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Major train accidents in seven years

New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) A chronology of major train accidents in India in the past seven years: * August 19, 2017: At least 20 people were killed and 92 injured when 14 coaches of the Kalinga Utkal Express derailed in Muzaffarnagar district in Uttar Pradesh. * January 21, 2017: 29 people were killed and 50 others injured when the Jagdalpur-Bhubaneswar Hirakhand Express derailed ...

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Tracks to be repaired by night

Lucknow, Aug 20 (IANS) Railway tracks damaged by the derailment of the Kalinga Utkal Express in Uttar Pradesh will be repaired by Sunday night and traffic restored, officials said. The busy rail route passing through Muzaffarnagar district has been badly hit since the Saturday evening disaster. Several trains have been diverted after 14 coaches of the train derailed near Khatauli.

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BJP suspends Bihar leader allegedly involved in Srijan scam

Patna, Aug 18 (IANS) A day after Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar recommended a Central Bureau of Investigation probe into the Rs 1,000-crore Srijan scam in Bhagalpur district, his ally BJP on Friday suspended a senior party leader for his alleged involvement in it. Vipin Sharma, Vice President of party Kisan Morcha, has been suspended as his name surfaced in the scam, party spokesperso...

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Soldier injured in Pakistan firing dies

Srinagar, Aug 16 (IANS) A soldier who sustained injuries when the Pakistan Army violated the ceasefire on the Line of Control on August 4 succumbed to his injuries here on Wednesday, officials said. The soldier identified as Havaldar Narendra Singh was undergoing treatment at the Army's 92 base hospital in Srinagar. After battling for life for 12 days, the soldier succumbed to cr...

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Rescue operations continue in Uttarakhand

Dehradun, Aug 16 (IANS) Three days after a cloudburst triggered a flash flood in Uttarakhand's Pithoragarh district, rescue operations are still underway, officials said on Wednesday. Inclement weather and tough terrain in Malpa was hampering the operation, they said. The officials feared the death toll might rise. So far 17 persons have died and more than 30, including a JCO (J...

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India celebrates 71st Independence Day -- peacefully

New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) India on Tuesday celebrated its 71st Independence Day peacefully, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi declaring that goli (bullet) and gaali (abuse) cannot resolve the Kashmir problem. Millions poured out of their homes to take part in events big and small all across the country. A shutdown called by separatists affected life in the Kashmir Valley and in some parts...

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Independence Day celebrated in Uttarakhand

Dehradun, Aug 15 (IANS) Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat on Tuesday unfurled the national flag and led the 71st Independence Day celebrations in the state. He also administered an oath for maintaining moral values to government officials and employees. Governor Krishan Kant Paul also greeted the people on the occasion and said everyone should be proud of the fact ...

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Four killed, six soldiers missing in Uttarakhand floods

Dehradun, Aug 14 (IANS) Four persons were killed and 10 others, including six soldiers, went missing after a cloudburst triggered flash floods in Uttarakhand's Pithoragarh district on Monday, police said. The disaster occurred near Malpa, washing away 14 persons. Four bodies have been recovered but the six soldiers and four others remained untraced. One JCO (Junior Commissioned O...

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Cloudburst flattens houses, bridge in Uttarakhand

Dehradun, Aug 10 (IANS) Around half-a-dozen houses and a bridge were flattened in an overnight cloudburst in Bangapani area in Uttarakhand's Pithoragarh district, officials said on Thursday. More than two dozen cattle were washed away in the rains that followed the cloudburst at Kanar and the debris of the houses are being searched to ascertain if there was any loss of life. Rain...

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Electricity wire snaps in Uttarakhand, two killed

Dehradun, Aug 8 (IANS) A man and his daughter were killed on Tuesday in Uttarakhand's Chamoli district when an electricity wire fell on the shanty they were sleeping in, police said. The incident happened near a rain-fed canal on Tharali road in Karnaprayag around 2 a.m. The victims, Shinakht Beer Singh, 60, a labourer, and his daughter Basanti, 30, were of Nepali origin. --IANS...

