QWrap: JNUSU on Kanhaiya’s Punishment, Indo-Pak Talks, and More

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Indo-Pak FS-Level Talks: India Asks Speedy Resolution for Pathankot and Mumbai 26/11 Attacks

The Foreign Secretaries of India and Pakistan on Tuesday held bilateral talks focusing on a range of sticky issues. This was the first such formal meeting between the two top diplomats after talks were deferred in January following the strike by Pakistani terrorists.

O Rajagopal, the Political War Horse of the BJP in Kerala

If the Congress-led United Democratic Force comes to power, it will be the first political party to defy incumbency and come to power for the second consecutive year. The BJP seeks to open its account in the state which has never seen a BJP MLA in its assembly.

For the first time, the state is witnessing a triangular fight between the UDF, LDF and BJP. More actors, sportspersons and celebrities have hit the political battleground than ever before.

Chhota Shakeel Rubbishes Rumours of Dawood Suffering From Gangrene

Dawood’s deputy Chhota Shakeel and senior government officials confirmed to The Times of India on Monday that Ibrahim was fit and his leg wasn’t infected with gangrene; nor was he immobile.

Shakeel claimed these rumours were being floated to harm D Company’s interest.

JNUSU Rejects Order of High Level Enquiry Comittee

In a conference held by JNUSU, the student wing criticised the order of the High Level Enquiry Committee.

The committee set up by JNU imposed a fine of Rs 10, 000 on JNU Students’ Union president, Kanhaiya Kumar, and another JNU student affiliated to ABVP, Sourabh Kumar, on Monday.

Kolkata’s Women Talk About Why Mamata is not a Feminist Icon

Jayalalithaa had MGR, Mayawati had Kanshi Ram, Vasundhara Raje is royal, Sonia Gandhi had her husband. Mamata Banerjee is the only leader of her stature who has come to power without a political godfather.

The Quint caught up with some young Kolkata feminists and activists to find out what they think of the five years of Mamata rule.

A Former Olympian’s Open Letter To Salman Khan

The Indian Olympic Association recently appointed you as the goodwill ambassador of the Indian contingent for the Rio Olympic Games this summer. You were chosen above equally (or more) renowned actors like Shah Rukh Khan and Amitabh Bachchan. Moreover, you were chosen above the REAL heroes – Milkha Singh, PT Usha, Sachin Tendulkar, and many more.. Congratulations!

QRant: Can We Stop Blaming IPL For Maharashtra’s Drought?

Drought in Marathwada, Maharashtra is nothing new. For years, farmers in the region have struggled to get by and farmer suicide rates are high.

Lately the Indian Premier League has faced a lot of criticism for hosting matches in the water-starved state. But focusing on the IPL takes away from a lot of the real roots of the problem. Here’s why.

Leaked: What Does This Old Pic of Hrithik & Kangana Prove?

After the ‘leaked’ emails from Hrithik Roshan’s camp, which attempted to prove that the actor was not romantically involved with Kangana Ranaut, comes a picture of the two actors that was clicked at a party hosted by Arjun Rampal and wife Mehr Jesia, almost six years ago. The blurry photograph has probably been leaked online by Kangana’s team to prove her side of the story- that the two actors were indeed in a relationship.

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