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Major News and Events of 15 June 2017

What Happened on 15 June 2017

Improvement in Flood situation in Assam, Manipur and Mizoram

According to reports, there is marginal improvement in the flood situation in Assam, Manipur and Mizoram after flash floods that had submerged many areas in these states.

Reports state that in Assam, over 13 thousand people have been affected due to flood and landslides in Kamrup Metro, Darrang, Lakhimpur and Hailakandi districts. Landslides have also been reported in Guwahati. 

In Mizoram, search is on for bodies of three missing in flash flood in Lunglei District. 

In Manipur, water levels of the major rivers passing through Imphal - Imphal River, Irilbung River and Nambul River, have started receding gradually.

Supreme court to hear plea against Centre's cattle trade restriction

According to reports, the Supreme Court will hear a plea challenging the Centre's notification prohibiting sale and purchase of cattle at animal markets for slaughter today. The government had, last month, banned the sale of cattle for slaughter and restricted cattle trade to farm owners. 

The petition had stated that the notification prevented cattle traders from earning their livelihood.