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‘I prefer to release my films in India’

Sunday, 18 Jun 2017 | SHALINI SAKSENA | in Sunday Pioneer

Talktime | onir Director, editor, screenwriter and producer best known for his film My Brother Nikhil, Onir talks to SHALINI SAKSENA about his next venture Shab and why it took him 17 years to bring it on screen Tell us about Shab. To begin with, this project has been in the pipeline for...

VR are the world

Sunday, 18 Jun 2017 | SHALINI SAKSENA | in Sunday Pioneer

It all began with web-series. Now, makers have graduated to virtual reality films on the web. SHALINI SAKSENA tells you how the digital platform is rapidly changing With digital platforms making in-roads in generating content, a lot of experimentation has come into entertainment which is turning youth-centric. Not surprising then that...

‘Music is my tool to spread happiness’

Sunday, 18 Jun 2017 | SHALINI SAKSENA | in Sunday Pioneer

NAKASH AZIZ, who has sung songs like gandi baat and selfie le le re, talks to SHALINI SAKSENA about his latest song naach meri jaan from Tubelight, among other things Did you think this song would become so popular? I was aware that it would garner some attention since it is picturised...

Ice, sea & Venice, its all in Delhi and around

Sunday, 18 Jun 2017 | Trishna Das | New Delhi | in Sunday Pioneer

From ice skating workshops with Olympians from Russia, to getting the opportunity to scuba dive in an NCR mall, vacationing students this summer have been savouring a sporting treat. As we all know, Delhi and surrounds are nowhere near snow or sea. Yet the National Capital Region is in the...

Kota of Excellence

Sunday, 18 Jun 2017 | Shalini Saksena | in Sunday Pioneer

The success rate of engineering and medical coaching institutes is so phenomenal that this city has risen to top rank for aspirants. SHALINI SAKSENA probes what makes it so highly sought Now that the results of JEE Advance and AIIMS have been declared, it is natural there will be talk about...

GST Council told to revisit products under 28% slab

Sunday, 18 Jun 2017 | PTI | New Delhi | in Sunday Pioneer

A day before the GST Council meet, traders’ body CAIT on Saturday demanded re-visiting the items put in 28 per cent slab and confine the top tax bracket to only luxury and demerit goods. The all powerful GST Council, headed by Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and comprising state finance ministers,...

Assocham to Jaitley: Defer GST rollout as IT network not ready

Sunday, 18 Jun 2017 | PTI | NEW DELHI | in Sunday Pioneer

Industry chamber Assocham on Saturday demanded postponing GST implementation, saying that taxpayers will find it difficult to comply with the provisions of the new indirect tax regime as the IT network is not yet ready. In a letter to Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, Assocham said existing assessees have not yet migrated...

Textile industry for lower GST on man-made fibre

Sunday, 18 Jun 2017 | PTI | NEW DELHI | in Sunday Pioneer

The textile industry on Saturday asked the GST Council to consider reducing the tax rate on man-made fibres, filaments and yarns to 12 per cent from 18 per cent. The Southern India Mills’ Association (SIMA) also demanded inclusion of garments in the 5 per cent bracket under the Goods and...

Task Force on employment data to submit report soon

Sunday, 18 Jun 2017 | PTI | New Delhi | in Sunday Pioneer

The task force on employment data headed by NITI Aayog Vice-Chairman Arvind Panagariya is likely to finalise recommendations next week, an official said on Saturday. The Prime Minister’s Office last month constituted the task force to suggest solutions for having timely and reliable employment data for policy making. The Prime...

Tata Sons to buy out Tata Steel’s stake in TMs

Sunday, 18 Jun 2017 | PTI | New Delhi | in Sunday Pioneer

Tata Sons will acquire Tata Steel's around 2.85 per cent stake in the group’s auto venture Tata Motors (TMs) on or after June 23. Tata Sons will buy about 8.36 crore shares of Tata Motors held by Tata Steel at or around the prevailing price of the stock on the...


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One more farmer commits suicide

24 Jun 2017 | Staff Reporter | Bhopal

A farmer committed suicide in Chhatarpur district, allegedly due to over burdened with debt. While the family of Raghuvir Yadav, (27) alleged that he took the extreme step due to his mounting debt, the police said a family dispute led him to end his life...

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