QWrap: Vidyasagar Statue Vandalised; Alwar Rape Survivor Speaks

Vidyasagar Statue Vandalised: Has Mamata Found Her Balakot?

Like many other times in the history of Bengal, a new, game-changing political narrative emerged out of Kolkata’s College Street on Tuesday, 14 May.

As Amit Shah’s rally – in the North Kolkata constituency – was going past, the BJP cadre got into an altercation with the TMCP students at the gate of Calcutta University. However, the flashpoint was handled by the police who pushed all the students inside the university gate and rammed it shut.

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No Regrets, Won’t Apologise: BJYM’s Priyanka Sharma After Release

After she was released by Kolkata Police on Wednesday, 15 May, BJP Youth Wing Convenor Priyanka Sharma said she has done nothing wrong and that she “will not apologise” for anything.

Sharma was arrested on 10 May by the police under section 500 (defamation) of the Indian Penal Code and other provisions of the Information Technology Act on a complaint of local Trinamool Congress leader Vibhas Hazra, for allegedly sharing a meme on West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.

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No, ‘Gujaratis’ Have Not Been Asked to Leave West Bengal’s Barasat

On 13 May, 'Chowkidar' Shishir Bajoria, Kolkata-based industrialist and BJP state executive member, tweeted that the West Bengal police have asked 'Gujaratis' in Barasat to leave immediately, ahead of the polls.

When The Quint asked if the workers were actually made to leave post this altercation, Bajoria evaded the question.

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Air India Probes Commander Accused of Sexually Harassing Pilot

An Air India senior pilot has alleged that she was sexually harassed by an airline’s commander on 5 May in Hyderabad.

The woman pilot was being trained by the commander. She filed a complaint on the same day, in which she mentioned that "the unfortunate incident" took place after her training session.

She also said that “all this happened without any prompting” from her side and it left her shocked and feeling “extremely uncomfortable, scared and humiliated.”

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Modi, Mayawati Politicising Alwar Rape Got Me Justice: Survivor

“Had my rape not been brought up by politicians like Narendra Modi and Mayawati, maybe I would have never got justice,” fumbles the 19-year-old Dalit woman, a Class 12 student, in Rajasthan’s Alwar, who dreams of joining the state police in future, the same institution which failed her a few days back.

The girl’s husband alleges that the police delayed taking action due to elections, and the survivor said that she “felt like killing them myself when they circulated my video on WhatsApp.”

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This Ramzan, Try These Vegetarian Snacks In Purani Dilli

Yes, you read that right! Vegetarian delicacies.

Having kebabs and biryani during the holy month is just too cliché. Old Delhi has so much more to offer if you are ready to go beyond the beaten culinary path.

So The Quint’s Zijah Sherwani, a true-blue old Delhi girl, took her colleague Yagya Sachdev out on an exclusively vegetarian Ramzan food trail.

As they explored the galis of old Delhi for vegetarian delicacies, some myths around Ramzan were also busted.

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