QWrap: CBSE Class XII Question Paper Leaks; Alia Bhatt Turns 25

From CBSE Class XII board exam paper leak to TTV Dinakaran’s new party, here are top 5 headlines of the day.

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1. While CBSE Denies it, Sisodia Says ‘Leaked’ Paper Matches Real One

Hours after reports surfaced saying that the Class XII Accountancy question paper has been leaked on social media, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) denied the leak.

However, countering the CBSE's stand, Delhi Education Minister Manish Sisodia said the leaked question paper matches with set-II of the CBSE paper.

Moreover, both The Indian Express and CNN-News18 claim to have accessed the paper reportedly circulating on social media, and have said that it matches with the one that was handed out to students for their examinations on Thursday, 15 March.

(Read the full story here)

2. Breaking Views: Was Yogi Blindsided By Gorakhpur Voters?

The results of Gorakhpur, Phulpur, Araria and Jehanabad bypolls shocked the nation on Wednesday and shook the common belief of the BJP being an election winning machine.

Is the public displeasure mounting to anger? The bypoll result can be seen as a survey of the mood of the people. The answer is that public displeasure is slowly mounting to anger. It has sent a strong message to the governments in Delhi and Lucknow.

The message is ‘You are not running a government, but a mere election campaign. You are imposing an agenda on us which we don’t buy. You had made some promises to us in 2014, it’s time to fulfill them. It’s time to come out of the echo-chamber of campaign and propaganda.’

Is this a messge for the governments in Delhi and Lucknow? Is this a war cry by the opposition for 2019?

The Quint's Editorial Director Sanjay Pugalia explains.

(Watch the full video here)


3. TTV Launches 'Amma Makkal Munetra Kazhagam'

Ousted AIADMK leader TTV Dhinakaran launched a new political party 'Amma Makkal Munetra Kazhagam' in Madurai on Thursday, 15 March, and said that he has the support of late Chief Minister Jayalalithaa and his aunt VK Sasikala, along with the people of Tamil Nadu.

The AMMK will reportedly use a pressure cooker as its party symbol till they “retrieve” the AIADMK’s two leaves symbol.

He said that his party will contest in all elections, be it the Lok Sabha, state elections, or even the cooperative elections.

(Get live updates here)

4. WB Minister Said Won’t Allow ‘Lesbianism’ in Schools, Here’s How the Community Reacted

On Friday, 9 March, a group of twelve girls studying at the Kamala Girls’ School in Kolkata were allegedly called to the headmistress’ office and asked to individually write down that they were lesbians, indulging in obscene, “uncivilised” activities. They were told, they’ll face expulsion otherwise.

West Bengal’s Education Minister Partha Chatterjee reacted to this by saying he “will not allow lesbianism in schools”. He also said that it is against Bengal’s culture.

The Quint reached out to members and activists of the queer community across the country for their response.


5. 10 Times Birthday Girl Alia Bhatt Was Just You and Me

Do you hate working out? Suffer from FOMO? Cry at your BFF’s wedding? Well! you’re just a normal person like Alia Bhatt. As Bollywood’s spunky ‘Student of the Year’ turns a year older, we take a peek into some of her videos that prove that the actor is just one among us.

Alia is currently working on films like Raazi, Gully Boy and Brahmastra and we’re waiting to see her dazzle on the big screen once again. Till then, check out this video to know why this birthday girl is no different than us.

Happy Birthday Alia, have a great one!

(Watch full video here)

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