Q@9: DR APJ Abdul Kalam Passes Away, Gurdaspur Attack, and More

The top stories from The Quint today.

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Dr APJ Abdul Kalam, former President of India passed away today. (Photo: Reuters)

1. Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Passes Away: Nation Loses a Bharat Ratna

Former President APJ Abdul Kalam has passed away in Shillong, The Quint has been able to confirm. He collapsed while delivering a lecture in Shillong.

2. Intelligence Failures Have a Crippling Effect on Counter-Terrorism

Gurdaspur attack underscores intelligence failure and lack of coordination in counter-terror operations, writes Chandan Nandy.

3. Gurdaspur Strike is a Pakistani Tactical Shift from J&K to Punjab

By letting terrorists strike in Gurdaspur, Pakistan seeks to draw in the Indian army, writes Syed Ata Hasnain.

4. Apple Music – Stuff We Love, and Stuff We Hate

Apple’s pretty good at disrupting digital media – it’s not like the first MP3 player was made in Cupertino, or the first digital song was sold by Apple.

With the iPod and the iTunes Music Store though, Apple has proved that doing it right is better than doing it first, writes Tushar Kanwar.

5. QSatire: Dear Earth-like Planet, You’re Soon Going to be Invaded

Dear Earth-like planet Kepler-452b, be prepared to be used and abused by Indians.

We at The Quint decided to give you guys a heads-up on the first lot of Indians who are likely to move base to your oh-so-green-beautiful planet. Enjoy all the serenity till it lasts!

6. Bajrangi Bhaijaan and Baahubali Enter the Elite 200 Crore Club

The two blockbusters Bajrangi Bhaijaan and Baahubali have crossed 200 cr net and the numbers are unstoppable, writes Rohit Khilnani.

7. The Who, What, Why, When, Where and How of the Gurdaspur Attack

Amid all the cacophony, here’s the what, where, when, who, why and how of the Punjab terror attack. Aakash Joshi tells you all the details.

8. Indian Reforms Target Labour Anarchy, but Too Late For Some

Last month, hundreds of workers went on the rampage at a factory belonging to garment exporter in Gurgaon, a Delhi satellite city. Labour volatility has become common in Indian workplaces. Are the new reforms too late? Read more on The Quint.

9. Exclusive: B Raman’s Emails On Yakub Memon’s Arrest May Offer Hope

Can RAW officer B Raman’s revelations save Yakub Memon from execution? Or is it too late? Read more on The Quint.

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