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Flood alert sounded in AP, Naidu reviews situation

Hyderabad: With flood alert sounded in coastal districts of Andhra Pradesh, Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu Sunday directed Ministers and officials to take up prompt rescue and relief measures wherever necessary. Amid flood predictions for the coastal districts, the Chief Minister has instructed officials to ensure people are safe and evacuated, if required, from areas that are likely to face nature’s fury, a release from office of the Advisor (Communications) to Government of Andhra Pradesh said here. He has asked Ministers from the region to coordinate with departments concerned and see to it that rescue and relief measures were extended to affected people. He has told officials to keep him updated on the flood alert, it added. Incessant rains have lashed several parts of Andhra Pradesh for the last few days. Rivers like Vamsadhara are in spate following the rains in AP and catchment areas elsewhere. (PTI)

Security tightened in Odisha districts

Koraput (Odisha): Security has been beefed up in Malkangiri, Koraput, Rayagada and Nabarangpur districts of Odisha in view of the foundation week to be observed from September 21 by the banned CPI(Maoist). Inspector General of Police (South-Western Range), Yashwant Kumar Jethwa said security had been tightened in the Maoist-hit districts and a close watch was being maintained to deal with any situation. “Due to extensive anti-naxal operations in the area in past few months, the Maoists are on defencive. The situation is under control, but we can’t be complacent”, he said. Strict vigil is being maintained, particularly along the Andhra Pradesh-Odisha borders to stop possible influx of ultras from the neighbouring state, the IG said. “Security forces are kept on high alert in order to meet any challenge,” he said. Maoists have meanwhile put up posters at several areas in Malkangiri district asking people to cooperate with them during the foundation week and join the movement, police said. (PTI)

57-yr-old dies due to hunger, body found after 1 month

Meerut:  A 57-year-old man died allegedly due to starvation and his body was found only after one month from his home here. Harendra Badhai, a former government doctor, was staying with his younger brother Harish Badhai (55) at their Shastri Nagar residence, police said, adding, the brothers were suffering from mental ailments. The neighbours informed the police about a foul smell emanating from the house, following which police found Harendra’s rotten body Saturday, they said. The younger brother who was also present in the house said that Harendra is sleeping and asked the police not to take Harendra’s body, police said, adding, he (Harish) was holed up inside his residence with the body for nearly one month. According to preliminary investigation, the brothers had confined themselves to their house and the death could be a result of hunger. The tiffin service which used to deliver them their food had also not come for the past 20 days, police said. The younger brother was an Air Force officer and the elder brother was a doctor at CHC, Sardhana, both of whom left their jobs after mental problems, police added. The body has been sent for post-mortem and the younger brother has been taken into police custody for further investigation. (PTI)

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