QWrap: Vadra Report Row, Uttarakhand Cloudburst & ‘Shorgul’ Review

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Vadra Report Delayed, Congress Cries Foul

Justice SN Dhingra has written to Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar and sought more time to submit his report on the alleged benami land deals involving Robert Vadra. Justice Dhingra claims he has sought an extension in the light of new documents that have surfaced. Meanwhile, a row has erupted over allegations that the Dhingra Commission has not summoned Vadra or Ashok Khemka, the bureaucrat who allegedly tried to cancel the deal.

Uttarakhand Cloudburst Leaves 30 Dead

Thirteen districts in Uttarakhand have been severely affected after a cloudburst triggered landslides and flooding early Friday morning. At least thirty people have been killed in the cloudburst that brought over 100 mm rain in two hours in a region of 50 sq km. Singhali, Patthakot, Ogla and Thal villages are the worst affected.

Movie Review: ‘Shorgul’ Has Weak Plot

Shorgul has been generating a lot of noise with the fatwa against actor Jimmy Shergill, and a lot of people calling for it to be banned. It is allegedly loosely based on the 2013 Muzaffarnagar riots. But, the weak plot and its amateurish manoeuvrings frequently leads to badly choreographed scenes of mayhem and rioting met with nothing more than hollow, long-winded speeches about insaaniyat. While some of the performances are good, the badly written characters are hard to ignore.

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