LIVE UPDATES: 30 killed after heavy rains wreak havoc across Telangana, 15 killed in Hyderabad


Heavy rains that wreaked havoc across Telangana on Wednesday have left as many as 30 people killed across the state. At least 15 of them are reported to have died in Hyderabad alone. Among those killed also included a two-month-old baby.

On Wednesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that he had spoken to Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao and his Andhra Pradesh counterpart, YS Jagan Mohan Reddy. He tweeted, “Spoke to @TelanganaCMO KCR Garu and AP CM @ysjagan Garu regarding the situation in Telangana and AP respectively due to heavy rainfall. Assured all possible support and assistance from the Centre in rescue & relief work. My thoughts are with those affected due to the heavy rains.”

Meanwhile, Twitter has been inundated with videos capturing nature’s fury as people struggled to reach safety.

LIVE UPDATES on this and other big stories of the day will appear below:

18:27 PM: Supreme Court issues notices to the Centre and industrial units on a plea seeking compliance by industries and authorities concerned with the NGT order to check acute pollution in Singrauli, Madhya Pradesh and Sonebhadra, Uttar Pradesh. (ANI)

17:52 PM: Costume designer Bhanu Athaiya, India’s first Oscar winner, dies after prolonged illness, says her daughter. (PTI)

17:31 PM: #Bollywood superstar #SalmanKhan has come forward to help actor #FaraazKhan, currently under treatment in a B’luru hospital after being diagnosed with brain infection. (IANS)

16:28 PM: Body of 18-yr-old Dalit woman found in an agricultural field in Uttar Pradesh’s Barabanki: Police. (PTI)

16:12 PM: Madhya Pradesh: 12-year-old girl allegedly raped by three men in Bhopal after they befriended her while playing an online game. The accused, who blackmailed the girl and threatened to upload her objectionable video online, have been arrested: Police. (PTI)

15:32 PM: Bengaluru City Crime Branch conducts raid at residence of actor Vivek Oberoi in Mumbai in search of his relative Aditya Alva in connection with Cottonpet drugs case. (ANI)

14:35 PM: 21-year-old Dalit woman allegedly raped by two men in Uttar Pradesh’s Jhansi, both accused arrested: Police. (PTI)

14:13 PM: #Odisha Police have arrested two persons in the alleged gang rape of a 15-year-old girl in #Cuttack , said an official on Thursday. (IANS)

13:22 PM: Shiv Sena says Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari should be recalled if Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah wish to preserve the “prestige” of Raj Bhavan. (PTI)

12:53 PM: 9-year-old girl allegedly raped by her neighbour in Banda district of Uttar Pradesh: Police. (PTI)

12:17 PM: SC asks Republic Media Group to approach Bombay HC against summons issued in TRP scam case. (PTI)

11:12 AM: The Union Health Ministry on Thursday said the country’s doubling time of #COVID19 cases has sharply increased to 70.4 days from 25.5 days in mid-August, which is nearly thrice the time being taken earlier. (IANS)

10:31 AM: After testing positive for the novel #coronavirus, @samajwadiparty
(SP) patriarch #MulayamSinghYadav and his wife Sadhana, were now “stable”. (IANS)

09:49 AM: Two police personnel in #UttarPradesh’s #Chitrakoot, including an SHO, have been suspended for not taking prompt action in the case of a minor #Dalit girl who was gang-raped last week and later committed suicide. (IANS)

09:28 AM: During verification, it was found that files of some licences were missing. After a probe, FIR has been registered against a clerk: Kanpur City ADM Atul Kumar on missing files of arms licences of slain gangster Vikas Dubey & others from records. (ANI)

08:09 AM: I’ve now checked the data. IMF’s estimate shows Bangladesh will cross India in real GDP per capita in 2021. Any emerging economy doing well is good news. But it’s shocking that India, which had a lead of 25% 5 years ago is now trailing. This calls for bold fiscal/monetary policy: Economist Kaushik Basu