Monday, Sep 20, 2021
Outlook.com
Outlook.com

Behind VK Singh's Fascination For Roads

Five things you need to know on May 18, 2016

Behind VK Singh's Fascination For Roads
| Photograph by PTI
Behind VK Singh's Fascination For Roads
outlookindia.com
1970-01-01T05:30:00+05:30

It was 104 years ago on this day that the first Indian film, Shree Pundalik by Dadasaheb Torne was released. And speaking of films and clips and let’s just also factor in doctored videos while we are at it. Forensic scientists have been hard-at-work in Gandhinagar, declaring that the four controversial videos taken on that ill-fated night of February 9 on the JNU campus are indeed “genuine”. There has been no comment however on the ‘doctored’ videos put out by some TV (news) channels in the aftermath of the incident. Interesting!

  1. Minister of State for External Affairs General (Retd) VK Singh, famed for his “healthy” relationship with the media, wants Akbar Road in Delhi to be renamed as Maharana Pratap Road. Social media is having a ball with that one. Imagine – we’re talking about somebody who was till recently the army chief of a nuclear power.
  2. And the social wires are also pretty taken in by Minister of Woman and Child Welfare Maneka Gandhi who has been in the news for a lot of comments on a variety of issues yesterday. Her most noteworthy one was that online trolling of women should be considered as violence. Then there was this and this.
  3. If you haven’t been mooing with the news, the Punjab government had announced Rs 10 levy on an IMFL bottle and that of Rs 5 on a bottle of beer last week. The levy is called cow cess and it reportedly has a large population of the 3 lakh ex-Punjabi-serviceman community miffed.
  4. Speaking of people being rubbed the wrong way, we wonder how Azam Khan and co are feeling after Amar Singh was nominated by the Samajwadi Party to the Upper House yesterday.
  5. And finally coming to headlines from the back pages which no one gives a damn about since-its-not-cricket. Reliance’s Indian Super League (ISL) is set to become the premier football competition in the land at the cost of the I-League. And legacy clubs like Mohun Bagan and East Bengal may not feature in the top league next season according to an AIFF order.

The legacy clubs are said to be pretty pissed off by the order and seemingly so are the people of Shahpur, a town close to 70 km from Mumbai. Its residents have organized a demonstration and threatened to cut off the 2,960 million litres of water that Maharashtra’s capital takes from its four dams as they struggle with water scarcity.

Advertisement

Outlook Newsletters

Advertisement

Read More from Outlook

Congress Plays Dalit Card In Punjab, Charanjit Singh Channi To Take Oath As CM On Monday

Congress Plays Dalit Card In Punjab, Charanjit Singh Channi To Take Oath As CM On Monday

Charanjit Singh Channi appointed Chief Minister of Punjab; expected to tap 32 percent Dalit voters of Punjab in the upcoming 2022 assembly elections.

Saudi Foreign Minister In India: Riyadh As Concerned As New Delhi About Stabilising Afghanistan

Saudi Foreign Minister In India: Riyadh As Concerned As New Delhi About Stabilising Afghanistan

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar held talks with visiting Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan al Saud on Sunday.

IPL 2021: Gaikwad, Bowlers Help CSK Beat MI

IPL 2021: Gaikwad, Bowlers Help CSK Beat MI

Gaikwad batted through the innings to lift Chennai Super Kings from 7/3 to 156/6. Mumbai Indians could manage only 136/8.

Virat Kohli To Step Down As Royal Challengers Bangalore Captain After IPL

Virat Kohli To Step Down As Royal Challengers Bangalore Captain After IPL

The news came just a few days after Virat Kohli announced that he will step down as India's T20 captain after T20 World Cup.

Advertisement