CORONAVIRUS: Superstar Mohanlal calls for magical clapping

Malayalam Superstar Mohanlal expressed frustration at the high number of people who are refusing to heed government’s instructions on combating Coronavirus, and compared community clapping to magic that can destroy bacteria and viruses. “It won’t do to just say that we are not used to [such restrictions],” Mohanlal said in an interview with Malayalam channel […]

VG Siddhartha never asked for a favor – HD Kumaraswamy

HD Kumaraswamy, former chief minister of Karnataka and a friend of missing businessman VG Siddhartha, said he was puzzled by the turn of events surrounding the Cafe Coffee Day owner. Kumaraswamy, who stepped down as chief minister last week, said Siddhartha is not someone who runs away from challenges. “He protected more than 30,000 families […]

Tharoor reacts: Sunanda Pushkar would never have committed suicide

Politician Shashi Tharoor said his wife would never commit suicide, and termed the charges of abeting her suicide “unbelievable”. “I have taken note of the filing of this preposterous charge sheet & intend to contest it vigorously,” Tharoor said. “No one who knew Sunanda believes she would ever have committed suicide, let alone abetment on […]

Delhi Police drops murder charges against Shashi Tharoor; Swamy says will pursue murder angle

Delhi Police has dropped its initial charge of murder against politician Shashi Tharoor in its final chargesheet in the Sunanda Pushkar murder case. Instead, the police has gone with ‘abetment to suicide’ and ‘cruelty’ towards spouse. Initially, the police had started investigations on the basis of an FIR mentioning murder and section 302, but the […]

Doctors rushed to Jodhpur after Amitabh Bachchan falls ill

A team of doctors has been rushed to the set of film ‘Thugs of Hindustan’ in Jodhpur in Rajasthan after actor Amitabh Bachchan complained of ‘general uneasiness’. Bachchan’s condition is reported to be stable. The veteran actor has been shooting for the movie for several months. According to sources, the likely cause of the uneasiness […]

Kerala businessman offers life-time job to accused in actress cyber-bullying case

Joby George of Kerala-based Goodwill Entertainments has offered a ‘lifetime’ job in the UK, Australia, Dubai or India to the person who was arrested by the Kerala police yesterday for cyber-bullying an actress who criticized super star Mammootty. “If u can give u r no or u can come to my home or office till […]

PC Jeweller signs Akshay Kumar, Twinkle Khanna for pan-India expansion

PC Jeweller, the Delhi-based jewellery chain, said it signed up Bollywood stars Akshay Kumar and Twinkle Khanna as it gets ready for a pan-India expansion. The brand, which started 12 years ago with a single shop in Karol Bagh in New Delhi, today has close to 80 outlets. Most, however, are in North India, and […]

Sorrow after Tamil channels say Jayalalitha dead, AIADMK lowers flag

The AIADMK has lowered its flag at its headquarters, setting off a frenzy of sorry in Tamil Nadu as desperate followers of Chief Minister J Jayalalitha broke down in tears. UPDATE: The AIADMK has rehoisted its flag after bringing it down initially. There were wailings and sobbings around the Apollo Hospital in Chennai, where Jayalalitha […]

Ranveer Singh’s rap song for Jack & Jones campaign to go live tomorrow

Bollywood´s peppy boy Ranveer Singh will promote the international fashion wear Jack & Jones new campaign “Don´t hold back”. The fashion brand has chosen the Bajirao Mastani actor as their new brand ambassador. And the fashion star along with the brand has already made a rap song to kick start the campaign which is entirely […]

Suresh Raina to be brand ambassador for Intex speakers

Intex Technologies, the Indian electronic products manufacturer, said it has appointed Indian cricketer Suresh Raina as brand ambassador for its speaker range of products. “Welcoming @ImRaina as the Brand Ambassador of Intex speakers. We are way too excited! Are you? Share your excitement with us!”, said the company through its twitter handle. The company has […]

Snapdeal distances itself from Aamir Khan’s comments on intolerance

Snapdeal, one of India’s top three e-commerce firms, has distanced itself from a comment made by actor Aamir Khan on the perception that there has been a rise in intolerance in India in recent months. Khan, who features in many of Snapdeal’s ads, had said that his wife is starting to have some doubts about […]