QWrap: Paris Mastermind Presumed Dead, Ramdev Defends Noodles

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1. We are At War Says Hollande, Abaaoud Presumed Dead

The Saint Denis raid siege has ended. Five policemen have been injured in the siege and two suspects have been killed, including the mastermind of the Paris attacks. French President Francois Hollande said in a statement that France is at war.

2. France Intensifies Airstrikes on ISIS Strongholds in Syria

France airstrikes on Islamic State group targets in Syria intensified on Tuesday evening, in the wake of the Paris attacks on Friday, in which 129 people lost their lives. A Syrian activist group says nearly 33 ISIS militants have been killed in the last three days.

3. The Quint and Da Vinci Learning Launch HD Educational Channel

Education becomes fun with Da Vinci Learning and The Quint.

Da Vinci Learning, a fun educational television channel that offers award-winning knowledge programming and documentaries with a special focus on curious young minds, announced its formal launch in India today.

4. Army Pays Floral Tribute to Martyr Colonel Santosh Mahadik

The Indian Army on Wednesday paid a floral tribute to Colonel Santosh Mahadik, Commanding Officer of the 41 Rashtriya Rifles, who was killed while battling militants near the Line of Control (LoC) in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district.

5. Sexolve: RainbowMan Answers Your Questions

Sexolve is equal rights activist, Harish Iyer’s Q&A space on The Quint. It is also a part The Quint’s #MakeOutInIndia campaign, which is an effort to bring all taboo topics on sexuality a subject for mature open discussion.

6. FSSAI Says Patanjali Noodles Haven’t Been Approved, Ramdev Denies

Yoga Guru Ramdev’s instant noodles, Patanjali Atta Noodles has not obtained the necessary approval from the Food Safety and Regulatory Authority of India (FSSAI), officials said.

However, the noodle packets have an FSSAI licence number. Baba Ramdev, denying reports, has stressed that all the units of the noodle brand are licensed.

7. Rain Plays Spoilsport Again, India-SA Second Test Drawn

The second Test between India and South Africa was called off on the fifth and final day due to rain and wet ground conditions at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru on Wednesday.

8. Ranbir Kapoor and Karan Johar Visit an Injured Aamir

Ranbir Kapoor and Karan Johar dropped in at Aamir’s residence to wish the star a speedy recovery, who is back in Mumbai after suffering from a back and shoulder injury while shooting for Dangal in Punjab.

9. Review: The 2015 Audi A3 Cabriolet Is a Head-Turner

There is no car in the Indian market that you can compare the A3 Cabriolet with and at best it can be your tertiary car for weekend joyrides or making trips to your Golf Club.

The Audi A3 Cabriolet looks very similar to the A3 sedan but is more pricey by nearly Rs 20 lakh, and without a solid rooftop. It comes to India as a completely built unit. So you basically get a taste of complete German engineering.

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