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Michael Keaton-starrer 'Batman Beyond' film reportedly gets scrapped by DC Studios

This week's news of DC Studios' drastic franchise reset included cancelling even more upcoming projects. How extreme is it? So Wonder Woman 3 is no longer in the works, and Man of Steel 2 might not either.

The Economic Times 10 Dec 2022 12:41 am

Crash Bandicoot goes team-based with cross-platform multi-player Crash Team Rumble

Are you a Crash Bandicoot fan? Well, the next installment in the series launches in 2023 and brings team-based online multiplayer to the franchise. Crash Team Rumble is a four versus four competitive showdown based in the vibrant and zany universe of Crash Bandicoot. Its set to launch in 2023, and we have all the details for you down below. more The post Crash Bandicoot goes team-based with cross-platform multi-player Crash Team Rumble appeared first on 9to5Toys .

9To5Toys 10 Dec 2022 12:16 am

Jackie Chan reveals 'Rush Hour 4' is still in works

Jackie Chan said that the fourth part of Rush Hour was under development, though the script wasnt confirmed. He also said that Rush Hour would be his last appearance in the franchise and added that Mike Tyson would also be a part of the movie.

The Economic Times 9 Dec 2022 9:22 pm

Unhappy landings: please Avatar, dont ever visit Earth!

Avatar: The Way of Water may flop, but its got to be better than the putative storyline promised for movie five, which is a no-no for any sci-fi franchise James Cameron et al seem to have turned round critical opinion on Avatar: The Way of Water at amazing speed, now that a few people have actually seen the movie. A few months back the sequel was being pilloried, now some people seem to think its going to be the greatest thing since the invention of mech-armour . But wait until they pull off their next cosmic trick. Yes, according to producer Jon Landau, the Navi are coming to Earth! In movie five there is a section of the story where we go to Earth, Landau told io9 . And we go to it to open peoples eyes, open Neytiris eyes, to what exists on Earth. Continue reading...

The Guardian 9 Dec 2022 9:17 pm

State Bank's board to take call on raising capital via tier I bonds

State Bank of India (SBI) said its board will meet on December 14 to decide on raising capital through Tier I bonds. As per a regulatory filing, SBI said it will seek approval for raising of Additional Tier 1 (AT 1) capital by way of issuance of Basel III compliant debt instruments in INR and / or any other convertible currency through a public offer or private placement to Indian and / or overseas investors up to March 31, 2024. The fundraise would help the bank grow its loan book. Earlier this week, SBI announced that its personal banking advances, excluding high value home loans, have crossed the Rs 5 lakh crore-mark. The country's largest lender took a year to book the last Rs 1 lakh crore of advances, as against over 15 months for the previous Rs 1 lakh crore and over 30 months for the Rs 1 lakh crore before that. SBI has 22,309 branches, over 65,000 automated teller machines and 66,757 business correspondent outlets, which drive its entire retail banking franchise. Earlie

Business Standard 9 Dec 2022 7:19 pm

Man poses as Hindu to marry minor, exposed during marriage ceremony

Man poses as Hindu to marry minor, exposed during marriage ceremony A man identified as Aslam Khan posed as a Hindu and tricked a poor family to marry their minor daughter to him in Jharkhands Bokaro. His real identity surfaced after the Jaimala (garlanding ceremony). Ranchi: A man identified as Aslam Khan posed as [] The post Man poses as Hindu to marry minor, exposed during marriage ceremony appeared first on Mangalorean.com .

Mangalorean 9 Dec 2022 5:47 pm

Yash-Radhika Pandit complete 6 years of marriage; latter calls their companionship magical yet real

Popular South actor Yash, who played a key role in the KGF franchise, celebrated his 6th wedding anniversary with his wife Radhika Pandit on December 9. Though the actor is not an avid social media user, his wife Radhika Pandit often shared photos of the duo. As it was their 6th wedding anniversary, Radhika took to her verified social media handle and shared a bunch of photos, featuring the couple. In the first and second pictures, the couple can be seen giving a romantic pose for the click. Meanwhile, in the third photo, they can be seen offering prayers together. In the later pictures, both are seen on a romantic getaway. On the other hand, the last picture showed the couple sitting inside their house in their casual outfits and playing a board game. The much-in-love couple looked stunning together. Instagramming the photo, Radhika gave it a loved-filled caption, which read, This is us.. we can be a lil filmy, a lil playful, a lil religious, a lil serious but a lot REAL.. Thank you for making these six years of married life with u magical yet Real (red-heart emoticon) Happy Anniversary. Love you. In no time, fans started showering love on the post and wishing the couple in the comments section. Happy anniversary to the most cutest couple, wrote a fan while another called them most adorable couple. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Radhika Pandit (@iamradhikapandit) For the unversed, Naveen Kumar Gowda aka Yash and Radhika met on the sets of a television show titled Nandagokula and fell in love with each other. After dating for a while, they tied the knot on December 9, 2016. The duo is also parents to two wonderful kids, Ayra and Yatharv. Coming to Yashs professional front, the 36-year-old actor was last seen in the second instalment of the KGF franchise. Ever since the release of the film, he did not announce any of his upcoming projects, so far. Also Read: KGF star Yash meets Lewis Hamilton; internet goes berserk

Bollywood Hungama 9 Dec 2022 5:32 pm

MI Emirates Sign Four UAE Domestic Players As Sides Reveal Local Picks For The ILT20

New Delhi, Dec 9, MI Emirates on Friday announced the signing of four local UAE players in its squad for the inaugural season of the International League T20 (ILT20) in January (2023). The new players who have been signed up by the franchise are Muhammad Waseem, Basil Hameed, Vriitya Aravind, and Zahoor Khan. Waseem, 28, represents the UAE side in ODIs and T20Is. He is listed as the 14th-best batsman on the ICC men's T20 batting ratings. Hameed is an off-spin all-rounder, while Zahoor is a right-arm medium fast-bowler who debuted for the UAE in 2017. Aravind, the 20-year-old is a top-order batsman with more than 500 runs in T20I, is also the vice-captain of the UAE team. MI Emirates, led by Kieron Pollard will be based in Abu Dhabi and feature star T20 players like Dwyane Bravo, Nicholas Pooran, Imran Tahir and Trent Boult. MI Emirates will play their first match on Saturday, January 14, at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi. Abu Dhabi Knight Riders have signed Matiullah Khan, Fahad Nawaz, Sabir Ali and Zawar Farid. Desert Vipers have roped in Rohan Mustafa, Sheraz Ahmad, Ali Naseer, and Ronak Panoly. Dubai Capitals have picked Hazrat Luqman, Chirag Suri, Jash Ginyani, and Raja Akif Ullah Khan. The Gulf Giants have acquired the services of Aayan Khan, Sanchit Sharma, UAE skipper CP Rizwaan, and Ashwanth Valthapa. Sharjah Warriors have signed leg-spinner Karthik Meiyappan, who took a hat-trick in T20 World Cup, alongside Alishan Sharafu, Junaid Siddique, and Muhammad Jawadullah. In the ILT20, six teams are eligible to pick four UAE players each and have to get two local players in the starting XI of each side in every match of the tournament. Today is an extremely rewarding day. We continue to reiterate that at its heart the league is built on a foundation of development for UAE Cricket and the UAE players. To be in the position to now share with the cricketing world that we have delivered on this mandate, with the support of and commitment from our franchises, that 24 of the best available UAE talent has been secured (by the franchises) is an incredible day for Emirates Cricket and the Board. We are delighted that alongside a number of capped players the performance and development teams identified a number of budding uncapped players from an exceptionally deep pool on offer, said Mubashshir Usmani, General Secretary Emirates Cricket. Making its debut in January (2023), the inaugural ILT20 has received multi-year ICC approval. It will be played across the UAE's world-class cricket facilities in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Sharjah. We are delighted that alongside a number of capped players the performance and development teams identified a number of budding uncapped players from an exceptionally deep pool on offer, said Mubashshir Usmani, General Secretary Emirates Cricket. Also Read: Roston Chase Picks Up His All-Time XI, Includes 3 Indians This story has not been edited by Cricketnmore staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed

CNMSports 9 Dec 2022 5:02 pm

'Indian Cricket Most Important, Not Franchise Cricket'-EX Pakistan Spinner After India's Loss In Bangladesh

India will now be up against Bangladesh for the third and final ODI where their pride will be at stake.

News18 9 Dec 2022 11:59 am

In a first for Jharkhand, Indian grey wolf spotted in Koderma

In a first for Jharkhand, a 10-member team of the Dehradun-based Wildlife Institute of India (WII) in Dehradun, which is currently surveying the Koderma and Hazaribag wildlife divisions, has spotted an Indian grey wolf, an endangered species, in Koderma. The team also found a rusty-spotted cat, the smallest member of the cat family from the Hazaribag west division.

The Times of India 9 Dec 2022 11:35 am

Ramgarh MLA held guilty by special court in 2016 case, arrested

Congress MLA from Ramgarh, Mamta Devi was arrested on Thursday afternoon, soon after she was convicted in a 2016 case by the special MP-MLA court for Hazaribag-Ramgarh and Chatra.

