New Delhi, Aug 11: Heavy and incessant rains in Kerala has so far claimed 29 lives. On Saturday, Congress president Rahul Gandhi urged all his party workers in the state to help the needy ones. "Unprecedented rainfall has created havoc in Kerala, destroying property and forcing thousands to abandon their homes. I urge each and every Congress worker in Kerala to step up and help those in need. My prayers and thoughts are with the people of Kerala in this difficult time," Rahul tweeted.
The Congress president also informed that he will inaugrate a new Congress office in Chhattisgarh's Raipur today and address a public meeting at Ramleela Maidan in Jaipur this evening. Meanwhile, a small batch of 68 pilgrims on Saturday left Jammu for the cave shrine in the Kashmir Valley. This is the smallest batch of pilgrims to leave for the ongoing Yatra since it began on June 28. This year over 2.75 pilgrims have performed the Yatra which is slated to end on August 26 coinciding with the Shravan Purnima festival.
In a crackdown on fake news, the world's largest social media network Facebook on Friday took measures to make it more difficult to run fake or compromised accounts on its platform as it demanded authorization from its users who have a large number of followers in the US. "Today we're introducing Page publishing authorization starting with people that manage a Page with a large audience in the US," Facebook said.