QWrap: Vyapam Deaths, Not-So-Sanskari Alok Nath, and More

Here’s a video round-up of the biggest news stories of the day.

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Babulal Gaur says all Deaths in VYAPAM Scam “Natural”
Amid fresh Opposition demands for a CBI probe into the high-profile MPPEB scam in the wake of deaths of 25 accused and witnesses, Madhya Pradesh Home Minister Babulal Gaur today termed them as “natural” deaths and ruled out probe by the central agency into the scandal.

BCCI Gives Clean Chit to 3 Players Modi Accused of Taking Bribes
BCCI selectors have decided to rest the senior players in the squad for the Zimbabwe tour next month, handing Ajinkya Rahane the responsibility of leading the side in 3 ODIs and 2 T20s. At the selection announcement, Board Secretary Anurag Thakur also declared that Suresh Raina, Ravindra Jadeja and Dwayne Bravo had been given a ‘clear chit’ after Lalit Modi made allegations on the 3 for accepting bribes in a letter he wrote to the ICC in 2013.

India: No Country for the Islamic State
Today, 29 June, 2015 marks the anniversary of the Caliphate declared by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. A year ago, they renamed themselves the Islamic State under the leadership of their ‘Caliph’ Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. ISIS has 20,000 foreign fighters from 90 different countries but has not managed to recruit or radicalise any significant numbers in India.

‘Babuji’ Has Gone Rogue!
Veteran actor Alok Nath took to Twitter and joined Modi bhakts who were trolling CPI-ML politburo member after she posted a tweet berating Prime Minister Modi. In a rare show of un-sanskaariness Nath simply tweeted saying, ‘Jail The B***h’, but later went onto delete the tweet, but not before it got picked up by users across social media.

Here’s how Much Greece Owes to International Creditors
We’re following Greece, the big international story. It’s on the brink of defaulting on its debt, and they’ve introduced capital controls which means you can’t withdraw more than 60 euros per day. We’re looking at the ramifications, not just in the euro zone but also across the world. It’s also affected the Indian markets.

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