Updated: January 17, 2015 10:53:24 am
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1. Kiran Bedi with BJP
The BJP’s move to rope in former IPS officer Kiran Bedi was sealed during a meeting she had with party chief Amit Shah at Finance Minister Arun Jaitley’s residence in the capital at 1pm on Thursday, barely a couple of hours before the development was officially announced.
READ: How Kiran Bedi met Narendra Modi and how she got his backing written by Appu Esthose Suresh
2. MSG: Messenger of God
As the fleet of black Lexus SUVs pulled into the large outdoor tent, the dancers and schoolchildren, some dressed as angels started performing to a bhangra tune blaring from the speakers with the words Ram, Ram, Ram’.
READ: They came for their hero’s movie, didn’t matter it wasn’t shown by Debesh Banerjee
3. Islamic State terror
Police detained a 32-year-old man at the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport at Shamshabad early on Friday on the suspicion that he was flying out of the country to join the jihadi group Islamic State (IS).
READ: Hyderabad man held after US warned he’d join ISIS as reported by Sreenivas Janyala
Just after noon on Friday, a huge roar went up around Melbourne’s historic sports and entertainment precinct. It could be heard over the William Barak Bridge and at Federation Square, a few metres in front. It was one that if heard in India, would have signalled the arrival of an Indian team bus at a cricket venue.
READ: Overs are out, Australia switches over to rallies a special report by Bharat Sundaresan
The world has reacted in horror to the Charlie Hebdo killings in Paris, just as it did to the slaughter of children in Peshawar. But Peshawar is already shrinking from public memory and, so far, Pakistan has stuck with its usual approach to terrorism, suppressing the domestic variety and supporting the international brand.
READ: No excuses for terror as written by K P S Gill
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