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Ryan Reynolds reveals what he would want to see if 6 Underground gets a sequel

Deadpool star Ryan Reynolds is currently busy with the promotions of his Netflix film, 6 Underground which began streaming worldwide on Friday, December 13. While Ryan has already stated in his promotions that this is the most Michael Bay movie ever, fans really are loving the idea of a sequel. But, if Ryan Reynolds were to star in the sequel, what kind of storyline it would have. During the CCXP in Brazil, Screen Rant spoke to the actor and asked what would he like to see if there were a sequel. “6 Underground 2? I don’t know, I think it’d be fun to just get some sort of Thomas Crowne vibes in there, like an old-school kind of heist. Like Eastern Europe kind of heist movie," he said to the tabloid. 6 Underground introduces a new kind of action hero. Six individuals from all around the globe, each the very best at what they do, have been chosen not only for their skill, but for a unique desire to delete their pasts to change the future. The team is brought together by an enigmatic lea..
                 

EXCLUSIVE: RD Burman asked him not to copy father Kishore Kumar, reveals Amit Kumar

Legacy can be quite a responsibility at times. That way, legendary singer Kishore Kumar's son Amit Kumar not only inherited his father’s passion for music but also successfully carved his own niche. After decades into the industry, he has worked with almost all prominent music composers you can name. But being Kishore Kumar's son was an identity he always carried. As Amit Kumar sat for an exclusive conversation with Bollywood Hungama, he was asked how he dealt with the pressure. He began with telling us how so many music directors including Laxmikant Pyarelal, Kalyanji-Anandji, Rajesh Roshan, Bappi Lahiri, Anand-Milind and Anu Malik simply trusted him because he was Kishore Kumar's son. “I didn't have to work hard. They all had a feeling like, 'he is Kishore Kumar's son', let's try him out'. That way, I was very lucky," he said. At the same time, he also reveals that it was legendary composer RD Burman who straightaway told him not to copy his father. "The first music director who tol..
                 

High-end phone smuggling is costing govt exchequer Rs 2,400 annually

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Sebi denies relief to lenders for flouting regulations in Karvy case

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Ceiling prices of 21 key medicines raised by 50%; NPPA invokes DPCO 2013

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Deepika Padukone wins the 26th Annual Crystal Award for raising mental health awareness

Gracing yet another prestigious list Deepika Padukone is the only Indian actress who tops it and for spreading mental health awareness she has won the 26th Annual Crystal Award. An internationally acclaimed actor, fashion icon and mental health ambassador, Deepika Padukone stands tall in this list. Talking about the importance of mental health awareness Deepika Padukone shares, "With more than 300 million people suffering from the illness, depression is the leading cause of ill health and disability in the world today and a major contributor to the overall global burden of disease. It is therefore increasingly clear that now more than ever before, we need to aggressively address what is an invisible and overlooked health and social burden. I am humbled and deeply honoured to be chosen for this year's Crystal Award and dedicate the award to the millions around the world who experience stress, anxiety and depression, and other forms of mental illness,”. Deepika Padukone runs The Live Lo..
                 

Varun Dhawan compares pictures from ABCD 2 and Street Dancer 3D; says family has grown

Varun Dhawan and Shraddha Kapoor starrer Street Dancer 3D have been the talk of the town ever since the film went on floors earlier this year in January. The film also features several professional dancers some of whom featured in ABCD 1 and 2, and some new faces have also been added. Ahead of the trailer launch of the film, which is slated to release on December 18, Varun took to the Instagram story to share a photo of the team from ABCD 2 and compared it with Street Dancers 3D's cast. The picture was a collage of  ABCD 2’s team featuring Varun, Shraddha, Dharmesh, Salman Yusuf, and others and the second one had many others like Nora Fatehi, Raghav Juyal, and others. In the first picture, Varun and Shraddha were seen posing with other dancers and Remo D’Souza was seen clicking their photo. In the second photo of the Street Dancer 3D crew, Varun, Shraddha, Salman, Dharmesh, Nora, and others can be seen smiling for a photo and once again, Remo turned photographer for the same. Varun w..
                 

