Vera ScrogginsNortheast Pennsylvania’s Marcellus Shale is ground zero for the impact of hydraulic fracturing — fracking — on rural communities. The process involves injecting millions of gallons of water and sand laden with toxic and carcinogenic chemicals deep into underground shale formations to release natural gas.Marcellus Shale is typical of many economically depressed regions in the U.S. where fracking has occurred. With no sustainable industries to provide jobs, local economies were severely depressed. By offering monetary incentives to residents willing to lease their land for drilling, oil and gas companies have driven a wedge between residents who oppose drilling and those who see it as a ticket out of their impoverishment, regardless of the cost to their health and the environment. While some see fracking as a panacea, others see it as a force of devastation in the heart of their communities.One who has long held the latter view is Vera Scroggins, a resident of Silver Lake Township and a longtime vocal community activist. For the last five years, Scroggins, a 63-year-old grandmother, has organized tours of frack sites to raise awareness of their environmental impact. She is a frequent caller to health and environmental regulators when violations occur.Scroggins has posted around 500 videos on YouTube documenting contamination of creeks from drilling, destruction of forest lands for pipelines, nighttime flares from drilling rigs, air contamination from compressors and more. One of Scroggins’ primary targets is the Houston-based Cabot Oil & Gas Corp., which was fined for permanently contaminating residential water wells in Dimock, Pa., in 2010.It was only a matter of time before Scroggins’ efforts to expose the harmful environmental and health impact of Cabot’s operations led to a backlash from the company. In October 2013, Cabot filed an injunction against Scroggins, prohibiting her from setting foot on any land where Cabot holds drilling leases. This covers 312.5 square miles and includes nearly 40 percent of Susquehanna County, where Scroggins lives.Given less than 72 hours’ notice of the injunction hearing, Scroggins was unable to secure an attorney to face off against Cabot’s bevy of four lawyers and nine witnesses. Scroggins did have three witnesses at the hearing, who testified that she followed safe practices while conducting her site tours.Judge Kenneth Seamans granted a temporary injunction on Oct. 21, yet did not require Cabot to identify any of the lands where it holds leases. Scroggins was left to figure out for herself what areas she was legally barred from. A hearing scheduled for March 24 will determine if the ban will be permanent.It turns out that Scroggins risks fines and arrest if she goes to the new county hospital or visits her health clinic. She cannot enter the supermarkets or drug stores where she shops, take her grandchildren to a favorite Chinese restaurant, do business at her bank, visit the animal shelter, or go to the bowling alley, recycling center, golf club or lake shore. These facilities all lie on land Cabot leased for drilling.A paid spokesperson for “Energy in Depth,” Tom Shepstone, had the audacity to portray Scroggins as a public menace for “trespass[ing] on the soul of the community.” EID is a pro-oil and pro-gas drilling industry front group whose practice is to malign the anti-fracking movement. Scroggins noted that Shepstone, who once made the outrageous statement that “natural gas drilling is not only environmentally responsible, but essential to health,” doesn’t even live in her community.Cabot’s injunction accused Scroggins of exposing the company and workers on the sites to potential safety hazards. It’s hard to escape the irony that the drilling company is clearly the source of potential and existing safety risks.Attorney George Kinchy, who has since been retained as Scroggins’ lawyer, questioned Cabot’s legal right to restrict her access solely based on leases they hold in the county. “They have no proof that they had the right to exclude her. They didn’t present evidence of leases that gave them the right to treat the property as their own,” he said. (Mother Jones, Jan. 29) Kinchy also noted that this was the first time a company has used the courts to go after an individual anti-fracking activist.The injunction is clearly intended to silence dissent against corporations like Cabot. Scroggins told Workers World, “This is an intense form of abuse of my civil rights and shows the arrogance of the gas industry in wanting to trump the Constitution to promote their agenda and to stop any citizen objections and resistance.”Scroggins will be filing an appeal to vacate the injunction, and received notice on Feb. 3 that the Pennsylvania American Civil Liberties Union will provide support for her case.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
