QWrap: Kolkata Flyover Collapse, April Fool’s Day & Ki & Ka Review

Here’s a quick wrap of the day’s top stories.

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1. Kolkata Flyover Collapse: 24 Dead, Five IVRCL Officials Detained

Five officials of the company that was building a flyover that collapsed onto vehicles and street vendors here have been detained. Kolkata Police has registered a case against the Hyderabad-based construction firm IVRCL under sections 304, 308 and 407 of the IPC and sealed the local office of the company.

2. Kolkata Flyover Is Not the Only Example of Shoddy Work by IVRCL

In November 2015, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee announced that the Vivekananda Road flyover, which collapsed on Thursday, would be inaugurated in February 2016. Here’s what we know about the flyover and the construction company IVRCL.

3. April Fool’s Day: The Long Glorious Tradition of Tomfoolery

Watch out as The Quint’s homepage is littered with stories that may or may not be an April Fool’s Day prank. Also, while we love to fool others on April Fool’s Day, here’s something you would want to know about how this day came to be. The history of this day has a long tale.

4. Movie Review: ‘Ki & Ka’ a Drab Affair That Breaks No Stereotypes

If only director R Balki or actors Kareena Kapoor and Arjun Kapoor had cared enough to insert a fork into their half-baked muffin of a film, they would have been able to see the sloppy characters and bad writing still sticking to it!

5. No Balls and Lendl Simmons Steal WT20 Finals Berth From India

Late replacement Lendl Simmons led a charmed life to blast 82 not out and carry West Indies to a nail-biting seven-wicket win in the last over against India in the second semi-final of the World Twenty20 on Thursday.

6. Is a Cure for Blindness in Sight?

Nearly 10 million people suffer from blindness in India. The Prevention of Blindness Week is observed in the country from 1 to 7 April to increase awareness about this condition. And there’s little that can be done for them. But now, thanks to an explosion of new research by Indian scientists across the world, blindness might be off the market in the near future.

7. India-Bound Tesla Model 3 Launched, Pre-Orders Begin at $1,000

Elon Musk just made his Indian fans happy. Very happy. He has announced that his electric car company, Tesla, will enter the Indian market with the recently launched Model 3.

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