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Female lyricist files FIR against composer Rahul Jain for abandoning her new-born child – Times of India
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Female lyricist files FIR against composer Rahul Jain for abandoning her new-born child – Times of India

A female lyricist-writer has filed an FIR against singer-composer Rahul Jain alleging that he has disowned his own child and wanted her to give the child for adoption. The complainant's lawyer Chandrakant Ambani told ETimes, “A case has been filed under section 376 2(N) 420 406 313 and 34 of the IPC at Oshiwara Police Station.'' The complainant has said that Rahul forced her to undergo two abortions in the past, in the name of his career and does not want people to know about their relationship and the child. The lawyer says, “The fathers name is mentioned in the birth certificate. But, forget giving his name to the child, he has disowned the mother and child and gone missing.” The accused asked the complainant to abort the child a third time too. The lawyer reveals, “But her medical c...
Mundra drug haul: Iran slams Adani Ports ban as unprofessional
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Mundra drug haul: Iran slams Adani Ports ban as unprofessional

Days after a massive drug haul at the Mundra port in Gujarat made the Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone (APSEZ) issue a trade advisory stating that it will not handle any container cargo originating from Iran, Pakistan and Afghanistan November 15 onward, Tehran has conveyed its displeasure to New Delhi, calling the banning of its consignments as an “unprofessional and imbalanced move”. This was conveyed Wednesday by Iranian police and narcotic drug control officers to their Indian counterparts. The National Investigation Agency is probing the case relating to the seizure of 2,988.21 kg of heroin at Mundra port by the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence. The heroin was seized from two containers that were declared as containing “semi-processed talc stones”. The cargo had landed from ...
India accepts Russia’s invite for talks with Taliban next week
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India accepts Russia’s invite for talks with Taliban next week

India has accepted a Russian invitation to join the Afghanistan talks in Moscow on October 20. The Taliban, who captured power two months ago, have also been invited to the talks and this will bring them face-to-face with India, which evacuated its diplomatic staff from the country after the regime change there. Confirming the Indian participation, Arindam Bagchi, spokesperson for the Ministry of External Affairs, said Thursday: “We have received an invitation for the Moscow format meeting on Afghanistan on October 20. We will be participating in it.” It is likely that the MEA will send a Joint Secretary-level officer to the meeting – a final decision is yet to be made. Last week, Russian President Vladimir Putin’s special representative on Afghanistan, Zamir Kabulov, said Moscow had in...
Can’t apply innocent until proven guilty, says NCB, Aryan Khan stays in jail
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Can’t apply innocent until proven guilty, says NCB, Aryan Khan stays in jail

AFTER hearing arguments over two days, a special court on Thursday reserved its order till next week on the bail applications of Aryan Khan, the son of Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan, his friend Arbaaz Merchant and model Munmun Dhamecha, arrested by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) on October 3. With the courts shut till Tuesday, the matter will come up next on October 20. Additional Solicitor General (ASG) Anil Singh, the senior most law officer of the Union government in Maharashtra, appearing for the NCB, argued that there was need to take a “serious view” of drug abuse among youngsters, and that the principle of innocent until proven guilty does not apply under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act. “The present applicant (Aryan) is not a consumer for the firs...
Amid Aryan Khan’s arrest, NCB’s Sameer Wankhede security increased – Times of India
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Amid Aryan Khan’s arrest, NCB’s Sameer Wankhede security increased – Times of India

Mumbai police raised the number of bodyguards and armed personnel giving protection to NCB Zonal Director Sameer Wankhede after snooping allegations by Wankhede. Police deployment outside the NCB office also increased. Recently, Wankhede alleged that he is being followed by the Mumbai Police. He met the Maharashtra Police chief regarding this and also filed a complaint with the Union government that his movements are being tracked. According to a report, Wankhede had also submitted the CCTV footage of him being spied upon as a piece of evidence. He had sought police protection for himself and his family too. Later, Maharashtra Home Minister Dilip Walse-Patil had stated that they have not given any orders to the cops or the state intelligence to follow Sameer Wankhede. He added that W...
Pandora Papers: All three Salgaocar brothers set up offshore trusts, firms
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Pandora Papers: All three Salgaocar brothers set up offshore trusts, firms

