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Suraj Revanna sexual assault case: CID takes over probe, brings JD-S leader to Bengaluru

Bengaluru, June 24 (IANS) The Karnataka Polices CID, which was handed over the probe in the sexual assault case involving Suraj Revanna, the grandson of former PM and JD-S supremo H.D. Deve Gowda, by the state government on Sunday, has brought the JD-S MLC to Bengaluru from Hassan. Police sources said that he will be []

bhaskarlive 24 Jun 2024 12:47 am

Controversial Taliban Talks in Doha: Exclusion of Women Criticized

Controversial Taliban Talks in Doha: Exclusion of Women Criticized Afghanistan's Taliban government is due to send officials to Qatar next weekend to meet top U.N. officials and envoys from up to 25 countries for a two-day gathering that rights groups have criticized for not including Afghan women. It will be the third such U.N.-led meeting in Doha, but the first attended by the Taliban, which has not been internationally recognized since seizing power in August 2021 as U.S.-led forces withdrew after 20 years of war. The U.N. has been trying to find a unified international approach to dealing with the Taliban, who have cracked down on women's rights since returning to power. Excluding women risks legitimizing the Taliban's abuses and triggering irreparable harm to the U.N.'s credibility as an advocate for women's rights and women's meaningful participation, Tirana Hassan, executive director at Human Rights Watch, said of the third planned Doha meeting. U.N. political affairs chief Rosemary DiCarlo, U.N. special envoy on Afghanistan Roza Otunbayeva and envoys from various countries are due to meet separately with Afghan civil society groups after meeting with the Taliban, the U.N. has said. The Doha meetings are part of a process and not a one-off and women and civil society continue to be part of it, U.N. spokesperson Stephane Dujarric said on Sunday. It also aims to encourage the de facto authorities to engage with the international community through a coordinated and structured approach for the benefit of the Afghan people, Dujarric said. Human rights and the rights of women and girls will feature prominently in all the discussions, certainly from the part of the U.N. 'INSUFFICIENT' TRUST Since the Taliban returned to power, most girls have been barred from high school and women from universities. The Taliban have also stopped most Afghan female staff from working at aid agencies, closed beauty salons, barred women from parks and curtailed travel for women in the absence of a male guardian. The Taliban say they respect rights in line with their interpretation of Islamic law. Sidelining critical discussions on human rights would be unacceptable and set a deeply damaging precedent, Amnesty International Secretary General Agnes Callamard said of the planned Doha meeting. Otunbayeva said the Doha meeting would focus on private sector business and counter-narcotics, issues she described as linked to women's rights. She also said the upcoming meeting had generated significant expectations that cannot realistically be met in a single meeting. We are trying to establish a process and preserve an important mechanism of consultation. We must be realistic about how much each meeting in this process can deliver, especially at this early stage where confidence and trust are insufficient, she told the U.N. Security Council on Friday. U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres first convened envoys on Afghanistan from various countries in May last year to work on a unified approach to dealing with the Taliban authorities. The Taliban were not invited. The Taliban then refused to attend the second Doha meeting in February, when the U.N. rejected its demand to act as Afghanistan's sole official representative, Guterres said.

devdiscourse 24 Jun 2024 12:17 am

MLC Suraj Revanna, accused of sexually abusing man, remanded in judicial custody for 14 days

MLC Suraj Revanna, who has been arrested on charges of sexually abusing a 27-year-old man in Hassan district, was produced before a magistrate court judge here on Sunday, who remanded him in judicial custody for 14 days. The investigation into the case was handed over to the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) earlier in the day, following which Suraj was shifted to Bengaluru from Hassan, and produced before the 42nd Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Court (ACMM) judge, at his residence. Former PM Devegowdas family faces multiple sexual abuse allegations Suraj Revanna, the grandson of HD Devegowda, was apprehended after a complaint by a youth from Arkalgud taluk in Hassan district. The victim had complained to the police that Suraj Revanna, the eldest son of Holenarasipura MLA H D Revanna, sexually abused him at his farmhouse in Ghannikada on June 16, promising him a job. Based on the complaint, the Holenarasipura police registered a case against the JD(S) MLC under IPC sections 377 (unnatural offences), 342 (wrongful confinement) and 506 (criminal intimidation) late on Saturday evening. However, Suraj Revanna (37), the grandson of former prime minister H D Deve Gowda and the nephew of Union Minister H D Kumaraswamy, has categorically denied the charge. Suraj had also alleged that the man had filed a false complaint in a bid to extort Rs 5 crore from him.

The New Indian Express 23 Jun 2024 10:55 pm

Suraj Revanna, accused of sexually abusing man, remanded in judicial custody for 14 days

Suraj was booked on Saturday at Holenarasipura Rural Police Station in Hassan district for allegedly sexually abusing a party worker a few days ago. He has been booked under different sections of the IPC, including unnatural offences.

The Economic Times 23 Jun 2024 9:11 pm

Israeli defence minister heads to US for 'critical' talks on Gaza war

JERUSALEM: Israel's Defence Minister Yoav Gallant was headed to Washington on Sunday for critical talks on the Gaza war raging since October 7 and surging cross-border tensions with Lebanon's Hezbollah movement. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu voiced hope for speedy progress on unfreezing US arms and ammunition deliveries from Israel's top ally which he said had dropped off sharply in recent months. US President Joe Biden has been at odds with Israel's veteran right-wing leader over Gaza's surging civilian death toll, but US officials have said they were not aware of what Netanyahu was referring to on the arms issue. The Israeli premier on Sunday told his cabinet that about four months ago, there was a dramatic drop in the supply of armaments arriving from the US to Israel.We got all sorts of explanations, but... the basic situation didn't change. However, he voiced hope the issue would now be cleared up: In light of what I have heard in the last day, I hope and believe that this issue will be resolved in the near future. Fighting rages in Gaza as Red Cross says 22 killed in shelling near office Israeli forces again bombed Gaza on Sunday, a day after tens of thousands staged a protest rally in Tel Aviv against the government and to demand the return of hostages being held by Hamas. Tensions have also flared on Israel's northern border with Lebanon whose Iran-backed Hezbollah movement has traded daily cross-border fire with the army, heightening fears of all-out war. Gallant said he would discuss developments in Gaza and Lebanon, vowing that we are prepared for any action that may be required in Gaza, Lebanon and in additional areas. He stressed that our ties with the United States are more important than ever. Our meetings with US officials are critical to this war. At least 39 people killed in Israeli strikes across northern Gaza, officials say Lebanon tensions The Gaza war broke out with Hamas's October 7 attack on southern Israel that resulted in the deaths of 1,194 people, mostly civilians, according to an AFP tally based on Israeli official figures. The militants also seized hostages, 116 of whom remain in Gaza although the army says 41 are dead. Israel's retaliatory offensive has killed at least 37,551 people, also mostly civilians, Gaza's health ministry said. An Israeli siege has deprived Gaza's 2.4 million people of most drinking water, food, fuel and other essentials. This war must stop, said Umm Siraj al-Balawi, surviving in a makeshift shelter amid a field of rubble, with strung-up sheets protecting her young children from the blazing sun. Thousands of Iran-backed fighters offer to join Hezbollah in its fight against Israel People are getting displaced from house to house, tent to tent, school to school, she said. This is a war of displacement. It's a war of annihilation. Lebanon's Hezbollah meanwhile said it had targeted a military position in northern Israel with an attack drone in response to the killing of a commander of the Jamaa Islamiya group in a strike on eastern Lebanon. Israel said no one was injured in the attack Sunday. Hezbollah had hours earlier published a video excerpt purporting to show locations in Israel along with their coordinates, amid heightening fears of an all-out conflict. Israel's military said last Tuesday that a plan for a Lebanon offensive had been approved and validated. Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah responded with threats that no part of Israel would be spared in the event of a full-scale war.

The New Indian Express 23 Jun 2024 6:24 pm

'Laundering' Tk 3,000cr: Court issues travel ban on Premier Bank AMD, 3 officials

A Dhaka court today issued a travel ban on four officials of the Premier Bank PLC, including its Additional Managing Director Md Shahid Hassan Mallik, in connection with allegations of laundering about Tk 3,000 crore through sanctioning fake loans to 43 suspicious institutions which exported manufactured garments.

The Daily Star 23 Jun 2024 6:21 pm

H D Revanna alleges conspiracy behind abuse charges against son Suraj

JD(S) MLA and former Karnataka Minister H D Revanna on Sunday termed the allegations against his son and MLC Suraj Revanna of sexually abusing a male party worker as a conspiracy and said he has faith in God and the judiciary. Not wanting to react to anything, he said when time comes he will tell everything. Suraj Revanna -- the brother of former MP Prajwal Revanna who is facing allegations of sexually abusing several women -- was arrested in Hassan earlier in the day on charges of unnatural offences against him, police sources said. He was booked on Saturday for allegedly sexually abusing a party worker a few days ago and under different sections of the IPC, including unnatural offences. I won't react to anything. Let the (CID) do it (investigation). Who said don't (investigate)? I won't say anything on this. I have respect for the judiciary. I know what's happening in the state, Revanna said. While speaking to reporters here, he said, I won't react to anything. I have

Business Standard 23 Jun 2024 2:58 pm

Karnataka police arrest JDS leader Suraj Revanna on sodomy charges

Holenarasipur (Hassan), June 23 (UNI) Janata Dal-Secular leader Suraj Revanna was arrested on Sunday for allegedly sodomising a male party worker. Suraj, taken into custody following a complaint lodged by a young man from Arkalgud taluk, is the brother of Prajwal Revanna already embroiled in multiple sexual assault cases, Suraj has, however, rubbished the... The post Karnataka police arrest JDS leader Suraj Revanna on sodomy charges first appeared on Central India's Premier English Daily .

Central Chronicle 23 Jun 2024 2:37 pm

Karnataka Political Scandal: Revanna Family Faces Grave Allegations

Karnataka Political Scandal: Revanna Family Faces Grave Allegations In a recent development that shakes Karnataka's political landscape, JD(S) MLA and former Minister H D Revanna has denounced the grave allegations against his son, Suraj Revanna, of sexually abusing a male party worker. Terming it a 'conspiracy,' Revanna expressed his unwavering faith in both divine justice and the judiciary. Suraj Revanna, also the younger brother of former MP Prajwal Revanna currently under police scrutiny for similar charges, was arrested in Hassan earlier on allegations of 'unnatural offences.' Suraj has vehemently denied the accusations, attributing them to an extortion attempt for Rs 5 crore. Meanwhile, the broader Revanna family, including Suraj's cousin Prajwal and parents H D Revanna and Bhavani, find themselves ensnared in a web of legal challenges. While H D Kumaraswamy, a key JD(S) figure, distanced himself from the scandal, he emphasized that the law will follow its course.

devdiscourse 23 Jun 2024 2:18 pm

Salaar 2 stuck due to Rs 50 cr budget hike?

Actually, Salaar starring Prabhas, Shruti Hassan and directed by Prashanth Neel was an action adventure based in the fictional city of Khansar and clash of feudal lords to capture power

Deccan Chronicle 23 Jun 2024 2:07 pm

Beware, cybercrooks can steal your money without OTP too

BENGALURU: As technology advances, fraudsters are employing new techniques to swindle people. We all think that without One Time Passwords (OTPs), money cannot be transferred, but now cyber fraudsters can take the money away from your account without an OTP too. This is how the scam works. You are sent a message that looks to have bee forwarded from a bank. Once you click the link, the money is stolen from your account without an OTP. Over Rs 40 lakh has been stolen from Bengaluru Rural district alone using this technique. Cybercriminals are also employing more-sophisticated Remote Access Trojans (RAT) and Android Application Package (APK) software to scam people. A senior officer said RATs and APKs are software that allow cybercriminals to remotely control a persons device, without their knowledge. An officer explained that fraudsters create fake apps using logos of nationalised or private banks whose security would have been breached. Fraudsters send these app links via WhatsApp or text messages, and once the application is installed on the phone, fraudsters can easily steal the money. This is a more advanced form of phishing, enabling fraudsters to bypass conventional security measures and gain unauthorised access to sensitive information. Earlier, these methods were used to steal money in bulk from big companies, he added. An officer investigating a case said that a 35-year-old IT employee, Anusha (name changed), lost Rs 20 lakh. She had received a link on WhatsApp that appeared to be from her bank. The message suggested she install the app to get updates from the bank. As soon as she opened the link, the phone came under the control of fraudsters. After similar cases were reported from different parts of the state and the police alerted bank officials, the bank took preventive security measures, and now such cases have reduced, the official explained. A cyber expert, Suresh, said the only way to escape from such frauds is not to click on links in text or WhatsApp messages. Banks send transaction alerts only to the text message inbox and advise turning off mobile data to prevent applications from downloading. On May 21, the Hassan sub-division DySP reportedly lost Rs 15.98 lakh after installing an application of a nationalised bank that was forwarded him through a text message. The link had an APK or RAT file. An investigation officer from Hassan said that soon after the money was stolen, it was transferred to multiple mule accounts. It was found that the accused had used 900 SIMs with the same IMEI number.

The New Indian Express 23 Jun 2024 1:55 pm

Israeli Nuclear Site, Airport, IDF Base: Hezbollah's Israel 'Target List' Out | Watch

Hezbollah released a video showing vital Israeli targets that could be potentially targeted in case of a war against Lebanon. The video included snippets of Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah's latest speech, in which he warned the Israel that Hezbollah would fight with no restraints or limits if war were imposed on Lebanon. Watch the video for more.

