Truth behind Selena Gomez dating One Direction’s Niall Horan

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Justin Bieber’s ex-girlfriend Selena Gomez is back in the news for her alleged affair. The celebrated singer is currently linked with One Direction’s songwriter Niall Horan and now fans are wondering whether these have been dating and if yes, how serious is the romance between the two.

The rumors about Selena Gomez’s dating started after a journalist tweeted that he thought he saw Selena and Niall at a Lewis Capaldi on April 3. This is what that journalist immediately tweeted:

“The @LewisCapaldi showcase was incredible,” the journalist captioned. “This guy’s a f***ing star! (Also, unless I’m hallucinating, Selegend & Niall were sitting at the table next to me).”

The tweet made many to believe that Selena Gomez and Niall Horan are officially dating. Fans were quick to add that after Justin Bieber, Niall Horan is the perfect guy for the 26-year-old Selena. However, as it turned out, these two are not dating at this moment. A source close to Selena revealed to HollywoodLife that the former Disney star thinks very highly of Niall but she is currently not thinking about dating anyone.

Niall Horan at the iHeartRadio album release party.Kevin Winter/Getty Images for iHeartMedia

“Selena is not really dating right now even though she thinks Niall is cute and totally talented, and she appreciates some of the nice things he has said about her.”

As we all know, 2018 was a pretty tough year for Selena Gomez. In March, she parted ways with Justin Bieber, with whom she was in an on-again-off-again relationship from a long time. When Justin announced his engagement with Hailey Baldwin, many thought that Selena will react badly to it. However, she chose to stay quiet but a month later, she reportedly entered a health facility for depression.

Over the last couple of months, Selena Gomez has dedicated her hours to work and spending some quality time with her friends. The source further revealed that Selena is busy taking care of herself.

“Selena and Niall are very cool with each other and are friends. They have flirted in the past but Selena and dating is just not something she is interested in right now, even someone she thinks that is so cool and nice like Niall,” the insider further revealed.

Selena Gomez’s fans know that the celebrated artist will find love at her own speed and won’t rush into anything.

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Selena Gomez appeared at Coachella last night and netizens can’t keep calm

Selena Gomez did a surprise performance for the very first time at Coachella and the fans have gone berserk. Check out her picture from the night right here.

Selena Gomez fans can’t contain their happiness right now as she pulled off a surprise appearance at Coachella last night. While the actress has maintained a low profile ever since she underwent mental treatment post an emotional breakdown in October. The actress got out of the health centre in December, however, she hasn’t been on the social media platforms neither has she released much music ever since then.

While we have been getting most of the stories and updates about her from her friends, looks like it is going to change soon as she made her performance for the first time ever since May last year. Her last performance was a cameo at her BFF Taylor Swift’s Reputation Tour. On Friday night, Selena joined the likes of Cardi B, DJ Snake and Ozuna at Coachella and performed on Taki Taki. It was her first at the festival and she also shared a post on her Instagram.

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Meanwhile, the actress has been in the news off lately when someone called out ex-boyfriend Justin Bieber for having married Hailey Baldwin only to get back at Selena. However, the singer gave it back and later, when he shared a screenshot of an account that he is urging fans to report, it wasn’t very difficult to spot how Selena is one of the first suggestions for Bieber on Instagram.

Jallianwala Bagh Massacre Centenary: 100 Years Ago, British Raj Committed Worst Bloodbath and Inflicted Most ‘Shameful Scar’ on its History

Amritsar, April 13: Today, April 13, 2019, marks the centenary of Jallianwala Bagh massacre, also known as the “Amritsar massacre” which took place 100 years ago. The Bagh or Park is now a public garden in Amritsar in the state of Punjab in India, and is considered a memorial of national importance. It was established in the year 1951 by the Government of India to commemorate the killing of innocent men, women and children who had gathered in the park on the festival of Baisakhi. Jallianwala Bagh Massacre Centenary: Punjab CM Captain Amarinder Singh, Governor VP Singh Badnore Participate in Candle Light March.

The crowd had also gathered to peacefully condemn the arrest of two leaders of the freedom movement named Satya Pal and Dr Saifuddin Kitchlew. But Colonel Reginald Dyer, ordered the British Indian Army troops to open fire on the unarmed crowds that resulted in the death of hundreds of innocent lives. The incident had caused a wide outrage in the country. Colonial British Raj tried to suppress the scale of atrocity and identified 379 fatalities and estimated about 1,100 wounded. Historians believe that over a 1,000 people died in the horrific incident among the 1,500 who were injured. UK PM Theresa May Expresses Regret Over Jallianwala Bagh Massacre.

