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  • Penelope Cruz to join Sacha Baron Cohen in 'Grimsby? July 10, 2014

    Los Angeles: Spanish star Penelope Cruz is in negotiations to join Sacha Baron Cohen in comedy film 'Grimsby'. Louis Leterrier is directing the Sony comedy, which is shooting in the UK. The film's story revolves around a James Bond type, played by Mark Strong, who is forced to hid in...
  • Kolkata: Khadim shoe baron kidnapper killed in jail May 5, 2014

    Kolkata: Happy Singh, a convict in the kidnapping of Khadim shoe baron Partha Roy Burman, was on Monday bludgeoned to death by a fellow inmate at the Presidency jail in Kolkata. Singh, who was serving a life sentence in the kidnapping case, was being held in a high-risk cell of...
  • Ponty Chadha murder: Court orders framing of charges against Namdhari, 21 others January 13, 2014

    New Delhi: A Delhi court today ordered the framing of charges against former Uttarakhand Minorities Commission chief SS Namdhari and 21 others in connection with the killing of Uttar Pradesh liquor baron Ponty Chadha and his brother Hardeep. The charges will be framed on January 29 against the accused. The court had...
  • Ponty Chadha murder: Delhi court defers framing of charges December 21, 2013

    A Delhi court on Saturday deferred for January 13 its order on framing of charges against sacked Uttarakhand minorities panel chief S S Namdhari and 21 others, arrested in connection with the killing of liquor baron Ponty Chadha and his brother Hardeep in a shootout last year. "Come for order on...
  • Madhya Pradesh: Congress demands CM's resignation July 29, 2013

    Bhopal: The BJP is facing the ire in Madhya Pradesh with the Congress cornering the state government over the I-T department documents which reveal that the last BJP poll campaign was financed by mining baron Sudhir Sharma. After the startling revelations in the I-T department report, the Congress party workers...
  • MP: CM faces embarrassment as 2 ministers accused of bribery July 28, 2013

    Bhopal: The Shivraj Singh Chouhan government in Madhya Pradesh is facing an embarrassment over a diary which allegedly names two senior ministers Rajendra Shukla and Culture Minister Laxmikant Sharma getting huge pay offs. The dairy was recovered during raids on mining barons Sudhir Sharma and Dalip Suryawanshi in June, 2012. Meanwhile...
  • Ponty killing: Eight accused may be declared absconders January 28, 2013

    New Delhi: A Delhi court on Monday ordered initiation of proceedings to declare as absconders eight accused who could not be traced and questioned by police over the killing of liquor baron Ponty Chadha and his brother Hardeep in November 2012. The eight accused, all belonging to Uttar Pradesh, could...
  • Golden Globe: The best quotes and moments January 14, 2013

    Show Bits brings you the 70th annual Golden Globes awards through the eyes of Associated Press journalists. Follow them on Twitter where available with the handles listed after each item. ___ QUICKQUOTE: "I'm really grateful. We got nominated for seven Oscars, including best picture. I was thrilled. I mean, if you can't...
  • HuJI militant wanted in Burman abduction arrested December 20, 2012

    Kolkata: A HuJI militant wanted in the 2001 abduction case of shoe baron Partha Pratim Roy Burman has been arrested by the Special Task Force of Kolkata Police from the Port area. 45-year-old Mijanaur Rehman, wanted in the abduction of Khadim shoe company owner Burman in 2001, was arrested during...
  • Police awaiting expert opinion on Namdhari's gun November 26, 2012

    New Delhi: Investigators believe that Sukhdev Singh Namdhari, arrested in connection with the Ponty Chadha case, had tried to destroy evidence regarding the pistol he allegedly used to fire during the killing of the brothers in a south Delhi farmhouse. Delhi Police had on Sunday recovered a 7.62 mm pistol from...
  • Ponty Chadha's death could jolt his business in UP November 20, 2012

    Lucknow: Barely two days after his gruesome death in a shootout in Delhi, billionaire Ponty Chadha's liquor and other businesses in Uttar Pradesh could be the first casualty of the incident, government officials said on Monday. While admitting that it was a bit "early" to speculate about such an eventuality, officials...
  • Delhi: Firing at Ponty Chadha's farmhouse, 1 dead November 17, 2012

    New Delhi: A firing incident has been reported from liquor baron Ponty Chadha's farmhouse in Delhi's Chhattarpur area in which one person has been killed. The person killed is said to be Ponty Chadha’s brother while the guard of the farmhouse has been injured. Ponty Chadha, who has several private bodyguards,...
  • Judge says anti-Muslim clip can stay on YouTube September 21, 2012

    Los Angeles: A 14-minute film trailer blamed for protest violence in the Middle East will remain on YouTube, after an actress lost her legal challenge to take it down. Cindy Lee Garcia, who appeared in 'Innocence of Muslims,' asked a judge to order the video removed in a Los Angeles County...
  • 'Judge asked for Rs 500 crore for Reddy's bail' August 29, 2012

    Hyderabad: Suspended judge K Lakshminarasimha Rao and others, who had mediated with the associates of former Karnataka minister Gali Janardhan Reddy to secure his bail, is learnt to have initially demanded Rs 500 crore from the mining baron. But the deal did not shape up as the then CBI special...
  • ACB-CBI team in Bangalore for bail scam probe August 16, 2012

