Uttarakhand flood: Victims
accuse government of inaction
Uttarakhand, June 22 (ANI): Victims of floods and landslides in Uttarakhand
accused the state government of apathy in attending to the needs of the people stranded in relief camps.
The victims voiced against the officials at a relief camp set up in the vicinity of the temple town of Joshimath. The victims continue to remain stuck in various parts of the state without basic amenities.
Relief funds from various states are being sent to Uttarakhand. A stranded victim at the
camp Janaki Devi, who lost her son during the floods, wondered how she would return home.
Shinde concerned over weather, says
30,000 still stranded Dehradun, June 22 (ANI): Union Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde
today said 30,000 persons had been rescued so far from various parts of
Uttarakhand while over 30,000 were still stranded. Shinde, who is presently in
the state said the rescue operations were underway on a war footing despite bad weather. Thousands of military servicemen
were involved in the operations with air force helicopters plucking
survivors. He also said a total of 73,000 persons had been evacuated from
various locations by air road.
Constable killed, 3
hurt in Maoist attack Chhattisgarh, June 22 (ANI): A police jawan was killed and three others were injured when Maoists attacked a police patrolling party in Maoist-hit Konda Goan district of
the state. The Maoists were stopping every vehicle en route Kunda village and in the process
targetted the policemen. Another incident was reported in Nerli Ghat, where two jawans were injured in an IED blast triggered by suspected Naxalites in Dantewada district of the state while they were returning after giving protection to certain Youth Congress leaders.