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Munawar Faruqui cancels shows in Mumbai over 'safety of audience'
short by Shalini Ojha / on 27 Oct 2021,Wednesday
Stand-up comedian Munawar Faruqui on Wednesday announced that he is cancelling his shows in Mumbai, titled 'Dongri to Nowhere', scheduled for October 29-31. "The safety of the audience is what matters most to me," he wrote. Notably, Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP) had written to Mumbai Police calling Faruqui a threat to law and order and claimed he mocks Hindu Gods.
short by Shalini Ojha / 10:56 pm on 27 Oct
Australia opener David Warner said that he "actually" thinks that people talking about his form is "quite funny". He further said, "I laugh at the matter because at the end of the day I’ve played hardly any cricket." He added, "IPL, for example, I had two games and then basically wanted to give all other youngsters a crack and what-not."
short by Anmol Sharma / 10:44 pm on 27 Oct
BCCI President Sourav Ganguly has confirmed to Cricbuzz that he has resigned as director of Indian Super League (ISL) team ATK Mohun Bagan. This comes after RPSG Group, that owns ATK Mohun Bagan, became the owners of Lucknow IPL franchise. Ganguly took the decision to avoid potential conflict of interest.
short by Anmol Sharma / 10:53 pm on 27 Oct
Namibia defeated Scotland by four wickets in their first T20 World Cup Super 12 stage Group 2 match on Wednesday. The match witnessed Namibia's Ruben Trumpelmann taking three wickets in the first over of Scotland's innings. Namibia chased down the 110-run target on the first ball of the 20th over with a six from JJ Smit.
short by Anmol Sharma / 11:11 pm on 27 Oct
Clear Air India dues, purchase tickets in cash: Govt to ministries
short by Shalini Ojha / on 27 Oct 2021,Wednesday
The Department of Expenditure, which comes under the Finance Ministry, on Wednesday asked all ministries and departments to clear dues of Air India and purchase tickets by making cash payments. Since the disinvestment process of Air India has started, the airline has stopped extending credit limit, it said. Earlier, the government sold Air India to Tata Sons for ₹18,000 crore.
short by Shalini Ojha / 11:04 pm on 27 Oct
India will govern whole of Kashmir someday: Senior IAF official
short by Shalini Ojha / on 27 Oct 2021,Wednesday
Air Officer Commanding in Chief of Western Air Command, Air Marshal Amit Dev, on Wednesday expressed hope that India will be able to govern the entire Kashmir, including the territory occupied by Pakistan. "All activities which were carried out by IAF and the Army (on October 27, 1947) resulted in ensuring the freedom of this part of Kashmir," he said.
short by Shalini Ojha / 10:38 pm on 27 Oct
A school teacher who was fired by a private school in Rajasthan's Udaipur for allegedly sharing WhatsApp status "celebrating" Pakistan's win against India in the T20 World Cup match has said it was "a family bet". "Our family members were divided into two and supported their teams," she said. "But it doesn't mean I support Pakistan," she added.
short by Pragya Swastik / 10:49 pm on 27 Oct
The government has said that it successfully test-fired surface-to-surface nuclear-capable ballistic missile Agni-5 from APJ Abdul Kalam Island off the coast of Odisha on Wednesday. "The missile, which uses 3-stage solid-fuelled engine, is capable of striking targets at ranges up to 5,000 kilometres with a very high degree of accuracy," the government stated.
short by Arshiya Chopra / 10:30 pm on 27 Oct
A resident of a high-rise condominium in Thailand cut the support rope for two painters, apparently angry she wasn't told they'd be doing work, and left them hanging above 26th floor until a couple rescued them, police said. She's facing attempted murder and property destruction charges. She could face up to 20 years' prison if found guilty of attempted murder.
short by Daisy Mowke / 10:54 pm on 27 Oct
During an Instagram live with Neha Dhupia, Ayushmann Khurrana's filmmaker-wife Tahira Kashyap opened up about her son Virajveer's birth. "When the baby came out...the doctor was just looking at me like, 'Here, take your baby.' I refused to open my arms," she said, adding, "All those feelings that I'd read about in...books, all...tales of mother's love, I didn't feel anything."
