QWrap: TERI’s Conflict of Interest; Modi at 65 and the MotoX Play
Watch a round up of the top news stories of the day.
1. Pachauri Flexes Muscles Again as TERI Forms New Complaints Panel
It looks to be a clear case of conflict of interest. TERI has reconstituted its Internal Complaints Committee (ICC), just a few weeks after RK Pachauri, its Director General accused of sexual harassment, was allowed to return to work. The official reason for the new committee is the resignation of Ranjana Saikia, the Presiding Officer and Chairperson of the previous committee who upheld the charges of sexual harassment, stalking and criminal intimidation against Pachauri.
2. Even at 65, Birthday Boy Modi’s Selfie Game is Tight
Happy Birthday to Dear Mr Prime Minister Modi. He may be 65 now, but he still beats the rest of us at the game of selfies.
3. Gurgaon Police Fails to Defend its Rape FIR
The Gurgaon Police and our reporter at The Quint have been exchanging tweets on whether there really was a lady officer at the registering of the FIR in the alleged rape of two Nepalese women by a Saudi Diplomat.
4. The Real Story Behind Your Cup of Chai
The next time you sip your morning cup of chai, bear this in mind – Indian tea garden workers are living and working in deplorable conditions. Is the Indian government listening?
5. Davis Cup: India vs Czech Republic
India take on two-time champions Czech Republic in the Davis Cup World Group play-off this weekend in Delhi. Opening the tie will be Yuki Bhambri, who is now the India number one, and Somdev Devvarman on Friday.
6. AR Rahman’s Lyrical Reply to the VHP and the Fatwa
Just after facing a fatwa for composing the soundtrack of Majid Majidi’s film Muhammad: The Messenger of God, the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) on Wednesday appealed to AR Rahman to reconvert to Hinduism. We took the liberty of responding on behalf of the ‘Mozart of Madras’ through his songs. Yes, we just let his work speak for him.
7. Send Us Your #SelfieWithGanesha
It’s Ganesh Chaturthi, and what better way to say ‘Ganpati Bappa Morya!’, than with a selfie. So send them pouring to @TheQuint.
8. In Photos: All You Need to Know About the Motorola Moto X Play
Motorola launched the much-awaited Moto X Play in India and they priced it just right. Available exclusively on Flipkart, the Moto X Play costs Rs 18,499 for the 16GB version and Rs 19,999 for the 32GB version.
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