Today in pics: Heavy rains predicted in Uttarakhand

Uttarakhand government has issued an advisory asking civil and police administration to shift people to safe places and ensure no more loss of life and property after MeT department predicted heavy rains in Chamoli and several areas of Kumaon region in the next 72 hours.  (IE Photo: Tashi Tobgyal)
Uttarakhand government has issued an advisory asking civil and police administration to shift people to safe places and ensure no more loss of life and property after MeT department predicted heavy rains in Chamoli and several areas of Kumaon region in the next 72 hours. (IE Photo: Tashi Tobgyal)
Chairman of the Indian Space Research Organisation, Dr. K.Radhakrishnan with wife offered prayers to Lord Venkateswara at Tirumala after the successful launch of ISRO’s PSLV -C22 lifting off from the Satish Dhawan Space Research Centre at Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh on today morning. (IE Photo)
Chairman of the Indian Space Research Organisation, Dr. K.Radhakrishnan with wife offered prayers to Lord Venkateswara at Tirumala after the successful launch of ISRO’s PSLV -C22 lifting off from the Satish Dhawan Space Research Centre at Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh on today morning. (IE Photo)
K.S.Sreenivasa Raju, Joint Executive Officer, temple officials and priests gave a warm welcome to the ISRO chairman.  In a landmark late night journey into a new era of space application, India yesterday successfully launched its first dedicated navigation satellite using the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle which blasted off from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre. (IE Photo)
K.S.Sreenivasa Raju, Joint Executive Officer, temple officials and priests gave a warm welcome to the ISRO chairman.
In a landmark late night journey into a new era of space application, India yesterday successfully launched its first dedicated navigation satellite using the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle which blasted off from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre. (IE Photo)
A Superintendent of Police along with his driver and three security guards was killed in a Maoist attack in Jharkhand's Pakur district on July 2. Pakur SP Amarjit Balihar, a 2003 batch IPS officer, his driver and the guards were ambushed by the Naxals when they were returning to Pakur, after attending a meeting in Dumka, a senior official said.Investigating officers arrive at the spot after  Maoists' attack at Kathikhund near Dumka. (PTI)
A Superintendent of Police along with his driver and three security guards was killed in a Maoist attack in Jharkhand's Pakur district on July 2. Pakur SP Amarjit Balihar, a 2003 batch IPS officer, his driver and the guards were ambushed by the Naxals when they were returning to Pakur, after attending a meeting in Dumka, a senior official said.
Investigating officers arrive at the spot after Maoists' attack at Kathikhund near Dumka. (PTI)
The incident took place near the forests of Amrapa, nearly 400 km from capital Ranchi. The extremists exploded bombs and opened fire on the police vehicles. People look at blood stains inside a car. (PTI)
The incident took place near the forests of Amrapa, nearly 400 km from capital Ranchi. The extremists exploded bombs and opened fire on the police vehicles.
People look at blood stains inside a car. (PTI)
Two other policemen who were injured have been admitted to hospital, Dumka Deputy Commissioner Harsh Mangala said. The senior officer had been targeted by extremists in the past due to his tough stand against the Maoists in Pakur, which has their strong presence. A policeman shows bullet cartridges after an attach by Maoist rebels at Kathikund, Dumka. (PTI)
Two other policemen who were injured have been admitted to hospital, Dumka Deputy Commissioner Harsh Mangala said. The senior officer had been targeted by extremists in the past due to his tough stand against the Maoists in Pakur, which has their strong presence.
A policeman shows bullet cartridges after an attach by Maoist rebels at Kathikund, Dumka. (PTI)
He is the second SP to fall to the rebels' bullets in the region. On October 4, 2000, the ultras of the People's War, now merged with CPI (Maoist), had killed Lohardaga SP Ajay Kumar Singh in undivided Bihar.An injured policeman being treated at a hospital after landmine explosion triggred by maoist rebels at Kathikund, Dumka. (PTI) Ahead: Sooraj Pancholi out of jail
He is the second SP to fall to the rebels' bullets in the region. On October 4, 2000, the ultras of the People's War, now merged with CPI (Maoist), had killed Lohardaga SP Ajay Kumar Singh in undivided Bihar.
An injured policeman being treated at a hospital after landmine explosion triggred by maoist rebels at Kathikund, Dumka. (PTI)

