Balan to play Indira Gandhi

Acclaimed actress Vidya Balan will play former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi onscreen in a project based on journalist-author Sagarika Ghose’s book Indira: India’s Most Powerful Prime Minister.

“I am happy to have acquired the rights to Sagarika Ghose's Indira..., because I have always wanted to play Indira Gandhi. I haven't decided yet whether it should be a film or a web series, but that will take a while anyway,” said Vidya, a National Award winner. Ghose, elated about signing the contract, wrote: “Most excited to see Indira on-screen!”

‘Sexual harassment at workplaces has been happening to women from the time women were allowed to work alongside men. People view it as a part and parcel of being a working woman. There are girls who don't speak about it for the fear of being shamed.’


Megastar Amitabh Bachchan has thrown his weight behind the 2018 Global Appeal against leprosy. Bachchan said, “The greatest disease today is not TB or leprosy, it is being unwanted and uncared for. We can cure physical diseases with medicine, but the only cure for loneliness, despair and hopelessness is love.” The event is being organised jointly by the Nippon Foundation and Disabled People's International (DPI).

Pennywise haunted me: Bill

Actor Bill Skarsgard says he was haunted by his own character Pennywise from the film It. Skarsgard, 27, says the shapeshifting killer clown visited him in his dreams even after they wrapped up the filming of the movie. He said, “I was home, done with the movie, and I started having very strange and vivid Pennywise dreams. Every night, he came and visited. It was in the shape of either me dealing with him, sort of Pennywise as a separate entity of me, and then also me as Pennywise in circumstances that I didn't appreciate. Like, I'm Pennywise and I'm really upset that I'm out in public and people are looking at me.” The Swedish actor also said he was so immersed in the role that it was hard to separate the character's depiction from his real attitude.



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18 Mar 2018 | PNS

AAI conducts international workshop for utilizing GAGAN In keeping with the Prime Minister’s objective of using technology as a means of development and co-operation, Airports Authority of India has now offered GPS-aided Geo Augmented Navigation (GAGAN) to SAARC and Southeast Asian countries in order to allow them to reap the significant benefits that accrue from such an advanced navigation system. AAI conducted a two-day workshop on March 15 and 16, 2018...

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Vehicle theft: One member of inter-State gang arrested

21 Mar 2018 | PNS | Dehradun

Dehradun police have arrested an alleged member of an inter-state gang involved in vehicle theft in Haridwar and Dehradun districts from Muzaffarnagar in Uttar Pradesh on Tuesday. The accused has been identified as Vikram Malik, native of Shamli, Uttar Pradesh, police said, adding that he was currently living in Haryana...

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