Evening Brief | June 8, 2023

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Take a look at all the major headlines and developments of the day.

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Kerala monsoon: Orange alert in Kozhikode; Yellow alert for several districts

With the advent of the southwest monsoons in Kerala, isolated rains are expected to lash the state in the coming hours. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has also forecasted isolated thundershowers in the coming days and sounded rain alerts in various districts. Read more

Man kills six-year-old daughter in Alappuzha, held

A man allegedly killed his 6-year-old daughter on Wednesday night in their home at Mavelikara here in Kerala, police said. The deceased has been identified as Nakshathra, daughter of Sree Mahesh (38). He also attacked his mother, Sunandha (62), who suffered injuries to her hand. The officials revealed the child's mother had died by suicide sometime back. Read more

RBI opts for pause, keeps repo rate unchanged at 6.5%

The Reserve Bank of India on Thursday opted for a pause second time in a row, maintaining the key benchmark policy rate at 6.5 per cent as inflation moderates. The RBI Governor also stated that they are not thinking of withdrawing Rs 500 notes or even re-introducing notes in the Rs 1,000 denomination, and requested the public not to speculate on this. Read more

Canada wildfires shroud New York in apocalyptic haze

Smoke from Canadian wildfires shrouded New York in a record-breaking apocalyptic smog Wednesday as cities along the US East Coast issued air pollution warnings and thousands evacuated their homes in Canada. The devastating fires have displaced more than 20,000 people and scorched about 3.8 million hectares of land in the country. Read more

Kannur train fire: Accused sent to 8-day police custody

Pransonjith Sikhdar, a native of West Bengal, who was arrested in connection with the train fire incident in Kannur, has been sent to police custody for eight days. As per the latest reports, Sikhdar will be taken for evidence collection soon. The test identification parade of the accused was completed on Wednesday. Read more

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