Month: June 2020

Sushant Singh Rajput death: Case filed against 6 filmmakers in Muzaffarpur

A case has been filed in Bihar’s Muzaffarpur court against six prominent Bollywood filmmakers in connection with the death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput. The case has been filed by senior lawyer Sudhir Kumar Ojha in the Chief Judicial Magistrate’s court. The date of hearing in connection with the case has been scheduled for July 3. The filmmakers who have been mentioned in the case include Karan Johar, Aditya Chopra, Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Sajid Nadiadwala, actor Salman Khan and Ekta Kapoor. The case has filed under sections 306 (abetment of suicide), 109, 504 (intentional insult) and 506 (criminal intimidation)....

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India-China clash: 20 Indian troops killed in Ladakh fighting

At least 20 Indian soldiers were killed in a clash with Chinese forces in a disputed Himalayan border area, Indian officials say. The incident follows rising tensions, and is the first deadly clash in the border area in at least 45 years. The Indian army initially said three of its soldiers had been killed, adding that both sides suffered casualties. But later on Tuesday, officials said a number of critically injured soldiers had died of their wounds. India’s external affairs ministry accused China of breaking an agreement struck the previous week to respect the Line of Actual Control (LAC)...

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Missing Indian High Commission staffers released by Pakistan Police

Two Indian High Commission staffers in Pakistan, who were presumed missing since Monday morning, have been handed over to Islamabads secretariat police station late on Monday night. They were arrested by Pakistani police for their alleged involvement in a road accident in Islamabad. The staffers were handed over to Indian High Commission officials, who had gone to take their custody. The two staffers went missing at 8:30 a.m. and since then they were untraceable. India has since taken up the matter with its Pakistani counterparts to ensure the safety of the Indian officials. Sources in Islamabad said “two Indian...

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Rajput’s suicide, Mumbai Police to probe ‘professional rivalry’

A day after the upcoming Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput hanged himself, the police have started an all-encompassing probe into the suicide from various angles, even as his last rites were performed here on Monday. Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh reiterated the police version that the autopsy report has confirmed that Rajput committed suicide by hanging himself. “However, there are media reports that he allegedly suffered from clinical depression because of professional rivalry. Mumbai Police will probe this angle too,” Deshmukh said. Late on Sunday, an autopsy was conducted on his body at the Dr. R.N. Cooper Municipal General...

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Australian states reveal further easing of Covid-19 restrictions

Australia’s two most populous states have outlined plans to further ease COVID-19 restrictions, including resuming gyms, cinemas and music festivals, despite new cases still being recorded. Officials in the state of New South Wales (NSW) and Victoria said on Sunday that the COVID-19 shutdown would be progressively wrapped up over the coming months, giving local economies a chance to recover, reports Xinhua news agency. From July 1, all businesses in the state of NSW, including cinemas, amusement parks, show grounds, among others, will be allowed to reopen with social distancing measures in place. The only exception will be night...

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