Delhi Commission for Women (DCW)

DCW Issues Summon To Top Cop After Identity Of Minor Wrestler Revealed

Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) chairperson Swati Maliwal on Wednesday issued a summon to the Deputy Commissioner of Police, New Delhi in a case pertaining to the wrestlers-WFI case where an identity of a minor wrestler who has accused Brij Bhushan of harassing her was revealed on social media.

In the letter to DCP, New Delhi, DCP Chairperson Maliwal wrote, “Now, a video is being circulated on social media wherein a person claiming to be the uncle of the minor survivor has revealed the identity of the survivor which is a criminal offence as per the POCSO Act.”
She further stated that the accused Brij Bhushan is highly influential and has not been arrested to date.

“The accused in the matter is highly influential and has not been arrested to date. The Hon’ble Supreme Court, considering the sensitivity of the case, and the direct threat to the survivors, especially the minor one, had directed the police to provide them security,” summon read.

The summon further pointed out that in such a scenario, the act of revealing the minor survivor’s identity has to be dealt with seriously.

In this regard, DCW chief Swati Maliwal has issued a summon to the Deputy Commissioner of Police of New Delhi District seeking registration of an FIR in the matter. The Commission has asked Delhi Police to provide a copy of the FIR along with details of the accused arrested in the matter.

The Commission has also asked Delhi Police to inform the reasons for not arresting the main accused Brij Bhushan Singh to date. Further, the Commission has asked Delhi Police to provide a copy of the enquiry report investigating whether the accused Brij Bhushan Singh is in any way linked to the act of revealing the identity of a minor survivor.

DCW Chief has asked DCP, New Delhi to appear before the Commission on June 2 along with an action taken report on the matter.

Earlier today Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) chief and BJP MP Brij Bhushan responded to the protesting wrestlers’ allegations and said that he would “hang” himself if allegations against him are proven.

“If a single allegation against me is proven, I will hang myself,” the WFI chief said while addressing a public rally in UP’s Barabanki.

“It’s been four months and they want me to be hanged. The government is not hanging me that’s why they gathered at Haridwar on Tuesday and threatened to immerse their medals in the Ganga. This will not bring the sentence that they want for me, it is all emotional drama,” he said.

Several ace grapplers including Bajrang Punia, Vinesh Phogat and Sakshi Malik have been protesting against the WFI chief Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh accusing him of sexual harassment and demanding his arrest. They also went on to question the fact that how the women wrestlers had to hide for the entire day. (ANI)

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Sonakshi Sinha

Sonakshi Follows A Ritual On Her Birthday

Actor Sonakshi Sinha’s birthday is around the corner and this time it has become more special with the stupendous success of her OTT debut ‘Dahaad’.

June 2 definitely calls for mega celebrations at Sinha’s home, right?
ANI caught up with Sonakshi to know about her birthday plans. And guess what? The actress revealed an interesting ritual that she has been following on her birthday for a while now.

“For the last 5-6 years I have been travelling on my birthday… I like to take a break and like to spend time with a few close friends of mine. I have been following this ritual for the past several years. I am currently in the middle of a shoot…so this birthday I can go only close by. I might go to Alibaug or Lonavala. However, I have not decided yet,” she shared.

Meanwhile, Sonakshi is busy settling into her new house in Mumbai.

On Tuesday, the “Shotgun Junior” treated her fans to some pictures of her new sea-facing house.

In the pictures, we can see Sonakshi Sinha posing while unpacking the furniture in her new house. From the pictures, it is evident that the actress is in the process of moving in.

Sharing the images, Sonakshi expressed that “adulting is hard”.

“Adulting – hard! Head is swirling with plants and pots and lights and mattresses and plates and cushions and chairs and tables, forks and spoons, sinks and bins…. aaargh!!! Doing up a house is not easy,” she captioned the post.