The Times of India 23 Jun 2024 1:47 pm

Former PM Devegowdas family faces multiple sexual abuse allegations

The family of former Prime Minister HD Devegowda has been embroiled in a series of sex scandals, with multiple members facing serious allegations. The most recent incident involves MLC Dr Suraj Revanna, who was arrested by the Holenarasipur police on Saturday night on charges of sodomising a youth. Dr. Suraj Revanna, the grandson of HD Devegowda, was apprehended after a complaint by a youth from Arkalgud taluk in Hassan district. The victim alleged that Dr. Suraj forced him into homosexual acts at a farmhouse in Gannikada village, promising him a job. The complaint was initially filed with the DG IG in Bengaluru before being taken up by the Holenarasipur rural police. Following the complaint, Dr. Suraj was brought to the Cyber Economic and Narcotic (CEN) crime police for examination of telephone conversations and a voice test. He is expected to be produced in court after a medical test. Shivakumar, a friend of Dr Suraj Revanna, lodged a counter-complaint against the victim, accusing him of demanding Rs 5 crore to not file the complaint. Dr Suraj has been booked under sections 377, 342, and 506 of the IPC. Sakleshpur DySP has been appointed as the investigation officer for the case. In his complaint, the victim also alleged that Dr. Suraj had threatened him with dire consequences, boasting about his powerful family connections and previous murders. Women of country will give you answer: Congress hits out at PM on Karnataka sex scandal Will PM Modi still remain silent: Priyanka Gandhi slams BJP over 'sex scandal' Meanwhile, Dr Suraj Revanna has dismissed the allegations as politically motivated, asserting that the charges are baseless and that the law will take its own course. This scandal is not an isolated incident for the Revanna family. HD Revanna, son of HD Devegowda, was recently granted bail in a kidnap and rape case. His wife, Bhavani Revanna, is also on bail related to the same case. Their second son, former Hassan MP Prajwal Revanna, is currently in judicial custody over charges of sexual harassment, possession of obscene material, and rape. Prajwal allegedly harassed women at the MPs official quarters in Hassan, a residence in Holenarasipur town, and a farmhouse in Paduvalahippe village. These allegations were brought forward by three victims, prompting the Karnataka government to order an SIT probe into Prajwals scandal. The situation escalated when Bhavani Revannas former driver, Kartik Gowda, allegedly leaked a pen drive containing over two thousand obscene pictures and videos of Prajwals assaults. The SIT has reportedly collected these materials during their investigation. As the investigation continues, the Revanna family remains under intense scrutiny, with their political and personal lives deeply impacted by these serious allegations. MP Prajwal Revannas alleged sex scandal: Congress trains guns on BJP, questions PMs silence

The New Indian Express 23 Jun 2024 1:33 pm

Suraj Revanna in Hot Water: CID to Investigate Sexual Abuse Allegations

Suraj Revanna in Hot Water: CID to Investigate Sexual Abuse Allegations The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) is set to probe sexual abuse allegations against JD(S) MLC Suraj Revanna, Karnataka Home Minister G Parameshwara confirmed on Sunday. This development follows Suraj Revanna's arrest in Hassan on charges of 'unnatural offences'. According to police sources, Suraj, brother of former MP Prajwal Revanna, was arrested on allegations of sexually abusing a male party worker. The case has now been moved to CID for further investigation. A directive from the Director General and Inspector General of Police states that the case file must be handed over to the CID promptly. Speaking to reporters, Home Minister Parameshwara emphasized that the police have registered an FIR based on the complaint and secured Suraj for interrogation. He noted that similar cases have previously been handed over to CID and that the legal process will follow due course. Surajs family, already embroiled in legal issues, faces another complex legal battle.

devdiscourse 23 Jun 2024 1:27 pm

Prajwal Revannas brother, Suraj, arrested for alleged sex assault on male party worker

Hassan (Karnataka): JD(S) MLC Suraj Revanna the brother of former MP Prajwal Revanna who is facing allegations of sexually abusing several women was arrested Sunday on charges of unnatural offences against him, police sources said. He was booked Saturday for allegedly sexually abusing a party worker a few days ago and has been []

orissapost 23 Jun 2024 12:30 pm

Suraj Revanna arrested for alleged sexual assault of male JD(S) worker

Bengaluru: Suraj Revanna was brought to the CEN police station in Hassan for interrogation, which went on for several hours. He was later arrested. Suraj Revanna was booked by the Karnataka police on Saturday for allegedly sodomising the party worker. The 27-year-old party worker has alleged that Suraj Revanna sodomised him at his farmhouse in [] The post Suraj Revanna arrested for alleged sexual assault of male JD(S) worker appeared first on Pragativadi | Odisha News, Breaking News Odisha, Latest Odisha News .

Pragativadi 23 Jun 2024 12:06 pm

Hassan files: Prajwals brother and JDS MLC Suraj Revanna arrested for alleged sexual assault on male party worker

Hassan files: Prajwals brother and JDS MLC Suraj Revanna arrested for alleged sexual assault on male party worker naeem Sun, 06/23/2024 - 12:06

coastaldigest 23 Jun 2024 12:06 pm

Suraj Revanna sexual abuse case: Victim taken to Bengaluru for medical tests

The complainant refused to undergo medical tests in Hassan citing the influence of the family of the accused in the district

The Hindu 23 Jun 2024 12:01 pm

JD(S) MLC Suraj Revanna arrested in sexual assault case

Hassan, (Karnataka) June 23 (IANS) In yet another jolt to former Prime Minister HD Deve Gowdas family, Karnataka Police arrested JD(S) MLC and Gowdas grandson Suraj Revanna in connection with a forceful unnatural sex case. Suraj Revanna is the brother of arrested former JD(S) MP, Prajwal Revanna, the prime accused in the sex videos case. []

bhaskarlive 23 Jun 2024 10:38 am

Prajwal Revanna's brother Suraj arrested for alleged sexual abuse of party worker

Hassan: JD(S) MLC Suraj Revanna -- the brother of former MP Prajwal Revanna who is facing allegations of sexually abusing several women -- was arrested on Sunday on charges of unnatural offences against him, police sources said. He was booked on Saturday for allegedly sexually abusing a party worker a few days ago and has been booked under different sections of the IPC, including unnatural offences. Suraj was questioned at CEN police station here overnight, before he was arrested, the sources said. A 27 year-old man had complained to the police that Suraj Revanna, the eldest son of Holenarasipura MLA H D Revanna, sexually abused him at his farmhouse in Ghannikada on June 16. Based on the complaint, the Holenarasipura police registered a case against the JD(S) MLC under IPC sections 377 (unnatural offences), 342 (wrongful confinement) and 506 (criminal intimidation) late on Saturday evening. However, Suraj Revanna (37), the grandson of former prime minister H D Deve Gowda and the nephew of Union Minister H D Kumaraswamy, has categorically refuted the charge. Suraj had also alleged the man had filed a false complaint against him in a bid to extort Rs 5 crore from him. On Friday, police registered a case of extortion against the JD(S) worker on a complaint by Suraj Revanna's close aide Shivakumar. Shivakumar had alleged that the party worker was trying to extort money from Suraj Revanna by threatening to lodge a false case of sexual assault against him. It has been alleged that while the man demanded Rs 5 crore from Suraj Revanna, later it was reduced to Rs 2 crore. Suraj's brother and former Hassan MP Prajwal Revanna is in police custody for allegedly sexually assaulting several women and was arrested upon his return from Germany last month. Prajwal, who lost from Hassan Lok Sabha seat, was arrested on May 31 soon after returning from Germany where he was holed up after rape and intimidation cases were registered against him. Their father H D Revanna and mother Bhavani are out on bail. They have been accused of kidnapping and keeping an alleged victim of their son Prajwal's sexual assaults.

Deccan Chronicle 23 Jun 2024 9:45 am

Karnataka: Suraj Revanna arrested for sodomising party worker

HOLENARASIPUR(HASSAN): Janata Dal-Secular leader Suraj Revanna has been arrested for sodomising male party worker. Suraj is the brother of Prajwal Revanna who is facing several sexual assault charges. The Holenarasipur Rural police on Saturday registered a case against MLC Dr Suraj Revanna following a complaint by a youth alleging that he was forced into a homosexual act by the legislator. The youth, hailing from a village in Arkalgud taluk, mentioned in the complaint that the incident happened at the MLCs farmhouse in Gannikada village of Holenarasipur taluk on June 16. The police registered the case against Suraj under Sections 377, 342 and 506 of the IPC. The victim filed a complaint against Suraj at the DG&IGPs office in Bengaluru when the Holenarasipur police allegedly refused to register the case on Friday. Sources said the DG&IGP reportedly directed the Hassan SP to act on the complaint. Security was tightened at the Holenarasipur Rural police station when the youth arrived to lodge the complaint. In the complaint, he stated that Suraj, the elder brother of former Hassan MP Prajwal Revanna, threatened him with dire consequences if he disclosed the matter. Suraj allegedly also warned the victim that he had murdered three persons and will kill his family. Suraj told him that his grandfather is a former PM, uncle a Union minister and the family has strong political clout, the complaint stated. Meanwhile, Suraj termed the matter as politically motivated. The complaint is baseless. A counter case has also been registered against the complainant. The truth will come out soon, he said. Holenarasipur Rural police brought Suraj from his farmhouse to the CEN station in Hassan on Saturday evening for inquiry over the complaint on alleged blackmailing by the victim. (With inputs from Online Desk)

The New Indian Express 23 Jun 2024 9:22 am

JD(S) Leader Suraj Revanna Arrested Amid Sexual Abuse Allegations

JD(S) Leader Suraj Revanna Arrested Amid Sexual Abuse Allegations JD(S) MLC Suraj Revanna, brother of former MP Prajwal Revanna, was arrested on Sunday for charges related to 'unnatural offences,' according to police sources. The arrest comes after allegations of sexual abuse surfaced from a party worker, leading to his booking under several sections of the IPC, including 'unnatural offences.' Suraj Revanna, questioned at CEN police station overnight, was arrested after a 27-year-old man accused him of sexual abuse at his farmhouse in Ghannikada on June 16. The Holenarasipura police registered a case under IPC sections 377, 342, and 506. However, Suraj Revanna, grandson of former prime minister H D Deve Gowda, has denied the charges, alleging the complaint was a fabrication aimed at extorting Rs 5 crore from him. Subsequently, police registered a case of extortion against the JD(S) worker based on a complaint by Suraj Revanna's aide Shivakumar. The extortion demand was allegedly reduced to Rs 2 crore. This incident follows the arrest of Suraj's brother, former Hassan MP Prajwal Revanna, on similar charges. Prajwal was taken into custody upon his return from Germany, where he fled after accusations of rape and intimidation were filed against him. Their parents, H D Revanna and Bhavani, are out on bail amid allegations of kidnapping an alleged victim of Prajwal's sexual assaults.

devdiscourse 23 Jun 2024 9:16 am

JD(S) MLC Suraj Revanna arrested by Hassan Police in sexual abuse case

Suraj Revanna is facing allegation of sexually abusing a man

The Hindu 23 Jun 2024 8:39 am

JD(S) MLC Suraj Revanna booked on charge of sodomising party worker

HASSAN (Karnataka): JD(S) MLC Suraj Revanna was booked on Saturday for allegedly sodomising a party worker a few days ago, police said. Chethan K S (27) had complained to the police that Suraj Revanna, the eldest son of Holenarasipura MLA H D Revanna, sodomised him at his farmhouse in Ghannikada in Holenarasipura Taluk on June 16 evening. Based on the complaint, the Holenarasipura police registered a case against the JD(S) MLC under IPC sections 377 (unnatural sex) and 506 (criminal intimidation) late on Saturday evening. However, Suraj Revanna (37), the grandson of former prime minister H D Deve Gowda and the nephew of Union Minister H D Kumaraswamy, has categorically refuted the charge. Instead, he has alleged that Chethan filed a false complaint to extort Rs 5 crore from him. Police have not yet arrested Suraj Revanna. On Friday, police registered a case of extortion against Chethan on a complaint by Suraj Revanna's close aide Shivakumar. Shivakumar has alleged that Chethan was trying to extort money from Suraj Revanna by threatening to lodge a false case of sexual assault against him. It has been alleged that Chethan demanded Rs 5 crore from Suraj Revanna and later it was reduced to Rs 2 crore. Suraj is the elder brother of former Hassan MP Prajwal Revanna who is in police custody for allegedly sexually assaulting several women. Prajwal, who lost from Hassan Lok Sabha seat, was arrested on May 31 soon after returning from Germany where he was holed up after rape and intimidation cases were registered against him. Their father H D Revanna and mother Bhavani are out on bail. They have been accused of kidnapping and keeping an alleged victim of their son Prajwal's sexual assaults.

The New Indian Express 23 Jun 2024 7:44 am

T20 World Cup: Kuldeep Picks 3-19 As India Thrash Bangladesh By 50 Runs, Inch Closer To Semi-finals

Sir Vivian Richards Stadium: Left-arm wrist-spinner Kuldeep Yadav shined with a game-changing spell of 3-19, while fast-bowlers Jasprit Bumrah and Arshdeep Singh picked two wickets each as India thrashed Bangladesh by 50 runs to claim their second Super Eight stage win in the ICC Mens T20 World Cup 2024 at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium here on Saturday. After vice-captain Hardik Pandya top-scored with an unbeaten 27-ball fifty and smashed four boundaries and three sixes in India making 196/5, their highest total in the competition, Kuldeep bowled a wonderful spell on a pitch having bounce and a bit of grip to leave Bangladesh in disarray. The rest of the bowlers produced another outstanding show, and the fielders backed them up very well to restrict Bangladesh to 146/8 and inch closer to the semi-finals. India will confirm their semifinal spot if Afghanistan fail to beat Australia at St Vincent. Chasing 197 was always going to be an uphill task for a middling Bangladesh batting line-up. Despite the stiff target, Tanzid Hasan began strongly by hitting four boundaries, followed by Litton Das smashing two boundaries. Pandya got the breakthrough for India when Litton couldnt control a pull shot on a wide outside off delivery and was caught at deep mid-wicket. Tanzid was dropped on 24 by Rishabh Pant off Bumrah but was trapped lbw on the back leg by a stunning googly from Kuldeep. Towhid Hridoy was next to fall as Kuldeep got a leg-break delivery to turn in slightly and go past the attempted slog-sweep to trap him plumb lbw. Though Najmul Hassan Shanto and Shakib Al Hasan hit some boundaries, Kuldeep took out the latter by forcing him to mistime a loft to cover. More success followed India as Bumrah deceived Shanto with an off-cutter sliced to short third man, followed by Arshdeep bowling a similar delivery to take out Jaker Ali. Rishad Hossain impressed onlookers with his hitting abilities by smashing a four and three sixes, before giving a top edge on pull to extra cover off Bumrah, who finished with an economy rate of just 3.2 in another comprehensive win for India. Brief scores: India 196/5 in 20 overs (Hardik Pandya 50 not out, Virat Kohli 37; Tanzim Hasan Sakib 2-32, Rishad Hossain 2-43) beat Bangladesh 146/8 in 20 overs (Najmul Hossain Shanto 40, Tanzid Hasan 29; Kuldeep Yadav 3-19, Jasprit Bumrah 2-13) by 50 runs

CNMSports 22 Jun 2024 11:40 pm

Hyderabad: 7-year-old dies of suspected snake bite at Attapur

A seven-year-old boy died of suspected snake bite at his house in Attapur. The boy, Mirza Anas Baig, was studying in first standard and was sleeping at his house in Hassannagar, Attapur on Tuesday. The boy woke up to a pain in his leg and told his parents about it. Next day, the boy complained Get the latest updates in Hyderabad City News , Technology , Entertainment , Sports , Politics and Top Stories on WhatsApp & Telegram by subscribing to our channels. You can also download our app for Android and iOS .

