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Posted : 10 hours ago

Bihar floods: Death toll reaches 202, protests in affected villages


Bihar floods: Death toll reaches 202, protests in affected villagesM I Khan reports from Patna

Flood situation continued to remain grim in Bihar on Saturday with the death toll rising to 202 and number of flood-affected people increased to 121.56 lakh, an official of Bihar disaster management department said.

"The flood situation remains grim in 18 districts in Bihar," the official said.

Reports of protest by flood victims is reaching the capital from the worst hit districts of Kishanganj, Gopalganj,West Champaran, Araria, Purnea, Katihar and Sitamarhi.

Protesting flood victims blocked roads demanding relief.

According to an official release of the department, so far 202 people have died.

The highest number of 42 deaths has been reported from Araria district, followed by 31 in Sitamarhi, 29 in West Champaran,13 in Supaul, and 12 in Madhubani district.

However, unconfirmed reports reaching Patna say the death toll is over 250.

Bihar disaster management department officials said that 121.56 lakh people in 1,842 panchayats under 164 blocks in 18 districts have been affected by the calamity.

According to them, about 6,25,788 people have been evacuated to safe places by the rescue teams in the last five days and the government has set up 1,336 relief camps in which 4,22,106 people are living.

"For the flood victims about 1,879 community kitchens are running in the state," the official said.

Bihar disaster management department principal secretary Pratyaya Amrit told Rediff.com that relief materials were air dropped in West Champaraan's Sugauli, Gaunaha, Chaanpatia, Narkatiagaanj and Purnea, Araria and Kishanganj districts on Saturday.

IMAGE: An aerial view of a flood-hit area at Bal Bal in Betiah in West Chaparan, Bihar on Friday. Photograph: PTI Photo
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Posted : 10 hours ago

23 killed, 400 injured as 14 coaches of Utkal Express derail in UP


23 killed, 400 injured as 14 coaches of Utkal Express derail in UPhttp://rediff.ly/6zzix

'All efforts being taken to ensure speedy relief and rescue operations,' Rail Minister Suresh Prabhu said.

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11 killed, 65 injured as 14 coaches of Utkal Express derail in UP


11 killed, 65 injured as 14 coaches of Utkal Express derail in UPhttp://rediff.ly/6zzix

'All efforts being taken to ensure speedy relief and rescue operations,' Rail Minister Suresh Prabhu said.

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Posted : 10 hours ago

EPL PHOTOS: Manchester United rout Swansea


EPL PHOTOS: Manchester United rout Swanseahttp://rediff.ly/6zzg2

Manchester United continued their perfect start to the Premier League season by crushing Swansea City 4-0 with three late goals in four minutes.

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Posted : 11 hours ago

14 coaches derailed, says railway


Railways spokesperson Anil Saxena says 14 coaches of Utkal Express got derailed.

Earlier, it was said that five coaches derailed.

"At this stage nothing can be said about the cause of accident," he said.
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Posted : 11 hours ago

Railway announces Rs 3.5 lakh ex gratia for kin of deceased


Railway announces Rs 3.5 lakh ex gratia for kin of deceasedRailway Minister Suresh Prabhu announces ex gratia of Rs 3.5 Lakh for those who lost their lives in the Utkal Express derailment in Muzaffarnagar.

Rs 50,000 will be given to seriously injured and Rs 25,000 to people with minor injuries.
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Posted : 11 hours ago

Who will play in the middle order? Check out Captain Kohli's views


Who will play in the middle order? Check out Captain Kohli's viewshttp://rediff.ly/6zzed

India captain Virat Kohli wants specific roles for certain players keeping a two-year time frame leading upto the 2019 World Cup in mind.

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Posted : 11 hours ago

Patnaik announces ex gratia for victims from Odisha


Patnaik announces ex gratia for victims from OdishaExpressing deep condolences at the loss of lives in the derailment of several coaches of the Puri-Haridwar-Kalinga Utkal Express which took place near Khatauli railway station in Muzaffarnagar, Odisha Chief Minister
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Posted : 11 hours ago

10 killed, 40 'seriously injured' in Utkal Express derailment


10 killed, 40 'seriously injured' in Utkal Express derailmentUtakl Express derailment update: Anand Kumar, Additional Director General (Law and Order) says 10 passengers have been killed while 30-40 seriously injured in the accident.

"30 ambulances have reached the spot," Kumar said.

IMAGE: Coaches of the Puri-Haridwar Utkal Express after it derailed in Khatauli near Muzaffarnagar on Saturday. Photograph: PTI Photo
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How Sri Lanka plan to bounce back in ODIs after Test debacle


How Sri Lanka plan to bounce back in ODIs after Test debaclehttp://rediff.ly/6zz8j

Sri Lanka ODI captain Upul Tharanga said the hosts will have to quickly forget the 0-3 drubbing in the Test series and draw confidence from their win over India in the ICC Champions Trophy in June.

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