The Times of India 9 Dec 2022 11:13 am

We`re talking about part 4: Jackie Chan teases next installment of `Rush Hour`

According to Deadline, a USA-based entertainment news outlet, he told fans that he is currently in talks to make the next installment of the `Rush Hour` franchise

Mid Day 9 Dec 2022 10:44 am

IPL 2023: Big trouble for franchises, new changes likely to be made to 'IMPACT PLAYER RULE'

IPL 2023: The Indian Premier League is a complete blockbuster as far as the game of cricket is concerned. The next season will be played in 2023 and the preparations for it are in full swing. The player's auction is all set to take place in Kochi on December 23, 2022, and all the 10 franchises will have their plans ready and sorted before the big auction day arrives. As of now all of them have made their list of released and retained players public.

India TV 9 Dec 2022 10:09 am

Even after getting a majority in MCD, Kejriwal fears BJP may reverse the mayoral elections

New Delhi: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) led by ArvindKejriwal may have secured an absolute majority in the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD Election), but still a big fear is haunting him regarding the mayoral election. Actually, 'AAP' wants to contest the mayoral election with full force. While gearing up for the mayoral election, AAP is taking information about the legal aspects of the entire election process under the MCD Act. A senior leader of the party has told that it is time for the mayoral election. Right now we are looking into the legal aspects. After that, the name of the mayor will be selected. For this, a meeting of the newly elected councilors will be called soon. Let us tell you that till December 15, the code of conduct regarding the corporation elections is applicable in Delhi. Only after the code of conduct is over, the process of election of the mayor will start with the formation of MCD. For an absolute majority in the MCD, 126 councilors are needed. AAP has won a total of 134 seats. Even after that, AAP is making full preparations to avoid any lapse in the mayoral election. In fact, 14 MLAs and MPs of Delhi have the right to vote in the mayoral election. These 14 MLAs are nominated by the Delhi Assembly Speaker. However, his final approval has to be taken from the Lieutenant Governor (LG). According to a senior party leader, we are currently ascertaining the legal aspects of the franchise. In fact, AAP is afraid that the BJP, which has 104 corporators, may create a ruckus in the election. Since there will be a woman mayor for the first year. Women were given tickets in 140 wards by AAP, in which 75 candidates won. One of them will be selected. However, the party says that no name has been decided yet. The party says that there will be a meeting with the councilors first. After finalizing some names in it, there will be a meeting of the Political Affairs Committee (PAC) of the party. Only then the final seal will be put on the name of the mayor. Rahul Gandhi's big statement on winning Himachal Pradesh elections Kejriwal is still happy with the defeat in Gujarat-Himachal, know why? 'Victory due to Bharat Jodo Yatra...', says Kharge on Himachal elections win

News Track 9 Dec 2022 9:58 am

Deepika Padukone is all set to play a cop in this Famous Franchise Film

Director Rohit Shetty and Ajay Devgn are all set to team up for their third solo cop film, Singham Again or Singham 3. The first parts stars Ajay as Inspector Bajirao Singham,and Kajal Aggarwal. The second part stars Kareena Kapoor as Ajays love interest. Their role is restricted to only playing the love interest of the Hero but in this film the leading lady has much more to offer. Deepika is all set to play the cop in Singham 3. Film trade analyst Taran Adarsh confirmed Singham Again cast on Twitter. He has shared a picture of Deepika and Rohit from the sets of Current Laga, he wrote, Its official Rohit Shetty - Deepika Padukone - Singham Again #RohitShetty announces his lady #Singham #DeepikaPadukone to be a part of #SinghamAgain, making her the first lady cop of #RohitShetty's popular Cop Universe. He also sharing another picture wrote, Ajay Devgn eams with Deepika Padukone for the first time #SinghamAgain reunites #RohitShetty and #DeepikaPadukone after #ChennaiExpress and #Cirkus [cameo]. Deepika Padukone in Singham Again will also be her first outing in a Khaki Vardi. Filming for his cop drama is expected to begin in April 2023! Rohit Shettys cop universe starts with with 2011 film Singham followed by Singham Returns in 2014, both featuring Ajay as the titular character. Ranveer joined the film franchise with 2018 film Simmba. Akshay Kumar also joined the film series with its fourth installment Sooryavanshi in 2021. Meanwhile, Rohit is also working on an OTT version as well, titled Indian Police Force. It stars Sidharth Malhotra, Shilpa Shetty and Vivek Oberoi as cops. Rhea Chakraborty is dating this famous personality two years after the death of Sushant Singh Rajput 'She made history', Priyanka Chopra became the only Indian actor in BBC 100 Influential list A year after the death of his father, Manoj Bajpayee now lost his mother

News Track 9 Dec 2022 9:26 am

'Diablo IV' arrives June 6th, 2023

After more than a decade, the next desktop Diablo game is close at hand. Blizzard has confirmed that Diablo IV will be available on June 6th, 2023. That's not completely surprising when the public beta is due early next year, but it's worth noting if you've been looking forward to the click-fest action RPG for years. Diablo IV promises to be a revival of a franchise that some say went awry with the third game. You can expect the usual round of new classes and some familiar game mechanics (such as D2 's skill trees), but the open world title now has more tactical depth, more experimentation and, crucially, a narrative that has a proper chance to unfold. The new story centers around fighting the banished Lilith, Daughter of Hatred, as she returns to Sanctuary. All Hell breaks loose 6.6.23. Pre-purchase #DiabloIV and get Open Beta Early Access. https://t.co/iY1v4BhxGx pic.twitter.com/i7PbD0obSe Diablo (@Diablo) December 9, 2022 And yes, Blizzard has promised that there won't be pay-to-win microtransactions . You'll only pay for cosmetics and season passes that help you earn those visual upgrades faster. If you hated the D3 auction house, you'll be glad to know it isn't here. Equipment upgrades will come through gameplay, not spending real money.

Engadget 9 Dec 2022 8:37 am

Teachers freed from non-academic, clerical tasks, assured salary parity

The state government on Friday said teachers will not be involved in clerical and non-academic work and promised that the Modified Assured Career Progression (MACP) benefits for them will be implemented soon across the state.

The Times of India 9 Dec 2022 8:29 am

Bokaro police look for man who posed as Hindu to marry girl

Police have launched search for a man who tried to marry a Hindu girl by hiding his identity. The groom had brought a fake family too, and when they were exposed, they fled. The Bokaro SP said the accused has been identified and will be arrested soon.

The Times of India 9 Dec 2022 8:29 am

Class VI students invent helmet with breathalyser

A group of four Class VI students of St Xaviers School, Ranchi, developed a smart helmet with a sensor to detect drunk driving and engine lock if the rider doesnt put on the helmet before driving.

The Times of India 9 Dec 2022 8:29 am

Three-year-old boy dies after swallowing coin in Jharkhand's Latehar

A three-year-old boy, Himanshu Oraon, of Sisi village died after he swallowed a one-rupee coin in Latehar district on Wednesday. The deputy superintendent of the sadar hospital, Dr Arvind Kumar said, The child was brought dead to the hospital. The family said he swallowed the coin.

The Times of India 9 Dec 2022 8:29 am

Admin mulls home-stays in Netarhat

The Latehar district administration is planning to introduce the concept of home-stays for tourists at the picturesque Netarhat, one of the prominent tourist spots of Jharkhand, in the coming months to woo the visitors with an opportunity to experience the tribal life and culture of the

The Times of India 9 Dec 2022 8:29 am

Teacher with cancer faints after headmaster scolds her

A government school teacher, who is in her fifties and suffering from cancer, fainted in the classroom on Thursday after she was scolded by the school headmaster when she sought casual leave (CL) on medical grounds.

The Times of India 9 Dec 2022 8:29 am

Submit all transfer pleas to DEOs by Dec 15, teachers told

The graduate-trained teachers have been asked by the school education and literacy department to submit their application and details for transfer to the district education officers concerned.

The Times of India 9 Dec 2022 8:29 am

Two-day Asian sport climbing tourney for kids kicks off in JSR

The first-ever three-day Asian Kids Sport Climbing Championship 2022, started at the JRD Tata Sports Complex on Thursday.

The Times of India 9 Dec 2022 8:28 am

CMs oust-Modi plea fails to cut ice with tribals in Gujarat

Chief minister Hemant Soren and his party, Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM)s appeal to fellow tribals in Gujarat to oust BJP failed to cut ice as the saffron camp returned to power with a historic win for the seventh time on the trot.

The Times of India 9 Dec 2022 8:28 am

Transport mins Seraikela aide dies in accident

A senior JMM leader of Seraikela-Kharsawan district, Dharma Murmu (40), who was also the local representative of transport minister Champai Soren in his constituency (Seraikela) died in a road accident in Rajnagar police station limits on Thursday morning.

The Times of India 9 Dec 2022 8:28 am

Bizman shot at in Ramgarh

Unidentified criminals on a motorcycle shot at a businessman while he was travelling in his SUV around noon in the town area on Thursday. The victim has been identified as Devanshu Saha. He sustained a critical injury and was rushed to Rims in Ranchi.

The Times of India 9 Dec 2022 8:28 am

Woman delivers stillborn at Daltonganj stn

A 25-year-old daily wager identified as Saraswati Devi delivered a stillborn at Daltonganj railway station on Wednesday night.

The Times of India 9 Dec 2022 8:28 am

'Bayonetta Origins: Cereza and the Lost Demon' drops March 2023

Bayonetta Origins: Cereza and the Lost Demon has premiered at The Game Awards , where a trailer also debuted for the franchise's upcoming spinoff. Like its name implies, Bayonetta Origins tells the story of Bayonetta when she was Cereza and has only just summoned her first demon Cheshire. The trailer gives us a glimpse at the story and about how Cereza explores a forest despite her mother's warnings. It also shows the game's storybook elements, as well as some bits of gameplay with and without Cheshire. Bayonetta Origins will be available on March 17th, 2023 for the Nintendo Switch only. You can pre-order a digital copy of the game from the eShop right after The Game Awards wraps up, but you can also purchase a physical copy when the title launches.

