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Netflix will have to roll out ads sooner or later, experts say

Netflix has long shunned advertisements on its platform, but that could soon change. The popular streaming service may have to consider rolling out ads as it faces increasingly ballooning costs associated to its original programming, executives from NBC and Hulu said at a Cannes Lions panel, according to CNBC. It comes as Netflix's original content budget, which is earmarked for producing shows like Stranger Things and Orange Is the New Black, has grown year after year, recently reaching just over $12 billion in 2018. 'When you have to make more...

Iron Man’s death scene in was unscripted: Holland

With Avengers Endgame, fans bid an emotional adieu to Iron Man/Tony Stark. The scene where Tony passes on after defeating Thanos was a blow to fans and even though some were expecting his death, watching it happen left everyone teary eyed. In a recent conversation with Pinkvilla, Tom Holland revealed that the scene was unscripted. He said, “It was interesting because, when we shot that scene with Robert there was no real script, at all. It was just Kevin Feige, the two Russo brothers, myself, Robert Downey Jr, Gwyneth Paltrow...

Ashton Kutcher, Mila Kunis mock tabloid reporting their split

Actors Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis have addressed rumors of their split with a dose of humor. The couple, who got married in 2015 and share two kids — 4-year-old daughter Wyatt and 2-year-old son Dimitri — took to Instagram on Wednesday to mock a tabloid’s upcoming issue featuring them on the cover and claiming they have called it quits. Kutcher took to his Instagram page and posted the video along with the caption: “I guess it’s over… Maybe next week my wife will be having twins. For the third...
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22nd June 2019

ARIES: Your energy level and your self-confidence are high now. You are full of enterprise and if your present position doesn't give you enough scope, or if your superiors do not allow you to take initiative and advance as you want to you will become frustrated. TAURUS: Quick wit is the order of the day. By the same token, it may also get you into a spot of bother. You mustn't outshine others by becoming too argumentative even if you do have the right answers. This is often the case...

Make yoga part of school curriculum, says Vice President

New Delhi, June 21: Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu Friday recommended making yoga part of school curriculum and said doing so is necessary in the wake of changing lifestyles and growing incidence of non-communicable diseases. Naidu was speaking at an event to mark the International Day of Yoga organised by the Ministry of Ayush and Brahma Kumaris at the iconic Red Fort here. "At a time when people are encountering tremendous pressures in daily lives, there is a great need to introduce the subtle science of yoga, which everyone can...

New scheme to provide social security pension to farmers

New Delhi, June 21: The government has evolved a new scheme to provide social security pension of Rs 3,000 per month to farmers above the age of 60 years, the Rajya Sabha was informed Friday. Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar said the government has approved a pension scheme for all small and marginal farmers (SMF), subject to certain exclusion clauses, with a view to provide social security net as they have minimal or no savings to provide for old age and to support them in the event of consequent loss...

Fresh triple talaq bill introduced in LS, opp members protest

New Delhi, June 21: The government on Friday introduced the fresh triple talaq bill in the Lok Sabha amid vehement protests by opposition members who claimed that it was violative of the Constitution. The Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill 2019 became the first legislation to be tabled in Parliament by the Narendra Modi dispensation in its second term, with Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad asserting the legislation was a must for gender equality and justice. The bill was introduced following a division of votes, with 186 members...

Rajya Sabha puts on record its appreciation of Manmohan Singh’s contribution as MP

New Delhi, June 21: With former prime minister Manmohan Singh's term as Rajya Sabha MP ending after nearly three decades, the Upper House of Parliament Friday put on record its appreciation of the contribution made by the renowned economist. On the first day of the maiden session of Parliament under Modi 2.0 government, Rajya Sabha Chairman and Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu mentioned that Singh, along with another member Santisue Kujur, has retired on June 15 after completion of their terms of office. "The House will certainly miss the presence...

Will draw from best practices from outside: Lok Sabha Speaker

New Delhi, June 21: Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla said Friday that he will work to draw from best parliamentary customs from across the world and asked members to refrain from practices such as trooping into the Well of the House to register their protests. Speaking to reporters, Birla, a BJP MP who was the ruling dispensation's surprise pick for the chair, also asserted that elections in India have always been transparent and said that the Congress would not be defeated in the Lok Sabha polls held after the Emergency...

Arvind Kejriwal meets PM, invites him to visit ‘mohalla clinic’ and school in Delhi

New Delhi, June 21: Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal Friday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and invited him to visit 'mohalla clinics and schools' in Delhi while asserting that his dispensation will examine whether the Centre's Ayushman Bharat programme can be integrated with the Delhi government's health scheme. Kejriwal, who had skipped the all-party meeting called by the Prime Minister two days back, also assured full cooperation of his government to the Centre. It was the first meeting between Kejriwal and Modi since the BJP-led NDA has formed government for second...
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