At least 15 die in monsoon floods, landslides Jul 12, 2018 0 736 12345 AFPNew DelhiAt least 15 people died in floods and landslides in India on Wednesday, officials said, pushing the death toll from the annual monsoon rains pounding the country closer to 200.Landslides swept at least nine people to their deaths in Manipur in India's remote and hilly northeast, said the state's chief minister Nongthombam Biren."I am deeply saddened to know that nine precious life lost due to landslide at three places in Tamenglong headquarter,"he wrote on Twitter.Eight of the victims were children, including several from one family, local media reported. Separately, six people were killed in floods and landslides in Uttarakhand, a Himalayan state in India's north, officials there said Wednesday.Four members of one family were swept away by a landslide and two others drowned in a river swollen by heavy rain, state emergency department official Piyush Kumar told AFP.The arrival of the monsoon, which lasts roughly from June to September, is heralded by millions of Indian farmers but the relentless rain wreaks death and destruction every year. Already 34 people in Assam, another hilly state neighbouring Manipur, have been killed since May. Nearly 2,000 others have been forced from their homes by floodwaters. POST A COMMENT RELATED ARTICLES Delhi air has 5 times more black carbon than US, Europe's Jul 12, 2018 0 55 Restore Taj or demolish it, SC tells Centre, ASI Jul 12, 2018 0 307 BJP legislator charged with rape of teen Jul 12, 2018 0 43 Govt taking all steps to improve farmers' lot: PM IANS Malout (Punjab) Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Wednesday that the Congress and its allies were losing sleep as his government was taking many initiatives to improve the status of farmers across the country. .. Trooper, civilian killed during J&K gunfight IANS Srinagar An Indian Army commando was killed and another injured in a gunfight with militants in a forested area of Jammu and Kashmir's Kupwara district on Wednesday, while a civilian there was killed when .. Kejriwal hits out at Centre for obstructing Delhi projects IANS New Delhi The row over who controls Delhi's bureaucracy escalated on Wednesday as Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia launched a full attack against the Centre for not .. ED seeks court order to declare Nirav Modi, Choksi fugitives IANS Mumbai The ED on Wednesday approached a special court here seeking its order to declare diamond merchants Nirav Modi and his uncle Mehul Choksi -- both accused in over Rs13,500 crore Punjab National Bank (PNB) loan .. Mohanlal's stand on Dileep fails to cut ice with women's body IANS Kochi The Women in Cinema Collective (WCC) on Wednesday said it did not agree with Malayalam movies superstar Mohanlal's explanation for revoking the suspension of actor Dileep, an accused in the actress .. 26 schoolchildren hospitalised after mid-day meal in Delhi IANS New Delhi As many as 26 students of a government school here were hospitalised after eating their mid-day meal prompting the Delhi government to order inspection of all mid-day meal kitchens in the city. Police have .. Rahul confers with Muslim intellectuals IANS New Delhi Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday met Muslim intellectuals as part of party's outreach to various sections ahead of 2019 Lok Sabha election. Those who met Gandhi to give their feedback on ..