GES 2017 highlights: America First, Make in India can co-exist, says Ivanka

With less than a week left for Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES), India is getting decked up for the delegates from 150 countries, especially US President Donald Trump’s daughter Ivanka Trump. Ahead of her maiden visit to India, Ivanka Trump said she is looking forward to meeting Prime Minister Modi and external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj… Continue reading GES 2017 highlights: America First, Make in India can co-exist, says Ivanka

After note ban, will Modi govt now ban cheque books for its digital push?

After deciding to revoke the legal tender of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 currency notes in November last year, the Narendra Modi -led central government might now be working on another disruptive step to boost digital transactions — banning the cheque book. A senior functionary of the Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) on November… Continue reading After note ban, will Modi govt now ban cheque books for its digital push?

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: BJP leader offers Rs 10 cr for Deepika, Bhansali head

Haryana’s Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Chief Media Coordinator Suraj Pal Amu on Sunday passed derogatory remarks against ‘Padmavati‘ filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali, actress Deepika Padukone and actor Ranveer Singh. Amu threatened actor Ranveer Singh, who is playing Delhi Sultanate ruler Alauddin Khilji in the movie, for supporting Bhansali. “If you (Ranveer Singh) do not take… Continue reading Padmavati row: BJP leader offers Rs 10 cr for Deepika, Bhansali head

Health emergency: Delhi smog reveals global failure on climate change

From the beginning of COP23, the issue of loss and damage has cast a shadow over proceedings as developing countries argue for pre-2020 actions to be included. At present, a much more visible gloom hangs over Delhi – air pollution. Visibility has plummeted, a health emergency has been declared, and schools have been shut down.… Continue reading Health emergency: Delhi smog reveals global failure on climate change

How an Indian’s sixth sense set off tsunami scare in Pakistan high circles

Pakistan has pressed the panic button, after an Indian, who purports to have an “extrasensory perception,” predicted a cataclysmic Tsunami by the end of this year. Babu Kalayil had written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi in September, predicting a major Tsunami later this year, reported the Express Tribune. According to the report, Kalayil, in his… Continue reading How an Indian’s sixth sense set off tsunami scare in Pakistan high circles

Varun Dhawan to get his first Madame Tussauds wax figure

Bollywood actor Varun Dhawan’s first ever wax figure will be the fourth from India to join Madame Tussauds Hong Kong with those of Mahatma Gandhi, Narendra Modi and Amitabh Bachchan currently on display. He will unveil it in the first quarter of 2018. “Huge honour. Can’t wait to come there and stare down my wax… Continue reading Varun Dhawan to get his first Madame Tussauds wax figure