The session court on Monday sent Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut to Enforcement Directorate (ED) custody till August 4 after the ED sought eight days’ custody of Raut.
Calling Raut’s arrest ‘politically motivated,’ Raut’s lawyer said, “He is a patient with a heart-related ailment. He had also undergone surgery. Papers related to this have been presented before the court.”
Raut was detained by the ED officials on Sunday in connection with the Patra Chawl land scam case.
Raut, in a series of tweets, detested ED’s move by saying, “This is a bogus action. The evidence in this case is also bogus. I will not leave Shiv Sena. I will die but I will not surrender. I have nothing to do with any scam. I am saying this by taking the oath in the name of Shiv Sena chief Balasaheb Thackeray..Balasaheb taught us to fight.. I will continue to fight for Shiv Sena,” Raut said in a tweet.
He added, “Long live Shiv Sena!!! Will keep fighting..Maharashtra and Shiv Sena will continue to fight. Will not leave the Shiv Sena. Bogus action..bogus evidence. I will not leave Shiv Sena..Even if I die, I will not surrender. Jai Maharashtra.”
Mesmerising sunset hues at Ramtek’s Ambala Lake in Nagpur
Ambala Lake in Ramtek city wore a dazzling look at the golden hour of sunset. The verdant surrounding of the lake flanked by the old and famous Shiv temple, lends a soothing and religious aura to the city known for its old heritage and mythological significance.
Lata Mangeshkar’s 93rd birthday anniversary: Life story of ‘nightingale’
Today would have been late singer Lata Mangeshkar’s 93rd birthday. The ‘Queen of melody’ passed away on February 6, 2022. On her birth anniversary, Nation Next brings you her life story.
When Lata Mangeshkar got offended by Dilip Kumar and didn’t speak to him for 13 years
Nightingale of India, late Lata Mangeshkar and legendary actor late Dilip Kumar were known to share a special bond. So much so that the Queen of Melody would also tie rakhi to the latter. She was among the close ones who visited the late actor during his last days. But do you know the reason why their relation had gone sour, as a result of which they did not speak for 13 long years?
The story dates back to the time when Lata Mangeshkar was to sing ‘Laagin Naahi Chhute’ for the film Musafir, in 1957. At that time, Kumar told music composer Anil Biswas, “The Urdu of Marathis (Maharashtrians) is like dal and rice.” This offended the veteran singer, after which she decided to hone her Urdu speaking skills.
After 13 years when they met in 1970, the veteran singer remarked, “You know, Yusuf saab, I’d always heard you loathed me for being one up on you while recording the Laagi Naahin Chhute Rama duet with you in Musafir. But I only sang the way I can’t help singing any number.”
To this, Kumar gleefully asserted, “It’s precisely because you can’t help singing the way you do that my family and I adore you! How possibly could I loathe a voice so heavenly!”
On February 6, 2022, due to COVID-induced prolonged illness, the illustrious singer passed away in Mumbai.
— Lata Mangeshkar (@mangeshkarlata) July 7, 2021