RBI considers extending bank-like vigil on NBFCs, cooperative banks

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Govt taking steps on raising consumption to boost growth: CEA Subramanian

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Brute majority

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Ghost Stories Trailer: Friday the 13th just got spookier with Janhvi Kapoor, Mrunal Thakur and Sobhita Dhulipala

Friday, the 13th. What better day to reveal a horror flick's trailer? Hence, Netflix grabbed the date and added a further spooky touch to the day with the trailer of its upcoming horror anthology, Ghost Stories. The anthology is comprised of four short films helmed by star directors, Karan Johar, Dibakar Banerjee, Zoya Akhtar, and Anurag Kashyap. A few days back, the filmmakers also revealed the first-look posters of their respective films. Karan Johar took to Instagram to share the trailer. "Friday the 13th would be incomplete without some chills, thrills and of course an absolute spook-fest... presenting the trailer of Ghost Stories! Coming 1st Jan," he wrote. Watch it below!   View this post on Instagram   Friday the 13th would be incomplete without some chills, thrills and of course an absolute spook-fest... presenting the trailer of Ghost Stories! Coming 1st Jan! #YourFearsWillFindYou @netflix_in @RSVPMovies @ashidua A post shared by Karan..
                 

Violence threatens Assam energy economy; oil fields, gas supply impacted

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Japan PM may cancel India trip as violence erupts at summit venue Guwahati

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Politics after CAB

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Sonakshi Sinha would like to do a full-fledged romantic film with THIS actor

Sonakshi Sinha has completed nearly a decade in Bollywood. The actress who made her debut in 2010 with the film Dabangg is currently promoting the third installment of the film. Sonakshi Sinha will be reprising the role of Rajjo in the film, who is paired opposite Salman Khan's character Chulbul Pandey. Recently, in an exclusive conversation with Bollywood Hungama, Sonakshi revealed the name of the actor with whom she would love to do a romantic film. When asked with which actor she would like to do a full-fledged romantic film, Sonakshi was quick to say, "Hrithik Roshan". She further said,"Hrithik is outstanding in every film. I am just a fan." She also quoted the actor to be the hottest male actor in the industry. Watch the entire video here: Dabangg 3 will mark Sonakshi Sinha's fourth release this year after Kalank, Khaandani Shafakhana and Mission Mangal. Dabangg 3 is directed by Prabhu Deva and also features Kiccha Sudeep as the antagonist. The film marks the acting debut of act..
                 

MARKET LIVE: Sensex surges 300 pts, Nifty past 12,050; metals, PSBs gain

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YES Bank share sale: Erwin Singh Braich, family offices may not be included

                 

Strengthening Indian values

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Who is a citizen?

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Rajinikanth's daughters Aishwarya and Soundarya wish their 'Appa' on his birthday with heartwarming posts

Rajinikanth celebrated his 69th birthday on December 12. The fans showered him with birthday messages on the internet. Even celebrities shared heartwarming posts. The actor-politician received special messages from his daughters Aishwarya and Soundarya. Rajinikanth's younger daughter Soundarya shared special moments on Instagram and wrote, "Happy birthday my life ❤️❤️❤️ my father... My everything!!"The album also had a family photo featuring Rajinikanth and wife Latha with both the daughters.   View this post on Instagram   Happy birthday my life ❤️❤️❤️ my father... My everything!! A post shared by Soundarya Rajinikanth (@soundaryaarajinikant) on Dec 11, 2019 at 1:00pm PST Aishwarya wrote, "Will follow forever... just to see that smile... happy birthday, appa!"   View this post on Instagram   Will follow forever ... just to see that smile .. happy birthday Appa! A post shared by Aishwaryaa R Dhanush (..
                 

Citizenship Bill 2019 becomes law with President's assent | Northeast burns

                 

Industrial production shrinks for 3rd consecutive month, falls 3.8% in Oct

                 

In the farmer’s name

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Enablers of a slowdown

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Katrina Kaif spreads cheer in the villages of Madhya Pradesh; spreads message on educating girl child

Bollywood actress Katrina Kaif travelled to villages in Dhar district in Madhya Pradesh to spread awareness about the cause of educating the girl child. The actress spread cheer among the villagers and even engaged in games with the kids. She even helped the kids decorate their classrooms. The trip was arranged by the NGO- Educate Girls. Katrina Kaif recently launched her own beauty line, Kay Beauty. The brand is committed to bringing about change with its #Kare initiatives. The first #Kare initiative is in support of the De'Haat Foundation for the work they do to provide employment to rural women.   View this post on Instagram   She's the purest soul. @katrinakaif visited the small village of Madhya Pradesh to see the work of the NGO she works with. This NGO works for the girls to provide them education. . . . . . . . . . . . #katrinakaif #katrinakaiffans #bollywood #viralbhayani #kindheart #mumbai #ngo A post shared by Katrina Kaif (@katrina_..
                 

