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'Breaking Bad' cast reunites for 10th anniversary

San Diego, July 20 (IANS) The Breaking Bad team reunited in honour of the 10th anniversary of the drama, which premiered in January 2008. The cast reunited at San Diego Comic-Con (SDCC) 2018, reports hollywoodreporter.com The team -- creator and show runner Vince Gilligan and leading men Bryan Cranston (Walter White) and Aaron Paul (Jesse Pinkman) -- was brought out on stage by t...

16 hours ago
The future of plastic? Scientists explore bioplastics from sorghum

Kolkata, July 19 (IANS/Mongabay) In the early 1940s, Henry Ford experimented with making plastic parts for automobiles. He came up with what was called the plastic car made from soybeans. Since that decade, when mass plastic production began from oil-based materials, its use has surged dramatically, becoming a big part of our daily lives. The resulting unwanted plastic pollution crisis a...

18 hours ago
Bhumi happy to get star 'named' after herself

Mumbai, July 19 (IANS) Actress Bhumi Pednekar has a 'star' registered in her name now. And she has promised this star will keep shining brighter. I am a STAR....and only cause of all the love you guys give me. Really. Team Bhumi Pednekar you truly made my day. I'm so overwhelmed by your love and faith in me. This star will keep shining brighter, I promise... So thoughtful, Bhumi tweeted....

1 day ago
4th leg of 3x3 Basketball League in Chennai on July 21-22

Chennai, July 18 (IANS) The fourth leg of the 3x3 Basketball League (3BL) will be held here on July 21 and 22. The fourth leg will see the addition of Canada's Bikramjit Gill, joining the Indian and international basketball players in 3BL including Leandro Souza de Lima, Inderbir Singh Gill and Kiran Shastri who will be putting on their best show. The Chennai round will witness a...

2 days ago
98 Degrees' Timmons want to collaborate with Badshah

Mumbai, July 17 (IANS) Jeff Timmons, best known for being one of the founding members of the Grammy-nominated American pop group 98 Degrees, wants to collaborate with Indian rapper Badshah. The collaboration idea started with a series of tweets. Badshah, Big fan! I'm in India and everyone loves you, Timmons had tweeted during weekend. Badshah, who has collaborated with American e...

3 days ago
Four U-17 World Cup players part of India's SAFF camp

New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) Four U-19 players who represented India in the FIFA U-17 World Cup last year have been summoned by coach Stephen Constantine for India's preparatory camp for the SAFF Championship. The four U-19 players -- Prabhsukhan Singh Gill, Suresh Singh Wangjam, Rahim Ali and Rahul KP -- all of whom are part of AIFF's developmental team Indian Arrows will be reporting to t...

4 days ago
Hollywood's transgenders laud Scarlett Johansson

Los Angeles, July 15 (IANS) Hollywood's transgender community has applauded actress Scarlett Johansson's decision to withdraw from a project on a trans man after she courted backlash for taking on the role. Johansson announced that she was exiting Rub & Tug, a film in which she was set to star as Dante Tex Gill, a transgender man. The actress issued a statement, saying she h...

5 days ago
New coach Cuadrat takes charge as Bengaluru FC begin pre-season

Bengaluru, July 14 (IANS) Indian Super Cup champions Bengaluru FC kicked off the first leg of their 2018-19 pre-season with an open training session at the Bangalore Football Stadium here on Saturday. All seven new signings -- Kean Lewis, Rino Anto, Sairuat Kima, Gursimrat Gill, Soram Poirei, Chencho Gyeltshen and Xisco Hernandez -- along with retained players put in a shift under the wa...

5 days ago
Amit Mehra to represent India at The Men Universe 2018-19

Mumbai, July 14 (IANS) Actor-model Amit Mehra, who was raised in the national capital, is set to represent India at 11th edition of The Men Universe 2018-19 in the Dominican Republic. Men Universe India is an initiative taken by TSS Agency India to search for the country's Perfect Man who will represent India at the very prestigious Men Universe Model 2018 Pageant (formerly known as Mist...

5 days ago
Johansson quits transgender role following criticism

Los Angeles, July 14 (IANS) Actress Scarlett Johansson, who has been criticised for playing a transgender in Rub & Tug, has backed out of the film. The 33-year-old was doing the Rupert Sanders-directed mob drama, in which she was to portray Dante Tex Gill, a transgender man who owns a Pittsburgh massage parlour. But has now decided to quit the role, reports etonline.com. In ...

