News18 Afternoon Digest: Sandeshkhali Unrest Intensifies; Cong Leader Body-shamed by Rahul Gandhi’s Staff and Other Top Stories

In today’s digest, News18 brings you the latest updates on the Sandeshkhali unrest, Zeeshan Siddique’s body shaming allegation on Rahul Gandi’s staff and other top stories.

Enforcement Directorate (ED) has summoned absconding TMC zilla parishad member Shahjahan Sheikh for the fourth time in connection with the ration distribution ‘scam’. The ED has asked Shahjahan, who is accused of abusing women and grabbing land of Sandeshkhali locals along with his aides, to appear before it on February 29. READ MORE

Son of former Congress leader Baba Siddique Zeeshan Siddique, who was recently sacked as president of the Mumbai Youth Congress on Thursday alleged that he was asked to lose 10 kgs of weight in order to meet party leader Rahul Gandhi. READ MORE

Telangana Road Accident: BRS MLA Lasya Nanditha Dies In Horrific Car Crash, Cops Say ‘Driver May Have….’

Bharat Rashtra Samithi (BRS) MLA G Lasya Nanditha was killed in a horrifying road accident in Sangareddy district’s Aminpur mandal in Telangana early on Friday. READ MORE

Indian-Origin Student Akul Dhawan Froze to Death Near Club Which Denied Him Entry

Akul Dhawan, the 18-year-old Indian-American student at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign in the US who died last month after going missing for several hours, died of hypothermia following “acute alcohol intoxication and prolonged exposure to freezing temperatures, which significantly contributed to his death”, according to a statement released by the Champaign County Coroner’s Office in Illinois. READ MORE

Norovirus Spreading Across Several Parts of US, Northeast Region Hit Hard

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said the stomach virus known as the “norovirus” is spreading across the northeastern region of the US, affecting the region harder than other parts of the country which have recently reported a surge in norovirus cases. READ MORE

Shah Rukh Khan’s Friend BREAKS Silence on Rumour of Him Dating Priyanka Chopra: ‘How Many Flings…’

Shah Rukh Khan’s close friend Vivek Vaswani, who launched the actor in Raju Ban Gaya Gentleman, has opened up about SRK’s dating rumours with Priyanka Chopra. Shah Rukh and Priyanka were said to be secretly dating during the shoot of Don 2. However, Vivek has clarified that SRK has been “a one-woman man all his life”. READ MORE

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