Q@9: Flood Fury in J&K, ISIS Threat to Sri Sri Ravi Shankar & More
J&K flood fury, ISIS threat to Ravi Shankar and more: stories that made the headlines this Monday.
In Pictures: Floods Return to Haunt Kashmir
Jammu & Kashmir is again at the mercy of the rain gods. This even as the valley struggles to recover from the devastation of the last year’s floods. Incessant rains over the past week have increased water levels in the River Jhelum. Read more.
Watch: Salman’s Driver Says he was at the Wheel That Day
In a twist, Ashok Singh, the family driver of Bollywood star Salman Khan, today told the sessions court in Mumbai that it was he and not the actor who was driving at the time of the 2002 hit-and-run accident, in which one person was killed and four others were injured. Watch here.
Will Bring Nationwide Ban on Cow Slaughter, Says Rajnath
The NDA government will try its “level best” to bring in a countrywide ban on the slaughter of cows by evolving a consensus, says Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh. Read more.
ISIS Threatens to Kill Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) has reportedly sent out a letter threatening to kill Indian spiritual guru Sri Sri Ravi Shankar while he was in Penang over the weekend.
The Malaysian police are investigating the contents and origin of the letter, which accuses the spiritual Hindu leader of meddling in Iran and Iraq. Read more.
Sensex Soars 517 pts, Logs Biggest Gain in Over 2-months
The benchmark BSE Sensex on Monday surged by over 517 points, its biggest one-day gain in nearly two-and-a-half months to end at 27,975.86 on across-the- board buying amid firm global cues. Read more.
BHEL Bags Rs 5,000 cr Contract from Telangana Power Utility
State-owned power equipment maker BHEL bagged a Rs 5,000 + crore contract for executing a thermal power project in Telangana. BHEL’s scope of work in the project includes design, engineering, manufacturing, supply, construction, erection, testing and commissioning the plant. Read more.
Watch: Clarke’s Australia Celebrate World Cup Win with Fans
Michael Clarke speaks to his fans at the special victory ceremony in Melbourne. Watch the video here.
Pakistan’s New ODI Skipper Hasn’t Played an ODI in 2 Years
In a surprise move, the Pakistan Cricket Board has appointed 30-year old batsman Azhar Ali as the new captain of the national one-day team and named wicketkeeper Sarfraz Ahmed as his deputy.
While Azhar was not part of Pakistan’s World Cup squad, he hasn’t even played an ODI since January 2013 when he faced India in Kolkata. Read here.
Casting Ouch: Ranveer and Anushka’s Struggling Days
Before they get their first big Bollywood break, almost every struggling actor has to got through a rite of passage called an ‘Acting Class’. Be it a star kid or an outsider, going through a series of training sessions which include acting, dancing, fighting and horse-riding (yes!) has been the norm since the ‘80s. Read more.
#FreeYourMind: Deepika’s Powerful Short Film Hits the Mark
Deepika Padukone and filmmaker Homi Adajania (Finding Fanny, Being Cyrus) have collaborated to make a powerful short film titled ‘My Choice’ for Vogue’s initiative on women’s empowerment. The two and a half minute film features 99 women including Zoya Akhtar, Nimrat Kaur, Adhuna Akhtar and Anaita Shroff Adajania. Read more.
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