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Thursday, September 11, 2014, Chandigarh, India

updated at 9:15 pm

J&K floods
Flood waters receding, lakhs still await help

SRINAGAR: Flood waters receded further in Kashmir Valley on Thursday enabling rescue teams to evacuate another 2,000 stranded people and provide crucial supplies for people desperately waiting for help in submerged areas.

Army, IAF rescue over 96,000
JAMMU: Over 96,000 people have so far been evacuated to safety from flood-ravaged parts of Jammu and Kashmir by Armed forces.

Aid yet to reach scores of Jammu villages
JAMMU: Scores of villages in the worst-hit four districts of Jammu region have not yet been reached by rescue teams even though rain has stopped for the third day on Thursday.

Water supply, communication links partially restored in Valley
SRINAGAR: Twenty per cent of the water supply has been restored in Kashmir and efforts are being made on war footing to restore communication links, both physical and telecom, in the Valley which is witnessing the worst floods in a century.

SGPC steps up efforts to provide succour to flood-affected people
CHANDIGARH: The Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) has stepped up efforts to provide succour to flood-affected people of Jammu and Kashmir.

Dalai Lama mourns deaths in J-K floods
Poonch, Rajouri link road restored
As nation fights for flood-hit Kashmir, Hurriyat nowhere to be seen

Kerala bars can sell liquor till Sept 30
NEW DELHI: The bar owners in Kerala will be able to serve liquor till September 30 as the Supreme Court Thursday ordered a status quo till then.
Prez accepts resignation of Manipur Guv 
Flood-like situation in Gujarat as Sardar 
Sarovar Dam overflows 

Helpline numbers
Control rooms at Srinagar, Jammu and New Delhi to monitor and coordinate rescue and relief operations can be reached at Jammu & Kashmir House (011)-24611210 and 24611108;  Srinagar 0194-2452138;  Jammu 0191-2560401; and Home Ministry's control room in New Delhi at: (011) 23093054, 23092763, 23093564, 23092923, 23092885, 23093566, 23093563 

Himachal Congress MLA acquitted in murder case
Chandigarh: Himachal Congress MLA Ram Kumar Chaudhary was today acquitted of charges of murdering a former woman employee by a court in Panchkula.District and Sessions Judge Roopam Singh acquitted the MLA from Doon constituency and five others citing "discrepancies" in evidence produced by police.

FIR against Adityanath for defying ban on poll meeting
LUCKNOW: Hours after BJP leader Yogi Adityanath defied a ban on his election meeting here, the police lodged an FIR against the controversial MP and other party leaders who participated in the rally.

Court refuses to take cognisance of chargesheet against Amit Shah

Pistorius cleared of murder charges
PRETORIA: South African Judge Thokozile Masipa has cleared Olympic and paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius of all murder charges, saying he did not foresee he could kill anyone the night he shot his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

Goa sarpanch threatens to parade Congress leader in bikini

PANAJI: A sarpanch of Bandoda village in Ponda has threatened a Congress spokesperson Durgadas Kamat of parading him in a bikini if he continues with his allegations of corruption in a playground project of the public work department.

Obama outlines strategy to destroy Islamic State
WASHINGTON: US President Barack Obama today vowed to "degrade and ultimately destroy" the Islamic State, as he announced a major expansion of the military campaign.

Indian man admits to sexually touching sleeping woman on plane
NEW YORK: A 62-year-old Indian man has pleaded guilty to sexually touching a woman seated next to him aboard a flight from Houston to Newark and faces two years in prison.

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J-K flood fury
Tempers flare in Valley as death toll crosses 300
Angry victims hurl stones at rescue teams, IAF choppers
Mass evacuations under way as water recedes
Jammu/ Srinagar, September 10
An aerial view of an inundated area of Srinagar on Wednesday
First signs of the magnitude of the tragedy caused by massive floods in J&K have started emerging with the death toll crossing 300.

An aerial view of an inundated area of Srinagar on Wednesday. Tribune photo: Anand Sharma

Focusing on Kashmir valley, admn forgets victims of Jammu region
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125 choppers, aircraft engaged in relief and rescue operations
Jammu, September 10
Over 125 helicopters and aircraft have been pressed into service by the Indian Air Force (IAF) to evacuate people across the flood-hit Jammu and Kashmir and provide food material to the cut-off areas of the state under the operation �Rahat-II�. This is one of the biggest rescue operations launched by the Air Force, Air Commodore PE Patange, Air Officer Commanding, Air Force Station, Jammu, told The Tribune.
(Details on J&K page)

Punjab & Haryana HC gets 12 new judges
Chandigarh, September 10
For the first time ever, the Punjab and Haryana High Court will get 12 judges in one go. The President has cleared the names of five District and Sessions Judges and seven advocates for elevation to the high court bench.

UP police chargesheet Shah over �hate speech�
Lucknow, September 10
The Muzaffarnagar police today filed a chargesheet against BJP national president Amit Shah for allegedly delivering inflammatory speeches in the district during campaigning for the Lok Sabha elections.


PUNJAB: Waterlogged villages worst-hit

HARYANA: Let CBI probe Raxil fungicide case: Centr

J&KFocusing on Kashmir valley, admn forgets victims of Jammu region

HIMACHAL: No lessons learnt from J&K as houses come up along rivers
UTTARAKHAND: Depts directed to finish pending development works in Mussoorie

CHANDIGARH: School bus travel to cost more

LUDHIANA: MC dilly-dallies on High Court orders

DELHI: Whodunit: CSV to plug gaps in collecting proof

OPINIONSJ&K needs help

NATION: Desperation grows as Srinagar remains submerged

BusinessCCEA clears mega divestment plan
SPORTS: Beating English no big deal
WORLD: Kerry in Iraq to build support for fighting Islamic State


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Yogi Adityanath defies rally ban
Yogi Adityanath, Gorakhpur MPLucknow, September 10
Defying the district administration ban, Gorakhpur MP Yogi Adityanath addressed an election rally in Lucknow�s Munshipulia area this evening.
Yogi Adityanath, Gorakhpur MP

Kejri submits CD of sting op to Delhi Lt Guv
New Delhi, September 10
Aam Aadmi Party leaders today submitted a CD of a sting operation, purportedly showing a BJP leader poaching an AAP MLA, to Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung and demanded dissolution of the Delhi Assembly.

Delhi, Kabul agree to step up security, defence ties
Kabul, September 10
India today assured all possible help to the Afghan people to realise their vision of a strong, independent and prosperous Afghanistan as the two countries agreed to intensify cooperation in areas such as security, defence and reconstruction work in the war-torn country.

Visa, trade to figure during Modi�s US visit
New Delhi, September 10
India and the US will deliberate on a host of issues, including visa restrictions, movement of professionals and greater market access, during the forthcoming visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to America.


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