short by Udit Gupta / 10:33 pm on 27 Oct
It is lifesaving: Haaz Sleiman on MCU's 1st gay couple in Eternals
short by Kriti Kambiri / on 27 Oct 2021,Wednesday
Actor Haaz Sleiman, who plays gay superhero Phastos' husband in Marvel's 'Eternals', has called the portrayal lifesaving and beyond a dream come true. Phastos is played by actor Brian Tyree Henry. The couple will be the first openly gay relationship in Marvel Cinematic Universe films. "I wish I had that when I was a kid," Haaz said.
short by Kriti Kambiri / 11:22 pm on 27 Oct
Samantha shares message for people 'preparing daughters for marriage'
short by Kriti Kambiri / on 27 Oct 2021,Wednesday
Actress Samantha Ruth Prabhu on Wednesday shared a post on Instagram Stories which read, "Make your daughters so capable that you won't have to worry who will marry her. [I]nstead of preparing her for marriage, prepare her for herself." The post shared by Samantha was originally written by Indian Women's Hockey team captain Rani Rampal on her story.
short by Kriti Kambiri / 11:27 pm on 27 Oct
Alia Bhatt to anchor Salman Khan's docuseries: Report
short by Kriti Kambiri / on 27 Oct 2021,Wednesday
Actress Alia Bhatt will be anchoring the docuseries based on Salman Khan titled 'Beyond The Star: Salman Khan', reported Pinkvilla. As per the report, Alia has already shot for her portions of the docuseries. Salman's family as well as industry friends like Sajid Nadiadwala, David Dhawan, Jackie Shroff and Sanjay Dutt have reportedly recorded their respective portions as well.
short by Kriti Kambiri / 11:04 pm on 27 Oct
None of Ananya Panday's film promos excited me: Neha Sharma
short by Kriti Kambiri / on 27 Oct 2021,Wednesday
Actress Neha Sharma has said that she doesn't want to watch any of actress Ananya Panday's films since none of her film promos excited her. She further said that she watches promos religiously but doesn't watch too many films. Neha added, "[Ananya] is just up-and-coming. Maybe, in another five years, she will have something that I will want to watch."
short by Kriti Kambiri / 11:18 pm on 27 Oct
Women shouldn't take pressure over late pregnancy: Kareena
short by Kriti Kambiri / on 27 Oct 2021,Wednesday
Actress Kareena Kapoor Khan has said that women should not take pressure over late pregnancy, adding she first became a mother when she was 36 years old. The actress further said that she had children because she wanted to and not due to a discussion. "I never planned having a baby because...my biological clock is ticking...or whatever," Kareena said.
short by Kriti Kambiri / 11:07 pm on 27 Oct
Johar to remake Tamil film 'Pariyerum Perumal' in Hindi: Reports
short by Udit Gupta / on 27 Oct 2021,Wednesday
Karan Johar has acquired the Hindi remake rights of 2018 Tamil film 'Pariyerum Perumal', according to reports. 'Pariyerum Perumal', which is also the name of the lead character in the film, is a love story between a boy and a girl belonging to different castes, reports said. The original film, written and directed by Mari Selvaraj, featured Kathir and Anandhi.
short by Udit Gupta / 10:53 pm on 27 Oct
Walked out when director abused; didn't resume until apology: Esha
short by Kriti Kambiri / on 27 Oct 2021,Wednesday
Actress Esha Gupta has revealed that she walked out of a set after a director abused her over a miscommunication and didn't resume shooting until he apologised. Esha said he said something in Hindi but she remained calm. "But the second time he [abused]...I said 'Don't ever talk to me like that or disrespect me'," she added.
