Entertainment

Neena Gupta in a still from Mulk. (Photo: Twitter/@Neenagupta001)

Actor-writer Neena Gupta on the changing face of television, looking for work, and how films are offering interesting roles to older women.

Chekka Chivantha Vaanam Simbu Ethi

Chekka Chivantha Vaanam: Simbu's character has been named Ethi in the film. While the grapevine was abuzz that the name would be Ethiraj, the makers seem to have chosen a shorter version.

Annu Kapoor, Atal Bihari Vajpayee

Annu Kapoor, who was present at the trailer launch of his web show Home, seemed visibly disturbed after knowing that former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee is no more.

Technology

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The Fair Trade Commission (FTC) is looking at whether Apple interfered in Yahoo Japan's operations by pressuring it to cut back on developing its Game Plus web-based service which enables users to stream games without downloading apps, the Nikkei newspaper reported

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Patanjali's messaging app, Kimbho trial version taken down from Google Play store after its second soft launch. The app will be officially re-launched on August 27

Realme 2 may arrive in India soon as per an image accidentally posted on the company's official website, and as per a mention in the site's source code

Pune News

New study estimates about 60,000 people exposed to dengue virus each year in Pune
New study estimates about 60,000 people exposed to dengue virus each year in Pune

Researchers said that in over 81 per cent of people who participated in the study, they found the presence of antibodies against dengue virus, indicating an “intense transmission of the virus” and past exposure to infection.

Pimpri-Chinchwad: Police commissionerate starts functioning today
Pimpri-Chinchwad: Police commissionerate starts functioning today

Padmanabhan said that despite a manpower shortage, all efforts would be made to provide effective policing. “Our objective is to provide effective policing and bring down the crime rate,” he said.

Raj Bhavan gets first batch of 25 bee colonies
Raj Bhavan gets first batch of 25 bee colonies

The efforts are a part of Honey Mission, co-ordinated by Forest Based Industries (FBI), aimed at spreading awareness and importance of honeybees, its role in pollination, particularly among the visitors at Raj Bhavans across Indian states.

Cyber attack at Pune co-op bank: Rs 94 crore allegedly siphoned off by hackers
Cyber attack at Pune co-op bank: Rs 94 crore allegedly siphoned off by hackers

The Cosmos bank, hailed as one of the oldest cooperative banks in India, was established in the year 1906. “We are right now working with the police and sharing all the information with them,” said the officials.

Pune among cities battling spurt in dengue cases
Pune among cities battling spurt in dengue cases

Last year, Maharashtra had 7,829 dengue cases. At the Pune Municipal Corporation, Dr Sanjeev Wavare, in charge of the insect-control department, confirmed 155 dengue cases from January till date.

Patent Applications: Bigger team, faster processing on the cards
Patent Applications: Bigger team, faster processing on the cards

In comparison to international standards, where a patent is awarded in three years, in India it can take anywhere between five and eight years, one of the main reasons being manpower shortage to scan the patent applications piling up.

Pune’s problem: Most liveable city in country but not best in any category
Pune’s problem: Most liveable city in country but not best in any category

Out of the 111 cities that were assessed in the Ease of Living Index, Pune topped the rankings with Navi Mumbai coming second followed by Greater Mumbai in the third place. The remaining cities in the top 10 include Tirupati, Chandigarh, Thane, Raipur, Indore, Vijayawada and Bhopal.

Investors’ scam: Supplementary chargesheet filed, EOW elaborates on DSK son’s role
Investors’ scam: Supplementary chargesheet filed, EOW elaborates on DSK son’s role

In May this year, the EOW had filed a 37,000-page chargesheet against DS Kulkarni and his wife Hemanti.

Are Rohingya a threat? New book seeks to answer
Are Rohingya a threat? New book seeks to answer

Author Akshay Jog says he understands there will be criticism about his views, but his only motive is national security.

Denied loan, Rabindranath Tagore’s descendant takes to crowdfunding for school in Shantiniketan
Denied loan, Rabindranath Tagore’s descendant takes to crowdfunding for school in Shantiniketan

Taking forward Tagore’s legacy is a descendant from the family, Sudripta Tagore, who is raising money through crowdfunding to build the school brick-by-brick.

Why Pimpri-Chinchwad desperately needed a police commissionerate
Why Pimpri-Chinchwad desperately needed a police commissionerate

Criminal activities in the industrial city in the last 10-15 years have increased so much that Pimpri-Chinchwad has earned the tag of a ‘city of crimes’, overshadowing its fame as an ‘outstanding industrial city.’

Satish Shetty murder case: Will oppose CBI’s final report, expose agency, says activist’s brother
Satish Shetty murder case: Will oppose CBI’s final report, expose agency, says activist’s brother

Satish Shetty had been responsible for exposing an alleged land scam, and an offence had been registered at the Lonavala city police station against 13 persons, including IRB chairman Mhaiskar, on October 15, 2009.

Monsoon Festival at Osho Ashram begins today
Monsoon Festival at Osho Ashram begins today

A range of Osho meditation techniques will be practiced throughout the day and the nights will be filled with music, dancing and painting. The event will host a food festival with tastes from across the globe.

Maharashtra: State urges civic bodies to follow MPCB rules for dealing with slaughterhouse waste
Maharashtra: State urges civic bodies to follow MPCB rules for dealing with slaughterhouse waste

The MPCB had made it mandatory to set up an Effluent Treatment Plant (ETP) to treat the waste generated in slaughterhouses and to ensure that no untreated waste was released. The remains of the animals also have to be disposed of in accordance with the guidelines of the MPCB.

SC reduces damages to be paid by Goel Ganga, asks it to pay Rs 105 crore in six months
SC reduces damages to be paid by Goel Ganga, asks it to pay Rs 105 crore in six months

In its order, the Supreme Court on Friday upheld the NGT’s order dated September 27, 2016, which had found that the construction by the developer was in violation of the environmental clearance granted to it on April 4, 2008, and had asked the firm to pay damages worth Rs 105 crore.

Against Saibaba’s bail plea, ‘three letters recovered from Maoists’ submitted before Nagpur HC
Against Saibaba’s bail plea, ‘three letters recovered from Maoists’ submitted before Nagpur HC

The three letters include a communication dated November 5, 2017, purportedly between ‘Com. Surendra’ and ‘Comrade Prakash’. In the letter, ‘Com. s.

In a single day, 21,600 people pledge to donate their organs
In a single day, 21,600 people pledge to donate their organs

Amruta Deogaonkar, convenor, ‘Gift Life’, said they attempted to break the Guinness World Record of the maximum online organ donation pledges in eight hours through this campaign, and were successful.

Act decisively, keep your promise: Maratha community to state government
Act decisively, keep your promise: Maratha community to state government

“The state government should keep its word of submitting the progress report of the Backward Classes Commission before the High Court by September 15,” said Vinod Patil, one of the coordinators of the Maratha Kranti Morcha.

Maratha Bandh: As canteens and tiffin services shut shop, students suffer
Maratha Bandh: As canteens and tiffin services shut shop, students suffer

Ankush Helode, an SYBA student at Garware College and a resident of Ambedkar Hostel on Ghole Road, said all the hostel residents were hit by the bandh, as private mess and tiffin services were shut.

Maratha Bandh brings Pune to a grinding halt
Maratha Bandh brings Pune to a grinding halt

Some protests turn violent n Cops, 6-year-old girl injured n Schools, colleges, shops, markets remain shut n Protesters block Expressway, highways.

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