Thursday, Oct 30, 2014

Express 5: Meet actors who didn’t get to play Mary Kom; story of Gobind Singh Rathore’s valour

Express News Service | Posted: August 17, 2014 9:20 am

Here are five Express stories that you should must read before you start your day:

The Sunday story: Silence

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All those who love the Congress believe in the leadership of Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi. They are our leaders and they will continue to lead us,” A K Antony tells The Sunday Express. That’s hours after the staunch Sonia loyalist has handed over to the Congress president his three voluminous reports on the reasons for the party’s worst-ever poll performance and what could be the corrective measures. Read more…

On the frontline, 100 years ago

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Nothing would deter Gobind Singh Rathore from delivering the message. Not enemy fire. Not his dead horse. Not even sheer exhaustion. The story goes thus: On December 1, 1917, the 2nd Lancers (Gardner’s Horse) unit of the British Indian army was surrounded by enemy German forces in Epehy, France, at the height of the Battle of Cambrai. More story..

‘If the judiciary is either equal or in a minority, I fear this Bill will be (legally) vulnerable’

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In this Idea Exchange moderated by Senior Editor (Legal Affairs) Maneesh Chhibber, Law Commission of India Chairman Justice A P Shah says most judges don’t believe the collegium system works and argues for a fixed tenure for CJI. This Idea Exchange took place before Parliament approved the new Bill for selection of judges. Read more

She’s got the look

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Lin Laishram lounges on the verandah of her four-storied home in Imphal, dressed in a T-shirt and track pants. At 5’9”, she is tall for a Manipuri woman. An actor and a model, she has spent more time trying to crack the Mumbai circuit than she has in her hometown. Read for more story

Pracharak killed after he made sexual advances on Sadhvi: NIA

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Probing the 2007 murder of RSS pracharak Sunil Joshi, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) has concluded that one of the reasons for his killing was the alleged “sexual advances” he made towards Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur, already named an accused in the case by police in Dewas, Madhya Pradesh. Read more

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