The Siasat Daily 22 Jun 2024 10:58 pm

Mr. Arunachal 2023 Tachang Phassang Set To Compete For Mister National Universe Title In Bangkok

Tachang Phassang, a celebrated representative from Arunachal Pradesh, is competing for the prestigious Mister National Universe title in Bangkok, Thailand. The young and talented Phassang, who holds the titles of Mr. Arunachal 2023 and Rubaru Mr. India, has garnered support and admiration from his home state and beyond. Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu expressed... The post Mr. Arunachal 2023 Tachang Phassang Set To Compete For Mister National Universe Title In Bangkok appeared first on Northeast Today .

North East Today 22 Jun 2024 4:31 pm

Fighting rages in Gaza as Red Cross says 22 killed in shelling near office

The Israeli army on Saturday continued to pound Gaza, after the International Committee of the Red Cross said 22 people were killed in shelling that damaged its office in the besieged Palestinian territory. Exchanges of fire across the Lebanese border between Israel and the powerful Iran-backed militant group Hezbollah have also escalated in recent weeks, raising fears of an even wider war. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Friday that the cross-border hostilities must not turn Lebanon into another Gaza, warning of the risk of triggering a catastrophe eyond imagination. His warning came as Israel stepped up its strikes in the Gaza Strip, where one hospital in Gaza City reported at least 30 dead on Friday. Fighting continued Saturday morning, with witnesses reporting gun battles between militants and Israeli forces in Gaza City. And in the city's Zeitun neighbourhood, Israeli helicopters fired at militants, witnesses said. The Israeli military meanwhile said troops continued to carry out operations in central Gaza eliminating several armed terrorists and dismantling terrorist infrastructure in the area. Fighter jets and additional aircraft struck numerous terror targets in the Gaza Strip, including armed terrorists, weapons storage facilities, and additional terrorist infrastructure, it added. - 'A difficult and brutal day' - In southern Gaza, the ICRC on Friday said 22 dead and 45 wounded people were taken to a Red Cross field hospital after shelling with heavy calibre projectiles near its Gaza office. Firing so dangerously close to humanitarian structures puts the lives of civilians and humanitarians at risk, the ICRC said on X. The health ministry in the Hamas-run territory blamed the shelling on Israel, saying there were 25 killed and 50 wounded in the southern coastal Al-Mawasi area, where thousands of displaced people have been sheltering in tents. An Israeli military spokesman did not acknowledge any role in the incident but said it was under review. In the north of the Strip, the director of Gaza City's Al-Ahli hospital was quoted by the territory's health ministry as reporting 30 dead in strikes. It has been a difficult and brutal day in Gaza City. So far, around 30 martyrs have arrived at the Al-Ahli Arab Hospital, doctor Fadel Naeem was quoted as saying. Civil defence agency spokesman Mahmud Basal said five municipal workers died when a garage in the city was bombed. - 'Catastrophe beyond imagination' - Lebanon-based Hamas ally Hezbollah meanwhile claimed a number of attacks on Israeli troops and positions near the border on Friday, including two using drones. The Israeli army said it had carried out multiple retaliatory strikes on both days. Israeli jets on Friday struck a Hezbollah military structure in the area of Khiam, a Hezbollah military post in the area of Mais al-Jabal, and Hezbollah terrorist infrastructure in the areas of Taybeh and Tallouseh in southern Lebanon, the army said in a statement. Experts are divided on the prospect of a wider war, almost nine months into Israel's campaign to eradicate Hamas in the Gaza Strip. Amid the escalating exchanges between Israel and Hezbollah, Israel's military said Tuesday that plans for an offensive in Lebanon had been approved and validated. Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah said o place in Israel would e spared our rockets in a wider war, and also threatened nearby European Union member Cyprus. Citing the ellicose rhetoric on both sides, UN chief Guterres warned Friday that the risk of all-out war was real. One rash move - one miscalculation -- could trigger a catastrophe that goes far beyond the border, and frankly, beyond imagination, he said. Israel's ally the United States has appealed for de-escalation. - 'Nothing left' - The violence on the Lebanon border began after the October 7 attack on southern Israel by Hamas militants from Gaza. That attack resulted in the deaths of 1,194 people, mostly civilians, according to an AFP tally based on Israeli official figures. The militants also seized hostages, 116 of whom remain in Gaza although the army says 41 are dead. As of Thursday, Israel's retaliatory offensive had killed at least 37,431 people, also mostly civilians, according to Gaza's health ministry. Months of negotiations towards a truce and a hostage release have failed to make headway, but mediator Qatar insisted Friday it was still working to ridge the gap between Israel and Hamas. The war has destroyed much of Gaza's infrastructure and left residents short of food, fuel and other essentials. On June 16 the army said it would implement a daily actical pause of military activity in a southern Gaza corridor to facilitate aid delivery. But on Friday Richard Peeperkorn of the World Health Organization said we did not see an impact on the humanitarian supplies coming in. Hisham Salem in Jabalia camp told AFP: The markets... used to be full, but now there is nothing left. I go around the entire market and I can't find a kilo of onions, and if I do... it costs 140 shekels ($37). Doctor Thanos Gargavanis, a WHO trauma surgeon and emergency officer, said the UN in Gaza was trying to operate in an unworkable environment. According to the WHO, 17 of the 36 hospitals in Gaza are operational, but only partially. Israel's military on Friday identified two more soldiers killed in Gaza, bringing the death toll since ground operations began to at least 312. The war has revived a global push for Palestinians to be given a state of their own. Armenia on Friday declared its recognition of he State of Palestine, prompting Israel to summon its ambassador for a severe reprimand.

The New Indian Express 22 Jun 2024 3:31 pm

Hezbollah Has Threatened Cyprus. Heres Why.

Hassan Nasrallah, Hezbollahs chief, warned that the armed group would punish the small island nation if it allowed Israel to use its airports and bases to target Lebanon.

The New York Times 22 Jun 2024 3:13 pm

Mumbai: Gangster Chhota Shakeel's brother-in-law dies of heart attack

Mumbai: Gangster Chhota Shakeel's brother-in-law dies of heart attack Gangster Chota Shakeel's brother-in-law, Arif Shaikh, popularly known as Arif Bhaijaan, an accused in a terror funding case, died of a heart attack at JJ Hospital in Mumbai. The National Investigation Agency (NIA) had arrested Arif in the terror funding case linked to underworld don Dawood Ibrahim along with Chhota Shakeel and since then he has been lodged in Arthur Road jail. Arif was brought to the JJ hospital after his health deteriorated on Friday evening, where he was declared dead by doctors, the hospital said. Arif Shaikh had complained of chest pain in the jail, a police official said. In 2022, the NIA filed a chargesheet against wanted global terrorist Dawood Ibrahim, his close aide Chhota Shakeel, and three other arrested associates, who are running a global terrorist network and a transnational organized criminal syndicate, namely D-Company, which is involved in various terrorist and criminal activities in India. Besides Dawood Ibrahim, alias Shaikh Dawood Hassan and Shakeel Shaikh alias Chhota Shakeel, the chargesheet names three arrested accused: Arif Abubakar Shaikh, Shabbir Abubakar Shaikh and Mohammad Salim Qureshi. The NIA said its investigations have established that the accused persons, who are members of the D-Company, a terrorist gang and an organized crime syndicate, conspired to further the criminal activities of the gang by carrying out various types of unlawful activities. The agency said that the accused persons possessed 'proceeds of terrorism' and were involved in terror activities. (ANI)

devdiscourse 22 Jun 2024 2:07 pm

2 booked for attempting extortion by threatening sexual abuse case against JD(S) MLC Suraj Revanna

A JD(S) worker and his relative were booked for allegedly attempting to extort money from party MLC Suraj Revanna by threatening to file a false sexual assault case against him. The complaint was filed by Suraj Revanna's aide, Shivakumar, leading to an FIR against Chethan K S and his brother-in-law. In response, Chethan filed a police complaint accusing Suraj Revanna of sexually assaulting him. Suraj Revanna, son of Holenarasipura MLA H D Revanna and brother of former Hassan MP Prajwal Revanna, who is in custody for alleged sexual assaults, is at the center of the controversy.

The Economic Times 22 Jun 2024 8:39 am

Suraj Revanna forced me into homosexual act: Youth

HASSAN: After former Hassan Member of Parliament Prajwal Revannas alleged involvement in a sex scandal, his older brother Suraj Revanna too has been accused of a sex scandal. A youngster from Arkalgud has filed a complaint at the DG&IGPs office in Bengaluru alleging that Suraj Revanna forced him into homosexual acts. He approached the state police chiefs office as Holenarasipur police refused to file his complaint. He has stated that he went seeking a job and Suraj Revanna forced him into homosexual acts at the latters farmhouse at Gannikada in Channarayapatna taluk in Hassan district on June 16, 2024. On Thursday, Surajs friend Shivakumar filed a police complaint against the youth for trying to blackmail Suraj Revanna and seeking Rs 5 crore to not file a complaint.

The New Indian Express 22 Jun 2024 8:04 am

Cyprus In Hezbollah's Line Of Fire Over Ties With Israel, Nasrallah's Threat Veiled Warning To West?

Hezbollah chief Sayyed Hassan Nasrallahs warning had set off alarm bells in Cyprus. Cypriot President Nikos Christodoulides then sought douse the fire by emphasising on the islands policy of neutrality. However, many questioned if the threat to Nicosia is actually a veiled warning to Western nations as well. Cyprus holds major strategic importance for signals intelligence and the deployment of high-altitude surveillance drones. Watch the video to find out more.

News18 22 Jun 2024 7:00 am

World News Roundup: Security Talks, Heatwaves, and Historic Visits

World News Roundup: Security Talks, Heatwaves, and Historic Visits Following is a summary of current world news briefs. Russia tells US: we need to talk, but Ukraine must be on agenda Russia sees a pressing need for security talks with the United States but they must be comprehensive and include the subject of Ukraine, the Kremlin said on Friday. It is impossible to rip out any individual segments from the general complex of accumulated problems, and we will not do this, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said when asked if Moscow was ready to talk to Washington about nuclear risks. Exclusive-U.S. and China hold first informal nuclear talks in 5 years, eyeing Taiwan The United States and China resumed semi-official nuclear arms talks in March for the first time in five years, with Beijing's representatives telling U.S. counterparts that they would not resort to atomic threats over Taiwan, according to two American delegates who attended. The Chinese representatives offered reassurances after their U.S. interlocutors raised concerns that China might use, or threaten to use, nuclear weapons if it faced defeat in a conflict over Taiwan. Beijing views the democratically governed island as its territory, a claim rejected by the government in Taipei. Three people killed, 10 wounded in Arkansas supermarket shooting A shooter opened fire at an Arkansas supermarket on Friday, killing three civilians and wounding 10 other people, including two police officers, Arkansas State Police said. The suspect was also wounded in a shootout with police, Arkansas State Police Director Mike Hagar told reporters. Israel pounds Gaza, killing dozens, as fighting rages Israeli forces pounded Rafah in southern Gaza on Friday, as well as other areas across the enclave, killing at least 45 Palestinians as troops engaged in close-quarter combat with Hamas militants, residents and Israel's military said. Residents said the Israelis appeared to be trying to complete their capture of Rafah, which borders Egypt and has been the focus of an Israeli assault since early May. Power outage hits Balkan states as heat overloads system, minister says A major power outage hit Montenegro, Bosnia, Albania and most of Croatia's coast on Friday, disrupting businesses, shutting down traffic lights and leaving people sweltering without air conditioning in the middle of a heatwave. Montenegro's energy minister said the shutdown was caused by a sudden increase in power consumption brought on by high temperatures, and by the heat itself overloading systems. Power distribution is linked across the Balkans for transfers and trading. Analysis-Israel and Hezbollah faceoff raises risk of wider conflict Regular puffs of smoke from missile intercepts over northern Israel and fires from air strikes in southern Lebanon are outward signs of a fear that the Gaza war may be expanding into a wider conflict, which analysts say poses risks for both sides. The stark threats on Wednesday from Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, the head of Hezbollah, that nowhere in Israel would be safe in the event of a war, and that even Cyprus and other parts of the Mediterranean would be in danger was the latest salvo in a rhetorical barrage from both sides. One person killed, over 200 injured in Kenya anti-tax demonstrations One person was killed and at least 200 people injured across Kenya in Thursday's nationwide protests against government plans to raise $2.7 billion in additional taxes, an alliance of rights groups and the police watchdog said. Police fired tear gas and water cannons to disperse protesters in the capital Nairobi, the five rights groups, which include Amnesty International and the Kenya Medical Association, said in a joint statement late on Thursday. Japanese Emperor Naruhito finally begins delayed UK state visit Emperor Naruhito and his wife begin a week long visit to Britain on Saturday, visiting Oxford University where they both studied and attending a formal banquet with King Charles, but there are no plans for a meeting with Prime Minister Rishi Sunak. Naruhito and his wife, Empress Masako, had been due to make the trip in 2020 when Queen Elizabeth was still alive but it was postponed because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Top tourist destination Barcelona plans to shut all holiday apartments by 2028 Barcelona, a top Spanish holiday destination, announced on Friday that it will bar apartment rentals to tourists by 2028, an unexpectedly drastic move as it seeks to rein in soaring housing costs and make the city liveable for residents. The city's leftist mayor, Jaume Collboni, said that by November 2028, Barcelona will scrap the licences of the 10,101 apartments currently approved as short-term rentals. French alliance seeks to counter voter apathy, turn a Paris suburb leftward In a racially mixed suburb of Paris, left-wing parliamentary candidate Adel Amara campaigned door-to-door one evening this week, saying he worries for France's minority communities if Marine Le Pen's far-right National Rally (RN) wins the coming election. Amara, an opposition municipal councillor in the town of Villiers-sur-Marne and long-time community activist who is of Algerian heritage, is keen to mobilise those who stayed at home in past elections and turn his district, the 4th Val-de-Marne constituency, leftward.

devdiscourse 22 Jun 2024 5:22 am

FIR against two for blackmailing JD (S) MLC Suraj Revanna on sexual abuse charge

The FIR was registered less than an hour before a Kannada news channel claimed that a man had petitioned the Karnataka police chief and Hassan SP alleging he was raped by Suraj

The Hindu 21 Jun 2024 10:52 pm

The Guardian view on Israel and Hezbollah: the gathering storm endangers the region | Editorial

A conflict that no one wants least of all Lebanon looks closer than ever as rhetoric hardens Antony Blinken spelled out the paradox when he spoke in Washington on Tuesday. Despite the rapidly escalating rhetoric, and the clashes along the Israel-Lebanon border, the US secretary of state insisted: I dont think any of the potential belligerents actually want to see a war or conflict spread. I dont believe Israel does. I dont believe Hezbollah does. Lebanon certainly doesnt because it would suffer the most. I dont believe that Iran does. And yet you have momentum potentially in that direction. This week, the Israeli foreign minister, Israel Katz, said a decision on an all-out war with Hezbollah was coming soon, and generals said their plans for an offensive into Lebanon were signed off. Hezbollah published drone footage of Israeli sites including key infrastructure in Haifa, and its leader, Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, warned of a war without rules or ceilings. Continue reading...