In the upcoming months, Sonakshi will be seen in director and producer Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s ‘Heeramandi’, and ‘Nikita Roy and the Book of Darkness’. (ANI)

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Karisma Kapoor Madhuri Dixit

Karisma, Madhuri Leave Fans Nostalgic With New Dance Video

Bollywood divas Karisma Kapoor and Madhuri Dixit, who have worked together in the film ‘Dil To Pagal Hai’, recently reunited and treated fans with their “dance of Friendship” video.

On Wednesday, Karisma dropped a video featuring Madhuri and captioned it, “Dance of Envy Friendship.”

In the video, Karisma and Madhuri can be seen grooving to Ranbir Kapoor and Deepika Padukone’s ‘Balam Pichkari’ from the film ‘Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani’.

Not only they danced but posed for selfies.

In the pictures, Karisma can be seen dressed in a brown printed kurta pyjama set while Madhuri opted for a yellow printed summery dress enhancing the look with a belt.

The video reminded fans of ‘Dil To Pagal Hai’ iconic face-off between Karisma and Madhuri.

As soon as the videos and pictures were posted, the actor’s fans and industry friends chimed in the comment section.

Kareena Kapoor wrote, “The OG SuperStars.”

Tamannaah Bhatia commented, “Icons.”

Seeing the reunion of ‘Dil To Pagal Hai’, one of the users wrote, “Sharukh ki kami hai bass beautiful to see them together.”

Another commented, “dil to Pagal h” 2 ban jati”

Directed by Yash Chopra, the love triangle of Madhuri Dixit, Shah Rukh Khan and Karisma Kapoor is still loved by cinelovers across generations.’Dil To Pagal Hai’ received three National awards for providing best wholesome entertainment, Best Supporting Actress (Karisma Kapoor) and for Best Choreography (Shaimak Davar).

Meanwhile, on the work front, Karisma will be next seen in an upcoming series ‘Brown’.

Helmed by Abhinay Deo of ‘Delhi Belly’ fame, ‘Brown’ is based on Rita Brown, a suicidal alcoholic, and Arjun Sinha, a widower with survivor’s guilt. The protagonists need to deal with an unstoppable serial killer on the loose.

Apart from that, she also has director Homi Adajania’s next ‘Murder Mubarak’ alongside Sara Ali Khan.

Madhuri, on the other hand, was recently seen in ‘Maja Ma’. Helmed by Anand Tiwari and written by Sumit Batheja, the film was a family entertainer, set against the celebratory backdrop of a traditional festival and a quintessential, colourful Indian wedding.

The film premiered exclusively on the OTT platform Amazon Prime Video.

Apart from Madhuri, the film also starred Gajraj Rao, Ritwik Bhowmik, Barkha Singh, Srishti Shrivastava, Rajit Kapur, Sheeba Chaddha, Simone Singh, Malhar Thakar and Ninad Kamat. (ANI)

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air quality Delhi

Delhi Registers Best Air Quality This Year Since 2016

For the periods between January-May (during the eight years i.e. from 2016 to 2023), Delhi registers its best air quality during the current year (barring the periods of very low anthropogenic, industrial and commercial activities during the year 2020 due to Covid-19 lockdown), an official statement said on Wednesday.

As per Air Quality Index (AQI) data of the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), Delhi has reported its lowest Average AQI during the current year compared to the corresponding period for the last seven years i.e. from 2016 (barring 2020 – the year of lockdown due to Covid).
According to the statement, in terms of daily average PM2.5 concentration levels, 2023 has seen the lowest levels of daily average PM2.5 concentration, as compared to the corresponding period for the last seven years i.e. from 2016 (barring 2020 – the year of lockdown due to Covid).

Moreover, 2023 has been the year with the lowest levels of daily average PM10 concentration in Delhi, as compared to the corresponding period for the last seven years i.e. from 2016 (barring 2020 – the year of lockdown due to Covid).

Delhi has witnessed the maximum number of ‘Good’ to ‘Moderate’ Air Quality Days during the first five months period of 2023, as compared to the corresponding period of the last seven years since 2016 (barring 2020 – the year of lockdown due to Covid), the statement added.

