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Tamil Nadu Flood Affected Areas Map   Heavy rains take about 80 lives in Tamil Nadu At least 111 people have lost their lives as heavy rains resulted in floods in Tamil Nadu. Chennai has been badly affected by floods as around 59 people have been killed in the capital so far. As per media reports, the incessant rains are caused due to a depression in the Bay of Bengal coast near Tamil Nadu. Reportedly, the low pressure system is moving towards the ....Read More →
Cyclone Chapala Map Chapala to become a severe cyclone 10:15 AM, IST, OCT 30, 2015 -  A depression over East Central and West Central Arabian Sea swelled overnight into tropical cyclone Chapala. According to Met experts, the cyclone is located 1,080 km to the southwest of Mumbai and is likely to intensify over the next 3-4 days to become an ‘extremely severe cyclone’. The cyclone has a role in bringing in the North-East Monsoon over India’s South Peninsula. 7:00 PM, IST, OCT 29, ....Read More →
Map Showing Location of Violence in Varanasi during religious protest Violence in Varanasi during religious protest, police attacked Oct 5, 2015, 10:26 PM - Violence erupted in the temple town of Varanasi, the parliamentary constituency of prime minister Narendra Modi, on Monday when saints and Hindu religious groups taking out a 'Pratikar Yatra' to protest against a lathi charge and ban on immersion of idols in Ganga, turned violent. Curfew was imposed in four police station areas.While the procession was underway in ....Read More →
Six killed, 100 wounded; army called out in riot-hit Gujarat (Roundup) 10:30 pm, 26 August, 2015 - Six people were killed, and over 100 injured as a statewide shutdown in Gujarat called by the Patidar Arakshan Andolan Samiti turned violent on Wednesday, officials said. Riots, arson, stone-pelting and widespread damage to public and private property forced the authorities to call the army and paramilitary forces. "Three people were killed in Ahmedabad and two in Banaskantha in firing by the paramilitary forces while attempting ....Read More →
  Helpline numbers for the Bengaluru-Nanded train mishap Bangalore Railway station: 08022354108, 0731666751, 08022156553 Accident site: 09701374062, 09493548005, 09448090399, 00873763945549 Anantapur - 9100992941, 09676903449, 08554236444 Helpline desk at Bangalore Cantonment: 080 2333 9163, 58885- Railway Helpline desk at Hindupur Station:  08556220444 Helpline desk at Penukonda Station: 0855220244 Helpline desk at Dharmavaram Station: 08559224422
Two Passenger Trains Derail in Madhya Pradesh, 27 Feared Dead 7:00 AM IST, 5 August, 2015 - At least 27 people died and 40 were injured as two passenger trains derailed within minutes of each other while crossing a bridge in Madhya Pradesh. The derailed trains were Kamayani Express running from Mumbai to Varanasi and Janata Express running from Mumbai to Jabalapur. According to a railway spokesperson, the track caved in due to rain and waterlogging which lead to derailment. Helpline numbers provided ....Read More →
Cyclone Komen Map   Cyclone Komen Hits Bangladesh, Heavy Rains in West Bengal and Odisha

10:00 AM IST, 31 July, 2015 - The Cyclonic storm-Komen weakened into a deep depression over Bangladesh at 02:30 am on 31 July 2015. After making a landfall in coastal areas of Bangladesh, heavy rains triggered in Odisha and West Bengal. More rains are expected in West Bengal in regions like Howrah, Hooghly, Burdwan, North and South 24 Parganas and East Midnapore.

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Former president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam no more July 27, 2015 - Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, who rose from humble beginnings to become one of India's leading scientists and later a hugely popular president, died here on Monday evening after collapsing during a lecture at the IIM-Shillong, plunging the entire country in mourning. Kalam, who occupied Rashtrapati Bhavan in 2002-07, breathed his last at 7.45 p.m. at the Bethany Hospital where he was rushed to from the IIM where he was delivering a lecture ....Read More →
  Suspected Terror Attack Town in Punjab, Five Dead & Seven persons injured 10:15 AM, July 27, 2015  - At least five people were killed and seven injured in Punjab’s Dinanagar town in the Gurdaspur district when gunmen opened indiscriminate fire at a bus stand and a police station. As per media reports, the seven people injured also include police officers. The gunmen, who were believed to have come from Pakistan, were wearing Army uniforms. They first fired at people near the Dinanagar bus ....Read More →
Landslides Kill 30 in Darjeeling

The landslides triggered by heavy rains claimed 30 lives in Darjeeling district of West Bengal. Major landslides occurred in the district on Tuesday night due to incessant rains. According to media reports, many houses were swept away by the landslides killing many people. Dead bodies have been recovered from areas such as Mirik, Kalimpong, Limbudhura and Sukhiapokhari. Reportedly many roads in the district have also been damaged due to the sudden landslides.