QWrap: Nitish Sworn In, Peter Mukerjea Charged with Murder & More

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

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1. The Quint Got It Right on Peter Mukerjea’s Culpability Weeks Ago

Long before the rest of the media pack – newspapers and TV channels – could even get close to suggesting some form of culpability on the part of Peter Mukerjea in the larger story surrounding Sheena Bora’s murder, The Quint was bang on target.

2. Bihar Swearing-in: Lalu’s Imprint Palpable in Nitish Cabinet

Those who know Nitish well, argue that he may have taken oath as Bihar chief minister for the fifth time in his three-decade-old political career, but this was not an auspicious beginning.

3. Exclusive: Tejaswi to be Deputy CM, Nitish Likely to Retain Home

Highly placed sources have exclusively confirmed with The Quint that Lalu Prasad Yadav’s 26-year-old son and first timer, Tejaswi Yadav will be sworn in as his deputy, amidst much speculation.

4. At Least 3 Dead; 18 Indians Among Hostages Held by Gunmen in Mali

Gunmen shouting “Allah hu Akbar” attacked a luxury hotel full of foreigners in Mali’s capital Bamako early on Friday morning, taking 170 people hostage, a senior security source and the hotel’s operator said. Three people have been confirmed dead.

Nikhilesh Mohan Dhirar, Head of Chancery in the Indian embassy in Bamako has told The Quint that 18 Indians are trapped.

5. Review: Daniel Craig is Definitely the Best Thing About Spectre

While Spectre is predictable and obediently follows the trajectory of a typical Bond film, our love for Daniel Craig I suspect might make us more forgiving and overlook the flaws, says Stutee Ghosh.

6. 2,300hp Lamborghini Huracan Shatters 1/2 Mile Speed Record

The record for achieving maximum speed in a 1/2 mile stretch (0.8 km) has been broken in Texas by a Lamborghini Huracan, which was modified by Underground Racing.

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