Man electrocuted in flood waters, Assam CM orders ex gratia

Guwahati, June 22 : One person was electrocuted in flood waters in Guwahati on Thursday, following which Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal ordered the release of Rs 6.5 lakh for the bereaved family. The Chief Minister reviewed the flood situation in the city at the Brahmaputra State Guest House here with officials of the district […]

600 UK high rises may have Grenfell-type cladding

London, June 22 : Six hundred tower blocks in Britain could be covered in similar combustible cladding which was blamed for aiding the rapid spread of the Grenfell Tower blaze, Downing Street said. Urgent tests in the wake of the disaster that killed at least 79 people have so far revealed that the flammable material […]

Stranded tourists rescued from Himachal’s Saach Pass

Shimla, June 22 : Nearly two dozen tourists stranded in high-altitude areas of Chamba district in Himachal Pradesh were rescued on Thursday, an official said. As many as 25 tourists, including a Chief Judicial Magistrate posted in Punjab’s Pathankot town, were rescued from Saach Pass. They were stuck there after road links to the area […]

No immigration checks on London blaze survivors: May

London, June 22 : British authorities will not conduct immigration status checks on those affected by a blaze that engulfed a tower block in west London, leaving at least 79 people dead, Prime Minister Theresa May said on Thursday. On June 14, Grenfell Tower, a 24-storey social housing apartment block, home to many lower-income and […]

Goods train derails near Agra, rail traffic hit

Lucknow, June 22 : Traffic on the Agra-Etawah rail route in Uttar Pradesh was disrupted on Thursday after a goods train derailed near the Taj Mahal town Agra, injuring its guard. The accident took place between Fatehabad and Bah railway stations. The track was laid only a year ago. Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s […]

One killed in Tripura bus-car collision in Bangladesh

Agartala, June 22 : One person was killed and two others were injured when a Kolkata-bound Tripura passenger bus going via Dhaka collided with a car in Bangladesh, a transport official said here. “The Maitri passenger bus crashed into a Bangladesh government vehicle near Petrapole-Benapole border (adjacent to West Bengal),” the official said. The victim […]