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QWrap: Aamir Faces Backlash, Modi’s SE-Asia Trip, Zara Row & More

Here’s a wrap of the day’s top stories.

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1. Some Support, Mostly Criticism For Aamir’s ‘Leaving India’ Remark

Actor Aamir Khan has drawn some support, but mostly criticism, for his comments on the ‘rising intolerance’ in the country, in which said that he is ‘alarmed’ and that his wife often asks him about leaving India.

2. Modi Must Make Good on the Promises He Has Made in South-East Asia

It will be necessary for Modi to follow a more consensual form of governance at home. It is sincerely hoped that what we are witnessing during the current visit – as also what we saw in the UK and in Turkey – are the beginnings of a more collaborative approach.

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3. The Wild West of Uttar Pradesh Part 1: Rise of the Hindu Fringe

The Quint travelled to Rori village, an hour-and-a-half away from New Delhi to meet Parminder Arya, who has served for 15 years in the Indian Army, and now gives military training to young Hindus. These young Hindus are being radicalised to counter the threat of the Islamic State (ISIS) takeover in 2020.

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4. Zara Denies Entry to Woman Wearing Hijab, Faces Social Media Wrath

#BoycottZara has been trending on Twitter as customers and fans bashed the brand for denying a woman entry into one of their stores in a suburb near Paris because she was wearing a hijab.

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5. What If We Treated Men the Way We Treat Women?

The question is simple really. No frills and fancies attached – what if the world turned on its head and the things said to a woman were said to a man instead?

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6. After Goan Holiday, Virat Kohli Primed to Spoil SA’s Away Record

An enviable nine-year overseas record of 10 Test series wins in 14 tours by South Africa is under serious threat when the Proteas take the field against India for the Nagpur Test starting Wednesday.

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7. Exclusive: Birthday Boy Salim Khan on Life and Learnings

On his 80th birthday, The Quint’s Rohit Khilnani asked Salim Khan how he looks back at his life and he said, “I have no regrets. It’s been a fulfilling life, I have got more than I had expected.”

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8. Mercedes-AMG GT S Launched in India at Rs 2.4 Crore

The sports car segment in India has a new arrival. German manufacturer Mercedes has launched the Mercedes-AMG GT S in India at Rs 2.4 crore (ex-showroom, Delhi).

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