Daily Briefing: Gautam Singhania acquired an entity to hold a Swiss bank account; Government could open up mining for beach sand minerals
Security forces grapple with two major situations in J&K: the killings of civilians in Kashmir and a militants hunt who killed nine soldiers last week in the Jammu’s Poonch area. The long-term operation in Poonch Heights in Bhatta Durian ended its twelfth day without success. All that can be said of the firefights in which the soldiers lost their lives is that they appear to be well armed and well trained, a clue that they are unlikely to be from Poonch. or Kashmir, through the Pir Panjal range.
Pandora Papers – Part 14
Gautam Hari Singhania, chairman and managing director of Raymond Limited, acquired two companies in the British Virgin Islands in 2008, records in the Pandora papers studied by The Indian Express have revealed. While Singhania is named as the beneficial owner in one of the companies, he is listed as a shareholder in another.
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For 13 horrific seconds, Arun Tiwari hung on the 19th floor balcony of a Mumbai skyscraper, before plunging to death. Arun, 30, who worked as a security guard, was the only victim of a fire that broke out in Avighna park, a residential building in Mumbai’s Lower Parel. In videos of the incident, Arun can be seen hanging from the balcony and trying to reach a windowsill on the lower level, but loses his grip and falls to the ground.
The Prime Minister’s proposed action plan aimed at open two restricted areas – beach sand minerals and offshore mining – for exploration by the private sector aims to reverse a series of measures taken by the Center over the past five years to restrict the involvement of private actors in the sector with the stated purpose of combating illegal mining. The proposal to set up a panel to reopen the sector could have strategic implications, as monazite and other minerals are refined and used in stages of the country’s nuclear power program.
Punjab’s Deputy Chief Minister Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa said police would investigate the Pakistani journalist friend of former chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh. “Aroosa Alam and his ISI links”. A bitter brawl ensued on Twitter between the two top leaders – Amarinder Singh’s media adviser posted a photo that appeared to show Congress President Sonia Gandhi and Aroosa Alam shaking hands, with the comment “Just in passing “.
In 2012, Vittala Malekudiya, then 23, and his father Lingappa Malekudiya were arrested by an anti-Naxal unit in Karnataka. Almost a decade later, the two, who belong to a tribal community in Dakshina Kannada district, were acquitted by a court after finding that most of the documents seized to prove their ties to Naxal were the items “necessary for daily subsistence”?. The documents in question include a book on Bhagat Singh, a letter calling for a boycott of parliamentary elections until his village obtains basic amenities, and some newspaper clippings.
Four men, arrested by the NIA for allegedly receiving money from the Pakistani terrorist company Falah-i-Insaniat Foundation (FIF), for “sowing unrest in India, were released Thursday by a Delhi court. The NIA case was based on two messages retrieved from the phone of one of the defendants, in which the words “ghee” and “khidmat” were used. The investigative agency alleged that the accused were use code words to communicate with the terrorist group, under the guise of building a mosque – a request that was rejected by the court.
Who will lead the Gujarat Congress? Several senior leaders told Rahul Gandhi that they wanted an “experienced leader” appointed as the next president of the state party – signaling that there is resistance to Hardik patelto become president of the GPCC. When Rahul met with 23 congressional leaders from Gujarat this week, some of the names suggested for the post were former State Congress Presidents Shaktisinh Gohil, Bharatsinh Solanki and former Lok Sabha MP Jagdish Thakor.
National President of the BJP JP Nadda writes on India reaching the major milestone to administer more than 100 crore of vaccinations against the Covid-19: “Unfortunately, there is no vaccine against the pandemic of political cynicism, hypocrisy and intellectual dishonesty which tries to undermine the historical milestones of India by peddling half-truths and biased accounts. These milestones do not belong to one party or government, but to the entire nation.
In a freak accident, Golden Globe-winning actor Alec Baldwin missed the firing of a propeller pistol while filming the western Rust, fatally injuring a cinematographer and injuring the director. But this is not the first accident that occurs on the sets of a film. From Amitabh Bachchan seriously injured on the set of ‘Coolie’ in 1983, to the death of Bruce Lee’s son Brandon Lee on the set of ‘The Crow’ in 1993 – we take a look at some major misadventures on film sets over the years.
In this week’s episode of “Love matters”, Evelyn Sharma and her guest, comedian Kaneez Surka, discuss the struggle against the stigma and shame associated with divorce in India, the strength it takes to leave a marriage and the joy and freedom that can be found by learning to be alone again. .
Rahel Philipose and Rounak Bagchi