The Guardian 21 Jun 2024 10:51 pm

Global Turbulence: Floods, Conflicts, and Geopolitical Tensions

Global Turbulence: Floods, Conflicts, and Geopolitical Tensions Following is a summary of current world news briefs. Death toll from floods in China's Guangdong jumps to 38 The death toll from days of torrential rain in one of the worst-hit areas in southern China jumped to 38 from nine on Friday, Chinese state television CCTV reported. Downpours this week in Meizhou city in Guangdong province led to flash floods and mudslides that destroyed thousands of low-rise houses, damaged roads and crops, and disrupted communications and power supplies. Russia tells US: we need to talk, but Ukraine must be on agenda Russia sees a pressing need for security talks with the United States but they must be comprehensive and include the subject of Ukraine, the Kremlin said on Friday. It is impossible to rip out any individual segments from the general complex of accumulated problems, and we will not do this, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said when asked if Moscow was ready to talk to Washington about nuclear risks. Exclusive-U.S. and China hold first informal nuclear talks in 5 years, eyeing Taiwan The United States and China resumed semi-official nuclear arms talks in March for the first time in five years, with Beijing's representatives telling U.S. counterparts that they would not resort to atomic threats over Taiwan, according to two American delegates who attended. The Chinese representatives offered reassurances after their U.S. interlocutors raised concerns that China might use, or threaten to use, nuclear weapons if it faced defeat in a conflict over Taiwan. Beijing views the democratically governed island as its territory, a claim rejected by the government in Taipei. Armenia recognises Palestinian statehood, says Armenian foreign ministry Armenia has officially recognised a Palestinian state, the Armenian foreign ministry said on Friday, the latest country to do so despite opposition from Israel. Armenia supports a United Nations resolution on an immediate ceasefire in Israel's war with Hamas in Gaza and is in favour of a two-state solution to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, a ministry statement said. Israeli forces step up bombardment across Gaza, amid fierce fighting Israeli forces pounded Rafah and other areas across the Gaza Strip and engaged in close-quarter combat with fighters led by Palestinian Islamist group Hamas, residents and Israel's military said. Residents said the Israelis appeared to by trying to complete their capture of Rafah, the city on the enclave's southern edge that has been the focus of an Israeli assault since early May. Philippines says it did not consider invoking US pact over South China Sea clash The Philippines did not consider invoking a mutual defence treaty with the United States after accusing China of disrupting a resupply mission in the disputed South China Sea, officials said on Friday. A Philippine sailor suffered serious injury after what its military described as intentional-high speed ramming by the Chinese Coast Guard on Monday, aiming to disrupt a resupply mission for troops stationed on the Second Thomas Shoal. Analysis-Israel and Hezbollah faceoff raises risk of wider conflict Regular puffs of smoke from missile intercepts over northern Israel and fires from air strikes in southern Lebanon are outward signs of a fear that the Gaza war may be expanding into a wider conflict, which analysts say poses risks for both sides. The stark threats on Wednesday from Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, the head of Hezbollah, that nowhere in Israel would be safe in the event of a war, and that even Cyprus and other parts of the Mediterranean would be in danger was the latest salvo in a rhetorical barrage from both sides. One person killed, over 200 injured in Kenya tax protests One person was killed and at least 200 people injured across Kenya in Thursday's nationwide protests against government plans to raise $2.7 billion in additional taxes, an alliance of rights groups and the police watchdog said. Police fired tear gas and water cannons to disperse protesters in the capital Nairobi, the five rights groups, which include Amnesty International and the Kenya Medical Association, said in a joint statement late on Thursday. India says peace at Chinese border key as direct flights remain stalled India's foreign ministry said peace on its border with China was critical for relations to become normal, reacting on Friday to a Reuters report that New Delhi was not keen to restart direct flights with China amid a stand-off on their Himalayan frontier. China has been pressing India to restart direct passenger flights after a four-year halt, but New Delhi is resisting as the border dispute continues to weigh on ties between the world's two most populous countries, Reuters reported on Thursday. China threatens death penalty for 'diehard' Taiwan separatists China on Friday threatened to impose the death penalty in extreme cases for diehard Taiwan independence separatists, a ratcheting up of pressure even though Chinese courts have no jurisdiction on the democratically governed island. China, which views Taiwan as its own territory, has made no secret of its dislike of President Lai Ching-te who took office last month, saying he is a separatist, and staged war games shortly after his inauguration.

devdiscourse 21 Jun 2024 6:30 pm

Israel eliminates top Hamas sniper involved in October 7 massacre

Ahmed Hassan Salame Alsauarka, a top Hamas sniper who took part in the October 7 massacre in southern Israel, was killed in a targeted strike by the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) in northern Gaza on Thursday.

NewsBytes 21 Jun 2024 4:00 pm

Cyprus Remains On High Alert as Israel-Hezbollah Conflict Risks Escalation

As militant threats are exchanged between Israel and Lebanons Hezbollah movement, concerns are growing regarding how the violence may impact neighboring nations. In a recent live address, Hezbollah Secretary General Hassan Nasrallah put Cyprus on notice, warning the country that it could become a target if it chooses to aid Israeli military operations. Nasrallahs remarks [] The post Cyprus Remains On High Alert as Israel-Hezbollah Conflict Risks Escalation appeared first on Northlines .

The Northlines 21 Jun 2024 2:12 pm

Watch: Israeli aircraft eliminates Hamas sniper in 'precision strike'

The Israel Defence Forces (IDF) announced on Friday that they have eliminated Ahmed Hassan Salame Alsauarka, a leading Hamas sniper and Nukhba Forces Commander, involved in the October 7 attack on Israeli territory. The Israeli military confirmed that their aircraft conducted a precision and targeted strike in northern Gaza's Beit Hanoun to carry out the operation.

The Times of India 21 Jun 2024 1:55 pm

Prabhas's Kalki to hit 800 theatres

According to distributors, superstar Prabhas starrrer Kalki 2898 ADKalki 2898 AD is set to be released on June 27 and could be released in over 800-odd theatres in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh.It will have the biggest release in recent times and much higher than Salaar, says a distributor who adds, Distributors are planning to release in 800 theatres and it would touch 900 as well since the film had triggered enough hype in two Telugu states, he adds. It will surely restore the glory of the theatre viewing experience in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh and exhibitors would overcome their bad run, he points out Prabhas and director Nag Ashwin have joined hands to dish out a unique and different magnum opus. The audience is looking forward to it. Also, Prabhas's stardom is at its peak and it would be a money-spinner world over for its novel storyline besides the enviable casting of Amitabh Bachchan, Kamal Hassan, Deepika Padukone, and others. Riding on its craze, Telugu distributors bought the sci-fi thriller for Rs 180 crore in the two Telugu states, he adds. Confirming the same, distributor-exhibitor Sunil Narang who reportedly bought Telangana rights for Rs 70 crores, added, I cant talk about the price but I assure you that theatres will be back in business with Kalki. Telugu audiences love to watch star-studded and larger-than-life movies, so we are planning to release the movie in a maxmum number of theatres in Telangana to draw big collections. Our Andhra distributors are also confident and drawing up similar plans, he concludes

Deccan Chronicle 21 Jun 2024 12:16 pm

Karnataka Marks International Yoga Day with Enthusiastic Participation

International Yoga Day was celebrated with great enthusiasm across Karnataka on Friday, showcasing the state's deep-rooted connection to the ancient practice. The main event unfolded on the grand steps of Vidhana Soudha, where Governor Thaawarchand Gehlot, along with Deputy Chief Minister D K Shivakumar, Health Minister Dinesh Gundu Rao, Legislative Council Chairperson Basavaraj Horatti, and senior government officials, participated fervently. A significant number of students also joined the event, actively engaging in Yogasanas. Governor Gehlot, addressing the gathering, emphasized the transformative impact of yoga on mental peace and emotional well-being. He highlighted yoga's intrinsic connection to Indian culture, noting its global recognition and India's role as a leader in promoting yoga worldwide. Yoga has been an integral part of our cultural heritage since ancient times. It is not just a physical exercise but a holistic practice that nurtures physical health, mental serenity, and emotional fulfillment, Governor Gehlot remarked. This year's theme, 'Yoga for Self and Society,' underscores yoga's dual benefits in fostering personal well-being and social harmony. In Ballari, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah participated in an event organized by the Santosh Lad Foundation and Shvasa Yoga Samstha. The event, held at JSW Township in Ballari, drew participation from Labour Minister Santosh Lad, government officials, students, and local celebrities. Simultaneously, the BJP organized a Yoga Day event at its state headquarters, Jagannath Bhavan in Malleswaram, Bengaluru. BJP state president B Y Vijayendra, MLA Dr. C N Ashwath Narayan, and several others joined in the celebrations. Similar events unfolded across all district headquarters in Karnataka, including Hassan, Shivamogga, Mysuru, Belagavi, Bidar, Tumakuru, Dakshina Kannada, and Raichur, highlighting the widespread participation and enthusiasm for yoga across the state. Rajnath Singh Commemorates Yoga Day with Indian Soldiers in Mathura Odisha Marks 10th International Yoga Day with Zeel and Commitment PM Modi Celebrates International Yoga Day: Yoga The power for global good - LIVE UPDATES YOGA-FOR-SELF-AND-SOCIETY: The Tenth International Day of Yoga announces its theme

News Track 21 Jun 2024 12:11 pm

Video: Israeli Air Force Kills Hamas Commander In Targeted Airstrike

The Israel Defense Forces announced on Thursday that they have successfully eliminated Hamas terrorist Ahmed Hassan Salame Alsauarka.

NDTV 21 Jun 2024 9:44 am

Hundred Years of Talat

Among the bold baritone singers of the 50s and the 60s, the mellow and soft voice of Talat Mahmood stood apart. Kavita Seths popular rendition of Dil-e-nadan tujhe hua kya hai for the Netflix series A Suitable Boy, originally sung by Talat in 1955 along with Suraiya for Sohrab Modis Mirza Ghalib, is a recent recall of the singer. To celebrate the 100 years of the musical legacy of Talat while offering novel access to the artiste and his charming personality, Delhis Three Arts Club and Katyayani are staging a multimedia-format reading performance today. The reading performance, which will be staged as a documentary, has been adapted by writer Sahar Zaman from her book Talat Mahmood: A Definitive Biography, which was released this January. Zaman, Talats grand-niece, has been organising the Jashn-e-Talat festival since 2018, taking his ghazals and songs to a contemporary audience with a growing appetite for the old and the retro. When I took this festival to college campuses, youngsters got hooked to the calming quality of his voice. They sang his songs in college competitions and danced to his songs in a few flash mobs. I realised that Talat travels through all ages. You just need to listen to him once to be completely besotted. As far as his life story is concerned, it is immensely inspiring. He was a pioneer in experimenting with ghazals with guitar and drums, and the first Indian singer to do world tours in 1956. On behalf of all singers, he started the demand for royalty when he headed the Playback Singers Association in the 1960s, says Zaman. Sahar Zaman, Talat Mahmoods grand-niece (R), Nidhikant Pandey as Talat and Arti Nayar as Suraiyya during dress rehearsals (L) Extension of fandom Born in Lucknow in 1924, Talat grew up in a culturally rich atmosphere, attending baithaks of famous poets in the courtyard of his aunts house. As his love for music bloomed, he decided to graduate in music, which later took him to Calcutta to work in the commercial music industry despite a backlash from his family. In the backdrop of various historical events across the nation and the music industry, the performance will weave anecdotes from Talats life with his musical productions. Sohaila Kapur, the director of the play, has called this experiment a staged documentary We have sought to bring Talat alive by navigating his work across decades, the people he met during those times, their interactions and how they remember him. Talat has essayed diverse roles in his career, from being cast as an actor beside Shyama, Nutan, Suraiya and adapting his uniquely soft vibrato voice to changing tastes of the audience, to singing for Army troops in Ladakh and, later on, devoting himself to the genre of ghazal. says Kapur at the rehearsal of the performance. Talats ghazals became immensely popular, earning him the title of Shehenshah-e-Ghazal. However, he did not get his full due despite his talent and craft because his voice was not considered a fit for songs set to loud and rapid orchestration that soon became one of the templates of Bollywood music. Kapur says if he were born today, he would have been a raging success because of an increasing acceptance of a sound with a Western quality and the space for multiple genres of music to co-exist. Celebrating Talats legacy is also about invoking the sensibilities of a syncretic culture lost in todays communal climate. His story has moved parallel to the history of a country born out of a bloodied Partition. Partition is still an open wound. Many Muslim families, including Talats, believed in the secular fabric of India and stayed back. Oral histories and family archives, which have been made publicly accessible through Zamans book, and the performance allow for alternate historical narratives to emerge, narratives that are potent, personal and have the capacity to offer a glimpse into the world of Bombay cinema, its network and the life of an artist such as Talat. Nidhikant Pandey, who is playing the singer and doing a cameo of Dev Anand, says that he had heard a few songs of Talat before, but it was not until this play that he realised the breadth of his work. Stories of artistes who didnt get their due need to be told again and again. For instance, maybe Mehdi Hassan is more popular than Talat Mahmood, but thanks to this play, we realised that Mehdi Hassan himself confessed to being a disciple of Talat, he says. The Delhi connection In 1957, Talat was invited by Three Arts Club, an 81-year-old theatre club in Delhi, to perform at Sapru House. Anuradha Dhar, a member of the club and producer of the performance, says: We hosted him back then and now in his centenary year, we host him again. The performance is to be a mix of theatre, cinema projection, dance and narration with music as the main text bringing everything together. A team of seven actors, a dancer, and a lighting designer will bring the romance and beauty of retro Bollywood to the Delhi stage. Through many such dramatised readings, Kapur and her team have experimented with theatrical form and introduced dramatic literature such as the works of Ismat Chughtai, Saadat Hasan Manto, Mahasweta Devi and Manav Kaul to the Delhi audience. As the stage lights dim and the first notes of Talats velvety voice fill the air, audiences will be transported back to a time when music was soulful and simple, and the voice throbbed with emotion. Gentle pauses in the form of song clips, interviews, narration and dance will create an aura of being part of an actual mehfil where new and old fans of Talat can engage with his timeless music through which the artiste will be reborn. Jashn-e-Talat is on at The Theatre, IHC, Lodhi Road at 7 pm today. Entry free.

