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Absconding budding cricketer ‘Dhoni’ held for murder

The Delhi Police have arrested Vijay, a district-level budding cricketer known by the name Dhoni for copying the player’s style, for his involvement in a murder last year. The Delhi University graduate has been evading arrest by changing his locations and cell phone numbers frequently, police said.According to senior police officers, Dhoni was arrested by a team of special staff, Dwarka, led by sub-inspector Naveen Kumar.On July 17 last year, a man was rushed to the AIIMS Trauma Centre with grievous injuries. He was later identified as Aakash, who succumbed to his injuries. His brother Sunny said that local criminals — Vijay alias Dhoni, Vishal, Ajeet, Lakshman, Gaurav, and Deepak — assaulted his brother with iron rods and sticks. During the probe, Dhoni and his brother Vishal managed to abscond while others were nabbed.Dwarka DCP Shibesh Singh said it that it has been ascertained that the criminals were active members of the infamous Gaurav Jhareda gang. Analysis of call details of several numbers linked to the absconding members were scanned to get a clue regarding their whereabouts.”Surveillance was also put in place and several persons were interrogated. The duo had switched off their mobile phones. Raids were conducted at all possible hideouts in Delhi-NCR and Haryana but the accused were constantly changing their locations and mobile numbers. On Sunday, acting on a tip-off that that both the accused would come near the Dwarka Metro station on a scooter to meet someone, a trap was laid and both were nabbed,” the DCP said.Interrogation revealed that Dhoni was fond of cricket and represented school and college teams at district level. He wanted to be a cricketer and was a fan of ex-Indian cricket team captain MS Dhoni.”He adopted the cricketer’s and soon was known as Dhoni in the area. But when he could not enter the Delhi State Cricket Team, he joined his brother, who was already an active member of the Gaurav Jhareda gang. In 2014, he and Vishal were arrested with Gaurav Jhareda in a case of attempt to murder in Delhi Cantonment. He along with his associates assaulted and seriously injured one Amit alias Suraj Bhan in July 2016. A few days later, both the accused brutally murdered Aakash using iron rods and sticks with the help of their associates following an argument,” the officer added.

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Hundreds turn up to watch Dhoni at Army-sponsored cricket match

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Hundreds of people turned up to watch the grand finale of the Army-sponsored Chinar Cricket Premier League (CCPL) at the sprawling Kunzer Ground in North Kashmir’s Baramulla district on Sunday.Former Team India captain and Lieutenant Colonel (Honorary) Mahendra Singh Dhoni was the chief guest on the occasion.”A scintillating cricket match between teams of North and South Kashmir held at Kunzer Cricket Ground on Sunday left an indelible mark in the cricketing history of the Valley. Presence of cricketing legend Mahendra Singh Dhoni as the chief guest was a major attraction,” said Colonel Rajesh Kalia, Defence spokesman at Srinagar.The match also marked the culmination of a busy cricketing season in the Valley spread over the last six months at various locations. The championship was aimed at providing cricket lovers a platform to showcase their talent. The tourney drew tremendous response with 110 teams participating in it.”32 young cricketers, selected from all parts of Kashmir after exhaustive trials, comprised the two teams. The friendly contest was played with full vigour and sportsmanship spirit. South Kashmir team won the match by 47 runs,” said Col Kalia.The occasion was also graced by Brig VS Yadav, deputy General Officer Commanding, Kilo Force. Chief Guest MS Dhoni later gave away the prizes and mementos to the players, umpires and the organisers.”The event is yet another step in nurturing the nascent talent of the youth from Kashmir valley by the Army. For many, the sight and pleasure of meeting Dhoni in person exhilarated them. All the teams that participated in run up to today’s event were presented with a bat autographed by Dhoni,” said Colonel.Meanwhile, some youth raised slogans in favour of Pakistan cricketer Shahid Afridi and azadi outside the stadium when they were not able to enter to watch the match and have a glimpse of Dhoni. Police sources the youth were disgruntled because they could not enter into the stadium. However, no case has been registered so far.

