Three Sefton landmarks will be illuminated in a unique light extravanganza next month.Waterloo and Bootle town halls and The Atkinson in Southport will be the backdrop for a trilogy of large scale video projections that will take place over three consecutive nights.
Hegde, who has a penchant for controversy, had Saturday described the Gandhi led freedom struggle as drama and claimed that it was staged with the consent and support of the British . Claiming that his blood boils each time he reads Indian history, Hegde called the freedom struggle not a genuine fight to freedom, but one of adjustment . People supporting the Congress keep saying that India got independence because of the fast unto death and satyagraha. This is not true, he said. The British did not leave the country because of satyagraha, they gave us independence out of frustration.
Piramal, who bought the US based health information company Decision Resources Group (DRG) for $635 million (then valued at Rs 3,400 crore) in May 2012, today announced to sell it to the US based Clarivate Analytics for $950 million (Rs 6750.8 crore at Rs 71.06 a dollar). That is a clean profit of Rs 3,350 crore within eight years, 2.3x times when comparing initial equity investment in rupee terms. Piramal says his flagship Piramal Enterprises will utilise that money for further business expansion. "Along with the ongoing equity capital raise in PEL, this transaction not only further strengthens the company''s balance sheet but also marks another step towards significantly unlocking the value in future," he said.
M amp;S has launched its first meal deal of 2020.For just 12, you can enjoy a main, a side, a dessert and a bottle of wine or a non alcoholic beverage.
The uniform shop can be daunting after Christmas with little to spend.Marks and Spencer has launched a sale for parents wanting a quick refresh now kids are back to school and a lot of items are heavily reduced.
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Lunar eclipse of January 2020, known as chandra grahan in Hindi, is all set to start at 10:37pm IST tonight. The celestial event marks the alignment of the Sun, Moon, and Earth, and the penumbral lunar eclipse will be visible from India this time. The total duration of this eclipse will be 4 hour and 5 minutes, and most parts of Asia, Africa, and Europe will be able to see it. Photographers love to take pictures of the Moon and capture the oddities that the lack of light brings. While shooting with a DSLR is a relatively easy task, to get great photos of the lunar eclipse through a smartphone camera is a difficult job.
Luckily for you, Marks and Spencer has launched a new active wear collection, Goodmove and it looks amazing.
Fans of high street chain Marks amp; Spencer can still pick up huge savings across all departments as the retailer continues its huge end of year sale. Discounts include money off the chain apos;s popular Per Una and Autograph ranges, homewares and kidswear, with lots if items now half price online at marksandspencer.com and in stores across the country.
Akshay Kumar: There is a certain formula to make movies successful and Akshay Kumar surely knows them all. His diversity as an actor could be seen specifically in 2019 when he delivered films like Kesari, which was a movie based on patriotism, and Mission Mangal, or a completely different genre of comedy with Housefull 4. He ended the year by pairing up with Kareena Kapoor Khan for Good Newwz. Overall, one can say that Akshay promised to win hearts in 2019 with all these major releases. He has already unveiled his looks from upcoming release Sooryavanshi and Laxmmi Bomb. Both of them promise to be two major bombs to be dropped by Khiladi Kumar next year. He recently announced that he has completed shooting for cop movie Sooryavanshi. Amitabh Bachchan: Age may be slowing down the spirit of megastar Amitabh Bachchan and this became evident recently when he announced his thought of retiring from films to his fans through his personal blog. Yes, the announcement may have left millions of his fans across the globe shattered. But, they should not feel so much worried as Big B is currently busy shooting for his upcoming important projects like Brahmastra and Chehre and Gulabo Sitabo. So, it is time for us to sit back and cherish his next magical creations before that day finally arrives when he decides to hang his boots. This is also the year when he is receiving the 50th Dadasaheb Phalke Award. Ayushmann Khurrana: If you argue that 2018 was his best then think again as Ayushmann Khurrana, Bollywood;s present poster boy, delivered it even bigger this year with three consecutive hits. The Ayushmann mania has been sweeping