Monday Evening News Brief, December 4

Monday evening brief Dec 4 2017
Good evening!
Here’s everything that transpired during the course of the day…
Veteran Hindi film actor Shashi Kapoor passed away at the age of 79. Kapoor was well-known for his roles in films like ‘Deewaar’ (1975), ‘Satyam Shivam Sundaram’ (1978), ‘Junoon’ (1978), ‘Shaan’ (1980), and ‘Namak Halaal’ (1982). He is survived by his daughter Sanjana, and sons Kunal and Karan. Read.
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Vijay Mallya reiterated that the charges against him were “false, fabricated and baseless”. “I have said repeatedly that the charges are false, fabricated and baseless. I have nothing to say, submissions in court will be self evident,” Mallya said. The liquor baron refused to comment further, adding that he was “not the decision maker,” and would “follow the proceedings.”
CIA chief said if Pakistan doesn’t act against terror safe havens, the US “will do everything it can to ensure they don’t exist anymore”. Mike Pompeo said that Mattis on his visit will ask Pakistan nicely, first. He said the defense secretary will deliver US President Donald Trump’s message to Pakistan that he’s very serious about tackling terror safe havens. This comment from Mike Pompeo, director of the US’s Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), came two days ahead of a visit to Pakistan by James Mattis, US defense secretary.
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Taking a dig at Rahul Gandhi, PM Modi said he wanted to congratulate Congress for ushering in ‘their Aurangzeb Raj’. “I congratulate the Congress on their ‘Aurangzeb Raj.’ For us, the well-being of the people matters and 125 crore Indians are our high command,” said PM Modi at a poll campaign rally in Gujarat. The PM claimed it was Mani Shankar Aiyar who first compared the Mughal empire’s practice of primogeniture to the elevation of Rahul as Congress chief after his mother.
Virat Kohli said it is his teammate Cheteshwar Pujara who has inspired him to score big hundreds. “My favourite obviously is Test cricket, we are making sure from every angle that this should be the most important format because as batsman or as bowlers also we know how pleasing it is to score in Test matches, especially when conditions are tough,” Kohli said.
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