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Felt like fool after poster release: Director who quit Akshay's film
short by Daisy Mowke / on 21 May 2019,Tuesday
Filmmaker Raghava Lawrence, who had stepped down as director of Akshay Kumar's 'Laxmmi Bomb', has said it made him feel like a fool when he got to know about the release of the first look poster from a third person. "All I wanted was...they keep me updated," he added. Raghava earlier said the poster was released without informing him.
short by Daisy Mowke / 11:55 am on 21 May
I've no issues with Akshay sir: Director who quit actor's film
short by Daisy Mowke / on 21 May 2019,Tuesday
Filmmaker Raghava Lawrence, who stepped down as the director of Akshay Kumar's 'Laxmmi Bomb' after the first look poster was released, has said he has no issues with Akshay. "I don't want him to feel bad as he has been preparing intensely for the character," Raghava added. "That's the reason I'm willing to give my script to them," he said.
short by Daisy Mowke / 11:55 am on 21 May
Vivek deletes meme on Salman, Aishwarya; apologises after criticism
short by Daisy Mowke / on 21 May 2019,Tuesday
Vivek Oberoi on Tuesday apologised for sharing an election meme featuring Aishwarya Rai, Salman Khan and Abhishek Bachchan after receiving criticism. "Even if one woman is offended by my reply to the meme, it calls for remedial action. Apologies...tweet deleted," he wrote. Earlier, Vivek had said, "What wrong have I done? Somebody tweeted a meme and I laughed at it."
short by Daisy Mowke / 10:10 am on 21 May
Getting ready for next step: Akhilesh after meeting Mayawati
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / on 21 May 2019,Tuesday
A day after the Lok Sabha elections ended, SP chief Akhilesh Yadav met BSP supremo Mayawati at her residence in Lucknow on Monday. Akhilesh tweeted a photograph from the meeting, and captioned it, "Now, getting ready for the next step." The two leaders reportedly discussed the likely political scenario in view of the exit poll results.
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / 09:39 am on 21 May
Results for Delhi Lok Sabha seats may get delayed by 5-6 hrs: CEO
short by Arshiya Chopra / on 21 May 2019,Tuesday
With VVPAT counting to be introduced in this Lok Sabha election, the results on May 23 may get delayed by 5-6 hours, Delhi Chief Electoral Officer Ranbir Singh said. He stated that five VVPATs will be randomly selected for counting from each of Delhi's 70 Assembly segments. "This'll delay the formal results but trends will be already out," Singh added.
short by Arshiya Chopra / 11:38 am on 21 May
PM Modi wants to get me killed, not my security officer: Kejriwal
short by Arshiya Chopra / on 21 May 2019,Tuesday
After BJP leader Vijay Goel said Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal should have the personal security officer of his choice if he doubts him, Kejriwal tweeted, "Not my PSO, it's [PM Narendra Modi] who wants to get me killed." This comes after the Delhi CM said he will be assassinated by his personal security officer, like former PM Indira Gandhi.
short by Arshiya Chopra / 09:56 am on 21 May
Booth in Amritsar to go for re-polling on May 22
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / on 21 May 2019,Tuesday
The Election Commission has ordered re-polling at a polling booth in Amritsar parliamentary constituency on May 22 due to negligence during the polling process. The EC said necessary arrangements have been made and political parties and contesting candidates have been informed. It added, "Election material, EVMs, security and poll staff in adequate numbers have been deputed for this task."
