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Vinod Kumar Menon

Vinod Kumar Menon

He is the Editor (Special Investigation) at Mid-Day and has won several prestigious awards and scholarships as an investigative journalist. Twitter: @vinodkumarmenon

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Nothing has been done in the last fifteen years, says Rajeev Chandrasekhar

Nothing has been done in the last fifteen years, says Rajeev Chandrasekhar

BJP candidate for Thiruvananthapuram, Rajeev Chandrasekhar says his party aims to make government and politics work for people... [Read More]

17 April,2024 07:30 AM IST | Mumbai | Vinod Kumar Menon
All signs point to repeat of 2019 sweep. BJP has zero chances: Shashi Tharoor

All signs point to repeat of 2019 sweep. BJP has zero chances: Shashi Tharoor

Three-time Thiruvananthapuram MP says he doesn’t see saffron party getting any significant votes from minorities... [Read More]

17 April,2024 07:28 AM IST | Thiruvananthapuram | Vinod Kumar Menon
Shashi Tharoor: We have lost 64 sq km of coast here alone

Shashi Tharoor: We have lost 64 sq km of coast here alone

Senior Congress leader Shashi Tharoor contesting from Thiruvananthapuram lists state Vs Centre ping pong on coastal erosion as key poll plank... [Read More]

16 April,2024 04:57 AM IST | Mumbai | Vinod Kumar Menon
Mumbai: ‘Time is a crucial element in economic offences’

Mumbai: ‘Time is a crucial element in economic offences’

EOW is still awaiting crucial information in the Amber Dalal case from banks... [Read More]

15 April,2024 06:56 AM IST | Mumbai | Vinod Kumar Menon
The dollar detectives

The dollar detectives

From the Jeep Scandal in 1948 to the Oshiwara Ponzi Scheme this year, financial crimes have come a long way, but so have financial forensics. mid-day takes a closer look at the fine science that helps nail white collar criminals... [Read More]

14 April,2024 03:57 AM IST | Mumbai | Vinod Kumar Menon
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IN PHOTOS: People pay tributes to Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar in Mumbai

IN PHOTOS: People pay tributes to Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar in Mumbai

Rich tributes were paid across Maharashtra to legendary social reformer and jurist Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar on his 133rd birth anniversary, with thousands of people visiting Chaitya Bhoomi in Mumbai`s Dadar, Ramabai Nagar in Ghatkopar and Deeksha Bhoomi in Nagpur since midnight. Pics/Sameer Markande... [Read More]

14 April,2024 05:49 PM IST
IN PHOTOS: Preparations underway at Chaitya Bhoomi ahead of Dr. Ambedkar Jayanti

IN PHOTOS: Preparations underway at Chaitya Bhoomi ahead of Dr. Ambedkar Jayanti

Preparations were underway ahead of Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar`s 133rd birth anniversary at Chaitya Bhoomi in Mumbai`s Dadar on Friday. Pics/Sameer Markande... [Read More]

12 April,2024 07:17 PM IST
BMCM screening: Disha Patani, Shilpa Shetty, others watch film

BMCM screening: Disha Patani, Shilpa Shetty, others watch film

Bade Miyan Chote Miyan screening: Helmed by Ali Abbas Zafar, the film stars Akshay Kumar and Tiger Shroff in lead roles. It features Prithviraj Sukumaran in an intriguing villainous role and also stars Sonakshi Sinha, Manushi Chhillar, and Alaya F in significant parts... [Read More]

11 April,2024 09:38 AM IST
Akshay Kumar, Tiger Shroff and others attend Ali Abbas Zafar’s Iftaar party

Akshay Kumar, Tiger Shroff and others attend Ali Abbas Zafar’s Iftaar party

The team of ‘Bade Miyan Chote Miyan’ came together for an Iftaar party hosted by the film’s director Ali Abbas Zafar. (Pics/Yogen Shah)... [Read More]

08 April,2024 12:11 PM IST
In Photos: PM Modi addresses poll rally in Bihar ahead of Lok Sabha elections

In Photos: PM Modi addresses poll rally in Bihar ahead of Lok Sabha elections

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday lambasted the Congress for having brought "disrepute" to the country, while lauding Chief Minister Nitish Kumar for maintaining an "unblemished record" (Pics/PTI)... [Read More]

04 April,2024 02:39 PM IST
Spotted in the city: Ranbir Kapoor, Malaika Arora, Akshay Kumar and others

Spotted in the city: Ranbir Kapoor, Malaika Arora, Akshay Kumar and others

Spotted in the city: It`s time to sit back and flip through pictures of celebrities who made an appearance in the city throughout the day... [Read More]

03 April,2024 07:49 PM IST
Spotted in the city: Akshay Kumar, Kapil Sharma, Kajal Aggarwal and others

Spotted in the city: Akshay Kumar, Kapil Sharma, Kajal Aggarwal and others

Spotted in the city: It`s time to sit back and flip through pictures of celebrities who made an appearance in the city throughout the day... [Read More]

26 March,2024 07:59 PM IST
Bade Miyan Chote Miyan Trailer Launch: Akshay, Tiger, Jackky and others attend

Bade Miyan Chote Miyan Trailer Launch: Akshay, Tiger, Jackky and others attend

Pooja Entertainment’s Bade Miyan Chote Miyan fever has taken over the nation already. Starring Akshay Kumar, Tiger Shroff, Prithviraj Sukumaran, Sonakshi Sinha, Alaya F & Manushi Chillar in pivotal roles the action-packed movie is all set to release this Eid in theatres near you. Today, the makers of the film hosted a grand trailer launch event of the film, check out inside pics from the event ... [Read More]

