February 5, 2015 11:13:03 am
Here is a selection of must-read 5 stories from Indian Express today.
1. Saradha chit fund scam
It was a conversation between Union Home Secretary Anil Goswami and Matang Sinh, an accused in the Saradha scam and a former Union Minister, recorded by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) at the time of the latter’s arrest in Kolkata last Saturday, that is said to have sealed Goswami’s fate.
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2. Chambal dacoit
The man they took away was Surendra alias Dhara Singh, an alleged Chambal dacoit with a Rs-85,000 bounty on his head, a fugitive who had been ferrying packing cases for Amul ice cream from Mumbai while hiding out in the shanty for the last three years.
3. Delhi polls
Over the last 10 days or so, many supporters of both major parties in Delhi have started to acknowledge their opponent with grudging appreciation. However, even if some of them are preparing to vote the other way, they remain rigid as ever in their political convictions.
If Bombay was the perfect set that encapsulated urban India till the 1960s, film crews have been drawn to Delhi since — movies now portray the stereotype of the go-getter, jugaadu, “sirji”-muttering Delhiwallah. But the historic city has always been the country’s political battleground, a symbolic destination embodied in slogans like “Dilli door ast” and “chalo Dilli”.
5. Cricket World Cup
Beyond favourites the World Cup is also about searching for key players because unlike Australia in 2007, when they just owned the tournament, every team will be up against it at some stage. Who will pull them out? Who does the opposition least want to see in a team? Your selections might be different but here is a short list.
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