Thursday, 18 August, 2022

Topic: Donations

Centre’s decision to refuse flood aid from other countries unfortunate: Kerala minister

Finance Minister Dr. Thomas Isaac says move is based on 'false prestige' and the govt has 'no right to curb Kerala's appeal for more financial assistance'.

Behind official Kerala rescue website are 1,500 techies working for free, which has received over 1 crore requests for aid and rescue, is available in multiple languages, provides details of relief centres and maps of flooded areas.

The billionaire NRI from UAE who gave Rs 10 crore to help Kerala flood victims

Yusuff Ali M.A., the owner of India's largest mall, also helped after the Latur and Bhuj earthquakes, the 2004 tsunami and 2013 Uttarakhand floods.

Here’s how you can help the flood-hit people in Kerala

Money can be transferred to CM’s disaster relief fund; there are many social media groups which can help you send relief materials to the state.

BJP donations rose from Rs 76 crore to Rs 532 crore in a year, a 593% jump

The surge in BJP donations are in 2016-17, show ADR and New Election Watch reports. The figure is over 10 times the declared amount by the Congress, which is second on the list

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Bihar Chief minister Nitish Kumar with Deputy CM Tejaswi Yadav | ANI File Photo

Operation Lantern fails to light up in Bihar. And BJP in search of a Brahmin face in UP

The no-fuss change of government in Bihar, without horse-trading or MLAs in resorts, has prompted a coalition partner to request the CM to make arrangements for a trip to a hill station.
Farmers plant paddy saplings in a field | PTI Photo

Good news from the farm as India’s FY22 foodgrain production estimated at record 316 mn tonnes

Wheat production estimate sees marginal upward revision to 106.8 million tons, though current rate lowest in 3 years.


(From left) Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar, US Secretary of Defence Lloyd J. Austin and US Secretary of State Antony Blinken after the India-US 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue, in Washington, 12 April, 2022 | Credit: ANI Photo/ PIB

USAF secy needs Pentagon escort but Indian attaché doesn’t — that’s how deep India-US ties are

Frank Kendall, Secretary of the US Air Force, says the unescorted access to Pentagon for Indian defence attaché 'is aligned with the trust and cooperation we share'.
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Tiranga vs Tiranga: Gloves are off as Kejriwal joins the ‘nationalism’ battle with Modi

Kejriwal’s maun vrat on Modi has ended. This is an important turn in Indian politics. In some ways rivalling the dramatic turn in Bihar.