In the News today – 13 August 2019

Tamil Nadu CM EPS releases Cauvery water from Mettur dam for irrigation

With the opening of the Mettur Dam  …

  • 16 lakh acres in the Cauvery delta will be irrigated
  • 45000 acres will be irrigated through Canals

DMK President MK Stalin flags-off Rs 10 lakhs worth of relief supplies to Kerala

  • DMK President MK Stalin flagged-off Rs 10 lakhs worth of relief supplies to Kerala from the party HQ Anna Arivalayam.
  • He said that this is the first batch and more supplies will be sent.
  • He said Kerala DMK workers are currently in Chennai to send the relief material to Kerala through trains.
  • Replying to reporters query the DMK President said that it is not befitting of a CM to say that I had gone to Nilgiris to seek publicity.
  • The CM was in Coimbatore yesterday he is yet to tell why he did not visit Nilgiris which is closeby.



J&K Governor’s invite and Rahul Gandhi’s response

J&K Governor Satya Pal Malik to Rahul Gandhi:

  • “Will send you plane, come here, observe”

Rahul Gandhi’s response:

Dear Governor Malik,

  • A delegation of opposition leaders & I will take you up on your gracious invitation to visit J&K and Ladakh.
  • We won’t need an aircraft but please ensure us the freedom to travel & meet the people, mainstream leaders and our soldiers stationed over there.

I left Wayanad with nothing but pride for the people I represent: Rahul Gandhi

  • I left Wayanad with nothing but pride for the people I represent.
  • The display of bravery and dignity in the face of immense tragedy is truly humbling.
  • It is such an honour and pleasure to be your MP.
  • Thank you Kerala.

Pic Credit: @RahulGandhi

Flood and landslide situation in Wayanad, Rahul Gandhi writes to PM Modi

I have written a letter to the Prime Minister on the flood & landslide situation in Wayanad & have informed him of the measures the Central govt. can take in order to make Wayanad & other flood prone regions safer for its people.

Congress leader Anand Sharma speaking to the media on Indian Economy

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