QWrap: 2 Years of Note Ban, Thugs of Hindostan Release and More

1. Thugs of Hindostan Gets a Thumbs Down

The weekend is almost here!

So should you watch the Amitabh Bachan and Aamir Khan-starrer Thugs of Hindostan that released today? Reported to be the most expensive Yash Raj film yet, it was made with a budget of Rs 250 crores.

Without keeping you waiting any longer, let me take you to Stutee Ghosh for a quick review.

To watch and read the full review, click here.

2. Post Diwali, Delhi Gets Worst Air Quality in the Year

We hope you had a great Diwali with friends and family, but Delhi woke up to the worst air quality so far this year after people continued to burst crackers way over the permissible time. While the Supreme Court order said crackers will could be burnt between 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm, rules were flouted across the country, including Guwahati, Mumbai and Delhi.

For live updates on pollution levels, click here.

3. 2 Years To Demonetisation, Opposition Slams Govt

It has been two years since demonetisation was introduced on 8 November.

Former Prime Minister and Economist Dr Manmohan Singh said in a statement, “the scars and wounds of the note ban are only getting more visible with time,”. Meanwhile, we had current Finance Minister Arun Jaitley defending the move, saying it helped “formalise the economy”.

Among several opposition leaders who spoke against the government were West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee from the Trinamool Congress, Sitaram Yechury from the CPI-M, and MK Stalin from the DMK.

To get updates about two years of the note ban, click on our big story stack here.

4. Exposed: Secrets of the Rafale Deal

Want to know the 'secrets' of the Rafale deal? From its cost to its other specialities?
The Quint's Editorial Director Sanjay Pugalia has the inside scoop.

But how does he know it all when the government says the details are "confidential"?

To read the full story click here.

5. Chhattisgarh Elections: Proverbial Political Battles Through Cockfights.

In Chhattisgarh, three civilians and one Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) jawan were killed while several others were injured in an attack allegedly triggered by Maoists. A civilian bus used by the troops deployed for election duty suffered an IED blast.

Meanwhile, our correspondent Neeraj Gupta is on the ground where the election preparations are in full swing. He visited the state's local markets where proverbial political battles are fought every week– the cockfights.

To watch and read the full story, click here.

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