• Shah Rukh, Gauri To Celebrate Silver Jubilee Wedding Anniversary In Mannat, Tonight

    Shah Rukh Khan has taken a break from his upcoming film being directed by Imtiaz Ali. Today is a big day for him and his wife Gauri. Here are his plans for the next few hours

  • Shocking! Is This The Reason Why Anurag Kashyap Apologized To PM Narendra Modi?

    Well we all know about the criticism that the director Anurag Kashyap had face for his comments on the Internet for his comments on the recent visit of the Prime Minister to Paksistan. Vikramaditya Motwane, Madhu Mantena and Vikas Bahl felt that Anurag‘s tweets might be a reason for the damage of the production house’s box office prospects and they would be dragged into another controversy which they definitely didn’t want and that’s the reason they had asked him to be careful with his words and told him to apologize to avoid any further consequences.

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  • Shahid Kapoor’s Candid Confession About Mira And Misha Will Make You Go Awww!

    Shahid Kapoor is enjoying the phase of fatherhood right now. The actor and her wife Mira Rajput became proud parents of baby girl, Misha recently. Shahid is seen spending quality time with his daughter.

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  • India vs New Zealand: Commentator Scott Styris walks out after Kedar Jadhav takes a wicket in 3rd ODI

    Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni dominated headlines after India's thumping seven-wicket win over New Zealand in the third ODI at Mohali. However, not many, especially those who didn't watch the match, would be aware of a commentator walking out after Kedar Jadhav took his first wicket in the visitors' innings. The commentator in question is former Black Caps cricketer Scott Styris, who is part of the commentary panel for the ongoing series, who was doing his mic duties alongside Indian cricketer-turned-commentators Ravi Shastri and Sunil Gavaskar. To give you a little context, Jadhav has been a revelation for India in the ODI series, both with ball and bat. In the first one-dayer, he removed Jimmy Neesham

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  • Sushant Singh Rajput & Sunny Deol snapped at the airport | Parties & Events

    Browse Sushant Singh Rajput & Sunny Deol snapped at the airport Photos at Parties & Events. Download Sushant Singh Rajput & Sunny Deol snapped at the airport photos at Parties & Events at Bollywood Hungama

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  • Explore Various Designs, Colours and Shapes For The Artistic Rangolis This Navratri

    The artwork of Rangolis is one of the most amazing visual delights. Rangolis have a great significance in the festival of Navratri. In this article, we present to you the types of designs, colours and shapes for the Rangolis.

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  • Pakistan lifts ‘suspension’ on Indian films, will release ADHM and ‘Shivaay’

    Mumbai: Terming it merely a ‘suspension’ and not a ban, as there was no government intervention, exhibitors on their own had decided to stop the screening of Indian films, following the ban on Pakistani artists and technicians working in India by the Indian Motion Pictures Producers’ Association (IMPPA) earlier in October, reports the Express Tribune. This decision comes in wake of the Indian Army’s criticism of the MNS’ penalty of 50 million rupees on Indian films featuring Pakistani actors. Following the losses, exhibitors had gathered thrice since the suspension of Indian films to ponder over the possible consequences. According to another cinema owner, “The Indian Army’s statement is a good enough evidence for the change in perspective on the other side of the border.

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  • Here’s All You Need To Know About Amitabh Bachchan’s Grand Diwali Party!

    With Diwali coming round the corner, there are big Diwali plans of various celebrities from the tinsel town. Bollywood has double bonanza for the fans this year with two big releases on Diwali- Ae Dil Hai Mushkil and Shivaay. The grandest celebration of Diwali from all is celebrated by the Bachchan family and their Diwali bash is the best Diwali party in the B-town.

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  • Ram Gopal Varma’s Amitabh Bachchan starrer Sarkar 3 in trouble

    Earlier we had reported that Ram Gopal Varma’s Sarkar 3 featuring Amitabh Bachchan returning to the title role from the previous films had commenced shooting. Now we hear that the film has run into legal trouble with Narendra Hirawat issuing a notice to Varma for copyright infringement. The legal notice sent by Narendra Hirawat & Co’s lawyer, claims that his company is the sole owner of the original film Sarkar’s copyrights as well as the negative rights and all other irreversible world negative rights of the film for perpetuity, and that only he has the right to initiate process of making a prequel, sequel or remake of the film. While a notice has been sent to RGV of the same, the lawyers have

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  • Obama burns Trump on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live': 'At least I'll go down as a president'

    President Barack Obama had some burns for Donald Trump during an appearance on "Jimmy Kimmel...

