Q@9: Dramatic Suicide, Billionaire Gives It Up, Taliban Offensive

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 Gajendra Singh during Aam Aadmi Party  rally against the Union government’s Land Acquisition Bill at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi before committing suicide. (Photo: PTI)

1. Farmer Commits Suicide During AAP’s Protest
A farmer committed suicide by hanging himself from a tree in Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s presence at the Aam Aadmi Party’s rally in New Delhi. A political blame game ensued followed by a social media backlash.

2. Anil Ambani Gives up LPG Subsidy, Urges 1 Lakh Workers to Follow
Heeding to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s call, industrialist Anil Ambani has given up cooking gas subsidies and has urged his group’s about one lakh employees to follow suit.

3. Why We Love to Hate Chetan Bhagat
Imagine waking up on your birthday to a Rs 1 crore defamation suit. Just one of those days when you feel glad you aren’t Chetan Bhagat. While the timing of the news of the defamation case against Bhagat by a royal family in Bihar is purely coincidental, most people would have grinned at the popular writer being put in a spot again. Because we love to hate Chetan Bhagat.

4. Earth Day 2015: It’s Our Turn to Lead
April 22, 2015 marks the 46th commemoration of Earth Day – an event so global, that it’s been described as “the largest secular holiday in the world, celebrated by more than a billion people every year”.

5. Taliban to Launch Spring Offensive in Afghanistan This Week
The Taliban on Wednesday said that their spring offensive in Afghanistan will begin this week. This is the first time the insurgents’ annual campaign against the Afghan government will take place without NATO troops on the battlefield.

6. Finally, WhatsApp Releases Voice Calling for iPhone Users
For all you iOS fans who were trolled by android lovers for not getting WhatsApp voice calling on your iPhone, relax.
WhatsApp has finally released voice calling on the iPhone, two months after it was made available on Android.

7. Greenpeace: A Chequered history
In the latest move in its ongoing battle with Greenpeace, the NDA government is mulling cancelling the tax exemption status for the organisation citing financial irregularities. Over the years, Greenpeace has been embroiled in battles with corporations, environmentalists and governments.

8. Sensex Rebounds by 214 pts on Value-Buying
Ending five-day losing streak, the benchmark BSE Sensex on Wednesday rebounded by over 214 points to 27,890.13 on value-buying in capital goods, pharma and banking stocks as sentiment improved after Saudi Arabia ended its military campaign in Yemen.

9. Kashyap Enters Pre-quarters of Asia Championship
India’s Parupalli Kashyap played one of the longest matches of his career as he roared into the pre-quarterfinals with a gruelling three-game win over Chinese Taipei’s Jen Hao Hsu at the USD 200,000 Badminton Asia Championship on Wednesday.

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