President Pranab Mukherjee will undertake a two-day visit to the Left Front ruled Tripura from Thursday, an official said here Wednesday.
The water level in the Yamuna river here will reach 207.7 metres by Wednesday evening, the highest ever recorded in 35 years, a government official said.
A meeting between Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) veteran L.K. Advani was called off Wednesday after the party leader reported "unwell", said party sources.
Over 62,000 pilgrims and tourists are still stranded in calamity-hit Uttarakhand while 11,000 have been rescued. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi are to undertake an aerial survey of the extensive damage.
United Progressive Alliance (UPA) Chairperson Sonia Gandhi will lay the foundation of a Rs.2,938 crore water supply project at Jayal in Nagaur district of Rajasthan on Thursday.
Eleven people, mostly women, were killed Tuesday evening when their vehicle skidded off the road and fell into a gorge near this Himachal Pradesh picturesque resort, police said.
The Yamuna river is flowing over the danger mark in the national capital, an official said Tuesday.
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said Tuesday that two state ministers will be sent to Uttarakhand to oversee the rescue of around 1,700 pilgrims from the state left stranded following heavy rains and landslides.
Nearly half-a-dozen people were injured here in a clash, several trains were stopped and roads were blocked Tuesday when the BJP began a state-wide shutdown to protest what it called a betrayal by the JD-U.