The number of ‘Good’ to ‘Moderate’ Air Quality Days for the first five months period (i.e. January to May) was 15 in the year 2016; 36 in 2017; 44 in 2018; 59 in 2019; 98 in 2020; 59 in 2021; 37 in 2022; and 74 in the current year 2023.

During this period, Delhi has also experienced the least number of days with ‘Poor’ to ‘Severe’ Air Quality in 2023, as compared to the corresponding period of the last seven years since 2016 (barring 2020 – the year of lockdown due to Covid). The number of ‘Poor’ to ‘Severe’ Air Quality Days for the first five months period (i.e. January to May) have come down by 42.10 per cent i.e. from 133 in the year 2016 to 77 in the current year 2023, the statement said. (ANI)

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Manipur Biren

Biren Urges People To Maintain Law And Order

Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh on Wednesday appealed to the people of the state not to cause “roadblocks” and “hindrances” for the movement of relief material and security personnel.

for meeting security threats from illegal armed groups in conflict areas in foothills and interior locations of the State,” the Chief Minister said in a statement.
“At a huge number of locations, the public is violating curfew restrictions and blocking roads and causing immense obstacles to the free movement of relief material for inmates in relief camps and also to transportation and movement of security personnel for meeting security threats from illegal armed groups in conflict areas in foothills and interior locations of the State,” the Chief Minister said in a statement.

“Such roadblocks are increasing the hardship of our already traumatized people in relief camps, including pregnant women and young children by halting the movement of health personnel, medicine, food, milk and water meant for them,” the statement added.

Such roadblocks are also making it extremely difficult for security and police personnel to respond to attacks by armed groups on time.

“In order to save lives and property of innocent civilians, and to assuage the hardship faced in relief camps, I appeal to the people of Manipur not to cause roadblocks and hindrances on free movement of security personnel and relief material,” N Biren Singh further remarked.

“I further appeal to all persons concerned to return and surrender the arms and ammunition which have been snatched from armed police battalions, police stations, etc. in valley and hill districts to the nearest police station / MR / IRB, etc. at the earliest. Legal action as per the Arms Act 1959 and Rules will be taken in case any person is found to be in unauthorized and illegal possession of arms and ammunition during combing operations by security personnel, or otherwise,” the statement read.

Meanwhile, Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Wednesday took stock of the security situation with senior officials in Manipur’s Moreh.

In a tweet, Amit Shah said, “Held a meeting with the delegations of Kuki and other communities at Moreh. They expressed strong support for the government’s initiatives to restore normalcy in Manipur.”

“Took stock of the security situation with senior officials in Moreh (Manipur),” Shah said in another tweet.

Five persons, including a Manipur Police Officer, were killed, a Bharatiya Janata Party MLA’s house was vandalised and over 1,000 arms and ammunition were reportedly looted by a mob from armouries of Manipur Rifles and IRB on Sunday while combined Central and state security forces gunned down more than 30 suspected Kuki mikitants in the state.

There are also reports of mob looting all arms and ammunition from the armouries of 7 Manipur Rifles at Khabeisoi, 2nd Manipur Rifles at Deulahane and 3rd India Reserve Battalion at Thoubal.

As per security forces, fierce encounters are on between suspected Kuki militants and security personnel at the Kadangband and nearby Singda areas in the Imphal West district. Apart from attacking civilians in several foothills of Manipur, the militants also torched over 200 houses in three villages near Sugnu in the Kakching district late Saturday night. (ANI)

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Himachal Continues To Get Widespread Rain

Himachal Pradesh’s capital Shimla continued to get rain on Wednesday. Shimla was among the places in Himachal Pradesh where IMD declared an Orange alert on Wednesday. The state has been getting rain since last week.

The amount of rain that has been received in the previous week was the highest in the month of May for the state. According to the Meteorological Department, from May 24 to 31, 342% more rainfall than normal has been recorded in the state.
According to IMD in the month of May, there has been 84% more rainfall than normal in the state. As per IMD data before 2023, there was 315% more rainfall than normal rainfall in 2015. So this year it has been the highest ever rain recorded in the month of May.

