From left: Param Bir Singh, Arnab Goswami
Republic TV and its founder Arnab Goswami have decided to file Rs 200 crore defamation suit against Mumbai Police Commissioner Param Bir Singh in connection with the ongoing Television Rating Point (TRP) scam case. As per a report on Republic World, Goswami has asked his legal team to sue Singh for Rs 100 crore damage to Goswamis reputation and Rs 100 crore damage caused to Republic Media Network.
Goswamis decision comes after Bombay High Court, while hearing a petition by ARG Outliner Media Pvt Ltd, which owns Republic TV and Goswami seeking to quash an FIR lodged by Mumbai Police on October 6.
During the hearing, Mumbai Police and Maharashtra Government’s lawyer told the court that Republic TV is not named in the FIR in the TRP case. The court said that if the Mumbai Police Crime Branch proposes to arraign Goswami, it should first issue summons to him as was done for eight others in the case.
Over a week ago, Mumbai police addressed a press conference, Mumbai Police had addressed a press conference and claimed that TRP rating were being manipulated by three channels including Republic TV in Mumbai.
When Lata Mangeshkar got offended by Dilip Kumar and didn’t speak to him for 13 years
Nightingale of India, late Lata Mangeshkar and legendary actor late Dilip Kumar were known to share a special bond. So much so that the Queen of Melody would also tie rakhi to the latter. She was among the close ones who visited the late actor during his last days. But do you know the reason why their relation had gone sour, as a result of which they did not speak for 13 long years?
The story dates back to the time when Lata Mangeshkar was to sing ‘Laagin Naahi Chhute’ for the film Musafir, in 1957. At that time, Kumar told music composer Anil Biswas, “The Urdu of Marathis (Maharashtrians) is like dal and rice.” This offended the veteran singer, after which she decided to hone her Urdu speaking skills.
After 13 years when they met in 1970, the veteran singer remarked, “You know, Yusuf saab, I’d always heard you loathed me for being one up on you while recording the Laagi Naahin Chhute Rama duet with you in Musafir. But I only sang the way I can’t help singing any number.”
To this, Kumar gleefully asserted, “It’s precisely because you can’t help singing the way you do that my family and I adore you! How possibly could I loathe a voice so heavenly!”
On February 6, 2022, due to COVID-induced prolonged illness, the illustrious singer passed away in Mumbai.
— Lata Mangeshkar (@mangeshkarlata) July 7, 2021
‘Even Modiji can’t finish my political career:’ Pankaja Munde
BJP National Secretary Pankaja Munde said even Prime Minister Narendra Modi wouldn’t be able to end her political career if she lived in people’s hearts and minds. Munde said the same on Tuesday while addressing a public rally — part of PM Modi’s birthday celebrations for a fortnight across Maharashtra — at Ambajogai in Maharashtra’s Beed district.
Munde said, “If I live in people’s mind and heart, even Modiji cannot end my political career… Dynasty politics has been prevailing in the Congress party. Modiji, however, wants to end the dynasty rule… I hail from a political family, but if I live in your mind and heart, nobody will be able to finish (end the career) me. If I live in people’s minds and hearts, even Modiji cannot finish my political career.”