Police are on the lookout for the third accused, who helped the duo execute the heist. Police are on the lookout for the third accused, who helped the duo execute the heist. (Representational Image)Police have arrested two persons who decamped with more than Rs 2 crore in Indian and foreign currency after a midnight heist from a house in Saraswati Garden. Police said the accused, Daljeet Singh and Jasbir Singh, were tracked by police over four states in a span of eight days. Police are on the lookout for the third accused, who helped the duo execute the heist.
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Pakistani cricketer Hasan Ali (right, in a cap) at Wagah border Saturday. This photograph was among those tweeted by the official Twitter handle of the Pakistan Cricket Board. Pakistani cricketer Hasan Ali (right, in a cap) at Wagah border Saturday. This photograph was among those tweeted by the official Twitter handle of the Pakistan Cricket Board. We will lodge a protest with Pakistan Rangers,” BSF Inspector General (Punjab Frontier) Mukul Goel told The Sunday Express over phone.
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The proposed site for the Youth Olympics is in Navi Mumbai. The proposed site for the Youth Olympics is in Navi Mumbai. Mumbai became the first city to officially throw its hat in the ring to host the 2026 Youth Olympic Games on Saturday. The proposed site for the Youth Olympics is in Navi Mumbai, it is learnt. Batra, in fact, was keen on hosting the Youth Olympics, too, in Delhi given the ready infrastructure.
With exceptional skills and passion for acting, Aahana Kumra began her career with a debut on the small screen has paved her way to the cinema in no time. Dadasaheb Phalke Excellence Award is the epitome of praises. Thanks to her effective depiction of ingenuity, Aahana Kumra has been bestowed with Dadasaheb Phalke Excellence Award 2018 as the most promising fresh face of the year for her out of the box role in Lipstick Under My Burkha. She is very promising and has a bright future. This acknowledgement is for the commitment she brings to her work and we wish her a very bright future.”
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At the world championships last August, Kavinder Bisht upset Algeria’s two-time medallist Mohamed Flissi. On Saturday, he beat Russia’s second-ranked flyweight Saliev Rasul, a performance which led Indian Tigers to a 3-2 win over Russia’s Patriots Boxing, the hosts’ first victory in the event. “She wants me to stop,” Bisht grins. Now stop boxing.’ Even after such results, I am still trying to convince her that this is something I enjoy. Bisht had to win another for his parents to accept his choice.
Chris Gayle remained unbeaten on 62 off 38 balls while KL Rahul hit 60 in 27 deliveries. (Source: IPL) Chris Gayle remained unbeaten on 62 off 38 balls while KL Rahul hit 60 in 27 deliveries. Midway into the Kings XI innings, a turnout of over 55,000 fans started to serenade the stadium with ‘Gayle, Gayle’ chants. KKR posted 191/7, batting first and KXIP’s revised target became 125 in 13 overs following a 95-minute rain stoppage. The now-defunct Indian Cricket League (ICL) used the VJD method and the IPL, too, had considered using it in the fourth edition of the tournament.
Additional district judge Twinkle Wadhwa passed the temporary injunction on an application from Justice Quddusi, who claimed that reporting on the matter had injured his reputation. Justice Quddusi later received bail. A statement issued by the parties on the impeachment notice cites transcripts of "recorded conversations between middlemen, including a retired judge of Orissa High Court", where "references to the Chief Justice by innuendo... are evident". Media houses are, however, free to report any court proceedings related to the case or to the final conclusion of the police report when filed before the appropriate court, it said. The court held that "prima facie", any reportage on the case would be defamatory and "lead to obstruction of justice".
But a cautious poll panel refused to play ball without consulting the stakeholders, mainly the Opposition parties, as mandated by the court, a Nabanna official said. "But the poll panel balked at this after receiving a copy of the court order, which clearly stipulated consultations with the stakeholders, around 8.45pm." "But the poll panel is resisting; it could face serious questions if it announced a single-day vote," a source said. He added that poll panel chief A.K. Poll panel sources said they would try to persuade the state government to hold a three-phase election to avoid further legal tangles.
