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2 days ago
'Kingfisher Villa' in Goa renamed 'King's Mansion'

Panaji, Dec 15 (IANS) The iconic 'Kingfisher Villa', formerly owned by absconding tycoon Vijay Mallya was on Friday renamed 'King's Mansion' by its new owner, Sachiin Joshi, who also operates a liquor manufacturing business, whose products include King's beer. For months now, I have been asked about my plans for the villa. Today is the day I open the gates to the world. The property has ...

5 days ago
'Grilled' winner gets Rs 1.5 cr investment for food start-up

Mumbai, Dec 12 (IANS) Munaf Kapadia, who won reality TV series Grilled, says the show was a crash course in restaurant management for him. He is looking forward to start working on setting up his two-and-a-half-year-old concept of The Bohri Kitchen with the prize. He received mentorship and an investment of Rs 1.5 crore for his food start-up The Bohri Kitchen by food and beverage tycoon ...

5 days ago
Reality series winner bags Rs 1.5 Crore investment for food start-up

New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) Dreams dont just turn into reality -- they require hard work, persistence and passion. Munaf Kapadia, a contestant on Fox Lifes reality series Grilled proved it right with his undying entrepreneurial spirit, innovative culinary expertise and sharp business acumen as he emerged as the winner of the show -- and pocketed a staggering Rs 1 crore. He will be mentored ...

6 days ago
'All The Money In The World' to release in India in January

New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) Ridley Scott's All The Money In The World, in which Christopher Plummer replaced actor Kevin Spacey at the last minute following sexual harassment accusations, will release in India on January 5 next year. The film is being brought to India by PVR Pictures, read a statement. It was announced in November that 58-year-old Spacey would be cut out of Scott's...

7 days ago
'Daddy's Home 2': A gooey Christmas pudding

Film: Daddy's Home 2; Director: Sean Anders; Cast: Mel Gibson, John Lithgow, Will Farrell and Mark Wahlberg; Rating:*** It is important to understand that political correctness is not always the right route to take for escapist excursions while courting laughter. Daddy's Home 2, which takes the rather engaging sparring game in the first film between two neighbouring dads to the next gene...

10 days ago
Pressure from 'all sides' for my disqualification: Sharad Yadav

New Delhi, Dec 7 (IANS) Veteran politician Sharad Yadav on Thursday said there was pressure from all sides to disqualify him from the Rajya Sabha, and that he knew it was a foregone conclusion. I knew this (disqualification) is going to happen. Some media persons also wrote about it. I had mentally prepared myself for this. I have no regrets, Yadav said here. This is not the end ...

10 days ago
In temple town of Somnath, voters set to overshadow caste

Somnath, Dec 7 (IANS) The entry of Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi's name in the Somnath temple's non-Hindu visitor book may have kicked up a row, but voters in this temple town seem to be sailing with caste, not religion. With a sizeable numbers of Kolis and Muslims forming the winning combination in the Assembly segment of Somnath, the BJP has pitted its outgoing MLA Jasha Bhai Ba...

10 days ago
Caste overshadows religion in Somnath assembly constituency

Somnath, Dec 7 (IANS) Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi's name figuring in Somnath Temple's non-Hindu visitors book might have kicked up a pre-election row but caste overshadows religion among the voters in this assembly constituency. With sizeable numbers of Kolis and Muslims forming a possible winning combination in Somnath, the BJP has pitted its sitting MLA Jasha Bhai Barad, an OB...

15 days ago
LN Mittal meets Mamata at her residence in Kolkata

Kolkata, Dec 2 (IANS) Prominent global steel company ArcelorMittal's Chairman and CEO Lakshmi Niwas Mittal met West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee at her residence here on Saturday. During her meeting with Mittal, she is believed to have invited the billionaire industrialist to attend the Bengal Global Business Summit to be held in January. Incidentally, Banerjee had met t...

16 days ago
Former England striker Heskey to promote football in India

Mumbai, Dec 1 (IANS) Former England forward Emile Heskey, who represented his nation in the 2002 and 2010 FIFA World Cup will arrive here on December 8 to unveil plans for promoting and developing football in India. The former Liverpool and Leicester City player will travel to several cities in India along with the United Kingdom's real estate tycoon Atif Malik as a part of the initiativ...

