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Illustration: Ramandeep Kaur | ThePrint

Kids of ’90s will remember these ‘cigarettes’ fondly, despite its controversial, unhealthy tag

Over the years, Phantom sweet cigarettes have been called out for promoting smoking in children and being very unhealthy due to the high sugar content.

Rola Cola is back, thanks to the power of nostalgia, social media and a sweet price-point

Parle relaunched Rola Cola this week after 13 years thanks to a social media movement #BringBackRolaCola.
Hadiya at Supreme Court

Anti-terror agency asks Hadiya if she gave candies to friends when she was in Salem

NIA in a counter affidavit to the court did not deny asking these questions but dismissed Hadiya’s statements as ‘misconceived’ and ‘baseless’. New Delhi: The National Investigation Agency asked Hadiya, the 26-year-old Kerala homeopathy student who converted to Islam and married a Muslim man, if she “gave candies to friends when she was in Salem”. The question was put to her as part of her deposition in the Supreme Court, which ordered the NIA, India’s anti-terror probe agency, to probe the conspiracy of sham religious conversions of young women to Islam. She was also asked if she had circulated “Islamic videos” before she became a Muslim. Hadiya told the apex court that her response to the NIA’s question that she “does not remember” was being construed as “lying” and that some personnel “behaved as if she was a criminal or a terrorist”. “The personnel believed a story and were trying to establish that...
Indian Army soldiers patrolling the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir | Representational image| ANI

I served in Nagaland during the peak of insurgency and without AFSPA

Despite the Nagaland Peace Accord signed in the presence of PM Narendra Modi, AFSPA continues to exist. And we call ourselves mother of all democracies.
Illustration: Ramandeep Kaur | ThePrint

Bezos, Branson & Musk — Are billionaires popularising space travel or just on an ego trip?

Jeff Bezos will travel to the edge of space in his New Shepard aircraft — more than a week after billionaire Richard Branson defeated him in a fast developing space race.
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