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LIVE: Delhi on high-alert, flood alert in Noida; over 700 evacuated in Guj

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A boy sits idle on the boat as the water level of the Yamuna river rises following rains over the past several days at Yamuna Ghat, in New Delh

In view of heavy rain, two national highways passing through Porbandar and Kutch, along with 10 state highways have been shut down by Gujarat government. Gujarat's Relief Commissioner Alok Pandey confirmed the evacuation of 736 individuals to safer zones, alongside the successful rescue of approximately 358 people. The Delhi Government is on high-alert as the Yamuna river level continues to rise due to the discharge of more than 200,000 cusecs of water from the Hathnikund Barrage. The situation has raised concerns, prompting the government to take proactive measures to ensure the safety of the residents. Due to rise in the water level of the Hindon River in Noida, nearby houses were submerged. "Water entered some houses in the low-lying a precautionary measure, people have been evacuated to a safer place. The situation is normal at the moment and we are monitoring the water level and spreading awareness about it," said Sureshrao Kulkarni, Additional Commissioner of Police, according to ANI. 

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Dharwad District Commissioner declares one-day holiday for schools due to rain

8:12 PM

Punjab suffered losses of nearly Rs 1,000 crore due to floods, says CM Mann

Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann said on Sunday that the state suffered estimated losses of nearly Rs 1,000 crore due to recent floods. A detailed report on the losses will be sent to the Union government and a relief package will be sought, he said.

An on-ground assessment of the losses will be done and people will be provided compensation, he said. Several districts of Punjab and Haryana were battered by heavy rains this month that left normal life paralysed and flooded vast tracts of agricultural land and residential areas.

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PM Modi's proposal for full G20 membership to African Union draws overwhelming response: Kant

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's proposal to make the African Union a permanent member of the G-20 has received an overwhelming response from the grouping, India's G-20 Sherpa Amitabh Kant said. In an interview to PTI, the top negotiator said that India was "very hopeful" of the African continental body receiving full membership of the G-20 during New Delhi's presidency of the grouping.

Last month, Modi wrote to the leaders of the world's 20 largest economies pitching for giving the African Union full membership of the grouping at its upcoming summit in New Delhi.

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Yamuna's water level recorded above danger mark at 206.35 meters at 6 pm today

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AAP stages protest in UP's Meerut against atrocities on women in ethnic violence-hit Manipur

The AAP staged a protest here on Sunday after a video purportedly shot on May 4 surfaced online last week, showing two women being paraded naked in Manipur, and raised slogans against the BJP-led central and Manipur governments.

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) workers gathered at the Kashi toll plaza and raised slogans against the Narendra Modi government at the Centre. During the protest led by the Uttar Pradesh unit chief of the AAP's Yuva Sangharsh Samiti, Vanshraj Dubey, and district president Ankush Chowdhary, the party workers expressed displeasure over the misbehaviour meted out to women in ethnic violence-hit Manipur.

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NIA raids homes of five absconding POs, suspects across 21 locations in Tamil Nadu in PFI conspiracy case

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NSG team visits Shimla eatery rocked by explosion

A team of the National Security Guard (NSG) on Sunday visited the eatery on Mall Road where a gas leak apparently led to a blast, killing one person and injuring 13 others. The blast occurred on Tuesday evening at Himachali Rasoi restaurant, known for serving Himachali cuisines, located in Middle Bazaar adjacent to the fire brigade office in the heart of the city. Police said the blast was apparently caused by a gas leak. A team from the National Bomb Data Centre of the NSG has come for the post-blast investigation to find out the cause of the explosion, Director General of Police Sanjay Kundu told PTI.

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Rescue operation underway by NDRF team after a child fell into a borewell in Nalanda

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Water level rises in Godavari in Telangana

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Hirakud dam authorities release season's first floodwater

The authorities of Hirakud dam in Odisha's Sambalpur district on Sunday released the season's first floodwater to downstream of river Mahanadi, official PTI sources said. The water was released following a steady rise in the water level in the reservoir due to heavy rain in upstream of river Mahanadi.
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12 killed, 40 missing in Afghanistan flash flood

At least 12 people were killed and up to 40 more are missing following a flash flood caused by torrential rain in central Afghanistan, a government spokesman said Sunday. Zabihullah Mujahid said urgent aid was being rushed to the disaster zone in the Jalrez district of Maidan Wardak province.
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Yellow alert in 6 districts of Kerala

Heavy rains are lashing central and northern areas of Kerala. The weather department has issued Yellow alert in Idukki, Malappuram , Kozhikode ,Wayanad , Kannur and Kasargod districts of the state.
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Magnitude 4.6 earthquake strikes Afghanistan

An earthquake of magnitude 4.6 jolted Afghanistan on Sunday, the National Center for Seismology reported. It toook place at 08:46:16 IST, at a depth of 165 Km.
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DCW chief Swati Maliwal to visit Manipur

DCW chief Swati Maliwal said, "I have decided to visit Manipur and I am appealing to the State Govt not to stop me but make arrangements so that I can meet the sexual assault survivors so that we can reach out to them and provide all possible help."
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NIA conducts searches in TN over former PMK functionary's killing

Officials of the National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Sunday conducted searches at multiple locations across Tamil Nadu in connection with the 2019 murder of a former Pattali Makkal Katchi (PMK) functionary at Thirubhuvanam in Thanjavur district, PTI sources said.

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First Published: Jul 23 2023 | 9:33 AM IST

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