Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik Thursday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to sanction interim assistance of Rs 500 crore for relief and restoration work following the damage caused in the state by cyclone Hudhud.
Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Thursday said his government had decided to allow self-certification by groups, organisations or persons that relief material being brought in by them for the flood-hit state would not be sold in the market.
As the sun continues to play 'hide and seek' in the flood-ravaged Srinagar, 40-year-old Sumeet Kaul, a resident of Jawahar Nagar locality, was today busy drying her wedding photo album, as only memories remain of what once used to be her dwelling.
Kenya Red Cross Society (KRCS) said Tuesday it has launched a tracing hotline to help identify 50 villagers who are missing following the attacks that left over 60 people killed in the coastal region. KRCS Director of External Relations and Mobilisation Jacqueline Waita said a total of 59 missing cases were reported by the end of Monday of which were closed positively and 52 cases still pending.
Relief operations were badly hit by a fresh spell of rain at most places in Uttarakhand, including Rudraprayag, Chamoli and Uttarkhashi districts, with choppers carrying relief material not flying due to low visibility conditions.
Kerala Government would submit a revised memorandum to the Centre seeking additional assistance over and above the Rs 7,900 crore sought by it for undertaking drought relief works, Chief Minister Oommen Chandy said today.
The SC said
it will consider appointment of a committee to monitor relief
and rehabilitation work in Naxal-affected areas in Chhattisgarh after it was alleged that the state govt was not carrying out the task properly.
A high-level empowered committee headed by Jammu and Kashmir Chief Secretary SS Kapur has reviewed the implementation of relief works under Prime
Minister`s special package for flood victims in Ladakh.