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Akshay Kumar film for ‘showing ‘Kashmiri Muslims in badlight’ Starring Akshay in the lead role Jolly LLB 2 is to release on February 10 The film has also become the second film to releasr after lifting of ban in Pakistan after Kaabil For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top NewsWritten by Agencies | Mumbai | Published: July 26 2012 11:37 am Related News Farah Khan’s re-union with Shahrukh Khan has put the long impending project “Happy New Year” on track but the choreographer-turned-director insists that they have not yet decided on the leading lady The 47-year-old choreographer-filmmaker said she had planned “Happy New Year” (HNY) even before her directorial debut “Main Hoon Na” and was preparing to HNY immediately after “Om Shanti Om” “We are not in talks with Sonakshi and Parineeti We have not approached any one of them yet I do meet Sonakshi regularlyshe is beautiful and lovely But we have not yet taken a call “Shahrukh has just come back from London so we need to sit and work out figure out as to who is right for that role It is a big role and then there is only one heroine in the film” Farah said in an interview Cracks began to appear between the friendship of Farah and Shahrukhwhen the latter refused to feature in “Tees Maar Khan”which was directed by Farah’s husband Shirish Kunder Shirish was allegedly beaten up by SRK at a private party hosted by actor Sanjay Dutt in January for taking a dig at “RaOne” Post patch upFarah and Shahrukh decided to start work on HNY So farShahrukh Khan has been confirmed for the male lead and the other actors including John Abraham and Abhishek Bachchan are expected to play pivotal roles in the film “We were going to take John that time But we have not yet met him now Things just keep coming in newspapers but we have not met anyone of them yet” Farah says she is extremely excited about this film as she will be back again with SRK after two blockbusters “Main Hoon Na” and “Om Shanti Om” “I am very excited We are hoping to create the magic that we did with our earlier films We have Shahrukh and Boman Irani in the film and the other cast is not finalised yet I can’t talk much about the project” Farah said “There are like four heroes and one heroine Boman is there in the film We have ShahrukhBoman and two more heroes Boman is a full hero now (referring to ‘Shirin Farhad Ki Toh Nikal Padi’ where he is playing the lead)” she added The shooting for “Happy New Year” will begin from December and then next schedule in January MeanwhileFarah is all charged up for her debut film as an actor “Shirin Farhad Ki Toh Nikal Padi”where she is paired opposite Boman Irani “I am happy that I did ‘Shirin Farhad Ki Toh Nikal Padi’ Its a good thing as when you get an opportunity to do something new and different in life one should do it” she said Directed by filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s sister Bela Sehgal ‘SFKTNP’ is the story of a 40-plus unmarried man and a woman “If somebody is making a film where the hero and heroine are 40 plus and it is a romantic comedyis a great thing to do For a 47-year-old mother of threemarriedmaking a debut as a lead heroine is a big thing Looking at this it feels that Indian cinema is changing I think everyone should be proud of this thing” she said The filmco-produced by Sanjay Bhansaliwill release on August 24 For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsAfter arresting Dawood Ibrahim’s brother Iqbal Kaskar on Monday Thane police is probing the role of two Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) members in the extortion racket operating in Maharashtra A police official told Firstpost that Kaskar who has been taken into police custody for eight days has informed the police about the involvement of members of two political parties including NCP "Two NCP corporators are already on police radar and they are likely to be questioned in the case soon" the official said #BREAKING — #IqbalKaskar arrest: According to sources role of 2 NCP members being probed | @aritra_h with more details pictwittercom/cBV4VNmdgv — News18 (@CNNnews18) September 19 2017 Thane Police commissionerParam Bir Singh also said that names of several local politicians have cropped up in the case Though he didn’t name NCP an inquiry into this matter will be pursued further The Times of Indiareported NCP president Sunil Tatkare however condemned the reports linking NCP with the extortion case and Dawood stating that these reports have been floated only to malign the party’s image A senior police official also said that two other aides of Kaskar — Mumtaz Sheikh and Israr Ali Jamil Sayyad — who were earlier detained were formally placed under arrest Kaskar and his associates had allegedly been threatening a prominent builder named Jaggu Khetwani in Thane in Dawood’s name since 2013 and have already extorted Rs 30 lakh and four flats from him Singh said Khetwani had registered an FIR at theKasarvadavali police station in Thane Besides Iqbal Parkar — a close relative of Dawood’s sister Haseena Parkar — and drug dealer Mohammad Yasin Khwaja Hussain were also detained in connection with the case the officer said Iqbal Kaskar arrested by Pradeep Sharma Image acquired by Sanjay Sawant Kaskar was taken into custody on Monday evening from his sister Haseena’s house in Nagpada area of Central Mumbai by a team led by encounter specialist and the anti-extortion cell’s senior police inspector Pradeep Sharma He was questioned till late on Mondayby the crime branch officials and then formally arrested Singh said Police are also investigating if