A huge drop in temperature has also been registered in Himachal Pradesh, the maximum temperature is 7 degrees below normal, while the minimum temperature has registered a drop of 4 degrees below normal.

Most of the people in Shimla are seen with sweaters and jackets only. The weather is going to remain bad in the state till June 4. In such a situation, tourists have been instructed to keep warm clothes with them if they want to visit Shimla.

“It is raining and it is so cold. These rains are not good. Though there was no snow, it is very cold. Even in our villages, the cold and hailstorm has destroyed the crop there. We used to wear a single shirt in this month. Now we have to wear sweaters and jackets,” said Pawan Kumar, a local resident.

Significantly, due to the constantly changing weather in Himachal Pradesh, a considerable drop in temperature has been registered. The biggest reason for this is also that there is snowfall in the high mountain areas of Himachal. Tourists are benefiting the most due to the low temperature. Presently the temperature in the plains is running beyond 40 degrees, but in Himachal Pradesh, the minimum temperature in most of the areas in Himachal Pradesh is running below 20 degrees.

“The weather is very bad, it is very cold here. It is said that the weather will remain cold for the next two or three days. This year there was less snowfall. It is creating trouble for the people.,” said Pawan Kumar.

The head of the Meteorological Department of Himachal Pradesh, Surendra Paul said that all the old records were broken only after a lot of Western Disturbance became active in the month of May. Even today, an alert has been issued for heavy rain and strong winds in most areas of Himachal Pradesh. Due to the rains in the last week of May, maximum natural resources have been charged in Himachal Pradesh, as well as there is a lot of moisture which will be beneficial for the crops. The arrival of the monsoon in Himachal Pradesh is in the month of June, but due to heavy rains in the pre-monsoon itself, there is a possibility that this time there will be less cloud cover in the monsoon.

“There has been widespread rainfall in Himachal Pradesh during the past 24 hours and in Sirmaur there has been the highest rain at 60MM. As far as overall rainfall records in the month of May are concerned it has been the highest ever rainfall. We have data since 2004 and in 2015 and 2023 are high this year it is the highest and the remaining years have very less. We are also trying to find out if some old ones are available but there is no possibility of this much high as there has been 84% high rain from the normal in the month of May. The temperatures have also dropped by 7 degree Celsius and these temperatures since April have been below normal. There has been snowfall in Pangi and in Extreme heights of Lahaul-Spiti and Kinnaur district,” said Surender Paul, Head of IMD Himachal.

He said that the monsoon rains will be low from the normal in the state. “The rain will continue in the region in May as well, the monsoon rains are expected to be less this year as per the present conditions. There is an expected 92% precipitation this year during the monsoon. ,” said Paul. (ANI)

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Nepal PM 'Prachanda'

NSA Doval Calls On Nepal PM ‘Prachanda’ In Delhi

Nepal Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal, who is on his first overseas visit since assuming office met National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval on Wednesday.

As Nepal Prime Minister Dahal is set to meet his Indian counterpart PM Modi on Thursday (tomorrow), the engagement between the two Prime Ministers will be an opportunity to discuss the entire gamut of the multifaceted relationship between India and Nepal.
During the visit, both sides will build on the successes achieved by India and Nepal in the bilateral partnership during previous high-level visits [Prime Minister Deuba to New Delhi (April 2022) and Prime Minister Modi to Lumbini (May 2022).]

During his visit, Nepal Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal aka ‘Prachanda’ will call on President Droupadi Murmu and Vice-President Jagdeep Dhankhar.

Kickstarting his four days India visit, Nepal PM arrived in New Delhi on Wednesday. Upon arrival, he received a warm welcome from Union Minister Meenakashi Lekhi.

“PM @cmprachanda of Nepal arrives in New Delhi on his first overseas visit after assumption of office. Warmly welcomed by MoS @M_Lekhi at the airport. The visit will impart renewed momentum to the close and unique India-Nepal relationship,” the official spokesperson of MEA, Arindam Bagchi tweeted.

