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South Connect l Death toll rising over 100, 1 lakh living in relief camps across Kerala

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With death toll rising over 100 and more than one lakh people living in relief camps across the state, a red alert was sounded in 11 of the 14 Kerala districts. The Centre on Thursday deployed all three wings of the armed forces in a massive rescue operation. Helicopters airlifted stranded families from rooftops and dam gates were thrown open as heavy rain brought fresh havoc. North and central Kerala has been worst hit by the floods. Cochin airport has been shut till Saturday after water flooded the complex. Southern Railways and Kochi Metro today suspending their operations due to floods . Anusha Bhattacharya gives more insights

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South Connect: Andhra pradesh lawmaker shot dead by maoists

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An Andhra Pradesh lawmaker and a ruling Telugu Desam Party (TDP) leader were shot dead by Maoists in Visakhapatnam district.The daylight killings today triggered violence in the area and furious locals set police stations on fire in Dumbri Guda and Araku. A lot of files were burnt and furniture was damaged in the vandalism. Rao, who was the legislator from Araku was attacked when he was returning from a party event. Eyewitnesses said they were intercepted by a large group of armed Maoists.

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South Connect: BJP staged protest terming CM’s remark as “Call for Anarchy”

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The Karnataka wing of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday accused Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy of sedition and sought action over his remark asking people to “rise in revolt” against the saffron party for its alleged attempts to destabilise the state government. Holding placards and raising slogans against Deve Gowda and kumaraswamy the BJP staged a protest terming the chief minister’s remark as a “call for anarchy.”

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South Connect : Bishop franco mulakkal interrpgated for 3rd day

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The interrogation of Bishop Franco Mulakkal, who has been accused by a nun of raping her, got underway for the third day at the hi-tech interrogation cell in the Crime Branch office today. Superintendent of Police, Kottayam, who is leading the interrogation team, had told the media on Thursday night that the interrogation will be wrapped up on Friday. The bishop has been interrogated for over 15 hours in the last two days.

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