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Proceedings of case against actress Nawshaba stayed

WT24 Desk The High Court on Wednesday stayed the proceedings of a case filed against actress Quazi Nawshaba Ahmed under the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Act, reports UNB. The bench of justice Md Rezaul Haque and justice Bhishmadev Chakrabrtty passed the order after hearing an appeal seeking cancellation of the framing of charges in the case. Lawyer Jyotirmoy Barua ...

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Srijit Mukherji seeks answers to Bose ‘death’ mystery in new film

WT24 Desk Indian national award-winning filmmaker Srijit Mukherji has questioned a tweet by Press Information Bureau that claims 18 August is Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose’s death anniversary. If we put a definite date to Bose’s demise, we accept the plane crash theory is the true explanation of his death, he pointed out, IANS reports. “We are not in a position ...

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Amazon to launch free music streaming for anyone

WT24 Desk Amazon is adding another streaming music option for customers, a free, ad-supported service that requires no subscriptions and is available on a range of devices, AFP reports. The online giant’s free music service is in addition to the ad-free options available to its Prime subscribers, and the paid Amazon Music Unlimited, which has a bigger library. The ad-supported ...

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‘Ford v Ferrari’ tops US box office

WT24 Desk New Fox release ‘Ford v Ferrari’ roared to the front in North American box offices over the weekend, taking in an estimated $31 million on an overall slow weekend, industry watcher Exhibitor Relations said Sunday, AFP reports. The film is based on the true story of how a team at Ford under legendary designer Carroll Shelby (Matt Damon) ...

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Electronic music fest rocks Tunisian desert

WT24 Desk A two-day electronic music festival got underway Saturday in the southern Tunisian desert where the original Star Wars movie was filmed, drawing thousands of fans and star DJs, AFP reports. As the sun set over the lunar-like landscape of the Sahara desert in Tozeur region near the Algerian border, people danced on dunes in the town of Nefta ...

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Taylor Swift reignites feud over music ownership

WT24 Desk Unleash the Swifties: Taylor Swift has tapped her millions-strong social media fan base to pressure the heads of her former label, who she says are wielding “tyrannical control” over her music, AFP reports. The global superstar’s latest chess move has reignited her months-long public feud with Big Machine Label Group, spotlighting the music industry’s age-old issue of who ...

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Scarier than fiction

Climate worry driving ‘cli-fi’ boom WT24 Desk Imagine a world where storms inundate coastal megacities, entire species become extinct in the blink of an eye, and conflicts are fought over dwindling natural resources, AFP reports. Not so difficult in 2019, perhaps. After a year of devastating extreme weather and worldwide unrest over the emergency posed by climate change, topics that ...

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It’s not easy to be self made in Bollywood: Yami Gautam

WT24 Desk Actress Yami Gautam, who has given a string of hits like “Vicky Donor”, “Kaabil”, “Uri: The Surgical Strike” and “Bala”, is very happy the way her career has shaped up and says it is not easy to be in Bollywood and be self made and make it on your own. Asked how does the brush with stardom feel ...

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Lata Mangeshkar stable, but still hospitalised

WT24 Desk Indian playback legend Lata Mangeshkar remains hospitalised in Mumbai on Tuesday due to “viral chest congestion”, and was fighting the illness like a “fighter”, according to her family, IANS reports. The iconic singer was rushed to the Breach Candy Hospital in the early hours of Monday due to viral chest congestion as a “precautionary measure”. Her condition is stable ...

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Lata Mangeshkar admitted to hospital with chest congestion

WT24 Desk Bollywood playback legend Lata Mangeshkar, who was rushed to the hospital in the early hours of Monday due to viral chest congestion as a “precautionary measure”, is now stable and recovering, IANS reports. “Lata Mangeshkar ji had a viral chest congestion. Keeping her age in mind, as a precautionary measure, she has checked in to Breach Candy Hospital ...

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