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2 killed as car runs over pavement dwellers

New Delhi, Jun 24 (PTI) Two pavement dwellers were killed and as many injured when they were run over by a speeding car in north Delhi today.

The incident occurred around 12 noon when a person, identified as Harish Kumar (32), was driving an Etios car from Rajghat towards ISBT.

Four persons, who were sleeping on the pavement, came under the wheels of the car as it veered off the road. Two of them died while two others were injured.

The injured have been identified as Rashid and Deepak and are currently undergoing treatment at LNJP Hospital, police said. The deceased are yet to be identified.

The accused driver claimed that he was trying to save a beggar who was crossing the road, and swerved to the left. He ended up taking the car over the pavement, they added.

Police said his claims were being verified. They also suspect that the driver might have fallen asleep at the wheel and ended up running the car over the pavement dwellers.

They have also taken Kumar’s blood samples to ascertain whether he was driving under the influence of alcohol.

Salman not worried about Tubelight’s critical response

Mumbai Jun 24 (PTI) “Tubelight”, Salman Khan’s latest collaboration with Kabir Khan, has received a mixed response from critics but the superstar says the reviews are better than what he expected.

“The critics were really good. I was expecting minus three and minus four but they have given one-and-half rating apparently. I am very pleased with that. Reports are that people can’t see me crying (on screen). So I asked, ‘Are they (audience) laughing and the answer was no, they are crying. So I said, ‘don’t worry about it’,” Salman told reporters last evening.

The day one collection of “Tubelight” stands at Rs 21.15 crore, which is way less than what his previous films — “Bajrangi Bhaijaan” and “Sultan” — earned.

The actor, however, says “Tubelight”, an emotional drama set against the backdrop of 1962 India-China War, subverts the expectations of the audience as it is not a ‘masaala’ entertainer.

“As it is an Eid release people have preconceived notions (about the film) as they throw coins, dance, sing in the cinema halls. They have gone to watch a certain film but get to watch another film.

“It is a very emotional film. Even an emotionless, stone-hearted person will have tears in his eyes. So this is an emotional film to be seen with parents, grand parents and entire family,” he added.

When asked if there is a sense of failure, Salman said, “What! Does it look bothered (pointing towards his face). I am not bothered. I am sure it is going to do ok. It is going to get us a lot of respect.”

Salman was talking on the sidelines of an event to announce an association between his foundation Being Human and the PVR group.

Know the Hard Work & Efforts of the Team organizing Sevaarth, Annual NSS Fest of PGDAV College, Delhi University

Sevaarth did mark its presence in January 2015 for the very first time where it was appreciated for its uniqueness and socio-fun combination. Crowd from Delhi University, JNU, DTU and other colleges attend this event. Footfall ranges in thousands. Events that are held in this fest are Walk for Affinity, Junkathon, Fortune Foraging, Divyaang Talent Hunt, SnapshotStar, Enact.