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Two-minute silence observed for Pulwama martyrs at Marshmello's show
Pune, Feb 18 (IANS) Before making his fans dance to his foot-tapping numbers here, American electronic music producer and DJ Marshmello observed two-minute silence for the 49 CRPF troopers who were killed in the Pulwama terror attack.
2019-02-18
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
MNS demands that music labels pull down Pakistani artistes' works
Mumbai, Feb 17 (IANS) T-Series has pulled down videos and stopped promotions of two songs by Pakistani artistes after a demand from the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) following the Pulwama terror attack.
2019-02-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
Rupee weakened against $ in choppy weekly trade
Mumbai, Feb 17 (IANS) In a choppy week's trade, the Indian currency weakened against the US dollar to close above the 71 a dollar mark on Friday, owing to a sharp rise in crude oil prices, turmoil in the equity markets and uncertainty around the US-China trade relations.
2019-02-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
It should not be forgiven and forgotten: Vicky Kaushal on Pulwama attack
Mumbai, Feb 17 (IANS) Bollywood actor Vicky Kaushal has condemned the February 14 Pulwama terror attack in which at least 49 CRPF troopers lost their lives. The actor described the episode as "sad".
2019-02-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Defence/Security,Terrorism
I suffered as an actress due to my public image: Neena Gupta
Mumbai, Feb 17 (IANS) National Award winning actress Neena Gupta says she got stereotyped and was offered only negative roles in the early days of her career due to her public image and personal life.
2019-02-17
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz
24 automotive beauties set to adorn heritage city lanes on Monday
Gandhinagar, Feb 16 (IANS) To promote heritage tourism, the Grand Heritage Drive 2019 will be launched in Ahmedabad on Monday, displaying the vintage and classic collections of automobiles in the country.
2019-02-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Human Interest/Society,Lifestyle/Fashion
Competitions important for growth, says DJ Skip
Pune, Feb 16 (IANS) DJ Skip has represented India at various world DJ championships. He has been in the industry for a while, but doesn't shy away from participating in competitions as he feels they help in improving skills.
2019-02-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Art/Culture/Books
Film reviews helped me gain visibility: Raj Kumar Gupta
Mumbai, Feb 16 (IANS) Director Raj Kumar Gupta of "No One Killed Jessica" fame says reviews by critics helped him gain visibility and reach out to his target audience.
2019-02-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Big B to give Rs 5 lakh to each slain CRPF trooper's family
Mumbai, Feb 16 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan will be donating Rs 5 lakh each to the families of 49 CRPF troppers who died in the terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district.
2019-02-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
'Hamid' release postponed
Mumbai, Feb 16 (IANS) In the wake of the Pulwama attack, the makers of "Hamid" have pushed the release of the film, which explores the conflict in Kashmir through the perspective of an eight-year-old boy who develops an unlikely friendship with a CRPF trooper.
2019-02-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
'Rapist' Kerala priest gets 60 years in jail
Kannur (Kerala) Feb 16 (IANS) A 51-year-old Kerala Catholic priest Robin Vadakkumchery on Saturday was sentenced to 60 years in jail in three different cases of rape and abuse of minor girls.
2019-02-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Religion
Act Fest gives away awards to senior actors of Indian cinema
Mumbai, Feb 16 (IANS) Some of the senior actors of Indian cinema and television have received the CINTAA Hall Of Fame Awards in the Act Fest here.
2019-02-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Jeetendra, Jaya Prada to reunite on-screen
Mumbai, Feb 15 (IANS) Veteran actors Jeetendra and Jaya Prada, who have acted together in over 20 films, will reunite on-screen, this time for a TV show.
2019-02-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
RBI imposes monetary penalty on three banks
Mumbai, Feb 14 (IANS) The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has imposed separate monetary penalties on three lenders -- Bank of India, Oriental Bank of Commerce and Punjab National Bank -- over deficiencies in complying with regulatory norms.
2019-02-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
ZEE5 to come up with 72 new shows
Mumbai, Feb 14 (IANS) On the occasion of its first anniversary the OTT platform, ZEE5 launched 72 original shows in six different languages on Thursday.
2019-02-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Cinema/Showbiz
GSK Consumer Healthcare's Q3 net profit up 35%
Mumbai, Feb 14 (IANS) GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) Consumer Healthcare on Thursday reported a 35.07 per cent rise in net profit for the October-December quarter.
2019-02-14
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Reliance Capital consolidated net at Rs 213 crore
Mumbai, Feb 13 (IANS) Reliance Capital Ltd on Wednesday said it closed the third quarter ended Dec 31, 2018 with a consolidated net profit of Rs 213 crore.
