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WATCH: Indian Army rescues 4 youth during midnight operation in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch river

Tourists have been advised not to travel on the Jammu-Srinagar highway till they have complete information about the route.

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The Indian Army on Wednesday night carried out a rescue operation in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch and successfully rescued four people trapped in a flash flood in Poonch river.

The operation was carried out by the troops of the Indian Army in coordination with the State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) and the Jammu and Kashmir police on the intervening night of July 28 and 29, the Jammu-based PRO Defence tweeted on Thursday.

The Indian Army swiftly responded to a critical situation, in which 4 youth were trapped in Poonch river flash flood due to incessant rains in the region, the PRO tweeted after the rescue operation.

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Traffic on the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway had been disrupted in the Ramban district since Wednesday morning after landslides in the cafeteria Moor and Pantiyal areas, leaving several vehicles stranded there on Thursday. Due to this, the highway connecting Kashmir with India had been blocked.

As per the advisory of the traffic police, people have been advised not to travel on the Jammu-Srinagar highway till they have complete information about the route. Officials said that Amarnath pilgrims going from Jammu to Kashmir have been stopped at Chandrakoot Yatra Niwas at present.

The Jammu and Kashmir valley has been witnessing heavy rainfall causing flash floods and multiple landslides over the past few days. Several people have been displaced due to the rainfall activities.

Reports of heavy rainfall have also surfaced from the parts of the valley including the upper regions of Kishtwar followed by Poonch. As a result of heavy overnight rains, the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway and Poonch National Highway have been blocked for traffic movement.

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Assam: Boat carrying nearly 100 people capsizes in Brahmaputra river, several missing, rescue operation underway

A rescue operation is underway for which divers from the State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) have also been deployed.

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More than 10 people, including a senior government official, went missing after a boat carrying around 100 passengers capsized in the Brahmaputra River in Assam’s Dhubri district on Thursday.

Locals launched a rescue operation with country boats and claimed that around 100 passengers were travelling on the boat in the Brahmaputra river and 10 motorcycles were loaded onto it.

A country-made boat capsized in the Brahmaputra river in Dhubri district. Search and rescue teams have started the operations, Gyanendra Dev Tripathi, Chief Executive Officer, Assam State Disaster Management Authority said.

A rescue operation is underway for which divers from the State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) have also been deployed. So far, 15 people have been rescued.

Dhubri Circle Officer Sanju Das, along with a land record official and an office staff were also travelling on the boat to survey an erosion-hit area. He remains missing, while the two others managed to swim to safety.

The official informed that the Bhashani-bound boat hit an underwater pillar of the Dhubri-Fulbari bridge, which is under construction and capsized. Several school children were on board and none have been rescued so far, the official also said.

Divers from the State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) have also been deployed, another official at Guwahati said.

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Nitish Kumar hints at inquiry into IAS officer’s want condoms remarks, officer apologizes after social media outrage

The Nation Commission for Woman has sought an explanation from the senior bureaucrat for her insensitive conduct.

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Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Wednesday hinted at an inquiry into senior woman IAS officer Harjot Kaur Bumrah’s want condom remarks, two days after social media outrage over her response to a girl’s demand for free sanitary napkins during a seminar in Sashakt Beti, Samriddh Bihar in the state capital Patna.

Responding to a journalist’s query about the National Commission for Women (NCW) notice on Bumrah, Kumar said the orders are in place to inquire into the issue, which he learnt about from newspapers. If the IAS officer’s behaviour is found to be against that spirit, action will be taken against her, Bihar Chief Minister told the reporters.

The officer has issued an apology for her controversial remarks that arose after a video footage of the function held on September 27 went viral on social media. Her remarks triggered a massive social media outrage.

Additional Chief Secretary ranks officer’s remarks came at a state-level workshop organised in collaboration with UNICEF. After the video of the workshop went viral, social media users slammed the IAS for her condom reference to the valid question.

Following the incident, the NCW Chairperson Rekha Sharma wrote to Harjot Kaur and asked her to submit her explanation to the woman panel within seven days.

Responding to a girl’s question, which got applauded by the audience, IAS Harjot Kaur Bamhrah, the managing director of Bihar’s Women Development Corporation, said today she asked for sanitary pads and in future, she will also ask the government for free condoms. Why do people need everything for free, she further asked saying this mentality is incorrect. If the government could provide free sanitary pads to girls as it is providing numerous other facilities for free, the girl had asked the Bihar IAS officer.

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Man tries to enter Mahesh Babu’s residence by climbing wall, arrested

Reportedly, a man was trying to enter Mahesh Babu’s house by jumping a 30 foot boundary wall.

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An unidentified man reportedly tried to break into Tollywood actor Mahesh Babu’s residence at Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad, on Tuesday night. According to the reports, a man tried to enter the residence of Sarkaru Vaari Paata actor, but failed.

Reportedly, a man was trying to enter Mahesh Babu’s house by jumping a 30 foot boundary wall. However, a man couldn’t jump and instead fell on the ground. As soon as the security heard someone’s voice, they reached the spot and found a man lying on the ground screaming in pain as he had suffered injuries while jumping.

The security staff immediately informed the police about the same. The officials rushed to the spot and took him to the Osmania Hospital for treatment.

As per the reports, a man identified as Krishna had come to Hyderabad from Odisha three days ago. He works at a plant nursery. Mahesh Babu was in the house itself at the time of the incident.

However, the police have not yet revealed the reason and intention of Krishna behind this act, but a case has been registered against him. Investigations are underway.

Meanwhile, Mahesh Babu’s mother, Indira Devi, passed away on September 28 at the age of 70. The actor’s mother had been suffering from age-related issues for quite some time. The actor’s family informed people about Indira Devi’s death by sharing a statement.

The statement read Smt. Ghattamaneni Indira Devi, wife of veteran actor Krishna and mother of Mahesh Babu, passed away a short while ago. She had been suffering from an illness for quite some time now. Her mortal remains will be kept at Padmalaya Studios for fans to visit at 9 am today, and later the last rites will be performed at Maha Prasthanam.

On the professional front, Mahesh Babu is currently shooting for a film with director Trivikram, tentatively titled SSMB28. He also has a big budget project with SS Rajamouli in his kitty.

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