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Chennai rains: Airport closed, airlines suspend flights
Budget carrier SpiceJet on Wednesday said it was closely monitoring the situation in Chennai following the ongoing deluge as operations at the city's water-logged airport had been suspended till further orders.
 
"We are closely monitoring the situation in Chennai. All our operations at Chennai Airport have been suspended till further instructions as the airport is water-logged and the tarmac is submerged in one and half feet of water," SpiceJet said in a release.
 
"The whole city is cut off from the airport and SpiceJet officials along with the Airport Authority of India are on their toes providing solace to the passengers with all the available resources," it said.
 
"Refunds have also been offered to cancelled flights and alternatives have been offered where ever possible," G.P. Gupta, chief administrative officer SpiceJet, said in the statement.
 
On Tuesday, low-cost carrier IndiGo said all flights operating out of Chennai had been temporarily cancelled following closure of the airport.
 
"IndiGo assures all passengers will receive 100 percent refund against the flight cancellations made on grounds of weather conditions, and cancellation and change fee will be waived off for affected passengers till further notice," it said.
 
"All employees have been accommodated at safe locations," it added.
 
According to the city administration, Chennai Airport has been shut till Thursday morning and all flights have been cancelled after the runway got flooded, leaving thousands of passengers stranded.
 
The unprecedented rains, the worst in 100 years, have battered Tamil Nadu's northern districts such as Chennai, Tiruvallur, Kanchipuram and Cuddalore.
 
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Anonymous hacktivists announce plan to 'mock' IS
Hacking group Anonymous has vowed to take out social media accounts supporting the Islamic State militant group during a planned day of rage.
 
According to the online Daily Mail, the group was planning to post photographs of dead IS terrorists while bombarding their twitter feeds with pictures of goats.
 
The anarchist collective said it wants to devote December 11 to an anti-IS day of rage. 
 
The IS thrives off fear and hopes that by its actions it can silence all of us and get us to just lay low and hide in fear, the collective said.
 
"We will show them that we are not afraid, we will not just hide in our fear, we are the majority and with our strength in numbers we can make a real difference. We will mock them for the idiots they are...."
 
One group of activists has decided to post memes of terrorists with goats suggesting that many of them have an unnatural physical interest in the cloven-footed animals.
 
This follows an earlier attempt by activists to ridicule IS by posting photographs of terrorists online with rubber ducks.
 
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RBI in information exchange deal with British financial supervisors
The Reserve Bank of India on Wednesday said it has signed an agreement with Britain's Prudential Regulation Authority and Financial Conduct Authority for supervisory cooperation and exchange of information.
 
"The Reserve Bank signed separate Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs) on Supervisory Cooperation and Exchange of Supervisory Information with Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) and Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), United Kingdom," RBI said in a statement here.
 
RBI had inked an MoU for supervisory co-operation with Britain's Financial Services Authority in July, 2012.
 
The functions of the FSA were subsequently transferred to PRA, FCA and the Bank of England, RBI said.
 
The transfer of functions from FSA to PRA and FCA necessitated signing of separate MoUs for supervisory co-operation between the Reserve Bank and the PRA and FCA, it added.
 
"With this, the Reserve Bank has entered into Memorandum of Understanding/Letter for Supervisory Co-operation and Statement of Co-operation with supervisors of 33 countries to promote greater co-operation and share supervisory information," RBI said.
 
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