The New Indian Express 21 Jun 2024 9:25 am

Work on Arjunas memorial to start from July 1: Eshwar B Khandre

BENGALURU: Forest, Ecology and Environment Minister Eshwar B Khandre on Thursday said that a memorial for the deceased Dasara elephant Arjuna will be constructed in Hassan, where the tusker had died on December 4 last year. The foundation stone for the memorial will be laid on 1 July, and the work will be completed in four months. The minister said there is sufficient funds with the forest department and the state government, to construct a memorial. They should not fall for fake news and rumours, and donate money in the name of funds for Arjunas memorial. He added that another memorial will be created at Balle Elephant Camp in Nagarhole Tiger Reserve (NTR), where the tusker used to be housed. Arjuna was a part of the operation that helped capture and rescue many wild animals, including elephants, leopards and tigers. On the question of rising deaths of elephants in camps, the minister said, a committee has been formed to inspect the issues. Directions have been issued for a detailed investigation and a report has been sought for. Khandre was speaking to media at the sidelines of launching three new safari buses for NTR. The vehicles have been donated by Tiger Ramesh- Bengaluru and Hari Samarthana- Coimbatore. The cost of each bus is Rs 28 lakh. Disciplinary action against officials for allowing trek Forest, Ecology and Environment Minister Eshwar B Khandre on Thursday issued orders to forest department to take disciplinary action against staffers for allowing trekking and tourism in restricted areas. In the order, the minister said that despite restrictions in place, tourists and trekkers were allowed to trek at Ettina Bhuja and Mullayanagiri in Chikkamagalur district. The minister noted that as per government orders, disciplinary action will be taken against the erring officials, the minister said. He also held a meeting to review the details of the tiger conservation fund and protection of forests. Forest, Ecology and Environment Minister Eshwar B Khandre flags off three safari buses for Nagarahole Tiger Reserve, in front of Vidhana Soudha in Bengaluru on Thursday

The New Indian Express 21 Jun 2024 8:33 am

Bengaluru bizman murders pal, ends life in Hassan

In Bengaluru, a man shot his friend and business partner in Hassan before committing suicide. The duo, originally from Uttar Pradesh, had a real estate business together.

The Times of India 21 Jun 2024 7:46 am

Man shoots dead biz partner in Hassan, later ends his life

HASSAN: A man shot dead his business partner with a gun and killed himself with the same weapon at Hoysala Nagar Extension in Hassan on Thursday. The deceased are Sharafath Ali (45) and Aasif (43) from Hassan. The incident occurred when the duo visited a vacant site on sale after having breakfast at Alis residence. Hassan Superintendent of Police Mohammed Sujeeta, who rushed to the spot, said that Ali and Aasif were friends and partners in a ginger and real estate business in Hassan and Bengaluru. Aasif and Ali were sitting inside the car settling financial matters at the site which was up for sale. Aasif shot Ali with a pistol soon after the latter got down from the vehicle before turning the gun on himself. Ali died on the spot. The police recovered the body of Aasif who collapsed inside the car while Alis body was found in front of the car. Fingerprint experts and the staff of Forensic Science Laboratory also visited the spot. The police have seized the pistol found in the car. Sources said that Aasif and Ali had quarrelled over financial matters six months ago but had compromised with each other. Inspector General of Police (Southern Range) Boralingaiah visited the spot.

The New Indian Express 21 Jun 2024 7:36 am

Ex-Indian pacer David Johnson passes away at 52 in Bengaluru

BENGALURU: Former Indian cricketer David Jude Johnson reportedly died after he fell off the balcony of his fourth floor apartment at Kothanur in the city on Thursday around 10.30 am. He was52.Johnson was living with his family at SLV Paradise Apartment in Kanakashri Layout. His wife is said to have told police that Johnson slipped and fell off the balcony.However, police suspect it to be a case of suicide. According to police, Johnson was dealing with alcohol-related issues and had joined a de-addiction centre in the city a few months ago. The former Indian pacer was admitted to a private hospital in Ashoknagar last week for a stomach-related illness and was discharged three days ago. Johnson is suspected to have slipped into depression due to prolonged illness. Kothanur police have registered a case of suspicious death. Further investigations are on. Johnson hailed from Arsikere in Hassan district. A right-arm pacer, Johnson played two test matches for India in 1996. He played against Australia in New Delhi and South Africa in Durban. He was the main pacebowler of Karnatakas Ranji team. He also played for Belagavi Panthers in Karnataka Premier League. Many cricketers, including Sachin Tendulkar and Anil Kumble, mourned the death of Johnson.

The New Indian Express 21 Jun 2024 7:23 am

Trump Pushes for Green Cards for Foreign Graduates as Global Tensions Rise

Trump Pushes for Green Cards for Foreign Graduates as Global Tensions Rise Following is a summary of current world news briefs. Trump says foreign college graduates should automatically get green cards Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on Thursday suggested that people who graduate from college in the United States should automatically get a green card to be able to stay in the country. You graduate from a college, I think you should get automatically as part of your diploma a green card to be able to stay in this country and that includes junior colleges too, Trump said on the All-In podcast hosted by tech investors. New North Korea-Russia pact calls for immediate military aid if invaded North Korea and Russia have agreed to provide immediate military assistance if either faces armed aggression, according to the full text of a landmark pact released on Thursday by Pyongyang after a visit by Russian President Vladimir Putin. South Korea responded by convening an emergency meeting of its national security council and said it would now consider sending arms to Ukraine, which it had previously ruled out. Lawmakers in Philippines push for probe into Pentagon's anti-vax propaganda operation Lawmakers in the Philippines, including the head of the Senates foreign relations committee, are seeking an investigation into a secret U.S. military propaganda operation that aimed to cast doubt among Filipinos about Chinas vaccines during the height of the COVID pandemic. Philippine Senator Imee Marcos, who chairs the foreign relations committee, and House Representative France Castro filed resolutions in the countrys Congress this week to initiate the probe, according to documents reviewed by Reuters. Israel pounds central Gaza camps, deepens invasion of Rafah Several Israeli air strikes in the central and northern Gaza Strip overnight and into Thursday killed at least 14 people and wounded dozens of others, according to medics, while tanks deepened their invasion into Rafah in the south, residents said. Israeli planes struck a house in Al-Nuseirat camp, killing two people and wounding 12 others, while tanks shelled areas in Al-Maghazi and Al-Bureij camps, wounding many other people, health officials said. Nuseirat, Maghazi and Bureij are three of Gaza's eight historic refugee camps. Weary Lebanese brace for war after new Hezbollah threats Lebanese product designer Tara Tabet does not want to see her country pulled into a full-scale war with Israel, but like many of her compatriots is bracing for possible conflict after new threats by armed group Hezbollah against both Israel and Cyprus. Hezbollah chief Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah surprised many on Wednesday when he said Cyprus - the EU member state closest to Lebanon - could be drawn into the group's conflict with Israel, raging in parallel with the Gaza war. Cyprus has denied taking sides in any war. Putin says Russia may deliver weapons to North Korea Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday that Russia might supply weapons to North Korea in what he suggested would be a mirror response to the Western arming of Ukraine. Putin was speaking to reporters in Vietnam, a day after visiting nuclear-armed North Korea and signing a mutual defence agreement with its leader, Kim Jong Un. Gaza pier resumes operations as aid collects in marshalling area The U.S. military's floating pier off Gaza has resumed bringing humanitarian aid into the Israeli-besieged Palestinian territory, the Pentagon said on Thursday, even as aid continues to collect in a nearby marshalling area since the United Nations has not restarted transporting it to warehouses. The pier had been re-attached to the shore on Wednesday after being temporarily removed last Friday due to poor sea conditions, the latest challenge to the effort that has been hampered by bad weather since it was put into place in May. Exclusive-Somalia asks peacekeepers to slow withdrawal, fears Islamist resurgence Somalia's government is seeking to slow the withdrawal of African peacekeepers and warning of a potential security vacuum, documents seen by Reuters show, with neighbouring countries fretting that resurgent al Shabaab militants could seize power. The African Union Transition Mission in Somalia (ATMIS), a peacekeeping force, is committed to withdrawing by Dec. 31, when a smaller new force is expected to replace it. Extreme heat kills hundreds, millions more sweltering worldwide as summer begins Deadly heatwaves are scorching cities on four continents as the Northern Hemisphere marks the first day of summer, a sign that climate change may again help to fuel record-breaking heat that could surpass last summer as the warmest in 2,000 years. Record temperatures in recent days are suspected to have caused hundreds, if not thousands, of deaths across Asia and Europe. Visiting Vietnam, Putin seeks new 'security architecture' for Asia Russian President Vladimir Putin said he wanted to build a eliable security architecture in the Asia-Pacific region during a state visit to Vietnam on Thursday, part of a trip to Asia seen as show of defiance to the West. A day after signing a mutual defence agreement with North Korea, Putin received a 21-gun salute at a military ceremony in Vietnam, was embraced by two of its Communist leaders and lavishly praised by one of them.

devdiscourse 21 Jun 2024 5:22 am

IMF Approves $786.2 Million for Tanzania's Climate Initiatives

IMF Approves $786.2 Million for Tanzania's Climate Initiatives The IMF said on Thursday its executive board approved funding for Tanzania of $786.2 million to help tackle climate change while also completing a separate review allowing for the disbursement of $149.4 million for budget support. Tanzanian authorities are committed to continue implementing reforms to preserve macro-financial stability, strengthen economic recovery, and promote sustainable and inclusive growth, the International Monetary Fund said in a statement. In the last three years, President Samia Suluhu Hassan's administration has undertaken various economic reforms with ambitions to return the country's economic growth to the pre-pandemic real gross domestic product growth rate of 6% to 7%. Tanzania's economic reform program remained strong, the IMF said, adding that economic growth rebounded in 2023 after slowing down in 2022. The current account deficit is narrowing, reflecting fiscal consolidation, easing commodity prices, and tight external financing conditions, the IMF said. While economic recovery is expected to gain momentum going forward, the IMF noted that it faced headwinds from an unfavorable global economic environment. Tanzania's economy, which relies on tourism, mining, agriculture and manufacturing, has remained resilient in the face of back-to-back extreme weather events and climate change, driven by a surge in the services sector, according to the World Bank. The economy is forecast to accelerate to 5.4% this calendar year, up from 5.1% in 2023, minister of state in the president's Office for Planning and Investment Kitila Mkumbo said last week.

devdiscourse 21 Jun 2024 3:56 am

Lebanon affirms strong ties with Cyprus

Beirut, June 21 (IANS) The Lebanese-Cypriot ties are strong, said the Lebanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Emigrants, a day after Hezbollah Leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah threatened to wage a war against Cyprus. The Lebanese-Cypriot relations are based on a rich history of diplomatic cooperation; also, bilateral communication and consultation are ongoing at the highest []

bhaskarlive 21 Jun 2024 2:45 am

Israel confirms killing senior Hezbollah commander in airstrike

Israel confirms killing senior Hezbollah commander in airstrike Tel Aviv [Israel], June 20 (ANI/TPS): Israel confirmed the killing of a senior Hezbollah commander in an airstrike on Thursday as the Lebanese terror group fired rockets at the Upper Galilee. Fadel Ibrahim, who commanded Hezbollah operations in the southern Lebanese village of Jouaiyya, was working to improve the capabilities of Hezbollah's ground forces. Ibrahim was killed in the area of Deir Kifa. Lebanese media reports showed photos of a burning car Israeli fighter jets also struck a Hezbollah surface-to-air missile launcher in the southern Lebanese village of Rihan. In response, Hezbollah fired dozens of Katyusha rockets at Moshav Zarit in the Upper Galilee. Earlier in the day, 10 rocket launches crossing from Lebanon were detected. No casualties were reported. The attacks came as US special envoy Amos Hochstein conceded that his shuttle diplomacy hit a dead end. After Hochstein left Beirut, Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah threatened all-out war with Israel, adding that the Iran-backed terror group would even attack Cyprus. Around 60,000 Israelis living in northern communities were forced to evacuate in October when the Hezbollah terror organisation began daily rocket and drone attacks. Leaders of the Iran-backed terror group have said they will continue the attacks to prevent Israelis from returning to their homes. Since October 7, the Hezbollah attacks have killed 10 civilians and 15 soldiers. Israeli officials have been calling for Hezbollah to be disarmed and removed from Southern Lebanon in accordance with UN Security Council resolution 1701, which ended the 2006 Second Lebanon War. (ANI/TPS)

devdiscourse 20 Jun 2024 11:30 pm

Karnataka Forest Department to build 2 memorials for Dasara jumbo 'Arjuna'

The forest department will build memorials for the popular Dasara elephant Arjuna, who died after a jumbo rescue operation. Forest minister Eshwar Khandre announced the construction of memorials at Yeslur Range in Hassan District and Balle Elephant camp in Mysuru District.

