✔ Ceasefire violations in J&K, Trump’s warning to ‘Madman’ Kim, and ‘Newton’’s Oscar entry
■ In DGMO talks, Pakistan raises alleged targeting of its civilians by Indian troops
The Director Generals of Military Operations of India and Pakistan held talks over the hotline on Friday, during which Pakistan raised the issue of alleged targeting of its civilians by India along the Line of Controll.
■ ‘Madman’ Kim will be tested like never before, says Trump
“Kim Jong Un of North Korea, who is obviously a madman who doesn’t mind starving or killing his people, will be tested like never before!”, the American President tweeted.
■ Lookout notice issued as Karti Chidambaram was closing foreign bank accounts, CBI tells SC
The CBI on Friday claimed in the Supreme Court that a lookout notice was issued against Karti Chidambaram, son of former Union Minister P. Chidambaram, to prevent him from travelling abroad as he was closing several of his foreign bank accounts.
■ HC sees ‘sexual experimentation’ in rape case, suspends sentences of 3 convicts
The Punjab and Haryana High Court on Friday suspended the sentences of three persons, who were convicted by a Sonepat trial court for repeated gang rape and blackmail of a fellow student of a private university in 2013.
■ ‘Newton’ is India’s official entry to Oscars 2018
The Amit Masurkar movie, starring Rajkummar Rao, Pankaj Tripathi, Raghubir Yadav and Anjali Patil, tells the story of polling officer Newton Kumar, who is bent on conducting free and fair elections in the conflict-ridden jungles of Chhattisgarh.
■ Uber loses licence to operate in London
London’s transport regulator on Friday stripped Uber of its licence to operate from the end of the month, affecting over 40,000 drivers in a huge blow to the taxi app.
■ EC informed about merger, ouster of Sasikala: AIADMK
An AIDMK delegation met the Commission and countered the claims of the rebel camp led by Ms. Sasikala and her nephew TTV Dhinakaran that the resolutions were invalid.
■ ‘Bhoomi’ review: appalling addition to Bollywood’s rape narrative
A hideous film on rape that makes men appropriate and dominate the discourse.
■ Decoding Rajkummar’s formula
As ‘Newton’ strikes a chord with critics and ‘Omerta’ opens at the Toronto Film Festival, the talented actor talks about playing Omar Saeed Sheikh and his painful acting process.
■ Sensex tanks 448 points on global sell-off, falling rupee
This is the weakest closing since September 11 when it had closed at 31,882.16