QWrap: Skeletons Found at Dera HQ; Is ‘Daddy’ Worth Your Time?
Here’s a quick look at the top headlines of the day.
1. Dera Search Op Live: ‘Skeletons’, Cash Found Inside Premises
As security agencies and state government authorities launched a search operation at the Dera Sacha Sauda headquarters in Sirsa on Friday, the sect’s mouthpiece, Sach Kahoon, admitted that human remains were buried inside the premises, a day before the search operation.
Dera chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim was convicted and sentenced to 20 years in jail by the Punjab and Haryana High Court on 25 August for raping two women. He is currently lodged in Sunaria prison in Rohtak district. For more updates on the story, stay tuned to The Quint.
2. Eat Beef in Your Country Before Coming to India: Tourism Minister
The Union Minister for Tourism KJ Alphons seems a little confused about his stance on the beef ban in Kerala. After saying that the BJP has no problems with beef in the state on Monday, the minister made a contradictory remark on Friday, saying that foreign nationals should eat beef before they visit India.
When asked by a reporter about his previous contradictory comments, Alphons simply wrote them off as a "cock and bull story".
3. Angry Parents Protest Against Death of 7-Year-Old in Gurugram School
The body of a seven-year-old student was recovered in a pool of blood from Ryan International School in Gurugram on 8 September. The boy, a class 2 student, was found in the washroom of the school.
The victim’s father said that within 15 minutes of dropping his son to the school, he was called back on an emergency. By the time Thakur reached the hospital, his son had been declared brought dead. According to Thakur, his son’s throat was slit across twice.
4. How Much Air Pollution Is Sadhguru’s Rally For Rivers Causing?
A rally to save India's dying rivers? It's the best thing, isnt it? But wait, what goes on behind the curtains of this ostensibly environment friendly move? Watch this video to find out.
5. Arjun Rampal & His Nose Mean Business in ‘Daddy’; Evil Clowns Create a Spookfest In ‘It’
After the splendid Miss Lovely, director Ashim Ahluwalia is back with his latest venture, Daddy. The film is loosely based on the life of gangster-turned-MLA Arun Gawli. But the film reveals its tendency to airbrush Gawli's life from the word ‘go’.
However, If you’re in the mood for some chills running down your spine instead of mafia drama, it's time to catch a show of It.
Video Producer: Hera Khan
Video Editor: Purnendu Pritam
(#TalkingStalking: Have you ever been stalked? Share your experience with The Quint and inspire others to shatter the silence surrounding stalking. Send your stories to firstname.lastname@example.org or WhatsApp @ +919999008335.)
(The Quint is available on Telegram. For handpicked stories every day, subscribe to us on Telegram)
Subscribe To Our Daily Newsletter And Get News Delivered Straight To Your Inbox.