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Just how much money is riding on Salman?
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Just how much money is riding on Salman?

'If he gets bail, he will bounce back.'Syed Firdaus Ashraf reports. Even as Salman Khan looks at a jail term of five years in the blackbuck poaching case, there is approximately Rs 400 crore (Rs 4 billion) riding on him thanks to his pending projects. Fortunately for the producers, shooting has not begun for Bharat, Kick 2 and Dabangg 3, the three Salman projects announced so far. "He has completed shooting for Race 3," says trade analyst Amod Mehra. "Even if we consider that dubbing is not ... Rediff.com, 2 weeks ago
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CM Fadnavis to meet 20-member delegation of farmers at noon

Professor Ajit Navale, CPI (M) leader of the Akhil Bharatiya Kisan Sabha, speaking to Syed Firdaus Ashraf/Rediff.com said Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis had agreed to meet a delegation of around 20 farmers at around 12 pm today. "We will not be fooled like we were last year. We need a written assurance. There are policemen everywhere, all around Azad Maidan and at CST too. If the government does not meet our demands we will not leave. We will sit right here (at Azad Maidan). We will gherao ...
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Why I may stop reading the newspapers

'...I have not read newspapers for quite some time,' a psychologist tells Syed Firdaus Ashraf, 'and I am perfectly normal.'Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com On Saturday, March 3, when most people I know were glued to their television sets and smartphones to access the election results from the north east, I was, unusually, not plugged in. An election results day would see me flipping television channels, checking Web sites and social media, trying to keep track of the evolving story -- ...
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Who was the better MP? Sachin or Rekha

Sachin Tendulkar and Rekha's tenures in the Rajya Sabha end this month.Syed Firdaus Ashraf looks at their six-year term in the Upper House, and we must say, it ain't a pretty picture! Sachin Tendulkar and Rekha are among the 12 nominated members of the Rajya Sabha, the Upper House in India's Parliament. Cricket legend and movie star were both nominated in March 2012. According to figures revealed by the Rajya Sabha, Sachin has an attendance of 7.3 per cent, during which he asked just 22 ...
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What Sridevi meant to 13-year-old me

Syed Firdaus Ashraf explains why the Bollywood legend will remain an eternal part of his life. IMAGE: Sridevi in Himmatwala. 1985. I was 13 years old. When I stepped out to play cricket one evening, I discovered that that none of my friends were on the playground. This was an India where landline phones were yet to become ubiquitous and mobile phones were a distant dream. The only way to get in touch with someone was to physically meet them or through a letter.   Just then, I spotted a ...
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Loya verdict: 'Important facts remain unanswered'

'A number of facts are still left unaddressed by the Supreme Court judgment.''I think there are enough grounds for an inquiry to be ordered.' IMAGE: An Aam Aadmi Party protest against the Supreme Court's verdict in the Judge B H Loya case, Mumbai, April 19, 2018. Photograph: Kind courtesy @AAPMumbai/Twitter On April 19, 2018, the Supreme Court dismissed pleas seeking an independent probe into the death of special Central Bureau of Investigation judge B H Loya, ruling that the judge died of ...
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'RBI has reduced cash supply to banks'

'The RBI is not releasing Rs 2,000 notes for the last 10 days; probably they have stopped printing it.' IMAGE: Congress workers protest the cash crunch in Bhopal, April 18, 2018. Photograph: PTI Photo 17 months after Prime Minister Narendra D Modi outlawed Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 currency notes -- causing considerable hardship to Indians across the land for several weeks -- the cash crisis returned to haunt Indians this week. Across the nation, ATMs greeted citizens with 'No Cash' messages and ...
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'NIA has become the BJP's parrot'

We were expecting death sentences, but now the court has acquitted them, despite Aseemanand himself admitting to his crime in front of a judge.' IMAGE: A special NIA court in Hyderabad acquitted Aseemanand and four others in the 2007 Mecca Masjid blast, April 16, 2018. Photograph: PTI Photo On April 16, 2018, a special National Investigation Agency court in Hyderabad acquitted five men, including Aseemanand, in the 2007 Mecca Masjid blast case. Amjedullah Khan, spokesperson for the Majlis ...
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Kathua rape: 'This crime can never happen in a temple'

'There are communal overtones in the chargesheet.''Hindus and Muslims live peacefully in Jammu and by highlighting such facts in the chargesheet they are committing a conspiracy against Jammu.' IMAGE: Members of the Jammu high court bar association participate in the Jammu bandh, demanding a CBI probe in the Kathua rape-murder case. Photograph: PTI Photo On Wednesday, April 11, life in Jammu came to an abrupt halt after lawyers belonging to the Jammu high court bar association called for a ...
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All you need to know about Salman's blackbuck case

Actor Salman Khan has been held guilty in the 1998 blackbuck poaching case. However, co-accused Saif Ali Khan, Sonali Bendre, Neelam and Tabu have all been acquitted in the case. How many such cases are there against Salman Khan? What is their status? Syed Firdaus Ashraf/Rediff.com brings you all the details. IMAGE: Salman faces a jail term of three years and a fine of Rs 25,000. Photograph: Shailesh Andrade/Reuters What is the case against Salman Khan? Salman Khan was accused in four ...
 Rediff.com2 weeks ago
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