jinder Mahal is set to make his WWE debut in India on December 9 at the ...

Technology breaks barriers, it validates Indian philosophy of Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated two-day Global Conference on Cyberspace in Delhi. While addressing the gathering at the Global Conference on Cyberspace, PM Modi discussed the potential of technology and digitalisation in India. He said digital technology has emerged as a great enabler and ...

'Padmavati' cleared by British censors for Dec 1 release

London, Nov 23 The British Board Of Film Classification has cleared controversial Indian film "Padmavati" for release on December 1 but a source close to the film's makers said it won't release anywhere on that date. According to the official website of the BBFC, "Padmavati" will be released "uncut" ...

'MasterChef Australia' 2015 winner finds Indian chefs 'almost obsessive'

New Delhi, Nov 23 "MasterChef Australia" 2015 winner Billie McKay had a chance to work with some of her Indian counterparts, and she found them almost obsessive. Hopefully, I will get to come back here for a holiday," McKay told IANS here. "I love cooking Indian dishes.

Giants of Jazz back with third edition

New Delhi, Nov 23 Giants of Jazz, the music festival, is back with third edition and this year, it will take place in the national capital and Gurugram from November 30 till December 9. The jazz music festival will take place at The Piano Man Jazz Club here, as well as Lock & Key in Cross Point Mall ...

48th International Film Festival of India witnesses huge turnout

Visitors to the International Film Festival of India , underway in resort city of Panaji, are elated over the selection of movies being screened at the gala event. An American tourist, Jonathan, a regular visitor to the event for the last seven years, said the film festival provides him the ...

PM Modi inaugurates 5th Global Conference on 'Cyber Space'

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated 5th Global Conference on 'Cyber Space', a two-day event, in the national capital on Thursday. The event is being organised for the first time in India. The theme of the conference is 'Cyber for All: A Secure and Inclusive Cyberspace for Sustainable ...

BCCI has lost its reputation, says Anurag Thakur

Former Board of Control for Cricket in India president Anurag Thakur questioned the impact of the appointment of Committee of Administrators on the autonomy and reputation of BCCI. Anurag said it is not the same BCCI which it used to be about a year back. He claimed that the board 'has lost its ...

'Padmavati' cleared by British censors for Dec 1 release

London, Nov 23 Even though the makers of "Padmavati" have deferred the release of the film in India, the British Board Of Film Classification has cleared it. The Sanjay Leela Bhansali directorial will hit the screens in the UK on December 1. Starring Ranveer Singh , Deepika Padukone and Shahid ...

CM Naidu visions to develop Andhra Pradesh into global seed hub

On the occasion of India Rice Conclave 2017, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu addressed dignitaries in Vijayawada on Wednesday. CM Naidu said that Andhra Pradesh is the best place for producing seeds and the government is planning to set up mega Seed Park in Karnool. CM Naidu invited ...

India can become the global powerhouse of children's films: Prasoon Joshi

Panaji, Nov 23 Central Board of Film Certification chief Prasoon Joshi says India has the potential to become global powerhouse for children's films as there are many stories waiting to be told. If we put our heads together, definitely we will see global stories churned out of the country," Joshi ...

Prasoon Joshi, Nitesh Tiwari hopes for gender sensitivity in children's films

Instead, it is time to usher in gender sensitivity, and allow women to take charge and fight for themselves in the narrative of projects under children's films genre, say industry experts. Central Board of Film Certification chief Prasoon Joshi feels one should be very conscious about gender ...

Cabinet approves pay hike for High Court, Supreme Court judges: Law and Justice Minister

The Union Cabinet on Wednesday gave a nod to revision in the salaries, gratuity and pension of the High Court and the Supreme Court judges consequent upon recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission informed the Law and Justice Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad. The Cabinet Meeting was led by Union ...

Irrfan Khan to be honoured at Dubai film festival

Dubai,A Nov 22 Actor Irrfan Khan is set to be honoured at the 14th edition of Dubai International Film Festival in December for his "incredible body of work". The much awaited film festival will take place from December 6 to December 13. The opening ceremony of DIFF will present three Honorary ...

'Kaccha Limbu' very close to my heart: Sonali Kulkarni

Panaji, Nov 22 Actress Sonali Kulkarni says Marathi film "Kaccha Limbu", which narrates story of a middle-class couple trying to come to terms with a life-changing situation, is a very special project. "'Kaccha Limbu' is very close to my heart. My role in it was one of the most challenging ones I've ...

Air variant of BrahMos missile test fired from Sukhoi jet

India on Wednesday successfully test fired the air variant of BrahMos missile from a Sukhoi-30MKI fighter jet to hit a sea-based target in the Bay of Bengal.

Shraddha Kapoor REACTS on her FAILED Films

Shraddha Kapoor's last few releases, including 'OK Jaanu', 'Half Girlfriend' and 'Haseena Parkar', failed to elicit expected response. But the actress is not worried about failure and says ups and downs are part of life. At the ongoing 48th International Film Festival of India , she says her aim is ...