Dawood had any role in the matter and if it is found he will also be made an accused in the case the commissioner said at a press conference on Tuesday Kaskar and his associates allegedly demanded Rs 30 lakh and four flats from the builder in Dawood’s name He had also sent his aide to the builder’s office and at the construction site to extort money Singh said The builder later gave four flats worth Rs 5 crore and Rs 30 lakh in cash to Kaskar but despite that he was being threatened by the accused the police said Out of the four flats three were sold and one was registered in the name of Sayyad who was staying in it for the last few years the senior police officer said A few days ago an extortion case was registered on the basis of the complaint by the builder at Thane’s Kasarwadavali Police Station under IPC sections 384 (extortion) 386 (extortion by putting a person in fear of death or grievous hurt) and 387 (putting person in fear of death or of grievous hurt in order to commit extortion) The case was later handed over to the Thane Police’s anti-extortion cell During the investigation the police initially nabbed Sheikh and Sayyad from Thane Later Kaskar’s name also cropped up in the case police said The names of some builders and politicians including corporators have allegedly also come up during the investigation in the case Singh said "We are investigating whether they were helping Kaskar in the extortion racket If needed we will also take help of the Enforcement Directorate and verify whether the Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) can be applied in this case" the commissioner said Kaskar who was deported from the United Arab Emirates in 2003 is said to be operating Dawood’s real estate business in the city according to the police He was wanted in a murder case and the Sara Sahara illegal construction case He was however acquitted in both the cases in 2007 the police said With inputs from PTI New Delhi: Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia was on Thursday relieved of the charge of Urban Development with the portfolio being given to his cabinet colleague Satyendar Jain The move is being seen as a step to minimise the workload of Sisodia who according to sources wants to focus more on education sector Manish Sisodia PTI Besides being the Deputy Chief Minister Sisodia takes care of chief ministerial work in absence of Kejriwal who in the coming time will be busy campaigning in Punjab Goa Gujarat where elections are scheduled next year However the government has attributed the change to better coordination of work between Sisodia and Jain who are holding important portfolios in the Kejriwal Cabinet The Deputy Chief Minister holds charge of about eleven departments including education finance planning land and building revenue vigilance services administrative reforms information technology law and justice Jain who now has the Urban Development Department in his kitty also holds important portfolios like power home PWD transport health and industries Urban Development plays an important role in the government as the department looks after the works of municipal corporations and development in unauthorised colonies The AAP chief is to visit Una town of Gir-Somnath district in Gujarat tomorrow where some Dalit youths were brutally thrashed last week for allegedly skinning a dead cow This would be his second visit to the BJP-ruled state in less than a fortnight He had visited Gujarat on 9 July to kickstart AAP’s poll campaign In the first week of August Kejriwal is expected to visit Goa to meet the farmers there Mumbai: A baby boy born to a 13-year-old rape survivor died barely 48 hours after his birth at a government hospital in Mumbai doctors said The girl who was allowed by the Supreme Court to terminate her 32-week-old pregnancy on medical grounds had on Friday delivered the baby after a caesarean section operation at the hospital a doctor had earlier said The baby who weighed 18 kilograms died on Sundayat around 1030am The premature infant was kept in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit of the JJ Hospital as most of his organs were underdeveloped hospital sources said His condition turned critical and doctors removed him from an oxygen machine and put him on a ventilator they said Representational image Reuters A medical officer said the hospital could not comment on the cause of the death as the postmortem report was yet to be finalised The teenager who is still in the hospital is being treated by gynaecologist Ashok Anand "We will discharge her from the hospital after her recovery" Dr Anand said In its ruling on 6 September a bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra had directed that the medical procedure be conducted on the girl at the earliest preferably on 8 September after it took note of the report of the Supreme Court-appointed medical board comprising doctors of the JJ Hospital The victim a Mumbai resident and a Class 7 student had to knock the doors of the apex court as the law prohibits the abortion of a foetus after 20 weeks of pregnancy The bench also took note of the risk factors and asked the hospital to admit the girl a day before the abortion Section 3(2)(b) of the Medical Termination of