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News18 Afternoon Digest: Raj Kundra Released from Mumbai Jail; Dilip Ghosh Admits Mistakes During Bengal Polls & Other Stories

Raj Kundra is a Mumbai-based businessman, who is married to Bollywood actor Shilpa Shetty.

Raj Kundra is a Mumbai-based businessman, who is married to Bollywood actor Shilpa Shetty.

Here are the top stories we are covering this afternoon: Raj Kundra Released from Mumbai Jail After Bail in Pornographic Films Case; Mobile & Internet Connectivity Hit, Reinforcements Sent as Army Battles Uri Infiltration Bid; Paralympics Bronze Medallist Sharad Kumar Says 'Feeling Bettter' After Being Admitted to AIIMS for Chest Congestion; Shunted, Dilip Ghosh Admits Mistakes During Polls, Says BJP Will Change Strategy and other stories.

Raj Kundra Released from Mumbai Jail After Bail in Pornographic Films Case

Raj Kundra, the husband of Bollywood actor Shilpa Shetty, on Tuesday walked out of a Mumbai jail, a day after he was granted bail by a magistrate court in a pornographic films case in which he was arrested two months ago. The 46-year-old businessman was released from the Arthur Road jail shortly after 11.30 pm. Chief Metropolitan Magistrate SB Bhajipale on Monday allowed Kundra’s bail application on furnishing a bond of Rs 50,000. Kundra’s associate and co-accused Ryan Thorpe, who was arrested along with him on July 19, was also granted bail by the court in the case pertaining to the alleged creation of pornographic films and publishing them through some apps. READ MORE

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Paralympics Bronze Medallist Sharad Kumar Says ‘Feeling Bettter’ After Being Admitted to AIIMS for Chest Congestion

Paralympics bronze-medallist high jumper Sharad Kumar has been admitted to All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) after experiencing chest congestion but he is “feeling better" now. Kumar, who won a bronze in the T-42 high jump event in the Tokyo Paralympics on August 31, is awaiting his test reports after he was admitted to the prestigious medical facility four days back. “I have been here for four days after feeling chest congestion. I am feeling better now," Kumar told PTI. “Everyday, there is a test and the doctors are going to tell (what is future course of action) in a day or two," he added. READ MORE

Down But Not Out: Shunted, Dilip Ghosh Admits Mistakes During Polls, Says BJP Will Change Strategy

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40 Students in Himachal Boarding School Test Positive, More Samples Taken

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New Zealand Women’s Cricketer Security Beefed Up After Threatening Email

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first published:September 21, 2021, 12:43 IST