QWrap: Nation Pays Tribute to Kalam, Bihar Rajneeti, and More

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1. Bihar Elections: Phase Two

Follow The Quint’s ground report on the ongoing Bihar elections. The second phase of the election is scheduled to be held on October 16. Polling will be held in 32 out of 243 seats in this phase, with 456 candidates in the fray.

2. Tribute to Kalam on His 84th Birth Anniversary

Internationally acclaimed sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik created a sand sculpture of former president APJ Abdul Kalam on Puri beach on the eve of his birth anniversary as a mark of honour.

3. Dance Bars to Re-open in Maharashtra as Supreme Court Lifts Ban

The Supreme Court has allowed dance bars to function in Maharashtra, thereby temporarily lifting the ban. This decision may clear the path for dance bars to return in the state.

4. With or Without Bajrangi Bhaijaan: Indian Girl Finds Way Back Home

Deaf and mute Indian woman, Geeta, who was compelled to live in Pakistan after she accidentally crossed over to the other side of the border, has finally found her family.

5. In a Historic First, Kolkata to Host First Transgender Durga Pujo

In a historic attempt, the transgender women of Kolkata are organising their own Durga Pujo and – generously enough – keeping the doors open for the general public.

6. Zack Will Be Back! Zaheer Retires But Promises a Cricket Comeback

Former Indian pace spearhead Zaheer Khan has announced his retirement from international cricket.

7. Mahindra Launches Its ‘Mojo’

Mahindra Two Wheelers, a part of the USD 16.9 billion Mahindra (M&M) group, launched 300 cc bike ‘Mojo’ in the country, priced at Rs 1.58 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). The motorcycle comes with various features like advanced electronic fuel ignition, iridium spark plug, resonator fitted intake system and twin exhausts.

8. Bigg Boss Day 4: Don’t Miss the First Cat Fight of Season 9

Claws are out as Rochelle and Mandana are all set to pounce on each other. While Mandana’s tantrum has already started bothering the inmates, shit will hit the fan on day 4 in the Bigg Boss house.

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