Around 11,000 people have been evacuated in Banaskantha district alone. While teams of National Disaster Response Force, and other rescue agencies are at work, the Air Force has been kept on stand-by to evacuate people.
"NDRF rescued 450 persons on Tuesday, 56 on Wednesday; IAF 114 on Tuesday, and 40 on Wednesday, while Army rescued 580 persons on Tuesday and 214 on Wednesday", the minister said. A high alert has been sounded as more than 20 highways of the state got submerged into floods.
Ranvijay Singh, a government official, says hundreds of rescuers using motor boats saved 789 people, including some pregnant women, from being swept away by the swirling flood waters in six districts in Gujarat state. So far, more than 50,000 people have been rescued in the two districts.
Talking to the news outlet "The Hindu", Gujarat Principal Secretary (revenue) has said, "Extremely heavy rains in Saurashtra region since last 24 hours".
The downpour continued in other parts of the state as well affecting relief and rescue operations in worst-hit north Gujarat region where 25 people, including 17 of a family, drowned in floodwaters.
Fate unknown of Indians abducted in 2014
We have no substantial evidence that they were killed or they were still alive, so we can't say anything to you in that regard. When ISIS captured Mosul , Iraq's second largest city, in 2014, 40 Indians were known to be working in a factory there.
Meanwhile, the State has already received more than 65% of the season's average rainfall, with North Gujarat receiving over 200% ofthe average rainfall till Wednesday. Authorities in Keonjhar, Bhadrak and Jajpur districts have stepped up their preparedness for rescue-and-relief operations while the situation in Balasore district is also being monitored.
L.B. Bambhaniya, administrator of flood-ravaged Banaskantha district in Gujarat, said 350 villages had been waterlogged, hitting cotton and groundnut crops. But the meteorological department has predicted heavy rains in Banaskantha, Sabarkantha, Arvalli, Mehsana and Patan for next 48 hours. Rajasthan's Jalore, Pali and Sirohi districts have been inundated and road and rail traffic has been thrown out of gear.
The Odisha government has dispatched one Odisha Disaster Rapid Action Force (ODRAF) team each to the northern Keonjhar and Bhadrak districts, as the threat of floods loomed large due to the rising water level in major rivers. Heavy rains are expected till July 29, said the SEOC release.
Official sources said Modi would also hold meetings with Rupani, Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel and Gujarat officials after his aerial review.
The organisation said five carmakers had admitted swopping airbags for identical devices in Australia as a temporary fix. The additional 2.7 million vehicles recalled include more than two million Fords and some Mazda and Nissan vehicles.
US prosecutors have gathered more than 4.3 million documents covering more than 40 million pages in the ongoing probe. His lawyers disclosed the plan during a brief conference with a judge, spokesman David Ashenfelter said.
The emir of Qatar on Friday said he was prepared to engage in negotiations as long as his country's sovereignty was not violated. The quartet cut diplomatic ties and transport links with Qatar in early June, accusing it of supporting extremists.
That's a little ways off, as Reuters notes, and there's no telling where traditional lithium-ion tech will go in the meantime. The newspaper reports that other automakers are also developing solid-state batteries for next-generation electric cars .
JNUTA said it is "amused by the JNU VC's earnest desire that a tank be rolled onto JNU campus". "JNU is always making headlines. People who stay in extreme conditions and risk their lives should be given all the rights to take extreme decisions...
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Samsung said its record-high earnings were mainly buoyed by the booming chip market amid rising demand for storage products. The company revealed an operating profit of 14.1 trillion South Korean won ($12.67 billion).
Crabbe is a fine role player, but stars win games in the National Basketball Association , and Crabbe might not even be a starter. The Portland Trail Blazers have traded Allen Crabbe to the Brooklyn Nets in a move created to lower the team's financial burden.
As shown above, Hull's nature of play seems to have forced Robertson to be highly reactive and defensive in approach. That's great for them, because as you might have read somewhere once or twice, the Reds need help in the back line.
Parents ask court to let them take Charlie Gard home to die
Charlie's doctors are responding to the facts of his condition, not the demands of the NHS, as the court case amply demonstrated. Michio Hirano, a neurology expert at New York's Columbia Medical Center and from the Vatican's Babino Gesu pediatric hospital.
Microsoft Paint is dead; long live Microsoft Paint
The next generation Paint 3D is designed for 3D image-making and is expected to be released in April next year. Microsoft executive Megan Saunders introduces Paint 3D at a Microsoft news conference October 26, 2016 in NY .
Insurance firm: 2 employees hurt in Swiss attack
The suspect is described as 186m tall with brown short hair - contrary to a previous police statement that he was bald. On Monday afternoon, police found a white Volkswagen minivan that the suspect was believed to be driving.
BBC women journalists want wage reform now - not in 2020
That we find ourselves, 47 years after the Equal Pay Act was passed, with persistent pay inequality is appalling . A BBC spokesman reiterated that "significant changes" had been made but they recognised that more had to be done.
'Stranger Things': Season 2 Trailer Teases Eleven's Return
It can be recalled that the first season of " Stranger Things " Will ( Noah Schnapp ) was trapped in the Upside Down. The trailer shows that Will Byers , who went missing in the first season, continues to be haunted by the experience.