Holiday

  • Punjab to seek review of tax incentives to neighbouring states 5 days ago

    Talwandi Sabo (Punjab): The Punjab government will impress upon the Centre to review fiscal sops granted to neighbouring states, including Himachal Pradesh, saying tax holidays to these states had proved "detrimental" to growth of industry in Punjab. Stating this here on Friday, Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal said Punjab would also...
  • J&K: Flood alert causes schools to declare holiday on Teachers' Day September 4, 2014

    Srinagar: Students of Jammu and Kashmir will not be able to listen to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's address tomorrow on the occasion of Teacher's Day as the state government has ordered closure of all the schools in view of heavy rain and floods. The decision to close all the government and...
  • 7 tips that can help you take better photographs while on a holiday August 14, 2014

    Before raising your camera, try to work out where the light is coming from. Here are some more simple tips that can help you take the perfect holiday photographs. ...
  • Indians know to disconnect from work on holiday, says survey August 12, 2014

    Mumbai: Most Indians find it easy to stay away from their mobile devices while on holiday and try to use the time to forget about work, a recent global travel industry survey result released on Tuesday said. The Hotels.com global survey, which looks at digital holiday habits across 28 different...
  • West Bengal: No Eid holiday for health workers July 29, 2014

    Kolkata: With encephalitis claiming over 100 lives in northern West Bengal this year, all leave of public health workers has been cancelled for a month, a minister said Tuesday. She added that awareness drives have been stepped up. Health workers in the state's Jalpaiguri district used the occasion of Eid Tuesday to...
  • After the success of 'Holiday', Akshay Kumar goes on a holiday with family June 26, 2014

    Mumbai: Post the success of his last outing 'Holiday: A Soldier Is Never Off Duty', actor Akshay Kumar is off to vacation in New York with wife Twinkle Khanna and his two children Aarav and Nitara. The 46-year-old action star said similar to his films, he would make all the efforts...
  • 'Holiday' success to rub off on new TV ad: Producers June 24, 2014

    Kolkata: The people behind a new advertising campaign that sees Akshay Kumar flaunt both his humorous and serious side to promote hosiery products Monday said the success of the actor's current hit "Holiday..." is bound to rub off on it. The Akshay-starrer crossed the Rs.100-crore mark at the domestic box office...
  • 'Holiday' breaks Akshay Kumar's jinx at the Box Office, enters the Rs 100 crore club June 21, 2014

    New Delhi: Akshay Kumar is back to rule the Box Office. His latest, 'Holiday: A Soldier Is Never Off Duty' has earned Rs 100 crores in two weeks since its release. The film, which stars Akshay and Sonakshi Sinha in the lead roles, has been directed by South filmmaker AR...
  • Goa ministers holiday regularly on taxpayers' money: CAG report June 17, 2014

    Panaji: After the recent controversy over Goa ministers being sent on a study tour to Brazil for the World Cup, CNN-IBN has now learnt that several ministers in the Goa government have been globe trotting in the name of study tours and striking trade deals. But not much has been...
  • Akshay Kumar deliberately keeps his children away from limelight June 15, 2014

    Mumbai: Akshay Kumar, a successful actor and filmmaker, is also a protective father. To ensure that his children have a normal life, he doesn't expose them to the media. Currently riding high on the success of 'Holiday - A Soldier Is Never Off Duty', Akshay is raising two children with wife...
  • Akshay Kumar's 'Holiday' to earn Rs 50 crore soon June 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Akshay Kumar's "Holiday: A Soldier Is Never Off Duty" has earned almost Rs.50 crore in four days of its release. Promoted as a movie full of real stunts and real locations, it is A.R. Murugadoss' second Hindi directorial, and has done well at the box office so far. The total...
  • Sonakshi Sinha: My next is a woman-oriented action film by AR Murugadoss June 10, 2014

    Chennai: Filmmaker A.R Murugadoss, who is basking in the success of his latest Hindi directorial "Holiday: A Soldier Is Never Off Duty", is all set to direct actress Sonakshi Sinha in a woman-centric action flick in the language. The project is expected to go on floors in November. This will be...
  • Snapshot: Dad Hrithik Roshan holidays in Disneyland with sons June 8, 2014

    Mumbai: Actor Hrithik Roshan is enjoying a break at Disneyland with his two sons - Hrehaan and Hridhaan.He posted a photograph with his children on Twitter and captioned it: "On the road less travelled u must sometimes stop and take a picture."Sussanne, with whom he announced their separation in December...
  • 'Holiday' earns 1.96 cr, the highest ever single day gross for Akshay Kumar starrer in UAE-GCC June 8, 2014

