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Train derails in Assam; around 50 injured According to media reports, at least 50 passengers were injured as nine coaches of the Dimapur-Kamakhya BG Express train derailed near Guwahati, Assam. The incident took place around 2:15 AM on Wednesday, at Teghiria in Central Assam. WBMA160414
  Terror Attack in Jammu and Kashmir A man has been killed and four injured during an attack at an army camp by heavily armed militants in Kathua in Jammu and Kashmir. The wounded have been taken to Government Medical College Hospital. The army and police teams have been successful in obstructing further movement of the militants by blocking them near a college in Kathua’s Janglote area. Since then the two sides have been involved in a massive gunfire. Reportedly, today at 5 in ....Read More →
  Andaman and Nicobar Islands struck by a magnitude 6.7 Earthquake According to the report by the U.S. Geological Survey, an earthquake of magnitude 6.5 on the Richter Scale struck the Andaman and Nicobar Islands at around 7.11 pm today. The earthquake tremors were felt by the local islanders but no loss of life or casualties has been reported so far. Shailesh Nayak, Secretary, Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES) stated, "We do not see any threat of a Tsunami warning due to this. ....Read More →
In a fire accident in the Seshachalam forests in Tirumala, 400 hectares of forest ranges have turned to ashes. The fire had broken out at Pullutlu in Tirumala on Tuesday afternoon. The site lies close to the well known Tirupati temple in Andhra Pradesh. Reportedly, the mishap has caused a loss of about Rs. 80 crore. However, there has not been any casualty in the accident. The loss could have been manifold if the wind had favoured the blaze. The change in ....Read More →
20 Jawans killed in Naxal attack in Chhattisgarh Twenty jawans have been killed in a Naxal attack in the Sukma district, Chhattisgarh at around 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday. In total, 50 personnel of a team of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) were attacked by more than 100 Naxalites. Out of the 20 killed, 15 have been identified as CRPF personnel while five are believed to be from the Sukma police. The DIG of Chhattisgarh Dipanshu Kabra said, “Inspector Subhash of CRPF ....Read More →
Phase Wise Lok Sabha Election Dates Lok Sabha Election Date Phase 1 Lok Sabha Election Date Phase 2 Lok Sabha Election Date Phase 3 Lok Sabha Election Date Phase 4 Lok Sabha Election Date Phase 5 Lok Sabha Election Date Phase 6 Lok Sabha Election Date Phase 7 Lok Sabha Election Date Phase 8 Lok Sabha Election Date Phase 9 Updates: Election Commission of India has bought in a bit of a change ....Read More →
Boat accident claims 12 lives in Sambalpur Twelve people drowned when a boat overturned in the Hirakud reservoir. The accident happened in the Sambalpur district of Odisha. The boat was coming back from the reservoir, carrying around 100 people on it. The group comprised of people from the Lion's Club of Hirakud, Bargarh and Sambalpur. It has been reported that the dead included two children and five women. Ten are missing after the accident. As per the information from the local people, ....Read More →
  10,225 Villages of Rajasthan declared scarcity-hit Over 10,000 villages across 17 districts of Rajasthan have been declared scarcity-hit in Kharif crop, as assessed by the Calamity Relief Management Department. The assessment was based on the ‘girdwari’ crop survey reports submitted by the respective District Collectors. According to a spokesperson, the notification would remain effective till 3 July 2014. Mentioned below are the 17 affected districts of the state of Rajasthan, along with the number of villages that have been declared scarcity-hit. S.No. District name Number ....Read More →
    10 Killed in Road Mishap in Satara Ten people have died and 30 others injured in a road accident that took place on the Pune-Satara road. The accident occurred when the container of a heavy commercial vehicle (HCV) dropped off a bridge on a tourist bus at 10 p.m. on Monday. The site of accident has been reported as 700 metres away from the tunnel of the Khambatki Ghat. The bus had departed from Kolhapur and was moving towards Pune. It had ....Read More →