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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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A year on, Irsalwadi survivors seek to be on firm ground

A year on, Irsalwadi survivors seek to be on firm ground

Most of the homes are nearing completion and the district administration are hoping that the ceremony to hand over the keys may take place soon ... [Read More]

18 July,2024 09:24 PM IST | Mumbai | Vinod Kumar Menon
Mumbai: Stay alert to stock market fraud on social media

Mumbai: Stay alert to stock market fraud on social media

Advocate loses Rs 22 lakh to stock fraud, got lured by the promise of making lucrative profits in stock market... [Read More]

16 July,2024 07:18 AM IST | Mumbai | Vinod Kumar Menon
New criminal code raises red flags for civil liberties

New criminal code raises red flags for civil liberties

Experts warn that the new law`s vague provisions may erode civil rights and reinforce authoritarianism... [Read More]

14 July,2024 06:30 AM IST | Mumbai | Vinod Kumar Menon
Draconian provisions of sedition continue in spirit in Nyaya Sanhita

Draconian provisions of sedition continue in spirit in Nyaya Sanhita

According to experts, though the word sedition is missing in the new laws, its provisions has been retained with enhanced quantum of punishment... [Read More]

13 July,2024 08:53 AM IST | Mumbai | Vinod Kumar Menon
Mumbai: Atypical gastro cases on the rise

Mumbai: Atypical gastro cases on the rise

This monsoon, doctors are seeing different pattern of gastroenteritis where fever and other symptoms persist for over a week... [Read More]

10 July,2024 06:58 AM IST | Mumbai | Vinod Kumar Menon
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Inside pics of South celebs at Anant Ambani-Radhika Merchant wedding

Inside pics of South celebs at Anant Ambani-Radhika Merchant wedding

From Suriya to Mahesh Babu, several south stars were also seen attending the grand wedding of Anant Ambani and Radhika Merchant. Here we take you through some inside pictures featuring your favourite south celebrities (All Pics/Instagram)... [Read More]

14 July,2024 04:41 PM IST
Anant-Radhika wedding: Ahead of the D-day, quick recap of all festivities

Anant-Radhika wedding: Ahead of the D-day, quick recap of all festivities

Anant Ambani and Radhika Merchant wedding: It all started in March when the Ambanis hosted the first pre-wedding festivities, making us all feel like we were in Jamnagar. Later, they took their guests on a cruise. Now, as the big day approaches on July 13, here`s a quick recap of Anant Ambani and Radhika Merchant`s pre-wedding festivities... [Read More]

10 July,2024 10:44 PM IST
Spotted in the city: Akshay Kumar, Vicky Kaushal, Malaika Arora among others

Spotted in the city: Akshay Kumar, Vicky Kaushal, Malaika Arora among 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]

09 July,2024 08:29 PM IST
IN PHOTOS: CM Shinde felicitates Rohit Sharma, other Team India players

IN PHOTOS: CM Shinde felicitates Rohit Sharma, other Team India players

Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde on Friday felicitated members of India`s T20 World Cup winning team at his official residence in South Mumbai. Pics/CMO... [Read More]

05 July,2024 05:20 PM IST
IN PHOTOS: Hemant Soren takes oath as 13th chief minister of Jharkhand

IN PHOTOS: Hemant Soren takes oath as 13th chief minister of Jharkhand

Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) executive president Hemant Soren was sworn-in as the 13th Chief Minister of Jharkhand on Thursday. (Pics/PTI)... [Read More]

04 July,2024 08:11 PM IST
Spotted in the city: Tabu, Nagarjuna Akkineni, Shraddha Kapoor and others

Spotted in the city: Tabu, Nagarjuna Akkineni, Shraddha Kapoor 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]

24 June,2024 09:08 PM IST
In Pics: Fardeen Khan, Sanjeeda Sheikh & others at Mid-day Showbiz Icons 2024

In Pics: Fardeen Khan, Sanjeeda Sheikh & others at Mid-day Showbiz Icons 2024

The Mid-Day Showbiz Icons Awards 2024 was a prestigious event celebrating and honoring the remarkable achievements of celebrities. Randeep Hooda, Fardeen Khan, Divya Khosla Kumar, Bhagyashree, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, and others attended the grand night hosted in the city on June 21st... [Read More]

22 June,2024 08:13 PM IST
PM Modi says revival of Nalanda varsity to mark beginning of India's Golden Age

PM Modi says revival of Nalanda varsity to mark beginning of India's Golden Age

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Wednesday, said that the new campus of Nalanda University in Rajgir showcases India`s capability. He added that this revival marks the beginning of a new `Golden Age` for India. Pics/ PTI... [Read More]

19 June,2024 01:38 PM IST
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Best of Sit With Hitlist: Katrina Kaif on Salman Khan, Akshay Kumar

Best of Sit With Hitlist: Katrina Kaif on Salman Khan, Akshay Kumar

Katrina Kaif has done 6-7 films each with Salman Khan and Akshay Kumar. But the two superstars of Hindi cinema have completely different ways of working. Akshay famously wakes up at 4:30am and starts his day before everyone else, while Salman is apparently a night owl. What`s it like juggling schedules with them? The actress revealed that, and more, in Mid-day`s Sit With Hitlist podcast. On Katrina Kaif`s birthday, we bring you some of the best moments from this long, sit-down conversation.... [Read More]

