Express 5: Cyclone Hudhud devastates Andhra; Modi woos voters ahead of Maha polls

We bring you the five best stories of the Indian Express you must read before starting your day.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Published: October 13, 2014 9:55:09 am
EXPRESS-5-now-759 We bring you the five best stories of the Indian Express you must read before starting your day.


1. Cyclone Hudhud


Cyclone Hudhud unleashed its full fury with devastating effect on Visakhapatnam Sunday, making landfall at noon and hurling through neighbouring areas, ripping apart coastal cities and towns and leaving a trail of destruction.

READ: Darkness at noon: cyclone Hudhud hits Andhra Pradesh, leaves a trail of destruction

2. Sports

Ravi Shastri addresses press

With added bonus of about Rs 2 crore for their new roles — Shastri as Director Cricket and Gavaskar as head of IPL operations — the two will be getting around Rs 6 crore each annually.

READ: BCCI’s highest-paid retainers not cricketers, but Gavaskar, Shastri

3. Crime


Pinkadimi village in Andhra Pradesh’s West Godavari district is famous for its astrologers. The nearly 200 families of the Jangalu community here once dabbled in palm-reading and astrology at local temples. Over the years, many converted that into riches, supplementing the money earned telling fortunes by investment in real estate. Among those who benefited the most were the Butham and Gandam families. Now, the two find themselves at the centre of a blood feud.

READ: An Andhra village caught between bloodlines and palm lines

4. Maharashtra Polls

Prime Minister Narendra Modi at a rally in Borivali on Sunday.	(Express photo by Dilip Kagda)

With his government under attack from rival parties for alleged designs to sever Mumbai from Maharashtra, Prime Minister Narendra Modi made an emotive appeal Sunday asking people to give him an opportunity to serve Mumbai.

READ: Mumbai, I am Yours: Modi

5. Opinion

History teaches us that minorities can sustain unjust equilibriums for many years. But it also teaches us that discrete events create fertile mental possibilities that combine with one big event and change history.

READ: Politics 4.0

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