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Amarnath Yatra: More than 1 lakh pilgrims visit Amarnath Shrine In 14 Days

Around 1,33,000 pilgrims have paid their homage at the holy Amarnath Shrine in the last two weeks. Nearly 15,696 yatris have performed puja on Wednesday. A fresh batch of 3,419 pilgrims have left Jammu yesterday for the Kashmir Valley to perform the annual Amarnath Yatra. This year's Amarnath Yatra will end on August 26 corresponding with Shravan Purnima festival. 

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SC upset over negligence of UP government in Taj Mahal restoration

The angry Supreme Court has given a final ultimatum to the UP government and other authorities to either preserve the pristine beauty of the Taj or destroy it. The court has been overseeing the preservation of the monument for the last 31 years and has also passed various preservation orders from time to time. It has become evident that no attention was paid to these orders by the state government and authorities as the Taj is becoming green and blue in patches due to rising pollution levels.

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CAG holds state government responsible for 2015 Chennai Floods

The Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) in his latest report has held the state government responsible for 2015 Chennai Floods and called it a "man-made disaster". The report stated the failures of the Tamil Nadu government for allowing intrusion of lakes and river floodplains, leading to such large destruction. There was a lack of coordination among the departments and the Disaster Management Authority which was formed in 2013, and they did not meet even once till the floods happened in 2015. 




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