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.