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QWrap: Chidambaram’s House Raided; Sarabhais Make a Comeback

Here’s a roundup of everything that made the news today – from CBI and I-T raids to the Sarabhais returning.

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1. CBI Raids P Chidambaram’s Residence; Lalu Under I-T Scanner

The CBI on Monday conducted searches at multiple premises linked to former Union finance minister P Chidambaram and his son Karti Chidambaram in connection with alleged favours granted in FIPB clearance to a firm. Official sources in Delhi said the searches were spread across Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai, and Gurugram.

The raids are also taking place at the Nungambakkam residence of P Chidambaram in Chennai, a senior police official said in Chennai.

But Monday wasn’t all about Chidambaram.

The Income Tax department raided at least 22 locations across Delhi-NCR on companies and people associated with Lalu Prasad Yadav in connection with alleged benami deals worth Rs 1,000 crore.

Get all the developments here.

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2. North Korea Could Be Behind WannaCry Ransomware Cyber Attack

Cyber security researchers have found technical evidence they say could link North Korea with the global WannaCry ransomware cyber attack that has infected more than 3,00,000 computers in 150 countries since Friday.

Symantec and Kaspersky Lab said on Monday that some code in an earlier version of the WannaCry software had also appeared in programs used by the Lazarus Group, which researchers from many companies have identified as a North Korea-run hacking operation.

“This is the best clue we have seen to date as to the origins of WannaCry,” said Kurt Baumgartner, researcher, Kaspersky Lab.

Read more here.

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3. IPL Qualifier 1: Mumbai Indians vs Rising Pune Supergiant

Table-toppers Mumbai Indians will be itching to avenge their double defeat against Rising Pune Supergiant in the league stage when the two teams face-off in Qualifier 1 of the Indian Premier League in Mumbai on Tuesday.

Mumbai Indians outplayed the Kolkata Knight Riders in their last league match to secure the top spot.

Read more here.

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4. ‘Sarabhai’ Take 2: Just as Funny With Some New Dirty Jokes

The Sarabhai khandaan is back! The first episode of Season 2 is out already, a day sooner than we expected, but no one’s complaining. As I put everything else on hold to watch the web-series avatar of my all-time favourite TV show, my fingers were crossed, desperately hoping to find the humour and charm of the Sarabhais intact.

While it’s truly hard to judge the reinvented version of an endearing comedy just by its first episode, here goes. Beware, spoilers ahead.

Read the full review here.

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5. It’s Vivid, It’s Vibrant, It’s Quint Neon

Is all the news weighing you down? Well, head to Quint Neon’s Facebook and Twitter page to get hatke perspectives on all the interesting stuff.

Here’s a taste of Quint Neon.

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Video Editor: Ashutosh Bhardwaj

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