Merchant

  • Cloth merchant's burnt, chained body found in Kanpur July 14, 2014

    A cloth merchant's burnt body was found chained on Monday in his shop in Uttar Pradesh's Kanpur city, police said. The chained and burnt body of Lalit Maheshwari was found in his cloth outlet, Lalityam Sari Centre, at Roland Tower on Mall road when police and firemen were checking damages resulting...
  • Filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar to head entertainment and sports committee at the Indian Merchants' Chamber July 10, 2014

    Mumbai: National Award-winning filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar has been roped in as the chairman of the expert committee on entertainment, media and sports of the Indian Merchants' Chamber (IMC), the premier trade and industry body. Before Bhandarkar, Karan Johar, Manmohan Shetty and Balkrishna Shroff had headed the committee. Prabodh Thakker, IMC president, hopes...
  • Aseem Merchant to go ahead with the biopic on Priyanka Chopra's former secretary, despite legal notice June 9, 2014

    Mumbai: Undaunted by Priyanka Chopra's legal notice forbidding the biopic "67 Days", based on the actress' former secretary Prakash Jaju, the proposed film's makers are determined to go right ahead with the project. Aseem Merchant, whose production company Limelight Motion Pictures Entertainment Pvt. Ltd. will produce the film, says he has...
  • Newbie actress Sakshi Chaudhary to play Priyanka Chopra in '67 Days' May 10, 2014

    Mumbai: Newbie Sakshi Chaudhary is said to have been zeroed in on the role of Priyanka Chopra in the film, based on the experiences of the National Award winning actress' former secretary Prakash Jaju. Sakshi, it would be recalled, has been signed by producer Firoz Nadiadwala for a three-film deal. She...
  • Priyanka Chopra upset over ex beau Aseem Merchant's plans to glorify her life's painful part May 6, 2014

    Mumbai: Aseem Merchant, who allegedly dated Priyanka Chopra during her modeling days, is reportedly planning to direct a film on her life and this has upset the former beauty queen. Reportedly, the film will not only chronicle her modelling days, but also her infamous fallout with her ex-manager Prakash Jaju. "I am...
  • Mumbai: Three sailors on hunger strike on abandoned ship rescued March 10, 2014

    Mumbai: Three crew members of a merchant ship have been airlifted by the Mumbai coast guard for medical treatment. The three crew members had been on a hunger strike after the vessel was abandoned by its owner. The ship has remained anchored off the Mumbai coast since January 2014 and...
  • 33 crew members of US ship MV Seaman questioned by Tuticorin police October 18, 2013

    Chennai: The Tuticorin police is questioning 33 crew members of the US merchant ship MV Seaman that was intercepted by the Indian Coast Guard on October 12 following which it was detained off the coast of Tamil Nadu. Meanwhile, consular access has been given to 6 UK nationals who are...
  • FIR registered against US merchant ship MV Seaman under Arms Act October 14, 2013

    Chennai: Two days after the Indian Coast Guard intercepted an American merchant ship carrying arms off the coast of Tamil Nadu, an FIR under the Arms act has been registered. The case will now be transferred to the Tuticorin Marine Police who will question the crew. Authorities have refused to...
  • Nashik: Onion price rises by Rs 10 per kg at Lasalgaon on lower supply October 3, 2013

    New Delhi: Onion prices continued to be volatile, surging by Rs 10 to Rs 40 per kg on Thursday at Lasalgaon Mandi in Nashik. Wholesale onion prices at Lasalgaon Mandi, which sets the price trend across the country, rose as supplies halved to 1,500 quintals from 3,000 quintals on October 1,...
  • Time for alternative economic policies: Rajnath Singh September 30, 2013

    Blaming the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government for the country's economic crisis, BJP president Rajnath Singh on Monday said the Prime Minister was "not a realist" and called for an alternative economic model. Holding the UPA's "wrong economic policies, faulty planning and corruption" responsible for the "economic turmoil", Bharatiya Janata...
  • Onion wholesale prices down Rs 5 per kg; retail rates continue to touch sky September 24, 2013

    New Delhi: Wholesale prices of onion on Tuesday declined by Rs 5 at Rs 40-45 per kg, although retail rates continued to rule at the uncomfortable level of Rs 60-70 a kilo. Arrival of new crop of the kitchen staple from Karnataka and increase in imports led to the fall in...
  • Efforts on to free captain of Indian ship, two crew members detained in Togo September 4, 2013

    Efforts are on to free the captain of an Indian merchant tanker, MT Ocean Centurion, detained along with two other crew members in a Togo prison in West Africa, an official said in New Delhi on Wednesday. "Captain Sunil James of the Indian merchant ship MV Ocean Centurion along with two...
  • Onion prices still rule high at Rs 70 per kg in Delhi August 26, 2013

    Retail prices of onion in the national capital remained high on Monday at Rs 70 a kg due to lower supplies in the wholesale market. Traders said the wholesale prices of the kitchen staple are ruling firm at Rs 45-50 per kg as supplies from producing regions have been lower...
  • Merchants Chamber of UP to take orphans for chopper ride as part of I-Day celebrations August 14, 2013

    To mark Independence day celebrations, Merchants Chamber of Uttar Pradesh will take sixty orphan children on a helicopter ride. The children between 5 to 18 years of age will travel in helicopter for about ten minutes. "This initiative aims to provide children from four city orphanages a new experience," Anita Jha, Secretary...
  • Delhi: Onion price soars to Rs 80 per kg despite normal supply August 14, 2013

