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Sunday, September 14, 2014, Chandigarh, India

updated at 6:00 pm

J-K flood fury
Infrastructure damage in floods could touch Rs 6,000 crore

SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir has suffered massive damage to its public infrastructure due to the worst floods it has faced in more than a century and officials say that the state would need at least Rs 5,000 crore to rebuild the same.

Rain briefly hampers relief operations; another 60,000 evacuated
SRINAGAR: Relief operations in flood-hit Jammu and Kashmir were briefly hampered this morning due to rain even as the Armed forces and NDRF rescued another 60,000 people trapped in flood waters in Kashmir Valley.

Will ensure flood victims do not suffer during winter: J-K govt
SRINAGAR: All necessary steps will be taken to ensure that the flood-affected people in Jammu and Kashmir do not suffer further miseries during winter which is going to set in less than two months, the state government has said.

Omar for redoubling ration supply to Valley
J-K wants Centre to rush 300 paramedics to state
IRDA asks life insurers to settle claims fast
1.5 lakh people still marooned in Kashmir
HP tourism to bloom due to floods in Kashmir

Helpline numbers
Control rooms at Srinagar, Jammu and New Delhi to monitor and coordinate rescue and relief operations can be reached at J&K 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

Madrassas give �education of terrorism', says BJP MP Sakshi Maharaj 
LUCKNOW: Bharatiya Janta Party MP Sakshi Maharaj on Sunday alleged that madrassas were giving �education of terrorism�.

IS video claims beheading of British hostage; PM Cameron vows action
LONDON: The Islamic State claimed responsibility for the beheading of a British aid worker on Saturday, an act slammed as "pure evil" by Prime Minister David Cameron.

China ready to meet �half way'; asks India to boost 'work efficiency'
Dushanbe: Ahead of President Xi Jinping�s visit, China has sought �work efficiency� in India and welcomed Prime Minister Narendra Modi�s efforts to push reforms to spur economic growth.

Border dispute solution: China prefers status quo, says book

MH370 mystery: 58 'hard objects' found in Indian Ocean
KUALA LUMPUR: The Australia-led search team for the missing Malaysian flight MH370 has discovered 58 hard objects inconsistent with the Indian Ocean seabed, raising hopes of solving the over six-month-long aviation mystery.

Dikshit sticks to her position on Delhi govt formation issue
NEW DELHI: Undeterred by attack from within the Congress for her comments on the formation of government in Delhi, former Delhi CM Sheila Dikshit on Sunday stuck to her position.

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J-K flood fury
Omar: Situation improving, aim now to provide food & shelter to victims
* Will begin plugging Jhelum breaches soon: CM
* Rescue ops to be stepped up
Srinagar, September 13
Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Saturday claimed that the situation in the flood-ravaged Valley was improving with the water in the Jhelum receding. �My primary aim is to bail people out of this crisis. The focus remains on ensuring smooth supply of food, water and medicines to the needy,� said Omar in an exclusive interview to The Tribune.
Flood victims at an Army medical camp in Kotranka tehsil of Rajouri district on Saturday Flood victims at an Army medical camp in Kotranka tehsil of Rajouri district on Saturday. PTI



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In Srinagar, flood-ravaged areas still under 5-ft water
Srinagar, September 13
Most of the residential areas are still submerged under five to seven feet of water more than a week after the devastating flood waters of the Jhelum ravaged parts of Srinagar city.
A flooded market at city centre in Srinagar A flooded market at city centre in Srinagar. Yawar Kabli

Hooda likely to contest from 2 seats; Congress to play Jat CM card
New Delhi, September 13
Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda is likely to contest from two segments in the upcoming Assembly polls. Top Congress sources today told The Tribune that Hooda�s supporters were mounting pressure on him to fight from two seats.


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HARYANA: Politics likely to divide khaps

J&KFear of epidemic in Valley puts doctors on high alert

HIMACHAL: Govt committed to make Hamirpur state�s educational hub: CM
UTTARAKHAND: Centre orders probe into illegal quarrying

CHANDIGARH: Rs 8 lakh relief to parents

LUDHIANA: 2 professors shifted for mela washout

DELHI: JNU polls: AISA leading in three top panel posts

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Ensure safety of Sikhs in US: Sukhbir to Sushma
New Delhi, September 13
Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's US visit later this month, a delegation led by Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Badal today met External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj to discuss problems faced by Sikhs living abroad.
Punjab Deputy CM Sukhbir Badal along with other Akali leaders greets Union Minister Sushma Swaraj in New Delhi on Saturday Punjab Deputy CM Sukhbir Badal along with other Akali leaders greets Union Minister Sushma Swaraj in New Delhi on Saturday. Mukesh Aggarwal

Absconding Punjab IG Cheema suspended
Influential politicians �protecting� him
Chandigarh, September 13
The Punjab Government on Saturday suspended the absconding Inspector General of Police, Gautam Cheema, who was booked for kidnapping a proclaimed offender Sumedh Gulati from the Mohali police custody last month.

Yuvi may bat for BJP in poll-bound Haryana
Yuvraj (R) is batting for a BJP ticket for his father Yograj, who lost the 2009 polls on INLD ticketNew Delhi, September 13
Cricketer Yuvraj Singh, who met BJP President Amit Shah at the party headquarters in Delhi on Friday, may campaign for the saffron party in Haryana for the Assembly elections, say sources.
Yuvraj (R) is batting for a BJP ticket for his father Yograj, who lost the 2009 polls on INLD ticket.



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