Mumbai, Dec 11 : Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who is eagerly waiting to start shooting for director R. Balki's next project, says that some part of the movie will be shot abraod.
The 71-year-old was seen in Balki's unconventional film "Cheeni Kum", which was majorly shot in London.
“Work on Balki’s film shall start by the middle of March ... and continue for some time ... there is material to be done overseas; I don't know where, but somewhere worth its travel,” Bachchan posted on his blog srbachchan. tumblr. com.
New Delhi, Dec 11 : A confident Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) held a massive rally here on Wednesday afternoon with the objective of highlighting the fact that its fight against corruption and other politician-bureaucratic-made societal problems has just begun, and would acquire a pan-India profile within a year.
Patna, Dec 11 : Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar Wednesday termed friend-turned-foe BJP as a "nakli (fake) opposition" and said the real opposition was the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD).
"In fact the mandate for the Bharatiya Janata Party was not to sit in the opposition. People gave that mandate to the RJD," Nitish Kumar told the state assmbly.
"By going over to the opposition benches and snatching the RJD's seat, the BJP has gone back on the mandate of the people," he said.
Nitish Kumar challenged the BJP to bring a no-confidence motion against his government in the assembly.
New Delhi, Dec 11 : There is an anti-Congress wave in the country, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said Wednesday after the party was routed in four assembly elections.
"There is anti-Congress wave in the country," Banerjee told reporters when asked if there was a Narendra Modi wave in the country.
The Congress performed badly in the four states of Delhi, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan while retaining power in Mizoram.
New Delhi, Dec 11 : After three no-confidence motions over the Telangana issue, the government Wednesday said these did not pose a threat and the 2014 general elections would be held on time.
Six Congress, four TDP and two YSR Congress members submitted fresh notices of no-confidence against the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government in the Lok Sabha but they could not be taken up by Speaker Meira Kumar due to chaos in the House.
The notices given by these members Tuesday too had met a similar fate.
However, the headache is not over for the government as the members are expected to submit fresh notices Thursday also.
London, Dec 11 : An Indian-origin couple, both aged over 100, will become Britain's oldest married couple when they celebrate their 88th wedding anniversary later this week.
Kartari and Karam Chand’s son Paul Chand, who runs the Castle pub in Bradford city, is throwing a party Dec 15 on the wedding anniversary of the couple, The Telegraph & Argus reported Wednesday.
The couple are still waiting to hear from Guinness World Records if they have the longest marriage in the world.
The couple celebrated their 101st and 108th birthdays last month with people coming from all over the world.
Madrid, Dec 11 : Real Madrid striker Cristiano Ronaldo made Champions League history Tuesday night when he scored in his side's 2-0 win in Copenhagen.
Ronaldo's goal, the second of the night, was significant, not just because it helped Madrid to seal the victory, but because it saw him set a new record for the number of goals scored in the group stage of the competition.
Ronaldo has scored nine goals in this season's Champions League, beating the previous best of eight, which he had shared with a group of elite players including Paris Saint Germain's Zlatan Ibrahomovich.
London, Dec 11 : Christmas celebrations are around the corner and, like everyone else, pregnant women too want to enjoy the festive season. So here is a list of dos and don'ts for pregnant ladies.
Pregnancy active wear specialists FittaMamma says less alcohol, consumption of lots of water, proper diet are the basic mantra's, reports femalefirst. co. uk.
- Comfortable clothes: The festival shopping might keep you on your toes. So wearing something to support the weight of bump will make the shopping day last longer.
Vienna, Dec 11: The basket of 12 crude oils of the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) stood at $106.83 a barrel Tuesday, compared with $107.72 Monday, according to the OPEC Secretariat.
The new OPEC reference basket comprises Saharan Blend (Algeria), Girassol (Angola), Oriente (Ecuador), Iran Heavy (Iran), Basra Light (Iraq), Kuwait Export (Kuwait), Es Sider (Libya), Bonny Light (Nigeria), Qatar Marine (Qatar), Arab Light (Saudi Arabia), Murban (United Arab Emirates) and Merey (Venezuela). (IANS)
Mumbai, Dec 11 : "Fukrey" actor Pulkit Samrat is all set to shoot a dance sequence in Dubai for his upcoming comedy “O Teri" opposite actress Sarah Jane Dias.
The actor took to Twitter to share his feelings.
