Photograph: Umar Ganie/Rediff.com Twenty three villages inundated by floods in south Kashmir districts of Anantnag and Kulgam; the death toll rises to 10 A flood alert was sounded on Thursday in Srinagar city as River Jhelum was flowing four feet above the danger mark after incessant rain, while 23 villages have been inundated by floods in south Kashmir districts of Anantnag and Kulgam. Incessant rain over the past three days has wreaked havoc in many parts of the Valley with south ... Rediff.com, 1 week ago
After three days of stiff resistance, the residents of Campa Cola compound in south Mumbai on Monday opened the gates of their compound, letting in civic officials, who cut off their connection to water, gas and electricity supply to 96 illegal flats in the plush complex. “The residents finally cooperated with us today. Our teams have started work of cutting off the supply of electricity, water and piped gas of the residents and have formed 12 teams for the process,” said ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
Away from all the hullabaloo a governor has put in his papers quietly in order to avoid a media controversy, it is reliably learnt.During his meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi a hint was dropped that the governor may please meet a senior cabinet minister before he left for his Raj Bhavan in a north-eastern state. Reliable sources say before the governor could exit 7 Race Course Road the concerned minister phoned him to ask him to rush to South Block. Where he ...Rediff.com, 1 day ago
Former Telecom Minister Dayanidhi Maran had "pressurised" and "forced" Chennai-based telecom promoter C Sivasankaran to sell his stakes in Aircel and two subsidiary firms to Malaysian firm Maxis Group in 2006, the CBI on Thursday told a special court. "Accused number one (Dayanidhi Maran) forced Sivasankaran to sell his companies. He (Sivasankaran) sold his three firms to Malaysia's Maxis Communication Berhad, accused number six," the CBI told Special Judge O P Saini during arguments on ...Rediff.com, 5 days ago
Prime Minister Narendra Modi leaves for Brazil on Sunday for attending the five-nation summit of BRICS nations on July 14 and 15 which is expected to finalise the setting up of a development bank and seek reforms of the United Nations and international financial organisations. After a stopover in Berlin on Sunday night, he will leave for Fortaleza, the north-eastern coastal city of Brazil, on Monday for the summit of leaders of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa to be held on ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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