Flood Situation Worsens In Eastern Uttar Pradesh; Army Help Sought

The flood situation worsened in eastern UP districts adjoining Nepal today following continuous rains and discharge of water in rivers with the strict administration here seeking the help of Army in relief and rescue operations.The movement of traffic on the Gorakhpur-Sonauli road towards Nepal has come to a standstill with the waters of Rohin river inundating Maniram township and the national highway.

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Sri Lanka Appoints First Tamil Navy Chief After Four Decades

Rear Admiral Travis Sinniah was today appointed as the chief of Sri Lanka’s naval forces, making him the first from the minority Tamil community to head the Navy since the brutal civil war erupted in the country 45 years ago.Rear Admiral Sinniah, who played a decisive role in the destruction of the LTTE warships in deep sea during the height of the civil war, was appointed as the Navy chief.

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Big Asteroid To Pass Safely By Earth On September 1: NASA

A large near-Earth asteroid will pass safely by our planet on September 1, at a distance of seven million kilometres, or about 18 Earth-Moon distances, according to NASA.Asteroid Florence is among the largest near-Earth asteroids that are several miles in size. Measurements from NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope and Near-Earth Object Wide-Field Infrared Survey Explorer mission indicate it is about 4.4 kilometres in size.

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Over 140 Animals Found Dead In Flood-Hit Kaziranga National Park

The second wave of floods in Assam has inundated 80 per cent of the 481 sq km area of the Kaziranga National Park and claimed the lives of over 140 animals, including seven rhinos.Since August 10, seven rhinos, 122 swamp deer, two elephants, three wild boars, two hog deer, three sambhar deer, one buffalo and one porcupine died, Kaziranga National Park DFO Rohini Ballav Saikia said on Wednesday.

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Indian-American Doctor Announces 2018 US Congressional Bid

An Indian-American physician from Arizona has announced that she will run for the US House of Representatives in the 2018 general elections.Hiral Tipirneni, an emergency room physician and cancer research advocate, said she believes in solving problems and improving lives.She would run from the Arizona’s eighth Congressional District, which is one of five primarily urban districts centered around Phoenix.

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Ex-Pak PM Nawaz Sharif Files Plea In Supreme Court Challenging Ouster

Pakistan’s former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has hit back against his ouster by the Supreme Court over corruption allegations, demanding a review of his case.The Supreme Court sacked Sharif last month following an investigation into corruption allegations against him and his family, making him the 15th premier in Pakistan’s 70-year history to be sacked before completing a full term.

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