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QWrap: Delhi Police Beat up Protesters, All About Zika and More

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

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1. Delhi Police Beat up Protesters Outside RSS HQ, Nation Reacts

Scores of students staged a protest near the RSS office in Jhandewalan, on Saturday, demanding punishment for the “culprits” behind the “institutional victimisation” of Hyderabad Central University’s Dalit scholar Rohith Vemula, whose suicide has triggered outrage.

2. Ryan International Remains Shut, 3,500 Schools to Be Inspected

As outrage grows over the death of a six-year-old boy at the Ryan International School in South Delhi’s Vasant Kunj area, which remains closed two days after the incident, the Delhi government, on Sunday, ordered all schools to file a “safety report” within a month.

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3. Should You Postpone Travel to Zika-Hit Countries and Other FAQs

How did Zika, which started in May 2015, become a crisis? Why didn’t the health authorities do enough to prevent it? What should be done to make it go away? Scroll below to get all the answers on the disease which is potentially linked to microcephaly, a condition in which newborns are born with a shrunken head and severe disability.

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4. Dear Nihalani, Thanks For Giving ‘Aligarh’ an A Certificate

Hansal Mehta’s Aligarh was given an ‘A’ certificate by the CBFC because of its theme (homosexuality). The filmmaker has not accepted the ‘Adults Only’ certification and has approached the tribunal for a revision. The film’s trailer too was certified ‘A’ by the Certification Board.

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5. Virat Kohli New No.1 in T20s, Ashwin Second in Bowler’s Rankings

Three back-to-back half centuries in the recently concluded T20 series and Virat Kohli has replaced Aaron Finch as the top ranked T20 batsman in the ICC’s latest rankings. Apart from Virat Kohli, the other Indian batsman in the top 20 are Suresh Raina, who moved up three places to 13, and Rohit Sharma, who moved up four places to 16.

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6. Maharanis Descend at India Art Fair 2016

This year, Maharanis descended at the recently concluded India Art Fair 2016 that was held in Delhi. The photo project Maharanis of India presented by Bangalore based Tasveer Art Gallery showed some spectacular photographs of the erstwhile royal ladies of India.

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7. You’re Lucky If You’ve Been in Love: Katrina Kaif

Katrina is fitter than ever before, more joyous and even chattier. She took many details about how my day had been before we began the interview officially. And, believe it or not, looks like Katrina is perhaps witnessing the best phase of her life.

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8. Bajaj’s V Is a Not-so-Impressive Attempt to Honour the INS Vikrant

There was plenty of buzz when Bajaj announced that their new bike ‘V’ has been made using the metal from INV Vikrant, Indian first aircraft carrier, that shot into prominence during the 1970 Indo-Pak War. Honestly, we were excited about this bike which pays tribute to the Indian army warship and carries with it a piece of history. Unfortunately, it turned out to be just another commuter bike.

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