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Indians in China donate Rs 14 lakh for Kerala flood relief

In Beijing, the Malayalee Association along with the Indian Community of Beijing raised 50,000 yuan at a get together on Sunday.

india Updated: Aug 20, 2018 20:56 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India
Beijing and New Delhi
Indians in China,Kerala floods,Kerala flood
Two men row a boat through a flooded paddy field next to an inundated structure in Alappuzha, Kerala.(AP Photo)

The Indian diaspora in China in association with the Malayalee Association has raised over Rs 14 lakh for the welfare of flood relief victims in Kerala.

In Beijing, the Malayalee Association along with the Indian Community of Beijing (ICB) raised 50,000 yuan (about Rs five lakh) at a get together in Beijing on Sunday.

Suresh Varma, president of the Beijing Malayalee Association, said the money is being routed to the Chief Minister’s relief fund in Kerala through the Indian Embassy here.

The funds were collected at a special platform setup at the Indian restaurant Taj Pavilion with a lunch and donated the to Kerala relief fund, said M H Pastakia, ICB member.

In Yiwu, the international consumer trade hub which has a large Indian diaspora, the Indian community raised about 80,000 yuan (Rs eight lakh) to be donated to the relief fund.

In Shanghai, the Indian association has so far raised 20,000 yuan (Rs two lakh) to be sent to the Kerala relief fund, member Amit Waiker said.

The Indian Embassy is helping the diaspora to route the proceeds to the Chief Minister’s welfare fund.

SC judges to pitch in

Twenty five Supreme Court judges would contribute in the relief funds for the victims of flood in Kerala, Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra said on Monday.

A bench of the CJI and Justices AM Khanwilkar and DY Chandrachud made this observation during the hearing of a PIL in which it was contemplating imposing a cost of Rs 25 lakh on a litigant for filing an “improper application” in a PIL on which the verdict has already been reserved.

Attorney General KK Venugopal, who termed the matter a fit case for initiation of contempt proceedings, also advised that the cost, to be imposed, to be given to the Kerala Chief Minister’s flood relief fund

First Published: Aug 20, 2018 20:56 IST