QWrap: Priyanka Named Cong Gen Secy, India Beat NZ By 8 Wickets

From Priyanka Gandhi’s entry into politics to India’s victory over New Zealand in first ODI, catch all the action.

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1. Priyanka Gandhi Named Congress General Secretary

After years of speculation, Will she? Won't she? And everything in between, Priyanka Gandhi has finally plunged into active politics. The Congress appointed Priyanka as the General Secretary for East Uttar Pradesh – which her brother and party president Rahul Gandhi said made him "very happy”. Rahul, who is on a two-day visit to Amethi, said the Congress won't play on the back foot in Uttar Pradesh.

How significant is this development ahead of the general elections?

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2. Feel Responsible Because It Was My Show: KJo on Rahul-Pandya Debacle

Karan Johar has finally broken his silence on the row over the ‘Koffee With Karan’ episode with KL Rahul and Hardik Pandya. Speaking to a TV channel, he said he feels responsible for what happened and that the repercussions of the show are his responsibility. He also said that he has had sleepless nights wondering how he can undo the damage.

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3. Shami, Spinners & Shikhar Help India Sail to 1-0 Series Lead vs NZ

A superb display by the bowlers, backed up by a welcome return to form for Shikhar Dhawan, powered India to a commanding victory in their ODI series opener in New Zealand at Napier on Wednesday.

Read the match report here.

4. Period: India-Set Docu Around Menstruation Lands Oscar Nomination

There is good news coming for India from the Oscars too. 'Period. End of Sentence', a documentary set in India and featuring the real 'Pad Man' has made it to the top five nominees in the Documentary Short Subject category of the Oscars.

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5. 8 Youths, 1 Minor Held by ATS on Alleged Charges of ISIS Links

In a fresh round of operations on alleged ISIS links, anti-terror squads have arrested nine youths, including a minor in Maharashtra. The authorities have said that the detained will undergo questioning.

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