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Kerala Flood: Death toll jumped to 324. Modi announced interim relief aid of Rs 500 crore

Anusha Bhattacharya

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The death toll in the flood-hit Kerala has jumped to 324. And in the last 10 days of floods, the death toll has nearly become three times more in the last 24 hours. Prime Minister Narendra Modi had arrived in Kochi last night to undertake a survey of flood-hit areas. Prime Minister Modi was accompanied by Kerala Chief Minister Vijayan during the aerial survey. After consultation with chief minister, Narendra Modi announced an interim relief aid of Rs 500 crore. The entire procedure has certainly killed a lot of valuable time and has taken a toll on the innumerous lives that could have otherwise been saved had this procedure would be paced up. There is no doubt on the contribution from the Centre but it was really late and the kind of loss of human lives and infrastructure has been suffered by Kerela, providing relief funds on time had to be the main priority for them..Anusha Bhattacharya gives more insights

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Why did RBI said “NO” to ‘Yes Bank’s Rana Kapoor?

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Recently Yes Bank was in the news for all the wrong reasons. With the shares of Yes Bank seeing a sharp decline of 40% on 21st September as RBI on 17th September had given Rana Kapoor, just three months more as MD and the CEO, whereas Kapoor had asked for a 3 years extention, what is it that led the Reserve Bank of India to give him just 3 more months when he sought 3 years? What led to such a drastic action by the RBI?

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Bishop Franco Mulakkal arrested: Justice is finally served

Anusha Bhattacharya

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Jalandhar bishop Franco Mulakkal was arrested by kerala police on friday after being questioned for the third day over allegations that he raped a nun for several occassions between 2014 and 2016. Soon after the report of it emerged, the case triggered protests by members of the church throughout Kerala. The allegations against the 54 year old bishop were first made nearly three months ago. Kerala had witnessed a huge public outcry and an unprecedented public protest by five nuns of the victim seeking the bishop’s arrest. From social activists to jurists to writers a majority of women had come out in support of their agitation.

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India calls off the meeting with Pakistan, terms it a double game of the neighbouring country?

Anusha Bhattacharya

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Following a national outrage over the government’s decision to meet with Pakistan on the sidelines of UN General Assembly, the top sources in the government have indicated that the Centre has called off the talks. The deep rooted government sources have told that that the External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj won’t be shaking hands with Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi as a consequence of barbarism perpetrated by Pakistan along the border.

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