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<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>What was Dawood’s brother doing moments before his arrest?As the arrest of Iqbal Ibrahim Kaskar, younger brother of Dawood his national headlines, the very moment he was arrested may inspire another set of movies and books.According to the Thane Police, When Iqbal Kaskar was picked up from his home in south Mumbai late on Monday, he was watching the ‘Kaun Banega Crorepati’ show and eating biryani.Thane Police Commissioner Parambir Singh, while addressing media, revealed this interesting piece of information on Tuesday. dnai.in/f56hMumbai comes to a grinding halt after afternoon rainHeavy rains hit Mumbai on Tuesday as thunderstorms were witnessed across Thane, North Mumbai and South Mumbai. Showers began around 2 PM. The Harbour Line of the Mumbai locals was disrupted after a tree fall between Andheri and Vile Parle stations, however trains till CST are operational till Bandra. People started rushing to railway stations to avoid the post-office rush. Areas including Dadar, Worli, Lalbaug, Bandra, Andheri Jogeshwari, Thane and Dombivali among other areas. dnai.in/f56sMumbai mom gives ‘supari’ for son after alleged sexual assaultMumbai police has arrested a 42-year-old woman for allegedly getting her son killed over alleged sexual assault. Rajni Ramdas Dwivedi, a 42-year-old lady was interrogated by the cops, on why she didn’t file a missing complaint for her son. Later, she confessed of committing the crime. She said she agreed to have her son killed by giving a supari of Rs 50,000 to a tempo owner. dnai.in/f56vChakdaha Express: After Dhoni, Tendulkar now a biopic on Jhulan GoswamiThe life of Jhulan Goswami, world’s leading wicket taker in women’s ODI cricket, will now be portrayed on celluloid. After the success of cricketers Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Sachin Tendulkar’s biopics, the tentively titled film ‘Chakdaha Express’ will trace the journey of Jhulan from her hometown in Nadia district to Lord’s where India narrowly lost out on the women’s World Cup final to England. dnai.in/f568Shah Rukh Khan has only THIS duty towards his childrenDharamendra launched Sunny Deol and Bobby Deol, Rakesh Roshan introduced his good looking son Hrithik Roshan in movies and now everyone expects that Shah Rukh Khan will be launching his children Suhana and Aryan on a grand scale. But that’s not on top of SRK’s mind. He wants to retain their childhood as long as possible. On the occasion of his father’s death anniversary on Tuesday, an emotional SRK took to twitter to share his idea of raising children which he learnt from his father. He wrote, “19Sept. Like my dad(RIP),my only duty 2 my kids is 2 delay the onset of their adulthood as much as possible.Retain purity of their childhood.” dnai.in/f56d

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Slain martyr Mohd Naseer selfie with MS Dhoni goes viral

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Lance Naik Mohammed Naseer, the Indian soldier, who was killed in LoC firing in Rajouri sector of Jammu & Kashmir was trending on Twitter on Monday because of an image he had taken with former Indian cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni.A photo shared by a Facebook page “Indian Army officer” revealed that Mohd Naseer was cricketer MS Dhoni’s fan.In 2011, Indian Territorial Army conferred the rank of Lieutenant Colonel to the former Indian skipper, MS Dhoni. On martyr’s day, Dhoni went out to urge the Indian youth to understand the significance of the day adding that it was very important to look back in the history and remember what happened on March 23. The death anniversary of freedom fighters, Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev and Rajguru on 23 March 1931, was declared to be Martyr’s Day.According to a PTI report, Lance Naik Mohammed Naseer a 35-year-old jawan posted in the border district of Poonch sector sustained injuries in an unprovoked firing and heavy mortar shelling by the neighbouring country.“Pakistan Army initiated unprovoked firing on Indian Army posts in Rajouri sector at around 1330 hours today. Indian Army retaliated strongly and effectively. The nation will always remain indebted to him for the supreme sacrifice and devotion to duty,” a spokesman told PTI.Heavy firing and shelling also took place in Balakote, Panjgrian, Naika and Manjakote areas along the Line of Control. The martyr had sustained injuries during the gunbattle and later succumbed to his injuries. Naseer who hailed from Ajout village of Poonch district is survived by his wife Wasim Akhtar.

