Viju Khote, a veteran Hindi and Marathi film-theatre actor passed away due to multiple organ failure on September 30. He was 77.The actor, most famous for playing the dacoit Kalia in the film Sholay and Robert in Andaz Apna Apna, died at his residence.Khote featured in popular films like Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak, Ventilator and the television show Zabaan Sambhalke.Close "He passed away today at 6.55 am peacefully in his sleep at the residence. He has been unwell since quite sometime. He had multiple organ failure," actor Bhavana Balsavar, his niece, told PTI. 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 "He did not wish to die in the hospital so we had brought him home few days ago. It is a great loss for all of us," she said.The last rites of the actor will be … [Read more...] about Veteran actor Viju Khote passes away at 77
Japan’s first drive-thru funeral home has come to the Nagano Prefecture, The Japan Times reports. The facility lets funeral-goers pay their respects without the whole hassle of leaving their cars. Instead, they simply pull up next to a window, offer their condolences, and hand out some incense, as is customary in a Buddhist funeral. To make sure their grief is noted, the faces of the car-bound mourners are shown on monitors inside the funeral home, so others can see they’ve paid their respects. While its easy to chalk up drive-by viewings as the ultimate laziness, the operator of the Aishoden funeral home says the idea was originally intended for the elderly and disabled. He admits, though, that it will probably appeal to another group, too–the extremely busy. Japan is frequently a trendsetter in these areas (they do have robot-led funerals, after all), but the practice of drive-thru funerals has been in the United States since the 1980s, when mourners … [Read more...] about Drive-thru funeral homes are now a thing in Japan
As a certain musical once taught us, 525,600 minutes is but one of many ways to measure a year. Another is with newsworthy events, and according to one just-released massive illustration, 2015 was 143 happenings long. advertisement It’s the time of year for looking back, and the team at digital agency Beutler Ink have a specific way of doing so. Each year, they commission an illustration from a different artist that captures the most memorable things that occurred over the previous 12 months. It’s like a Where’s Waldo? poster except you’re trying to locate #TheDress and that a-hole dentist who shot Cecil The Lion. For this year’s rendition, artist Luke McGarry cartoonized 143 moments from of sobering news, frivolous pop culture, internet memes and everything in between. According to Beutler Ink’s blog post, the team began gathering ideas for this year’s poster in a shared Google Doc almost immediately after last year’s went up. (One … [Read more...] about How Many of the 143 Events From 2015 Captured In This Illustration Can You Spot?
Democratic lawmakers could vote this week on articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump, the House Judiciary Committee chairman said on Sunday as lawmakers sharpened their focus on charges of wrongdoing in his dealings with Ukraine.U.S. Representative Jerrold Nadler said the panel will not decide on the specific articles until after a hearing on Monday to consider evidence gathered by the House Intelligence Committee in its investigation of the Republican leader."There are possible drafts that various people are writing," Nadler told CNN's "State of the Union." "But the fact is we're not going to make any decision as to how broad the articles should be - as to what they contain, what the wording is - until after the hearing tomorrow."Close The Democratic-led House of Representatives' impeachment inquiry focuses on Trump's request that Ukraine investigate former Vice President Joe Biden, a leading contender for the Democratic nomination to face Trump in the November 2020 … [Read more...] about Democrats zoom in on Donald Trump impeachment charges this week
Global private equity KKR-backed Avendus Capital is said to be in the final stage of discussions to acquire IDFC Asset Management Company.The story was a Moneycontrol exclusive this week.The deal value is not known as yet, but generally, fund houses are valued at 6-7 percent of the total asset under management (AUM).Close IDFC Mutual Fund, the 12th largest in India by size, managed Rs 69,574 crore assets as of June 30, 2018.Himadri BuchAssistant Editor|Moneycontrol.com AMFI monthly report: Outflows from credit risk funds rise, inflows into equity funds plummet 85%UTI AMC-PSUs-SEBI Saga: Is it a special case treatment of SEBI relenting with extension for stakeholders SBI, LIC and BoB?Deloitte's Re 1 advisory fee for BPCL disinvestment irks peersKohlberg Kravis Roberts and Company (KKR), a global private equity (PE) firm is an investor in Avendus Capital, set up by Gaurav Deepak, Ranu Vohra and Kaushal Aggarwal in 1999 as an investment advisory firm.Avendus made … [Read more...] about This week in MFs: Avendus Capital to acquire IDFC AMC