Centre on Thursday rejected allegations that NDRF, Army and Air Force carried out "selective rescue" operations in the flood affected areas of Jammu and Kashmir saying these forces were helping whomsoever possible.
Northern Railway has taken several measures for the people stranded in flood-ravaged Jammu and Kashmir, like running special trains from Katra, Udhampur and Jammu to different parts of the country and attaching extra coaches to regular services.
Jammu and Kashmir Chief minister Omar Abdullah termed the situation in the state as ' very serious' on Wednesday even as over 50,000 people have been rescued by the Indian Army in the worst floods that the state has seen in the last six decades.
About four lakh people were still stranded and desperate for help on Tuesday in flood-ravaged Kashmir Valley where heavy rains have eased to help scale up the massive multi-agency rescue and relief efforts in which over 47,000 people have been safely evacuated.
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Massive rescue operations continued in the flood-hit area of Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday as weather conditions improved even as the death toll crossed 200 in the worst floods that the state has seen in the last 60 years.
Navy commandos on Monday joined the massive rescue operations being carried out by the Army, Air Force and NDRF in flooded parts of Kashmir Valley, rescuing around 200 stranded people on the Srinagar-Sopore Highway.
Iraq`s Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki ordered his air force for the first time to back Kurdish forces against Islamic State fighters after the Sunni militants made another dramatic push through the north, state television reported.
The Hindustan Aeronautics Limited will analyse the black box of Air Force`s ALH Dhruv chopper that crashed on Friday, killing seven military personnel including two officers, to find out the exact reasons behind the mishap.
The Delhi High Court on Tuesday reserved its verdict on a plea of the bar association of the Armed Forces Tribunal (AFT) seeking quashing of Centre`s decision to hike court fees for filing petitions in the panel.
The Yemeni air force bombed Shi`ite Muslim fighters north of Sanaa on Saturday in fighting that caused "a large number of casualties", local officials said, after a truce reached last month between the insurgents and government forces collapsed.
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