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  • Any film worth a debate is a good film: Boman Irani on 'PK' controversy 1 hour 40 minutes ago

    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 Yesterday

    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' 2 days ago

    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 2 days ago

    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 6 days ago

    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...
  • Aamir Khan's 'PK' crosses Rs 50 crore in two days 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Aamir Khan-starrer 'PK' has minted over Rs.50 crore in two days in the domestic market, and trade experts expect it do "steady" business in coming days. Directed by Rajkumar Hirani and produced by Vidhu Vinod Chopra, the film released Friday. Girish Johar, who is aware of the economics of the...
  • Ankit Tiwari on singing 'Dil darbadar' for 'PK': Melody requires a lot of hard work 1 week ago

    Vadodara: Noted playback singer Ankit Tiwari says melody is his strength and a lot of hard work is required to croon melodious numbers. "Melody is my strength and it requires a lot of hard work, proper training and guidance for singing such songs," the 27-year-old playback singer and music director told...
  • Rahul Gandhi seeks quashing of defamation case against him December 20, 2014

    Thane (Maharashtra): Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi has filed a writ petition in the Bombay High Court seeking quashing of a case filed against him over his alleged remarks against Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh in connection with Mahatma Gandhi's assassination he had made during a rally. The petition was filed two days...
  • Karan johar will surprise you in 'Bombay Velvet': Anurag Basu December 19, 2014

    Mumbai: Karan Johar is making his acting debut in period drama 'Bombay Velvet' and the movie's director Anurag Kashyap feels that the fellow filmmaker will surprise the audience with his performance. Johar, 42, will play a negative role in the film, which stars Ranbir Kapoor and Anushka Sharma besides the 'Kuch...
  • SC refuses to interfere with Bombay HC order that stays Maratha reservation December 18, 2014

    Mumbai: The Supreme Court has refused to interfere with the order of the Bombay High Court which stayed the move to grant 16 per cent reservation to Marathas in public service and educational institutions in Maharashtra. "It is just an interim order, let the Bombay High Court decide it," a bench...
  • Will judge Karan Johar's acting skills in 'Bombay Velvet': Siddharth Shukla doesn't want to assess his acting potential in 'DDLJ' December 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Referring to 2014 as a "wonderful year", 'Balika Vadhu' star Siddharth Shukla is evidently "happy" with the way things turned in his favour. From making his Bollywood debut with 'Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania' to signing a three-film deal with Karan Johar's Dharma Productions, Siddharth has been successful at...
  • Mani Ratnam's Tamil romantic-drama 'Okay Kanmani' is almost complete December 9, 2014

    Chennai: Filmmaker Mani Ratnam seemed to have shot upcoming Tamil romantic-drama 'Okay Kanmani' at such a breakneck speed that it's almost complete. It is touted to be his quickest project. The film's shooting started in October. The film's cinematographer P.C. Sreeram recently tweeted: "Travelling time to reach our next destination. Mani...
  • Bal Thackeray's will was updated many times, says lawyer December 5, 2014

    Mumbai: A witness on Thursday stated before the Bombay High Court that Shiv Sena founder, the late Bal Thackeray had amended his will eight to nine times between 1997 to 2011. F D'souza, a lawyer, said during a hearing before Justice Gautam Patel that every time a new draft of...
  • Shakti Mills rape case: Bombay HC to take the final call on death sentence to accused today December 5, 2014

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Friday is scheduled to hear the death sentence confirmation petition of three convicts in the Shakti Mills gang-rape case. In April, the sessions court had convicted Vijay Jadhav, Salim Ansari and Kasim Bengali, along with Siraj Khan, for the rape of a photo journalist...
  • Bombay HC rejects CBI plea to drop Ashok Chavan's name as accused in Adarsh scam November 19, 2014

    Mumbai: In a big blow to former Maharashtra chief minister Ashok Chavan, the Bombay High Court has rejected the plea of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to drop his name as an accused in the multi-crore Adarsh housing scam. The CBI special court had earlier rejected the agency's plea to...
  • Sensex slips from peak, closes at 28,032.85 points; Nifty ends at 8,382.30 November 19, 2014

    Mumbai: The benchmark Sensex on Wednesday logged new lifetime high of 28,294.01 but retreated after a late fall gripped stocks to end 130 points down at 28,032.85, amid profit-taking in bluechips from metal, power and oil&gas space. The BSE 30-share barometer, after hitting the new peak in the opening trade, succumbed...
  • After Vodafone, IT department loses Rs 18,000 crore transfer pricing case against Shell November 19, 2014

