Entertainment

There is no point making documentary films: Akshay Kumar

Bollywood star Akshay Kumar has been delivering back-to-back hit films which are either around love for the nation or highlight a social issue. These include critically acclaimed movies like Padman and Toilet Ek Prem Katha. Akshay now has a strong opinion about commercial films that depict subjects with social relevance. The actor feels people react […]

Entertainment

Akshay Kumar and team wrap up Housefull 4

After being mired in controversies for a long time, the fourth film in the Housefull franchise Housefull 4 has been wrapped up. Akshay Kumar shared a photo featuring the entire cast of the comedy film and announced the wrap. He tweeted, “While we have called it a ‘wrap’ for #Housefull4, fun never ends..See you all […]

Entertainment

Mirzapur actor Ali Fazal: It would be a surprise for many to see me in this role

Mirzapur, starring Pankaj Tripathi, Ali Fazal, Vikrant Massey and Divyendu Sharma, has been garnering a mixed response from the audience. But what has left the world amazed is the stellar performance of the power-packed cast. Recently at the launch of the show, Ali sat down for an exclusive chat with indianexpress.com about this project. Opening […]

Entertainment

Shakeela poster: Richa Chadha plays the south Indian adult star Shakeela Khan in the biopic.

Richa Chadha plays the titular role in the biopic of south Indian adult star Shakeela. After several stills, fans lapped up the first poster of the much-anticipated film Shakeela which was unveiled on Tuesday. Shakeela narrates the rags-to-riches-to-rags story of Shakeela Khan, who ruled south Indian cinema in the ’90s. In the poster, we see […]

Entertainment

Mohanlal on #MeToo: It’s not a movement, it’s a fad

Malayalam superstar Mohanlal has termed the #MeToo movement as a mere “fad” with a short life span. “There is no big problem in the Malayalam industry. You shouldn’t think of the #MeToo as a movement actually. It is a fad and it is turning into something of a fashion. Anything like that will have a […]

Sports

WWE Raw Results: Dean Ambrose inflicts early damage on Seth Rollins

Few weeks ago, Dean Ambrose turned on Seth Rollins and walked out of the ring leaving everyone shocked. The question marks over the ‘why’ persist even as the situation between them turned dire resulting in a matchup at the WWE TLC with Ambrose defending his intercontinental title. As Rollins went looking for the reason on […]

Sports

‘Comeback king’ Novak Djokovic puts shock ATP Finals loss into perspective

Considering where Novak Djokovic began his year he was able to quickly put his defeat by fast-rising German Alexander Zverev in the ATP Finals title match into perspective on Sunday. The 31-year-old Serb was odds on to crown a magnificent six-month streak by claiming a record-equalling sixth ATP Finals crown but Zverev stopped him in […]

Sports

Pakistan vs New Zealand 1st Test: Ajaz Patel scalps five as Kiwis beat Pakistan by 4 runs

Pakistan succumbed to debutant spinner Ajaz Patel’s five-wicket haul and lost the first Test against New Zealand by four runs on Monday. Needing 139 more runs with all 10 wickets in hand on the fourth day, Pakistan was bowled out for 171 with Patel taking 5-59 and Wagner claiming 2-27. Azhar Ali (65) and Asad […]

Sports

Azhar Ali was the last wicket to fall for Pakistan against New Zealand.

One adjective associated with the Pakistan cricket team is that of being ‘unpredictable’. It is not always the case that it is used in a positive light as they’ve been equally culpable for horrible collapses to lose matches where they were more likely to win. Last year, they failed to chase down 136 runs at […]

Sports

1st Unofficial Test: Test specialists get batting time in drawn affair

Australia-bound Test specialists — veteran Murali Vijay and youngsters Prithvi Shaw and Hanuma Vihari — helped themselves to half-centuries on the final day of India A’s first unofficial ‘Test’ against New Zealand A, which ended in a tame draw. India A scored 247 for 3 in 65 overs in their second innings when the match […]

