QWrap: Yoga Day, Raining Hell in Mumbai & Essar Tapes Exclusive
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Bend It Like Baba on World Yoga Day
Amid controversies over chanting “Om”, backlash from fringe groups, and criticism for propagating the Hindutva agenda, the second leg of International Yoga Day was celebrated in the country on Tuesday. Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday morning arrived at Chandigarh’s Capitol Complex to kickstart the celebrations, while we at The Quint, also joined in. Or atleast, tried to. Very badly.
“The Job is Done” and More in the Essar Tapes Expose
In part 2 of The Quint’s investigation into the Essar tapes, we reveal the audio and transcripts of a conversation between a Reliance Industries Ltd. bigwig and an employee about brokering with a Cabinet Minister in the Vajpayee government. The conversations show how closely the government and corporates interact to ensure the smooth functioning of these companies.
Raining Hell in Mumbai
A day after monsoon hit Mumbai, claims made by the Railway department on its preparedness stand on shaky ground. Local services of the Western, Central and Harbour line were disrupted with many trains delayed for hours, some even cancelled. Thousands of office-goers crowded the stations which was a stampede hazard. Protests broke out in Diva station near Thane while Sandhurst road, Masjid and Sion reported submerged tracks. Is the Railways ready for round two and three and four?
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