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Atif refuses to promote Bollywood song, says film’s producer

Atif refuses to promote Bollywood song, says film’s producer. Pakistani singer Atif Aslam has been repeatedly shrugging off requests to promote his latest song “Sehmi hai dhadkan” from the forthcoming Bollywood film “Daas Dev”, says its producer Sanjeev Kumar.”Atif said he will do it, but it hasn’t been done. I’m not sure why he isn’t

Afghan President refuses condolence call from Pakistan PM

Kabul, Jan 31, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani refused to speak to Pakistan Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi when the latter telephoned to offer condolences following a devastating terror attack in Kabul, the media reported.TOLO News said Abbasi telephoned Ghani “in connection with the spate of recent attacks in Afghanistan. “The Afghan daily said Ghani had

HC refuses parole plea of prisoner; allows surgery in hospital

Mumbai: The Bombay High Court has refusedto release a prisoner from Kolhapur Central Prison on parole for treatment of a nasal problem as he had violated furlough condition earlier.However, on humanitarian ground, a bench of Justices Vijaya Tahilramani and Mridula Bhatkar, in a recent order, allowed the prisoner, Wilson Benjamin Castellino, to undergo reconstruction surgery

Kashmir’s 100-day shutdown: Time refuses to heal

Srinagar: The almost daily anti-government protests, the curfew and near-total shutdowns, and a host of other restrictions sparked by the July 8 killing of a young militant enters its 100th day on Monday. With no respite in sight, both the separatists and authorities seem to be looking to ‘Time’ to resolve matters — one way

Family refuses to cremate murdered Punjab Dalit youth

Chandigarh: The family of a 20-year-old Dalit youth, who was brutally murdered in Punjab’s Mansa district, on Wednesday refused to cremate the body till his missing leg was found and his assailants arrested. Sukhchain Singh, the murdered Dalit youth, was said to have been a member of one of the gangs engaged in illicit liquor

SC refuses urgent hearing on PIL Indus Water Treaty

New Delhi: The Supreme Court today refusedto grant an urgent hearing on a PIL seeking declaration of the India-Pakistan Indus Water Treaty as unconstitutional.”There is no urgency in the matter. It will come up for hearing in due course,” a bench comprising Chief Justice T S Thakur and Justice A M Khanwilkar said. Advocate M

AAP refuses to accept Amanatullah Khan’s resignation, slams ‘Modi Police’

New Delhi: Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Sunday refused to accept the resignation of its legislator Amanatullah Khan and slammed the “Modi Police” for registering an FIR against Khan who they said was being “framed” for exposing corruption in the Delhi Waqf Board. On Saturday an FIR was registered against Khan at the Jamia Nagar

AAP refuses to accept Amanatullah Khan’s resignation

New Delhi: Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Sunday refused to accept the resignation of its legislator Amanatullah Khan, against whom an FIR was registered a day ago following molestation charges levelled by his sister-in-law. “We refused to accept his (Khan’s) resignation. It’s a six-year-old family matter and his in-laws are dragging him into it,” Delhi

Charitable hospital refuses to do dialysis

Mohali: A hospital running under the tag of “charitable hospital” has harassed a kidney patient by refusing him dialysis. Shri Guru Harkirshan Charitable Hospital, Sohana is under scanner for why it said no to patient whose kidneys failed in 2008. Harassed victim has complaint to SSP Mohali over this issue. Victim Jagmohan Singh Sarao, rResident of

France restaurant refuses to serve Muslim women

Paris: A restaurateur in a Paris suburb who apparently refused to serve two Muslim women sparked anger in France and called for protest, a media report said. A video, widely shared on social media, showed the restaurateur telling the hijab-wearing women: “Terrorists are Muslims and all Muslims are terrorists,” BBC reported on Sunday The incident

Amid infighting, Punjab convener refuses to leave AAP

Chandigarh: Differences between top leaders of the AAP’s national leadership and the Punjab unit came out in the open on Friday with its Punjab convener Sucha Singh Chhotepur saying he won’t leave the party on his own. “I will not leave the party. I have built it brick by brick in the last two-and-a-half years.

Egyptian judo athlete refuses to shake Israeli’s hand

Rio De Janeiro: Middle Eastern politics spilled onto the judo mat at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics when an Egyptian competitor refused to shake hands with the Israeli who beat him. Islam El Shehalby, an ultraconservative Salafi Muslim, had come under pressure before the games from Islamist-leaning and nationalist voices in Egypt to withdraw from

SC refuses interim bail to Asaram Bapu

New Delhi: In a set-back to self-styled god man Asaram Bapu, who is accused of rape and murder, the Supreme Court on Thursday refused to grant him interim bail on medical grounds. The court, however, asked the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) to constitute a three-member medical board to examine him for the ailments

Brazil’s Rousseff refuses ‘secondary role’ at Olympics

Brasilia: Brazil’s Dilma Rousseff has said she will insist on being treated as the country’s president at the Olympic Games despite having been suspended for an impeachment trial. Olympics organisers are contending with a tricky seating plan at the opening ceremony on August 5 in Rio de Janeiro. Rousseff, suspended in May and facing final

Nice attack: City refuses police call to delete CCTV images

London: The local authorities in Nice have refused a request by French anti-terror police to destroy CCTV images of Bastille Day attack last week in which a man drove a truck into a crowd, killing 84 persons. The Paris prosecutor’s office said the request had been made to avoid the “uncontrolled dissemination” of images, BBC


HC refuses to interfere in admission process of Khalsa College

New Delhi: Delhi High Court has refused to entertain an appeal against its single judge decision allowing Delhi University’s Khalsa College to commence its admission process for this academic year under minority status. A vacation bench of justices V Kameswar Rao and I S Mehta said the appeal by a teacher who claims that if

DU rejects another RTI query over Modi’s degree

New Delhi: Citing “privacy” reasons, the University of Delhi (DU) has rejected another right to information query seeking information about Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s degree. The RTI query was filed by Delhi-based lawyer Mohd Irsad.  “DU, as a matter of policy, seeks to maintain the privacy of every student as it holds the data pertaining

Jat reservation: HC refuses to vacate stay order

Chandigarh: The Punjab and Haryana High Courttoday refused to vacate the stay granted by it last month on Haryana government’s decision to grant reservation to Jats and five other communities in jobs and educational institutions. Taking up the matter, the vacation bench of justices Daya Chaudhary and Arun Palli fixed June 13 for arguments. The

PSPCL refuses to give commercial connections without land use change

Ludhiana: Hundreds of power consumers are struggling to get power connections as Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) authorities refused to give commercial power connections without Change of Land Use (CLU) despite assurance given by state government to provide connections without CLU. Many of the power consumers have submitted their files at different PSPCL area

Driver refuses to pay toll, tries to crush toll plaza manager

Gurgaon: Refusing to pay a toll tax of Rs 60,a bus driver allegedly tried to crush a toll plaza manager under the wheels when asked to stop the vehicle. The incident happened around 1120 hours yesterday when a bus, belonging to a private city bus service, reached the Kherki Daula toll plaza and the toll