Embattled liquor tycoon Vijay Mallya, accused of absconding to the U. K. while owing over $1 billion to a group of Indian banks, resigned from his position as a member of the India’s parliament on Monday.
According to the Indian Express, Mallya said in a letter to Vice President Hamid Ansari — who is also the chairman of the parliament’s upper house — that he was stepping down to avoid his name being “further dragged in the mud.” He also expressed the view that he would not “get a fair trial or justice.”
Mallya’s resignation pre-empts his seemingly imminent expulsion from parliament by an ethics committee, which said last week it planned to remove him on Tuesday.
Designers, artists, models and celebrities gathered in New York Monday evening for the Met Gala, possibly the year’s most extravagant, and exclusive, event. For a party already known to bring out the boldest gowns and outfits, this year promised especially progressive looks thanks to the exhibition’s theme: “Manus x Machina: Fashion In An Age Of Technology.”
Of all the attendees who stepped onto the red carpet, here are eight of the evening’s most astounding and memorable looks from every angle:
Brazil’s prosecutor-general has ordered the country’s Supreme Court to investigate a leading opposition politician as a probe into corruption involving state-run companies expands.
The scandal has engulfed numerous figures at the top of Brazilian politics as President Dilma Rousseff, who is not under investigation for corruption herself, is facing impeachment for breaching budgetary rules.
Read a spoiler-free review of "Captain America: Civil War." Rating: 3 of 4 stars. The third movie in the franchise, entertains relentlessly, which is to say loudly and busily, but with enough humor and intelligence to make it seem less pandering than it actually is. It's here to provide explosions, stunts, big-budget effects and the answer to such burning questions as: Who would win in a fight -- Captain America (Chris Evans) or Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.)?
The three University of Albany students -- two from Long Island -- who upstate prosecutors said falsely claimed they were victims of a racially motivated attack on a bus in Albany because they are black have been indicted, authorities said.