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DNA Morning Must Reads: Kejriwal introspects after MCD drubbing, North Korea test-fires ballistic missile; and more

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'Yes, we made mistakes' admits Kejriwal in introspection after MCD drubbing

Following the mass exodus and reports of in-fighting within the party, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) convener Arvind Kejriwal struck a note on Saturday by admitting that the party made some crucial mistakes which led to their heavy defeat in the Delhi civic polls. Read more here.

Kashmir unrest: Stop throwing stones, talks will follow, says SC

The Supreme Court (SC) proceedings originally meant to hear a petition challenging the use of pellet guns in Kashmir Valley took a different tangent on Friday. A SC Bench, headed by Chief Justice JS Khehar and comprising Justices DY Chandrachud and Sanjay Kisan Kaul, in a rare intervention, offered to set the stage for talks between the various stakeholders and influential public voices in Kashmir and the Centre. Read more here.

North Korea fails in fourth successive attempt to test-fire ballistic missile

North Korea test-fired a ballistic missile on Saturday, the South Korean and US militaries said, defying warnings from the United States and the reclusive state's main ally, China, which have tried for years to rein in its arms programmes. Read more here.

Heavyweights Nadal and Murray advance to semi-finals at the Barcelona Open

Rafael Nadal survived a difficult start to see off Chung Hyeon of South Korea in straight sets and reach the semi-finals of the Barcelona Open for a 10th time on Friday. The unseeded Chung, 20, went 3-1 up against the 14-time Grand Slam champion in the first set on the newly renamed Rafael Nadal​ Court at the Real Tennis Club and forced a tie-break, which the Spaniard eventually won with little trouble. Read more here.

I was groped at the airport during Prem Ratan Dhan Payo: Swara Bhaskar

Swara Bhaskar’s last release — Anarkaali of Aarah — saw her playing a victim of sexual abuse and violence, who finally takes revenge. It’s just a reflection of the society we live in, albeit that it’s not any film and everyone doesn’t have the courage to fight it out, thanks to the societal pressure. In this interview, Swara speaks about the different issues that plague society, especially Indian women today, explains her take on feminism and how people misuse it as well. Read more here.

 

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