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QWrap: Vemula Family Embraces Buddhism, Kobe Bryant, SRK & More 

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On Ambedkar’s Birth Anniversary, Rohith Vemula’s Mother and Brother Convert to Buddhism

The family of Dalit research scholar Rohith Vemula, whose suicide at Hyderabad Central University in January led to a massive protest, converted to Buddhism on Thursday. The ceremony was held at noon at Ambedkar Bhavan in Dadar.

Thursday marks the 125th birth anniversary of Ambedkar, the Dalit icon and the principal architect of the Indian Constitution.

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Spl Forces Maj Amit Deswal Martyred in Manipur, Tributes Pour In

Major Amit Deswal of 21 Para was killed on Wednesday in an encounter with Zeliangrong United Front (ZUF) militants in Manipur’s Tamenglong district. Army officials said one militant was also killed in the encounter which occurred during a combing operation undertaken by Rashtriya Rifles and Special Forces personnel.

Didn’t Need Priyanka to Enhance My Life: Robert Vadra

Businessman and the son-in-law of Congress president Sonia Gandhi, Robert Vadra, said, “He was capable of withstanding pressures, both political and otherwise, because of the strong support of his family.”

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Rhino Poached in Kaziranga Within 12-Hours of Will-Kat’s Visit

A one-horned Rhino was killed in Assam’s Kaziranga National Park by poachers less than 12-hours after the Duke of Cambridge Prince William and his wife Duchess Kate Middleton visited the wildlife reserve to raise awareness for protecting rhinos.

Shoe Thrown at JNUSU President Kanhaiya During a Speech in Nagpur

Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) Students’ Union president Kanhaiya Kumar was attacked by people allegedly belonging to the Bajrang Dal, the youth wing of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) in Nagpur, according to ANI reports.

The workers pelted stones on Kanhaiya’s car when he arrived to address a public gathering in Nagpur. Police have detained five people in this connection.

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Has Shah Rukh Khan Changed in the Last 20 Yrs? Find Out

If you’ve seen the trailer of Shah Rukh Khan’s Fan, in the build-up to the character of the star Aryan Khanna in the film, we’re rushed through photographs, video clips and interviews from Shah Rukh Khan’s own real life. The Quint goes back in time to see if the star has changed in last 20 years.

Make Your Own Happy Ending; Kobe Bryant Scores 60 in Lakers’ Win

Kobe Bryant went out with a Hollywood ending to his remarkable career.

He scored 60 points in his final NBA game Wednesday night, wrapping up 20 years in the NBA with an unbelievable offensive showcase in the Los Angeles Lakers’ 101-96 victory over the Utah Jazz.

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This New Year, Will You Take the Taste Test?

What’s special about the New Year Thali is that unlike the feasts of other seasons/festivals, all five tastes mark explicit attendance. The traditional significance is that the rest of the year too, must be equally replete with a good, even mix of experiences.

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