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  • Guillermo del Toro signs deal with DreamWorks Animation

    Los Angeles: Oscar-winning director Guillermo del Toro has signed a multi-year exclusive deal with DreamWorks Animation to write, produce and direct animated family films for the studio. He is taking an office at the DreamWorks campus in Glendale, California, as part of the deal, reports variety.com.

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    Veteran actor Anupam Kher to work in BBC’s Mrs Wilson

    Anupam Kher is currently one of the most celebrated Indian actors in Hollywood who has the distinction of having bagged two nominations at the Screen Actors Guild Awards for Silver Linings Playbook (2013) and The Big Sick (2018) and a BAFTA nomination for The Boy With A Topknot. In addition to his popular shows, Sense8 and The Indian Detective, the thespian has just wrapped NBC’s medical drama

  • Sugar prices plunge on bumper stocks, thin demand

    New Delhi: Sugar prices went down by Rs 55 per quintal at the wholesale market in the national capital today following bumper stocks amid weak demand. Marketmen said, ample availability of ready stocks on ceaseless supplies from mills due to record production this year, powered by limited offtake by stockists and bulk consumers, mainly led to the downfall in the sweetener’s prices.

  • ‘October’ movie plagiarism row: Marathi director accuses Shoojit Sircar of copying her film ‘Aarti – The Unknown Love Story’

    Mumbai: Budding Marathi director Sarika Mene has alleged the National Award-winning director Shoojit Sircar’s latest venture “October” is a copy of her film. Sarika claims the makers of “October” have picked up the main plot point and characters from her 2017 production “Aarti – The Unknown Love Story”. The Varun Dhawan-starrer romantic drama hit the theatres last week. “When the trailer was out, I did get a gut feeling that it would

  • Kathua rape case: Railway blocked at Chengail

    Howrah: A large number of people today blocked Chengail railway station, about 30 km from here, demanding justice to the victim of the Kathua rape case. The blockade began at about 7.30 am disrupted train services, railway sources said.

  • S Ve Shekher, Tamil Nadu, Journalist

    Another shocker from BJP: Can’t become journalist without sleeping with big shots, says S Ve Shekher

    Chennai: Actor-turned-BJP politician S Ve Shekher has stoked a controversy with his derogatory remarks about the media and in particular against women scribes, drawing the ire of journalists. His shared Facebook post, reportedly put out yesterday but later found removed, makes insinuations against the media and women journalists in light of the ‘patgate’ row involving Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit.

  • India to double contribution to Commonwealth technical cooperation fund

    London: India will double its contribution to the Commonwealth fund for technical cooperation, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced as he vowed to provide tailor-made developmental assistance to small island states. The prime minister, during his interventions at the executive session of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) here, also highlighted the need for capacity building of small states and small island developing states that are part of the Commonwealth.

  • A Class 6 girl student kidnapped and raped

    Odisha: A Class 6 girl student has been allegedly kidnapped and raped for two days by her relative in Odisha’s Kalahandi district, police said on Friday.

  • Turkey not in India’s e-visa list of 160 countries says Ambassador

    New Delhi: Turkey remains excluded from India’s liberalised visa regime designed to boost people-to-people contact whereby the latter has already granted e-visa facilities to 160 countries, Turkish Ambassador Sakit Ozlan Torunlar said on Friday.

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    Twitterati slam Amitabh Bachchan over his comment on Kathua rape case

    The recent rape case in Unnao and Kathua has shocked the entire nation with people from every genre, section condemning the incident and demanding strict punishment in such cases. Meanwhile, at a time when several B-town celebs were vocal about the Kathua rape and murder case, Big B Amitabh Bachchan stay quite, however, when he commented on the incident many on social media left miffed.

  • ICC World T20 Asia Qualifier kicks off in Kuwait

    Dubai: The journey to the men’s ICC World T20 2020 continues in Kuwait and Nigeria this week as all 12 regional qualification groups are confirmed, with 62 teams in action aiming to qualify for the main event.

  • Mine is not comeback, it is continuation: Tejaswini Sawant

    Mumbai: Tejaswini Sawant finishing on top of the podium recently was seen by many as comeback of sorts but the ace shooter, who was away for a brief while, looks at the Commonwealth Games success in Gold Coast as continuation of her journey. The Kolhapur-born Tejaswini shattered the Games record in the women’s 50m rifle 3 position event on her way to the gold medal and also bagged a silver in the

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    10 summer special trains will run between Mumbai, Varanasi

    Mumbai: The Central Railway will run 10 summer special trains on special charges between Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus and Varanasi to clear the extra rush of passengers during summer 2018. The operations of these weekly trains will start from April 24, 2018, and continue till May 23, 2018.

  • ECB proposes new 100-ball format of cricket

    Melbourne: The English domestic cricket is all set for yet another format of the game after the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) announced that a revamped eight-team competition will see each side face just 100 balls.

  • Taron Egerton to play Elton John in biopic ‘Rocketman’

    Los Angeles: Actor Taron Egerton has been roped in to star as Elton John in “Rocketman,” the biopic about the legendary singer. Paramount Pictures is close to lock a deal to finance and distribute the project worldwide, reported Variety.