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‘It’s a spiritual movie on Bruce Lee’

Sunday, 20 Aug 2017 | SANGEETA YADAV | in Sunday Pioneer

Talktime | Shekhar Kapur After giving hits like Masoom, Mr India & Bandit Queen, Kapur is now working on his next big project which is a biopic on Bruce Lee titled The Little Dragon. He talks to Sangeeta Yadav about this venture and his daughter’s singing talent What made you choose Bruce...

Come September, it's Swan Lake

Sunday, 20 Aug 2017 | SHALINI SAKSENA | in Sunday Pioneer

In a quest to explore diverse cultures and celebrate world art, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake comes to Delhi. A report by SHALINI SAKSENA Swan Lake, — whether a movie (1981) or a musical — this timeless classic has had people under its spell for decades. At its first world premiere...

‘Comedy comes from dark spaces'

Sunday, 20 Aug 2017 | SANGEETA YADAV | in Sunday Pioneer

Stand-up comedian ZAKIR KHAN, making waves with his one-hour special show Haq Se Single, talks to SANGEETA YADAV about his new monologue comedy out of one's tragedies Your recent one-hour special live show Haq Se Single is sold out... It is very close to my heart and took me two years...

Nawaz, the anti-hero

Sunday, 20 Aug 2017 | SANGEETA YADAV | New Delhi | in Sunday Pioneer

Over the years, many Bollywood heroes have played the anti-hero. Be it Ajay Devgn in Khaaki, Once Upon A Time in Mumbai, Deewangee to Shah Rukh Khan playing an obsessive lover and underworld mafia in Baazigar, Darr, Don 2 and Raees, to Sanjay Dutt playing a criminal in Khalnayak and...

‘Music industry should’ve its own existence outside B-wood’

Sunday, 20 Aug 2017 | SANGEETA YADAV | in Sunday Pioneer

Singer songwriter Arko Mukherjee talks to Sangeeta Yadav about his debut in non-film singles with Aainda and the need to have separate music industry Tell us about your new non-film single— Aainda? Aainda is all about giving relationship a second chance. In today’s world people are very impatient and intolerant and have...

Divine construction

Sunday, 20 Aug 2017 | Mohit Kandhari | in Sunday Pioneer

The Trikuta Hills that house the Mata Vaishno Devi shrine are vulnerable to landslides. The Shrine Board has undertaken the Herculean task to secure vulnerable areas and ensure devotee safety, says Mohit Kandhari Everyday, thousands of pilgrims embark on a journey of faith covering the 13-km serpentine track before reaching the...

RBI, Govt to come up with a recapitalisation package for PSBs on bad loans, says Patel

Sunday, 20 Aug 2017 | PNS | NEW DELHI/MUMBAI | in Sunday Pioneer

Reserve Bank of India (RBI) and the Government will come up with a re-capitalisation package for all the public sector banks (PSBs), which have faced higher provisioning heat for mounting bad loans or non-performing assets (NPAs). “Higher provisioning requirements for NPAs and other factors will affect capital position of several...

Infosys board approves up to Rs 13k-cr buyback offer

Sunday, 20 Aug 2017 | PTI | in Sunday Pioneer

The Infosys board on Saturday approved the share buyback plan of up to Rs 13,000 crore to reward shareholders, a move that comes a day after CEO Vishal Sikka resigned citing slander by company founders. It will buy back 11.3 crore shares at Rs 1,150 apiece, returning cash to investors...

GST return filing date extended to August 25

Sunday, 20 Aug 2017 | PTI | NEW DELHI | in Sunday Pioneer

The Government on Saturday extended by 5 days till August 25 the last date for filing returns and payment of taxes under the GST regime after the GSTN portal faced technical issues because of a huge rush. The extension came after the GST site went down for a few hours...

‘Insolvency law aims at saving promoters not banishing them’

Sunday, 20 Aug 2017 | PTI | MUMBAI | in Sunday Pioneer

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday assured debt-laden companies that the objective of the new insolvency law is not to banish them but to save them while ensuring that ‘debts are serviced’. “The old regime by which the creditor would get tired of chasing the debtor and end up recovering...


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2 fast trains to ply on Bareilly-Bhojipura Lalkuan route

22 Aug 2017 | OP Agnihotri | LALKUAN

The 12,209 Kanpur Central- Kathgodam Garib Rath Express and 12,353 Howrah-Lalkuan super fast express, instead of their present route of Bareilly-Rampur-Lalkuan will ply on the Bareilly-Bhojipura-Lalkuan route. This decision of the railways will considerably decrease the distance between the two destination points and also result in noticeable time saving for the passengers...

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