Engadget 9 Dec 2022 7:30 am

FTC sues to block Microsoft's Activision Blizzard merger

The Federal Trade Commission has filed an antitrust complaint in a bid to block Microsoft's planned $68.7 billion takeover of Activision Blizzard. The FTC started looking into the deal and its potential impact on the video game market soon after it was announced in January. Evidently, the agency was concerned enough to pump the brakes on the buyout. The FTC said that, were the deal to go through, it would enable Microsoft to suppress competitors to its Xbox gaming consoles and its rapidly growing subscription content and cloud-gaming business. Microsoft has already shown that it can and will withhold content from its gaming rivals, Holly Vedova, director of the FTCs Bureau of Competition, said in a press release . Today we seek to stop Microsoft from gaining control over a leading independent game studio and using it to harm competition in multiple dynamic and fast-growing gaming markets. The FTC's commissioners voted in favor of the lawsuit along party lines, with the three Democratic members approving it. The lone Republican Commissioner Christine S. Wilson voted against the suit in a closed-door meeting. The FTC pointed to Microsofts record of acquiring and using valuable gaming content to suppress competition from rival consoles, including its acquisition of ZeniMax, parent company of Bethesda Softworks (a well-known game developer), the agency said in a press release. Microsoft decided to make several of Bethesda's titles including Starfield and Redfall Microsoft exclusives despite assurances it had given to European antitrust authorities that it had no incentive to withhold games from rival consoles. While the lawsuit doesn't necessarily kill the deal, it's unlikely to be resolved by July, as Politico, which had reported that an FTC bid to block the merger was likely, recently noted . That was the deadline Microsoft and Activision set for closing the deal. If the acquisition hasn't closed by then, the companies will have to renegotiate the agreement or even walk away from the merger. Regulators in other jurisdictions have been taking a close look at the deal, including in the UK and the European Union (which should complete its investigation by late March). Sony is the merger's most prominent opponent. It has expressed concern that Microsoft would make games such as Call of Duty exclusive to Xbox platforms (which could cost Sony hundreds of millions of dollars a year). However, Microsoft has said it wants to keep Call of Duty on PlayStation and it claims to have offered Sony a 10-year agreement to that effect. Just ahead of the FTC's vote, Microsoft said it struck a deal with Nintendo to bring Call of Duty games to the company's systems if the merger closes. Call of Duty will also remain on Steam as part of a separate pact with Valve. Microsoft and Activision have been downplaying the significance of the deal in an attempt to appease regulators and push it through. For one thing, Microsoft has claimed that Sony has more exclusive games, many of which are better quality, in a filing with the UK's Competition and Markets Authority (CMA). It also said Activision Blizzard doesn't have any must-have games , despite having some of the most popular titles in the world (including Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II, Overwatch 2 and World of Warcraft ) under its umbrella. The FTC refuted those suggestions in its complaint. The agency claimed that Activision is one of only a very small number of top video game developers in the world that create and publish high-quality video games for multiple devices. It noted that between franchises such as Call of Duty, World of Warcraft, Diablo, and Overwatch, Activision has more than 154 million monthly active users. Microsoft has suggested that the acquisition the deal is more about gaining a foothold in the mobile gaming market, where Activision's King division is a major player. For instance, Candy Crush Saga has had more than 3 billion downloads . Ultimately, the FTC believes that the merger would likely harm competition in the video game market. With control over Activisions blockbuster franchises, Microsoft would have both the means and motive to harm competition by manipulating Activisions pricing, degrading Activisions game quality or player experience on rival consoles and gaming services, changing the terms and timing of access to Activisions content, or withholding content from competitors entirely, resulting in harm to consumers, the agency said.

Engadget 9 Dec 2022 12:43 am

Kalyan Jewellers plans to add 52 showrooms in 2023, to expand footprint

Kalyan Jewellers India on Thursday said it is planning to expand its retail footprint by over 30 per cent in the next calendar year by adding 52 showrooms. The expansion will mainly focus on the non-South region, which currently contributes 35 per cent to the India business, the company said in a statement. The expansion will be majorly fuelled by franchisees. The company operates on FOCO (Franchise Owned Company Operated) model. It plans to scale up existing operations in all the metros and is also looking to extend its geographical footprint in tier II and III markets in the north, east and western regions. On the global front, Kalyan Jewellers said it is witnessing positive demand momentum and buoyant customer sentiments in the Middle Eastern business which contributes around 17 per cent to its consolidated revenue. The company is looking at initiating a pilot franchise model in the region, post which a robust expansion plan will be laid out for its international operations, it

Business Standard 8 Dec 2022 9:09 pm

Immerse yourself in Universal Orlando Resort's new escape rooms: Jurassic World, Back to the Future

Universal Orlando Resort is allowing guests to immerse themselves in two iconic film franchises in a new escape room adventure.

USA Today 8 Dec 2022 9:00 pm

Kalyan Jewellers plans to add 52 showrooms in 2023

The expansion will be majorly fuelled by franchisees. The company operates on FOCO (Franchise Owned Company Operated) model.

The Economic Times 8 Dec 2022 7:12 pm

KGF actor Krishna G Rao is no more

Bengaluru: Veteran Kannada actor Krishna G Rao, best known for playing a visually impaired man in the KGF franchise, has passed away. He was 70. The unfortunate news was shared on the official handle of the KGF film. Condolences from the Hombale film team on the passing away of Krishna G Rao, fondly known as Get the latest updates in Hyderabad City News , Technology , Entertainment , Sports , Politics and Top Stories on WhatsApp & Telegram by subscribing to our channels. You can also download our app for Android and iOS .

The Siasat Daily 8 Dec 2022 5:01 pm

Kalyan Jewellers to open 52 new showrooms in non-south regions next year

The franchise mode of expansion calls for about 1,300 cr investment

The Hindu Businessline 8 Dec 2022 5:01 pm

ISSO Expands to Galle Fort Under Franchise Agreement

Operating since 2016, ISSO, Sri Lankas premier seafood restaurant that serves a niche prawn-crazy cuisine has signed a franchise agreement for an outlet in the Galle Fort. In an absolute first, which is a testament to the popularity of the restaurant, ISSO signed the franchise agreement with Horology Square Restaurants (Private) Limited. Horology Square is located within the Galle Fort overlooking the beach and ramparts, on a property built nearly two centuries ago. It houses multiple home-grown Sri Lankan brands under one roof on Hospital Street. Altaf Ahamed, Managing Director of Horology Square stated, Given the tourist-centric location and the historic nature of the property on which it was founded, it is only befitting of a place so rich in culture and heritage to house one of Sri Lankas finest homegrown brands like ISSO. We hope this addition will provide our guests with a taste of Sri Lankas finest seafood and remarkable hospitality. The new outlet is situated in a prime location within the Galle Fort, which is a hotspot for both local and international tourists. It is a short stroll to the Dutch hospital, the Lighthouse and Pedlars Street, and is among a potpourri of tourist attractions, culture and history. Apinash Sivagumaaran, CEO and Co-Founder of ISSO Restaurants stated, ISSO has been on a mission to build a world-class Sri Lankan brand for the local audience. We want to serve delicious Prawn dishes to people from all walks of life. Our Prawn-Crazy patrons from Galle, which is home to a diverse expat, tourist, and local community, have constantly lobbied us to come to this city. ISSO, with its philosophy of crafting authentic flavors for the global audience, is now part of a mosaic of rich experiences within the Galle Fort. We are also excited to be opening doors at our new location for the season. Curated to offer the best pairing of foods, ISSO provides a menu that consists of prawn dishes from around Sri Lanka and the world to satisfy all prawn cravings by its followers. Providing truly global flavours, customers can expect to treat their taste buds to Sri Lankan, Asian, Italian, and other international flavours with dishes like the Jaffna Curry, Weligama Curry, Hot Butter Style, Singapore Chili Style, Thai Red Curry, Nasi Goreng, Mee Goreng, Laksa Noodle Soup, ISSO Biriyani, ISSO Kottu and ISSO Burger to name a few. The new outlet will offer ample parking and will ensure a seating capacity for 100 people. Ensuring a strong local presence, the restaurant chain currently operates outlets in Colombo 3, Battaramulla and Weligama operating daily from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. for dine-in, delivery and takeaway. Sri Lankan through and through, ISSO is now available for franchising both locally and internationally, taking the taste of Sri Lankan prawns to new heights For further inquiries, please contact hello@isso.lk for more information. Photo Caption: From left: Akeel Ahamed (Partner Horology Square Pvt Ltd), Altaf Ahamed (Managing Director Horology Square Pvt Ltd), Apinash Sivagumaaran (CEO/Founder Isso Restaurants Private Limited), Janaka Mayakaduwa (Director Isso Restaurants Private Limited)

ADAderana 8 Dec 2022 4:25 pm

Bheemadevara Pally Branchi | Song - Polla O Polla (Lyrical)

Watch the song 'Polla O Polla' from Telugu movie 'Bheemadevara Pally Branchi' starring Anjibabu, Prasanna, Abhi Ram and Roopa Srinivas. 'Polla O Polla' is sung by Charan Arjun and Aparna Nandan and music of the song is given by Charan Arjun. Lyrics of 'Bheemadevara Pally Branchi' song 'Polla O Polla' are written by Sudhala Ashok Teja. To know more about 'Polla O Polla' song from Anjibabu, Prasanna, Abhi Ram and Roopa Srinivas starrer 'Bheemadevara Pally Branchi' watch the video.