"It's the team (of) 'O Teri'! Off to Dubai to shake a leg with Remo, Sarah Jane Dias," he posted on the micro-blogging site Wednesday.
The film has been produced by Alvira Khan Agnihotri and Atul Agnihotri and is directed by Umesh Bist. It will hit the screens March 7 next year.(IANS)
New Delhi, Dec 11 : Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar on Wednesday urged the fertiliser industry to ensure timely availability of quality fertilisers at reasonable prices to farmers.
He also asked the industry not to approach the farmers as mere customers but provide them knowledge and value added services.
Pawar was speaking at the Annual Seminar of the Fertiliser Association of India (FAI) in New Delhi.
While expressing satisfaction at the adequate available of fertilisers, Pawar highlighted the deteriorating health of Indian soils due to imbalanced use of fertilisers.
Washington, December 11 : Katie Holmes may have to depose in Tom Cruise 's legal fight against two magazines publishers.
Sources revealed that learned that lawyers representing German magazine empire Bauer Media, the publisher of ' In Touch' and ' Life and Style', are yet to decide but it is "certainly possible", Radar Online reported.
Cruise had sued the Bauer publications, alleging that they defamed him. (ANI)
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Washington, Dec 11 : Yahoo has acquired cross-platform video streaming app called QuikIO.
In a farewell note to its users, the company said that after December 31, the "FedEx of media files" would be shut down.
Yahoo spokesperson confirmed that three employees from QuikIO have joined Yahoo's video team in Sunnyvale.
The spokesperson added that they were excited to welcome the team to Yahoo, but did not comment further on the deal terms or future plans, Pandodaily reports.
New Delhi, Dec 11 : Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Raghuram Rajan on Wednesday urged political parties to pass key economic bills for the betterment of the country.
Addressing the Delhi Economic Conclave 2013 on the theme'The Agenda for the Next Five Years', Rajan said:"A stable government post-elections cannot be taken for granted... it would be dangerous for parties to postpone necessary legislations with the idea of passing the legislation post-election. Post-election politics may become even more challenging for whoever assumes power."
Washington, December 11 : Jennifer Aniston has revealed that she envies Gisele Bundchen's "exquisite hair".
According to Parade magazine, the 44-year-old American actress admitted that Bundchen has a "pretty envious head of hair" and added that she loves Kate Moss as she always has "great hair", ABC News reported.
Though the 'We're The Millers' star said that she is "loving" her short layered bob haircut, she added that she is a "lover of long hair". (ANI)
Betting big on its India business, Japanese car maker Isuzu Motors Ltd. Has announced its plans to invest Rs 3,000 crore in India.
On Tuesday, the auto giant said that it was looking to make the planned investment in its Sri City, Hyderabad-based new manufacturing facility, which should become operational by 2015-16. The 107-acre manufacturing facility will have an annual production capacity of 120,000 units.
Isuzu, which currently export 60 per cent of production from Japan, foresees India as a future hub for its exports.
American auto giant GM's board has unanimously named Mary T. Barra as its next chief executive officer (CEO). Fifty-one-year-old Barra, who will succeed outgoing Daniel F. Akerson, will be the first woman to ascend to the top position at GM.
The selection of Barra as the next chief of GM has set a new milestone for the industry long dominated by men. It has also sent a signal that top positions at the Detroit-based company are now also open to female.
Bangalore, Dec 11 : India's Mars spacecraft was fine tuned early Wednesday in the interplanetary space to stay on course in the 680-million-km sun orbit on way to the Red Planet.
"The onboard computer carried the first mid-course correction of the Mars Orbiter at 6:30 a. m. by firing the 22 Newton thrusters for 40.5 seconds," a senior space agency official told IANS.
The spacecraft was 2.9-million km away from the earth when the trajectory correction was carried and cruising at 32 km/second to reach the Martian orbit in mid-September 2014 for its geological exploration.
Pretoria, Dec 11 : The body of former South African president and anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela was Wednesday brought back to the Union Buildings here after the memorial service held at FNB Stadium in Johannesburg suburb of Soweto Tuesday.
The seat of the South African government and the office of the country's president, the Union Buildings is where Mandela was sworn in as the country’s first democratically elected president almost 20 years ago.
South Africa's most famous statesman and Nobel laureate died Dec 5 aged 95.