Read the Below Facts:

1. This Year Marks the 100th Anniversary of the Jallianwala Bagh Massacre that took place on April 13, 1919

2. On this day 100 Years Back, soldiers of British Indian Army, led by General Reginald Dyer, opened fire at unarmed and peaceful Indian protestors including a large number of women and children, who had gathered at the Bagh on the occasion of Baisakhi- the Punjabi new year.

3. Dyer arrived at the Bagh with 50 soldiers, armed with .303 L –Enfield bolt-action rifles. His team fired 1,650 rounds in about 10 minutes, stopping only when they ran out of ammunition.

4. The massacre is remembered as one of the deadliest attacks on peaceful civilians anywhere in the world. According to estimates, there were over 1,500 casualties of whom over 1,000 died.

5. Considered “the Butcher of Amritsar”, Dyer was removed from duty. However, some historians believe that it was Michael O’Dwyer, Lieutenant Governor of the Punjab in India from 1912 until 1919, premeditated the massacre and set Dyer to work.

6. Shaheed Udham Singh avenged the massacre by assassinating Michael O’Dwyer in 1940. Michael O’Dwyer had endorsed Colonel Reginald Dyer’s action regarding the Amritsar massacre and had termed it a “correct action”.

7. The Jallianwala Bagh Massacre proved to the beginning of the end of British rule in India.

8. UK Prime Minister Theresa May recently expressed regret over the worst bloodbath committed by the British Army during the colonial period, terming it as a “shameful scar” on British Indian history.

9. The Punjab government will build a memorial in Amritsar from the soil of 13,000 villages of the state to pay tribute to the martyrs of the Jallianwala Bagh Massacre to mark the 100th anniversary.

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Rabindranath Tagore, the first nobel laureate for literature from Asia, returned his nobel prize in protest of the Jallianwala Bagh Massacre and in 1940, Shaheed Udham Singh, a freedom fighter, shot dead Michael O’Dwyer who was the British Lieutenant and Governor of Punjab at the time of massacre in an act of retaliation. The monument built near the park is today a legacy that inspires every Indian and reminds one of the innocents who lost their lives in an attempt to raise voice for their country. The incident is also depicted widely in popular culture across media through songs, and movies made on the incident.

Sharing the pain, beyond the Border

Pakistani playwright Ikram Basra’s We Were All Sunflowers follows the life and death of Udham Singh

Spotlight on history: Ikram Basra (third from right) with the cast of the play; Brandon Shaw (second from right) plays Shaheed Udham Singh

THE land has been divided into two countries but the sense of shared heritage has remained undivided. The colour of national flags is different but the legacy of pain has similar hues. The blood of thousands killed and wounded in the Jallianwala Bagh massacre may have seeped into the soil of Amritsar but it has left a permanent stain on the souls of generations of Punjabis — on both sides of the border. 

The suppressed rage of the oppressed found an outlet in the written word. The massacre spawned a huge body of work — scholarly as well as literary. What was an outpouring in the immediate aftermath has not dried even after a 100 years. The gory happening has continued to anguish writers in this century as well. In its centenary year, while the arc lights remain focussed on the massacre, an author and playwright from Pakistan has found his muse in Shaheed Udham Singh alias Ram Mohammad Singh Azad, who is said to be a witness to the butchery at the Jallianwala Bagh on April 13, 1919. Azad nursed his wounds for nearly two decades and finally avenged the mass murder when he shot Michael O’Dwyer in 1940.

“I was a child when I first heard about the Jallianwala Bagh massacre and Azad,” says Ikram Basra. “His persona and heroics fascinated me and have stayed with me ever since. Even for his times, Azad was an extraordinary man. Free from the confines of all religions, he believed in humanity. He knew very well the difference between violence and non-violence but did what he had to do to make the world aware about the British atrocities. At the time when the Empire was all powerful, Azad dared to challenge its supremacy and highlighted India’s perspective during his trial.”Basra’s admiration for Shaheed Udham Singh has inspired his new play: “We All Were Sunflowers,” which follows Azad’s life. Basra (34) is currently a member of the Iowa Playwrights’ Workshop, a graduate programme at the University of Iowa, USA. His play will be presented next month at the Iowa New Play Festival 2019. 

