QWrap: Bihar Opinion Poll, FTII Hunger Strike, and More

Here’s a wrap of today’s top stories in under 90 seconds.

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1. Janata Parivar Has Edge in Bihar Elections: Opinion Poll

An opinion poll conducted by CVoter has given a slight edge to the RJD-JDU-Congress alliance in the upcoming Bihar Assembly elections. The Mahagathbandhan or Grand Alliance’s chief ministerial candidate Nitish Kumar is also the preferred CM with 53% of over 10,000 respondents that the survey questioned.

2. Three Day Indo-Pak DG Level Talks Commence

India and Pakistan began a three-day DG-level border dialogue in Delhi today with the host nation set to flag the “most important” issues of ceasefire violation and cross-border infiltration, weeks after parleys between the NSAs of the two countries was called off.

3. Three FTII Students Begin Hunger Strike Against Gajendra Chauhan

Three FTII students have begun a hunger strike as part of their ongoing protest. The Film and Television Institute of India Students’ Association (FSA) is spearheading the now nearly three-month-old strike in protest against the appointment of TV actor and BJP member Gajendra Chauhan as the Chairperson.

4. Narendra Modi Counters Sonia Gandhi’s Jibe, Says the “Hawala baaz” Congress are Unnerved

After Congress President Sonia Gandhi termed Narendra Modi’s poll promises as “hawa baazi”, the Prime Minister has hit back saying the “hawala baaz” Congress is unnerved by the NDA government’s roadblocks on black money.

5. Roger Federer is Re-Inventing Tennis. Yet Again. With His New Shot

Just reminding everybody, that Roger Federer is 34 years old and he’s been playing professional Tennis for the last 17 years since he turned pro in 1998. Yes, he’s now a bit of a slow coach, but the man is mixing it up on the courts with some outrageous shots, including ones he seems to have invented.

6. Delhi University Elections: Same Empty Promises, Different Year

For the first time in many years, the Delhi University student elections will be a three-cornered contest with the Aam Aadmi Party’s CYSS taking on the BJP-run ABVP and Congress-run NSUI.

But students believe nothing has changed.

7. Mahindra Launches TUV300; Starting Price Rs 6.9 Lakh

Homegrown auto giant Mahindra & Mahindra (M&M) has launched its much awaited compact SUV, the TUV300. With an introductory price beginning at Rs 6.9 lakh (ex-showroom Pune), as it aims to strengthen its market share in the utility vehicles segment.

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