Live Updates on Sikkim Flash Floods: As a result of a cloudburst over Lhonak Lake in North Sikkim early on Wednesday, a flash flood has swept through the Teesta river basin. Eighteen bodies have been recovered, and 98 individuals, including 22 army personnel, are still unaccounted for. Authorities have established a relief camp to assist those affected, and the Army has been deployed to the affected areas.

In Brief: What You Should Know

  • Apple contemplated shifting from Google to the DuckDuckGo search engine.
  • President Biden will deliver a “major speech” on Ukraine aid in the near future.
  • The government of Sikkim reports 18 fatalities, 102 individuals missing, and 26 injured due to the flash floods.
  • Income Tax Department conducts raids on properties linked to DMK MP S. Jagathrakshakan in Tamil Nadu.
  • Xiaomi offers financing options for smartphones under Rs 15,000 to boost sales.
  • The Supreme Court resumes the hearing on Manish Sisodia’s bail plea in the liquor policy irregularities case.
  • AAP protesters in Delhi raise slogans amid scrutiny by the Enforcement Directorate on Sanjay Singh.
  • NCP leader Supriya Sule meets the families of victims in the Nanded deaths case.
  • Norwegian author Jon Fosse awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature.
  • Delhi’s Rouse Avenue Court orders 5-day ED custody for Sanjay Singh.
  • ED attaches movable assets worth Rs 2.77 crore in a cryptocurrency scam case.
  • Indigo introduces a fuel surcharge to offset rising ATF (Aviation Turbine Fuel) prices.
  • New Zealand defeats England by 9 wickets in Ahmedabad.
  • Actor Shraddha Kapoor summoned by the Enforcement Directorate in the Mahadev book app case.

“We will continue until we receive our rightful dues,” says TMC MP Mahua Moitra regarding the TMC’s protest against the Central Government’s alleged lack of allocation of funds for MGNREGA and other social security schemes for West Bengal.

Tripura CM Manik Saha inaugurated the state’s first Block Public Health Unit at Kalyanpur Community Health Centre in the Khowai district.

In the Mahadev book app case, actor Shraddha Kapoor is scheduled to appear before the Enforcement Directorate in Chattisgarh on Friday, October 6. An ED lawyer, Saurabh Pandey, stated, “The ED is investigating the ‘Mahadev’ app scam, issuing summons under Section 50 (Prevention of Money Laundering Act). It’s crucial for individuals linked to the app to honor the summons and respond to inquiries. Ranbir Kapoor is one of the summoned individuals and has requested a few days’ extension.”

SAD leader Bikram Singh Majithia makes significant claims: “Illegal mining is being carried out by AAP leaders in every district in Punjab. Despite Arvind Kejriwal’s statement of earning Rs 20,000 crore through mining, sand prices have risen, and illegal mining is rampant.”

In response to allegations, the individual in question stated, “If it is claimed that my actions have caused losses to the country, it is true that I have enacted many laws that have benefited the people. Some of my actions may have led to losses for certain workers, and for that, I may face false accusations and defamation. I will consult with a lawyer and explore the possibility of filing a defamation lawsuit against those alleging harm to the country due to my actions. However, such claims do not deter me.”

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