SC issues notice to government on eviction of Baba Ramdev

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Monday issued notice to the government on eviction of Baba Ramdev from the Ramlila ground. Taking suomoto cognizance of Baba’s eviction by the government the apex court gave the government two-week notice to respond.

An advocate on Sunday approached the Supreme Court seeking a direction to the government to issue a white paper on the entire episode leading to the eviction of yoga guru Ramdev and the alleged barbaric police action early today against his followers at the Ramlila Grounds.

The petition filed by Ajay Agarwal said in the white paper the government should explain the entire sequence of events, details of negotiations and the so-called deal between the government and Ramdev.

The petition, moved before Additional Registrar Vinod Kumar who is the vacation officer, sought a direction to the Ministry of Home Affairs, the Intelligence Bureau and Delhi Police to produce the entire records leading to the action.

The advocate has sought the production of these records with in 24 hours.

The additional registrar asked Agarwal to mention the petition tomorrow before a vacation bench comprising justices B S Chauhan and Swantanter Kumar at 10:30 am for hearing.

The petition has also sought direction to the government to restrain its ministers — Kapil Sibal , Subodh Kant Sahay and Pawan Kumar Bansal — from making any statement, justifying the midnight swoop which is leading to provocation among the public.

In the petition, Agarwal has named Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Home Minister P Chidambaram, Sibal, Bansal, Tourism Minister Subodh Kant Sahay, Cabinet Secretary K M Chandrasekhar, Home Secretary G K Pillai, IB Chief Nehchal Sandhu and Delhi Police Commissioner B K Gupta as respondents.

In the petition, the advocate has alleged that the forceful eviction of Ramdev and the use of force against his followers was against the fundamental rights guaranteed under Article 14,19 and 21 of the Constitution.

June 6, 2011 at 11:56 am Leave a comment

Is Kim Kardashian Pregnant?

By now you may have seen the rumors swirling through the blogosphere: our E! buddy Kim Kardashian has a bun in the oven courtesy of newly minted fiancé Kris Humphries.

The shocker was delivered via OK! magazine—which blares on its new Kim-centric cover: “I’m Having a Baby!”—and features quotes from an unnamed “pal” saying, “Kim always thought she’d have at least one or two kids by now, so she’s absolutely in a hurry…Her friends are even taking bets on whether it will be a boy or a girl.”

So is she really having a baby? We’ve spoken to our very own Kardashian insider (someone extemely close to the family, if you catch our drift) and we’re proclaiming the Kim-with-child story to be…

So false!

June 6, 2011 at 11:28 am Leave a comment

Kim Kardashian wants a pre-nup agreement with fiance Kris Humphries

KIM Kardashian and her fiance Kris Humphries are hedging their bets and have decided on signing a prenuptial agreement before they tie the knot.

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Newly-engaged Kardashian and Humphries are apparently hashing out a deal to have all the financial details of their relationship in place before they start planning the big event.

Both 30-year-old Kardashian and her 36-year-old basketball lover of six months are telling friends, “It’s the smart thing to do”, sources told website TMZ.

Both Kardashian and Humphries will want to protect themselves as they have substantial incomes.

Kardashian is said to be worth $35million from her various endorsement deals, reality TV shows, clothing lines and fragrance collections.

Humphries reportedly makes $3.2million a year with the New Jersey Nets and he owns a couple of burger restaurants with his family in Minnesota. He is said to be worth approximately $8millionKardashian’s late father, famed O.J. Simpson attorney Robert Kardashian, apparently told her about the importance of contracts.

June 6, 2011 at 11:16 am Leave a comment

‘I am proud of my bottom’: Kim Kardashian says she loves her derrière as she poses on the cover of Cosmopolitan

It is one of the most famous and photographed derriere’s in the world.

And it seems that Kim Kardashian is equally impressed by her backside.

The 30-year-old says that she is proud of her world famous bottom and once again denied that she has had plastic surgery in a recent interview with Australian’s Cosmopolitan magazine.

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June 6, 2011 at 11:12 am Leave a comment

PHOTOS Kim Kardashian’s new boyfriend Kris Humphries is really, really tall

May 27, 2011 at 1:52 pm Leave a comment

The Kim Kardashian/Kris Humphries Wedding: How Huge Will It Be?

Is it possible the April 29 wedding between Kate Middleton and Prince William was merely a warm-up act? Might the world need to brace itself for nuptials that receive even more attention?

Pretty much, Khloe Kardashian says.

“It’s going to be royal wedding number two,” she told E! News soon after the announcement was made that her sister had agreed to wed NBA forward Kris Humphries. “I could only imagine Kim having the hugest wedding.”

The proposal itself was captured on camera and, naturally the ceremony will air on E!; Kourtney admitted this week that her family does “sell our souls” to the network.

How much money will Kim make off it? Marco Gonzalez, a senior reporter for photo site X17 Online, sees almost no limit, comparing it with the Royal Wedding.

“Kim’s wedding photos will be more valuable than pictures of Prince William and Kate Middleton’s wedding simply because hundreds of photographers had almost the same photos of the royal couple and, of course, there were official photos released by the palace. Kim will likely do a deal with a major magazine for the exclusive coverage of her big day, but candid shots of her could launch a huge bidding war between the other magazines that aren’t getting the ‘official’ shots.”

