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The Bollywood film Cigarette ki Tarah, set to release later this week, is generating interest in unlikely quarters. The anti-tobacco wing of the Health Ministry, which only recently got to know about it, is trying to find out details about the content of the film and examining whether the name can in any way be interpreted as a covert promotion of smoking. The film is being promoted as a romantic thriller.
THIS year Mamata Banerjee's West Bengal will be showcasing the life and times of Swami Vivekananda in the January 26 national parade tableux in Delhi. The tableux will be depicting Vivekananda in the various stages of his life and sainthood. The West Bengal government has already received the approval from the Centre on this. Last year getting the required approval had become somewhat of a hurdle as the approvals committee had initially rejected the use of a particular Tagore song.
IF the BJP is to be believed, the apparent internet popularity of Congress MP Deepender Hooda's recent Parliament speech on FDI in retail has nothing to do with the merits of the speech itself. According to Shahnawaz Hussain, people are reading Hooda's speech on the internet just to know what exactly he had said that provoked Sushma Swaraj to take a jibe at him. Hussain says Swaraj's speech, which has been uploaded on YouTube, was much more popular, and a part of the 'traffic' was searching for Hooda's speech to find why Swaraj had advised Hooda to learn to distinguish between a potato and lauki.
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