Six dead, over 20 missing due to dam breach in Maharashtra

Maharashtra : At least six people were killed and more than 20 missing after heavy rainfall led to a breach in the Tiware Dam in Ratnagiri district of Maharashtra on Tuesday night.

The Iranian envoy to India on Tuesday promised that his country would act as a “protector” of India’s energy security even as the country was “under pressure” to not buy Tehran’s oil.

The Gujarat High Court on Tuesday dismissed the Congress’ petition seeking an order for the state Assembly speaker to decide soon on the disqualification of MLA Alpesh Thakur.

It also caused a flood –like situation in seven downstream villages and at least 12 houses adjacent to the dam have been washed away, sources said. A team of National Disaster Response Force, police and volunteers carried out rescue operations and retrieved six bodies on Wednesday morning.