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Private dives to Titanic shipwreck to begin next year

You may soon be able to glide along the deck of the Titanic, which sank over 100 years ago, thanks to a company that will conduct private dives from next year at the 20th century’s most famous maritime disaster wreck site.
The eight-day journey sets off from Canada and will transport visitors to the mighty vessel’s final resting place, more than 4,000 metre below the surface of the Atlantic Ocean.

The never-ending probe

On Monday, Financial Chronicle provided details of why the Enforcement Directorate is probing Shah Rukh Khan and has issued a show cause notice to him, Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and Juhi Chawla for under valuation of shares causing a forex loss of Rs 73.6 crore. India’s premier anti money laundering agency ED apparently has extensive details on one of the wholly owned subsidiaries, which is now also part of the overarching investigation. Knight Riders Sports is the owner of IPL franchise KKR.

We don’t want to stay forever

After a protracted legal battle, the Supreme Court took the extreme step of appointing a four-member committee of administrators headed by ex-CAG Vinod Rai to run the BCCI by end January. Since then they are trying to fulfil the mandate of the SC order, functioning as the new interim bosses of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and running the day-to-day administration of the cricket body till Lodha reforms are fully implemented and elections held.

It’s a wrap

Fashion extravaganza Amazon India Fashion Week saw a fitting finale with veteran designers Amit Aggarwal and Tarun Tahiliani closing the event at the Grand Finale show on Saturday evening at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium. Themed on ‘Fresh New Look’ the designers presented a eclectic mix of traditional fabrics and silhouettes draped and tailored to contemporary tastes.

Chappells urge Adani to reconsider Oz mine

Cricket legends Ian and Greg Chappell are among 90 prominent Australians who have signed an open letter calling on Indian energy giant Adani Group to abandon its controversial coal mine project in Queensland, warning it could damage bilateral ties and even affect sporting links.
The 21.7 billion dollar Carmichael coal mine project, one of the world’s largest, to start construction this year after being given the green light by the federal and Queensland state governments.

Padmavati set vandalised, costumes burnt

The set of Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s (in pic) film “Padmavati” was vandalised by unidentified persons in Kolhapur district in the wee hours on Wednesday. They also torched the costumes and the animal feed kept there, said the police.
The shooting of the Deepika Padukone-starrer film was underway at Mhasai Pathar, a rocky plateau in the western Maharashtra district, when a group of around 15-20 people came to the set between 1 am and 2 am on Wednesday,
they said.

Karim Morani asked to surrender

A local court has cancelled the anticipatory bail of Bollywood film producer Karim Morani (in pic), who was booked for allegedly raping a Delhi-based woman. The Fourth Additional Metropolitan Sessions Court at LB Nagar in the city on Tuesday cancelled Morani’s bail and directed him to surrender before the Hayathnagar police here on or before March 22.

Kohli’s claims complete rubbish: Smith

Australia skipper Steve Smith on Wednesday rejected Virat Kohli’s insinuation that he repeatedly cheated while taking DRS calls, saying the claims by his Indian counterpart are “complete rubbish.” The second Test in Bengaluru ended in controversy after Smith was caught looking towards the dressing room balcony for advice on DRS appeal against his dismissal in the second innings.

2.0 bags Rs 110 crore TV deal

The satellite rights for superstar Rajinikanth’s sci-fi thriller 2.0 have been acquired by Zee Network for Rs 110 crore. The movie, also starring Bollywood star Akshay Kumar in the role of an antagonist, is a sequel to the 2010 blockbuster Enthiran. S Shankar is returning as the director.