The Times of India 20 Jun 2024 10:40 pm

Former India Pacer David Johnson Falls From Apartment Building, Dies In Bengaluru; Suicide Suspected (Ld)

Former Team India: Former Team India cricketer David Johnson has died after falling from the fourth floor of his apartment in the Kothanur police station limits in Bengaluru on Thursday. Police suspect that 52-year-old Johnson committed suicide by jumping off the apartment building. However, an official statement is yet to come in this regard. According to police, Johnson fell from the fourth floor of the SLV Paradise Apartment. Although he was immediately rushed to the hospital, the cricketer succumbed to his injuries. The preliminary investigation indicated that the deceased, Johnson, was suffering from depression. Kothanur police are investigating the case. The police stated that Johnson had been facing health issues for a year and had spent the last week in the hospital. Former Indian cricketer Anil Kumble stated, Saddened to hear of the passing of my cricketing colleague David Johnson. Heartfelt condolences to his family. Gone too soon, Benny! Johnson was a former fast bowler known for his brief stint with the Indian cricket team. He played two Tests for India in 1996, taking three wickets. In domestic cricket, he picked up 125 wickets for Karnataka in 39 first-class appearances. The highlight of Johnsons career was clocking a speed of 157.8 km/h during a Test match against Australia. He was born on October 16, 1971, in Arsikere town of Hassan district in Karnataka.

CNMSports 20 Jun 2024 4:00 pm

Karnataka: 2 found dead with bullet injuries; murder-suicide suspected

Hassan: Two persons were found dead with bullet injuries in this district headquarters town on Thursday, police said. The police suspected it to be a case of murder and suicide. According to Hassan Superintendent of Police Mohammad Sujeetha M S, the two persons had come to Hoysala Nagar here in a car and were seen Get the latest updates in Hyderabad City News , Technology , Entertainment , Sports , Politics and Top Stories on WhatsApp & Telegram by subscribing to our channels. You can also download our app for Android and iOS .

The Siasat Daily 20 Jun 2024 3:35 pm

Two found dead with gunshot wounds in Ktakas Hassan

Bengaluru, June 20 (IANS) Two persons were found dead with gunshot wounds in the Hoysalanagar locality of Karnatakas Hassan district on Thursday, said officials. The identities of the deceased are yet to be ascertained. Superintendent of Police (SP) Mohammed Sujitha rushed to the scene and was monitoring the investigation. The SP said, In the preliminary []

bhaskarlive 20 Jun 2024 3:33 pm

2 found dead with bullet injuries in Karnataka's Hassan, police suspect murder-suicide

Two individuals, Sharafat Ali and Asif, were found dead with bullet injuries in Hassan. The Hassan Superintendent of Police suspects a case of murder and suicide, following a heated exchange near a plot of land. Gunshots were heard by nearby residents. One individual was found dead outside the car, while the other was discovered inside the vehicle.

The Times of India 20 Jun 2024 3:30 pm

Karnataka: Two Found Dead with Bullet Injuries, Police Suspect it a Case of Murder and Suicide

Hassan: Two persons were found dead with bullet injuries in this district headquarters town on Thursday, police said. The police suspected it to be a case of murder and suicide. According to Hassan Superintendent of Police Mohammad Sujeetha M S, the two persons had come to Hoysala Nagar here in a car and were seen having heated exchanges over some issue near a plot. Subsequently, those living close by heard bullet shots. One person was found dead outside the car, and the other inside the vehicle. It appears that the man found dead inside the car shot the other man and then he shot himself. Investigations are on to find out the exact cause of death, Sujeetha said. The deceased were identified as Sharafat Ali from Hassan and Asif from Bengaluru, police sources said.

Deccan Chronicle 20 Jun 2024 3:28 pm

Were Not Scared... Hezbollah Flaunts New Arms, Warns Israel & Cyprus | US Backs LebanonOffensive

On June 19, Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah issued a stern warning to Israel and said it must expect us on land, by sea and by air. Nasrallah threatened a war with no restraint and no rules and no ceilings in case of a major Israeli offensive against Lebanon. The Hezbollah chief added that an invasion of the Galilee remains on the table if the fighting escalates. Meanwhile, the Israeli army said that around 15 projectiles were launched, some of which were intercepted, from Lebanon at Kiryat Shmona on June 19. Nasrallahs address came after the Israeli Foreign Minister raised the prospect of an all-out war with the Lebanese group on June 18. Israeli Defence Minister Yoav Gallant said the military was completing its eadiness, strengthening intelligence systems, and preparing for all possibilities. Watch the video to find out more.

News18 20 Jun 2024 2:55 pm

Two men found dead with gun shot wounds in Hassan

When police reached the spot, one person was lying on the ground while the other was inside the car

The Hindu 20 Jun 2024 2:51 pm

Vishay Hard | Title Song

Watch the Title Song from Marathi movie Vishay Hard starring Sumit and Parna Pethe. Title Song is sung by Sahil Kulkarni and rap performed by Vishal Sadafule, Sumit, Sahil Kulkarni, and music of the song is composed by Sahil Kulkarni. Lyrics of Vishay Hard Title Song are written by Vishal Sadafule. To know more about Title Song from Parna Pethe, Sumit, Hassan Shaikh, Nitin Kulkarni, Pratap Sonale, Vipin Borate, Rakesh Gat starrer Vishay Hard watch the video.

The Times of India 20 Jun 2024 2:26 pm

Israel-Gaza war live: Netanyahu rebukes IDF after army spokesperson warns that Hamas cannot be eliminated

Prime ministers office says the IDF is committed to the defeat of Hamas, after Daniel Hagari said Hamas is an ideology See all our coverage of the Israel-Gaza war The US militarys on-again, off-again floating pier in Gaza is expected to resume operations on Thursday to unload sorely needed humanitarian aid for Palestinians, two US officials told Reuters on Wednesday. The officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the pier had been re-attached to the shore on Wednesday after being temporarily removed last Friday due to poor sea conditions. The leader of Hezbollah , Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, warned of a war without rules or ceilings in the event of a full-scale Israeli offensive against the Lebanese militia , as he threatened that Cyprus could become a target if it allowed Israel to use its territory in any conflict. Cyprus and Israel have a bilateral defence cooperation agreement which has seen the countries conduct joint exercises. In a report published on Wednesday, the United Nations human rights office (OHCHR) concluded that Israels use of heavy bombs in Gaza raised serious concerns under laws of war. The OHCHR provided details on six Israeli attacks in the Gaza Strip, which it said were emblematic of a concerning pattern, involving the suspected use of up to 2,000-pound bombs on residential buildings, a school, refugee camps and a market. In its reports, the OHCHR also said that Israeli forces may have repeatedly violated fundamental principles of the laws of war and failed to distinguish between civilians and fighters in their Gaza Strip military campaign. The requirement to select means and methods of warfare that avoid or at the very least minimise to every extent civilian harm appears to have been consistently violated in Israels bombing campaign, said UN high commissioner for human rights Volker Trk. Israels permanent mission to the UN in Geneva characterised the OHCHR analysis as factually, legally, and methodologically flawed. The Israeli diplomatic mission said: Since the OHCHR has, at best, a partial factual picture, any attempt to reach legal conclusions is inherently flawed. Israeli airstrikes and clashes between troops and Palestinian militants in Gaza took place on Wednesday. Witnesses and the civil defence agency in the Hamas-run Gaza Strip reported Israeli bombardment in western Rafah, where medics said drone strikes and shelling killed at least seven people. Israel sent a column of tanks into the Zeitoun neighbourhood in Gaza City and residents reported heavy fire from tanks and warplanes but also sounds of gun battles with Hamas-led fighters. Continue reading...

The Guardian 20 Jun 2024 1:06 pm

Hezbollah head says fight without limitations in case of war with Israel

Beirut, June 20 (IANS) Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah has pledged a fight without limitations if Israel starts a war with the militant group. Speaking during a memorial ceremony for a Hezbollah commander killed last week by an Israeli strike, Nasrallah said on Wednesday that his group has prepared itself for the most difficult ways, warning []

bhaskarlive 20 Jun 2024 7:22 am

Hezbollah's Menacing Warning: Nowhere in Israel is Safe

Hezbollah's Menacing Warning: Nowhere in Israel is Safe The head of Lebanon's Hezbollah said on Wednesday that nowhere in Israel would be safe if a full-fledged war breaks out between the two foes, and also threatened EU member Cyprus for the first time and other parts of the Mediterranean. Hezbollah has been trading fire with Israel for more than eight months in parallel with the Gaza war. On Tuesday, the Iran-backed group published what it said was drone footage of sensitive military sites deep in Israeli territory. In a televised address on Wednesday, Hezbollah chief Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah said here will be no place safe from our missiles and our drones in Israel in the event of a broader war. The group also had a bank of targets that it could target in precision strikes, he said. Israel knows that what also awaits it in the Mediterranean is very big ... In the face of a battle of this magnitude, it knows that it must now wait for us on land, in the air, and at sea, Nasrallah added. Israeli Foreign Minister Israel Katz had warned on Tuesday that a decision on an all-out war with Hezbollah was coming soon and Israel's military said operational plans for an offensive in Lebanon were approved and validated. Nasrallah also threatened Cyprus - the EU member state in closest proximity to Lebanon, with which it has cordial relations - accusing it of allowing Israel to use its airports and bases for military exercises. The Cypriot government must be warned that opening Cypriot airports and bases for the Israeli enemy to target Lebanon means that the Cypriot government has become part of the war and the resistance (Hezbollah) will deal with it as part of the war, Nasrallah said. CYPRUS DENIES TAKING SIDES Cypriot President Nikos Christodoulides denied any suggestion Cyprus was taking sides in any conflict. It (Cyprus) is not part of the problem, it is part of the solution. That role is evident, for example, through the humanitarian (aid) corridor which has been acknowledged not only by the Arab world, but from the international community, he said, referring to shipments of aid from Cyprus to Gaza. Cyprus is not known to offer any land or base facilities to the Israeli military, but has in the past allowed Israel to use its vast airspace - its flight information region - to occasionally conduct air drills, but never during conflict. Sovereign British military bases on Cyprus have been used by Britain for operations in Syria in the past and more recently, Yemen. The Cyprus government has no say in the matter. There are two British bases in Cyprus, which was a colony until 1960. Nasrallah said his group would fight with o rules and o ceilings in the event of a broader war. He was speaking at a memorial event for a commander killed in an Israeli strike last week - the most senior Hezbollah figure to be killed so far in the current conflict with Israel. Hezbollah unleashed its largest volleys of drones and rockets at Israel in retaliation. U.N. officials expressed concern at the escalation, and U.S. envoy Amos Hochstein travelled to Israel and Lebanon to urge both sides not to move into a full-scale conflict. Hezbollah first showed it could hit a vessel at sea by striking an Israeli warship in the Mediterranean during their 2006 war. Reports by media and analysts have for years indicated that Hezbollah acquired Russian-made anti-ship Yakhont missiles in Syria, after its forces deployed there more than a decade ago to help President Bashar al-Assad fight the country's civil war.

devdiscourse 20 Jun 2024 1:33 am

Hezbollah Chief Warns of Unprecedented War Threats to Israel and Cyprus

Hezbollah Chief Warns of Unprecedented War Threats to Israel and Cyprus The head of Lebanon's Hezbollah said on Wednesday that nowhere in Israel would be safe if a full-fledged war breaks out between the two foes, and also threatened EU member Cyprus for the first time and other parts of the Mediterranean. Hezbollah has been trading fire with Israel for more than eight months in parallel with the Gaza war. On Tuesday, the Iran-backed group published what it said was drone footage of sensitive military sites deep in Israeli territory. In a televised address on Wednesday, Hezbollah chief Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah said here will be no place safe from our missiles and our drones in Israel in the event of a broader war. The group also had a bank of targets that it could target in precision strikes, he said. Israel knows that what also awaits it in the Mediterranean is very big ... In the face of a battle of this magnitude, it knows that it must now wait for us on land, in the air, and at sea, Nasrallah added. Israeli Foreign Minister Israel Katz had warned on Tuesday that a decision on an all-out war with Hezbollah was coming soon and Israel's military said operational plans for an offensive in Lebanon were approved and validated. Nasrallah also threatened Cyprus - the EU member state in closest proximity to Lebanon, with which it has cordial relations - accusing it of allowing Israel to use its airports and bases for military exercises. The Cypriot government must be warned that opening Cypriot airports and bases for the Israeli enemy to target Lebanon means that the Cypriot government has become part of the war and the resistance (Hezbollah) will deal with it as part of the war, Nasrallah said. CYRPUS DENIES TAKING SIDES Cypriot President Nikos Christodoulides denied any suggestion Cyprus was taking sides in any conflict. It (Cyprus) is not part of the problem, it is part of the solution. That role is evident, for example, through the humanitarian (aid) corridor which has been acknowledged not only by the Arab world, but from the international community, he said, referring to shipments of aid from Cyprus to Gaza. Cyprus is not known to offer any land or base facilities to the Israeli military, but has in the past allowed Israel to use its vast airspace - its flight information region - to occasionally conduct air drills, but never during conflict. Sovereign British military bases on Cyprus have been used by Britain for operations in Syria in the past and more recently, Yemen. The Cyprus government has no say in the matter. There are two British bases in Cyprus, which was a colony until 1960. Nasrallah said his group would fight with o rules and o ceilings in the event of a broader war. He was speaking at a memorial event for a commander killed in an Israeli strike last week - the most senior Hezbollah figure to be killed so far in the current conflict with Israel. Hezbollah unleashed its largest volleys of drones and rockets at Israel in retaliation. U.N. officials expressed concern at the escalation, and U.S. envoy Amos Hochstein travelled to Israel and Lebanon to urge both sides not to move into a full-scale conflict. Hezbollah first showed it could hit a vessel at sea by striking an Israeli warship in the Mediterranean during their 2006 war. Reports by media and analysts have for years indicated that Hezbollah acquired Russian-made anti-ship Yakhont missiles in Syria, after its forces deployed there more than a decade ago to help President Bashar al-Assad fight the country's civil war.

devdiscourse 20 Jun 2024 1:23 am

Nasrallahs Sinister Warning: Hezbollah Will Invade Israels Galilee, Attack Cyprus In TV Address

Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah delivered a provocative televised speech threatening Israel with a potential invasion of Galilee if conflict escalates further. He emphasized Hezbollah's readiness for a otal war involving ground, air, and sea attacks across Israel, warning of unprecedented consequences and asserting no area in Israel would be spared. Watch

The Times of India 20 Jun 2024 12:47 am

No Place In Israel Will Be Spared In Case Of Full-Blown War: Hezbollah Chief

Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah on Wednesday warned o place in Israel would be spared in case of a full-blown war and threatened nearby Cyprus if it opened its airports and bases to Israel.