The Times of India 8 Dec 2022 3:26 pm

KGF 2, RRR, Brahmastra: Indias top Google searches on entertainment in 2022

Entertainment The Hindi film Brahmastra: Part One - Shiva, directed by Ayan Mukherjee and starring actors Alia Bhatt and Ranbir Kapoor, has been placed at the sixth rank. TNM Staff Facebook/ RRR, KGF2, Brahmastra Entertainment related topics have made it to the list of top 10 searches this year in India on Google, which released its Year In Search 2022 report on December 7 to highlight the trending topics on the search engine. The Hindi film Brahmastra: Part One - Shiva, directed by Ayan Mukherjee and starring actors Alia Bhatt and Ranbir Kapoor, has been placed at the sixth rank. The dubbed version of the film was also released in other languages including Tamil, Kannada, Telugu and Malayalam. Meanwhile, the popular Kannada film KGF2 from the hit KGF franchise starring actor Yash in the lead, has secured the ninth rank. The film hit the big screens on April 14, clashing with Kollywood star Vijays Beast. KGF 2 was also released in Telugu, Malayalam, Tamil and Hindi. These two films made it to the top two positions in the entertainment category. The rest of the list under the category included Vivek Agnihotris controversial Hindi film The Kashmir Files in third place, SS Rajamoulis magnum opus RRR starring Ram Charan, Jr NTR, Alia Bhatt and others in fourth, and the Kannada movie Kantara led by Rishab Shetty in the fifth place. While Kantara had a massive run at the box office, it also sparked a row over the appropriation of Bhoota Kolas and the plagiarism suit filed by Kerala-based music band Thaikkudam Bridge against Kantaras track Varaha Roopam. Allu Arjun and Rashmika Mandannas Pushpa: The Rise, Lokesh Kanagrajs multi-starrer action drama Vikram featuring Kamal Haasan, Fahadh Faasil and Vijay Sethupathi among others, and Aamir Khan-Kareena Kapoors Laal Singh Chaddha, the Hindi remake of Hollywood film Forrest Gump, have secured the sixth, seventh and eighth ranks respectively. Jeethu Josephs Malayalam movie Drishyam 2, which was also remade in multiple languages, and English superhero film Thor: Love and Thunder based on Marvel comics, were at the ninth and tenth place in the list of most searched entertainment topics in India this year.

The News Minute 8 Dec 2022 1:13 pm

Zim Afro T10: There will be thrilling cricket in Zimbabwe too, the board announced this!

Amidst the ongoing franchise cricket leagues across the world, now such a tournament has been announced in Zimbabwe as well. Zimbabwe Cricket has announced its first privately owned franchise league, a T10 tournament, set up with Mulk International, the founding company of Abu Dhabi T10. The six-team tournament will be held in March 2023 and will be called Jim Afro T10. Abu Dhabi T10 is being played since 2017 and has just completed its 6th season. We are delighted to announce the launch of Zimbabwes very own franchise-based T10 league, a powerful format the fast-paced world needs, said ZC Chairman Tawngwa Mukuhalani. Attracts top players from around the world ZC expects the tournament to attract top players from around the world. This will be the first time in more than a decade. They last attracted big names with the Stanbic T20. The competition featured 20 overseas names including Chris Gayle and Shaun Tait in Zimbabwe's five domestic teams. It was owned and operated by ZC. It was played for three seasons and has since been absent from Zimbabwe's domestic competitions. Zimbabwe cricket is facing a financial crisis Zimbabwe cricket is facing a financial crisis. In such a situation, this league can prove to be a lifeline for them. The ICC has been hit with a temporary ban on its administration and some of its biggest name players (Heath Streak and Brendan Taylor) have been banned. The Zimbabwe men's team made it to the Super 12 of the recent T20 World Cup. The participating franchises, player auction dates, fixtures, and other details will be announced at a later date, with the tournament set to begin on March 29, 2023.

Kalam Times 8 Dec 2022 12:41 pm

IND vs BAN: 'I was a bit surprised, Virat Kohli first ...' veteran player raised questions on Team India's decision!

Team India, which went on a Bangladesh tour, has got setbacks one after the other. Team India lost the match by 5 runs in the second ODI played in Mirpur on Wednesday. After the defeat in this match, Team India also lost the series. Bangladesh leads 2-0 in the three-match ODI series. After this match, the team is being criticized everywhere and many veteran players are raising questions about Virat Kohli being given the opening. In this episode, Pakistan's former cricketer Wasim Akram has also given a big statement regarding this. Kohli opened when Rohit got injured In fact, in the second match of the ODI series being played between India and Bangladesh, India's captain Rohit Sharma was injured in the beginning, after which when India's batting started, Virat Kohli was given the opening along with Shikhar Dhawan from India. But he failed miserably and got out in the very second over. Current cricket expert Wasim Jaffer looked surprised. Jaffer said that by making Kohli open the innings, the team had messed with everyone's batting order. While keeping his opinion, he said that the team could have gone with KL Rahul or Washington Sundar in place of Kohli. I was a bit surprised - Wasim Jaffer Talking to ESPNcricinfo, Jaffer said, 'I was a bit surprised. Even though Virat Kohli opens a lot in T20s and we have seen this on a few occasions in franchise cricket and for India. But I thought maybe KL Rahul can open it because he has a habit of opening in the other two formats. KL Rahul or Washington Sundar should have started the innings He further said, 'If they wanted to open with someone else, they could have looked at Washington Sundar. Everyone else can bat at their numbers. Virat Kohli can bat at 3, Shreyas Iyer can bat at 4 and KL can bat at 5. So I was a bit surprised that Virat opened and shuffled the order. It would have been understandable if KL or Washington had opened the innings. Please tell that while batting first in this match, Bangladesh gave a target of 271 runs, chasing which the Indian team scattered like leaves, although Rohit Sharma, who landed at number 9 in the end, tried hard he also failed. Although he played a stormy inning of 50 runs.

Kalam Times 8 Dec 2022 12:34 pm

Travel Tips: Jharkhand is known as the 'Land of Forests', know the famous tourist places here

There is no dearth of beautiful places in the world, to see when people go on foreign trips. India is also a rich country in terms of tourism, whose beauty, culture, heritage, and history are visited by many foreign tourists every year. Jharkhand holds an important place in this beauty of the country, which is known as the 'Land of Forests'. The flora and fauna here are a paradise for nature lovers. Today in this episode, we are going to tell you about some such places in Jharkhand which become an attraction here. This time, if you are also looking for a place to visit, then plan for these places in Jharkhand. Vaidyanath Dham Vaidyanath Dham Jyotirlinga, one of the 12 Jyotirlingas of Lord Shiva, is located in Deoghar, Jharkhand. Nandan Pahar, Satsang Ashram, and one of the Shaktipeeths of Mata, Jai Durga Shaktipeeth are located here. Mother Sati's heart had fallen here, due to which this place is also known as 'Hardpeeth'. Its power is Jaydurga and Shiva is called Vaidyanath. Baidyanath Dham has the ninth Jyotirlinga among the twelve Jyotirlingas of Lord Shankar. There is also a Shaktipeeth here along with the Jyotirlinga. This is the reason why this place is also called 'Hriday Peeth' or 'Hard Peeth'. Ranchi Ranchi is an attractive tourist destination among the major cities of Jharkhand state and it is also the capital of Jharkhand state. Ranchi, known as the City of Springs, is situated at an altitude of about 700 meters above sea level. Let us inform you that the city of Ranchi has got the distinction of becoming the summer capital of the state of Bihar once. Major attractions of Ranchi include Tagore Hill, Hudru Falls, Ranchi Hill Station, Kanke Dam, Hatia Museum, Tribal Research Institute, etc. Shikharji This place is one of the main pilgrimage centers of Jainism. It is said that 24 Jain Tirthankaras attained salvation here on Parasnath hill. Its peak is called Shikharji. Shikharji tourist places are situated at an altitude of about 1350 meters above sea level. A large number of tourists keep coming here to visit. It is wonderful to see the greenery and high mountains all around. Chinnamastike Temple This temple of Maa Chinnamastike is located at the confluence of the Bhairavi-Bheda and Damodar rivers of Rajrappa, about 79 kilometers from Ranchi, the capital of Jharkhand. Rajarappa's Chinnamasta is counted among the 52 Shaktipeeths. This temple is said to be about 6000 years old. Along with this, there is a very ancient temple dedicated to Bhagwati Ugratara at a place called Nagar on NH-99 Ranchi road between Balumath and Industrial City Chandwa. This is a Shaktipeeth. It is believed that this temple is about one thousand years old. There are caves of Maa Bhramari Devi on the mountain named Chutubagh situated on the southern and western corner of Maa Bhagwati Ubhratadara, where water keeps dripping drop by drop at many places. It is said that there is a golden-age banana tree about seventy feet below, which despite being years old is still green. It also bears fruit. Deoghar Deoghar is one of the major religious places in the state of Jharkhand, which is known as one of the 12 Jyotirlinga temples of Lord Shiva. The temple of Deoghar is famous by the name of Lord Baidyanath. According to the lunar calendar of the Hindu religion, the glory of Deoghar Baidyanath Dham is more in the month of Shravan. The major attractions of Deoghar include Baidyanath Dham, Nandan Pahar, Satsang Ashram, etc. Lodh Waterfall This waterfall falls from a height of 144 feet and is located on the tributary of the Subarna Rekha river near Tamara village of Ranchi district. Dasham Waterfalls with rocky slopes is a great destination that a large number of tourists go to visit. Lodh Waterfall is the highest falling fall of Jharkhand which is situated on the Budha River. It falls from a height of about 450 meters. It is located 14 km away from Mahuadand in the Latehar district. Jamshedpur Jamshedpur, which is included in the places to visit in Jharkhand, is the biggest and major tourist destination of Jharkhand. The charming city of Jamshedpur was named after Jamshedji Tata in 1919. The world's eighth-largest steel manufacturing company is located in Jamshedpur City. The major attractions of Jamshedpur are Jubilee Park, Dalma Wildlife Sanctuary and Tata Steel Zoological Park, etc. Betla National Park Betla National Park was built in the Latehar district of Jharkhand to protect the tigers. Betla National Park India's first tiger reserve established in 1974. The park is spread over an area of about 18 to 20 km, which enthralls the tourists for a long walk. But in the evening it gets dark enough due to the tourists are brought back out before it gets dark. Many facilities are provided at the departmental level for the convenience and safety of tourists. Which availability of vehicles at reasonable rates as well as elephant rides are also included.

