SRINAGAR, JULY 31, 2019 18:40 IST
UPDATED: JULY 31, 2019 18:41 IST
File photo of Hindu pilgrims crossing mountain trails during their religious journey to the Amarnath cave on the Baltal route, some 125 kilometers northeast of Srinagar | Photo Credit: Nissar Ahmad
The IMD has forecast heavy rainfall in Jammu and Kashmir over the next few days
The Amarnath yatra will remain suspended till August 4 as the IMD has forecast heavy rainfall in Jammu and Kashmir over the next few days, Shri Amarnath Shrine Board (SASB) said on Wednesday.
“In view of inclement weather conditions, shooting of stones and landslides particularly in Jammu region, the yatra will remain suspended till August 4, 2019,” an SASB spokesperson said.
He said the India Meteorology Department has predicted heavy rainfall for next few days all over Jammu and Kashmir, which may cause landslides and shooting of stones on the Jammu and Srinagar national highway, particularly in the stretch between Ramban and Banihal.
The spokesperson said the track from Baltal and Pahalgam has become slippery due to recent heavy rainfall and the situation is likely to aggravate in the next couple of days.
The yatra was suspended on Wednesday as a precautionary measure to avoid any untoward incident, officials said.
Vadodara rains updates: Gujarat city flooded, trains cancelled, airport shut down
Vadodara rains updates: Gujarat city flooded, trains cancelled, airport shut down After heavy rain lashed Vadodara, the vehicles were seen driving through waterlogged roads, some trains have been cancelled and the airport has also been temporarily shut down.
Waterlogging called for trouble for commuters in Vadodara after heavy rain hit the city | Photo from ANI HIGHLIGHTS
Heavy rain lashed Vadodara in Gujarat on Wednesday
Vehicles were seen driving through waterlogged roads in Vadodara
IMD forecasts widespread rainfall across Gujarat till Saturday
Heavy rain lashed Vadodara, Gujarat on Wednesday.
The downpour in Vadodra caused waterlogging on roads which called for trouble for commuters taking the clogged roads.
Rainfall in Vadodara brought much needed respite from the summer heat on Wednesday. The heavy rainfall may have brought down the temperatures in Vadodara but also caused waterlogging at many places.
After the heavy rainfall hit Vadodara, it took only a couple of hours for commuters to find themselves stuck in traffic jams.
Traffic situation in Vadodara at around 7.30 pm VADODARA RAINS UPDATES:
Heavy rainfall caused waterlogging in the city on Wednesday.
District collector of Vadodara declared holiday in all government, private and Vadodara Municipal Corporation-run schools on Thursday.
As many as 13 trains have been cancelled due to waterlogging in BRC area (Vadodara Junction).
Due to heavy rain and waterlogging, principal district judge ordered all courts functioning at headquarters of Vadodara District, including taluka courts, to remain closed on Thursday.
Between 8 am and 8 pm, Vadodara received 442 mm of rainfall, the highest in Gujarat on Wednesday.
The state government asked the local administration to shift people from low-lying areas in Vadodara if needed as water entered into houses in several localities.
The Vadodara airport on the outskirts of the city was temporarily shut down and two domestic flights were cancelled, airport authorities said.
Chief Minister Vijay Rupani called a meeting in the evening to review the situation in Vadodara, and asked IAS officers Vinod Rao and Lochan Sehra to rush to the city to provide guidance to the local administration in tackling the situation.
Gujarat Chief Minister Vadodara visited State Control Office in Gandhinagar to take stock of the situation in Vadodara.
A 24-hour available emergency control room -- with numbers 18002330265, 0265 2423101 and 0265 2426101 -- has been set up by authorities for the assistance of people in Vadodara.