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  • Jayalalithaa's health: MS Swaminathan, Kushboo visit Apollo hospital to convey wishes

    Chennai: Eminent agriculture scientist MS Swaminathan on Monday visited Apollo Hospital and enquired about the health status of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa who is undergoing treatment. Swaminathan, also founder of MS Swaminathan Research Foundation (MSSSRF), conveyed the prayers of scientists, scholars and staff of his institution for the speedy recovery of Jayalalithaa. An MSSSRF release said Swaminathan called on Deputy Speaker Lok Sabha M Thambidurai, state Finance Minister O Panneerselvam and Health Minister C Vijayabhaskar during his visit. Also, Congress party spokesperson Kushboo Sundar, pastors of Church of South India (CSI) and a host of others visited the hospital. Prayers

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  • Siddharth Roy Kapur gets heartfelt tribute adieu from Disney

    New Delhi [India], Oct.25 (ANI): Film producer Siddharth Roy Kapur will soon be stepping down from his role as Managing Director and CEO of Disney India to start his own business. Confirming this news in an email to his employees, Walt Disney International Chairman Andy Bird wrote a heartfelt goodbye to Kapur, who led the organisation graciously and performed his role brilliantly. Dear Team, One of the great satisfactions about working at Disney is the opportunity I have to work alongside diverse, talented and ambitious teams.

  • Bollywood Toons: Chemistry that saved Karan's Ae Dil Hai Mushkil!

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  • "I knew this will happen someday": Shivpal on being sacked

    Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) [India], Oct. 24 (ANI): Ahead of the crucial meeting convened by Samajwadi Party president Mulayam Singh to discuss the future course of action in the wake of the escalating feud within the party ranks, his brother Shivpal Yadav on Monday said that he knew about his sacking from the Uttar Pradesh Cabinet beforehand. Mulayam has called the meeting to be attended by the Samajwadi Party MPs, MLAs, MLCs and senior leaders to discuss plans to celebrate 25 years of the party he founded.

  • How a 25-Year-Old Delhi Boy Is Creating Solar Entrepreneurs in Rural India

    Meet a young renewable energy-enthusiast from Delhi who is keen on equipping solar entrepreneurs with all the right tools required to run a business. Lakshey Sehgal, a 25-year-old resident of Delhi, always wanted to work in the field of solar energy generation. After finishing his Master’s in renewable energy technology from Pondicherry University, he worked in different companies in the same field for about three years. But his experiences during this time gave him a whole new idea. “I saw a lack of trained manpower when I joined this sector for the first time. There was a lack of awareness around using advanced technology and installing newer products. At the same time, there was a lot of push from the government’s side to increase the use of solar energy in rural and urban households. This led to an increase in demand. Now, many private entities are entering the field. They are putting in money and setting up businesses to install solar power panels or work in the sector in some way or the other. But many of them are doing it wrong,” he says. You may also like: These Engineers and Students Electrified Two Karnataka Villages in Less Than Two Months “I felt that if we want to work in this field, then the entrepreneurs should know what they are doing. They need better training,” says Lakshey. In July this year, he founded Spektron Solar Private Limited, a company that conducts development and training programmes for small-scale solar entrepreneurs “Being a solar entrepreneur can mean a lot of things,” says Lakshey adding, “It is a vast field. One can be anything from a manufacturer to an installer. The person can be someone who wants to install a solar manufacturing unit, or someone who is just selling solar TVs or lanterns. But the problem comes when you want to be a solar installer. The installer has to buy products from different companies and fit them in a proper way as a solar plant in someone’s house. A lot of things can go wrong during the installation.” With a team of four people, Spektron Solar organises training sessions for those aspiring to start a business in solar system installations. The workshops help them understand that this job requires special skills and knowledge. Two-day training sessions are conducted on rooftops with original systems. The entrepreneurs take part in practical activities to understand what can go wrong during the installation, the required orientation of panels, quality of products, problems to look out for, etc. This is done with the help of demonstrations, experiments, practical sessions, etc. The team uses animations and 3-D visuals during training, and entrepreneurs pay a fee of Rs. 5,000 -7,000 for the programme. This knowledge helps them save money and is beneficial in the long run. People usually come to know about the training programme through ads in local newspapers, Facebook posts, etc. Lakshey has conducted sessions in Dehradun, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Chandigarh, Madhya Pradesh, Ranchi, Gandhinagar, and Delhi, training over 200 people up until now. The team piloted their programme in big cities to see how the model works and then started moving to smaller towns. You may also like: The World’s Largest Solar Oven Cooking Class Has Taught Over 25,000 Kids to Cook Using Solar Power Their long-term goal is to work in tier-two and tier-three cities and they will begin with Amritsar, Jalandhar, Guwahati, and Tripura. Spektron Solar's office is in Delhi and the company is collaborating with the National Institute for Entrepreneurship and Small Business Development. Moving forward, Lakshey wants to start an online platform for Spektron Solar, for which he is currently trying to raise funds. “We provide entrepreneurs with many tools during the training, like giving them Excel sheet presentations, quick calculation tools, animations, etc. We plan to have an online platform where all this will be available. This way, even after the training is over, they can be in touch with us and ask for technical support,” he says. Even now, the team receives many calls from past participants asking for advice on making presentations and approaching customers; for help with sample proposals, pricing, laws and policies, etc. Lakshey feels that the impact is already visible. “Two months back, I conducted a programme in Dehradun. And one of the entrepreneurs from there is almost on the verge of starting his own solar manufacturing unit,” he says. Another participant from Haryana has been able to install solar systems providing about 100 KWp of solar energy to over 30 buildings. This shows that there is a lot of scope for development in this field and several people need help to understand the technology better. While working with a startup after finishing college, Lakshey used to train people on renewable energy. “When I was there, I saw that the government is providing grants and funding to different organizations to train technicians for free. But no one is training entrepreneurs who have to do a major chunk of the job. There are small scale training centres in bigger cities, but nothing specifically in tier-two and tier-three cities. We are working towards filling this gap,” he concludes. You can contact Lakshey by writing to him at  lakshey@spektronsolar.com. You may also like: How One School Used Solar Power to Go from Being an Electricity Consumer to Electricity Producer Like this story? Or have something to share? 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  • Deepika Padukone or Priyanka Chopra in Siddharth Anand’s next?

