Daily Archive: April 10, 2018

Tollywood Actress Sri Reddy Claims That A Top Producer’s Son Had Forced Sex With Her In Studio

Last week, we saw how south Indian actresses Sri Reddy and Maadhavi Latha lashed out at their fellow Tollywood actress Rakul Preet Singh for saying that casting couch does not exist in south Indian film industry. Sri Reddy had even threatened to expose the filmmakers who practice casting couch.

States Brace For Bharat Bandh After Home Ministry Alert: 10 Points

New Delhi:

The Union home ministry has advised all states to strengthen security and check any possible violence after certain groups called for a Bharat Bandh today against caste-based reservation in jobs and education. While calls for the bandh are being circulated on social media, no group has yet come forward to make it official. The Home Ministry’s advisory was based on intelligence inputs, officials said, adding that it was issued in view of the Bharat Bandh called by Dalit groups last week that saw widespread violence across five states and cost nearly a dozen lives.

Here is your 10-point guide to the Bharat Bandh protest expected today:

  1. "The home ministry has advised the states to beef up security and make appropriate arrangements to prevent any untoward incident, including issue of prohibitory orders, if necessary," an official told NDTV.
  2. The states have been asked to intensify patrolling in all sensitive locations so as to prevent any loss of life or damage to property.
  3. The ministry advisory also said Districts Magistrates and police chiefs will be personally held responsible for any violence in areas under their control.
  4. In Rajasthan, one of the five states that saw widespread violence, the government has snapped cellphone internet service in Jaipur and Alwar. Prohibitory orders, banning large gatherings, will also be imposed, the police said.
  5. "No group has come forward to say they are organising a call for a bandh. These messages are doing the rounds in social media," said Jaipur police chief Sanjay Agarwal. "We are holding meetings with community liaison groups and traders. Nobody will be allowed to take the law into their hands," he added.
  6. In Uttar Pradesh, an advisory was issued to all district police chiefs, asking them to ensure that law and order was maintained. Internet has been suspended in Saharanpur from midnight. Extra security forces has been allotted to districts that requested for it, sources said.
  7. The Bharat Bandh on April 2 was called by Dalit groups that were opposed to a Supreme Court order, which, they said, diluted a law meant for the protection of the community.
  8. Through the day, widespread violence was reported from Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Punjab and Jharkhand. Six people died in Madhya Pradesh, two in Uttar Pradesh and one in Rajasthan. Several other deaths – two of them hospital-bound patients stuck in bandh-related traffic jams – were reported later.
  9. The same day, the Centre filed an appeal in the Supreme Court, asking it to review its order regarding the SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act.The court was also asked to put a freeze on its order, which stopped the immediate arrest of anyone accused under the law. Up
  10. The court, however, refused to freeze the order, saying, "Our aim is to protect innocents, we have not diluted the law in any manner". The court said those responsible for the massive Dalit protests, may not have read the earlier order. "The agitations may be held by vested interests," the judges said.
  11. Source NDTV

Brother of BJP Lawmaker Arrested In Unnao Rape Controversy

Unnao, Uttar Pradesh: The brother of a BJP lawmaker, accused by a 16-year-old girl of rape, has been arrested for thrashing her father in Uttar Pradesh’s Unnao. The teen’s father, who was arrested last week, died at a hospital on Monday.

UP Lawmaker Kuldeep Singh Sengar’s brother Atul had reportedly launched an assault on the girl’s father last week. Despite his grave injuries, the man wasn’t admitted to the hospital. Instead he was arrested and placed in judicial custody on a complaint by his daughter’s alleged rapists

17 Killed After Speeding Truck Rams Barrier On Highway Near Pune

Khandala, Maharashtra : At least 17 people were killed and over 15 injured this morning after the truck they were travelling in hit a barricade on Pune-Satara highway near Khandala. The injured have been rushed to the hospital.

After crossing the Khambatki Ghat from Satara to Pune, the driver reportedly lost control of the vehicle while taking a dangerous turn at a difficult ‘S’ shaped road near the Khandala tunnel.