Bollywood bids adieu to Joy
MUMBAI: Actor- filmmaker Joy Mukherjee was cremated here on Saturday.
The last rites were performed at 11.30 am at the Versova crematorium close to his residence in the presence of Raza Murad, Taba
ssum and family members. His niece Kajol, music composer Bappi Lahiri and veteran actor Tabassum were present at his residence before the body was taken to the crematorium. Tabassum said she had known the stalwart for 60 years, describing him as a kind- hearted and cheerful person. ” I was associated with Joy for the last 60 years; we were more like brother and sister. The biggest thing was that he had not changed like most people of the film fraternity, because as long as a person is in the limelight, the film fraternity gives them importance, but as soon as someone retires or leaves work, they break all ties with that person.
Sand mafia open fire on police team
PANNA( MP): Barely two days after a young IPS officer was killed allegedly by the mining mafia in Madhya Pradesh, a police team was today fired upon by some men suspected to be involved in illegal sand mining in Panna district.
Police said that according to preliminary reports the team escaped unhurt. The firing took place when the team led by Sub Divisional Officer of Police J S Markam had gone to Ajaygarh, 40 km from here, on Saturday afternoon after it received reports of illegal sand mining in that area, it said.
The miners at the spot opened fire, police said, adding that additional police reinforcements were rushed from the district headquarters.
Army van crushes Youth in Anantnag
SRINAGAR: Two policemen were injured as violence erupted in Jammu and Kashmirs Anantnag town on Saturday after a young man was run over by an army vehicle, police said.
Police used batons and fired tear smoke shells to disperse the mob following the incident even as the protesters torched the army vehicle. ” A cyclist identified as Yasir Ahmad was hit by an army vehicle at K P Road in Anantnag town resulting in his death on the spot,” a senior police said here.
Sachin dismisses retirement talk
NEW DELHI: Batting legend Sachin Tendulkar has reportedly dismissed speculation that he will retire after scoring his much- awaited 100th international ton. A news channel has reported that Tendulkar, in an SMS sent to them, has rubbished all speculations about his retirements. Speculation is rife that Tendulkar, who is under immense pressure after a poor run Australia, would call it quits soon after getting the century in the Asia Cup.
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