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TMC govt proactively sought investments: Vedanta’s Anil Agarwal

KOLKATA: Vedanta chairman Anil Agarwal on Monday said the Mamata Banerjee government had contacted him within a fortnight of her party’s return to power seeking investments from his industrial group in West Bengal. Agarwal, speaking at an open virtual discussion with Indian Chamber of Commerce, appreciated the change of mindset of governments at the Centre […]

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Universal Pictures Spends Big for New ‘Exorcist’ Trilogy

LOS ANGELES — Heads are spinning in Hollywood: Universal Pictures and its streaming-service cousin have closed a $400 million-plus megadeal to buy a new “Exorcist” trilogy, signaling a sudden willingness to compete head-on with the technology giants that are upending entertainment industry economics. Donna Langley, the film studio’s chairwoman, teamed with Peacock, NBCUniversal’s fledgling streaming […]