Monsoon fury continues to disrupt normal life in many parts of Kerala and Himachal Pradesh. Schools and colleges shut in 8 districts as Chamba, Mandi, Kangra, Shimla and other parts of the hill state reel under heavy downpour.
Heavy rain lashed several parts of Himachal Pradesh overnight prompting authorities to close schools in several districts including Shimla, Kangra and Solan.
The Union Home Minister Shri Rajnath Singh, accompanied by Shri K.J. Alphons, Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Tourism, Director General, National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), Shri Sanjay Kumar and senior officers from the Ministry of Home Affairs, visited the flood/landslide affected areas of Kerala today.
Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh conducts aerial survey in flood hit Kerala of Idukki and Ernakulam; takes stock of the situation; Relief and rescue operations in full swing, death toll goes up to 37, over 54 thousand people shifted to relief camps.
Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday undertook aerial survey in flood hit Kerala and took stock of the situation in Idukki and Ernakulam.
The Chief Minister of Kerala also accompanied him. He also held discussions with the Chief Minister and officials at Kochi.
The Centre will provide all possible help to flood-hit Kerala, Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday assured the MPs from the state in the Lok Sabha.
He said he had also sent Kiren Rijiju, his deputy in the ministry, to the state for a survey of the affected areas.
"We will provide all necessary assistance to the state," Singh told the MPs from Kerala during Zero Hour.
At least 26 people have died in the Idukki district and northern parts due to heavy rains and floods and landslides.
Prime Minister Narendar Modi has spoken to Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan and discussed the situation arising due to floods in various parts of the state.
Prime Miniser offered all possible assistance to those affected. Prime Miniser said that we stand shoulder to shoulder with the people of Kerala in the wake of this calamity.
22 dead after heavy rains lash Kerala
Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has said that his government will provide necessary facilities to the Sri Lankan refugees arriving from Tamil Nadu.
Answering to a question in Parliament on Wednesday, Wickremsinghe said Indian government has informed that 3,815 Sri Lankan refugees living in refugee camps in Tamil Nadu have expressed their willingness to come back to Sri Lanka.
He asserted that the Ministry of Resettlement is working on providing permanent land, housing, livelihood assistance and facilities to the returning families.
The State Government is primarily responsible for providing necessary relief measures in the wake of natural calamities. For undertaking relief measures, funds are available with the State Government in the form of State Disaster Response Fund (SDRF). Additional financial assistance, over and above SDRF, is considered from National Disaster Response Fund (NDRF) for natural calamities of severe nature and is approved on the basis of Memorandum received from the State Government, in accordance with established procedures.
Union Minister of State for Home Affairs, Shri Kiren Rijiju along with team of officers from National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), Ministry of Road Transport & Highways and National Disaster Response Force (NDRF)will visit flood and landslides affected areas of Nagaland tomorrow (on 5th August, 2018).
Heavy downpour has created a flood-like situation in many parts of the country.
In Uttar Pradesh, death toll in rain-related incidents and lightning has risen to 109. 11 casualties were reported during the last twenty-four hours from different districts.
In Assam, nearly 60 thousand people are reeling under the fury of floods in 5 districts. Official sources said two persons lost their lives in two districts of the state.
Centre has sought to allay any apprehension regarding the Rohingyas living in India.
Speaking on the issue in the Lok Sabha, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh has said that the security forces have been alerted to prevent further influx from the borders.
The state governments have been issued advisories to take the count of Rohingyas and once they respond with the figures, the same will be forwarded to the minsitry of external affairs for further action.
The water level in the Yamuna river continued to rise on Tuesday and stayed over the danger mark.
The river was flowing at 206 metres with the danger mark being 204.83 metres.
Around 10,000 people have been evacuated due to rising water levels and shifted to tents set up at safer places. Earlier on Monday, traffic movement on Old Yamuna Bridge in Delhi was closed on after the water level in the river rose due to rains.
At least 37 people were killed as heavy rains wreaked havoc in different parts of Uttar Pradesh.
Many others were injured in rain related incidents.
Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath directed officials to launch relief and rescue work on a war footing and asked district magistrates of the affected areas to immediately provide necessary monetary help in cases of house collapse.
Directions were also issued for taking all necessary steps to ensure proper treatment to the injured.
Indian Ambassador to Nepal Manjeev Singh Puri handed over a cheque of 2.1 billion Nepalese rupee to Finance Secretary of Nepal Dr. Rajan Khanal in Kathmandu today.
The amount has been released towards reimbursement of 1st tranche of housing support to 42,086 Govt of India supported beneficiaries in Nuwakot and Gorkha districts.
Heavy downpour in several parts of North India including Delhi NCR disrupts normal life; Waterlogging at several places cripples traffic.
The monsoon fury is making its presence felt in the North of the country. Delhi and NCR too were impacted by heavy rains.
The downpour in the national capital region brought relief from the heat but also traffic woes.
In Vasundhara, more than 50 houses were evacuated after a road caved in.T he affected residents expressed concern over the state of their houses.
Rain and thundershowers were witnessed at most places over Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Chandigarh and Delhi, West Bengal, Odisha, East Madhya Pradesh, Jharkhand and Konkan and Goa.
The Odisha govt has warned of possible low to medium flood in Mahanadi river system with rise in the water flow even as rain subsided in most parts of the state. The death toll in rain-related incidents rose to five with two more deaths. About 7.5 to 8.0 lakh cusec of water may pass at Munduli today evening.
Heavy rain lashed several parts of the country, affecting normal life. Moderate rain hit various parts of the national capital in morning today.
The Southwest Monsoon has been active over east Uttar Pradesh, east Rajasthan, Gujarat Region, Madhya Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh and coastal Andhra Pradesh. The Met department had predicted Heavy to very heavy rain at a few places over Uttarakhand and at isolated places over Gangetic West Bengal, Jharkhand, west Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Chandigarh and Delhi.
Heavy downpour cripples normal life in Odisha
Displaced from the State of Mizoram, nearly 29,000 Bru community members including 7,000 children, as per the demographic records provided by the district authorities, have been staying in make-shift relief camps of North Tripura district for over 20 years. Quality Council of India (QCI) conducted a study to capture the living conditions focused on the children of the community and devise a strategy for enabling appropriate educational and developmental needs of children of the Bru/Reang community.