We’re getting sick just thinking about it.

May 27, 2011 at 1:44 pm 1 comment

Did Scotty McCreery Deserve to Win American Idol?

122 million. That’s the number of people who crowned the newest American Idol this week.

Not exactly a small sample size. We could keep playing the numbers game – how many songs, how many aspirants he bested – but you get the idea.

Some will say Pia Toscano was ousted too soon, and she probably was. Ditto James Durbin. But can anyone really dispute Scotty McCreery’s worthiness?

Many of this year’s eliminations were controversial, but only relative to some of the contestants who outlasted them – not to Scotty specifically.

He’s got an outstanding voice perfectly suited for country, and he proved it time and again. What he lacks in flair, he makes up for with talent.

Slow, smooth and steady won this race, and deservedly so.
Scotty McCreery is a fantastic singer. If I were going purely by voice, he’d have earned my vote as American Idol champion after his first audition.

But forget what the judges say: This is not purely a singing competition.

There are, and there should be, other factors at work. The legitimacy of Idol itself is at stake, especially with new competition such as The Voice and The X-Factor.

It really needs to crank out a successful winner, and Lauren Alaina stands a better chance at sustained success than Scotty does.

For whatever reason, male victors simply don’t do well on the charts. Kris Allen? David Cook? Lee DeWyze? Can anyone name a top 10 single by any of them?

As evidenced by her duet with Carrie Underwood, Alaina has a long way to go. But she’s tough. She overcame a sprained throat to compete in the finals.

She clearly wants this and I have no doubt she has more potential to be the next Carrie than Scotty has to be more than a one-month wonder.


May 27, 2011 at 1:26 pm Leave a comment

Real culprit wasn’t arrested, handcuffed: Krittika

New York:  Krittika Biswas, the daughter of an Indian diplomat hit out at the New York City administration for behaving in a highly prejudiced manner in arresting her in an alleged case of obscene emails sent to two teachers in her school.

Ms Biswas said the real culprit was not even arrested or handcuffed.

Krittika who was wrongly arrested and subsequently cleared of any wrongdoing is suing New York City for $1.5 million.

She said here is security camera footage proof that she was at a mall when the incident happened.
“I wasn’t even at the computer when the mail was sent,” said Ms Biswas.

She is the daughter of Debashish Biswas, vice consul (administration) at the Indian Consulate General in New York.

Krittika said her claims of diplomatic immunity were ignored when she was handcuffed and locked up for more than 24 hours on February 8.

The US government has, however, said that family members of the diplomat don’t enjoy diplomatic immunity.

“My understanding is that as a family member of consular officer, rather, she does not enjoy immunity from jurisdiction or inviolability,” State Department spokesman Mark Toner told reporters on Wednesday.

Toner acknowledged that diplomats’ family members carry a diplomatic passport, “but again, our understanding is that these provisions, however, don’t apply to their family members and that this is different for consular officers versus those in the embassy”.

The spokesman insisted that the incident would not affect US ties with New Delhi saying, “The US-Indian relationship, I would counter, has never been stronger.”

May 27, 2011 at 1:24 pm Leave a comment

Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber: Vacation Bound!

Last night, they kissed on national television.

But now Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez are headed for a bit of privacy.

With the former having completed his recent tour, and the latter having wrapped up her latest music video shoot, insiders tell E! News that the adorable pair is headed for a vacation together. The destination? Undisclosed.

After working their asses off, they’ve carved out some serious time to hang out,” the source says. “They’re taking a well-deserved break together.”

Enjoy the time off, Bomez. While you’re gone, we’ll try to come up with a better nickname than that…

May 24, 2011 at 1:30 pm Leave a comment

Emmy Rossum on ‘Shameless’ Sex Scenes: ‘Okay, Time to Take My Top Off’

Actress Emmy Rossum’s role in the new Showtime series Shameless is literally revealing. She’s frequently disrobing on the set because her character Fiona, the de facto mother of a dysfunctional Chicago family, is hot and heavy with new love interest Steve, played by Justin Chatwin.

But Rossum takes her many sex scenes with Chatwin — who told The Hollywood Reporter that their sex scenes are the closest he’s come to doing softcore pornography — in stride. She tells Vegas magazine “It’s like, okay, time to take my top off.”

Rossum and Chatwin’s previous work together on 2009’s Dragonball: Evolution makes filming intimate scenes less awkward, says Rossum, “The whole thing is so silly that if we weren’t so comfortable with each other, it would be really uncomfortable. It’s definitely an acquired experience.”

Rossum also says there’s realism in the way Fiona acts in bed, “It doesn’t make sense that the character would wear a bra and care at all about what she looks like when she’s having sex.” She continues, “Sex is meant to feel good, and she wants to feel good. Her life is so sh–y in so many ways. Some people use alcohol, some people use gambling — and some people use sex.”

Shameless airs Sundays on Showtime.

May 20, 2011 at 1:12 pm Leave a comment

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