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PM Promises to Rebuild Vidyasagar Statue, Mamata Says ‘No Thanks’

The BJP-TMC row escalated further on Thursday, 16 May, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi joining state Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee in ‘appropriating’ Bengali polymath Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar.

PM Modi, speaking at a rally in Uttar Pradesh’s Mau, blamed TMC workers for the ‘hooliganism’ at Amit Shah’s roadshow in Kolkata, and pledged to install a grand statue of Vidyasagar at the same spot soon.

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‘Don’t We Have Freedom Over Our Bodies?’ Ask B’luru’s Sex Workers

Out at odd hours, creeping in before the sun rises and still being present for their families and community – this is the life led by many sex workers in the IT capital, as they struggle to eke out a living.

The ignominy of their profession notwithstanding, many of the sex workers have to keep their life under wraps, for the sake of their kids and to have a semblance of a normal life.

Not given a designated place of work in Bengaluru, like red light districts in other cities, sex workers here have to protect themselves – from a threatening client, strangers who view them as ‘easy’ and public glare.

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Top JeM Commander Among 3 Militants Killed in Pulwama Encounter

Three Jaish-e-Muhammad (JeM) militants, including a top commander who masterminded the 2017 attack on a CRPF camp, a soldier and a civilian were killed in a gunfight on Thursday, 16 May, in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district, police said.

A gunfight broke out between militants and security forces on Thursday in the forests of Jammu and Kashmir's Kupwara district, reported IANS.

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Here’s What Shikshamitra In Varanasi Are Asking For These Polls

As part of the Phase 7 Lok Sabha polls, The Quint’s election coverage reached UP’s Varanasi to speak to several Shikshamitra to know their issues these Lok Sabha Polls and whether their concerns will pose a big challenge to the government this time around.

“The government played us all in the name of employment”, “income reduced to Rs 10,000”, “unable to pay our children’s fees” are some of the complaints raised by the Shikshamitra in Varanasi.

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How Vicky Kaushal Is Bollywood’s Punjabi-est Hero & Why We Love It

Vicky Kaushal is as Punjabi as one can get and here’s why we absolutely love his Punjabi-ness.

Kaushal never fears the dance floor. He never gets tired of his Punjabi music too.

To read all the reasons, click here.

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Topics:  Mamata Banerjee   Bengaluru   Varanasi 

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