Aug 03

United Kingdom denies visa to Bollywood Superstar Salman Khan

UK denies visa Bollywood actor SalmanKhanMUMBAI: According to Indian media reports, United Kingdom has rejected Bollywood superstar Salman Khan’s visa without giving any reason for the denial.

The shooting of Sajid Nadiadwala’s new film “Kick” is underway in Glasgow and Salman was supposed to be there from last week but as his visa got cancelled, he is unable to fly to UK.

There are speculations that the likely reason are the cases against Khan. Khan has two cases of poaching against him and his involvement in a hit-and-run case is still awaiting verdict.

Eleven years after he allegedly killed one person in a hit and run case, Khan was formally charged by a court with culpable homicide not amounting to murder.

The actor has pleaded not guilty to the charges.

Khan had appeared in court on July 24 but the final verdict was not taken. The court then framed the charges and adjourned the case till August 19.

The rules of acquiring a visa has also become more stringent now and that may also be a reason for UK denying Khan a visa, said an Indian media report.

Aug 07

Spain: Al-Qaeda planned to attack British shopping centre during Olympics

Madrid: Al Qaeda trio arrested in Spain were reportedly planning to launch a devastating attack from the air on a shopping centre in British colony Gibraltar during the London Olympics 2012. Al Qaeda

According to media reports, Spanish officials said that the suspects arrested include a Turk origin man while the other two were Chechen Russians.

The El Pais newspaper said the Turkish engineer, Cengiz Yalcin, was a paraglider and model aeroplane enthusiast and was learning how to fly.

The two Russians – Eldar Magomedov, said to be a former member of Soviet Union Special Forces, and Mohamed Ankari Adamov – were learning how to pilot a small plane.

Madrid daily newspaper La Razon said Magomedov, considered by Western secret services as one of the most dangerous Al Qaeda, was a highly trained expert in making car bombs, carrying out attacks with aircraft and in trains and underground rail systems.

Yalcin asked his paragliding instructor for aerial photographs of a shopping mall in Gibraltar whatever it cost him.

Investigators found a video where Yalvin is seen flying a remote-controlled plane.

The terror group was not specified, but Spanish authorities said it was Al Qaeda.

Evidence provided by Russia confirmed Magomedov with international terrorist organisations and that he had been in Pakistan and Afghanistan in 2010.

Magomedov sometimes acted under the false name “Muslin Dost”.

Both men entered Spain in April or May and allegedly took paragliding lessons. They were allegedly heading to France when police arrested them in Ciudad Real city.

Neither had any identification documents but each is known by several assumed names.