Rare Sight: Empty Stands Greet Critical India-Pak Asia Cup Clash Due to Costly Tickets

Brief by Shorts91 Newsdesk / 04:30pm on 11 Sep 2023,Monday Shorts91 Exclusive

The India vs Pakistan Asia Cup Super-4 clash witnessed the surprising sight of empty stands as steep ticket pricing and a rain forecast kept fans away. Critics associated this unusual sight at an India-Pakistan high-voltage encounter with ticket rates starting from $10 up to $200, much higher than other matches. The controversy around pricing and venue, combined with predictions of rain, resulted in an unprecedented lack of crowds for the heated tie. While the on-field action sizzled, missing sadly, was the electrifying onground atmosphere as cameras panned across vacant seats. (Video courtesy: Nikhil Bhambure)

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Dog Gone Wild Causes Airport Chaos, Traffic Snarls for Hours at Gatwick North

Brief by Shorts91 Newsdesk / 03:39pm on 10 Sep 2023,Sunday Shorts91 Exclusive

A dog that broke free from its leash and went berserk caused massive disruptions at Gatwick Airport's North Terminal, leading to traffic being held up for hours outside. The uncontrolled canine ran amok inside after getting loose, sending staff into a frenzy trying to restrain it. Officials attempted to lure the rogue dog with chicken nuggets but it ate them all and continued running wild. With failed efforts to capture the dog, traffic in and out of the airport was stopped for several hours. Passengers faced long delays and huge traffic jams built up on access roads, with cars backed up for miles unable to reach the terminal during the chaotic situation.

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Historic India Club in London to Shut its Doors in 7 Days After Losing Battle Against its Closure

Brief by Shorts91 Newsdesk / 12:23pm on 10 Sep 2023,Sunday Shorts91 Exclusive

The India Club in London, dating back to the Indian independence movement, will permanently close on September 17 after losing its fight against closure. The iconic meeting venue and eatery, which had previously prevented demolition, was served notice by landlords to make way for a modernised hotel. Owners Yadgar and Phiroza Marker launched a "Save India Club" appeal but announced the impending closure with "heavy hearts". Phiroza Marker told Shorts91, that they are looking for a new place to move the legendary club. The India Club has its roots in the India League, which campaigned for Indian independence in Britain, with its founding members including Krishna Menon – who went on to become the first Indian High Commissioner to the UK. Its closure ends an era and erases a piece of history as one of London's most historic Indian venues.

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Jawan: Shah Rukh Khan Delivers a Meta Message on Responsible Citizenship Wrapped Up in an Action Extravaganza

Brief by Shorts91 Newsdesk / 12:00pm on 10 Sep 2023,Sunday Shorts91 Exclusive

Shorts91 found Shah Rukh Khan's ‘Jawan’ to be an entertaining action spectacle blended smoothly with thoughtful social commentary. While showcasing SRK's trademark grand flair through gripping sequences, the film also highlights issues like economic inequality and misgovernance without moralizing. SRK himself conveys an uplifting call to action for responsible citizenship. Shorts91 also spoke to UK crowds who cheered Jawan's winning combo of charisma, comedy, and messaging. British fans lauded SRK for using his stardom to gently provoke audiences beyond just thrills. This exclusive review finds Jawan marking another milestone in Shah Rukh's bridging of cinema and social consciousness. For full review and audience reaction, CLICK BELOW

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'Son-in-Law of India': UK PM Sunak Wins Hearts at G20 with Warmth for his Roots

Brief by Shorts91 Newsdesk / 11:14am on 10 Sep 2023,Sunday Shorts91 Exclusive

UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak described his visit to India for the G20 Summit as "obviously special", jokingly referring to himself as the "son-in-law of India" courtesy his wife Akshata Murty's Indian heritage. After landing in Delhi, Sunak's first stop was visiting students to underscore the India-UK "living bridge". During the Summit, Sunak won appreciation by embracing his roots - from walking barefoot at Raj Ghat to sitting cross-legged with Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina. The first British PM of Indian origin charmed India with his warmth and lack of ego while bonding with the culture. Whether visiting Akshardham temple or interacting with media in Bollywood-style, Sunak emerged as a leader who prioritizes people over protocol. By wholeheartedly embracing his Indian connections, he won over the Indian public during his "special" visit.