So what prompted him to write about it now? Did he think it would find a market during the centenary commemorations? “No,” laughs Basra, adding, “I wanted to write about the killings and Azad because I saw so much ignorance on the topic, especially in the West. I had written a poem about Azad a couple of years ago. A sense of it being incomplete kept haunting me.” 

“When I read my poem about Azad and the massacre to some professors and students, no one was aware of the Jallianwala Bagh incident. One of the lecturers had been on a teaching tenure to Delhi, and even he didn’t know what had happened. That’s when I thought I must tell people this story,” adds the playwright, who is also a poet and lyricist.

What started as a small poem then turned into a full-fledged play with some interesting characterisation — one of the characters in the play is named Mitti. Azad is haunted by Mitti, a woman who is traditional Indian dancer, distressed mother, and poetic face of the land. “Mitti is what we are made of. It is our essence. Azad loved his mitti, his wattan (country), even more than his life.”

Although the play is based on events that took place 100 years ago, Basra has also captured the contemporary reality of the subcontinent through the character of ‘vultures’. “For the common man, the yoke only changed from a foreign ruler to a local one,” adds the playwright.

In an interesting aside, the character of Azad is being played by Brandon Shaw, who is black, as there are hardly any Indian students on the campus. But then it is only befitting, for the revolutionary rejected the human division based on caste, creed, colour or religion.

Father and Uncle rape 17-year-old girl at Bantwal

Bantwal : A shocking case of a 17-year-old girl from Bantwal in Dakshina Kannada district was being repeatedly raped by her own father for more than a year, has come to light. The incident was revealed after one of her relatives also took advantage of her recently. While the relative has been arrested, the father is still at large.

The girl and her mother came to Ullal to visit her brother-in-law’s ailing mother on Wednesday. That night, a relative raped her and warned her of dire consequences if she informed anyone. However, the girl told her mother, who filed a complaint with Ullal police, on Thursday.

Ullal police arrested the relative on charges of rape and POCSO (Prevention of Children from Sexual Offenses) Act. During investigation, he allegedly told the police that he thought of taking advantage of the girl since he knew what her own father was doing to her. The girl told the police that her father had been raping her for more than a year. Commissioner of Police Sandeep Patil said the police station forwarded the case to the CWC for a review. CWC officials said during their enquiry, she informed the committee that her father was involved in repeated sexual offences and the committee forwarded the case to the Bantwal Rural Police.

Based on the complaint filed, the Bantwal Rural Police booked a case against the girl’s father. According to the FIR filed at Bantwal Rural Police station, the girl has said her father first raped her on December 23, 2017 after spiking her soft-drink with sedatives when no one was at home.

5-year-old girl raped, murdered; accused neighbour arrested

5-year-old girl raped, murdered; accused neighbour arrested

Ghaziabad: Ghaziabad police have arrested a 19-year old boy in connection with the rape and murder of a five-year-old girl in Muradnagar area of Ghaziabad. Police said that the accused kidnapped the girl on Saturday morning when she was playing outside her house while her body was found at a farm, a few meters away from her house on Sunday morning.

As per police, the arrested man was identified as Mahajan, who also resided in the same village as of victim. Cops said that the accused is a rickshaw puller and he told police that he strangled her throat with hands after raping her as he was afraid that the girl would reveal him to her family.

Victim’s father told Millennium Post that he and his wife work as labour and had left house on Saturday morning while all the four children, three girls and a boy, were present at home.

“Me and my wife had left home around 10 am on Saturday while the kids were playing outside the house. When we returned home in the evening, we didn’t find my younger daughter at home and went on a search. When we failed to trace her for the whole night we immediately informed police,” said victim’s father.

Cops said that they received information from a farmer who spotted the body lying in his farm while victim’s father was called who identified her.

“Following the incident, police launched an investigation into the case while a few suspects were held for questioning. Upon sustained interrogations, the accused identified as Mahajan, spilled the beans and revealed the incident,” said Neeraj Kumar Jadaun, Superintendent of Police (rural), Ghaziabad.

The officer further said that the accused strangled girl to death under the fear of getting exposed.

“The accused told police that he lives in victim’s neighbourhood and lured the girl to a farm where he raped her. He then panicked that she would reveal about the incident to her parents and hence he strangled her to death,” Jadaun said.

The accused dumped her body at a distance from the spot and she was found around 10 am on Sunday. The body was taken to a hospital where autopsy revealed that she was sexually assaulted.

