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Amitabh Bachchan: Endorsing DD Kisan was for Free, Never took Rs 6. 31 Crore

Bollywood legend Amitabh Bachchan on Monday denied charging Rs 6.31 crore to endorse government channel DD Kisan and he later issued a statement saying, “I work pro bono on various issues and DD Kisan channel is one of them.” Doordarshan’s Kisan Channel was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on May 26 at a time when debt-ridden farmers were committing ...

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Telangana Maiden Budget Rs.1 Lakh Crore, Self-Hike in MLA Salaries Amid Farmer Suicides Attract Ridicule

Telangana’s maiden budget was on Wednesday presented in the state assembly, proposing an expenditure of Rs.1,00,637 crore during 2014-15, including a proposal to hike MLAs’ salaries to Rs.2 Lakh per month, which was ridiculed in media citing unabated farmers’ deaths in rural areas. This includes a plan expenditure of Rs.48,648 crore and non-plan outlay of Rs.51,989 crore.¬†Finance Minister Etela Rajender ...

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