Daati Maharaj questioned by Crime Branch in rape case
New Delhi: Self-styled godman Daati Maharaj, accused of raping a disciple in his ashrams here and Rajasthan, was Tuesday questioned by the Crime Branch, police said. The godman came to the Crime Branch office in Chanakyapuri Tuesday morning and was questioned for close to two hours, they said.
In June, a Delhi Police team, accompanied by the rape victim had visited Maharaj’s ashram in Pali, Rajasthan to gather evidence, but they failed to find him at the ashram. The woman had filed the complaint against the godman, his three brothers and a woman at the Fatehpur Beri police station in south Delhi in June. The case was later transferred to the Crime Branch.
The victim alleged that she was sexually abused at Maharaj’s ashrams in Delhi and Rajasthan. The woman told the police that she had been a disciple of the self-styled godman for a decade, but after she was raped by him, she returned to her home in Rajasthan. The Delhi Police had earlier issued a lookout circular against him.
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Uttar Pradesh: Female constable thrashes woman for befriending Muslim man, suspended after video goes viral
Furthermore, the lady constable was heard asking the woman why she befriended a Muslim. The video has caused widespread criticism among Twitterverse, who has lambasted the police for their remarks and misbehaviour with the woman. “UP Police is an extension of the Hindu Yuva Vahini,” wrote a Twitter user.
Another user wrote, “We always talk about political parties, although they are, but in fact, police officers, personnel in India more communal, hatemongers.” Netizens have also demanded the intervention of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath. The video was shared on Twitter by many people. Have a look at the video below.
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Himachal Pradesh: 35 IIT Roorkee students, who went missing in Lahaul Spiti, are 'safe', informs CM
New Delhi: Forty-five students from Roorkee's Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), who had gone trekking in Himachal Pradesh's mountainous Lahaul and Spiti district, are stranded due to bad weather. The Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister said the trekkers are safe. "The group of 50 trekkers which includes IIT-Roorkee students are safe in Sissu area of Lahail-Spiti," Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur told news agency ANI.
Himachal Pradesh has seen heavy rain and snowfall in many areas. At least five people were killed and many have been injured in separate incidents as heavy rain pounded Kullu, Kangra and Chamba districts on Monday, the officials said.
Four people, including a girl, died in Kullu, while a man died in Kangra district as heavy rain triggered flash floods and landslides in many parts of the state Monday. Rajvir Singh, father of one of the students, told news agency ANI that the group had gone for a trek to the Hampta pass and were supposed to return to the popular tourist hub of Manali.
Tamil Nadu BJP Chief 'Nominates' PM Modi For Nobel Peace Prize
Chennai: BJP's Tamil Nadu unit President Tamilisai Soundararjan on Monday said she has "nominated" Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the Nobel Peace Prize for launching the "world's largest" health scheme. Her husband, Professor Dr P Soundarajan, the head of department and senior consultant in nephrology at a private university, has also nominated Modi for Nobel, a press release from the state BJP chief's office said.
"Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been nominated for Nobel Peace Prize 2019 for launching the world's largest health care scheme, the Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana-Ayushman Bharat, by Dr Tamilisai Soundararajan..." the release said, adding that the "path-breaking initiative" of the "visionary" prime minister, launched on Sunday, will transform the lives of millions of people, especially the underprivileged and vulnerable. "The last date for nomination for the Nobel Peace Prize 2019 is 31 January, 2019. The nomination processes start in September each year. University professors and Members of Parliament, among others, can also nominate our prime minister," the release said.
Modi rolled out the Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana-Ayushman Bharat on Sunday in Ranchi, calling it a "game-changer initiative to serve the poor". It is the "biggest" government-sponsored healthcare scheme in the world, he had said, adding that "the number of beneficiaries is almost equal to the population of Canada, Mexico and the US together".
ED resisted my efforts to repay banks, Mallya tells court
Mumbai: Embattled liquor baron Vijay Mallya told a special court here on Monday that the Enforcement Directorate (ED) "resisted" his efforts to settle his loans with public sector banks. Mallya, who is currently in the United Kingdom, has been charged by the ED of defaulting on bank loans to the tune of Rs 9,000 crore. Mallya, through his counsel, was replying in the PMLA court of Judge M S Azmi to an ED application seeking that he be declared a fugitive under the Fugitive Economic Offenders Act.
In his reply, Mallya stated that "despite continuing efforts over the last two to three years, when efforts have been made to repay the public sector banks, instead of taking steps to facilitate the process of repayment to banks, the ED has, at every step, resisted this effort". Mallya's reply also stated that the ED's application, in its endeavour to confiscate assets, is one which is contrary to public and national interest. Objecting to the ED plea to declare him a fugitive, Mallya mentioned that he has been cooperating with the authorities in the UK in extradition proceedings and has submitted himself to the jurisdiction and process of the UK courts- a process invoked at the behest of the government of India.
Mallya's reply contended that, in these circumstances, it was false to contend that he "refuses to return to India", adding that "adherence to the law of the land cannot and doesn't render one as fugitive economic offender".
The arguments in the extradition proceedings in UK have concluded and the matters are to be listed on December 10 for judgement, the reply read.
Mallya's reply sought that present proceedings ought to be stayed or adjourned sine die till the judgement is delivered in the extradition proceedings (in the UK).
Meanwhile, the ED on Monday filed its say in the intervention application moved by some parties seeking to implead themselves in the matter. The PMLA court on Monday set September 28 as the next date for hearing on the intervention application.The main application (to declare Mallya fugitive) will be heard after its order on the intervention plea, the judge said. The court had earlier issued non-bailable warrants against the businessman in two cases filed by the ED.