Industrial output contracts by 3.8% in October; November CPI at 5.54%

                 

From Polycab India to IRCTC, IPOs that doubled your money in 2019

                 

An encounter with injustice

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Dabangg 3: Sonakshi Sinha takes the ‘Munna Badnaam Hua’ challenge and rocks it!

Dabangg 3 is one of the most awaited films of the year and has been the talk of the town ever since its announcement. Reprising his role as Chulbul Pandey, Salman Khan is returning with the franchise 9 years later. Of course, with Salman’s return as the cop, it means we also get to see Sonakshi Sinha come back as Rajjo. Unlike his previous films, Salman Khan brought back the iconic dance number, ‘Munni Badnaam Hui’ with a twist. This time, we saw Salman Khan and Warina Hussain grooving to the tunes of ‘Munna Badnaam Hua’. With the song going viral, the makers have come up with the latest dance challenge, ‘Munna Badnaam Hua’ where one is required to perform the hook-step from the song and the latest to join to league is Rajjo aka Sonakshi Sinha herself! Watch her as she grooves to the tunes of the song and enjoys herself thoroughly. She posted the video with the caption, “Why should Munna have all the fun??? Hum bhi karenge #Munnabadnaamchallenge aur nominate karenge doston ko - @jacqu..
                 

Shahid Kapoor is sleepless and anxious as he gears up to resume Jersey shoot

Shahid Kapoor, who has been working hard on his new project Jersey, recently had to withdraw for a while, owing to health issues. The actor has recovered now, and is ready to get back to action. He took to Twitter to share how he was feeling, ahead of resuming work. "Thank you all for all the concern and wishes. Last 2 weeks I was out of action but am well and raring to go now. #Jersey shoot starts tomorrow. As usual pre shoot nervousness. Sleepless and anxious. Every character is a new challenge. And the responsibility of finding truth," he wrote. Shahid Kapoor on Twitter Thank you all for all the concern and wishes. Last 2 weeks I was out of action but am well and raring to go now. #Jersey shoot starts tomorrow. As usual pre shoot nervousness. Sleepless and anxious. Every character is a new challenge. And the responsibility of finding truth. The actor went on to add how he looks at the characters he plays. Many will remember that his titular character from Kabir Singh received ple..
                 

The Kapil Sharma Show: Salman Khan says he can't sleep on bed, Kapil Sharma's reply leaves everyone in splits

With about two weeks to go before Dabangg 3 releases, Salman Khan has dived deep into the promotional spree. It began with him arriving on the sets of The Kapil Sharma Show, and fun time followed. The superstar can be extremely witty when he wants to. When that meets Kapil's humour, we can quite expect a laugh riot! During the show, Kapil asked Salman how much time he took to fall asleep, once he went to bed. The superstar answered that he could not sleep on his bed and would finally shift to his couch and then fall asleep. Kapil left everyone in splits when he said Salman couldn't sleep on his bed because he was alone there! Salman also enacted his whole sleeping-on-the-couch phase. Watch the video below! View this post on Instagram Dabangg Bhai bhi samajh sakte hai #JustBaiThings. #Dabangg3 ke stars ke saath Kapil ki mastiyon mein shaamil ho jaaiye #TheKapilSharmaShow mein, iss weekend raat 9:30 baje. @kapilsharma @kikusharda @chandanprabhakar @kr..
                 

Arjun Kapoor on his novel food business startup: "We are looking to find the best culinary heroes from every locality of India"

Arjun Kapoor recently became an entrepreneur and said that through his business venture he would do his bit towards making the stay at home women more self-reliant and self-empowered. Arjun has invested in a popular, emerging, food delivery startup, foodcloud.in, that is looking to reach out to outstanding stay at home women cooks and make them entrepreneurs on the platform. Since the announcement, over 4000 women from Delhi, Mumbai, and Kolkata have signed up on the platform and have started their own small businesses to realize their individual dreams and aspirations! An elated Arjun says, “Our startup, foodcloud.in, is aiming to bring about a positive social change towards gender parity in our society. It is a venture that is extremely close to my heart and I have been doing my best to raise awareness about this platform for the past couple of months. I do feel this unique and impactful platform will serve a massive social purpose and contribute towards empowering homemakers and st..
                 

