QWrap: 5 Injured in Mumbai Bridge Collapse; Gadkari Backs Swaraj
Here’s a video wrap of the top stories of the day.
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1. Andheri Bridge Collapse: Train Services Hit in Mumbai, 5 Injured
A part of the Gokhale bridge in Mumbai’s Andheri collapsed on Tuesday, 3 July, disrupting the local train services in the city. The bridge connects Andheri East to Andheri West. At least five people have been injured in the bridge collapse.
Union Railway Minister while addressing the media called the bridge collapse an unfortunate incident and said that Commissioner of Rail Safety will give report on the mishap in 15 days.
“Its an unfortunate incident, I have ordered an inquiry into this. Commissioner of Rail Safety will give report in 15 days,” said Goyal.
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2. Nitin Gadkari Defends Sushma Swaraj, Slams Online Trolls
Union Minister Nitin Gadkari on Tuesday, 3 July, spoke out in support of his cabinet colleague Sushma Swaraj, who was subjected to online trolling and hateful tweets over the Tanvi Seth passport issue.
Gadkari told ANI that the move to issue fresh passport to the inter-faith couple was not a “wrong decision.”
“This is very unfortunate. She wasn’t present in the country when this decision was taken. She has no connection with it and the decision isn’t wrong either,” Gadkari said.
3. In Pics: Ranbir, Dia, Manisha Koirala at the ‘Sanju’ Success Bash
Sanju not only crossed the Rs 100 crore mark on Sunday but also registered a new record for the highest single day collection by an Indian film, which obviously called for a celebration. The Sanju team gathered at a restaurant in Mumbai to party and celebrate the success of their film on Monday night.
Apart from the man of the moment – Ranbir Kapoor and his co-stars Dia Mirza and Manisha Koirala, the bash was attended by the writer and director duo Rajkumar Hirani, Abhijat Joshi and their friends from the industry.
4. In Stats: Why England is Virat Kohli’s Biggest Test as Captain
Virat Kohli will face the sternest test of his captaincy yet when the Indian team begins their full tour of England with a T20I series against the hosts. The first of the three-match series will be played at the Old Trafford in Manchester on Tuesday, July 3.
Historically, numbers point towards the hosts having an edge over India; England have a 6-5 win-loss record in T20Is against India and have never lost to India at home.
5. ‘Kodai Still Won’t’: Sofia Ashraf & TM Krishna Hit Unilever Again
‘Kodaikanal Won’t’ is a number that everyone in India would remember from 2015 – even Nicki Minaj would. The team that made the viral song, a spoof of ‘Anaconda’, is back again with a sequel ‘Kodaikanal Still Won’t.’ This time the mix of rap, gaana and Carnatic music, featuring vocalist TM Krishna, Indie rock musician Amrit Rao and Sofia Ashraf (who sang the viral rap video) has called out ‘Unilever’s Environmental Racism.’
The song aims to bring the spotlight once again to the issue of mercury contamination at a Unilever plant in Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu.
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