    Hyderabad: A joint team of investigators from the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) and Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) are learnt to have headed to Bangalore for further probe into the cash-for-bail scam involving mining baron and former Karnataka minister Gali Janardhan Reddy. Though the bail scam is being investigated by...
  • ACB to seek Gali custody from Karnataka court August 14, 2012

    Hyderabad: The Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) is likely to seek a Prisoner Transit (PT) warrant to examine jailed mining baron Gali Janardhan Reddy in the cash-for-bail case. He is currently lodged in a Karnataka jail in the Obulapuram Mining Company (OMC) case. The ACB on Monday filed a 40-page chargesheet in...
  • Reddy bail: MLA spills beans on Sriramulu's role August 1, 2012

    Hyderabad: TH Suresh Babu, MLA from Kampli in Karnataka, had promised mining baron Gali Janardhan Reddy that he would, with the assistance of former Karnataka minister Sriramulu, convince judges to grant him bail, and he kept his word. He confessed to Anti-Corruption Bureau officials that he had, along with Janardhan...
  • Friday Release: 'Madagascar 3', revival of circus June 7, 2012

    New Delhi: Google 'Madagascar' and two of your top three results will not be the country that lies off the coast of southeast Africa, but the DreamWorks Animation movie franchise. The first two installments have earned more than $1.1 billion worldwide. The third, 'Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted,' opens in...
  • Watch: The trailer of 'Les Miserables' May 30, 2012

    New Delhi: The trailer of 'Les Miserables' is out. The film stars Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway, Amanda Seyfried, Eddie Redmayne, Sacha Baron Cohen, Helena Bonham Carter, Samantha Barks, and Aaron Tveit as pivotal characters. Directed by Tom Hooper, the film is based on the novel of the same...
  • 'The Dictator' rides into Cannes Film Festival on a camel May 17, 2012

    The 65th edition of the Cannes film festival kicked off on Wednesday. ...
  • Sacha Baron Cohen's camel ride in Cannes May 16, 2012

    'The Dictator' Sacha Baron Cohen made a dramatic entry on day one of the Cannes Film Festival. ...
  • Friday Release: 'Hugo' arrives in India May 4, 2012

    New Delhi: Martin Scorsese's 3D adventure drama 'Hugo' is finally releasing in India. It is based on Brian Selznick's novel by the name 'The Invention of Hugo Cabret'. The film is written by John Logan while Johnny Depp has donned the role of one of the producers of the film. The...
  • Sneak peek: The Dictator March 30, 2012

    Sacha Baron Cohen is back as General Aladeen in 'The Dictator', the film will hit the screens on May 11 in the US. ...
  • IPS officer killing: Wife demands CBI probe March 10, 2012

    New Delhi: Slain IPS officer Narender Kumar's wife has demanded CBI probe into her husband's killing, saying it was a murder and not accident. Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan had ordered a judicial probe into the incident. The probe into the incident that sparked an outrage was announced by...
  • Another IPS officer attacked in MP March 9, 2012

    Bhind: A young IPS officer was attacked allegedly by liquor barons, including supporters of former BJP MLA Narendra Singh, in Bhind district when he tried to check illegal sale of liquor on the day when another promising officer was crushed to death allegedly by the mining mafia. The alleged incident occurred...
  • Baron Cohen spills 'ashes' on Seacrest at Oscars February 27, 2012

    Los Angeles: Outfitted extravagantly in character, Sacha Baron Cohen ran amuck on the Oscars' red carpet Sunday night and all over E! host Ryan Seacrest's tuxedo. After initially being dis-invited by the academy, Baron Cohen was allowed to attend the ceremony acting as the kind of Moammar Gadhafi parody he plays...
  • Sacha Baron Cohen can attend Oscars as 'Dictator' February 25, 2012

    Los Angeles: Sacha Baron Cohen has won his battle with the Academy to attend the mega award function dressed as the character from his upcoming film 'Dictator'. The 40-year-old actor was earlier banned from attending the red carpet event in the dictactor regalia as the Academy did not want the award...
  • Why is Sacha Baron barred from the Oscars? February 24, 2012

    Los Angels: Known for his portrayal of three unorthodox fictional characters - Ali G, Borat, and Brüno, actor Sacha Baron Cohen has been barred from attending the 84th Academy Awards Sunday - because of the costume he wanted to wear! Cohen has been told he can't walk the red carpet dressed...
  • CBDT to probe who leaked Ponty Chadha raids info February 16, 2012

    New Delhi: The Central Board for Direct Taxes (CBDT) will investigate how information on the Income Tax department's raids on liquor baron Gurpreet Chadha alias Ponty Chadha was leaked earlier this month. The CBDT said that it was confirmed that 100 crore rupees were in Chadha's locker but when the I-T...
  • Watch: Trailer of 'The Dictator' February 9, 2012

    New Delhi: The first trailer of Sacha Baron Cohen starrer 'The Dictator' is out now. The film has a funny storyline which showcases a dictator who wants to restrict democracy from coming to his country. Larry Charles is the director of the film while Paramount Pictures will distribute it. Also...