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Flood threat ends in J&K

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Srinagar, April 8:  With the decrease in cloud cover after four days on Saturday, the flood threat looming over the Kashmir Valley has ended, an official said.

“Although the Jhelum River was still flowing marginally above the flood mark at Ram Munshibagh here at 7 a.m. today (on Saturday), it has fallen below the danger level at Sangam in Anantnag,” the official from the Irrigation and Flood Control Department said.

Water level in all the tributaries of the river in Jammu and Kashmir has come down, he added.

“The overall flood threat faced by the people in the valley over the last few days is over,” he said.

The official, however, added that the field staff of the department shall continue to remain in high alert till temporary breaches and seepage at some places in the river and stream embankments were plugged.

The University of Kashmir has announced that all exams scheduled for Saturday would be held as per the announced date sheet.

Educational institutions will, however, continue to remain closed in the valley till Monday.

Despite the improvement in weather, water logging problems continued to trouble people in many residential and commercial areas here.

Many villages in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district were still inundated although authorities said the situation was expected to return to normal within the next two to three days.

Meanwhile, the Met office has forecast fair weather in the Kashmir Valley till Tuesday.

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Man commits suicide by jumping in front of metro train in Delhi

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New Delhi, July 20: A man allegedly committed suicide by jumping before a running Delhi Metro train on Friday, affecting services on the Violet Line briefly, news agency IANS quoted officials as saying.

The man jumped on the tracks at the Jangpura metro station, disrupting services on the Central Secretariat-Faridabad section, the report said.

The Violet Line connects the Kashmere Gate station in New Delhi with Escorts Mujesar in Faridabad.

“A man allegedly jumped in front of an approaching train at Jangpura on Line-6 heading towards Badarpur around 1.56 p.m… (the body) being taken out from the train’s underframe. So, there will be a little delay on this section till the track is cleared,” the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation said in a statement here.

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Uttar Pradesh: Fake mark sheet, degree gang busted

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Meerut, July 20: Police here have busted a gang which used to provide fake mark sheets of class 10, 12, B.A, B.Tech, Pharmacy and MBA, officials said on Friday.

Five persons have been arrested in this connection, police said.

A police officer said the gang used to provide fake mark sheets, diplomas and other degrees for students for varsities spread over Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, Punjab, Jharkhand, Uttarakhand, Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh.

One laptop, 133 degrees, five mobile phones, a sports utility vehicle (SUV) and two colour printers have also been seized from the gang members, who have been sent to jail after interrogation.

They have been identified as Uma Shankar, Ajay, Anil Kumar, Rajesh and Salman. Most of them are from the National Capital Region (NCR).

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Himachal Pradesh: Fire breaks out at residential building in Sanjauli

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New Delhi, July 20: A fire broke out at a residential building in Shimla’s Sanjauli on Friday. One fire tender is present at the spot.

However, no casualties have been reported yet.

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