Mumbai, June 19 (IANS) Bollywood actress Sonam Kapoor was teary-eyed at the promo and music launch of her film "Bhaag Milkha Bhaag", and said she was emotional because of the effort put into the film. "The promo shows the blood, sweat and toil of everyone who has worked in the film. This is why I started crying," she said at the launch held here Wednesday
Dehradun/New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) Thousands are said to be missing in Uttarakhand after unprecedented rains and cloudburst led to landslides and flash floods killing more than 100 people and leaving 62,000 stranded, officials and survivors said. Such was the magnitude of the disaster that a worried Uttarakhand Chief Minister Vijay Bahuguna told IANS: "It is a calamity that has numbed me by its sheer magnitude." Bahuguna said that more than 18 km of the mountainous trek to Kedarnath, one of the most revered Hindu shrines, had been ripped apart and it would not be possible for pilgrims to go there for at least a year. The full impact of nature's fury was visible as days of blinding rains -- 380 mm, some 450 percent more than usual -- abated and the skies cleared Wednesday, allowing the army and paramilitary forces to rescue thousands of pilgrims and tourists in the devastated temple town of Kedarnath.
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) A 20-year-old newly-married woman was gang-raped by four men here, police said Wednesday. Two of the accused have been arrested. The incident happened at Gokalpuri area in east Delhi Saturday
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) The Army and the Air Force Wednesday stepped up relief operations in flood- and landslide-affected areas of Uttrakhand and Himachal Pradesh. An official release said the relief and rescue operation in the two states were the largest such operations undertaken in several decades. The Border Roads Organisation (BRO) has also deployed 3,000 of its personnel to clear roads in these states
Bhubaneswar, June 19 (IANS) A trade body Wednesday said the restriction on import of gold imposed recently by the government may bring short-term benefits but warned it would do more harm than good for the nation in the long run. The All India Gems and Jewellery Trade Federation (GJF), the country's nodal and largest single trade body representing over 600,000 traders in gems and jewellery sector, said duty on gold has risen from one percent in January 2012 to eight percent in June this year. Noting that the government has now asked all the banks to totally stop or restrict supply of gold, GJF's regional chairman (east) and director Mitesh Khimji told reporters here that the restriction has encouraged illegal imports of gold towards which the government appears to be least concerned
London, June 19 (IANS) England entered their second Champions Trophy final steam-rolling South Africa in the tournament's first semifinal match at the Kennington Oval here Wednesday.
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit Wednesday announced Rs. 10 crore for those affected in the devastating floods in Uttarakhand. She expressed grief over the widespread devastation and loss of lives in the hill state.
Washington, June 19 (IANS) US President Barack Obama, currently on an official visit to Berlin, Wednesday proposed plans for America and Russia to further cut their strategic nuclear warheads. During a speech at the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, Obama renewed his call to reduce the world's nuclear stockpiles, and said the US would ultimately strive toward eliminating nuclear weapons, Xinhua reported
Mumbai, June 19 (IANS) "Bhaag Milkha Bhaag" director-producer Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra Wednesday rubbished rumours of the film being banned in Pakistan, saying on the contrary, they had got three different offers from there and also an invite to the entire cast and crew. "Today we have received three different offers from Pakistan
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) A man drowned in the Yamuna river while bathing near its bank, while 5,000 people were evacuated from inundated low-lying areas along the banks Wednesday as water rose to an unprecedented 207.20 metres, the highest since 1978, a Delhi government official said.
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