Rani Mukerji hits the streets to meet traffic cops to see them in action

Rani Mukerji’s much-awaited next, Mardaani 2, sees her reprising the role of the fearless and committed Superintendent of Police, Shivani Shivaji Roy. Rani has been promoting the film actively and spreading the message of the film across India. Through her campaign, Rani has been meeting police officers across the country and discussing the social issue of the rise of violent crimes being committed by juveniles against women and girls. Rani now hit the streets of Mumbai to meet traffic police officers, saw them in action and discussed with them how they tirelessly keep us safe. Priyanka More, WPC (Dadar Division) from the Traffic Police team who met Rani says, “It sometimes comes down to (police) instinct and experience also. We are working every single day and we see so many cars and people on the road. If I doubt a car, I invariably stop it to do minor checks. I check the car thoroughly, see the paperwork and double-check on the number plate. You can always figure if something is wr..
                 

Brush with the past

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Salman Khan attends the wedding reception of his makeup man's son

It's for a reason that we love Salman Khan so much. Beyond the glitzy stardom, he carries within himself a heart of gold. Innumerable times, we've come across Salman stepping forward to help those in need. Over all, he is absolutely fond of people who belong to his closest professional and personal circles. The actor recently attended the wedding reception of his makeup man's son. Although he is keeping really busy with the promotions of Dabangg 3, he made some time out for the ceremony. Raju Nag, who has been serving Salman for over two decades now, was absolutely elated to have him over. He, along with bodyguard Shera, also posed with the bride! The internet is all hearts for his beautiful gesture.   View this post on Instagram   #SalmanKhan today at his makeup artist Raju bhai son's wedding reception today. Raju every year goes to Tirupati and shaves his head for the love and loyalty he serves towards Salman. Very difficult to find such loyal..
                 

Salman Khan will announce his MARRIAGE himself, says brother Arbaaz Khan

He is everyone's beloved 'Bhai'. Probably that's why Salman Khan's fans have been wondering about his marriage for the longest time now. He is definitely the most eligible bachelor in Bollywood, and it doesn't look like he is ready to take the wedding vows anytime soon. That doesn't stop fans from asking the same questions, though. We aren't sure if Salman is tired of facing questions regarding his marriage, but his brother Arbaaz Khan surely is. Arbaaz, who reprises his role of Makkhi Pandey in Dabangg 3, recently gave an interview wherein he wondered if people never get tired of asking the same question. He added that the day Salman decided to get married, he himself would be announcing the same. We don't see that happening in the near future, though. In fact, in one of his interviews, Salman had once stated that he found marriage to be a waste of money! For now, we have to be happy thinking about Dabangg 3, wherein Salman Khan will get into his Chulbul Pandey avatar once more. He i..
                 

Trade deficit narrows to $12.12 bn in 2019 as exports contract marginally

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Nick Jonas is proud of her ambitions, says Priyanka Chopra

Priyanka Chopra is conquering the world, quite literally. She has slowed down a little in Bollywood of late, and is doing some great work down the West! Meanwhile, she is also married to one of America's most popular singers. The actor recently rang in her first wedding anniversary with Nick Jonas. In a recent interview, PeeCee opened up on how Nick has been an extremely supportive husband from the beginning. Ego conflicts between star couples aren't unheard of. But Nick, as she says, is always proud of his wife's ambitions. Not just that, but he finds them absolutely attractive! Priyanka went on to add that they believe in celebrating each other's win. Great to hear that. She further revealed that she would like to be of help to immigrant girls who are willing to join the world of entertainment. Priyanka Chopra, who was last seen in Shonali Bose's The Sky Is Pink, recently travelled to India to shoot for her next, The White Tiger, a Netflix original film. She will also be seen in Rob..
                 

Ghost Stories Trailer: Friday the 13th just got spookier with Janhvi Kapoor, Mrunal Thakur and Shobhita Dhulipala

Friday, the 13th. What better day to reveal a horror flick's trailer? Hence, Netflix grabbed the date and added a further spooky touch to the day with the trailer of its upcoming horror anthology, Ghost Stories. The anthology is comprised of four short films helmed by star directors, Karan Johar, Dibakar Banerjee, Zoya Akhtar, and Anurag Kashyap. A few days back, the filmmakers also revealed the first-look posters of their respective films. Karan Johar took to Instagram to share the trailer. "Friday the 13th would be incomplete without some chills, thrills and of course an absolute spook-fest... presenting the trailer of Ghost Stories! Coming 1st Jan," he wrote. Watch it below!   View this post on Instagram   Friday the 13th would be incomplete without some chills, thrills and of course an absolute spook-fest... presenting the trailer of Ghost Stories! Coming 1st Jan! #YourFearsWillFindYou @netflix_in @RSVPMovies @ashidua A post shared by Karan..
                 

