WEDNESDAY www.thestatesman.com 20 OCTOBER 2021 FIND US ONLINE Scan this with your smartphone twitter.com/TheStatesmanLtd facebook.com/thestatesman1875 Pages 12 |`5 |LC KOLKATA | NEW DELHI | SILIGURI | BHUBANESWAR CAMPAIGNING BEGINS FOR JAPAN’S GENERAL POLL SMELL THE COFFEE P6 WEATHER Mainly clear sky. Mist in the morning. The maximum and minimum temperatures would be around 32 and 19 degrees Celsius respectively. RAINFALL: Nil RELATIVE HUMIDITY Max: 96% P9 P5 Shah meets Modi over J&K security situation Dhami announces `4 lakh compensation for families of deceased NEW DELHI, 19 OCTOBER Min: 56% Six stranded in Badrinath, Kedarnath: Guj minister Min: 19.9°C (+2) SUN SETS 17:47 hrs MOON SETS 06:49 hrs AHMEDABAD, 19 OCTOBER THUMBNAILS Bathing ghats submerged at the confluence of Alakananda river and Pindar river ANI PHOTO due to heavy rainfall, in Chamoli on Tuesday. SNS & AGENCIES DEHRADUN, 19 OCTOBER Hawkers and vendors protest against decision to make Connaught Place a no-hawking, no-vending zone, at CP, in the Capital on Tuesday. SNS Capt to float new party: Punjab's former Chief Minister Amarinder Singh today declared that he will form a new party and provided the farmers' issue is resolved, will consider an alliance with the BJP and breakaway Akali groups ahead of next year's assembly elections in the state. SC to hear Lakhimpur violence case today: The Supreme Court will on Wednesday hear the case relating to violence in Lakhimpur Kheri where eight persons, including four farmers, were killed. P12 34 dead in U’Khand rains, 5 missing: CM TEMPERATURE Max: 31.2°C (-1) SUN RISES 06:25 hrs MOON RISES 17:51 hrs SINDHU MAKES WINNING RETURN BJP CONG COLLUDING , IN HUZURABAD BYPOLL: KTR U ttarakhand chief minister Pushkar Singh Dhami today said that 34 people have died so far and five still missing due to incessant rains in the state. Dhami said, “Those who lost their houses will be given Rs 1,09,000, Rs 4 lakh compensation to the families of the deceased, possible help to be extended to those who lost their livestock”. Director General of Police Ashok Kumar, said, “Around 200 people were stuck at LemonTree Resort located at Ramnagar- Ranikhet route. All of them are safe and the process to rescue them is on. Water from Kosi River entered the resort after the river overflowed, blocking the route to the resort.” They all have been evacuated safely, Kumar added. Earlier, Dhami conducted an aerial survey of the affected areas. According to the state disaster management secretary, Uttarakhand has recorded more than 200mm of rainfall in the last 24 hours. An underconstruction bridge, over a raging Chalthi River in Champawat, Uttarakhand has been washed away due to rise in the water-level caused by incessant rainfall in parts of Uttarakhand. Later, Dhami also reviewed the assessment of losses caused by incessant rainfall after reaching Rudraprayag in Uttarakhand. Uttarakhand Cabinet minister Dhan Singh Rawat and DGP Kumar accompanied him. “Five deaths were reported on Monday in Pauri and Champawat due to heavy rainfall. 11 people lost their lives in Almora, Nainital and Udham Singh Nagar today,” said SA Murugesan, secretary, state disaster management. Prime Minister speaks to Uttarakhand CM Gujarat disaster management minister Rajendra Trivedi said today that six of the 80-100 people who went to Uttarakhand for Chardham Yatra are stranded in Badrinath and Kedarnath due to heavy rainfall. Trivedi said, “Helicopters cannot reach there, so we are waiting for better weather conditions. Some people are also trapped in Joshimath due to landslides.” He informed that Gujarat chief minister also spoke to his Uttarakhand counterpart about the current sitANI uation. Prime Minister Narendra Modi today spoke to Uttarakhand CM Pushkar Singh Dhami to take stock of the situation following ravaging rains. SNS & AGENCIES Union home minister Amit Shah on Tuesday called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and informed him about the steps taken by the Jammu and Kashmir administration and the ministry of home affairs to improve the security situation in Jammu and Kashmir. Shah reached PM Modi’s official residence 7, Lok Kalyan Marg in the morning to brief him about the situation in Kashmir. The two leaders discussed the atmosphere of fear created due to target killings by terrorists in Kashmir. Shah also informed the Prime Minister about the exodus of fear driven migrants from the Valley. During the meeting with the PM, Shah also briefed him about other important issues related to internal security. In the last 16 days, terrorists have killed 11 non-local individuals in the Valley. Due to this an atmosphere of fear has been created there leading to the exodus of migrants. Shah will visit Jammu and Kashmir on 23-25 October and will hold important highlevel meetings with regard to the security situation in Kashmir. This will be Shah’s Army chief visits forward areas along LoC in J&K STATESMAN NEWS SERVICE JAMMU/NEW DELHI, 19 OCTOBER Amid increased terror attacks and targeted killings of civilians in the Kashmir Valley, Army chief Gen M M Naravane on Tuesday visited forward areas for first-hand assessment of the prolonged operation of the Army to flush out Pakistani terrorists from the Poonch and Rajouri districts along the Line of Control (LOC) where nine Indian army personnel have been martyred. The first visit to the Union Territory after the abrogation of Article 370. During this visit, the Union home minister will not only encounter which began on 10 October, considered as one of the dangerous, entered its ninth day today. Naravane’s visit acquires significance for instilling confidence among migrant workers and amid a large section who came from Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan and Bihar fleeing the Valley following targeted attacks on civilians. Naravane returned to New Delhi this afternoon after his two-day visit of the forward areas along the LOC. give tips to improve the security situation but will also make various announcements related to the developmental projects.
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