2019-02-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
Maratha strongman Pawar to re-enter election battlefield
Mumbai, Feb 13 (IANS) Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) President Sharad Pawar will contest the 2019 Lok Sabha election from Madha constituency in Maharashtra, party sources said here on Wednesday.
2019-02-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Sharad Pawar to contest LS election from Madha in Maharashtra
Mumbai, Feb 13 (IANS) Nationalist Congress Party President Sharad Pawar will contest the Lok Sabha election from Madha in Maharashtra, party sources said on Wednesday.
2019-02-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Will Modi reassert 'supremacy' in Pandharkawada, hotspot of farmers's suicides in Vidarbha
Yavatmal (Maharashtra), Feb 12 (IANS) Immense curiosity has arisen after Prime Minister Narendra Modi's plans were made known to address a pre-election rally on February 16 in the small village of Pandharkawada in Yavatmal district, one of the poorest in Vidarbha.
2019-02-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society,Politics
Missing RTI activist's body found in Pune valley
Pune, Feb 12 (IANS) The body of a missing RTI activist was recovered from a valley near Lavasa, a police official said here on Tuesday.
2019-02-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Reliance General Insurance files for IPO with SEBI
Mumbai, Feb 12 (IANS) The Anil Ambani-led Reliance Group's non-life insurer, Reliance General Insurance Company Ltd, has filed the draft red herring prospectus (DRHP) with the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI), said parent company Reliance Capital Ltd on Tuesday.
2019-02-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Filmmakers scared to make women look different: Aahana Kumra
Mumbai, Feb 11 (IANS) For her role as Priyanka Gandhi in "The Accidental Prime Miniister", Aahana sported short hair and a simplistic look -- diametrically different from what the audience had seen so far of her in a show like "Yudh" or a film like "Lipstick Under My Burkha". She feels the role will help the film industry look at her differently.
2019-02-11
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Sensex down 110 points, Nifty below 10,950
Mumbai, Feb 11 (IANS) The Sensex slid over a 100 points after opening in the green while the Nifty shed close to 50 points during the morning trade session on Monday.
2019-02-11
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Macro-data, Q3 results to drive equity indices (Market Outlook)
Mumbai, Feb 10 (IANS) Macro-economic data points combined with the direction of foreign fund flows and the rupee's movement against the US dollar are expected to influence the Indian equity market next week, analysts opined.
2019-02-10
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Modi arrives in Andhra, protests staged
Amaravati, Feb 10 (IANS) Protests were staged across Andhra Pradesh on Sunday as Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived here on a day-long visit during which he will unveil developmental projects and address a mass rally.
2019-02-10
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Naidu inaugurates 4 lakh houses for poor in Andhra
Amaravati, Feb 9 (IANS) House warming ceremonies at four lakh houses, built for poor in Andhra Pradesh, were conducted on Saturday.
2019-02-09
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy,Politics
When Ranveer Singh questioned his acting dream
Mumbai, Feb 9 (IANS) Actor Ranveer Singh says there was a time when he thought he would never make it big in Bollywood as he had no filmy connections.
2019-02-09
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
R.Balki one of the best directors I've worked with: Sonam
Mumbai, Feb 9 (IANS) On "PadMan" turning one on Saturday, actress Sonam K. Ahuja says the movie's director R. Balki is one of the best she has worked with.
2019-02-09
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Was encouraged to develop own identity: Akshara Haasan
Mumbai, Feb 9 (IANS) Akshara Haasan, the younger daughter of veteran actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan and National award-winning actress Sarika, says that though as a child she was highly influenced by her parents, she was always encouraged to have her own identity and become the best version of herself.
2019-02-09
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Under 'pressure', Maharashtra fasting girls end agitation 'for now'
Ahmednagar (Maharashtra), Feb 9 (IANS) Hours after they were forcibly admitted to hospital, three Maharashtra farmers' daughters on Saturday afternoon called off their agitation, but claimed it was done "under pressure" from the government.
2019-02-09
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy,Politics
Important for public figures to have sense of responsibility: Anupam Kher
Mumbai, Feb 9 (IANS) Veteran actor Anupam Kher says that it is important for public personalities to have a sense of responsibility.
2019-02-09
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
If creativity is bound by rules, it's not art anymore: 'Birdman' co-writer
Mumbai, Feb 9 (IANS) An art form is a creative expression and cannot be bound by rules, believes Oscar-winning screenwriter Alexander Dinelaris Jr., who says if rules dictate it, it becomes a job of an employee rather than art by an artist.