26 March,2024 01:43 PM IST
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'Bade Miyan Chote Miyan' Public Review

'Bade Miyan Chote Miyan' Public Review

Action blockbuster ‘Bade Miyan Chote Miyan’ has hit screens on the auspicious occasion of Eid. Those who witnessed the Ali Abbas Zafar directorial on the first day, shared their reviews upon watching. As fans thronged theatres early morning given it was a public holiday, some expressed happiness while others critiqued the film for missing the basic elements like script and acting. The film stars Akshay Kumar, Tiger Shroff, Sonakshi Sinha, Manushi Chillar, and Alaya F in pivotal roles.... [Read More]

11 April,2024 06:57 PM IST
'Bade Miyan Chote Miyan' Screening: Disha Patani cheers for Tiger Shroff

'Bade Miyan Chote Miyan' Screening: Disha Patani cheers for Tiger Shroff

A private screening of the film `Bade Miyan Chote Miyan` was organised at the YRF studio on Wednesday evening. The makers and a few other celebrities were seen at the intimate screening. While Tiger Shroff, who is one of the leads alongside Akshay Kumar, made an appearance, Disha Patani too was seen at the screening. There have been rumours of the two patching up and her appearance at the screening has only added fuel to the rumours. Rakul Preet Singh, Shilpa Shetty, Jackky Bhagnani, Siddharth Anand were also present at the screening.... [Read More]

11 April,2024 06:43 PM IST
Bihar CM Nitish Kumar vows to remain in NDA in presence of PM Modi

Bihar CM Nitish Kumar vows to remain in NDA in presence of PM Modi

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar vowed to remain in BJP-led alliance in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s rally in Bihar’s Jamui on April 04. He said, “Wo To Jhuth-Muth Ka Hum Bich Me Ek Baar sath Kar Liye The To aaj Wo Baat Karta Hai`, but when I saw that he is doing wrong, I left them (RJD). And we are together forever now. `Ab Kabhi Idhar Udhar Nahi Hone Waale Hai`. PM Modi has been in the central govt for 10 years, and he has done so much work for Bihar and the country. Since, we assumed power, Hindu-Muslim riots have stopped, I would like to appeal to the Muslim community that if you mistakenly vote for them (opposition), again those riots will start.” Watch video for more. ... [Read More]

04 April,2024 02:11 PM IST
Parveen Babi was original choice for 'Silsila', reveals Ranjeet

Parveen Babi was original choice for 'Silsila', reveals Ranjeet

Silsila, a cult classic in the Indian film industry, rules the hearts of movie enthusiasts even decades after its release. The film featured luminaries like Amitabh Bachchan, Jaya Bachchan, Rekha, Shashi Kapoor, and Sanjeev Kapoor in prominent roles. However, not many know that Parveen Babi was the first choice for the character. She was later replaced by Jaya Bachchan in the film. Veteran actor Ranjeet recently revealed how Parveen reacted to the news of getting replaced in the film... [Read More]

04 April,2024 11:53 AM IST
Bade Miyan Chote Miyan: Akshay Kumar's funny advice leaves Tiger in splits

Bade Miyan Chote Miyan: Akshay Kumar's funny advice leaves Tiger in splits

Akshay Kumar and Tiger Shroff unveiled the trailer of Bade Miyan Chote Miyan on Tuesday. The actors were present at the trailer launch event in Mumbai with the rest of the cast, where Akshay was asked about one advice he would give to Tiger as a young star in the industry. To this, Akshay`s hilarious response made everyone laugh out loud. The advice was an indirect hint at Tiger`s rumoured ex-girlfriend Disha Patani. Although they never officially confirmed their relationship, the two reportedly dated for a few years before breaking up in 2022. Meanwhile, right after Akshay`s goofy remark, producer Jackky Bhagnani came up to Tiger and gave him a hug. Then, Akshay also gave Tiger a hug as both of them continued to giggle.... [Read More]

26 March,2024 05:09 PM IST
Lok Sabha Elections 2024: Chief Election Commissioner announces election dates

Lok Sabha Elections 2024: Chief Election Commissioner announces election dates

The Election Commission of India on March 16, Saturday, announced dates for Lok Sabha elections 2024. The first phase of voting will be held on April 19, 2024. The elections will be held in seven phases. The counting of votes for all ballots will be held on June 4. The announcement was made by Chief Election Officer Rajiv Kumar and Election Commissioners Gyanesh Kumar and Sukhbir Singh Sandhu. Kumar said 55 lakh electronic voting machines (EVMs) will be used.... [Read More]

16 March,2024 05:47 PM IST
Critics Choice Awards 2024: 12th Fail is Best Film, Vikrant Massey wins

Critics Choice Awards 2024: 12th Fail is Best Film, Vikrant Massey wins

The Critics Choice Awards 2024, held in Mumbai on March 12, 2024, was a glittering event graced by luminaries like Richa Chadha, Ali Fazal, Karan Johar, Kiran Rao, Anil Kapoor, and Vidya Balan. Vidhu Vinod Chopra`s "12th Fail" clinched the Best Film award, with its protagonist Vikrant Massey securing the Best Actor trophy. Shefali Shah won as the Best Actress for her role in "Three of Us," while Barun Sobti`s "Kohrra" was honored as the Best Series. Watch the full video for more!... [Read More]

13 March,2024 01:11 PM IST
Shaan Sings Kishore Kumar's Songs With His Son

Shaan Sings Kishore Kumar's Songs With His Son

Bollywood’s acclaimed playback singer Shaan is set to take the helm as the host of the seventh season of Crazy for Kishore that celebrates the golden era of Indian cinema and pays tribute to legendary artists, Kishore Kumar. At an event for the launch of the 7th season of the show, Shaan paid tribute to Kishore da by singing some of his songs with his son as well. Watch!      ... [Read More]

07 March,2024 08:26 PM IST
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