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Nia Sharma is one of the talented actresses on television. The actress, who was last seen in Ekta Kapoor’s Naagin 6 , often grabs headlines for her style. The actress has done several music videos and has been away from small screen since a while now and recently when asked if she has taken a break from TV, she had clarified that she hasn’t.
Recently, while promoting her upcoming music video, the actress spoke about how articles written on her affect her. She said that it hurts when all that’s written about her is how she dresses.
Nia was quoted by India-Forums as saying, “No body ever wants to hear such things about themselves, you obviosuly get irritated at some point. But the field I am in and the position that I am in, I can’t be reacting to everything and I don’t want to. So when you say something and it is construed as something else, when all that is talked and written about is a certain malfunction in an award function or how you dress it does not feel good.”
She added that its disappointing when what one wants to convey is not being conveyed or is conveyed in a misleading manner.
Nia concluded by saying, “Once or twice such articles can be ignored. But when it is done again and again it becomes your persona, which has somewhere become the ‘Nia thing’ now. Have I done anything about all these articles? No yaa. But honestly, I don’t like it. I can only request everyone to not write such things. I now know why people keep their mouths shut during interviews. I don’t do that but from now on I too will be careful because it hurts when what you want to be convey is not being conveyed or is being conveyed in a misleading manner.”
Former Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone is again back in the headlines but unfortunately for all the wrong reasons. In a series of controversial comments, the businessman said that he would “take a bullet” for Vladimir Putin and the Russian president is a “first-class person.”
Ecclestone has been friends with Putin since the inception of the Russian GP back in 2014.
During an interaction on British TV show Good Morning Britain, with hosts Ben Shephard and Kate Garraway, Ecclestone was heard making the controversial comments. He was also asked if the Russian President was still his friend and in his reply, Ecclestone said, “I’d still take a bullet for him. I’d rather it didn’t hurt, but I would still take a bullet.”
Though, the 91-year-old Englishman did not stop there as he went on to describe Putin as “honourable.”
He blasted Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky for not handling the Russian invasion properly. Ecclestone believes that Ukrainian President could have done more to stop the war.
Unsurprisingly, the former Formula One chief executive’s comments received a huge backlash. Seven-time F1 champion Lewis Hamilton as among those who criticised Ecclestone’s remarks.
“We don’t need any more of it, to hear from someone that believes in the war, and the displacement of people and killing of people, and supporting that person [Putin] is beyond me,” Hamilton said as per a report published by The Guardian.
Formula One also distanced itself from the comments made by Ecclestone. The publication reports that a Formula One spokesperson had said the comments made by the billionaire are his personal views and simply in contrast to the values of the sport.
This is not the first time that Ecclestone found himself in the centre of controversies. Back in May, he was arrested for illegally carrying a gun. The arrest took place in Brazil while he was set to travel to Switzerland from Sao Paolo in a private jet.
Previously, he was also accused of bribing a former banker to gain a profitable result in a particular Formula One business deal.
The family of Zara Aleena says she was “the joy, the light of our home” and fear they may never get closure after the law graduate was killed in east London.
Ms Aleena, 35, was attacked in Ilford on her walk home from a night out early on Sunday and left with serious head injuries.
She was found at about 2.45am on Cranbrook Road and died later that morning in hospital .
Her aunt says Ms Aleena was “the happiest she had ever been” after starting working at the Royal Courts of Justice five weeks before she was killed.
Hundreds of people are expected to turn out for a silent vigil for Ms Aleena on Saturday afternoon to “walk her home”.
Jordan McSweeney, 29, has been charged with her murder , as well as attempted rape and robbery.
He appeared at the Old Bailey on Friday where he entered no pleas and was remanded in custody.
Ms Aleena’s aunt, Farah Naz, said her “independent” and “big-hearted” niece “was the joy, the light of our home”.
She spoke of the family’s determination to “change something” in honour of the “extrovert”.
Ms Naz told reporters: “I don’t think there is going to be closure, this is just the beginning of the conversation we need to have.
“I want to reach out and do something important and act, because that’s what Zara was about – we have got to change something.
“I want to speak to the leaders of this country, I want to talk about the setting up of projects right now to prevent violence.”
Ms Naz said her niece, known to family members as Zash or Zasherooni, was conscious of the dangers women faced, particularly after the recent murders of Bibaa Henry, Nicole Smallman, Sarah Everard and Sabina Nessa.
But she had felt “safe” walking in her community where she was “known to everybody”.
“Zara was not a woman who was unaware that there were dangers in the world,” Ms Naz said.
“She did not imagine what happened to those women would happen to her.
“She didn’t know she was going to be on this list because in her mind she took those precautions.”
Ms Naz added: “This is about a young woman who lost everything, and about a society who lost someone who was giving, someone who was good.
“That she spent the last few minutes of her life looking at something so horrible torments us.
“She was not ignorant to the fact that women get hurt. This isn’t about making the streets safe, it’s about changing the mindset.”
McSweeney, of Church Elm Lane, Dagenham, east London, will next appear at the Old Bailey on September 30 for a plea hearing.
The biological father of murdered Logan Mwangi says he regularly wakes up screaming and crying because his son visits him in dreams.
Ben Mwangi said he collapsed at work when police told him his five-year-old son’s battered three stone body had been found dumped in a river.
He was found partially submerged, wearing a Spider-Man top and dinosaur pyjama bottoms, just 250 metres from his home in Bridgend, South Wales.
The boy’s body was covered in cuts and bruises and ‘catastrophic’ internal injuries which experts attributed to a ‘brutal and sustained assault’ leading to his death.