All the three brothers of the Salgaocar clan, Dattaraj Salgaocar, the late Anil Salgaocar and Shivanand Salgaocar, set up offshore trusts and companies, reveal The Pandora Papers documents investigated by The Indian Express. According to the documents maintained by Asiaciti Trust Services, Dattaraj Salgaocar, owner of VM Salgaocar Group, is shown as the beneficiary of The Annemecore Trust in New Zealand. As per the trust deed, Annemecore was set up on July 4, 2011, with Mirabaud Trust (New Zealand) Ltd as its trustee. On July 26, 2011, the Mirabaud passed a resolution stating that the settlor of the trust had transferred “her entire interest in a Panamanian company, Castelnor Services Inc. to the trust”. The resolution did not name the settlor of the trust. On September 23, 2011, the t...
Health Ministry raises alert over Covid team vacancies: ‘Acute stress’
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Health Ministry raises alert over Covid team vacancies: ‘Acute stress’

THE Union Health Ministry has raised concern over vacancies in nine senior officer posts in its Covid team, saying this had put it under “acute stress”. In a letter dated October 13 to Deepti Umashankar, Establishment Officer and Additional Secretary, DoPT, Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan said, “As you are aware that even though the pandemic of Covid-19 is declining, however we cannot let our guard down. At this crucial juncture, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare is required to put in extra efforts to ensure full preparedness across the country. Vacant positions of one Joint Secretary and eight DS (Deputy Secretaries) / Directors have put this ministry under acute stress.” Bhushan sought “early and timely action” to fill up the existing vacancies “and also the vacancies arising...
After red flags, PNB Housing Finance calls off its Rs 4,000-crore Carlyle deal
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After red flags, PNB Housing Finance calls off its Rs 4,000-crore Carlyle deal

THE controversial move by US-based Carlyle group, including former MD of HDFC Bank and a senior advisor at Carlyle Aditya Puri, to acquire a stake in PNB Housing Finance has come to an end with the board of the home mortgage company deciding not to proceed with the preferential issue. As The Indian Express had reported in June, this transaction had been red-flagged by minority shareholders and the links of many PNBHF board members to Carlyle had raised questions of conflict of interest. PNB Housing has terminated the share subscription agreements executed with Pluto Investments, an affiliated entity of Carlyle Asia Partners IV, and Carlyle Asia Partners V, which entailed an investment of Rs 3,185 crore. “We have been informed that consequently Pluto Investments (together with persons ac...
jammu:   J&K: Army officer, soldier injured in counter-terrorist operation in Poonch | India News – Times of India
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jammu: J&K: Army officer, soldier injured in counter-terrorist operation in Poonch | India News – Times of India

POONCH: One Junior Commissioned Officer (JCO) and one soldier were critically injured during a counter-terrorist operation in Nar Khas forest area, Mendhar sub-division of Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district, informed Public Relations Officer (PRO), Defence, Jammu on Thursday. This comes days after one Junior Commissioned Officer (JCO) and four jawans of the Indian Army lost their lives during a counter-terror operation at Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch earlier on Monday. Source link
Festival glitter lures crowds, Covid task force chief raises a red flag: Watch out
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Festival glitter lures crowds, Covid task force chief raises a red flag: Watch out

THERE WERE few masks, no thermal screening at entry points and zero social distancing. The images of crowds thronging Delhi’s popular Sarojini Nagar market Thursday for the festival season, which will run till the end of the year, have revived fears of another Covid surge. In fact, the chief of India’s Covid task force has already issued a grim warning. “India has administered at least one vaccine dose to almost three-fourths of its adults. We need to achieve saturation coverage with two doses at the earliest. But, at this juncture, we also need to continue to follow all preventive precautions. Vaccine alone is not enough. There cannot be large gatherings. Let us celebrate festivals at home with the family. We cannot lower the guard and have to adopt Covid-appropriate behaviour. We cann...
Pandora Papers: Nirav Modi sister’s trust offers its Swiss account funds to Govt
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Pandora Papers: Nirav Modi sister’s trust offers its Swiss account funds to Govt

