Shooting will start in February

first_imgMumbai: Actor Vicky Kaushal says the team of Takht is preparing in full force to begin the film in February next year and he can’t wait to share screen space with the “huge” star cast. Directed by Karan Johar, Takht is based in the Mughal era and chronicles the story of two warring brothers. It features Ranveer Singh, Alia Bhatt, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Bhumi Pednekar, Janhvi Kapoor and Anil Kapoor. “We will begin Takht in February, preparations of which are on in full force. Before that, I will finish Udham Singh and then I will go for Takht,” he said. “I am very excited. It is a big film with a huge cast. I am very excited for when we will come in one frame and act. We are all very happy and am waiting for it to start,” he added.last_img read more

26 killed as bus rams into mountain in Pak

first_imgPeshawar: A bus rammed into a mountain on Sunday after the driver lost control while taking a turn on a hilly road in Pakistan’s northwest, killing at least 26 people, including children, and injuring 13 others, police said. The accident happened in the Babusar Top area, bordering Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province with Gilgit-Baltistan (GB). The bus was going towards Rawalpindi from Skardu city and there were 40 passengers, including 16 Pakistan Army personnel, the Express Tribune reported. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince Salman ‘snubbed’ Pak PM Imran, recalled his private jet from US: ReportRasheed Arshad, a spokesman for the Gilgit-Baltistan chief minister, confirmed that 26 bodies, among them women and children, have been retrieved from the wreckage. He said 13 passengers were admitted to the district headquarters hospital in Chilas and some of them were in critical condition. The passenger bus, belonging to a private company, departed from Skardu on Saturday for Rawalpindi. On Sunday morning, the driver lost control of the bus while taking a turn and it collided against a mountain. It is not clear yet how the driver lost control of the vehicle, according to Diamer police spokesperson Mohammad Wakeel. Also Read – Iraq military admits ‘excessive force’ used in deadly protestsPolice said that rescue and police teams had been dispatched to the site of the accident. Additionally, a helicopter has been requested from the GB government so as to transport the bodies to Skardu following identification, Dawn News reported. The Babusar Pass road, frequently used by tourists, remains open from the end of June to October every year. It is then closed following heavy snowfall at Babusar Top. The route presents the quickest road means to travel to Gilgit-Baltistan from Islamabad.last_img read more

Taking help inside ATMs can prove costly for you

first_imgNEW DELHI: If someone is standing behind you inside the ATM, beware, he might be noting down your pin code while his associate might offer you help and change the ATM card without your knowledge.The South-East Delhi Police has arrested a gang of two accused who used to cheat potential targets near Faridabad Delhi Border suburbs. The two arrested men have been identified as Arif and Rahul. One complainant approached police and aid that 2 persons entered the ATM booth and indulged in talks with the complainant. They both diverted the attention of the victim and swapped his ATM card. Also Read – Odd-Even: CM seeks transport dept’s views on exemption to women, two wheelers, CNG vehiclesAfter some time, the complainant found that his ATM card has been changed and both the accused persons had made fraudulent transactions of Rs. 70,000 from the card of the victim. Both the accused were arrested near Faridabad and a total of 43 ATMs were seized from their possession. Accused persons disclosed that they used to target the low suburb areas near Delhi-Faridabad border. Thereafter, accused persons used to search for an ATM booth wherein no guard was on duty. Finally, they used to wait for the target near the ATM and once the victim entered the ATM, accused persons followed him and cleverly noted the PIN number entered by the victim. Thereafter, they used to indulge the victim in talks and divert his mind. In the meantime, one of the accused persons used to swap the victim’s ATM card. Afterward, accused persons used to quickly leave the ATM booth and used the ATM card to withdraw money and shopping. “Accused Arif was the kingpin of the gang and was expert in diverting the attention of victims and swapping his ATM cards. Accused Rahul, 22 years a resident of Faridabad, has studied till class 12th. Accused was out of work and in order to earn quick money accused Rahul joined Arif,” said Chinmoy Biswal, DCP South East.last_img read more

Ayodhya verdict in 4 weeks will be a miracle CJI

first_imgNew Delhi: It will be miraculous, if we are able to deliver a judgement in four weeks, said Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi as he asked the counsels of the Hindu and Muslim parties in the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid dispute case to strictly abide by the October 18 deadline to wrap up their arguments. A Constitution bench, comprising five judges headed by the Chief Justice, is holding daily hearings in the case in which the Hindu and Muslim parties are contesting each other’s claims seeking ownership of the 2.77-acre disputed land in Ayodhya. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss account details under automatic exchange framework Following a schedule to the hearings, the top court plans to hear most arguments in the case by October 4, and complete them finally by October 14 on reopening after the Dushehra holidays. It will thus have five days to meet the October 18 deadline to end the hearing in the case. “We have 10-and-a-half days to conclude the arguments within the deadline,” said the Chief Justice emphasising the need for careful allocation of time to counsels of the parties involved in the matter. Appearing for the Sunni Waqf Board, senior advocate Rajeev Dhavan suggested continuing with the extended one-hour framework, and allocating Saturdays, to meet the deadline. The court said it cannot give a single extra day till October 18 for parties to complete their arguments in the cross-appeals.last_img read more

Delhi Police and IGL join hands to ensure CNG related safety

first_imgNew Delhi: Indraprastha Gas Limited (IGL) and Delhi Police on Friday joined hands towards enforcement of various safety initiatives to ensure CNG related safety. Narendra Singh Bundela, Joint. Commissioner (Traffic), while addressing a press conference at the headquarters of Delhi Traffic Police in Todapur, said that section 52 of Motor Vehicle Act 1989 mandates that every CNG run vehicle including buses, autos or private cars must have the endorsement of the CNG fuel mode on the registration certificate (RC). Any vehicle not complying with the above provision can be impounded under law. Joint CP further added that a campaign is being started by Delhi Traffic Police to ensure strict compliance with the law. Referring to Gas Cylinder Rules 2004, he also highlighted that every CNG run vehicle should have its CNG cylinder(s) hydro tested every three years and should have valid hydrotest certificate since it is very essential to determine the health of cylinder. Each CNG run vehicle should be displaying a valid compliance plate of the CNG fitment, cylinder. He also mentioned other safety-related issues in CNG run vehicles and stressed the need for vehicle owners to ensure that there should not be any unauthorized/spurious/additional cylinder fitted on the vehicles. Amit Garg, Director (Commercial), IGL and senior officers of Delhi Traffic Police and IGL were present at the conference. The gas filling company, IGL in case of Delhi, has been empowered under Gas Cylinder Rules 2004 to refuse CNG fueling to those vehicles not complying with the above provision. For the sake of safety, CNG retro fitment needs to be done by OEM or retrofitter authorized by the Transport Department. The vehicle owners were also advised to notify the insurance company to provide insurance on the CNG fitment.last_img read more