• Tiger spotted near Telangana’s Bellampalli town

    Tiger spotted near Telangana’s Bellampalli town
    Published Date : 31-May-2020 12:26:39 IST

    A tiger was spotted moving on the outskirts of Bellampalli town in Mancherial district in Telangana on Saturday, creating a flutter among the people. Forest officials said the tiger, named A2, was moving in Goleti and Kairiguda areas in the intervening night of May 29 and May 30 and it reached the outskirts of Bellampalli. The Forest Divisional Officer, Bellampalli, placed three tiger tracking teams to track and monitor the movement of the tiger. They said the A2 tiger had returned towards Murliguda and Dharmaraopet forest areas and presently it was not near Bellampalli town.

  • All cricket matches fixed, like movies directed by someone else: Bookie Sanjeev Chawla

    All cricket matches fixed, like movies directed by someone else: Bookie Sanjeev Chawla
    Published Date : 30-May-2020 8:20:48 IST

    In his disclosure statement to Delhi Police, Sanjeev Chawla, the prime accused in 2000 Hansie Cronje match-fixing case, said, “no cricket match is fairly played”. “All the cricket matches which people see are fixed,” he added. He pointed to the involvement of “a very big syndicate/underworld mafia” that influences cricket matches that are like “movies already being directed by someone.”

  • Malls, restaurants, religious places to open from June 8 except in containment zones

    Malls, restaurants, religious places to open from June 8 except in containment zones
    Published Date : 30-May-2020 8:18:41 IST

    The government today issued guidelines for phased reopening of areas outside containment zones. Religious places, hotels, restaurants and malls will be allowed to open from June 8. A decision on reopening schools and colleges will be taken in July. The dates for restarting international air travel, metro rail, gyms and theatres will be decided later after assessment.

  • Lockdown extended in containment zones till June 30: Govt

    Lockdown extended in containment zones till June 30: Govt
    Published Date : 30-May-2020 8:16:41 IST

    The nationwide lockdown has been extended in containment zones till June 30, while prohibited activities will reopen in a phased manner in areas outside containment zones, the government has announced. Hotels, restaurants, shopping malls and religious places will open from June 8 outside the containment zones, it added. India had been under lockdown since March 25.

  • No one deserves to die because of colour: Priyanka on black man’s death in US

    No one deserves to die because of colour: Priyanka on black man’s death in US
    Published Date : 30-May-2020 6:43:17 IST

    Reacting to the death of a black man named George Floyd in the US, Priyanka Chopra wrote on Instagram, “There’s so much work to be done and it needs to start at…individual level on…global scale.” She added, “End…race war…in US, and around…world. Wherever you live, whatever your circumstances, NO ONE deserves to die, especially at…hands of another because of…skin colour.”

  • I’d love to recreate mom Sridevi’s songs from Chandni: Janhvi

    I’d love to recreate mom Sridevi’s songs from Chandni: Janhvi
    Published Date : 29-May-2020 5:39:25 IST

    Janhvi Kapoor has said she would love to recreate the songs from her late mother Sridevi’s film ‘Chandni’ as well as ‘Kate Nahin Kat Te’ from ‘Mr India’. Furthermore, Janhvi revealed, “Mom always thought that in dance it’s not all about the steps.” “The most important thing, that she said one must do while dancing is to…have fun,” she added.

  • Web platforms a boon for content-based films: Jyotika

    Web platforms a boon for content-based films: Jyotika
    Published Date : 29-May-2020 4:10:50 IST

    South Indian actress Jyotika has said streaming platforms are a “big boon” for small, content-based and women-centric films. Adding that trailer of ‘Ponmagal Vandhal’ received more views than what “hero films” in Tamil Nadu that are available online get, Jyotika said the audience of OTT platforms can give “deserved respect” to content-based films. The film released online on 29 May.

  • US to announce ‘certain decisions’ on China on Friday: Trump

    US to announce ‘certain decisions’ on China on Friday: Trump
    Published Date : 29-May-2020 1:27:25 IST

    US President Donald Trump has that the US would announce “certain decisions” on China on Friday. Trump, who alleges that coronavirus emerged from a Wuhan lab, has been pressing China to agree for an inquiry into its origin. Led by the US, several countries in the world have blamed China for its failure to provide timely information about it.