15 July,2024 08:12 PM IST
Sarfira Public Review: Audience give verdict on Akshay Kumar-starrer

Sarfira Public Review: Audience give verdict on Akshay Kumar-starrer

Akshay Kumar`s `Sarfira` has finally been released in theatres. Co-starring Paresh Rawal and Radhikka Madan, with a cameo by south superstar Suriya, ‘Sarfira’ is an official remake of the 2020 Tamil movie `Soorarai Pottru`. Following a preview for the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC), a special screening for family and friends was held in Delhi, and it left a pretty positive impression on the audience. Directed by Sudha Kongara, the movie is about a common man’s ambition to start his own airline. The Khiladi of Bollywood, Akshay Kumar is often considered as one of the most bankable stars in showbiz.... [Read More]

12 July,2024 06:42 PM IST
Anant-Radhika’s Haldi Ceremony | Ranveer Singh, Salman Khan, Orry attend

Anant-Radhika’s Haldi Ceremony | Ranveer Singh, Salman Khan, Orry attend

 Social media is abuzz with dazzling images from the Ambani family`s opulent wedding celebrations. After the electrifying Sangeet, the vibrant Haldi ceremony has taken centre stage, becoming the latest talk of the town. Among the notable attendees at Anant-Radhika’s Haldi ceremony were Salman Khan, Ranveer Singh, Janhvi Kapoor, Sara Ali Khan, Ananya Panday, Orry, Manushi Chillar, Khushi Kapoor, Vedang Raina, Anil-Tina Ambani and Aditya Thackeray, were all seen joyfully drenched in haldi, each in unique and stunning attire that captured the essence of the festivities. Adding to the allure of the celebration, Radhika Merchant’s sister, Anjali Merchant, was spotted looking absolutely stunning in a beautifully designed lehenga, capturing the attention of all with her grace and elegance.... [Read More]

09 July,2024 01:12 PM IST
Revisit Akash-Shloka Ambani's wedding, from proposal to nuptials in Mumbai

Revisit Akash-Shloka Ambani's wedding, from proposal to nuptials in Mumbai

 Ahead of Anant Ambani and Radhika Merchant’s wedding, let`s take a nostalgic trip back to Akash and Shloka’s spectacular ceremonies. Highlights included Ranbir Kapoor and Akash Ambani vibing to dhol beats, Shah Rukh Khan and Abhishek Bachchan dancing to "Gal Mitthi Mitthi," and Sundar Pichai impressing in a silver-grey kurta. Here`s a look at the unforgettable Ambani Bash from five years ago... [Read More]

08 July,2024 03:46 PM IST
Cricketers Rohit, Suryakuma and Hardik steal the show at Ambani Sangeet Ceremony

Cricketers Rohit, Suryakuma and Hardik steal the show at Ambani Sangeet Ceremony

Nita Ambani was moved to tears as she congratulated Indian Cricket Team heroes and Men’s World Cup winners Rohit Sharma, Suryakumar Yadav, and Hardik Pandya at Anant-Radhika’s Sangeet Ceremony. Guests celebrated the moment together, waving their hands to the inspiring tune of "Lehra Do" while congratulating the players on their tremendous victory. Mukesh Ambani took a nostalgic trip down memory lane as he offered his heartfelt congratulations to the champions. Before the sangeet ceremony, the winners joined Nita and Mukesh Ambani in a prayer to the deities, adding a spiritual touch to the evening’s festivities.... [Read More]

06 July,2024 05:28 PM IST
Radhika-Anant - Sangeet - Power-packed Performances by Ranveer, Salman & Orry

Radhika-Anant - Sangeet - Power-packed Performances by Ranveer, Salman & Orry

Anant-Radhika’s sangeet ceremony was a star-studded spectacle with electrifying dance performances by Bollywood stars. From Mukesh Ambani to Ranveer Singh, Salman Khan, Ranbir Kapoor-Alia Bhatt, Janhvi Kapoor, and even Orry, everyone delivered power-packed performances. The event also featured a heartfelt appreciation ceremony for Indian Cricket Team heroes and Men’s World Cup winners Rohit Sharma, Suryakumar Yadav and Hardik Pandya. The night reached a fever pitch as everyone hit the dance floor, grooving to the beats of Karan Aujla and Badshah. To top it all off, Justin Bieber took us on a nostalgic journey with his unforgettable performance.... [Read More]

06 July,2024 05:03 PM IST
PM Modi asked Hardik Pandya about Suryakumar's match-winning catch in the T20 WC

PM Modi asked Hardik Pandya about Suryakumar's match-winning catch in the T20 WC

Hardik Pandya, India`s star all-rounder, has experienced a dramatic turnaround over the past six months. After facing personal struggles, he bounced back to help India win the T20 World Cup. Following a meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on July 4, Pandya spoke about how his performance on the field silenced his critics. His contributions were crucial in India`s victory over South Africa in the tournament`s final match.... [Read More]

06 July,2024 01:30 PM IST
Anant Ambani-Radhika Merchant's Sangeet: Alia, Salman, Vicky, and others attend

Anant Ambani-Radhika Merchant's Sangeet: Alia, Salman, Vicky, and others attend

Anant Ambani and Radhika Merchant are all set to tie the knot on 12th July. Preceding the wedding was a lavish sangeet ceremony where the star of the night was Justin Bieber, who performed for all the guests. The event was attended by celebrities including Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt, Sakshi and MS Dhoni, Salman Khan, Ananya Panday, Janhvi Kapoor, Shanaya Kapoor, Sara Ali Khan, Vicky Kaushal, Disha Patani, Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav, Sonam Bajwa, Hardik Pandya, and others. Anant and Radhika looked stunning in outfits designed by Abu Jani-Sandeep Khosla.... [Read More]

06 July,2024 12:02 PM IST
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