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Last Updated on Jul 31 2014

Kangna Ranaut approached for Italian film

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UTV signs Sajid Khan to direct next
Last Updated on Jul 31 2014

UTV signs Sajid Khan to direct next

Sajid Khan's film Humshakals that received a mixed response from the audiences went on to do decent business at the box office. After the film's success, Sajid decided on taking some time off before commencing work on his next. Now we hear that...
CBFC refuses to air Race 2 on Doordarshan
Last Updated on Jul 31 2014

CBFC refuses to air Race 2 on Doordarshan

After more than a year of its release, Race 2 faces censor troubles owing to its racy content. The Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) has denied the permission to air this Saif Ali Khan starrer on Doordarshan. However, this is not the first...
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Hrithik rubbishes giving Rs 400 cr as alimony to Sussane rumours

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Hrithik-Sussanne divorce case Rumours on Rs 400 cr alimony rubbished
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The shocking and much talked about split of Hrithik Roshan and Sussanne Roshan has picked up heat once again with rumours of a Rs. 400 crores alimony being involved. Yesterday, certain sections of the media claimed that Sussanne Roshan has...
HC rules in favour of Subhash Ghais Whistling Woods
Last Updated on Jul 31 2014

HC rules in favour of Subhash Ghais Whistling Woods

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Mizoram CM calls for tackling of pseudo-ephedrine on ‘war-footing’
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Friday, Aug 01 2014
The BSE realty index was the top sectoral loser, down 1.64%
Friday, Aug 01 2014
The partially convertible rupee trades at 60.74 per dollar compared with its previous close of 60.56
Friday, Aug 01 2014
Five labourers were killed in an explosion inside a factory manufacturing electrical fuses at a village near here in the wee hours on Friday. The explosion occurred at around 3 am in Navbharat Fuse Factory at Urla village in Abhanpur region, around 30 kms from here, Raipur Superintendent of Police O P Pal told PTI. The supervisor of the factory who was outside the premises at the time of the explosion escaped unhurt and later informed the police about the incident, he said. A police team reached the spot and recovered the bodies, he said. The deceased have been identified as Komal Singh Thakur, Rekhram Sahu, Ganeesh Harvansh, Makhanlal Nirmalkar and Punauram Yadav, all natives of nearby areas, the SP said. The cause of the blast is being investigated, he said, adding that a case has been registered in this connection.
Friday, Aug 01 2014
Stocks soft after S&P suffers biggest loss since April; China PMI beats forecasts with rise to 51.7 in July
Friday, Aug 01 2014
Stocks fell on fears that positive economic data may stoke the Fed to raise interest rates sooner than some have expected
Thursday, Jul 31 2014
Classes will be held at its “Knowledge Excellence Centre” in Bhayander near Mumbai from August 19-24. (Source: Reuters) A Sangh Parivar-backed organisation is offering a week-long specialised course in “political assistantship” for the personal assistants and private secretaries of BJP MPs. With a fee of Rs 5,000, the “Certificate Course in Political Assistantship” offered by the Rambhau Mhalgi Prabodhini (RMP) lists the following objectives: “enhancing political understanding”, “enhancing skills and capacities” and “giving practical exposure and a hands-on experience”. Classes will be held at its “Knowledge Excellence Centre” in Bhayander near Mumbai from August 19-24. The topics covered will include “roles and responsibilities of a PA”, “history of BJP, RSS”, “history of BJP in governance”, “overview of political situation”, “brief history of other political parties”, “parliamentary procedures”, “parliamentary tools”, “MPLADs” and “publicity and image building”. “PAs are playing a big role in the way elected representatives are conducting themselves these days. In fact, PAs now have the ability to make or mar the political careers of the elected representatives they work with. With their role acquiring such criticality, there is no structured training available to hone their skills. The certificate course we are offering is aimed at not just giving them a clearer understanding about the role of a PA, but also to given them an insight in office management and enhance their soft-skills,” said Vinay Sahasrabuddhe, director general, RMP. He added that they had already received 15-20 applications for the course. According to the RMP, the course will include training on “skills and capabilities” like general alertness, responsiveness, office management, correspondence, reference and documenation, public relations, media relations, organisational relations and constituency linkages. The focus will be on communication skills — how to speak courteously on the phone, how to write and respond to emails. In a leaflet which gives details of the course, the RMP has underlined the importance of PAs. “This is not just a routine appointment,” it says, adding that a PA needs to be silent and unassuming as well as smart and assertive. “More importantly, PAs need to enjoy full confidence of the leader with whom they work. The mutual relationship of the leader and his PA is extremely critical to the success of their functioning together. Despite this, neither do PAs require to pass any qualifying examination nor it is mandatory for them to undergo some training,” it says. RMP was set up as a memorial to Rambhau Mhalgi, an RSS pracharak and two-time Lok Sabha member. Late Union Minister Gopinath Munde  was the chairman of its managing committee. While it was set up to serve the cause of the BJP’s elected representatives, the RMP has not limited itself to the party. “We have had representatives from parties like Shiv Sena, MNS, NCP and even the Congress attend some of our courses in the past few years. This latest course, however, has been customised for personnel working with the BJP’s elected representatives,” said Sahasrabuddhe. He, however, added that the RMP was reaching out to other parties as well, offering similar courses for their personnel.
Thursday, Jul 31 2014
