Relief operations in the flood-ravaged Ganjam district was affected as rains continued to lash the district, even as authorities announced that schools in the district would remain closed till October 30, officials said on Sunday.
The initial rush of relief material for Uttarakhand has come down to a trickle more than a month after the rain-flood tragedy, leaving NGOs wondering how to provide for thousands of locals stranded in the remote villages.
As politics played out over Uttarakhand floods, Congress on Sunday targeted Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi saying he wants to become a "Rambo", dismissing reports he had helped in evacuation of 15,000 stranded people.
Joining rescue operations, IAF
today pressed a Chetak and two medium-lift MI-17 helicopters
from Kalikunda air base to assist relief work at the site of
the train derailment in Jhargram in West Bengal.