In addition to the official engagements, he will also visit Ujjain and Indore as part of his visit.

Prachanda, who assumed office in December last year, is in India from May 31-June 3 at the invitation of his Indian counterpart, Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Prachanda will begin his schedule on Thursday (tomorrow) by laying a wreath at the memorial of Mahatma Gandhi at 10.30 am.

A Ministry of External Affairs release said earlier that the visit continues the tradition of regular high-level exchanges between the two countries in furtherance of India’s ‘Neighbourhood First’ policy.

Previously, he visited India twice in 2008 and 2016 as Prime Minister of Nepal.

The bilateral relations between India and Nepal have significantly strengthened in the last few years in all areas of cooperation. (ANI)

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Nargis Fakhri

Nargis Begins Shooting For Her Next Project In Varanasi

Actor Nargis Fakhri has commenced shooting for her next project.

The yet-to-be-announced project went on floors recently in Varanasi.
On Wednesday, treating her fans with glimpses of her exciting new journey, Nargis posted Instagram stories from the shoot location.

She captioned the first picture, “Waiting for the next shoot.”, where the ‘Madras Cafe’ actor can be seen relaxing in a camp.

She also posted a video from the streets of Varanasi and wrote, “#shootlife @3:41.”

In another story, she shared a picture of graffiti from the streets of Varanasi. “I love all of these beautiful murals”, she wrote.

On Saturday, the ‘Rockstar’ actor shared a post about her vacation in Italy. She captioned it, “Summer is here. Let’s Go!”

She made her debut opposite Ranbir Kapoor in 2011’s blockbuster ‘Rockstar’, and went on to do films like ‘Madras Cafe’, ‘Phata Poster Nikhla Hero’, ‘Main Tera Hero’, ‘Kick’, ‘Housefull 3’. She also made her debut in the Hollywood industry in an action comedy film, ‘Spy’.

The actor was also in the conversation for a web show and her next Hindi film will be announced soon. In an earlier interview, the actress said she is open to doing web shows too if the content is interesting.

Recently, she was featured in a music video titled ‘Fayaah Fayaah’ alongside singer Guru Randhawa. Nargis also shared her experience working on the music video.

“Filming a music video and that too with such a fun theme was undoubtedly an exciting ride. Guru is such a cool person to be around that it made the shoot really enjoyable. Since this is my first ever music video with Guru, it is a brand new experience for me and was surely an unforgettable one,” she shared. (ANI)

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R Madhavan

Happy B’Day R Madhavan: Best Movies Of The Actor

R Madhavan’s acting journey, both in Tamil and Hindi cinema, has been remarkable.

He ventured into diverse roles across genres, showcasing his versatility as an actor. With his talent and charm, the ‘Rocketry’ actor has won the hearts of millions of fans worldwide.
Madhavan’s ability to seamlessly transition between romantic, dramatic and character-driven roles has solidified his position as a multitalented actor in both industries. As the actor will turn 53 on Thursday, here are some of his notable performances that highlight his versatility.

Maddy in ‘Rehna Hai Tere Dil Mein’

His portrayal of Maddy in ‘Rehnaa Hai Terre Dil Mein’ left a lasting impression and made the audience fall in love with his character’s journey. Maddy starts off as a carefree and mischievous college student, but his life takes a turn when he falls in love with Reena Malhotra, played by Dia Mirza. Madhavan’s transition from the brat side to the romantic side of Maddy’s character left the audience emotionally invested in their love story. The song “Sach Keh Raha Hai” beautifully captures the emotional turmoil and Madhavan’s performance in the music resonated with the viewers. Madhavan’s charming “chocolate boy” image, brought the character to life, making him a heartthrob among female viewers.

Manu in ‘Tanu Weds Manu’

Madhavan delivered a standout performance of an NRI doctor as Manu, in this romantic-comedy drama. His portrayal of a simple, mild-mannered doctor caught in a love triangle received critical acclaim. Madhavan brought the character to life with ease and authenticity. His honesty and hard work in portraying the nuances of Manu’s emotions and experiences paid off, as fans were drawn to the character and fell in love with him.

