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2016 belongs to Sultan! Superstar Salman Khan tops the Forbes India Celebrity 100 List

The other names in the list were Shah Rukh Khan, Virat Kohli, Akshay Kumar and M.S. Dhoni.

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Bollywood superstar Salman Khan. Twitter

December 23, 2016: 2016 belongs to Sultan. After the success of Sooraj Barjatya directed ‘Prem Ratan Dhan Payo’ and Aditya Chopra Produced ‘Sultan’, it was not surprising that Salman Khan made it to the top of the Forbes India celebrity 100 List. With an estimated income of Rs. 270.33 crore, Salman Khan replaced Shah Rukh Khan from the top position.

The ranking is based on earnings as well as estimation of fame during the period October 2015 to September 2016.

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It seems that Shah Rukh Khan lost his position due to a mixed year in terms of box office success as well as brands endorsement. He secured the 2nd position with an estimated earning of Rs. 221.75 crore. He was in 3rd position in terms of fame.

In the fame ranking, India’s Test cricket captain, Virat Kohli, was the most famous celebrity. With Rs. 134.33 crore earnings, Kohli made a leap from 7th position in 2015 to 3rd position in 2016.

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Akshay Kumar, with an estimated earning of Rs. 203.03 crore, moved up to Rank 4 on the list. He had great movies like Rustam and Airlift and many endorsements. He had the 11th position in the fame ranking.

Though M.S. Dhoni retired from Test cricket this year, his fame quotient took a shot up this year, reaching 4th position, because of his biopic, ‘M.S. Dhoni- An untold story’. With an estimated earning of Rs. 122.48 crore, M.S. Dhoni was ranked 5th.

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According to PTI, Joy Chakraborthy, Chief Executive of Forbes India, said that the fifth list of richest 100 celebs in India is based on the evaluation of talent from the entertainment world including Bollywood idols and sports celebrities, thereby creating a truly holistic list.

Magazine Editor Sourav Majumdar said, “Movies and sports are very big businesses and this year’s list is also ample evidence of the enormous influence of Bollywood and cricket in the country.”

Prepared by Diksha Arya of NewsGram. Twitter: @diksha_arya53

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Lockdown: Salman Khan Donates Food Supplies While Away From City

Superstar Salman Khan donates food supplies to villagers

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Salman Khan donates food supplies amid lockdown. Wikimedia Commons

Amid the lockdown, superstar Salman Khan is spending his time away away from the city at his farmhouse in Panvel, to aid the fight against coronavirus. Now, he has helped local villagers by donating large quantities of food supplies.

In a video shared on his Instagram account, Salman is seen loading trucks with food ration with the help of Iulia Vantur, Jacqueline Fernandez among others.

“Thanks for the contribution… thank you all @jacquelinef143 @vanturiulia @rahulnarainkanal @imkamaalkhan @niketan_m @waluschaa @abhiraj88,” the “Sultan” star wrote along with the video.

The clip also shows several carts and trucks moving out from the farmhouse, with the superstar himself guiding them out. The video comes after he urged people to take up the ‘Anna Daan’ challenge.

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Salman Khan posted a video on his Instagram account where he is seen loading trucks with food ration with the help of Iulia Vantur, Jacqueline Fernandez among others. wikimedia Commons

While many of his fans hailed the actor for the generous act, going on to call him a “man with a golden heart” and “Bhaijaan of Bollywood”, there was a section of users who pointed out how Salman and his close associates were not wearing any mask, or gloves — flouting a very basic preventive measure to safeguard oneself against the highly contagious virus.

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Meanwhile, Salman recently showcased his singing skills as he sang “Pyaar karona”, a song aimed at cheering up people amid the coronavirus lockdown.

Written by Salman and Hussain Dalal, “Pyaar karona” released on Salman’s YouTube channel. Apart from this, Salman has been seen creating COVID-19 awareness among people through his videos on social media. Recently, he came out with a very serious message for those who have violated the COVID-19 lockdown. He called the violators “jokers”. (IANS)

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Sanitization to Fight Coronavius Begins in UP

Massive sanitization drive begins in UP

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A massive sanitization drive began in major cities in Uttar Pradesh on Friday. (Representation Image). Pixabay

A massive sanitization drive began in major cities in Uttar Pradesh on Friday. This is the latest news in India.

Rajkumar Vishwakarma, DG, fire services, told reporters that sanitization was being done with sodium hypochlorite and fire personnel had been instructed to take care and not to spray the disinfectant on human beings and animals.

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The sanitization will be done using sodium hypochlorite. (Representational Image). Pixabay

Spraying will also not be done inside any building due to electrical connections.

Fire personnel have been asked to take photographs and post it on WhatsApp media groups. They have been asked to avoid calling the media personnel to the sanitisation sites to avoid risks.

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Earlier this week, about 50 migrant workers who were at a bus station in Bareilly, were sprayed with sodium hypochlorite by the sanitisation staff. Those who were sprayed, including children, complained of itching in the eyes and rashes on the body.

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Chief minister Yogi Adityanath had expressed his concern over the incident and assured action against the guilty.

District magistrate Bareilly, Nitish Kumar said that the incident happened due to ‘over-zealous’ workers. (IANS)

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People Have Faith in Modi Government to Handle COVID-19 Crisis

Over 83% trust Modi govt will handle COVID-19 crisis well

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The Narendra Modi-led central government is leaving no stone unturned in fight against the novel coronavirus pandemic. Wikimedia Commons

As the Narendra Modi-led central government is leaving no stone unturned in fight against the novel coronavirus pandemic, 83.5 per cent people from various states “trust in government” in handling the crisis.

The findings came out in the IANS-CVoter exclusive tracker on COVID-19 Wave 2 survey conducted during last seven days among 18 plus adults nationwide. The findings and projections are based on Computer-Assisted Telephone Interviewing (CATI).

Replying to a question “I think Indian government is handling the coronavirus well”, 83.5 per cent people agreed that they trust in government’s steps being taken in fight against the deadly disease, and 9.4 per cent expressed their disagreement. The survey was conducted on March 26 and 27. Of the 83.5 per cent who showed their trust in government, 66.4 per cent strongly agree with the opinion and 17.1 agree with the view.

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A similar survey on the same question done on March 17 and 18 showed that 83.6 per cent people expressed their trust in government in fight against the pandemic which so far has claimed 29 lives and over 1,000 conformed cases. A total of 13.7 per cent people expressed their disagreement.

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83.5 per cent people from various states trust the Modi government in handling the COVID-19 crisis. Wikimedia Commons

As per the tracker, the data is weighted to the known demographic profile of the states. Sometimes the table figures do not sum to 100 due to the effects of rounding, it says. “Our final data file has socio-economic profile within plus 1 per cent of the demographic profile of the state. We believe this will give the closest possible trends.”

The Tracking Pol fieldwork covers random probability samples during the last seven days from the release date and that the sample spread is across all assembly segments across all states. This survey covers all states in India and was conducted in 10 languages as part of our routine OmniBus, it says.

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“This is a thorough random probability sample; and we are ensuring a proper representative analysis by statistical weighing of the data to make it representative of the local population as per the latest census and or other available demographic benchmarks.”

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The data clarified that it strictly follows the WAPOR code of conduct (World Association of Public Opinion Research) for our ethical and transparent scientific practices and have incorporated the PCI (Press Council of India ) guidelines as our SOP (Standard Operating Procedures). (IANS)