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Jammu-Pathankot national highway opens as water level comes down in flood hit J&K

Jammu & Kashmir, Sep 08 (ANI): As water level in flood hit Jammu & Kashmir came down on Monday, the administration opened the Jammu-Pathankot national highway, which connects the region with the rest of the country. Meanwhile, rescue operations are in full swing as the death toll from serious flooding in Jammu and Kashmir climbed to more than 175, with homes, military bases and hospitals inundated in the region. Indian army personnel rescued residents stuck in floodwater in low lying areas in Rajouri district. About 22 air force helicopters and four aircraft were deployed to evacuate stranded people and to deliver relief. About 120 army units and eight teams of police reservists, equipped with boats and life jackets, were in action. Sep 8, 2014
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Maoists open fire on police patrol in Jharkhand

Latehar, Sep 08 (ANI): Maoists opened fire on a police patrol party in Jharkhand but nobody was injured, said a police officer. Acting on a tip-off, police laid a cordon to nab the militants but they managed to escape by taking cover of fire. Police officer, Deepak Kumar said Maoists had suffered losses during exchange of fire. Police recovered bullets and other materials from the spot. Maoists, also known as Naxals, have killed police and politicians, and targeted government buildings and railway tracks in an insurgency that has killed thousands since 1960s. Sep 8, 2014
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Flood alert in Andhra Pradesh, state CM takes stock of situation

Srikakulam, Sep 08 (ANI): Rising water levels triggered by heavy rains caused floods in Andhra Pradesh leaving nearly 300 people stranded. State Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu on Sunday directed Ministers and officials to take up prompt rescue and relief measures wherever necessary. Gaurav Uppal, the District Magistrate of Srikakulam district that is badly hit, visited some of the flood-affected areas along with his team to monitor the situation. He also spoke to the affected residents to understand the state of affairs. Uppal said incessant rainfall in neighbouring Odisha on Saturday caused water levels to rise in the Vamsadhara River. He said all the concerned authorities are working together to deal with the crisis. Sep 8, 2014
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German Foreign Minister pays homage at Gandhi memorial

New Delhi, Sep 08 (ANI): German Foreign Minister Dr Frank-Walter Steinmeier visited the memorial of Mahatma Gandhi, in New Delhi and paid homage to the peace icon. Steinmeier along with the German Ambassador, Michael Steiner also visited the National Gandhi Museum at Rajghat. Steinmeier arrived in New Delhi on Saturday for a three-day visit to hold political and business talks with India in a bid to boost bilateral trade. Steinmeier is to hold talks with the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, his counterpart Sushma Swaraj, as well as other high-ranking Indian politicians on Monday. Sep 8, 2014
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SC stays execution of Nithari killer Surinder Koli for a week

Meerut, Sep 08 (ANI): The Supreme Court on Monday stayed the execution of Surinder Koli, convicted of Nithari killings, who was due to be hanged on the morning of September 12. The apex court passed the order midnight and stayed the execution for a week until a fresh review petition challenging his death penalty is heard. Koli was transferred from the Dasna jail in Ghaziabad district to Meerut on September 4 for the execution of his death warrant issued by the CBI court. Sep 8, 2014
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Flood waters inundate farmlands in border villages of Punjab

Gurdaspur, Sep 08 (ANI): Dozens of border villages and farmlands were inundated due to floodwaters in Gurdaspur district of Punjab, while 18 people including children have been rescued. These villages across river Ravi remained cut off following flooding of the Basanter Nullah near the Pakistan borders. The incessant rains in Jammu and Kashmir and Punjab have created havoc when the river waters breached embankments on the Indian side and the flow of water increased sharply. Meanwhile, Indian army teams conducted rescue operations and saved 18 people who were stuck in the flooded areas. Evacuation is being carried out. Around 200 people are stranded across the river Ravi. Sep 8, 2014
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Woman entrepreneur in Manipur carves a success story

Imphal, Sep 08 (ANI): At his tiny house located in Khurai Thoidingjam Leikai in Imphal, the 61-year-old Jina Khumujam is busy preparing herbal soap. She took up soap making in 2004. The variety of soaps under the brand name of Ma-ngal are being produced with the extracts of locally available fruits like Lemon, Xylosma, Aloe-Vera, Citrus latipes and Cucumber. Jina's soap brand is a symbol of women empowerment and enlightenment. Jina also has the expertise in recycling waste materials into productive and income generating items apart from making soaps. She wishes to open up a show room for her products and a training centre. Jina's soap making farm has been a source of earning for some other destitute poor women, like widows and those living with HIV/AIDS. They come to her house and together make soaps, and handicraft. Sep 8, 2014
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Deadly floods hit Indian Kashmir's Srinagar

Soldiers were battling Sunday to rescue thousands of Indians trapped in Kashmir's worst flooding for half a century which has left more than 150 people dead and the main city of Srinagar under water. Duration: 00:47 Sep 7, 2014
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Attempted attack on Donetsk airport: Ukraine

Council of National Security and Defense of Ukraine spokesman, Volodymyr Polyovyi said that the Ukrainian army "recorded an attempted attack at Donetsk airport," but that it "is still under the control of Ukrainian troops". Duration: 01:12 Sep 7, 2014
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No provision for secret ballot in Constitution, BJP trying to form govt in Delhi without numbers: Co

New Delhi, Sep 07 (ANI): Congress on Sunday organized an 'Aakrosh Rally' in the national capital against the Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung's move to invite BJP to form government in Delhi. Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee President Arvinder Singh Lovely said that there is no provision of secret ballot in the Constitution of India and that the LG can only send the message to the assembly. Lovely said that the BJP wants to form the government in Delhi without proper numbers and that is totally unconstitutional. Sep 7, 2014
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JandK experiences worst flood even as Air Force provide relief materials at affected areas

Srinagar/ Jammu, Sep 07 (ANI): The worst flooding in Jammu and Kashmir, in the last 60 years, wreaked havoc in Srinagar city on Sunday as residents blamed the state government for not doing much, especially for tourists. Although heavy rains stopped on Saturday afternoon, flood waters rose sharply overnight in Srinagar, a city of 900,000, catching many people living in low-lying areas unawares. About 22 air force helicopters and four aircraft were deployed to evacuate stranded people and to deliver relief. About 120 army units and eight teams of police reservists, equipped with boats and life jackets, were in action. Relief materials were also dropped by the Air Force to the flood affected areas of the state. Sep 7, 2014
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NDRF teams have reached flood affected area of JandK, 3931 people saved: OP Singh

New Delhi, Sep 07 (ANI): While briefing on the flood situation in Jammu and Kashmir state, NDRF Director General OP Singh on Sunday said that a total of 17 NDRF teams each comprising 50 members have reached the spot for rescue operations. He said that the team has saved a total of 3931 people and recovered 13 dead bodies. Singh also said that there were many hurdles in the way but the team is not stopping and carrying on the rescue operation. Sep 7, 2014