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / 09:48 am on 21 May
Perfect elections: Pranab Mukherjee praises EC amid Opp'n criticism
short by Arshiya Chopra / on 21 May 2019,Tuesday
Amid Opposition parties criticising the Election Commission over its alleged inaction against violations of the Model Code of Conduct, former President Pranab Mukherjee praised the poll body for the "perfect" elections. "If democracy has succeeded, it is largely due to perfect conduct of elections by Election Commissioners starting from Sukumar Sen to the present Election Commissioners," Mukherjee said.
short by Arshiya Chopra / 11:12 am on 21 May
Haryana man loses lakhs in IPL betting, kills father over money
short by Ankush Verma / on 21 May 2019,Tuesday
A man from Haryana's Rohtak who lost lakhs in betting on the recently concluded Indian Premier League was arrested along with his juvenile son for killing his father, a prominent furniture trader. The victim had refused to loan his son more money. After killing his father, the accused called his son who helped him dispose of the body.
short by Ankush Verma / 12:05 pm on 21 May
Guj govt sets up call centre to keep check on 1.9L school teachers
short by Arshiya Chopra / on 21 May 2019,Tuesday
The Gujarat government has set up a call centre to keep a check on absenteeism and "non-seriousness" of over 1.95 lakh school teachers after the new academic session starts on June 10. The call centre employees will ask questions about their assignment for the day, task, and who assigned it. GPS-enabled tablets will be given to those monitoring the teachers.
short by Arshiya Chopra / 11:35 am on 21 May
Branch goes through man's neck in car crash, he makes full recovery
short by Arshiya Chopra / on 21 May 2019,Tuesday
A middle-aged man has made a full recovery months after a tree branch pierced his neck by entering from one side and exiting through the other during a car crash in Karnataka. Doctors had removed the branch and repaired major structural damages. "I never thought I'd speak again, but now I am back to normal," the man said post recovery.
short by Arshiya Chopra / 11:21 am on 21 May
Pakistan appoints Moin-ul-Haque as High Commissioner to India
short by Ankush Verma / on 21 May 2019,Tuesday
Pakistan on Monday appointed Moin-ul-Haque as the High Commissioner to India. Haque's appointment comes after Sohail Mahmood left the High Commission to take over as Pakistan's Foreign Secretary. He earlier served as Pakistan's Ambassador to France. Besides India, Pakistan also announced appointments of High Commissioners to China, Japan and Brussels.
short by Ankush Verma / 10:47 am on 21 May
Taco Bell employee tells Muslim man you're terrorist, suck my d*ck
short by Ankush Verma / on 21 May 2019,Tuesday
A Muslim man in the US has posted a video of his experience at a Taco Bell drive-thru, where he was subjected to Islamophobic abuse by an employee while she served him. "Muslims are terrorists," she told the man. Later in the video the woman says, "Until you call me and change my mind, Muslim motherf**kers can suck my d**k."
short by Ankush Verma / 11:20 am on 21 May
Who is US billionaire who paid off education loans of 400 students?
short by Ankush Verma / on 21 May 2019,Tuesday
US billionaire Robert F Smith who pledged to pay off ₹278-crore education loans of 400 students is the founder of the private equity firm Vista Equity Partners and one of the nation's most prominent African-American philanthropists. Smith's net worth is estimated to be around $5 billion, according to Forbes. He had quit his job at Goldman Sachs to found Vista.
short by Ankush Verma / 10:45 am on 21 May
Sensex, Nifty hit all-time high; Rupee trades at 69.73 a dollar
short by Ankush Verma / on 21 May 2019,Tuesday
The Sensex gained over 200 points to hit a new high of 39,565 while Nifty rose to 11,883, also a new high. On Monday, Sensex and Nifty saw their biggest single-day gain in 10 years after exit polls showed Prime Minister Narendra Modi was set to win a second term. Meanwhile, the Rupee traded at 69.73 a dollar.
short by Ankush Verma / 10:09 am on 21 May
Fresh notices issued to Saif, Tabu, others in blackbuck case
short by Rahel Philipose / on 21 May 2019,Tuesday
The Rajasthan High Court on Monday issued fresh notices to actors Saif Ali Khan, Tabu, Sonali Bendre and Neelam Kothari in the 1998 blackbuck poaching case. This comes after an appeal by the Rajasthan government against their acquittal by a local court on April 5, last year. The court directed the case to be listed for hearing after eight weeks.