Chris Wood cuts India exposure; DLF replaces Godrej Properties in portfolio

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Health check shows fortunes turning for NBFCs after prolonged crisis

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Forty years ago, December 12, 1979: Assam resignations

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Akshay Kumar's latest gift to Twinkle Khanna is a pair of onion earrings! See photo

All those memes about the price hike of onions weren't pointless, after all. It's not just you and me who realise what a luxury that regular vegetable is becoming. Akshay Kumar got his wife a pair of earrings made of not diamonds but onions...LOL! It isn't as unromantic as it sounds, though. It so happened that Akshay went to The Kapil Sharma Show to promote his upcoming release Good Newwz, and spotted these really unique earrings there. Knowing that wife Twinkle Khanna is a lover of all things unique and wacky, he got them for her! Twinkle also shared a photo of the onion earrings on Instagram. "My partner returns from performing at the Kapil Sharma show and says, ‘They were showing this to Kareena, I don’t think she was too impressed, but I knew you would enjoy them so I got them for you.’ Sometimes it’s the smallest things, the silliest things that can touch your heart. #onionearrings #bestpresentaward," she wrote. It of course left everyone in splits, but wasn't it a sweet gesture..
                 

"Love you both more than words can ever express"- Shraddha Kapoor wishes parents Shakti Kapoor and wife Shivangi Kolhapure on anniversary

Actor Shakti Kapoor and wife Shivangi Kolhapure celebrate their 37th wedding anniversary today. On the occasion, daughter Shraddha Kapoor took to social media to write the sweetest wish for her parents. She also shared a throwback, monochrome picture of the couple. "Happy anniversary mommy and baapu! Love you both more than words can ever express. Thank you for loving me unconditionally and making me the person that I am today," the actor's note read. Her fans also showered wishes in the comments section. Check out the post below!   View this post on Instagram   Happy anniversary mommy and baapu! Love you both more than words can ever express. Thank you for loving me unconditionally and making me the person that I am today ✨???? A post shared by Shraddha (@shraddhakapoor) on Dec 12, 2019 at 8:27pm PST Shraddha's last release Chhichhore did well at the box office and was widely loved by the audiences. Presently busy with Baaghi 3, she is now ..
                 

'They want it': Trump approves US-China trade deal to halt Dec 15 tariffs

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Budget 2020: Centre may announce increase in FPIs' debt limit to 10%

                 

A promise kept, a mandate betrayed

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Katie Piper, an acid attack survivor, is all praises for Deepika Padukone starrer Chhapaak!

On World Human Rights Day, the makers of Deepika Padukone's Chhapaak released the trailer of the movie and it has been creating nonstop waves ever since for its hard-hitting and gripping story. Amongst a sea of praises, the trailer of Chhapaak received a special shoutout from Katie Piper who is an acid attack survivor herself. She shared a post on twitter describing how she felt about the trailer and how accurately it depicts the life of an acid attack survivor is. She tagged the team of Chhapaak on her post to which Deepika Padukone replied, "Thank You so much for your shout out Katie and I look forward to meeting you sometime soon...!❤ @KatiePiper_" Thank You so much for your shout out Katie and I look forward to meeting you sometime soon...!❤️ @KatiePiper_ https://t.co/qh5cGiYTj5 — Deepika Padukone (@deepikapadukone) December 12, 2019 As soon as the trailer was live it received a lot of praise from celebrities and the audience because of the movie's gripping storyline. Chhapaak h..
                 

Did Kartik Aaryan really refuse to shoot with Sara Ali Khan?

There’s a story doing the rounds that Kartik Aaryan  refused to shoot with Sara Ali Khan for their film together that Imtiaz Ali is directing. Completely false, as it turns out to be. According to sources close to the project, the entire shooting of  the Imtiaz Ali film tentatively titled Aaj Kal is complete. “No patchwork shooting was required, as reported. Imtiaz Ali never asked Kartik and Sara to do additional shooting. And if he did, do you think  Kartik would have guts to say no to him? Abhi woh itna bada nahin ho gaya hai (he hasn’t become so  big yet),” says a source. Sources say, Kartik Aaryan and Sara Ali Khan are not hostile to each other. Also Read: VIDEO: Kartik Aaryan chooses his Patni and Woh between Sara Ali Khan, Kiara Advani, Tara Sutaria and Nushrat Bharucha..
                 

