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15,000 pilgrims stranded at Rishikesh-Badrinath National Highway

Updated: May 19, 2017 23:17 IST      
15,000 pilgrims stranded at Rishikesh-Badrinath National Highway

Vishnuprayag ( Uttarakhand) [India], May 19 (ANI): At as many 15,000 people were left stranded after a landslide occurred near Rishikesh-Badrinath National Highway.

The Highway has been closed, following which the BRO officials said that the efforts to clear the boulders were on war footing and the path would be open by 12 p.m. tomorrow.

District Magistrate Ashish Josh and the Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) have reached the spot and are monitoring the situation.

Meanwhile, the pilgrims are being facilitated at Joshimath, Karnaprayag, Pipalkoti, Govindghat and Badrinath.

Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat has instructed Secretary Amit Negi to constantly monitor the situation.

He said that the situation would be brought under control and assured the passengers that the Chaar Dhaam yatra would go smoothly. (ANI)

Nitish Kumar is new Bihar CM, Sushil Modi is his deputy

Updated: Jul 27, 2017 10:15 IST     

Patna (Bihar) July 27 (ANI): Janata Dal (United) supremo Nitish Kumar on Thursday took oath as Bihar Chief Minister. Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Sushil Modi also took oath as Bihar Deputy Chief Minister.

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Nitish's step against corruption is courageous, says Nadda

Updated: Jul 27, 2017 10:10 IST     

Patna (Bihar) [India], July 27 (ANI): Union Health Minister J. P. Nadda on Wednesday praised Bihar's caretaker Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's move to resign, adding that his step against corruption is courageous.

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Patna (Bihar), July 27 (ANI): Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Sushil Modi has confirmed the news that he would be taking oath of Bihar's deputy chief minister.

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Gold smugglers arrested at Mumbai Airport

Updated: Jul 27, 2017 09:59 IST     

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], July 27 (ANI): The Air Intelligence Unit (AIU) recovered a hollow cylindrical shaped gold weighing 860 grams valued at Rs 25,37,000 from a passenger at Mumbai Airport.

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New Delhi [India], July 27 (ANI): Senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh on Thursday dubbed the Janata Dal (United) [JD(U)] bid to form government with Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) as shameful.

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Nitish was left with no option but to resign as Bihar CM: BJP

Updated: Jul 27, 2017 09:17 IST     

Bengaluru (Karnataka), July 27 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party on Thursday hailed Nitish Kumar's decision of resigning as the Bihar Chief Minister and said that the rigid stand of Bihar deputy chief minister Tejashwi Yadav not to resign from the cabinet left the Janata Dal (United)- JD(U))- leader with no option but to step down from his post.

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Digvijaya says Nitish should go back to grand alliance

Updated: Jul 27, 2017 09:09 IST     

New Delhi [India], July 27 (ANI): The Congress on Thursday aimed potshots at Janata Dal (United) supremo Nitish Kumar and dubbed his resignation and collaboration with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) as "disappointing".

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Akhilesh fires a sardonic salvo on Bihar political upheaval

Updated: Jul 27, 2017 08:55 IST     

Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) [India], July 27 (ANI): Former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Thursday fired sardonic salvo on Bihar's political upheaval, where senior Janata Dal (United) [JD-U] leader Nitish Kumar has severed ties with Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) and is ready to form next government with his former ally- the National Democratic Alliance (NDA).

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JD (U) leader not happy with Nitish's hobnobbing with NDA

Updated: Jul 27, 2017 08:55 IST     

New Delhi [India], July 27 (ANI): A senior Janata Dal (United) leader questioned party supremo Nitish Kumar's decision to resign as Bihar Chief Minister and his bid to form government in Bihar with the support of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA).

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Bihar: RJD supporters block Mahatma Gandhi Setu

Updated: Jul 27, 2017 08:04 IST     

Patna (Bihar) [India], July 27 (ANI): The Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) supporters blocked Mahatma Gandhi Setu, connecting north Bihar with Patna, over Nitish Kumar's resignation and his bid to form government with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

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PM Modi to inaugurate Dr. Kalam's memorial in Rameswaram

Updated: Jul 27, 2017 07:43 IST     

New Delhi [India], July 27 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi will on Thursday inaugurate Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam's memorial at Pei Karumbu in Tamil Nadu's Rameswaram on the second death anniversary of the former President.

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NIA to investigate recovery of explosive found in UP Assembly

Updated: Jul 27, 2017 04:44 IST     

New Delhi [India], July 27 (ANI): The Ministry of Home Affairs has directed the National Investigation Agency (NIA) to take up the investigation of the recovery of explosive substance Pentaerythritol tetranitrate (PETN) from the Uttar Pradesh Assembly.

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SC to continue hearing Aadhaar card privacy matter

Updated: Jul 27, 2017 04:40 IST     

New Delhi [India], July 27 (ANI): The Supreme Court will on Thursday continue hearing the Aadhaar card privacy matter.

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Patna (Bihar) [India], July 27 (ANI): Tagging Nitish Kumar's resignation and the developments following it as pre-planned, Tejashwi Yadav on Thursday said that they have requested Bihar Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi to stall the swearing-in ceremony and give the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) a chance to prove majority on the floor.

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Bihar Guv invites Tejashwi, 5 RJD MLAs for discussion

Updated: Jul 27, 2017 03:12 IST     

Patna (Bihar) [India], July 27 (ANI): Bihar Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi has invited Tejashwi Yadav and five other Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) MLAs for discussion.

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Patna (Bihar) [India], July 27 (ANI): Annoyed with the ongoing political storm post Nitish Kumar's resignation as the Bihar Chief Minister, the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) on Thursday said that the former had to go back to the saffron party, for which, Tejashwi Yadav was only a medium.

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Patna (Bihar) [India], July 27 (ANI): The Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) marched towards Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi's residence to stage protest over the sudden change in time of the oath-taking ceremony of Nitish Kumar as Bihar Chief Minister.

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Patna (Bihar) [India], July 27 (ANI): Nitish Kumar and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Sushil Modi will take oath as Bihar Chief Minister and Deputy Chief Minister respectively on Thursday at 10 a.m.

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Patna (Bihar) [India], July 27 (ANI): Deputy Chief Minister Tejashwi Yadav, along with the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) delegation, will meet Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi at 11 a.m. today to stake claim for forming government.

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Patna (Bihar) [India], July 27 (ANI): Nitish Kumar, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Sushil Modi and other Janata Dal United leaders have left for Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi's residence, Raj Bhavan to stake claim for forming government in the state.

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