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A terror suspect, dubbed 'Headley II', was arrested in Varanasi in a joint operation by security agencies. He was identified as Abdul Naeem from Maharashtra and is alleged to be close to 26/11 accused Abu Jundal. Security agencies believe that Naeem was planning a terror attack in Delhi, Uttar Pradesh and Himachal Pradesh.
Hadiya may have been ‘freed’ from the custody of her parents and allowed to return to her college in Salem, but she’s clearly still in chains. The dean of the Shivraj Homoeopathic Medical College, who has been appointed as Hadiya’s guardian has said that Hadiya’s husband won’t be allowed to meet her. "She can't go anywhere alone and can do nothing without prior permission from me," the principal has said.
In the latest twist in the already harrowing road trip for Sanal K Sasidharan’s S Durga, the film has been stopped from further screening by the Censor Board. Why? Because the letters e-x-y from its original title Sexy Durga which was earlier removed on the orders from the censor board, was replaced with boxes. This would mean that the film need not be screened at IFFI.
Meanwhile, the Supreme Court dismissed a plea to stop the release of the Padmavati abroad and took strong exception to statements made by persons holding high offices against the film.The court said the remarks were tantamount to pre-judging the movie which is yet to be certified by the Censor Board.
Virat Kohli is meeting Committee of Administrators (CoA) chief Vinod Rai along with MS Dhoni and chief coach Ravi Shastri to discuss a restructured contract plan. While the annual basic deals for top players doubled to $300,000 this year, the players want more after the board struck a new broadcast deal in September.
Days after the Congress party landed itself in a mess with a jibe at Prime Minister Modi over his tea-seller background, Ivanka Trump, advisor to US President Donald Trump, lauded PM Modi’s journey from being a humble tea-seller to bagging the top job of the nation. Here’s the complete text of Ivanka Trump's speech at Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Hyderabad.
As GES 2017 takes off, here’s a map depicting concentration of women entrepreneurs in various Indian states.
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Dressed in a red abaya, she stood calmly in the courtroom for her turn to speak. For almost two hours, lawyers from both sides debated her personal life and a certain remark was made on her mental condition. But she stood her ground. When her turn came, Hadiya was as assertive as the deep red she wore. “I want my freedom,” she said. She was confident and brave in a room full of men, just like the silver lining in the horizon… and her hijab. Was there a subtext to why Hadiya chose solid reds as she stepped out into scrutiny of the world media after being under house arrest for months? Read this piece by Nazia Erum on Hadiya and her choice of colours.
What are General Dyer, Alauddin Khilji, Tipu Sultan and Chanakya doing in Gujarat? Bhavdeep Kang writes on how a colourful cast of heroes and villains have been dragged forth from the crypt of history to feature in the on-going election campaign.
In yet another episode of The News That Wasn't, Cyrus is joined by a man from Salem, who claims to be a scholar on 'Love Jihad'. So, who this man is and is he really a scholar? Find out.
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