QWrap: Mumbai Building Collapse, Ram Rahim’s Dramatic Jail Escape

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1. Mumbai Building Collapse Live: 22 Dead, Maha Govt to Launch Probe

A five-storey residential building collapsed in Mumbai’s Bhendi Bazaar on 31 August, killing 22 people and injuring at least 35 others.

The incident occurred two days after the city received torrential rains, which is suspected to have damaged the building.

2. Ram Rahim’s Filmy Escape... If It Weren’t For Those Meddling Cops

It’s confirmed! Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh plotted a dramatic escape from the Panchkula Court on the day he was convicted.

Singh, who doesn’t think himself less than any Bollywood star, planned to cut and run from the court in true filmy fashion. KK Rao, the Inspector General (IG) of the Indian Reserve Battalion (IRB) of Haryana Police, gave The Quint shocking details about what happened on 25 August after the Judge pronounced Ram Rahim guilty of two counts of rape. For more, head over to our story.

3. Exclusive: Greedy Doctors of Death and an Urban ‘Hospital Bazaar’

Greedy hospital authorities refusing to refer patients even when they are critical. A BSc graduate who treats patients and signs prescriptions. A hospital functioning out of a building still under construction.

In short, human lives at risk. All while the authorities look away.

The Quint travelled to Agra’s Trans Yamuna Colony, where these hospitals are located, to find out more.

4. Dear PM Modi, Demonetisation Worked But Could Have Spared the Poor

The four-hour notice period following demonetisation only worsened matters. A longer period would have helped with the GDP. With the RBI’s annual report that showed nearly 99 percent of demonetised currency has made its way into the banking system, read this story from The Quint's archives on demonetisation and its aftermath.

5. What’s Up With His Penis? 4 Causes of Erectile Dysfunction

A sex scene in ‘Game of Thrones’. The girl you’ve crushed on forever. Or that hottie in ‘Baywatch’. When none of this can get you to stand up (you know what we mean), it’s time you pay attention. But wait, don’t let it get so far.

Erectile dysfunction is not only an old man’s problem. Men in the prime can also have trouble making it larger than a Lilliputian. To know the reasons behind it, check out the complete story on The Quint.

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