Author Archives: Loknath

Manappuram Finance withdraws release on securing funding from NABARD

Non-banking finance company Manappuram Finance Thursday withdrew a release it had issued earlier in the day regarding securing debt funding from NABARD. The release titled ‘Manappuram Finance secures Rs 695 crore debt funding from NABARD’ is being “retracted with immediate effect due to factual inaccuracies in statement as well as transaction”, the company said. Manappuram Finance also said it would come out with a revised announcement ... Read More »

Why the U.S. Government Just Dropped 10,000 Dead Christmas Trees in a New Orleans Wildlife Refuge

Bales of discarded Christmas trees were dropped in the Bayou Sauvage National Wildlife Refuge on Thursday.Photo: Courtesy Southeast Lousiana Refuges In an annual tradition stretching back more than two decades, on Thursday the National Guard and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service teamed up to drop nearly 10,000 spent Christmas trees into a New Orleans wildlife refuge. Apparently, it’s all ... Read More »

Mobile phone explodes in Hyd man’s pocket, injuries sustained after falling off bike

A brand new mobile phone exploded in the pocket of a 28-year-old man in Hyderabad as he was riding his two-wheeler on Tuesday, leaving him injured. The incident took place in the city’s Alwal area and the man was identified as Md Imran, an electrician, who was travelling from Lothkunta to Bolarum. The police said that Imran had recently purchased ... Read More »

Film News Roundup: Miramax Developing ‘I Won’t Be Home for Christmas’

In today’s film news roundup, “I Won’t Be Home for Christmas” is in the works, the NFL has made a documentary about female team owners and D Street Pictures has signed Kenny Gage and Devon Downs to direct the dance feature “Move.” HOLIDAY PROJECT Miramax has acquired film rights to Lauren Iungerich’s holiday-themed screenplay “I Won’t Be Home for Christmas.” Iungerich is ... Read More »

Stalker alert: 1 in 3 women who use mobiles in India face harassment, receive inappropriate calls

The survey paints a grim picture of the extent of harassment women face via their phones. It has also compiled women’s responses on what effect such calls had on them and what steps, if any, did they take to prevent such calls. Apart from calls with intentions of malicious harassment, the women also received unsolicited calls — that aren’t classified as harassment ... Read More »

PUBG Mobile Ban: ‘Health Reminder’ Spotted In-Game, Limits Play Time of Indian Users

Gujarat government issued a directive in January to ban PlayerUnknown’s Battleground mobile game in several districts, citing an addiction amongst players. The PUBG ban later resulted in the arrest of 10 people in Rajkot for playing the game. The game makers have been looking at ways to avoid the ban and the arrests, and its first attempt is by sending ... Read More »

Here Is a Photo of Glenn Close Dressed As a Sheep at Paul Schrader’s Christmas Party

In his first Facebook missive posted after A24 lifted his ban from the site, First Reformed writer-director Paul Schrader took aim at the Oscars (“awards I don’t even respect”), complained about seeing his fellow directors too many times at awards-season parties (“I never need to see them again”), and casually mentioned that he’d “spent Christmas eve with Glenn Close and my family in Xmas costumes.” At ... Read More »

Razer partners w/ PUBG Mobile developer Tencent, Razer Phone 3 might not be dead

Razer is a huge name in gaming, and today the company is taking a step to cement its place in mobile gaming. The company announced today that it would be partnering with Tencent for assorted mobile gaming projects. As TechCrunch reports this morning, the partnership between Razer and Tencent will cover everything from hardware to software and services. Apparently, this includes optimizing ... Read More »

Realme 3 creates longest mobile sentence, earns Guinness World Record title

The new record holding brand- Realme was declared officially amazing in front of 500 Realme fans. Realme, the No. 1 emerging smartphone brand in India has achieved another milestone by creating the longest ever phone sentence at New Delhi on 16th March 2019. In a day-long celebratory event and the first ever Holi bash organized by Realme, the young brand ... Read More »

Healthy lifestyle tip: Stress-free life can make older adults feel younger

Healthy lifestyle tip: Stress-free life can make older adults feel younger As they say, age is just a number -it’s true that who wants to feel older anyway? Older adults who are aged 50 or above comes into a category of senior citizens but what makes them look old? It’s them, their thought process, and how they want to live ... Read More »