1.2 lacs displaced by floods in WB; rescue operation underway in Manipur

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Bengaluru, August 2: Monsoon season has kicked off all across the country and in states like Manipur, Gujarat, Rajasthan, Jharkhand, Odisha, West Bengal and many others, there is a flood-like situation.

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7.00 pm: Flood situation becomes grim in West Bengal, 1.2 lacs displaced by floods; CM Mamata Banerjee calls in Army for rescue operations in Burdwan.

6.15 pm: Manipur landslide: Death toll reaches 21, several feared trapped; rescue operations underway.

5.30 pm: Pakistan releases 163 Indian fishermen from district jail of Malir (Pak) as a goodwill gesture.

4.45 pm: Maoists damage a road that leads from Bijapur to Gangalur area, in Bijapur district of Chhattisgarh.

4.25 pm: All post offices in Jaipur remain open on Sunday as a mark of respect for late former President APJ Abdul Kalam.

4.10 pm: China detains 127 officials from its banking industry for their alleged involvement in corruption: Reports

3.50 pm: 5 persons, including 4 teenage boys drown in different parts of Rajasthan which was lashed by heavy rains: Times Now.

3.15 pm: Opposition party should strive its very best to be heard, to raise imp ques and to seek answers from Govt:, says Union minister Nirmala Sitharaman.

3.00 pm: NDRF & SDRF rush to the affected sites in Manipur. Rescue operations underway.

2.45 pm: Cong an expert in telling lies,they try to impose baseless&completely false allegations on BJP leaders: Anurag Thakur on Congress's Press Conference.

2.35 pm: Congress workers protest against Arvind Kejriwal's Delhi Government.

2.30 pm: Jhabua's Engineering College to be named after Late Former President APJ Abdul Kalam: MP CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan.

2:00 pm: Not even half of anganwadi centres have toilets in India.

1:45 pm: MCA decides not to challenge the ban imposed by BCCI on cricketer Ankeet Chavan.

1:30 pm: Mumbai Cricket Association lifts Shah Rukh Khan's Wankhede Stadium entry ban

1:15 pm: People pray for rain in Solapur, Maharashtra. 

1:00 pm: The initial investigation revealed that the drums contain some kind of hydrocarbon product and further investigation is in progress, says ICG.

12:45 pm: ICG helicopter sighted 12 drums floating at sea 7 Kms South West of Korlai Fort near Kashid Beach, about 50 Kms from Mumbai.

12:30 pm: Ex Servicemen protest at Jantar Mantar demanding implementation of OROP.

12:15 pm: Crack appeared in a road in Chandel, Manipur due to floods.

12:00 pm: A bridge collapsed in Chandel,Manipur due to flash floods.

11:45 am: House collapsed in Chandel, Manipur due to flash floods.

11:30 am: AIIMS Coordination Committee protest in Jammu, clash with police. 

11:15 am: Impact of Cyclone Komen in Odisha, heavy rains continue.

11:00 am: The 2 Indians from Karnataka are expected to leave for Tunis today and proceed for India from Tunis on 3rd August.

10:45 am: We hope both houses will function properly from tomorrow, says Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi

10:10 am: Women Marathon Program in Delhi for women empowerment.

9:45 am: India aims full genome sequencing of wheat in 3 years.

9:20 am: Class 3 book in Rajasthan shows Asaram as a Saint in a list of 'Country's famous saints'.

9:00 am: Jammu and Kashmir Police on high alert, security tightened in all police stations.

8:45 am: Ceasefire violation by Pakistan in RS Pura, Jammu and Kashmir last night

8:30 am: Mumbai Cricket Association to hold a meeting on banned cricketer Ankeet Chavan.

8:15 am: Andhra Pradesh govt sanctions 2 lakh houses for rural poor of SC, ST and OBC.

8.00 am: Controversial list of cuss words withdrawn by the Central Board of Film Certification.

7.55 am: US woman sues Starbucks for more than USD 2 million, claims she was served coffee which contained cleaning chemicals.

7.50 am: AP considers import of onions to boost domestic availability of the commodity and to prevent hike in its prices.

7.45 am: Google will make paid apps available for as low as Rs 10 through its app store.

7.30 am: Heavy rains cause flood like situation in Bankura, West Bengal. Normal lives disrupted due to heavy rains in Giridih, Jharkhand. Flood water enters villages in Balasore, Odisha.

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