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Gorakhpur Tragedy: Probe report quiet on Oxygen supply

New Delhi: In Uttar Pradesh a five member probe team headed by Additional Commissioner Gorakhpur Division is quiet in its report on whether breakdown in oxygen supply was responsible for the recent deaths of children at BRD Medical college, Gorakhpur. The state government has been repeatedly denying that disruption in oxygen supply as the reason for the deaths. The committee has held responsible two employees of accounts department of the college for delay in payments to the oxygen supplier.
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Modi’s Kashmir Initiative Welcomed Across All Sections

New Delhi: Leaders across political spectrum in Jammu and Kashmir have welcomed Prime Minister NarendraModi outreach on Kashmir issue. MrModion Tuesday in his Independence Day speech had said that Kashmir problem cannot be resolved by either bullets or by abuses and that a solution can be found by embracing them. 

PDP President and Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti stressed that only dialogue can resolve problems. Senior BJP leader and Deputy Chief Minister Nirmal Singh said that the Prime Minister's statement on Jammu and Kashmir reflects the resolve of the nation and democratic values, as he urged separatists and militants to use the opportunity to return to the mainstream.

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All Kailash Mansarovar Yatris Safe

New Delhi: In the wake of cloudburst incidents in Uttarakhand, the External Affairs Ministry has said that all KailashMansarovar pilgrims are safe and secure and Uttarakhand government is in constant touch with them.

MEA spokesperson Raveesh Kumar in a tweet yesterday said that Uttarakhand government and the Indo-Tibetan Border Police are taking steps to ensure a safe journey for pilgrims. Two cloudbursts hit Uttarakhand'sPithoragarh district on Monday.