QWrap: Sasikala Gets 5-Day Parole; Chef Lacks Some Key Ingredients

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1. VK Sasikala Gets 5-Day Emergency Parole to See Ailing Husband

Jailed AIADMK leader Sasikala, who is serving a four-year sentence at Bengaluru’s Parappana Agrahara jail in a disproportionate assets case, was granted a five-day-long parole to see her ailing husband M Natarajan in Chennai, on Friday. Sasikala was received by her nephew and sidelined AIADMK leader TTV Dhinakaran at the jail.

After her earlier application for a 15-day parole was rejected, Sasikala applied for emergency parole on Wednesday. Her former plea had been dismissed as her husband’s medical certificates had not been authenticated by a gazetted officer.

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2. IAF’s Mi-17 Crashes in Arunachal Pradesh, Killing 7 On Board

An Mi-17 V5 chopper of the Indian Air Force crashed near Tawang in Arunachal Pradesh early on 6 October, killing seven personnel on board.

The deceased have been identified as five Indian Air Force crew members and two Indian Army personnel. The Mi-17 V5 crashed at around 6 am when it was on a maintenance mission, an official said.

"A Court of Inquiry has been ordered to ascertain the cause of the accident," the official said. Rescue teams reached the crash site in Tawang near the Indo-China border and admitted the injured personnel to a local hospital.

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3. How Safe Are Mumbai’s Foot-Over Bridges?

In 2016, a CAG report stated that a six-metre-wide foot-over bridge must be provided at all suburban railway stations in Mumbai. However, the tragic stampede that claimed the lives of at least 22 commuters at a bridge in Elphinstone station has raised questions about the safety of bridges.

To find out whether the foot-over bridges measure up to the recommendation of the CAG, The Quint visited five stations — Elphinstone, Parel, Santacruz, Jogeshwari, and Malad.

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4. Chef Review: Well Cooked, but With Missing Ingredients

"Tum Chandni Chowk ke Roshan Kalra ke only puttar hokar aisi baatein nahin kar sakte," Saif Ali Khan tells his son, who doesn’t know what chole bhature is.

In this official adaptation of Jon Favreau's Chef, food is meant to mend relationships and rejuvenate the soul.

We meet Roshan, confused after he was fired from a restaurant for punching a man over criticising his food. With nothing on his plate (pun intended), he decides to head to Kochi to meet his ex-wife (Padmapriya Janakiraman) and son (Svar Kamble).

Read full review here.

5. U-17 World Cup: The Families That Gave India Its Football Stars

Apart from their football skills and the passion to play for India, the one thing that really binds the 21 members of the India under-17 football team is that most of them come to the world stage battling hardships and financial crisis.

And their families have stood by them every single day, first identifying the talent in their children and then making immense sacrifices to see them play for India.

Watch full video here.

Video Producer: Anmol Saini
Video Editor: Mohd Irshad Alam

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