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India not being blamed for collapse of WTO talks: Prabhu

Buenos Aires, Dec 17 (IANS) It is the first time that India is not being blamed for the collapse of talks at the just concluded 11th World Trade Organisation (WTO) ministerial conference here, Commerce Minister Suresh Prabhu has said. The talks at the 11th ministerial conference (MC11) broke down earlier this week as the United States reneged on its commitment, along with other countries...

1 day ago
Two NDFB terrorists gunned down

Guwahati, Dec 16 (IANS) Two cadres of the National Democratic Front of Bodoland's (NDFB) anti-talk faction were gunned down by Assam Rifles personnel during a joint operation with Assam and Meghalaya Policealong the inter-state border on Saturday, a defence official said. Defence spokesman, Lt. Col. Suneet Newton said the operation was carried out at Umrangsho, based on specific informat...

2 days ago
India's 'Newton' out of Oscar race, team still proud

Los Angeles/Mumbai, Dec 15 (IANS) India's official entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the Oscars 2018, Newton, is out of the race for the honour. But the movie's team is feeling far from defeated. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on Thursday announced that nine features out of 92 will advance to the next round of voting in the Foreign Language Film category for th...

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Still proud of 'Newton', says team after Oscar miss

Mumbai, Dec 15 (IANS) Hindi film Newton has missed the bus for the Best Foreign Language Film category for the 90th Academy Awards. But its team is feeling far from defeated. Amit V Masurkar, who directed the impactful tale, said: The Foreign Film Category is like the Olympics. We are competing with the best in the world, so it's extremely tough. The response from Academy members to 'New...

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'Newton' remains one of India's finest films: Hansal Mehta

Mumbai, Dec 15 (IANS) Filmmaker Hansal Mehta has always lent unrelenting support his blue-eyed boy Rajkummar Rao's Newton -- even when it was caught in a plagiarism row. Now when the movie has missed the Oscar race, he says it doesn't change the fact that it is one of India's finest films. Mehta claimed he was trolled after Newton was ousted from the Best Foreign Language Film category a...

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Rajkummar wins Asia's Rising Star award in Macau

Macau, Dec 15 (IANS) National Award-winning actor Rajkummar Rao has been honoured with Variety Asia Rising Star award at the International Film Festival and Awards Macao. Known for his work in films like Kai Po Che!, Trapped, Shahid and Aligarh, Rajkummar tweeted on Thursday: Won the Variety Asia Rising star award at IFFAM in Macau. Thank you Variety magazine for this honour. Pri...

2 days ago
India's 'Newton' out of Oscar race

Los Angeles, Dec 15 (IANS) India's official entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the Oscars 2018, Newton, is out of the race for the honour. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on Thursday announced that nine features will advance to the next round of voting in the Foreign Language Film category for the 90th Academy Awards, according to the official website of the Osca...

3 days ago
Global trade conference ends without progress

Buenos Aires, Dec 14 (IANS) The 11th Ministerial Conference of the World Trade Organization (WTO) has concluded here with a disappointing lack of results, Director-General Roberto Azevedo said. In his speech on Wednesday during the closing session of the biennial meeting, Azevedo regretted the failure of the WTO's 164 member-nations to reach substantive agreements, Efe news reported. ...

7 days ago
Smita Singh loving vacation time

Mumbai, Dec 10 (IANS) Television actress Smita Singh, who has worked in shows like Bhagyavidhaata, Hitler Didi and Thapki Pyar Ki, is holidaying and loving it. She has been to various places in Australia, New Zealand as well as Hong Kong. People here are very nice and the way they connect is awesome. I'm exploring different places here. It was a much-needed break before I get ba...

10 days ago
Ryan Reynolds to play Detective Pikachu

Los Angeles, Dec 7 (IANS) Actor Ryan Reynolds has been roped in to play the title role in upcoming live action Pokemon movie Detective Pikachu, based on a similarly titled adventure video game. Reynolds will star alongside Justice Smith and Kathryn Newton in the movie, reports hollywoodreporter.com. Pokemon is one of the biggest media franchises in Japan. It launched with a video...

