Monday, June 24, 2013, Chandigarh, India
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Rescue efforts gather pace
19,000 await help as rain threat looms
UAV to help locate survivors
Dehradun/New Delhi, June 23
Amid conflicting reports about the mounting casualty figures in the worst deluge in Uttarakhand, defence forces today stepped up efforts to rescue those stranded in the hilly terrains more than a week after the tragedy struck. State Disaster Management Minister Yashpal Arya denied agency reports attributing to him that the casualty figure had crossed 5,000.
Pilgrims being airlifted at Gaurikund on Sunday. Editorial: Tragedy on the hills

Pilgrims being airlifted at Gaurikund on Sunday. Tribune photo: Vinod Pundir

rescue mission tribune team at epicentre
Tough task for forces amid dark clouds
Jungle Chatti/Kedarnath, June 23
When dark clouds and rain stalled rescue operations in flood-hit Uttarakhand on Sunday morning, Army and Indian Air Force pilots at the launch pads in Gauchar and Guptkashi became restless.

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Kerry pushes for bilateral investment pact
New Delhi, June 23
Setting the tone for the fourth round of Indo-US strategic dialogue tomorrow, visiting US Secretary of State John Kerry today pushed for a bilateral investment treaty to bolster investor confidence in India and expressed concerns over trade barriers.

Modi sets agenda for LS poll, talks of unity
Madhopur (Pathankot), June 23
In his first rally after taking over as the BJP election campaign committee chief, Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi today set the agenda for the 2014 Lok Sabha elections by projecting the BJP as the party that could not only bring together political parties but also people.


PUNJAB: Badal lauds Modi, says ‘lead nation’

HARYANA: 15 missing in Kedarnath

J&KSecurity build-up in Srinagar ahead of PM’s visit

HIMACHAL: CM seeks Rs 1,000-crore aid for victims

CHANDIGARH: Over 1,000 pilgrims return to city

LUDHIANA: Political rivalry touches a new low

DELHI: Girl saved from red light area
Business: Top 9 firms lose Rs 35,893 cr in market value
OPINIONS: Tragedy on the hills

NATION: Army officers to tread danger zone

SPORTS: India overcome rain, England in final
WORLD: 9 foreign tourists, 2 Pakistanis killed in Taliban attack


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51% voting in Mandi bypoll
Mandi, June 23
Nearly 51 per cent turnout was witnessed in the Mandi Lok Sabha bypoll till the reports last came in on Sunday. Devesh Kumar, returning officer for Mandi, said the polling was peaceful with 50.69% voters exercising their right to franchise. “Final reports from 250 polling stations are awaited,” he said.

Top 9 firms lose Rs 35,893 cr in market value
Mumbai, June 23
Top nine blue-chip companies of the country saw a cumulative erosion of Rs 35,893 crore from their market value last week, with HDFC Bank and ITC taking the steepest hit.
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9 foreign tourists, 2 Pakistanis killed in Taliban attack
Islamabad, June 23
In an unprecedented attack on foreigners, Taliban militants wearing paramilitary uniforms stormed a mountaineering base camp in northern Pakistan, killing nine foreign tourists and two Pakistanis
(Details on World page)

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Going to UK? Get ready to pay £3,000 as visa bond
Indian visitors to the UK may soon be charged a refundable £3,000 fee — over and above the cost of a visa — before they are allowed to enter the country. The controversial fee or bond is part of the British Government’s declared strategy to crack down on immigration abuse, which includes those visitors who stay on in the UK after their visas expire.




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