Bollywood powerhouse Randeep Hooda has commenced shooting for his next outing 'Rat On A Highway' in Scotland. In the upcoming thriller, he will play an advertising professional who cannot remember the last 48 hours of his life. 'Rat On A Highway' is directed by Vivek Chouhan and produced by Mohaan Nadaar. Besides Randeep, the entire cast and crew of the film is from the United Kingdom. They will be shooting with three cameras, with the 'Sarbjit' actor mouthing lines in both Hindi and English. Randeep Hooda joins Khalsa Aid to help people in drought-hit area near Nashik Most of the shooting will take place in the night with the makers hoping to wrap up the actor's portions in 24 days. Naadar, who has worked on films like 'Manji: The Mountain Man,' earlier opened up about Randeep's character in the film. "Randeep will play the role of an advertising professional who is unable to recollect the last 48 hours of his life. He is in the middle of a highway, trying to piece it all … [Read more...] about Randeep Hooda begins shooting for ‘Rat On A Highway’
The chargesheet filed by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in the alleged multi-crore land scam in Hoshiarpur has flagged several wrongdoings even as the Punjab vigilance bureau in its closure report in the case gave clean chit to all the accused. The ED challan, filed in a special PMLA (Prevention of Money Laundering Act) court in Jalandhar on June 6, says the accused got compensation from the government by claiming their land to be commercial and residential, though it was actually agricultural. The filing of the ED chargesheet has not been reported so far. A total of ₹58 crore was paid in excess to the private parties by wrongly calculating the amount of compensation on residential/commercial rates, the VB’s first-information report (FIR) in the case says. The agency has named former councillor Harpinder Singh Gill, ex-district co-operative bank chairman Satwinderpal Singh Dhatt, former market committee chairman Avtar Singh Johal, Akali … [Read more...] about Hoshiarpur land acquisition: VB junked scam, but ED smells a rat
Email Pacific Beat By Pacific affairs reporter Liam Fox Updated August 07, 2019 09:34:18 Photo: Vanuatu passports have been mostly sold to applicants from mainland China under the scheme. (ABC News: GFX/Jarrod Fankhauser) Related Story: Honorary Vanuatu citizenships for sale after Cyclone Pam destruction Related Story: Hundreds of checklists published but new risk of section 44 challenge looms over election Map: Vanuatu Are you in the market for a second passport? One that can get you into scores of countries — including Europe, the UK, Hong Kong, Singapore and Russia — without needing a visa? Key Points: Applicants can become a Vanuatu citizen without needing to set foot in the countryIt costs about $220,000 for a single application and more for couples and familiesMore than 4,000 passports have been sold under the scheme, with most to Chinese citizens Or perhaps you'd like to park your money in a tax haven where there are no personal or corporate income … [Read more...] about Why Vanuatu’s lucrative ‘passports for sale’ scheme is popular among Chinese nationals
Arun Jaitley can make his innings -- notwithstanding its likely length -- a watershed tenure, or just add to the image of the MoD drifting rudderless, says Brigadier S K Chatterji (retd).Since the time Narendra Modi won a sweeping victory to be anointed prime minister of the world's most populous democracy, the defence ministry -- the MoD -- has displayed far greater professionalism. It cleared a total of 124 new contracts worth Rs 209,751 crore since Modi took his oath. Most of these contracts were driven by Manohar Parrikar after he took over as defence minister. Parrikar's 28 month stint as defence minister has come to an end. Goa can be an enticing destination for tourists, but political leaders at the national level may not find it the best alternative to whet their ambitions. For the BJP, there was little choice though but to gift one of its best performers a retreat from the spotlight in Delhi. The man who will hold the defence ministry's reins till such time as Modi can find … [Read more...] about Will the defence ministry shift gears?
At a time when cats have a respected place in the ‘Mother of Parliaments’ and also hold sanctioned official positions in the British government, it is unfortunate that their counterparts around Raisina Hill are in the doghouse about peachicks. Recent calls for the removal of a clowder of resident felines — whose forebears had probably been among the first permanent occupants of the then-British Raj’s ‘Council House’, now Sansad Bhavan — because of suspected fowl play is surely ill-conceived as their absence will inevitably lead to a rise in the number of rodents, the other species with deep links to the building. There is, after all, no evidence to show that the disappearance of the offspring of India’s national bird was indubitably due to cats; large rodents would be just as inclined to make a meal of unwary parliamentary avifauna. Two years ago, British parliamentarians asked for officially sanctioned cat presence in Westminster as … [Read more...] about Why shun cats when mice incentive works?