Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Sushant Singh Rajput

NCB grills Arjun Rampal for second time

MUMBAI: For the second time in a month, the Narcotics Control Bureau on Monday grilled model-turned-actor Arjun Rampal in the ongoing probe into the drugs nexus with Bollywood being probed by the central agency, officials said here.

Akshay Kumar files Rs 500Cr defamation suit against YouTuber

MUMBAI: Bollywood superstar Akshay Kumar has filed a defamation suit of crores against a YouTuber who brought up his name while spreading fake news.

Fresh woes for Rampal as NCB nabs his Aussie architect friend

MUMBAI: Bollywood actor Arjun Rampal's troubles mounted as the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) arrested his Australian friend Paul Bartel in a drug-related case investigation, official sources said here on Friday.

Actor Arjun Rampal at NCB office for questioning in drugs related case

MUMBAI: Bollywood actor Arjun Rampal on Friday arrived at the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) for questioning in connection with a drugs related case, sources said.

Suggest ways to improve reporting: Delhi HC tells news channels

NEW DELHI: The Delhi High Court on Monday issued summonses to various media channels, including Times Now and Republic TV, on a petition filed by four Bollywood associations and 34 producers, and asked these outlets to come up with a "reasonable solution" for improvement in standards of news reporting

Kangana: Can only imagine who all are involved in Sushant's murder

MUMBAI: Actress Kangana Ranaut on Friday raked up the deaths of Sushant Singh Rajput and Disha Salian to launch fresh attack at the alleged mafia culture of Bollywood, while making her case for the release of journalist Arnab Goswami.

How the 'Wild Frank' of Indian television Arnab Goswami was tamed

MUMBAI: In a lightning strike operation, the Maharashtra Police on Wednesday morning swooped on the home of Republic TV owner and Chief Editor Arnab Goswami in the 2018 double-suicide case of a businessman in Raigad.

Javed Akhtar files defamation complaint against Kangana Ranaut

MUMBAI: Poet-lyricist Javed Akhtar has filed a criminal defamation complaint against Bollywood star Kangana Ranaut, for her allegations against him in regards to the death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput, during a television interaction.

Deepika's manager Karishma Prakash untraceable after NCB summons: Officials

MUMBAI: Bollywood actor Deepika Padukone's manager Karishma Prakash, who is being probed by the Narcotics Control Bureau in a drugs-related case in connection with Sushant Singh Rajput's death, has been "untraceable" after she was summoned by the NCB for questioning, officials said on Monday.

The Fault In Our Stars author John Green praises Sanjana Sanghi for Dil Bechara

MUMBAI:Actress Sanjana Sanghi received a message full of praise for her performance in Dil Bechara from author John Green, whose book The Fault In Our Stars inspired the Hindi romantic tragedy. The author also spoke of the tragic loss of Sushant Singh Rajput, who co-starred with Sanjana in the film.

Mumbai Police's FIR against Sushant's sisters vitiated and bad in law: CBI 

MUMBAI: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Wednesday slammed the Mumbai Police for registering an FIR against late Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput's sisters on the complaint of Rhea Chakraborty, saying it is "vitiated" and "bad in law".

Karan Johar’s house party video gets a clean chit from the Forensic Science Laboratory!

MUMBAI: For the past year and a half, eminent personalities of Bollywood faced false accusations through social media. It was in 2019 that Karan Johar had posted a video on his official Instagram handle, where he was seen partying with some of the A-listers of Bollywood at his house. However, the video went viral for all the wrong reasons. Karan and his friends faced several allegations for consuming drugs at that party

Sushant case: NCB arrests brother of Arjun Rampal's S African girlfriend

MUMBAI: In another major development in a drug case related to death of Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput, the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) on Sunday arrested the brother of actor Arjun Rampal's girlfriend Gabriella Demetriades.

Sushant's brother-in-law: Revictimising victim hurts judicial machinery

MUMBAI: Vishal Kirti, brother-in-law of late Sushant Singh Rajput, feels indulging in victim blaming shifts focus from the quest for truth.

Sushant's sister on why she was off social media temporarily

MUMBAI: Throughout Wednesday, fans of late Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput kept speculating why his sister Shweta Singh Kirti has deleted her Twitter and Instagram accounts. While Shweta had temporarily deactivated her unverified Twitter and verified Instagram accounts, the same were subsequently restored.

