QWrap: India’s 1st Bullet Train; PeeCee Trolled For Sikkim Remark
1. Modi, Abe Launch India’s 1st Bullet Train Project: Key Highlights
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Thursday laid the foundation stone for the ambitious Rs 1.08 lakh crore ($17 billion) 508-km Ahmedabad-Mumbai High Speed Rail in Ahmedabad.
The high speed rail project that is scheduled to be completed by 2022 has been financed by Japan.
2. PeeCee Draws Flak For Wrongly Calling Sikkim ‘Insurgency-Hit’
Just when Priyanka Chopra was soaring high in her career, her wax wings melted from flying too close to ignorance.
The Sikkimese film, produced by her, named Pahuna recently premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival and received a standing ovation. But Priyanka dived bang into the middle of controversy while describing the film in an interview. She said Sikkim, a small state in India, is “troubled by insurgency”.
Reactions on her statements ranged from “I want to slap GK booklets on her face” to “kindly check the facts”.
3. Pehlu Khan Mob Lynching: Investigation Against 6 Accused Closed
Five months after Pehlu Khan was lynched in Rajasthan’s Alwar, the state police have decided to close the investigation.
The police have shut the investigation into the six people that were named by Khan before he died, based on statements given by staff members of a cow shelter as well as some telephonic records, a Hindustan Times report said, quoting from an investigation report.
4. ‘Bol Na Aunty Aau Kya’ Is the First Thing Youtube Must Take Down
Rapper Omprakash's viral YouTube video called 'Aunty bol na aaun kya' not only normalises violence against women but is also very, very sexist and The Quint has a problem with it.
Here's why we feel you should go and report it as abusive content on YouTube.
5. Hindi Diwas: How Good is Your Favourite RJ’s Hindi?
Hindi became the official language of India on 14 September 1949 through a Constituent Assembly vote. Since then, 14 September is celebrated as Hindi Diwas.
And this Hindi Diwas, we decided to interview radio jockeys to find out how well they know our official language.
Watch to find out.
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Video Editor: Purnendu Pritam