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Tuesday, October 6, 2015
Top Headlines: Dadri lynching: We want justice, not politics, says Akhlaq's son Sartaj
A week has passed since his father was brutally murdered by a mob, but Sartaj, a corporal in Indian Air Force and the hapless son of Mohammed Akhlaq, remains restless and disturbed. He feels that instead of ensuring justice to his father, people are playing politics with the family's tragedy.
The Prime Minister is losing one of his top speechwriters. Jawed Ashraf, who has been joint secretary to the Prime Minister for almost five years — spanning Manmohan Singh and Narendra Modi — will be moving out to take an overseas posting.
Mercedes Benz India has reported sales of more than 10,000 units in the first three quarters of this year — close to the number it sold in the whole of last year, and Roland S Folger, the company's new MD & CEO, said it will snatch the leadership position from compatriot Audi at 2015-end.
Following a 35-basis-point reduction in its base rate last week, ICICI Bank on Tuesday increased the spread on its home loans. The bank now offers home loans at 9.6% and 9.65% (100 bps = 1 percentage point).
It was fitting that the team of Talvar, the film based on the Aarushi Talwar murder case, were in the city of the crime, so to speak, when they discussed what the case revealed about Nyodda (this was supposed to be the film's title initially). The movie shows, among other things, a fundamental cultural divide between the UPwallahs investigating the case and the upper middle-class, urban family they were looking at, in this uneasy suburban mingling of gaon and sheher.