Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has written to Union minister Arjun Munda and Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, urging them for early payment of compensation to tribals and reconstruction measures in flood-hit areas.
A helicopter carrying relief material to flood-ravaged Mori-Arakot areas crash-landed near a river in Tikochi area here on Friday, said District Magistrate Ashish Chauhan.
Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Friday visited the flood-affected areas in Varanasi and said that the relief and rescue operations are underway.
As normalcy was slowly returning to rain-battered Kerala, people have started moving to their homes from relief camps, even as the toll climbed to 113 on Saturday, with more bodies being retrived from the landslide hit districts of Malappuram and Way
70 crest gates of Prakasam barrage have been lifted on Wednesday, with huge inflows of flood-water reaching the reservoir from Pulichintala project on Krishna river.
Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis will next week resume his 'Mahajanadesh Yatra', which he suspended in view of the floods battering parts of the state.
Train services have been affected at several places of Odisha due to the heavy water flow on the tracks between Sambalpur-Titlagarh section. The train services will be resumed after water level will recede, an official said.
The death toll from typhoon Lekima in eastern China rose to 44 people on Monday morning, according to official data, as the storm continued up the coast, racking up billions of dollars in economic losses and widely disrupting travel.
Incessant rains that triggered flooding has claimed 72 lives across the state, according to a data of Kerala State Disaster Management Authority (KSDMA).
40 people have lost their lives while 14 are missing since August 1 due to floods in the state, a data released by Karnataka State Natural Disaster Monitoring Centre (KSNDMC) said.
The Indian Air Force on Saturday rescued 11 people including two infants from rain-battered Avalanchi in Nilgiris district and shifted them to Coimbatore for medical help, a Defence spokesperson said.
Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman visited the flood-affected areas in Belgaum here on Saturday to take stock of the situation.
At least eight people have died in rain-related incidents in Gujarat in last 12 hours, including four of a family in Bopal area of Ahmedabad city.