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  • Bombay HC dismisses Ashok Chavan's application for recall of his name from Adarsh scam 17 hours 0 minutes ago

    Mumbai: In a setback for Maharashtra Congress president and former chief minister Ashok Chavan, the Bombay High Court on Wednesday dismissed a an application filed by him for recall of an earlier order refusing to drop his name from the charge-sheet of Adarsh Housing Society scam. Chavan had approached the Bombay...
  • Railway Budget 2015: HC tells Railways to reconsider commuters' security policy 6 days ago

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Wednesday asked the Railways to reconsider its policy on providing security to commuters in long-distance trains while hearing a petition filed by a young woman who lost her leg after being was pushed out of a moving train as she was chasing a thief...
  • Anushka Sharma developed passion for cinema while working on 'PK', 'Bombay Velvet' February 21, 2015

    Mumbai: Actress Anushka Sharma, who is currently busy promoting her film 'NH 10', credits her films 'PK' and 'Bombay Velvet' for igniting passion for cinema in her. "Films affect you on a personal level because this is the life you lead - 95 percent of my life is about my work. "Playing...
  • Mumbai University V-C Rajan Welukar removed for not qualifying for post February 19, 2015

    Mumbai: Mumbai University Vice Chancellor Rajan Welukar on Thursday was removed from his post after being found that he did not qualify for the post. The Bombay High Court, while hearing petitions challenging the essential eligibility qualification of Welukar, had directed the University to set up a search committee to reconsider...
  • What the beep! The Central Board of Film Certification won't let you hear the following words in movies from now on February 13, 2015

    After the debacle about the word Bombay being used in Indian films, the Censor Board has now released a full list of "offensive" words. The list was first published by the Caravan magazine. ...
  • Can 'Bombay' in 'Bombay Velvet' be retained? February 12, 2015

    Mumbai: After the Central Board Of Film Certification (CBFC) beeped out the word 'Bombay' from a new song sung by Mihir Joshi, one wonders if filmmaker Anurag Kashyap will be asked to change the title of his film "Bombay Velvet". But Pahlaj Nihalani, chairperson of the censorship body, has some...
  • Bombay HC tells government to reply to PIL against AIB comedy show February 10, 2015

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Tuesday asked the Centre, Maharashtra government and I&B Ministry to respond to a petition seeking action against organisers of All India Bakchod (AIB), a roast show, held here on December 20 last year in which allegedly obscene and vulgar words were used by participants...
  • AIB members apologise to the Christian community February 10, 2015

    Mumbai: The members behind the 'AIB Roast' of Ranveer Singh and Arjun Kapoor today met Agnelo Gracias, Auxiliary Bishop of Bombay, and apologised to the Christian community for any offence caused by some statements and actions on the show. The celebrity roast, which is first of its kind in India, featured...
  • Snapshot: First look of Karan Johar as Kaizad Khambatta in 'Bombay Velvet' February 9, 2015

    After revealing Ranbir Kapoor and Anushka Sharma's look in 'Bombay Velvet', the makers have released another poster from the movie that features Karan Johar, who is playing the antagonist in the high-octane period drama. Karan Johar as Kaizad Khambatta sports a mustache and is seen in a different avatar....
  • Bombay HC declines PIL against love marriages without parents' consent February 7, 2015

    Madurai: Madras High Court on Saturday declined to entertain a PIL petition which sought to forbear officials from solemnising love marriages without the consent and presence of parents of the couples to check honour killings. The petition, filed about a week ahead of Valentine's Day on February...
  • Revealed: First look of Anushka Sharma as Rosie in 'Bombay Velvet' February 3, 2015

    Anushka Sharma's Bombay Velvet look is certainly an eye-catcher. The actress exudes the old world glamour with dark eye makeup, luscious red lips and a bouffant. Anushka plays a jazz singer in the movie and she can be seen holding a mic in the new poster. The movie is set...
  • Censor Board orders singer Mihir Joshi to beep out the word 'Bombay' from his song February 2, 2015

    If the recent decision taken by Central Board of Film Certification is anything to go by then the word 'Bombay' needs to be beeped out from a song. The decision was earlier taken by the censor board examining committee under former chief Leela Samson. Censor Board had taken exception to...
  • Vodafone tax case: Have decided not to file an appeal in SC, says Ravi Shankar Prasad January 28, 2015

    In a significant development, the the government on Wednesday decided not to appeal against a Bombay High Court ruling that Vodafone was not liable to pay tax demand of Rs 3,200 crore in a transfer pricing case. "The government will not appeal the judgement of Bombay High Court in the...
  • Vodafone tax case: Centre not to appeal in SC against Bombay HC order January 28, 2015

    New Delhi: In a significant development, the the government on Wednesday decided not to appeal against a Bombay High Court ruling that Vodafone was not liable to pay tax demand of Rs 3,200 crore in a transfer pricing case. "The government will not appeal the judgement of Bombay High Court...
  • 'Bombay Velvet': Ranbir Kapoor looks rugged and lean as boxer Johnny Balraj in the new Anurag Kashyap film January 28, 2015

    Produced and directed by Anurag Kashyap, 'Bombay Velvet' is reported to be based on historian Gyan Prakash's book 'Mumbai Fables'. The film, which is set to hit the theatres on May 15, features Ranbir Kapoor, Anushka Sharma and Karan Johar in lead roles with Kay Kay Menon, Siddharth Basu and...
  • Sensex ends above 29K, Nifty at new peak January 22, 2015

