QWrap: Twitter Turns 10, Shammi Kapoor’s Biography and iPhone 5SE
Here’s a quick wrap of the day’s top stories.
1. As the Party Ends for Vijay Mallya, What Legal Recourse Do Banks Have?
Over the last few weeks, liquor tycoon Vijay Mallya has dominated the headlines. But in these reports, he doesn’t star as the ‘King of Good Times’. The headlines are not about the Kingfisher Calendar or the Formula One. This time the enormous debts, taken over years, have come home to roost.
To start off, let’s understand what the banks want from Mallya and what the endgame could be. We spoke to Kosturi Ghosh, partner with Trilegal to find some answers.
2. Muslim Cattle Traders Found Hanging From a Tree, 5 People Arrested
Five persons were arrested on Saturday in connection with the killing of two Muslim cattle traders, who were found hanging from a tree in the district’s Balumath area where prohibitory orders have been clamped.
3. Rupees One Lakh Award for Information on Serial Dog Killer
Two NGOs that work for animal welfare have announced a reward of Rs 1 lakh for any information provided, about the man who was caught on camera killing puppies and dogs at the Green Park metro station.
4. Chanting Bharat Mata Ki Jai Doesn’t Determine Nationalism: Tharoor
Taking a dig at the ruling BJP over its stand on the JNU row, Congress leader Shashi Tharoor said in JNU, at midnight on Sunday, that nationalism is now decided by whether one can say Bharat Mata Ki Jai or not.
5. Chris Gayle ‘Not Allowed’ to Bat but Windies Still Beat Sri Lanka
West Indies picked up their second victory of the 2016 World T20 with a clinical 7 wicket beating of Sri Lanka in Bangalore. Andre Fletcher smashing an unbeaten 84 even as Chris Gayle was forced to watch his team’s chase from the dressing room with a hamstring strain.
6. Review: Shammi Kapoor’s Biography Makes for a Fascinating Read
The brat, the charmer, the contrarian… these are some of the reasons why we struggle to fit Shammi Kapoor into the typeface of the Kapoor family. Unkindly billed once as a Raj Kapoor clone, it took him 19 films to be identified as Shammi, rather than just another Kapoor.
7. What the Future Looks Like as Twitter Turns 10
Micro-blogging website Twitter marks its 10th anniversary on 21 March 2016. It’s time to look back at important milestones and contemplate what the future may look like for the platform which has been documenting the world in 140 characters.
8. Apple Gears up for the iPhone 5SE & 9.7-inch iPad Pro Launch Event
Apple is all set to host reporters and analysts at its Silicon Valley headquarters for a product launch. CEO Tim Cook is expected to show off some new additions to the current family of iPhone and iPad devices at Monday’s gathering.
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