Merchant

  • Filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar to head entertainment and sports committee at the Indian Merchants' Chamber 10-07-2014 08:30 AM

    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...
  • Aseem Merchant to go ahead with the biopic on Priyanka Chopra's former secretary, despite legal notice 09-06-2014 02:37 PM

    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...
  • Newbie actress Sakshi Chaudhary to play Priyanka Chopra in '67 Days' 10-05-2014 12:04 PM

    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....
  • Priyanka Chopra upset over ex beau Aseem Merchant's plans to glorify her life's painful part 06-05-2014 05:12 PM

    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....
  • Mumbai: Three sailors on hunger strike on abandoned ship rescued 10-03-2014 02:12 PM

    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 18-10-2013 11:29 AM

    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 14-10-2013 10:47 AM

    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 03-10-2013 08:35 PM

    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...
  • Time for alternative economic policies: Rajnath Singh 30-09-2013 04:57 PM

    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...
  • Onion wholesale prices down Rs 5 per kg; retail rates continue to touch sky 24-09-2013 05:46 PM

    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...
  • Efforts on to free captain of Indian ship, two crew members detained in Togo 04-09-2013 05:15 PM

    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...
  • Onion prices still rule high at Rs 70 per kg in Delhi 26-08-2013 07:50 PM

    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 14-08-2013 04:56 PM

    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...
  • Delhi: Onion price soars to Rs 80 per kg despite normal supply 14-08-2013 02:19 PM

    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...
  • Salim-Sulaiman go international; compose music for Hollywood 13-08-2013 10:31 AM

    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 11-08-2013 11:26 AM

    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...
  • 'Rabba Main Kya Karoon' Music Review: The songs fail to impress 28-07-2013 01:46 PM

    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....
  • With false promises, fake mercantile institutes send students abroad 14-06-2013 09:05 AM

    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 12-06-2013 08:16 PM

    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....
  • 1993 Bombay blasts: Dutt feeling suffocated in 'Anda' cell 17-05-2013 05:18 PM

    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,...
  • Andhra bandh over power tariff hike successful: K Nageshwar 09-04-2013 05:38 PM

    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...
  • Watch: A tribute to iconic author Ruth Prawer Jhabvala 05-04-2013 11:40 PM

    Oscar-winning writer Ruth Prawer Jhabvala died at 85 on Wednesday. ...
  • Gavaskar to receive CK Nayudu Award 25-10-2012 05:03 PM

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  • Indian commandos to secure merchant vessels 16-09-2012 08:32 PM

    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...
  • Fire breaks out in merchant ship off Mumbai coast 09-09-2012 08:26 PM

    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...
  • Iran parliamentarians call for nuclear ships 16-07-2012 09:32 AM

    Tehran: An Iranian semiofficial news agency says a parliamentary committee has approved a bill requiring the government to design nuclear-powered merchant ships and provide them with nuclear fuel. Iran says it is designing a nuclear submarine. But nuclear-powered ships other than warships are rare and the International Atomic Energy Agency...
  • Maharashtra: Bank attaches school for loan default 13-07-2012 12:29 PM

    Nashik: The fate of around 600 secondary and higher secondary school students hangs in balance after a bank attached the school building and premises for defaulting on a loan repayment, an official said. Owned by Anand Education Society (AES), a family trust owned by Nationalist Congress Party politician and former...