Express 5: Modi will be fasting on US trip; Saradha net wider, tighter

Here are the five stories you need to start your day with.

By: Express News Service | Updated: September 22, 2014 9:38:07 am
We recommend that you go through these five stories before you start your day. We recommend that you go through these five stories before you start your day.

We recommend that you go through these five stories before you start your day.

1. There will be feasting, feting, but Modi will be fasting on US trip

Throughout his US outing, the Prime Minister will be observing Navratra fast. Throughout his US outing, the Prime Minister will be observing Navratra fast.

Elaborate menus for a private dinner at the White House and a reception by the Indian Ambassador to the US are ready. However, Narendra Modi is unlikely to savour either and will be observing Navratra fast.

READ: There will be feasting, feting, but Modi will be fasting on US trip

 

2. Two Indian-origin recruiters working for ISIS, al-Qaeda: Officials

 A former SIMI man from Karnataka currently said to be based in the Gulf region has been identified as a recruiter for the ISIS. A former SIMI man from Karnataka currently said to be based in the Gulf region has been identified as a recruiter for the ISIS.

At least two Indian-origin recruiters on the Internet are luring youths on behalf of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS or IS) and al-Qaeda, and working in collaboration with each other.

READ: Two Indian-origin recruiters working for ISIS, al-Qaeda: Officials 

 

3. Saradha net wider, tighter

 Bhola Pramanik and his mother Urmila lost Rs 30,000, savings of their lifteimes; she committed suicide last year. (Source: Express photo by Partha Paul) Bhola Pramanik and his mother Urmila lost Rs 30,000, savings of their lifteimes; she committed suicide last year. (Source: Express photo by Partha Paul)

More and more politicians, bureaucrats, police officers and celebs are being probed as investigation into Saradha and other chit fund scandals spreads beyond Bengal into neighbouring state.

READ: Saradha net wider, tighter

 

4. OPINION:

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y any metric of credibility and effectiveness, the US strategy looks as though it will exacerbate the dangers rather than provide a resolution to the crisis.

Obama’s strategy on the IS is flawed, shows no lesson has been learned

READ: Coalition of the unwilling

 

5. Asian Games 2014

Dipika Pallikal won narrowly, 7-11, 11-9, 11-8, 15-17, 11-9 (Source: File)

Dipika Pallikal won narrowly, 7-11, 11-9, 11-8, 15-17, 11-9 (Source: File)

The players watched in shock as India’s top two squash players, Dipika Pallikal and Joshna Chinappa, dished out an unnaturally aggressive game in the women’s singles quarterfinals.

READ: Dipika Pallikal beats Joshna Chinappa, turns squash cube into wrestling cage

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