Honor killings of two minor girls in Bareilly

first_imgTwo minor girls were killed by their family members in Bareilly in separate incidents on Monday, following their love affairs. Both the incidents of honour killing had been reported from rural Bareilly in the last 24 hours. In the first incident, a 15-year-old school girl was killed in Bahedi village in rural Bareilly allegedly by her family members after sherefused to testifyagainst her boyfriend who was in jail. After killing the girl, the family members tried to burn her body but some of the neighbours alerted the police. The police reached the spot and recovered half burnt body of the victim. The man who belonged to another religion and the girl eloped two months ago after which her family members and fellow villagers, had attacked his house. Later they registered a case against the man under POSCO. Police arrested him and was under trial. . In another incident of honour killing in Mandwa village in Bareilly, a student of standard ninth was killed by her parents and her body burnt on Sunday after she reached home late. Her parents fled from the village on Monday.last_img read more

Sunny Deol names ‘representative’ for Gurdaspur

first_imgSunny Deol, BJP Parliamentarian from Punjab’s Gurdaspur, has stoked a controversy by appointing a “representative” to attend meetings and follow up important matters on his behalf. Opposition parties have termed the move an insult to voters. The Congress and the Aam Aadmi Party criticised Mr. Deol’s decision on Tuesday, accusing him of making a “mockery of democracy.”Punjab Congress president Sunil Jakhar said in a democracy the voter is always right. “It’s their choice. One has to accept it. Even his voters knew they had it coming. Actually, they perhaps never expected anything more than a selfie with him,” said Mr. Jakhar. “What more can be expected of him? He himself admitted during canvassing that he didn’t know anything about politics. His voters probably never expected him to shift his base to Gurdaspur. You reap what you sow,” he told, The Hindu.AAP’s Harpal Singh Cheema, leader of the Opposition in the Punjab Assembly, said it was absurd for a “public representative” to appoint a “representative.”“It’s an insult to democracy. Mr. Deol’s decision goes to show his lack of seriousness towards the people of his constituency. He is trying to delegate his powers, but he needs to understand this is not the way things work in a democracy. Why did he contest election if he cannot serve his constituency?” wondered Mr. Cheema. “People have elected Sunny Deol and not someone he would like to appoint,” he said.Mr. Deol had recently issued a statement on his official letter-head, appointing his close aide Gurpreet Singh Palheri as his representative. “I hereby appoint Gurpreet Singh Palheri, son of Supinder Singh, resident of village Palheri, district Mohali, Punjab, as my representative to attend meetings and follow important matters pertaining to my Parliamentary constituency, Gurdaspur (Punjab), with concerned authorities,” read the letter dated June 26.‘A non-issue’The actor-turned-politician, meanwhile, said it was unfortunate that a controversy being created out of a non-issue. “I have appointed a personal assistant to represent my office in Gurdaspur. This appointment has been made to ensure smooth flow of work whenever I am out of Gurdaspur to attend Parliament or travelling on work. The intention is merely to ensure that no work is disrupted or delayed due to any reason whatsoever and to keep myself updated on a daily basis,” he tweeted from his official Twitter handle.He added that as an MP he was genuinely committed to the cause of Gurdaspur.last_img read more

Car falls 100 feet down hill along I8 in Alpine

first_imgCar falls 100 feet down hill along I-8 in Alpine Posted: February 6, 2019 Categories: Local San Diego News, Traffic & Accidents FacebookTwitter 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsALPINE (KUSI)- CHP and Heartland Fire responded to a call just after 4:30 pm of a car falling downhill. The solo vehicle fell an estimated 100 feet on the side of the I-8 freeway at East Willows.The driver got out of the car on their own and is being evaluated for injuries. KUSI Newsroom, February 6, 2019 KUSI Newsroom last_img read more

