QBullet: A Relieved Salman; India’s Ammo Shortage and More
The Quint brings you a round-up of news from across India
1. India Faces Severe Ammunition Shortage, Can Fight War for Only 20 days: CAG
The Times of India reports that India cannot fight a war beyond 15-20 days due to crippling shortages in its ammunition stocks.
On Friday, it was made official by the Comptroller and Auditor General of India. In reports tabled in Parliament, the audit watchdog attacked the Tejas Mark-I jet for being just about 35% indigenous and falling short on as many as 53 technical requirements, greatly reducing its capabilities and survivability in combat.
2. 2002 Hit-and-Run Case: Bombay High Court Bails out Salman Khan
The Indian Express has reported that the Bombay High Court suspended the five-year rigorous jail term handed to Bollywood actor Salman Khan by a sessions court earlier this week.
3. Two Envoys Die in Pakistan Copter Crash
Envoys of the Philippines and Norway and the wives of the Malaysian and Indonesian ambassadors were among seven persons killed when a Pakistani military helicopter crashed in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) on Friday. The Taliban in Pakistan has claimed responsibility for the helicopter crash.
4. Rahul in Mumbai Court: ‘When I Make a Commitment, I Fulfil it’
The Indian Express reports that a local Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) officer bearer had filed a criminal defamation case against Rahul Gandhi after the latter blamed the RSS for the assassination of Mahatma Gandhi.
5. Delhiites Will Have to Pay for Polluting Yamuna, Throwing Trash in Drains
The Hindustan Times reports that the National Green Tribunal (NGT) has ordered every household to pay a certain amount each month as environment compensation, after finding each resident of the city responsible for polluting the Yamuna.
6. HC Verdict on Jayalalithaa’s Appeal Coming on Monday
The Hindu has reported that the Karnataka High Court will deliver its verdict on the appeals filed by former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa and three others against a Special Court order convicting them in a disproportionate assets case.
7. When Mr Narendra Modi Goes to China
The Indian Express discusses the fact that Narendra Modi and Xi Jinping can lay the foundations for a stable Sino-Indian relationship.
8. Conservative Surge Could See UK Exit From the European Union in 2017
The Times of India discusses that even though the Conservatives have emerged as the largest party by a significant margin, the first incumbent party to gain seats for over 30 years – since Margaret Thatcher’s second victory in 1983, it could have important implications for both UK’s domestic and foreign policy, including the prospect of an ‘in-out’ EU referendum in or before 2017.
9. Indian Media Ignored Suffering of Quake-Hit Survivors in Nepal
The Hindustan Times discusses how in the days after the deadly earthquake, many a Nepali eye lit up with gratitude at the sight of an Indian. Smashed by the disaster, Nepal was grateful India had rushed help and succour without even waiting to be asked.Yet, that feeling of relief soon changed to rancour.
From The Quint
1. Did Salman Khan’s Superstar Lawyers Unlock Judicial Generosity?
Salman’s bail and suspension of sentence raise disturbing questions and not just because of the alacrity with which Justice Thipsay agreed to hear Salman Khan’s plea on grounds of urgency.
2. #KeralaSuicide: Are Indian Athletes Crying Out For Help?
Did the 15-year-old with a promising rowing career want to end her life? Clearly not. Did she want to end the torture and torment she was facing at the SAI centre in Kerala? The answer is clear.
3. Watch Movie Review: Piku Q DEKHEIN?
The weekend is here. And for all movie buffs, Piku is the pick of the week. Endearing and entertaining with all its eccentricities intact, the film is a must watch.
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