QWrap: Row Over Quota Bill in RS; Hardik, Rahul Get BCCI Notice

1. Oppn Demands Sending Quota Bill to Select Committee in Rajya Sabha

On the last day of the Winter Session, chaos erupted in the Rajya Sabha as the government tabled the Constitution Amendment Bill to give 10 percent quota to ‘economically weaker’ upper castes. The Session was extended by a day yesterday as the government sought to pass the quota bill, a bill on the Citizenship Act and one on instant triple talaq.

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2. Pandya, Rahul Get BCCI Notice for Comments on Koffee With Karan

Indian cricketers Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul were on Wednesday, 9 January, issued show cause notices by the BCCI for their comments about women on the talk show ‘Koffee With Karan’, that triggered massive outrage and could prompt the Board to bar players from such appearances.

Pandya, whose remarks on ‘Koffee with Karan’ were criticised as sexist, apologised for his remarks, saying he got "carried away by the nature" of the show. Rahul, on the other hand, has not yet responded to the criticism.

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3. CVC Report on Alok Verma to be Placed Before Selection Panel Today

The CVC Report on the allegations against CBI Director Alok Verma will be placed before the high-powered selection panel, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, at 8 pm on Wednesday, 9 January.

Verma resumed charge as the CBI Director a day after the Supreme Court set aside the government order, which had divested him of powers.

However, Verma cannot take any major policy decisions for the time being, the apex court had said on Tuesday, 8 January.

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4. Review: Vicky Kaushal Goes All Guns Blazing in ‘Uri: The Surgical Strike’

Ever heard of a Bollywood war film without jingoism? Can you imagine the politicised military operation of our times, the surgical strike undertaken against Pakistan in September 2016, be cinematically depicted minus a ballistic rhetoric?

Vicky Kaushal starrer ‘Uri: The Surgical Strike’ ACTUALLY surprises you!

Here’s the full movie review.

5. Can’t Rule Out Possibility Alok Nath Was Framed: Mumbai Court

While granting anticipatory bail to actor Alok Nath, who has been accused of rape, a Mumbai Sessions court said it “cannot be ruled out that the applicant (Nath) has been falsely enroped in the crime”.

Justice SS Oza observed in the order that, “It is to be noted that complainant has remembered the entire incident but she did not remember the date and month of the incident, In view of all these facts the possibility cannot be ruled out that the applicant has falsely been enroped in the crime.”

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