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‘Is he a terrorist,’ lawyer asks after Kundra denied bail

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A metropolitan magistrate court in Mumbai on Wednesday dismissed the bail plea filed by 45-year-old businessman and Shilpa Shetty’s husband Raj Kundra. Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Sudhir Bhajipale was hearing the bail plea filed by Raj Kundra represented by senior counsel advocate Abad Ponda. On hearing both the sides, the magistrate rejected Kundra and his aide Ryan Thorpe’s bail plea in a case related to the alleged production and distribution of pornographic content. While submitting his side, advocate Abad Ponda asked: “Is Kundra a terrorist? Has he terrorised anyone?”

Advocate Abad Ponda filed the bail plea on the grounds that this was an old case where chargesheet was filed and nine other accused were out on bail and Kundra has been cooperating in the investigation; thus his custody is not required. Abad Ponda submitted, “Charge-sheet in the case is filed already in April 2020 and maximum punishment is seven years. All the accused are out on bail. So I plead bail should be granted.”

To this Mumbai Police, opposing the bail plea, submitted in the court that if Raj Kundra is granted bail, then tampering of evidence can happen. Also, as some statements of victims are yet to be recorded, they may fear to come forward and Kundra can use his money and muscle power on them. Investigating Officer, police Inspector Kiran Bidve standing in the witness box told the court, “Kundra can destroy evidences once he’s out. Last night in Malwani police station, the case was registered; so slowly victims are coming forward. If Kundra is out, he can use money and muscle power to silence the victims. He can tamper with the evidence and witnesses. If he gets bail, then victims will fear to come and speak, If bail is granted ro Raj Kundra, he can help his brother-in-law Pardeep Bakshi and Ryan, who was the IT head. We have seized electronic devices, Ryan can destroy the evidence. We need to probe with the help of Ryan. The accused are active in the case and victims will fear if bail is granted and at this point their statement needs to be recorded and financial transactions need to be probed. Thus, we appeal not to grant bail for Raj Kundra and Ryan Thorpe.”

To this, Kundra’s counsel Abad Ponda replied, “Am I a terrorist??? has any of the victim till date from February to date in charge-sheet or statement said that Kundra has threatened or so!!” Police said that Kundra is a British national and so could flee the country to avoid prosecution. Ponda replied: “Police knew even when they filed the charge-sheet in February that he was a British national and his passport is already with the police. Further terms and conditions can be imposed.”

Public prosecutor Ekanath Dhamal argues that the accused are rich and influential, and said: “Needy women were being forced into this crime. Many victims are coming forward and that if bail is granted to Kundra, then they might not come forward. The accused are rich and influential people.” 

Meanwhile, trouble for Kundra increased as, according to sources, four of his employees have turned witnesses against him. The Mumbai crime branch has lodged a fresh FIR in connection with a pornography case and named producers of businessman Raj Kundra’s company as well as actress Gehana Vashishth in the new case, a police official said on Wednesday. 

The case was registered by the crime branch’s property cell at the Malwani police station on Tuesday after an actress approached the police and alleged she was forced to shoot for a pornographic film for the HotShots app. The FIR was registered under various Indian Penal Code (IPC) sections, including 420 (cheating), 392 (punishment for robbery), 393 (attempt to commit robbery), and provisions of the Indecent Representation of Women (Prohibition) Act and the Information Technology Act, the official added.

Kundra has also filed a petition in the Bombay High Court, challenging his arrest in the case and calling for an “immediate release”. The petition claims that his arrest is “illegal”. On Tuesday, the Bombay High Court had adjourned the hearing; the matter will be heard again on Thursday.

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The Current Financial Climate Around the World

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The economy is volatile, but many people are finding ways to profit from these conditions. I decided to write an article about how the global foreign exchange can support your investments in this challenging time. I have made a point of looking into different opportunities and following up with my research. In addition to helping you access an emerging market currency (not to mention other things such as commodities), the foreign exchange gives you exposure to many more investment opportunities than your typical stock/bond investments would. For example, imagine taking advantage of an interest rate hike in your home country and buying shares in some companies in a country like India or China. You need a strong, diversified investment portfolio that includes stocks and bonds in both developed and emerging countries. It means a higher risk, but a better return. Before you start making these changes, make sure you’ve got the necessary resources. It can be difficult to do this right now, so I recommend working with someone who can help manage your money.

