Sushant Singh Rajput Death case: Police record statement of director Bhansali

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Police recorded the statement of Bollywood filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali here in connection with the death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput. Bhansali had offered films to Rajput, but they could not work together apparently due to date issues. 

The Bandra police, who are probing angle of potential professional rivalry in Rajput’s alleged suicide, are trying to understand the reason behind his depression.

Rajput was found hanging in his apartment in suburban Bandra on June 14th. The police have so far recorded statements of 29 people, including Rajput’s family members, his friends like actor Rhea Chakraborty, casting director Mukesh Chhabra, Yash Raj Films casting director Shanoo Sharma and actor Sanjana Sanghi, who was the late actor’s co-star in her debut film ‘Dil Bechara’.

Kuwait approves expat quota bill, 800,000 Indians may be forced to leave country

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Some 8 lakh Indians could be forced to leave Kuwait after a parliamentary committee approved a draft expat quota bill seeking to gradually slash the number of foreign workers in the Gulf country. 

The National Assembly’s legal and legislative committee has determined that the expat quota bill is constitutional.

According to the bill, Indians should not exceed 15 per cent of Kuwait’s population. This could result in 800,000 Indians leaving Kuwait, as the Indian community constitutes the largest expat community in the country, totalling 1.45 million.

The current population of Kuwait is 4.3 million, with Kuwaitis making up 1.3 million of the population, and expats accounting for 3 million.

Amid a slump in oil prices and the coronavirus pandemic, there has been a spike in anti-expat rhetoric as lawmakers and government officials call for reducing the number of foreigners in Kuwait.

New Zealand offers to host IPL after UAE and Sri Lanka

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New Zealand is the latest country after UAE and Sri Lanka which has offered to host the IPL in case the billion dollar league can’t be held in India due to rising cases of coronavirus. 

The BCCI has already zeroed in on the end September-early November window for the IPL.  The board’s first choice is staging the tournament at home but that is looking increasingly unlikely with India have the third largest case load of coronavirus cases behind Brazil and USA.

 The IPL has been held overseas in the past. The entire 2009 edition was staged in South Africa due to the general election back home and partially in the UAE in 2014 due to the same reason. 

The UAE again is the front-runner to host the tournament if it happens overseas. Sri Lanka is a cost-effective option while New Zealand, which has been largely free from COVID-19, but practical feasibility is an issue.

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