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Amitabh Bachchan breaks his silence on Bofors scam and Panama Papers

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His blog post came hours before he was named in recent Paradise paper leak which lists 714 Indians. In the post penned down as his response to BMC notice for alleged “illegal construction”, he also spoke at length about his experience dealing with the other major allegations.

“At this age and time of my life I seek peace and freedom from prominence,” Big B wrote in his latest blog post. The veteran actor Amitabh Bachchan has spoken out against the allegation leveled on him in his blog.

The anguished actor spoke about being dragged into the controversy time and again, be it Bofors or Panama papers. In his defense, the actor said, “The fullest cooperation has been extended at all hours as dutiful citizens and even after if there is any more query that needs to be addressed, we shall comply.”

In his blog, he also mentioned the confession by one accused in which he said that Bachchan family’s name was asked to be planted in Bofors scam.

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Soldier killed as Pak army violates ceasefire along LoC in Rajouri

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Jammu| An Army soldier was killed when Pakistan violated the ceasefire by heavily shelling forward areas and posts along the Line of Control with mortar bombs in Jammu and Kashmir’s Rajouri district Thursday, officials said.

Pakistani troops violated the ceasefire in Keri belt of Sunderbani sector this morning, they said.

One soldier was was killed in Pakistani firing, they added.

Pakistani troops have violated the ceasefire over 110 times along the LoC since January.

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CRPF jawan kills 3 colleagues in J-K

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New Delhi| Three CRPF personnel were killed Wednesday after a colleague allegedly fired at them after an altercation at their camp in Jammu and Kashmir, officials said.

 

The alleged fratricide incident happened at around 10 pm when constable Ajit Kumar shot three of his colleagues from his service rifle at the 187th battalion camp of the force in the Battal Ballian area in Udhampur, they said.

 

The officials said while three Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) men were killed in the firing, Kumar also shot himself and is critical in a hospital.

 

Kumar hails from Kanpur in Uttar Pradesh and was rushed to a military hospital nearby, they said.

 

The deceased have been identified as head constables Pokarmal R of Jhunjhunu in Rajasthan, Yogendra Sharma of Delhi and Umed Singh of Rewari in Haryana.

 

The incident is said to be triggered after the jawans had an altercation, they said.

 

Senior CRPF and police officials have rushed to the spot, they added.

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Vice president, PM greet nation on Holi

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New Delhi| Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu and Prime Minister Narendra Modi Thursday greeted people on Holi, saying the festival symbolises the victory of good over evil.

In his message, Naidu said, “Holi is a celebration of the victory of good over evil. It is a festival that expresses joy and camaraderie.”

 

Modi hoped that the festival of colours will bring peace, harmony, prosperity and happiness in our lives.

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