AIBA launches GlovesUp programme to produce top quality boxers

Guwahati, Nov 22 The International Boxing Federation on Wednesday launched its 'GlovesUp' famed legacy programme aiming to produce a new generation of world-class boxers in the years to come. A joint collaboration between the AIBA, the Boxing Federation of India and the Government of Assam, GlovesUp ...

Five Indians storm into women's Youth Worlds semis

Guwahati, Nov 22 India assured themselves of five bronze medals in the AIBA womens World Youth Boxing Championships with local star Ankushita Boro, Shashi Chopra, Sakshi, Nitu and Jyoti cruising into the semi-finals here on Wednesday. The other Indian on show in the morning session, Niharika ...

BSES offers cash back on power bills paid using Bharat QR Code

New Delhi, Nov 22 In a move to encourage digital payment of electricity bills, BSES, one of the two electricity distribution companies in Delhi, on Wednesday announced the launch of the Bharat QR Code-enabled facility for paying its electricity bills. Using this payment mode would entitle the ...

Mumbai to host Luxury Lifestyle Weekend in March

Mumbai, Nov 22 Luxury Lifestyle Weekend , a platform that will bring together luxe brands and consumers, will take place from March 9-11 at Jio Garden, Bandra Kurla Complex here.

Cabinet nod for constituting 15th Finance Commission

New Delhi, Nov 22 The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved the constitution of the 15th Finance Commission, whose recommendations have to be in place by April 1, 2020, and decided to finalise its terms of reference, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley announced. The appointment of a new Finance Commission, ...

Pakistan court orders release of Hafiz Saeed

Islamabad, Nov 22 A Pakistan court on Wednesday ordered the release of Lashkar-e-Taiba founder Hafiz Saeed, blamed for the horrific 2008 Mumbai terror attack, from house arrest that began in January this year. A Judicial Review Board consisting of judges from the Lahore High Court rejected a plea ...

IKEA's first India store to offer over 7,000 products

Hyderabad, Nov 22 Leading Swedish home furnishings retailer IKEA will offer over 7,000 products at its first India store opening here next year, it said on Wednesday. The product range will be affordable and will offer something for every home with almost 1,000 products priced below Rs 200, said ...

World's fastest supersonic cruise missile BrahMos successfully tested

BrahMos supersonic cruise missile was successfully tested from the Indian Air Force front-line fighter aircraft Sukhoi-30MKI in Odisha's Chandipur on Wednesday. India created history with the successful flight-test of the world's fastest supersonic cruise missile towards the intended target at the ...

'Excited' Sunny Leone to host starry bash for DJ Kygo

Seems like Bollywood hottie Sunny Leone has planned 'something big' for Norwegian DJ Kygo. The 'Jism 2' actress will be throwing a lavish star-studded party for Kygo. Expressing her happiness, the 36-year-old actress said, 'I have already told Kygo how fans go bananas in India and that he is going ...

Rohit Roy supports ‘Padmavati’, asked to go to Pakistan

The actor took to Twitter and said that India has become INTOLERANT.

Neeraj Ghaywan's new short film on Indian society

New Delhi, Nov 22 National Award winning director Neeraj Ghaywan of "Masaan" fame has come up with a short film "Juice", which showcases how a hot and humid summer evening unfolds to question the beliefs and practices that are ingrained in Indian society. The film is being presented by Royal Stag ...

I will miss playing for East Bengal: ATK striker Robin

Kolkata, Nov 22 Indian Super League franchise ATK's India striker Robin Singh on Wednesday said he would be missing the I-League side and city football giants East Bengal, and if time permits he would turn up for their games. Robin would be plying his trade for defending champions ATK meaning the ...

Sector-specific buying, Asian cues buoy equity indices

Mumbai, Nov 22 Extending gains for the fifth consecutive session, key Indian equity indices on Wednesday closed in the positive territory as positive Asian cues and higher auto stocks buoyed investors' sentiments.

St. Moritz Ice Cricket 2018 launched

New Delhi, Nov 22 Former India opener Virender Sehwag and middle-order batsman Mohammad Kaif on Wednesday launched the inaugural edition of St.Moritz Ice Cricket 2018. The two-day event, which will be held in St.Moritz in Switzerland on February 8 and 9 set against the serene and breathtaking ...

I am comfortable batting at any position, says Saha

Nagpur, Nov 22 India wicketkeeper-batsman Wriddhiman Saha on Wednesday brushed aside talk of frequent changes in his batting position saying the No.6 slot in the Indian batting line-up is a flexible one, depending on the conditions. In the first rubber against the tourists, Saha came in at No.7 and ...

Pakistan court orders release of Hafiz Saeed

Islamabad, Nov 22 A Pakistan court on Wednesday ordered the release from house arrest of terrorist leader Hafiz Saeed, blamed for the 2008 Mumbai terror attack. A Judicial Review Board consisting of judges from the Lahore High Court rejected a plea from the government of Pakistan's Punjab province ...

Unfortunate that film's budget depends on star not script: Nitesh Tiwari

Panaji, Nov 22 "Dangal" fame director Nitesh Tiwari, who has worked with A-list actors like Amitabh Bachchan, Aamir Khan and Salman Khan, says the trend of deciding a film's budget on the basis of the star rather than a script is an "unfortunate" scenario. "It is an unfortunate scenario in our ...