2017

Beyond GST

As India awaits the introduction of its historic GST regime with bated breath, it will be prudent to take a look at the experiences of other countries on the introduction of GST and tackling related challenges. Given the manifold increase in complexities in India, the government needs to invest adequate resources to ensure that the benefits of GST palpably reach consumers. One is not certain if necessary steps have been

Miley Cyrus in no rush to wed

London: Miley Cyrus’ mother, Tish, says the singer is in no rush to get married to Liam Hemsworth at the moment because their relationship is so “perfect”. The 24-year-old singer rekindled her relationship with her fiance last year, two years after they called off their engagement, and Tish says the pair have never been happier, reported Contactmusic. “She is not eloping. She is not getting married. They are so freaking

Sophie Turner dyes her hair red for 'GOT' shoot

Los Angeles: Actress Sophie Turner said she has to dye her hair red every week when she is filming the fantasy drama epic series “Game of Thrones”. The 21-year-old actress, who essays the role of a redhead, Sansa Stark in the HBO show, is originally a blonde. “I’m constantly dyeing. On ‘Game of Thrones’, I have to constantly dye my hair red every week,” Turner told PopSugar. The actress also

Dating is hard work: Sheryl Crow

London: Singer Sheryl Crow says being in a relationship with someone is not easy. The 55-year-old songstress says she simply considers herself to be one of those single women who have not found their someone special till now, reported FemaleFirst. “I’m not seeing anybody at the moment. Dating is hard work and I know so many fantastic single women who can’t find anybody. But I’ve met some nice people and

I get very little attention: Taylor Schilling

London: Actress Taylor Schilling says she does not have to worry about being mobbed by her fans as she is hardly ever recognised by them. The 32-year-old “Orange Is The New Black” star says she is often long gone by the time people figure out who she is, reported FemaleFirst. “I get very little attention. I feel like if anybody does come up, usually I’m gone by the time they’ve

Carmichael called Hopkins 'C-Hop' on 'Transformers' set

Los Angeles: Actor-comedian Jerrod Carmichael says he nicknamed veteran actor Anthony Hopkins ‘C-Hop’ on the sets of their upcoming film “Transformers: The Last Knight”. The 30-year-old actor says it was a great experience to star in the fifth installment of the film franchise directed by Micheal Bay, according to The Hollywood Reporter. “It’s a fun set to be on. C-Hop had a lot of fun. I’m trying to get that

Dhanush avoids commenting on Rajini joining poilitics

Mumbai: Actor Dhanush avoided questions on the prospect of his father-in-law and Tamil superstar Rajinikanth joining politics. Last month, Rajinikanth hinted that he might join politics, saying, he did not have any political aspirations but “if God wills it, I will enter politics tomorrow.” Asked about his opinion on whether Rajinikanth should take the plunge in politics, Dhanush, in the city last evening to launch the trailer of his upcoming

Kovind seeks lawmakers' blessings on pan-India tour

Lucknow: NDA’s presidential nominee Ram Nath Kovind yesterday sought the “blessings” of the lawmakers of the BJP and its allies in Uttar Pradesh as he embarked on a nationwide tour from his home State to garner the backing of various political parties. “I have come here to seek your blessings,” the former Bihar governor told a meeting of NDA MPs and MLAs from the State. “According to traditions, we first

Insurance firms okay Rs 928 crore to TN farmers

Thanjavur: A total of Rs 928 crore have been approved by three insurance companies as compensation under crop insurance scheme for farmers in Tamilnadu for 2016-17 fiscal, Agriculture Minister R Duraikannu has said. The amount would be credited to the bank accounts of the farmers within 10 days, he told reporters at Nanjikottai village in the district last night. The government had already announced Rs 56.92 crore as “kuruvai special

Eid-ul-Fitr celebrated in Tamilnadu

Chennai: Eid-ul-Fitr was celebrated across Tamilnadu with usual fervour. Special prayers and exchange of pleasantries marked the day as scores of faithfuls thronged mosques in various parts of the State including Chennai, Vellore and Coimbatore among others to hold prayers. Tamilnadu Governor CH Vidyasagar Rao, Chief Minister K Palaniswami and various political leaders had already extended their Eid-ul-fitr greetings.