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The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a yellow alert for 10 districts in Kerala for the next four days. Stay tuned for the latest news of the day

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Floods, NDRF, Rains
A man carrying firewood on a tube wades through the flooded field following heavy rainfall
The fifth round of corps-commander level talks between Indian and Chinese armies began in Moldo on the Chinese side of Line of Actual Control today. India had said on Thursday that some progress has been made in the disengagement of troops along the Line of Actual Control in Eastern Ladakh but it has not yet been completed and noted that it expected that the Chinese side will sincerely work for complete disengagement and de-escalation.

The death toll in Bihar climbed to 13 after two fresh casualties were reported, while floodwaters of the overflowing rivers in Uttar Pradesh affected 331 villages and about 190,000 people following heavy rains. Bihar has received a total average rainfall of 768.5 mm since the onset of monsoon, which is 46 per cent above normal, which led to a rise in water levels of most rivers.

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a yellow alert for 10 districts in Kerala for the next four days, and heavy to very heavy rainfall for Mumbai and some other districts from August 3 to 5.
 
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