QWrap: Manhattan Attack Kills 8; Horror of 1984 Riots Lingers On

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1. ‘Why Foreign Approval’: Rahul on World Bank Report in Bharuch

Addressing a rally in Bharuch district of Gujarat, Rahul Gandhi said there is an undercurrent of dissatisfaction and unhappiness over the BJP’s policies of GST and demonetisation. “The GDP dropped by two percent, but they didn’t stop there. We warned them to implement the GST carefully. We told them the rate shouldn’t exceed 18 percent and that there shouldn’t be five slabs,” he said.

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2. Halloween Terror Strikes Manhattan Killing 8, Suspect Hospitalised

A driver in a rented pickup truck mowed down pedestrians and cyclists on a bike path alongside the Hudson River in New York City on Tuesday, killing at least eight people and injuring about a dozen others in what authorities said was an act of terrorism.

The suspect was shot by police, after he jumped out with what turned out to be two fake guns.

3. Generation 1984: Living With the Horrors of the Anti-Sikh Riots

“All they wanted was revenge, blood for blood. Kill those who killed their fathers. But they could do nothing. So they were a frustrated lot. Drugs and alcohol was their only way to cope with the frustration,” says Punjabi popstar Dilbagh Singh.

Dilbagh Singh’s Audi Q7 is just too big for the narrow roads of Tilak Vihar in West Delhi. But everyone here knows his car. He’s the local boy who became a Punjabi singing sensation.

Just like the 900 families living here in Tilak Vihar, commonly known as "widows’ colony", Dilbagh lost his two uncles and elder brother in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots. Though he has moved out to a better life and a bigger home in nearby Vikaspuri, yet the horrors of 1984 still haunt him.

4. How (Not) to Use Pick-up Lines, Feat Kalki & Sumeet Vyas

Have you ever tried a pick-up line to start a conversation?

Here’s Sumeet Vyas and Kalki Koechlin, who star in the upcoming film Ribbon, showing us how to score or end up being a bore.

Watch the video and rate their pick-up lines.

5. The Ashish Nehra Masterclass on Never Giving up

He made his debut under Mohammad Azharuddin, helped India forget the horrors of the match-fixing controversy under captain Sourav Ganguly, lost years courtesy the Chappell saga, returned to lift the World Cup under Dhoni’s leadership, and at 38, Ashish Nehra is now part of Virat Kohli’s dressing room - ready for his final farewell.

18 years of cricket, 12 surgeries, multiple comebacks, 164 international matches and countless wins is what Nehraji has given us in his long career. As he crosses the finish line - let’s start from the beginning and relive the 18 years of Ashish Nehra.

Video Producer: Anmol Saini
Video Editor: Mohd Ibrahim

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