Kalam Times 8 Dec 2022 10:10 am

IPL 2023: Franchises seek clarity on Cameron Green's participation after Andrew McDonald's comments

A total of 991 players have registered for IPL 2023 Auction. The list will be cut down to 200 as the auction will take place on December 23.

DNA India 8 Dec 2022 9:50 am

Himachal polls: BJP leading in 20seats, Congress on 13

About 76.44 per cent of voters had exercised their franchise in the assembly polls held on November 12. A total of 412 candidates including 24 women and 99 independents are in fray

The Hindu Businessline 8 Dec 2022 9:46 am

Himachal Pradesh elections: BJP, Congress in neck-and-neck competition

The BJP is leading on seven seats in Himachal Pradesh and Congress on three, according to early trends on the Election Commission website. Counting of votes for the 68-member assembly began at 8 am in the state where the ruling BJP is hoping to retain power. Votes are being counted across 59 locations in the state. In the first 30 minutes, postal ballot papers were counted and then counting of votes for electronic voting machines (EVMs) commenced at 8.30 am. However, according to TV channel reports, the Congress is leading in 37 seats and BJP in 31. Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur and Himachal Pradesh Congress president Pratibha Singh have maintained that their parties would get full majority with over 40 out of the 68 seats. Congress general Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra is also at her home in Chhabra keeping an eye on the latest trends. About 76.44 per cent of voters had exercised their franchise in the assembly polls held on November 12. A total of 412 candidates including 24

Business Standard 8 Dec 2022 9:35 am

46 TB patients adopted in Gumla dists Basia block

Around 46 tuberculosis patients have been adopted by officials, social activities and teachers in Gumla districts Basia block under the district administration's 'TB Mariz Ko God Len' campaign, officials said on Wednesday.

The Times of India 8 Dec 2022 8:26 am

272 asst teachers papers found fake, action likely

The essential certificates related to educational qualification of 272 assistant teachers have been found to be fake during verification and action will now be taken against them.

The Times of India 8 Dec 2022 8:26 am

89 model schools turn into model of mismanagement

The condition of model schools established in 2012 with the intention of improving the quality of teaching and raising the standard of education standard in the state reveals a bleak picture. There are a total of 89 model schools in the state which have become a model of mismanagement.

The Times of India 8 Dec 2022 8:26 am

8 Bokaro girls rescued from TN work site, on way home

Eight girls from Bokaro who were allegedly trapped at their work site in Thekkalur Avinashi area in Tamil Nadu were rescued on Tuesday and are on their way home, deputy commissioner Kuldeep Choudhary said.

The Times of India 8 Dec 2022 8:26 am

Two Jamshedpur colleges spar over power, water dues

The Jamshedpur Cooperative College has accused the Jamshedpur Cooperative Law College, which shares the same premises, of not paying its electricity and water dues. Both the colleges are affiliated to Kolhan University.

The Times of India 8 Dec 2022 8:26 am

HEC execs urge Jkhand HC to come to their rescue

Executives of the Heavy Engineering Corporation Ltd.(HEC), Ranchi, on Wednesday appealed to the Jharkhand high court to take suo moto cognizance of their plight and save the PSU from an imminent closure.Over the past 35 days, we have been demanding payment of overdue salaries.

The Times of India 8 Dec 2022 8:26 am

Govt task force inks pact with CEED for green transition

The state-managed Sustainable Just Transition Task Force (SJTTF) held its second meeting here on Wednesday and signed an MoU with the Centre for Environment and Energy Development (CEED) for hand-holding support in functions and mandate of the task force.

The Times of India 8 Dec 2022 8:25 am

MGM med college old campus to be revamped

The old college campus of the government-run Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Medical College and Hospital (MGMMCH) will undergo renovation, first time in 60 years, since its establishment in 1961. The decision to this effect was taken at the meeting chaired by the DC, Vijaya Jadhav, on Tuesday.

The Times of India 8 Dec 2022 8:25 am

Improving rural economy key to progress: Soren

Chief minister Hemant Soren on Wednesday felicitated 400 members of self-help groups hailing from ultra poor household community for overcoming odds to learn livelihood earning skills.

The Times of India 8 Dec 2022 8:25 am

3 held for fleecing people by posing as CBI sleuths

Jamshedpur police busted an interstate con gang that masquerades as crime branch officials and CBI sleuths in the city. The police arrested three people identified as Sadiq Hussein (43), Takbir Khan (23), and Kasim Beg (32), all natives of Hoshangabad, Bhopal and Pune, respectively.

The Times of India 8 Dec 2022 8:25 am

Main accused in Birbhum massacre held from Pakur

CBI arrested one Lalan Sheikh, the main accused of the infamous Bagtui massacre in Birbhum district of West Bengal, from Pakur district on December 3. The matter, however, came to fore on Wednesday. He was held from Vikrampur village under Muffassil police station of Pakur district.

The Times of India 8 Dec 2022 8:25 am

2-day conference on metallurgy kicks off at NML

A two-day international conference on corrosion and coating commenced at the CSIR-NML in Jamshedpur on Wednesday. It is being organised by the Indian Institute of Metals (IIM) local chapter in association with the Tata Steel, NML and NIT-Jamshedpur.

The Times of India 8 Dec 2022 8:25 am

Get ready for more winter chill as day temp set to dip

Various weather stations across the state on Wednesday experienced a dip in the day temperature and a cloudy sky.

The Times of India 8 Dec 2022 8:25 am

RJD leaders lose security after party seeks due value

Two days after the senior RJD leaders warned the state government that they would not take it lightly if the government continues to neglect their party in political and policy matters, the administration has withdrawn their security on Tuesday.

The Times of India 8 Dec 2022 8:25 am

2 kids die after falling into tub of hot starch

Two minor daughters of a migrant worker died of burn injuries they suffered when they fell into a tub of hot starch which was left in the open after boiling rice for the midday meal in Chechani government primary school.

The Times of India 8 Dec 2022 8:25 am

Ignored for district chiefs posts, women Cong workers protest

Resentment is brewing among women members of the state Congress after they were allegedly ignored during the appointment of 25 district chiefs, whose notification was issued three days ago.

The Times of India 8 Dec 2022 8:25 am

CBI starts investigation into cash-for-PIL case

The CBI has started a preliminary inquiry into a case related to seizure of Rs 50 lakh in cash from high court advocate Rajiv Kumar in Kolkata on July 30. A team of CBI officials from its Delhi office arrived in Ranchi on Tuesday and is learnt to have recorded Kumars statement on Wednesday.

The Times of India 8 Dec 2022 8:25 am

2 kids fall into midday meal starch tub, die

The Times of India 8 Dec 2022 5:59 am

Report: Willson Contreras moving from Cubs to rival Cardinals, where he'll replace Yadier Molina

Willson Contreras, a beloved institution behind the plate in Chicago is off to replace a franchise icon, Yadier Molina, in St. Louis.

USA Today 7 Dec 2022 11:54 pm

Himachal Pradesh polls: Vote counting to begin on December 8 in 68 counting halls at 59 locations

About 76.44% of voters had exercised their franchise in the Assembly polls held on November 12

The Hindu 7 Dec 2022 10:29 pm

Zimbabwe Cricket Announces New Franchise-based Competition Named 'Zim Afro T10 League'

Harare, Dec 7, Zimbabwe Cricket (ZC) on Wednesday announced the introduction of a new franchise-based T10 league scheduled to start in March next year. It will be known as the Zim Afro T10 league. Established in association with Mulk International -- the company which founded the Abu Dhabi T10 -- the first edition of Zimbabwe's latest tournament will involve six privately owned teams. We are pleased to announce the introduction of Zimbabwe's own franchise-based T10 league, a powerful format that we believe is exactly what our changing, fast-paced world needs right now, said ZC Chairman Tavengwa Mukuhlani in an official statement. According to Zimbabwe Cricket, The Zim Afro T10 league is expected to attract top players from around the world, with the inaugural edition scheduled to get underway on March 29, 2023. As we embark on this hugely exciting journey - in partnership with Mr Shaji Ul Mulk and his company -- we are looking to transform our game and create a massive global fan base by providing one of the best platforms in the sport for the world's top players to showcase their talents, he added. The participating franchises, player auction dates, fixtures and other details will be announced in due course. This is an exciting addition to our cricket calendar and the potential of the Zim Afro T10 league to advance the reach, attractiveness and growth of the sport cannot be overemphasised. We have already covered a lot of ground to ensure that, come March 2023, everything will be in place for the launch of a tournament that will provide great entertainment for the fans, top-level competition for the players and vast exposure for the investors, said ZC Managing Director Givemore Makoni. This is an exciting addition to our cricket calendar and the potential of the Zim Afro T10 league to advance the reach, attractiveness and growth of the sport cannot be overemphasised. Also Read: Roston Chase Picks Up His All-Time XI, Includes 3 Indians nr/cs This story has not been edited by Cricketnmore staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed

