Wednesday Morning News Brief, August 30

Wednesday morning brief Aug 30 2017
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Mumbai on ‘Red Alert’ as Met department predicted more rainfall in the city and sorrounding areas over the next 2-3 days. “Areas such as Mumbai, south Gujarat, Konkan, Goa and west Vidarbha will get extremely heavy rainfall in the next 24 to 48 hours. It is a serious situation. We have issued necessary warnings to the departments concerned, including airports,” AK Srivastav, head of climate monitoring and analysis at IMD Pune said. As a precautionary measure, the Fadnavis government has advised people to stay indoors today.
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Criminalising marital rape may destabilise the institution of marriage’, the central government told Delhi high court. “It has to be ensured adequately that marital rape does not become a phenomenon which may destabilise the institution of marriage apart from being an easy tool for harassing the husbands,” the affidavit, filed through central government standing counsel Monika Arora, said.
Passengers of the Nagpur-Mumbai Duronto Express had a miraculous escape after the train’s engine and nine coaches derailed yesterday. A railway official said a landslide due to heavy rain in the Kasara Ghats section washed away a portion of the tracks, leading to the derailment. Sunil Udasi, chief spokesperson of Central Railway , said, “I would like to reiterate that the driver did an excellent job of applying emergency brakes. As the train’s coaches were constructed with advanced LHB (Linke Hofmann Busch) technology , they did not pile up on top of one another.”
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North Korea said it had conducted a test of an intermediate-range ballistic missile to counter US and South Korean military drills. The current ballistic rocket launching drill like a real war is the first step of the military operation of the KPA in the Pacific and a meaningful prelude to containing Guam,” KCNA quoted Kim as saying. US President Donald Trump said the world had received North Korea’s latest message “loud and clear“.
The Reserve Bank of India drew up a second list of over 40 defaulters, classified as non-performing assets. Banks have been told to initiate proceedings under the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code against these defaulters within four months if there is no resolution until then. The 12 names identified by RBI in the first list that was prepared in June included large stressed accounts with outstanding of over Rs 5,000 crore with total dues of over Rs 1.75 lakh crore.
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