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Salman Khan to attend IFFI 2017 closing ceremony

Panaji, Nov 20 (IANS) The International Film Festival of India (IFFI) 2017, to be inaugurated by superstar Shah Rukh Khan here on Monday, will have Salman Khan as the guest at the closing ceremony on November 28. Salman will be joined by a special guest, child artist Matin Rey Tangu, who made his debut in Kabir Khan and Salman’s movie ... Read More »

Tea report: Sri Lanka reduced to 8/2 in chase of 231

Kolkata, Nov 20 (IANS) Sri Lanka were reeling at 8/2 chasing 231 for victory at tea on the final day of the opening Test against India at the Eden Gardens here on Monday. India skipper Virat Kohli brought up his 50th international hundred to declare at 352/8 in the second innings after the hosts were struggling in the first session ... Read More »

'Padmavati' controversy 'super emergency': Mamata

Kolkata, Nov 20 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday condemned the ongoing controversy over Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s historical drama “Padmavati”, labelling it as “unfortunate” and a “calculated plan” to destroy freedom of expression. “The #Padmavati controversy is not only unfortunate but also a calculated plan of a political party to destroy the freedom to express ourselves. We ... Read More »

Selena Gomez accused of lip syncing at AMAs

Los Angeles, Nov 20 (IANS) Singer Selena Gomez has been slammed for allegedly lip-syncing at her gig at the American Music Awards (AMA) 2017. This was her first performance since undergoing a life-saving kidney transplant. Gomez, 25, performed live, teasing her collaboration with DJ Marshmello “Wolves”, here. Showing off blonde hair, dressed in a white silk slip and trainers, Gomez ... Read More »

Food truck fest in Delhi gets new dates

New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) The second edition of the Delhi Food Truck Festival (DFTF), which was pushed due to air pollution engulfing the national capital, will now take place from November 25-26. The fest’s organisers had initially planned to reschedule the food extravaganza to December, but have now decided to open the gates to the public later this month ... Read More »

Ashes: Hazlewood is the best pacer in the world, claims Lyon

Brisbane, Nov 20 (IANS) Australia off-spinner Nathan Lyon has rated his teammate Josh Hazlewood as the best fast bowler in Test cricket today as he expects the Kangaroos to crack the Englishmen up in the upcoming five-match Ashes Test rubber, starting November 23. Hazlewood is currently listed at number six on the ICC Test bowler rankings, headed by England’s spearhead ... Read More »

AIFF vice-president, Bhutia mourn Dasmunsi's death

Kolkata, Nov 20 (IANS) All India Football Federation (AIFF) senior vice-president Subrata Dutta and former India captain Bhaichung Bhutia mourned the demise of ex-president Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi on Monday, saying he changed the face of Indian football during his time at the helm. “His contribution to football cannot be forgotten, ” Dutta told IANS over phone. Dasmunsi, 72, was in ... Read More »

Will Smith to visit India next month

Mumbai, Nov 20 (IANS) Hollywood star Will Smith, along with co-stars Joel Edgerton, Noomi Rapace and director David Ayer, will be flying to Mumbai next month as part of a world tour to promote his latest Netflix film “Bright”. Netflix is set to create the “Bright” experience exclusively for fans in Mumbai, with the A-list team set to tour the ... Read More »

Kenya SC confirms President's election victory

Nairobi, Nov 20 (IANS) The Supreme Court of Kenya on Monday upheld the results of a presidential re-run held in October, which incumbent Uhuru Kenyatta won and which the opposition boycotted. Opposition leader Raila Odinga had also disputed the results of the first election held in August, reports Efe news. The Supreme Court had invalidated the results of the August ... Read More »

Former Union Minister Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi dead (Lead)

New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) Veteran Congress leader and former Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi, who was in coma since 2008, died on Monday at Apollo Hospital here, doctors said. He was 72. “He died at 12.10 p.m. today (Monday). He had been critically ill for the past one month and unfortunately succumbed to his illness,” ... Read More »

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