FOLLOWING TRAINS ARE CANCELLED IN VADODARA DIVISION:
69176 Anand Bharuch MEMU
69175 Bharuch Anand MEMU
59101 Vadodara - Kathana Passenger
59102 Kathana - Vadodara Passenger
52034 Pratapnagar Jambusar NG Mixed Passenger
52033 Jambusar Pratapnagar NG Mixed Passenger
22928 Ahmedabad Mumbai Lokshakti Express
22927 Mumbai Ahmedabad Lokshakti Express
22137 Prerana Express
19031 Haridwar Mail
FOLLOWING TRAINS ARE SHORT TERMINATED IN VADODARA DIVISION:
19218 Sau Janata Express short terminated at Ahmedabad Junction
19217 Sau Janata Express short terminated at Valsad
19708 Aravali Express short terminated at Ahmedabad Junction
14707 Ranakpur Express short terminated at Ahmedabad Junction
22452 Chandigarh Mumbai CDG BDTS Superfast Express short terminated at Abu Road railway station
04817 Jodhpur Mumbai BGKT BDTS Special short terminated at Ahmedabad Junction
22956 Bhuj Mumbai Kutch Express short terminated at Gandhidham Junction
12927 Vadodara Express short terminated at Jamnagar
11096 Pune Ahmedabad Ahimsa Express short terminated at Bharuch Junction
22955 Kutch Express short terminated at Navsari
59439 Ahmadabad Passenger short terminated at Surat
12972 Bhavnagar Bandra Express short terminated at Botad Junction
12946 Surat Express short terminated at Rajula Junction
FOLLOWING TRAINS ARE DIVERTED IN VADODARA DIVISION:
12833 Howrah Express diverted via Anand-Godhra-Ratlam-Bhopal-Itarsi-Nagpur
17037 Secunderabad - Hisar Express diverted via Vadodara-Godhra-Ratlam-Chittaurgarh
16336 Gandhidham Express diverted via Vadodara-Godhra-Dakor-Anand
16210 Ajmer Express diverted via Vadodara-Godhra-Ratlam-Chittaurgarh-Ajmer
On July 30, parts of south Gujarat and Saurashtra received heavy rainfall. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) predicted "widespread" rainfall across the state till Saturday.
Teams of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and the State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) were put on stand-by in various rainfall districts in north and south Gujarat and Saurashtra region to tackle any eventuality.
The India Meteorological Department forecasts widespread rainfall across Gujarat till Saturday, with "heavy to very heavy rainfall" in south and north Gujarat regions, especially in Valsad, Bharuch, Navsari, Tapi, Banaskantha and Patan districts. (With inputs from ANI and PTI)
After Terror Alert, J&K Govt Asks Amarnath Yatris to Leave Valley THE QUINT
UPDATED: 00H 23M AGO INDIA
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Soon after a joint press briefing by the army and police on intelligence inputs that there were attempts by Pakistan to disrupt/target the Amarnath Yatra, the Jammu and Kashmir government issued a security advisory in the interest of yatra pilgrims and tourists.
The government order advised tourists and the yatris to curtail their stay in the Kashmir Valley and take necessary measures to return as soon as possible.
Here are the key highlights from the joint press conference:
Lt Gen KJS Dhillon, the Commander of the 15 Corps, said the threat of improvised explosive devices in the Valley is "more pronounced", but it is being tackled effectively by security forces by conducting regular searches. He said that during searches, a mine with Pakistan Ordnance Factory markings was seized.
The forces have also found a huge cache of arms along the Amarnath Yatra route which included a US M-24 sniper rifle and a mine with markings of the Pakistan Ordnance Factory, the Army officer said.
I G Kashmir SP Pani said, “More than 10 serious attempts to trigger IED blasts were made in the Valley, mostly in Pulwama and Shopian areas.”
The Army also said that 83 percent of terrorists have a history of stone-pelting.
J&K DGP Dilbag Singh said that additional troops have been deployed because there is a lack of relaxation time for troops and an increase in violence by terrorists. He added that numbers circulating in social media about additional forces sent to Kashmir were exaggerated.
Mumbai-Goa highway closed due to landslide near Mauje dhamandevi village.
Heavy rain is predicted for next 48 hours.
Be prepared accordingly.
