Actor Gerard Depardieu Brings French Fare to Russia

Actor Gerard Depardieu Brings French Fare to Russia

French film star Gerard Depardieu’s taking of Russian citizenship in 2013 was not to everyone’s taste in his native France — but Friday saw him launch a line of food products “inspired by French traditions” in Moscow. Items including foie gras mousse and an assortment of jams and desserts — as well as vodka, in a nod to his dual citizenship — will all come with the “as recommended by Gerard Depardieu” label, and featured on the shelves of French supermarket chain Auchan in the Russian capital and vicinity. Muscovites…

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First photos from ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ show Rami Malek as Freddie Mercury

Twentieth Century Fox has released two strikingly realistic images of Rami Malek playing Freddie Mercury in the upcoming biopic Bohemian Rhapsody, in US theaters November 2. Rami Malek cuts an impressive figure in the role of Freddie Mercury, bearing a striking resemblance to the late Queen frontman in new pictures from the Bohemian Rhapsody movie, which were revealed at the annual CinemaCon event in Las Vegas. The American actor assured the audience that the film would be an exceptional, monumental movie, before adding: “One thing I will say is when…

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Saroj Khan Defends Casting Couch Culture, Says It ‘Provides Livelihood’

Saroj Khan Defends Casting Couch Culture, Says It 'Provides Livelihood'

Veteran choreographer Saroj Khan has come under scrutiny after her recent comments defending the casting couch culture. She said, “Casting couch provides livelihood. Taking advantage of a girl is done with her consent. Women are not sexually abused and dumped. They are given livelihood.” The choreographer, responsible for creating some of the most memorable Bollywood song-and-dance sequences over her long and storied career, made the remarks in response to a question about Telugu actress Sri Reddy stripping on a road to protest against Tollywood’s alleged casting couch culture. She said…

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Six Men Molest Minor Girl on Bihar Road, Onlookers Shoot Video, Share it Online

Patna: A video showing about six young men molesting a girl in Bihar’s Jehanabad area has gone viral and been doing the rounds on social media since Saturday night. While the girl is seen pleading with the men and resisting their attacks, some onlookers shot a video of the incident instead of helping her. Police have identified a motorbike from the video with a Jehanabad registration number and have started investigation to locate the culprits. In the video, the girl is seen trying to fight back six-seven men who tried…

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Achyuta Samanta Rules Out His Alleged Hand Behind IMFA Protest

Achyuta Samanta Rules Out His Alleged Hand Behind IMFA Protest

Bhubaneswar: Rajya Sabha MP and Founder of KISS & KIIT Dr. Achyuta Samanta on Sunday ruled out his alleged hand behind the ongoing agitation in front of Indian Metals & Ferro Alloys Ltd (IMFA) plant at Therubali in Rayagada district as shown by a regional channel. Speaking to Kalinga TV Dr. Samanta said, “A particular Odia TV channel is showing my photo which has been taken with tribal leader Jitu Jakasika. They (the channel) is leveling false allegation against me. It has pained me so much that I cannot express…

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IPL Betting Racket Busted In Sambalpur, 6 Held

IPL Betting Racket Busted In Sambalpur, 6 Held

Sambalpur: After busting a racket involved in betting during IPL Matches police arrested at least six persons in the district last night and seized cash and mobile phones from their possession. The arrested bookies have been identified as Rajesh Agarwal, Sudarshan Mishra, Randeep Agarwal, Saroj Hota, Tapan Kherual and Akash Agarwal. Informing on the arrests to media, Sambalpur SP Sanjeev Arora said acting upon a tip-off a special police team led by him raided a house located near Sindurapank Petrol Pump under Sadar tehsil in the district at around 8.30…

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5 MoUs Inked During ‘Odisha Skills 2018’

5 MoUs Inked During ‘Odisha Skills 2018’

Bhubaneswar: As many as five significant technical education Memorandum of Understandings (MoUs) were signed today during the ‘Odisha Skills 2018’, which was inaugurated in Cuttack on the occasion of Utkal Gourav Madhusudhan Das’s birth anniversary yesterday. The agreements were signed in the presence of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik at IDCO Exhibition Ground here today. The first MoU is between Centre for Development of Advance Computing (C-DAC), Government of of India and Biju Patnaik University of Technology (BPUT) in the field of Super Computation, Artificial Intelligence and high-end research. The second…

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13-Year-Old Girl Raped, Impregnated By Neighbour In Nayagarh

13-Year-Old Girl Raped, Impregnated By Neighbour In Nayagarh

Nayagarh: Adding to the unending episode of sexual assault on minor girls in the state, a 13-year-old girl conceived after being raped by a neighbour in Maichheli panchayat under Nuagaon police limits in the district. While the incident occurred around two months ago, the family members lodged a case with police on Sunday. As per the complaint, the accused identified as Duryodhan Das, a marble mason by profession, raped the victim while she was on a visit to his uncle’s house in Suanpada village in January this year. The accused…

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Minor Kidnapped, Raped For Rejecting Love Proposal In Odisha

Minor Kidnapped, Raped For Rejecting Love Proposal In Odisha

Balasore: A youth allegedly abducted a minor girl and raped her after she rejected his love proposals in Simulia village under Soro police limits of the district. The accused youth has been identified as Anup Behera. According to reports, Behera had proposed the minor girl, who is said to be a tenth standard student, time and again. However, the girl had rejected the advances by him. Perturbed over the rejection, Behera allegedly abducted the girl on April 27 and raped her. Soon after committing the crime he fled the spot.…

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SAD Claims Chapters on Sikh Gurus ‘Expunged’ from Class 12 Books, Punjab Govt Denies

SAD Claims Chapters on Sikh Gurus 'Expunged' from Class 12 Books, Punjab Govt Denies

Chandigarh: The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) in Punjab on Saturday claimed that chapters on Sikh Gurus have been “expunged” from Class 12 history books of the state education board, but Chief Minister Amarinder Singh dismissed as “malicious” the opposition party’s allegation. SAD spokesman and former education minister Daljit Singh Cheema demanded a high-level probe and stern action against the alleged development in the Punjab School Education Board’s Class 12 history books. “It is shocking that the state’s own school board has expunged the history makers of Punjab from the history…

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