13 days ago
I'm not dreaming about Oscars: Rajkummar

Mumbai, Dec 4 (IANS) Actor Rajkummar Rao, who has been on an award-winning spree, says that he is not dreaming about the Oscars. Rajkummar was named the Best Actor (Critics) for Newton and also won the Best Supporting Actor honour for Bareilly Ki Barfi at the Star Screen Awards here on Sunday. Newton is India's official entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the Oscars. But ...

14 days ago
Planning radical change in my TV show: Kapil Sharma

Mumbai, Dec 3 (IANS) After a year of embarrassing controversies and incredible setbacks, Kapil Sharma is back. Following the release of his movie Firangi, he is now planning to push the envelope when he returns to the small screen with his television show. Firangi features him as an innocent villager grappling with the Colonial Raj. It is a charming performance in an endearing film. Kapi...

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As a producer, I cast a director for film: Aanand L. Rai

Mumbai, Dec 2 (IANS) Filmmaker Aanand L Rai, who is co-producing Anurag Kashyap's directorial venture Mukkabaz, says he doesn't interfere with the casting in a film as he feels he would rather cast the right director to do justice to a good story. Mukkabaaz will revolves around a lower caste aspiring boxer from Haryana. The central character faces a series of obstacles in his way to succ...

16 days ago
Anti-talk Ulfa cadre killed in Assam

Guwahati, Dec 1 (IANS) A top commander of Ulfa's anti-talk faction was killed during a fierce gun battle with personnel of the army's Red Horns Division and Assam Police in Assam's Udalguri district on Friday, a defence official said. The killed terrorist was identified as Rajen Deka, said Defence spokesman Lt. Col. Suneet Newton, adding the incident took place at Khoirapara village in t...

16 days ago
Delay in winter session shows government is on defensive: Trinamool's Derek O'Brien

New Delhi, Dec 1 (IANS) The decision to delay the winter session shows the government is on the defensive, says Trinamool Congress leader Derek O'Brien. He said the government has been on the defensive for the last two months and this is good for the opposition. The petrol rollback, first time in three-and-a-half years, was a defensive move. The cut in GST (Goods and Services Tax) rates ...

19 days ago
Fantastic scenarios or paths to future salvation?

Title: The Universe Next Door; Author: New Scientist; Publisher: John Murray; Pages: 256; Price: Rs 499 Are the principles explaining the cosmic home's creation and functioning vital for our continued existence? How would our planet be sans its lunar satellite, if the dinosaurs continued to roam around, or humans didn't exist or did without bodies or suddenly get wiped out? Can we contro...

21 days ago
Populist nationalism damages economic growth: Rajan

New Delhi, Nov 26 Nov 26 (IANS) Populist nationalism is potentially quite damaging to economic growth, and which is often articulated as the majority community's feelings of aggravation at being discriminated against, former RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan said on Sunday. In a conversation, the recording of which was shown at the Times Litfest event here, he said that populist nationalism is...

21 days ago
Playing real life characters gives me real high: Rajkummar Rao

New Delhi, Nov 26 (IANS) He bagged a National Film Award when he essayed the life of lawyer Shahid Azmi in 2013 film Shahid. Now he is seen as Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose in web series Bose: Dead/Alive. Actor Rajkummar Rao says portraying somebodys life on-screen gives him real high as he gets ecstatic over the response he gets from fans. Rajkummar is on a roll. He has just won two Asia P...

23 days ago
We know about Rajkummar's APSA, not Manipur's Haobam Paban Kumar: Adil Hussain

Kolkata, Nov 24 (IANS) Critically acclaimed actor Adil Hussain says role models are slowly emerging from the northeast states but it would take time. He drew attention to the absence of awareness about filmmaker Haobam Paban Kumar's special mention at the Asia Pacific Screen Awards for the Manipuri movie Lady of the Lake. He (Kumar) got it, but we don't know about it. But we know about R...

23 days ago
Jeet Thayil explains top 9 quotes from 'The Book of Chocolate Saints'

New Delhi, Nov 24 (IANS) It has barely been a month since acclaimed poet Jeet Thayil's The Book of Chocolate Saints hit the stands, but even in this short period, the novel has made a mark in literary circles. Aleph publisher David Davidar was seen recommending the book to several Western authors at private parties of the just-concluded Dhaka Literature Festival. Instagram and other soci...

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