QWrap: I-T Raid at The Quint; Rahul Renews Attack on Rafale Deal

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1. Search & Survey by I-T Officers at The Quint & Raghav Bahl’s Home

Income Tax officers on Thursday, 11 October, entered the office of Quintillion Media Pvt Ltd in Noida, which runs the website The Quint and is owned by Raghav Bahl. According to the I-T officer leading the team, they are conducting a “search” on one floor of the office, and a “survey” on the other.

I-T officers are also present at the residence of The Quint’s Editor-in-Chief Raghav Bahl and CEO Ritu Kapur, and the office of Quintype (another company within the same corporate group), and are also conducting a survey at The News Minute (which Quintillion Media holds a stake in) in Bengaluru.

At a press conference in Delhi, Congress President Rahul Gandhi spoke about the Income Tax raids at The Quint’s premises.

“They (The BJP government) will raid, harass, attack and suppress. That’s their agenda... The government is trying to suppress the media.”
Rahul Gandhi, Congress President

Read the full story here.


2. Clear-Cut Corruption Case Against PM Modi: Rahul Gandhi on Rafale

Asserting that there's “a clear-cut case of corruption against the Prime Minister of India", Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday, 11 October, renewed his attack on the Narendra Modi government over the Rafale controversy.

This came a day after a fresh investigation by French news organisation Mediapart unearthed an internal Dassault document, according to which "a senior management figure of the French group told staff representatives that the joint venture with Reliance was agreed as a 'compensation' in the Rafale deal and it was both 'imperative and obligatory' for Dassault in securing the fighter contract".

Read the full story here.

3. Can’t Comment on MJ Akbar, But Support Women’s Courage: Sitharaman

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, in an interview to CNN-News18, said that she is not the correct person to comment on the sexual harassment allegations against Minister of State (MoS) for External Affairs MJ Akbar.

At least ten journalists have accused Akbar of harassment and inappropriate behaviour at workplace.

Speaking to the media, BJP minister Rita Bahuguna Joshi said, “The question is not about resignation. Question is when I accuse someone, it should be proved. Every woman has a right to accuse and investigation should also be done. Women have presented their versions, men also have right to present their version.”

Catch all live updates here.


4. 8 Amitabh Bachchan Dialogues You Can Use in Real Life

Amitabh Bachchan has been famous for the stylish dialogue delivery in his films and we tried to recreate these dialogues through dubsmash in The Quint.

Have you ever tried to get away with things in life by using Bachchan’s dialogues? We tried!

Imagine breaking the ATM line and saying ‘Hum jahan khade ho jaate hain, line wahi se shuru hoti hain’! Yeah I would get pushed away but it would be cool to try.

Watch the full video here.

5. In Pics: Will Smith Pays a Visit to the Taj Mahal in Agra

Hollywood star Will Smith landed in India a few days ago and has been busy taking in as many desi experiences as he can, from driving an auto-rickshaw, to busting some bhangra moves, to hanging out on a Bollywood set and even participating in the traditional Ganga aarti at Haridwar.

The award-winning actor most recently paid a visit to the iconic Taj Mahal and seemed to have had quite a fun time posing for photo-ops in front of the monument of love. Check them out here.

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