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UK Heatwave Will Persist Through Weekend Before Cooler Weather Returns Next Week

Brief by Shorts91 Newsdesk / 04:23pm on 09 Sep 2023,Saturday Shorts91 Exclusive

The current heatwave gripping parts of the UK could persist through the weekend before temperatures return to normal next week, according to forecasts. The Met Office said the last of the extreme warmth and humidity will likely linger in southeastern regions to start next week. But a cold front moving in will introduce cooler conditions, ending the heatwave. After September 11, the UK is expected to see more changeable weather with temperatures closer to average. While providing some uncomfortable days, the heatwave looks set to fade soon, giving relief from the oppressive conditions.

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UK to Return Chhatrapati Shivaji's 'Wagh Nakh' This Year

Brief by Shorts91 Newsdesk / 11:35am on 08 Sep 2023,Friday Shorts91 Exclusive

Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj's 'wagh nakh', a dagger, shaped like tiger claws used by him to kill Bijapur general Afzal Khan in 1659, will likely return to India from the UK this year. Maharashtra state minister Sudhir Mungantiwar will visit London to sign an agreement with the Victoria and Albert Museum to bring back the artifact. The V&A Museum said: "The V&A looks forward to welcoming senior leadership from the Maharashtra Government in October, to sign a memorandum of understanding." The 'wagh nakh' has been in the UK's possession and will return in time for the anniversary of Chhatrapati Shivaji's killing of Afzal Khan based on the Hindu calendar. Mungantiwar said attempts to bring back other objects like Shivaji’s sword will also be made. CLICK the video to see the priceless piece on Shorts91.

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Billionaire Ambani Family Visits Slough Temple for Janmashtami Celebrations

Brief by Shorts91 Newsdesk / 03:37pm on 07 Sep 2023,Thursday Shorts91 Exclusive

Billionaire industrialist Mukesh Ambani and his family visited the Hindu Temple in Slough on Wednesday to celebrate Krishna Janmashtami. Ambani, his son Anant, daughter Isha, and mother Kokilaben waited in queue with other devotees to offer puja and darshan. Slough resident Chitta Paikray spotted the Ambanis around during puja and approached them for photos. Paikray described the family as gracious, he said: "I was both surprised and overwhelmed to see the Ambani family standing in a queue like everyone else." (Image courtesy: Chitta Paikray)

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Indian High Commission Celebrates Raksha Bandhan with Kiwi Brothers and Sisters in New Zealand

Brief by Shorts91 Newsdesk / 11:02am on 05 Sep 2023,Tuesday Shorts91 Exclusive

The Indian High Commission in Wellington celebrated Raksha Bandhan with members of the Indian diaspora and New Zealanders. As part of the festivities, people tied rakhis on each other's wrists to symbolise mutual care and protection. Naval officers from the visiting Indian ship INS Sahyadri also took part and received rakhis. The Hindu Council Wellington co-organised the event that brought together Indians and Kiwis to promote cultural understanding. For the Indian community, it was an opportunity to celebrate the tradition with their New Zealand brothers and sisters. The celebrations highlighted the strong people-to-people bonds between the two countries. (Image courtesy: @IndiainNZ on X)

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Indian Ambassador Jaideep Mazumder Applauds Kerala Cyclist Faiz's Global Peace Journey

Brief by Shorts91 Newsdesk / 10:50am on 05 Sep 2023,Tuesday Shorts91 Exclusive

Indian Ambassador Jaideep Mazumder recently met with Faiz, an inspiring cyclist who is pedaling through 35 countries from India to the UK to spread messages of world peace, anti-drug awareness, zero carbon emission, and healthcare access. Faiz Ashraf Ali, a Kerala native who quit his IT job to pursue his passion for cycling across continents. Faiz is currently on a solo "Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav" bike trip from India to the UK to spread messages of world peace, healthcare, and sustainability. Organized by Eco Wheelers with the slogan "From Heart to Heart", Faiz's 450-day journey covering 30,000 km across 35 countries is envisaged to promote ideals of love and harmony globally. Education Minister V Sivankutty flagged off the expedition from Kerala, Faiz's home state.The Indian envoy encouraged Faiz's unique initiative to build a better world through his inspiring solo cycling mission.

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