Tripura government has set up 180 relief camps to accommodate thousands of flood-affected people in the state. Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb on Wednesday made an aerial survey in north Tripura to take stock of the situation.Mr. Deb also visited Kailashahar in Unakoti district, the worst hit in the current floods. Numerous areas in Khowai, Dhalai and South Tripura districts were also submerged, rendering people homeless.Three people died and several injured over the past two days owing to incessant rains and landslides. The Chief Minister announced ex-gratia payment for the kin of the deceased.Officials said 6,054 families from submerged areas of the state were housed in the camps. “The state government has opened 180 relief camps in seven districts of Unakoti, North Tripura, Dhalai, Khowai, West Tripura, Gomati and South Tripura,” Sanjay Kumar Mishra, Officer on Special Duty to the Chief Minister, told The Hindu.
Two-time winner Alberto Contador of Spain abandoned the Tour de France cycling competition in its ninth stage due to physical problems on Sunday.According to his director, Sean Yates, the Tinkoff team cyclist had a fever in the morning and had to visit his team’s car four times during the climb to Port del Canto, reports Efe.With 10 km (6.2 miles) left until the finish at Arcalis, Andorra, Contador dismounted and got into the team car, signalling that he was unable to continue in the competition.The two-time Tour winner fell twice in the first two stages, injuring the whole side and calf and making it difficult for him to pedal.The falls, combined with the fever, made him unable to feel at the top of his game and continue competing.In 2014 he also had to abandon the race, after a rough fall in the Petit Ballon descent.