Zee Entertainment slips 2% after ex-directors raise concerns

Shares of broadcaster Zee EntertainmentNSE -1.22 % (ZEEL) slipped in the morning trade on Thursday after two former directors of the firm raised concerns over several issues, including Rs 2,200 crore film advance given in 2018-19. According to a BSE filing by ZEEL, the two directors—Subodh Kumar and Neharika Vohra—- flagged the issue of “film advances given in 2018-19 to the tune of Rs 2,200 crore”, to which the company responded by saying the information has already been disclosed in its annual report and clarified in various investor interactions. Kumar and Vohra…

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Mammoth US health bill aims to approve drugs faster, but concerns linger

The US Senate is expected to vote Wednesday on a mammoth health bill that took two years to negotiate and passed through the House as few others do: with broad, bipartisan support. Like many bipartisan works, the $6.2bn 21st Century Cures Act is chock full of compromises. Critics argue it is part of a “deregulatory agenda”, that dilutes high Food and Drug Administration (FDA) standards in return for the unrealized promise of biomedical research funding. High-profile liberal senators, such as Democrats Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders, and some consumer groups,…

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Concerns About Hillary Clinton’s Health Abound, Poll Shows

Following a caught-on-camera health scare for Hillary Clinton over the weekend, a new Morning Consult survey reveals widespread concerns about her health among registered voters. The poll, taken Sept. 12 through Sept. 13, shows that eight in 10 (79 percent) said they have heard a lot or some about Clinton’s health concerns. It’s a high figure. For comparison, at its height, roughly nine in 10 said they had heard a lot or some about Clinton’s use of a private email server while serving as the country’s top diplomat. Opinions on the former…

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