Weekly Fix: Ockhi hits India, Kirron Kher puts her foot in her mouth, TM Krishna kicks up a controversy


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First off, sorry for the late dispatch! Hectic week at college. And Chennai people, aren’t you happy we got  just the right amount of rains? Let’s hope for a wet December that doesn’t involve a deluge.

Without further ado, here’s the week in news:


Pope visits Bangladesh, Rohingya refugees from Myanmar

Also, he said “Rohingya” for the first time.

Strategic port of Chabahar inaugurated in Iran

This is important for India, as it is on the Arabian Sea and will fortify trade with Central Asian countries: we have a route and do not Pakistan’s help to get our goods to landlocked Central Asia.

US pulls out of Global Impact on Migration

Apparently, the deal, negotiated by Obama, has provisions that do not align with their immigration and refugee policies and, of course, the Trump administration’s immigration rules.

India and Nepal’s joint tiger census kicks off

“With improvements in the conservation methods, the number of tigers in this census is expected to rise by at least 50”, reported ANI.

Russia is thinking of banning American journalists from covering the Duma

Russia has been escalating restrictions on American media in response to the United States scrutiny on Russian state-funded outlets RT and Sputnik. (ANI)

India re-enters the IMO

India secured 144 votes from the member countries, the second largest majority of votes, while Germany bagged 146.


Cyclone Okchi wreaks havoc on Kerala, Lakshadweep, Goa

South Tamil Nadu also got heavy rains, Kanyakumari worst hit. Here’s more.

Kirron Kher victim shames rape survivour, takes pseudo-liberal stance to cover it up

“I want to speak a bit about the girl’s understanding, and to all girls in general, that when you see there are already three men sitting in an auto, you should not be getting inside it,” the actor-turned-politician said at a press conference in Chandigarh.

After facing backlash, Kher reacted saying, “The matter should not politicised… Aren’t there girls in your homes? You should also be talking constructive things like I am, instead of making a destructive statement,” she said.


T M Krishna says M S Subbulakshmi “Brahminised” herself, receives outrage from the community

Well, I go with him. You can’t not be opinionated about such things. We can’t deny our privilege, folks. Eh, what are you talking about?

Rape accused’s mother murdered

Daswant was jailed for raping and murdering a 7-year-old girl. He is out on bail, and police suspect him to have committed the crime and taken away jewellery and cash.


Just one last thing: today you will witness a supermoon!

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