the Bollywood shores for the past couple of years and this time it started with the thriller Article 15. Then came Dream Girl, with its hidden soft message against the trouble of loneliness faced by people today. With his last release Bala, Ayushmann remained the hit maker of the year, creating probably a new formula for upcoming stars to follow in the coming days. Now, 2020 promises to be another Ayushmann Khurrana year when he will be seen in two major releases Gulabo Sitabo and Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan. Surely, these content driven movies, which Ayushmann specialises, can once again create certain magic and evetually establish this Chandigarh born actor as the next biggest superstar. Aamir Khan: After a poor show in 2018 with his Thugs of Hindostan, Aamir Khan did not appear on the big screen this year. He will be seen in 2020 with the movie Laal Singh Chaddha. He has already unveiled his first look from the film. In his Sikh man avatar, Aamir Khan once again aims to deliver a hit next year. Anushka Sharma: A controversy following a Farokh Engineer;s remarks against her might have ended the months on a sour note but Anushka and her heart warming images with husband Virat Kohli from their various trips surely kept netizens busy across the months. However, away from her personal life, she was not seen in any Bollywood releasesin the past 12 months. Ajay Devgn: Bollywood actor Ajay Devgn was seen romancing actress young Rakul Preet in the romantic comedy De De Pyar De early in the year. He will soon be seen in historical film Tanhaji The Unsung next year. Ajay Devgn looks dominating in the first looks of the movie released. Deepika Padukone: Deepika and Ranveer completed a year of togetherness in 2019 as they marked their first marriage anniversary. She might be away from the big screen in 2019 but in 2020 Deepika will come back with films like Chhapaak and 83. Both the films are crucial. In 83, Deepika is pairing up with Ranveer to play sports icon Kapil Dev;s wife Romi Bhatia;s character. Ranveer, of course, will play the character of Kapil. Away from the world of sports, Deepika will be seen playing the role of an acid attack victim in Chapaak. The Meghna Gulza directed movie is based on the life of acid attack survivor Laxmi Agarwal. Hrithik Roshan: Hrithik Roshan was back in 2019 in his best possible form where picked up momentum to deliver hits with Super 30 and War. In Super 30, Hritik played the character of a teacher for the first time in his career. With beard and simpleton look, Hrithik was far away from the glamour icon he is known to play generally onscreen. War witnessed the much awaited pairing up of Tiger Shroff and Hrithik together as they fought against each other in the action thriller. Both emerged as Box Office hits. Salman Khan: Bollywood s super rockstar, known for delivering a hit year every year, was back in 2019 with Bharat . Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif have always united to create an onscreen magic and Bharat did not fail to deliver at the Box Office. The entertainer remained one of the biggest hits of the year. For Salman Khan, the promise to keep one hit every year remain unbreakable. Jacqueline Fernandez: From her vlog to working in Bollywood movies, Jacqueline, the Sri Lankan diva of Bollywood, spent a busy 2019. She appeared in an item number in this year;s major release Saaho. Jacqueline and Sushant Singh Rajput;s Drive released online on Netflix but went mostly unnoticed. Kareena Kapoor Khan: The gorgeous Indian celebrity #8216;Bahu; Kareena Kapoor Khan was back onscreen with comedy flick Good Newwz. She absolutely stunned her fans with her still youngish looking figure and dance moves, giving a perfect competition to her colleague in the movie Kiara Advani. Kareena will surely have a much busy 2020 with movies like Angrezi Medium and Laal Singh Chaddha on the line. Katrina Kaif: Her 2018 movie Zero, which also featured Jab Tak Hai Jaan co stars Shah Rukh Khan and Anushka Sharma, might not have performed dominantly as was expected, but 2019 saw #8216;Cikni Chameli; Katrina Kaif pair up with hit machine Salman Khan in Bharat. The movie released during Eid festivity and emerged as one of the biggest Box Office collectors of the passing year. Kangana Ranaut: The gutsy Bollywood lady continued to make controversial remarks in between attending the swearing in ceremony of Narendra Modi or attending his function on the Gandhi project. Her releases were two films. Judgementall Hai Kya got critical acclaim while Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi, co directed by her, did well internationally. Nawazuddin Siddiqui: Away from Bollywood, Nawazuddin