Wednesday, October 21, 2020


Rohit Shetty and Bhushan Kumar collaborate for 'Cirkus'

MUMBAI: The king of blockbusters Rohit Shetty is set to bring madness on the big screen with his new film. Presented by Bhushan Kumar & Reliance Entertainment the film titled 'Cirkus' is Rohit Shetty's adaptation of The Comedy of Errors.

Reliance Big Synergy's new comedy 'Haasya Da Halla Payega Jaswinder Bhalla' to air on Zee Punjabi

MUMBAI:Reliance Entertainment's Reliance Big Synergy's new comedy non-fiction series "Haasya Da Halla Payega Jaswinder Bhalla" will premiere on Punjab's GEC leader Zee Punjabi on October 24 at 7 p.m.

Cinema halls reopen in Bengal with Covid restrictions

KOLKATA:Almost seven months after a nationwide lockdown was imposed, movie theatres and multiplexes have reopened in West Bengal on Thursday with strict Covid-19 safety protocols for the viewers.

Punjab to keep multiplexes, cinema halls shut

CHANDIGARH:Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Thursday decided not to open multiplexes and cinema halls.Amarinder Singh-led Punjab government decides not to open multiplexes, cinema halls and entertainment parks in the state yet," Chief Minister's Media Advisor Raveen Thukral informed in a tweet.

Cinema Redux: No ticket price hike, as pent up demand to fill restricted capacity

NEW DELHI:The restricted capacity at multiplexes will not lead to a ticket price hike, rather the pent-up demand is expected to accelerate the revival process, said Inox Leisure.In a conversation with IANS, the company's Chief Executive Alok Tandon said that new offerings will be introduced to attract customers.

Punjab Govt issues guidelines for opening of schools, coaching centers from Oct 15

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Government today decided to open more activates in the areas outside the containment zones after 15.10.2020.No decision has yet been taken on opening of cinema halls and multiplexes.

66.5% say newspapers still most important source of information: IANS C Voter Media Tracker

NEW DELHI:More than two thirds or 66.5 per cent respondents said that the newspaper is still the most important source of information, according to the IANS C Voter Media Tracker. 29.2 per cent respondents disagreed with the construct at an all India level while 66.5 per cent agreed.To emphasise the importance in Covid times, 63.1 per cent said reading newspapers has become more important to the readers after Corona while 31.2 per cent disagreed.

Unlock 5.0: J&K government announces guidelines

JAMMU:As the government of Jammu and Kashmir has issued fresh guidelines for unlock 5.0, Secretary Disaster Management, Relief, Rehabilitation and Reconstruction and Member Secretary State Executive Committee, Simrandeep Singh on Friday gave details about the allowed and not allowed activities.

Instagram most preferred platform among Indian youth: Survey

NEW DELHI:Instagram has emerged as the most preferred social media platform among the Indian youth while YouTube garnered most attention amid pandemic, with 98 per cent of those surveyed installed it in their phones followed by Netflix and Amazon Prime, a new report said on Friday.

Bigg Boss 14: Sara Gurpal 'will go mad' if she gets film with Salman Khan

MUMBAI: Bigg Boss 14 housemate Sara Gurpal confesses she is a big fan of show host and Bollywood superstar Salman Khan. In fact, she hints at extreme outcome if she ever gets work in a film with Salman.

Cinemas to open but wait for Bollywood biggies will continue

NEW DELHI:The Government of India has announced that cinemas will be allowed to reopen across the country starting October 15, and fans are overjoyed. The decision has been hailed by the film fraternity, too, who are now waiting for all the state governments to give a green signal.

Punjab CM virtually launches construction of 750 rural stadiums, flags off 12 ambulances

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Friday digitally flagged off a fleet of ambulances and construction of 750 rural stadiums/playgrounds, besides witnessing the signing of an MoU for conferring ownership rights on economically weaker sections, thus paving the way for further development and progress of the state.

Punjab Government augments fleet of ambulances by a hundred- Balbir Singh Sidhu

CHANDIGARH: The State Government has augmented its fleet of ambulances by addition of a hundred new ambulances and has pressed them into operation on the auspicious occasion of 150th birth anniversary of the Father of Nation, Mahatma Gandhi, informed S. Balbir Singh Sidhu, Health Minister Punjab.

As Dhonis produce mythological sci-fi web series, Sakshi shares inside info

NEW DELHI: Former India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni and his wife Sakshi plan to score in a very different game than cricket. They are foraying into OTT space with a web series.

WAP seeks global ban on all types of wild life trade in a open letter to UN body

CHANDIGARH:In an open letter written to the UN Biodiversity Summit, the World Animal Protection
and Humane Society International together supported by 120 other organizations has requested the body
to impose global ban on all wild life trade, cross-border wildlife trade

EEMA organised a special event to mark the re-opening of events in India…

NEW DELHI: With the Unlock 4.0, the Government has allowed opening of social, religious, cultural events in most parts of the country to resume with a maximum gathering capacity of 100 people effective from 21 September 2020. In order to mark this big day of re-opening of events, EEMA showcased this event demonstrating the proposed set of SOPs live in Delhi, Kochi, Goa and Chandigarh to the Govt. dignitaries, industry stakeholders and clients.

Big B one of the most comfortable superstars to work with: KBC stylist

NEW DELHI: Bollywood icon Amitabh Bachchan is among the most comfortable superstars to work with, says Priya Patil, his stylist on Kaun Banega Crorepati.

NCB grills Rakul, Deepika's ex-manager, Dharma honcho

MUMBAI: The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) on Friday is questioning Bollywood actor Rakul Preet Singh, Dharma Productions executive producer Kshitij Ravi Prasad and Deepika Padukone's former manager Karishma Prakash in connection with its probe into the drugs case related to death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput.

