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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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DU second cut-off: SRCC drops 0.25% for Economics, LSR 1% for BA

The equally sought-after SRCC, in the varsity’s North Campus, had set its first cut-off, announced on June 19, at 98.50 per cent.

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New Delhi, June 24 (IANS) Delhi University colleges on Sunday announced their second cut-off lists for admission, with Shri Ram College of Commerce marginally trimming its cut-off by 0.25 points to 98.25 per cent for Economics (Honours).

One of the most sought-after colleges, Lady Shri Ram (LSR) College which had set the highest cut-off at 98.75 per cent in the first list, dropped it by one per cent to 97.75 per cent in the second list.

The equally sought-after SRCC, in the varsity’s North Campus, had set its first cut-off, announced on June 19, at 98.50 per cent.

The cut-off for B.Com (Honours) was 97.75 per cent in the first list, while in the second, it is 97.37 per cent.

For Journalism course, the highest cut-off, set by the Delhi College of Arts and Commerce at 98.50 per cent, dropped it to 97.25 percent in the second cut-off list.

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15 killed as tractor falls in Telangana canal

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Hyderabad, June 24 : Fifteen agriculture workers were killed and 15 others injured when a tractor plunged into a canal in Telangana’s Yadadri district on Sunday, police said.

The incident occurred when the tractor carrying the workers fell in Musi canal near Veligonda. The dead include 14 women and a boy.

According to the police, the tractor driver lost control of the vehicle while trying to avoid a motorcycle coming from the opposite direction.

The injured were shifted to nearby hospitals. The death toll may rise as the condition of some of the injured is stated to be critical.

The agriculture workers were on their way to nearby fields for sowing when the incident took place. Police personnel and revenue workers with the help of locals retrieved the bodies from the canal.

State Energy Minister Jagdish Reddy visited the accident site. He told reporters that a probe would be conducted into the incident. He assured all help to the families of the deceased and to the injured.

Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao has expressed shock over the incident. He conveyed his condolences to the families of the deceased and directed officials to provide best medical care to the injured.(IANS)

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Army major arrested in Meerut for allegedly killing another officer’s wife

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New Delhi, June 24: An Indian Army Major was arrested in Uttar Pradesh’s Meerut on Sunday after the wife of another officer was found dead on Saturday with her throat slit on a street in the Delhi Cantonment area.

Army Major’s wife was found with her throat slit near Brar Square in the Delhi Cantonment area on Saturday. She had left home on Saturday morning for a physiotherapy session at the Army’s Base hospital in Delhi Cantonment but after half-an-hour later, she was found dead, police said.

Major Nikhil Handa, who is currently posted in Nagaland’s Dimapur , has been arrested from Uttar Pradesh’s Meerut, is being brought to Delhi for further investigation.

 

Major Handa left Delhi in a Honda City car after allegedly murdering the woman, police said.
Police on Saturday had said that the accused had allegedly run a car over her face to make the incident appear as an accident.

Indian Army Major Nikhil Handa arrested in Meerut’s Daurala; He is accused of murdering wife of another Indian Army major, who was found dead with her throat slit in Delhi’s Brar Square yesterday: Sources

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