Headlines: SRK Visits Mumbai Jail To Meet Son Aryan Khan; Pic Surfaces
SRK Visits Mumbai Jail To Meet Son Aryan Khan; Pic Surfaces
After SRK’s son Aryan Khan was denied bail yesterday in connection to the drug bust case, Shah Rukh Khan visited Arthur Road jail in Mumbai to meet his son, who has been under arrest since 3rd October by the NCB. The NDPS court yesterday denied bail to Aryan, citing that the WhatsApp chats found on his phone indicate his involvement in illicit drug activities. Judge VV Patil, in his order, said: “WhatsApp chats prima facie reveals accused Aryan Khan is dealing in illicit drug activities for narcotic substances on regular basis. Therefore, it cannot be said that Khan is not likely to commit similar offence while on bail. Accused 1&2 (Arbaaz Merchant) are friends since long. In their voluntary statements, both of them disclosed that they were possessing the said substance for their consumption and for enjoyment. Thus, all these things go to show that Aryan Khan was having knowledge of contraband concealed by 2 in his shoes,” Meanwhile, this is the first time that Aryan Khan met his father Shah Rukh Khan in person since his arrest. Shah Rukh Khan spent 20 minutes in jail. Aryan Khan had spoken to SRK and Gauri Khan via video call on Friday. Aryan Khan’s bail plea will be heard on 26th October 2021.
Covid-Bulletin: India Records 18,454 New Covid-19 Cases; Recovery Rate At 98.15%
According to the latest data released by the Union Health Ministry, India has registered 18,454 new covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours. The active caseload of the country currently stands at 1,78,831, constituting 0.52% of the total covid-19 cases reported in the country. Meanwhile, total recoveries in the country stands at 3,34,95,808 with recording 17,561 recoveries in the previous 24 hours. The daily and weekly positivity rate stands at 1.48% and 1.34% respectively. As per the Indian Council of Medical Research, the country has conducted 59.57 crore covid-19 tests so far. On the vaccination front, India has achieved the milestone of administering 1 billion (100 crores) covid-19 vaccine doses under the nationwide vaccination drive.
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— Ministry of Health (@MoHFW_INDIA) October 21, 2021
India Achieves The Milestone Of 100 Crore Vaccinations This Morning
This morning, India achieved the remarkable milestone of vaccinating 100 crore people with the covid-19 vaccine. Taking to Twitter, Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya tweeted: “Congratulations India! This is the result of the leadership of our visionary Prime Minister Narendra Modi,” On achieving the milestone, Dr VK Paul, NITI Aayog Member For Health said: “It’s remarkable to reach the 1 billion dose mark for any nation, an achievement in just over 9 months since the vaccination program started in India,” Apart from India, only China has administered over a billion doses of the covid-19 vaccines. While 75% of adults in India have been vaccinated with the first dose, there are still 25% of adults who are unvaccinated.
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— PMO India (@PMOIndia) October 21, 2021
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— Ministry of Health (@MoHFW_INDIA) October 21, 2021
Lakhimpur Kheri Violence: Supreme Court Frowns On Yogi Government For Moving With A Slow Pace
In the latest development in the Lakhimpur Kheri violence incident, the Supreme Court Bench comprising Justice Hima Kohli, Justice Surya Kant, and Chief Justice of India N V Ramana frowned at the delaying status of the Lakhimpur case, smashing the Yogi Adityanath-led Uttar Pradesh government. The Top Court, in its order, said: “We get the impression that you are dragging your feet. Please do the needful to dispel. We were waiting till 1 am last night, but we received nothing,” The court’s statement came after it found out that the statements of only 4 out of 44 witnesses had been recorded in the matter. Noting the various gaps in the investigation process, the court also said that it might constitute another team of independent investigators if the ongoing probe is found to be biased or lax.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk Urges PM Modi To Slash Import Taxes Before Entering India
There have been various reports of Elon Musk’s Tesla Motors entering the Indian market. However, now reports suggest that Tesla has put in a request to let Tesla CEO Musk meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi and urge him to slash import taxes on electric vehicles before entering India. Tesla wants to enter the Indian market; however, Tesla executives have argued in the past that tariffs on imported cars in India are among the highest in the world and said that India’s duty structure would not put Tesla in a very viable position in India. The county levies 60% import duty on electric vehicles, which falls under the bracket of $40,000 or less and 100% duty on electric cars costing over $40,000. Many analysts have noted that at these rates, Tesla cars will become very costly for buyers in India, which in turn can limit Tesla Motors’s sales.
Moscow: Indian Officials Meet Taliban Deputy PM Abdul Salam Hanafi
On Wednesday, at the Moscow format meeting, Indian officials reportedly met Taliban Deputy Prime Minister Abdul Salam Hanafi. Though the Ministry of External Affairs did not give any immediate comment, official sources said that India was considering sending a consignment of wheat and other humanitarian aid to Afghanistan. Taliban Deputy I&B minister and spokesperson, Mr Zabihullah Mujahid, took to Twitter and wrote: “Both sides considered it necessary to take into account each other’s concerns and improve diplomatic and economic relations. The Indian side finally expressed readiness to provide a wide range of humanitarian assistance to the Afghans,” After Taliban’s takeover of Kabul, this is the first time that India has announced humanitarian aid to the country. The Moscow meeting is a part of a series of discussions on Afghanistan, which is convened by the United Nations to collect funds for Afghanistan’s financial and economic reconstruction. In the joint statement issued at the conference, representatives of China, Uzbekistan, Iran, Russia, Pakistan, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan along with India signed the statement that called on the Taliban to form an ‘inclusive’ government, make sure that their territory is not used by terror groups against other countries and pursue friendly relations with neighboring countries.
The Indian envoy to the Moscow format meeting said that the people of Afghanistan need humanitarian assistance, Afghanistan is going through a difficult situation. India is ready to provide humanitarian assistance to Afghanistan.
— Zabihullah Mujahid (@Zabihullah_M3) October 20, 2021
Dybbuk Trailer: Emraan Hashmi Starrer Will Scare The Hell Out Of You!
On Wednesday, Emraan Hashmi treated his fans with his new horror film Dybbuk: The Curse Is Real’s trailer. The Amazon Prime Original film also features Nikita Dutta and Manav Kaul in pivotal roles. Set in the picturesque location of Mauritius, the film’s trailer guarantees a spine chilling experience with showcasing horrifying incidents that take place on a cursed island. Helmed by director Jay K. and produced by T-Series and Panorama Studios, Dybbuk is a remake of a Malayalam film, ‘Ezra’. Dybbuk is slated to release on 29th October on Amazon Prime Video.