• Coffee Day group’s outstanding debt at Rs 4,970 cr

    Coffee Day group’s outstanding debt at Rs 4,970 cr
    Published Date : 17-Aug-2019 11:03:23 IST

    Coffee Day Group on Friday clarified its debt position following Founder VG Siddhartha’s demise and said all obligations will be honoured. Its debt stood at ₹4,970 crore, which would reduce by about ₹2,400 crore following the sale of its Bengaluru technology park. Coffee Day added that its subsidiary Sical Logistics would sell certain assets to significantly reduce its ₹1,488-crore debt.

  • Temple in Karnataka worships Mahatma Gandhi

    Temple in Karnataka worships Mahatma Gandhi
    Published Date : 16-Aug-2019 12:34:29 IST

    With an aim to spread the message of peace, non-violence and communal harmony espoused by Mahatma Gandhi, devotees offer prayers to his statue at a temple in Mangaluru’s Garodi area. Prayers, along with tea, coffee and bananas, are rendred to Gandhi’s idol by the temple priest at Shri Bramha Baidarkala Kshetra, three times a day. The temple is cleaned fortnightly by the devotee to spread the awareness about the sanitation.

  • Amazon to Donate Unsold Stuff

    Amazon to Donate Unsold Stuff
    Published Date : 16-Aug-2019 9:12:37 IST

    Beijing Amazon is making a big push to help third-party sellers donate their unsold products instead of trashing them. The firm is launching a new programme called ‘Fulfillment by Amazon Donations’, where eligible excess and returned products from sellers will be donated to nonprofits and charities in the US and UK.

  • Rupee becomes Asia’s worst performing currency this month

    Rupee becomes Asia’s worst performing currency this month
    Published Date : 14-Aug-2019 9:43:32 IST

    The Indian rupee has become Asia’s worst-performing currency in August amid foreign fund outflows, global trade tensions and pressure from China’s yuan. The local currency has slumped 3.49% against the US dollar so far this month, heading towards its second-worst monthly loss in four years. China recently let its yuan weaken below 7 against the dollar, an 11-year low.

  • Indian student jailed for 1 yr in US for damaging college computers

    Indian student jailed for 1 yr in US for damaging college computers
    Published Date : 14-Aug-2019 9:41:18 IST

    An Indian student named Vishwanath Akuthota has been sentenced to one year in prison in the US for damaging 66 computers, several computer monitors and computer-enhanced podiums of the College of St Rose in New York. Akuthota had inserted a ‘USB Killer’ device into them. He was also ordered to pay $58,471 (over ₹41.71 lakh) as restitution charge.

  • Boney Kapoor says he lost 14 kg to woo Sridevi

    Boney Kapoor says he lost 14 kg to woo Sridevi
    Published Date : 14-Aug-2019 9:34:30 IST

    When Boney Kapoor was asked about his love story, he shared a few secrets that were unknown until now. While remembering his late wife Sridevi, he said, “When I was courting her, I had lost 14 kgs. But after marriage, when Sri was pregnant and she used to have lots of milkshakes and ice creams. She had a sweet tooth and I was also fond of faludas and ice creams. We used to go to all our favourite places and gorge on good food.”

  • PM Modi recalls first lesson Sushma Swaraj taught him

    PM Modi recalls first lesson Sushma Swaraj taught him
    Published Date : 14-Aug-2019 1:20:08 IST

    PM Narendra Modi on Tuesday recalled the incident when late BJP leader and former External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj had asked him to prepare his 2014 UN speech and not speak impromptu. “One may be a fine orator but there are some forums which have their own traditions. This was the first lesson Sushma ji had taught me,” PM said.

  • Better for me to die than prove my religion: Mamata

    Better for me to die than prove my religion: Mamata
    Published Date : 14-Aug-2019 1:19:08 IST

    West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday said that it would be better for her to die than prove her religion before entering a Hindu temple. “I know more Sanskrit scriptures than those who criticise me and question my religious identity,” Mamata added. The TMC was protesting against the Centre’s decision to serve I-T notices to Durga Puja committees.

  • IAF pilot Abhinandan Varthaman to get Vir Chakra on Independence Day

    IAF pilot Abhinandan Varthaman to get Vir Chakra on Independence Day
    Published Date : 14-Aug-2019 1:17:38 IST

    IAF Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman, who shot down a Pakistani F-16 jet, will be awarded Vir Chakra on Independence Day. Varthaman was captured by Pakistan following the crash of his jet on Pakistan soil during the aerial conflict between India and Pakistan after Balakot airstrike and was later released. Vir Chakra is third in precedence in war time gallantry awards.

  • There were days when I’d go to sleep in tears: Vidya on rejections

    There were days when I’d go to sleep in tears: Vidya on rejections
    Published Date : 12-Aug-2019 8:57:32 IST

    Vidya Balan has revealed she faced constant rejections for three years in the South Indian film industry during her initial days as an actress. “There were days when I’d go to sleep in tears,” she added. “Coming from a non-filmi family, I had no idea how to go about becoming an actress, yet I wanted to be one,” said Vidya.

  • Hero’s salary is equal to entire budget of female-driven film: Taapsee

    Hero’s salary is equal to entire budget of female-driven film: Taapsee
    Published Date : 12-Aug-2019 8:54:12 IST

    Taapsee Pannu, while speaking about pay disparity in Bollywood, said, “A hero’s salary is equal to an entire budget of a female-driven film.” “Even then I am told to take a pay cut. Cost-cutting karenge kyunki yeh female-centric film hai, mainstream nahin. These things hurt a bit,” she added. Her upcoming film ‘Mission Mangal’ stars five actresses in lead roles.

  • Sunny Leone continues as Most Googled Celeb in India

    Sunny Leone continues as Most Googled Celeb in India
    Published Date : 12-Aug-2019 7:03:56 IST

    It’s August 2019 and actress Sunny Leone is still at the top of the list of Most Googled Celebrities in India, surpassing Prime Minister Narendra Modi and superstars Salman Khan and Shah Rukh Khan. According to Google Trends’ analytics, most searches related to Sunny are with respect to her videos, besides her biopic series “Karenjit Kaur: The Untold Story Of Sunny Leone”.

  • Jio to provide free internet services to budding startups: Ambani

    Jio to provide free internet services to budding startups: Ambani
    Published Date : 12-Aug-2019 3:45:40 IST

    Reliance Jio will help upcoming startups by providing them with free internet services, Reliance Industries (RIL) Chairman Mukesh Ambani announced at RIL’s Annual General Meeting on Monday. Ambani said the service would be made accessible for startups from January 1, 2020. The startups would be able to register for their custom-designed internet package at Jio’s portal.

  • Shraddha charged Rs 7 cr for Prabhas’s Saaho?

    Shraddha charged Rs 7 cr for Prabhas’s Saaho?
    Published Date : 12-Aug-2019 3:36:39 IST

    Prabhas’s Saaho is making all the right noises as it is gearing up for release on August 30. The film which is made on a budget of Rs 350 crore has Shraddha Kapoor in the female lead role. It is said that Shraddha has received Rs 7 crore for the film, which is releasing in Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada and Malayalam. The actress usually charges Rs 2 crore for her Bollywood films but for Saaho she seems to have increased the fee.