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Padmaavat: Thousands of women partake in warning march against film's release in Chittorgarh

Thousands of women brandishing swords took out a warning march in Chittorgarh, Rajasthan, to warn the authorities to stop the release of Padmaavat

Entertainment

Pixar's Coco rules international box-office with $110 mn; Justice League remains steady at second spot

With no major new releases hitting theaters, Pixar’s acclaimed Coco again topped the North American box office with $27.5 million in its second week.

Entertainment

Padmavati: Subhash Ghai says Sanjay Leela Bhansali should be able to 'take cinematic liberty'

Subhash Ghai has extended support to Padmavati, citing entitlement to "cinematic liberty" and that it is wrong to pass an opinion without seeing a film.

Entertainment

Padmavati: Punjab CM says 'nobody has the right to threaten someone for having different views'

Punjab CM Amarinder Singh decried attempts by some vested interests to misinterpret his statement on Padmavati and condemned all people issuing threats.

Entertainment

Akkineni Nagarjuna's Annapurna studios catch fire, sets of Manam destroyed

A fire broke out on a film set at the Tollywood's famous Annapurna Studios in Banjara Hills on 13 November. The studio is owned by Akkineni Nagarjuna.

Entertainment

Kalpana Lajmi battling cancer; Rohit Shetty, Aamir Khan extend financial help

Celebrated filmmaker Kalpana Lajmi was hospitalized in Mumbai on 6 November but her health condition is improving, a hospital official said.

Entertainment

Warner Bros cuts ties with Brett Ratner, who faces sexual harassment allegations from six women

Warner Bros severs ties with director Brett Ratner, who has been accused of sexual misconduct by actress Olivia Munn and five other women.

Sports

ISSF World Cup Final 2017: Jitu Rai and Heena Sidhu hand India first gold medal at year-ending tournament

Rai, a Commonwealth and Asian Games gold-medallist, and Sidhu, also a former Commonwealth Games gold-winner, picked up their third gold together in the mixed team event, being held officially for the first time at an ISSF World Cup.

Entertainment

Harvey Weinstein sexual harassment row: Matt Damon denies 'killing' 2004 New York Times expose

Matt Damon has denied that he helped kill a 2004 NYT expose on Harvey Weinstein's alleged history of sexual abuse. Cara Delevingne joins accusers.

First Cricket News

ICC Women's World Cup: BCCI announce Mithali Raj-led squad for showpiece event

The Board of Control for Cricket in India on Monday announced the squad for the 11th ICC Women's World Cup, to be held between 24 June and 23 July.

Sports

Monte Carlo Masters: Rohan Bopanna, Pablo Cuevas move into 2nd round with hard-fought win

Rohan Bopanna and Pablo Cuevas recorded their first win together at the Masters level when they downed Marcin Matkowski and Alexander Peya in the opening round of the Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters.

Sports

Bahrain Grand Prix: Force India's Esteban Ocon, Sergio Perez to start outside top 10 after poor show

Force India drivers Esteban Ocon and Sergio Perez will start at 14th and 18th positions respectively in the Bahrain Grand Prix on Sunday.

Sports

Indian Wells Masters: Rohan Bopanna-Pablo Cuevas lose to Novak Djokovic-Viktor Troicki in 1st round

Rohan Bopanna and Pablo Cuevas lost a closely-fought opening round of the ATP Indian Wells Masters to Novak Djokovic and Viktor Troicki on Friday night.

First Cricket News

India vs Australia: Virat Kohli and Co to retain No 1 spot in ICC Test rankings with Bengaluru win

The Indian cricket team will retain its number one position in the ICC Test rankings owing to the series-levelling win in the second Test against Australia in Bengaluru.

World

North Korea missile test: US deploy anti-missile system in South Korea, China vows ‘resolute’ response

United States deployed the first elements of its advanced anti-missile defence system in South Korea following North Korea's test of four ballistic missiles

Sports

Champions League: Paris Saint-Germain lose captain Thiago Silva to injury for Barcelona clash

Paris Saint-Germain will be without injured captain Thiago Silva for Tuesday's Champions League last 16 first leg against Barcelona, the club revealed on Monday.

First Cricket News

India vs Bangladesh 2017: Ravichandran Ashwin becomes fastest to 250 Test wickets, eclipsing Dennis Lillee

Ashwin achieved the milestone in his 45th match by taking the final wicket of the innings - that of Bangladesh skipper Mushfiqur Rahim.

First Cricket News

India vs England, 3rd T20I: Under-fire Shamshuddin pulls out as on-field umpire citing fitness issues

Shamshuddin infuriated England by giving Joe Root out lbw in the previous game when replays showed he got a thick inside edge.

Sports

Australian Open 2017: Rafael Nadal, Serena Williams, Milos Raonic power into 2nd round

Rafael Nadal powered into the second round of the Australian Open with a commanding straight-sets win over Germany's Florian Mayer on Tuesday.