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Pradip Sawant

Pradip Sawant is an Indian Police Officer serving as the DCP Security Branch in Mumbai Police. He is a recipient of the President's Police Medal for Meritorious Service in 2002, he was behind more than 300 encounters in Mumbai during his stint as DCP between the years 2000 and 2003. He was suspended in 2004 for his alleged involvement in Telgi stamp paper scam, but was reinstated in 2009, posted as DCP ATS Mumbai, after he was found innocent in June 2007, he completed his B. Sc in Chemistry from Ramnarain Ruia College, Mumbai, he was selected as a Dy. Sp in Maharashtra Police through MPSC exam, in 1986, he is said to have topped his batch at the Maharashtra Police Academy in Nashik, reported by Outlook India. Sawant was instrumental in breaking the back of several underworld gangs including Chhota Shakeel, Chhota Rajan, Ashwin Naik, Arun Gawli between 1998 and 2003 following a spurt in gangland shoot-outs in 1998, he detected the murder case of Bharat Shah, Owner of Roopam chain stores, shot dead by Dawood gang in 1998.

He was responsible for arresting gangsters, affiliated to Chhota Shakeel for attempted murder on Milind Vaidya, former Mayor of Mumbai in March 1999. In December 1999, his team arrested three alleged terrorists who had abetted the hijacking of the Indian Airlines flight 814 from Kathmandu in Nepal. Pradip Sawant had formed special squads that arrested 486 alleged gangsters and shot dead 156 criminals in encounters. In January 2004, Sawant was booked under MCOCA and suspended for his alleged involvement in the multi-crore Abdul Karim Telgi fake stamp paper scam. On 27 June 2007, he along with Mumbai Police Commissioner RS Sharma, was discharged by the special Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act court in Pune in the fake stamps and stamp papers case for lack of evidence, he was conferred with the President's Police Medal for Meritorious Service in 2002. He received the Deepak Jog Memorial trophy for the Best Investigating Officer for the year 2000. On 12 June 1998, Sawant gets the Best Crime Detection Award from Gopinath Munde, Deputy CM of Maharashtra at the Police Club, Mumbai.

The 1999 Bollywood film Sarfarosh starring Aamir Khan is said to be inspired by Pradip Sawant. The character of ACP Ajay Singh Rathod, played by Aamir Khan in the film Sarfarosh is associated with Sawant. Dangerous Minds: Eight Riveting Profiles of Homegrown Terrorists. Penguin Random House, 2018. ISBN 9386495996. Dongri to Dubai: Six Decades of the Mumbai Mafia. Roli Books Private Limited, 2012. ISBN 9788174368188. Sawant ko Aane do at Afternoon DC The Killing Field at The Sunday Observer

Margrave Fountain (Bayreuth)

The Margrave Fountain is a fountain in Bayreuth, Germany. It was built as a monument for Margrave Christian Ernest of Brandenburg-Bayreuth after he had participated in the liberation of Vienna, besieged by the Turks in 1683; the Margrave's equestrian statue is placed in the centre of the fountain, surrounded by other sculpture groups representing the four known continents as well as four rivers rising in the Fichtel Mountains. The fountain was designed by German sculptor Elias Räntz in 1699-1705 by order of Margrave Christian Ernest, it was placed in the outer courtyard of the Old Castle, today it stands in front of the New Castle. Sitting on his horse, Margrave Christian Ernest is depicted wearing an armour. Beneath his horse, an anguished Turk is lying on the ground. On the other side, the Margrave's court dwarf is holding a shield with the inscription "PIETAS AD OMNIA UTILIS". Both the Margrave's and the dwarf's statue were gilded; the statue is surrounded by a banner. The inscription "IPSO SERENISS NATAL D. 27.