Evidence in court suggested his life could have been saved if an ambulance was called.
Today Logan’s mum, Angharad Williamson, 31, stepdad John Cole, 40, and 14-year-old stepbrother Craig Mulligan, were sentenced for murder.
Each of the adults were handed a life sentence , with a minimum of 29 years for Cole and at least 28 for Williamson.
Mulligan was given a sentence of life detention with a minimum term of 15 years. As he is under 18, he had automatic anonymity, but today the judge said there was ‘significant public interest’ in lifting it.
In a victim impact statement read to Cardiff Crown Court, Mr Mwangi said the world was a ‘colder and darker place’ without his son Logan.
When police came to his workplace to tell him of his son’s body had been found, he said he ‘felt so confused’ and ‘couldn’t believe’ what he was hearing.
‘I just collapsed on the floor and hit my head. I just felt like every fibre in my body had died and couldn’t stop crying,’ he said.
‘I couldn’t understand how something like this could have happened to my son. The rest of the day was a blur as I waited for more information.
‘It was so painful. The following day when I was made aware that Logan’s mother had been arrested on suspicion of his murder. I am just devastated that I couldn’t have been there to protect him.
‘The last 10 months have been hell for me. I can’t sleep and keep experiencing recurring nightmares.
‘My dreams of Logan are so vivid, Logan comes to tell me that he’s OK and to check if I’m OK.
‘He runs into him in my arms and I hold him tight, but he then slowly disappears until he’s no longer in my arms. I wake up screaming and crying.
‘I find it difficult to go back to sleep; I don’t want to go back to sleep because I don’t want to experience these dreams because they are so painful.’
Timeline of key events in the life of murdered Logan Mwangi
Here is a timeline of the key events in the life of Logan Mwangi, from his birth up until the discovery of his body in the River Ogmore in Bridgend in July 2021.
– March 15, 2016: Logan Mwangi is born in the Princess of Wales Hospital, Bridgend, to Angharad Williamson and Benjamin Mwangi. Their relationship quickly breaks down and Mr Mwangi moves back to Brentwood, Essex.
– June 2016: Mr Mwangi visits Logan in Bridgend for their first father’s day together and they have regular contact. Williamson and Logan move in with Mr Mwangi in Essex but by August have returned to Wales.
By the end of the year, Williamson had married another man, but the relationship became violent. During this time, contact between Logan and his father ceases.
– 2019: Contact between Logan and his father resumes. In April, Williamson takes Logan to visit Mr Mwangi and his family in Essex. This was the last time Mr Mwangi saw Logan, as Williamson was in a relationship with Cole and was preventing access.
– August 16, 2020: Logan is taken to hospital by his mother, Williamson, who said he sustained a dislocated shoulder when he fell down the stairs the day before. Doctors examining Logan find he has a broken arm. The hospital makes a referral to social services and Williamson gives a statement to the police.
– January 21, 2021: Williamson calls 101 and during the conversation tells the operator the youth defendant had confessed to pushing Logan down the stairs when he fractured his arm.
– June 2021: Social workers in Bridgend remove Logan and his younger sibling from the child protection register – meaning they are no longer considered to be at significant risk of harm.
– July 2021: At some point during the weeks before his death, Logan suffered a broken collarbone. There are no records of the injury being treated.
– July 20, 2021: Logan tests positive for Covid-19 and has to self-isolate.
– July 29, 2021: Logan is allegedly seriously assaulted by both Cole and the youth, an incident which Williamson claimed included Logan being punched in the stomach by Cole.
– July 30, 2021: Williamson allegedly lifts Logan up forcefully by his pyjama top, causing it to rip, and shouts at him to ‘tell the truth’. The same day, social worker Deborah Williams visits the flat but is denied entry, as Logan has Covid-19. She stays for 20 minutes and leaves without seeing or hearing Logan.
– July 31, 2021: At 2.30am, CCTV shows Cole carrying Logan’s body out of the flat and towards the river, while being followed by the youth. They return to the property but leave again to dispose of Logan’s ripped pyjama top.
At about 5.45am Williamson makes a 999 call to police, claiming to have woken to find Logan missing from the house, and accusing another woman of having taken him.
Two police officers searching the nearby park area just after 6am discover Logan’s body in the River Ogmore.
Logan was allowed to leave self-isolation the day he was found dead.
Mr Mwangi said the death of Logan had affected his family and friends and he has been unable to go out any more.
He added: ‘At this moment I have extreme trust issues. I can’t see a future in another relationship or having more children because I don’t want something like this to ever happen to me again. I have accepted that this is my life now.
Mr Mwangi will speak on TV for the first time about the murder of his son later tonight.
He tells ITV how he was stopped from seeing Logan and was not told social services were investigating his welfare before his death.
‘One of the biggest questions in my whole entire life I’ll always be asking myself is, why? Why did this happen? Why did Logan have to die?’
‘For the past five years, I’ve been struggling and trying to fight just to see Logan. She [Williamson] made my life an absolute misery. All I’ve wanted to do was just be a dad.’
The ITV documentary, The Murder of Logan Mwangi, provides unprecedented access to South Wales Police homicide detectives and the never-before-seen police interview footage of Williamson and Cole.
The programme details the chronological order of events, from the first 999 call to the final court case.
A Child Practice Review to determine whether social workers and other safeguarding professionals failed to intervene and save Logan has been launched.
A spokesperson for Bridgend Council said it is fully participating and it would not be appropriate to comment further until the review was concluded.
You can watch The Murder of Logan Mwangi tonight at 9pm on ITV, or catch-up on the ITV Hub.
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