The chemistry between Madhavan and Kangana Ranaut, who played Tanu, was also highly appreciated. Their on-screen pairing and the dynamics of their relationship added depth to the story. Madhavan’s ability to convey Manu’s undying love and his internal conflicts contributed to the success of the films.

Farhan Qureshi in ‘3 Idiots’

In this blockbuster comedy-drama, Farhan Qureshi played by Madhavan is one of the three main protagonists in the film, alongside Rancho (Aamir Khan) and Raju (Sharman Joshi).

Farhan Qureshi’s character is depicted as a talented and passionate aspiring photographer who faces societal and familial pressure to pursue a career in engineering instead. Throughout the film, Farhan’s journey involves finding his true passion and defying the expectations imposed upon him. His tremendous performance adds a layer of realism and intensity to the film, making it a must-watch one.

Adi Tomar in ‘Saala Khadoos’

‘Saala Khadoos’ is a testament to Madhavan’s versatility as an actor. The movie revolves around the character of Adi Tomar, a failed boxer turned boxing trainer who finds redemption by coaching a talented young female boxer.

He immerses himself in the character, bringing a raw and intense energy to the role of a tough, no-nonsense coach. His commitment and passion shine through, as he brilliantly captures the nuances of a seasoned boxer and mentor. The film also explores the personal growth and transformation of Adi Tomar. Madhavan showcased his range as an actor and proved that he can take on diverse and challenging roles.

Nambi Narayanan in ‘Rocketry: The Nambi Effect’

R Madhavan not only plays the lead role but also serves as the director and co-writer of the film. The movie is a passion project for Madhavan, who has dedicated significant time and effort to bring the story of Nambi Narayanan to the screen.

Madhavan’s portrayal of Nambi Narayanan in the film was highly anticipated. He has undergone a remarkable physical transformation to embody the character, sporting different looks across various phases of Nambi Narayanan’s life. Recently, he won the Best Director award for this at the IIFA 2023. (ANI)

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Sidharth Malhotra

Sidharth Gives Husband Goals In Cutest Way Possible

How does a perfect husband look like? Take inspiration from Sidharth Malhotra.

Actor Sidharth Malhotra treated his fans with a look at a few of his throwback photos.
Taking to Instagram, the ‘Ek Villain’ actor shared photos on his Instagram story, where he can be seen carrying out his husband’s responsibilities.

In the first image, the ‘Yodha’ actor is seen carrying several shopping bags. He captioned the photo, “Fulfilling husband duties, one bag at a time!@kiaraaliaadvani.”

In the second image, Sidharth can be seen enjoying a burger while also holding additional bags for his sweet wife. “A quick bite before we get ‘bag’ to work.@kiaraaliaadvani, thank you for the treat,” he wrote with a red heart emoji.

He is seen donning a white pullover and blue joggers.

Kiara Advani also responded to the images and reshared it in her Instagram story with a reply.

In response to the first picture, she wrote, “Anytime.”

In her other story, she replied, “Making sure he works out! #SidFit.”

Recently, after they got back from their vacation, Kiara shared a photo of herself and Sidharth on social media. They were shown in the photograph with their backs to the camera. She captioned the post, “Take me back already.”

Sidharth and Kiara tied the knot in an intimate ceremony on February 7 at Suryagarh Palace in Rajasthan. They apparently fell in love while shooting for ‘Shershaah’, which was released in 2021.

Meanwhile, on the work front, Kiara will be seen in the upcoming film ‘Satyaprem Ki Katha’. She also has ‘Game Changer’ alongside ‘RRR’ actor Ram Charan in her kitty.

On the other hand, Sidharth will be seen in his upcoming film ‘Yodha’. Apart from that, he will also be making his digital debut with the upcoming web series ‘Indian Police Force’.

Helmed by Rohit Shetty, the series also stars Vivek Oberoi and Shilpa Shetty in pivotal roles and will stream exclusively on the OTT platform Amazon Prime Video. (ANI)

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