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US Slams Pakistan for Linking Afghanistan Unrest to Kashmir Issue

Supporting India's "right to self-defence" in the aftermath of the Uri attack, which it dubbed a "clear case of cross-border terrorism", the US on Wednesday dismissed the recent attempt by Pakistan to link peace in war-torn Afghanistan with resolution of the Kashmir issue.

The White House backed India's right to defend itself as with any other country, in view of the recent surgical strikes but advised caution given the heavy militarisation between the two neighbours.

It also said that the US is making every effort to ensure that India becomes a member of the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) by the end of this year.

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Exclusive: Bijnor Girls Battling Harassment Just to Go to School

On 16 September 2016, a minor scuffle between two groups in Uttar Pradesh’s Bijnor district erupted into a communal clash. The scuffle had an eve-teasing incident at its core.

While the jury was out on whether it was a Hindu or Muslim girl who got harassed, we, at The Quint, decided to investigate the street safety of women in Bijnor. We wanted to understand how rampant the harassment is, and how comfortable women are in commuting to their schools and colleges. Here’s our report.

#NoFilter FB Live With Neha Dhupia: From Feminism to Fawad

Neha Dhupia visited The Quint’s office and discussed everything from Fawad Khan to feminism. In her no-filter avatar, she talked about her new podcast on Saavn called #NoFilterNeha and the scandalous revelations made during her conversations with Karan Johar, Sonam Kapoor and Ranveer Singh.

Oh, and she loves The Quint’s office. Check out the full video:

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SpreadTheLight: Help The Quint Help Para-athlete Shweta Sharma

What’s your plan for Diwali? Let us guess… You’ve been invited for a couple of card games over drinks. Poker nights! Buy a few crackers for your kids to pollute the already smogged sky. Or to buy enough mithais to last you a month. In short, you’ve got enough cash to have a great Diwali. But how about we ask you to keep aside some money to help someone else have a cracker of a Diwali too? Not that difficult, right?Here’s an idea. How about you #SpreadTheLight – a campaign initiated by The Quint. This festive season, you can join us in raising money to light up para-athlete Shweta Sharma’s life. Sounds cool, haina?

So what are you waiting for? Join The Quint in partnership with Ketto and #SpreadTheLight.

(At The Quint, we are answerable only to our audience. Play an active role in shaping our journalism by becoming a member. Because the truth is worth it.)

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