Udta Punjab performance at box office could lift Ekta Kapoors Balaji Telefilms

first_img“Udta Punjab” has been released after a prolonged controversy that lasted till a day before its screening in cinema halls on Friday. Both the Supreme Court and the High Court of Punjab and Haryana cleared the hurdles on Thursday for the screening of the Hindi film, co-produced by Anurag Kashyap’s Phantom Films and Ekta Kapoor’s Balaji Telefilms.Will the Shahid Kapoor-Alia Bhatt starrer set the cash registers ringing at the box office and lift the share price of Balaji Telefilms, similar to what “Housefull 3” did to Eros International shares?On Friday, the Balaji Telefilms stock was trading with a gain of about 1 percent at Rs. 117.45 at around 12.35 p.m. on the BSE. The stock has been on a winning streak since Monday, gaining from Rs. 109 on Monday. Ekta Kapoor is one of the directors in Balaji Telefilms.The company’s standalone revenues rose 20 percent to Rs. 247.32 crore for the financial year 2015-16 while net profit jumped 256 percent to Rs. 43.67 crore, according to a regulatory filing with the BSE.The Eros stock gained almost 7 percent within four days of “Housefull 3” releasing at the box office, encouraged by its opening weekend box office collection of about Rs. 100 crore.Ekta Kapoor is confident of “Udta Punjab” having a decent run at the box office, as could be gauged from her retweet that tickets for the film are sold out.#UdtaPunjab Releasing Tomorrow SOLD OUT SOLD OUT Morning ton Ley Ke Night Tak De Shows Sold out pic.twitter.com/iOgYjfeQBX— Diljit Dosanjh (@diljitdosanjh) June 16, 2016Shahid Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, Kareena Kapoor Khan and Diljit Dosanjh-starrer “Udta Punjab” got positive reviews in the Gulf where the film was released on Thursday.The film has got positive reviews by critics such as “an undeniably exhilarating watch”,  “deserving” and “interesting” but one critic described as “disappointing”.last_img read more

Karnataka rebel MLAs move SC for urgent hearing of plea against disqualification

first_imgSupreme Court of IndiaThe Supreme Court of IndiaA plea filed by the disqualified MLAs from the Congress-JD(S) coalition in Karnataka was mentioned before a Supreme Court bench on Tuesday, August 13.  The MLAs had approached the top court challenging the former Speaker KR Ramesh Kumar’s decision to reject their resignation and disqualify them.The issue was mentioned before a single bench of Justice Arun Mishra by senior advocate Mukul Rohatgi, who urged the apex court to list the hearing for August 19. Justice Mishra said that the plea will be examined by the registrar.The disqualified lawmakers from Congress – Pratap Gouda Patil, BC Patil, AS Hebbar, S T Somashekar, Roshan Baig, Anand Singh, MTB Nagaraj, Dr K Sudhakar, Shrimanth B Patil, R Shankar, BA Basavaraja, Muniratna, Ramesh Jharkhiholi and Mahesh Kumathalli – had filed their petitions on August 1 through Advocate Subhranshu Padhi.The JD(S) lawmakers AH Vishwanath, KC Narayanagowda and K Gopalaiah had also filed separate petitions over the decision to revoke their assembly membership.The disqualified MLAs argued that the former Speaker’s decision was “wholly illegal, arbitrary and malafide”. They said he had erratically rejected their resignations and the decision was made in haste and was unjustified. They also said that their resignations were genuine and voluntary. Karnataka’s rebel MLAs who are camped in MumbaiscreengrabKarnataka Speaker Ramesh Kumar had declared 17 disgruntled legislators from the coalition not efficient to continue as MLAs for the 15th legislative assembly and had expelled them on July 28.The disqualification was made under the provisions of the Tenth Schedule of Constitution (anti-defection law) after the Congress-JD(S) coalition and would last till the end of the term of Assembly on 23 May 2023.The disgruntled MLAs claim that their termination from the Assembly was unconstitutional as it was against Article 361-B of the Indian Constitution.”The impugned order is not in consonance with the provisions of Rules 6 and 7 of the Karnataka Legislative Assembly (Disqualification of Members on Ground of Defection) Rules, 1986, inasmuch as, they were not given seven days’ notice before the matter was taken up for hearing,” Deccan Herald quoted the MLAs as saying.last_img read more