Here are the top headlines of the day:
1. Times Now tried to contact Deepika Padukone in connection with the drug WhatsApp chats, the phone was ringing but there was no response from the actor's side. The WhatsApp chats have been a major debate in the industry, where actors are seen talking about drugs, in one of the WhatsApp chats, Deepika was seen asking for hash and not weed. There are conversations about meeting at 'Koko' which is also under the scanner as a party was organised where Deepika Padukone was spotted. The Narcotics body is connecting all the dots and once they interrogate Karishma there is a possibility of more leads.
2. Narcotics Control Bureau widens drug probe. Two TV actors are being grilled by the NCB in the drug probe. The actors namely Abigail Pande and Sanam have bee summoned by the NCB and are now being grilled.
Times Now's Mohit says that these actors have alleged link with drug peddlers. Sanam and Abigail have been together for some tie and after searching their residence they were summoned by the NCB for further questioning. Sources say that their names have come up in the investigation by the NCB and hence they have been summoned for questioning. Drug peddler Anuj who was arrested by the NCB has taken the names of these two actors.
3. In the latest development in the Sushant Singh Rajput case, former talent manager, Jaya Saha has been summoned for her third round of questioning by the NCB in the drugs angle. Jaya Saha has admitted that she had ordered CBD oil for Rhea Chakraborty and Shraddha Kapoor.
Madhu Mantena is also being quizzed by the NCB in the bollwood drugs case. Jaya Saha and Madhu Mantena are likely to be confronted together in the Bollywood drugs case. Drug chats have emerged where Madhu Mantena was seen asking for weed from Jaya Saha. Questions will be poured on Jaya Saha. Deputy Director KPS Malhotra has also reached the NCB office.
4. Times Now has accessed a sensational testimony which talks about 'sadkon pe utrenge'. Peaceful protests facade for bloodshed for a cause? The testimony shows that the Delhi violence was well orchestrated and it was not a spontaneous action.
An eye-witness has given a statement before the magistrate. He has said that one should get to the streets and protests will not help. The violence was planned before hand in the meetings. Brotherhood and tolerance and violence against Muslim will be spoken about but the main aim is to block traffic. The eye-witness has said that all these things were discussed in the meetings which led to the gathering of so many people.
5. Over the last 6-7 months, there has been massive outrage relating to Hindu temples. The first one was at the Yeleswaram temple where the idol of Lord Hanuman was vandalised. In September 2020, three silver statues went missing from Sri Kanak Durga temple. On September 6 2020, a 62-year old chariot was destroyed in a fire mishap at the Antarvedi temple.
The massive outrage has been spreading in most temples of Andhra Pradesh. Are these attacks on the temples of Andhra Pradesh planned? The BJP has upped the ante against the government. A bizarre response from Andhra Mantri Kodali Nani has stunned all. He goes onto say that nothing will happen if these idols are destroyed or if 6-7 lakhs worth idols are stolen. The govt will compensate for the same.
6. Amidst the heavy rainfall in Mumbai, Times Now brings to you a ground report from CST station, where waterlogging has wreaked havoc for the citizens. The road shown in the visuals leads to the office of the Enforcement Directorate and the Narcotics Control Bureau. The individuals explain how difficult it was for them to commute to different areas for the city, people have been stuck for more than eight hours in places where there was no relief or shelter. The intense rainfall that happened during the morning made it difficult for people to walk or use public transport. All the buses have been diverted to a different route and the local trains have been asked to halt considering the havoc.