1) MEA confirms rescheduling of Foreign Secretary level talks, calls steps taken by Pakistan as ‘positive’MEA Spokesperson Vikas Swarup said that, “Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar spoke to his Pakistani counterpart. They agreed to reschedule FS-level talks in near future.” Read our full report here.2) “I am a member of the entertainment industry, I did not mean to offend anyone,” says Kiku Sharda. <!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>After Kiku Sharda was arrested twice in a day for mocking self-styled godman Gurmeet Ram Rahim, the comedian has finally spoken out on the issue.Read what he has to say here- Gurmeet Ram Rahim controversy: Kiku Sharda breaks silence on the issue!3) CBFC restores previous cuts of ‘Saala Khadoos’According to our sources, producer Raj Kumar Hirani got in touch with his friends in the I&B (Information and Broadcasting) Ministry and requested that the cuts be restored. The cuts earlier made also included the title of the movie itself for using ‘Saala’. Read the full story here.4) British actor Alan Rickman dies at 69 of cancerFamous British actor and Professor Snape of Harry Potter fame died in London on Thursday. Rickman had been suffering from cancer, his death was confirmed by his family. Read the full story here. 5) ISIS launches militant assault on Indonesia’s capital JakartaIslamic State militants launched a gun and bomb assault on Indonesia’s capital on Thursday, police and media said, marking the first assault on the Muslim-majority country by the radical group, but five of the seven people killed were the attackers themselves. Read more here.
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