Archive for December 23rd, 2017

Vishal Vashitha turns ‘problem fixer’ for TV show

Mumbai, Dec 23  Actor Vishal Vashishtha, who has been roped as Kanhaiya in “Jai Kanhaiya Lal Ki”, says he plays a problem fixer in the upcoming show.

“Jai Kanhaiya Lal Ki”, a remake of the popular Bengali show “Bhojo Gobindo”, will narrate the journey of a rich, affluent and worried…

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Tiger Zinda Hai’: Director makes this tiger roar (Movie Review, Rating ***)

Film: ‘Tiger Zinda Hai’; Director: Ali Abbas Zafar; Starring: Salman Khan, Katrina Kaif, Sajjad Delafrooz, Girish Karnad, Kumud Mishra, Paresh Rawal; Rating: ***

When did this Tiger ever stop roaring? Well…okay, “Tubelight” didn’t quite work . Salmaniacs didn’t want to watch him as a whimpy whiny crybaby hero. The…

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Expectations vs reality: Bollywood films that fell flat (2017 in Retrospect)

New Delhi, Dec 23 Big names, extravagant budgets, picturesque locales and brilliant promotions — and yet, insufficient box office collections. The Year 2017 has been a mixed bag for stars like Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan, Kangana Ranaut and Ranbir Kapoor.

While hopes were pinned high on some of their films…

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Nawazuddin honoured, proud to portray Bal Thackeray

Mumbai, Dec 23 Nawazuddin Siddiqui has released the teaser of “Thackeray” — an upcoming biopic on the life of Bal Thackeray. The National Award-winning actor says it is an honour for him to portray the late Shiv Sena founder-president.

The less than two-minute teaser starts with dramatically showing…

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Demonetisation, GST will bring long-term benefits: IMF

New Delhi, Dec 23 The disruptive impact of demonetisation announced last year is a temporary phenomenon and the scrapping of the high-value currency would bring “permanent and substantial benefits”, according to the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

In an interview to CNBC TV18, IMF Economic Counsellor and Director of Research…

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Airtel Payments Bank CEO steps down in wake of Aadhaar e-KYC misuse

New Delhi, Dec 23 Shashi Arora, CEO and Managing Director of Airtel Payments Bank, has stepped down, the company announced on Friday – nearly a week after the Unique Identification Authority of India, (UIDAI) suspended its Aadhaar linked e-KYC services because of alleged misuse.

“Shashi Arora has been associated with…

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Ex-US Marine arrested for planning Christmas attack

Washington, Dec 23  The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has arrested a former US marine who was planning to attack a tourist pier in San Francisco on Christmas Day in the name of the Islamic State (IS).

Everitt Aaron Jameson, 26, became a suspect of US authorities in September because…

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British Princess apologises for wearing ‘racist’ brooch

London, Dec 23  A British Princess has apologised for wearing a brooch that has been called “racist” by some people on the social media, the media reported on Saturday.

Princess Michael of Kent, who married Queen Elizabeth II’s first cousin, attended a Christmas banquet at Buckingham Palace on Wednesday…

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Fujitsu, Microsoft to develop AI-based workplace solutions

Tokyo, Dec 23 Japanese information and communication technology (ICT) company Fujitsu and Microsoft on Saturday announced to build new Artificial Intelligence (AI)-based solutions that will transform the ways people work.

Based on the Microsoft 365 integrated cloud service, the new solutions will be powered by Fujitsu’s AI technology…

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