Siddiqui earned accolades in the international arena playing Dilly Mahmood in British crime drama TV series McMafia. It won the best drama series award at the 47th International Emmy Awards. In Bollywood, he appeared in movies like Thackeray, Photograph and Housefull 4. Nawaz surely left his fans laugh their lungs out with his funny dance steps in a special song for Housefull 4. The song was a remake of popular Bollywood number #8216;Bhoot Raja;. In this age of content driven Bollywood movies, Nawaz also appeared in a lead role in comedy movie Motichoor Chaknachoor. Ranveer Singh: Ranveer Singh only gets bigger and bigger. This year, he was seen giving life to the character of a Mumbai rapper Murad Ahmed in the movie Gully Boy. He even performed #8216;Apna Time Ayega; with such perfection that professional rap artists will get a run for their money. He was seen pairing up with Alia Bhatt in the movie, a first in their careers. The movie, which promises to remain evergreen for generations ahead, was even selected as India;s entry for the Best International Feature Film at the 92nd Academy Awards. In 2020, he will be seen playing onscreen Kapil Dev in 83. It will also feature his wife Deepika Padukone. Several images of the movie, with Ranveer in his Kapil avatar, have been released. He will also be seen in a movie named Jayeshbhai Jordaar where he will play the character of a Gujarati man. The first look of the movie is already out. Priyanka Chopra: Finally, India;s international star Priyanka Chopra made her Bollywood comeback with the movie #8216;The Sky Is Pink. Pairing opposite Farhan Akhtar, the film may not have emerged as a serious Bollywood box office money churner, but the storyline and of course her performance in the movie were appreciated. Away from the onscreen world, Priyanka, who recently completed her one year marriage anniversary with Nick Jonas, was named as the top star of Indian cinema and television series in 2019 in a list released by IMDb. In Hollywood, her film Isn;t It Romantic released amid mixed response from moviegoers. She had earlier appeared in Hollywood movie Baywatch in 2017. Ranbir Kapoor: After delivering a major hit like Sanju in 2018, Ranbir Kapoor may not have appeared in any Bollywood movie this year but he was busy shooting for his 2020 releases like Shamshera and Brahmastra. In Brahmastra, he will seen sharing the screen space with Amitabh Bachchan and his lady love Alia Bhatt. Shah Rukh Khan: Shah Rukh Khan did not appear on the Big Screen this year. He was last seen in 2018 movie Zero. The film had featured actors Katrina Kaif and Anushka Sharma, making a reunion for them ever since the release of the 2012 movie Jab Tak Hai Jaan. Sunny Leone: Apart from appearing in several item numbers and music videos, Sunny once again made her comeback in Bollywood movies with the movie Arjun Patiala. However, the movie and Sunny grabbed headlines for a strange reason this time. In one of the scenes of the movie, Sunny gives her contact number to lead actor Diljit Dosanjh and it so happened that the number is an active one, in service, and belongs to one Puneet Agarwal of Delhi. Puneet was deluged by lewd calls since then. Puneet, 27, received 100 to 150 calls from random people every day. From obscene talk and people asking for video calls to verbal abuses, Puneet was subjected to all sorts of strange requests because people thought it was Sunny Leone;s phone number. Sushant Singh Rajput: Sushant appeared thrice this year in movies like Sonchiriya, Chhichhore and Drive. However, his most successful movie remained Chhichhore. The friendship drama made it remarkably big at the Box Office and remained as one of the major success stories of the year. Shahid Kapoor: From his chocolate lover boy image in 2007 release Jab We Met, Shahid has walked a long journey in Bollywood and this time Kabir Singh did the magic for the star. The crazy portrayal of a doctor, who is in love with intoxication and his beloved, played by Kiara Advani, surely earned the appreciation of youth in India. Infact, Kabir Singh, the character, has emerged as one of the most controversial in the Hindi film industry in recent times and dubbed utterly misogynistic. Shahid surely did not fail to deliver once again. Mr. Bollywood of the Year One movie, patriotism and Box Office glory, Vicky Kaushal and his iconic dialogue from the movie How is The Josh had emerged as the next big thing Bollywood generated in this nation at the beginning of the year. The film won hearts across the country. Uri surely gave Bollywood one strong start to the year and the momentum was eventually maintained as several hit films released and shined at the Box office in 2019.
