International

Turkish president steps back from expulsion of 10 Western ambassadors

Ankara [Turkey] : Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday stepped back from the threat to declare 10 Western ambassadors as “persona non grata” over their joint call for the release of a jailed activist businessman.Speaking after a cabinet meeting, Erdogan welcomed a new statement by several Western embassies in Ankara, which noted that they abide by a diplomatic convention that stipulates not to interfere in a host country’s internal affairs. “Our intention is never to cause a crisis but to protect our honour, our pride, our sovereign rights. The new statement shows they have taken a step back from the slander against our country. They will be more careful now,” the Turkish president said.“It is the duty of the head of state to give the necessary response to this disrespect towards our judicial members,” he stated.The United States and several other embassies on…

Entertainment TV/Web

Web Series On Fugitive Businessman Nirav Modi In Development

A web series about the fugitive diamond dealer Nirav Modi is in the works. Nirav is wanted in India for allegedly defrauding Punjab National Bank (PNB) out of an estimated USD 2 billion. He was arrested in March 2019 and has been held in the Wandsworth prison in south London. Now Abundantia Entertainment has acquired the rights of a journalist, Pavan C. Lall’s book ‘Flawed: The Rise and Fall of India’s Diamond Mogul Nirav Modi’ that will be adapted into a dramatised, multi-season series. As per a statement, scripting is underway and a set of exciting creative talent is being attached to the project. Excited about lending rights of his book for the digital series, Pavan C. Lall said, “It is an extremely exciting opportunity, and I am thrilled to be a part of this book-to-screen adaptation journey.” “Capturing the sensibility of a book…

Chennai City News

Tamil Nadu crime branch registers case against 10 police officers for intimidating businessman

The CB-CID of the Tamil Nadu police registered a case against 10 police officers, including an assistant commissioner and a sub-inspector for having intimidated a businessman, forcing him to transfer his property to another businessperson. The case was registered on Sunday on the direction of the Tamil Nadu police headquarters where the complaint was received. A Chennai-based businessman in his complaint said that 10 policemen including an assistant commissioner had forced him to transfer his properties to another businessman after holding him in illegal detention in a farmhouse along with his mother, fiancee, and his brother. The complainant said that he had entered into a business venture with some of his associates, but had later wound up the operations a few years ago. He said that he had made all the settlements through bank transfers. However, he complained that the police officers led by…