Productivity

  • 'PeeBuddy', a new device that helps Indian women urinate standing up to avoid dirty, public urinals 17-04-2014 12:06 PM

    How many times have you complained (or heard a woman complain) about dirty public toilets? Women have faced a constant roadblock when it came to outdoor activities, simply due to filthy public toilets, or even the lack of them. Hiking, camping or long journeys -- many women often face problems...
  • Rajeev Khandelwal: Films I do call for patience and will power 15-04-2014 02:45 PM

    Mumbai: Actor Rajeev Khandelwal says that being in the film industry is like an endless marathon and the one who survives till the end is the winner a la Amitabh Bachchan. "I don't believe in competition. So many films are being made in a year. In this industry, it's the...
  • Aarushi Talwar's parents seek stay on 'Rahasya' film's release 10-04-2014 10:14 PM

    Dentist couple Nupur and Rajesh Talwar, serving life sentence for murdering their teenage daughter Aarushi Talwar, on Thursday refuted claims of the Censor Board that the soon to be released film 'Rahasya' has no similarity to her murder and sought stay on its release till their appeal is heard and...
  • SC recalls order in Reliance Industries KG Basin gas production case 02-04-2014 12:26 PM

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday recalled its order appointing former Australian judge James Jacob Spigelman as a presiding arbitrator in disputes between Reliance Industries and the centre over the shortfall in gas production in the KG basin. The apex court bench of Justice SS Nijjar recalled its order...
  • There's an audience for films I do: Rajeev Khandelwal 19-03-2014 05:27 PM

    Mumbai: Rajeev Khandelwal, who made an unconventional film debut with "Aamir", will be seen in Rajshri Productions' "Samrat & Co.", a detective thriller, and he is confident that there is an audience for the kind of films he does. "I am prepared for every film I do. I know my...
  • Feel restricted because of my mindset, upbringing: Sooraj Barjatya 19-03-2014 05:22 PM

    Mumbai: Sooraj Barjatya's home banner Rajshri Productions is known for family-oriented dramas, but it is now set to release a detective thriller titled "Samrat & Co.". The filmmaker says the new generation at his production house is free to make whatever they want. His cousin Kavita is ready with her...
  • In election season, Modi, Kejriwal lead race of online products 19-03-2014 12:58 PM

    New Delhi: With the political fervour at its peak and the approaching Lok Sabha elections, political parties and online retailers are seeing an increased demand for merchandise with images and logos of main political leaders. Online stores like Flipkart, Bluegape, Snapdeal are also selling merchandise with images of main political...
  • Police arrests three from petro-product smuggling gang 13-03-2014 11:45 PM

    Police on Thursday claimed to have busted a petroleum-product smuggling gang, operating from the Mathura refinery by arresting three of its members. "While three member of the gang have been arrested, fourth one, Fateh Chandra managed to dodge the police. Five hundred and twenty-five litres of petrol and diesel have...
  • India's industrial output up 0.1 per cent in January 12-03-2014 05:59 PM

    India's industrial output was higher by 0.1 per cent during January, as mining and electricity sectors performed marginally better, government data showed on Wednesday. Factory output measured in terms of the Index of Industrial Production (IIP) dropped by 0.6 percent in December, registering contraction for the third straight month. The...
  • In Jharkhand per capita debt is Rs 10,000 24-02-2014 09:19 PM

    In Jharkhand, each person owes a debt of Rs.10,000, while the per capita income is around Rs.37,000, said an official. "Jharkhand owes loans of around Rs.36,000 crore. If the total loan is divided with number of the total population, it will come around Rs.10,000 debt on each person of the...
  • Bhilai Steel Plant registers impressive growth 16-02-2014 12:41 PM

    Bhilai Steel Plant, the flagship unit of public sector Steel Authority of India Ltd, on Saturday said it saw growth in production in three categories in April to January period in the current fiscal, enabling it to meet the yearly targets. The plant registered growth of 2.6 percent, 1.6 percent...
  • IIP shows no signs of recovery, contracts 0.6 per cent in December 12-02-2014 07:35 PM

    Showing no signs of recovery, industrial production growth rate remained negative for the third month in a row, contracting 0.6 per cent in December 2013, mainly due to sluggishness in manufacturing sector. During December 2012 as well, the factory output, as measured in terms of the Index of Industrial Production...
  • Mumbai: HC notice to Centre, CBFC on anti-smoking warning in films 04-02-2014 06:19 PM

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Tuesday issued a notice to the Union government and the Central Board for Film Certification (CBFC) on a petition by filmmaker Anurag Kashyap challenging the notification that made an anti-smoking disclaimer mandatory during smoking scenes in a movie. A division bench of Chief Justice...
  • IBNLive Movie Awards: Nominees for Best Production Design 29-01-2014 03:32 PM

    New Delhi: The awards season is upon us and this is the time when the best of Indian cinema is judged, reviewed rewarded for entertaining us in the past year. 2013 has seen a mixed bag of films comprising both popular and art house cinema. In our maiden initiative, we...
  • Punjab government draws criticism for lowering VAT on tobacco products 27-01-2014 06:11 PM

    Chandigarh: Voice of Tobacco Victims, a civil society organisation, on Monday criticised the Punjab government's recent decision to roll back taxes on cigarettes from 55 to 22 per cent. Neighbouring states like Himachal Pradesh, Rajasthan, and Jammu & Kashmir have increased VAT on tobacco products, professor of Surgical Oncology at...
  • Gujarat: Just like ATM, Amul launches 'Any Time Milk' machine in Anand 25-01-2014 01:01 PM