Mumbai-Goa highway closed for traffic due to landslide, road-clearing operation underway
ANI | Updated: Aug 03, 2019 06:43 IST
Mumbai/Goa [India], Aug 3 (ANI):
Mumbai-Goa national highway in Maharashtra was closed for traffic following a landslide caused by rainfall near Mauje Dhamandevi village in Raigarh.The landslide occurred in the wee hours of Saturday. The road-clearing operation is underway by the police and administration.Meanwhile, the Indian Meteorological Department predicted "heavy to very heavy" rainfall at few places for the next few days in Konkan and other parts of south
Maharashtra ."Strong winds with speed reaching 40-50 kmph gusting to 60 kmph likely to prevail along and off
Maharashtra coast during next three days and along south
Maharashtra -Goa coast during next four days," the IMD said.
"Rough to very rough sea conditions (wind speed reaching 40-50 kmph) are likely to prevail over the north Arabian sea, central and south-west Arabian Sea during next 5 days," it further added. (ANI)
*Travel Alert* - This is to inform you that Mahabaleshwar is closed for tourist due to heavy rains. Lavasa also is closed for tourist due to land slide. Around 200-300 tourist stuck due to heavy rainfall & landslide.
*Bhide bridge, Deccan, Pune* is closed.
Pls provide this info to all groups, requesting people not to drive on this roads ...
Water discharge from Khadakwasla Dam raised to *31400 Cusecs*, the amount of water may increase.Stay prepared for emergency situations.
*Emergency Contact no* *:- 020-25506800/1/2/3/4*
*DM Cell. PMC.*
Traffic Advisory : -
The Shankar Chowk underpass connecting Ambience Mall to Iffco Chowk has been closed due to road cave-in. Commuters coming from Ambience Mall and Nathupur are requested to take Cyber city road till Sikanderpur and then take MG road to reach Iffco chowk. https://t.co/HnBReYNGLh
Traffic Advisory : - The Shankar Chowk underpass connecting Ambience Mall to Iffco Chowk has been closed due to road cave-in. Commuters coming from Ambience Mall and Nathupur are requested to take Cyber city road till Sikanderpur and then take MG road to reach Iffco chowk.
‘Demolition’ of Ravidas temple: Dalit outfits call for Punjab bandh on August 13, CM asks PM to step in
Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Sunday appealed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to personally intervene to resolve the tension.
By Express News Service |Chandigarh, Jalandhar |Published: August 12, 2019 3:25:34 am
During the protest on the National Highway near Jalandhar bypass in Ludhiana. (Express photo by Gurmeet Singh)
Dalit outfits called for a statewide bandh in Punjab on August 13 to protest the recent reported demolition of the Sri Guru Ravidas temple in Tughlakabad in Delhi, on the order of the Supreme Court, even as Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Sunday appealed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to personally intervene to resolve the tension.
The Chief Minister’s appeal came after state-wide protests by members of the community, under the banner of the Guru Ravidas Jayanti Samaroh Samiti. The Samiti has also announced that it will observe 15th August as a “Black Day”.
On Sunday, All India Adi-Dharm Mission and Sadhu Samaj president Satwinder Heera held a joint press conference with president of Sadhu Samperdaye, Sant Sarwan Das, in Jalandhar. Both announced that the Sadhu Samperdaye Society, Dr Ambedkar Sabhas and other Dalit organisations in the state will observe a bandh on August 13. They said they will also observe a one-day protest at the Jantar Mantar in Delhi on August 21. About the August 13 protest, they said that peaceful demostrations will be held across the state.
On Saturday, National Highway-1 was blocked at several places by members of the Ravidasia community.
Taking serious note of these protests, the CM, in a statement said that while he did not wish to comment on the SC judgment and that he was personally not in favour of demolition of structures of historical importance.
He appealed to the community to call off their protests as his government was ready to extend its full support to them to get the matter amicably resolved with the Centre. While appealing to the Prime Minister to step in for a resolution, Amarinder also spoke to Union Urban Development Minister Hardeep Singh Puri to seek re-allotment of the same site, which reportedly belongs to the Delhi Development Authority, to enable the community to reconstruct the temple.
Extending legal and financial assistance to the community to take the matter forward, the CM constituted a five-member committee to meet religious and political representatives. The committee consists of MP Santokh Singh, and MLAs Charanjit Singh Channi, Raj Kumar Chabbewal, Aruna Chaudhary and Sushil Kumar Rinku.