A video of the reptile attacking a dog went viral on social media.
Crocodiles hunted dogs in the flooded streets of the Indian city of Vadodara after it was battered by nearly 50 centimetres (20 inches) of rain in 24 hours leaving five people dead, police said Friday.
Waist-high water remained Friday in the Gujarat state city where the main railway station and most roads were closed by the freak deluge.
About 5,000 people were evacuated from their homes as water from the overflowing crocodile-infested Vishwamitri River spread through the city of 1.2 million people.
A video of one crocodile emerging from the flood to attack a dog went viral on social media. The reptile was caught by animal rights activists.
A #video of a #crocodile trying to attack a #dog on a #water-logged street in #Vadodara in #Gujarat has gone #viral on #socialmedia.
Video: Twitter pic.twitter.com/fCiZiWVrcg
– IANS Tweets (@ians_india) August 2, 2019
Police said other two other incidents involving crocodiles in populated areas were reported.
Many bridges over the river were closed, cutting off whole districts of the city.
The crocodile is there since morning. Water level in society is 2.5 feet sonit is difficult to rescue the crocodile. @ahmedabadmirror @VMCVadodara pic.twitter.com/YuNzfmz7sA
– Jignesh Vora (@JigneshMIRROR) August 2, 2019
Officials said two people were electrocuted and two labourers died when a wall weakened by the floods fell on them. The body of a 60-year-old man was found floating in the water but the cause of death was not immediately known.
Medical teams from other cities in the western state were to be sent to Vadodara to launch operations to contain infections and disease, officials said.
Power engineers were struggling in the floods to reconnect electricity supplies. Long queues of people formed outside food shops.
More than 250 people have died in monsoon floods across India in the past few weeks, with Assam and Bihar states in the north the worst hit.
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Inviting enthusiastic job-seekers to join The Future Team of the Dubai Museum. Dubai Future Foundation has posted three job openings in the field of guest relations, sales and marketing and social media at Dubai Museum. Inviting enthusiastic job-seekers to join The Future Team of the Dubai Museum which is one-of-its-kind spectacular building Sheikh Zayed Road. 1.) Guest relations A guest…
Inviting enthusiastic job-seekers to join The Future Team of the Dubai Museum.
Dubai Future Foundation has posted three job openings in the field of guest relations, sales and marketing and social media at Dubai Museum. Inviting enthusiastic job-seekers to join The Future Team of the Dubai Museum which is one-of-its-kind spectacular building Sheikh Zayed Road.
1.) Guest relations
A guest relations team member will work at the Museum of The Future and ensure guests receive an immersive, personalized and memorable experience from the future. The selected candidates will work to support the Guest Services team to deliver exceptional visitor service from the visitor’s initial contact, to arrival at the building, museum admission, experience through the exhibits, right through to departure.
Skills: Applicants should at least hold a Diploma in hospitality or relevant fields and have experience in Guest Relations in the hospitality or entertainment industry. An excellent command of English is mandatory but any additional languages are an added advantage.
A retail team member will be a guardian of the Retail Store visitors’ experience and will support the achievement of retail sales. The selected candidates will work to support the Retail Management team in the delivery of a world class visitors’ experience, through effective and proactive sales and services.
They will support the management in all logistical matters related to the visitors’ experience, including orientation, monitoring and addressing visitors’ issues and concerns during their visits to the Retail Store.
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Citizenship Bill: India flares up, mobile internet suspended
At least 25 protesters – among them several students – sustained injuries. Assam was rocked by violence against the controversial Citizenship (Amendment) Bill (CAB), which was passed by the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday, as protesters hit the streets in thousands, burning tyres and wooden logs, prompting the administration to impose curfew in Guwahati and suspend…
At least 25 protesters – among them several students – sustained injuries.
Assam was rocked by violence against the controversial Citizenship (Amendment) Bill (CAB), which was passed by the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday, as protesters hit the streets in thousands, burning tyres and wooden logs, prompting the administration to impose curfew in Guwahati and suspend mobile internet services in 10 districts of the state. The army undertook a flag march in Dibrugarh.
The CAB was earlier passed by the Lok Sabha at the stroke of midnight on Monday.
On a day when lawmakers debated the CAB in the Rajya Sabha, Assam was on the boil, with protesters raising slogans against the Central and state governments, and demanding unconditional withdrawal of the legislation. They fought pitched battles with the police, turning various parts of the stare into virtual battle grounds.
Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal remained stuck at the Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International airport here for hours after landing in the state capital from Tezpur, as his convoy could not roll out due to the massive protests.
The administration tried to tackle the situation by imposing curfew from 6-15 pm The curfew will continue till 7 am on Thursday, a senior police officer said.
Mobile internet services were suspended in 10 troubled districts – Lakhimpur, Dhemaji, Tinsukia, Dibrugarh, Charaideo, Sivasagar, Jorhat, Golaghat, Kamrup (Metro) and Kamrup districts – for 24 hours to thwart any effort to spread rumours and misinformation, while a column of army was kept on standby in Bongaigaon town.
The protests, which had started days back, intensified during the day after Union Home Minister Amit Shah tabled the legislation in the Upper House of the Parliament.
The protesters tried to march towards the state Secretariat here and threw bricks at the police and burnt tyres on the roads, creating a volatile situation. Secretariat employees also expressed solidarity with the protesters.
The protesters, including a large number of students, forcibly shut down shops and markets, and damaged a fire brigade vehicle till they were stopped by BSF, Rapid Action Force and police personnel about 500 metre from the Secretariat.
The law keepers retaliated by resorting to lathi charge, using water canons, firing rubber bullets and lobbing tear gas shells.
“We have used tear gas, rubber bullets, water canon, and resorted to mild lathi charge to scare them away. Some of our personnel were also injured,” said Guwahati police commissioner Dipak Kumar.
Girls joined the protests in good numbers, holding aloft placards and posters reading “no citizenship on the basis of religion”.
“This Act is unconstitutional. We Assamese indigenous people will never accept it,” said a protester.
At least 25 protesters – among them several students – sustained injuries as they fought pitched battles with the police in different parts of the state.
At least 10 companies of paramilitary forces have been deployed in the state.
Schools in Dubai close early because of heavy rain
Schools have sent messages to parents. Some schools in Dubai are dispersing early after heavy rain resulted in water logging on few roads, and caused heavy traffic for rush-hour commuters. Schools have communicated to parents that children will be sent home early. Khaleej Times has seen messages from Gems Winchester School – Dubai, Gems Our…
Schools have sent messages to parents.
Some schools in Dubai are dispersing early after heavy rain resulted in water logging on few roads, and caused heavy traffic for rush-hour commuters.
Schools have communicated to parents that children will be sent home early.
Khaleej Times has seen messages from Gems Winchester School – Dubai, Gems Our Own Indian School, and Dubai Scholars school.
“Dear Parent, Please be informed that WIN Bus will depart early from school at 12.10pm due to Rain. Please make arrangements for your child to be picked up at the drop off point-STS,” a message from Gems Winchester said.
“Early dispersal today – FS1 and FS2 buses will leave at 9.30am and Year 1 to 11 will leave at 11am,” Dubai Scholars said.