About 3-4 weeks ago, I was served a notice under sedition charges. As deputy chief minister and party president, I felt it was unwarranted. A lot of us were deeply hurt by that and a few of our colleagues wanted to come to Delhi to tell the party organisation not just about the one issue, but also about many things we had been contemplating for long. Once that started, a lot of other developments happened, but I think ultimately the objective of the exercise we did was to bring the grassroots feedback to the leadership. We were well within our rights to raise the issue within the party forum and from day one we said that we were raising the issue as Congressmen, as legislators. I don’t think anything we did was at all anti-party. … [Read more...] about Sachin Pilot on big Priyanka Gandhi role in Rajasthan truce deal
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Another group of numbers also suggests an undercount. State health department surveys show 21,000 nursing home beds are lying empty this year, 13,000 more than expected — an increase of almost double the official state nursing home death tally. While some of that increase can be attributed to fewer new admissions and people pulling their loved ones out, it suggests that many others who aren’t there anymore died. … [Read more...] about New York’s true nursing home Covid-19 death toll cloaked in secrecy
P Madan of Escape Artists Motion Pictures, one of the producers of Kodi, who is making it along with Vetrimaaran’s Grass Root Film Company, said: “I’m very confident that Kodi, a typical mass entertainer with a rural touch, will work, as it’s ideal for the festival. Dhanush has given an extraordinary performance, and along with its twist and turns, it will keep you hooked. All areas have been snapped by my regular distributors, and I’m sure that by the end of the first week, the film will be profitable for the buyers.” Kodi has been censored with a U certificate, has running time of 2 hours 20 minutes, and is eligible for tax exemption. … [Read more...] about It’s Kodi versus Kaashmora, this Diwali
There is big money and recall value for sequels as proved by the record theatrical sale of S.S. Rajamouli’s Baahubali: The Conclusion. Arka Media, the film’s producers, have sold all theatrical areas nearly eight months before its April 28, 2017 release. The trade buzz is that the Overseas and Tamil Nadu, Telugu and theatrical rights have been sold for a whopping sum of Rs. 100 crore! S.N. Rajarajan of K Productions, who has bought the Tamil Nadu and Overseas rights, has in turn sold the USA and Canada theatricals to a third person for almost three times the price of the first part. … [Read more...] about Second time luckier?
"Apart from the use of fabric for making masks, there is no data that the fabric has antiviral property that can kill the virus instantaneously," said Dr Manoj Goel, director and unit head, pulmonology, pulmonary critical care & sleep medicine, Fortis Memorial Research Institute, Gurugram. … [Read more...] about Textile firms get ready to stitch ‘anti COVID’ clothing line