Petrol crosses Rs 99 per litre, diesel stands at Rs 91 in Rajasthan as prices rise for sixth day

Petrol crosses Rs 99 per litre, diesel stands at Rs 91 in Rajasthan as prices rise for sixth day

New Delhi: Petrol price crossed Rs 99 a litre in Rajasthan on Sunday while diesel topped Rs 91, after rates were increased for the sixth day in a row.Petrol price was increased by 29 paise per litre and diesel by 32 paise, according to a price notification of state-owned fuel retailers.

Narendra Modi enjoys net approval of 55%, finds data firm's survey; 'matter of pride for all Indians', says JP Nadda

Narendra Modi enjoys net approval of 55%, finds data firm's survey; 'matter of pride for all Indians', says JP Nadda

Noting that Prime Minister Narendra Modi's approval rating is the highest among world leaders in a survey conducted by a US data firm, BJP president JP Nadda on Saturday said this is a testimony to his able leadership and a matter of pride for all Indians.

Arvind Kejriwal, AAP MLAs tear copies of farm laws in Delhi Assembly; Opposition decries 'cheap theatrics'

Arvind Kejriwal, AAP MLAs tear copies of farm laws in Delhi Assembly; Opposition decries 'cheap theatrics'

Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal and other Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLAs on Thursday tore copies of the Centre's new farm laws in the Delhi Assembly, as a token of solidarity with the farmers protesting against the laws for three weeks now.

Collective movie review & film summary (2020)

Collective movie review & film summary (2020)

Seen early on at a briefing given by the Minister of Health, where the lies and platitudes from the podium are so obvious they almost create their own atmosphere, Tolontan and his skeleton crew of journalists cover the story.The journalists discover that the disinfectants provided to the hospitals by a pharmaceutical company have been diluted, rendering them useless.

Ex-IAS officers support farm laws, say 'vested interests' misleading farmers

Ex-IAS officers support farm laws, say 'vested interests' misleading farmers

New Delhi: A group of former public servants on Monday backed the farm reform laws enacted by the Modi government and claimed that "disinformation" is being spread over the issue to negatively impact the morale of farmers.

The Scheme movie review & film summary (2020)

The Scheme movie review & film summary (2020)

Airing on HBO after its canceled SXSW premiere, “The Scheme” tells the story of Christian Dawkins, a man whose ambition and business savvy became the focus of a major federal operation to bring down corruption in the NCAA.

In times of coronavirus outbreak, why Steven Soderbergh's 2011 medical thriller Contagion makes for essential viewing

In times of coronavirus outbreak, why Steven Soderbergh's 2011 medical thriller Contagion makes for essential viewing

In times of the coronavirus outbreak , Steven Soderbergh's 2011 medical thriller Contagion makes for essential viewing because it is a fully realised, accurate vision of a pandemic, and its impact across various quarters, while also never losing hope.

Before Blumhouse, Syfy Gave Us Their Own Invisible Man

Before Blumhouse, Syfy Gave Us Their Own Invisible Man

In 2000, Syfy (then known as Sci Fi Channel) was undergoing a transition in programming that included the introduction of “original programming.” Among these new shows was “The Invisible Man,” a series that mixed classic HG Wells’ science fiction classic, with comedy, drama, crime, science fiction, fantasy, and some good old fashioned espionage and heist antics.

IFTA Says U.S. Should Punish China for Cheating on Film Trade Deal

IFTA Says U.S. Should Punish China for Cheating on Film Trade Deal

In a stunning allegation, IFTA says that China has cheated by simply cutting down on the number of “flat fee” film imports in order to make way for the increase in revenue-sharing quota titles, which mostly go to Hollywood studio movies, agreed in 2012.

Jihad Jane Review

Jihad Jane Review

In 2010, Colleen LaRose achieved notoriety as ‘Jihad Jane' after she was arrested by the FBI for admitting her part in a 2009 conspiracy to murder Swedish artist Lars Vilks for drawing the Prophet's head on a dog.

The Best Games Of 2019

The Best Games Of 2019

In Control, players take on the role of telekinetic Jesse Faden, director of a paranormal wing of the US government, to navigate a strange building that's larger on the inside and battle an invading army that corrupts reality itself.

‘Saturday Fiction’ Yanked From China’s Golden Rooster Film Festival on Eve of Debut

‘Saturday Fiction’ Yanked From China’s Golden Rooster Film Festival on Eve of Debut

Just a day before its scheduled China debut, director Lou Ye ’s latest film, “Saturday Fiction ,” has been pulled from its slot as the opener of the mainland’s Golden Rooster Film Festival because of unspecified “internal production problems,” according to Chinese film website Mtime.

When the “X-Men” Took the Nineties

When the “X-Men” Took the Nineties

Marvel garnered much more resources this time around, and had the support of Saban Entertainment, who’d helped make successes out of numerous shows during the 90s including “Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers,” and “Spider-Man.” The 1992 animated series was much more a contemporary vision for the mutant super team, all of whom experienced Jim Lee style redesigns with edgier attitudes.

Cannes: ‘Detective Chinatown 3’ Leads Wanda’s Slate

Cannes: ‘Detective Chinatown 3’ Leads Wanda’s Slate

China ’s Wanda Pictures will attend Cannes’ Marche du Film this year with four new projects, including “Detective Chinatown 3,” the latest installment in the lucrative franchise.

Knock Down the House (2019)

Knock Down the House (2019)

Rachel Lears’ political documentary “Knock Down the House” might appear to be a documentary exploring the campaigns of a group of women that sought to win positions in the House in Washington, but deep down it’s about hope.

Outbreak (1995)

Outbreak (1995)

It’s hard to take Donald Sutherland seriously when he begins sounding off about the US military being justified for their past discrepancies, when he’s depicted as a scowling mustache twirling villain in the finale, almost obsessed with wreaking destruction on the town that’s been ravaged by the horrible virus.

