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Assam flood: Conditions worsen, 1.12 lakh affected

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Heavy rains have deteriorated life of people residing in Assam especially in Jorhat district, where the situation turned critical.

The army has been pressed into services for rescue operations as the Bhogdoi caused a major breach and washed away about 200 metres of an embankment near Dhekargora near Jorhat town in late hours of Friday. While 20 villages have been inundated, nearly 1,000 people have been sent to four relief camps.assam-WEFORNEWSIncessant rain in Arunachal Pradesh and other adjoining states have worsened the flood situation in Assam.

According to officials, nearly 1.12 lakh people in seven districts are affected. The Brahmaputra and several of its tributaries have rose above the danger mark in several districts.assam-flood-WEFORNEWSThe Brahmaputra has also warned to damage a spur on its southern bank at Kokilamukh, about five kms from Jorhat town, with the strong current already causing severe erosion, the latest flood update released by Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) said. Any major breach in the embankment at Kokilamukh would lead to a major threat to Jorhat town.

Several villages in the island subdivision of Majuli in Jorhat district remained under water with the Brahmaputra flowing over the danger mark for the fifth consecutive day. Boat ferry service between Majuli and Jorhat has cut off over rise of water level, while official sources mentioned number of affected people at around 9,000.assamflood-WEFORNEWSMore areas have been also inundated in Lakhimpur, Sonitpur, Golaghat, Morigaon, Nagaon and Barpeta districts, while many localities of Guwahati city remained submerged due to floods caused by heavy rains since Wednesday night. The authorities have distributed drinking water and food in the worst-affected Guwahati localities like Anil-nagar and Tarun-Nagar.
The IMD website has warned for more rain in Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Mizoram, Meghalaya, Nagaland and Tripura in the next four days. Arunachal Pradesh has been experiencing heavy rainfall in the past two weeks, with the IMD website saying the state had recorded 26 per cent excess rain.

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Delhi metro’s Blue Line faces snag

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New Delhi, Feb 21: Train services on Delhi Metro’s Blue Line (Dwarka sector 21-Noida City Centre/Vaishali) were affected for close to 30 minutes on Wednesday due to signalling issue at two interlocking stations, the DMRC said.

“Due to signalling issue at interlocking stations of Subhash Nagar and Rajouri Garden of Line-3, train IDs were lost around 12.30 p.m. for trains falling in this zone, resulting in delays as they were locally controlled,” Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) said in a statement.

“Central control for these two interlocking stations was restored at 1 p.m. and trains are now being regularised as per normal IDs,” the statement added.

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Prisoner escaped from Delhi’s LNJP hospital after throwing chilli powder into eyes of Police

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New Delhi, Feb 19: A prisoner on Monday escaped from Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan Hospital after throwing chilli powder into eyes of Delhi Police personnel who had brought him there.

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Rs 1 cr heist at Shiva temple in Haryana

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Saketri Shiva Temple. (File Photo0

Chandigarh, Feb 19: Thieves took away jewellery and valuables worth nearly Rs 1 crore from a historic Shiva Temple in Haryana’s Panchkula district, police said on Monday.

The theft took place in Saketri on the intervening night of February 18-19. The entire theft was caught on CCTV.

“The thieves broke open locks of the temple and took away gold and silver jewellery and valuables,” a priest at the temple said.

The Haryana Police is investigating the matter.

The temple, located around 10 km from here, attracts hundreds of devotees daily. Thousands of people offered prayers at the temple on the occasion of Mahashivratri on February 13-14.

The temple had received lakhs of rupees in cash as offering which had been deposited in the bank only two days back, the priests told the police.

However, the valuables of the temple and offerings made after had remained in the temple complex.

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