QWrap: Sri Sri Won’t Pay, Priyanka Gandhi on Facebook and More

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We Won’t Pay: Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

The National Green Tribunal announced today that the Art of Living Foundation has until tomorrow to pay the 5 crore fine for destruction of the Yamuna flood plain, but Sri Sri Ravi Shankar said he would rather go to jail than make the payment. Meanwhile, reports suggest the Prime Minister will be attending the event.

Priyanka Gandhi Gets up Close and Personal on Facebook

Priyanka Gandhi has always been the paparazzi’s favourite child. Well-acquainted with the hovering cameras, Priyanka is now flaunting her collection. Of the several Facebook pages named after Priyanka Gandhi, one of them is suddenly seeing hectic activity.

Congress Walks out of Lok Sabha over Vijay Mallya Issue

The Congress staged a walkout as opposition parties slammed the government for letting Vijay Mallya leave the country. Ghulam Nabi Azad said, “Mallya is not a needle that he couldn’t be caught”. FM Jaitley countered by saying the first loan to Mallya was given under the UPA.

Kanhaiya a Misogynist and False Revolutionary: Prof’s Open Letter

Ex-JNU student and Delhi University Assistant Professor, Kamlesh Narwana describes an “ugly encounter” with Kanhaiya, whom she allegedly found urinating on a road in the JNU campus in June last year. She claims that when she objected, Kanhaiya shouted at her, threatening her with dire consequences and suggested that she seek psychiatric help.

Oman Beats Ireland, Praneeth Stuns Lee in All England Championship

Debutants Oman dished out a resolute batting effort to stun Ireland by two wickets and register a nerve-wracking win over experienced Ireland in their Group A qualifying match of the ICC World Twenty20 on Wednesday.

Unheralded Indian shuttler, B Sai Praneeth, scripted one of the biggest wins of his career, stunning two-time Olympic silver medallist and former world number one, Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia, in the opening round of the prestigious All England Championship at Birmingham. Saina Nehwal, Kidambi Srikanth and Sameer Verma entered the second round of the tournament as well.

Review: Samsung Gear VR & Oculus Make Virtual Reality Affordable

Samsung is early to the virtual reality (VR) party with its Gear VR headset. The device has been made in partnership with VR specialists, Oculus, for consumers at an affordable price point. The Gear VR is an evolved version of the Google Cardboard series, with improved features and a better viewing experience. But isn’t it too early to pick and choose VR devices based on their price?

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