Archive for March 29th, 2019

DLF raises Rs 3,173 cr via QIP; to prepay debt

New Delhi Mar 29 PTI:  Realty major DLF Friday said it has raised Rs 3,173 crore by selling shares to institutional investors through its QIP offer.

DLF, the country’s largest real estate firm in market value, would utilise this amount mainly to prepay debt, which stood at around…

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Smoking not linked to higher dementia risk: Study

New York  Mar 29:  It is no secret that smoking increases the risk for cancer, heart disease, diabetes and even blindness. But puffing on a cigarette is not associated with a higher risk of dementia, says a new study.

The present study, published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease…

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Macaca fashion to fight racism

Designer Siddharth Mohan Nair’s new venture Macaca, inspired from the endangered Lion-tailed Macaque, aims to break fashion stereotypes.
Breaking stereotypes in a particular sector is probably one of the most commonly claimed motives of entrepreneurs these days. By saying so, they aim to make their brand stand out…

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Roop Durgapal shoots for Indonesian television show

Mumbai Mar 29:  Actress Roop Durgapal, known for television shows such as “Balika Vadhu” and “Kuch Raang Pyaar Ke Aise Bhi”, has shot for an Indonesian TV show.

“I was in Jakarta for celebrating a television channel’s anniversary. The channel airs many of my Indian TV shows. Interestingly, this…

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Janhvi Kapoor to star opposite Rajkummar Rao in ‘Rooh-Afza’

Mumbai  Mar 29:  Actor Janhvi Kapoor has been roped in to feature in Rajkummar Rao and Varun Sharma starrer horror comedy, “Rooh-Afza”.

The film will be directed by Hardik Mehta and co-produced by Dinesh Vijan and Mrighdeep Sing Lamba.

“For the female lead, we needed someone who could…

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Congress fields Urmila Matondkar from Mumbai North LS seat

Mumbai Mar 29 PTI :  The Congress on Friday fielded actress Urmila Matondkar from Mumbai North Lok Sabha constituency two days after she joined the party.

Matondkar had joined the Congress after meeting Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday and had later said that she was “here to stay”.

“The Congress central election…

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Sensex rises over 200 its; Nifty tops 11,600 mark in early trade

Mumbai, Mar 29 (PTI) The BSE benchmark Sensex jumped over 200 points and the NSE Nifty breached the 11,600 level in early trade Friday driven by heavy buying in realty, metal and pharma stocks amid unabated foreign fund inflows and positive global cues.

The 30-share index pared some…

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Govt has taken measures to set up ‘chowkidar’ in space: Modi in Odisha

Jeypore (Odisha), Mar 29 (PTI) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said his government had taken measures to set up a ‘chowkidar’ in space and asked people to vote for a government that can take concrete decisions and not just raise slogans.

Launching his campaign in eastern India with a…

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HC refuses to stall EC order transferring 2 IPS officers

Amaravati, Mar 29 (PTI) The Andhra Pradesh High Court Friday refused to stall the Election Commission of India’s order, transferring two IPS officers, including the Director General of Intelligence and a non-cadre officer in the state government, and keeping them away from election duties.

The Chandrababu Naidu government…

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