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JCB machine buried under soil as landslide hits Himachal

(Rptg, correcting headline)
Shimla, May 15 (UNI) A JCB machine and a pickup truck got buried under the heap of soil after a portion of land tract loosened and slid at Jotmarg near Chamba on Wednesday morning.
Executive Engineer of Public Works Department Jeet Singh Thakur confirmed the incident and said that while the work of widening was on progress about 100 meter long hillock came down the road burring a JCB machine and a pickup truck parked near the spot, whereas the JCB operator was trapped under its debris.
As the driver of pickup truck who rushed out of the vehicle during the incident sustained injuries was later admitted to Dr Rajendra Prasad Government Medical College Kangra and was reported to be critical.

Rescue teams were deployed on the spot while after five hours of operation they did not succeed to find out the missing JCB driver.
Police Chief of Chamba Dr Monica said that a police team was sent to the spot.
She said that search operation was on and vehicular traffic restricted on the Jot-Khajiyar highway in
the district.
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Punjab: Hoshiarpur records three new Covid cases

14 Jul 2020 | 10:30 PM

Hoshiarpur, Jul 14 (UNI) Three more people tested positive for COVID-19 in the district on Tuesday taking the number of infected to 210.

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Punjab: 63 more patients recover from Covid-19 in Jalandhar

14 Jul 2020 | 10:09 PM

Jalandhar, Jul 14 (UNI) As many as 63 more patients were cured and discharged from novel Coronavirus here on Tuesday.

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Storm in desert state: Cong drops Pilot, two other ministers, Gehlot claims majority, BJP wants proof

Storm in desert state: Cong drops Pilot, two other ministers, Gehlot claims majority, BJP wants proof

14 Jul 2020 | 9:43 PM

Jaipur/New Delhi, Jul 14 (UNI) The Congress party on Tuesday removed its Rajasthan leader and deputy chief minister Sachin Pilot from all posts on the charges of 'anti-party' activities.

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Dairy faces severe loss due to COVID-19 in UP

14 Jul 2020 | 9:21 PM

Lucknow Jul 14 (UNI) Following the lockdown, the four-month-long closure of the state run primary and upper primary school which is likely to be extended further, has hit the dairy industry hard as mid day meal is not served in schools in Uttar Pradesh .

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CGFS ration card holders to get 5 kg foodgrains free of cost till Nov

14 Jul 2020 | 9:21 PM

Raipur, Jul 14 (UNI) Chhattisgarh government has decided to distribute 5 kg rice per
person per month from July 2020 to November 2020 on ration cards (except APL category)
issued under the Chhattisgarh Food Security Act, in line with the ration cards issued
under National Food Security Act. Maximum entitlement of total food grains per person /
card per month will be equal to the maximum entitlement of food grains issued under CGFS
and NFSA.

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