NDTV 19 Jun 2024 10:35 pm

Hezbollah's Chief Warns of Full-Scale War Threats: Israel and Cyprus in Crosshairs

Hezbollah's Chief Warns of Full-Scale War Threats: Israel and Cyprus in Crosshairs The head of Lebanon's Hezbollah said on Wednesday that nowhere in Israel would be safe if a full-fledged war breaks out between the two foes, and he also threatened Cyprus and other parts of the Mediterannean. Hezbollah has been trading fire with Israel for more than eight months in parallel with the Gaza War. On Tuesday, the Iran-backed group published what it said was drone footage of sensitive military sites deep in Israeli territory. In a televised address on Wednesday, Hezbollah chief Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah said here will be no place safe from our missiles and our drones in Israel in the event of a broader war. The group also had a bank of targets that it could target in precision strikes, he said. Israel knows that what also awaits it in the Mediterranean is very big...In the face of a battle of this magnitude, it knows that it must now wait for us on land, in the air, and at sea, Nasrallah added. The group first showed it could hit a vessel at sea by striking an Israeli warship in the Mediterranean during their 2006 war. Reports by media and analysts have for years indicated that Hezbollah acquired Russian-made anti-ship Yakhont missiles in Syria, after its forces deployed there more than a decade ago to help President Bashar al-Assad fight the country's civil war. Nasrallah also threatened Cyprus for the first time, accusing it of allowing Israel to use its airports and bases for military exercises. The Cypriot government must be warned that opening Cypriot airports and bases for the Israeli enemy to target Lebanon means that the Cypriot government has become part of the war and the resistance (Hezbollah) will deal with it as part of the war, Nasrallah said. There was no immediate comment from authorities in Cyprus. Cyprus is not known to offer any land or base facilities to the Israeli military, but has in the past allowed Israel to use its vast airspace - its flight information region (FIR) - to occasionally conduct air drills, but never during conflict. Sovereign British military bases have been used by the United Kingdom for operations in Syria and more recently, Yemen. The Cyprus government has no say in the matter. There are two British bases in Cyprus, which was a colony until 1960. Nasrallah said his group would fight with o rules and o ceilings in the event of a broader war. He was speaking at a memorial event for a commander killed in an Israeli strike last week - the most senior Hezbollah figure to be killed so far in the current conflict with Israel. Hezbollah unleashed its largest volleys of drones and rockets at Israel in retaliation. U.N. officials expressed concern at the escalation, and U.S. envoy Amos Hochstein traveled to Israel and Lebanon to urge both sides not to move into a full-scale conflict.

devdiscourse 19 Jun 2024 10:28 pm

Landslide Claims 5 Lives, Including 4 from Same Family in Assams Karimganj

HT Digital GUWAHATI, June 19: A devastating landslide triggered by relentless rains in Assams Karimganj district claimed the lives of five individuals, including three minors, on Tuesday night. Among the victims were four members of a single family: Roymun Nessa (55), Sahida Khanam (18), Jahida Khanam (16), and Hamida Khanam (11). Additionally, three-year-old Mehdi Hassan, []

thehillstimes 19 Jun 2024 6:55 pm

Flood Situation in Assam Worsens, Karimganj Landslide Kills 5

Guwahati: The heavy rain in northeastern states has worsened the flood situation in Assam where more than 161,000 people have been affected in 15 districts. The heavy rain also caused a landslide in the Badarpur area of Karimganj district in which five people including a woman and her three daughters as well as a three-year-old boy were killed. The landslide took place in Gainachora village on Tuesday night. The landslide deaths bring the total number of deaths in Assam to over 30 since Cyclone Remal made landfall in the state in May. Last night at about 12.45 am, information was received about a landslide in the Gainachora (Bendargool) village area under the Badarpur police station. Upon receiving the information, the officer-in-charge of Badarpur police station, along with his staff and SDRF personnel, rushed to the spot and carried out a rescue operation. After three hours, the rescue team recovered five bodies from the debris, said Mr Partha Protim Das, Superintendent of Police for Karimganj district. The victims were identified as Roymun Nessa (55) and her daughters Sahida Khanam (18), Jahida Khanam (16), and Hamida Khanam (11). The three-year-old boy was identified as Mehdi Hassan, son of Mahimuddin. According to the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA), Karimganj is the worst affected district, with 1,52,133 people reeling under floodwaters. The calamity has affected a total crop area of 1,378.64 hectares and 54,877 animals. Currently, 470 villages across 24 revenue circles are submerged. Relief efforts are underway, with 5,114 people taking shelter in 43 relief camps. However, the extent of damage to infrastructure, including embankments, roads, and bridges, has compounded the difficulties in providing aid and assistance. The Kopili river at Kampur is reported to be flowing above danger levels, raising concerns of further inundation. Meanwhile, heavy rain has inundated Dhubri district jail in which more than 450 inmates are lodged. The flood-affected districts include Biswanath, Lakhimpur, Hojai, Bongaigaon, Nalbari, Tamulpur, Udalguri, Darrang, Dhemaji, Hailakandi, Karimganj, Goalpara, Nagaon, Chirang, and Kokrajhar.

Deccan Chronicle 19 Jun 2024 3:58 pm

5, including 3 children, die in landslide in Assam's Karimganj

In Guwahati on June 19, five family members, including three minors, tragically died in a landslide caused by continuous rain in Assam's Karimganj district. The victims were identified as Roymun Nessa (55), Sahida Khanam (18), Jahida Khanam (16), Hamida Khanam (11), and Mehdi Hassan (3).

The Times of India 19 Jun 2024 3:32 pm

Exclusive: Psuhpa 3 in the Making

Hyderabad: Although there are various reasons cited by some reports behind the postponement of the release of Pushpa The Rule, a source claims that the reigning star Allu-Arjun and ace director Sukumar are shooting extensively and it is meant for Pushpa 3. Two separate units are shooting at varied locales and canning lot of content and in all probability, ; Pushpa 3' is very much on cards, says a source who adds, Allu Arjun and Sukumar have realized the potential of the script and trying to expand its franchise and cash in on the craze the film has already generated and dish out two more parts. After much-hyped Indian 2 and Indian 3 featuring Kamal Hassan, it is now the turn of the national award-winning actor to come up with a third part and enthrall his fans. Few sequels have worked well, now it could be the season of three parts to change the game of Telugu and Tamil cinema he points out. No doubt, Pushpa The Rise rocked the box office across the world and garnered Rs 150 crores in Hindi heartland alone and expanded the market of Allu Arjun. Allu Arjun is the biggest star among Telugu heroes because of his talent and charisma and now his market reflects his rising popularity across varied states in India, he concludes.

Deccan Chronicle 19 Jun 2024 12:05 pm

Tragic Landslide in Assam Claims Five Lives Amidst Torrential Rains

Tragic Landslide in Assam Claims Five Lives Amidst Torrential Rains A devastating landslide in Assam has tragically claimed the lives of at least five family members, including three minors. The incident occurred amidst incessant rain in the Karimganj district on Wednesday, police reported. The landslide struck Gainachora village in the Badarpur Police Station area around 12:45 am, completely burying a house. Upon receiving information, the Officer-in-Charge of Badarpur Police Station, accompanied by his team and SDRF personnel, promptly initiated rescue operations. Karimganj SP Partha Protim Das stated, After about three hours, five bodies were recovered. There was no survivor. The victims have been identified as Roymun Nessa (55) and her children Sahida Khanam (18), Jahida Khanam (16), Hamida Khanam (11), along with a three-year-old child, Mehdi Hassan, the son of Mahimuddin. Meanwhile, the relentless rain has worsened the flood situation in Assam, affecting over 1.61 lakh people across eight districts.

devdiscourse 19 Jun 2024 11:08 am

Assam: Five including four of a family killed in landslide in Karimganj district

Five people, including a woman and her three daughters, were killed in a landslide in Assam's Karimganj district. A three-year-old boy also lost his life. Superintendent of Police, Partha Protim Das, confirmed that the incident occurred in Gainachora village under Badarpur police station. The rescue operation, involving police and SDRF staff, recovered the bodies after three hours. The victims were identified as Roymun Nessa, Sahida Khanam, Jahida Khanam, Hamida Khanam, and Mehdi Hassan.

The Economic Times 19 Jun 2024 10:03 am

Sexual abuse case: Prajwal remanded in judicial custody till July 2

BENGALURU: The Special Court for trial of cases against sitting and former MPs and MLAs on Tuesday remanded former Hassan MP Prajwal Revanna in judicial custody. The Special Investigation Team (SIT) probing rape cases against the former MP, who was lodged in the Bengaluru Central Prison at Parappana Agrahara, had taken him into custody on June 12 in connection with a rape case registered at the Cyber Crime Police Station. As his custody ended on Tuesday, he was produced before Special Court judge KN Shivakumar, who remanded him in judicial custody until July 2, as the SIT did not seek extension of his police custody. Prajwal, during the hearing, complained to the court that the SIT officers did not look after him properly, and also that they did not give proper attention to his health issues. Meanwhile, a source said that Prajwal might be taken into police custody again in connection with another case.

The New Indian Express 19 Jun 2024 9:15 am

Prajwal Revanna in 14-day judicial custody

Former Hassan MP Prajwal Revanna was remanded in judicial custody for 14 days by a magistrate court after being accused in three rape cases. He was produced in court by an SIT team following a six-day investigation into the second case.

The Times of India 19 Jun 2024 8:35 am

Villagers postpone Eid-ul-Zuha celebration, jump into rescue operation

Residents of Chhota Nirmal Jote village postponed Eid-ul-Zuha celebration to assist Kanchanjungha Express accident victims. A group of 12 young friends, wearing white kurta-pajamas, led rescue efforts and were commended by Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee during a hospital visit. Md Hassan and Md Shamim Akthar shared their experiences of aiding injured passengers, highlighting the lack of proper tools.

The Times of India 19 Jun 2024 2:11 am

Tensions Mount as Israel and Hezbollah Edge Closer to All-Out War

Tensions Mount as Israel and Hezbollah Edge Closer to All-Out War Israeli Foreign Minister Israel Katz warned on Tuesday that a decision on an all-out war with Hezbollah was coming soon, even as the United States tries to avert any escalation. U.S. envoy Amos Hochstein was sent to Lebanon to try and cool tensions following an increase in cross-border fire along Lebanon's southern frontier that has escalated to Hezbollah hinting it could attack Haifa, Israel's third-largest city. Iran-backed Hezbollah has been trading fire with Israel for the last eight months in parallel with the Gaza war. Last week, the group fired the largest volleys of rockets and drones of the hostilities so far at Israeli military sites, after an Israeli strike killed the most senior commander yet. Katz said in an X post that in the wake of threats by Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, the group's head, to damage Haifa's ports that are operated by Chinese and Indian companies, we are getting very close to the moment of deciding on changing the rules of the game against Hezbollah and Lebanon. In an all-out war, Hezbollah will be destroyed and Lebanon will be severely beaten, he added. Israel's military later said operational plans for an offensive in Lebanon were approved and validated, and decisions were taken on the continuation of increasing the readiness of troops in the field. Israel, Katz said, would pay a heavy price but the country was united and it must restore security to the residents of the north. Hezbollah says it will not halt its attacks unless there is a ceasefire in the Gaza Strip. A Pentagon spokesperson said the United States did not want to see a wider regional war in the Middle East. Hochstein, special envoy to U.S. President Joe Biden, said he had been dispatched to Lebanon immediately following a brief trip to Israel because the situation was serious. We have seen an escalation over the last few weeks. And what President Biden wants to do is avoid a further escalation to a greater war, Hochstein said on Tuesday. He had met the head of Lebanon's army earlier on Tuesday and spoke to reporters following a meeting with parliament speaker Nabih Berri, who heads the armed Amal movement, which is allied to Hezbollah and has also fired rockets on Israel. The U.S. and France are engaged in diplomatic efforts to secure a negotiated end to the hostilities along Lebanon's border. HAIFA FOOTAGE Meanwhile, Hezbollah published a 9-minute 31 second video of what it said was footage gathered from its surveillance aircraft of locations in Israel, including the city of Haifa's sea and air ports. Haifa is 27 km (17 miles) from the Lebanese border. Haifa mayor Yona Yahav said Hezbollah's video was psychological terror on residents of Haifa and the north. Whether diplomatically or militarily one way or another, we will ensure the safe and secure return of Israelis to their homes in northern Israel. That is not up for negotiation. Oct. 7 cannot happen again anywhere in Israel or on any of Israel's borders, Israeli government spokesman David Mencer said. He added that Israel was impeding Hezbollah's military buildup and their stockpiling of weapons for terror against Israelis. Hezbollah began trading fire with Israel on Oct. 8, a day after its Palestinian ally Hamas attacked southern Israel, sparking the Gaza war. Tens of thousands of people have fled both sides of the border. Hochstein urged Hamas to accept a U.S.-backed proposal for a ceasefire in Gaza, which he said also provides an opportunity to end the conflict across the Blue Line, a reference to a demarcation line between Lebanon and Israel where parts of the international border are disputed. Hochstein met caretaker Lebanese Prime Minister Najib Mikati, who told him that Lebanon does not seek escalation, according to comments issued by Mikati's office. The increase in attacks last week was followed by a brief respite during the Eid al-Adha Muslim holiday, which concludes on Tuesday. Hezbollah announced a drone attack against an Israeli tank on Tuesday afternoon - its first announced attack since Saturday. An Israeli spokesperson said Israel on Tuesday targeted a Hezbollah air unit. The group used more of its extensive arsenal against Israel last week, prompting United Nations officials in Lebanon to warn over the weekend that the danger of miscalculation leading to a sudden and wider conflict is very real.

