Bollywood actress Nimrat Kaur was last seen on the big screen opposite Akshay Kumar in the superhit Airlift and since then has been busy with American TV series Wayward Pines.
However, it's not all work and no play for Nimrat, who was recently spotted at the birthday bash of filmmaker Karan Johar, alongside her 'favourite Khan'. Nimrat later shared a pic on Instagram of her and her buddy and it is... Sara Ali Khan! The daughter of chote Nawab Saif Ali Khan and his first wife, former actress Amrita Singh.
Sara Ali Khan is preparing for her big Bollywood launch, which reportedly will happen by none other than Karan Johar.
At his birthday party, the birthday boy Karan made sure to introduce Sara to the Bollywood fraternity, the same way he had introduced Alia Bhatt ahead of her launch in Student of The Year.
Nimrat shared a collage of two pics featuring her and Sara, one at the gym, where they are reportedly good buddies, and one from Karan's birthday party:
Keeping it classy by day and night. Photo and idea courtesy - my fav Khan ! ????????????????#gameonpoint #beforeandafterashower #workhardtoplayharder #howweroll
A post shared by Nimrat Kaur (@nimratofficial) on May 27, 2017 at 3:30am PDT
Residents of Gujarat's Vadodara city, which was recently adjudged as the 10th cleanest city in India created a new Guinness world record on Sunday of maximum people sweeping the floor at a single venue.
The Vadodara Municipal Corporation Commissioner Vinod Rao said around 5,058 people came together to sweep the bridge connecting Akota with Dandia bazaar, an area spread over 1 kilometro.
An additional 50,000 people were at the location witnessing the record being made.
"This unique programme was organised for celebrating the city's inclusion in ten cleanest cities and as part of the commitment to become the cleanest city next year," Rao said to media.
The adjudicator of the Guinness World Records awarded the certificate soon after the event.
"Most people sweeping the floor (single venue) was achieved by Vadodara municipal corporation in Vadodara, Gujarat, and the attempt was witnessed by 50,000 people on May 28, 2017," stated the certificate.
Rao said that the programme was conducted as a tribute to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyan'....
The Goods and Services Tax, to be rolled out in just over a month, will not only check evasions but also help India evolve as a more tax-compliant society, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said today.
"It certainly will be a more efficient tax and one of the important changes it will bring about is (that) it will not only check evasions, but also help in evolving India as a more tax complaint society," he said.
Jaitley was speaking after inaugurating the new campus of the National Academy of Customs, Indirect Taxes and Narcotics (Nacin) here, which will train officers of Central Board of Excise and Customs, besides officers of VAT department in the new GST regime, to be implemented from July 1.
He said training academies like Nacin have a very vital role to play to forge a proper coordination between taxation authorities of the Centre and the states, to implement GST, which is a product of Federal India.
"The new indirect tax is a product of Federal India.
Therefore, the coordination between taxation authorities of states and the Centre will be important. It is therefore extremely important that tax training academies such as (Nacin) will have a vital role to play," he said.
The minister said the amalgamation of various indirect taxes under GST in one price is itself a monumental taxation change, which requires personnel to upgrade their skills and knowledge, as it evolves while administering.
The elimination of interaction between the assessing authority and taxpayer will minimise harassment and bring greater accountability into the system, Jaitley said.
He also said that there probably would be a single interface of taxation authorities instead of multiple interfaces.
The all powerful GST Council had at the end of its two day meet at Srinagar on May 19, finalised four tax rates of 5, 12, 18 and 28 per cent for services including telecom, insurance, hotels and restaurants in the biggest tax reform since Independence.
The world of Baahubali and the fictional kingdom of Mahishmati has become a fan favourite through the run of the two movies of the Baahubali saga, namely 'Baahubali: The Beginning' and 'Baahubali: The Conclusion'.
Now, fans, especially the younger ones can enjoy more stories of the fabled land through its animated spinoff 'Baahubali: The Lost Legends' which will soon appear on the small screen.
After releasing the series on Amazon Prime Video, Rajamouli, Graphic India and Arka Mediaworks have joined hands with Colors channel to expand the world of "Baahubali".
"‘Baahubali' has proved to be a landmark film in the history of Indian cinema. Its success is nothing short of a case study for the Indian filmmakers. We at Colors pride ourselves for knowing the pulse of our viewers," Raj Nayak, COO, Viacom18, said in a statement.
"Going by the ripples that this masterpiece has generated nationwide, we thought this was the right time to bring to our television audiences the folklores of ‘Baahubali' which have been captured stunningly in this animated series," he added.
"Baahubali: The Lost Legends" has been created by Rajamouli, Sharad Devarajan and Arka Mediaworks.
Rajamouli said: "The reach of television as a medium in India is extraordinary, and we're thrilled to partner with Raj Nayak and Colors to bring the untold stories of the Mahishmati kingdom to the television audiences.
