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Rahul’s largesse for 18,000 families in Wayanad

The first kit consists of 5 kilogram of rice, sugar, pulses, tea, coffee, oil, and a few other basic provisions which would be good enough for a week, besides essential dresses and undergarments.

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Rahul Gandhi with Wayanad Floods Vitims

Wayanad (Kerala), Aug 16 (IANS) The Wayanad MP Rahul Gandhi, as promised, has started distributing kits to over 18,000 families affected by the floods.

Speaking to IANS, his office secretary Byju said that in the next two days, every family in his constituency, who had to face the flood fury and had to move out of their homes, will get a full kit of basic food items, a cleaning kit and dress materials including a blanket.

“Since Wayanad Lok Sabha constituency is spread across several assembly constituencies, the distribution will cover all these places and the first round is expected to be completed in a day or two,” said Byju.

The first kit consists of 5 kilogram of rice, sugar, pulses, tea, coffee, oil, and a few other basic provisions which would be good enough for a week, besides essential dresses and undergarments.

“Since some are still in camps, the second kit consists of basic cleaning materials like soaps, washing powder, dettol, and such items, basically meant to clean up the water filled homes.

The third round would include blankets and dress materials. We expect to finish the entire distribution in a few days from now,” said Ratheesh, another office staff of Gandhi in Wayanad.

A huge majority of these items have come through donations from Tamil Nadu and some from Karnataka.

Congress workers worked overnight to make it into kits for distribution.

“Gandhi is expected to be back in his constituency after 20th August and will be again meeting his people, just as he went around the various relief camps in the three days that he was here, earlier this week,” added Byju.

According to the figures provided by the Kerala government, Wayanad district has reported 12 deaths with a few more bodies suspected to be buried under the mud at Puthumala, where a landslide occurred leaving numerous families losing their homes completely.

Right now, 196 relief camps are currently operating where 9248 families have taken shelter. Kerala government is making arrangements to ensure that fresh relief camps are put up, so as to move the existing camps which are housed at educational institutions.

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NRC will not be implemented in Bihar: Nitish

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Patna, Feb 23: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar reiterated on Sunday that the National Register for Citizens would not be implemented in Bihar and only the National Population Register would be updated the way it was done in 2010.

The Janata Dal (United) president had in December already made its stand clear that the NRC would not be implemented in the state, though the party supported the Centre’s Citizenship (Amendment) Act.

“NRC is not going to be implemented here (in Bihar) and only NPR will be carried out the way it was done in the year 2010. It will be done on the basis of that only,” Kumar said in an official release.

He said this while addressing a function at the Maulana Azad National Urdu University at Chandanpatti in Hayaghat block of Darbhanga district, where he laid foundation stones for several schemes worth Rs 80 crore pertaining to minority welfare department.

Kumar laid stones for a 100-bed hostel at Biraul in Darbhanga, 100-bed hostel each for girl and boy for the university students, G plus three multi-storeyed building at waqf land and 560-capacity intake minority residential school, the release said.

Kumar had asked the Centre to drop new columns in NPR forms like parents’ places of birth and Aadhaar, saying they were “not necessary” and might lead to apprehensions.

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Anti-CAA protest turns violent in Aligarh, Internet blocked

The police lathicharged the protesters and also used tear gas shells to disperse the crowd.

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Aligarh, Feb 23 : The protest against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and the National Register of Citizens (NRC) turned violent on Sunday evening after the women sitting on protest were asked to move from there.

Many shops, two-wheelers and police barricades were set ablaze and stone pelting was reported from Babri Mandi, Ghas-ki-Mandi and Upperkot.

The police lathicharged the protesters and also used tear gas shells to disperse the crowd.

The administration has also blocked Internet services in the area from 6 p.m. to 12 midnight.

A huge crowd has gathered to protest against the CAA and the NRC at Shahjamal Idgah here. Women protesters have been removed from Upperkot Kotwali area. The crowd has been chanting anti-government slogans.

Several Bhim Army workers were also present among the protesters at Delhi Gate and Upperkot area.

The police said the women started throwing stones at police vehicles. The police said they have identified several students of Aligarh Muslim University who are involved in the stone pelting incident.

Heavy police force has been deployed at Delhi Gate and Upperkot.

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Entry and exit gates of Jaffrabad metro station closed by DMRC due to ongoing protest against CAA, NRC

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NEW DELHI: The ongoing protest against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and the National Register for Citizens (NRC) at Jaffrabad has forced DMRC to close the entry and exit gates of the metro station in the area. Trains will not be halting at the station.

The protest which began on Friday continued on Sunday.

Over 1,000 women gathered in front of the metro station and began a sit-in on the road which connects Seelampur to Maujpur and Yamuna Vihar.

Protesters plan to take a foot march from Jaffrabad road to Rajghat on Sunday. However, Delhi Police have denied permission for the march.

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