Focus on fundamentals

An excellent way for anyone to profit from the current economic situation is by focusing on the underlying factors behind the movement. When trading currency, this usually involves analyzing and understanding the economy, which can often be easier to know when you’re doing it for the first time. Forex traders often forget to consider the fundamental economic factors, especially where a country is concerned. While many investors focus on the short-term dynamics of currencies, they often miss the bigger picture of the economy. This is particularly true for those looking to invest in emerging markets. The more you know about the fundamentals driving the currency value of your portfolio, the more likely you will be able to ride out the ups and downs of the stock market without too much trouble. While many people can take advantage of rising oil prices or even look forward to cheaper goods in the future, there are also those who believe the price of gas, electricity, and food will rise significantly. These investors are willing to invest in the future based on their expectations. As such, it’s important you consider the potential effects these fundamentals could have on your portfolio, especially if you’re looking to invest in emerging markets. Take some time to think about your personal finances, your investment goals, and where your portfolio might be heading over the next couple of years. Then, you’re ready to begin figuring out which currencies and investment opportunities might work well for your portfolio. 

Understand currency volatility

 Currency is one of the most volatile assets available to investors. What do I mean by this? Well, let me explain. A currency is just an object used in international trade and commerce. They are traded between different countries by their governments and national banks, and their value changes based on a variety of factors such as interest rates, foreign exchange rates, population growth, inflation rates, etc. When a currency appreciates or depreciates, this is due to factors such as a strong country or a weak one. However, because of the sheer number of countries with many currencies floating around, there is a lot of volatility in the market.

Use leverage in investments

 Forex trading can be very rewarding. Leverage is a term used to describe an investor’s ability to increase their investments in order to gain more profit. There are two types of leverage: margin and synthetic leverage. Margin refers to the use of borrowed funds to buy and sell securities. Synthetic leverages are simply the creation of artificial leverage by using certain strategies such as day trading or hedging. When doing FX trading, you’ll often find yourself in situations where you’re forced to use the dollar as an instrument. This is referred to as dollar-driven leverage, and it can be very difficult to manage. Just how much can an individual use? Traders often use a large amount of margin in order to take advantage of rising currency values. If you’re looking to use this type of leverage, it’s best to seek advice from a professional Forex trader. In some cases, you may need to borrow money in order to do your own trades. You can do this by having a broker handle all your transactions for you. 

Keep your eye on currency movements

 One of the more popular ways for people to profit from the current financial climate is through currency trading. Many people believe that they must wait until the market is absolutely bearish before they can start making money. The truth is that there are plenty of opportunities for traders right now. Unfortunately, some people believe that currency trading is only for serious investors. That’s not true at all.

In conclusion, there are lots of reasons why you should consider investing in Forex currency trading. If you’re looking for a quick way to get started with the world of currency trading, then I highly recommend trying out some demo accounts. As mentioned above, you may find yourself in situations where you’re forced to use the dollar as an instrument. But don’t worry; it’s easy to get through these types of scenarios and still find success in trading. Good luck!  

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Jammu and Kashmir: 1 terrorist killed in Budgam encounter

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In the ongoing encounter in Budgam district of Jammu and Kashmir, one terrorist was killed on Wednesday.

“The encounter broke out in Budgam in Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday between terrorists and security forces,” police said.

Taking to Twitter Kashmir Zone Police said, “Encounter has started at Waterhail area of Budgam. Police and security forces are on the job. Further details shall follow.”

Earlier today, terrorists of proscribed terror outfit The Resistance Front (TRF)/Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) were trapped by security forces. They were trapped in the ongoing encounter in Jammu and Kashmir’s Budgam.

The Jammu and Kashmir Police trapped Lateef Rather who killed several civilians including Rahul Bhat and Amreen Bhat.

“3 terrorists of terror outfit LeT (TRF) including terrorist Lateef Rather trapped in the ongoing encounter. Terrorists Lateef is involved in several #civilian #killings including Rahul Bhat and Amreen Bhat,” Kashmir Zone Police said.

Earlier on 12 May, Chadoora Tehsil Office employee Rahul Bhat was shot dead by terrorists in his office. While Amreen Bhat Kashmiri TV actress was killed in Budgam’s Chadoora on May 26.

