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Pakistan Floods Creates Havoc, PM Modi Talks To Extend Aid

Pakistan Floods Creates Havoc, PM Modi Talks To Extend Aid

Amid rising food security concerns caused due to Pakistan floods, Pakistan, on Monday, conveyed its intentions to restart trade with India on several essential goods, including vegetables and other edible items from India.

According to media reports, Pakistani Finance Minister Miftah Ismail said the country’s government is thinking of reconsidering its stand on vegetables and other edible items imported from India. The country is considering this proposal so as to felicitate people in the wake of the destruction of standing crops due to the recent Pakistan floods.

The bilateral and commercial relations between the two nations came to a standstill after Islamabad decided to downgrade diplomatic ties with India in 2019. 

Earlier on Monday, PM Narendra Modi extended his heartfelt condolences to the victims of the Pakistan floods. He wrote, “Saddened to see the devastation caused by the floods in Pakistan. We extend our heartfelt condolences to the families of the victims, the injured and all those affected by this natural calamity and hope for an early restoration of normalcy”. 

Shashi Tharoor Shared His Intention To Contest In The CWC Presidential Elections

As reported by The Hindu, Congress MP Shashi Tharoor is willing to contest in the upcoming Congress Working Committee (CWC) presidential elections.

The news agency reported that Mr Tharoor is in regular touch with top party leaders to know whether he can gain a critical mass of support from the party workers or not. However, he is also sure that his chances of victory against the official nominee (Ashok Gehlot) are nominal. 

Mr Tharoor’s intentions to file nominations can also be identified through his recent article for a Malayalam daily newspaper on Monday. In that article, the MP expressed his hope that several candidates should come forward to contest the election, which is scheduled for October 17.

Earlier, the Gandhi family heir, Rahul Gandhi, cleared out that he would not contest the elections. On his behalf, he nominated Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot as the Gandhi family nominee for the CWC presidential elections.

Mumbai Police Arrested Actor Kamal Rashid Khan From Mumbai Airport

In the early hours of Tuesday morning, the Mumbai police arrested actor cum producer Kamal Rashid Khan from the Mumbai airport. According to police, Kamal Khan was arrested for a controversial tweet from 2020 in which he was accused of hurting religious sentiments.

Also popular as KRK, Kamal Khan is popular for his controversial tweets. For his tweets, the actor has also been facing multiple FIRs in different cases. In the latest of these, an FIR was lodged against the actor in 2020, as he made derogatory remarks about late actors Rishi Kapoor and Irrfan Khan on social media.

According to sources, the Mumbai police arrested KRK after he landed at Mumbai Airport. The police will produce the actor before a local court in Borivali to proceed with the trial in the case.

Covid-Bulletin: India Logs 5,439 New Covid-19 Cases; Recovery Rate At 98.66%

According to the latest data released by the union health ministry, India has registered 5,439 new covid-19 cases in the previous 24 hours. With this tally, the active caseload of India currently stands at 65,732 . Meanwhile, daily recoveries counted the figure of 22,031 in the last 24 hours. With this tally, the total recoveries have reached 4,38,25,024. The daily and weekly positivity rates stand at 1.70% and 2.64%, respectively. As per the Indian Council of Medical Research, the country has conducted 88.55 crore covid-19 tests so far. On the vaccination front, India has administered 212.17 crore covid-19 vaccine doses so far under the nationwide vaccination drive.

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