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SC quashes case against Dhoni for portraying himself as God

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The Supreme Court today quashed a criminal complaint lodged against ace cricketer Mahendra Singh Dhoni in an Andhra Pradesh trial court for allegedly hurting religious sentiments by depicting himself as Lord Vishnu on a magazine cover. The apex court also quashed the criminal complaint against the Editor of the magazine and said that the offence under section 295A (hurting religious sentiments) of the IPC is not made out against them as they did not maliciously hurt the religious sentiments of the complainant. A bench comprising Justices Dipak Misra, A M Khanwilkar and M M Shantanagoudar said “it would be a travesty of justice” if the cricketer and the co-accused editor are prosecuted in the case. The instant complaint was lodged against Dhoni and others at a trial court in Anantapur in Andhra Pradesh. The apex court had on September 5 last year quashed a similar case lodged against Dhoni and others in Karnataka and set aside the High Court order which had refused to stall the proceedings against them. It had also said the trial court in Karnataka did not follow the due procedure in summoning the cricketer and others in the case. Dhoni had filed the Special Leave Petition challenging the Karnataka HC order. The complaint had alleged that Dhoni was seen on the cover of the magazine as Lord Vishnu, holding several things, including a shoe in his hands. Taking cognisance of the complaint, the trial court in Karnataka had directed registration of a case against Dhoni under section 295 (injuring or defiling place of worship with intent to insult the religion of any class) along with 34 (common intention) of the IPC. Later, Dhoni was directed to appear before the court after which he moved the high court against the summons issued against him.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

UIDAI blacklists agency that leaked Dhoni’s Aadhaar details

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Taking a serious view of public sharing of Aadhaar details of M S Dhoni, the Unique Identification Authority of India has blacklisted for 10 years the entity that had enrolled the ace cricketer. The UIDAI has also ordered an inquiry to determine any possible involvement of others and take action as per the Aadhaar Act. “We have blacklisted VLE (Village Level Entrepreneur) who enrolled M S Dhoni for leaking Aadhaar receipt which carried his personal information. At UIDAI, we are very strict on the privacy issue. We have ordered further inquiry on the matter and action will be taken against all those involved in the leak,” UIDAI CEO Ajay Bhushan Pandey told(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

Aadhaar fiasco: After Sakshi’s tweet about MS Dhoni’s details getting leaked, UIDAI blacklists centre for 10 years

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has blacklisted the centre that leaked the Aadhar card receipt of former India cricket captain MS Dhoni. The centre, VLE Mariya Farooqui’s Common Service Centre (CSE) at Ranchi, Jharkhand, has been blacklisted for 10 years, said Ajay Bhushan Pandey, UIDAI CEO, adding that an inquiry was on to figure out how Dhoni’s details were shared. The incident was brought to light on Tuesday after Dhoni’s wife Sakshi tweeted to Information and Broadcast Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad about the breach.The CSC had posted a tweet yesterday through its handle @CSCegov saying “Ace cricketer Mahendra Singh Dhoni and his family get their Aadhaar updated at VLE Mariya Farooqui’s CSE at Ranchi, Jharkhand”. Prasad was tagged in the tweet. It included a photograph of the cricketer with a CSC representative and another of his personal details on what appeared to be the Aadhaar website. The tweet with the details was later deleted.When RS Prasad asked whether his tweet divulged any personal information, Sakshi said that Dhoni’s Aadhar form was leaked by CSC’s twitter handle. She wrote: “Sir personal information filled in form is leaked.”Reacting to Sakshi’s allegations, an embarrassed Ravi Shankar Prasad promised to take serious action. He wrote: “Thanks for bringing this to my notice. Sharing personal information is illegal. Serious action will be taken against this.”