short by Kriti Kambiri / 11:27 pm on 27 Oct
Eternals' B'wood dance scene shows love for pop culture: Director
short by Kriti Kambiri / on 27 Oct 2021,Wednesday
Marvels' 'Eternals' director Chloe Zhao has said that the Bollywood dance scene in the film shows the love for pop culture, showmanship, cinema and storytelling. The character Kingo, portrayed by Kumail Nanjiani, is a Bollywood actor in the film. Chloe added that the character was originally set in Hollywood, but was later changed to Bollywood to include the dance number.
short by Kriti Kambiri / 11:03 pm on 27 Oct
The Punjab government has issued guidelines for releasing ₹50,000 ex-gratia to the families of those who died due to COVID-19. According to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, as many as 16,554 people have died of the coronavirus infection in the state so far. Currently, there are 226 active COVID-19 cases in Punjab.
short by Jigyasu Joshi / 10:55 pm on 27 Oct
Maruti Suzuki to launch EVs only after 2025: Chairman RC Bhargava
short by Krishna Raj / on 27 Oct 2021,Wednesday
Maruti Suzuki India Chairman RC Bhargava said the company will launch electric vehicles (EVs) in the country only after 2025 as demand for such vehicles is less at the moment. Maruti would like to sell around 10,000 units a month whenever it enters the electric mobility space, he added. Bhargava said it's difficult to predict pricing of EVs at present.
short by Krishna Raj / 10:59 pm on 27 Oct
Yaba tablets worth around ₹2 crore seized in Bengal; 3 arrested
short by Deepika Bhatt / on 27 Oct 2021,Wednesday
Customs department officers seized yaba tablets worth around ₹2 crore from Madhyagram in the North 24 Parganas district of West Bengal on Wednesday. Three people have been arrested in this connection. First, 28,000 yaba tablets were seized from Madhyagram and later 8,000 more tablets were seized from another place.
short by Deepika Bhatt / 10:21 pm on 27 Oct
Govt appoints KV Kamath as Chairperson of newly set up ₹20,000-cr DFI
short by Krishna Raj / on 27 Oct 2021,Wednesday
The Centre has appointed veteran banker KV Kamath, as the Chairperson of the National Bank for Financing Infrastructure and Development (NaBFID), a newly set up ₹20,000-crore development finance institution (DFI). In March, the Parliament had passed a bill to set up NaBFID to fund infrastructure projects. Kamath has previously served as Infosys' Chairman and ICICI Bank's Chairman from 2009-2015.
short by Krishna Raj / 10:51 pm on 27 Oct
Civil war has spread throughout Myanmar: UN envoy
short by Dharini Mudgal / on 27 Oct 2021,Wednesday
Christine Schraner Burgener, the outgoing UN envoy for Myanmar, said that "civil war" has spread throughout the country. She said the world should consider measures aimed at replacing the military junta's leaders with people who are more constructive. The measures could be sanctions imposed by individual countries or by the UN Security Council, but "it's up to them", she added.
short by Dharini Mudgal / 10:49 pm on 27 Oct
Forex reserves surge by $58.38 billion in March-Sept period: RBI report
short by Krishna Raj / on 27 Oct 2021,Wednesday
The country's foreign exchange reserves surged by $58.38 billion to $635.36 billion in April to September period this year, according to an RBI report released on Wednesday. The forex reserves were at $576.98 billion at the end of March. Out of the total Foreign Currency Assets (FCA) of $573.60 billion, $383.74 billion was invested in securities, the report said.
short by Krishna Raj / 11:05 pm on 27 Oct
Unitech appoints Ashok Kumar Yadav as CEO
short by Krishna Raj / on 27 Oct 2021,Wednesday
Unitech on Wednesday appointed its COO Ashok Kumar Yadav as CEO of the company. Yadav's tenure has been extended for a period of two years after the conclusion of his present term on February 11, 2022. It also extended the tenure of Kailash Chand Sharma as Company Secretary and Compliance Officer of the Unitech Group of Companies for one year.
short by Krishna Raj / 10:28 pm on 27 Oct
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