devdiscourse 19 Jun 2024 1:03 am

Escalating Tensions: Israel and Hezbollah on the Brink of War

Escalating Tensions: Israel and Hezbollah on the Brink of War Israeli Foreign Minister Israel Katz on Tuesday warned that a decision on an all-out war with Hezbollah was coming soon even as the United States is trying to avert a greater war between Israel and Lebanon's Hezbollah movement. U.S. envoy Amos Hochstein was sent to Lebanon to try and cool tensions following an increase in cross-border fire along Lebanon's southern frontier that has escalated to Hezbollah hinting it could attack Haifa, Israel's third-largest city. Iran-backed Hezbollah has been trading fire with Israel for the last eight months in parallel with the Gaza war. Last week, the group fired the largest volleys of rockets and drones of the hostilities so far at Israeli military sites, after an Israeli strike killed the most senior commander yet. An Israeli spokesperson said Israel on Tuesday targeted a Hezbollah air unit in the latest series of strikes. Hezbollah says it will not halt its attacks unless there is a ceasefire in the Gaza Strip. Hochstein, special envoy to U.S. President Joe Biden, said he had been dispatched to Lebanon immediately following a brief trip to Israel because the situation was serious. We have seen an escalation over the last few weeks. And what President Biden wants to do is avoid a further escalation to a greater war, Hochstein said on Tuesday. He had met the head of Lebanon's army earlier on Tuesday and spoke to reporters following a meeting with parliament speaker Nabih Berri, who heads the armed Amal movement, which is allied to Hezbollah and has also fired rockets on Israel. The U.S. and France are engaged in diplomatic efforts to secure a negotiated end to the hostilities along Lebanon's border. Hezbollah published a nine-minute 31 second-long video of what it said was footage gathered from its surveillance aircraft of locations in Israel, including the city of Haifa's sea and air ports. Haifa is 27 kilometres (17 miles) from the Lebanese border. Katz said in an X post that in the wake of threats by Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, the group's head, to damage Haifa's ports that are operated by Chinese and Indian companies, we are getting very close to the moment of deciding on changing the rules of the game against Hezbollah and Lebanon. In an all-out war, Hezbollah will be destroyed and Lebanon will be severely beaten, he added. Israel, Katz said, would also pay a heavy price but the country was united and it must restore security to the residents of the north. PSYCHOLOGICAL TERROR Haifa mayor Yona Yahav said Hezbollah's video was psychological terror on residents of Haifa and the north. Whether diplomatically or militarily one way or another, we will ensure the safe and secure return of Israelis to their homes in northern Israel. That is not up for negotiation. Oct. 7 cannot happen again anywhere in Israel or on any of Israel's borders, Israeli government spokesman David Mencer said. He added that Israel was impeding Hezbollah's military buildup and their stockpiling of weapons for terror against Israelis. Hezbollah began trading fire with Israel on Oct. 8, a day after its Palestinian ally Hamas attacked southern Israel, sparking the Gaza war. Tens of thousands of people have fled both sides of the border. Hochstein urged Hamas to accept a U.S.-backed proposal for a ceasefire in Gaza, which he said also provides an opportunity to end the conflict across the Blue Line, a reference to a demarcation line between Lebanon and Israel where parts of the international border are disputed. Hochstein met caretaker Lebanese Prime Minister Najib Mikati, who told him that Lebanon does not seek escalation, according to comments issued by Mikati's office. The increase in attacks last week was followed by a brief respite during the Eid al-Adha Muslim holiday, which concludes on Tuesday. Hezbollah announced a drone attack against an Israeli tank on Tuesday afternoon - its first announced attack since Saturday. The group used more of its extensive arsenal against Israel last week, prompting United Nations officials in Lebanon to warn over the weekend that the danger of miscalculation leading to a sudden and wider conflict is very real. U.N. human rights chief Volker Turk said on Tuesday that he too was worried about the escalation, and called for a cessation of hostilities and for actors with influence to take all possible measures to avert a full-scale war.

devdiscourse 18 Jun 2024 11:10 pm

Hyderabad: Climate change and demanding jobs taking toll on gig-workers

By Arman Hassan Over the last couple of months, a rising number of cases have been reported of gig-workers experiencing the effects of heat and scorching temperatures across Indian cities. In Hyderabad the recent financialisation has produced a landscape of glossy hi-tech aesthetics, yet high income and social inequality within the city. What is fundamentally Get the latest updates in Hyderabad City News , Technology , Entertainment , Sports , Politics and Top Stories on WhatsApp & Telegram by subscribing to our channels. You can also download our app for Android and iOS .

The Siasat Daily 18 Jun 2024 9:26 pm

B'luru court remands ex-MP Prajwal Revanna to judicial custody till Jun 24

A special court here on Tuesday remanded former JD(S) MP Prajwal Revanna, who is facing charges of rape and sexual abuse, to judicial custody till June 24. The 42nd Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate court had on June 12 remanded him to the custody of the Special Investigation Team (SIT), which is probing the cases against him, till June 18. The 33-year-old had failed in his bid to retain the Hassan parliamentary constituency in the recent polls. SIT officials arrested Revanna soon after he landed at Bengaluru airport from Germany on May 31. He had left for Germany on April 27, a day after Hassan went to the polls. A 'Blue Corner Notice' seeking information on his whereabouts had earlier been issued by the Interpol, following a request by the SIT via the Central Bureau of Investigation. Revanna was arrested in a case registered against him in Holenarasipura in Hassan district on April 28. He was accused of sexually harassing a 47-year-old former maid. He has been booked in t

Business Standard 18 Jun 2024 7:10 pm

Bengaluru court remands Prajwal Revanna to judicial custody till June 24

BENGALURU: A special court here on Tuesday remanded former JD(S) MP Prajwal Revanna, who is facing charges of rape and sexual abuse, to judicial custody till June 24. The 42nd Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate court had on June 12 remanded him to the custody of the Special Investigation Team (SIT), which is probing the cases against him, till June 18. The 33-year-old had failed in his bid to retain the Hassan parliamentary constituency in the recent polls. SIT officials arrested Revanna soon after he landed at Bengaluru airport from Germany on May 31. He had left for Germany on April 27, a day after Hassan went to the polls. A 'Blue Corner Notice' seeking information on his whereabouts had earlier been issued by the Interpol, following a request by the SIT via the Central Bureau of Investigation. Revanna was arrested in a case registered against him in Holenarasipura in Hassan district on April 28. He was accused of sexually harassing a 47-year-old former maid. He has been booked in three cases of sexual assault. There are also charges of rape against him. The cases of sexual abuse came to light after pen-drives containing explicit videos allegedly involving Revanna were reportedly circulated in Hassan, ahead of Lok Sabha polls there on April 26. JD(S) suspended him from the party after cases were filed against him.

The New Indian Express 18 Jun 2024 4:31 pm

Bengaluru court sends Prajwal Revanna to 14-day judicial custody in sexual assault case

A Bengaluru court on Tuesday placed suspended JD(S) leader Prajwal Revanna in 14-day judicial custody over allegations of sexual assault and rape. The 42nd Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate's (AACM) special court issued the order. Revanna, a former JD(S) MP from the Hassan Lok Sabha constituency, faces accusations of sexually assaulting three women.

The Times of India 18 Jun 2024 2:34 pm

Minister promises full-time MD for K-RIDE

BENGALURU: Minister of State for Railways V Somanna on Monday promised that a full-fledged managing director with technical expertise will be appointed for K-RIDE (Rail Infrastructure Development Company Karnataka Limited) soon. Briefing newspersons at the Rail House at Cantonment railway station, he said, We will appoint a full-time MD within 15 to 20 days. The Railway Board has repeatedly asked the state government to appoint a full-time MD for it with the latest letter sent on March 20 by the board chairman to the chief secretary calling for it to be done at the earliest. K-RIDE does not have a permanent MD presently with V Manjula only holding its additional charge. The minister reviewed all projects carried out by the South Western Railway Zone. He assured that projects pending for the last 15 years will be completed by December 2026. With land acquisition cited as an issue which hampered the projects, Somanna called up the district commissioners in the presence of officials and asked them to speed up the handover of land for the projects. All level crossings in the vicinity of Bengaluru will be closed and trains speeded up, he added. The 14 crucial projects carried out by SWR which were reviewed today are: The five doubling projects of Hotgi-Kudgi-Gadag line, Yeshwanthpur-Channasandra line; Baiyappanahalli-Hosur line; Bengaluru-Whitefield line and the Hospet-Hubballi-Londa-Tinaighat-Vascao Da Gama line. The new line projects carried out by SWR cover the following: Tumakuru-Rayadurga via Kalyandurg; Tumakuru-Chitradurga-Davangere; Ginigera-Raichur; Bagalkot-Kudachi; Gadag-Wadi; Kadur-Chikmagalur; Shivamogga-Shikaripura-Ranebennur; Belgaum-Dharwad via Kittur and Hassan Belur.

The New Indian Express 18 Jun 2024 8:29 am

Eid Outing Turns Deadly: Child Falls Into Neglected Kashmir College Pit

SRINAGAR: In a tragic incident on the eve of Eid-ul-Adha, a minor girl slipped to her death in a pit in Putshay village, North Kashmirs Bandipora district, on Monday evening. An official said the incident took place when the minor girl had gone to the premises of Hassan Shah Khuehami Memorial (HKM) Degree College at [] The post Eid Outing Turns Deadly: Child Falls Into Neglected Kashmir College Pit appeared first on Kashmir Life .

KashmirLife 17 Jun 2024 10:47 pm

Kalki movie screened for Telugu distributors?

According to sources from Chennai, the makers of much-hyped Kalki 2898 AD have reportedly screened some portions of their action adventure to select distributors in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. Telugu distributors were shown some portions since it was sold for Rs 180 crore in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana but no such luck for Tamil and other language distributors, he says. With Tamil distributors unwilling to cough up big sums for releasing Prabhas-Deepika starrer in over 100 theatres in Tamil Nadu, the makers would be releasing the film on commission basis. Tamil distribution houses release movies on commission basis and have no practice of paying advance amounts so distributors are holding negotiations, he adds. In fact, Prabhas has a good market in Tamil Nadu and his films like Baahubali and Salaar had decent enough openings in neighbouring states. Prabhas has expanded his market in Tamil Nadu and has gained a huge fan following among Tamil movie goers with his larger-than-life action roles, he points out. Prabhas mostly registered sensational openings in two Telugu states and this time, he wants to boost the collections of Kalki in Tamil Nadu too. With June 27 being a good day without any competition, Prabhas has a good chance to set a new opening record, he adds. With legendary actor Kamal Hassan playing a significant role and his unique avatar as shown in the trailer, has triggered a lot of interest around the film. Kamal Hassans dark role is expected to help Kalki to do well among Tamil viewers and his combination with Prabhas will give it a fillip, he concludes.

Deccan Chronicle 17 Jun 2024 2:15 pm

Congress hiked fuel prices as revenge for poll debacle: Karnataka LoP Ashoka

BENGALURU: Hitting out at the state government for increasing petrol and diesel prices in Karnataka, Leader of Opposition in the Assembly R Ashoka claimed that the Congress-led dispensation is taking revenge on the people for defeating the party in the recent Lok Sabha polls. Speaking to reporters on Sunday, Ashoka said that in the last one year, the Siddaramaiah government has given price rise bhagyas to the people. The government has increased prices of milk, stamp duty, electricity, guidance value, liquor, and now, fuel. During the previous BJP government, when fuel became costlier by just Re 1, the present CM Siddaramaiah and Deputy CM DK Shivakumar had protested, but now their own government has increased fuel prices by Rs 3, he said. Further, Ashoka said the state government has allotted Rs 55,000 crore for its guarantee schemes, resulting in non-payment of salaries to employees. By increasing fuel prices, the government is aiming to collect Rs 4,000 crore, he alleged. This hike will in turn increase prices of logistics, transportation, and of essential produce like fruits, vegetables and even milk. Ashoka alleged that the Congress, which could not even touch double-digits in Karnataka and 100 in the country, in the LS polls, is taking its revenge. The fuel price increase in Karnataka is as per instructions from senior Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, he claimed, demanding, When we were in power, we had decreased the same by Rs 7 per litre. The present government should take back its order of increasing petrol and diesel prices by Rs 3. Ashoka also said that in order to mobilise funds for its schemes, the Congress is even selling state government properties, and has geared up to sell BBMP, BDA and BWSSB properties. They might mortgage Vidhana Soudha too, he alleged. The LoP added that the state government is also not implementing the Seventh Pay Commission. Even Congress MLAs are upset with the fuel price increase, he said. In Hassan, BJP state president BY Vijayendra stated that the state government is facing financial crunch, with the revenue generated by the different sectors being diverted to fund the Congress guarantee schemes. Meanwhile, the Karnataka BJP leaders have decided to organise a protest on Monday, opposing the state governments move to increase fuel prices in the state. The protest will be organised at Freedom Park in Bengaluru, and in other parts of the state.

The New Indian Express 17 Jun 2024 8:16 am

BJP set to organise protests across Karnataka against fuel price hike

The BJP will stage protests across Karnataka against the hike in petrol and diesel prices on June 17, the party's state unit president B Y Vijayendra said on Sunday. The Karnataka government on Saturday hiked sales tax on fuel which will make petrol and diesel costlier. Petrol prices have gone up by Rs 3 per litre and diesel by Rs 3.5 per litre. We urge the Chief Minister to withdraw this decision immediately. Tomorrow we have organised protests across the state and we are not going to keep quiet till the hike is revoked, Vijayendra told PTI here in the district headquarters town of Hassan. He said the protests will take place in all the district headquarters of the state. Vijayendra charged that the 'desperate Chief Minister' hiked the petrol and diesel prices since he is unable to start any new programmes due to the five guarantees. After the Lok Sabha elections, they (Congress government) have increased fuel prices. This will cost all sections of people in the entire state

Business Standard 16 Jun 2024 2:12 pm

Singapore Goalkeeper's Surprising Plea to Chinese Fans

Singapore Goalkeeper's Surprising Plea to Chinese Fans Following is a summary of current odd news briefs. Soccer-Singapore goalkeeper urges Chinese fans to stop sending him money Singapore national team goalkeeper Hassan Sunny has urged Chinese soccer fans to stop sending him money after his saves in Singapore's 3-1 defeat to Thailand helped China to reach the next round of World Cup qualifiers. The 40-year-old made 11 saves on Tuesday as Thailand fell agonisingly short of a spot in the draw for the next round on June 27 despite their 3-1 victory.

devdiscourse 16 Jun 2024 10:26 am