Canadian investment firm Brookfield Asset Management Inc. will invest Rs 25,215 crore ($3.66 billion) in Reliance Industries Ltd s telecom tower assets in the single biggest private equity deal ever in India.The deal trumps the $2.4 billion (Rs 15,300 crore) investment by SoftBank Vision Fund in Indian online retailer Flipkart in 2017 and Brookfield s own $1.9 billion transaction as part of a consortium to acquire a gas pipeline from companies controlled by RIL s billionaire chairman Mukesh Ambani.
Vivo S1 is expected to launch in India soon. An official teaser video has been released to hint at the debut of the new Vivo S series phone. The video that has been circulated through all social media channels of the Chinese company says "All new S series coming soon" without revealing any specific details. To recall, the Vivo S1 was originally launched in China back in March, alongside the Vivo S1 Pro. A tweaked version of the phone recently entered Indonesia with two distinct colour options, namely Cosmic Green and Skyline Blue.As per the teaser video, Vivo is setting up the stage for a new S series phone in India. The video doesn't explicitly confirm whether the new phone will be the Vivo S1 or a fresh model specifically for the Indian market.
According to a report in Indian Express, Akshay said at the trailer launch, ”We didn 't have that much knowledge about Mars Orbiter Mission before we started working on the film. But slowly we came to know a lot, and it is because of Jagan (director Jagan Shakti). Mangalyaan cost only Rs 450 crores while NASA spent more than Rs 6000 crore for American Maven orbiter. My film 2.0 had a budget of 500 crore and this was less than that, so we are so proud. ”Akshay plays mission director Rakesh Dhawan and leads the initiative in the film. However, the actor says, ”This film is about the women and it will always be. ” The actor added that there was no question of saying no to such an offer and added, ”Bringing five female actors together was such a difficult task. I had to do the film. ”
New Delhi (Sputnik): Indian actress Vidya Balan has created a sensation with her Desi version of Tik Tok. The video, which Vidya has labelled as Tak Tuk (looking or strolling) has left social media in splits.In the Instagram video, Vidya, who is set for the release of her upcoming Bollywood flick ”Mission Mangal, ” can be seen at her funniest.
Priyanka Chopra Jonas celebrates her 37th birthday today and before we get to see how she celebrates her first birthday after marrying Nick Jonas, we got our hands on some rare pictures of the Desi Girl. (Express Archive Photo)Former Miss World Priyanka Chopra started her acting career in 2003 with Tamil film Thamizhan. (Express Archive Photo)
The South Bend, Indiana, mayor was a virtual unknown months ago. But he used breakout town hall performances, viral moments and his biography as a millennial, gay military veteran and a former Rhodes scholar to get the attention of the entertainment industry and rake in cash for his 2020 Democratic presidential campaign.Among the more than 50 celebrities who gave Buttigieg money during the second quarter are rocker Joan Jett ($150), recording industry mogul David Geffen ($5,600), fashion icon Anna Wintour ($2,800), designer Tom Ford ($5,600), actress Sharon Stone ($5,600) and comedian Ellen DeGeneres ($5,600). They helped fuel his field leading $24.8 million fundraising haul.
Ranveer and Alia received wide critical acclaim for their passionate performances in Zoya Akhtar 's Gully Boy and the film also had a brilliant box office run and became Ranveer 's third hit in a row. Andhadhun, on the other hand, was an edge of the seat thriller that became a hit despite having a limited release across 800 screens. Academy Award Winning film editor Jill Bilcock, who has worked on films like Moulin Rogue, Romeo and Juliet and Elizabeth will be joined by legendary filmmaker and screenwriter, Fred Schepisi on the jury panel for IIFM. Schepisi has worked on Will Smith starrer Six Degrees of Separation, apart from other films. Other noteworthy jury members are actress Victoria Hill known for her work in films like Macbeth, First Reformed and The Chaperone and Vince Colosimo who is an AFI award winning actor. Film critic Rajeev Masand is also a jury member.
Filmmaker Zoya Akhtar's Gully Boy and Sriram Raghavan's Andhadhun have bagged top nominations at the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne (IFFM), 2019. The films are in the race to win the Best Film at the festival. Also, actors Ranveer Singh and Ayushmann Khurrana, who wooed the audience with their performances in Gully Boy and Andhadhun respectively, have been nominated in the Best Actor category. Other Best Film nominees are Badhaai Ho, Sui Dhaaga: Made In India and Super Deluxe, while Best Actor nominees also include Amitabh Bachchan (Badla), Vijay Sethupathi (Super Deluxe), Manoj Bajpayee (Bhonsle), Vicky Kaushal (Uri: The Surgical Strike) and Namdev Gaurav (Namdev Bhau).
Once the acquisition has completed, Yatra will become part of Ebix;s EbixCash (the company;s Indian subsidiary) travel portfolio which also includes Via and Mumbai based Mercury and will continue to serve customers under the Yatra brand, the two companies said. Ebix had invested north of $650 million in businesses in India, one of its key markets today, prior to the deal.Yatra, which went public in 2016 following a reverse merger with listed company Terrapin 3 Acquisition Corporation, counts India 's Network18, Reliance Capital, Macquarie Group and Rotation Capital among its shareholders.
With summer holidays beginning in Britain this week, officials are redoubling efforts at the border to stop young people being dragged into forced marriages.
Mumbai: A recent survey shows that the backdrop for the June quarter earnings season is anything but bright. A tri annual survey conducted by IHS Markit in June showed optimism among Indian companies regarding output and profitability further faded. Predictions of softer activity growth underpin downward revisions to the profits outlook, subdued hiring plans and relatively muted capex intentions," said the survey report.
Suspecting multiple leaks indicated by dropping pressure levels, Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) chose to play safe early Monday morning. But the scientists were well aware of a similar gas leak that hit the Satellite Launch Vehicle 3 (SLV 3), India s first experimental satellite launch vehicle in 1979.The elementary computer then had raised an alarm. But Isro officials then decided to override the alert and paid the price. The gas leak, worsened by a faulty valve caused the vehicle to crash into the Bay of Bengal, 317 seconds after launch on August 10, 1979.
Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi, recognised by the Government of India as an Institution of Eminence, has entered into an agreement with five of the renowned national laboratories of by signing an MoU to promote cooperative research. The laboratories are CSIR Advanced Materials and Processes Research Institute, CSIR Central Scientific Instruments Organisation, CSIR Central Electronics Engineering Research Institute, CSIR Institute of Minerals amp; Materials Technology and CSIR National Physical Laboratory of India.