Pregnancy (MTP) Act prohibits the abortion of a foetus after 20 weeks of pregnancy The doctors at the JJ Hospital said the girl’s family members who initially wanted the girl’s pregnancy to be terminated later changed their mind and were thinking of keeping the baby The girl was allegedly raped by her father’s associate In August the family discovered that she was pregnant Written by Neha Nigam | New Delhi | Updated: March 31 2017 12:53 am Yeh Hai Mohabbatein 29th March 2017 full episode written update: Adi and Ruhi are annoyed with each other over who is better at work Top News The Bhalla and Iyer families have united again They are enjoying the breakfast together Madhavi serves dosa to Mr Bhalla and Ishita serves aloo paratha to Mr Iyer Ruhi comes and invites everyone to the product launch party Madhavi admires her and packs tiffin for her she says that Ruhi is so smart and working very hard for the company Ishita sees Adi’s face so she also appreciates Adi for handling the work without Raman and Romi Adi taunts that only Ruhi works hard in the office the rest of the people are just taking salaries Ishita asks Adi to behave like a mature person She points out that if his sister is not able to understand something then he should speak to her Adi says that he is not good enough to make Ruhi understand anything Ishita gets worried about her kids Ruhi finds Adi giggling with their business partner Vaibhav outside the office She doesn’t like it she thinks that they are wasting time so she interferes in their conversation Ruhi thinks that they are planning to have do business with an international client She says she is also interested in joining them to pitch to the client Adi knows that she has misunderstoon the situation but he adds to her confusion Ruhi loses her temper and says she is good enough to handle any kind of work When Vaibhav tells her that they were just talking about the car repair Ruhi gets embarrassed Adi laughs at her and says that sometimes one has to pay for over smartness And advises her to stop interfering in other’s conversations Ruhi gets annoyed and leaves from there Ishita asks Madhavi to join them in the launch party as it is being organised by Adi and Ruhi Ruhi has been already angry and when she sees sweet boxes and invitation cards on her desk she gets more irritated Adi comes and says that he asked the office boy to put the invites on her desk he again cracks jokes on her in front of the staff Ruhi is feeling bad because of Adi’s behaviour She goes to Raman’s cabin to work from there The secretary tries to stop Ruhi but Ruhi is so irritated that she doesn’t listen to her and sits in Raman’s chair It is broken so Ruhi falls from it Adi also enters with the staff to enjoy the scene He starts laughing instead of helping his sister he again taunts her Ruhi is so irritated that she takes it as a challenge and says that she will repair the chair and then sit on it Adi says that he has lots of important work he can’t waste more time Also read |Yeh Hai Mohabbatein 28th March 2017 full episode written update: Ishita saves Madhavi and gets Nidhi arrested Ishita and othersare excited to attend the launch party and they all leave together Ishita asks Adi about Ruhi and he says he is not Ruhi’s personal secretary Ishita finds him rude and immature She prays that during the party her kids should not argue with each other and that everything goes well Ruhi finally repairs the chair She feels confident and proud She says that she deserves this chair more than anyone and she is the real successor of Raman Ruhi checks the invites after finishing all the work She gets shocked when she doesn’t find her name in RSVP with Adi and Raman’s name Ruhi recalls how Adi misbehaved with her the whole day She is sure that Adi intentionally did not send her name for printing She thinks that Adi wants to take all the credit She gets aggressive she wants to show everyone that she is the one who single-handedly worked for this product launch She finds a wine bottle in Raman’s cupboard She decides to get drunk and teach a lesson to Adi in the party For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top NewsBy: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Published: August 14 2017 8:13 pm Esha Deol and Bharat Takhtani seemed quite cosy in each other’s company Top News After working as an actor director and producer in the Bollywood film industry and even trying her hands at politics Bollywood’s Dreamgirl Hema Malini has cut her debut album on bhajans The actor who is well known for films like Sholay Baghban Veer Zaara Seeta Aur Geeta and others had announced her new project last year “I have sung some bhajans composed by Pt Jasraj Pt Shivkumar Sharma Pt HariPrasad Chaurasia & Pt Rajan Sajan Mishra” the actor had tweeted some time back Her daughter Esha Deol and son-in-law Bharat Takhtani had joined her at the song launch The happy couple Esha Deol and Bharat Takhtani seemed quite cosy in each other’s company Mommy-to-be Esha Deol has been glowing ever since she announced her pregnancy “At the release function of Mom’s first bhajan album Gopala Ko Samarpan with hubby at Iskcon” Esha posted a picture on Instagram today Esha Deol tied the knot with businessman Bharat Takhtani on