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Headlines: Pandora Papers – Hidden Wealth Of Famous Personalities Exposed!

Pandora Papers – Hidden Wealth Of Famous Personalities Exposed!

The ‘Pandora Papers’ released by the International Consortium Of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ), the same organization that released the very famous ‘Panama Papers’, include the names of several prominent Indian personalities, including Anil Ambani, Kiran Shaw, Sachin Tendulkar etc. The Pandora Papers was released on 3rd October, which shed light on the hidden dealings of around 35 current and former national leaders, more than 330 politicians and public officials in more than 91 countries who have allegedly used offshore accounts to shield assets worth trillions of dollars. In its report, ICIJ said: “People linked by the secret documents to offshore assets include India’s cricket superstar Sachin Tendulkar, pop music diva Shakira, supermodel Claudia Schiffer and an Italian mobster known as Lell the Fat One,” The Associated Press also reported that some accounts were designed to conceal assets and evade taxes, among other shady reasons. The Pandora papers contain records that date back to the 1970s, but most of the files span from 1996 to 2020.

Covid-Bulletin: India Registers 20,799 New Covid-19 Cases; Recovery Rate At 97.89%

According to the latest data released by the Union Health Ministry, India has recorded 20,799 new covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours. The active caseload of the country currently stands at 2,64,458, constituting 0.78% of the total covid-19 cases reported in the country so far. India’s covid-19 active caseload stands the lowest in 200 days. Meanwhile, daily recoveries continue to outnumber new covid-19 cases, with recording 26,718 recoveries in the previous 24 hours. The total recoveries in the country stand at 3,31,21,247. The daily and weekly positivity rate currently stands at 2.10% and 1.63% respectively. As per the Indian Council of Medical Research, the country has conducted 57.42 crore covid-19 tests so far. On the vaccination front, India has administered 90.79 crore covid-19 vaccine doses so far under the nationwide vaccination drive.

Lakhimpur Kheri Incident: Opposition Leaders Lashes Out At The Govt; Demands Resignation Of MoS For Home Affairs

The recent Lakhimpur Kheri incident took place after Samyukta Kisan Morcha, a body of several farm unions, alleged that son of Ajay Mishra Teni, Ashish Mishra Teni, came with 3 vehicles and mowed down farmers and also attacked SKM leader Tajinder Singh Virk by trying to run a vehicle over him. The farmers’ group alleged that the incident occurred when the farmers were dispersing from their protest at the helipad. Ajay Mishra Teni is Minister of State for Home Affairs. After the incident, many opposition leaders, including Samajwadi Party President Akhilesh Yadav, demanded the resignation of MoS for Home Affairs and also asked the central government to provide Rs 2 crores as ex-gratia and government jobs to farmers who got injured or died during the Lakhimpur Kheri incident. Speaking about the same, Mr Yadav said: “Even Britishers would not have committed the kind of atrocities this government is committing against farmers. MoS Home Ajay Mishra and Deputy CM Keshav Prasad Maurya should resign. Rs 2 crores and government jobs should be given to next of kin of the farmers who lost their lives in the incident,” Several opposition leaders, including Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, Bhupesh Baghel, Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa, are scheduled to visit Lakhimpur Kheri today. Meanwhile, Ashish Mishra Teni has refused the allegations of the SKM and said that he was not present at the place when the incident happened.

Punjab CM Channi Sent 10 Police Officers List To The UPSC For Appointment OF DGP

Congress leader Navjot Singh Sindhu and Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi held a meeting and discussed over setting up a coordination panel for prior consultation before any significant decisions taken by the state government. In the meeting, Mr Sidhu said that there is a need to change the State Police Chief and the Advocate General. Speaking to the media about the same, CM Channi said: “I have told Sidhu sahab, and he also knows that the names of the police officers who have completed 30 years in service have been sent to the Centre for the appointment of a DGP. We have sent the names, and the Centre will now send us a three-member panel for the selection of a regular DGP,” “The party work is being looked after by Sidhu sahab. We should both work in coordination, and we are doing so. If anything is not being liked, then we have set up a coordination committee at the party forum where we can discuss it,” added Mr Channi. The Punjab crisis grew more after Navjot Singh Sidhu resigned from the post of Punjab Congress Chief a few days ago. However, with Punjab Assembly Elections next year, the Congress Party is trying to solve the crisis as soon as possible.

Mumbai Drug Bust Case: Along With SRK’s Son Aryan Khan & 7 Others, NCB Takes Drug Supplier In Custody

The Narcotics Control Bureau, on Sunday, arrested Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan’s son Aryan Khan on charges of sale, consumption and purchase of narcotics drugs after the department conducted a raid on a rave party aboard a luxury cruise liner. Apart from Aryan Khan, 7 other youths, including Gomit Chopra, Vikrant Chhokar, Nupur Satija, Ishmeet Singh Chadha and Mohak Jaiswal, were also arrested. A drug supplier was also arrested after NCB conducted raids in Andheri, Bandra, and Lokhandwala areas of Mumbai. NCB recovered 22 pills of MDMA, 5 gms MD, 21 gms Charas and 13 gms of Cocaine. On Monday, all the accused will be produced before the court for judicial custody, and Aryan Khan’s lawyer Satish Maneshinde is also gearing up to challenge the NCB action in the Bombay High Court. Meanwhile, Salman Khan visited actor Shah Rukh Khan’s home Mannat late Sunday night.

Bigg Boss 15: Did Nishant Bhat Just Call Shamita Shetty Biased?

Bigg Boss 15 premiered on 2nd October and 3rd October. On the 2nd day of the premiere night, Bigg Boss OTT contestants who will also be a part of Bigg Boss 15, Nishant Bhat, Shamita Shetty and Pratik Sehajpal, entered the show. During the entry, host Salman Khan asked Nishant that what did Shamita did wrong in Bigg Boss OTT that didn’t let her win. Nishant answered: “She gets very biased. . She doesn’t like it if she doesn’t get the control,” However, Shamita didn’t agree with Nishant and said: “I don’t get biased. I have never forced anyone to do anything,” Meanwhile, when Salman Khan asked Pratik about his and Nishant’s friendship in the BB OTT house, Pratik gave quite a shocking reply: “We were friends on Bigg Boss OTT, we aren’t sure if we will be friends in Bigg Boss 15 house,” Bigg Boss OTT contestants have got the direct entry to the main house while other contestants have to fight it out to get to the BB house from the BB Jungle. 

IPL 2021: Can KKR Reached The IPL Play-offs?

The Virat-Kohli led Royal Challengers Bangalore became the 3rd team to qualify for the IPL 2021 play-offs. Besides Royal Challengers Bangalore, Delhi Capitals and Chennai Super Kings have also sealed the deal in the IPL 2021 play-offs. On Sunday, Kolkata Knight Riders registered a win against Sunrisers Hyderabad, which increased their chances of reaching the IPL 2021 play-offs. As per the IPL 2021 points, if KKR wins their final match against Rajasthan Royals, there’ll be a greater chance of KKR becoming the 4th team to reach IPL 2021 play-offs. 

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