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  • DRI seizes smuggled cigarettes worth Rs 23 crore in Gujarat Yesterday

    Ahmedabad: In one of the largest seizures in recent times, the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) seized smuggled cigarettes worth Rs 23.29 crore at Adani Hazira Port near Surat city, officials said. "Total 3.21 crore cigarette sticks of multiple brands, which include Gudang Garam, Djarum Black and Luvin Fresh were...
  • 'Chotushkone' is one of my well crafted films, quite proud of it: Srijit Mukherji on his National Award win 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Having bagged three prestigious awards for his film 'Chotushkone', director Srijit Mukherji said the film was difficult to make but he is quite proud of it. "I knew the film was sent to the jury but the news of winning the Best Director award came out of the...
  • ED grills former IAF officer Gautam Nayyar in AgustaWestland scam March 19, 2015

    New Delhi: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) is questioning Air Marshal (Retd) Gautam Nayyar in connection with the alleged multi-crore AgustaWestland scam on Thursday. Soon after reports emerged of Nayyar having allegedly taken undue favours from middleman Christain Michel, the former refused to comment on the issue saying that he would...
  • IBNLive Movie Awards 2015: Nominees for Best Director March 18, 2015

    There have been several discussions and heated debates about the most deserving films in 2014. The past year saw an interesting blend of films that won commercial success and critical acclaim. So while the big films got bigger, several offbeat projects also found several takers. In the second edition of...
  • IBNLive Movie Awards 2015: Nominees for Best Debut Director March 16, 2015

    There have been several discussions and heated debates about the most deserving films in 2014. The past year saw an interesting blend of films that won commercial success and critical acclaim. So while the big films got bigger, several offbeat projects also found several takers. In the second edition of...
  • AugustaWestland deal: Middleman's identity revealed, ED traces money trail from Dubai to Delhi March 12, 2015

    New Delhi: The identity of the much talked about middleman, Christian Michel, in the multi-crore VVIP chopper scam has been revealed as the Enforcement Directorate, in a major breakthrough in the ongoing AugustaWestland probe, tracked down the complete money trail that was followed in the multi-crore VVIP chopper scam from...
  • ED to crackdown on Hurriyat leaders, sources says Pakistan funding Shabbir Shah March 9, 2015

    New Delhi: The Enforcement Directorate is planning a crackdown on Hurriyat leaders as they are in possession of evidence to show Pakistan funding Shabbir Shah, sources said on Monday. Sources said they will shortly summon Shabbir Shah adding that there are evidence of at least four deliveries made, totaling nearly...
  • Pakistan International Airlines acquires property in Delhi March 3, 2015

    New Delhi: Pakistani carrier PIA purchased immovable property in the national capital without obtaining prior approval from the Reserve Bank, Parliament was informed on Tuesday. Replying to a question on foreign companies acquired flats/offices in India without prior approval, Minister of State for Finance, Jayant Sinha said one case has...
  • Government fails to place probe report against Director-General of CRPF in Odisha High Court February 24, 2015

    Cuttack: The State Vigilance Directorate on Tuesday failed to submit the preliminary enquiry report in the Orissa High court basing on which a graft case was registered against senior IPS officer Prakash Mishra who is now the Director-General of CRPF. The High Court had last week asked the vigilance to produce...
  • Court allows CBI to drop ED officer as witness in 2G case February 10, 2015

    New Delhi: A special court has allowed CBI to drop Enforcement Directorate's Assistant Director Satyendra Singh as a prosecution witness in the 2G spectrum allocation scam case. The order assumes importance as Singh was earlier included as an additional CBI witness after stiff opposition from the counsel for all the...
  • Jodie Foster hopes that next generation will bring more women directors in Hollywood February 8, 2015

    Los Angeles: Actress director Jodie Foster feels more women are needed behind the camera in Hollywood to change things. The actress, who started acting when she was just three, has seen a lot of positive changes in the industry but feels more needs to be done for equality, reported People...
  • 'Birdman', 'Grand Budapest' win at Art Directors Guild Awards February 1, 2015

    Los Angeles: 'The Grand Budapest Hotel', 'Guardians of the Galaxy' and 'Birdman' took the top prizes at the Art Directors Guild's 19th annual Excellence in Production Design Awards. 'The Grand Budapest Hotel' was the winner in the Period Film category, while 'Guardians of the Galaxy' was cited in the Fantasy Film...
  • Punjab & Haryana HC stays transfer of ED official probing Majithia in drug scam January 21, 2015

    Chandigarh: The Punjab and Haryana High Court has stayed the implementation of transfer orders of Enforcement Directorate (ED) Assistant Director Niranjan Singh who is probing synthetic drug racket case. He had also summoned Punjab Revenue Minister Bikram Singh Majithia on December 26 in the drug racket. The decision was taken on...
  • VVIP Chopper deal: Will verify process to summon foreigners, says ED January 19, 2015

    New Delhi: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Monday told a Delhi court that they would verify the process of serving summons to two Italian nationals, who were summoned as accused along with others in a money-laundering case related to the Rs 3,600 crore VVIP chopper deal. The agency told the...
  • ED officer probing Majithia in drug trafficking case shifted to Kolkata January 17, 2015

    Chandigarh: In a latest twist in the probe into drug trafficking charges against Punjab Revenue minister Bikram Singh Majithia, the Enforcement Directorate's investigating officer has been shifted to Kolkata. ED sources said that there was no external pressure. But the transfer has surprised some officials probing the case. Majithia came...
  • Former chief AP Singh was in touch with Moin Qureshi over postings of police officers January 15, 2015

