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Uttarakhand reels under flood fury

New Delhi: Even as the rescue operations continued in full swing in the North India states, including Uttarakhand and Hima ugg flip flops chal Pradesh, where the death toll from monsoon fury touched 130, devastation engulfs most of the areas hit by torrential rains.

Reports quoted Uttarakhand Chief Minister Vijay Bahuguna saying that there is not enough manpower to cope with the c ugg flip flops alamity of such proportion.

Flash floods, cloudbursts and landslides have claimed more than a hundred lives in Uttarakhand and almost wiped out a habitation around the Kedarnath shrine, while dozens more are reported missing.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress supremo Sonia Gandhi will visit Uttarakhand on Wednesday afternoon, Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde said.

Shinde said efforts are being made to evacuate the stranded people through helicopters and ropes.

“We have set up several control rooms, even in the Home Ministry office to provide assistance to ugg flip flops the people,” informed Shinde.

“We are dropping food packages and medical aid to the stranded people. I am keeping constant touch with the Himachal Pradesh CM and Uttarakhand CM. They have informed me that the weather is improving today,” he said.

Reports said the Uttarakhand situation was discussed at the Congress Core Group meeting and the PM has directed that food and other relief be reached to the affected from the food ministry.

The state’s Rudraprayag district was the worst hit where at least 20 people have been killed and 73 buildings, including 40 hotels, along the banks of the Alaknanda river have been swept away.

A huge number of pilgrims from other states who were headed to visit the four shrines or “Char Dham” that include Badrinath and Kedarnath remain stuck.

The famous Kedarnath shrine was virtually submerged in mud and slush while a portion of the temple compound being washed away.

The army has deployed six more helicoptors for the rescue operations on Wednesday.

The Kedarnath area, is infact, has been wiped away by the floods.

In Himachal Pradesh, rains and snow wreaked havoc, claiming over a dozen lives, said police.

Apart from the loss of lives, several houses are submerged in sands and mud.

Five army officials have also lost lives while conducting rescue operations.

In Uttar Pradesh, at least four people have been reportedly killed in rain related incidents. An alert has been issued in the state.

In Delhi, around 1,500 people who who live on banks of the Yamuna in eastern fringes of the city have been evacuated as the river flowed above the danger mark.

Government officials said 20 camps have been set up in the state to provide shelter and medical assistance.

In Uttarakhand, while two teams of the National Disaster Relief Force (NDRF) were already available, twelve additional teams were dispatched.

More than 5,000 personnel of the Army are presently deployed in various areas of Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh and Haryana, rendering aid to distraught people reeling under nature’s fury.

The Uttarakhand Government also made a request for helicopters to rescue the stranded people which was met by the Ministry of Defence.

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Union Home Secretary R K Singh said food, medicines and blankets are air dropped in remote areas of Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh since Tuesday.

Due to bad weather the helicopters started operating only from Tuesday morning. Fifty pilgrims have been rescued from Kedarnath and brought to Gupt Kashi.

An Army column on Hemkund Sahib route has evacuated more than 4,000 pilgrims across the broken bridge at Govindghat in Uttarakhand and constructed a foot track for their safe passage.

Approximately 1,800 pilgrims have further been moved from Govindghat to Joshimath. In addition medical facilities, refreshments and lodging facilities have been extended to over 1,300 persons at Joshimath.

Over 200 sets of blankets, sleeping bags, combat jackets and balaclavas have been provided to the evacuated pilgrims.

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Uttar Pradesh set to vote tomorrow for 15 LS seats

Lucknow, May 6: Polling for the 15 seats in the crucial fifth phase of Lok Sabha elections in Uttar Pradesh, to decide fate of 243 can ugg flip flops didates, including two scions of Nehru Gandhi family, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi and BJP National Secretary Varun Gandhi will be held on Wednesday.

This phase is also crucial for Congress as of 15 seats spread over 17 districts, seven were won by the party in 2009 polls while five seats went to BSP and SP had won three. The BJP which could not open account in these 15 seats, this time is confident of turning the tide in its favour.

The campaigning was marked by mighty show by both Congress and BJP, with Rahul’s sister Priyanka Gandhi Vadra coming to the fore for her brother in Amethi, even as BJP Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi entered the Congress scion’s turf to counter the family effect.

Seats where polling would be held on May 7, include Amethi, Sultanpur, Pratapgarh, Faizabad, Gonda, Bahraich, Shravasti, Phoolpur, Ambedkarnagar, Basti, Sant Kabir Nagar, Bhadohi, Kaushambi, Allahabad and Kaisarganj. More than 2.5 crore electorate, including 1.37 crore male and 1.14 crore female are expected to exercise their franchise in the this phase.

Besides grandsons of former PM Indira Gandhi Rahul and Varun contesting from adjacent Amethi and Sultanpur seats, this phase would also decide fate of a number of stalwarts, including Union Minister Beni Prasad Verma (Gonda) and cricketer turned politician Mohd Kaif (Phulpur). ugg flip flops

Rahul and V ugg flip flops arun arecontesting from Amethi and Sultanpur seats.

Congress state president Nirmal Khatri (Faizabad), poet turned politician Kumar Vishwas, and “bahu” of tinsel town and BJP Rajya Sabha member Smriti Irani, are also in the fray. In Amethi, while Vishwas is banking on the power of “aam aadmi”, Irani is trying to cash in on M ugg flip flops odi wave and by highlighting “lack of development” in Rahul’s 10 year regime as MP.

As Congress star campaigner Priyanka Gandhi campaigned extensively for her brother Rahul holding meetings and roadshow, the Congress Vice President himself undertook a whirlwind tour of his constituency and attempted to strike an emotional chord with the electorate.

In Gonda, Beni Prasad Verma is seeking a second term from Gonda. The Congress leader, who had at times put leaders of his own party to embarrassment, is said to be facing a stiff resistance from BJP and SP candidates. Congress’ Nirmal Khatri will also face an uphill task to retain his seat from Faizabad.

BJP’s Varun Gandhi has shifted his base from Pilibhit, from where he was elected last time, to Sultanpur which is adjacent to his cousin Rahul’s Amethi constituency. Congress has pitted Amita Singh, wife of sitting Rajya Sabha MP Sanjay Singh, in Sultanpur against Varun.

India’s former international cricketer, Mohd Kaif will not find it easy making his Lok Sabha debut from Phulpur constituency.

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