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Central team to visit Kerala for assessing rain damage

Thiruvananthapuram, July 19 (IANS) Even as the death toll in Kerala due to rains climbed to 17 with the recovery of one more body, the Centre on Thursday assured that a central team will soon visit the state to assess the damage caused in at least eight districts. The assurance was held out when Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan and an all-party delegation called on Prime Minister Narendra...

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Central Kerala badly hit by rains, 16 dead

Thiruvananthapuram, July 18 (IANS) The death toll in Kerala in the heaviest rains in five years and floods has touched 16, with unabated rains badly affecting life in the central districts of Kottayam, Alappuzha, Ernakulam and Idukki. The toll went up on Wednesday following the death of a Subramanion after his canoe overturned and another man, Bejoy, died when he fell into a overflowing ...

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Central Kerala badly affected by rains

Thiruvananthapuram, July 18 (IANS) Unabated rains over the past few days have badly affected normal life in Kottayam, Alappuzha, Ernakulam and Idukki districts in Kerala. At least 14 people have died in the past 10 days. With the Met predicting more rains in the next four-five days that may advance towards the northern part of the state, the authorities are carrying out relief on an aggr...

1 day ago
Repatriation of tribals from Tripura to Mizoram uncertain

Agartala, July 17 (IANS) Uncertainty has gripped the repatriation of 32,876 tribals from Tripura to Mizoram as the refugee leaders on Tuesday said the tribals are unwilling to return to their homes unless their old demands, including formation of the Area Development Council for the Reang tribals, are met. However, the Tripura government officials on Tuesday said they are not aware of an...

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Despite stir, repatriation of tribals from Tripura as planned: Official

Agartala, July 16 (IANS) Despite a hunger strike by a few refugees, the repatriation of Reang tribals from Tripura to Mizoram would start from August 16 as scheduled, an official said on Monday. Some refugees continued their hunger strike in relief camps in Kanchanpur, about 180 km north of Tripura capital Agartala, for the fifth day on Monday demanding advance payment of a financial ass...

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Heavy rains in Kerala disrupts normal life

Thiruvananthapuram, July 16 (IANS) Heavy rains pounded Kerala on Monday disrupting normal life with more rainfall predicted till Wednesday, weather officials said. In Alappuzha district's Chandriroor, an uprooted fell on top of the last bogey of the Thiruvananthapuram-bound Mangalore Express, but there were reports of any injuries. The train moved after a three hour delay.

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India unveils world's largest visa centre in Bangladesh, discusses 'mutual concerns'

Dhaka, July 14 (IANS) Visiting Indian Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday inaugurated here the world's largest state-of-the-art visa centre, equipped with a range of modern facilities and, promising shorter waiting times for applicants, and also discussed a range of bilateral and regional issues of mutual concerns, including menace of terrorism, with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. Ina...

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Bru refugees in Tripura to back in Mizoram before September: Centre

New Delhi, July 3 (IANS) After a 21-year-long exile, 5,407 families of Bru persons from Mizoram residing in temporary relief camps in Tripura will be repatriated to their state before September, the Central government announced on Tuesday. The announcement came after the Union Home Ministry on Tuesday signed an agreement with governments of Mizoram and Tripura and Mizoram Bru Displaced P...

23 days ago
Kerala's climate refugees increase as sea eats into coast

Thiruvananthapuram, June 26 (IANS/Mongabay) Sixty five-year-old Maria sits at the doorstep of her demolished house. The only thing that remains is a wall attached to the door. Every morning, she comes home and sits there till the evening, ruminating over her memories from the time when she and her family had started to build their new house. My family and I lived in this house just for t...

23 days ago
Assam flood: Death toll is 23, situation better

Guwahati, June 25 (IANS) Two more people died due to floods in Cachar district of Barak Valley in Assam on Monday, taking the death toll to 23, even as the overall flood situation improved in the state. According to the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA), a total of 96,993 people in 192 villages in five flood-hit districts -- Dhemaji, Lakhimpur, Cachar, Karimganj and Haila...