short by Rahel Philipose / 11:11 am on 21 May
At least show decency to delete it: Urmila to Vivek on meme row
short by Rahel Philipose / on 21 May 2019,Tuesday
Reacting to Vivek Oberoi sharing an election meme, which took a dig at Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Urmila Matondkar tweeted, "Very disgraceful and in...bad taste." "At least show the decency to pull off the post if not apologise to the lady and her little girl," she added. The meme also featured Vivek, Salman Khan, Abhishek Bachchan, and Aishwarya's daughter Aaradhya.
short by Rahel Philipose / 09:47 am on 21 May
Maths, equations of my career improved after 'Sonu Ke...': Nushrat
short by Rahel Philipose / on 21 May 2019,Tuesday
Nushrat Bharucha said the "maths and equations" of her acting career changed for the better after the success of her film 'Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety'. "[T]his is the first time..two of my films are releasing in the same year," she explained. "Otherwise, it used to be one film in two years...And I am getting interesting offers too," Nushrat added.
short by Rahel Philipose / 11:15 am on 21 May
Exit polls ploy to discourage you: Priyanka to Cong workers
short by Nikita Pradhan / on 21 May 2019,Tuesday
In an audio message to party workers, Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Tuesday said exit polls and rumours are being spread to discourage them. Asking them to not lose confidence, she further said, "Be watchful and persistent in strong rooms and at counting centres." Various exit polls predicted a majority for BJP-led NDA in the Lok Sabha elections.
short by Nikita Pradhan / 11:23 am on 21 May
TV channels showing NDA win known for 'Raag Darbari': Sinha
short by Nikita Pradhan / on 21 May 2019,Tuesday
After majority of exit polls predicted victory for BJP-led NDA, Congress leader Shatrughan Sinha on Monday said that TV Channels showing such exit polls are famous for their "Raag Darbari". "They (TV channels) haven't given any details about the sample size or the agencies which have done surveys," he added. Sinha further said that such TV channels have no credibility.
short by Nikita Pradhan / 11:15 am on 21 May
EC imposes Sec 144 in WB's Bhatpara after poll violence
short by Nikita Pradhan / on 21 May 2019,Tuesday
The Election Commission on Monday imposed Section 144 in West Bengal's Bhatpara Assembly constituency for an indefinite period following violence in the area during the assembly by-election on Sunday. Clashes reportedly broke out between workers of the ruling Trinamool Congress and BJP when the by-elections were underway. Section 144 prohibits an assembly of more than four people in an area.
short by Nikita Pradhan / 09:52 am on 21 May
Chandrababu Naidu meets Mamata Banerjee in Kolkata
short by Nikita Pradhan / on 21 May 2019,Tuesday
Andhra Pradesh CM N Chandrababu Naidu met West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee at her Kolkata residence on Monday. According to reports, the two discussed the importance of uniting all the anti-BJP parties and constituting a common agenda before the results of Lok Sabha polls are declared on May 23. This comes after majority of exit polls predicted BJP-led NDA's victory.
short by Nikita Pradhan / 11:18 am on 21 May
Lenovo denies reports that it stopped supplying to Huawei
short by Shruti Maria Mahendar / on 21 May 2019,Tuesday
Chinese technology company Lenovo has denied online speculation that it has stopped supplying its products to Huawei, adding that supply is proceeding as usual. Huawei is an important client for Lenovo's PC and service sectors, it said. The company will continue to sell its products and services to Huawei based on regional regulations, the computer maker added.
short by Shruti Maria Mahendar / 10:00 am on 21 May
ArcelorMittal to pay ₹42,000 crore for Essar Steel takeover
short by Shruti Maria Mahendar / on 21 May 2019,Tuesday
Global steel major ArcelorMittal on Monday told the National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT) that it will pay ₹42,000 crore to acquire debt-laden Essar Steel under the insolvency process. This includes a minimum guarantee of ₹2,500 crore as working capital. The firm further accused Ruias, former Essar Steel promoters, of creating hurdles in the resolution process of the bankrupt steelmaker.
short by Shruti Maria Mahendar / 10:00 am on 21 May
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