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Uttarakhand rains disrupt Badrinath, Kailash Mansarovar Yatras

Dehradun, Aug 5 (IANS) Heavy rains have disrupted the annual Badrinath and Kailash Mansarovar pilgrimage in Uttarakhand as routes have been blocked at many places due to landslides, an official said on Saturday. The Badrinath highway has been shut at the Lambagad area in Chamoli district. The 14th group of pilgrims to the Kailash Mansarovar Yatra has been held up at Didihaat. H...

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Cloudburst kills five in Uttarakhand

Dehradun, Aug 4 (IANS) Five persons were killed on Friday when a cloudburst triggered heavy rains in Uttarakhand's Kotdwar, officials said. Water from an overflowing rain-fed Paniala Gadar entered many houses and washed away some people in the area. National Disaster Response Force teams have been rushed to the area to evacuate those still trapped in the gushing waters and the ho...

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Gurugram road blocked over police inaction

Gurugram, July 27 (IANS) Angry over alleged police inaction against the management of a school where a student was critically injured in an accident, local residents on Thursday blocked Sohna Road in Gurugram, causing inconvenience to commuters. The mob, including elderly men and women, blocked Sohna Road at two places -- on Netaji Subhash Chowk and Islampur village, the native village o...

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Uttarakhand remembers Kargil martyrs

Dehradun, July 26 (IANS) Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat led the hill state on Wednesday in paying rich tributes to the Kargil martyrs on Vijay Diwas here. Accompanied by state BJP chief Ajay Bhatt, legislator Khajan Das, Mayor Vinod Chamoli and retired Army officials, Rawat paid homage at the Kargil Martyrs Memorial at Gandhi Park here. The day, also marked as ...

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Pandher, Koli sentenced to death for serial rape, murder

Ghaziabad, July 24 (IANS) A CBI court on Monday convicted businessman Moninder Singh Pandher and his domestic help Surender Koli to death in a Nithari serial rape and murder case, observing it is a rarest of rare case which had shaken society. Special Judge Pawan Kumar Tripathi gave the ruling after finding them guilty of rape, murder, abduction, tampering with evidence and criminal cons...

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After brief slowdown, monsoon again active in Uttarakhand

Dehradun, July 24 (IANS) After a brief lull last week, the monsoon on Monday returned to the hill state of Uttarakhand, the Met office has said. Rains began in some parts of the state since Monday morning and overcast sky has been reported from elsewhere. Heavy rains are likely to continue till Thursday. Dharchula and Munsyari in Pithoragarh district received heavy rains and debr...

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Nithari rape-murders: Koli, Pandher held guilty in killing of woman

Ghaziabad, July 22 (IANS) In one of the Nithari serial rape and murder cases, a local CBI court on Saturday held businessman Maninder Singh Pandher and his domestic help Surender Koli guilty of rape, murder, abduction and criminal conspiracy in a case relating to the killing of a 20-year-old woman. The case, the eighth of the several lodged in the serial rape-murders, was registered by t...

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Anil Kumar Raturi is new Uttarakhand police chief

Dehradun, July 22 (IANS) Senior Indian Police Service (IPS) officer Anil Kumar Raturi was on Saturday named the new Director General of Police (DGP) of Uttarakhand. The 1986-batch officer will replace M.A. Ganpati, who has been appointed Additional Director General (ADG) of the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF). After ratification by Governor K.K. Paul, the orders appointi...

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Two Maharashtra pilgrims dead as bus falls into gorge in Uttarakhand

Dehradun, July 21 (IANS) Two persons, including a woman were killed and more than three dozen injured on Friday evening when their bus fell into a deep gorge in Karnprayag area of Chamoli, police said. The ill-fated private bus (UK 11 PA 0040) was carrying pilgrims from Aurangabad district of Maharashtra to the Badrinath shrine. The driver apparently lost control at a steep turn and the ...

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UP-Uttarakhand resolve long-pending pension standoff

Dehradun, July 20 (IANS) A long-pending dispute between Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand has been resolved after mediation by the Centre, an official said on Thursday. After meeting high-ranking officials from both sides it has been decided that Uttar Pradesh would part with Rs 2,933.13 crore as pension liabilities to the hill state, the official said. The meeting was held under the...

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