26 days ago
Assam flood: Death toll reaches 21, situation improves

Guwahati, June 22 (IANS) Three more persons died due to floods in two districts of Barak Valley in Assam, taking the death toll in the first wave of floods this year to 21, even as the overall flood situation improved in the state on Friday. Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) officials said that three people died: one in Karimganj and two others in Cachar -- due to flood o...

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Six more die in Assam floods, over 5.5 lakh still marooned

Guwahati, June 19 (IANS) With six more deaths reported from Cachar and Karimganj districts on Tuesday, the death toll in the first wave of floods in Assam has reached 17 as 5,64,074 people continued to be affected by the deluge in five districts on Tuesday. While the flood situation has improved in Golaghat and East and West Karbi Anglong districts on Tuesday, Nagaon Hojai, Cachar, Karim...

1 month ago
Assam flood toll is 11, over 5 lakh affected

Guwahati, June 18 (IANS) The flood fury continued in Assam on Monday with two more deaths reported from Barak Valley, taking the flood-related death toll to 11, even as over five lakh people were affected in six districts. Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) officials said two persons died due to floods in Cachar and Hailakandi areas while 548,986 persons from 719 villages ...

1 month ago
Flood fury in Assam, close to four lakh affected

Guwahati, June 15 (IANS) Close to four lakh people continued to be marooned on Friday by floods that have hit the state, with the surging waters of many rivers inundating fresh areas affecting both people and agricultural lands. The Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) said a total of 386,570 people have been affected in the seven flood hit districts. A total of 668...

1 month ago
Over 1,380 people rescued by army in flood-hit Manipur, Tripura

Kolkata, June 15 (IANS) A total of 430 persons have so far been evacuated from flood-affected areas of Manipur and more than 950 rescued in Tripura by Assam Rifles and Army personnel, a defence statement said here on. So far, a total of 430 citizens have been evacuated from Irong, Maibam, Uchiwa, Arapati, Kiyamgei, Achanbigai and Mongjam villages of Thoubal, Imphal East and Imphal West D...

1 month ago
Northeast flood situation grim, Army help sought

Guwahati/Agartala/Imphal, June 14 (IANS) The flood situation in the Northeast continued to be grim on Thursday with at least nine people losing their lives and thousands displaced in Assam, Manipur and Tripura, where the state governments have sought Armys help in rescue operations. Two people lost their lives in landslide in a remote location in Assam's Dima Hasao district and one perso...

1 month ago
Tripura flood situation grim, CM seeks Army assistance

Agartala, June 14 (IANS) Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb on Thursday sought the Army's assistance in rescue operations in the flood-hit state as incessant rains continued for the third day leading to floods and landslides - forcing some 50,000 poeple to take shelter in relief camps and claiming four lives. Deb informed Union Home Minister Rajanth Singh in a telephonic conversatio...

1 month ago
Flood-hit Tripura seeks Army assistance

New Delhi, June 14 (IANS) Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb on Thursday sought the Army's assistance in rescue operations across the flood-hit state. Tripura has witnessed incessant rains in the last 48 hours to Thursday afternoon which has caused heavy flooding. Deb informed Union Home Minister Rajanth Singh in a telephonic conversation on Thursday morning of the situation...

1 month ago
Monsoon covers most of northeast, creates havoc in Tripura, Mizoram

Agartala/Guwahati/Aizawl, June 13 (IANS) The Southwest Monsoon has already covered most parts of northeast India while the floods caused due to heavy rains are creating havoc in Tripura and Mizoram, officials said on Wednesday. At least four people were killed in different places of Tripura as the flood waters inundated many villages, homes, and paddy fields besides low-lying areas. Wate...

1 month ago
Monsoon covers most of northeast, creates havoc in Tripura, Mizoram

Agartala/Guwahati/Aizawl, June 13 (IANS) The Southwest Monsoon has already covered most parts of northeast India while the floods caused due to heavy rains are creating havoc in Tripura and Mizoram, officials said on Wednesday. At least four people were killed in different places of Tripura as the flood waters inundated many villages, homes, and paddy fields besides low-lying areas. Wate...

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