Brazil’s Ancine Freezes Incentives, Threatening Film-TV Industry Paralysis

Brazil’s Ancine Freezes Incentives, Threatening Film-TV Industry Paralysis

Brazil ’s Ancine agency, its foremost public-sector source of film funding, has frozen all of its incentive programs, potentially near paralyzing new production in Latin America’s biggest film-TV industry.

The Public (2019) |Movie Review|

The Public (2019) |Movie Review|

Homelessness, race, mental illness, government responsibility and social advocacy are just a few things that director and writer Emilio Estevez is trying to address in his newest film, The Public. The Public is an ambitious and thoughtful film and Estevez does his best to address a lot of social issues.

Lok Sabha Elections 2019; Kerala edition: Congress' Shashi Tharoor says BJP milked Sabarimala crisis to create vote bank

Lok Sabha Elections 2019; Kerala edition: Congress' Shashi Tharoor says BJP milked Sabarimala crisis to create vote bank

As part of our coverage of the upcoming Lok Sabha 2019 elections, we asked prominent media personalities in south India to interview leaders from their respective states. In this interview, Varsha Basheer speaks to Tharoor, the Member of Parliament from Thiruvananthapuram constituency.

Lok Sabha Elections 2019; Karnataka edition: Siddaramaiah of Congress says he wants to quit electoral politics

Lok Sabha Elections 2019; Karnataka edition: Siddaramaiah of Congress says he wants to quit electoral politics

As part of our coverage of the upcoming Lok Sabha 2019 elections, we asked prominent media personalities in south India to interview leaders from their respective states. Siddaramaiah responds to questions of instability and infighting within the ruling Congress-JD(S) government in Karnataka.

‘Risk’ Invites You into WikiLeaks’ Inner Circle… Somewhat

‘Risk’ Invites You into WikiLeaks’ Inner Circle… Somewhat

Still, “Risk” gives us the closest of looks at an organization which continues to expose the things your government doesn’t want you to know about.

Anna trailer: Sasha Luss turns a government assassin for French director Luc Besson's upcoming crime drama

Anna trailer: Sasha Luss turns a government assassin for French director Luc Besson's upcoming crime drama

Anna trailer: Sasha Luss turns a government assassin for French director Luc Besson's upcoming crime drama. Two years after the space-opera Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets released , Luc Besson has returned to direct another slick action-drama titled Anna.

Hans Isaac Appointed Chairman of Malaysia’s Film Regulator FINAS

Hans Isaac Appointed Chairman of Malaysia’s Film Regulator FINAS

Hans Isaac Appointed Chairman of Malaysia’s Film Regulator FINAS. Actor, film producer and director Hans Isaac has been appointed as chairman of the National Film Development Corp Malaysia (FINAS ).

Lok Sabha Elections 2019; Andhra Pradesh edition: Nara Lokesh of TDP tells Firstpost that state has been cheated

Lok Sabha Elections 2019; Andhra Pradesh edition: Nara Lokesh of TDP tells Firstpost that state has been cheated

As part of our coverage of the upcoming Lok Sabha 2019 elections, we asked prominent media personalities in south India to interview leaders from their respective states. In this interview, Sajaya speaks to Nara Lokesh of the Telugu Desam Party.

Disney to Receive $18 Million Subsidy to Shoot Marvel Movie at Fox Studios Australia

Disney to Receive $18 Million Subsidy to Shoot Marvel Movie at Fox Studios Australia

Australia ’s federal government is to provide a $17.1 million (A$24 million) subsidy to Disney to shoot a currently untitled Marvel movie at Fox Studios Australia .

There’s One More DC Character The Suicide Squad Needs To Bring Back

There’s One More DC Character The Suicide Squad Needs To Bring Back

It makes sense to have a mostly new cast if you’re wanting to distance an adventure from its predecessor, though The Suicide Squad would still be wise to bring back Viola Davis’ Amanda Waller to round out its collection of familiar faces.

‘Peterloo’ Review: Mike Leigh Revisits a Historical Tragedy

‘Peterloo’ Review: Mike Leigh Revisits a Historical Tragedy

British director recreates the 1819 massacre in which government troops attacked working-class protestors — and closes the gap between the past and the present.

Ibero-American Fénix Awards Cancelled after Mexican Cuts to Cultural Programs

Ibero-American Fénix Awards Cancelled after Mexican Cuts to Cultural Programs

Ibero-American Fénix Awards Cancelled after Mexican Cuts to Cultural Programs. The Ibero-American Fénix Awards film-TV awards have been cancelled, according to an official statement released Monday by event organizers, Cinema23.

BoB, Dena and Vijaya Bank merger: India’s third largest lender is here, but does this exercise make real sense?

BoB, Dena and Vijaya Bank merger: India’s third largest lender is here, but does this exercise make real sense?

Three-way merger of Bank of Baroda (BoB), Dena Bank and Vijaya, which became effective on Monday (1 April), creates India’s second largest public sector bank and third largest commercial bank--it also creates a bank which has at least 11.5 percent non-performing assets (NPAs) as a percentage of the total advances of the combined entity.

Amit Shah takes on critics over unemployment, dismisses claims of surge in cash usage post-demonetisation

Amit Shah takes on critics over unemployment, dismisses claims of surge in cash usage post-demonetisation

The Interim Budget 2019-20 has provided for a massive Rs 4.31 lakh crore for Defence which is the highest-ever, Shah said. The Narendra Modi government has embarked upon a 15-year Defence modernisation program, a byproduct of which is the Rafale fighter aircraft sorely missed by our Air force but would soon augment its prowess tremendously.