Kapil Sibal

Floods inundated several parts of Assam as water level in the Brahmaputra river rose after incessant rainfall on Saturday. The deluge spread to 20 districts, affecting 600,000 people and claiming two more lives, the disaster management authority said. The flood-hit districts include Dhemaji, Lakhimpur, Charaideo, Biswanath, Udalguri, Baksa, Nalbari, Barpeta, Chirang, Bongaigaon, Kokrajhar, Goalpara, Morigaon, Nagaon, Golaghat and Tinsukia.

Elsewhere, amid a political slugfest over the Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP’s) alleged bid to topple the Congress-led Rajasthan government, several state ministers and party legislators met Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot at his residence on Saturday.

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, meanwhile, wondered why Prime Minister Narendra Modi was not sharing details of those who had donated money to the PM CARES Fund. Claiming that everyone knew Chinese companies like Huawei, Xiaomi, TikTok, and OnePlus had donated to the PM CARES Fund, set up to fight Covid-19, Gandhi asked if the PM was “scared”.

(Excerpt) Read more Here | 2020-07-12 00:24:03
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