Kangna Ranaut gave us a glimpse of her love for Europe in her previous hit Queen where we spotted the beautiful actress exploring picturesque locales of Paris and Amsterdam. But it seems that Kangna has yet another connection with the continent. The actress has been approached for an Italian film and Kangna has been considering the project for a while now. Kangna Ranaut has recently been offered the lead role in a film directed by Edoardo de Angelis opposite the popular actor Massimiliano Gallo. The actress believes that this is a consequence to the overwhelming response that she received for her film Queen and since then she has been approached by many European filmmakers. However, Kangna Ranaut is yet to take a call on the film since she has many Bollywood films under her kitty and she is yet to start shooting for them. Post Queen, Kangna's next film Revolver Rani hit the silver screen in a span of two months but the film failed to make an impact. However, Kangna's role as a dominant, aspiring politician was liked by many. However, even after the release of this film, Kangna has about four films that she is working on currently and hence, she revealed that she won't be able to commit for anymore films until the beginning of 2016. Kangna Ranaut will soon be seen in Sai Kabir's yet another directorial titled Divine Lovers where she will be paired with Irrfan Khan for the first time. Apart from that she will be seen with Saif Ali Khan in Reema Kagti's next and she will soon start shooting for Nikhil Advani's Katti Batti opposite Imran Khan. Apart from them, she will also star in Tanu Weds Manu sequel where the male lead is yet to be finalized and it will be directed by Anand L. Rai.
Thursday, Jul 31 2014
Sajid Khan's film Humshakals that received a mixed response from the audiences went on to do decent business at the box office. After the film's success, Sajid decided on taking some time off before commencing work on his next. Now we hear that Sajid Khan has been signed on by UTV to direct their next production venture. Sajid Khan, who has been rather quiet after Humshakals, confirms the development saying, "Yes I have been signed on by UTV to direct their next venture." However, when further quizzed about the details of the film, he firmly says, "Right now I am still in the process of writing the film and locking script, how can I say anything at this point." On the other hand, looking at Sajid Khan's track record, slapstick comedy has been his trademark genre. With his last release Humshakals, that featured an ensemble cast of Saif Ali Khan, Riteish Deshmukh, Esha Gupta, Bipasha Basu and Tamannaah Bhatia in lead roles, we wonder whether his next will also be comedy.
Thursday, Jul 31 2014
After more than a year of its release, Race 2 faces censor troubles owing to its racy content. The Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) has denied the permission to air this Saif Ali Khan starrer on Doordarshan. However, this is not the first time that a Bollywood film has faced this issue. Previously many films like The Dirty Picture have been under the censorship radar for months owing to its bold content. Race 2 was one of the most successful films of 2013 and the certification given to the film during the time of release was U/A which means that children above 12 years of age are allowed to view the content. However, due to the stringent rules of the Censor Board, they refused to air the film on Doordarshan stating that the content is not suitable for audience viewing and the theme of the film is titillating. Producer of Race 2, Ramesh Taurani even approached the higher authorities including the Examining and Revising Committee and even Tribunal but the decision remained the same. Disappointed over this issue, Taurani revealed that as a producer he is bound to suffer minor loss on the satellite revenue but he has accepted this decision. CBFC CEO Rakesh Kumar has maintained his stand and has claimed that Race 2 will not be screened on Doordarshan. Directed by Abbas - Mustan, Race 2 is a sequel to Race that stars Saif Ali Khan along with John Abraham, Deepika Padukone, Jacqueline Fernandez, Anil Kapoor and Ameesha Patel. Race 2 is a continuation of its prequel which starred Bipasha Basu as Saif's lover and in his attempt to avenge the death of his lover (Bipasha), Saif decides to enter the brutal world of Indian mafia who are ruling Turkey with the help of his partner Anil Kapoor.
Thursday, Jul 31 2014
The TRAI is also expected to recommend that legislators should publicly declare their past or current relationship with media organisations. (Source: Reuters) The telecom and broadcast regulator will soon issue guidelines on how the extent of politicians’ links with some media houses could be toned down, as well as measures that should be taken to create a firewall between corporate investment in media and their editorial departments. The guidelines will also include the issue of paid news. These are part of the recommendations on cross holdings in media that the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) will send to the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting. “We are not suggesting any government intervention, but there should be some accountability mechanism to ensure these relations are kept at an arm’s length,” said a government source. The TRAI is also expected to recommend that legislators should publicly declare their past or current relationship with media organisations that put out news or current affairs programmes. Similarly, media houses that have been financed by a business group should declare the details to the public. On paid news, the regulator is likely to suggest that these be declared upfront for the readers to make independent assessments. A firewall between editorial sections and corporates who make investments can certainly be created, said the source. “When there is a lot of noise about the extent of political and business influence on media, is it surprising that the sector regulator, while discussing cross- holding norms, will want to put guidelines,” said the source. Since this will be a consultation paper, the regulator will also invite comments on the report. The guidelines will be largely voluntary, but the safeguards can be made mandatory, said the source. TRAI has looked into these issues as the sectoral regulator for broadcasting. An independent source confirmed that TRAI would flag these issues in a forthcoming report, expected in early August. TRAI has already held consultations on the subject with a cross-section of companies and media houses over the past few months. One recommendation is to merge the different media self-governing bodies into a composite one with more powers. The cross holdings norms will also be expected to cover recommendations on “vertical and horizontal norms”. The former refers to the holding company structure that could straddle several genres of media. The subsidiary companies could be a newspaper or a news television, and also include a film production house among others. Horizontal norms refer to a situation where a company includes several types of media as an extension of its business.
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