Sushma Swaraj

Sushma Swaraj Rescues 29 Indian Workers from Saudi Arabia

New Delhi: Joy was brought to nation when External Minister Sushma Swaraj spilled the news of rescueing 29 Indian workers from Saudi Arabia and is also paying for their flight tickets.

Telangana minister K T Rama Rao wrote a letter to Swaraj seeking her help for rescuing 29 migrant workers from Telangana held in captivity by a company in Saudi Arabia.

The letter included details of the severe conditions of the employees. In the letter, Rao said that the workers, employed by Al-Hajry, were held in captivity at Al-Hassa in Saudi Arabia for the last 12 days without any food or basic amenities.

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj in a tweet informed about it. ‘We have rescued those 29 workers from Saudi Arabia. We are paying for their air tickets as well.’

The employees were demanded $50,000 for leave to visit home town and also refused to provide the expenses for travel.

Rao said he was contacted by Boragalla Shekhar, a resident of Kamareddy district in Telangana who informed him about the plight he and 28 others were suffering.

Naam Shabana Review 1

FILM REVIEW: NAAM SHABANA

New Delhi: Naam Shabana is a 2017 Indian action spy-thriller film directed by Shivam Nair and produced by Neeraj Pandey. The cast includes Taapsee Pannu reprising her role as Shabana, other cast includes Akshay Kumar, Manoj Bajpayee, Anupam Kher and Prithviraj Sukumaram.

A scene in the 2015 thriller Baby sparked an idea for a prequel. The result is Naam Shabana, which tediously weaves the backstory of Shabana Khan (Tapsee Pannu), a college student recruited by a counter-intelligence agency. Pannu plays Shabana, a girl with a dark past, who lives with her mother, and who is hand-picked to join a deep-cover intelligence group that appears to have sweeping powers to target — and eliminate enemies of the state.

Liquor Shop

SC orders close down of highway liquor vends from today

New Delhi: The Apex Court has decided to retain its order of the close down of highway liquor vends.In a small relief to the liquor vends, however, the Supreme Court on Friday modified its order banning liquor vends within 500 metres on national and state highways, reducing the distance to 220 metres in areas having a population of up to 20,000.

A bench headed by Chief Justice J S Khehar, however, made it clear that its December 15, 2016 order banning such vends within 500 metres of highways shall remain operative for areas other than specified in Friday's order.

Re Trial In Five 1984 Anti Sikh Riots Cases HC

Re-trial in five 1984 anti-Sikh riots cases: HC

New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Thursday ordered that, “Re-trial in five 1984 anti-Sikh riots cases in which all the accused were acquitted in 1986, observing that the killing of men of a single community were not “simple murders” and that the “police, prosecutors and even the courts appeared to have failed the victims.”

Delhi High Court ordered re-trial in five cases registered on the complaints of Daljit Kaur, Swaran Kaur, Jagir Kaur and Baljit Kaur by a Bench of Justices Gita Mittal and Anu Malhotra.

Triple Talaq

Supreme Court to sit in vacations to hear triple talaq case

New Delhi: The Supreme Court will hear on the 11th of May the pleas challenging the validity of triple talaq and polygamy practices among Muslims. A bench comprising Chief Justice J S Khehar and Justice D Y Chandrachudon Thursday fixed this date for commencement of hearing. The matter will be heard by a Constitution bench during the summer vacations.

The All India Muslim Personal Law Board had earlier told the Supreme Court that the pleas challenging such practices among Muslims were not maintainable as the issues fell outside the realm of judiciary. It had also said that the validity of Mohammedan Law, founded essentially on the Holy Quran and sources based on it, cannot be tested on the particular provisions of the Constitution.