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India: Telangana police official caught with assets of Rs 700 million

India|: Hyderabad: The Anti Corruption Bureau has caught a senior police official with assets of a whopping Rs 700 million. The assets, including large tracts of agricultural land, were unearthed from Assistant Commissioner of Police Yelmakuri Narasimha Reddy in raids carried out at several places in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. SEE ALSO Look! Nissan Maxima 40th Anniversary Edition Shariah-compliant credit cards recommended to help avoid debt traps during COVID-19 IPL 2020 in UAE: Rajasthan Royals defeat Chennai Super Kings in pictures COVID-19 sites in New York City before and after wave of coronavirus cases According to a press release of the ACB raids were conducted at as many as 25 places in Hyderabad, Warangal, Janagaon, Nalgonda and Karimagar districts of Telangana and in Anantapur district of neighboring Andhra Pradesh. ACB officials said that the police official had accumulated the assets disproportionate to his lawful sources of income through corrupt practices and dubious means. The ACP was serving at Malkajgiri division in Secunderabad which comes under Rachakonda police commissionerate. Reddy had started his career in the police as sub inspector in 1991. The raids across the state against the senior police official came close on the heels of two similar actions against two officials of the Revenue Department sending ripples across the states. In both the cases the officials were caught with the assets of millions of rupees. The assets found in the possession of ACP Reddy include 55 acres of agriculture land in Anantapur, four plots of 1,960 square yards in front of Cyber Towers in Madhapur, two other plots, one four storied commercial building in Hafeezpet area of Hyderabad, two houses, Rs 15 lakh in cash, two bank lockers and investments in real estate and other business, press release said. The bank lockers were yet to be opened and investigations were on to find out other possible assets. The market value of the lands of the officials was put at Rs 700 million and the final estimate of the value of all his assets could go up further, ACB officials said. The raids came after the ACB kept a tab on the ACP as it had received reliable information about the official’s assets disproportionate to his lawful sources of income.

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Pakistan: Sindh Chief Minister protests against federal government

Pakistan|: Karachi: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has lodged a strong protest against the complete apathy on the part of the federal government owing to which his government could not get support from the international aid agencies and other countries for the calamity-hit people of the province. “I met diplomats of different countries here at the Chief Minister House to inform them about the widespread devastation caused by the heavy monsoon rains in the province as they said that they were unaware of the situation of the calamity in Sindh,” Shah said while speaking at an urgently convened press conference at the CM House, Karachi today. SEE ALSO What does Dubai's new flexible-working law mean for UAE parents? This is the new 2021 Hyundai Sonata N Line From the editors: Fine waiver yet another instance of UAE humanitarian face Sixth-generation BMW M3 and M4 break cover He said that the concerned diplomats just required that the federal government of Pakistan as per the routine procedure should write to their respective countries about the disaster situation in Sindh so that foreign emergency aid could be arranged for the calamity-hit people of the province. The CM said that he had written twice to Prime Minister Imran Khan about situation of calamity in Sindh after heavy monsoon rains last month but he had not get any response from the federal government. He also complained that national television media in Pakistan had only focused on the devastation caused by heavy monsoon rains in Karachi as there had been no focus on the situation of calamity in rest of the province. He said that both the federal government and national media had paid little to no attention at all to the disastrous situation in the province where there had been widespread damage to houses, livestock, standing crops, public, and private propertries, creating a situation of human catastrophe in several parts of Sindh. The CM said that people had lost lives and suffered injuries in several districts of the province due to the calamity caused by unprecedented monsoon rains. He said that support so far provided by the federally run National Disaster Management Authority to the calamity-hit districts of Sindh had been much meagre as compared to the federal government’s support during the floods of years 2010 and 2011 in Sindh. COVID-19 situation Sindh CM also said that his government would once again the review the situation of spread of coronavirus infection in Sindh before September 28, 2020 when the Class 6 to Class 8 would resume education in government-run and private schools in the province. Sindh delayed resumption of Class 6 to 8 in the schools of the province by one week to September 28 after there is considerable increase in coronavirus infection rate in the province especially after the testing was done in the educational institutions. The CM said that he would inform the federal government that his government would review the situation once more before the second phase of the reopening of educational institutions and would make decision on its own. He earnestly appealed to the concerned parents that they should not become complacent as they had to make sure that their children wore masks when going to schools as a compulsory condition. Shah said that his government had been doing its best to provide as much resources as much it could to the schools to beef up their arrangements against the spread of the coronavirus. “In this regard, 300,000 face masks have been provided to the provincial Education Department,” said the CM. He said that health of the school going children should be protected at all costs. He said that his government had been closely monitoring the situation of coronavirus spread after reopening of the educational institutions on September 15. “A major health emergency will emerge in the province if we don’t take the safety precautions now in schools to protect the children against the viral disease. This emergency will be more disastrous than the academic loss the students have suffered due to the months-long closure of the educational institutions,” he said. The CM said that every citizen should wear a mask against the COVID-19 infection as anybody who couldn’t afford the same should use a scarf or handkerchief for the purpose.

