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2 killed in J&K avalanche as rain, snow

2 killed in J&K avalanche as rain, snow

New Delhi/Srinagar/Shimla, Jan 22: Rain and snowfall lashed many parts of north India on Tuesday, with two people getting killed in an avalanche in Jammu and Kashmir, officials said. Eighty-seven people, 70 of them students, were rescued after their two buses got stuck in heavy snowfall in Himachal Pradesh.

Modi slams Cong at NRI meet

Modi slams Cong at NRI meet

Varanasi, Jan 22: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday referred to former premier Rajiv Gandhi's remarks on corruption in the country to attack the Congress, saying the party that ruled for years did nothing to stop the "loot", while his government put an end to it and transferred about Rs 5,80,000 crore directly to the people under various schemes.

Thackeray memorial

Thackeray memorial

The BJP-led Maharashtra government on Tuesday approved Rs 100 crore for the construction of a memorial for late Shiv Sena founder Bal Thackeray, a move seen as an attempt to reach out to the bickering ally ahead of the general election. The decision of the state cabinet to approve the funds came on the eve of the birth anniversary of Thackeray.

Police had tough time, but efficiently

Police had tough time, but efficiently

Police personnel had a tough challenge to manage emotionally charged crowd, but efficiently maintained order on the premises of Siddaganga Mutt. As the day drew to a close, number of devotees was increasing in thousands. Yet, the men in khaki are staring at a bigger challenge on Tuesday, the day Sri Shivakumara Swamiji will be laid to rest.

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