The National Investigation Agency (Amendment) Bill, 2019 was passed in the Lok Sabha on Monday during the monsoon session of Parliament. The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) has rescued more than 2,500 people from flood-affected areas in districts of Baksa, Morigaon, Golaghat, Kamrup (Rural) Assam from July 11-15. At least 11 people have died and over 26 lakh people have been affected by the floods.
Days after a 3-year-old boy accidentally fell into an open drain, another incident of negligence has come to the light after a manhole in Dharavi has claimed another life in Mumbai. On Monday, the Supreme Court issued a notice to the Centre on a PIL by three women seeking direction to decriminalise abortion and to allow every woman to have a choice of reproduction. The PIL says restrictions and exceptions in the Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act violate women's rights.
According to an ANI update, earlier today, a fire broke out in a paper godown in Alipur, it was later brought under control. Cooling operation is currently underway. No injuries or casualties have been reported. 22 fire tenders are present at the spot.
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