IV L. AN. AET. 56“ forebodes that the fountain had been completed by the Margrave's 56th birthday. Only the statue was finished by this point; the inscription continues: "PRINCIPIS IS BONVS EST FONS, EX QVO QVATVOR AQVAE ORBIS AD PARTES MOENVS, NABA, SALA, EGRA RVVNT". The text is written as a chronogram: the bold letters are written larger on the banner than the others. If you read them as Roman numerals and sum them up, the result is 1705, the year the fountain has been completed; the lower part of the fountain is made up of four sculpture groups, each consisting of a person sitting on a spouting animal. The water flows represent the four rivers rising in the Fichtel Mountains, whose directions of flow match the four cardinal directions; the four sculpture groups represent the four continents. The Native American is sitting on a griffin, as the wildlife of the Americas wasn't known in Europe in the 1700s

Ouse Valley Way

The Ouse Valley Way is a 150-mile footpath in England, following the River Great Ouse from its source near Syresham in Northamptonshire to its mouth in The Wash near King's Lynn. The path ends on the Green Quay in King's Lynn. There is a long-term plan to complete remaining gaps in the path, meanwhile it is possible to walk the entire route, although in places the footpath and river temporarily part company; the route passes many interesting places and there is much to see, including attractive countryside, pretty villages, ancient English market towns, churches and a cathedral, abundant wildlife. Towns from source to mouth include Buckingham, Milton Keynes, Bedford, St Neots, Huntingdon, St Ives, Downham Market, King's Lynn; the route is way-marked and maintained by The Countryside Agency who provide maps and written guides online. A small section of the Ouse Valley Way is used on the Pathfinder March. Huntingdonshire website - notes on the section from St Neots to Earith Borough of Milton Keynes - notes on the route from Stony Stratford across northern Milton Keynes to Newport Pagnell

Mistress Pamela

Mistress Pamela is a 1973 British sex comedy drama film directed by Jim O'Connolly and starring Ann Michelle, Dudley Foster, Anna Quayle and Anthony Sharp. It was loosely Virtue Rewarded by Samuel Richardson. In the eighteenth century, Pamela, a servant girl in the household of Lord Devenish, must fight off the advances of her young master - a gentleman determined to have Pamela as his mistress. Ann Michelle as Pamela Andrews Julian Barnes as Lord Robert Devenish Dudley Foster as Jonathan Anna Quayle as Mrs Jelks Anthony Sharp as Longman Rosemarie Dunham as Mistress Blimper Derek Fowlds as Sir Percy Ken Parry as Parson Fred Emney as Dr Livesey Frederic Abbott as John Andrews Marianne Stone as Katie Time Out wrote, "Richardson's 18th century classic Pamela dredged up for its bawdy possibilities... About all the film has in common with the original is a notable lack of humour."


Chung-guyŏk is one of the 19 guyok which constitute the city of Pyongyang, North Korea. The district is located in the center of the city, between the Potong and Taedong Rivers, is bordered to the north by Moranbong-guyok, to the northwest by Potonggang-guyok, to the south by Pyongchon-guyok; as the centre of Pyongyang, the district holds many of the city's most important buildings. The famous Kim Il-sung Square is located along the banks of the Taedong river, together with the Grand People's Study House, the national library of North Korea. Chung-guyok was once the historical centre of Pyongyang, was completely obliterated during the Korean War by American bombing. Vestiges of the old city can still be seen, the district is home to several of North Korea's National Treasures, including the rebuilt Potong and Taedong Gates, the Pyongyang Bell, the Ryongwang Pavilion, the Sungryong and Sungin Halls. Other buildings include the Koryo Hotel, Taedonggang Hotel, Pyongyang First Department Store, The National Stamp museum of the DPRK, The Pyongyang Central Children's palace and Taedongmoon Cinema.

The Pyongyang Metro runs through this district, with stops at Yonggwang and Sungri stations. Pyongyang's central railway station is located here. Executive offices of the North Korean government and its industry are located in the area; this is the headquarters borough of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea. Air Koryo has a booking office in Tongsŏng-dong. Chung-guyok is divided into nineteen administrative districts known as dong