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Big B urges fans to watch Richa’s short film

Megastar Amitabh Bachchan has urged his fans and followers to watch actress Richa Chadha’s maiden Punjabi production “Khoon Aali Chithi”.

Sharing the link to the short film, Amitabh tweeted on Monday: “Richa Chadha, that talented and enterprising member of our fraternity, produces a short film. Do see.”

Court to consider chargesheet against Himachal CM 

 A court here on Monday said it will consider the chargesheet filed against Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh, his wife Pratibha Singh and others in a disproportionate assets case.

Publishers hail Google’s introduction of ad-blocker in Chrome

Google is preparing to introduce an ad-blocker to Chrome browser despite fears that it would hit their online advertising revenues — a move that has been hailed by publishers in the US and Europe, the Financial Times reported.

The move comes after Google was recently criticised for placement of ads on its video hosting platform YouTube.

Maharashtra gets its own RERA

 Maharashtra Governor C.V. Rao on Monday announced the launch of the Maharashtra Real Estate Regulatory Authority, under which all housing projects will be registered.

“This new act will make the process of buying and selling of houses transparent, trusted and accountable,” the Governor said, speaking on the occasion of the 57th Maharashtra Day celebrations here.

The new act would be on the lines of the RERA being implemented at the national level to make realty transactions transparent and accountable.

Rising protectionism threatens Asia-Pacific growth: UN

The UN on Monday warned that the rise in protectionism put economic growth in Asia Pacific at risk and urged countries in the region to improve governance and fiscal management to bolster development.

Maoists, security forces battle in Odisha 
 Maoists and security forces exchanged gun fire in Odisha’s Malkangiri district on Monday, police said.

Sindhu hopes her biopic inspires millions 
 Actor-producer Sonu Sood is set to make a biopic on P.V. Sindhu, and the ace shuttler hopes that it inspires millions to follow their dreams.

Hyundai sales grew 3.6% in April 
Hyundai Motor India Ltd on Monday reported 3.6 per cent growth in sales to 56,368 units in April as compared to 54,420 units sold in the same month in 2016.

Arjun Rampal to create cancer awareness in Goa 
Actor Arjun Rampal is off to Goa for an initiative to create awareness about cancer

Ajaz Khan in ‘Golmaal Again’? 
Actor Ajaz Khan of reality TV show “Bigg Boss 7” fame has sparked rumours that he might join the cast of “Golmaal Again” after he was spotted with director Rohit Shetty on the film’s set.

Tony Blair to return to politics

Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair has decided to again get involved in politics and take an active part in trying to shape the policy debate on Brexit.

On the 20th anniversary of his New Labour win on Monday, Blair told The Mirror that money was not the motivating factor behind his return to politics and predicted that Britons would eventually want to rejoin the European Union.