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QWrap: Kishwar Called Out by Cops; Locals Do What Big B Failed to

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J&K Police Call Out Madhu Kishwar’s Misleading Tweet on Burhan

Writer Madhu Kishwar took to Twitter on Monday, 28 May, to slam the Jammu and Kashmir police and Director General of Police Shesh Paul Vaid for “playing doormat to jihadi politicians.”

Referring to Hizbul Mujahideen militant Burhan Wani’s encounter, she alleged that Vaid actually suspended the Jammu and Kashmir superintendent of police for killing Wani in 2016, as Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti was upset over the encounter.

Jammu and Kashmir police has said that the information that was shared was “concocted.” As soon as Kishwar put out the tweet, the J&K police was quick to respond. Expressing shock, they said that no such suspension had taken place.

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10 Years On, Locals Crowdfund College That Big B Failed to Build

The people of Daulatpur village of Barabanki in Uttar Pradesh have been angry with Amitabh Bachchan for the last 10 years. They feel cheated. In 2008, Big B had visited Daulatpur village with his family and laid the foundation stone of Degree College in the name of Aishwarya Rai Bachchan. Samajwadi Party leader Amar Singh and Mulayam Singh Yadav were also present at the time.

It has been 10 years now, and the college still stands unfinished. The locals have waited long enough, and are now fed up. They decided to collect collect funds for the college and build it themselves.

The Quint’s correspondent Vikrant Dubey spoke to the people of Daulatpur. They told him of their hopeful certainty that their village would develop and their children would finally have a college, when a national icon like Amitabh Bachchan put his name to it.

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Man Tied to Tree, Beaten Up for Vandalising Statues of Deities

A man was tied to a tree and beaten by angry locals after he allegedly vandalised two statues of a deity in a temple in Shahganj, Agra, on Monday, 28 May.

According to The Times of India, the victim, Sonu, was later handed over to the police. Sonu was a daily-wage labourer who would ferry water bottles to local residents from a private RO plant.

On Monday morning, he had quarrel with his employer over Rs 50. Later, he vandalised the idols kept inside the temple.   
Rajeshwar Tyagi

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‘Veere Di Wedding’ Actors Get Candid About Social Media, Food and More

When The Quint met the Veeres ,they ended up talking about trolls and how some of them try and keep themselves away from it, while some actually go through each and every comment. And if you think Kareena is not on social media, think again because she reads all the comments and knows everything that’s going on.

Like she says “I’m watching you”. And of course, the Veeres tell us how there was a lot of discussion about food on sets because clearly that is their favourite topic and their favourite thing to do – eat! Kareena Kapoor talks about her diet and how Rujuta Diwekar (her dietitian) is someone she completely trusts and who has changed life. And wait, then she shares what she ate for dinner the night before, and our jaws just dropped.

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UN Peacekeeping Missions: India Proudly at the Helm of Affairs

Since 1950, India has participated in at least 50 United Nations Peacekeeping Missions. India is the largest contributor with 2,00,000 troops deployed so far in these operations.

On International Day of UN Peacekeepers, here’s a look back at some of India’s major contributions.

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