Mumbai, Dec 16 (IANS) Celebrities around town had a good time at iconic rock band U2's The Joshua Tree Concert in the weekend.
Among B-town stars spotted at the do were Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone, Hrithik Roshan, Sussanne Khan, Amaal Mallik, Diana Penty, Riya Sen with husband Shivam Tewari, Anurag Kashyap, and Rohit Dhawan. Kunal Kapoor with wife Naina Bachchan, Nitya Mehra, Mira Rajput, Rannvijay Singha with wife Priyanka Vohra, Shaheen Bhatt, and Javed Jaffrey with son Mizaan Jaffrey also attended the show.
Cricketing maestro Sachin Tendulkar with wife Anjali Tendulkar, and Ness Wadia were also seen grooving to U2 beats, held on Sunday evening at Navi Mumbai's DY Patil Stadium.
The concert turned into a magical affair as Indian maestro AR Rahman joined Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen Jr on stage. Rahman took to the stage with his daughters Khatija and Raheema, and performed the single "Ahimsa", which he composed in collaboration with the rock band and released in November.
The sea of fans at the venue was left mesmerised as psychedelic lights, paired with Bono's vocals and the Rahman trio's chant-like rendition cast a spell. Fans shared videos from the U2-Rahman "Ahimsa" performance on social media.
U2 made sure that their first-ever Mumbai concert was nothing less than legendary. The band had the audience grooving to their popular tracks such as "With or without you", "Where the streets have no name" and "I still haven't found what I'm looking for' from their 1987 album, "The Joshua Tree".
The band touched down in Mumbai on Thursday and were welcomed by the paparazzi. They had no qualms striking quirky poses for the shutterbugs. This was their first-ever concert in India, which marked the closure of 'The Joshua Tree Tour 2019', which celebrated 32 years of their album "The Joshua Tree".
Panaji, Jan 22 (IANS) With the Goa Chief Minister maintaining that the Lokayukta's report on illegal renewal of 88 mining leases in the coastal state in 2015 is "recommendatory" only, the state Congress on Wednesday said it will approach the CBI for a probe.
Goa Lokayukta P.K. Mishra had on Tuesday indicted former Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar, former Mines Secretary P.K. Sain and Mining and Geology Department Director Prasanna Acharya and directed the state government to order a CBI probe into the matter.
"The state government has a lot to hide. Therefore, it is not ordering a CBI probe, which is why we -- as an opposition party -- will file the plaint before the Central Bureau of Investigation based on the Lokayukta's orders," Goa Congress chief Girish Chodankar told reporters here.
"We will also seek a probe into the role of former Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar in the case," he added.
Parsekar, who was the Chief Minister from 2014-17, Sain and Prasanna Acharya were indicted for illegal renewals of mining leases in "haste", after nearly a dozen mining leases were similarly renewed during Parrikar's tenure.
After Chief Minister Pramod Sawant appeared reluctant on the CBI probe order on the ground that "the Goa Lokayukta report is recommendatory", Chodankar said that the Congress would move the CBI due to Sawant's "lacklustre response" on the matter.