    Mumbai: On the heels of it losing a similar case against telecom major Vodafone, the IT department lost its Rs 18,000-crore transfer pricing cases against oil major Shell India at the Bombay High Court, which quashed the department's tax order. The tax sleuth had added Rs 15,000 crore and Rs...
  • Use of children in PM Modi's 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyan' challenged in HC November 15, 2014

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court has refused to entertain a public interest litigation which challenged a government circular sent to schools and colleges asking children to participate in 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyan', initiated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to sweep the streets of the country. According to petitioner, MV Holamagi, a city-based...
  • Maharashtra government to move SC over Marathas quota row November 15, 2014

    Mumbai: The Maharashtra government on Saturday decided to approach the Supreme Court after Bombay High Court on Friday stayed the move to grant 16 per cent reservation to Marathas in public service and educational institutions in the state. The decision was taken at an all-party meeting chaired by Chief Minister Devendra...
  • Maharashtra: Bombay HC upholds Muslim quota in educational institutions, Maratha quota stayed November 14, 2014

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court has stayed Maharashtra government's decision to give 16 per cent reservation to Marathas in public service and educational institutions. The High court has also stayed the state government's decision to provide 5 per cent reservation to Muslims in public service but allowed them reservation in...
  • Manohar Parrikar resigns as Goa Chief Minister November 8, 2014

    Panaji: Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, who is tipped to become the Union Defence Minister, on Saturday tendered his resignation from the post paving way for the appointment of his successor in the state. Parrikar faxed his resignation to State Governor Mridula Sinha at Raj Bhavan this afternoon, after meeting...
  • Sadashivji wrote all the lines himself to suit his character in 'Bombay Talkies': Dibakar Banerjee November 4, 2014

    Mumbai: Dibakar Bannerjee's short movie "Star" in the episodic movie "Bombay Talkies" was Sadashiv Amrapurkar's last appearance in Hindi cinema. The director says he is glad that he got to work with the late actor. "Who was to know that my story in the omnibus 'Bombay Talkies' would turn out to...
  • Watch: In his last film 'Bombay Talkies', Sadashiv Amrapurkar gives acting lessons to his onscreen son Nawazuddin Siddiqui November 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Late actor Sadashiv Amrapurkar's last outing on the big screen was in a cameo role in 'Bombay Talkies'. The short film was directed by Dibakar Banerjee and it has Nawazuddin Siddiqui in the lead role. The scene had Nawazuddin, a man who gets a two minute role in...
  • 'Nolan's parents must be so proud he is going to IIT': The funniest Twitter reactions about Christopher Nolan's visit to India this December October 29, 2014

    It's a dream come true within a dream come true within a dream come true for Indians on Twitter. Christopher Nolan, the man behind blockbuster Hollywood movies like Inception and The Dark Knight Trilogy is coming to India for IIT Bombay's annual fest Mood Indigo. 'Will his parents be proud he...
  • When will suggestions on women safety be implemented: HC asks Maharashtra government October 28, 2014

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Tuesday sought to know from Maharashtra government as to when would it implement all the recommendations of the Justice (retd) CS Dharmadhikari committee on measures to ensure safety of women. The High Court was informed that 109 recommendations of the...
  • Confirmed! Christopher Nolan to attend IIT Bombay's Mood Indigo festival October 28, 2014

    If you happen to be a diehard fan of Christopher 'Batman' Nolan, you just can't miss this news. The popular filmmaker will be visiting India in December! According to a message posted on the official page of IIT Bombay's prestigious festival 'Mood Indigo', the multitalented director will be visiting Mumbai...
  • HC order on Vodafone transfer pricing being analysed: CBDT October 13, 2014

    Mumbai: The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) will give its views on the high court order on Vodafone transfer pricing case after studying the judgement, chairman KV Chowdary said on Monday. "We are examining transfer pricing issue at both the (Income Tax) commissioner and Central Board of Direct Taxes...
  • HC asks Maharashtra government to frame fresh witness protection policy October 11, 2014

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court has asked the Maharashtra government to frame a fresh policy by November 30 to provide protection to witnesses in the light of its observations and recommendations made by the Law Commission of India. "Until the new policy is formulated, we direct the State Government to...
  • Bombay HC rules in favour of Vodafone, says no taxable income liable October 10, 2014

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court has ruled in favour of Vodafone, maintaining that it was not eligible to pay 3,200 crore in tax over the transfer of shares from an Indian subsidiary of the company to the parent company. The HC ruled that there is no taxable income arising out...
  • Bombay High Court rules in favour of Vodafone in transfer pricing case October 10, 2014

    Mumbai: In a landmark judgement, the Bombay High Court has ruled in favour of the Vodafone group in the transfer pricing dispute. The HC has said that there is no taxable income arising out of transactions. Vodafone had moved Bombay HC seeking relief from the I-T notice with regard to the...