Incessant rains trigger flood like situation in Gujarat

Vadodara, Sep 10 (ANI): Continuous torrential rains in Gujarat wreaked havoc and flooded streets and submerged vehicles in Vadodara city. Alarmed by the flood situation in Kashmir, the Gujarat government sounded high alert and deployed teams of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) for timely action. Reportedly, incessant rains since Monday morning (September 08) lead to overflowing of Sardar Sarovar dam. People residing on the banks of River Dhadhar have been asked to exercise caution as heavy rains were forecast in the next 72 hours. Nearly, 1,000 people have been evacuated as a preventive measure following the huge inflow in river Vishwamitri. High alert has been sounded in the districts of Surat, Bharuch and Narmada. Sep 10, 2014

Distressed flood victims cry for help as houses collapse in Kashmir

Rajouri, Sep 10 (ANI): Distressed victims of the flood fury in Rajouri district of Kashmir cried for help on Wednesday as they were rendered homeless and heartless with collapsed houses and damaged crops. People of the valley demanded the government to provide free ration and expedite relief operations. On the Indian side of the heavily militarised Line of Control (LoC) that divides the Himalayan region, the city of Srinagar lies submerged along with more than 2,000 villages. Medical camps in Rajouri have been providing first aid and emergency medicines to flood victims. The Indian Air Force air-dropped more than 550 tonnes of relief material and 80 medical teams have established emergency health services in government schools and state-run health care centres. Sep 10, 2014

BSE closes points 262.44 down on September 10

New Delhi, Sept 10 (ANI): Trading at the Bombay Stock Exchange today closed 262.44 points down to stand at 27,057.41. At the National Stock Exchange the Nifty closed 58.85 points down to stand at 8,094.10. SUZLON and GSPL were among the top gainers of Group A with an increase of 9.93% and 7.71% along with TORNT POWER and PIPAVAV DEFENCE AND OFFSHORE ENG LTD. with an increase of 6.09% and 5.00% respectively, while the top losers of Group A include GODREJ CONSUMER PRODUCTS LTD. and J&KBANK with a decrease of 5.06% and 4.38% along with INFRATEL and LIC HOUSING FINANCE LTD. with a decrease of 3.29% and 3.20% at the close of the markets. The Auto sector is down 73.05 points at 17,698.89 while the banking sector is down 11.40 points at 18,499.69 and the reality sector is up 10.74 points at 1,770.02. The Indian currency is down 0.47% at Rs 60.89 per dollar. Sep 10, 2014

Ashley Tisdale, Christopher French are officially married!

New Delhi, Sept 10 (ANI): Ashley Tisdale has recently married fiance Christopher French, it has been reported. She shared a snap of the pair staring lovingly into each other's eyes and described the intimate ceremony as the "best day of her life," a leading daily reported. The former High School Musical star, who got engaged to the rocker in August 2013 when he proposed on the 103rd floor of the Empire State Building, tied the knot in a "small" and "private" ceremony. She wore a traditional white dress with capped sleeves and a crown of flowers on top of her head. Sep 10, 2014

CBI Queries Trinamool MP on Saradha Scam

The CBI grilled Trinamool Congress MP and owner-editor of a vernacular daily Srinjoy Bose in connection with the multi-crore-rupee Saradha chit fund scam on Wednesday. Sep 10, 2014

Kerala Liquor ban: SC to hear bar owners plea on Thursday

New Delhi, Sep 10 (ANI): The Supreme Court on Wednesday told the Kerala Government not to enforce its order to ban non-five-star hotel bars till Thursday, when the apex court will hear several petitions challenging the ban. An apex court bench headed by Justice Anil R. Dave asked the Kerala Government to wait till it ruled on the matter. The state government had passed an order banning the sale of liquor at bars and hotels below the five-star category. The ban was to come into force from September 11. Last month, in a bid to reduce the availability of liquor across the state, the Kerala Cabinet sanctioned the closing of 730 bars. Sep 10, 2014

3 militants killed in an encounter in Keran Sector near LoC

Udhampur, Sep 10 (ANI): Three terrorists were killed in an encounter that broke out in Keran sector of Kupwara District on Wednesday morning. The encounter operation was launched by the army after they had specific information about their movement in the Keran sector. The identity of the terrorists is not yet known. PRO Defence, S D Goswami said that three militants have been killed in the Kishanganj range near Line of Control. He further said that they have recovered three AK-47 rifles, 15 magazines and 319 rounds of ammunitions. Sep 10, 2014