1. What’s the story?
Maharashtra and Haryana go to vote on Monday. The single-phase assembly elections in both these states are set to be a tense affair, with BJP taking on the Congress-led Opposition to retain power. More than 4000 candidates across the two states will be testing their electoral mettle this time.
2. Where else should I keep my eyes at?
India’s fake markets, that’s where. According to latest reports, India’s fake products (including unpacked spices, edible oil, and grey powder passed off as cement) are part of a 1 trillion-rupee parallel economy.
3. What more?
As 6 Things had covered here, it has been reported that the Chinese Government is systematically persecuting the Uighurs – ethnic Muslim minorities in the country. And according to certain experts, “Muslims in Kashmir may find themselves in a Xinjiang-style dystopia thanks to Chinese technology” and the ruling Government’s nationalist bent.
4. Anything else?
A 9-year-old skateboarding protégé in Tamil Nadu is taking the world by storm. Kamali, who is from Mahabalipuram, and is “as tall as her skateboard” seems to be destined to achieve greatness.
5. Is that all?
Chile’s capital Santiago has descended into chaos and violence over the past few days, as protests against a fare hike “devolved into looting and arson on Friday and Saturday.”
6. Before you leave…
Take a look at NASA’s historic, first-ever, all-woman spacewalk.