1. What’s the story?
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed a 50,000-strong crowd in Texas on Sunday, heaping praise on US President Donald Trump, and throwing his support behind the latter’s upcoming bid to be re-elected the President. He also emphasized the strong ties between the two nations and repurposed his catchy election campaign for his counterpart at the White House, promising everyone that “ab ki baar, Trump Sarkar”. (Quick recap: US and India have had a couple of skirmishes recently, when President Trump imposed trade tariffs on the nation and also volunteered to mediate on the Kashmir issue with Pakistan.)
2. Where else should I be looking at?
Kashmir, that’s where. The state still remains under sporadic communication blackout, and prominent political leaders are under house arrest. However, Union Minister of State in PMO, Dr Jitendra Singh, claimed that the leaders being detained are more like “house guests” of the states and were being offered every comfort.
3. What more?
In a strange turn of events, the Enforcement Directorate (that generally chases economic offenders) has found itself dealing with chimpanzees and marmosets as part of a complicated money-laundering case.
4. Anything else?
Assam has been building detention centres for its illegal immigrants. However, in a grim and ironic twist of fate, “workers building mass camp for undocumented immigrants fear they may be detained there…”
5. Is that all?
India’s first woman sound engineer has remained unsung till date. An unassuming woman in a madisar saree, this is her fascinating story.
6. Before you leave…
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