Bollywood superstar Akshay Kumar has hailed the new initiative of the Indian Railways, which allows filmmakers to book an entire train to promote their movies.Akshay's upcoming comedy, 'Housefull 4", is the first film to benefit by the initiative called "Promotion on Wheels".The actor, along with other cast members including Kriti Sanon, Bobby Deol, Riteish Deshmukh, Kriti Kharbanda and Pooja Hegde, took a ride from Mumbai to Delhi to promote the film that's set to arrive in theatres on October 25.Close "This is a new idea, the Indian Railways has started this looking at our culture, to promote the culture. You can book the entire train and promote it throughout. I think it is a great idea. related news 373 infra projects show cost overruns of Rs 3.89 lakh cr Panipat looks for a turnaround, Vidyut Jammwal's Commando 3 is profitable Unnao rape victim's sister says family won't perform last rites unless CM Yogi reaches village "Sajid Nadiadwala and Fox Star Studios came up … [Read more...] about It’s a great idea: Akshay Kumar hail Indian Railways’ initiative Promotion on Wheels
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In this special episode of Moneycontrol's Tech Mate podcast, Corporate Bureau Chief Prince Thomas talks to Tarun Bhatia, MD and Head of South Asia for Business Intelligence and Investigations at Kroll, to understand the motive behind people committing fraud.One of the primary reasons in India, according to Bhatia, is the dissatisfaction of employee at the workplace, and how he/she is treated by a manager, or peer.Close There are several other factors such as greed and position of power that motivate fraud in companies, and some even commit a fraud without really intending to do it. related news The Market Podcast | Red flags on D-Street; investors getting into risk aversion mode Corporate Buzz podcast | Birla warns Vodafone Idea may shut; relief for Yes Bank; auto sales and more Taking Stock: RBI shock hits D-St for second day; Nifty holds 11,900 Tune in to this episode of this special Tech Mate podcast to find out more.You can listen to the previous episode … [Read more...] about MC Special podcast | Greed, revenge or power play: What is the motive behind frauds?
Top celebrities like Madonna and Leonardo DiCaprio have raised concern about Amazon fires.A massive fire has been blazing through the Amazon rainforests in Brazil for days, causing immense loss of rich flora and fauna that abound the region. Not just that, the skyline in cities in and around the forests have been engulfed in smoke due to consequent air pollution. Several environmentalists and researchers have pointed their fingers at cattle ranchers and woodcutters for starting the fire while the government had blamed NGOs for the inferno.The fires have stirred people across the world, who have since been clamouring for donations from big corporates to douse the flames and restore the delicate ecological balance of the forest. Several A-list celebrities are among those who have been talking about ways to prevent and stop the potential global catastrophe that can spell doom for way too many people.Close Some of these superstars have even sought accountability from the country’s … [Read more...] about Amazon fires: Top celebrities like Madonna, Leonardo DiCaprio speak out
Indian-origin stand-up comic Hasan Minhaj, who is popular for his Netflix show 'Patriot Act', was allegedly denied entry to the venue of the 'Howdy Modi' event. In a video which is doing the rounds on social media, Hasan Minhaj can be seen outside the venue, on the phone with a media coordinator from the press registration.The event, which was held at the NRG stadium in Houston on September 22, saw a 50,000-strong gathering of attendees, mostly from the Indian-American community. It was jointly addressed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Donald Trump.The 'Patriot Act' star was heard speaking to the organiser over a call as the phone was on loudspeaker. He was reportedly enquiring about his credentials for the event.Close "We're just trying to get our credentials," the comedian said. related news Sab changa si?: Mehbooba Mufti's daughter tweets dig at Centre again Foreign Affairs | Balancing Powers, Modi Style Digging Deeper | Howdy Modi, and what it means … [Read more...] about Hasan Minhaj allegedly denied entry to ‘Howdy Modi’ event
The widespread practice of payments for prescriptions, where pharmaceutical companies pay doctors in cash or kind, to generate prescriptions and increase sales, continues unabated, as the government drags its feet to bring in a stringent regulation.A study co-authored by Dr Arun Gadra and Dr Archana Diwate, titled 'Promotional Practices of the Pharmaceutical Industry and Implementation Status of Related Regulatory Codes in India', documents unethical practices and failure of regulations while also offering suggestions to improve the exiting regulatory framework.The study is based on 50 in-depth interviews conducted across six cities, primarily involving medical representatives who are the front-line key persons on the field promoting drugs to doctors.Close It highlights direct deals between pharma companies and doctors, citing some cases, for instance, where pharma companies pay installments on a doctor's car purchase. There were extreme cases, where a few doctors even … [Read more...] about Pharma wrap: Why we need to give teeth to regulation to curb unethical pharma marketing practices