Day: October 4, 2018

Bollywood in full attendance at Krishna Raj Kapoor’s prayer meet

October 4, 2018 11:54 pm

Mumbai: Bollywood actors Amitabh Bachchan, Rekha, Anil Kapoor, Rani Mukerji and Shabana Azmi were among the celebrities who joined the Kapoor family Thursday at prayer meet of Krishna Raj Kapoor, wife of legendary actor Raj Kapoor. Krishna, aged 87, passed away on October 1 due to cardiac arrest. Her last rites were performed the same […]

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China using debt diplomacy to expand its influence: Pence

October 4, 2018 11:47 pm

Washington: China is using “debt diplomacy” to expand its global influence, US Vice President Mike Pence alleged on Thursday, citing example of a Sri Lankan port which he said could soon become a forward military base for Beijing’s growing blue-water navy. Pence said China was offering hundreds of billions of dollars in infrastructure loans to […]

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Britain records surge in religious hate crime: Home Office data

Chess Olympiad: Indian men beat Holland; women defeat Peru

October 4, 2018 11:24 pm

Batumi (Georgia): The Indian men came back into the reckoning for a medal after defeating a strong Holland team 3-1 while the women won 3-1 against Peru to keep hopes alive for a top five finish in the 43rd Chess Olympiad here Thursday. The Indian think-tank finally rested Viswanthan Anand, probably saving him for the […]

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Don't reduce Tanushree Dutta's allegations to 'he said, she said' story: Chetan Bhagat

Don’t reduce Tanushree Dutta’s allegations to ‘he said, she said’ story: Chetan Bhagat

October 4, 2018 11:22 pm

New Delhi: Writer Chetan Bhagat on Thursday said it would be wrong to reduce actor Tanushree Dutta’s sexual harassment allegations against Nana Patekar to a “he said, she said” story. Bhagat said it has become a broader issue and needs to be addressed for good now. Last week Dutta spoke about facing harassment at the […]

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Assamese film ‘Village Rockstars’ to be India’s entry to Oscars

October 4, 2018 11:19 pm

Guwahati: ‘Village Rockstars’, India’s official entry to the Oscars, has had a “very successful run” since its release last Friday, and in a rare case for an Assamese film, would go into second week, the movie’s distributor said on Thursday. The film is scheduled to be released tomorrow in five major cities across the country […]

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Honda picks up 10 teenagers from North East for racing event

October 4, 2018 11:13 pm

Guwahati: Japanese two-wheeler major Honda Thursday said it has picked up 10 teenagers from North East for the final round to select 20 riders from India for training in their racing academy. The Japanese company’s wholly-owned subsidiary Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India (HMSI) is currently organising talent hunt competitions across various cities to select these […]

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‘Forest Man of India’ described wrongly in text book, Assam CM to write to Maha govt

October 4, 2018 11:07 pm

Guwahati: Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowalon Thursday said he would write to the Maharashtra government over “erroneous” description of ‘Forest Man of India’ Jadav Payeng, who is from Assam, in school text books of the western state. Payeng, a forest department worker of Assam, planted and tendered trees on a sandbar of the Brahmaputra river […]

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Pence asks Google to end development of its ‘Dragonfly’ App

October 4, 2018 10:38 pm

Washington: US Vice President Mike Pence Thursday asked Google to immediately end development of its “Dragonfly” app that would make it easier to track someone’s internet searches, saying it will strengthen Communist Party censorship and compromise the privacy of Chinese customers. Indicating a new policy of the Trumpadministration to blunt the Chinese global aggressiveness, Pence […]

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Britain records surge in religious hate crime: Home Office data

SC refuses to interfere in probe against IPS officer Sanjiv Bhatt in 22-yr-old case

October 4, 2018 10:00 pm

New Delhi: In a setback to arrested former IPS officer Sanjiv Bhatt, the Supreme Court on Thursday dismissed his wife’s plea challenging the police probe and his judicial custody in a 22-year-old case of alleged planting of drugs to arrest an advocate, and said that he could approach an “appropriate forum” for relief. A bench […]

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One year of #MeToo: Time to break the silence, say women

One year of #MeToo: Time to break the silence, say women

October 4, 2018 9:08 pm

New Delhi: It has been a year since New York Times published its expose on Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein, taking the lid off sexual exploitation in the showbiz capital and marking that defining moment when women across the world, and in India too, came forward to say #MeToo. That the debate in the Hindi film […]

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