"Our creation of the series with Graphic India and Sharad Devarajan was formed on the idea that we could launch an animated series that would go beyond just kids. With the channel's distribution platform, we will be able to bring ‘Baahubali: The Lost Legends' to the millions of people in India from ages eight to eighty."
"Baahubali 2: The Conclusion", the second installment in the franchise, is currently having a golden run in theatres. Released on April 28, it minted over Rs 1500 crore so far.
"The paradigm shift that ‘Baahubali' has brought into the entertainment industry is truly...
The Reserve Bank is unlikely to cut rates at its policy review next week but the tone of the statement will be less hawkish than the previous one, domestic rating agency Icra said today.
"Several inflation risks highlighted by the MPC (monetary policy committee) in April have subsequently abated, with the improved outlook for the monsoon, rate structure of the goods and services tax (GST) and easing of commodity prices," Icra MD and group CEO Naresh Takkar said.
He said the headline inflation has come in below the 4 per cent mark -- which is the medium term target set for the RBI by the government -- for the sixth consecutive month.
Given the ebbing inflation risks, the agency also expects the tone of the policy statement and the MPC minutes to be less hawkish than the one in April.
"The MPC may choose to observe the actual progress of the monsoon and the adjustment during the transition to the GST, prior to reducing the policy rate or reversing the stance back to accommodative from neutral," Takkar said.
The less hawkish statement may lead to softening of some bond yields, he said.
The CPI inflation eased sharply to a series-low 3 per cent for April, led by food inflation. The core-CPI inflation, excluding food and beverages and fuel and light, declined to 4.5 per cent in April from 4.9 per cent in previous year.
It can be noted that the Reserve Bank had surprised all by announcing a shift in the policy stance to "neutral" from "accommodative" earlier this year, and followed it up by flagging specific concerns and underlining the need to achieve 4 per cent CPI number.
The MPC had said it expects CPI to rise to 5 per cent in the second half of fiscal 2017-18 from 4.5 per cent in the first half.
"Given the easing of some inflation risks, the MPC may revise its CPI inflation outlook for FY18 in the upcoming policy meeting," Icra said.
The RBI may also revise its growth forecast of 7.4 per cent for the fiscal following the...
Traditionally babies are born crying, move on to crawling at around 6 months and then another 6 months later when they are around 1 year old they begin walking. One newborn has proved tradition wrong, and begun walking directly! A video capturing the movement of the active newborn has gone viral with more than 73 million views and another 16 lakh shares.
The nurse was attempting to bathe the baby girl born in Brazil when the little one took off walking instead!
View the newborn in action below:
Although not without assistance, the newborn has depicted great coordination in placing one foot after the other. ...
Pachauri Faces Fresh Sexual Allegation As Another Victim Speaks Up
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February 11 , 2016 , 08:34 IST
[caption id="attachment_83811" align="aligncenter" width="700"] Days after environmentalist R.K. Pachauri, accused by a former colleague of sexual harassment in February last year, was promoted as executive vice-chairman of TERI, another former woman employee of the organisation on Wednesday levied similar charges against him.[/caption]
Days after environmentalist R.K. Pachauri, accused by a former colleague of sexual harassment in February last year, was promoted as executive vice-chairman of TERI, another former woman employee of the organisation on Wednesday levied similar charges against him.
"Ever since the FIR against Pachauri came to light, I have been stating that I have also been sexually harassed by Pachauri, but all the efforts to have my statement recorded have been obstructed by police," the victim said in an open statement issued to media here.
"Pachauri, a serial sexual harasser, who should have been punished by now has actually been rewarded with a new and higher position! This is a mockery of the laws of our country and of the struggles of the complainant's long and difficult struggles," she added.
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Claiming to have joined The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) in 2003 and worked there for over a year, the victim alleged that Pachauri would use the excuse of work assignments to repeatedly call her to his office room, even though there was no real work.
"Pachauri used to also call me on my personal mobile number once or twice a week during non-office hours and holidays to ask what I was doing... he would make personal inquiries about my availability and keep requesting me to join him for dinner or wine," she said in her statement.
She also claimed that on another occasion he assaulted her when she was in his office room because Pachauri had asked her to see him.
"He completely against my wishes forcibly held and kissed me on my face just as I was leaving the room. I was shocked and very upset and left his office immediately," she said.
The women also claimed that due to Pachauri's misconduct and sexual advances, she started to look out for opportunities elsewhere and resigned.
"When Pachauri saw my resignation letter, he threatened that from the airport to the city I was going to, he had friends everywhere and that he would see how I would leave his employment," she said in her written statement.
After the woman employee of TERI filed a sexual harassment complaint, Pachauri denied the charge but stepped down as chairperson of the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change in February last year and proceeded on leave from TERI where he was the director general.
Later, Pachauri was removed as TERI head in July and Ajay Mathur appointed in his place. In November, the woman researcher who accused him of sexual harassment quit her job at TERI, alleging she was treated badly. TERI denied the charge.
However, now Pachauri has been appointed executive vice-chairman of the organisation despite the ongoing inquiry in the sexual harassment case.