QWrap: Chhattisgarh Polls, Women's World T20 & Thugs of Hindostan

1. From Ground Zero, Chhattisgarh Polls

Congress President Rahul Gandhi and PM Narendra Modi are face-to-face on 9 November in poll-bound Chhattisgarh. The state is scheduled to have it first phase of voting on November 12, coming Monday. The second phase is on November 20.

While PM Modi attacked Congress over supporting ‘urban naxals’, Gandhi attcked BJP over the Rafale deal and demonetisation. To read the full story click here.

The first phase of elections in Chhattisgarh is to be held in the Maoist-affected constituencies of Bastar region that falls in its southern part.

The Quint’s correspondent Neeraj Gupta revisited Jiram Ghati from the Maoist-affected region, where a 2013 Naxal attack had killed 27 people, including several Congress leaders.

Will the locals there participate in the elections? Find out here.

2. Thugs of Hindostan in 2 Minutes

If you have not seen Thugs of Hindostan yet or are still contemplating seeing it, watch our reporter Badshay Ray’s two-minute compilation of the movie.

It’s sure to help you make up your mind.

Read the full story here.

3. Shiva Singh’s 360-Degree Bowling Confuses Cricketing World

In the cricketing world, left-arm spinner Shiva Singh became the talk of the town after he rotated 360 degrees in his run-up, just prior to delivery.

How does that look? The Quint’s Sports correspondents show you.

To read the full story click here.

4. Women’s World T20, First of Its Kind

Also from the cricketing world, it is 9 November and the ICC Women’s World T20 starts today in West Indies! It’s the first time women cricketers get to enjoy a standalone World T20, as opposed to sharing a spotlight with the men.

A young Indian side, ranked no 5 in the world, is set to play in the opening match against world no 2, New Zealand.

To read the full story click here.

5. Really Understood the Supreme Court Order on Diwali?

The SC order banned bursting crackers on Diwali, yes they did! But the restrictions put in place by the SC were violated rampantly across India – thanks to authorities who didn’t enforce the order, misreporting by the media, people who misunderstood the ruling, and those who didn’t care anyway.

Read the full story here.

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