The sweat and research that went into 'Thugs of Hindostan': 'Nothing was left

Vijay Krishna Acharya’s Thugs of Hindostan is among the most anticipated releases of the year. The big-budget Yash Raj Films production promises a cinematic spectacle that brings together Bollywood stars Amitabh Bachchan and Aamir Khan on the screen for the first time. The period drama, which will be released in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu on …

'Thugs of Hindostan' gets Chinese distributor, says 'Variety' report

Aamir Khan’s box-office standing in China has ensured a release for his latest movie Thugs of Hindostan in India’s powerful neighbour. Estars Films has acquired the rights to Vijay Krishna Acharya’s period drama, Variety reported. The movie is set in the eighteenth century and traces the rebellion against British rule through characters played by Khan, …

Manufacturing activity in India surges in October, at its quickest pace in

Manufacturing activity in India expanded at its fastest pace in four months in October, according to the Nikkei India Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index released by IHS Markit on Thursday. The monthly index rose from 52.2 in September to 53.1 in October. The PMI has been above the 50-mark for the last 15 months. A reading …

Vallabhbhai Patel: 'I say bitter things to Hindus and Muslims alike. But I am

It was in fear and trembling that the Hindus and Sikhs of West Punjab and the Muslims of East Punjab opened their eyes on the morning of August 15. Some of them were dead before freedom’s opening day was over; around 200,000 would be killed before year-end. By the middle of 1948, about five and …

Football: Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Los Angeles Galaxy lose, miss out on MLS playoffs

Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s Los Angeles Galaxy missed the Major League Soccer playoffs by losing Sunday while the triumphant New York Red Bulls captured the regular season crown in record-setting fashion. The Galaxy squandered a two-goal half-time lead in their first home loss since May, a 3-2 defeat to the Houston Dynamo that allowed idle …

Paris Masters: Red-hot Novak Djokovic eyes world number one ranking after

Novak Djokovic can complete a stunning return to world number one at the Paris Masters this week as Rafael Nadal hits the comeback trail for the first time since limping out of the US Open. Roger Federer could also resurface in the French capital after a three-year absence, although the 20-time Grand Slam champion said …

UK: Owner of Indian restaurant found guilty after allergic reaction to peanuts

The owner of an Indian restaurant and a deliveryman were found guilty of manslaughter after delivering food to a teenage girl who died from the effects of a peanut allergy, the BBC reported. The Manchester Crown Court held Mohammed Abdul Kuddus, 40, and Harun Rashid, 38, guilty of manslaughter by gross negligence. Both men have …

'Looking at the future': Ben Stokes wants to move on from the nightclub brawl

Ben Stokes hopes his on-field performances as an England all-rounder are what he will be remembered for by the cricket public rather than a late-night street brawl last year. Stokes was acquitted of a criminal charge of affray at a trial in August following the incident outside a nightclub in Bristol, southwest England, in September …

Champions League might just be what Monaco need to get confidence back, says

Newly-appointed Monaco coach Thierry Henry has no intention of sulking over the Ligue 1 side’s poor domestic form as he seeks a “dream” Champions League date with Club Brugge Wednesday. Former Arsenal and France star Henry kicked off his fledgling coaching career with a 2-1 away defeat to Strasbourg at the weekend, a result that …