Vijay Mallya seeks UK court permission to appeal against extradition order

Beleaguered businessman Vijay Mallya, wanted in India for alleged fraud and money laundering amounting to an estimated ₹9,000 crores, has filed an application in the U.K. High Court, seeking permission to appeal against an extradition order signed by the British Home Secretary. The 63-year-old businessman, who remains on bail on an extradition warrant in the U.K., made the application in the Administrative Court division of the High Court on Thursday, 10 days after Home Secretary Sajid Javid signed the order, triggering a 14-day window for his appeal application. Sent for…

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Kapil Sharma Show On Receiving End Of Twitter Rage After Navjot Singh Sidhu’s Comment On Pulwama Attack

Twitter is demanding a ban on The Kapil Sharma Show, following Navjot Singh Sidhu’s comment on the recent terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama, in which 40 CRPF soldiers were killed. Punjab Cabinet minister Navjot Singh Sidhu is also a member of The Kapil Sharma Show and on Friday, condemning the attack, he said, “For a handful of people, can you blame the entire nation and can you blame an individual?” news agency PTI reports. “It (the attack) is a cowardly act and I condemn it firmly. Violence is…

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PM, Rahul Gandhi Pay Tribute As Soldiers’ Bodies Arrive At Delhi Airport

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union ministers Rajnath Singh, Nirmala Sitharaman, along with Congress president Rahul Gandhi and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal paid tributes to the 40 CRPF soldiers at the Palam airport in Delhi this evening, as their bodies arrived from Pulwama in south Kashmir. The PM and other leaders laid the wreath on the coffins, wrapped in the national flag. The bodies of the soldiers – killed in an attack by Pakistan-based terror group Jaish-e-Mohammed – were brought to Delhi in a C-130J Super Hercules aircraft…

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60 Kg RDX Used In Pulwama Terror Attack, A Body Was Flung 80 Metres Away

New Delhi/Srinagar: The terrorist in Thursday’s deadly terror attack, in which 40 soldiers were killed, drove up next to a massive security convoy on the Jammu-Srinagar highway and detonated around 60 kg of powerful RDX, sources in the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) have said, revealing new findings in one of Jammu and Kashmir’s worst attacks in decades. Initially, investigators had said that the Jaish-e-Mohammed suicide bomber, Adil Ahmad Dar, rammed a CRPF bus with his Scorpio SUV carrying 350 kg of explosives. But it appears now that what the…

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PM Modi Says Pakistan Will Pay Heavy Price, Govt Withdraws MFN Status

Pulwama Terror Attack LIVE Updates: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said Pakistan will have to pay a heavy price for the terror attack in Pulwama a day after a car bomber belonging to the Jaish-e-Mohammad killed 37 CRPF jawans. The government has also announced it will withdraw the most favoured nation tag given to Pakistan, effectively closing down trade further between the two countries. The Prime Minister, after chairing a Cabinet Committee on Security meeting with his top ministers, said the security forces have been given full freedom to…

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Indian Couple on Family Reunion in UAE Killed in Accident During Desert Safari

Dubai: An Indian couple, on their first visit to the UAE for a family reunion, was killed and five others from the same family, including two children, were injured when a vehicle in which they were travelling crashed during a desert safari in Sharjah, according to a media report. The couple, identified as 42-year-old Rohinibahen Vinodbhai Patel and her husband 47-year-old Vinodbhai Patel, hailed from Baroda in Gujarat. While Rohinibahen died on the spot, Vinodbhai Patel suffered a cardiac arrest after the collision and died a few hours later at…

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PM Narendra Modi to flag off Shatabdi successor Vande Bharat Express today

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will flag off India’s first engineless train Vande Bharat Express, earlier known as Train 18, today from the New Delhi railway station. The Indian Railways recently named the indigenously manufactured Train 18 as Vande Bharat Express in an acknowledgement of its made-in-India status. The semi-high speed train is set to run between New Delhi and Varanasi at a maximum speed of 160 kilometre per hour. The 16-coach train was built in 18 months at a cost of Rs 97 crore by the Integral Coach Factory in…

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Bhupen Hazarika’s Son Changes Tune, Now Says It Will be Tremendous Honour to Receive Bharat Ratna

Tej Hazarika, son of famed Assamese singer-composer Bhupen Hazarika, has said he has been invited by the Indian government to accept the Bharat Ratna on behalf of his late father and it will be his “tremendous honour” to receive the country’s highest civilian award. “The Government of India has graciously extended me an invitation to accept the Bharat Ratna for my father. He sacrificed much and devoted selflessly to the cause of a united and progressive India and now he is being recognized for that with this well-deserved award,” Tej…

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India vs Australia: 3 World Cup certainties who could be rested for the ODI series

After the historic triumph in Australia and New Zealand, the Indian selectors would now want to try out few new faces in a bid to the test the bench-strength leading up to the World Cup. Hence, in the upcoming ODI series against Australia, they could rest few frontline players and give opportunities to other players. Here we take a look at three players who could be rested after the rather tight schedule in Australia and New Zealand. With the IPL coming up, the selectors will also be keen to monitor…

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Donald Trump to Declare ‘Emergency’ to Fund Mexico Border Wall

Washington: US President Donald Trump will sign a spending bill averting a government shutdown but will also issue an emergency declaration to fund his controversial border wall, the White House and lawmakers said Thursday. Top Senate Republican Mitch McConnell told colleagues that he spoke by phone with Trump, who “indicated he’s prepared to sign the bill. He will also be issuing a national emergency declaration at the same time.” The White House confirmed the plan minutes later. “He will also take other executive action — including a national emergency —…

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