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Heavy rains trigger flash flood in Assam.

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Guwahati: A monsoon flood in Assam has inundated at least 21 of the 27 districts in the north-east state and affected over eight lakh people, officials said. The Brahmaputra River – one of the largest rivers in the world that cuts through Assam’s biggest city Guwahati – and five other rivers are flowing above the danger mark, officials said. Six people died due the floods.

The Army was called for assistance in Assam as the flood situation in the state worsened on Friday by affecting nearly 8.7 lakh people from 21 districts.

Floodwaters also entered Kaziranga National Park in Upper Assam – home of the endangered one-horned rhinoceros – forcing the animals to take shelter on platforms constructed for their safety during flood, officials said.

The water level of the Brahmaputra River flowing through Guwahati has crossed the warning mark. “Water has crossed warning level; it is still not at the danger level. In one to two days, it can cross danger level here too,” said V Gandhiya, Section Officer, Inland Waterways Authority

Amid the flood, Assam is also grappling with rising cases of encephalitis and the state government has cancelled the leaves of all health department employees till the end of September to deal with the outbreak.

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Crime against women: Posters of guilty to be displayed in UP

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Eve-teasers, those guilty of crime against women and habitual offenders in cases of sex-related crimes will now find their posters on road crossings in Uttar Pradesh.

According to the government spokesman, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has directed officials to launch ‘Operation Durachari’ to check crime against women.

“The Chief Minister has directed that women police personnel should be asked to take firm action against such offenders and their photographs should be pasted on crossings in order to name and shame them,” the spokesman said.

The Chief Minister further said that people should know who are the persons who are vitiating the atmosphere in society and indulging in crime against women.

He further said that in case any incident related to crime against women takes place, the beat in-charge, chowki in-charge, station officer and the circle officer would be held responsible.

The Chief Minister also ordered that anti-Romeo squads should be further activated and strengthened so that the strategy to check crime against women becomes increasingly effective.

It may be recalled that the Yogi Adityanath government had pasted photographs of anti-CAA protesters on crossings in Lucknow in an attempt to name and shame them just before the national lockdown was announced.

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