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Qantas 7-hour flight to nowhere sells out in 10 minutes


By The SATimes News Service Sydney: Pre-pandemic, many of us viewed flying simply as a method of getting from one destination to another as quickly as possible. That's where "flights to nowhere" come in -- air travel that takes place purely for the purpose of the journey, not the destination. Proving how popular these now are, a...

KKR to invest Rs 5,500 crore in Reliance Retail ventures


By The SATimes News Service Mumbai: Reliance Industries Limited on Wednesday announced that global investment firm KKR will invest Rs 5,550 crore into its subsidiary Reliance Retail Ventures Limited to pick up 1.28 per cent equity in the company. This investment values Reliance Retail at a pre-money equity value of Rs 4.21 lakh crore, a company...

China threatens to end ‘dirty’ TikTok deal: Report


By The SATimes News Service Beijing: China has no reason to approve the “dirty and unfair” deal based on “bullying and extortion” that Oracle and Walmart said they struck with ByteDance, the state-backed English-language China Daily newspaper said on Wednesday. “What the United States has done to TikTok is almost the same as a gangster forcing...

Original films galore in OTT space over the next months


By The SATimes News Service The OTT screen is the new cinema hall -- at least for now till cinemas remain shut. So, when it comes to original film releases, streaming platforms are going all out with fresh options in the festive months. While the influx of direct-to-OTT film releases continues, OTT platforms have also lined...

Payal Ghosh files FIR against Anurag Kashyap


By The SATimes News Service Actress Payal Ghosh has filed an FIR against filmmaker Anurag Kashyap at Versova Police Station in Mumbai. Charges against Kashyap in the FIR include rape, wrongful restrain, wrongful confinement and outraging modesty of a woman. Payal officially leveled MeToo allegations against Kashyap, on her verified Twitter account. A day later, she...

Priyanka joins Hollywood A-listers as narrator of new series


By The SATimes News Service Los Angeles: Priyanka Chopra Jonas has joined a host of Hollywood stars including Kate Winslet and Keanu Reeves as a narrator of the upcoming series, A World Of Calm. Winslet and Priyanka have joined previously announced Mahershala Ali, Idris Elba, Oscar Isaac, Nicole Kidman, Zoe Kravitz, Lucy Liu, Cillian Murphy, and...

Ayushmann among 5 Indians in Time’s ‘100 Most Influential People’


By The SATimes News Service Indian actor Ayushmann Khurrana has earned a place in the Time magazine’s list of '100 Most Influential People’ this year. The National Award-winning Bollywood star is among five Indians who have made the prestigious list in 2020, along with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Google CEO Sundar Pichai, London-based Indian origin doctor...

Doha talks will be difficult: Abdullah


By The SATimes News Service Kabul: Abdullah Abdullah, Chairman of Afghanistan's High Council for National Reconciliation, has said that the talks between the government and the Taliban will be difficult, stating that the Afghan team will face issues that will require hard decisions to be made. "I don't say that these talks will be very simple, these...