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Avinash Tiwary, Sayani Gupta

Sayani Gupta, Avinash Tiwary say vilification of Bollywood has made it tougher for outsiders

Celebrities | Oct 24, 2020, 05:14 PM IST

Actors Sayani Gupta and Avinash Tiwary believe the criticism the film industry has received in the last few months has made it more difficult for aspiring artistes to convince their families to let them pursue a career in movies.

Tanmay Srivastava

Tanmay Srivastava, hero of U-19 World Cup 2008 team led by Virat Kohli, retires from cricket

Cricket | Oct 24, 2020, 05:07 PM IST

Srivastava played 90 first-class matches and scored 4,918 runs, with 10 centuries and 27 fifties to his name. He could, however, never make the cut for the senior national team.

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Mumbai woman beats up traffic cop after she was stopped for not wearing helmet | Watch

India | Oct 24, 2020, 05:04 PM IST

A traffic police constable was allegedly beaten up by a woman, after he intercepted the two-wheeler she was travelling on without wearing a helmet in Kalbadevi area of south Mumbai, an official said on Saturday.

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Taika Waititi to produce ‘Frybread Face and Me’

Hollywood | Oct 24, 2020, 04:57 PM IST

Filmmaker Taika Waititi has come on board as executive producer on “Frybread Face and Me”.

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India men and women enter final of Asian online team chess championship

Other Sports | Oct 24, 2020, 04:29 PM IST

While the men beat Kazakhstan 2.5-1.5 and 3-1, the women's side posted 3.5-0.5 and 4-0 wins over Mongolia.

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Unique performance-graded races to assess athletes' progress in Odisha's High Performance Centre

Other Sports | Oct 24, 2020, 04:03 PM IST

The three-stage competition that began at the Kalinga Stadium in a bio-secure bubble on Sarurday will feature sprint, middle and long distance running and hurdles.

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Mumbai City FC sign defender Mehtab Singh

Football | Oct 24, 2020, 03:57 PM IST

The 22-year-old centre-back joins the Islanders on a three-year contract which will keep him at the club until 2023.

IFFM 2020 begins with screenings of 'Natkhat', 'Habaddi'

IFFM 2020 begins with screenings of 'Natkhat', 'Habaddi'

Oct 24, 2020, 03:29 PM IST

The movie gala will also honour Bollywood stars Irrfan Khan, Rishi Kapoor and Sushant Singh Rajput, who passed away this year. The 11th edition of IFFM will run till October 30. 

Mira Nair

Creative energy is not limitless: Mira Nair

Celebrities | Oct 24, 2020, 02:46 PM IST

Filmmaker Mira Nair believes artistes should keep on developing and nurturing their craft as creativity is not permanent. 

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National table tennis coaching camp to be held from Oct 28 to Dec 8: SAI

Cricket | Oct 24, 2020, 02:35 PM IST

A national table tennis training camp, featuring  Sharath Kamal along with 10 other players, will be held in Sonepat from October 28 to December 8, the Sports Authority of India (SAI) said.

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Virat Kohli 'most complete player' across all formats, says Joe Root

Cricket | Oct 24, 2020, 01:50 PM IST

While Joe Root called Virat Kohli 'most complete player' across formats, he named teammate Jos Buttler as the most complete white-ball batsman.


India's data protection law has potential to propel digital economy: Facebook

Technology | Oct 24, 2020, 01:21 PM IST

Facebook on Friday said that the data protection law in progress has potential to propel the country's digital economy and global digital trade.

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Pakistan shift T20Is against Zimbabwe to Rawalpindi due to poor air quality in Lahore

Cricket | Oct 24, 2020, 12:28 PM IST

The three T20Is, which were earlier scheduled at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore, will now be held at the Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium on November 7, 8 and 10.

Arnold Schwarzenegger

Arnold Schwarzenegger feeling 'fantastic' after latest heart surgery

Hollywood | Oct 24, 2020, 11:49 AM IST

Veteran Hollywood star Arnold Schwarzenegger has revealed that he underwent a second heart operation and is now feeling absolutely fine.  

Jessica Chastain, Michelle Williams

Michelle Williams exits HBO's 'Scenes from a Marriage', Jessica Chastain replaces her

Hollywood | Oct 24, 2020, 10:33 AM IST

Hollywood star Jessica Chastain has replaced Oscar winner Michelle Williams in HBO limited series "Scenes from a Marriage".  

Bihar election 2020, bihar polls, 2 excise officials suspended,

Bihar Election: EC suspends 2 excise officials, transfers 4 others

Elections | Oct 24, 2020, 09:58 AM IST

​The Election Commission (EC) has suspended two excise superintendents and transferred four others for not demonstrating "alertness and effectiveness" in the seizure of liquor in poll-bound Bihar, an official said.  

Telangana Police Recruitment 2020

Telangana Police Recruitment 2020: 20,000 vacancies to be filled, says state Home Minister

Oct 23, 2020, 10:49 PM IST

Telangana Police Recruitment 2020: The Telangana government planned to take up recruitment of 20,000 personnel in the Police department, state Home Minister Mohd Mahmood Ali said on Friday.

Reserve Bank of India Governor Shaktikanta Das

Second wave of COVID-19 could hamper nascent recovery: RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das

Business | Oct 23, 2020, 09:19 PM IST

RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das has said the risk of a second wave of COVID-19 could put sand in the wheels of the nascent recovery while his deputy M D Patra opined that it might take years to regain the output lost on account of the pandemic.

India to operate first Vande Bharat flight to Wuhan on October 30

India to operate first Vande Bharat flight to Wuhan on October 30

India | Oct 23, 2020, 09:05 PM IST

Air India will operate its flight to Wuhan on October 30, the first after the central Chinese city from where the coronavirus initially emerged in December was officially declared safe from the virus in June and all curbs were lifted. 

