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Retro Aesthetics Clubbed With Swag! Akshay Kumar’s New Look From ‘Bell Bottom’ Unveiled On Actor’s Birthday
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Retro Aesthetics Clubbed With Swag! Akshay Kumar’s New Look From ‘Bell Bottom’ Unveiled On Actor’s Birthday

Mumbai: The makers of the upcoming espionage thriller 'Bell Bottom' featuring Akshay Kumar on Wednesday released the new look of the star on his 53rd birthday. The retro aesthetics are hard to miss as is the swag factor in the star's new look revealed by Pooja Entertainment on Instagram.ALSO READ | Happy Birthday Akshay Kumar: Wife Twinkle Khanna Celebrates Her Big Boy’s Special Day, Gives Glimpse Of Daughter Nitara's Handmade Card[insta]https://www.instagram.com/p/CE5o5XhpsJd/]They captions include a birthday cake emoji "BIRTHDAY SPECIAL. Introducing the suave retro look of @akshaykumar from #Bellbottom!"Currently, the espionage thriller is being shot in Scotland. Social media updates indicate that actors Akshay Kumar, Vaani Kapoor, Lara Dutta, Adil Hussain, Huma Qu...
Ankita Lokhande Shares Long Post Addressing ‘Dear Haters’; Indirectly Asks Rhea Chakraborty ‘Should She Have Allowed A Depressed Man To Consume Drugs?’
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Ankita Lokhande Shares Long Post Addressing ‘Dear Haters’; Indirectly Asks Rhea Chakraborty ‘Should She Have Allowed A Depressed Man To Consume Drugs?’

Popular TV actress Ankita Lokhande shared a cryptic post on social media after the Narcotics Control Bureau arrested Rhea Chakbraborty under various sections of the NDPS Act on Tuesday (September 8). The Marathi Mulgi, who made her Bollywood debut with Kangana Ranaut’s ‘Manikarnika: Queen Of Jhansi’, posted a note in which she said that nothing happens in the world by chance. She talked about ‘Karma’ and ‘Fate’ in our Twitter and Instagram post.Ankita Lokhande has now shared another post to clarify her stand on her previous post. The actress said that she is putting up the post because she has been questioned about Sushant Singh Rajput’s death ‘time and again’.“I again clarify, for the reason time and again being asked by the media to me on whether I  feel it's a mur...
More join salary protest against North MCD
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More join salary protest against North MCD

Written by Abhinav Rajput | New Delhi | Updated: September 10, 2020 9:12:01 am At the protest WednesdayStaff members from the offices of Mayor, standing committee, Leader of House and Opposition, different Commissioners, committee heads, and press and information departments have now joined the ongoing protest against the salary delay by the staff of the North Corporation at the Civic Centre. Corporation employees across the board, including engineers and municipal administration staff, have been staging protests over the issue at the civic body’s headquarter for the past six days. On Wednesday, several employees staged sit-ins inside and outside the D...
Omar Abdullah seeks time to vacate Srinagar Gupkar Road government bungalow | India News – Times of India
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Omar Abdullah seeks time to vacate Srinagar Gupkar Road government bungalow | India News – Times of India

SRINAGAR: Former J&K chief minister Omar Abdullah has asked the secretary, hospitality, protocol and estates department, for eight to 10 weeks’ time to vacate his palatial government accommodation — comprising two adjacent houses, G-1 and G-5 — in Srinagar’s Gupkar Road. “My letter to the J&K administration. I will be vacating my government accommodation in Srinagar before the end of October. The point to note is that contrary to stories planted in the media last year, I received no notice to vacate & have chosen to do so of my own accord,” he tweeted on Wednesday. “Consequent upon the change in entitlements for former CMs of J&K some months ago, I now find myself in an unauthorised occupation of this accommodation as no attempt has been made to regularise the allotment ...
Republic says bid to silence after reporters held for ‘trespass’ at CM Uddhav Thackeray’s house in Raigad
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Republic says bid to silence after reporters held for ‘trespass’ at CM Uddhav Thackeray’s house in Raigad

