Hafta 436: Odisha train tragedy, Manipur violence, letters from subscribers

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This week on NL Hafta, it’s an all-Newslaundry pane with Abhinandan Sekhri, Manisha Pande, Raman Kirpal, Jayashree Arunachalam and Anand Vardhan.

The panel delves into details of the horrific Odisha train accident – rescue operations, government action, the Kavach system, media coverage, and PR exercises. On investigations initiated into the tragedy, Jayashree says, “It’s fairly worrying that, just days later, we’re already announcing conspiracy angles...There is no real desire to understand the cause of the accident, people are just apportioning blame and absolving themselves.”

The other news headlines of the week – violence in Manipur, the wrestlers’ protest, Mukhtar Ansari’s sentencing – are also discussed before the panel dives into letters from subscribers. 

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