The Deposit Trust whose details were revealed in the Pandora Papers investigation by The Indian Express and in which Purvi Modi, sister of fugitive diamond jeweller Nirav Modi, is a settlor, has offered to remit about Rs 275 crore lying in its Swiss bank account to the Indian Government, sources said. A settlor is an individual or party who establishes the trust by placing a particular asset. Purvi Modi’s offer, furnished as part of her full disclosure requirement as a condition for her pardon, is being considered by the Government, sources told The Indian Express. On October 4, The Indian Express, as part of its investigation into the Pandora Papers, had reported that a month before Nirav Modi fled India in January 2018, Purvi Modi set up Brookton Management Ltd in the British Virgin I...
amarinder singh:   Centre’s BSF jurisdiction order: Punjab minister Pargat slams Amarinder, he hits back | India News – Times of India
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amarinder singh: Centre’s BSF jurisdiction order: Punjab minister Pargat slams Amarinder, he hits back | India News – Times of India

CHANDIGARH: Punjab minister Pargat Singh on Thursday slammed former chief minister Amarinder Singh, who voiced his support for the Centre's decision to extend the BSF's jurisdiction in the state, accusing the senior leader of having a role behind the move. Amarinder Singh hit back at the minister, saying that he and Punjab Congress chief Navjot Singh Sidhu had nothing better to do than cook up ridiculous stories for cheap publicity. In a joint press conference, Punjab ministers Pargat Singh and Vijay Inder Singla termed the Centre's decision to extend the jurisdiction of the Border Security Force an "attack on federalism". While slamming the Centre, Pargat Singh targeted Amarinder Singh as well, alleging that he was hand-in-glove with the BJP. Pargat Singh, who is the education and spor...
18-year-old beaten to death in Mahendergarh
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18-year-old beaten to death in Mahendergarh

An 18-year-old college student was beaten to death with sticks by a group of men in Mahendergarh over personal enmity, police said on Thursday. One person has been arrested in the case. The police said the accused had recorded the assault, a clipping of which went viral on Thursday. In the clip, at least six men, wielding sticks, could be seen repeatedly hitting the victim, Gaurav Yadav, a first year Bsc student in a private college in Mahendergarh. Yadav at one point pleads for water. The accused offer him water and while he takes a sip, they start beating him up again. The accused have been identified as Ravi, Mohan, Ajay, Preetam, Sukhdev alias Bhanja and Vicky alias Fukra. The police said the accused lived in a nearby village and were known to the victim. According to the police, th...
‘Emissions climbing to pre-pandemic levels in G20 countries’ | India News – Times of India
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‘Emissions climbing to pre-pandemic levels in G20 countries’ | India News – Times of India

BATHINDA: With lockdowns and restrictions gradually being eased, greenhouse gas emissions are rebounding to pre-pandemic levels across G20 countries, with India, Argentina, China and Indonesia projected to exceed their 2019 emissions this year. According to the Climate Transparency Report, which was released on Thursday, energy-related CO2 emissions plunged by 6% across the G20 countries last year. In 2021, however, they are projected to rebound by 4%. “Rebounding emissions across the G20, the group responsible for 75% of global greenhouse gas emissions, shows that deep and fast cuts in emissions are now urgently needed to achieve net zero announcements,” said Gahee Han from the South Korean organisation ‘Solutions for our climate’, who is one of the lead authors of the report. The re...
apple:  Thieves steal $1.4 million by abusing Apple’s enterprise app programs: Report – Times of India
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apple: Thieves steal $1.4 million by abusing Apple’s enterprise app programs: Report – Times of India

Hackers have stolen at least $1.4 million from a number of people through CryptoRoam attacks, using a combination of social media, dating apps, cryptocurrency, and abuse of Apple's Enterprise Developer program, as per a report by AppleInsider. The scam has been in circulation for about six months and Apple’s iOS platform is the target, says the report. The modus operandi of the scammers starts with gaining the trust of the target through social media or data apps. After that, the victim is lured into installing a modified version of a cryptocurrency exchange through a website that resembles the look of the Apple App Store from where they are baited into investing as the target is asked to download a Mobile Device Management profile. After they do so, the scammers defraud the victims out...
Indian women bow out of Uber Cup badminton after losing to Japan in quarters | Badminton News – Times of India
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Indian women bow out of Uber Cup badminton after losing to Japan in quarters | Badminton News – Times of India