1 month ago
Peter, driver may have kidnapped Sheena, alleges Indrani

Mumbai, Nov 15 (IANS) In a new twist in the Sheena Bora murder case, her mother and one of the prime accused Indrani Mukerjea here on Wednesday said her husband Peter Mukerjea and former driver Shyamvar Rai may have conspired to kidnap Sheena and later destroy the evidence. Confirming the development, her lawyer Gunjan Mangla told IANS that Indrani had written the letter independently, a...

1 month ago
Spacey allegations a shame: Plummer

Los Angeles, Nov 14 (IANS) Actor Christopher Plummer, who has replaced Kevin Spacey in the new film All the Money In The World, says the row around Spacey's sexual misconduct is sad. Plummer spoke to Vanity Fair, reports metro.co.uk. I think it's very sad what happened to him. Kevin is such a talented and a terrifically gifted actor, and it's so sad. It's such a shame. That's all...

1 month ago
Israel PM's wife to stand for hearing on corruption

Jerusalem, Nov 14 (IANS) Israel's attorney general has said Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's wife will be summoned for a hearing in January on suspicion of using state funds for personal expenditures. A statement released by the Ministry of Justice on Monday said the hearing would be held by Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit, Xinhua news agency reported. The police concluded...

1 month ago
Politicians aren't bigger than the nation, says Javed Akhtar

New Delhi, Nov 11 (IANS) Veteran writer-lyricist Javed Akhtar, an active social commentator, on Saturday said those who call others anti-national need to digest the fact that they and their political parties are not bigger than the nation itself, and rued that Muslims are considered non-Indian. At the Sahitya Aaj Tak conclave here, Akhtar spoke on anti-nationalism as he feels nationalism...

1 month ago
Israeli PM denies wrongdoing in graft affairs

Jerusalem, Nov 10 (IANS) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu denied on Thursday any wrongdoing in two corruption affairs in which he is a suspect. Earlier, Police Spokeswoman Luba Samri confirmed that Netanyahu was questioned for the fifth time for four hours by the police 433 Lahav anti-corruption unit in the prime minister's residence in Jerusalem, Xinhua reported. Samri ...

1 month ago
Twenty-over cricket too long? Here comes T10 league at Sharjah

Dubai, Nov 7 (IANS) Come December 21, the iconic Sharjah stadium in the United Arab Emirates will reverberate to the thwack of leather on willow. But with a difference. Thanks to the initiative from the UAE-based business tycoon and sports lover Shaji Ul Mulk, the venue will host the first ever 10 overs cricket league. The ten-over per team matches will be spread over 90 minutes...

1 month ago
Mukesh Ambani tops Forbes' 2017 list of India's 100 richest tycoons

New Delhi, Nov 2 (IANS) With a net worth of $38 billion, Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) chairman Mukesh Ambani has topped Forbes' annual list of India's 100 richest tycoons of 2017, a statement said here on Thursday. Reliance Industries Ltd chairman Mukesh Ambani has topped Forbes's annual list of India's 100 richest tycoons, with a net worth of $38 billion. To put it in context, this is ...

1 month ago
Mukesh Ambani tops Forbes' 2017 list of India's 100 richest tycoons

New Delhi, Nov 2 (IANS) With a net worth of $38 billion, Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) chairman Mukesh Ambani has topped Forbes annual list of Indias 100 richest tycoons of 2017, a statement said here on Thursday. Reliance Industries Ltd chairman Mukesh Ambani has topped Forbes's annual list of India's 100 richest tycoons, with a net worth of $38 billion. To put it in context, this is eq...

2 months ago
Explain Modi's chartered air travels as CM: Congress

New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) Countering the BJP's attack on Congress President Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law Robert Vadra and terming it a 'witch hunt', the Congress on Wednesday demanded to know who paid for over 100 trips Prime Minister Narendra Modi made by chartered plane across India and abroad when he was the Gujarat Chief Minister between 2003 and 2007. The party also accused the BJP of t...

2 months ago
Explain Modi's chartered air travels as CM: Congress

New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) The Congress on Wednesday demanded to know who paid for over 100 trips Narendra Modi made by chartered planes across India and abroad when he was the Gujarat Chief Minister between 2003 and 2007. Congress spokesman Abhishek Manu Singhvi said the estimated cost of these air travels was around Rs 16.56 crore. The nation wants to know, we want to know, as to...

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