Rishi Kapoor dies after two-year battle with cancer Randhir

Rishi Kapoor dies after two-year battle with cancer Randhir

MUMBAI: Rishi Kapoor, the romantic star of many a Bollywood film who was diagnosed with leukemia in 2018, died in a Mumbai hospital on Thursday, his brother Randhir Kapoor said. He was 67. Rishi, a third generation actor of the famous Kapoor dynasty, is survived by his wife Neetu Kapoor, actor son Ranbir and daughter […]

End of an era, but his legacy will live on: Film industry mourns Kapoor’s death

End of an era, but his legacy will live on: Film industry mourns Kapoor’s death

MUMBAI: Rishi Kapoor’s death is the end of an era in Hindi cinema, said co-stars and friends Lata Mangeshkar, Amitabh Bachchan and Karan Johar as they reminisced about the time spent with the actor who loved to live larger-than-life. The actor, 67, died on Thursday at HN Reliance hospital here after a two year long […]

Bar Council may consider emergency fund for independent lawyers, says SC

Bar Council may consider emergency fund for independent lawyers, says SC

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court Thursday said the Bar Council of India (BCI) may consider an emergency fund for independent practising advocates who are in need of financial assistance and are “facing a tough time” during the COVID-19 pandemic. A bench headed by Justice N V Ramana, hearing a plea on the matter through video-conferencing, […]

Current doubling rate of Covid-19 stands at 11 days, case fatality 3.2 pc: Health ministry

Current doubling rate of Covid-19 stands at 11 days, case fatality 3.2 pc: Health ministry

NEW DELHI: The current doubling rate for Covid-19 cases has improved to 11 days as against 3.4 days before the lockdown was imposed, while the case fatality has been recorded at 3.2 per cent, the health ministry said. Addressing a press briefing, health ministry Joint Secretary Lav Agarwal said the doubling rate of Covid 19 […]

Irrfan Khan: ever the actor, never the star

Irrfan Khan: ever the actor, never the star

New Delhi: Always the actor, never the star, Irrfan Khan shone bright in a cinematic universe that unspooled from the Hindi film industry across the seas to Hollywood and one he made his very own with powerhouse performances in films as diverse as The Namesake” and Maqbool . Understated and self-effacing, Irrfan was the man […]

Prez, PM, political leaders pay tributes

Prez, PM, political leaders pay tributes

New Delhi: President Ram Nath Kovind, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and other political leaders across the country on Wednesday mourned the demise of actor Irrfan Khan, calling him a “rare talent” who will be greatly missed. The 54-year-old actor lost his battle with a rare form of cancer and died in a Mumbai hospital on […]

Breather for anti-CAA protesters: Recovery notices put on hold due to lockdown

LUCKNOW: Anti-CAA protesters, who were served recovery notices to the tune of over Rs 1.41 crore for allegedly damaging government properties, can breathe easy for a while as the order has been put “on hold” in view of the COVID-19-induced lockdown. Violent protests against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) broke out in the Uttar Pradesh […]

Govt must protect salaries, wages of workers suffering due to lockdown: Chidambaram

NEW DELHI: Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram on Wednesday urged the government to announce a scheme to protect the salaries and wages of 12 crore people as employers are facing a financial crunch in the wake of the COVID-19-induced lockdown. He also called upon the government to announce a financial package for the MSME sector, […]

COVID-19 death toll rises to 934 in India; cases climb to 29,435: Health ministry

COVID-19 death toll rises to 934 in India; cases climb to 29,435: Health ministry

NEW DELHI: The death toll due to COVID-19 rose to 934 and the number of cases climbed to 29,435 in the country on Tuesday, according to the Union Health Ministry The number of active COVID-19 cases stood at 21,632, while 6,868 people have recovered and one patient has migrated, the ministry said The total number […]

BJP creating hatred against Muslims, says Akhilesh; questions UP govt’s handling of crisis

BJP creating hatred against Muslims, says Akhilesh; questions UP govt’s handling of crisis

LUCKNOW: Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav on Tuesday accused the BJP of creating hatred against Muslims over the coronavirus crisis, saying the ruling party members are following their “basic training”. In an interview with PTI, he charged the Bharatiya Janata Party of spreading false reports of Muslims in quarantine centres demanding “biryani”. Yadav also questioned […]