    Akshay Kumar's 'Holiday', which focuses on terrorism and sleeper cells, managed to find several takers in UAE. The film, which has been produced by Vipul Shah and features Sonakshi Sinha, has earned $332,000 (Rs 1.96 crore) on its first day. Trade analyst took to twitter to share the film's...
  • Now Showing: Masand reviews 'Holiday', 'Edge of Tomorrow', 'The World Before Her' and 'Filmistaan' June 7, 2014

    In this episode, CNN-IBN Entertainment Editor Rajeev Masand reviews 'Holiday', 'Edge of Tomorrow', 'The World Before Her' and 'Filmistaan'. ...
  • Would love to do character-driven films, but such roles have to come to me first: Akshay Kumar June 7, 2014

    Mumbai: Akshay Kumar, usually seen as a larger-than-life character in commercial cinema, says he would love to take up character-driven roles if the filmmakers approach with such offers. "The content has become the most important thing for me, but I have to do films like 'Boss' or 'Khiladi 786'," Akshay, whose...
  • 'Holiday' review: There is a consistent slickness in action scenes and occasional suspense too June 7, 2014

    Cast: Akshay Kumar, Sonakshi Sinha, Govinda Director: AR Murgadoss In an important scene in Holiday, Akshay Kumar, playing a military secret agent, assembles a squad of eleven army men, and together they follow around a band of terrorists through the crowded city, tracking their every move. Akshay and his team keep a...
  • Why Bollywood actors can't quite imitate the 'swag' of their South Indian counterparts in Hindi remakes June 8, 2014

    New Delhi: If you are a fan of south Indian films, you will understand when I argue that while Hindi films adapt the script, locations and situations from the original movies well, they are unable to do so when it comes to the personal "draw" of the actors. Take the latest...
  • 'Holiday' Tweet Review: First day, first show June 6, 2014

    New Delhi: The latest film from the stable of director AR Murugadoss of 'Ghajini' fame, 'Holiday: A Soldier Is Never Off Duty' stars Akshay Kumar and Sonakshi Sinha in the leading roles. A remake of the 2012 Tamil film 'Thuppakki', starring Vijay and Kajal Agarwal, the film revolves around Virat, an...
  • Holiday: Akshay Kumar is more concerned about viewers' reaction than the Box Office collection June 4, 2014

    Mumbai: Actor Akshay Kumar, who is gearing up for the release of his new film 'Holiday: A Soldier Is Never Off Duty', says he's more bothered about the people's reaction to the film than its box office performance. On being asked about people's expectations from the film, the actor said: "Let's...
  • e Lounge: Akshay, Sonakshi talk about 'Holiday' June 3, 2014

    Directed by AR Murugadoss, 'Holiday: A Soldier Is Never Off Duty' features Akshay Kumar and Sonakshi Sinha is action-thriller film. In an interview to CNN-IBN, Akshay and Sonakshi share their experience behind the camera. The film is set to be released on June 6. ...
  • UK Parliament may have to consider Diwali, Eid holidays June 1, 2014

    British parliament may soon have to consider a request for a day off for Diwali and Eid with an online petition seeking a holiday for the festivals already attracting more than 119,500 signatures. Under the rules of the e-petition scheme introduced in 2011, once the 100,000 signature mark is reached it...
  • No friends in the industry, says Sonakshi Sinha June 1, 2014

    Mumbai: Sonakshi Sinha is a well-known actress in Bollywood, but she says she doesn't have any friends in the industry as she has not worked with actresses. "I don't think I have any friends in the industry. If you look at my films, I have done only solo roles and I...
  • Sonakshi Sinha took training in boxing from Vijender Singh for her role in 'Holiday' June 1, 2014

    New Delhi: Actress Sonakshi Sinha had to sit for two hours to get her hair tied in a braid everytime she had to shoot for her role in the forthcoming actioner 'Holiday: A Soldier is Never Off Duty'. The actress, who has luscious locks, says she had always wanted to sport...
  • e Lounge: Akshay Kumar talks about his upcoming film 'Holiday' May 31, 2014

    Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar spoke to CNN-IBN about his upcoming movie 'Holiday'. The action thriller film is written and directed by AR Murugadoss, and is produced by Vipul Shah. It features Akshay Kumar and Sonakshi Sinha in the lead roles, along with Govinda in a supporting role. ...
  • 'Holiday' not really a remake, it is a script that I had selected earlier: Akshay Kumar May 30, 2014

    Mumbai: Akshay Kumar cringes at the very mention of the term "remake" in the context of his forthcoming actioner 'Holiday: A Soldier is Never Off Duty'. And he has his reasons. When IANS was about to ask him about 'Holiday' being a remake of a Tamil film, he promptly interrupted and...