MS Dhoni’s Aadhaar info leak: Digvijaya Singh backs Sakshi Dhoni, demands apology from IT minister

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>After Sakshi Dhoni slammed CSC e-governance services and Ravi Shankar Prasad on Tuesday for leaking Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s personal information while the cricketer was registering for Aadhaar card, Congress general secretary Digvijaya Singh has now asked for an apology from the Information and Technology Minister.In a series of tweets on Wednesday, Digvijaya Singh called the leak ‘shameful’ and asked for an apology.As the debate on Aadhaar rages on, the breach of privacy became an issue for MS Dhoni even before he registered to get UID.CSC e-governance services tweeted images of Dhoni with the official taking his fingerprints and a shot of his application form. IT Minister Prasad also tweeted the same image.The move did not sit well with the cricketer’s wife who pointed out that this is a stark breach of privacy. Prasad quickly responded and promised serious action against people responsible for the breach.The agency involved later deleted the tweet with the image of Dhoni’s application.On Monday, Digvijaya Singh’s fellow party man and senior leader Kapil Sibal had torn into the government for allegedly violating the Supreme Court orders over the use of Aadhaar card. Sitaram Yechury of Communist Party of India, too argued, “This House must return this bill to Lok Sabha with serious concern asking for amendments. This is a financial bully, not a bill.”

Is there any privacy left? Sakshi Dhoni slams I&B Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad over Aadhaar

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>While the debate on Aadhaar has been alive on Twitter, with many claiming that it would be the death knell for privacy, the process of signing up for the ID turned out to be a process in breach of privacy for Mahendra Singh Dhoni. This led to a Twitter spat between Information and Broadcast Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad and Dhoni’s wife Sakshi Singh Rawat.Earlier in the day, RS Prasad tweeted: “VLE of @CSCegov_ delivers #Aadhaar service to @msdhoni. Legendary cricketer’s #Digital hook (shot).” However, this seemed to anger Sakshi who claimed that MS Dhoni’s personal information was leaked.She wrote: “@rsprasad @CSCegov_ is there any privacy left ??? Information of adhaar card including application is made public property!#disappointed”When RS Prasad asked whether his tweet divulged any personal information, Sakshi said that Dhoni’s Aadhar form was leaked by CSC’s twitter handle. She wrote: “Sir personal information filled in form is leaked.”Reacting to Sakshi’s allegations, an embarrassed Ravi Shankar Prasad promised to take serious action. He wrote: “Thanks for bringing this to my notice. Sharing personal information is illegal. Serious action will be taken against this.”Interestingly, earlier on Monday, the Aadhaar was the subject of debate in Rajya Sabha where CPI(M)’s Sitaram Yechury slammed the government for making the Aadhaar card mandatory, saying that the Unique Identification scheme is leading to a surveillance state in the country. “I don’t have an Aadhaar card, if you want to make it compulsory, bring a bill. You have a government that doesn’t have the courage to come forward and say ‘I’m abolishing this Constitution,’” Yechury said during a debate over the Finance Bill.Yechury further stated that there were lakhs of complaints against the scheme and it should be removed soon. “There are lakhs of complaints against the scheme, and much like the Matrix, an Aadhaar number can just vanish and you won’t be a citizen anymore,” said Yechury. “Why is the Modi government so keen on building a secret surveillance architecture, devoid of all constitutional safeguards” he asked. Yechury also expressed doubts over how secure the Aadhar data is and which private company can have access to it.Later, Yechury urged that all non-tax matters must be removed from The Finance Bill. “This House must return this bill to Lok Sabha with serious concern asking for amendments. This is a financial bully, not a bill,: said Yechury. Earlier in the day, speaking in the Rajya Sabha, senior Congress leader Kapil Sibal tore into the government for allegedly violating the Supreme Court orders over the use of Aadhaar card. With inputs from ANI

