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    GST Council hikes cess on cigarette to offset makers’ windfall

    New Delhi: The GST Council today hiked cess on cigarettes to take away the “windfall” manufacturers were reaping due to an anomaly that crept in after the GST rate fixation, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said today.

  • Abu Salem seeks court’s nod for marriage

    Mumbai: Gangster Abu Salem, convicted last month in the Mumbai serial blasts case, today moved a Mumbai court seeking parole or temporary bail for marriage. Salem has submitted citations of two high courts claiming convicts were given such relief for entering into wedlock. The mob boss had given his consent for marrying a 26- year-old woman who had approached the special TADA court in June 2015 seeking permission for it.

  • Presidential poll sees near 100% voting

    New Delhi: The election to choose Indias 14th President saw almost 100 per cent voting on Monday with Lok Sabha Secretary and Returning Officer Anoop Mishra terming it “probably the highest turnout ever”.

  • Peepli Live actor Sitaram Panchal is suffering from lung and kidney cancer, asks for help on Facebook

    Actor Sitaram Panchal is suffering from lung cancer,Sitaram Panchal was seen in movies like Jolly LLB 2, Paan Singh Tomar and Peepli Live is in worst condition of his life. The actor shared a Facebook post were he has written “Bhaio meri help karo meri cancer se halat kharab hoti ja rahi hai apka kalakar bhai sitaram panchal. (Brothers, please help me, I am suffering from cancer, your actor brother, Sitaram Panchal).”

  • UK PM seeks to quell cabinet in-fighting over Brexit

    London: British Prime Minister Theresa May will seek to reimpose order on her ministers after a series of damaging leaks pointing to cabinet splits on Brexit, her spokesman said today.

  • Striking a balance between Bollywood and South is what Amyra Dastur is striving for

    Amyra Dastur, who is part of both Bollywood and the southern film industry, says she is trying to find a balance between the two. “I began shooting for ‘Anegan’ (My first south film) right after we wrapped the shoot for ‘Issaq’. My career began with both South and Bollywood and I’m just trying to find a balance between the two industries,” Amyra said.

  • For Amit Sadh, working with Akshay Kumar is a privilege

    Amit Sadh, who will soon be sharing the silver screen with Akshay Kumar in the upcoming sports drama “Gold”, says working with the star has been a privilege for him. “He’s (Akshay Kumar) awesome. You have to be on your toes as his wit is always at work. Just kidding! It’s a privilege to work with him,” Amit said.

  • Mishal Raheja goes the Hollywood way for his web-series!

    Actor & business maganate Mishal Raheja just helmed a production house under the banner Mangolake Pictures to produce series of web-series with ‘Hookup Diaries’ as his first project as a producer & actor to go on the floor by the end of this month.

  • Game Of Thrones 7: Telly celebs reveals their favourite character!

    Game of Thrones has attracted record viewership on HBO and has a broad, active, international fan base. The series has received 38 Primetime Emmy Awards, including Outstanding Drama Series in 2015 and 2016, more than any other primetime scripted television series. It is Set on the fictional continents of Westeros and Essos, Game of Thrones has several plot lines and a large ensemble cast but centers on three primary story arcs. The first story arc centers on the Iron Throne of the Seven

  • Federer vows to play until 40 post historic Wimbledon triumph

    Johannesburg: After lifting his record eighth Wimbledon title, 19-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer has insisted that he could continue playing until 40, thus spearheading a late-life era of supremacy alongside rival and Spanish maestro Rafael Nadal.

  • Wow! Adah Sharma’s sizzling video is surprise for her fans

    Adah Sharma who was last seen in Bollywood movie Commando 2, shared a Twitter video on her account which captions “Always on my toes well… Almost #behindthescenes #magazinephotoshoot #rainydaysandmondays #MondayMotivation #iftoebalancingis”.

  • 8 Bollywood star kids and their BFFs

    Throughout our life we meet many people, make friends but we always have one friend in our life we cannot live without. Bollywood stars are no different. Although we have witnessed several star tussles and cat fights, the closest ones have managed to stand the test of time. Even star kids are now getting close to each other. The next generation of superstars is seen partying, hanging out and posting adorable pictures

  • Karnataka CM, law minister refrain to comment on DIG Roopa’s transfer

    Bengaluru: Refraining from commenting on the transfer of Deputy Inspector General (Prisons) D. Roopa over a report stating about the irregularities going on in the central prison, Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Monday said it is not necessary to disclose everything to media.

  • It isn’t stalking unless you’re objecting to it: Bhumi Pednekar

    Mumbai: Actress Bhumi Pednekar says her her film “Toilet: Ek Prem Katha” does not promote stalking. In a song from the film, Akshay Kumar’s character is seen following Bhumi’s on a motorbike, train, climbing a tree to get a better view of her and even filming her on his mobile phone.