QWrap: NIT Srinagar Tense, Brezza vs Creta and BJP’s Karan-Arjun

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

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1. BJP’s Karan-Arjun Kahani: How India’s Ruling Party Came Into Being

On its foundation day, The Quint brings you the history of the BJP in just 3-and-a-half minutes. We look at how the two bros of the BJP - Atal Bihari Vajpayee and LK Advani laid the foundation of Bharatiya Janta Party.

2. HRD Team at NIT Srinagar; Smriti Irani Speaks to Mehbooba Mufti

With tensions high at the NIT in Srinagar, a two-member team from the Union HRD ministry today held consultation with officials of the engineering institute even as outstation students put forth five demands including action against staff involved in “anti-national” activities.

3. Fresh Protests Against Appa Rao in HCU, Several Activists Arrested

Protests, both on and off the campus, rocked Hyderabad Central University (HCU) on Wednesday, as students demanded the immediate removal of Vice Chancellor P Appa Rao. Police arrested scores of activists of various students groups at the main gate as they tried to barge in. There is currently a ban on entry of activists, media and others in the campus.

4. 2002-03 Mumbai Blasts: Life Term for Muzammil Ansari, Two Others

A special POTA court on Wednesday pronounced the quantum of punishment for all those found guilty in the 2002-2003 Mumbai blasts case. Main accused Muzammil Ansari has been given life imprisonment along with Wahid Ansari and Farhan Khot.

5. Sex and Gigolos: It’s a Big Wide World Out There in Delhi Belly

Delhi gigolos use LinkedIn and WhatsApp to get clients and assure full privacy and satisfaction to them. These gigolos enjoy their work and make good money, making it a new and lucrative profession for many Delhites.

6. The Big Bout: Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza Vs Hyundai Creta

Maruti’s new car, Brezza, has taken the market by storm. It’s selling huge numbers but are you still contemplating whether a cusp Suv Hyundai Creta will be a more logical buy? Although a comparison between the Brezza and Creta is unfair, it is unavoidable because that is what consumers want.

7. Exclusive: Inside Dope on the Hrithik-Kangana Controversy

Over the past few weeks, there have been varied reports about the much-hyped Kangana Ranaut-Hrithik Roshan legal battle. The Quint now has inside information, which is turning out to be quite an eye-opener in this ongoing ‘scandal’ of sorts.

8. WhatsApp Encryption: What Does It Mean for Users?

Popular social messaging platform WhatsApp has strengthened its backend with a tighter encryption setting which is now available to over one billion users across the globe. BlackBerry was renowned for its secure channels provided via BBM and its e-mail service. And now this technology will be available to all WhatsApp users.

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