  • Rs 1.4 cr in cash found in wreckage of crashed Pakistan plane

    Rs 1.4 cr in cash found in wreckage of crashed Pakistan plane
    Published Date : 29-May-2020 1:26:59 IST

    Investigators and rescue officials have found over ₹1.4 crore in cash in the wreckage of the Pakistan International Airlines’ aircraft that crashed with 99 people on board. An official said the amount was recovered from three bags. Flight PK-8303 from Lahore to Karachi crashed in a residential area near Karachi International Airport, with only two passengers surviving the crash.

  • Digital rights of ‘Laxmmi Bomb’ sold for ₹125 crore

    Digital rights of ‘Laxmmi Bomb’ sold for ₹125 crore
    Published Date : 28-May-2020 10:00:13 IST

    The makers of Akshay Kumar’s ‘Laxmmi Bomb’ have reportedly sold the rights of the film to an online streaming platform for ₹125 crore. “Usually digital rights of a big film get sold at record prices of ₹60-70 crore,” reports added. “Since this film won’t have…theatrical release and will be straightaway sold to digital, they’ve fetched a huge price,” reports said.

  • My all-time favourite film is ‘Hum Aapke…’

    My all-time favourite film is ‘Hum Aapke…’
    Published Date : 28-May-2020 9:50:05 IST

    Madhuri Dixit during an interview said that her “all-time favourite” film is ‘Hum Aapke Hain Koun…!’, adding, “Nisha’s character is closest to me.” On being asked if her family also loves the film, the actress said that not only her family but her extended family also loves it. “They feel it’s a movie which can be enjoyed anytime,” Madhuri said.

  • BookMyShow fires, sends staff on leave without pay

    BookMyShow fires, sends staff on leave without pay
    Published Date : 28-May-2020 9:47:19 IST

    BookMyShow’s Founder and CEO Ashish Hemrajani in an e-mail to employees said the company is firing and furloughing (leave without pay) 270 employees. “To those leaving us, I’m truly sorry for this decision,” Hemrajani said. Fired employees will get severance equivalent to a minimum of 2 months’ salary irrespective of their tenure or as per notice period, whichever is higher.

  • Akshay sends money to 1,500 daily wagers’ accounts amid COVID-19

    Akshay sends money to 1,500 daily wagers’ accounts amid COVID-19
    Published Date : 28-May-2020 12:49:57 IST

    Akshay Kumar has donated ₹45 lakh to Cine & TV Artistes’ Association (CINTAA) to help daily wage workers amid COVID-19 pandemic. “Akshay requested for the list of our members. We’ve been receiving messages of gratitude from the 1,500 daily wagers he helped,” an official said. Akshay and producer Sajid Nadiadwala transferred ₹3,000 into each member’s bank account.

  • 3-yr-old who fell in Telangana borewell found dead after 12-hour rescue op

    3-yr-old who fell in Telangana borewell found dead after 12-hour rescue op
    Published Date : 28-May-2020 12:49:32 IST

    A three-year-old boy who accidentally fell into an open borewell in Telangana’s Medak district on Wednesday evening died due to asphyxiation, the police said on Thursday. His body was retrieved by National Disaster Response Force teams following a nearly 12-hour-long rescue operation. Medak DM K Dharma Reddy said, “There were 3 borewells dug without permission. Necessary action will be taken.”

  • Good chance of vaccine by Nov or Dec: Expert

    Good chance of vaccine by Nov or Dec: Expert
    Published Date : 28-May-2020 9:03:26 IST

    Anthony Fauci, the US government’s top infectious-disease expert, said there’s a “good chance” a vaccine may be deployable by November or December. “I still think that if all of the things fall into the right place we might have a vaccine that will be deployable by the end of the year,” Fauci told CNN. He also said that instances of social crowding are “very troubling”, and that a second wave of Covid-19 isn’t “inevitable” if people are prudent.