QWrap: Remembering the Heroes of 26/11 Attacks & More

QWrap: Remembering the Heroes of 26/11 Attacks & More

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1. 10 Yrs Since 26/11: PM Says Cong in Power During Mumbai Attacks

On the ten-year anniversary of the Mumbai terror attacks, Prime Minister Narendra Modi lashed out at the Congress for questioning his government over surgical strikes and said that the Opposition party was in power at the Centre and in Maharashtra during the 26/11 attacks.

During an election rally on Monday, 26 November, Modi said that “there were Congress governments at the Centre and in Maharashtra” during the 26/11 terror attacks in Mumbai.

On 26 November 2008, ten members of terror outfit Lashkar-e-Taiba carried out 12 shootings and bombings across Mumbai, in a siege that lasted four days and claimed at least 160 lives.

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2. Kartarpur Corridor: Naidu, Capt Amarinder Lay Foundation Stone

Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu and Punjab CM Amarinder Singh on Monday, 26 November, laid the foundation stone for Kartarpur Sahib corridor in Gurdaspur.

Singh, while addressing the gathering, launched a scathing attack on Pakistan Army Chief Qamar Javed Bajwa over that attacks in Pathankot and Amritsar, warning against disturbing the peaceful atmosphere of Punjab and the country.

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3. Christian Bale Says He’s Almost Done With Physical Transformations

The Quint had a brief chat with actor Christian Bale who was in Mumbai to promote his new film Mowgli and attend its world premiere on Sunday, 25 November. The Netflix film directed by Andy Serkis has Bale playing the role of Bagheera, the black panther, via performance capture technology, a first for the star from Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight series.

Bale talks about the toll that physical transformations have taken on him and how he’s slowly adapting to prosthetics. The actor also talks about his journey of self-discovery as a child and learning to be a survivor coming from a family that was often in dire straits because they needed money. Here’s Bale, straight from the heart.

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4. Meet ‘Triple R’, the Aizawl FC Owner Now Gunning To Be Mizoram MLA

Robert Romawia Royte’s size betrays his larger-than-life personality. As he arrives for an interview with The Quint at Aizawl’s Assam Rifles Ground, all eyes are on him. He notices the attention but chooses not to acknowledge it. Instead, he takes to helping the crew look for a “proper” place to conduct the interview.

“It’s Roma-way Roy-te”, he enunciates upon being asked the pronunciation of his name. “People just call me ‘RRR’ or ‘Triple’ R”,” he adds with a chuckle.

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5. Nine Naxals, 2 Cops Killed in an Encounter in Sukma

Nine Naxals and two police personnel were killed in an encounter between ultras and security men in Chhattisgarh's Sukma district on Monday, 26 November, the police said.

“The gunbattle took place at a forest in Kistaram area bordering Telangana, around 500 km from here, when a team of security personnel was out on an anti-Naxal operation.”
Abhishek Meena, SP, Sukma to PTI

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6. KIIT University Clashes: Five Detained, Sec 144 Imposed

Five people have been detained after clashes broke out between the Law School and Engineering departments of Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology (KIIT), Bhubaneshwar on Saturday, 24 November. Section 144 has been imposed around the University and both schools have been closed and hostels have been evacuated till further notice, news agency ANI reported.

The clashes broke out on 24 November after simmering tensions over alleged lewd comments passed to a female student the previous day.

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7. IndiGo Tweaks Its Web Check-in Policy After Public Outcry

Hours after the Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA) said it is “reviewing the web check-in fees announced by the two low-cost carriers to see whether they fall within the unbundled pricing framework,” IndiGo on Monday, 26 November, tweaked its decision, TheTimes of India reported.

The decision comes after a huge public outcry against IndiGo’s move to charge the passengers for selection of any seat while doing web check-in for a flight.

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8. Ukraine Alleges Russia Opened Fire on Its Ships in Black Sea

US Ambassador Nikki Haley said on Monday, 26 November, that an emergency meeting of the United Nations Security Council has been called over the escalating situation between Russia and Ukraine.

The Ukrainian Navy had said a day before that Russia's coast guard opened fire on Ukrainian vessels in the Black Sea following a tense standoff off the coast of the Crimean Peninsula, wounding two crew members.

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