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Charlie Hebdo gets fresh death threats over controversial cartoon

PARIS: French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo said Monday it was pressing charges after receiving fresh death threats over a cartoon of the Islamic scholar Tariq Ramadan. The Swiss academic, an Oxford professor and conservative Islamic intellectual in France, has been accused of rape by two women after the Harvey Weinstein scandal unleashed a wave of sexual abuse accusations worldwide. Ramadan, 55, has furiously denied the accusations as a "campaign of lies launched by my adversaries". "Rape," reads the caption on…

Arrest warrants issued for actor Sanjay Dutt

MUMBAI: An arrest warrant was issued against Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt in an old case related to filmmaker Shakeel Noorani. It all began in 2002 when Noorani apparently signed Dutt for his film titled Jaan Ki Baazi, for Rs 50 lakhs. Sanjay began shooting for the movie, but quit midway, which cost Noorani a loss of Rs 5 crores. Reportedly, Noorani has claimed that when he contacted Dutt over this a few times, the actor sent him death threats, also using his underworld connections.. “This warrant is because of his…

Alia Bhatt reacts to death threats

MUMBAI: Bollywood actress Alia Bhatt has spoken after her father Mahesh Bhatt and family on Wednesday received death threats from an extortionist who demanded five million rupees from them. When the actress was probed on the matter at a promotional event of  her upcoming film Badrinath Ki Dulhania, she said that with her father by her side, she has nothing to fear. "I think my dad and the police force are very brave as it is because of them that I didn't feel unsafe at all. They just took over. I feel everything has…

Alia, Mahesh Bhatt receive death threats, one arrested

Bollywood filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt, his wife Soni Razdan and his daughter and famous actress Alia Bhatt received death threats from an extortionist demanding Rs5 million from him. The alleged extortionist threatened to pump bullets into Bhatt’s family members on failure to give him his desired money. Special task force and Mumbai crime branch of the Uttar Pradesh state police moved into action and arrested the suspect Sandeep Sahu. Investigation is underway from the suspect who was arrested by tracing him through his…

PPP’s Shehla Raza says receiving death threats

KARACHI: Deputy Speaker Sindh Assembly Shehla Raza on Tuesday said she was continuously receiving death threats and also received a letter lately demanding Rs500 million extortion, ARY News reported. The letter was sent from a Rawalpindi area which includes the complete address and contact numbers of the sender. The Pakistan Peoples Party leader said she has received so many threatening calls that she had got used to it now. “I receive calls from different unknown numbers sometimes from London. It was the first time…

Indian leader receives death threats over questioning ‘surgical strike’

KARACHI: Extremists in India are giving Indian National Congress leader Sanjay Nirupam and his family death threats over demanding proof of Indian Army’s ‘surgical strike’ in Pakistan and calling it fake, ARY News reported. Nirupam’s wife said all the family was receiving death threats after the politician demanded proof of the so-called strike. Sanjay Nirupam had said, “Every Indian wants surgical strikes against Pakistan but not a fake one just to extract political benefits.” He is not the first person to become victim…