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Major News and Events of 23 August 2016

What Happened on 23 August 2016


Earthquake Hits India-Myanmar Border Region

After Delhi and Nagaland, India-Myanmar border region was hit by earthquake of 5.5 magnitude on the Richter Scale at 7:11 am on Tuesday. According to Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), tremors of the quake were felt in Assam. There are no reports of damage and injuries in the local areas.

Centre Assures Help to Flood-Hit Areas

Four of the five flood-hit areas in the northern India have been assured of help by the centre. On Monday, Home Minister Rajnath Singh spoke to the chief ministers of Rajasthan, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh and Bihar about the flood situations and made it sure that the states will get all necessary help. The relief operations are underway.

 

Curfew Lifted from a Few Areas in Srinagar

In view of the improving situation, curfew from many areas in Srinagar has been lifted. However, in five police stations in the downtown city and Batamaloo, and in the uptown cities of Kralkhud and Maisuma, the curfew will remain in force. In some of the police stations, the curfew has been lifted for a certain period. According to sources, the situation is under control in some areas.