QWrap: PDP, NC & Cong Alliance in J&K, FIR Against Alok Nath

The PDP, the NC and the Congress have agreed to form an alliance in Jammu and Kashmir, here are the top stories.

Updated21 Nov 2018, 03:58 PM IST
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1. PDP, NC & Cong to Form Alliance in J&K

The Peoples' Democratic Party, the National Conference and the Congress have agreed to form an alliance in Jammu and Kashmir, senior PDP leader Altaf Bukhari said on Wednesday, 21 November. The alliance is expected to stake claim to form the government in the state, which is currently under governor's rule, media reports indicated.

The reports said that Altaf Bukhari will be the consensus CM candidate of the alliance.

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2. Actor Akshay Kumar Questioned by SIT Over 2015 Bargari Sacrilege Row

Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar was quizzed for nearly two hours on Wednesday, 21 November, by the Special Investigation Team in Chandigarh. The Bollywood actor was questioned for his role in 2015 Bargari sacrilege row in Punjab.

Kumar was summoned by the SIT probing the police firing on mobs protesting the 2015 incidents of desecration of Guru Granth Sahib.

The 51-year-old actor has denied all charges against him, including charges of arranging a meeting between former Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal and Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh.

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3. FIR Lodged Against Alok Nath For Rape After Vinta Files Complaint

A month after rape allegations were hurled against the Bollywood's Sanskaari bapu Alok Nath the Mumbai Police, on 21 November, Wednesday, have finally registered a FIR.

Vinta Nanda had revealed her experience with the actor on social media during the #MeToo movement last month.

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4. Documentary: The Making of Lynchistan

Since the lynching of Mohd Akhlaq in 2015, there have been more than 35 lynchings related to cattle vigilantism, in 11 states across India. But how exactly does Lynchistan operate? Here's an inside view of the 'gau raksha' infrastructure.

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5. Twitter Lied: Barkha Dutt on ‘Brahminical Patriachy’ Poster Row

After Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey's “Smash Brahminical Patriarchy’’ poster raked up debate on social media, senior journalist Barkha Dutt who was also seen in the photograph, condemned Twitter India for what she calls were “lies” and “poor handling” of the “interaction’’ at its roundtable meet.

She says that many of the women in the group had not seen the contents of the poster – gifted to Dorsey by a Dalit activist – till much later.

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Quick Wrap

1. One person was arrested in connection with the blast at Amritsar’s Nirankari Bhawan that left three people dead on Sunday. Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh, while briefing the media, said the second person will be nabbed soon.

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2. Thousands of farmers and tribals in Maharashtra began their two-day protest march from Thane today. The march, which will culminate in Azad Maidan, will include farmers and tribals from North Maharashtra, Vidarbha, Ahmednagar and other parts of the state. The agenda on the list would be the fulfillment of their long-pending demands of loan waiver, drought management.

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3. An American tourist was killed by a protected tribe in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Seven fishermen who took 27-year-old John Allen Chau to North Sentinel Island, where the indigenous Sentinelese people live, have been arrested.

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Published: 21 Nov 2018, 03:56 PM IST

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