Saturday, August 1, 2020

Sushant Singh Rajput's sister Shweta urges PM Modi to 'scan the whole case': says 'expecting justice to prevail'

Sushant Singh Rajput with sister Shweta Singh Kirti (Image courtesy: Twitter)

Mumbai (Maharashtra)[India], August 1(ANI): Sushant Singh Rajput's sister Shweta Singh Kirti on Saturday penned down a note, urging Prime Minister Narendra Modi to look into the entire case.

Seeking justice for her late brother, Shweta has been sharing a lot of updates on her social media handles.

After her father levelled serious allegations against action Rhea Chakraborty, she had written, "If truth doesn't matter, nothing ever will. #justiceforsushantsinghrajput".

Earlier today, Shweta penned a note tagging Prime Minister Modi which reads, "Dear sir, somehow my heart says that you stand with and for the truth. We are from a very simple family. My brother had no godfather when he was in Bollywood nor do we have anyone right now. My request to you is to immediately look into this case and make sure that everything is handled in sanitised way and no evidence are tampered with. Expecting justice to prevail."

"I am sister of Sushant Singh Rajput and I request an urject scan of the whole case. We believe in India's judicial system and expect justice at any cost. @narendramodi @PMOIndia #JusticeFOrSushant #SatyamevaJayate", she further added.

On Friday, Shweta had taken to Instagram to post a photo of Rajput's whiteboard in which he had written down his plan from June 29, 2020, which includes starting workout sessions and transcendetal meditation.

"Bhai's White Board where he was planning to start his workout and transcendental meditation 29th June daily. So he was planning ahead. #justiceforsushantsinghrajput", she wrote.

Rajput was found dead in his Mumbai residence on June 14.

According to the Maharashtra police, statements of 41 people, including filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt, film critic Rajeev Masand, director-producer Sanjay Leela Bhansali, and filmmaker Aditya Chopra have been recorded in the investigation so far. (ANI)

Trump says will ban Tik Tok from US 'as soon as Saturday'

American President Donald Trump. (Photo: ANI)

Washington [US], August 1 (ANI): The United States will be banning Chinese-video sharing app Tik Tok, said President Donald Trump on Friday (local time), amidst rising tensions between Beijing and Washington on a range of issues.

"As far as Tik Tok is concerned we are banning them from the United States. Well, I have that authority. I can do it with an executive order or that," Trump told the reporters while flying on Air Force One.

He said he will act "as soon as Saturday" to ban Chinese-owned video platform in the US over "security fears", Sputnik reported.

Before boarding the plane, Trump told reporters that the US is mulling to ban Tik Tok, owned by Chinese Company Byte dance.

In June, it was reported that Tik Tok users sabotaged Trump's Tulsa rally by registering for tickets to the Trump rally and didn't show up.

While Trump had bragged that over 1,00,000 supporters would come, fewer that 6,200 people showed up to an arena with 19,200 seats.

Earlier in July, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the Trump administration was considering a ban on access to the TikTok application over privacy concerns.

The US politicians have repeatedly criticised TikTok, owned by Beijing-based startup ByteDance, of being a threat to national security because of its ties to China.

Earlier this month, expressing concern over TikTok's censorship of user content to advance the Chinese Communist Party's (CCP) foreign policy aims, a set of 25 US Congressmen and Congresswomen urged Trump to "take decisive action to protect the American people's privacy and safety".

China and US are at loggerhead on the variety of issues including Hong Kong national security law, South China Sea, Coronavirus and trade.

In June, India had banned 59 Chinese mobile applications including TikTok, WeChat, and Helo with a view of the threat to the nation's sovereignty and security. (ANI)

President Kovind, PM Modi extend greetings to nation on Eid al-Adha

President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi. (Photo: ANI)

New Delhi [India], August 1 (ANI): President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday greeted the nation on the occasion of Eid al-Adha.

Taking to his official Twitter handle, the President urged everyone to share the happiness with the needy and follow social distancing norms and guidelines to contain COVID-19 spread.

"Eid Mubarak! Idu'l Zuha symbolises the spirit of sacrifice and amity which inspires us to work for the well-being of one and all. On this occasion, let us share our happiness with the needy and follow social distancing norms and guidelines to contain COVID-19 spread," President Kovind tweeted.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi also took to social media to extend warm greetings to the people of the country on the occasion.

"Eid Mubarak! Greetings on Eid al-Adha. May this day inspire us to create a just, harmonious and inclusive society. May the spirit of brotherhood and compassion be furthered," Prime Minister Modi tweeted.

Earlier in the morning, devotees offered namaz at Delhi's Jama Masjid on the occasion of Eid Al-Adha. A large number of devotees flocked Jama Masjid on the occasion.

The temperature of devotees was also being checked with a thermometer gun, as a precautionary measure to contain the spread of coronavirus.

"I feel really good to be here on this occasion. Everyone followed lockdown norms and even Muslims had earlier offered namaz at their home, they followed all the rules and regulations. We are still adhering to the rules," said a devotee.

Eid al-Adha or Bakrid, also known as Sacrifice Feast" is marked by sacrificing an animal, usually a sheep or a goat to prove their devotion and love for Allah. Post the sarifice, devotees distribute the offering to family, friends, neighbours and especially to the poor and the needy. (ANI)

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