Connect with us

Cities

700 pilgrims stranded on Uttarakhand highway after landslide

Published

on

Himachal pradesh rain landslide
File Photo

Dehradun, Aug 10: A massive landslide on the Gangotri highway in Uttarakhand has left 700 pilgrims stranded, an official said on Friday.

The landslide took place 55-km away from Uttarkashi near Dabrani.

District Magistrate of Uttarkashi, Ashish Chauhan was also held on the route and the rest 700 ‘kanwar’s’ were being taken from an alternate route, the official told IANS.

Chauhan and other officials have gone to Surakki village, some 15-km from the landslide zone.

Some pilgrims have returned to Sukki while others are waiting in their vehicles on the highway itself.

Border Road Organisation personnel have been deployed to clear the rubble on the route, the official added.

A team of officials led by Sub-Divisional Magistrate (SDM) Devendra Singh Negi have been asked to camp at Dharali to ensure smooth transfer of the stranded pilgrims trapped.

Only 48-hours back a massive landslide created havoc at Dharali, some 80-km from Uttarkashi.

District Disaster Management Officer Devendra Patwal informed that debris were continuously flowing from the hills, making it difficult for the highway to be clear.

The Regional Met Office has meanwhile predicted another bout of heavy rains in the hill state from Saturday.

According to the weatherman, Champawat, Udhamsingh Nagar, Nainital, Tehri and the state capital Dehradun will witness very heavy rainfall in the next 24-hours.

IANS

Cities

Unabated cold wave in Kashmir, Ladakh in deep freeze

Published

on

kashmir valley ladakh
File Photo

Srinagar, Dec 19: An unabated cold wave continues in the Kashmir Valley on Wednesday, with Ladakh plunging into a deep freeze and Kargil recording minus 14.9 degrees Celsius.

The Met forecast the cold wave would continue for another week with night skies remaining clear.

Leh recorded minus 6 degrees Celsius, Srinagar minus 2.8, Pahalgam minus 8.4, Gulmarg minus 4.0, Jammu city 6, Katra 7, Batote 3.3, Bannihal 0.5 and Bhaderwah 0.4.

IANS

Continue Reading

Cities

Student gang raped in Agra

Published

on

gang rape
Representative Image

Agra, Dec 19: A B.Tech student on her way to a coaching centre here was forcibly carried away by two unidentified men to the banks of river Yamuna and gang-raped, police said on Wednesday.

The first year student was on her scooty on Tuesday evening when the two men on a bike intercepted and grabbed her. They took her to a secluded spot on the poiya ghat and attacked her.

According to the victim, two other boys were already there at the spot. All four then took turns to rape her.

Later on she was helped home by some passersby.

Her parents lodged a complaint at the New Agra police station late in the evening.

The accused are absconding, Superintendent of Police (City) Prashant Verma said.

The victim has been badly hit on her head. She was admitted to the SN Medical College hospital.

IANS

Continue Reading

Cities

BJP candidate sent to jail for assaulting youth who voted for Congress candidate

Published

on

Jail

Bhopal, Dec 18 : Sudhir Yadav,BJP candidate from Surkhi assembly constituency of Sagar district in Madhya Pradesh,was sent to jail today under SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act.

He had allegedly abused and physically assaulted a youth who voted for Congress candidate in the state assembly elections.Yadav is the son of BJP MP from Sagar Lok Sabha seat Laxmi Narayan Yadav, was booked by the AJK police station in Sagar under Sections 294, 323, 506 and 34 of IPC, besides different sections of the SC/ST Act for allegedly abusing and assaulting 22-year-old Dalit man Deepesh Ahirwar outside the polling booth in Berkhedi Sadak area of Surkhi assembly constituency on the polling day.

In the complaint submitted to the AJK police station , Ahirwar alleged that after exercising franchise in the polls on November 28, when he came out of the polling booth, the BJP candidate Sudhir Yadav was standing outside with his  supporters.”Yadav asked me who I had voted for and I told him that I voted for the Congress candidate. Hearing it the BJP candidate got infuriated and started abusing me and my caste. Yadav also thrashed me badly for voting the Congress candidate,” Ahirwar alleged in the complaint.

Continue Reading
Advertisement

Most Popular