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The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) on Saturday retrieved 52 bodies from sites of landslides, rescued 1,800 stranded people, and evacuated 87 others to safer places in Maharashtra which have witnessed floods due to heavy rains.
The Indian naval ship Tabar reached St Petersburg on Thursday as a part of a five-day goodwill visit to Russia to participate in the 325th Navy Day celebrations of the Russian Navy to be held on July 25, Sunday.
In a series of disasters, over 70 people reportedly died in a dozen hill slides, landslides, house-crashes, and other incidents after torrential rains shook Raigad, Ratnagiri, Sindhudurg, Satara, and other districts of Maharashtra, with the Army, Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard rushing to rescue the marooned populace, on Friday.
Although the water began receding in some parts, after the rains battered Maharashtra for the last four days, the landslides continued and the death toll in rain-related incidents crossed 50, with the death of three people in house collapse in Govandi in North East Mumbai on Friday.
Indian Navy participated in a two-day bilateral Passage Exercise (PASSEX) with Royal Navy Carrier Strike Group (CSG)-21 led by HMS Queen Elizabeth in the Bay of Bengal from July 21 to July 22.
Several districts of Maharashtra, including neighbouring Thane, were inundated, with over a dozen rivers in spate, causing heavy flooding and paralyzing normal life, as torrential rains battered the state on Thursday.
While actress Shilpa Shetty’s husband Raj Kundra and his associate have been sent to police custody till July 23, the preliminary investigation does not indicate Shilpa’s involvement, in the porn racket, although she may be summoned for formal questioning.
As a major initiative towards ‘Make in India’, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) issued a Request for Proposal (RFP) for the first acquisition program under the Strategic Partnership Model for the construction of six AIP fitted Conventional Submarines named Project 75(India) [P-75(I)] at a cost of over Rs 40,000 crore, for the Indian Navy, on Tuesday.
The “Ashadhi Ekadashi”, the eleventh lunar day of the Hindu calendar month “Ashadh” was celebrated in Maharashtra and neighbouring Goa, Karnataka, Telangana, and Andhra Pradesh, amid COVID-19 restrictions on Tuesday.
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