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Massive rescue operations underway as flood situation remains grim in JandK

Srinagar, Sep 10 (ANI): Rising death toll in Kashmir and worst floods in 60 years submerged villages and destroyed crops as the number of dead hit 420 and thousands remained trapped on rooftops. Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah had earlier said that paramilitary and defence forces were pressed into service to rescue people stranded on rooftops and flooded residential areas. A tourist affected by floods, Rajat Khanna, said he waded through neck-deep floodwater to reach a safer place. Another tourist who has been stranded due to floods, Mitesh Chugh, said all connections were snapped. Soldiers rescued families using boats or airlifted them from rooftops by helicopter after the river Jhelum burst its banks in Srinagar, but many more remained stranded. Sep 10, 2014
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Nirbhaya's nurse reportedly gang-raped, Reactions Flow

New Delhi, Sep 10 (ANI): In yet another serious crime against women, Delhi Gangrape victim Nirbhaya's nurse has allegedly been gang-raped in Punjab. Reacting to this, BJP leader Sambit Patra said that it was a deplorable incident and strict action should be taken. SP leader Naresh Agarwal said that increasing crime against women is a sign of bad governance. Congress leader Barkha Shukla said that immediate cognizance should be taken in the matter and action should be taken against all the accused. Meanwhile, woman activist Annie Raja said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi should no longer maintain silence on such issues and strict action should be taken. Sep 10, 2014
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Govt to remove LoP post from Lok Sabha, Politicos React

New Delhi, Sep 10 (ANI): Since the absence of Leader of Opposition is becoming a hurdle in the appointment of the CVC and CIC, the Government will be very soon taking a conclusive decision on the removal of LoP from the Lok Sabha. Reacting on the Government's proposal, Congress leader Manish Tewari said that instead of removing the post of LoP why doesn't the government tell the speaker that Congress is the biggest opposition party and that it should get the post. NCP leader Majid Memon and SP leader Naresh Aggarwal said that if the post of LoP is removed, it is clear that the Government wants to act in an authoritative way. Sep 10, 2014
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Court issues summons to Subramanian Swamy after defamation suit filed by Jayalalitha

New Delhi, Sep 10 (ANI): BJP leader Subramanian Swamy on Wednesday was summoned by a local court in connection with a defamation suit filed by Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalitha. Swamy said that the court has not investigated into the matter before sending summon and added that in the end he will sue Jayalalitha for the damages. A summon was sent to Swamy asking him to appear before Court on October 30 in a defamation regarding Swamy's statement on fishermen issue. Sep 10, 2014
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Gujarat on high alert for probable floods

Vadodara, Sep 10 (ANI): Alarmed by the flood havoc created in Kashmir, the government of Gujarat was on high alert following heavy, incessant rains that have disrupted normal life in the state. Reportedly, with incessant rains since Monday morning and with Sardar Sarovar dam overflowing, people residing on the banks of river Dhadhar have been asked to exercise caution as heavy rains were forecast in the next 72 hours. In wake of a flood like situation, the state government beefed up precautionary measures to safeguard the residents of the area. Chief Minister of Gujarat, Anandiben Patel, surveying the area said that people have been alerted about the situation and measures have been implemented to safeguard them. Residents of the area said that the road connecting Vadodara to other areas was completely submerged. Sep 10, 2014
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Yogi Adityanath gets notice from EC for inflammatory remarks, Politicos react

New Delhi, Sep 10 (ANI): BJP leader Yogi Adityanath received a show cause notice from the Election Commission for violating the Model Code of Conduct and making inflammatory remarks while he campaigned for the assembly polls in Uttar Pradesh. Appreciating Election Commission's step, Congress leader Manish Tewari said it's high time that someone takes cognizance of the manner in which the leaders of BJP are trying to create communal violence in India. NCP leader Majid Memon said that whenever any mischievous statement is made from any side, the Election Commission should deal with it very firmly. Sep 10, 2014
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Flood ravaged Kashmiris urge govt to restore communication blackouts

Jaipur/ Jammu/ Dehradun, Sep 10 (ANI): Kin of flood ravaged people in Jammu and Kashmir urged the State and Central governments to restore communication blackouts as the floods claim over 200 lives. India-administered Kashmir is experiencing worst flooding in 60 years, killing over 200 people and inundating homes, military bases and hospitals in region's main city Srinagar as the Jhelum River overflowed its banks. Meanwhile, recalling the last year's floods that ravaged Uttarakhand, the chief minister of the state Harish Rawat empathised with the flood-affected people. Sep 10, 2014
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Appeal Central govt to increase coal supply in UP for power generation: Akhilesh

Lucknow, Sep 10 (ANI): Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Wednesday said that the state requires more coal supply for power generation to solve its power and electricity crisis spread across the state. Yadav said that although the government has been in power for just 100 days, it should cater to the needs of the state which has led to victory in maximum number of seats in Lok Sabha polls. He further added that if UP is supplied with adequate amount of coal, it will be self sufficient in generating power and will also be able to supply power to neighbouring states. Sep 10, 2014