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Firstpost Editor's Picks: War of words over Rafale, Indian Science Congress, Pawan Kumar Sehrawat's redemption story; today's must read stories

Rafale deal: Rahul Gandhi, Nirmala Sitharaman demand each other's resignation in war of words on Twitter

Two days after a fierce debate in the Lok Sabha on alleged irregularities in the Rafale deal, defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman and Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Sunday engaged in a war of words on Twitter.

Indian Science Congress sees several questionable claims; protests held in Bengaluru, agitators say defending science 'true patriotism'

A group of organisations held a protest at the main gate of Indian Institute of Science in Bengaluru. The organisations held placards with slogans such as “Do not denigrate science in India”, “Stop spreading unscientific ideas in the name of science”, “Do not mix mythology with science” and “Defending science in India is true patriotism”.

Uttarakhand HC did right to reject plea by Ramdev's firm against benefit-sharing; India's custodians of traditional knowledge must be protected

Ramdev's firm Patanjali Ayurved reportedly earned Rs 10,561 crore from sales in 2017. The distinction between Indian companies and foreign companies, therefore, no longer serves much purpose. Going by the figures, it is not just multinational companies or developed countries that have the potential to commercially exploit traditional knowledge.

In rural Maharashtra, a teacher who overcame physical disability, now helps her students realise their dreams

Over the course of her life, Asha Jagtap was advised several times to enroll in "special schools" and colleges, citing medical reasons. She resisted and fought back to ensure that such remarks were not normalised.

Pro Kabaddi League: Bengaluru Bulls' Pawan Kumar Sehrawat scripts perfect redemption story against Gujarat Fortunegiants

On the biggest occasion of his emergent career, Sehrawat had the biggest game of his life, scoring 22 points to hand his team a 38-33 victory — and their first PKL title — over the Gujarat Fortunegiants, who have now lost two finals in a row.

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Updated Date: Jan 06, 2019 20:24:49 IST