CNMSports 7 Dec 2022 9:44 pm

Diablo IV hands-on: This feels worryingly good

About three hours into my preview of Diablo IV , I stumble upon the body of a dead priest. The discovery adds a quest to my journal to visit nearby Margrave. A short while later, I find a small village worn down by constant snowfall and all the monsters and bandits that lurk outside its palisade walls. Despite the towns desperate state, there are signs of warmth and humanity everywhere. By the south entrance, I find a woman praying for her deceased husband. She tells his gravestone how she cant sleep now that no one is snoring at night. Nearby, a man tells his adopted son not to venture outside the towns walls. I love these details. They remind me of some of my favorite moments playing Diablo II . Whenever I went back over the years to revisit the action RPG on my own, I would listen to everything the non-playable characters had to say. The game doesnt have much dialogue by modern standards, but if you pay attention, it says a lot with very little. Looking back at my time with Diablo III and, more recently, Diablo Immortal , what stands out is that those games rarely, if ever, slow down to take a breath. Blizzard Diablo IV feels different. It feels like a game that was designed by people who love the history of this franchise as much as I do. That might not seem like much, but its refreshing when you consider Diablo IIIs original lead designer called his Diablo II predecessor a loser. Certainly, there are a lot of things about Diablo II that we think are really cool and need to be in Diablo IV , particularly when you look at the depth of systems and itemization and, as you noted, there are things about Diablo III like the smooth and seamless combat that we wanted to bring forward to Diablo IV, game director Joe Shely tells me during a roundtable interview. Shely took over leadership of the Diablo IV team in the fall of 2021 after the games previous director, Luis Barriga , left Blizzard when Californias fair employment agency accused the studio of systemic gender discrimination and sexual harassment . We think Diablo IV can be a place that welcomes players from any previous Diablo game and people who have never played a Diablo game. Blizzard Diablo IV existing as a project that takes all the best aspects of past entries in the series and iterates on them in meaningful ways is a theme Shely and his boss, Diablo franchise head Rod Fergusson , repeat early and often. At first, I dismissed it as marketing, but after playing the game for about a dozen hours, I started to believe them. Take combat, for instance. Carrying over a change Blizzard made for the console release of Diablo III , each class comes with a dodge ability built into their kit. At first, you can only use your dodge once before it goes on cooldown, but as you level your character, youll find magical and rare boots that give you additional charges. The potion system, meanwhile, represents a hybrid of the systems that existed in Diablo II and III . When you first start playing, your character can carry a maximum of five potions on them. Theres no cooldown after you use one, and you gain refills by slaying enemies or bringing a boss down to certain thresholds of their health. Walking over a potion when your character is at max health wont automatically heal you as it did in Diablo III, so theres more strategy involved. As you might have guessed, you can upgrade the potency of your potions and find ways to carry more as you progress through the game. Blizzard On the surface, these are minor changes, but they add some much-needed tactical depth to Diablos combat, so youre not just mindlessly clicking and spamming your skill rotation. Most larger enemies have a windup attack in their arsenal to stagger your character. Combine that with elite and champion variants of enemies that can use abilities like frost to trap you in place, and combat encounters feel more involved in Diablo IV than in past games. Playing on the games veteran world tier difficulty, I had the most success when I used my barbarians leap ability to close the distance quickly on ranged enemies and monsters like fallen shamans that could bring their comrades back from the dead. All of that made for a fun and satisfying combat loop enhanced by how much the game encouraged me to experiment with my characters build. Diablo IV sees the return of Diablo II s skill trees, but this time around, youre not limited to respecing your character once per difficulty. Instead, you can at any time refund a single skill point or all of them simultaneously to tweak your build. At first, doing so only costs a few gold coins, but the price increases as you level your character. The beauty of this system is that youre free to experiment early before settling on the build that will take you through Diablo IVs endgame activities. Unfortunately, I only had enough time to play through the demo with the barbarian. The preview also came with access to the rogue and sorcerer classes. At launch, the final game will feature five classes, adding the druid and necromancer to the mix. I wish I could write about the story, but Blizzard asked those of us taking part in the preview not to spoil anything. What I can say is that once you complete Diablo IVs prologue, you can tackle its primary acts in any order you want. The preview build only came with access to act one and the Fractured Peaks zone where that part of the story takes place. When Blizzard revealed Diablo IV in 2019 by sharing the games gruesome By Three They Come intro cinematic , I was worried the story would end up being edgy instead of mature and dark. The little Ive seen of the plot has done a lot to address those concerns. Part of that has been thanks to the smart, restrained writing I saw and Diablo IVs willingness to give its narrative time to breathe, but the thing I think thats going to surprise a lot of people is how atmospheric Diablo IV can be in its best moments. All of the trailers Blizzard has released so far dont do nearly enough justice to all the great work the art team has done with the environmental, lighting and particle effects in the game. When my barbarian first began his adventure on a mountain beset by a blizzard, I reached for a blanket. One thing the demo didnt include was a preview of Diablo IVs monetization system. Blizzard provided an overview of those this past summer. The short version is that the game wont include pay-to-win microtransactions . Instead, an in-game cosmetic shop will allow you to buy items you can use to customize the look of your characters further. Seasonal battle passes will allow you to earn additional cosmetics. From the moment you create your character, the customization systems are robust, offering you plenty of options to alter their physical appearance, including things like skin tone, head and facial hair, as well as jewelry. Blizzard Additionally, the way you can modify the appearance of items is as fleshed out. For instance, if you use the transmog system to make a piece of armor look different, and then an item with better stats drops for you, you can match it with your previous set directly from the character sheet. By level 10, my barbarian had already started to look menacing. If theres one worry I have about Diablo IV, its the same one Ive had with every Blizzard game in the past decade or so: Can the studio stick the landing? To say Blizzards recent output has been all over the place would be an understatement. Im still disappointed with how it handled remastering my favorite RTS of all time . The studio will have the chance to reassure fans in early 2023 when Diablo IVs open beta begins ahead of the games official launch later in the year .

Engadget 7 Dec 2022 9:30 pm

Pay more for new car from January

Are you planning to buy a new car in the new year? Then, you will have to shell out more as top carmakers have decided to increase vehicle prices. Mercedes-Benz, Audi, Renault, Kia India, and MG Motor announced plans to raise vehicle prices beginning in January to offset the impact of rising input costs.They join market leaders Maruti Suzuki India and Tata Motors in making year-end price increases effective next month, reported PTI.Audi India announced a 1.7 percent price increase across the board, while Mercedes-Benz India announced a 5% price increase beginning January 1.Meanwhile, Kia India said the quantum of price increase would be up to Rs 50,000, depending upon model and trim. Renault, on the other hand, has not disclosed the magnitude of the price increase it intends to implement beginning next month.MG Motor India said, it intends to increase prices soon ranging between two-three per cent depending on models and variants.The primary objective of the company's business strategy focuses on a model that begets profitability and sustainability. The price correction is affected as a result of the rising supply-chain-related input and operational costs, PTI quoted Audi India Head Balbir Singh Dhillon as saying. The new price range for the company models is directed at maintaining the premium price positioning of the brand, ensuring sustainable growth of both the automaker and its dealer partners, he added.Audi India's current line-up includes the petrol-powered A4, A6, A8 L, Q3, Q5, Q7, Q8, S5 Sportback, RS 5 Sportback, and RSQ8.Its electric vehicle portfolio under the e-Tron brand comprises the e-Tron 50, e-Tron 55, e-Tron Sportback 55, e-Tron GT and RS e-Tron GT.Mercedes-Benz India said constant increase in input costs and increased logistics costs have been exerting significant pressure on the overall operational costs of the company.This development has prompted the automaker to upwardly revise the ex-showroom price of its model range, enabling a sustainable and profitable business, it said.Mercedes-Benz India Managing Director & CEO Martin Schwenk said although the company is absorbing the majority of the increase, it is left with no option but to pass on some portion of the cost hike to the customers.To run a sustainable and profitable business for us and our franchise partners, a price correction is necessitated to offset the rising inflationary cost pressures, he added.Renault India said: Reasons for the price hike are to partially offset the impact of constant increases in input costs largely driven by pricier commodities, fluctuations in foreign exchange rates, inflation and also due to regulatory obligations.It, however, did not disclose the quantum of its impending price hike.Jato Dynamics India President and Director Ravi Bhatia said the increase in commodity prices coupled with supply chain issues faced by the manufacturers, addition of new technologies and features in automobiles and meeting regulatory requirements have pushed up the cost.Hyundai Motor India and Honda Cars said they have not yet taken a call on the matter.

