Express 5: Bollywood dreams vs ‘love jihad’ nightmare; ground report on J&K floods

We recommend that you go through these five stories from The Indian Express before starting your day.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Published: September 11, 2014 8:54 am
We recommend that you go through these five stories from The Indian Express before starting your day. We recommend that you go through these five stories from The Indian Express before starting your day.

We recommend that you go through these five stories from The Indian Express before starting your day:

1. J&K Floods:

People being rescued from a flooded area in Srinagar on Wednesday. Source: Tashi Tobgyal People being rescued from a flooded area in Srinagar on Wednesday. Source: Tashi Tobgyal

At 3 am on September 8, I was able to finally speak with my uncle in Srinagar. “The ground floor of the house is submerged, and the water is rising,” he could say before the line got disconnected.

In Srinagar, torn between being brother, nephew and reporter, special report by Muzamil Jaleel

ALSO READ: FULL COVERAGE ON JAMMU AND KASHMIR FLOODS

2. LOVE JIHAD:

The boy’s sister had gifted him a mike and a keyboard; he wanted to join a music school. Source: Ravi Kanojia The boy’s sister had gifted him a mike and a keyboard; he wanted to join a music school. Source: Ravi Kanojia

A 15-year-old Muslim boy from Meerut, who went missing along with a classmate on Teachers’ Day, sparking off charges of ‘love jihad’, communal tension in Meerut district, and a desperate hunt by the police till they were tracked a day later in Jaipur.

Two school students with Bollywood dreams versus ‘love jihad’ nightmare, exclusive report by Kaunain Sherrif and Amit Sharma

3. RACE AGAINST TIME:

Set up in 1961 in collaboration with Citizen Watch; 4 units; HMT Chinar has 2. Posting losses since 2000; net loss in FY13 Rs 242.47 cr. Had 1,105 staff on 31.3.13; sales worth Rs 11.06 cr in FY 13. Set up in 1961 in collaboration with Citizen Watch; 4 units; HMT Chinar has 2. Posting losses since 2000; net loss in FY13 Rs 242.47 cr. Had 1,105 staff on 31.3.13; sales worth Rs 11.06 cr in FY 13.

HMT Watches, the iconic brand that evokes nostalgia in most Indians, will be shutting shop soon. The government has decided to wind up the company, a wholly-owned subsidiary of HMT Ltd, which has been incurring losses since 2000.

HMT loses race against time, to be shut soon, report by Shruti Srivastava

4. RNG AWARDS:

sumitra

The Ramnath Goenka Awards for Excellence in Journalism are truly a fitting tribute to the man they are named after, who would never get bogged down by the difficult circumstances that came his way.

Factual and fearless, excerpts from the speech of Sumitra Mahajan at Ramnath Goenka Awards for Excellence in Journalism

5. TALKING SPORT:

moeen

By targeting Moeen Ali and Ravi Bopara, the crowds made it clear that the act was no longer in jest, it wasn’t the crowd equivalent of banter, and that is why it was terribly poor.

British Asians let themselves down by booing Moeen Ali, by Harsha Bhogle

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