QWrap: Pak Univ Attack, Smriti vs Students, Sunny Leone Exclusive
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1. Pakistan Univ Attack: 29 Dead, 60 Injured, Combing Operations On
The situation at the Bacha Khan university has been contained after the terror attack, but there are several versions of who might be responsible for it.
Initially, a senior Taliban commander said four of his fighters launched the assault on the university in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. But now, Muhammad Khorasani, the official spokesman for the Pakistani Taliban has said in a written statement that the Islamist movement was not behind the attack.
2. Rohith Vemula’s Death Not a Dalit vs Non-Dalit Issue: Smriti Irani
HRD minister Smriti Irani has said that Rohith Vemula’s suicide is not a dalit vs non-dalit issue that it is being projected as. But the Ambedkar Students Association is sticking to its guns, demanding her resignation and prosecution under the SC/ST Atrocities Act.
3. Sunny Leone Opens Up On Her Controversial Interview
We get you a Sunny Leone exclusive straight from her vanity van. Sunny gets talking about her upcoming movie Mastizaade, her love for dogs and her controversial interview with Bhupendra Chaubey.
4. Markets in Bear Grip: Should India Panic About Further Downturn?
The global market meltdown has triggered volatility and panic-selling among Indian investors and traders. Those who have been following past trends of the Sensex may have reasons to brace for tougher times ahead.
5. Kerala Hummer Case: Billionare Convicted for Killing His Guard
Mohammed Nisham, the Kerala billionaire accused of ramming a security guard with his Hummer, has been found guilty and convicted for murdering his security guard.
The case made national headlines and sparked widespread outrage following allegations that several high-profile people including the Kerala chief of police, were trying to influence the case.
6. Eight Wkts for 46 Runs; Massive Batting Collapse Takes India 4-0 Down
Virat Kohli and Shikhar Dhawan both scored centuries for India as they chased Australia’s 349, but a massive batting collapse saw the visitors crumble for 323 and lose the fourth ODI by 25 runs.
7. Indian-American CIA Agent Tried for Clandestine Operation in Italy
Sabrina De Sousa, a former CIA employee was prevented from boarding a flight at Lisbon airport in October 2015 because of a 2009 conviction (“in absentia”) by an Italian court.
This episode should convey vital lessons to those in government who loosely talk about more aggressive “covert” operations without providing even basic legal protection to our intelligence agencies.
8. It’s Raining Launches
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