QWrap: Tharoor Stands by ‘Hindu Pak’ Remark; Shah Meets Nitish

QWrap: Tharoor Stands by ‘Hindu Pak’ Remark; Shah Meets Nitish

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1. Despite Backlash, Tharoor Stands by His ‘Hindu Pakistan’ Remark

Despite facing severe backlash from the BJP, Congress leader Shashi Tharoor stood by his statement made on Wednesday, in which he said that the BJP will create a "Hindu Pakistan" in India if it comes to power after the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.

Despite the BJP mounting a scathing attack on Tharoor, the Congress leader stood his ground on Wednesday and refused to apologise.

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2. Section 377 in SC: Hearing to Resume on 17 July

The Supreme Court will resume hearing petitions filed by 12 individuals seeking the scrapping of Section 377 of the IPC, which criminalises homosexuality, on Tuesday, 17 July.

As the Supreme Court heard petitions for the third consecutive day, the five-judge Constitution Bench gave some pretty strong statements that suggest the draconian law might be scrapped after all.

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3. Amit Shah Meets Nitish Kumar in Patna Amid Reports of Tussle

BJP chief Amit Shah met Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar in Patna early on 12 July. Deputy CM Sushil Kumar Modi also attended the morning meeting held at the state guest house. Shah is scheduled to meet the CM for dinner at his official residence later in the day.

The meetings come amid speculation of friction between the BJP and the JD(U) over seat sharing for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, with the JD(U) asserting its "elder brother" status. Speculation is rife about whether the meetings on 12 July will be able to iron out the differences between the two parties.

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4. Croatia Reach First FIFA World Cup Final After Taking Down England

We may have a new FIFA World Cup winner this Sunday as Croatia have reached their first-ever final after beating England 2-1 in extra-time on Wednesday.

Let's take a look at some trivia surrounding the country.

Read the match report here.

5. Kubra Sait Plays ‘Sacred Games’

Sacred Games, India's first Netflix series, has taken the country by storm. Loaded with talented actors like Nawazudin Siddiqui, Radhika Apte and Saif Ali Khan, another actor that has managed to make heads turn is Kubra Sait – the girl who plays Nawaz's love interest in the show.

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