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Wednesday, December 23 2020


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They cut your power supply, there were threats of attack on you. Your job was snatched by Mamata Banerjee or Abhishek Banerjee. At that point of your life, I kept the promise I made to you—transferred 50% of my salary to your account every month so that you don’t have to ask for it. Now you have joined hands with those who had harmed you in the past.

That’s BJP MLA Saumitra Khan announcing his decision to send a divorce notice to his wife, Sujata Mondal. The reason for the big split: She committed the unforgivable sin of joining the enemy, i.e. Trinamool. Mondal’s response: “Family and politics can’t be on the same platform, so let’s not talk on those lines. It’s my decision today and who guarantees that Saumitra Khan won’t join me in future?” Snap!

Big Story

A 28-year-old death in a convent

The TLDR: After 28 long years, a CBI court sentenced a priest and a nun for the murder of a young woman in a Kerala convent. It is testimony to both a broken judicial system, an often complicit Church, and those who persisted despite the odds.

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In today’s edition

Headlines That Matter

  • UK strain wreaks havoc
  • Say hello to a new Bharatiya unicorn
  • India’s first ‘impossible’ pizza
  • A Covid walk of shame in Mumbai
  • India’s air is worse than ever

 

Smart & Curious

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  • Camel hair design is a thing
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