Deloitte, Sells failed to comply with auditing standards during IFIN audit

                 

Edelweiss launches maiden corporate bond ETF, aims to raise Rs 15,000 cr

                 

India’s RCEP choice

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Justice League: Zack Snyder shares Henry Cavill's new photo as Black Suit Superman

It is already known that DC's Justice League had received mixed reviews when it released back in 2017. The film featured Superman (Henry Cavill), Batman (Ben Affleck), Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot),  Flash (Ezra Miller), Cyborg (Ray Fisher) and Aquaman (Jason Mamoa). But, soon after the release, fans began to demand to release director Zack Snyder's cut. The fans have continued to talk about #ReleaseTheSnyderCut on social media. With Gal Gadot and Jason Mamoa, Zack Snyder seems to be in favour to release his cut and has been teasing fans what can be expected in his version of the film. The filmmaker, who likes to use Vero as his favourite social media tool, shared the photo of Henry Cavill as Black Suit Superman on Wednesday night. He shared the photo with the simple caption, "My Superman." The Black Suit which is also known as the Recovery Suit surfaced in "Death Of Superman" storyline when Kal-El returned from dead. In that story, Doomsday kills Superman. Many started to take Superman'..
                 

India's fuel demand grows 10.5% in November, hits near two-year high

                 

Time running out for YES Bank as it looks for new investor | Is it getting quality offers?

                 

More equal care

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Bhumi Pednekar looks like a vision in a pink gown by Naeem Khan as she attends IFFAM

Bhumi Pednekar has been giving multiple hits back-to-back and her work has been exceptionally consistent throughout. She is one of the most critically acclaimed new-age actresses who have been delivering great performance since her debut. She is currently away for attending the International Film Festival and Awards hosted by Variety Macao. Being the bundle of talent that she is, Bhumi even took home the award for Variety Asian Star Up: Next award and looked dreamy as she attended the ceremony. Her performances in Saand Ki Aankh, Bala, and now Pati Patni Aur Woh have been highly appreciated by the fans and critics alike. She was seen dressed in a baby pink sequenced gown by Naeem Khan with embellished in an Aztec pattern. Keeping it simple with a blush pink look for makeup, Bhumi Pednekar let her hair down as she rounded off her outfit with delicate diamond jewelry by Azotiique. Styled by Pranitha Shetty, Bhumi Pednekar’s looks just keep getting better with every single appearance. Ta..
                 

S&P ratings sees debt downgrade for India if economic slide continues

                 

Ananya Panday asks who the real Chintu Tyagi is; Kartik Aaryan answers the ‘Aakhri Pasta’ way!

With Kartik Aaryan becoming the first Indian actor to have an Instagram filter of his own, the fans along with the actor celebrated this win. Instagram approached Kartik Aaryan and his team worked on it for over a month and they finally came up with the perfect filter for his character Chintu Tyagi from Pati Patni Aur Woh. The fans can’t stop raving over the filter and Ananya Panday took to her Instagram to share a video with her father, Chunky Panday, as they try on the Chintu Tyagi filter! She posted the video with the caption, “will the real Chintu Tyagi (and @chunkypanday) pls stand up ????????????‍♀️ #PatiPatniAurWoh in theatres now!! ❤️ Go book ur tickets and try out the ‘Chintu Tyagi’ filter ????”. Kartik Aaryan reposted the video on his Instagram with the caption, “WOHHHH !!! ???????????????? Cutest #ChintuTyagi s and i yam not Joking ????????” Watch the video right here.   View this post on Instagram   WOHHHH !!! ???????????????? Cutest..
                 

Dharmendra and Asha Parekh reunite to celebrate 60 years in the Indian film industry

Sony Entertainment Television’s Indian Idol has been a chartbuster show since its inception and is now back with a fresh ‘Season 11’. The judging panel of the show consists of names like Vishal Dadlani, Neha Kakkar, and Himesh Reshammiya. This year’s theme of Indian Idol ‘Ek Desh Ek Awaaz’ is breaking all stereotypes and celebrates diversity in its true sense. This show is becoming week by week one of the most anticipated show and the contestants are continuously making the audience go gala over their singing. This weekend the stage would be welcoming the evergreen Dharmendra and one of the most influential actresses of the film industry, Asha Parekh. Dharmendra and Asha recently completed 60 years in the film industry. To celebrate the journey of the evergreen actors in the Film Industry, Indian Idol especially called for 60kg sweets on the sets and distributed that among the audience and everyone present on the set that day. Further, in the show, Jai Bhanushali requested Asha Parek..
                 