    In fact, after Salman Khan featuring alongside Chinese actress Zhu Zhu in the Indo-Chinese venture Tubelight that is being directed by Kabir Khan, we hear that the Bang Bang director Siddharth Anand has been brought on board to direct the second film in the three film Indo-Chinese coproduction deal that Eros has signed. Confirming the same, Siddharth Anand stated that the film which is a cross cultural romance set in Beijing might feature Chinese actor Deng Chao. Further adding details Ajit Thakur of Trinity Pictures, which is a franchise of Eros International, stated that while the script of the film is currently being worked upon, it will in all likelihood feature an A list Bollywood actress

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  • Depression forms over Bay of Bengal, cyclonic storm expected in next 24 hrs

    New Delhi [India], Oct. 24 (ANI): A deep depression formed over the Bay of Bengal, named Kyant, is expected to become a cyclonic storm in the next 24 hours and hit the Odisha coast. Bhubaneswar Met office has said the actual impact on the state can be stated only after the cyclonic storm recurves close to the Myanmar coast today. It added that the deep depression lay centred about 950 km east-southeast of Gopalpur, a place in Ganjam district of Odisha.

  • Sanjay Dutt's Marco Bhau faces setback

    Though it’s been eight months since Bollywood star Sanjay Dutt walked out of prison as a free man, we are yet to see the actor back in action. Ever since his release, his name has often been associated with films which later turn out to be mere speculations. Shelly Chopra, sister of renowned filmmaker Vidhu Vinod Chopra announced Marco Bhau with the actor soon after his return but now the film too has been facing a tad bit of trouble. We hear that Marco Bhau which was to kick start soon has been delayed because the script isn’t convincing enough. Vidhu Vinod Chopra, who has worked with Sanjay Dutt in many films including the Munnabhai series, is a renowned producer-director. But we hear when

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  • SC refuses to hear plea to stop arrests on Jaya health 'rumours'

    But the apex court nevertheless gave the petitioner liberty to seek recourse under law in future. The Supreme Court on Monday refused to entertain a plea seeking a direction to the Tamil Nadu government to release persons arrested for sharing information about the health status of ailing Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa on social media. Initially during the hearing, a Bench of Justices Dipak Misra and Amitava Roy expressed incredulity at the arrests, asking “are they really arrested for these kind of cases? Can't they be dealt in a different way?” However, the court refrained from intervening, saying no cases have been registered under criminal defamation so far. The court was hearing an

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  • Everything we know about the great Indian debit card hacking

    One of the biggest security breaches in the history of India’s banks was uncovered last week, placing millions of debit card users at risk. Customers of India’s biggest lenders, including the State Bank of India (SBI), HDFC Bank, ICICI Bank, and Yes Bank, were affected, with an estimated Rs1.3 crore already whisked off by hackers.…

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