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Morning briefing: NIA hunts Bengaluru cafe blast suspect; Kate Middleton's post-surgery photo withdrawn, and more news

Mar 11, 2024 09:19 AM IST

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A 10-member team from the National Investigation Agency (NIA) is pursuing the primary suspect linked to the Bengaluru cafe blast case in Kalaburagi in north Karnataka. According to informed sources, the anti-terror unit is intensifying its efforts to apprehend the individual who has been evading capture for the past 10 days. NIA officials revealed on Friday that the suspect had been sighted in Ballari district, about 310 km away from Bengaluru. Subsequently, a senior officer disclosed on Sunday that the individual had been observed at a bus station in Ballari, and was likely headed towards Kalaburagi, situated a further 300 kilometers north. The aforementioned officer indicated that they received intelligence suggesting that two unidentified individuals had been seen interacting with the suspect at the bus station, with a specific Karnataka Road Transport Corporation bus now under scrutiny. Dig deeper

Security personnel stand guard at the Rameshwaram cafe blast site, in Bengaluru. (PTI)
Security personnel stand guard at the Rameshwaram cafe blast site, in Bengaluru. (PTI)

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Several news organisations have retracted a photograph released by Kensington Palace featuring Kate Middleton, the Princess of Wales, following a post-publication analysis revealing it “failed to meet their editorial criteria", news agency Reuters reported. The photograph was accompanied by a message of thanks from the princess, marking her initial public remarks since undergoing abdominal surgery in January. The image, distributed on Sunday by Kensington Palace to commemorate Mother's Day in Britain, portrays the Princess of Wales seated on a garden chair, adorned in jeans, a sweater, and a dark jacket, alongside her three children: Prince George, aged 10, Princess Charlotte, aged 8, and Prince Louis, aged 5. Dig deeper

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Global Matters

The 96th Academy Awards is now in full swing. Hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, Hollywood’s most exciting night is here with Christopher Nolan's Oppenheimer bagging as many as 13 nominations. As social media celebrates the event and the victories on X, Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk appears to be quite unhappy. Musk, over the weekend, shared several posts to express his disdain for the Oscars, snubbing the event online. In one of his latest posts, Musk wrote, “Winning an Oscar now just means you won the woke contest”. Cambridge Dictionary says the word “woke” means being "aware, especially of social problems such as racism and inequality.” However, Musk previously said that "wokeness" intends to make "comedy illegal." Dig deeper

Entertainment Focus

The 96th Academy Awards, hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, occurred in Los Angeles on Sunday. Christopher Nolan's biographical drama "Oppenheimer" secured a remarkable seven Oscars, notably including the prestigious Best Picture award. The film also triumphed in categories such as Best Director, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor, Best Cinematography, Best Editing, and Best Original Score. Led by Cillian Murphy, the drama emerged as a frontrunner before the ceremony, boasting 13 nominations. Additionally, other noteworthy winners of the evening included "Barbie," "Poor Things," and "The Zone of Interest.". Dig deeper

Lifestyle and Health

Ariana Grande made a striking appearance on the red carpet of the 96th Academy Awards, captivating onlookers with her soft pink glamour. The renowned singer donned an extravagant bubblegum-colored gown, exuding an aura of ethereal chic. While other attendees opted for black attire, Ariana Grande stood out with her pink ensemble, leaving her fans enthralled. Known for her bold and daring fashion choices, the diva once again showcased her fashion prowess at the Oscars. Her previous appearance at the awards featured a stunning black mini dress, and this time, she's making a statement with her pink look. Let's delve into her captivating Oscars 2024 ensemble. Dig deeper

Sports Goings

Besides India now having to worry less about who next after Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma after the young guns stepped up in the absence of some of the senior Test regulars in the series against a full-strength England side, there was another major positive for the home team that has been less talked about. It was witnessed through the course of the last three matches against England. India have unearthed another batting potential down the order in Kuldeep Yadav that has strengthened their tail. Dig deeper

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