Box Office: ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ rules with $121 million weekend

Box Office: ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ rules with $121 million weekend

World Premiere of Thor: Ragnarok – Los Angeles, California, U.S., 11/10/2017 – (L-R) Jeff Goldblum, Tessa Thompson, Taika Waititi, Chris Hemsworth, Cate Blanchett, Tom Hiddleston and Mark Ruffalo. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni   LOS ANGELES, November 5 (Variety.com) – Disney-Marvel’s “Thor: Ragnarok” is heading for a stellar opening weekend with $121 million at 4,080 North American locations […]

From broken wings to healing of the soul

Mayabhushan Nagvenkar IANS   Book Review: Trail of Broken Wings; Author: Sejal Badani; Publisher: Lake Union Publishing, Seattle; Price: Rs. 399; Pages: 370   At a time when sordid tales of sexual abuse and wanton chauvinism emerge from Hollywood and other locations, Sejal Badani’s “Trail of Broken Wings” turns the spotlight on how one cannot […]

Wedding bells set to ring in fresh gold demand in India

Wedding bells set to ring in fresh gold demand in India

Customers crowd around a jewellery showroom during Akshaya Tritiya, a major gold-buying festival, in Kochi, India April 28, 2017. REUTERS/Sivaram V/File Photo   MUMBAI/BENGALURU, November 4 (Reuters): Demand for physical gold was lacklustre in top consumers India and China this week, while the lure of the metal remained stable in Singapore, but India’s peak wedding […]

Don’t know how sustainable independent filmmaking is: Konkona Sen Sharma

Don’t know how sustainable independent filmmaking is: Konkona Sen Sharma

Dharamsala, November 5 (IANS) National Award winning actress Konkona Sen Sharma, marked her debut into the world of directing with critically acclaimed independent film “A Death in the Gunj”. However the actress is unsure when it comes to sustainability, how lucrative independent filmmaking is.   She was speaking at a panel discussion titled “The State […]

‘Open to talk to anyone’: Centre’s interlocutor begins Kashmir visit

New Delhi, November 5 (IANS) The central government’s newly-appointed interlocutor Dineshwar Sharma will begin a six-day visit to the Kashmir Valley from Monday to open talks with “all stakeholders” and understand the “pain and suffering” of a common Kashmiri.   This will be Sharma’s first trip to the valley after he was appointed the government’s […]

Kate Upton and Justin Verlander tie the knot

Kate Upton and Justin Verlander tie the knot

Los Angeles, November 5 (PTI) Model Kate Upton and baseball star Justin Verlander got married in a lavish ceremony.   The 25-year-old model and the 34-year-old Houston Astros pitcher exchanged wedding vows in Italy on Saturday, reported E! online.   For her big day, Upton donned a white dress with lace sleeves and wore her […]

Strike affects normal life in Manipur

Imphal, November 5 (IANS) A dawn-to-dusk general strike on Sunday called by an insurgent group has crippled normal life in Manipur.   The strike has been called by the Maoist Communist Party, an outlawed underground organisation, demanding the resignation of Karam Shyam, Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution for alleged corruption.   The […]

India’s indigenous subsonic cruise missile ready for trial

New Delhi, November 5 (IANS) India’s indigenous subsonic cruise missile, Nirbhay, which failed its last test in December 2015, is ready for its fifth trial, DRDO chief S. Christopher said on Sunday.   “We are planning to have one probable trial (of the missile) next week,” Christopher told IANS on the sidelines of a three-day […]

Cong has run away; HP poll one-sided: Modi at rally

Una (HP), November 5 (PTI) Prime Minister Narendra Modi today hit out at the Congress, saying it had “run away” from the Himachal Pradesh electoral battle, which he described as a contest being fought by the people of the state.   Campaigning for the third day in a row in the state that goes to […]