Film trade guarded as halls resort to re-releasing old films on Oct 15

MUMBAI:Cinemas are scheduled to open on October 15 in many states of India, but Bollywood has reacted to the news with caution. Almost all big films have been pushed to 2021, most mediocre and small films of the year have already been sold to OTT platforms, and the few films being touted for the festive weekends have not confirmed release yet. In all this, a new, makeshift trend has emerged: Exhibitors are banking on re-releasing old content, hoping what worked once will woo the audience again.

Sushant's sister posts videos of UK car rally expressing 'solidarity of SSR warriors'

MUMBAI: Shweta Singh Kirti on Monday shared a string of videos of a car rally organised in the UK to show solidarity to the justice campaign for her late brother, actor Sushant Singh Rajput.

'Justice for Sushant Singh Rajput' billboards set up in Sri Lanka

MUMBAI:Shweta Singh Kirti on Saturday shared a series of pictures of billboards set up in Sri Lanka, seeking justice for her brother, late actor Sushant Singh Rajput.

SSR's sister: We might not have answers yet, but we have patience, courage, faith, God

MUMBAI:The family of late actor Sushant Singh Rajput is still looking for answers and will wait for justice patiently, his sister Shweta Singh Kirti declared on Thursday, a day after Rhea Chakraborty was granted b

SC to hear PIL for court-monitored CBI probe into Disha's death

NEW DELHI:The Supreme Court on Thursday said it will hear the PIL seeking a court-monitored CBI probe into the death of Sushant Singh Rajput's former manager, Disha Salian on October 12.

Sushant case: CBI team in Mumbai again to collect more evidence

MUMBAI /NEW DELHI: Shortly after the family members of late Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput wrote to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) demanding the reconstitution of a medical team, the federal agency sleuths were once again in Mumbai.

Finally, Rhea gets bail, Showik plea rejected

MUMBAI:The Bombay High Court has granted conditional bail to Bollywood actress Rhea Chakraborty, and two others, but rejected the bail plea of her brother Showik, her lawyer Satish Maneshinde said here on Wednesday.

Team Rhea accuses Sushant's family of 'interference' in probe

MUMBAI: Accusing the family of Sushant Singh Rajput and their legal advisors of "interfering and tampering with the investigations", Team Rhea Chakraborty's lawyers have warned that they will bring it to the notice of the appropriate courts.

Now, doubts over CBI probe and AIIMS report too: Raut

MUMBAI: Reiterating the conspiracy theory to defame Maharashtra in the Sushant Singh Rajput probe, Shiv Sena Spokesperson Sanjay Raut on Monday said it was strange that even the CBI probe and the AIIMS forensic report were now questioned.

Media speculations against Rhea motivated and mischievous: Actress' lawyer

MUMBAI: All speculations against Rhea Chakraborty by a section of the media are motivated and mischievous, her lawyer Satish Maneshinde said in a statement issued on behalf of the actress on Saturday.

Sushant case: AIIMS forensic body hints at suicide, not murder

NEW DELHI:The forensic department of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in its report to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has "hinted" that the death of Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput was suicide and not murder, sources said on Saturday.
The AIIMS forensic panel under Dr. Sudhir Gupta was formed at the request of the CBI in August to assist in giving medico-legal opinion in connection with the death of the late actor.

AIIMS report to CBI: Death time missing in Sushant's autopsy

NEW DELHI: The All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Forensic Department has submitted its report with the CBI in Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput death case and has questioned the absence of the timing of death in the autopsy report and pointed towards the dimly-lit post mortem room at Cooper Hospital, sources said.

AIIMS, CBI looking at legal aspects before reaching logical conclusion in SSR case

NEW DELHI: The Forensic Department of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), which has been roped in by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to give medico-legal opinion in Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput's death case, still needs to look into some legal aspects before reaching a "logical legal conclusion".

Bombay HC reserves order as Rhea, Showik bail arguments close

MUMBAI: Justice S.V. Kotwal of the Bombay High Court on Tuesday reserved the order in the bail pleas of Bollywood actress Rhea Chakraborty and her brother Showik in a drugs case filed by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB).

