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Woman killed in Manipur Landslide, 4 injured

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Imphal, July 14: A woman was killed and another is reported missing after a landslide in Manipur’s Senapati district on Thursday afternoon, official reports said on Friday. Four others were seriously injured.

It is learnt that Four others were seriously injured in the landslide.

While officials assume that the missing woman must be dead, efforts are underway to trace her, police said. The injured have been admitted to a hospital.

According to the Police, incessant rain triggered the landslide. The tribals were taking shelter near a shop along the Maram-Parel road in Senapati district.

Meanwhile, the central government team, which was pressed in response to the state government’s proposal to have the floods declared a state calamity, is inspecting the flood situation in Manipur.

The deluge has destroyed paddy fields. Flood waters from the breached river banks resulted in submerging of several residential areas.

Vice Chairman of Imphal’s Tangkhul Avenue T. Siro said: “Rampant encroachment has caused the artificial floods. Unless the government demolishes the constructions we will do it ourselves and the government should be held squarely responsible.”

Chief Minister N. Biren Singh said: “Paddy fields and fish farms have been destroyed. We are distributing relief materials to the residents of the relief camps and the flood affected villagers. Besides, free medical camps are being held to check outbreak of water-borne diseases.”

Several landslides have held along NH 2, which is the lifeline of Manipur. At least 5 persons were killed and several injured when a bridge collapsed and one mini-bus met with an accident along this highway.

While water levels of the major rivers have receded in the past two days, stagnant flood waters are inundating the paddy fields and low-lying residential areas. ‘

 Wefornews Bureau

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Delhi metro’s Blue Line faces snag

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New Delhi, Feb 21: Train services on Delhi Metro’s Blue Line (Dwarka sector 21-Noida City Centre/Vaishali) were affected for close to 30 minutes on Wednesday due to signalling issue at two interlocking stations, the DMRC said.

“Due to signalling issue at interlocking stations of Subhash Nagar and Rajouri Garden of Line-3, train IDs were lost around 12.30 p.m. for trains falling in this zone, resulting in delays as they were locally controlled,” Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) said in a statement.

“Central control for these two interlocking stations was restored at 1 p.m. and trains are now being regularised as per normal IDs,” the statement added.

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Prisoner escaped from Delhi’s LNJP hospital after throwing chilli powder into eyes of Police

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New Delhi, Feb 19: A prisoner on Monday escaped from Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan Hospital after throwing chilli powder into eyes of Delhi Police personnel who had brought him there.

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Rs 1 cr heist at Shiva temple in Haryana

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Saketri Shiva Temple. (File Photo0

Chandigarh, Feb 19: Thieves took away jewellery and valuables worth nearly Rs 1 crore from a historic Shiva Temple in Haryana’s Panchkula district, police said on Monday.

The theft took place in Saketri on the intervening night of February 18-19. The entire theft was caught on CCTV.

“The thieves broke open locks of the temple and took away gold and silver jewellery and valuables,” a priest at the temple said.

The Haryana Police is investigating the matter.

The temple, located around 10 km from here, attracts hundreds of devotees daily. Thousands of people offered prayers at the temple on the occasion of Mahashivratri on February 13-14.

The temple had received lakhs of rupees in cash as offering which had been deposited in the bank only two days back, the priests told the police.

However, the valuables of the temple and offerings made after had remained in the temple complex.

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