Tuesday, 18 January, 2022

Topic: celebrities

Chinese actress Zheng Shuang fined $46 mn as Beijing continues crackdown on entertainment industry

Zheng Shuang's fine was penalty for alleged tax evasion. Broadcasters and video service platforms have been prohibited from including the actress in any show, Global Times has reported.

Bombay HC asks Maharashtra govt to probe how celebs procured Covid drugs despite scarcity

The HC said celebrities might have had the noble intention of helping others but not realise that they are acting in defiance of the legal setup.

Why VIP patients, not just Donald Trump, are headaches for doctors

Any physician who’s ever rendered medical advice or hospital care to a prominent person probably empathises with Trump’s medical team.

Mira Nair, Rahul Gandhi, Vishal Bhardwaj, Alia Bhatt — We now judge you by your bookshelf

Bookshelves are the greatest props in quarantine video calls. They give us a peep into the minds of coworkers, bosses, and celebrities in lockdown.

Virat Kohli, Karan Johar, Deepika Padukone: Quirky things celebs are up to during lockdown

Celebrities have been doing some 'fun' things to keep busy during the lockdown. We bring a quick round up.

Rajeev Dhavan to Malala to JNU V-C: The 15 biggest intellectual disappointments of 2019

While some like Justin Trudeau and Elon Musk were taken down after years of public adulation, people like Greta Thunberg came crashing down even before they really took off.

How celebrities like Beyoncé and Mariah Carey helped make Airbnb a luxury brand

Airbnb, which plans to go public next year, used a celebrity marketing feature way before Instagram influencer culture became a $6 billion industry.

FIR against celebrities for criticising lynching: Does impact matter or is speaking up enough?

Bihar’s Muzaffarpur police Thursday filed an FIR, under a number of sections under IPC 124A (sedition), against several celebrities who had written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi in July against mob lynchings.

Is it good for Indian democracy when artistes, celebs & economists endorse parties as groups?

Nine hundred artistes including Vivek Oberoi and Shankar Mahadevan have appealed to Indians to vote for PM Narendra Modi.

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Priyanka Gandhi Vadra of Congress, a forerunner of women's question in India | PTI

Be it Congress, BJP, AAP—women’s question in India is a partisan issue. And that’s not so bad

India's woman question tests party imagination. Congress's focus on Nirbhaya, Unnao rape victim, and BJP's Uniform Civil Code show how.
President Xi Jingping addressing a meeting

Nations must secure global supply chains, prevent inflation shocks: Xi Jinping at WEF

In his 3rd address to World Economic Forum, Chinese President Xi Jinping said 'we need to resolve various risks and promote the steady recovery of the world economy'.


HAL likely to be in fray for Navy’s NUHs after defence ministry junks Coast Guard chopper deal

Last week, the Defence Acquisition Council scrapped the Coast Guard programme to buy 14 twin-engine helicopters under Buy Global category. Other projects under review now.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.