Q@9: Machil Encounter Landmark Verdict, Serena’s Historic Win
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1. Machil Conviction is Welcome, but the Army Needs to Raise the Bar
Machil conviction is a welcome decision by the Army – to constitute a court-martial, arrive at relatively swift closure and subsequently announce the decision, in order to assuage a predictably outraged local and national sentiment.
2. Past the Venus Hurdle, Serena Scents Historic Grand Slam
Serena wanted to get off this court. Finally, after more than an hour and a half of a brutal, intense, ferocious confrontation, little sister heard “Game, set and match, Serena Williams.”
3. Memories, the Only Resort for Shaheed Capt Vikram Batra’s Mother
‘He is never away from my thoughts.....I see him every day in his twin brother.’
4. 55 and Still Cute! Here’s Why Hugh Grant Remains a Blue Eyed Boy
As he turns 55, Hugh Grant remains a blue eyed charmer and we love him for that. Take a look at the actor over the years.
5. Sonu Nigam Shares His Last Conversation With Aadesh Shrivastava
Singer Sonu Nigam has shared his last conversation with the late Bollywood music composer Aadesh Shrivastava, who lost the battle to cancer on September 5. Sonu shared his last Whatsapp conversation (dated July 25) with the late singer on Facebook.
6. Will Smith Takes On the NFL, Here’s Bollywood’s Take On the IPL
Will Smith’s new film is taking on corruption and vested interests in the highly profitable world of American football. So The Quint looks at what a film on the Indian Premiere League (IPL) will be like, given the nature of Bollywood.
7. Petrol Price in Manipur Black Market: Rs 200-300/Litre
The price of a litre of petrol ranges between Rs 200 to 300 in the black market in Manipur as compared to normal price of Rs 59. The diesel stock is also on the brink of running out.
8. 87 Years After his Death, Politics Over Social Reformer’s Legacy
Sree Narayana Guru, a social reformer Kerala reveres, has now been reduced to a political tool, by multiple parties in the state. On Saturday, Guru’s statue was damaged in Thalassery and three BJP members were arrested and let off on bail soon.
9. Flashback to These Celeb Couples Before They Split-up
Once totally besotted, these celeb couples have now chosen to split-up and live their separate lives. Rewind with videos of star couples Saif-Amrita, Hrithik-Sussanne and Kamal-Sarika in happier times.
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