Assam’s flood state of affairs remained grim as seven extra individuals died because of the calamity on Thursday taking the toll to 108, whereas Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma made an aerial survey of severely affected Silchar city. The full inhabitants affected by the present wave of flood, nevertheless, registered a decline to 4.5 million in 30 districts from Wednesday’s 5.4 million in 32 districts, in keeping with a bulletin of the Assam State Catastrophe Administration Authority (ASDMA). Prime Minister Narendra Modi mentioned that the Centre is repeatedly monitoring the flood state of affairs in Assam and is working intently with the state authorities to offer all help to beat the problem.
A brief, although thunderous and stormy, monsoon session of the bicameral legislature in Bihar commences right here on Friday. Persevering with until June 30, the session may have solely 5 days of legislative enterprise, although, within the backdrop of the political warmth, numerous fireworks could also be anticipated. One of many issues to be careful for would be the chemistry, or lack thereof, between the ruling allies JD(U) and BJP which had lately been at one another’s throats with divergent views on the Agnipath scheme and the huge unrest that rocked the state in its wake.
The European Union agreed on Thursday to place Ukraine on a path towards EU membership, performing with uncharacteristic velocity and unity to drag the embattled nation additional away from Russia’s affect and bind it extra intently to the West. Assembly at a summit in Brussels, leaders of the EU’s 27 nations mustered the required unanimous approval to grant Ukraine candidate standing. That units in movement a course of that would take years and even many years. The EU additionally granted candidate standing to the tiny nation of Moldova, one other former Soviet state that borders Ukraine. European Fee President Ursula von der Leyen pronounced it a superb day for Europe.