QWrap: India vs New Zealand Semi-Final; Karnataka Political Crisis

1. Ind vs NZ World Cup 1st Semi Final Live

After over a month of cricketing action in England, we’re down to the last three matches at this 2019 ICC World Cup. Just the four teams left fighting for the big title and two of them take the field in the first semi-final today at the Old Trafford.

Virat Kohli’s Indian team are playing Kane Williamson’s New Zealand with the toss at 2:30pm IST. Back home in India though, fans are already in ‘match-mode’, praying for the team to reach Sunday’s final.

Get live updates here.

2. Karnataka Cong Seeks to Disqualify Rebel MLAs, Roshan Baig Resigns

As the political drama in Karnataka continues, the Congress Legislative Party has decided to file a petition with the Speaker to disqualify the rebel MLAs who have “colluded with the BJP”.

With suspended Congress MLA Roshan Baig also quitting on Tuesday, 9 July, the total number of resignations in the party have gone up to 14, pushing the Congress-JD(S) alliance government to an edge. Two Independent MLAs who withdrew from the coalition have lent support to the BJP, giving the saffron party an upper hand.

Get live updates here.

3. Govt Planning Facial Recognition System; Raises Privacy Concerns

On Friday, when the nation’s attention was fixed upon the Union budget, a small advertisement tucked away within newspapers called for applicants to bid for the implementation of a nationwide Automated Facial Recognition System.

Unlike the 122-page long Finance Bill, 2019, the 172-page Request for Proposal (RPF) released by the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB), hidden within the folders of its website, generated nearly no attention even though its implication are wide and severe.

Read the full story here.

4. Watch: The Dark Underbelly of Generic Drugs & Fall of Ranbaxy

In 1935, Mahatma Gandhi, met chemist Khwaja Abdul Hamied of Cipla Industries and urged him to bring western drugs at an affordable cost to the masses. And we got the generic drug industry.

But what was meant to bring cure to millions has become warped in controversy and scandal, argues investigative journalist Katherine Eban in her book ‘Bottle of Lies: The Inside Story of the Generic Drug Boom.’

She traces the rise and fall of one of India’s shining star in the pharma world – Ranbaxy Laboratories and the whistleblower, who blew the lid off the shiny façade.

Watch the full video here.

5. The Quint’s Webinars

The Quint has always striven to provide its readers with insights and analysis through its award winning coverage, videos and documentaries.

It’s now time to take this relationship a notch higher and that's why The Quint will also be doing webinars Live on YouTube and Facebook where The Quint's members can pose questions to the anchor, Live.

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