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Salman Khurshid, Prashant Bhushan in Delhi riots chargesheet

India|: New Delhi: From politicians to lawyers and activists, the names of various prominent personalities have come up in the chargesheet filed by the Delhi Police in the Delhi riots case. This includes the name of Congress leader Salman Khurshid and advocate Prashant Bhushan. Their names have come up in the disclosure statement of the former Congress councillor Ishrat Jahan and one accused Khalid Saifi. Such statements are inadmissible under Section 25 of the Indian Evidence Act. See more Photos: Delhi riots, a day of shame COVID-19: India turns to cardboard beds in coronavirus battle COVID-19 dead give New Delhi gravedigger sleepless nights Combating COVID-19: Indian Railways set up 503 isolation coaches in New Delhi — see pictures In her disclosure statement, Ishrat Jahan said that various personalities such as former External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid, advocate Prashant Bhushan, activist Harsh Mander and activist-turned-politician Yogendra Yadav took part in the protests. A similar statement was also given by Khalid Saifi and other witnesses. On September 16, the police filed a voluminous charge sheet against the accused under various sections of the UAPA, the Indian Penal Code, the Arms Act and the Prevention of Damage to Public Property Act. The copy of the chargesheet was supplied to their counsels on Monday. The chargesheet was filed in little less than 200 days of filing an FIR to investigate the conspiracy angle behind the riots that rocked northeast Delhi in February this year. Clashes between the citizenship law supporters and protesters had spiralled out of control, leaving at least 53 people dead and around 200 injured. The charge sheet names Tahir Hussain, Safoora Zargar, Gulfisha Khatoon, Devangana Kalita, Shafa-ur-Rehman, Asif Iqbal Tanha, Natasha Narwal, Abdul Khalid Saifi, Ishrat Jahan, Meeran Haidar, Shadab Ahamd, Talsim Ahmad, Saleem Malik, Mohammed Salim Khan and Athar Khan. Tahir Hussain has been named as a main accused in the chargesheet. The charge sheet, however, does not name Umar Khalid, Sharjeel Imam, Mohammed Pervez Ahmad, Mohammed Ilyas, Danish and Faizal Khan. Their names will be added in the supplementary chargesheet.

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IPL 2020 in UAE: Alex Carey looking to hone T20 sweep skills with Rishabh Pant

IPL|: Dubai: Alex Carey, the dashing Australian wicketkeeper-batsman in white ball cricket, is relishing the prospect of sharing the dressing room with fellow professional Rishabh Pant in the Delhi Capitals camp for the next one and-a-half months. “Rishabh and I spoke when we played the ODI series in India earlier this year. So, I met him back then and said how excited I was to join him. We haven’t had many training sessions together but we’ve got a couple of months now to catch a lots of balls and play some reverse sweeps, some slog sweeps together. He’s got a lot of energy, and is a great guy to get along with so I’m really excited about that,” said the Australian, who watched from the dugout as Delhi pulled off that sensational Super Over win against Kings XI Punjab last Sunday. SEE MORE IPL 2020 in UAE: Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Royal Challengers Bangalore in pictures UAE: Cricket fans watch Delhi Capitals face off against Kings XI Punjab IPL 2020 in UAE: Kolkata Knight Riders lose to Mumbai Indians in pictures IPL 2020 in UAE: Rajasthan Royals defeat Chennai Super Kings in pictures It’s been a hectic month for the Australian and England cricketers, who completed a T20I and ODI series of three matches each before hopping into a chartered flight commissioned by the franchise owners to reach Dubai late on September 17. Speaking on the prospect of playing in the IPL in the new normal, Carey told the team website: “It’s a different situation to be in and to be able to come over here (UAE) and play, to have the IPL go ahead is an amazing feeling. For that, we thank the players - thank everyone for putting things together for us. When we were in England, we had a bubble life there, which went really well. Faith on Rabada “From there, we jumped on the plane the day after the game (against England) and stayed in Dubai in our hotel bedrooms for the next 24 hours and got our COVID tests done. We were prepared to do anything to come here and to be able to play. The tournament has started so well for us and with another game just around the corner against CSK, hopefully big Stoiney (Marcus Stoinis) can continue his great form,” he added. Witnessing his first-ever IPL game as a player even though he was on the bench, Carey said he had full confidence in Kagiso Rabada, who put up a remarkable show with the ball to muzzle Punjab in the Super Over. “It was my first IPL game and also my first Super Over, so that was a new experience as well. I suppose we went into the Super Over with a bit of momentum and managed to steal the game then. I had full confidence in Rabada, I have faced him a few times, so I was sure that he was going to nail his yorkers, which he has done a few times to me. He was incredible,” Carey said. “For him (Kagiso Rabada), firstly to get KL (Rahul) out was a big wicket, and then to nail a fast yorker to take apart the off stump from the ground was pretty exciting,” said the 29-year-old. “It was a really great feeling to start off with a win, and I think you make really good friendships in a short amount of time when you win such games together,” Carey added. Delhi Capitals take on Chennai Super Kings in their second game at the Dubai International Stadium on Friday.