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News18 Evening Digest: Mumbai Police Files FIR Against Javed Akhtar Over RSS Remark and Other Top Stories

An FIR has been filed against Javed Akhtar for comparing Taliban with Hindu extremists. (File photo)

An FIR has been filed against Javed Akhtar for comparing Taliban with Hindu extremists. (File photo)

Here are the top stories we are covering this evening: FIR Against Lyricist Javed Akhtar for Comparing Taliban with Hindu Extremists; Railways Operates 1st AC Cargo Express Train to Carry Chocolates, Noodles; Selfie-taker Survives 140 Feet Plunge at Karnataka's Gokak Waterfall; German Man Tries to Board Flight With Explosive in Backpack He 'Forgot' About; Lakme Fashion Week: Kareena Kapoor Khan is back as Showstopper at Grand Finale; and Samantha Ruth Prabhu Talks About 'Change' in First Instagram Post After Separation from Naga Chaitanya.

FIR Against Lyricist Javed Akhtar for Comparing Taliban with Hindu Extremists

Mumbai police registered an FIR against lyricist Javed Akhtar on Monday over his alleged remark against the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), an official said. The First Information Report (FIR) were registered at the Mulund police station on a complaint filed by city-based lawyer Santosh Dubey. The lawyer last month sent a legal notice to Akhtar for allegedly making “false and defamatory" remarks against the RSS in an interview to a news channel, and sought an apology from him over it. Read More

Railways Operates 1st AC Cargo Express Train to Carry Chocolates, Noodles

The Northern Railway has now started operating an AC cargo express train. The cargo express train, with 20 second and third AC coaches, will be operated from Sanhewal of Ferozepur Division to Yesvantpur of South Western Railway. On October 01, it departed from Sanhewal of Ferozepur division at 1:45 AM for Yeshwantpur of South Western Railway. Read More

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German Man Tries to Board Flight With Explosive in Backpack He ‘Forgot’ About

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For the First Time in History, Electric Car Sales Overtake Diesel Vehicles in Europe

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Lakme Fashion Week: Kareena Kapoor Khan is back as Showstopper at Grand Finale

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Samantha Ruth Prabhu Talks About ‘Change’ in First Instagram Post After Separation from Naga Chaitanya

Samantha Ruth Prabhu, who recently announced her split from her husband of four years, Naga Chaitanya, has shared a new post on Instagram Stories, featuring the song Change My Clothes by Dream and Alec Benjamin. The video, shared by Samantha on her Instagram Stories, appears to be taken from inside an airplane. We can also see the twinkling night lights in the video. Read More

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first published:October 04, 2021, 17:24 IST