The Economic Times 7 Dec 2022 8:34 pm

Husband Vicky Kaushal clicks Katrina Kaif in the hills ahead of their first wedding anniversary, see pics

During the promotions of her last release, Phone Bhoot , actress Katrina Kaif had revealed that she doesnt get to spend much time with Vicky Kaushal. Elaborating her take on the same, the actress had added that the duo is unable to spend some time together because of their shoot schedules. However, it seems the star couple had finally got some time off ahead of their first wedding anniversary as they are holidaying in the mountains. Interestingly, on Wednesday evening, Katrina took to her verified social media handle and shared a bunch of self-portraits, clicked by Vicky. Kat looked beautiful sporting a simple yet attention-grabbing look. She wore a floral-print sweater teamed up with a pair of denim. While keeping her sleek hair open, the actress opted for a minimal make-up look. Talking about the photos, the Bollywood diva can be seen posing for the camera with a picturesque view in the background. Instagramming the multiple-photo post, the actress wrote, Pahadon mein (in the mountains). She also added a camera emoticon and wrote Husband. Shortly after Kat shared the photo on her Instagram feed, many from her 69M Insta fam reacted to the post. Lucky Kaushal, wrote a fan while another commented, this is so beautiful. Meanwhile, a section of fans flooded the comments section with red hearts, heart-eye and fire emoticons. On the other hand, a few of them wished the duo their wedding anniversary as they will be celebrating their first anniversary on December 9. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Katrina Kaif (@katrinakaif) For the unversed, Katrina and Vicky tied the knot last year on December 9 in a dreamy wedding held in Rajasthan. Coming to their professional front, Katrina was last seen in Phone Bhoot and will soon start working on the third instalment of the Tiger franchise. Talking about Vicky, he is gearing up for his upcoming film, titled Govinda Naam Mera , which is slated to release on December 16. Also Read: Katrina Kaif begs Vicky Kaushal to do THIS one thing; latter waits for the day shell say Kya Baat Hai, watch

Bollywood Hungama 7 Dec 2022 7:54 pm

The YOLO Economy: A Boost For Franchising?

The YOLO (You Only Live Once) economy is driven primarily by millennials looking to live a fulfilled and purposeful working life. If the trend is here to stay, could the YOLO economy inspire a whole new generation of franchisees?

Forbes 7 Dec 2022 6:58 pm

With 4 FLOPS in a row, what is going wrong with Ayushmann Khurranas films? Experts speak

Ayushmann Khurrana struck gold with his very first film in the form of Shoojit Sircars Vicky Donor . Despite the not-so-family-friendly subject of a sperm donor, the film worked at the box office. After some struggle following his debut success, the actor created a niche for himself through a series of successful films like Bareilly Ki Barfi , Shubh Mangal Savdhan , Andhadhun , Badhaai Ho , Article 15 and Dream Girl . With such consistent success, Ayushmann became one of the most bankable stars. However, after the resumption of movie theatres at the end of 2021, he has had four theatrical releases Chandigarh Kare Aashiqui , Anek , Doctor G and the recent one An Action Hero and all of them have failed at the box office. What exactly is going wrong with Ayushmanns films? Why one of the safest box office stars is going through such a phase? Veteran trade analyst Taran Adarsh said that generally this happens when a star keeps doing the same type of films. But when it comes to Ayushmann Khurrana, thats not the case at all, he said. The story of his one film is completely different than the other. Even his earlier films are diametrically opposite in terms of the genre. Similarly, his Chandigarh Kare Aashiqui , Anek , Doctor G and An Action Hero are very different from each other. Adarsh finds two reasons for Ayushmanns change of fate. Firstly, a big chunk of the audience that was following him has started liking those films on OTT. The subjects are all right. But more on the experimental side is suited more for OTT nowadays, he said. Also he has had four releases in a span of a year. I feel it should be controlled to two in a year. Four in a year can lead to fatigue. I remember Amitabh Bachchan used to have five or six films in a year and people were still hungry for more. But those days are gone. Today, less is more I guess. Veteran trade analyst Atul Mohan also believes that the OTT boom has affected Ayushmanns films. But he also feels that the actors bad period had started before the pandemic. I think it started with Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan which didnt do that well because of the theme, he said. And after that, because of the lockdown that went on for months, people got the exposure of different types of content from everywhere (on OTT). Then right after the lockdown his Chandigarh Kare Aashiqui was also not a family-friendly subject. It is also said that lack of proper promotions and publicity is also affecting Ayushmanns films with An Action Hero being a major example of the same. Atul Mohan said that in todays times, producers are forced to have a theatrical release even if they know their film is suited more for OTT because of the terms put forth by the platforms. So, when a producer knows that his film isnt going to get much from the box office, he spends a limited amount for its theatrical release, he said. Senior trade analyst Amod Mehra is of the view that when on goes on experimenting, the chance of success is less. He is trying his level best to not be branded in any slot. Like Amitabh Bachchan as the Angry Young Man and Akshay Kumar in comedy and action. But this is also a reason for failure. Chandigarh Kare Aashiqui wasnt bad. But it had a different topic which was hard to digest and not for the family. But the film did exceptionally well on OTT. With Anek , I dont think the director was sure on what he is making. So, some films go as a bouncer. Thats the reason why his films are not doing as well as they should. However, exhibitor Akshaye Rathi is of the view that its not right to blame Ayushmann for the result of his recent films. I dont think its Ayushmann Khurranas films that are not working well. It could feature any actor. We have had an Ajay Devgn deliver Drishyam 2 after Runway 34 , which, despite the good reviews, didnt do the kind of business all of us expected out of it, he said. Rathi also believes that the industry is still trying to gauge the audience behaviour. We are as such learning what the audience is really trying to tell us in terms of their choices, preferences and demands for a theatrical experience, he said. As an industry, we will really catch up soon enough from the learnings over the last one year and soon start delivering big hits all over again with better consistency. Atul Mohan also feels that the makers should also be blamed for a film not doing well. Sometimes the film looks good on paper but then it falters in the execution. In such cases, the actor cant be blamed, he said. Mehra is also all praise for Ayushmann as an actor. In none of his films people have said that he is not good, he said. He has been continuously growing as an actor. He has also shown his capabilities of building his body. Ayushmann will next be seen in Dream Girl 2 , the second film in the franchise directed by Raaj Shaandilyaa. Also Read: Ayushmann Khurrana and producer Aanand L Rai pen heartfelt note about making the new age film An Action Hero

Bollywood Hungama 7 Dec 2022 5:43 pm

Lanka Premier League, Like The IPL, Is Giving The Domestic Players A Chance, Feels Mickey Arthur

Colombo, Dec 7, The former head coach of the Sri Lankan team, Mickey Arthur credited the Lanka Premier League (LPL) for playing an impressive role in the growth of young cricketers here. Arthur guided the Island nation brilliantly in the ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2021, wherein the entire team and especially the likes of Charith Asalanka, Lahiru Kumara and Wanindu Hasaranga impressed the world with their performances. I think the Lanka Premier League is such a good tournament, particularly for the younger players, because it gives them an opportunity to play under pressure. There's a crowd and there's a good TV audience. You can go and play in the nets a million times, but you can't replicate this atmosphere at the ground. The Lanka Premier League has given an opportunity to young Sri Lankan players to showcase their skills and talent at a global stage, said the former Sri Lanka head coach. LPL, like the IPL, PSL and the Big Bash League, is giving the domestic players a chance to experience the heart that goes into international cricket before they get into international cricket, he added. On IPG's partnership with LPL, Micky said, IPG is incredibly important for these competitions as they can't survive without the role of big institutions like IPG. It has been a tough time after the pandemic, etc. but IPG has been there all the time. Hopefully, it produces some players for Sri Lanka, and it exposes some young players to international cricket and all in all makes Sri Lanka cricket far better in the coming time. Speaking about the domestic players playing with the likes of international players like Wahab Riaz, Shoaib Malik, he said, It helps the young players a lot. Shoaib Malik along with numerous players will help young players to come through with whatever the players will ask for and that makes the competition good as professional players lift the standards and above all it allows young Sri Lankan players to rub shoulders with these guys and become better players. Commenting on the Lanka Premier League taking place after a political turmoil in the island nation, the South African said, The LPL will bring smiles to the people here. This is like my second home. I have spent a lot of time here and have a wonderful affiliation with Sri Lanka cricket. I know people have been through tough times, but I am 100 per cent sure that the LPL will bring back smiles on their faces because there is one thing that unifies everybody in this country, and that is cricket. Micky is now the chief coach for Dambulla Aura. Speaking about the team and the area he will be focusing on, he said, I spoke with some of the young players. We have some fine international players, but I want to make sure, when we leave, with or without the trophy, we have transformed those young players into better players and that's my role as the coach of this franchise. Commenting on the Lanka Premier League taking place after a political turmoil in the island nation, the South African said, The LPL will bring smiles to the people here. This is like my second home. I have spent a lot of time here and have a wonderful affiliation with Sri Lanka cricket. I know people have been through tough times, but I am 100 per cent sure that the LPL will bring back smiles on their faces because there is one thing that unifies everybody in this country, and that is cricket. Also Read: Roston Chase Picks Up His All-Time XI, Includes 3 Indians cs This story has not been edited by Cricketnmore staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed

CNMSports 7 Dec 2022 4:44 pm

The food emissions solutions alarming experts after Cop27

The food industrys fingerprints were all over the solutions touted at the UN climate summit last month, campaigners and NGOs say In some ways, this years UN climate summit held in Egypt was all about food. In the context of crop failures and food insecurity, due to extreme weather and dwindling diversity , as well as rising food prices exacerbated by Russias war in Ukraine and the tight grip of corporate monopolies Cop27 included the first ever day dedicated to food and climate. Scientists are clear that the interconnected climate, environmental and food crises require bold transformative action to drastically reduce greenhouse gases and improve resilience. Food systems produce a third of human-caused greenhouse gas emissions . Cattle ranching is the main driver of Amazon rainforest loss, while industrialized food production is the biggest threat to 86% of the worlds species at risk of extinction . Continue reading...