    New Delhi: A day after he quit as Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) member, the noose is tightening around former Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) chief AP Singh who is being probed over his links to meat exporter Moin Qureshi. Sources in the Central Board of Direct Taxation (CBDT) claim...
  • 'Boyhood' gets Linklater nominated for Directors Guild Award January 14, 2015

    Los Angeles: Richard Linklater's 12 years of toiling on coming-of-age tale 'Boyhood' reaped a coveted nomination on Tuesday for the top Directors Guild Award, which has correctly predicted the best director Oscar for 10 of the last 11 years. Two-time DGA winner Clint Eastwood, 84, earned his fourth nomination for outstanding...
  • ED allowed to drop Karunanidhi's daughter Selvi as witness January 6, 2015

    New Delhi: A special court on Tuesday allowed the Enforcement Directorate (ED) to drop DMK chief M Karunanidhi's daughter S Selvi as a prosecution witness in a 2G scam-related money laundering case in which the trial is going on. The court's order came after ED's special prosecutor NK Matta contended...
  • Punjab government holds sit-in protest against drug trade near international borders January 5, 2015

    Chandigarh: Punjab's ruling party Shiromani Akali Dal is holding a sit-in protest against drug trade in the state. SAD is holding the sit-in near the international borders making a pitch for greater vigilance along the border with Pakistan to stop flow of drugs. SAD has blamed the Border Security Force...
  • Punjab government protests against BSF, says drugs come from Pakistan and Afghanistan January 4, 2015

    Chandigarh: The ruling Shiromani Akali Dal in Punjab is in a tough situation fighting allegations of rampant drug use and trade in Punjab especially after Enforcement Directorate (ED) questioned Revenue Minister Bikram Majithia in the drug racket. The party is now trying to shift blame to the border security security force...
  • Rift between MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli is trash talk: Ravi Shastri January 2, 2015

    All is well between India's incoming and outgoing Test captains, and talk of a rift between Virat Kohli and Mahendra Singh Dhoni is nothing but just trash, said India's Team Director Ravi Shastri in an interview to ESPNCricinfo. "You guys have no idea of the respect Dhoni commands, not just from...
  • e lounge Rewind: Bollywood stories of 2014 January 1, 2015

    In a special edition of e lounge watch the Bollywood in year 2014. ...
  • Watch: Roundtable discussion with top Bollywood directors January 1, 2015

    CNN-IBN's Rajeev Masand speaks to top Bollywood directors about current trends in the industry. ...
  • Film fraternity urges Tamil Nadu government to erect a statue in memory of late filmmaker K Balachander December 31, 2014

    Chennai: The members of the Tamil Nadu Film Directors Union (TANTIS) have urged Tamil Nadu government to erect a statue in memory of legendary filmmaker K. Balachander, who passed away here last week. "Balachander sir deserves to be remembered for many generations. We were moved to see how many people showed...
  • Rajkumar Hirani, Anurag Kashyap, Vikas Bahl: The 6 master filmmakers of 2014 December 30, 2014

    As the saying commonly goes, 'the Director is the captain of the ship'. And as the captain, the director has to steer the ship (in this case, the film) in the right direction so the audience understands and gets entertained by his vision. Many a times, a director makes or breaks...
  • West Bengal: ED questions another TMC leader as Saradha scam probe December 29, 2014

    Kolkata: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Monday questioned for about three hours Trinamool Congress leader Sankudeb Ponda in connection with its money laundering probe in the multi-crore Saradha chitfunds scam case. "Ponda has been questioned about his association with the Saradha group and its management. His statement has been recorded...
  • Saradha probe: ED questions Trinamool Congress leader Sankudeb Ponda December 29, 2014

    Kolkata: Trinamool Congress leader Sankudeb Ponda was on Monday questioned by the Enforcement Directorate in connection with the money laundering probe in the multi-crore Saradha chit funds scam case. Ponda, who was asked to present himself before the investigating officer of the case on Tuesday, reported on Monday at around 11...
  • Sukhbir Badal backs Bikram Singh Majithia, says will order arrest if found guilty in drug racket case December 27, 2014

    New Delhi: Punjab Deputy Chief Minister, Sukhbir Badal has claimed that there is no proof of his brother-in-law and Revenue Minister Bikram Singh Majithia's involvement in the drug racket. Majithia has been described as the big drug lord of Punjab by many after he was summoned by the Enforcement Directorate...
  • I will order Majithia's arrest myself if he is found guilty: Sukhbir Badal December 26, 2014

    New Delhi: Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Badal on Friday said that if his brother-in-law and Punjab Minister Bikram Singh Majithia is found guilty he will be first to take action against him. Earlier on Friday, Enforcement Directorate (ED) officials questioned Punjab Minister Bikram Singh Majithia in Jalandhar with regard to...
  • Drug racket case: Punjab Revenue Minister Bikram Singh Majithia at ED office for questioning December 26, 2014

    Jalandhar: Enforcement Directorate (ED) officials on Friday questioned Punjab Minister Bikram Singh Majithia in Jalandhar with regard to a multi-million rupee international synthetic drugs racket busted last year. Majithia, who is the younger brother of Union Minister for Food Processing Harsimrat Kaur Badal, faces allegations of having links with certain non-resident...