A teenage rickshaw puller took a five-year-old to Farmhouse and then brutally shaken humanity

Ghaziabad: Police have arrested a 19-year-old rickshaw puller in connection with the alleged rape and murder of a five-year-old girl whose body was recovered from a farmhouse under Muradnagar police station limits in Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh. Originally from Barabanki, the accused has been identified as one Mahajan who was a neighbour and distant relative of the victim.

In their complaint to the police, the girl’s parents claimed that neither of them was home on Saturday morning. The victim was playing outside her home along with her three siblings when the accused lured her to a farmhouse, a police official familiar with the investigation told Times of India. He panicked after he raped the minor girl and strangled her to death owing to the fear that she would identify him in front of the police, added the officer.

Going by reports, the parents returned home and launched a frantic search for their missing daughter but could not find her which is when they approached city police. A complaint was then lodged in this regard at the Muradnagar police station on Saturday night. Police officers discovered the girl’s body in a farmhouse the next day. Her body was taken to a hospital in the area where a medical examination confirmed rape.

An investigation was launched to identify and nab the perpetrator which led police to the victim’s neighbour and distant relative, Mahajan. Superintendent of police (SP), rural Ghaziabad Neeraj Kumar Jadaun told the national daily that police suspected Mahajan’s role in the heinous crime since the very same day they discovered the girl’s body. However, the arrest came only on Tuesday after investigators questioned Mahajan and he confessed to his crime.

The accused told police officials that he panicked after raping the girl and strangled her to death in an attempt to silence her from identifying him in front of the police. He was booked under sections 302, 201, 376 and 377 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) along with section 5/6 of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act. As per the latest reports, Mahajan was produced before a court and sentenced to 14 days in judicial custody.

Ghaziabad: Police have arrested a 19-year-old rickshaw puller in connection with the alleged rape and murder of a five-year-old girl whose body was recovered from a farmhouse under Muradnagar police station limits in Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh. Originally from Barabanki, the accused has been identified as one Mahajan who was a neighbour and distant relative of the victim.

In their complaint to the police, the girl’s parents claimed that neither of them was home on Saturday morning. The victim was playing outside her home along with her three siblings when the accused lured her to a farmhouse, a police official familiar with the investigation told Times of India. He panicked after he raped the minor girl and strangled her to death owing to the fear that she would identify him in front of the police, added the officer.

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Going by reports, the parents returned home and launched a frantic search for their missing daughter but could not find her which is when they approached city police. A complaint was then lodged in this regard at the Muradnagar police station on Saturday night. Police officers discovered the girl’s body in a farmhouse the next day. Her body was taken to a hospital in the area where a medical examination confirmed rape.

An investigation was launched to identify and nab the perpetrator which led police to the victim’s neighbour and distant relative, Mahajan. Superintendent of police (SP), rural Ghaziabad Neeraj Kumar Jadaun told the national daily that police suspected Mahajan’s role in the heinous crime since the very same day they discovered the girl’s body. However, the arrest came only on Tuesday after investigators questioned Mahajan and he confessed to his crime.

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The accused told police officials that he panicked after raping the girl and strangled her to death in an attempt to silence her from identifying him in front of the police. He was booked under sections 302, 201, 376 and 377 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) along with section 5/6 of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act. As per the latest reports, Mahajan was produced before a court and sentenced to 14 days in judicial custody.

Man beaten on suspicion of theft, dies; two arrested

Man beaten on suspicion of theft, dies; two arrested

Waiting for postmortem report to ascertain reason behind death: Police

New Delhi: A man died after he was beaten on suspicion of theft, inside a farmhouse in Rohini area, police said on Friday. The law enforcement agency said that they have arrested two persons and detained one juvenile in the case.

The incident occurred late Thursday night when the victim was seen entering a farm house. He was spotted by three persons, who tied him with ropes and assaulted him brutally. Police said that when the victim’s health started deteriorating, one of the accused called the police, following which he was taken to a local hospital where he died. “The caller told police that they had caught one 25-year-old thief,” said the police FIR.

The police are waiting for the postmortem report in the case to ascertain the reason behind the death.

Police are also verifying whether any other person was accompanying deceased while entering the farmhouse. “All these facts are being verified,” police said.

Later, a police team nabbed two persons and detained one minor, however, they have not been able to identify the victim. Police identified the accused as Rahul and Vinod, who were working inside the farmhouse at the time.