    Anand: A 'Any Time Milk' machine has been installed at Anand's Amul Dairy in Gujarat and plans are underway to replicate the model across major cities of India as well. The machine dispenses a 300-ml pouch of fresh milk for Rs 10. Anand resident Karan Sood said, "Our milk vendor...
  • IIP declines by 2.1 per cent in November 10-01-2014 07:33 PM

    Dashing hopes of recovery, industrial production contracted by 2.1 per cent in November, the lowest in six months, mainly due to poor performance of manufacturing sector and lower output of consumer goods particularly white goods. Factory output, as measured in terms of the Index of Industrial Production (IIP), declined by...
  • AVM productions releases 'Idhuvum Kadandhu Pogum' for internet users 24-11-2013 05:10 PM

    Chennai: AVM Productions, which has catered to audiences for over four decades on the big screen across multiple languages, now plans to roll out content exclusively for internet users. AVM has come up with a 55-minute Tamil film titled 'Idhuvum Kadandhu Pogum', completely for netizens. "The internet is the future...
  • October inflation at 10.09 per cent 12-11-2013 06:13 PM

    New Delhi: Costlier vegetables and fruits, such as onions and tomatoes, drove retail inflation to 10.09 per cent in October, entering double digits after seven months. Inflation as measured by the consumer price index (CPI) was at 9.84 per cent in September and 9.52 per cent in the previous month....
  • Has Sunil Grover aka Gutthi quit 'Comedy Nights with Kapil'? 12-11-2013 12:25 PM

    New Delhi: Popular actor Sunil Grover, who has been entertaining his fans as Gutthi, a popular character from 'Comedy Nights with Kapil', is likely to quit the show. The buzz has it that the Sunil Grover and K9-SOL Productions (who make the show) have decided to part ways. And as...
  • 'Khaidi' will be re-released on November 15 08-11-2013 03:04 PM

    New Delhi: 'Khaidi', featuring Sahasa Simha Vishnuvardhan, which was released decades back in 1984, will be re-released on November 15. Following Vishnu's supporters' demand, the decision was taken to re-release the film. Directed by KSR Das, 'Khaidi' was produced by GRK Raju under Vishwachitra Productions. The film was primarily the...
  • Akshay Kumar's 'Boss' to be released in Iraq 02-11-2013 07:36 AM

    New Delhi: Akshay Kumar-starrer 'Boss' is set to hit the screens in Iraq and and if the things go according to the plan, it will open in the theatres there on November 28. 'Boss' was distributed internationally by Krian Media, which released it on over 400 screens overseas. The movie...
  • Core infrastructure growth jumps to 8 per cent in September 31-10-2013 06:33 PM

    Eight core infrastructure sectors that include power, coal, steel and cement, posted an impressive 8 percent growth in September, government data showed on Thursday. Electricity generation that has 10.32 percent weight in the Index of Industrial Production (IIP) registered a growth of 12.6 percent during the month under review, data...
  • Sunidhi Chauhan to sing TV show 'Tumhari Pakhi' title song 21-10-2013 04:29 PM

    Mumbai: Playback singer Sunidhi Chauhan will lend her voice for the title song of the upcoming TV show 'Tumhari Pakhi', based on Saratchandra Chattopadhyay's novel 'Naba Bidhan'. Sunidhi has been signed for the title track and she will record it soon, said a source. Sachin Gupta, who has composed for...
  • Bhilai Steel Plant registers impressive growth 20-10-2013 09:04 PM

    Raipur:Bhilai Steel Plant said on Sunday that it grew 1.5 percent, 0.6 percent and 2.9 percent in hot metal, crude steel and saleable steel production respectively from April to Sep 2013, over the corresponding period last year. Bhilai Steel Plant is the flagship unit of India's largest steelmaker in the...
  • Google will show your names, photos, comments in ads from November 11 12-10-2013 10:23 AM

    San Francisco: Google Inc plans to launch new product-endorsement ads incorporating photos, comments and names of its users, in a move to match the "social" ads pioneered by rival Facebook Inc that is raising some privacy concerns. The changes, which Google announced in a revised terms of service policy on...
  • Industrial output grows 0.6 per cent in August 11-10-2013 05:59 PM

    New Delhi: India's industrial production for the month of August grew by 0.6 per cent in August, dropping from an upwardly revised 2.75 per cent pace in July. Analysts had expected an annual output growth of 2.0 per cent for the month. The manufacturing sector, which constitutes about 76 per...
  • Shooting of Kannada film 'Bahadur' resumes 11-10-2013 05:02 PM

    New Delhi: Shooting of Kannada film 'Bahadur', which was launched in March this year, has resumed. For those who came in late, the film's shoot was stalled after Legend International, the film's original producer was replaced by RS Productions. As reports suggest, the film is currently being shot in Hubballi....
  • In Punjab, 17,000 booked for smoking in public 09-10-2013 07:04 PM

    Chandigarh: Over 17,000 people have been issued tickets (challaned) by the Punjab government this year for violating ban on smoking in public places, a senior health officer said in Chandigarh on Wednesday. Punjab's Principal Secretary of Health and Family Welfare Vini Mahajan said that 12 districts in Punjab have already...
  • Delhi gangrape: HC issues production warrants to 2 death row convicts 09-10-2013 09:34 AM

    Delhi HC has issued production warrant for Wednesday asking two death row convicts in the Delhi gangrape case Mukesh and Pawan Kumar Gupta to appear before the court. This after, two lawyers, representing these convicts had on Tuesday informed the Delhi High Court that they are withdrawing from the December...