June 29 2012 Grandma hema Malini had expressed her joy over Esha’s first child on Twitter earlier saying “Deols and Takhtanis are overjoyed to announce that @Esha_Deol and Bharat are expecting their first baby We thank you all for all your good wishes” With the birth of their child Esha and Bharat too will be joining the Bollywood’s parent club With Misha (Shahid Kapoor-Mira Rajput) Ritesh Deshmukh’s son Boman Irani’s grand daughter Taimur (Saif Ali Khan-Kareena Kapoor) and lately Yash and Roohi (Karan Johar) it has been raining babies in Bollywood for sometime now Soon Esha’s child will also be joining the star kids club of Bollywood For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top NewsBy: Express News Service | Updated: January 23 2015 12:08 am Related News Reports of progress in India-US talks on breaking the deadlock on the nuclear liability issue in the run-up to President Barack Obama’s visit are welcome After negotiating a path out of nuclear isolation via the Indo-US civil nuclear deal inked in 2005 New Delhi passed an untenable nuclear liability law in 2010 The liability problem does not concern only the US but all of India’s nuclear partners and its own private sector This self-inflicted isolation has endangered India’s nuclear power plans at a time when it needs to increase power generation while reducing its carbon footprint by cutting back on thermal power and diversifying its energy basket The assurances sought by the US concern two particularly problematic provisions of the law Section 17(b) which deals with the “right to recourse” places liability in case of a nuclear accident on the supplier This provision is a contravention of international law violating the Convention for Supplementary Compensation that India signed in 2010 Global regulations fix liability solely on the operator Section 46 keeps the door open for suppliers being sued under the tort law as well and India’s claim that it concerns only operators had not convinced the US so far While Washington’s climbdown from seeking an amendment to the liability law to requiring guarantees is good news for Delhi India’s proposal for creating an insurance pool to cover supplier liability needs more deliberation It is one thing to insure operator liability It is another to push suppliers towards large insurance covers that will make nuclear energy unaffordable A pool that all stakeholders contribute to might mitigate that likelihood but details are awaited The UPA government’s mismanagement of the liability law effectively shut the door on foreign equipment suppliers and the BJP’s opportunism in opposition did not help matters The UPA’s last-minute finessing by making the right to recourse the operator’s call tried to limit the damage but it was not enough The NDA government which ratified the IAEA’s Additional Protocol in its first month in power seems to be making a determined effort to address the problem Walking India out of the nuclear liability quandary is not just a matter of convincing the US But it would be significant if the Indo-US nuclear deal could be operationalised while Obama is here For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsPublished: September 16 2012 1:42 am Related News Disclose before you travel Ministers and senior government officials have been advised to preemptively disclose details of their official tours on the websites of their respective ministries or departments In view of the increasing number of RTI applications asking for such detailsthe DoPT recently asked all ministries and departments to publish such information related to officers of the rank of joint secretary and above on the website The informationfrom January 12012 onwardshas to include the nature of the official tourplaces visitedperiod for which the tour is undertakennumber of people included in the official delegation and total cost involved The disclosures would have to be updated every quarter Bureaucrats for Bread Winners A womens organisation in Ukhrul district of Manipur has become the beneficiary of the benevolence of IAS officers of the 2006 batchthanks to the initiative of the districts deputy commissioner R Sudhan Impressed with the work of this organisationWomen Bread Winners Unionin the field of food securitySudhan has convinced 89 of his batchmates to contribute Rs 500 each from their salaries The young officer told his batchmates that the kind of work this group was engaged in was exactly what the nation wants. "It was a complete performance, BCCI secretary Anurag Thakur recently said that the panel comprising of Sourav Ganguly, “Ghanchakkar”.
