One inspiring story from Mumbai City, and another one to make sure we keep up with pickpocketers.
Single Mother Awarded for Her Tireless Support to Her Fencing Champ Daughter
Single mother Vimal Ingale was felicitated with the Jijamata Award for helping her daughter, Vaibhavi, win nine medals at the national and state level. Vimal lost her husband 10 years ago and has managed to sustain her daughter and herself through some tough times and encouraged her daughter to take up fencing, a relatively unknown sport in India. Read the whole story here.
Mumbai Pickpockets Reveal Code Words for Cash
Do know what ‘Raju’, ‘chamda’, ‘gajar’ and ‘takla’ refer to in the world of pickpocketing? Read this to know more.
Two stories on the National front, one that will cheer you up and the other that will make you realize humans are stupid.
Kashmiri Muslims Celebrate Maha Shivratri, Want Pandits to Come Back
Bandipore’s Sumbal town has a Shiv temple that hasn’t seen any devotees since all Kashmiri Pundits fled the town in the 1990s because of militancy. But Friday morning saw an amazing sight. Muslims from the neighbouring areas all came to the temple and performed the Hindu ceremony for the God. Read the whole story here.
WhatsApp Rumours Stop India’s Vaccination Drive for Measles
A government school in Chennai was unable to vaccinate students for measles and rubella because parents didn’t trust the vaccination program. Why? Because of WhatsApp messages that said vaccination is harmful. This is so ridiculous. Read the whole story here.
It’s the birthday of one of our favourite musicians Today in History.
The World has both good and bad. As our updates show.
Ian Grillot Took Two Bullets for the Indian Engineers in Kansas City
Ian Grillot has been hailed a hero after he took a bullet trying to save two Indians from a shooting at a Kansas City bar. Bartender Garret Bohnen told the Kansas City Star that Grillot stood up for Srinivas Kuchibhotla and Alok Madasani and threw himself in the line of fire after Purington fired a shot directed at the two Indians. Watch the video here.
Donald Trump Bans Media He Doesn’t Like
Donald Trump has banned organisations like The New York Times, BBC , Buzzfeed and CNN from White House press briefings because he thinks they don’t like him. Talk about temper tantrums. Read more here.
One of our favourite actors is retiring from one our favourite roles. That’s Entertainment.
Patrick Stewart Retires from X-Men Movies
Professor X calls it a day. Patrick Stewart has confirmed that he is retiring as Professor Charles Xavier from the X-Men franchise. Goodbye Prof. You will be missed.
Baahubali 2 Delayed
Baahubali 2 has hit another snag, this time with VFX. This means another delay for the movie. “Previously the release was planned for December 2016, then the dates were shifted to January. We thought that by April 2017 the film will hit the theatres. However, we doubt that this will happen,” reveals a source close to the film. Read the whole story here.
Cricket, badminton and boxing. We have a good Sports update for you today.
Australia Wallop India in 1st Test
India swallowed a very bitter pill as they lost to Australia by 333 runs in the first Test match, one of their worst ever defeats on home soil in Tests. Skipper Virat Kohli said this was a reality check that the team needed. It didn’t help that India dropped Steve Smith multiple times and let him score a century. Read the whole report here.
P.V. Sindhu Chooses Andhra Pradesh Over Telangana for Government Job
Olympic silver medallist P.V. Sindhu had job offers from both Andhra Pradesh and Telangana governments for a job. She chose Andhra Pradesh and will now be appointed as Deputy Collector in Andhra Pradesh. Read the whole story here.
Muhammad Ali’s Son Detained at US Airport Because He Is Muslim
Muhammad Ali Jr. was detained at Fort Lauderdale Airport and questioned because of his name. Officials repeatedly asked him, “Where did you get your name from?” and “Are you Muslim?”