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  • Sensex ends above 29K, Nifty at new peak 5 days ago

    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...
  • Aamir Khan's 'PK' crosses Rs 50 crore in two days December 22, 2014

    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 December 21, 2014

    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...