With a large number of bodies, which are trapped in the debris at different places across Uttarakhand beginning to decay, the threat of an outbreak of epidemic also looms large on the hill state, officials said. Kedarnath temple stays intact
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The BJP state unit on Wednesday appealed to people to turn out in large numbers for the party's June 23 rally in Madhopur, slated to be addressed by its newly anointed national election campaign chairman Narendra Modi.
Relief and rescue operations started by the Himachal Pradesh government to evacuate people stranded in Kinnaur district were hit after Air Force helicopters ran short of fuel. As many as 500 people, including foreign tourists, are still stranded in various parts of the district.
The Delhi government has decided to refer to the union home ministry a decision on the execution of death-row convict Devinderpal Singh Bhullar following a medical board report that he is under severe mental depression.A Tihar jail official said as per the jail manual, a death-row convict cannot be executed if he is not physically and mentally fit.
The Punjab State Election Commission on Wednesday issued a notification for the July 3 gram panchayat elections in the state. With the issuance of the notification, the model code of conduct has come into force. It will stay in place till July 4.
The Punjab government and the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) on Wednesday hired one helicopter each to evacuate pilgrims stranded at Ghagria base camp near Gobind Dham on the way to the Hemkund Sahib shrine in Uttarakhand.
The Delhi High Court on Wednnesday granted interim bail to a Haryana MLA, sentenced to 10-year imprisonment along with former chief minister Om Prakash Chautala and others in the JBT teachers recruitment scam, on medical ground.
The result of the Punjab State Teacher Eligibility Test (PSTET) has been declared which is on the website www.tetpunjab.com.
Days after being dropped from the Congress Working Committee (CWC), senior party leader Jagmeet Singh Brar on Wednesday said there was an urgent need for the state unit to introspect and field its stalwart leaders to take on the SAD-BJP alliance in the 2014 Lok Sabha polls.
Authorities in Haryana's Palwal district on Wednesday shifted nearly 350 families from two villages after the water level in the Yamuna river crossed the danger mark. Additional chief secretary and financial commissioner, revenue, Krishna Mohan said that the residents of Mewlipur and Indiranagar villages were shifted as the water entered these areas.
A Pakistani judicial commission probing the brutal murder of Indian death row convict Sarabjit Singh has recorded the statements of 38 witnesses so far in Kot Lakhpat Jail. The commission is holding day-to-day proceedings.
Santosh Chowdhary on Wednesday assumed charge as the minister of state for health and family welfare and said she will concentrate on fulfilling the government's plan for the health sector.
The Punjab government has given a golden opportunity to allottees of industrial plots, sheds and commercial/institutional sites falling in various focal points developed by the Punjab Small Industries and Export Corporation (PSIEC) to regularise telecommunication towers.
Punjab chief secretary Rakesh Singh on Wednesday directed deputy commissioners to make all necessary arrangements well in advance to tackle any kind of emergency during the monsoon season, besides updating all equipment and other technical support.
The annual Amarnath Yatra is facing a terror threat and the government is making all efforts to ensure security of the pilgrims, home minister Sushilkumar Shinde said today.