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Mullaperiyar dam water level to be kept at 139.99 ft till August 31, SC told


New Delhi, Aug 24: Keeping in view the unprecedented floods in Kerala, the Supreme Court on Friday agreed with the Disaster Management sub-committee that the water level at Mullaperiyar dam be maintained at 139.99 feet till August 31.A bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra, Justice A.M. Khanwilkar and Justice D.Y. Chandrachud took into note...

BJP causing divisions in society, says Rahul


Berlin, Aug 24: Congress President Rahul Gandhi has alleged that the BJP and RSS were weakening the country by causing divisions and spreading hatred.Addressing an event organised by the Indian Overseas Congress on Thursday, Gandhi said the Congress differed with the way the Narendra Modi Government functions. Our work is to bring the people...

Rohingyas continue to battle uncertain future in Bangladesh camps


Dhaka, Aug 24: Hafez Ullah had fled Myanmar in early September last year, following the torching of his village near the Maungdaw township in northern Rakhine by the Army.On Friday, it will be a day shy of one year when the Rohingya exodus to neighbouring Bangladesh had begun after the Myanmar Army launched an...

NIA recovers 14 stolen service hand guns in Manipur


Imphal, Aug 24: Sleuths of National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Thursday night recovered nine 9mm pistols from the residence of P. Haokip, the 'commander-in-chief' of the United Kuki Liberation Front, a signatory to the peace pact with the Centre.The UKLF is an insurgent outfit in Manipur whose members came overground after signing Suspension of...

Kerala giving wrong information on Mullaperiyar: Palaniswami


Chennai, Aug 24: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami on Friday said Kerala government was giving wrong information about Mullaperiyar dam so that the water storage level does not go up to 152 feet.Speaking to reporters at Mukkombu near Tiruchirappalli, about 350 km from the state capital, Palaniswami refuted Kerala government's allegation that opening...

Youth held for sexually assaulting minor girl in Delhi


New Delhi, Aug 24: Delhi Police on Friday arrested a youth for allegedly sexually assaulting a minor girl in south Delhi.Police identified the accused as Prakash, 24, a resident of JJ Cluster in Rangpuri Pahadi located in Vasant Kunj. Prakash works as a ragpicker and was arrested with the help of local surveillance. During interrogation,...

Militant killed in J&K gunfight


Srinagar, Aug 24: One militant was killed on Friday in a gunfight with the security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Anantnag district, police said.The militant's body was recovered from the gunfight area in Gandole village of Kokernag area. Firing has now stopped, but a search operation is ongoing. Identity of the victim is being ascertained,...

Dharamsala gets highest precipitation in 60 years


Shimla, Aug 24: For the first time in over 60 years, Dharamsala, the abode of Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama, on Friday recorded the highest precipitation on a single day in a month, an official said here.In the last 24 hours, Dharamsala in Kangra district recorded 292.4 mm of rain and this was...

Odisha cabinet approves formation of legislative council


Bhubaneswar, Aug 24: The Odisha Cabinet on Friday gave its approval to bring a resolution for the formation of a state legislative council during the monsoon session of the Assembly.A resolution will be brought for the formation of the Odisha Legislative Council, Parliamentary Affairs Minister B.K.Aarukh informed after the cabinet meeting. The monsoon session is...