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Prophet row: SC extends protection, transfers all FIRs against Nupur Sharma to Delhi Police

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On Wednesday, the Supreme Court combined and forwarded all FIRs filed to the Delhi Police against BJP spokeswoman Nupur Sharma, who has been suspended. The apex court also granted Sharma temporary protection while the Prophet’s comment controversy is being investigated.

The court also gave the suspended BJP leader permission to file a petition with the Delhi High Court to have FIRs filed in other states over her remarks dismissed. After allegedly uttering some offensive remarks about the Prophet Mohammad during a debate on a TV channel, Sharma has become embroiled in a significant scandal.

Protests quickly ensued, both inside and outside the nation, and several Muslim countries officially registered their objections with the relevant Indian embassy. The BJP then suspended Sharma and expressed distain for her comments. A statement was also made in this regard by the ministry of external affairs.

Large-scale upheavals were also caused in various regions of the nation. Also murdered by radical Muslim groups in Rajasthan and Maharashtra were two people who sent messages of support for Sharma on social media.

Sharma had received harsh criticism from the apex court for her remarks made on May 26 during a TV discussion debate, but it later granted her protection in the case.

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Nitish Kumar calls Lalu Yadav before oath ceremony; RJD supremo congratulates him

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Ahead of Nitish Kumar’s oath-taking ceremony RJD supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav called him and discussed the political developments. Prasad congratulated him as well.

RJD supremo hailed Kumar’s decision to split from the NDA and reunite with the Mahagathbandhan.

“Nitish Kumar called Lalu Prasad Yadav amid political developments in Bihar, discussed several issues, Lalu Yadav congratulated him and his decision to break away from the BJP and join the Grand Alliance,” a family member said.

Earlier in the day Nitish Kumar was sworn in as the Chief Minister of Bihar for the eighth time. The oath ceremony was held at the Patna Raj Bhavan on Wednesday.

After a huge political turmoil in the state, Kumar broke the alliance of BJP-JDU on Tuesday. Later Kumar announced to form of a new “Grand Alliance”.

The swearing-in ceremony was attended by RJD’s Tejashwi Yadav, his wife Rajshri, former CM Rabri Devi, and RJP leader Tej Pratap Yadav.

“Seven parties including 164 MLAs along with independent MLA in our Mahagathbandhan,” Nitish Kumar said at a joint presser with RJD’s Tejashwi Yadav.

Meanwhile, RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav also took oath as the Deputy Chief Minister of the state.

However, on Tuesday Nitish Kumar submitted his letter of resignation as chief minister to Governor Phagu Chauhan at Raj Bhavan.

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Tejaswi all set to combat unemployment, promises bumper jobs in a month

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Tejashwi Yadav, the new deputy chief minister of Bihar, said the nation must follow the example set by his state. After Nitish Kumar severed ties with the BJP, the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader took the oath for the top two positions in the state alongside him. He promised that within a month, hundreds of jobs would be available for the underprivileged and young people.

Yadav claimed that his battle had been with unemployment and that the job offers would be grand in a previously unheard-of way.

“Bihar took the necessary action for the nation. We have led the way for them. We have been fighting against unemployment. Our CM understood how the underprivileged and young felt. Within a month, we’ll offer kids and the poor bumper jobs.” The newly appointed deputy chief minister predicted that it would be an enormous event that had never occurred before.

He claimed that the Mahagathbandhan, or grand alliance, is so powerful that the BJP would be the only party left standing as the opposition in the Assembly.

He further added, “A difficult decision taken by CM Nitish Kumar is a decision which was needed (to be taken). Communal tensions were being spread by BJP, they were trying to kill regional parties.”

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Omicron’s new sub-variant detected in Delhi

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A new sub-variant of COVID’s Omicron variant was detected in New Delhi on Wednesday. The variant is more transmissible.

The new sub-variant has been identified as BA-2.75. This sub-variant was detected in a study report of 90 samples sent for genome sequencing.

Meanwhile, Dr. Suresh Kumar, Medical Director of LNJP Hospital said that the new variant has more transmissibility. These can infect even those with antibodies.

“Omicron’s subvariant BA-2.75 has been found in the report. It has more transmission rate. This has emerged in the study report of 90 samples sent for genome sequencing. This new sub-variant also attacks people already having antibodies and also those who have taken the COVID vaccines in their body,” Dr. Suresh Kumar said.

However further details into the matter are awaited.

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