Monday evening news brief, May 08 2017

Monday evening brief May 8 2017
Good evening!
Here’s everything that transpired during the course of the day…
Baahubali 2 has set a record, grossing Rs 1000 crore at the worldwide box-office within ten days of release. The box-office figures for the Rajamouli film now stands at Rs 1,047 crore. The multilingual film is all set to release in Japan and China, which will take its overall collections through the roof. ‘Baahubali 2’ enjoyed a grand release in about 9000 screens worldwide. Read
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Kapil Mishra has said he will present evidence about corruption involving top AAP functionaries to CBI. The ousted minister leveled direct charges against Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal and health minister Satyendar Jain in a land deal that benefited a relative of Kejriwal. He also challenged them to take a lie-detector test over the bribery allegations.
Supreme Court has ruled that Lalu Prasad and other accused will face separate trials for each case in the Rs 900 cr fodder scam. It set aside the High Court order which said that the entire conspiracy in the scam was one and hence Lalu cannot be tried separately for each illegal treasury withdrawal. Lalu has already been convicted the in Chaibasa treasury withdrawal case.
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BJP may get support from both factions of AIADMK in the presidential election. CM Palaniswami is believed to have told partymen not to criticise the BJP, while the Panneerselvam faction too has cordial relations with BJP. The party is hopeful that AIADMK would back its candidate, as opposition DMK is certain to back the Congress candidate.
Iran has threatened military strikes inside Pakistan if cross-border attacks by Pakistan based Sunni militants continue. The head of the country’s armed forces said, Iran expects Pakistan to control the borders, arrest terrorists and shut down bases. Ten Iranian border guards were killed by militants last month. Iran blamed Jaish al Adl, a Sunni militant group for the attack.
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