Ironies of India


It’s raining good news for Mumbaikars—with all the lakes touching the overflow mark, the civic body is confident that there will be enough water to supply to the city for more than a year.


Thousands of people on Friday fled their homes to safety as the Mahanadi river flooded five coastal districts in Orissa. Six people have died so far and panic migration continued following a state government warning that water the level could rise further.

Official reports said the floods have affected 5 lakh people in 2,606 villages and nine towns in 15 districts. Over 6,000 houses have collapsed. The government said around 27,000 people have been evacuated. More than 60 free kitchens are providing food.

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