Ranveer Singh completes 9 years, a college organizes a special fashion show as a tribute

Ranveer Singh is a huge superstar today with his fanbase and appeal cutting across age-groups and across the length and breadth of our country. On 10th of December, Ranveer completed 9 glorious years in the Hindi film industry! The much-loved superstar has given audiences some of the most iconic performances of the decade like Band Baaja Baaraat, Lootera, Ram Leela, Bajirao Mastani, Padmaavat, Simmba, Gully Boy, etc. As an outsider to the Hindi film industry, he has inspired the youth to dream big and chase their goals with a lot of passion, dedication, perseverance and ambition. So, it is no surprise that he is a youth icon. On his 9th year anniversary, we found a video that showed a college organizing a special fashion show as a tribute to Ranveer and all the characters that he has essayed on screen. Ranveer has been the biggest phenomenon of the decade and his popularity with the youth of the country is simply unparalleled. To mark the 9 years of his career, a college organized a f..
                 

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Here's how Salim Khan reacted after hearing Salman Khan's script for Dabang 3

Crossing the milestone Sony Entertainment television’s esteemed property The Kapil Sharma Show has recently completed 100 episodes with a bang. Celebrating the moment show welcomed popular faces from Bollywood - Salman Khan, Sonakshi Sinha, Arbaaz Khan, Prabhudeva, Kichcha Sudeep and Saiee Majrekar. Actors will be seen having an entertaining time while promoting their upcoming release Dabangg 3. Making it to viewers’ excitement audiences’ favorite Salman Khan will be seen holding spotlight while grooving on his recent popular song 'Munna Badnam Hua'. Going down his memory lane, Salman went on recalling his father Salim’s reaction to his scripts. Kapil inquired from Salman if he shows his script to his father before finalizing it. Salman shares, “I didn’t narrate him Dabangg 3’s entire script but I told him half of the script towards the end and he very much loved it.” Recalling past moments Salman adds, “I hardly used to share scripts with him because he never trusted my scripts. Vo ..
                 

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I-T dept issues tax refunds of Rs 1.57 trillion, up by 27.2% in 2019

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Hrithik Roshan takes the Dheeme Dheeme challenge with Kartik Aaryan, and nails it!

Couple of days back, Deepika Padukone and Kartik Aaryan had send the paparazzi into a tizzy when the two danced to 'Dheeme Dheeme' at the airport, where the Pati Patni Aur Woh actor taught Queen bee how to effortlessly move to his song and burn the dance floor. We were still not over that yet and now we have Hrithik Roshan dance to this hit number. We all know that Hrithik Roshan is an ace dancer and no one can dance like him. No wonder at the recently concluded Star Screen Awards, Hrithik Roshan was on stage and the actor was asked to flaunt his moves. The Greek God, was soon asked to sway on the latest hit number 'Dheeme Dheeme'. Kartik Aaryan who was hosting the event was also on stage and Hrithik called out to him, for some inspiration for those signature moves. Once the two actors were on stage, it was pure magic and literally the two stars burned the stage with their moves. A video has gone viral on the Internet where we see two of them swaying to the song on stage and it’s sure..
                 

The Kapil Sharma Show: Arbaaz Khan reveals how Salman Khan convinced him to make 'Munna Badnaam'

The team of the film Dabangg 3 graced Kapil Sharma's show as it completed 100 episodes. The Kapil Sharma Show promises the biggest laughter riot with blockbuster Bollywood celebs Salman Khan, Sonakshi Sinha, Prabhu Dheva, Saiee Manjrekar, Kiccha Sudeep, and Arbaaz Khan. On the show, Arbaaz Khan and Salman Khan revealed how they came up with the idea of ‘Munna Badnaam’. When Dabangg released in 2010, the song ‘Munni Badnaam’ became a rage. The song featuring Malaika Arora, Salman Khan, and Arbaaz Khan received great response from the audiences. For the third installment of the film, the makers decided to go for the song ‘Munna Badnaam’. On the show, Kapil Sharma asked how the title of the song came into being. Recalling the incident Arbaaz Khan said, "We were looking for an item song for Dabangg 3 like we had ‘Munni Badnam’ in Dabangg and ‘Fevicol’ in Dabangg 2. We were on a hunt to find an ode for ‘Munni Badnam’ to put in Dabangg 3. Salman called me at 1:30 am in the night asking to r..
                 

