Firstpost Editor's Picks: Jadhav case at ICJ, Pulwama aftermath, Gully Boy's failings; today's must-read stories
A quick rundown of five of the best articles published by Firstpost on Monday, 18 February
India argues that Pakistan has engaged in “egregious violations of the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations” in the course of its prosecution of alleged spy Kulbhushan Sudhir Jadhav. India was formally informed of Jadhav’s arrest on 25 March, 2016. India made at least 16 requests for consular access to him after that, which were either denied or ignored.
Post-Pulwama, Narendra Modi has, on several occasions, warned Pakistan of a “befitting response”, alerted Islamabad that the blood of the Indians is boiling and it will “pay a heavy price” for its act of terrorism and with a touch of ominous foreboding: “army has been given complete freedom to act”.
The latest twist in the family feud between the Singh brothers, scions of what used to be the Ranbaxy empire, involves a criminal complaint by Malvinder against his brother Shivinder and Gurinder Singh Dhillon, head of the Radha Soami Satsang, a spiritual order, which comes soon after an economic offence complaint against Sunil Godhwani, a man handpicked by Dhillon as a trusted financial advisor
In Monaco, she spoke to Firstpost about her nomination, training under coach Woller Akos, the difference between foreign and Indian coaches, preparations for the Tokyo Olympics and more.
Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt gave one of the most tone-deaf interviews in recent times, with Singh stating that he was “apathetic to politics”. This is where Gully Boy fails for me. Stars as big as Singh and Bhatt know exactly how much influence they and their industry have over people, as can be seen from the massive branding exercises they have undertaken.
Two Pulwama conspirators, including Masood Azhar's relative, shot dead in Kashmir encounter: Official
JeM's Mohammad Ismail Alvi, a relative of Masood Azhar, and Sameer Dar were killed in a gunfight in Pulwama, in an operation that is seen as a major success for security forces.
Check out some of the snaps from the thirteenth day of competitions in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
Tokyo Olympics 2020: India men's hockey team secures bronze to end four-decade medal drought; Ravi Dahiya wins silver in wrestling
Thirteen years after failing to even qualify for the Games, an Indian hockey team stood at the podium, something that had become a mythical tale of a bygone era for an entire generation.