CITCO Banquet halls in Chandigarh reopen

CHANDIGARH: Now residents of Chandigarh shall be able to enjoy highly nutritive but low-colorie food at affordable price at CITCO Banquet Halls as the management of CITCO has decided to reopen its halls after long time due to COVID 19.  With the Government’s directive  permitting gathering of 100 individuals  in social events from September 21 under Unlock 4.0 , CITCO’s five star property Hotel Mountview and four star property Hotel Shivalikview are opened to register bookings for organizing  Weddings , Conference or any gatherings up to 100 pax.

Qualcomm announces Snapdragon 750G chip with 5G connectivity

NEW DELHI: Global chipmaker Qualcomm has announced Snapdragon 750G 5G Mobile Platform that enables global 5G connectivity with HDR gaming and on-device AI.

Rana Sodhi imparts sports managerial skills to IIM students

CHANDIGARH:Punjab Sports, Youth Services and NRIs affairs Minister Rana Gurmit Singh Sodhi today imparted the sports managerial skills to the newly admitted students of two year Post Graduate Diploma in Sports Management of IIM Rohtak.

IPL 13: Rajasthan Royals launches a new app

DUBAI: IPL franchise Rajasthan Royals on Monday announced the launch of their new app, "The Rajasthan Royals app", claiming that it would have some never seen before technology that would bring fans closer to the action.

John Abraham's 'Satyameva Jayate 2' confirmed for Eid 2021 release

MUMBAI: The John Abraham-starrer Satyameva Jayate 2 will release on May 12, 2021 on the occasion of Eid.

Higher educational institutes to open in Punjab from Sept 21, school, colleges, coaching centers to remain shut

CHANDIGARH: In compliance with the directives of Unlock 4.0, issued by the Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), the Punjab Government on Saturday allowed the opening of higher education institutions for Ph.D scholars and post graduate students of technical and professional programmes requiring laboratories and experimental works from September 21. However, schools, colleges and coaching centres will remain closed.

TikTok says disappointed with US move to ban app from Sunday

SAN FRANCISCO:Video-sharing social networking platform TikTok said it felt disappointed with the decision announced by the US Commerce Department blocking the download and update of the company's popular application starting Sunday.

Abu Dhabi set to host Return to UFC Fight Island from Sep 26-Oct 25

NEW DELHI /ABU DHABI: Indian sports fans can look forward to exciting times ahead. The 13th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) is set to commence in Abu Dhabi and hot on its heels is the second edition of the popular UFC Fight Island as the UAE capital city emerges as front runner in the revival of the global tourism and sports industry amidst the Covid-19 pandemic.

Ankur Bhatia: OTTs setting commendable level in entertainment

MUMBAI: Actor Ankur Bhatia says essaying the role of a Pakistani Army Chief in the upcoming web series Crackdown was a difficult challenge.

Ranveer Singh's efforts to make Indian Sign Language an official language is on

MUMBAI:India's deaf community has lauded the efforts of actor Ranveer Singh to make Indian Sign Language an official language.

Wolves FC looking to link up with clubs, schools in India

MUMBAI: Premier League side Wolverhampton Wanderers on Tuesday said that it is planning to "link with international schools, academies and clubs" in India soon after the Covid-19 pandemic subsides. The club had recently announced an association with Boss Entertainment India and is looking to further penetrate the country's market.

TikTok ban won't affect employees salary payment, US says in filing

SAN FRANCISCO:  An executive order issued by the Donald Trump administration last month that prohibits any US transaction with TikTok's Chinese parent company, ByteDance, would not affect pay cheques of the employees, the government said in a court filing.

Undekhi' actor Surya Sharma got his TV break after over 800 auditions

MUMBAI:It was not easy for actor Surya Sharma to find his space in the entertainment industry. It took him almost seven years.

Rhea, Sushant's 'smoking video' goes viral

MUMBAI:A video featuring late actor Sushant Singh Rajput along with his girlfriend Rhea Chakraborty has emerged online, which shows them smoking what is referred to as rolled cigarettes.

As Rhea gets arrested, CINTAA statement advocates upholding dignity of women

MUMBAI: Even as the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) was all set to arrest actress Rhea Chakraborty on Tuesday, the Cine and TV Artists Association (CINTAA) issued a statement denouncing the consistent attack on the acting fraternity by sections of the media, following the death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput.

Wearing marks, social-distancing could lead to "enormous economic gains": US Fed chief

WASHINGTON:  US Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said that wearing masks and social-distancing measures could lead to "enormous economic gains" for the US economy.

Akshay Kumar unveils FAU-G as India's alternative to PUBG

Akash, Isha Ambani in Fortune's '40 Under 40' global list

NEW DELHI:  The twin children of billionaire Mukesh Ambani, Akash and Isha, have made it to the Fortune's latest '40 Under 40' list of influential people around the world.

'Naagin 5' actor Mohit Malhotra wants to explore comedy

MUMBAI: With his stint in Naagin 5 having ended, actor Mohit Malhotra now wants to explore a different genre. He is looking forward to doing comic roles.

Pranab Mukherjee cremated with military honours amid Covid-19 precautions

NEW DELHI: Former President Pranab Mukherjee, who passed away here at Army's R&R Hospital during treatment on Monday at the age of 84, was cremated with full military honours on Tuesday afternoon at the Lodhi Road crematorium following a strict Covid-19 precautionary protocol.

Pranab death: 7-day state mourning in Goa

PANAJI:The Goa government will observe a seven-day state mourning, in the wake of the death of former President Pranab Mukherjee.

Punjab announces seven day state mourning as a tribute to Pranab Mukherjee

CHANDIGARH: The Punjab government led by Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has announced a seven-day state mourning in the honor of former President of India Mr Pranab Mukherjee, who passed away at New Delhi today evening.