Iran says recent floods caused up to $2.5 billion in damage

Iran says recent floods caused up to $2.5 billion in damage

LONDON (Reuters) – Floods caused by heavy rain across Iran in recent weeks have caused an estimated $2.5 billion in damage to roads, bridges, homes and agricultural land, state media cited ministers as telling lawmakers on Sunday.

FILE PHOTO: An aerial view of flooding in Khuzestan province, Iran, April 5, 2019. Picture taken April 5, 2019. Mehdi Pedramkhoo/Tasnim News Agency/via REUTERS

The flooding, which began on March 19, has killed 76 people, forced more than 220,000 people into emergency shelters, and left aid agencies struggling to cope. The armed forces have been deployed to help those affected.

“The recent floods are unprecedented… 25 provinces and more than 4,400 villages have been affected,” Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli was quoted as saying in parliament by state news agency IRNA.

Fazli said the floods had caused around 350 trillion rials ($2.5 billion) worth of damage.

Minister of Roads and Urban Development Mohammad Eslami said 14,000 kilometers (8,700 miles) of road had been damaged and more than 700 bridges completely destroyed by landslides and flood water.

The government has said it will pay compensation to all those who have incurred losses, especially farmers but the Islamic Republic’s state budget is already stretched as U.S. sanctions on its energy and banking sectors have halved Iranian oil exports and restricted access to some revenues abroad.

Morteza Shahidzadeh, head of Iran’s sovereign wealth fund, said President Hassan Rouhani had asked permission from the Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei to withdraw $2 billion from the fund for reconstruction in flood-hit areas.

Shahidzadeh said Khamenei has in principle agreed to the request.

Iranian officials have repeatedly said the massive floods have not affected production and development at any oilfields, nor impeded the flow of crude through pipelines to recipient markets.

Karim Zobeidi, an official at the National Iranian Oil Company, was cited as saying on Sunday that it was still too early to estimate the extent of the flood damage to Iran’s energy sector.

Mehr news agency also quoted Zobeidi as saying that some oil wells in western Iran had been closed as a precaution to guard against any flooding.

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New Zealand nurse Louisa Akavi, kidnapped in Syria, may be alive, Red Cross says

New Zealand nurse Louisa Akavi, kidnapped in Syria, may be alive, Red Cross says

The New Zealand nurse Louisa Akavi, who was kidnapped in Syria in 2013. The Red Cross has said she may still be alive. Photograph: International Committee of the Red Cross

A New Zealand nurse kidnapped in Syria more than five years ago may still be alive, the International Committee of the Red Cross has said, revealing her identity for the first time in a bid to secure her release.

Louisa Akavi, 62, and two Syrian colleagues have been held hostage for longer than anyone in the 156-year history of the international aid organisation, and the fall of Isis’s last stronghold has renewed hopes of finding them, the New York Times reported on Monday.

Isis lost the last of its territory in March, adding to the mass displacement of women and children fleeing the regime. Hundreds of former fighters have also sought to negotiate safe passage.

In February the Times reported that senior Isis fighters were trying to negotiate their free movement from Baghuz, using information about Akavi, British journalist John Cantlie and Italian priest Paolo Dall’Oglio as bargaining chips.

Cantlie, kidnapped in November 2012, was last seen in a December 2016 propaganda video. The Times said a Kurdish official had information that both he and Dall’Oglio – taken in July 2013 – were still alive in 2017.

In 2010 Akavi, an experienced Red Cross nurse, gave an interview to New Zealand’s Kapiti Observer, about her decades long career in some of the world’s worst conflict zones.

Her first mission was in Malaysia, treating Vietnamese refugees, and she went on to work in Somalia, Bosnia, Afghanistan, the Philippines, Iraq and Syria.

“It does become a little bit hard, but it is the small things. It’s working with the national staff who do the best they can,” Akavi told the paper.

“I don’t know why I still do it. It’s something I do well … I know that I can make a difference, a small difference.”

Beautiful Ethnic Dresses For Women To Wear In 2019

In today’s article I am going to show you some beautiful ethnic dresses that all you girls out there should have in her wardrobe. Have a look at these dresses and share this article with your friends and don’t forget to click on that yellow follow button.

Beautiful Ethnic Dresses For Women To Wear In 2019

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All these dresses are so gorgeous and beautiful that you cannot say no to them.

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The embroidery work on these dresses makes them unique and more pretty.

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This royal blue anarkali suit is my personal favourite. You would look like a classic diva after wearing these dresses.

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You can wear these dresses on special occasions and some of them can be worn casually on daily basis.

Amy Jackson who is pregnant spends more time with her Boyfriend

Amy Jackson was last seen next in 2.0, the sequel to the Shankar directed 2009 sci-fi action thriller Endhiran, and that became a huge blockbuster. The actress had a pile of projects under her belt.