By: Express News Service | Mumbai | Updated: September 10, 2020 8:29:23 am Calling the incident “a horrendous overreach" by the state government, the statement said the reporter was being pressured "to reveal his story, his leads and his sources".Three persons, including two journalists with Republic Media Network, were arrested Wednesday for allegedly trespassing on Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray’s farmhouse at Khalapur in Raigad district. Slamming the police for “clamping down” on the right to report, Republic said that its “reporter Anuj Kumar, video journalist Yashpaljit Singh and Ola cab driver Pradeep Dilip Dhanavade have been taken into illega...
Rashami, Devoleena, Koena & Other ‘Bigg Boss 13’ Contestants Condemn BMC’s Demolition Drive At Kangana Ranaut’s Bungalow In Mumbai
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Rashami, Devoleena, Koena & Other ‘Bigg Boss 13’ Contestants Condemn BMC’s Demolition Drive At Kangana Ranaut’s Bungalow In Mumbai

New Delhi: Kangana Ranaut’s ongoing tussle with the Shiv Sena has become the talk of the town. The ‘Panga’ actress set several tongues wagging when she compared Mumbai to Pakistan occupied Kashmir. She made the big statement after Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut asked her not to come back to Mumbai. The ‘Queen’ star alleged that Raut’s remark seemed like an open threat and announced that she would return to the city on September 9. She landed in Mumbai amid protests from Shiv Sena workers at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport.Also READ| Kangana vs BMC Row: Twitter Divided As Corporation Demolishes Manikarnika Actress' Mumbai PropertyEarlier in the day, a Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) team demolished parts of Kangana’s Pali Hill bungalow, ci...
Trump said he played down pandemic so as to not cause panic: Book – Times of India
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Trump said he played down pandemic so as to not cause panic: Book – Times of India

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump intentionally misled the American people about the lethality of the coronavirus because he did not want to create panic, according to investigative journalist Bob Woodward who was told as much by the President on record, on tape. "I wanted to always play it down. I still like playing it down, because I don't want to create a panic," Trump told Woodward in a telephone interview on March 19, one of 18 he gave to the Washington chronicler between December and January for his book Rage, excerpts from which was made public today. In an earlier February 7 phone call, Trump told Woodward, “You just breathe the air and that’s how it’s passed ... And so that’s a very tricky one. That’s a very delicate one. It’s also more deadly than even your strenuous flu."...
26% absent in JEE, up from 6% in Jan test
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26% absent in JEE, up from 6% in Jan test

Written by Ritika Chopra | New Delhi | September 10, 2020 4:40:08 am The conduct of the JEE (Main) was mired in controversy with some students demanding that the examination be put off (Express Photo/ Representational image)Amid the row over conducting the Joint Entrance Examination (Main) for admission to premier engineering colleges in times of Covid, attendance for the exam held between September 1 and 6 fell by 20 percentage points over the first cycle held in January. While 94.32 per cent of registered students appeared for the exam held in January 2019, attendance fell to 74 per cent for the exam held earlier this month — the first national entran...
Gujarat: Health dept changes stance, encourages more Covid tests
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Gujarat: Health dept changes stance, encourages more Covid tests

Written by Sohini Ghosh | Ahmedabad | September 10, 2020 4:34:50 am The researcher is, however, cautious to point out that there are data quality issues with the number of cases and deaths given out by the state. (Representational)Unlike its stand couple of months ago against increased testing for Covid-19, the Gujarat health department is now encouraging people to come out and undergo rapid antigen tests (RAT), through information, education and communication (IEC) targeted posters over social media. Earlier, the department had submitted before the Gujarat High Court (HC) that increased testing would lead to fear psychosis among people, with more inadv...
8.15% interest rate on PF to be paid now, rest linked to equity returns
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8.15% interest rate on PF to be paid now, rest linked to equity returns

