Wednesday, February 1, 2023


Disney plans to freeze hiring and cut some jobs, memo shows

(Reuters) -Walt Disney Co is planning to freeze hiring and cut some jobs as it strives to move the Disney+ streaming service to profitability against a backdrop of economic uncertainty, according to a

Disney plans to freeze hiring, cut some jobs -memo

(Reuters) -Walt Disney Co is planning to freeze hiring and cut some jobs, as it strives to move the Disney+ streaming service to profitability amid a period of economic uncertainty, according to a

Stories of trauma, resilience spotlighted at Palestinian film festival

By Henriette Chacar RAMALLAH, West Bank (Reuters) - The fate of a Palestinian girl forced into exile during the 1948 war of Israel's creation remains unknown. But her story took on new life in a film

Chris Rock to be first comedian to perform live on Netflix

By Danielle Broadway (Reuters) - Netflix Inc said on Thursday that comedian Chris Rock will be the first artist to perform live on the streaming platform. Netflix plans to roll out more livestreaming

From prison to beating depression, rapper Fat Joe shares new memoir

By Alicia Powell NEW YORK (Reuters) - Recording artist Fat Joe is sharing the highs and lows of his life in his new book “The Book of Jose: A Memoir”.     Born Joseph Cartagena, the rapper started his

Argentina disqualified, stolen World Cup: TV show plays to fans’ worst fears

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - A fictional series that premiered on Disney's Star+ on Wednesday brought to the screen one of Argentine soccer fans' worst nightmares: their national team being disqualified

Ralph Fiennes cooks up culinary heaven and hell in ‘The Menu’

By Hanna Rantala LONDON (Reuters) - Anya Taylor-Joy and Nicholas Hoult get served a meal to die for in "The Menu", a satirical thriller set in the world of fine dining. The "Queen's Gambit" and "X-Men

Drake, 21 Savage blocked from using ‘Vogue’ covers to promote album, judge rules

By Jonathan Stempel NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. judge on Wednesday has blocked the rappers Drake and 21 Savage from using fake copies of Vogue magazine to promote their new album. U.S. District Judge

Kurt Cobain’s smashed guitar, Lennon’s glasses hit the auction block

By Alicia Powell NEW YORK (Reuters) - A Kurt Cobain smashed guitar is expected to fetch top dollar at Julien’s Auction’s annual Icons & Idols: Rock ‘N’ Roll Auction in New York. The taped-up

Despite some complaints, ‘Black Panther’ sequel receives rave reviews

By Danielle Broadway (Reuters) - The highly anticipated sequel to Disney's “Black Panther,” “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” has received glowing reviews from the majority of critics.  The film, which

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Rahul Gandhi in Srinagar, where the Bharat Jodo Yatra has culminated | Rahul Gandhi/Twitter

Bharat Jodo Yatra has worked more for Rahul Gandhi. Congress’ walk...

In such a buzz-creating yatra, not one new Congress leader was born. Pramod Mahajan, M. Venkaiah Naidu, Modi emerged from Advani's and Manohar Joshi’s yatras.
File photo of trade unions protesting the Modi government's labor codes in Bhubaneswar | ANI

Economic Survey says govt’s labour codes ‘in tune with market trends’....

Four labour codes, amalgamating 29 laws, were passed in 2019 & 2020. But central, state govts have yet to notify the laws that will cater to around 40 crore unorganised sector workers.


Representational image | Nuclear submarine INS Chakra | Indian Navy

Budget 2023: Defence eyes big boost for more firepower, submarines, drones

Private sector is also hoping for a high budgetary allocation for defence capital expenditure since it will translate into more acquisition programmes fructifying.

Return of the Muslim: From Modi ‘sermon’ to Pathaan to Bharat...

Most key Hindutva/RSS objectives have been achieved, and Modi & BJP now need social calm, at least till summer of 2024. A de-escalation of some sort is on.