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Mumbai police arrest former BARC COO in connection with fake TRP case

Romil Ramgarhia

Romil Ramgarhia

Mumbai Police on Thursday arrested Romil Ramgarhia, former Chief Operating Officer (COO), of the Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC) in connection with the fake TRP (Television Rating Points) case. 

Ramgarhia was arrested by the Mumbai crime branch on Thursday afternoon and was produced before a metropolitan magistrate court, which has sent him in police custody till December 19.

During the probe, Ramgarhia’s alleged involvement in the case came to light, following which he was placed under arrest today, a police official told PTI.

Being the 14th person to get arrested in the case, Ramgarhia made an exit from his post in BARC in July this year after being associated with BARC for six years. 

Ramgarhias arrest come a day after Republic TV Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Vikas Khanchandani was granted bail in his connection with the case.

Mumbai Police began a probe into the alleged TRP scam, after the rating agency Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC) filed a complaint through Hansa Research Agency about malpractices performed by some channels in obtaining fake Television Rating Points (TRP).

Hansa Research then filed a complaint and an FIR was registered for offences punishable under Sections 409, 420, 120 B, 465, 468, 406, 174, 179, 201, 204, 212 and 34 of the Indian Penal Code at Kandivali police station and the investigation was transferred to the Mumbai Crime Branch.

In the complaint, it was alleged that some of the families were being bribed to watch certain channels, which helped them boost their TRP. In a charge sheet filed recently, the police claimed Hansa Research Agency paid money to multiple households to tune into Box Cinema, Fakt Marathi, Maha Movie and Republic TV.
However, Republic TV media network has denied all the allegations.

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And that’s how a film is made – Kantara shows the way! | Movie review

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Social media is buzzing with one word today and that word is Kantara! Yes, another Kannada film after KGF that has caught the people’s fancy and how. In fact, this one goes a notch higher than KGF – because the film has been released only in Kannada with English subtitles and yet – the movie is capturing the hearts of people across India and the world.

From California, London and Berlin to cities across India, high praise is pouring in for the Rishab Shetty starrer and the actor-director’s Twitter feed is testimony to this. Ordinary cine-goers are putting screenshots of housefull bookings, sharing videos of people clapping and whistling in theatres and then profusely thanking the star for making this film.

So, what’s this film about? Kantara (which means forest in Sanskrit) stands out because it has powerful storytelling at its core. It is rooted in local folklore, has the right amount of action and adventure and comes with a social message too. Man versus nature, native customs and local politics, which spans three timelines and a climax that’s to die for, is what the film’s about. Add to this some superlative performances by the cast, a stellar background score by B Ajaneesh Loknath and mind-blowing cinematography by Arvind S Kashyap that serenades Karnataka’s rustic locales and you have what can be called the perfect recipe for a blockbuster film. Telling you more will just be a spoiler! So, what are you waiting for? Go watch!

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October 01, 2022 | Nagpur News | नागपुर समाचार | Hindi News Bulletin | Nation Next

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Nation Next Nagpur Bulletin brings to you a summary of major news events that took place in Nagpur on October 01, 2022.

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Purva Kothari’s jewellery collection sparkles at ‘Intrea’ exhibition in Nagpur

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Radhika Dhawad | Photographer : Nitin Mankar | Nagpur

Amid festivities, jewellery designer Purva Kothari conducted a two-day exhibition of diamond studded jewellery at Jawaharlal Darda Art Gallery in Nagpur on October 1 and 2.

Purva, in the past, has enticed celebrities including Director at Reliance Industries Nita Ambani, Varsha Patel wife of former minister Praful Patel, Founder at Videocon Venugopal Dhoot, Founder Chairman at GMR Group GM Rao and endorsements from Salman Khan, Kareena Kapoor Khan and Saina Nehwal, to name a few.

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