    Mumbai: Extending their record-setting spree for the third day, the BSE Sensex on Thursday closed above the 29,000-mark for the first time and the Nifty touched another peak of 8,774.15 with sustained buying by funds in healthcare, capital goods, metal and auto sector stocks. Continuing its surge for the sixth day,...
  • Release of 'Zid' boosted my Bollywood career: Shraddha Das January 19, 2015

    Chennai: Actress Shraddha Das, who is currently shooting for Hindi-Telugu bilingual "Haunting of Bombay Mills", says the release of erotic thriller "Zid" has benefited her career in Bollywood. "I think the release of 'Zid' boosted my career in Bollywood. I've been getting lot of offers," Shraddha told IANS. "Haunting of Bombay Mills",...
  • Bill planned to rename Madras, Bombay high courts January 18, 2015

    New Delhi: The iconic high courts of Bombay and Madras may soon undergo a change in their nomenclature. Amid demands, the Centre is mulling changing the names of the two high courts through an Act of Parliament. The Law Ministry has started working on a bill to rename Bombay and...
  • Bombay High Court to hear Ankit Tiwari's plea today; the singer had moved court to quash the rape case filed against him January 14, 2015

    The Bombay High Court will be hearing the petition of Ankit Tiwari seeking quashing of rape case against him. Tiwari, who sang the popular number `Sun Raha Hai Na' in the Hindi film 'Aashiqui 2', was arrested in May last year by Versova police here after a woman filed a...
  • Deepika Padukone, Ranbir Kapoor are Bollywood’s most stylish stars: Vineet Singh January 12, 2015

    New Delhi: Actor Vineet Singh was first noticed for his work in 'Gangs of Wasseypur'. Last year he was seen in Anurag Kashyap's 'Ugly', a somber tail about a girl's abduction plot, which shows the darker sides of human nature. In a previous interview to IBNLive he called his character...
  • ‘Ugly’ star Vineet Singh was moved by Charlie Chaplin’s autobiography, uses Osho's works as spiritual guide January 12, 2015

    New Delhi: Vineet Singh was recently seen in Anurag Kashyap's 'Ugly', a dark tail about a girl's abduction plot. In a previous interview to IBNLive.com, he called his character from 'Ugly' selfish and self-serving. The actor has been nominated for the 21st Annual Life OK Screen Awards in the best...
  • Siddharth Shukla: Not abandoning TV for films January 10, 2015

    Mumbai: Actor Siddharth Shukla, who made a positive movie debut with 'Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania', is bidding goodbye to his ongoing serial 'Balika Vadhu'. But he says he isn't quiiting television altogether to pursue a film career. Talking about his exit from the long-running show, he said: "I'm not (really) quitting...
  • Stamps to commemorate 100th year of Mahatma Gandhi's return to release on Friday January 8, 2015

    Chennai: To commemorate the 100th year of Mahatma Gandhi's return to India in 1915, the Department of Posts would release two stamps on Friday. An album of these stamps would be presented to Gandhi's former personal assistant Kalyanam during the event at the Philatelic Bureau on Anna Salai, a PIB release...
  • Delhi High Court dismisses PIL against Aamir Khan's 'PK', says it isn't offensive January 7, 2015

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court Wednesday dismissed a PIL filed against Raj Kumar Hirani directed and Aamir Khan starrer film 'PK', saying "the film was not offensive". A division bench of Chief Justice G. Rohini and Justice R.S. Endlaw refused to entertain the plea which sought ban on the film...
  • 'Bajirao Mastani' to 'Bombay Velvet': Watch out for epic costume dramas in 2015 January 4, 2015

    Mumbai: From 'Bajirao Mastani' to 'Mohenjo Daro' -- it looks like 2015 will be an epic year for Bollywood. Several filmmakers have lined up big budget spectacles that go back in time. Here's looking at the big budget epics of 2015: 'Bajirao Mastani': Set in the 17th century, Sanjay Leela Bhansali's...
  • Any film worth a debate is a good film: Boman Irani on 'PK' controversy December 29, 2014

    Mumbai: Reacting to the controversies surrounding Rajkumar Hirani's latest release 'PK', actor Boman Irani says people need to respect the viewpoint of the makers. "People may agree and may even disagree but then they have to respect it (the concept of 'PK') because we are also respecting their view," Boman, who...
  • Anurag Kashyap played a psychological game on 'Ugly' sets: Vineet Singh December 27, 2014

    Vineet Singh plays the overtly selfish Chaitanya Mishra in Anurag Kashyap's 'Ugly', a role that kept him on his toes since the start. While shooting a scene where Chaitanya is taken in remand by the police, Singh went through over 50 slaps. His hands were cuffed and tied to the...
  • Vineet Singh to play Paro's second lover in Sudhir Mishra's 'Aur Devdas' December 26, 2014

    New Delhi: Sudhir Mishra's upcoming film is a present time adaptation of the classic novel 'Devdas'. But what makes it different is that the plot runs political connotation. Even though 'Aur Devdas' is an adaptation, filmmaker Mishra has introduced some new characters to bring a new twist to the story. ...
  • Maharashtra government to investigate furlough granted to Sanjay Dutt December 26, 2014

    Mumbai: There is no end to problems for actor Sanjay Dutt, it seems. Maharashtra government has decided to look into the furlough granted to the actor. He left Pune's Yerwada jail on Wednesday. As reported, this isn't the first time that Maharashtra home minister wants to look into the furlough...
  • Law colleges could help in shaping good judges: Justice Oka December 23, 2014

    Thane: Justice AS Oka of Bombay High Court has called upon the law colleges to teach the students how to become good judges, in addition to being good lawyers. Stressing the need for more judges in the country's courts, he said law colleges could help in shaping them up. Justice...