Written by Aanchal Magazine | New Delhi | September 10, 2020 4:30:02 am While it made the initial recommendation for 8.5% interest rate in March, the EPFO, which comes under the Labour Ministry, had not sought the Finance Ministry’s approval so far.The Central Board of Trustees of the Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) has recommended splitting payment of the interest rate of 8.5% recommended for financial year 2019-20 into two parts, citing “exceptional circumstances arising out of Covid-19”. The EPFO will credit 8.15% to its over six crore subscribers for the year immediately and give the remaining 0.35%, which is linked to its equity inves...
As Ranaut slams BMC ‘Babar ki army’, High Court stays ‘mala fide’ demolition
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As Ranaut slams BMC ‘Babar ki army’, High Court stays ‘mala fide’ demolition

Written by Omkar Gokhale , Laxman Singh | Mumbai | September 10, 2020 4:22:01 am The BMC Wednesday demolished parts of Kangana Ranaut's Pali Hill property in Bandra. THE Bombay High Court on Wednesday stayed the demolition of alleged unauthorised structures at an office of actor Kangana Ranaut, hours after the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) had started the exercise. “We cannot help but mention here that if the MCGM (Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai) would act with similar swiftness qua the numerous unauthorized constructions, the City would be a completely different place to live in,” the court said. The BMC team had arrived at...
Govt puts national security clause in defence FDI hike to 74 per cent
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Govt puts national security clause in defence FDI hike to 74 per cent

Written by Harikishan Sharma , Krishn Kaushik | New Delhi | Updated: September 10, 2020 8:30:57 am The policy was approved by the Union Cabinet on Tuesday.The new policy raising the cap of foreign direct investment through automatic approval in the defence sector from 49 per cent to 74 per cent now has a ‘National Security’ clause as a condition. The policy was approved by the Union Cabinet on Tuesday. According to sources, the new condition has been proposed by the Ministry of Commerce and Industry. “Foreign investment in the Defence Sector shall be subject to scrutiny on ground of National Security and the Government reserves the right to re...
Will miss energy of Eden Gardens: Dinesh Karthik | Cricket News – Times of India
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Will miss energy of Eden Gardens: Dinesh Karthik | Cricket News – Times of India

Dinesh Karthik. (TOI Photo)ABU DHABI: Kolkata Knight Riders captain Dinesh Karthik on Wednesday said his side would miss the fans who bring in a massive energy during IPL matches at the iconic Eden Gardens. The IPL action will unfold before empty stands from September 19 in the UAE due to COVID-19 pandemic. Check full league stage schedule"We will be missing our fans this year and the energy of Eden Gardens. We wanted to communicate directly with KKR fans, and wanted to convey what they mean to us. We do understand that they can't be here in person with us, but they will be in our heart," Karthik said here while launching a campaign titled "Tu Fan Nahi Toofan Hai!" In a year when the COVID-19 pandemic has forced the tournament to be shifted out of India, KKR look to connect with their f...
Gurgaon sees surge with 1,900 cases  in eight days
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Gurgaon sees surge with 1,900 cases in eight days

Written by Sakshi Dayal | Gurgaon | September 10, 2020 4:05:13 am As per data from the daily health bulletins, Gurgaon saw 2,833 fresh cases in all of August, out of 61,132 people tested for the infection. (Express Archive)While Gurgaon recorded around 2,800 Covid-19 cases in August, new cases have seen an uptick this month, with the district recording over 1,900 fresh cases in the first eight days of September. The total number of tests conducted so far in September is around one-third the total tests conducted in August. As per data from the daily health bulletins, Gurgaon saw 2,833 fresh cases in all of August, out of 61,132 people tested for the ...
Ekta Kapoor’s House Vandalized; ‘Naagin 5’ Producer Issues Apology For Hurting Sentiments In Her Show ‘Virgin Bhasskar 2’
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Ekta Kapoor’s House Vandalized; ‘Naagin 5’ Producer Issues Apology For Hurting Sentiments In Her Show ‘Virgin Bhasskar 2’