Mallya, his now defunct venture Kingfisher Airlines Limited and others availed loans from various banks and the outstanding amount, including interest, now stands at Rs 9,990.07 crore. Both the ED and the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) have filed cases for alleged loan default against him. The Fugitive Economic Offenders Act has provisions for special courts under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act, 2002 (PMLA) to declare a person as a fugitive economic offender and order immediate confiscation of assets.
UP Cop Taken Off Duty After SPG Personnel Protecting Rahul Gandhi Falsely Accused Him of Being Drunk
New Delhi : A Uttar Pradesh police constable was removed from VIP security duty at a guest house at Musafirkhana here, where Congress president Rahul Gandhi was to stay in night on his first day of his two-day visit, police said Monday.
The Congress chief arrived here Monday on a two-day visit. Amethi Superintendent of Police Anurag Arya told PTI that “this all happened in confusion after the SPG protecting the VIP in civil dress was stopped by the police constable.” “The constable was sent for medical examination at the community health centre at Musafirkhana after allegations by SPG personnel that he was drunk,” the SP said.
However, after the medical examination confirmed that he was not drunk, the SP said. “However, he was replaced by another constable,” he said. In the day, Gandhi met delegations of youths, traders, social media activists of party, senior party leaders and other people from different walks of life.
Himachal Pradesh: Schools of 8 districts to remain closed due to heavy rains
The eight districts that will remain close in wake of predictions of heavy rainfall are – Kullu, Kinnaur, Chamba, Kangra, Bilaspur, Sirmaur, Mandi and Shimla. Vehicular traffic also got blocked on National Highway 3 near Aut in Mandi district due to water from flooded Beas River entering the highway.
As the normal life too disrupted following the heavy rainfall and flash flood in the region, Kullu Deputy Commissioner Yunus Khan said, “We are trying to evacuate and rehabilitate people. I request people not to go to high reach areas and near rivers.”
A number of roads have been blocked across the state and scores of vehicles have been damaged due to landslide and heavy rainfall in the state. In fact, a tourist bus was washed away into a flooded river in Manali. The bus was empty when it was washed away into the flooded Beas River, ANI said.
In Kullu, trucks were washed away from the road into the Beas River. Normal life was paralysed following heavy rainfall in the Kullu region. At lesat 19 people have been airlifted by the Army helicopter from flood-hit Dobhi-Fojal area today. The incessant rains have been lashing various districts in Himachal Pradesh causing Beas River to overflow. Heavy rains and snowfall have also brought down the temperature in the hilly state.
AATS arrests woman allegedly involved in human trafficking
New Delhi: A woman named Prabha Muni, who was allegedly involved in human trafficking and carried a bounty of Rs 25,000, was arrested by a team of Anti Auto Theft Squad (AATS) West District officials. The police said that the 42-year-old, along with her husband, Rohit Muni, allegedly ran an NGO that lured girls on the pretext of getting them jobs as housemaids in Delhi and later sold them off.
Prabha was arrested under section 41.1(C) of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC), after following the due procedure of law as per Supreme Court guidelines, while her husband is still absconding. The information about her arrest was given to the concerned police station and her family members.
A case was registered against the duo in 2013 and the accused were absconding since then.
Ayushmann Khurrana’s wife detected with breast cancer
New Delhi: Ayushmann Khurrana’s wife Tahira Kashyap recently revealed that she has been detected with Stage 0 breast cancer.
Her post read, “An opportunity to give competition to the Kardashians just went wasted! A week back I mentioned about ‘my badge of honour’ that I was going to receive. And I did and am happy to share about it with the intention of it being received with love. As that’s the only reason I am posting it. Love for self and gratitude for the universe. The picture might be disturbing for some, but these drains have become my dumbells for a few days. I was detected with DCIS (ductal carcinoma in situ) in my right breast with high grade malignant cells. Simply put stage 0 cancer/ pre-cancerous stage, with cancer cells multiplying in a contained area. The result I have become a half Indian version of Angelina Jolie (since only one breast was involved)!”
“I told my doctor now is the time to give some competition to the Kardashians since Pamela is passe. But no one listened to me, so now I have a portion of my back tissue in my breast. Perhaps now I can do chin-ups with my breasts! Jokes apart, this obstacle has given me a new definition of life. Respect it’s unpredictability and have the faith and courage to be the hero of your own drama of life. The invincible human spirit is God like, gives you the courage to endure and the will to revive. There is nothing that human spirit can’t do,” she added.
Tahira further spread awareness about breast cancer, saying, “Also I want women of all ages to be aware. I am 35, and I was returned twice over from a mammogram. If any symptoms come up, think of it as a protective force and get yourselves examined. Also we are so obsessed with boobs. This mastectomy has left me with even more self love! Big, small, left or right inclined , gravity pulling or defying, or even none, each breast the presence or lack of it has a story to tell. Mine has made me a 2.0 version of myself! This post is dedicated to awareness, self love and resilience of a warrior that I know each one of us possesses #breastcancerawareness #selflove #determination #faith #bodhisattva #bodhisattvaoftheearth.”
On the work front, Tahira, who recently directed a short feature film titled ‘Toffee’, has turned director for another film and will announce the title for the film soon.
Meanwhile, Ayushmann is ready to treat his fans with his upcoming movie titled ‘Andhadhun’, which is slated to hit the big screens on October 5, this year.
The two shares an amazing chemistry and have been married for eight years now. The couple has two children including Virajveer and Varushk.