The law enforcement agency had also recovered CCTV footages which they will scan to get further clues in the case. “At the farmhouse, police team found that the DVR was removed but they have recovered it,” said the FIR copy in the case

The major challenge for the local police is to identify the deceased as they did not have any identification document. The police have taken his photographs and distributed it at the locality. They also suspect that the victim may be a vagabond.

The police are waiting for the postmortem report in the case to ascertain the reason behind the death. A case under section 342 (Punishment for wrongful confinement), 304 (Punishment for culpable homicide not amounting to murder) and 34 (Common Intention) of the IPC has been filed at Narela police station. The initial report from the hospital revealed that the victim had sustained “multiple linear abrasions on the upper back”.

Pune: Man claims assault by police; probe ordered

he man, Mayur Khole, a resident of Patil Estate slum in Shivajinagar, says that he belongs to the Hindu Matang community, and heads an ‘Ayodhya Group’ of over 100 local youths. His father Suresh has been associated with Patit Pavan Sanghatna, a Hindutva group, for many years.

Pune City Police has ordered a probe after a 28-year-old man claimed he had been beaten by police in custody and forced to smell the shoes of a person he had got into a dispute with.

The man’s father, Suresh Khole (51), filed a complaint application before the senior police inspector of Khadki police station and the Pune city police commissioner, seeking action against the police personnel.

“I have been informed about the complaint (filed by the man’s father). I have asked the assistant police commissioner of the Khadki division to conduct an inquiry. Suitable action would be taken based on facts,” Pune City Police commissioner K Venkatesham said.

The man, Mayur Khole, a resident of Patil Estate slum in Shivajinagar, says that he belongs to the Hindu Matang community, and heads an ‘Ayodhya Group’ of over 100 local youths. His father Suresh has been associated with Patit Pavan Sanghatna, a Hindutva group, for many years.

“We were preparing for the Ram Navami festival. I got to know there was a dispute between a member of our group with local Muslims. So I circulated an audio message on WhatsApp, asking group members to gather near the temple in my area on April 8,” Mayur, who says he is an autorickshaw driver, told The Sunday Express.

“Police took me to the Mariaayegate police chowki in the morning and said I would not be allowed to go out without their permission. I was kept there the whole day. In the evening, police sub-inspector Madan Kamble and other policemen thrashed me badly, saying I have a problem with Muslims. They forced me to smell the shoes of a Muslim person with whom there was a dispute. The police also asked me to lick shoes and when I refused to do so, they thrashed me even more,” he claimed.

Mayur claimed the police released him at night “after taking in writing from me that I circulated the message on social media and will not do such an act again”. He claimed that he started vomiting some time after he was released. “I was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit of Sai Samarth hospital in Kasba Peth. I took discharge on April 11 as I was not able to afford further treatment,” he said.

Hospital staff confirmed that Mayur had been admitted, and that he had claimed assault by police. They said he had been kept in the ICU for a day, and that police had visited the hospital. The hospital staff said Mayur had taken “discharge against medical advice”.

The Khadki police station have written to the hospital seeking details of Mayur’s medical treatment following the complaint filed by his father.

Senior Police Inspector of Khadki police station, Bhagvat Misal, denied the allegations made by Mayur and his father. “Mayur was not picked up. He himself came to the police following a quarrel involving a member of his group. He was not detained or beaten. He is making false allegations against the police,” Misal said.

Notorious criminal Sheikh Nadeem injured in police encounter

Kendrapara: Sheikh Nadeem (30), a notorious inter-state criminal was rendered critical after he sustained bullet injuries following a police encounter late Friday night at Arjunpur square under Patkura police limits in this district.

He is a resident of Krushnanandapur village under Tirtol police limits in Jagatsinghpur district.

Nadeem sustained two bullet injuries on his left leg in this encounter with the cops.

The police team rescued him in a critical condition and admitted to the District Headquarters Hospital (DHH) following the fire exchange.

After preliminary treatment, he was referred to Cuttack based SCB Medical College and Hospital for further treatment since his condition deteriorated Saturday morning.

The cops have seized a handgun, a numberless scooter and a mobile phone from his possession.

He has two complaints against him at Patkura police station. Overall, he has more than 35 cases in various police stations across Kendrapara, Jagatsinghpur, Cuttack and Bhubaneswar among others.

A special team had been formed to nab him. Acting on a tip-off about his whereabouts, a special squad of the police conducted a raid at the hideout of the criminal at around 4am and apprehended him.

Spotting the cops, Nadeem opened fire at them after which the police fired in retaliation. He sustained bullet injuries in the fire exchange.