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3 hrs ago | Sify

Over 234,000 rescued in flood-hit Kashmir

New Delhi: The armed forces and the National Disaster Response Force have rescued over 234,000 flood-hit people in Jammu and Kashmir as relief efforts continued in the state Monday. More than 200 people have died in the worst flooding in half a century in the Kashmir Valley.

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8 hrs ago | Daily Times

Myanmar's Rohingya stuck in refugee limbo in India

NEW DELHI: When Kohinoor, a stateless Rohingya Muslim, fled her home in Myanmar after a wave of attacks by majority Buddhists, she hoped for a chance to rebuild her life in a new country. She knew she would have to trek for days with little food and water and risk her life being smuggled across borders by traffickers.

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10 hrs ago | DNA India

Buddhism is a strong bond between India and China, says PM Narendra Modi

Expressing confidence that Chinese President Xi Jinping 's visit will strengthen the ties between the two nations, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said that Buddhism is a strong bond between India and China. "Buddhism is a very strong bond between China & India.

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14 hrs ago | Mid-Day Mumbai

No case against JuD chief Hafiz Saeed, he can roam around freely: Pakistan envoy

New Delhi: Pakistan today made it clear that there was no case against designated terrorist Hafiz Saeed, the mastermind of 26/11 Mumbai terror attack, and he is free to roam in the country. "Hafiz Saeed is a Pakistani national so he is free to roam around.

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16 hrs ago | The Star Online

Disease threatens as Kashmir flood waters turn fetid

Indian emergency workers battled on Monday to prevent waterborne diseases from spreading, as fetid water swilled around the Kashmir valley more than a week after the region's worst flooding in more than a century. More than 75,000 people were still stuck in partly submerged homes in Kashmir's main city of Srinagar, where roads have been transformed into stagnant canals strewn with sewage, wreckage and dead livestock.

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20 hrs ago | Express India

Can wind from moving train generate power? PMO's curious query to Indian Railways

The Prime Minister's Office has sent the Railways Ministry into a tizzy over an idea it received from an 81-year-old resident of Gujarat - that windmills be installed along railway tracks to produce electricity, utilising the wind generated by fast moving trains. Vipin Trivedi of Ahmedabad, a former employee of Bank of Baroda's Agriculture and Rural Development wing who retired in 1991, sent the idea by post to the PMO.

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Sun Sep 14, 2014

Mid-Day Mumbai

Manmohan Singh's daughter releases book on parents

New Delhi: Manmohan Singh's daughter Daman Singh Sunday said her book traces the journey of the former prime minister and his wife Gursharan Kaur's life from the 1930s to 2004. Speaking after the release of the book "Strictly Personal", Daman Singh said it talks not just about the two individuals but about the journey of India through Independence.

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Mid-Day Mumbai

CLT20: Mumbai Indians trounce Southern Express to stay alive

Raipur: Openers Lendl Simmons and Mike Hussey struck commanding fifties to hand Mumbai Indians a resounding 9-wicket win over Sri Lankan outfit Southern Express and keep their team in the hunt for the main draw of the Oppo Champions League Twenty20, here today . Chasing 162 for a win in the qualifying match, Mumbai rode a clinical 139-run opening stand between Simmons and Hussey to achieve their target in 16.2 overs.

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Hindustan Times

UP goes Netherlands way cycling to be promoted in cities

Bicycle, the election symbol of the ruling Samajwadi Party in Uttar Pradesh, will soon be part of a new development story inspired by the success of cycling in the Netherlands. A beginning is likely to be made from Noida.

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The Indian Express

Jaya charges BJP with double standards on fishermen issue

Charging BJP with adopting 'double-standards' on the fishermen issue, AIADMK supremo and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa on Sunday said voting for the national party will not benefit the people of her state. Campaigning for her party's Tuticorin Mayor candidate for the September 18 bypolls here, Jayalalithaa said besides her party, a 'national party' and some independents alone were in the fray.

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The Star Online

China on track to develop Indian railways as Xi heads to South Asia

China will pledge to invest billions of dollars in India's rail network during a visit by President Xi Jinping this week, bringing more than diplomatic nicety to the neighbours' first summit since Narendra Modi became prime minister in May. The leaders of Asia's three biggest economies - China, India and Japan - have crisscrossed the region this month, lobbying for strategic influence, building defence ties, and seeking new business opportunities. Beijing's bid to ramp up commercial ties in India comes despite a territorial dispute that has flared anew in recent years, raising concerns in New Delhi, where memories of a humiliating border war defeat in 1962 run deep.

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Outlook

J&K Floods: Infrastructure Damage Could Touch Rs 6K Crore

Jammu and Kashmir has suffered massive damage to its public infrastructure due to the worst floods it has faced in more than a century and officials say that the state would need at least Rs 5,000 crore to rebuild the same. Even a conservative estimate of the damage to public infrastructure like bridges, roads, hospitals and other government buildings puts the figure at between Rs 5,000 crore to Rs 6,000 crore, Secretary to the state government's Revenue, Relief and Rehabilitation Department, Vinod Kaul, told PTI .

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

Star Tribune

Malaysia Airlines flight to India forced to turn back due to autopilot defect

A Malaysia Airlines flight to Hyderabad, India, has been forced to return to Kuala Lumpur due to an autopilot defect shortly after takeoff. The airline says the defect didn't affect the safety of the aircraft or passengers but the captain turned back as a precaution.

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The Washington Post

Pakistan diverts rivers to save cities from floods

Military specialists blew up dikes in central Pakistan to divert swollen rivers and save cities from raging floods that have killed hundreds of people, authorities said Saturday, as officials stepped up efforts in India's part of Kashmir to prevent the spread of water-borne diseases there. In Pakistan, the breaches at the overflowing Chenab River were performed overnight as floodwaters reached Multan, a city famous for its Sufi saints.

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Reuters

At least 16 people killed in bus crash in northern India

At least 17 people have been injured and 16 people have been killed as bus falls into a gorge in the northern state of Uttarakhand in India. Rough Cut .

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The Washington Post

Indian residents still trapped days after floods, anger rises

Many of the hungry who lined up for free rice Saturday had been trapped in their homes for days by the floods that have killed hundreds in India and Pakistan. They were finally emerging, dehydrated and weak, but ready for a fight.

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Death toll climbs in India, Pakistan floods

Najeeb, 60, woke to warnings that a flood was imminent in the Gogjibagh locality of Srinagar, Kashmir, where she and her husband live. Residents were advised to leave and move to safer areas.

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Newkerala.com

Rajasthan records over 65 percent voter turnout

"Polling was peaceful and as per tentative information, 65.87 percent of the electors cast their votes till 7.15 p.m.," an election department official told IANS. As many as 8.95 lakh people were eligible to vote at 961 polling stations in Nasirabad, Weir, Surajgarh and Kota South assembly constituencies.

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Over 1,42,000 people rescued in flood-hit J&K so far

Over 1,42,000 people have been rescued from the flood-ravaged parts of Jammu and Kashmir so far, as the relief operations launched by the Armed forces entered the 12th day today. "Armed Forces and NDRF have so far rescued over 1,42,000 persons from different parts of J&K in the ongoing rescue and relief operations," a defence spokesperson said here.

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WLNE-TV Providence

Pakistani troops expand rescue in flood-hit areas

11, 2014. . Kashmiri Muslims walk near damaged houseboats on a breached river bank of the River Jehlum in Srinagar, India-controlled Kashmir, Thursday, Sep. 11, 2014.

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