The story so far: Assam received 1,891.9 mm of rainfall from March 1 to June 24, just 347.5 mm less than the annual precipitation the State receives. According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), Assam’s annual normal rainfall between 1961 and 2010 has been 2,239.4 mm. The outcome has been devastating. A total of 117 people have died since April, 17 of them in landslides. An arterial railway track linking southern Assam, Manipur, Mizoram and Tripura has been washed away, 55 lakh people have been affected across more than 5,000 villages and a town, Silchar, has been flooded for more than a week. At least 38 people have died in flash floods and landslides in Arunachal Pradesh and Meghalaya since April. Meteorologists and climate change specialists attribute the high pre-monsoon and monsoon rains to several factors. Also Read Explained | Assam’s annual tryst with devastating floods How has the monsoon been so far this year? The country received 2% less … [Read more...] about Explained | What accounts for deficit in some areas and excess rainfall in Assam this monsoon?
Urgency and emotion hung over the thousands of people who gathered at Dolores Park, then took to the streets for the city’s 19th annual Trans March on Friday. This year’s march was set to a backdrop of political anxiety, punctuated by Friday morning’s Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, and months of anti-trans legislation taking hold in dozens of states across the country. At one point, the march route intersected with that of a protest against the Supreme Court ruling. Participants from the two groups raised fists to one another in solidarity from opposite sides of Market Street, illustrating the parallels between their causes. “It was so touching to support one another and join forces,” said march attendee Maverick Eason. Some signs carried by marchers read, “Stop policing bodies,” and, “Abortion rights, trans rights, sex worker rights are all connected.” Parents carried kids on their shoulders who held up signs that read “Protect trans youth.” … [Read more...] about Abortion and trans rights intersect at San Francisco Pride event
A knifeman has left multiple people injured in a horror rampage before a "brave" hero stopped him with a walking crutch. Emergency services rushed to the scene on Auckland's North Shore after the attack started in Murrays Bay before continuing to Mairangi Bay. Police have confirmed four people were injured and that a suspect is now in custody. Waitemata District Commander Superintendent Naila Hassan also praised the "extreme bravery" of those who confronted the knifeman. "I also want to acknowledge, there were members of the public that acted with extreme bravery this morning, they apprehended this offender and brought this incident to its conclusion," she said. Witnesses said that the knifeman was brought down using a crutch "This is a local person he has been out in public and he has randomly stabbed four members of the public those members have suffered moderate injuries." There are reports of people screaming during the stabbings and what looked like a large … [Read more...] about Auckland stabbings: Mass attack as knifeman goes on random rampage near beach
This is a carousel. Use Next and Previous buttons to navigate 6 TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — If this is Ondrej Palat’s final playoff run with the Tampa Bay Lightning, he’s certainly making it count. Soon he could be counting in the tens of millions of dollars on a new contract. A pending free agent with a knack for scoring big goals to go along with elite defensive prowess, Palat scored another big goal Friday night to keep the two-time defending champion Lightning alive in the Stanley Cup Final against the Colorado Avalanche. He leads the NHL with eight game-winning goals sine the start of the 2020 playoffs. “He’s a special kid and a special player,” coach Jon Cooper said. “He’s a great complement to skill players, to checkers — wherever you need him. He just does his job, and he gets rewarded for it because of his effort. And everybody in that room knows how much Palat has brought to this organization.” Cooper basically wrote the … [Read more...] about Palat is money for Lightning, could cash in as free agent