QWrap: Forensics Say Sridevi Drowned, Bhaichung Quits Politics

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1. Gone Too Soon – Bollywood Mourns Sridevi’s Untimely Death in Dubai

The sudden death of iconic actor Sridevi on the night of Saturday, 24 February, came as a shock to her fans around the globe.

According to Gulf News, the late actor’s forensic report states she accidentally drowned in her bathtub. The Dubai daily also said the report specified that traces of alcohol were found in the actor’s body. The body has now reportedly been released for embalming.

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2. BJP Worker Booked for Muzaffarpur Accident That Killed 9 Kids

Bihar Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) worker Manoj Baitha was named in the FIR lodged over the heart rending accident in Muzaffarpur, which left nine children dead and over 20 injured. The students were returning home after school got over when the speeding SUV ran over them.

“According to the registration papers of the vehicle, it belongs to one Manoj Baitha, who is a resident of Sitamarhi district”, Muzaffarpur Senior Superintendent of Police Vivek Kumar told DNA.

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3. CBI Books Amarinder’s Son-in-Law in Simbhaoli Sugars Case

Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh’s son-in-law Gurpal Singh was among the 12 people booked by the Central Bureau of Investigation on Sunday, 25 February, in a case of bank fraud against Simbhaoli Sugars Limited.

The case includes a Rs 97.85 crore loan and another corporate loan of Rs 110 crore which was used to repay the previous loan, both taken by the Oriental Bank of Commerce (OBC).

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4. An Open Letter to Justin Trudeau from a Desi Fan

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's gone back but desis are still left with the hangover of his ummm... rather strange visit. While Trudeau didn't fail to woo us in India with his bhangra and sherwanis, little was done in terms of work. And most of the headlines were devoted to controversies. Here's a heartfelt letter from an Indian fan to Mr Trudeau.

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5. News in Brief

  1. Former team India football captain-turned-politician Bhaichung Bhutia announced his resignation from the Trinamool Congress. In his tweet, he indicated that he is quitting politics.
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  2. Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar was re-admitted to a hospital on 25 February but according to state minister he is recovering and is stable now. Parrikar was earlier admitted at the Mumbai hospital a week ago.
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  3. China's ruling Communist Party on Sunday, 25 February, set the stage for President Xi Jinping to stay in office indefinitely, with a proposal to remove a constitutional clause limiting presidential service to just two terms in office.
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