Abe says he'll visit India as reports say he'll cancel after Assam violence

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BHU lets down BHU

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The Uighur Connection

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Tiger Shroff goes SHIRTLESS even though the temperature drops to -3 degrees in Serbia

Tiger Shroff is one of the most kick-ass action superstars of Bollywood and even though he performs his own stunts, he makes it all look like a piece of cake. The actor is currently shooting in Serbia for the third instalment of his hit action franchise, Baaghi 3. With Ahmed Khan as the director, Tiger Shroff has been gearing up for some high-octane action scenes. While normal human beings would be wrapped under multiple layers as the temperature drops to -3 degrees, Tiger Shroff poses shirtless, making us believe that he is a superhuman. With his shooting schedule still going on, we can’t wait to get a glimpse of his upcoming film. He posted the picture with the caption, “-3° thats all you got? . #baaghi3????????????” Take a look at it.   View this post on Instagram   -3° thats all you got? . #baaghi3???????????? A post shared by Tiger Shroff (@tigerjackieshroff) on Dec 12, 2019 at 5:08am PST Tiger's last release with Hrithik Roshan, War, h..
                 

Simi Garewal reveals turning down Ramya Krishnan's Queen on moral grounds

While we cheer for Kangana Ranaut's Thalaivi, a biopic on late Tamilnadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa, Ramya Krishnan starrer Queen is also making some noise. The story of an actress who eventually becomes an unputdownable part of the Indian politics, Queen's story would bear large resemblances with how the politician's life went. To add to that, her interview with Simi Garewal, on Rendezvous With Simi Garewal, has also been recreated. While they were doing so, directors Gautham Vasudev Menon and Prasath Murugesan also approached Simi to reprise her part in the show. In a recent interview, she opened up on the same, saying that she declined the offer on ethical grounds. Having admitted that she did get a couple of calls, Garewal said she found it inappropriate to recreate her talk with a guest who is no longer with us. She also added that it might have looked forced and that it would probably end up lowering her standards. Nevertheless, she wished the show's makers all the luck as th..
                 

Amended IBC sets threshold for initiating corporate insolvency cases

                 

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Watch: Akshay Kumar and Good Newwz gang do a carpool karaoke and it's hilarious

Actors Akshay Kumar, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Diljit Dosanjh and Kiara Advani have started with the promotions of their upcoming release Good Newwz. The madcap comedy flavour is an infectious one, and it does look like all of them are suffering already. En route to a promotional event, the gang gave a hilarious twist to James Corden’s Carpool Karaoke videos, and decided to sing their own film's song! Akshay began with singing his track Maana Dil at the top of his voice and was soon joined by the rest who were in no mood to make it slightly less loud either! "Car-a-vaan with Team Good Newwz. We do promotions even while going for promotions . Here’s Team #GoodNewwz’s car-a-vaan session," Akshay wrote, sharing the video on Instagram. Out of tunes, but never out of fun!   View this post on Instagram   We do promotions even while going for promotions ???? Here’s Team #GoodNewwz’s car-a-vaan session! Sing along? #KareenaKapoorKhan @diljitdosanjh @kiaraali..
                 

To All The Boys: P.S I Still Love You: Lara Jean and Peter Kavinsky are in love in first look

The year 2018 saw the rise of romance comedies on big screen and OTT platforms. The biggest success was Netflix's teen romance To All The Boys I've Loved Before which made Lana Condor and Noah Centineo, household names. Since then, the duo, who are close friends in real life, have completed the triology. Now, the first look of the sequel has been unveiled with lots of inside moments. Titled To All The Boys: P.S I Still Love You, internet's beloved pair Lara Jean and Peter Kavinsky return in this sequel where they finally give their relationship a chance. From the first glimpses shared by Entertainment Weekly, the two of them look so much in love. Peter has become a part of the family it seems. But, there's a twist. The first film was all about Lara Jean writing five letters to her crushes from her childhood to her teens. Her youngest sister Kitty delivers all of the letters on the written addresses. One of the crushes was her older sister Margot's boyfriend Josh. Other one was her fri..
                 

Retail inflation soars to 3-yr high of 5.54% in Nov on costlier food items

                 

Mind the statistics gap

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The morning after CAB

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