1. What’s the story?
V G Siddhartha, the founder of India’s biggest coffee chain, is missing. The last anyone heard from the Café Coffee Day owner was on Monday evening, when he was on his way to the coastal city of Mengaluru.
2. Where else should I be looking at?
Rajya Sabha, that’s where. As Six Things had covered here earlier, the controversial Triple Talaq Bill was passed by the Lok Sabha last week – and now Rajya Sabha (the upper house of the Parliament) has followed suit. In a major legislative success for the ruling BJP, the Rajya Sabha approved this Bill on Tuesday, making instant triple talaq a criminal offence for Muslim men.
3. What more?
Congress’ woes seem to be never ending. Ahead of the Maharashtra elections, four of its MLAs have quit the party (ostensibly to join the BJP), and even senior Rajya Sabha members are changing their allegiance. Senior Congress leader Sanjay Sinh has resigned. He had earlier left Congress to join BJP, and then left BJP to join Congress again. He has now announced that he will go back to BJP. Déjà vu is real, y’all.
4. Anything else?
In Assam, fake trials could strip thousands of their citizenship. The situation is chilling.
5. Is that all?
Scientists are just now waking up to nature’s most perfect crime – “a brain-eating amoeba.”
6. Before you leave …
You may want to read about the dramatic escape of Princess Haya, the wife of Dubai’s current ruler. Princess Haya, the sixth and “junior” wife of Dubai’s Sheikh Mohammad Al Maktoum, fled Dubai with her minor children, and is now apparently in hiding in London — seeking a forced marriage protection order from the UK courts and fearing for her life.