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J&K, Mar 31: Rescue and relief operations have been stepped up in Jammu & Kashmir following heavy rains which have claimed at least 10 lives so far. The state government has declared a flood situation in the Kashmir Valley adding that all necessary arrangements have been made to tackle the situation. Promising all help, the central government granted 200 crore as immediate relief as Prime Minister Narendra Modi rushed minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi to Kashmir for an on-the-spot assessment of the situation and to coordinate rescue & relief efforts with state authorities. For the second time in a span of 7 months, Kashmir is a witness to nature's fury. As waters of Jhelum swelled and crossed danger marks in many parts of valley, Kashmir braced itself for yet ...
Melbourne, Mar 29: The MCG turned into a sea of yellow cheering for its team. The team which has won its fifth world cup is Australia. Being the last World Cup for the Aussie Captain Michael Clarke, what better send off would he have had asked for. New Zealand batted first after winning a rare toss, openers failed to provide a promising start to the Kiwi innings. Mc Cullum was out for a duck and Martin Guptill was bowled by Glen Maxwell. Kane Williamson soon followed the openers to the pavilion. Chasing a low target of 184,New Zealand had to go all-guns- blazing at the Aussie batsmen. Australia broke New Zealand hearts with a dominant final performance, bringing home the Cricket World Cup. Australia crushed New Zealand by 7 wickets in the final at the MCG on Sunday.
Lucknow, Mar 31: UPPSC exam has been cancelled after paper leak. The preliminary exam paper-I will now be held on May 10th. STF has arrested 3 persons in connection with the case. Whether it was callous attitude of state machinery towards an extremely important examination or general lapse in the process of paper formatting, it did push Students who had come to take exams to hit the streets instead 4.5 lakh aspirants were left in a lurch as the general awareness paper of provincial civil services examination were leaked on Sunday. As the news of the paper leak spread the government was forced to take action and cancelled the first paper, a day after the leak...the rescheduled date has been fixed on May 10, but the state govt has more work to do to fix the mess caused by the leak.
Kochi, Mar 30: In an impressive ceremonial parade held at the Naval base today, Vice Admiral Sunil Lanba took over charge as the Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief of the Southern Naval Command from Vice Admiral SPS Cheema. The Parade was followed by the traditional 'Pulling Out' Ceremony in which the outgoing C-in-C, Vice Admiral SPS Cheema was ceremonially pulled out in a jeep by Flag Officers and Commanding Officers of Ships and Naval establishments of Kochi, amidst emotional 'Jai'-'Jai' by the men of Southern Naval Command. Earlier in the day, Vice Admiral Lanba laid wreath at the War Memorial, prior to assuming command, as a tribute to the thousands of martyrs who had fought for the country. The Flag Officer, a native of Palwal in Haryana, who was the Vice Chief of Naval Staff prior to taking over...
Tokyo, March 31: India and Japan have agreed to build a strong relationship in defence and security as Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar held talks with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Tokyo on Monday. Parrikar, who is on a four-day visit to Japan, also held talks with his Japanese counterpart General Nakatani and both chaired the Defence Ministerial Meeting. Highlighting that Japan is the first country he is visiting since assumption of office, the Defence Minister said he would like to see a strong partnership with Japan in defence equipment and technology. Japanese PM Abe said he wants to build a strong relationship with India not only in economic field but also in defence and security field. He said that a strong India-Japan partnership is not only in the national interest of the two countries but is also important for peace and security in the region.
New Delhi, March 30: In the final at the Siri Fort Indoor Complex in New Delhi on Sunday, she defeated Ratchanok Intanon of Thailand in straight games 21-16, 21-14. The girl from Hyderabad, who has been on a roll ever since her victory at the China Open, played like a champion as she anticipated her opponent's moves and caught her on the wrong foot during rallies. The energy-sapping clash seemed to have made her movements slow on the court as she struggled with her returns. Kidambi Srikanth brought more joy to the Indian camp after Saina Nehwal's victory when he won the men's singles title at the India Open Super Series. He beat Denmark's Viktor Axelsen 18-21, 21-13, 21-12 to win his maiden India Open Super Series title. The World No.4 defeated China's Xue Song 21-16, 21-13 in 42 minutes to enter the summit clash.