lower is the level of corruption. Stations with high ridership on the underground stretch of the Jahangirpuri-HUDA City Centre, In a midnight swoop, the state procurement agency, but is not capable of leading a transformation.Besides there is the question of national stamina We need at least three decades of sustained transformative effort and given our challenges things do not look easy But at least we could make a beginning The writer is a distinguished fellow Observer Research Foundation For all the latest Lifestyle News download Indian Express AppBy: Express News Service | Updated: January 5 2016 12:04 am Iranian demonstrators hold posters of Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr a prominent opposition Saudi Shiite cleric during a protest denouncing his execution in front of the Saudi Embassy in Tehran (AP Photo) Related News The severing of diplomatic relations between Iran and Saudi Arabia after Riyadh expelled Iranian diplomats on Sunday giving them 48 hours to get out of the country is not a surprising development It was long feared that things would come to this pass Yet little was done to prevent it Saudi Arabia’s execution of dissident Shia cleric Sheikh Nimr-al-Nimr — along with 46 others mostly Sunnis allegedly associated with al-Qaeda — on Saturday resonated across Shia communities in the Middle East enraging Iran and provoking its Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei to invoke “divine revenge” on the Saudi kingdom While Iran had the upper hand vis-a-vis an execution condemned across the world the attacks on the Saudi embassy in Tehran prompted Riyadh to seize the narrative and cut off ties As leaders of the Shia and Sunni worlds respectively Iran and Saudi Arabia have always been rivals if not outright enemies They have certainly never been friends After the Islamic Revolution of 1979 and the hostage crisis at the US embassy Tehran and Riyadh found themselves in opposite Cold War camps Although the late 1990s saw a substantial improvement in relations under Mohammad Khatami’s moderate regime in Tehran the Iranian nuclear programme raised temperatures that refused to subside even after the American rapprochement with Iran culminated in last year’s nuclear deal In recent times Saudi Arabia and Iran have been on opposite sides in the civil wars in Syria and Yemen the latter conflict being a proxy war between them Since this rivalry had already been playing out in the Arab street if the current crisis escalates into a more direct military confrontation its impact on a volatile region devastated by conflict will be indescribable Already Bahrain and Sudan have followed Saudi Arabia in severing ties with Iran while the UAE has downgraded ties Unfortunately neither state seems to be in a mood to step back Riyadh is wary of plummeting oil prices and a royal battle of succession Tehran’s conservatives are afraid post-nuclear deal of a bigger reformist push and Western “impositions” As a result nationalist rhetoric and inflamed public passions directed outward serve both and the competition for Middle Eastern leadership provides the perfect frame Any Shia-Sunni conflagration will spill over beyond the Middle East But one of the first casualties as is already evident will be the low price of oil followed by hopes for a political resolution in Syria For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Kriti Sonali | Bengaluru | Published: August 11 2017 6:00 pm It is A Gentleman star Jacqueline Fernandez’s birthday Related News It is Jacqueline Fernandez’s birthday today The birthday girl has taken some time off from her commitments and is in Tokyo to celebrate her big day Jacqueline will be next seen in A Gentleman alongside Sidharth Malhotra but for now she is on a complete holiday mode and is also keeping her fans updated with all that she is doing Today morning Jacqueline shared a happy picture with her fans where she is seen reading a newspaper and wrote “Waking up in #tokyo like ‘what its my birthday!’” Jacqueline also shared a few more clicks and we also saw her companion on this vacation While the ‘sundar susheel and risky’ Sidharth had already made his A Gentleman co-actor Jacqueline’s birthday special two days back today her bestie in Bollywood Sonam Kapoor shared a sweet wish for her She shared a photo collage and wrote along “Birthday wishes to my favourite girl Jackie! I really wanna learn those awesome moves from #Chandralekha ? @jacquelinef143” This is not it The list of wishes for the actor is long Taapsee Pannu tweeted a picture too and wrote “Happy Birthday to ever smiling Leo(ness) @Asli_Jacqueline think we should spend more time clicking pictures 2gether instead of ‘chidiya udh’” While Riteish Deshmukh posted”Happy Birthday @Asli_Jacqueline … keep smiling … have a great day and a successful year ahead Much love” Abhishek Bachchan wrote “She’s probably the happiest person I know Never dull and ALWAYS snap chatting! Happy Birthday @Asli_Jacqueline Lots of love” Dharma Productions’ official page too wished their Drive actor and posted “Brace yourselves she’s coming to #Drive you crazy Wishing @Asli_Jacqueline a very happy birthday” First see Jacqueline Fernandez’s holiday pictures here: Also see all birthday wishes for Jacqueline Fernandez here: Happy Birthday to ever smiling Leo(ness) @Asli_Jacqueline think we should spend more time clicking pictures 2gether instead of ‘chidiya udh’ pictwittercom/NaIho9LSZD — taapsee pannu (@taapsee) August 11 2017 Happy Birthday @Asli_Jacqueline … keep smiling … have a great day and a successful year ahead Much love — Riteish Deshmukh (@Riteishd) August 11 2017 She’s probably the happiest person I know Never dull and ALWAYS snap chatting! Happy Birthday @Asli_Jacqueline Lots of love — Abhishek Bachchan (@juniorbachchan) August 11 2017 Birthday wishes to my favourite girl Jackie! 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