QWrap: Kickbacks Debate In RS, Cruz Out, Manipur Sports And More

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

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1. Chopper Deal debate rocks Rajya Sabha, former IAF chief questioned

The Upper House of Parliament witnessed fiery exchanges between the Congress and the BJP members as the debate on AgustaWestland chopper scandal raged. Meanwhile, CBI officials also questioned ex-IAF Chief SP Tyagi on various aspects of the case.

2. Ted Cruz drops out of US Presidential nomination race

Donald Trump is the presumptive Republican presidential nominee following a decisive victory in the Indiana primary and the decision by Ted Cruz to drop out of the race. Trump, unpopular with many in his own party, now has a clear path to the 1,237 delegates needed to claim his party’s crown.

3. Athletes quit Sports Academy in Manipur over lack of basic equipment

205 out of the 245 athletes training at the National Sports Academy in Imphal, Manipur walked out of the institution on Friday in protest of the poor quality of equipment and living facilities provided to them.

4. Nursing student’s rape and murder in Kerala

Only a couple of days after the brutal rape and murder of a law student in Perumbavoor, Kerala, a 20-year-old nursing student was allegedly raped by three people in an autorickshaw in Varkala, Thiruvananthapuram.

5. Shyam Benegal speaks about censorship and the role of CBFC

Veteran filmmaker Shyam Benegal speaks to The Quint in an exclusive interview and points out the existing flaws in film censorship, the role of the CBFC and why certification is more suited to a nation full of diverse opinions.

6. Google, Chrysler team up on self-driving car project

Google’s parent company Alphabet has announced that it has partnered with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) in a major expansion of its fleet of self-driving vehicles.

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