At least 10,000 people of two districts of Tripura were rendered homeless and forced to take shelter in relief camps following floods caused by incessant rain for the last two days, officials of the state revenue department said Sunday.

State Project Officer of Disaster Management, Sarat Das, said personnel of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), and secureity forces of the state-rescued several stranded people from Khowai and West Tripura districts.

Around 8,000 and 2,000 people had taken shelter in government buildings and local clubs in West Tripura and Khowai districts, where the administration opened temporary relief camps.

"Sufficient boats and rescue teams were kept in readiness to tackle the situation if it turns worse. District administrations were working to provide food and other relief materials to the flood affected people," Das told PTI.

He said, rain and thundershower have been forecast for Monday.

"We have arranged food, water and medicines for the flood victims," Sub-divisional Magistrate (SDM) of Sadar, Ashim Saha said.

The Sadar sub-division falls in West Tripura district.

Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb said, "Our government is closely monitoring the heavy rain situation in Tripura and officials are on high alert.... NDRF, State Disaster Volunteers and Police personals are on ground to tackle any situation." 

The worst affected areas in and around Agartala city included Srilanka Basti, Baldakhal, Ambedkar Colony, Pratapgarh which are close to the river Haora.

India Couture Week 2019: India's biggest fashion week to be held from July 22-28

The Fashion Design Council of India (FDCI) on Saturday announced that the 12th edition of India Couture Week (ICW) will take place from July 22 to 28 here.

Ace fashion designers Amit Aggarwal, Falguni & Shane Peacock, Gaurav Gupta, Pankaj & Nidhi, Rahul Mishra, Reynu Taandon, Shyamal & Bhumika, Sulakshana Monga, Suneet Varma and Tarun Tahiliani will be showcasing their creations at the week long fashion extravaganza.

FDCI President Sunil Sethi said with ICW 2019 their aim is to go a notch higher in terms of innovation.

"Couture has all the elements that poetry exudes romance, rhythm and craftsmanship.

"This year, we want to make it bigger in terms of innovation and also give designers who haven't shown in this category before the proverbial opportunity, widening the choice of offerings for their discerning clientele," Sethi said in a statement.

ICW 2019 will be held at Taj Palace here.