It’s a good weekend for history lovers in the City.
Colaba’s Wellington Fountain Has Been Restored
The 152-year-old Wellington Fountain memory of Duke Wellington has been restored to its former glory by MCGM and private institutions including Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. It will be unveiled at the end of this month, How cool is that?
Looks like this toilet issue is getting serious now. Check out our National update.
No Nikah In Houses Without Toilets
Maulana Mahmood A Madani, Secretary General of Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind has said that maulvis and muftis Maulvis and muftis in Himachal Pradesh, Punjab and Haryana will not solemnise Muslim marriage in a house without toilets. This is a very good move.
Two Indians Die Every Minute Due to Air Pollution
The smog-filled air around can be killing you faster than you think. Medical journal, The Lancet, has said over a million Indians die every year due to air pollution. India also has some of the most polluted cities in the world. Read the whole story here.
Elsewhere in the World, China is getting very firm with a certain friend and Trump is back.
China Bans Coal Imports from North Korea
China has said that is suspending all coal imports from North Korea until the end of the year. This is expected to deal a massive financial blow to the totalitarian regime. The Chinese government appears to be worried about North Korea’s missile tests. Who will fund Kim Jong Un’s expensive cognac habit now?
Trump Invents Terror Attack in Sweden
Trump is on a roll after his bizarre press conference where he blamed the entire media for spreading fake news. He recently addressed a rally in Florida, where he talked about migration in Europe and linked it to terror attacks in Europe (Nice, Paris, Brussels) and..Sweden. Sweden has not faced any terrorist attacks in the recent past, but Trump knows best, right?
160,000 March to Let More Refugees Enter Spain
Spain has taken in only 1,100 refugees of the over 17,000 they have promised to accept. Protestors took to the streets of Barcelona with banners reading ‘Enough Excuses! Take Them In Now!’ and ‘No More Deaths, Open The Borders!’. Read the whole story here.
Today in History
Harper Lee, author of acclaimed Pulitzer Prize-winning bestseller To Kill a Mockingbird died on this day in 2016.
Dhoni is ousted as captain. What a sad day for Sport!
MS Dhoni Removed as Rising Pune Supergiants Captain
Mahendra Singh Dhoni, the most expensive player in the IPL, has been relieved of his captaincy and replaced with Australian Steve Smith. Rising Pune Supergiants owner Sanjiv Goenka said they wanted someone young to lead the side and revamp it after a disappointing last season. Ouch!
Chelsea Beat Wolverhampton 2-0
Chelsea’s Pedro and Diego Costa scored goals for the Three Lions and are a step closer to a league and cup double. Read the whole report here.
It’s been sometime since SRK made our Entertainment update.
SRK Offered Role in Netflix Show on Twitter
SRK was asked to guest star in Netflix’s ‘Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency’ which stars LOTR’s Elijah Wood. And he may have said yes. Read about the amusing conversation here.
Audience Has Forgotten How to Enjoy Films: Farhan Akhtar
Farhan Akhtar shared a note by film distributor Akshaye Rathi saying the audience is obsessed with watching films that make tons of money, and they “need to judge is whether they enjoyed the film, whether they had a paisa vasool experience and a good time or not?”