Legendary Indian classical musician and Padma Vibhushan awardee Ustad Ghulam Mustafa Khan passed away in his Mumbai residence on January 17. The celebrated musician was an Indian classical musician in the Hindustani classical music tradition, belonging to the Rampur-Sahaswan Gharana. He was laid to rest in Mumbai with full state honours. He was a recipient of several accolades including the Padma Shri in 1991, followed by Padma Bhushan in 2006 and Padma Vibhushan in 2018. Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed grief over the legendary musician's demise and extended condolences to his family and admirers. In a tweet, the Prime Minister showered praise on Ustad Mustafa Khan, saying that he was a stalwart of creativity whose works endeared him to people across generations. On the loss of a legend par excellence, the music fraternity and political leaders from across the spectrum extended their condolences through social media.
BJP MLA Ram Kadam lodged a complaint against the makers of web series 'Tandav' at Ghatkopar police station in Mumbai for allegedly insulting Hindu gods. "Strict against should be taken against the actor, director and producer of the web series," he said. Saif Ali Khan starrer political drama 'Tandav' released on Amazon Prime Video on January 14.
Actor Kangana Ranaut and her sister Rangoli appeared before Mumbai Police to record their statement, in connection with a sedition case. A complaint was lodged against them last year for instigating 'hatred and communal tension'. 'Queen' actress sparked controversy with her 'Pakistan occupied Kashmir' remark.
Comedian Kapil Sharma appeared before the Crime Branch of Mumbai Police on Thursday to record his statement in connection with alleged cheating and forgery case against car designer Dilip Chhabria, an official said. The Crime Intelligence Unit (CIU) of Mumbai police had unearthed a major DC Avanti car financing and forgery scam and arrested Chhabria in the case last month. "During the investigation, it came to light that comedian Kapil Sharma had also been allegedly duped. He showed willingness to share information in connection with the case. Accordingly, he appeared before the CIU on Thursday to record his statement," the official said. The alleged scam came to light when the police seized a DC Avanti, a sports-car manufactured by Dilip Chhabria Design Pvt Ltd, in south Mumbai on a tip-off that its registration number was bogus. Watch the full video for more details.
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As per the data released by Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW), India on January 18 reported single-day spike of 13,788 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours. 145 deaths in the same period pushed the COVID-19 toll in the country to 1,52,419. India's confirmed cases of coronavirus stand at 1,05,71,773 which include 2,08,012 active infections. More than 1,02,11,342 people have recovered from the virus with 14,457 new discharges in last 24 hours. According to Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), a total of 5,48,168 samples were tested on January 17. Cumulative samples tested for COVID-19 till January 17 are 18,70,93,036.
Rock producer Phil Spector, who changed the sound of pop music in the 1960s with his "Wall of Sound" recordings and was convicted of murder for the 2003 murder of a Hollywood actress, has died at age 81 of COVID-19, according to authorities and media reports. This report produced by Yahaira Jacquez.
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