A car parking in Uttar Pradesh’s Firozabad turned into ocean after record-breaking heavy rain affected the normal life in parts of UP.
The flooded roads and damaged houses in Firozabad clearly indicates about the devastation that 48 mm rainfall in 24 hours has brought to a city not designed for such weather events.
A video of ocean-like car parking is doing rounds on social media.
The viral video shows how hundreds of cars in a parking lot were nearly submerged in floodwater following the deluge. While some cars can be seen half- drowning into rain water, others in the back are almost completely underwater.
However, the exact location of the car parking in Firozabad has not been identified yet.
The record breaking rain in parts of Uttar Pradesh affected the normal life of the people of the state. The 48 hours continue rains led to several rain related incidents like wall collapse, lightening and waterlogging in Etawah, Aligarh and Firozabad.
At least 10 people were killed, 7 in Etawah and 11 injured in incidents of lightning and wall collapses as heavy rains in parts of Uttar Pradesh. The record-breaking rains forced the closure of schools in Aligarh.
Apart from Etawah where 7 deceased included 4 children of a family died due to heavy rain in Uttar Pradesh. It has also been reported from Firozabad (2) and Balrampur (1) districts since Wednesday, the officials said.
In an another incident, one child died and 8 others were injured in a wall collapse incident following heavy rain in Firozabad.
District administration provided immediate help and relief to the people affected by heavy rains. 13 people died due to heavy rain while 3 died due to lightning. 10 people died due to the wall collapse in Etawah, Sudhir Garg, the principal secretary of revenue department said.
Government making sincere attempts to draft laws in Indian languages: PM Modi at International Lawyers Conference
Prime Minister Narendra Modi also stressed on the paramount role lawyers and the judiciary have played in shaping India’s legal system and maintaining law and order.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday addressed the International Lawyers Conference at Vigyan Bhawan in Delhi. He expressed his gratitude to the legal fraternity for their substantial contribution to the country’s independence movement and its continued progress.
Speaking at the event, Prime Minister Modi asserted that his government is making sincere attempts to draft laws in a simple manner and in Indian languages to the maximum extent. He added that the legal fraternity plays a very important role in the building of any country. For years, the judiciary and Bar have been the patron of India’s law and order, he continued.
The Prime Minister noted that the Indian government is thinking that law should be produced in two ways: one draft will be in the language that the lawyers are used to and the second draft will be in a language which the country’s common man can understand. He added that the common man should consider the law his own.
Narendra Modi further highlighted the traditional Indian practice of conflict resolution through Panchayats, which, he said, has been ingrained in the country’s culture for decades. He also mentioned that to formalize this age-old system, the government recently enacted the Mediation Act, a move that aims to put forth a regulated structure to the informal conflict resolution process.
Furthermore, Prime Minister Narendra Modi also stressed on the paramount role lawyers and the judiciary have played in shaping India’s legal system and maintaining law and order. He voiced that India completed 75 years of independence recently. In the fight for independence, the legal fraternity played a huge role. Many lawyers left their practice to join the independence movement, he continued.
The Prime Minister also pointed out that the International Lawyers’ Conference coincided with multiple historic developments in India, including the passage of the women’s reservation bill and the successful landing of the Chandrayaan-3 mission on the south pole of the Moon.
Manipur: Mobile internet services to be restored today, says CM N Biren Singh
Mobile internet services have been banned continuously for the past four-and-a-half months
In a major development, Chief Minister of Manipur N Biren Singh announced on Saturday morning that mobile internet services in the state would be restored from Saturday, nearly five months after they were banned in view of the communal violence that broke out in the state.
As far as reports are concerned, the internet services, both mobile internet and broadband, were banned in the northeastern state of Manipur on May 3, the day when the violence first broke out. The ban on internet services was first imposed for a period of five days and continued to be extended for five days at a time, underlining the law-and-order situation in the violence-hit state.
According to The Indian Express report, a member of Chief Minister N Biren Singh’s team stated that the decision has been relayed to the relevant teams and it is likely that mobile internet service will resume within a few hours. While mobile internet services, which is how most people access the internet, have been banned continuously for the past four-and-a-half months, broadband services had been conditionally restored following a government order on July 25.
During that time, while creating provisions for the restoration of broadband services, the order had stated that the suspension of mobile internet services would continue to be in place, mentioning that there are yet apprehensions that the spread of disinformation and false rumours through several social media platforms and sending bulk SMS, for facilitating and or/mobilization of mobs of agitators and demonstrations, which can cause loss of life and/or damage to public/private property.
In the last month, the Manipur High Court had also directed the state government led by N Biren Singh to devise a mechanism for facilitating internet services through mobile phones by whitelisting the mobile numbers on case-to-case basis and in a phase-wise manner.
Canadian PM Trudeau wants to work constructively with India, says Canada shared credible allegations with New Delhi weeks ago
India has repeatedly denied claims of receiving any intel regarding the allegations from Canada before Justin Trudeau’s announcement on Monday revealing them.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Friday asserted that Canada shared credible allegations that the Indian government may have been involved in the killing of Khalistani terrorist Hardeep Singh Nijjar weeks ago, according to reports.
The Canadian Prime MInister added that his country wants to work constructively with India and hope that New Delhi engages with them so that they can get to the bottom of this very serious matter. Meanwhile, India has repeatedly denied claims of receiving any intel regarding the allegations from Canada before Justin Trudeau’s announcement on Monday revealing them.
On Monday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau alleged that there was a potential link between an Indian government agent and the killing of Hardeep Singh Nijjar, the chief of the banned Khalistan Tiger Force, who was gunned down in Surrey in June. Justin Trudeau made the allegations in the Canadian Parliament.
India has debunked Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s statement deeming the allegations of the Government of India’s involvement in any act of violence in Canada as both absurd and motivated. Issuing a statement, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) stated that they have seen and rejected the statement made by the Canadian Prime Minister in their Parliament. It added that they also rejected the statement made by their Foreign Minister.
After the allegations by PM Trudeau, the Canadian government expelled a top Indian diplomat. In a tit for tat move, New Delhi also expelled a Canadian diplomat. The Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Arindam Bagchi also claimed that the Indian High Commission and consulates are facing security threats in Canada and therefore cannot process visa applications temporarily.
Hardeep Singh Nijjar was among India’s most-wanted terrorists, carrying a reward of Rs 10 lakh on his head. He was fatally gunned down by two unidentified assailants outside a gurdwara in Surrey, a province of British Columbia in Canada, on June 18, according to reports.