7 DIE IN FLOODS IN NORTHEAST, ABOUT 4 LAKH AFFECTED
GUWAHATI: Floods triggered by heavy rainfall over the past three days claimed at least seven lives and affected over four lakh residents across northeast India. Several rivers are flowing above danger level and landslides, submerged roads and railways tracks have affected movement of traffic and led to cancellations of some trains. According to Assam State Disaster Management Authority, seven districts — Hojai, Karbi Anglong East, Karbi Anglong West, Golaghat, Karimganj, Hailakandi and Cachar — have been affected. A total of 1.66 lakh residents from 370 villages have been affected and flood waters have damaged 1,367 hectares of crops.
Alphons launches new website of Incredible India
NEW DELHI: Minister of state for tourism KJ Alphons launched the new Incredible India website on Thursday, which showcases India as a holistic destination, revolving around major experiences such as spirituality, heritage, adventure, culture, yoga, wellness and more. The website, www.incredibleindia.org, follows the trends and technologies of international standards with an aim to project India as a “must-visit” destination. Launching the new dynamic and interactive website with latest platform and technology, Alphons hoped that it will evolve as one of the best in the world.
‘Missing’ French woman traced in Alwar farmhouse
JAIPUR: The Rajasthan police traced the missing French woman to a farmhouse in Alwar on Thursday. It announced this through a tweet. “Good news! French National Ms Gaelle Chouteau is safe & secure.