Akshay Kumar who is gearing up for the release of Airlift has decided to join the league of actors in order to work towards the development of the Chennai, Tamil Nadu after the city faced terrible losses due to floods recently. The actor has donated Rs. 1 crore to the relief fund of Chennai floods.
Zurich: At least four individuals from India today figured in a list of unclaimed bank accounts made public by Switzerland which contains over 2,600 accounts and 80 safe deposit boxes. The total holding in these accounts is estimated at about 44 million Swiss franc (about Rs 300 crore), but the specific figure for the accounts of people from India was not disclosed.
Hampi is an unreal and bewitching place tucked in the state of Karnataka, India that has the richest history to explore. It is located within the ruins of Vijayanagara and serves to be an important religious destination. These ruins are a UNESCO World Heritage Site listed as Group of Monuments at Hampi.
New Delhi: The Supreme Court order banning the sale of diesel vehicles above 2,000 cc in the national capital will impact only some auto-makers strongly, but will also potentially trigger a cascading effect on the dependent ancillary industry, analysts maintain.
Mumbai: The rupee appreciated for the second day today to end at one-week high of 66.73 against the US dollar even as the Federal Reserve’s decision on an interest rate hike is highly anticipated. Besides, heavy unwinding of dollars by banks and corporates along with upbeat equities predominantly supported the rupee upmove.The local currency resumed almost flat at 66.91 at the Interbank Foreign Exchange (Forex) market, from its overnight close of 66.92.
New Delhi: Keen on promoting connectivity in the South Asian region, India is set to build a sea-bridge and tunnel connecting Sri Lanka while a pact has been inked with Bangladesh, Bhutan and Nepal for seamless flow of traffic and passenger vehicles, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari said today.
New Delhi: The government is mulling waiting till the budget session of parliament to secure passage for the Goods and Services Tax Bill, a highly placed source said on Wednesday. The government is expecting improved numbers in the Rajya Sabha in April 2016 since a number of Congress members are retiring in March and April next year.
Mumbai: Actress Sonakshi Sinha, who started her career as a costume designer, says she wanted to be an astronaut and that it was fate which crafted her switch from fashion to cinema. The daughter of Bollywood actor-turned-politician Shatrughan Sinha forayed into the Hindi film industry with Salman Khan-starrer “Dabangg” in 2010.
Mumbai: Popular singer Sonu Nigam feels National Award-winning singer Suresh Wadkar, who has been part of the music industry for over three decades, deserves a Padma award for his contribution to the field of music.
Mumbai: Actor Purab Kohli says he now ends every workout with ab routine, thanks to his “Rock On 2” co-star Arjun Rampal. “Arjun has gotten me addicted to ab workouts. Whenever time permitted during our busy schedule in Meghalaya, we would hit the gym. Arjun carried some interesting equipment with him and he would let me have a go at it,” Purab said in a statement.
New Delhi: He may be prolific on social media platforms but superstar Shah Rukh Khan says he does not use the medium to clarify any point. The 50-year-old actor believes one has to take social media with a pinch of salt. “I have never used social media to clarify anything. Why should I argue with someone who is foolish? You have to take social media with a pinch of salt. You need to
New Delhi: At a time when everyone is talking about the increase in crime against women, filmmaker Vibha Bakshi says her documentary “Daughters of Mother India” sensitises about the issue. The National Award-winning documentary, based on the events after the Delhi gang rape in 2012, took one year in the making and for Bakshi the reason she decided to take up the project was the movement that flourished after the incident.
Mumbai: Popular make-up artist Subhash Shinde says working on the upcoming biopic “Sarbjit” is a challenging task and that he had to spend a lot of time on research.
New Delhi: Google will build a new campus at Hyderabad, hire more people even as it is working towards including as many people as possible to use the internet in India, Google chief executive Sundar Pichai said here on Wednesday.
Raipur: Naxals today allegedly killed two youths, including a school student, suspecting them to be police informers, in the Maoist-affected Rajnandgaon district of Chhattisgarh, police said. The bodies of the youths, identified as Manish Yadav (17) and Pakhel Gond (25), bearing bullet injuries were found this morning near Kumharwada village under Bakarkatta police station limits, Rajnandgaon Superintendent of Police Sundarraj P told PTI.
New Delhi: Accusing the Modi government of trying to “oust” the Congress regime in Arunachal Pradesh with a “pre-planned design”, Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi and other party leaders today met President Pranab Mukherjee and lodged a strong protest against state Governor Jyoti Prashad Rajkhowa.
New Delhi: Telecom operators Vodafone and Reliance Communications are likely to sign 2G intra-circle roaming (ICR) agreements across five circles, including Bihar, West Bengal and Odisha. The deal will enable RCom to continue its 2G service by using Vodafone’s spectrum in Bihar, West Bengal and Assam, where it has only 3G spectrum.
New Delhi: Coal will continue to be the primary source of energy in India till the time there is a viable environment-friendly alternative, a top official said while pitching for mining domestic coal instead of depending on imported fossil fuel. The comments come amid rising concerns over increasing pollution in major cities in India.
Mumbai: The Securities Appellate Tribunal today set aside a penalty of Rs 13 crore imposed by Sebi on corporate giant Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) and asked the markets regulator to consider the matter afresh.