2019-02-09
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,IANS Life,Bollywood,Hollywood,National
Taapsee, Bhumi to play world's oldest sharpshooters
Mumbai, Feb 9 (IANS) Actresses Taapsee Pannu and Bhumi Pednekar will be seen playing the world's oldest sharpshooters - Chandro Tomar and her sister-in-law Prakashi Tomar - in the upcoming film titled "Saand Ki Aankh".
2019-02-09
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
RBI penalises Allahabad Bank, Corporation Bank
Mumbai, Feb 8 (IANS) The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has imposed separate monetary penalties on lenders Allahabad Bank and Corporation Bank over deficiencies in complying with various regulatory norms.
2019-02-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Budget inspired by five years of BJP rule: Goyal
Mumbai, Feb 8 (IANS) Union Finance Minister Piyush Goyal said on Friday that the recent Interim Budget 2019 was inspired by ideas gathered from the past years of BJP rule.
2019-02-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy,Politics
PMS rout pulls Porinju Veliyath's Equity Intelligence stock down 8% in January
Mumbai, Feb 8 (IANS) The stock of portfolio management company Equity Intelligence, whose investors' wealth has eroded by almost 44 per cent in the current fiscal, slipped 8 per cent last month amid a rout in portfolio management services (PMS) stocks that saw some notable PMS losing up to 10 per cent on the BSE.
2019-02-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Andhra allots 500 acres for proposed Bhogapuram Airport
Amaravati, Feb 8 (IANS) The Andhra Pradesh government on Friday decided to allot 500 acres of land for the proposed Greenfield international airport at Bhogapuram in Vijayanagaram district.
2019-02-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
M&M's Q3 standalone net profit down by more than 11%
Mumbai, Feb 8 (IANS) Automobile major Mahindra and Mahindra (M&M) on Friday reported a 11.43 per cent fall in its standalone net profit for the quarter-ended Decemeber 31, 2018-19.
2019-02-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
India's forex reserves reclaims $400 bn-mark
Mumbai, Feb 8 (IANS) India's foreign exchange (forex) reserves has again crossed the $400 billion-mark after a period of around five months.
2019-02-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
SBI reduces rates on all home loans up to Rs 30 lakh
Mumbai, Feb 8 (IANS) A day after the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) reduced a key lending rate, the State Bank of India (SBI) decided to cut interest rates on all home loans up to Rs 30 lakh.
2019-02-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Sensex tanks 425 points, Nifty below 11,000
Mumbai, Feb 8 (IANS) Both Sensex and Nifty ended over 1 per cent lower on Friday following a steep decline in auto stocks led by Tata Motors and broadly negative global cues.
2019-02-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Modi rubbing salt into Andhra's wounds: CM
Amaravati, Feb 8 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu on Friday termed Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Parliament address on Thursday as "appalling" and alleged that he was rubbing salt into the wounds of his state instead of doing justice to it by fulfilling his commitments.
2019-02-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Maharashtra Assembly may be dissolved on Feb 28: Congress
Mumbai, Feb 8 (IANS) The Congress has claimed that the Maharashtra Assembly may be dissolved on February 28 after the budget presentation, paving the way for simultaneous elections with the upcoming Lok Sabha polls.
2019-02-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Sensex slips 280 points on global cues, auto stocks fall
Mumbai, Feb 8 (IANS) The benchmark Sensex lost over 280 points during the afternoon session of the trade on Friday owing to a steep decline in auto stocks led by Tata Motors and broadly negative global cues.
2019-02-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Andhra Assembly passes Bill for 5% quota to Kapus
Amaravati, Feb 7 (IANS) The Andhra Pradesh Assembly on Thursday passed a Bill to provide five per cent reservation to the Kapu community.
2019-02-07
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Development work commences on Andhra's Machilipatnam Port
Amaravati, Feb 7 (IANS) Work for development of Machilipatnam Port on the east coast of India commenced on Thursday.
2019-02-07
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
RBI raises collateral-free farm loan limit to Rs 1.6 lakh
Mumbai, Feb 7 (IANS) In a major relief to farmers, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) here on Thursday raised the collateral-free agriculture loans' limit to Rs 1.6 lakh from Rs 1 lakh.
2019-02-07
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Sensex gains 125 points, Nifty above 11,100-mark
Mumbai, Feb 7 (IANS) The Indian equity market bounced back into the green after falling more than 140 points during the late-afternoon trade session on Thursday.
2019-02-07
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy
Reliance Jio companies to soon say hello to Gujarat
Mumbai, Feb 7 (IANS) Two Reliance Jio's group companies shall soon shift their registered headquarters from Maharashtra to Gujarat pursuant to the outcome of an Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM) held here on Tuesday.
2019-02-07
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy