QWrap: Kejriwal Meets Khattar; Rupani Speaks To the Quint on Polls

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Kejriwal Meets Khattar; A Message For Environment Minister

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal held a meeting with Haryana Chief Minister ML Khattar in Chandigarh, on the issue of unhealthy levels of pollution in Delhi and its neighbouring state. He was accompanied by the Delhi Environment Minister and the Environment Secretary.

If you’re in Delhi, you’re probably googling which face mask or air purifier to buy, hesitant of shelling those thousands from your pocket. And if you’re the more conscious types, you’ve already bought them.

Either way, every person is trying to do what they can to not let smog hamper their life. But why is India’s environment ministry in denial?

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Gujarat CM Rupani Speaks On Polls, Hardik’s CD & More

For the first time in more than 15 years, Gujarat will be heading to polls without Narendra Modi as its chief ministerial face.

With the Congress stepping up their campaign in the state and murmurs about Rahul Gandhi’s increasing popularity, one question that is being asked is whether incumbent Chief Minister Vijay Rupani – with the help of PM Modi as the star campaigner – will be able to steer the BJP to a comprehensive victory in the upcoming elections.

In an exclusive interview with The Quint’s Editorial Director Sanjay Pugalia, Rupani spoke about various issues, including his expectations regarding the BJP’s performance, whether the party is facing anti-incumbency, job availability in the state, and allegations concerning SEBI’s fine against him.

Watch the full interview here.

Ryan Murder: CPO Says CBI ‘Forced’ Teenager Into Confessing

The Class XI student of Gurugram's Ryan International School, apprehended by the CBI for allegedly killing 7-year-old Pradyumn Thakur, had allegedly confessed to his crime in front of his father and independent witnesses, the agency told a juvenile court.

However, in yet another twist, a Child Protection Officer (CPO) has said that the accused claims he hasn’t killed anyone. The CPO told the Times of India that the teenager confessed because he was beaten and intimidated by the CBI.

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IFFI Row: Asrani Resigns From Jury; ‘S Durga’ Director Moves Court

Jury chief Sujoy Ghosh had resigned yesterday after the I&B Ministry’s controversial decision to pull out Nude and S Durga from the 48th International Film Festival (IFFI), Goa.

Now, another jury member Apurva Asrani has resigned too, while S Durga’s director, Sanal Kumar Sasidharan, has moved the Kerala High Court against the Information and Broadcasting Ministry and officials for "illegal, arbitrary and unjust exclusion" of his movie from the final selection.

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Hold On, West Bengal Got GI Tag for Only ‘Banglar Rosogolla’

On Tuesday, it was reported that West Bengal won a long-drawn-out battle over the ‘king of sweets’ rosogolla after West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee tweeted a congratulatory message for the state, exclaiming that Bengal won the Geographical Indications (GI) tag for the sweet product.

But wait!

It turns out that Rosogolla, the truly ubiquitous entity, belongs to all and not only West Bengal.

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