QWrap: Sridevi’s Last Rites in Mumbai, Karti Chidambaram Arrested
Watch the roundup of today’s top stories.
1. Sridevi’s Body Cremated With State Honours
Today marked the end of an era as the reigning queen of Indian cinema Sridevi took her last journey before she was laid to rest. Fans, friends, and family gathered to pay their last tribute to the superstar who ruled Bollywood with a wink and a smile.
Following the news of Sridevi’s sudden death, many TV channels reached new deptha of crassness with their coverage, that focused on insensitive and premature conspiracy theories and bizarre bathtub stunts. Naomi Datta, a former TV journalist, pens a scathing critique on this.
2. CBI Arrests Karti Chidambaram in INX Media Case
Former finance minister and senior Congress leader P Chidambaram's son, Karti Chidambaram, was arrested by the CBI from the Chennai airport in connection with the INX Media money laundering case. He was brought to Delhi to be produced before the Patiala House court. The case relates to the Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) approval granted in 2007 for receipt of funds by INX Media, when his father was the Union finance minister, during the UPA regime.
(For more on the story, click here.)
3. From Sachin to Sehwag: Mayank Agarwal’s Romance With Cricket
Mayank Agarwal has been a revelation this season in the domestic cricket circuit. With 2,141 runs in the current season, Mayank has broken all domestic batting records in sight. He became the first batsman to cross the 2,000-run barrier in a season. The Vijay Hazare trophy is just an icing on the cake.
Before tasting success with his state team, Mayank had already represented the country at the Under-19 World Cup in 2010 in New Zealand, where he was the top-scorer for India.
But how did Mayank’s journey start?
4. MP, Odisha Assembly Bypolls: BJD Wins Bijepur, Cong Wins Mungaoli
After trailing in the initial round of counting, the Congress retains the Mungaoli Assembly seat in Madhya Pradesh with 68,129 votes. The party’s candidate Brajendra Singh Yadav won by a margin of 2,855 votes.
The party is also leading in the state’s Kolaras Assembly seat. Both the Assembly seats went to polls on 24 February.
In Bijepur, Odisha, the ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) has won the by-election by getting 1,02,871 votes. The party’s candidate, Rita Sahu, won by a margin of 41,933 votes.
The counting of votes for the bypolls in Mungaoli and Kolaras in Madhya Pradesh and Bijepur in Odisha began on the morning of Wednesday, 28 February.
For live updates, click here.
5. Here’s Why India Celebrates National Science Day on 28 Feb
National Science Day is celebrated in India on 28 February. But, do you know why we celebrate it?
Iconic Indian physicist Sir Chandrashekhara Venkata Raman, more commonly known as CV Raman, discovered something known to the world today as the Raman Effect — for which he went on to receive the Nobel Prize in physics in 1930.
National Science Day is celebrated to spread a message about the importance of science used in our daily lives. In most schools and educational institutions, students are invited to participate in science exhibitions, research demonstrations, debates and many more such activities.
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