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Rain Ruin: 76 dead in flood-hit Kerala Bengaluru: Seventy six people have died over the last three days in Kerala, which is yet to recover from the worst flood it faced in a century. Rahul Gandhi, who has been elected to parliament from Wayanad in Kerala, is camping in his constituency since Sunday. As per an official data, “Since August 1, 76 people have lost their lives while 5, 81,897 persons have been evacuated from 2,694 flood-hit villages of the state.” Rains have eased out, water levels have started receding and surface communication is likely to be restored soon in North Karnataka, Integrated Defence Staff (IDS) said. With orange alert in force, the close watch will need to be maintained on the situation. Home Minister Shah undertook an aerial survey of flood-affected areas of Karnataka. —ANI

Over 2.60 lakh displaced people have been taken to 1318 flood relief camps operating across the state TAKE NOTE  No Red alerts (which denotes take action) has been issued in any of the 14 districts of the state till August 15th.

Rescue workers clear the debris and search for survivors under the debris after a huge water tank collapsed in Ahmedabad.

Guj: 3 killed, 1 injured in water tank collapse

Rahul distributes relief materials in Wayanad

Ahmedabad: Three persons were killed & one sustained injuries when a 25-year-old water tank collapsed in the Bopal area. The tank was in a dilapidated condition and people in the area had complained to the municipal corporation about it, District Collector Vikrant Pandey said. CM Vijay Rupani called him from Russia where he is on a visit and asked him to take necessary action. —ANI

Wayanad: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi distributed relief materials to people in his constituency Wayanad, one of the worst flood-affected districts in Kerala. Gandhi, who visited a relief camp in Kaithapoyil in Wayanad, said that he has sought immediate help and support from CM Pinarayi Vijayan and PM Modi. Twelve people have lost their lives in Wayanad. —ANI

A crocodile take shelter on the roof of a house in flood-affected Raybag taluk area in Belgaum in Karnataka on Monday.

At 11:30 am, 29 crew members of Offshore Support Vessel Coastal Jaguar jumped into the water after a fire engulfed the vessel, in Visakhapatnam on Monday. 28 rescued by Indian Coast Guard and search for 1 missing crew is underway. The exact cause of the fire yet to be aascertained. —PHOTO BY ANI

JHARKHAND: MAN STUCK IN SAUDI ARABIA RETURNS HOME intervened, I was allowed to come back to India. An emergency passport was issued so that I could return.” His brother Mohammad Khurshid said, “My brother was taken by his friend who was working in Saudi Arabia. “After one year his salary was stopped and visa and passport were taken away by the employer,” he said.

UTTARAKHAND: CLOUDBURST IN CHAMOLI CLAIMS 6 LIVES Chamoli: Six people were killed on Monday following a cloudburst in Chamoli’s Ghat area, Uttarakhand’s State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) said. According to the officials, three deaths were reported from Lakhee village, while two persons lost

 Seventy two people have died in the state in the last three days. While Malappuram is among the worst affected, reporting 23 deaths so far, 17 people have died in Kozhikode and 12 deaths have been reported in Wayanad.  Over 2.60 lakh displaced people have been taken to 1318 flood relief camps operating across the state. PTI reported.

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi interacts with a child at Kaithapoil Flood Relief Camp in Thamrassaery on Monday.

 173 teams of the (NDRF) have been deployed across the country for rescue and relief work.

Deve Gowda writes to PM Modi, seeks Rs 5,000 cr as interim relief


Ranchi: A man who was stuck in Saudi Arabia for over a year returned after CM Raghubar Das intervened in the matter. Mohammad Mufiz returned to Ranchi on occasion of Eid-Al-Adha. Speaking to ANI, Mufiz said, “My employer had filed a case against me. After Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das

 Rahul Gandhi, who has been visiting flood-hit areas in his constituency, posted the appeal on his Facebook page. “My Parliamentary constituency Wayanad has been devastated by floods with thousands left homeless and shifted to relief camps. We are in urgent need of materials, including water bottles, sleeping mats, blankets, undergarments, dhothis, nightgowns, children''s apparel, slippers, sanitary napkins, soaps, toothbrushes, toothpaste, Dettol, soap powder, bleaching powder and chlorine,” he said.

their lives in Banjbagar village. Another death was reported from Auli village, they said, adding that several houses were washed away following the cloudburst. The search and rescue operations in the area were carried out by the SDRF.

Bengaluru: Former Prime Minister and JD(S) leader HD Deve Gowda wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi outlining the severity of the floods in Karnataka and sought an interim relief of Rs 5,000 crore to tide over the situation in the state. In his letter, Deve Gowda urged Modi to declare the disaster caused by the floods as a national calamity. Forty people have lost their lives while 14 are missing since August 1 due to the floods in the state, the Karnataka State Natural Disaster Monitoring Centre (KSNDMC) said. —ANI

NDRF members & Army personel carry out rescue operations in Bagalkot district.

Air Force rescues 125 stranded on road Ahmedabad: The Indian Air Force (IAF) has rescued nearly 125 people stranded on a road washed away by floods due to heavy rainfall in Kutch district of Guja-

ANDHRA: BULLS FESTIVAL CELEBRATED IN CHITTOOR Chittoor: A traditional bulls festival, Mylaru, was celebrated extravagantly in Kamatamuru village. As a part of celebrations, the bulls were traditionally decorated with shiny and colourful ornaments and clothes and later they were taken on a ride and were made to rush across the village. In order to have control over the

angry bulls and to prevent any untoward incident, all precautionary measures were adopted. The bulls were tied to a long chain by the locals, in order to take control over them. However, the excitement and enthusiasm of people were clearly visible as they turned up in huge numbers to witness the celebrations.

rat, officials said on Monday. Several parts of Gujarat, including Saurashtra and Kutch regions, received heavy rainfall in the last few days. The Air Force re-

ceived a request to rescue a large number of people stranded on a road that was washed away at a causeway near Hajipir dargah at Bhuj in Kutch district. —ANI

MAN HELD AFTER VIDEO OF FIRING FROM PISTOL WENT VIRAL New Delhi: A man was arrested by Delhi Police after a Tik-Tok video showing him firing from a pistol went viral. The accused was identified as 32-year old Faizan. The police in order to nab Faizan, identified the location and interrogated him.

“On the intervening night of August 10-11, a video went viral on different social media platforms in which a person is seen firing in the air with a weapon in his hand. The firearm and mobile used for recording the video have been seized.

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