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Thursday, October 19, 2017

Nawaz Sharif, daughter indicted on corruption charges Thursday Oct 19,2017

An anti-corruption court in Islamabad on Thursday Oct 19,2017 indicted former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and son-in-law for not declaring four expensive apartments in London to tax authorities.
Sharif did not appear before the accountability court as he is in London where his wife Kulsoom Nawaz is being operated on for throat cancer and undergoing chemotherapy. His representative pleaded not guilty for all three.
Judge Mohammed Bashir read the charges against the accused, whose earlier pleas to defer the trial and indictment were rejected
Maryam Nawaz alleged that the Sharifs are victims of political conspiracy. “We are being targeted. This is injustice at its peak but we will continue to fight it out and prove our innocence,” she told the media.
The Sharifs have been residing at the Avenfield flats since early 90s but claimed it came in their ownership in 2006 when they purchased it from a consortium owned by Qatari Prince in which Sharifs’ son Hussain was a partner. Pakistani authorities said the Sharifs have failed to provide a paper trail to establish this claim.
Sharif’s sons Hussain Nawaz and Hassan Nawaz have so far failed to appear before the accountability court which has already issued their arrest warrants. Sharif’s family spokesman said both are British citizens and that the Pakistani law does not apply on them.
Sharif resigned as Prime Minister in July when a five-member bench of the Supreme Court declared him not truthful and honest while declaring his assets. His family was named in the Panama Papers released last year which named some ruling families around the world as having off-shore accounts to hide income from tax authorities.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi celebrates Diwali with soldiers in J&K Thursday Oct 19,2017

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday Oct 19,2017 reached the Gurez valley along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir to celebrate Diwali with the troops posted in the forward area, the Army said.

Army chief General Bipin Rawat, Northern Command chief Lt General Devraj Anbu and Chinar Corps Commander Lt Gen J.S. Sandhu were also in Gurez accompanying the Prime Minister, an Army official said.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi had spent Diwali with the people of Kashmir in 2014 in the aftermath of the devastating floods in the Valley.

Refugee Population Reaching Peak Levels

The world saw its worst refugee crisis between 1988 and 1994, coinciding with the end of the so-called Cold War, increasing globalisation and civil wars along ethnic lines.

 After two decades of relative ease, 2015 and 2016 again witnessed an upsurge in refugee population, starting with the Syrian crisis and the latest, the Rohingya exodus from Myanmar.

Asset Growth Of Political Parties In India Since 2004

A political party’s assets include fixed assets, loans and advances, fixed deposits and investments. 

As of March 2016, the total assets of seven national parties were Rs 2,719 crore

Of this the BJP had the highest assets, as of March 2016, followed closely by the Congress

 Here’s a look at how the assets of India’s major political parties have increased since 2004-05

List of players who have scored Century on ODI Debut As On Wednesday Oct 18,2017

List of players who have scored Century on ODI Debut

1. Dennis Amiss 103 (England) Vs against Australia on August 24,1972

Desmond Haynes 148 ( West Indies) Vs Australia on February 22,1978

3. Andy Flower 115* (Zimbabwe) Vs Sri Lanka on Feb 23 1992

4  Saleem Elahi  102* (Pakistan) Vs Sri Lanka on Sep  29,1995

5  Martin Guptill 122 (New Zealand) Vs West Indies Jan 10,2009

6  Colin Ingram 124 (South Africa) Vs Zimbabwe on Oct 15,2010

7  Rob Nicol 108 (New Zealand) Vs Zimbabwe on Oct 20,2011

8  Phillip Hughes 112 (Australia) Vs Sri Lanka on Jan 11,2013

9  Michael Lumb 106 (England) Vs  West Indies on Feb 28,2014

10  Mark Chapman 124 (Hong Kong) Vs UAE  on Nov 16,2015

11 K L Rahul 100*(India) Vs Zimbabwe on June 11,2016

12 Temba Bavuma 113 (South Africa) Vs Ireland on Sep 25,2016

13 Imam ul Haq 100 (Pakistan) Vs Sri Lanka on Oct 18,2017

Golmaal Again (English: Chaos Again) - Hindi Film

Cast -Ajay Devgn,Tabassum Hashmi,Parineeti Chopra,Arshad Warsi,Tushar Kapoor,Shreyas Talpade

Directed by Rohit Shetty
Produced by Rohit Shetty and Sangeeta Ahir
Music Composed by Amar Mohile,Amaal Malik,Thaman S,DJ Chetas
Cinematography by Jomon T John
scheduled to be released on Friday Oct 20,2017

Secret Superstar - Hindi Film

Cast -Zaira Wasim,Meher Vij,Aamir Khan
Directed by Advait Chandan
Produced by Aamir Khan,Kiran Rao,Akash Chawla,Sujay Kutty and B Shrinivas Rao
Music Composed by Amit Trivedi
Cinematography by Anil Mehta
scheduled to be released on Thursday Oct 19,2017


The story is of a Muslim girl Insia (Zaira Wasim), who aspires to be a singer. She seeks a pompous music director named Shakti Kumar(Aamir Khan) to achieve her dream.