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Exclusive: Why Modi Govt Won’t Release Videos of Surgical Strikes

The Indian Army has handed over the complete video footage of the surgical strikes it carried out in Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (PoK) on the intervening night of 28-29 September to the government. But why won’t the govt release it? Well, for starters, doing so will severely compromise the operational aspects of Indian security forces and would make it difficult to launch more such strikes in future. Second, it would give out exact longitudes and latitudes of the mission targets and would thus, enable the enemy to better prepare in the future. Third, not a single major country in the world in recent times has shared video footage of its covert military operations. For example, the United States has till date not shared the footage of how it took out terror fountainhead Osama bin Laden in Pakistan on 2 May 2011.

Time Up for Anurag Thakur: SC Gives BCCI Friday Deadline to Fall in Line

The Board of Control for Cricket in India in all its current capacity and autonomy may cease to exist, come Friday.

In a Supreme Court hearing chaired by Chief Justice of India TS Thakur himself, the BCCI was categorically instructed to give a written undertaking that they will implement the recommendations made by the Lodha Committee. If the board fails to do so by Friday, the apex court hinted that it would step in and appoint a fresh set of administrators to run the sport in India instead.

Vinod Khanna: The Actor Who Became a Monk and Sold His Mercedes

The year was 1980. Vinod Khanna was the darling of the nation, the action hero of The Burning Train and the heartbreaker in the very popular Qurbani. But the superstar shocked everybody, leaving Bollywood to move to Oregon to be with his guru, Osho, at the peak of his career. On his birthday do check out The Quint’s story on the actor- monk who sold his Mercedes.

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