VIP treatment: Woman blasts minister as flight delay makes her miss funeral

Union minister K J Alphons was confronted by an enraged woman passenger at the Imphal airport over the delay in her Kolkata-bound flight she was taking to rush to Patna to attend a funeral of her relative. Alphons on Wednesday said he was not responsible for the delay of the flight due to VVIP security… Continue reading VIP treatment: Woman blasts minister as flight delay makes her miss funeral

Padmavati row: Maharashtra min seeks ban; Ranveer extends support, and more

From criticism to protests to the life-threatening bounty placed on the cast and crew of the movie ‘Padmavati’ has attracted all sorts of controversies, with the latest being Maharashtra Tourism Minister Jaykumar Rawal demanding a ban on the screening of the film in the state. “I have written a letter to the chief minister demanding… Continue reading Padmavati row: Maharashtra min seeks ban; Ranveer extends support, and more

Padmavati fallout? Aditi Rao Hydari may replace Deepika at Ivanka event

Bollywood actress Aditi Rao Hydari is likely to be the last-minute entry as a celebrity speaker at the eighth edition of the Global Entrepreneur Summit to be held in Hyderabad from Nov 28 to 30. Jayesh Ranjan, IT and commerce secretary in the government of Telangana told Business Standard “It’s work in progress.” But Aditi’s… Continue reading Padmavati fallout? Aditi Rao Hydari may replace Deepika at Ivanka event

Padmavati row threatens to turn 2017 into one of worst years for Bollywood

Controversy sells tickets, but with the ongoing crisis over the release of Padmavati reaching a crescendo and the movie’s release being deferred, film makers and marketers are struggling to salvage what was projected as one of the biggest box office grossers of the year. Not only could this convert a bad year for Bollywood into… Continue reading Padmavati row threatens to turn 2017 into one of worst years for Bollywood

The digital universe is growing; it’s also becoming more unequalt

The vulnerability of information and technology infrastructures is becoming more visible and alarming by the day. Earlier this year, two separate malware outbreaks – WannaCry and Petya – affected hundreds of thousands of people and organisations around the world. WannaCry crippled over 230,000 computers across 150 countries, with the UK’s National Health Service, Spain’s phone… Continue reading The digital universe is growing; it’s also becoming more unequalt

Padmavati row: Karni Sena wants Bharat Bandh, Bhansali gets security cover

The Shri Rajput Karni Sena on Wednesday called for a ‘Bharat Bandh‘ (shutdown) on December 1 if Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s movie “Padmavati” releases on that date, while the Maharashtra government provided a precautionary security cover for the filmmaker in view of the increasing controversies and growing threats. “We will hold rallies across the country, including… Continue reading Padmavati row: Karni Sena wants Bharat Bandh, Bhansali gets security cover

Delhi smog: Ban on construction, trucks goes; parking fee hike rolled back

With Delhi‘s air quality has improved to “very poor”, a Supreme Court-appointed environment body on Thursday ordered lifting of a ban on entry of trucks and on construction activities in the city. The Environment Pollution Control Authority (EPCA) also rolled back the four-time hike in parking fees. EPCA member and Centre for Science and Environment… Continue reading Delhi smog: Ban on construction, trucks goes; parking fee hike rolled back