Yatra to Mata Vaishnodevi cave shrine has been suspended for third consecutive day on Saturday in view of heavy rains in Jammu and Kashmir as authorities said the pilgrimage would be resumed only after the weather improves.
Clashes between ponywallas and community kitchen operators at Baltal Base camp on Friday forced suspension of the Amarnath Yatra even as Jammu and Kashmir Governor NN Vohra and state government appealed to both parties to maintain peace for smooth conduct of the pilgrimage.
Chhattisgarh Government has suspended five assistant engineers and four sub-engineers of Water Resources Department over irregularities in execution of an irrigation project in Bilaspur division, a top official said today.
In a shocking incident, which can further worsen the law-and order of the state, a woman IAS officer, who had clamped down on illegal mining and resolutely taken head-on the powerful sand mafia here, has been suspended.
Eight persons were killed in Uttarakhand on Sunday as incessant rains lashed the hill state causing landslips in the higher reaches and sweeping away several roads and bridges in Uttarkashi and Chamoli districts.