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Air quality 'severe' in Gurgaon, near-'severe' in Faridabad, Noida, Ghaziabad

India | Oct 23, 2020, 08:55 PM IST

The air quality reached "severe" levels in parts of Gurgaon and near-"severe" levels in Faridabad, Gautam Buddh Nagar and Ghaziabad in the National Capital Region on Friday, according to a government agency.


Para-archer Ankit discharged from hospital after testing COVID-19 positive, in home isolation

Cricket | Oct 23, 2020, 08:02 PM IST

Ankit was admitted to the Bhagwan Dass Hospital on October 14 after testing positive for the dreaded virus during a national camp at the SAI Northern Regional Centre.

Uttarakhand: 3 killed as truck rams into tents

Uttarakhand: 3 killed as truck rams into tents

India | Oct 23, 2020, 08:00 PM IST

Three people, including a minor, were killed as a speeding truck rammed into a row of tents, police said on Friday.

Next 3 months decisive in determining India’s COVID-19 trajectory: Harsh Vardhan

Next 3 months decisive in determining India’s COVID-19 trajectory: Harsh Vardhan

India | Oct 23, 2020, 07:36 PM IST

Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Friday said the next three months are going to be decisive in determining the coronavirus situation in the country as he urged people to follow COVID appropriate behaviour in the coming festival season and winter months.

Hansal Mehta

There is a thread of humanity and empathy: Hansal Mehta on adapting real stories for screen

Oct 23, 2020, 06:27 PM IST

“There is a thread of humanity and empathy. I try to look at my characters with utmost empathy, not just central parts but everyone else. Many people are victims of the circumstances or their own mistakes or flaws but they are still human beings," says Director Hansal Mehta 

Amazon employees booked over Prime customer's account hack, fraud

Amazon employees booked over Prime customer's account hack, fraud

India | Oct 23, 2020, 05:59 PM IST

The Noida Police has booked Amazon employees in connection with an alleged fraud and hacking of a customer's account on the e-commerce giant's website, officials said on Friday. 

Tamil Nadu: 5 killed in blast at fireworks factory

Tamil Nadu: 5 killed in blast at fireworks factory

India | Oct 23, 2020, 05:40 PM IST

At least five people, including three women, were killed in a blast at a private fireworks factory in Madurai on Friday, police said. 

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Laluji will get bail on November 9, Nitish's farewell next day, boasts Tejashwi

Elections | Oct 23, 2020, 05:25 PM IST

In his address, delivered mostly in Bhojpuri in a tone that appeared a loose copy of his father's famous style of speech-making, Tejashwi also targeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who was in Bihar on Friday to address his first rallies in the polls.

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Gold Price Today: Gold declines Rs 75, silver rises by Rs 121

Business | Oct 23, 2020, 04:15 PM IST

Gold prices declined by Rs 75 to Rs 51,069 per 10 gram in the national capital on Friday, according to HDFC Securities.

COVID-19 lockdown reduced sleep quality, mental health, says study

COVID-19 lockdown reduced sleep quality, mental health, says study

Oct 23, 2020, 04:08 PM IST

According to the survey, conducted by the researchers, including those from Louisiana State University (LSU) in the US, the lockdown's effects were magnified among people with obesity.

Maharashtra CM announces Rs 10,000 crore aid to flood-hit people

Maharashtra CM announces Rs 10,000 crore aid to flood-hit people

India | Oct 23, 2020, 04:08 PM IST

Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Friday announced Rs 10,000 crore financial assistance to the flood-hit people in the state, including farmers.

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Sensex ends 127 points higher; Nifty reclaims 11,900-level

Oct 23, 2020, 04:06 PM IST

Equity benchmark Sensex ended 127 points higher on Friday, primarily led by gains in auto, metal and power sector stocks amid positive cues from global markets.

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India's coronavirus active caseload below 7 lakh for first time after 2 months

India | Oct 23, 2020, 03:43 PM IST

In a "significant milestone" India's active COVID-19 caseload has fallen below 7 lakh for the first time after two months, while the total recoveries have crossed 69 lakhs, the Union Health Ministry said on Friday. 

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Asian online team chess: India men and women enter semifinals

Other Sports | Oct 23, 2020, 03:41 PM IST

The Indian women's team stormed into the semis of the Asian Nations (Regions) Online Cup 2020 Championship, while their male counterparts eked out a fighting win over Mongolia to secure the last four berth.

Vijay Shankar along with Manish Pandey

IPL 2020 | It was do-or-die game for me, says Vijay Shankar

Cricket | Oct 23, 2020, 12:17 PM IST

Manish Pandey (83) and Shankar (52) stitched an unbroken 140-run partnership to help SRH chase down RR's 154 for six on Thursday.

Pakistan's head coach Misbah-ul-Haq

World Test Championship should be extended to make up for COVID-19 disruption: Misbah-ul-Haq

Cricket | Oct 23, 2020, 12:14 PM IST

Misbah's statement came amid reports that the ICC is considering splitting points for unplayed games in the championship cycle which was originally scheduled to end in June-July 2021 with the final in England.

Flipkart to buy 7.8% stake in India's Aditya Birla Fashion for Rs 1500 crore

Flipkart to buy 7.8% stake in India's Aditya Birla Fashion for Rs 1500 crore

Business | Oct 23, 2020, 11:53 AM IST

Aditya Birla Fashion and Retail Ltd (ABFRL) on Friday said its board has approved plans to raise Rs 1,500 crore by issuing 7.8 per cent stake on a preferential basis to Walmart-owned Flipkart Group.