    Much to the discomfort of consumers, onion prices on Wednesday touched Rs 80 per kg in most retail markets in the national capital despite normal supply in the wholesale markets. Wholesale price of onion have increased by Rs five to Rs 50-55 per kg in Azadpur mandi, according to the Onion...
  • Salim-Sulaiman go international; compose music for Hollywood August 13, 2013

    Mumbai: Bollywood music directors Salim and Sulaiman Merchant are making their debut in Hollywood with Academy Award winner Jeffrey D Brown's film 'Sold'. The duo, who have composed music for hit Hindi films like 'Band Baaja Baaraat', 'Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi' and Fashion, have composed two songs for the...
  • 'Satyagraha' Music Review: Passion, energy define the album August 11, 2013

    Composers: Salim-Sulaiman Singers: Rajiv Sundaresan, Shivam Pathak, Shweta Pandit, Salim Merchant, Shraddha Pandit, Shafqat Amanat Ali Rating: 3 out of 5 The music album of director Prakash Jha's 'Satyagraha' boasts of seven tracks, including a remix and a house mix version of a track. Composer duo Salim-Sulaiman Merchant has kept the essence...
  • 'Rabba Main Kya Karoon' Music Review: The songs fail to impress July 28, 2013

    Composer: Salim-Sulaiman Singers: Salim Merchant, Benny Dayal, Monali Thakur, Raj Pandit, Vidhi Sharma, Akash Chopra and Labh Janjua Rating: 2 out of 5 With six tracks in director Amrit Sagar's movie 'Rabba Main Kya Karoon', composer duo Salim-Sulaiman have tried to bring in a Punjabi flavour to the music album. It is fun,...
  • With false promises, fake mercantile institutes send students abroad June 14, 2013

    New Delhi: A major overseas job racket has surfaced. Documents available with CNN-IBN show how fake mercantile institutes are duping hundreds of students. Agents and companies send students abroad on fake visas and there they are forced to work as labourers. Glossy ads, a salary in dollars and an exciting...
  • Merchant Navy ship sinks off Lakshadweep, all crew members rescued June 12, 2013

    Kochi: A Merchant Navy ship on its way to Maldives from Pakistan began sinking near the Minicoy island, Lakshadweep, nearly 300 km west of Kochi, on Wednesday evening. The ship - Asian Express - was carrying cement and sand and had developed a crack below its hull near the waterline. According...
  • 1993 Bombay blasts: Dutt feeling suffocated in 'Anda' cell May 17, 2013

    Mumbai: Lodged in an egg-shaped high-security 'Anda' cell, Sanjay Dutt is feeling "suffocated" in its confines, which are generally used to house terror suspects and hardcore criminals, and the actor pleaded a TADA court on Friday to shift him to another cell as he is not a terrorist. Rizwan Merchant, counsel...
  • Andhra bandh over power tariff hike successful: K Nageshwar April 9, 2013

    How has Andhra Pradesh responded to the bandh call over power tariff hike? Political analyst & independent member of Andhra Pradesh Legislative Council K Nageshwar joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on the issue. Q. People put the politicians to power and have got to pay a high price for it?...
  • Watch: A tribute to iconic author Ruth Prawer Jhabvala April 5, 2013

    Oscar-winning writer Ruth Prawer Jhabvala died at 85 on Wednesday. ...
  • HC stays framing of charges against sailor for 'unnatural' sex February 6, 2013

    Mumbai: Giving relief to a gay merchant navy sailor, the Bombay High Court on Wednesday stayed the framing of charges against him under Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) for allegedly indulging in 'unnatural' sex with another man. The sailor approached the High Court seeking to quash the...
  • Gujarat Yatra: Surat entrepreneurs split between Modi, Keshubhai December 10, 2012

    Surat: Surat - Gujarat's second-largest city, that recorded the ninth-highest GDP in India in 2012, is growing rapidly and new flyovers are being constructed every month. The diamond city is commended for best utilising the Centre's JNURM funds. The city is also known for its women entrepreneurs. Bhartiben from Ankleshwar picks...
  • Gavaskar 'honoured and humbled' by BCCI award October 26, 2012

    New Delhi: Legendary cricketer Sunil Gavaskar, who was chosen for the Col. CK Nayudu Lifetime Achievement Award by BCCI on Thursday, said that he was honoured and humbled to be chosen for Indian cricket’s biggest and highest award. The BCCI's Col. CK Nayudu Award Committee had on Thursday chosen Sunil...
  • Gavaskar to receive CK Nayudu Award October 25, 2012

    Mumbai: The Indian cricket board decided to confer the Col. CK Nayudu Lifetime Achievement Award on former India cricket captain Sunil Gavaskar. The Board of Control for Cricket in India's (BCCI) Col. CK Nayudu Award Committee met here Thursday and chose to nominate Gavaskar for the award which comprises a trophy,...
  • Indian commandos to secure merchant vessels September 16, 2012

    New Delhi: Concerned over rising instances of piracy off the Somali coast in the Gulf of Aden, India is readying an initial 100-man team to protect its merchant vessels in the area. This is the first time armed personnel will be deployed aboard cargo ships. The Central Industrial Security Force (CISF)...
  • Fire breaks out in merchant ship off Mumbai coast September 9, 2012

    Mumbai: A fire broke out in a merchant vessel on Sunday afternoon off the Mumbai coast. The ship, MV Amsterdam Bridge, was going to Colombo from Mumbai and was allegedly carrying hazardous cargo. Two Coast Guard ships, ICGS Samudra Prahari and ICGS Subhadra Kumari Chouhan have been sent to the spot...