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October 20, 2019

DMKled alliance leads in 36 seats in TN

first_imgChennai: The DMK led alliance has established initial leads in 36 of the 38 Lok Sabha seats that went for polls in Tamil Nadu, bucking the national trend that favours the BJP led alliance, as per the Election Commission of India. In the Lok Sabha polls, prominent candidates of DMK and its allies like Congress, Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M), Communist Party of India (CPI) and others are leading over their respective rivals belonging to AIADMK led alliance. Also Read – Dussehra with a ‘green’ twist As per the initial trends announced by the poll body, the DMK led alliance was leading in 36 Lok Sabha constituencies (DMK 22, Congress 8, CPIM- 2, CPI- 2, VCK-1, IUML-1). On the other hand, the ruling AIADMK and alliance partner PMK were in lead in one seat each. Star candidates of the DMK like Rajya Sabha member Kanimozhi, former Union Ministers T.R. Baalu, A. Raja and Dayanidhi Maran were in the lead. Prominent Congress candidates Karti P. Chidambaram, A.H. Vasanthakumar, S. Jothimani and Su. Thirunavukarasar were in the lead. Also Read – India receives its first Rafale fighter jet from France The Lok Sabha polls saw a four cornered contest. The two major fronts are: the AIADMK-led front comprising the PMK, BJP, DMDK, TMC, PT, PNK and others and the DMK-led front consisting of the Congress, MDMK, IUML, CPI, CPI-M, VCK, KMDK and IJK. The AMMK floated by Independent legislator T.T.V. Dhinakaran and the MNM floated by actor-politician Kamal Haasan are making their electoral debut. Election in the Vellore constituency was rescinded by the Election Commission on the charges of money play by DMK candidate.last_img read more

October 2, 2019

Enormous scale of Mediterranean migration tragedy emerges – up to 300 dead

“This is a tragedy on an enormous scale and a stark reminder that more lives could be lost if those seeking safety are left at the mercy of the sea,” said Vincent Cochetel, UNHCR Europe Bureau Director.UNHCR gathered reports from the Italian Coast Guard and survivors who arrived in Lampedusa, discovering that initial reports widely underestimated the number of people involved in the crossing attempt. A single dinghy was originally found, by the Italian Coast Guard and a merchant vessel on Sunday. 29 people from that craft died, while 110 survived. The migrants, mainly from Sub-Saharan Africa, left the coast of Libya in four dinghies on Saturday, drifting without food or water.Three of the four dinghies have now been recovered. On one, only two out of 107 passengers survived while on another seven out of 109 survived. The fourth dinghy was reported to UNHCR by survivors and is still missing. The youngest of the missing is a 12 year old boy.UNHCR reiterates its concern about the lack of a strong search and rescue operation in the Mediterranean. Europe’s Triton operation, which is run by the European border protection agency Frontex, is not focused on search and rescue and is not providing the necessary tools to cope with the scale of the crises. “Saving lives should be our top priority. Europe cannot afford to do too little too late,” said Mr. Cochetel.At least 218,000 people, including both migrants and refugees have crossed the Mediterranean in 2014 and this trend is expected to continue in 2015. read more