Dhoni’s phones recovered, firefighter took them ‘by mistake’

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Former Indian skipper M S Dhoni’s three mobile phones that allegedly went missing during a fire scare at a five star hotel were today recovered from a firefighter. A senior police official said a Delhi Fire Services personnel had “inadvertently” taken away the mobile phones and he did not know whom they belonged to. Dhoni, who was at the Welcome Hotel with the members of the Jharkhand cricket team on March 17, had to evacuate the hotel premises after a fire broke out in a nearby shopping mall. The cricketer’s assistant, Vikas Hasija, and travel manager Sandeep Phogat could not find the phones when they returned to the hotel, following which a complaint was filed and an FIR registered at Dwarka South police station the same day. “My iPhone 6 plus, Reliance LYF and a brand new Lava phone were missing. My assistant had also informed Akash Hans, a hotel staff, who looked into the CCTV footage of the hotel and found nothing,” the cricketer said in his complaint. Police got in touch with the firefighter, who then returned the mobile phones. He took them for safe keeping and was planning to return them, senior officials claimed. They said the firefighter made an error of judgement and did not know whom the mobile phones belonged to. A senior police officer said, “We approached the hotel staff and questioned some of them. Later, we scanned the CCTV footages and found that the firefighter had inadvertently taken away the mobile phones. He returned them claiming he did not know about the owner. It was an error of judgement on his part.” Delhi Police chief spokesperson, Dependra Pathak, however, said they have not given a clean chit to the firefighter and will be verifying his claims before taking any action. Meanwhile, the Hotel in a statement said, “The probe has indicated no involvement of the hotel staff and no FIR has been registered against us. We have fully cooperated with the authorities in their investigation.”(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

#INDvAUS: Still the concerned captain? When MS Dhoni went and inspected the Ranchi pitch

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Former India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni today made a surprise visit to the Jharkhand State Cricket Association Stadium which will host its maiden Test in less than 10 days’ time.Dhoni was seen having a discussion with the curator as he had a look at the preparations for the crucial game. Jharkhand team sources had earlier said the Ranji captain would head to Bengaluru for the BCCI Awards from Kolkata but headed home and spent time in the stadium.Curator SB Singh however termed it as a routine visit and said it had nothing to do with the upcoming third Test here from March 16-20. “When he’s here, he often visits the stadium for fitness work out and spends long time at the gym. Today was no different. He also saw the wicket and we had an informal discussion. This is not unusual for me,” Singh told PTI. “He has never intervened in pitch preparation in the last four years. Being such a great player, I always look forward to his inputs on the quality of wicket.”The JSCA has prepared three wickets — pitch number four, five and seven — for its debut Test and Singh said all of them will last the distance. “Each of them will behave differently. The team will choose the strip two days before the match. The pitch will suit both the batsmen and bowlers and will definitely last five days.

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MS Dhoni resigns as India one-day captain ahead of England series

MS Dhoni steps down as India one-day captain ahead of the ODI series against England, which begins on 15 January.

Mahendra Singh Dhoni steps down as India’s limited overs cricket captain | Reuters

Mahendra Singh Dhoni steps down as India’s limited overs cricket captain | Reuters

Jan 4, 2017 21:24 IST

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Mahendra Singh Dhoni has stepped down as India’s limited-overs captain but will still be available for selection, the Indian cricket board (BCCI) said on Wednesday.”Mahendra Singh Dhoni has informed the BCCI that he wishes to step down as the captain of the Indian Cricket Team from the One-Day Internationals and the T20 Internationals formats of the game,” the BCCI said in a statement.

Dhoni captained India in 199 ODIs and 72 T20Is and led the country to their second ODI World Cup in 2011 and into the semi-finals of the 2015 World Cup.

(Reporting by Shravanth Vijayakumar in Bengaluru; Editing by Clare Fallon)

This story has not been edited by Firstpost staff and is generated by auto-feed.

First Published On : Jan 4, 2017 21:24 IST

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