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Chandigarh University Leaked Video: Woman Student Blackmailed Into Sharing Videos of Other Hostellers

Chandigarh University Leaked Video: Woman Student Blackmailed Into Sharing Videos of Other Hostellers

In the recent development in the Chandigarh University video leak case, the arrested woman student was allegedly blackmailed by the two accused men for sharing videos of other hostellers. Accused Sunny Mehta and his friend Rankaj Verma reportedly threatened to make the woman’s private videos viral unless she shared filmed and shared videos of other hostel inmates in the common washroom. In the Chandigarh University leak case, the Punjab police have made three arrests so far, including a woman student, a 23-year-old man from Himachal Pradesh, and his 31-year-old friend. While the Punjab police have confirmed that no videos of other hostellers were found on the woman’s phone, students have alleged that the police and the Chandigarh University administration are lying and trying to cover the truth. On the direction of Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann, a probe into the matter would be done by a three-member SIT team comprising only women police officers. On Monday, the three accused were produced in the Mohali Court, and the court sent them to seven-day police remand. Around 1:30 am on Monday; the Chandigarh University students ended their protest upon the given assurance of a transparent probe into the matter.

Also Read: Chandigarh University Shut After Massive Student Protests Over Video Leak

Congress President Election: Sonia Gandhi Approves Shashi Tharoor’s Candidature; Final List To Be Out Today

A month is left for the long-awaited elections for the next Congress President. While the echo grows for Rahul Gandhi as the next Congress president, there are many other leaders who want to join the Congress presidential race. One of them is Shashi Tharoor, whose candidature has been confirmed by Sonia Gandhi, as learned from top party sources. Apart from Shashi Tharoor, Ashok Gehlot will likely file his nomination for contesting for the top post in the Congress party. On Monday, many units of Congress, including Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Jammu and Kashmir, Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra and Bihar, passed resolutions calling for Rahul Gandhi to become the next president of the Congress party. The final delegation list will be out today. The Congress will hold the elections on October 17, and the results will be declared on October 19.

The Experience of Watching A Film In Theatres To Return In Kashmir After 23 Years

The Kashmir valley is all set for a film’s release in theatres after 23 years. Two epic movies, Vikram Vedha and Ponniyin Selvan-1 (PS-1), will be released on October 1 at the new INOX theatre in Srinagar’s Shiv Pora area. J&K Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha inaugurated the multiplex. The ticket sales will start on September 26 in the theatre, which features three screens and a total seating capacity of 522. “I see my dream coming true. Wholesome family entertainment had taken a back seat. When we were younger, we used to go to cinema halls in Kashmir. There were 10-12 cinema halls here,” said Vikas Dhar, owner of the multiplex. In the 1990s, 11 cinema halls across the Kashmir valley were shut down during large-scale militancy. Not worrying about the footfalls, Mr Dhar said: “This is not a business. We really wanted to bring the magic of cinema back. Success will be achieved on October 1 whether one person comes or a hundred. Showing movies on bigger screens after 35 years will be a dream come true.”

Covid-Bulletin: India Registers 4,043 New Cases; Recovery Rate At 98.71%

According to the latest data released by the Union Health Ministry, India has registered 4,043 new covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours. The active caseload of the country currently stands at 47,379. Meanwhile, daily recoveries continue to outnumber active covid-19 cases with registering 4,676 recoveries in the previous 24 hours. The total recoveries have reached 4,39,67,340. The daily and weekly positivity rates currently stand at 1.37% and 1.81%, respectively. As per the Indian Council of Medical Research, the country has conducted 89.20 crore covid-19 tests so far. On the vaccination front, India has administered 216.83 crore covid-19 vaccine doses under the nationwide vaccination drive.

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