The academics have voiced concern at the Prime Minister's "prolonged silence" and the "non-specific assurance of justice" to the victims. "We have observed that there has been a prolonged silence on your part over the terrible state of affairs in the country and an undeniable association of violence with the ruling dispensation." Among the signatories are academics from New York University, Brown University, Harvard, Columbia University, and the IITs. The letter says that when Modi broke his "prolonged (and by now familiar) silence", he did so with "wholly inadequate, platitudinous and non-specific assurances of justice for the victims". It adds that the Unnao and Kathua atrocities were not isolated incidents but part of a sequence of "repeated targets".
Prime Minister Narendra Modi with cabinet secretary PK Sinha (extreme left) and principal secretary Nripendra Misra at a Civil Services Day event in New Delhi on Saturday. Modi expressed concern over delays in processing files and asked bureaucrats to make the best use of technology to bring changes to the common man’s life. The Prime Minister was speaking exactly a week after a group of retired civil servants had written to him “in rage” over the Kathua and Unnao rapes, pointing out that he had not yet “condemned the communal pathology behind the act (in Kathua) nor shown the resolve to change the social, political and administrative conditions in which such communal hate is bred”. Describing this as post-Independence India’s “darkest hour”, the retired civil servants had said: “The way the government responds now will determine whether we as a nation and as a republic have the capacity to overcome the crisis of constitutional values, of governance and the ethical order within which we function.”Modi did not speak about the issues the former bureaucrats had raised. Picture by Prem Singh
Our Special CorrespondentSalt Lake: The state joint entrance examination board has adopted a string of measures to prevent "leaks" in the WBJEE, scheduled on Sunday. Each question booklet will be wrapped in a plastic cover and a paper sheet. A few minutes before the start of exam, invigilators will distribute the sealed 50-page question booklet to examinees. The decision to have the booklets wrapped in double plastic and paper sheets has been taken to ensure no one gets to see them before distribution. They will not be allowed to carry mobile phones, any electronic device, calculators or log tables inside the hall.
Bearings offer a resting surface between the deck of a flyover and its piers, enabling transfer of load from top to bottom. When a curved section of the VIP Road-Bypass flyover collapsed in 2013 under the impact of an accident, engineers had attributed it partly to the failure of the bearing assembly. Aurobindo Setu's deck rests on 40 to 45 bearings, almost all of which have exceeded the stipulated replacement date, an official in the urban development department said. The Calcutta Improvement Trust used to maintain the flyover before the baton passed to the Calcutta Metropolitan Development Authority (CMDA). Officials in the urban development department said bids would be invited soon to select a reputable infrastructure company to replace the bearings of Aurobindo Setu and reinforce its surface.
Piyush SrivastavaAdityanath with Amit Shah in Rae Bareli on Saturday. (PTI)Lucknow: BJP national chief Amit Shah on Saturday accused Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi of "defaming Hindu culture", the open attack in Congress pocket borough Rae Bareli raising suspicions of a deeper plan behind the choice of venue. Shah brought up Monday's verdict in the Mecca Masjid blast case to accuse the Congress of following a divisive policy. "The BJP today launches a movement to end parivarwad in Rae Bareli and take the district on the path of development. We will develop Rae Bareli as an ideal constituency," he added.
The front-page advertisements appeared in English and Kannada newspapers in the form of an eight-column strip right under the masthead. "Rapes, Murders & Lawlessness, An Insensitive Karnataka Government," read the text, which appeared alongside photographs of Modi, BJP president Amit Shah and chief ministerial candidate B.S. Senior BJP politician G. Madhusudhan said: "We are not politicising rapes in Karnataka; we are only narrating the facts to the people." These advertisements are just a reflection of how the BJP spins strange theories to woo voters," she said. "These advertisements mean nothing: all that matters is what they (the BJP) do while in power."
Our Special CorrespondentThe Kestopur canal where the woman’s body was found on Saturday morning. Picture by Mayukh SenguptaKestopur: Police fished out a woman's decomposed body stashed in a gunny bag from the Kestopur canal on Saturday morning on being alerted by people. Later, we could ascertain it was a woman's body," an officer of Bidhannagar North police station said. Investigators suspect the woman had been killed and then the body disposed of in the canal. "The location is such that anyone could have stopped a vehicle and dumped the body in the canal," he said.