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Immigration alert to prevent Tarun Tejpal fleeing country
Report dated 27/11/2013 @ 3:19 PM
Goa police have issued an "immigration check post alert" against Tehelka founder and editor Tarun Tejpal, to prevent him from fleeing the country. Tejpal is accused of sexually assaulting his junior colleague.
Authorities confirmed the immigration check post alert has been issued to all ports as a precautionary measure. The alert is issued to avoid the circumstances in which the accused may try to leave the country.
The authorities are talking to the victim who is cooperating with them. They say they have not yet received any formal communication about the petition filed by Tejpal in a Delhi court.
Facebook page created in desperate bid to support Tarun Tejpal
Report dated 27/11/2013 @ 3:15 PM
Supporters of Tehelka founder and editor, Tarun Tejpal, have created a Facebook page titled "The Complete Truth" that describes Tejpal's acceptance of the crime should not be perceived as an admission of guilt, but rather one of strength.
This is just one of the many twists and turns in the ongoing Tehelka sexual assault case.
Parents sentenced to life for murdering 14-year old daughter Aarushi
Report dated 27/11/2013 @ 3:13 PM
A special CBI court has sentenced dentist couple Rajesh Talwar and Nupur Talwar to life in prison for the murder of their daughter Aarushi and domestic help Hemraj. They were also charged with destruction of evidence and common intention. The couple slit the throats of Aarushi and Hemraj.
The court also imposed a total fine of Rs.32,000 on the couple of which Rs.17000 is to be paid by Rajesh and Rs.15000 by his wife Nupur.
In a case widely speculated as one of honour killing Rajesh, 49, was also convicted separately for 'furnishing false information to the police regarding the two murders.
The verdict came after a 15-month trial. Aarushi and Hemraj were murdered on the intervening night of May 15 and 16 2008, days before the birthday of the grade IX student. Both Rajesh and Nupur, 48, were said to be angry over their daughter's liaison with Hemraj, 45, who hailed from Nepal. Investigators said they killed Aarushi in a fit of rage after finding her with the servant in an 'objectionable position'.
Salacious news reports, based on claims by unnamed police sources have appeared about their lives, demonising them as decadent and even allegedly being a part of a wife-swapping club.
Reacting to the conviction, the couple's defence lawyer Satyaketu Singh said the judgment was wrong in law and would be appealed against in the high court.
Parents found guilty of killing daughter Aarushi and domestic helper
Report dated 26/11/2013 @ 3:32 PM
More than five years after the crime shocked the nation, a special CBI Court found dentist couple Rajesh and Nupur Talwar guilty of murdering their 14-year-old daughter Aarushi and domestic helper Hemraj Banjade.
The court also held the couple guilty of destruction of evidence in the murder. Rajesh was also convicted for filing wrong information with the Noida police about the crime.
Rajesh from the Punjab and Nupur a Maharashtrian made a name for themselves in Delhi's dentistry circles. He once headed Fortis' dental department and taught budding dental surgeons. He was one of the first from north India to clear a qualification from the American Academy of Implant Dentistry for oral implantology. He met Nupur at Maulana Azad Medical College.
It was widely speculated to be an instance of honour killing by the couple because of Aarushi's 'liaison' with Hemraj, 45, who hailed from Nepal.
Arguments about sentencing are to be held shortly, after which the judge will pronounce the sentence which could mean a maximum, of life in jail.
Rajesh, 49, and Nupur, 48, broke down after they were convicted, but vowed to challenge the ruling in Allahabad high court. The couple was taken to Dasna jail.
Short film 'Kush' makes short-list of 10 Oscar hopefuls
Report dated 25/11/2013 @ 10:31 PM
Director Shubhashish Bhutiani's short film 'Kush' has been selected to the short list of 10 live-action shorts that will advance in the Oscars race. Three or five films of these 10 will be selected for an Oscar nomination, by the Short Films and Feature Animation Branch members.
Kush stars Sonika Chopra, Shayaan Sameer and Anil Sharma. It was produced by Shubhashish's father Sanjay Bhutiani under their Red Carpet Moving Pictures banner.
The film was inspired by a true story that his teacher told Shubhashish for his graduation project at New York's School of Visual Arts. The story revolves around a school picnic where a teacher is trying to protect Kush, the only Sikh child in the group, from the violence raging around them, during the riots that followed the assassination of prime minister Indira Gandhi in 1984.
Kush won the Orizzonti Award for Best Short Film at the 70th Venice International Film Festival 2013, and the jury prize at the Hampton's International Film Festival.