The court completed the hearing of the arguments by the Additional Solicitor General Anil Singh and the siblings' lawyer Satish Maneshinde besides advocate Tareq Sayed for co-accused Abdel Basit Parihar, advocate Subodh Desai for Samuel Miranda, advocate Rajendra Rathod for Dipesh Sawant, and has reserved the order in the matter.

Ex-Dharma man's lawyer's statement mischievous: NCB

MUMBAI: The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) on Monday refuted the claims made by some that Kshitij Prasad, former executive producer associated with Dharma Productions, was humiliated and tormented by the agency sleuths, and termed the claims as "mischievous" and "completely untrue".

SSR case: CBI needs to do more than a media release, says Swami

MUMBAI: BJP Rajya Sabha MP Subramanian Swamy on Monday reacted to the press statement issued by the CBI in the Sushant Singh Rajput case. Swamy feels the investigating bureau should file an FIR with murder charge and arrest the suspects.

CBI: We are conducting probe into Sushant case professionally

NEW DELHI: Days after Vikas Singh, lawyer of Sushant Singh Rajput's family, sought updates in the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) investigation, the federal agency on Monday said it was conducting the probe looking at all angles in a professional manner.

NCB chief Asthana in Mumbai, apprised of developments in case

MUMBAI: With the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) questioning several top Bollywood divas as part of its investigation into the drug angle in actor Sushant Singh Rajput's death, the drug law enforcement agency's chief Rakesh Asthana arrived in Mumbai on Sunday to take stock of the probe.

Ex-Bihar police chief Gupteshwar Pandey joins JD-U

PATNA: Bihar's former Director General of Police Gupteshwar Pandey on Sunday joined the state's ruling Janata Dal-United (JD-U).

Pandey, who had taken voluntary retirement from the Indian Police Service a few days back, said that Chief Minister Nitish Kumar had called him at his residence in the morning and asked him to join the party.

Shakti Kapoor cast as narco officer in Sushant film even as Shraddha faces NCB heat

MUMBAI: Bollywood actress Shraddha Kapoor was grilled by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) as part of their probe into a possible drugs angle in the Sushant Singh Rajput death on Saturday. Meanwhile her father, veteran actor Shakti Kapoor, has been cast as a narcotics officer in an upcoming film inspired by the life of late actor Sushant.

NCB quizzes Deepika, Sara, Shraddha in drug case related to SSR death

MUMBAI: The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) on Saturday questioned Bollywood divas Deepika Padukone, Sara Ali Khan, Shraddha Kapoor for several hours in a drugs case in connection with the death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput.

Besides the three actors, the NCB also questioned Deepika's former manager Karishma Prakash. According to NCB sources, Deepika and Karishma were "evasive" on alleged procurement of drugs as was indicated in an alleged chat of October 2017.

NCB arrests Dharma Productions' ex-executive Kshitij

MUMBAI: The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) on Saturday arrested Kshitij Ravi Prasad, a former executive of Bollywood producer Karan Johar's Dharma Productions, in a drugs case under investigation with regard to the death of Sushant Singh Rajput, a top official said here.

Mumbai Police warn car-chasing 'paparazzi' of action

MUMBAI: The Mumbai Police on Saturday warned media vehicles against pursuing vehicles of celebs who are being summoned for the drugs probe by the Narcotics Control Bureau.

In a stern statement, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Zone I) Sangram Singh Nishandar said that today (Sep. 26), the police observed several media vehicles "chasing" people called for the NCB inquiry.

NCB all set for a star-studded drug probe

MUMBAI: The Narcotics Control Bureau is all set to quiz at least three Bollywood actresses in connection with the ongoing probe into the drugs angle surrounding the actor Sushant Singh Rajput death case.

They include Deepika Padukone, who is likely to be grilled at the NCB guest house in Colaba, around 10 a.m. She will go alone to the NCB and her actor-husband Ranveer Singh will not accompany her.

No request from Ranveer to attend questioning along with Deepika: NCB

MUMBAI: The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) on Friday said that it has not got any request from Bollywood actor Deepika Padukone's husband Ranveer Singh to join the probe along with his wife on Saturday in a drugs related case.

An NCB official, requesting anonymity said that it has not received any request from Singh. He said, "We confirm that we have not received any such request from any summoned person.

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