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Vidya Balan: You should not take success and failure too seriously

During her recent sojourn at Rann Utsav as part of various promotional activities lined up for her movie, ‘Tumhari Sulu’, the versatile actor seemed to drift between the personas she is — both on and off screen. At times, she was the happy-go-lucky Sulochana (Sulu), a suburban Mumbai housewife; and then, she was the quintessential star who made the line ‘entertainment, entertainment and entertainment’ a catchphrase.

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GST Anti-Profiteering Authority Gets Cabinet Nod

The Union Cabinet on Thursday approved setting up of a National Anti-profiteering Authority under the GST, as it seeks to ensure that consumers get the benefit of reduced prices under the new indirect tax regime. Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said currently there are only 50 items which attract the highest tax of 28 per cent under the Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime and rates on many items have been cut to 5 per cent as well.

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Gujarat polls: PAAS claims CM Vijay Rupani, BJP behind Hardik Patel’s alleged sex CD

The Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti on Thursday alleged that the Bharatiya Janata Party and Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani were behind the “morphed” sex clip of its leader Hardik Patel, PTI reported. The party even claimed that the BJP had prepared 52 such morphed clips of other PAAS members to defame their organisation.
“We have learnt that a Surat-based builder who is a BJP supporter and another person are behind these morphed clips,” PAAS convenor Dinesh Bambhania told reporters. “They did it at the behest of the Gujarat chief minister and the state BJP unit president Jitu Vaghani to tarnish Hardik’s image ahead of the polls.”
Bambhania, a close aide of Hardik Patel, alleged that the sex CD was made as part of a Rs 40-crore deal. “Our sources have told us that 52 such morphed clips are still there, out of which, 22 clips are of Hardik while remaining clips are of other PAAS leaders,” he alleged.
The organisation also claimed that the BJP had bribed a woman to file a fake rape case against Hardik Patel, the Hindustan Times reported.
BJP denies allegations
Gujarat Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel refuted the charges, and said the sex CD may have been prepared by a dissident PAAS worker. “As PAAS has claimed that 52 more CDs are there, it shows that they are aware that their own workers might have prepared them,” Patel told reporters. “It is an internal matter of the PAAS. BJP leaders have nothing to do wit it.”
Nitin Patel asked PAAS to produce evidence to support the claims that the organisation has made.
The row over the CD comes at a time when political parties are strengthening their campaign for the upcoming Assembly election. Meanwhile, PAAS leader Chirag Patel on Thursday joined the Bharatiya Janata Party. Gujarat will go to polls on December 9 and December 14.

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After Sujoy Ghosh, Apurva Asrani steps down from IFFI jury

In the aftermath of Information and Broadcasting Ministry’s sudden decision to drop two films from the line-up of International Film Festival of India’s Indian Panorama section, director Sujoy Ghosh had stepped down from the jury yesterday. Now, writer Apurva Asrani has also decided to resign from the jury. Sanal Kumar Sasidharan’s ‘S Durga’ and Ravi Jadhav’s ‘Nude’ were originally approved by the jury, but the I & B ministry removed them without any intimation.

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Why Is Children’s Day Celebrated On November 14?

Children’s Day is celebrated on the 14th of November in India as a tribute to Jawaharlal Nehru, who was born on November 14, 1889. Jawaharlal Nehru, who was fondly called Chacha Nehru or simply Chachaji, was known for his love for children. On this day, chocolates and gifts are often distributed among children, while schools organize different events such as debates, and music and dance performances.

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