AARHUS (Denmark): The Indian women's badminton team crashed out of the Uber Cup after losing to Japan in the quarter-finals on Thursday while the men completed their group engagements in the Thomas Cup with a defeat to China. The men's team, which is already through to the quarterfinals, suffered a 1-4 defeat in their last group match, setting them up against Denmark in the last-eight stage on Friday. Competing without top stars like Olympic medallist P V Sindhu and hampered by the injury-forced ouster of Saina Nehwal, the Indian women were outplayed by their Japanese opponents, who claimed the tie by establishing a 3-0 advantage. Malvika Bansod was no match to world No. 5 Akane Yamaguchi as she lost 12-21 17-21 in the first match that lasted 34 minutes. The pair of Tanisha Carsto and R...
Biden to meet with Pope Francis to discuss Covid-19, climate – Times of India
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Biden to meet with Pope Francis to discuss Covid-19, climate – Times of India

WASHINGTON: President Joe Biden is set to meet Pope Francis when he visits the Vatican later this month as part of a five-day swing through Italy and the UK for global economic and climate change meetings. Biden plans to discuss the coronavirus pandemic, the climate crisis and poverty during his meeting with the pope, according to the White House. The meeting will take place on October 29, and Biden will then attend two-day summit of G20 leaders in Rome, before heading to Glasgow, Scotland for the UN climate conference known as COP26. Biden, who is Roman Catholic, often speaks of his faith in public and attends Mass every weekend. But his political views, including his support for gay marriage and abortion rights, have at times put him at odds with Catholic doctrine and brought controve...
#ETimesCelebTracker: From Nushrratt Bharuccha to Beyonce — here are today’s 20 best celeb moments!
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#ETimesCelebTracker: From Nushrratt Bharuccha to Beyonce — here are today’s 20 best celeb moments!

01 / 20/etimescelebtracker-from-nushrratt-bharuccha-to-beyonce-here-are-todays-20-best-celeb-moments/eventshow/87022568.cms01#ETimesCelebTracker: From Nushrratt Bharuccha to Beyonce — here are today's 20 best celeb moments! Pics | #ETimesCelebTracker: From Nushrratt Bharuccha to Beyonce — here are today's 20 best celeb moments! Photos | #ETimesCelebTracker: From Nushrratt Bharuccha to Beyonce — here are today's 20 best celeb moments! Portfolio Pics | #ETimesCelebTracker: From Nushrratt Bharuccha to Beyonce — here are today's 20 best celeb moments! Personal Photos - ETimes PhotogalleryBollywood actress Nushrratt Bharuccha, who is busy working on her upcoming film 'Janhit Mein Jaari', is teasing fans with her new bold photoshoot in a revealing short denim dress. ()Bollywood actress Nushrr...
Bhutan, China sign pact on border talks, India takes note
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Bhutan, China sign pact on border talks, India takes note

India on Thursday said that it “noted” the agreement between Bhutan and China on a “three-step roadmap” to expedite negotiations to resolve their boundary dispute. The signing of the pact came four years after the Indian and Chinese armies were locked in a 73-day standoff at the Doklam tri-junction after China tried to extend a road in the area that Bhutan claimed belonged to it. “We have noted the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Bhutan and China today. You are aware that Bhutan and China have been holding boundary negotiations since 1984. India has similarly been holding boundary negotiations with China,” the Ministry of External Affairs’ official spokesperson, Arindam Bagchi, said. In a statement, Bhutan said its Foreign Minister, Lyonpo Tandi Dorji, and C...
Central Vista project will bring better cohesion in administration and output: Jitendra Singh | India News – Times of India
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Central Vista project will bring better cohesion in administration and output: Jitendra Singh | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The Central Vista project will not only save money but will also bring better cohesion in administration and output, Union minister Jitendra Singh said on Thursday, noting that thousands of crore of rupees is being paid as rent by various ministries for hired premises. Inaugurating the new state-of-the-art building constructed at Technology Bhavan campus for the Department of Science and Technology (DST) and the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research (DSIR) in New Delhi, Singh said "de-silosation" not only of work but also workplaces is needed for better and cost-effective outcomes. Referring to the prime minister's vision of the Central Vista project, Singh said, even after 74 years of independence, the nation does not have a central secretariat and various ministr...