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  • Mumbai: 5,700 kids create World Record by lighting LEDs

    Mumbai: At 8.32 pm (on Oct 2), Guinness World Records representative announced, around 5,700 students have created a World Record by lightening 5,700 LED lamps for five minutes. This record took place on Gandhi Jayanti at Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Bombay. “This record was made on a special day. From today, we start the…

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    Kerala Deluge Aftermath: Kerala House sends 64 trucks of relief package

    Mumbai: People in Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR) have been generously sending relief material to the ones affected by Kerala flood. This is proved by the fact that Kerala House, Vashi, so far has send around 64 trucks to the flood-affected state. Kerala House, which comes directly under the supervision of Kerala tourism department, has become…

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    Amid Kerala floods, Keralites in Mumbai decide to call off Onam celebrations and ensure money is sent for relief work

    Mumbai: The Matunga market, located outside Matunga station, is not bustling with the usual activity. It is unusually quiet for Onam, an annual festival celebrated by Keralites. Most Malayalis living in Mumbai go on a shopping spree during this time. But, it seems, the community is in no mood to celebrate. Most shop-owners in Matunga…

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    Kerala Floods: Recycling the past to build a future

    Mumbai: Kerala has started to rebuild itself from whatever is left to fetch. Bangalore-based Roshan V K and a group of 5,000 to 6,000 volunteers are just doing that. They are collecting plastic waste that is left behind in relief camps and the adjoining area, and dispatching it to recycling plant. The intention is to…

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  • Kerala Floods: After seeing damaged houses, return home can be traumatic

    Mumbai: A relief camp is not just a temporary refuge but also insulates the displaced from the extent of devastation around them. But as they return to their homes (with the joy that they are alive), they are hit hard by the ground reality — the fact that a second life means building everything from…

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  • Managing Directors for state-run banks named

    Mumbai : Syndicate Bank’s executive director S S Mallikarjuna Rao is most likely to be appointed as the managing director and CEO of Allahabad Bank, according to sources. Padmaja Chunduru, deputy MD of State Bank of India, and A S Rajeev, executive director of Indian Bank, are also likely to take up the top post…

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    Kerala Floods: Call for humanitarian duty while on vacation

    Mumbai: It was supposed to be Dr Abdul Rasheed Pattath’s period of leave. But he ended up serving the people who were affected by Kerala floods. Pattath, who is head of Cardiac Anaesthesia and CT-ICU in Qatar hospital, said he deals with heart patients but treating people here was an enriching experience. In relief camps…

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  • Kerala Rains: Bangalore-based journalist raises Rs 9 lakh in two days on Twitter for flood relief

    Mumbai: A Bangalore-based journalist, Sandhya Menon, has raised Rs 8.9 lakh in less than two days’ time. She got random strangers to trust her with their money and this is because Menon is keeping the whole process transparent, she revealed. “I have uploaded all the images of the bills and receipts of the items that…

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  • Fuel shortage adds to flood-hit Kerala woes

    Mumbai : Some parts of the flood-affected Kerala, where water has retreated now, are still living with no electricity and poor mobile connectivity. Adding to this is the shortage of fuels in petrol pumps, but oil marketing companies claim they are doing the needful. Jose, a Thrissur-based resident, said, “Petrol pumps close to my home were…

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  • Kerala floods: 20 kids, 500 others stranded without food, water & power in West Chalakudy village

    Mumbai: Kerala has been facing one of its worst floods since 1924. In many areas, people continue to be stranded and calling the helpline does not seem to result in rescue missions in their villages. One such example is of West Chalakudy village, in Thrissur district. Right now, 20 children are currently taking shelter in…

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  • Lack of appropriate data to measure job sector a concern: Kaushik Basu, former chief economist of the World Bank

    Kaushik Basu, former chief economist of the World Bank and former chief economic adviser to the Indian government, said lack of jobs is a concern but more concerning is that India does not have appropriate data and tools to measure the sector. Basu, who was in the city to deliver a lecture on ‘The Story…

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