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India’s Meteorological Department (IMD) on Saturday issued an orange alert in Himachal Pradesh for the next 12 hours after 22 people died and five went missing due to flash floods and landslides due to heavy storms. rains. IMD said heavy rains are likely in isolated places in Kangra, Chamba, Bilaspur, Sirmaur and Mandi districts. Maximum damage was reported in Mandi, Kangra and Chamba districts, he said, adding that so far, 36 weather-related incidents have been reported in the state.
A day after the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) raided the residence of Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia over allegations of corruption in liquor policy, the Delhi Dy CM said officials of the CBI had been ordered by “high command” to raid his home. He further added that the 2024 elections will be a battle between the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
A new Lancet study has warned of the spread of ‘tomato flu’ in India. Influenza, cases of which have been discovered in Odisha and Kerala, is a new type of hand, foot and mouth disease. The ‘tomato flu’ cases were first reported in Kollam, Kerala on May 6 and have so far infected 82 children, the Lancet Respiratory Journal said. These children are under the age of 5, according to the Lancet report.