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War veteran and founder of Prahar Military School – Col Sunil Deshpande – no more

War veteran and founder of Prahar Samaj Jagruti Sanstha and Prahar Military School - Col Sunil Deshpande ? passed away at the age of 75 on Friday.
Late Col Sunil Deshpande

War veteran and founder of Prahar Samaj Jagruti Sanstha and Prahar Military School – Col Sunil Deshpande ? passed away at the age of 75 on Friday. Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis expressed deep sorrow on the demise of Col Deshpande.

Col Deshpande was the commander of 2nd Maratha Battalion and fought for India in the 1965 Indo-Pak war and 1971 Bangladesh Liberation War. For his services in the war, Col Deshpande was awarded with the Vishisht Seva Medal (VSM).

During his last posting at the Commando Training Centre in Belgaum, he came across actor Nana Patekar, who was training at the centre for his role in the movie Prahar. Inspired by the movie and with an intention to nurture young minds for service to the country, Col Deshpande took pre-mature retirement and founded Prahar Samaj Jagruti Sanstha. He later founded the military school in 2002. The military school is credited with preparing and sending more than 250 boys and girls in the Indian Army.

Col Deshpande is survived by daughters Sneha Mahajan and Shiwalee Deshpande and wife Shama.

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If you can keep your marriage ordinary, it will automatically be special: Shah Rukh Khan




Elina Nayak | India

Gauri and Shah Rukh Khan

Shah Rukh Khan fell for Gauri Khan at the first sight and married her in 1991. Today, the Superstar has three kids with Gauri – Aryan, Suhana and AbRam. In an interview once, King Khan said that ‘their marriage was given way too much importance’.  

“We give marriage a lot of importance and then we try hard to survive it. I believe, if things are done with ease, acceptance and love, anything is possible. Obviously, your marriage will be successful. You know, the best thing we do is, wake up in the morning and have a cup of tea together. It’s a perfect family time. I don’t get why so much importance is given to Gauri and my marriage. If you can keep your marriage ordinary, it will automatically be special,” said SRK. 

On the other hand, Gauri is all praise for hubby Shah Rukh. “He’s the best husband I could ever ask for. Not only that, he’s an amazing father too. I’ve always said that I’m fortunate enough to have a man like Shah Rukh Khan. And I’m not someone who’s gush over things or praise about it, I believe his fans are doing enough of that. I’m a private person and like to keep my love for him private, inside the doors of my house, Mannat.”

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Former YES bank CEO Rana Kapoor’s money laundering case | Explained




Juhi Kochar | Nagpur

Rana Kapoor

Delhi High Court granted bail to Yes Bank co-founder Rana Kapoor on November 25, in a ₹466.51-crore money laundering case registered by the Enforcement Directorate (ED).

Kapoor was arrested in 2020 by the federal investigating agency under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA). He was held in Navi Mumbai’s Taloja jail.

On March 31, 2014, YES Bank had a loan book worth ₹55,633 crore and a deposit book at ₹74,192 crore. As of September 30, 2019, the loan book had increased to over four times its original size which would be from ₹ 55,633 crore to ₹2.25 trillion. The bank’s asset quality also deteriorated, following which RBI’s regulator began to investigate it.

According to the investigation agency, Kapoor, his family, and other individuals received perks worth hundreds of crores through businesses run by his family as a kind of payment for approving large loans. According to ED, Kapoor and family ran a byzantine collection of 101 companies from Samudra Mahal through three holding firms including Morgan Credits (MCPL), Yes Capital India (YCPL) and RAB Enterprises.

Rana Kapoor is also accused of accepting bribes for going easy on loans given to a few big corporate groups, which turned into non-performing assets.

In an Enforcement Case Information Report (ECIR), allegations of criminal breach of trust, cheating, criminal conspiracy, and forgery were made against Avantha Group promoter Gautam Thapar, Oyster Buildwell Pvt. Ltd., and others for diverting and misappropriating public funds from 2017 to 2019, resulting in losses ₹466.51 crore to YES bank.

A trial court’s special judge bench had denied Kapoor’s request for bail and ruled that the banker was the target of severe and serious accusations. However, the court had granted bail to 15 of the co-accused. The Enforcement Directorate rejected the bail request in front of the trial court on the grounds that Kapoor had a key role in the creation of criminal proceeds.

However, the attorney for Kapoor stated that since the agency did not detain him while conducting the investigation and the charge sheet had already been submitted, detaining him would be useless.

When denying Kapoor’s request for bail, the special judge noted that the 15 defendants were merely hands and that, according to the allegations in the complaint, they appeared to have been acting or failing to act in accordance with orders from either Gautam Thapar or Rana Kapoor as their agents or employees.

Rana Kapoor, was granted regular bail by the Delhi High Court by Justice Sudhir Kumar Jain Bench on Friday November 25 in the ₹466.51 crore money laundering case brought by the ED.

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Nagpur: Speeding car runs over crowd killing cop, injuring 7 others




Juhi Kochar | Nagpur

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Kamptee resident Parseoni Police Station officer Jayant Vishnu Sherekar (42) was killed and seven others were hurt when a speeding car lost control and crashed into a crowd of people standing near an accident scene in Nagpur on Wednesday November 23 night near Naya Kund.

Police claim that a carelessly driven truck struck a car travelling in the opposite way. Vikram Singh Bais, the car’s driver, was stuck inside the crumpled car with blood gushing out from his body. To look after this incident, Sherekar and other Parseoni police officers sped over to the scene. A sizable crowd had formed at the scene of the collision, halting traffic.

According to the police, a second automobile entered the scene at a high rate of speed, slammed into bystanders who were standing on the road, and then sped off.

Seven other people, including officer Sherekar, suffered severe injuries. They claim that the policeman was confirmed dead by doctors after being taken to the hospital in a hurry.

The automobile that struck the officer and other bystanders was eventually impounded by the police, but the driver got away.

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