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India's Supreme Court halts tree felling for new Mumbai metro

07 Oct 2019

NEW DELHI/MUMBAI India's Supreme Court on Monday ordered a halt to the cutting of trees in financial capital Mumbai for an ambitious subway project that has sparked protests from activists opposed to the felling to build a train parking shed.

Indian police detain 40 activists protesting tree felling for new metro

05 Oct 2019

MUMBAI, Oct 5 Indian police detained 40 protesters demanding that the Mumbai Metro Rail Corp Ltd (MMRCL) not cut some 2,700 trees to build a train parking shed for an upcoming subway line, a spokesman for the Mumbai police said on Saturday.

India's Eros Now ties up with Microsoft's Azure platform

19 Sep 2019

MUMBAI India's Eros Now said on Thursday it is tying up with Microsoft's Azure cloud platform to host and stream its digital video offerings, in a boost to the U.S. software giant's push to expand in the Indian market.

Indian states resist government's steep hike in traffic fines

12 Sep 2019

MUMBAI/BHUBANESWAR More than a dozen Indian states are planning to resist or reconsider steep hikes in traffic fines imposed by the central government, ministers and local media said on Thursday, amid rising anger from motorists across the country.

Movie Review: Chhichhore

06 Sep 2019

“Chhichhore” opens with a group of men running to playfully douse each other with water in what is supposed to be an initiation ritual of sorts. The men look too old to be college students, and the scene, set in a run-down college hostel, is not pretty to look at – but director Nitesh Tiwari manages to capture their camaraderie.

Heavy rains cause commuter chaos in Mumbai

04 Sep 2019

MUMBAI Monsoon rains stalled trains, delayed flights and disrupted traffic in Mumbai on Wednesday, and forecasters warned of more wet weather for India's financial capital.

Movie Review: Saaho

30 Aug 2019

The trailer of “Saaho” promised high-octane action, special effects and stylised sequences. Like a stock opening sequence that starts with an extreme close-up and zooms out to reveal a different picture, “Saaho” is a whole other movie than the trailer lets on.

Movie Review: 'Mission Mangal'

15 Aug 2019

With its overarching tone of naiveté, “Mission Mangal” hopes to convince its viewers that rocket science isn't, well, rocket science.

Movie Review: Batla House

14 Aug 2019

Nikhil Advani's “Batla House”, Bollywood's take on an incident in which three men were killed in a police raid in the Indian capital in September 2008, may as well have been titled “In defense of the Delhi Police”.

Bollywood dominates 66th National Film Awards

09 Aug 2019

Bollywood won big at the National Film Awards on Friday, with “Uri: The Surgical Strike” bagging the most number of prizes.

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