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TRP घोटाला | Mumbai police exposes TRP scam

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New Delhi, After SP, no Congress spokespersons on TV debates

Days after the Samajwadi Party (SP) sacked its panel of leaders who appeared on TV channels, the Congress on Thursday decided not to send spokespersons on television debates for a month.

The party’s communication in-charge Randeep Singh Surjewala urged media channels and editors to not place Congress representatives on their shows.

“The Congress has decided to not send spokespersons on television debates for a month. All media channels/editors are requested to not place Congress representatives on their shows,” he said in a tweet.

A day after the Lok Sabha results, SP President Akhilesh Yadav said that no channel should invite any of its leaders for debates.

(IANS)

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IMW looks like a weathered TV show (IANS Review)  

Film: “India’s Most Wanted”; Director: Raj Kumar Gupta; Cast: Arjun Kapoor, Rajesh Sharma, Gaurav Mishra, Prasanth and Aasif Khan; Rating: **

Inspired by true events, director Raj Kumar Gupta’s “India’s Most Wanted” (IMW) is an action thriller that fails to entice.

Arjun Kapoor plays Prabhat Kapoor, an intelligence officer, who without any official permission, along with a team of trusted lieutenants set out to capture Yusuf, India’s most wanted terrorist.

Yusuf, responsible for numerous blasts in India, is also referred to as India’s Osama Bin Laden. How Prabhat and his team, in an operation, track the dreaded terrorist and arrest him without firing a single bullet, forms the crux of the narrative.

The script, written by Gupta, is lethargically mounted with cast-ready characters who are totally unimpressive. The exposition is verbose and the dialogues, run-of-the-mill. The only line, mouthed by Prabhat that drills into your head is, “That man is dangerous for the country, we can’t take a risk, Sir.”

The narrative meanders, giving us glimpses of numerous terrorist attacks in the country and the anti-terrorist squad grappling with internal issues ranging from permission to funds to an insight of their family lives. It’s only in the last act, if you are still hooked, that you would still care for what is happening, despite the low-key tension.

But the most interesting takeaway revealed in the film is why the actor Shah Rukh Khan was hassled by the US immigration, when he travelled to that country.

The lone song in the second half breaks the momentum and gives us relief from the tedious narrative.

Arjun Kapoor is charming. With a natural disposition he performs effortlessly. But with lack of active dramatic moments, he appears to be sleep-walking through his role and so are the supporting cast members.

The mounting may be natural, but the film lacks cinematic finesse in all aspects. The film appears like a weather-beaten television show. The cinematography is realistic and the frames appear chaotic. The blaring background score that accompany the visuals seem a misfit to the flow of the visuals.

Overall, the film is not worth its ticket price.

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Congress moves EC against Namo TV, ‘misuse’ of DD News

The Congress on Monday moved the Election Commission seeking strictures against Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the BJP for using the government-owned news channel for their election campaign and for using channel “Namo TV” as “a political tool” when the Model Code of Conduct was in force.

The party gave three different memoranda to the poll panel – against Namo TV for “illegal telecast of BJP propaganda”, against Modi using government-owned news channels (DD News) for election campaign and for removal of tainted election officers in Jharkhand.

The memorandum on “Prime Minister’s personal television channel ‘Namo TV'” called upon the Election Commission to issue “urgent and necessary directions” to the Information and Broadcasting Ministry and DTH service providers to take urgent action against the channel”

It also called for “strictures/censure” against Modi and BJP for “using the channel as political tool” when the poll code was in effect.

The second memorandum on “Doordarshan broadcast” sought “urgent and necessary directions” to the Information and Broadcasting Ministry and Prasar Bharti (DD News).
It called for “strictures/censure” against Modi and BJP for using the news channel “as a tool to promote and advertise their election campaign”.

Citing the “Main bhi Chowkidar” programme telecast live on DD News on Sunday evening, where Modi addressed and interacted with people, it said the sole reason for the programme, also broadcast on the Youtube channel of the broadcaster, was to promote personal achievements of Modi.

The third memorandum called for urgent directions to the Chief Electoral Officer in Jharkhand for “immediate suspension or transfer of election officers/agents with pending criminal cases and complaints of serious nature”.

IANS

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Shun BJP-inspired TV debates, Tejashwi to opposition parties

Bihar opposition leader Tejashwi Yadav here on Monday appealed all the opposition parties to not participate in debates on television channels, which are promoting the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

“We appeal to all the political parties in the opposition and the conscientious voices in the public sphere not to participate in the shouting matches held in the name of debate by certain television channels and their anchors, and to refuse to be complicit in their campaign of distortion and deceit.

“The conspicuous absence of facts and voices from the opposition shall not allow them to continue with their pre-scripted debates and discussions,” the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader said in a letter to leaders of 24 opposition parties.

Yadav said: “I believe if we can take a united and collective call on this, it shall be of great help to the cause we are fighting for.”

“We believe news channel studios have been seized by fascist tendencies and that no rational debate is possible at these theatres of death and doom,” he said.

IANS

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Harassment by lover led to TV actress’ suicide says Police

Cheating and harassment by her boyfriend led to the suicide of Telugu television actress S. Naga Jhansi, Hyderabad police said.

Surya Teja was arrested for abetting the suicide and produced in a city court, which sent him to judicial custody for two weeks.

Jhansi, 21, who acted in TV serial “Pavitra Bandhan”, was found hanging from a ceiling fan in her flat in Srinagar Colony on February 5.

Assistant Commissioner of Police (Panjagutta) Vijay Kumar said the youth was arrested after Jhansi’s family members lodged a complaint, holding him responsible for the suicide.

The police investigations revealed that Teja had been pressurising her to quit acting. He also used to suspect her and had started ignoring her, which led to the actress going into depression.

Teja, who runs a mobile phone shop in Vijayawada, had come in contact with Jhansi in April last year. Soon their friendship developed into love. Jhansi had informed her parents in July that she wants to marry him. She had also reportedly stayed in Teja’s house for a week.

In November, Jhansi gifted a motorcycle to Teja on his birthday. Last month, Teja went to Jhansi’s house and told her parents that he will marry her only if she quits acting. Jhansi accepted the condition and was since then running a beauty parlour.

But Teja still continued suspecting her and used to pull her up for talking to her friends. For the last few days he had started ignoring her and was not even taking her calls.

The police probe also revealed that for five days before committing suicide, Jhansi was alone in the house and was depressed. She was shocked to learn that Teja was looking for another girl to marry.

The accused denied cheating on Jhansi and said he would talk to his parents about the wedding after the marriage of his sister.

IANS

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Telugu TV actress commits suicide in Hyderabad

Telugu television actress Naga Jhansi committed suicide at her house in Hyderabad on Wednesday, police said.

Jhansi, 21, was found hanging in her flat in an apartment building in Sri Nagar colony.

According to the police, the actress was alone in the flat. Her brother Durga Prasad alerted the neighbours when she did not respond to door knock. They broke open the door and found her hanging from ceiling fan.

Her body was shifted to government-run Gandhi Hospital for autopsy and a case was registered in Punjagutta police station.

Hailing from Krishna district of Andhra Pradesh, Jhansi acted in different serials including “Pavitra Bandhan” on MAA TV. She was running a beauty parlour in Ameerpet area for last few months.

According to Jhansi’s relatives, she was in love with a youth, said to be a distant relative. She was reportedly in depression for last few days. They suspect that failure in love could have led to the suicide.

Jhansi’s mobile phone has been seized and police is examining the call data and chat records.

IANS