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 month ago
Authorities in Odisha and Andhra Pradesh on Friday ordered evacuation of people from coastal areas and deployed rescued teams at vulnerable points as cyclone Hudhud intensified into a “very severe” cyclonic storm due to hit the two states on October 12. Weathermen predicted very heavy to very, very heavy rainfall in coastal districts of the Andhra Pradesh and Odisha as Hudhud, building over the Bay of Bengal, slams into the two states packing winds speed of up to 155 kmph. Bracing ...Rediff.com, 1 week 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 month 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, 1 month ago
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