QWrap: Afzal Guru’s Son Scores 95%, 73rd Golden Globes, and More

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Pathankot Attack: Questions the NIA Wants to Ask Salwinder Singh

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) is conducting a polygraph test on Gurdaspur SP Salwinder Singh in connection with his suspected role in helping the militants during the Pathankot base attack, IANS reports. Times Now reported earlier that the NIA will not give the Gurdaspur SP a clean chit so fast. The agency will look into why Singh was allegedly carrying three mobile phones (with four SIM cards), and his cook was carrying two handsets. The questioning is likely to go on till late evening.

Here are the questions the NIA could ask Singh.

Afzal Guru’s Son Passes Class 10 Exams With 95 Percent Score

Ghalib Guru, Afzal Guru’s son, has scored an impressive 95 percent marks in the 10th standard examinations conducted by the Jammu and Kashmir Board of School Examination.

Ghalib secured 474 marks out of 500, according to the results declared on Sunday, January 10. He has secured ‘A1’ grade in all five subjects. Ghalib’s performance in the examinations became a talking point on the social media with separatists lauding the boy “for excelling despite hardships”.

73rd Golden Globes: Epic Moments, Unexpected Winners and a Mad Host

Awards season kicked off on Sunday with the 73rd annual Golden Globes, four hours of red-carpet voyeurism and boozy speeches celebrating the best in movies and TV. With his usual borderline-cocky humour right from taking personal digs at Sean Penn and Caitlyn Jenner to calling the awards “useless”, host Ricky Gervais returned with a bang at the 73rd Golden Globes.

EXCLUSIVE: TERI Employees Divided Over Sexual Harassment Scandal

The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), its top boss RK Pachauri and its governing council members have constantly been in the news.

Talking about the TERI ‘incident’, governing council member, Naina Lal Kidwai, who just concluded her thirteen-year stint as Chairman, HSBC India, told The Economic Times that there was a lot of support from female staff in Pachauri’s favour. She even said that the senior team had placed a written request on record demanding the ‘person under evaluation’ to return.

Reacting to Kidwai’s recent statement, the Pachauri sexual harassment survivor, in an exclusive conversation with The Quint, has rubbished claims of support for Pachauri.

Yes to Neta ji, Why Not Shastriji? Family Wants Death Demystified

On his 50th death anniversary, Lal Bahadur Shastri’s family that is now divided by political affiliations, stands united in their demand for his files to be declassified.

The matter may resound across party lines, but the government is yet to specify its stand on the matter. BJP National Secretary Sidharth Nath Singh told The Quint that the declassification of Netaji’s files is a positive indicator of Modi’s intent and he is hopeful that the same will soon happen with the Shastri papers as well.

5 Big Decisions Captain Dhoni Has to Make During ODI Series v Aus

India’s international cricket season has officially begun!

MS Dhoni and his band of limited-overs cricketers are already in Australia and they take on the 2015 World Cup champions in a 5-match ODI series starting Tuesday.

But before the Indian skipper leads his team into the whirlwind tour, there are a few big questions that he will need to answer. What, you ask?

Watch the video as we explain.

Juhi Teacher ka GK Test

Juhi Chawla plays a teacher in her upcoming film Chalk N Duster. So when we met her, we thought of testing how strong is teacher ji’s GK. Well, what happened will make you go ROFL.

366 Days, 3 Million Followers: The Quint Turns One on Facebook

On 9 January last year, the buzz in the sparsely populated office was palpable. After generating a lot of content internally that went beyond news, The Quint’s team was gearing up to put it out for others to see. The preview channel was for our users to sample what we had to offer over the coming few weeks before we launched as TheQuint.com, a mobile-first, digital content platform.

The nervous energy among the few who stood huddled around a single Mac in the middle of the newsroom turned into euphoria when we hit the button that made us ‘live’ to the world. A year later, we’ve left the diapers behind and are wearing our big boy pants as we turn one on Facebook.

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