For many Boxing Day marks the start of the end of year sale period and an excuse to spend your Christmas vouchers and money.If you are planning on doing a bit of retail therapy, we apos;d recommend checking the opening times before venturing out as many retailers will be operating slightly different opening hours than usual during the festive break.
Marks and Spencer has come under fire for a puzzle which was on sale for Christmas.The British Isles 500 piece puzzle, which was 8 and reduced in the sale, has been slammed for "forgetting Wales is a country " and including it as part of England.
Marks and Spencer has been heavily criticised for selling a jigsaw of the British Isles that makes Wales look like a part of England.The 500 piece puzzle, which also shows a united Ireland, is on sale for 8 discounted on the retailer apos;s website for 4 and has infuriated many.
If you apos;re planning to leave the comfort of your own home on Boxing Day to hit the sales, there are a few shops which you apos;ll noticed are closed this year.If you apos;ve got vouchers for Boots, John Lewis or Marks and Spencer that you apos;re hoping to spend on December 26, you might want to stay home to save a wasted trip.
Women rulers have been few and far between in Indian history, as also in world history, but that still leaves hundreds of women who have ruled, and whose stories haven t been told. In Women Who Ruled India: Leaders. Warriors. Icons., Archana Goradia Gupta writes about the lives of 20 such women rulers. Gupta states in the beginning of the book that history is replete with tales of women who influenced their husbands or sons, and have been immensely powerful, but she has included only those who ruled directly, and not through an agency, with the exception of Nur Jahan. So, from the queens of Bhaumakara dynasty, which ruled for 200 years between the eighth and 10th centuries CE, mostly in the present day Odisha; to the heroines of Chittor , some of whom flouted the norm in choosing not to commit Sati, the practice that had Hindu widows self immolate upon the death of their husbands, Gupta shines a light on the women rulers lesser known lives and their fearlessness. What s interesting is that Gupta never puts the women she features on a pedestal. In the beginning itself, she makes it clear that the portraits are warts and all", and the accounts are not hagiographies because these women were not saints." They were strong and courageous but essentially flawed heroes who, sometimes lied and cheated in their quest for power." But above all, they were leaders.Log in to our website to save your bookmarks. It'll just take a moment.
Smartphones have become a vital part of life for most of us. We spend most of our day with a smartphone even more than what we devote to our loved ones. But what makes them important for us? Is it the mobility that we get from them? Or is it the smartness that they provide to us while on the move? Well, answers to such questions depend on how you use the smartphones. But one thing is quite clear that smartphones have evolved a lot from what we had in the past. They've got new designs, vivid display panels, multiple cameras, and more powerful processors than workstations of yesterday. But which were the best smartphones of the decade past?Apple, BlackBerry, Samsung, HTC, and Nokia were the initial smartphone companies that set some benchmarks for young contenders such as OnePlus, Vivo, and Xiaomi. Chipmakers largely including Qualcomm and MediaTek have also helped the market grow faster than ever predicted with processors supporting newer tasks and enhanced performance experiences. Both Apple and Google have also significantly improved their respective mobile operating systems, iOS and Android, which are running on all smartphones nowadays.
For Ford, the BBC TopGear magazine Hot Hatch of the Year Award means another pole position. After the Fiesta ST swept the board last year, the Focus ST triumphantly follows in its tyre marks. Put simply, no other hot hatch on the market ticks as many boxes so resoundingly. More than that, it feels like a car that was made with love, and as a result, it ll be driven with a whole lot of love in return. Read on to find out just what makes it such a winning machine.
Sanders, 78, was asked at the Dec. 19 Democrat presidential debate about Obama;s recent remarks about wanting women to be put in charge. "If you look at the world and look at the problems, it ''s usually old people, usually old men, not getting out of the way, " Obama said.