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Doctors death during Mumbai floods: Four arrested

Police have arrested four persons in connection with the death of a renowned doctor, who fell into an open manhole during torrential rains in Mumbai on August 29. Dr Deepak Amrapurkar, a gastroenterologist who worked with Bombay Hospital. Dadar police in central Mumbai yesterday arrested Siddhesh Bhelsekar, Rakesh Kadam, Nilesh Kadam and Dinesh Pawar, residents of a chawl in Parel ... Read More »

Assam floods: Situation improves marginally; 45,000 people still affected across six districts

The flood situation in Assam continued to improve on Tuesday although nearly 45,000 people are still suffering across 170 villages.  Nearly 6,000 hectares of agricultural land are submerged, said a flood report. The waters ebbed from Jorhat district although Dhemaji, Lakhimpur, Chirang, Morigaon, Nagaon and Cachar continued to remain affected by floods. The Brahmaputra in Jorhat, rivers Dhansiri in Golaghat, ... Read More »

Assam Flood Turns Critical: Three More Dead, 32 Lakh Hit

The floods in Assam on Monday claimed three more lives, taking the total deaths count to 102, and hit nearly 32 lakh people in 25 districts. Two persons died in Morigaon and one in Golaghat during the day. The deaths in the second wave of floods in the state has gone up to 18. A total 3,192 villages are under water ... Read More »

200 Indian Tourists Among 600 Stranded in Nepal Due to Floods

At least 55 people have died and nearly 700 tourists, including 200 Indians, stranded at a popular tourist district in central Nepal due to flooding and landslides triggered by heavy rainfall. Heavy rains have lashed Nepal for the past three days causing flooding and landslides at several parts of the country. The swollen Rapti river flooded several hotels in the ... Read More »

9 Rhinos Among 124 Animals Dead In Kaziranga Flood

The recent floods in Assam have claimed the lives of 124 animals, including nine rhinos, in Kaziranga National Park . Besides, 130 other animals were injured in Kaziranga National Park when the river waters submerged 85 per cent of the World Heritage site, KNP Divisional Forest Officer Rohini Ballav Saikia said. As in previous years, KNP was submerged for over 10 days ... Read More »

PM announces Rs.2,000 Crore relief for flood hit North-Eastern states

Prime Minister Narendra Modi who has gone in person to North East to check the situation after the floods devastated the State had announced an assistance of Rs.2,000 crore. This was done after the PM had a high level meeting in the Guwahati. The amount would be utilised for  relief, rehabilitation, reconstruction and flood mitigation measures in the flood-affected north-eastern states ... Read More »

Gujarat Floods: Number Of Deaths Increases To 218 As More Bodies Found

The flood toll in Gujarat has risen to 218 this monsoon, with 61 people killed in Banaskantha district, an official said on Monday.  “218 people have died, with 61 in Banaskantha and seven in neighbouring Patan district,” an official of the State Emergency Operation Centre (SEOC) said. The toll increased in the last two days after more bodies were found ... Read More »

Gujarat Rains: Over 7000 Relocated In Two Days

More than 7,000 people were shifted to safer places in the past two days in parts of Gujarat due to heavy rain and flooding said Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani on Sunday. At least three people died and more than 250 people are believed to be stranded according to reports. Schools in Ahmedabad and Banaskantha will remain closed on Monday because ... Read More »

Assam flood toll rises to 44, five more killed

The flood situation in Assam worsened today as five more deaths being reported on Monday. Official sources said one death each was reported from Majuli, Dhemaji, Sivasagar, Golaghat and Nagaon districts. While 17 lakh people have been affected in 24 districts and over 31,000 people have been lodged in 234 relief camps . CM Sarbananda Sonowal, who visited Majuli district and ... Read More »

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