Sports

On eve of Ranji game, Mohammed Shami yet to join Bengal squad

Australia-bound India pacer Mohammed Shami is yet to join the Bengal team ahead of its Ranji Trophy match against Kerala beginning here Tuesday. Shami had been cleared by the BCCI to play Bengal’s Ranji Trophy Elite Group B fixture against Kerala on condition that he would only bowl 15-17 overs per innings. The pacer, who hails […]

Sports

Australia vs India: Australia’s short and simple mantra

Has there ever been a tour to Australia by a subcontinent team that hasn’t involved the talk of bouncers? It’s a cliché but has rarely been out of place. Over the years, even when the Indian team had the likes of Sachin Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid, the talk hadn’t looked odd. In 2012, Tendulkar, in […]

Sports

Steve Smith, David Warner, Cameron Bancroft bans to remain; CA reject appeal

Cricket Australia (CA) has unanimously rejected the submission made by Australian Cricketers’ Association (ACA) which called for the bans imposed on Steve Smith, David Warner and Cameron Bancroft to be reduced. The trio were charged for ball tampering at Newlands on the tour of South Africa earlier in the year. The cultural review into Australian cricket threw […]

Sports

Rishabh Pant to keep as India announce 12-man team for 1st T20I

India announced their 12-man team for the opening match on the tour of Australia with no place for Manish Pandey, Shreyas Iyer, Washington Sundar and Umesh Yadav. India have employed this strategy of revealing a 12-man squad a day prior to a game starting from series against West Indies and have continued that in Australia. […]

Sports

Australia missing Steve Smith, David Warner not ideal but still have world-class players, says Virat Kohli

Australia will come into the series against India without experienced Steve Smith and David Warner – both of whom are serving bans for ball tampering and didn’t get the reprieve they sought from Cricket Australia – but that doesn’t make them formidable, feels Virat Kohli. In their absence, Australia have struggled in limited overs cricket, winning just four […]

Business

Air India to raise at least 856 million dollar via sale, leaseback of seven widebody aircraft

In order to repay the short-term loans raised to fund the acquisition of widebody aircraft, Air India has floated a tender to sell and lease back seven of its aircraft that would help the airline raise at least $856 million. While the proceeds from the sale of these aircraft will be primarily used to finance […]

Business

RBI board decision to extend timeline for banks to meet capital norms ‘credit negative’: Moody’s

Moody’s Investors Service Tuesday said RBI board’s decision to extend the timeline for banks to implement Basel 3 guidelines is “credit negative” for public sector lenders. Also, the decision to restructure stressed micro, small and medium enterprises (MSME) loans of up to Rs 25 crore also has the potential for having negative implications for the credit profiles […]

Business

Supreme Court dismisses Dalmia petition on Binani

The Supreme Court on Monday dismissed Dalmia Bharat’s plea challenging the National Company Law Appellate Tribunal’s (NCLAT) order allowing UltraTech Cement to acquire the bankrupt Binani Cement, bringing to an end to the long drawn-out legal battle. UltraTech said in a release to stock exchanges: “The Supreme Court has today (Monday) dismissed Rajputana Properties’ appeal […]

Business

Rupee strong by 29 paise to 71.38 against US dollar

Continuing its rising spree for the sixth straight day, the rupee appreciated by another 29 paise to trade at nearly three-month high of 71.38 against the dollar in opening trade Tuesday on persistent foreign fund inflows. Besides, the dollar’s weakness against some currencies overseas also supported the rupee. The domestic unit opened with strength at […]

Politics

Empty, fanciful boasts not Manmohan Singh’s traits: Sonia Gandhi

In a veiled attack on the ruling NDA government, UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi heaped praise on former prime minister Manmohan Singh, saying “empty and fanciful boasts” were not his traits, and that during his tenure, the country had assurance that “no group or individual need feel insecure” in India. “He is the very epitome of […]