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Thoothukudi violence: Rajinikanth seeks exemption from appearing before panel

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Chennai, Feb 22 (IANS) Superstar Rajinikanth has sought exemption from personal appearance before the Aruna Jagadeesn Commission of Inquiry and has agreed to be ready to answer written questions.

The one person commission was set up by the Tamil Nadu government to probe into the violence and subsequent police firing that killed 13 people during the anti-Sterlite copper smelter plant in Thoothukudi in May 22, 2018.

The Commission had summoned Rajinikanth to appear before it on February 25.

Seeking exemption from his personal appearance as it would inconvenience the general public, Rajinikanth suggested to the Commission that he would answer written questions.

After visiting the injured people in Thoothukudi hospital in May 2018, Rajinikanth had told reporters it was the anti-social elements who indulged in arson and violence in Thoothukudi during protests against a Sterlite factory that led to the death of 13 people in police firing.

He said the Thoothukudi protests on May 22 turned violent only after police were attacked by anti-social elements, adding he would not accept attack on police.

Rajinikanth also said, as it happened during the Jallikattu demonstrations, miscreants infiltrated the movement in Thoothukudi where a peaceful protest was being organised against the Sterlite Copper smelter plant of Vedanta Ltd.

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Singer Kanika Kapoor is finally corona negative

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Lucknow, April 5 Bollywood singer Kanika Kapoor, who tested positive for Coronavirus after returning to India from London, has finally tested negative for the deadly virus in her sixth test.

“Her reports are now negative but we will wait for one more test before she is allowed to go home, said Prof R.K. Dhiman, director of the Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences (SGPGI) in Lucknow where she is undergoing treatment.

If her second test is also negative, Kanika may be allowed to go home this week.

Kanika’s troubles, however, are likely to increase after she is discharged from hospital.

Three FIRs have been filed against Kanika on charges of negligence for attending various social events in the city despite being infected with coronavirus and having been instructed by the authorities to isolate herself at her home.

She has been booked under Sections 188, 269, and 270 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) at Sarojini Nagar police station in the city.

The FIR was lodged based on a complaint filed by the chief medical officer (CMO) of Lucknow.

She is the first Bollywood celebrity to test positive for the deadly virus in the country.

In a statement on Instagram, which she later deleted, Kanika narrated how she developed signs of flu on her return from London. She claimed that she was unaware of the Corona infection till she tested positive.

The singer who had come from London on March 9 was slammed by the media for interacting with hundreds of people at parties and other events in Lucknow.

She was admitted on March 20 when her tests revealed that she was Corona positive.

Her five consecutive reports showed her as Corona positive.

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COVID-19 lockdown: Salman Khan deposits money into accounts of ‘Radhe’ crew

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Mumbai, April 4 (IANS) Despite shoot being stalled owing to the pan-India lockdown, Bollywood superstar Salman Khan has deposited money into the bank accounts of the crew of his forthcoming movie “Radhe: Your Most Wanted Bhai”.

Money has been deposited into the accounts of all workers who were supposed to be part of the unit between March 26 and April 2.

Confirming the news, makeup artist Subhash Kapoor told news portal Spotboye: “What a great thing to do. I thank Salman sir from the bottom of my heart. Times are so tough.”

Salman’s gesture follows his decision to extend help to 25,000-odd daily wage workers of the film industry whose lives have been affected by the lockdown.

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Julie Bennett dies voice actress for Yogi Bear and Spider Man

She lent her voice to the character of Cindy Bear on “The Yogi Bear Show” from 1961 to 1962, and later reprised her character for a 1964 spin-off film titled “Hey There, It’s Yogi Bear”.

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Los Angeles, April 3 : Julie Bennett, actress who voiced cartoon character Yogi Bear’s love interest has passed away from coronavirus complications. She was 88.

Bennett died at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center here on March 31, her agent and friend Mark Scroggs confirmed, according to a report in aceshowbiz.com.

Bennett started her acting career with on screen appearances in 1950s series like “Adventures of Superman”, “Leave It to Beaver”, “Highway Patrol”, and “The George Burns” and “Gracie Allen Show”, before discovering her talent as a voiceover artist, beginning with 1960’s “The Bullwinkle Show”.

She lent her voice to the character of Cindy Bear on “The Yogi Bear Show” from 1961 to 1962, and later reprised her character for a 1964 spin-off film titled “Hey There, It’s Yogi Bear”.

She continued to voice Cindy in projects, such as “Yogi’s Gang”, “Scooby’s All Star Laff-A-Lympics” in 1977, and “The New Yogi Bear Show” in 1988.

Her other animation credits include names like “The Huckleberry Hound Show”, “The Bugs Bunny Show”, “Mister Magoo”, “The Real Ghostbusters”, and “Spider-Man: The Animated Series”.

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