New Delhi: A hostel named ‘Ahilyabai’ has been depicted on Ekta Kapoor’s ALTBalaji show ‘Virgin Bhasskar 2’, after which there was an outbreak as it has offended a certain section of the society. The producer issued an apology soon after saying that the scene was never meant to be an act of disrespect. She further assured that the scene has also been removed from the show. Even after Ekta Kapoor’s apology, her Mumbai residence was vandalised on Tuesday.ALSO READ| Jay Bhanushali Opens Up On How Daughter Tara Changed His And Wife Mahhi Vij’s LifeThe vandalization led to the destruction of lights of the main gate of the producer’s residence and glasses were shattered. Though there has been no large-scale damage being done to the property, security outside Ekta Kapoor’s ...
Samsung Galaxy S20 FE gets listed on official website ahead of launch: Report – Times of India
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Samsung Galaxy S20 FE gets listed on official website ahead of launch: Report – Times of India

Representative imageSamsung is soon expected to launch a handset with Galaxy S20 FE moniker and over the months, there have been leaks to suggest the presence of such a handset. Now, according to a report by Android Authority, the company has posted the upcoming phone on its Philippines website. Tipster Evan Blass too has listed the render images of the device in two colour options — Cloud Navy and Cloud Lavender — revealing certain design details of the handset such as a centrally placed punch-hole selfie camera and a triple rear camera setup on the top left corner. As per the report, the handset will come with the model name G780F and offer 128GB storage and dual-SIM support. Reports about Samsung launching a special Fan Edition (FE) have been rife since June and last week, a report b...
Sharad Pawar on BMC’s demolition drive at Kangana Ranaut’s property: If BMC is acting as per rules, then it is right – Times of India
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Sharad Pawar on BMC’s demolition drive at Kangana Ranaut’s property: If BMC is acting as per rules, then it is right – Times of India

On Wednesday night, NCP chief Sharad Pawar talked about the BMC's demolition drive on Kangana Ranaut's property in Mumbai. He said, "I don't have any information regarding her office. But I read in the newspapers that it was an unauthorised construction. However, unauthorised constructions are not new in Mumbai. If BMC is acting as per rules, then it is right." I don't have any information regarding her office. But I read in the newspapers that it was an unauthorised constru… https://t.co/yviPGZqLjz— ANI (@ANI) 1599659295000 Meanwhile, the Bombay High Court ordered a stay on BMC’s drive at Kangana’s office after she filed a plea against the BMC. Currently, the officials have put their demolition work to rest. On the other hand, several Bollywood celebs took to their respectiv...
Microsoft may soon launch a budget Surface laptop, claims report – Times of India
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Microsoft may soon launch a budget Surface laptop, claims report – Times of India

Microsoft is gearing up to launch a new and affordable model in the Surface laptop range, claims a report by Windows Central. As per the report, the company is working on a 12.5-inch Surface laptop that is codenamed Sparti, which will be “positioned as a more affordable Surface Laptop…” The report claims that the alleged affordable Surface laptop is expected to offer a lightweight clamshell PC design that is said to come powered by 10th-generation Intel Core i5 processor. The upcoming affordable Surface laptop is said to fill the price gap between Surface Go and Surface Pro, which start at Rs 38,599 and Rs 79,999 respectively. The report claims that the company has not made any compromises on the build quality of the device. “Sources who have had eyes on engineering prototypes say Spart...
Parth Samthaan & Erica Fernandes Starrer ‘Kasautii Zindagii Kay 2’ To Wrap Up On THIS Date?
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Parth Samthaan & Erica Fernandes Starrer ‘Kasautii Zindagii Kay 2’ To Wrap Up On THIS Date?

Ekta Kapoor’s ‘Kasautii Zindagii Kay 2’ has been hogging all the limelight ever since the news of the show going off air hit the internet. The romantic saga featuring Parth Samthaan and Erica Fernandes has grabbed several eyeballs when the reports of the lead stars leaving the show spread like wildfire. While Erica aka Prerna squashed all the rumours, Parth didn’t make any official announcement. It was rumoured that Parth aka Anurag Basu has quit the show to focus on his health and other upcoming projects.Some reports suggested that the makers have managed to convince Parth to change his decision. It was also said that the ‘Kaisi Yeh Yaarian’ actor will shoot for only five days a week and his remuneration would also see a rise.Gossip mills were buzzing with the rumou...