Amy Jackson who is pregnant spends more time with her Boyfriend

To everyone’s surprise, even before the marriage, Amy Jackson announced to the World that she is pregnant and she is going to be a mummy soon. She flaunted her baby bump before the cameras and that surprised everyone.

The actress has now put everything in pause and is just focusing on her parental issues. The actress spends more time with her boyfriend and is keeping herself in a peaceful state. Amy also walked out of a few projects which she signed recently.

5 Bollywood Actresses With Surprising Educational Qualifications

Today, we will tell you about the actresses who first completed their studies and then stepped in Bollywood, then let’s know about these actresses.

5 Bollywood Actresses With Surprising Educational Qualifications

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1. Amisha Patel – Ameesha Patel is Bollywood’s most experienced actress According to sources, Ameesha has achieved a bio-genetic degree.

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2. Preity Zinta – She was studying when Zinta had stepped in Bollywood, but as soon as she started to fame in Bollywood, she left her studies, every time Zinta has achieved a master’s degree in psychology.

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3. Kriti Sanon – Kriti Sanon has joined the Bollywood industry after finishing her studies and she has B.Tech in Electronics and Communication from Noida.

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4. Parineeti Chopra – Parineeti Chopra has done a good education, she has received a Triple Honors degree in Business, Management and Economics from Manchester Business School.

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5. Rakul Preet Singh – Rakul Preet Singh has acted in many superhit films. He also studied mathematics. Rakul Preet is a heartbeat of millions of people today.

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Even at the age of 40, this actress looks very bold and hot !

Soha Ali Khan is a beautiful actress and her millions of followers are also admirer of her beauty and talent. The 40-year-old actress still looks very beautiful and stylish.

Even at the age of 40, this actress looks very bold and hot !

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Soha Ali Khan is the sister of Bollywood superstar Saif Ali Khan. Soha Ali Khan looks beautiful in this picture as you can see that she is beautiful enough even at the age of 40.

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Today, Soha continues to be in media headlines about her fitness. This beautiful and beautiful actress often performs Yoga and Exercise to maintain her fitness.

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During her Bollywood film career, Soha has acted in many films, mostly in her movie box office, the flop has been captured. There are no two opinions that Soha has not been able to do anything in the film industry even after being so beautiful and hot.

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With a very glamorous and stylish look these days, hundreds of millions of people are making their own crazy people like Soha Ali Khan. People love their beauty very much.

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Beautiful Bollywood actresses and their unique tattoos

Bollywood stars have an old relationship with tattoos. Most of Bollywood stars will find one tattoo on their body. As a hobby somebody makes tattoos in someone’s memory. Some of the stars who like to wear tattoos too. Our article is also related to this. Today we are going to show you the magnificent tattoos of Bollywood celebrity actresses.

Beautiful Bollywood actresses and their unique tattoos

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Priyanka Chopra

Priyanka Chopra had an attachment to her father. Like every girl, Priyanka is very much like her father. That is why he has created a tattoo of daddies lil girl. Although his father may not be in this world but he always lives in his hands.

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Raveena Tandon

Bollywood’s Mast Mast Girl is also fond of tattoos. He made scorpion tattoos on his chest near his heart. This tattoo is quite old.

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Sushmita Sen

Sushmita Sen recently built a tiger on her waist. This is a tremendous tattoo. Sushmita shared her picture on social media itself. Apart from this tattoo, there are many tattoos on their body but this is their special and latest.

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Kangna Ranaut

Kangana’s neck is a very old tattoo on the back. He has also renewed this Tattoo several times. This tattoo is a unique design, which is quite attractive

South India’s very beautiful and charming actress, click to see photos

Friends, nowadays there are such beautiful actresses in the South Industry who will be happy to see you. Although there is no shortage of beauty in South, there are some actresses who are always in the discussion due to their bold figure and cuteness. Today we are going to tell you about a similar actress who is South’s most attractive and beautiful actress. Let’s know –

South India's very beautiful and charming actress, click to see photos

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We are talking about Haripriya, which is becoming more viral on the internet nowadays. In every way there is talk of beauty of social media. It is a model along with actresses, which also makes them a better life style too.

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According to sources, HariPriya was born in the year 1991 and she did her debut film in 2005. Her debut film was ‘Raskin’ which was a huge hit on the small screen. The character of Haripriya in the film was also much appreciated. 

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These 5 TV actresses looks very hot in saree

The pretty actresses of B-Town adorn many avatars on-screen and off-screen, each carefully crafted to enhance the beauty of our lovely leading actresses. And, when they wrap themselves in seven yards of exquisite material, they look their best! Be it a traditional Kanjeevaram saree or one by the best fashion designer in India, no outfit can beat the glamour and elegance of a saree. So, here we have listed the top 5 television actresses hot photos in sarees. Those tv actresses are looking so beautiful in different sarees.

1. Divyanka Tripathi

These 5 TV actresses looks very hot in saree

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2. Jennifer Winget

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3. Rashmi Desai

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4. Hina Khan

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5. Mouni Roy

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