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Thop TV owner has been arrested, Illegally streaming content from popular OTT platforms

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A Hyderabad-based IT engineer has been arrested by the Maharashtra Cyber ​​Police for illegally streaming content from popular OTT platforms and satellite channels, including Netflix, Prime Video, Disney+ Hotstar, on its app. This engineer named Satish Venkateshwarlu has developed an app called Thop TV, which used to stream content from many famous OTT platforms through this app. Such work is considered as illegal and there is a severe punishment for doing so. Satish Venkateswaralu, who was arrested from Telangana capital Hyderabad on Monday, has been sent to seven-day police custody by a Mumbai court. Firstly Viacom 18 Media and some other broadcasters had complained to the Maharashtra Cyber ​​Cell that Thop TV app was streaming their content on their platform without their permission. The complainant said that due to this illegal act of this app, he had to suffer huge loss in revenue.

After this act, Maharashtra Cyber ​​Cell has came into the action and arrested 28-year-old engineer Satish Venkateshwarlu from Hyderabad, who developed and running this app. The engineer has been recorded under sections 43, 66 and 66B of the IT Act, 2000 as well as sections 63 of the Copyright Act and sections 420 and 34 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC). Thop TV app is almost 2 years old. It was not available on Google Play, but had to be download through an APK available online. This was a completely illegal app, as it used to show content from Netflix, Prime Video, Disney+ Hotstar, Voot and many other OTT platforms on its platform without the permission of the broadcasters.

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Bombay HC extends relief to Rakhi Sawant till February 1 in case filed by Sherlyn Chopra

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The Bombay High Court on Tuesday extended relief to Rakhi Sawant till February 1 in a case registered against her by another model. 

Justice MS Karnik extended order of no coercive action Ms Sawant till February 1 as the complaint sought to file an intervention application. 

A model and actor had filed an FIR against Ms Sawant alleging that the latter circulated her obscene videos to the media and made derogatory statements against her. 

Amboli police had booked Ms Sawant and her lawyer Falguni Brahmbhatt on November 8, 2022, under sections 354A (sexual harassment), 500 (defamation), 504 (intentional insult) and 509 (insulting modesty of woman by act, word or gesture) of the Indian Penal Code and section 67 (transmission of obscene content in electronic form) of the Information Technology Act.

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ABHM activists booked for ‘Pathaan’ protest

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A case has been registered against activists of the Akhil Bharat Hindu Mahasabha (ABHM) who protested at a cinema hall in Agra against screening of the Shah Rukh Khan-starrer ‘Pathaan’.

SHO, Rakabganj, Pradeep Kumar said that the incident occurred within the limits of Rakabganj police station of Agra where a case was registered against five or six unidentified people.

Meanwhile, a Home Department spokesperson said that the state police has been directed to maintain vigil on outfits that have given a boycott call or plan to oppose the release of the movie on Wednesday.

The police have been also directed to take action against anti-social elements as well as maintain law and order.

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Esha Gaur makes B’wood singing debut with ‘1920: Horrors of the Heart’

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Singer Esha Gaur, who has sung title tracks for TV shows, is all set to make her Bollywood debut with Vikram Bhatts ‘1920: Horrors of the Heart’, which stars Avika Gor in the lead role.

Sharing this information, Esha acknowledged that it was her mother who discovered her singing talent when she was very young, and credits her for the way her career has shaped up.

“My biggest work achievement till date is ‘1920’,” Esha noted.

“I am from a doctor’s family; my father, brother and grandfather are doctors,” Esha said, adding: “My mother had an inclination towards singing and she figured out the singer in me when I was four-year-old, and because of her my musical journey came out so well. I have done Master’s in music.”

Esha is well-known for singing the title tracks of TV shows such as ‘Ek Aastha Aisi Bhi’ as well as ‘Guddan Tumse Na Ho Payega’ in ‘Lakeerien’ and ‘Rangrezz’ in ‘Apna Time Bhi Aayega’.

Talking about her first break, she said: “I performed in the Sangam Kala group in 1994, where I won the first prize. Kalyanji-Anandji called me after looking at my performance and that was the biggest achievement in my singing career.”

Asked who her favourite singer is, she shared: “Asha Bhosle, as she is so versatile which is what I like the most. Also, I think everybody should choose to be low profile as it’s the best thing you could give yourself.”

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