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Monday, September 15, 2014, Chandigarh, India

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updated at 9:15 pm

Maharashtra polls
Uddhav rejects BJP's demand for 135 seats; ties in trouble
MUMBAI: Further hardening his stand on seat- sharing with the BJP, Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray on Monday said he has rejected the saffron ally's demand for contesting 135 seats in Maharashtra Assembly polls. He, however, clarified that talks are still on to clinch a seat-sharing formula.

Boundary issue will be discussed during Xi's visit: India
NEW DELHI: As it gears up to host Chinese President Xi Jinping, India today said it expects that the visit will address the "interests and concerns" of the two countries and that "all substantive" issues having bearing on the ties including the boundary dispute will be discussed.


Train services partially resume in Valley
NEW DELHI: After remaining disrupted for 11 days, the Railways today partially resumed train services in the Kashmir Valley following restoration of tracks damaged by flood waters. Train services commenced between Srinagar and Baramulla, said a senior Northern Railway official. The first train departed from Budgam at 12 noon to Baramulla and will commence its return journey to Srinagar and thereon.

Army provides medical aid to over 53,000 flood victims
Kashmir employees resent orders to join duty
Relocation of ammunition dumps, bunkers ordered in Jammu

Rs 600 cr from NRIs, others for Guru Gobind Singh's birthplace
PATNA: Hundreds of NRIs and businessmen from across India will contribute a whopping Rs 600 crore to develop the birthplace of Guru Gobind Singh on the lines of the Golden Temple in Amritsar ahead of the guru's 350th birth anniversary in 2017.

500 migrants feared dead in Mediterranean shipwreck
ROME: As many as 500 migrants could have died after traffickers rammed and sank their boat in the Mediterranean last week, the International Organisation for Migration said on Monday, quoting survivors.

SAI misplaces Balbir Sr's priceless possessions
CHANDIGARH: Hockey legend Balbir Singh Sr. has claimed that Sports Authority of India has misplaced his priceless memoribilia, which inculdes his Olympic blazer, medals and rare pictures he had donated to SAI in 1985.


No case against Hafiz Saeed: Pak
NEW DELHI: Pakistan today made it clear that there was no case against designated terrorist Hafiz Saeed, the mastermind of 26/11 Mumbai terror attack, and he is free to roam in the country.


India slams Pak for clean chit to Saeed, demands his arrest
NEW DELHI: India today hit out at Pakistan for its remarks that Hafiz Saeed had no case against him and he was free to roam, saying the designated terrorist was the "evil" mastermind behind the Mumbai attacks and it devolves on Pakistan to bring the chief of terror outfit JuD to book and deliver justice.


Haryana boy among 15 Google science award contenders 
GURGAON: A teenager from Haryana has invented a device to help patients of the dreaded ALS. His project is now among 15 shortlisted for the Google Science Fair Award 2014.


A taste of Italy up in Shimla hills
Two students die in bus accident
Mayawati rejigs party organisation

J&K floods: 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 


Monday, September 15, 2014, Chandigarh, India
Edition update time 2:30 am (IST)

J-K flood fury
Rain hampers rescue ops as health concerns mount
Flying machines grounded for 5 hrs
Paramedics, medicines being rushed for victims
Srinagar/Ramban, Sept 14
Efforts have been initiated on a war-footing to rush medical staff and essential drugs to the flood-affected areas in the Valley where the threat of an epidemic outbreak looms large. Bad weather hampered relief operations for nearly five hours on Sunday.
As floodwaters recede, motorcycles covered in mud are seen on a Srinagar street on Sunday. As floodwaters recede, motorcycles covered in mud are seen on a Srinagar street on Sunday. AFP



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Epidemic scare: Vardhan promises all help to J-K Govt 
Srinagar, September 14:
Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Sunday said all assistance will be provided to the Jammu & Kashmir Government to tackle any possible epidemic outbreak in the aftermath of the devastating floods.

After food, SGPC to send medicines for flood-hit
Amritsar, September 14
After sending food packets to flood-victims in Jammu and Kashmir, the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) will now dispatch medicines for them.
Food being prepared for J-K flood victims at the Golden Temple in Amritsar. Food being prepared for J-K flood victims at the Golden Temple in Amritsar. Photo: Vishal Kumar

Birender eyes larger slice of BJP ticket pie
Uchana Kalan, September 14
Breaking his silence over the future of his loyalists who joined the BJP along with him, Chaudhary Birender Singh today said he had requested the party leadership to consider the names of his supporters for 30 seats.

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A video grab of British worker David Haines before his beheading.Beirut/London/Washington, September 14
Islamic State extremists released a video showing the beheading of British aid worker David Haines, who was abducted in Syria last year. British Prime Minister David Cameron has condemned his slaying as ďan act of pure evilĒ.

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Xiís visit to bolster Sino-India trade ties
New Delhi, September 14
Bilateral relations between India and China are expected to improve with the arrival of Chinese President Xi Jinping. He will be on his maiden visit to the country after assuming office last year.

Centre sanctions Rs 5.12 cr conservation project for Spiti in HP
Shimla, September 14
The Union Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change has sanctioned Rs 5.12 crore for the 'Cold Desert Biosphere Reserve' (CDBR) in the Spiti region of the tribal Lahaul and Spiti district. The Spiti area was the only one among 18 such zones in the country to have been declared a CDBR in 2009.

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