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QWrap: Shakur Basti Demolition, Flying Officer Sekhon, COP21 Pact

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1. Political Blamegame Continues Over Shakur Basti Demolitions

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), All India Trinamool Congress (TMC) and Janata Dal-United (JDU) leaders were seen protesting against the demolition outside Parliament today. Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi visited Shakur Basti to extend support to the people who were displaced after the demolition.


2. Param Vir Nirmal Jit Sekhon’s Last Battle

14th December, 1971. Srinagar. Dawn. The morning that Flying Officer Nirmal Jit Singh Sekhon chose to become the Indian Air Force’s greatest war hero.


3. IPL Draft on 15 December; Dhoni, Ashwin and Others to be Auctioned

India’s limited-overs skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni, along with his teammates Ravindra Jadeja, Ajinkya Rahane, Suresh Raina and Ravichandran Ashwin, among others, will be up for grabs for the two new IPL teams in the draft to be held in Mumbai on Sunday.


4. Mumbai Double Murder: Key Suspect Confesses to Crime

The main suspect in the double murder of artist Hema Upadhyay and her lawyer Harish Bhambani has been arrested by the Uttar Pradesh Special Task Force in a joint operation with the Mumbai police. Suspect Shivkumar “Sadhu” Rajbhar says he called up Hema Upadhyay on Friday to meet her.


5. Winners and Losers in the Paris Climate Pact

The climate deal adopted in suburban Paris was the culmination of four years of negotiations on how to get nearly all countries to jointly reduce the greenhouse gas emissions that scientists say are warming the planet. The talks were difficult and sometimes teetered on the brink of collapse.


6. Inside Pics: All the Action From the Grand Ambani Party

The grand party at Mukesh and Nita Ambani’s Antilla on December 11, saw the who’s who of Bollywood and cricket turn up. The party was thrown to celebrate the weddings of Harbhajan Singh-Geeta Basra and Rohit Sharma-Ritika Sajdeh, besides bringing in Yuvraj Singh’s birthday and honouring 25 years of fashion designer Manish Malhotra.


7. Huawei Honor Goes Big On Internet of Things With Hi-Link & Lite OS

Huawei is celebrating 2 years of its brand Honor and the next leap that the telecom giant wants to take is in the Internet of Things (IoT) space. Huawei showcased its partnership with Haier and Broadlink for smart appliances at the celebration event held at their headquarters in Shenzhen, China.

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