6 days ago
Always interested in layered characters: Jimmy Sheirgill

Mumbai, July 13 (IANS) Actor Jimmy Sheirgill, who will soon be seen in Saheb, Biwi Aur Gangster 3, says he is inclined towards playing difficult and challenging characters on-screen. I am always interested in characters that are much layered and difficult to play. So even though someone comes to me with the main lead, it has happened in the past that I opted for a smaller role in that sa...

6 days ago
UN panel to deal with "dark side" of digital technologies

United Nations, July 13 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has set up a High-Level Panel on Digital Cooperation with people at the frontiers of technology and public policy to deal with the dark side of digital innovation like cyberwarfare and proliferation of hate speech. He has appointed Indian diplomat Amandeep Gill as the executive director of the panel's secretariat.

7 days ago
World Bank report on India welcome news on paper: Congress

New Delhi, July 12 (IANS) As India became the world's sixth-biggest economy, pushing France into the seventh place, the Congress said on Thursday the World Bank report was welcome news on paper and added the economy will be become healthy when fuel prices are brought down. The World Bank report is a welcoming news on paper despite the fact that the boom in Indian economy came due to the ...

7 days ago
'Paper tiger' Modi buckled under US pressure: Congress

New Delhi, July 12 (IANS) Questioning the government's decision to cut oil imports from Iran, the Congress on Thursday called Prime Minister Narendra Modi a paper tiger and said he has buckled under the US pressure. The party said the Modi government has consciously reduced the import of crude oil from Iran in June and it proves that Modi's foreign policy is confusing and circular.

7 days ago
Post Tharoor remark, Congress asks leaders to exercise restraint

New Delhi, July 12 (IANS) As a controversy raged over Congress leader Shashi Tharoor's remark that a Hindu Pakistan would be created if the BJP returned to power, the Congress on Thursday advised him and its leaders to exercise restraint, caution and choose their words and statements wisely. The party also said that it favours a pluralistic, multi-religious and multi-linguistic society....

8 days ago
Sanjeeda learns Punjabi for 'Ashke'

Mumbai, July 11 (IANS) Actress Sanjeeda Sheikh had to learn Punjabi for the film Ashke. It is her maiden Punjabi film. Punjabis are always warm and welcoming and it was great fun picking a new dialect for the film. It has been a great shooting experience with Amrinder Gill and got to learn a lot in my debut along with a new language, Sanjeeda said in a statement. She had great fu...

8 days ago
Serena enters Wimbledon semis with comeback victory

London, July 11 (IANS) Serena Williams is one step closer to her eighth Wimbledon trophy after she beat Camila Giorgi of Italy 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 in the quarter-finals. I never thought I was in danger of losing this match. Even when I was down in the first set, I thought, Well, she's playing great, (but) I'm doing a lot of the right things. I never felt it was out of my hands. If ther...

9 days ago
Rapper G-Eazy denied entry into Canada

Calgary, July 10 (IANS) Rapper and record producer Gerald Earl Gillum, popularly known as G-Eazy, was denied entry into Canada as he landed here to perform at a concert. The concert had to be cancelled because of his absence, reports TMZ. G-Eazy, 29, and his crew, got into a discussion with the Canadian custom officers when they touched down here. The rapper was the star attracti...

9 days ago
Nadal returns to Wimbledon quarterfinals for 1st time in 7 years

London, July 10 (IANS) Spain tennis great Rafael Nadal defeated Jiri Vesely of the Czech Republic 6-3, 6-3, 6-4 to to book a place in the quarterfinals of Wimbledon for the first time since 2011 when he went on to the final. The two-time Wimbledon champion was untouchable on serve against Vesely in the first two sets and conceded service only once, in the sixth game of the third set on M...

12 days ago
Del Potro beats Paire, reaches Wimbledon last 16 for record 4th time

London, July 7 (IANS) Argentina's Juan Martin del Potro defeated world no 47 Benoit Paire of France 6-4, 7-6 (7-4), 6-3 on Saturday, booking a place in Wimbledon's Round-of-16 for the fourth time in his career. World No 4 Del Potro, seeded fifth, needed two hours and 24 minutes to beat Paire, making the most of five break points out of 12 opportunities he created while conceding his own ...

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