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October 26: Top 5 news of the day, that you should not miss

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 26 October 2017, 17:49 IST

From Nawaz Sharif holding meetings with a few members of the Saudi royal family to Indian cricket team skipper Virat Kohli leaves Barcelona's star footballer Lionel Messi behind in terms of brand value, here is the top 5 news of the day.

1- NIA files charge sheet against Islamic preacher Zakir Naik

The National Investigative Agency (NIA) on Thursday filed charge sheet against Islamic Research Foundation (IRF) president and preacher Zakir Naik in its special court here.

Naik has been booked on charges of incitement of terror activities and hate speech among youth.

Earlier in July, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) at the request of the NIA revoked Naik's passport under the provisions of the Passport Act, 1967.

2- Nawaz Sharif holds 'positive' meeting with Saudi royals

Ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has held meetings with a few members of the Saudi royal family which is dubbed 'positive' by a couple of insiders of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N).

"At this stage, we cannot comment on how these meetings will shape the political scene in Pakistan, but one thing is for sure, these [the meetings] were positive," reported the Dawn quoting a close source to the former Pakistan PM as saying.

Sharif on Monday left London for Saudi Arabia to perform Umrah, changing his return plan to Pakistan.

3- World's billionaires have more money than GDP of the whole European Union!

Someone has rightly said the rich person is getting richer and the poor person is getting poorer in today's world. The new report of UBS and PwC is proving the above saying correct because in the year 2016 world’s billionaires became even richer. And it was also seen that population of world's billionaire have increased by 10 percent that means we have 145 more billionaires among us.

4- 10 years of Jab We Met: Anshuman opens up about Shahid-Kareena's controversial break-up

Who can forget Geet's love interest 'Anshuman' from Jab We Met, well he was until Geet falls in love with Shahid Kapoor aka Aaditya. Today 'Jab we met' starring Shahid Kapoor and Kareena Kapoor Khan had completed 10 years. The film was directed by film mogul Imtiaz Ali.

The film got into controversies after it was being said that Imtiaz Ali had planned to take Bobby Deol for the film but due to Kareena Kapoor Khan's special request he took Shahid Kapoor. And halfway through the film, the couple parted their ways after being together for four years.

5- Virat Kohli's brand value is way more than ace footballer Lionel Messi!

Indian cricket team skipper Virat Kohli leaves Barcelona's star footballer Lionel Messi behind in terms of brand value. A business magazine recently revealed the list of world's top ten athletes with maximum brand value. Surprisingly, Indian captain Virat Kohli is above ace footballer Lionel Messi and NBA team Golden State Warriors’ Steph Curry.

First published: 26 October 2017, 17:49 IST
 
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