The Guardian 7 Dec 2022 4:30 pm

HP Polls: Vote counting to begin Dec 8 in 68 counting halls at 59 locations

More than 10,000 security personnel, returning officers, and other support staff will oversee the counting of votes for the Himachal Pradesh assembly polls on Thursday. The counting will start at 8 am in 68 counting halls spread across 59 locations throughout the state, Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Maneesh Garg said on Wednesday. The counting will start with the postal ballot at 8 am followed by EVM counting at 8.30 am. Garg said that subject to availability of space, a maximum of 14 counting tables and a minimum of eight counting tables will be placed in the counting halls, with a separate table to accommodate nearly 500 postal ballots. There will also be separate tables for scanning of electronically transmitted postal ballots linked to computers for counting. About 76.44 per cent of voters had exercised their franchise in the assembly polls held on November 12. As many as 52,859 (87 per cent approximately) postal ballots were received by December 6 by the returning officers f

Business Standard 7 Dec 2022 4:10 pm

Prithviraj Sukumaran to play antagonist in Ali Abbas Zafar's 'Bade Miyan Chote Miyan'

The movie, which will mark the beginning of an action franchise, is a follow-up to Amitabh Bachchan and Govinda's 1998 hit film Bade Miyan Chote Miyan, which was directed by David Dhawan.

The New Indian Express 7 Dec 2022 3:40 pm

Himachal Pradesh Polls: Vote counting to begin on Dec 8 in 68 counting halls at 59 locations

About 76.44 per cent of voters had exercised their franchise in the assembly polls held on November 12. As many as 52,859 (87 per cent approximately) postal ballots were received by December 6 by the returning officers from all over the state - an increase of 17 per cent as compared to 2017. A total of 45,126 were received in 2017. The CEO said that the EVMs for the tribal Lahaul Spiti were taken to Bhuntar in Kullu where they will be counted.

The Economic Times 7 Dec 2022 3:36 pm

Gurinder Chadha's Disney Film: Why an Indian Princess is Vital For the Franchise

The Disney Princess franchise recently announced the arrival of its first-ever Indian princess.

The Quint 7 Dec 2022 2:45 pm

Prithviraj Sukumaran to play antagonist in Ali Abbas Zafar's 'Bade Miyan Chote Miyan'

The movie, which will marks the beginning of an action franchise, is a follow-up to Amitabh Bachchan and Govindas 1998 hit film Bade Miyan Chote Miyan

The Hindu 7 Dec 2022 2:09 pm

LPL 2022: Shoaib Malik's outcry in T20 cricket, surpassing Kieron Pollard made a big record!

Pakistan's veteran player Shoaib Malik may not have found a place in the team for the T20 World Cup, but he has done a great job in T20 cricket. Shoaib Malik registered a big record in his name by scoring 30 runs in the very first match of the Lanka Premier League (LPL 2022). He became the world's second-highest run-scorer in T20 cricket, surpassing West Indies player Kieron Pollard. Shoaib Malik has 11,932 runs in T20 cricket Malik achieved this feat while playing for Jaffna Kings in the first match of LPL 2022 between Jaffna Kings and Galle Gladiators. Malik has 11,932 runs in T20 cricket, while Pollard has 11,915 runs. In terms of scoring the most T20 runs in his career, the name of West Indies veteran Chris Gayle is at the top. Gayle holds the record with 14,562 runs. Virat Kohli is in fourth place Indian batsman Virat Kohli is in fourth place in terms of scoring the most runs in T20. He has scored 11,326 runs so far. In fifth place is the name of Australian batsman David Warner, who has scored 11,080 runs. Malik is still active in cricket, it has to be seen how many records he breaks in his career. These players in Pakistan are taking part Many star cricketers of Pakistan are seen participating in the Lanka Premier League. Eight Pakistani cricketers are participating in Sri Lanka's only franchise league. Veteran cricketer Shoaib Malik is representing the Kings. While Asad Shafiq, Iftikhar Ahmed, Imad Wasim, Wahab Riaz (in place of Mohammad Hasnain) and Anwar Ali are representing the Gladiators. Haider Ali and Ahmed Daniyal are playing for Dambulla Aura.

Kalam Times 7 Dec 2022 12:47 pm

Gujarat Registers 64.33% Voter Turnout In Just-Concluded Assembly Polls, A 4% Drop Compared To 2017

Nearly 3.16 crore voters out of a total of 4.91 crore registered voters had turned up to exercise their franchise on Dec. 1 and 5.

Bloomberg Quint 7 Dec 2022 11:46 am

Akshay Kumar, Kartik Aaryan in Hera Phera 3? Director Anees Bazmee Finally Reacts

Rumour mill has it that actors Kartik Aaryan and Akshay Kumar may share screen space in the third instalment of the iconic comedy film franchise Hera Pheri.

News18 7 Dec 2022 11:28 am

Microsoft vows to bring 'Call of Duty' to Nintendo consoles

Microsoft vows to bring Call of Duty to Nintendo and to continue making it available on the latter's consoles for 10 years if its Activision Blizzard acquisition pushes through. Phil Spencer, Microsoft Gaming's CEO, has announced the company's commitment on Twitter, adding that Microsoft is committed to helping bring more games to more people however they choose to play. Spencer previously said during an interview that the company intends to treat Call of Duty like Minecraft that's available across platforms and that he would love to see [the game] on the Switch. A 10-year commitment potentially means that the franchise will also be released for the current Switch's successors. In addition, Spencer has announced on Twitter that Microsoft will continue to offer CoD on Steam, alongside the Xbox, after the deal is closed. As The New York Times says, this announcement could be a move to appease the Federal Trade Commission and to get regulators on their side. The publication says the FTC is expected to discuss the acquisition in a closed-door meeting on Thursday, where the agency will decide whether to take steps to block the deal. Microsoft has entered into a 10-year commitment to bring Call of Duty to @Nintendo following the merger of Microsoft and Activision Blizzard King. Microsoft is committed to helping bring more games to more people however they choose to play. @ATVI_AB Phil Spencer (@XboxP3) December 7, 2022 A recent report by Politico claimed that Microsoft failed to convince the FTC staff reviewing the acquisition with its arguments and that the commission will likely file an antitrust lawsuit to block it as soon as this month. The FTC is reportedly concerned the purchase would give Microsoft an unfair advantage and that it would reduce competition in the market. In an opinion piece written for The Wall Street Journal , Microsoft President Brad Smith defended the acquisition and argued that it's good for gamers. FTC suing to block the deal would be a huge mistake, he said, and would hurt competition in the industry instead. Smith also said that Microsoft offered Sony, the loudest dissenting voice to the merger, a 10-year contract ensuring all new CoD releases would be available on the PlayStation the same day they go out for the Xbox. We're open to providing the same commitment to other platforms and making it legally enforceable by regulators in the US, UK and European Union, he wrote. Whether these efforts are enough to assure regulators that the purchase wouldn't be detrimental to the industry remains to be seen.

Engadget 7 Dec 2022 11:00 am

Microsoft Will Bring Call Of Duty To Nintendo Switch If The Activision Blizzard Deal Goes Through

Microsoft has reached 10-year deals with Nintendo and Valve to bring/keep the franchise on those platforms if the Activision merger closes.

Forbes 7 Dec 2022 10:12 am

'Andor' review:Breaks free from the weight of the franchise to offer something new

With powerful dialogues, focused writing, and sincere performances, 'Andor' strikes at the heart of Star Wars to resuscitate the pop culture giant

The New Indian Express 7 Dec 2022 10:04 am

Families of 16 Cov victims in Palamu await compensation

While Jharkhand currently doesnt have any active Covid cases since December 2, families of 16 victims of the pandemic in Palamu district who died in Ranchi are yet to get the death compensation of Rs 50,000 each as announced by the state government.

The Times of India 7 Dec 2022 8:23 am

RJD may give CMs yatra a miss

Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD), an ally in the Mahagathbandhan government in the state, is likely to stay away from the Khatiya Johar Ashirwad Yatra that the chief minister Hemant Soren is supposed to launch on December 8.

The Times of India 7 Dec 2022 8:23 am

Party workers stirs force Cong to replace 4 dist chiefs

Two days after naming 25 district chiefs, Jharkhand Congress on Tuesday was forced to replace four of them owing to massive protests for the last two days against the state leadership accusing it of ignoring Muslims, Dalits (SC) and women.

The Times of India 7 Dec 2022 8:23 am

HEC execs cook khichdi as strike enters 34th day

On 34th day of the strike, executives of Heavy Engineering Corporation Ltd.(HEC), Ranchi, on Tuesday cooked khichdi at the gates of the PSU in their attempt to draw the attention of the Union heavy industries ministry to their plight.

The Times of India 7 Dec 2022 8:23 am

Chatra villages shun poppy, turn to veggie cultivation

Till last year, two villages Amkudar and Gadia tucked between a hillock on Bihar-Jharkhand border was a no-go area for the district administration due to lack of road connectivity and presence of rebels.

The Times of India 7 Dec 2022 8:23 am

Free health camp in Hbag village

The Adani Foundation, under its CSR programme, organised a free health check-up camp at Upgraded Middle School located in Mahugai Kala Panchayat on Tuesday under the Gondalpura mining project.

The Times of India 7 Dec 2022 8:23 am