Ahead: Sooraj Pancholi out of jail
Three weeks after his arrest in the Jiah Khan suicide case, Sooraj Pancholi, son of Bollywood actor Aditya Pancholi, was released from prison on July 2 after the Bombay High Court granted him bail.  Sooraj, who was granted bail on monday walked out of the Arthur Road Jail in central Mumbai with his parents. (IE Photo: Ganesh Shirsekar)
Three weeks after his arrest in the Jiah Khan suicide case, Sooraj Pancholi, son of Bollywood actor Aditya Pancholi, was released from prison on July 2 after the Bombay High Court granted him bail.
Sooraj, who was granted bail on monday walked out of the Arthur Road Jail in central Mumbai with his parents. (IE Photo: Ganesh Shirsekar)
Granting relief to Sooraj, the Bombay High Court had observed that the 22-year-old aspiring actor can't be held solely responsible for the "impulsive" act of his actress-girlfriend. "No doubt it was unfortunate that a young girl has committed suicide. She (Jiah) must have been impulsive and he (Sooraj) cannot be held solely responsible for it," Justice Sadhna Jadhav had observed. (IE Photo: Ganesh Shirsekar)
Granting relief to Sooraj, the Bombay High Court had observed that the 22-year-old aspiring actor can't be held solely responsible for the "impulsive" act of his actress-girlfriend.
"No doubt it was unfortunate that a young girl has committed suicide. She (Jiah) must have been impulsive and he (Sooraj) cannot be held solely responsible for it," Justice Sadhna Jadhav had observed. (IE Photo: Ganesh Shirsekar)
The Bombay High Court had observed the letter (on the basis of which Sooraj was arrested), purportedly written by Jiah and recovered from her house, could not be taken as a suicide note as it is not addressed to anyone and was undated. (IE Photo: Ganesh Shirsekar) Ahead: Sheila Dikshit meets Lt. Governor Najeeb Jung
The Bombay High Court had observed the letter (on the basis of which Sooraj was arrested), purportedly written by Jiah and recovered from her house, could not be taken as a suicide note as it is not addressed to anyone and was undated. (IE Photo: Ganesh Shirsekar)

Ahead: Sheila Dikshit meets Lt. Governor Najeeb Jung
A day after being named Delhi's Lieutenant Governor, Najeeb Jung said that law and order in the Capital would be his top priority. Jung, who is Vice-Chancellor of the Jamia Millia Islamia, takes over from Tejendra Khanna who came under fire for his handling of the situation in the wake of the December 16 gangrape and the public uproar that followed. (IE Photo: Oinam Anand)
A day after being named Delhi's Lieutenant Governor, Najeeb Jung said that law and order in the Capital would be his top priority. Jung, who is Vice-Chancellor of the Jamia Millia Islamia, takes over from Tejendra Khanna who came under fire for his handling of the situation in the wake of the December 16 gangrape and the public uproar that followed. (IE Photo: Oinam Anand)
"I would imagine that law and order would be my top priority," Jung said at his Jamia office on Tuesday. He maintained that as a Lt Governor, his priorities in office would be the same as any other citizen of Delhi including security of women and Delhi's expansion. "When I get going, my priorities would be based on this." (IE Photo: Oinam Anand)
"I would imagine that law and order would be my top priority," Jung said at his Jamia office on Tuesday. He maintained that as a Lt Governor, his priorities in office would be the same as any other citizen of Delhi including security of women and Delhi's expansion. "When I get going, my priorities would be based on this." (IE Photo: Oinam Anand)
Incidentally, Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit have not been on the best of terms, particularly over issues of law and order and land - both are under the Lt Governor's purview. When he was asked about the friction between the Delhi government and the Lt Governor's office in the past, Jung said, "If the ambitions of the government and the LG are the same, that we should provide good law and order, then I see no conflict." (IE Photo: Oinam Anand)Ahead: Eligible yet denied admission, allege many DU hopefuls
Incidentally, Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit have not been on the best of terms, particularly over issues of law and order and land - both are under the Lt Governor's purview. When he was asked about the friction between the Delhi government and the Lt Governor's office in the past, Jung said, "If the ambitions of the government and the LG are the same, that we should provide good law and order, then I see no conflict." (IE Photo: Oinam Anand)

Ahead: Eligible yet denied admission, allege many DU hopefuls
As second cut-off list for Delhi University's undergraduate courses was announced and admissions in college continued in full swing, several applicants continued to allege that colleges had denied them admissions. Colleges, on the other hand, expressed their helplessness on the matter by stating that the number of students admitted by them far exceeded the sanctioned strength and admissions would have to take place on the basis of the new list and not the first cut-offs.Students during their test performance to get art and culture quota for admission. (IE Photo: Praveen Khanna)
As second cut-off list for Delhi University's undergraduate courses was announced and admissions in college continued in full swing, several applicants continued to allege that colleges had denied them admissions. Colleges, on the other hand, expressed their helplessness on the matter by stating that the number of students admitted by them far exceeded the sanctioned strength and admissions would have to take place on the basis of the new list and not the first cut-offs.
Students during their test performance to get art and culture quota for admission. (IE Photo: Praveen Khanna)
The university rules state that no college can deny admission to a student if the student meets the cut-off percentage and other eligibility requirements. According to CVS officials, with more than 200 admissions, the number of students admitted in English was around four times higher than the sanctioned intake. Thus, in the general category, the admissions for English were closed with the first list.Students during their test performance to get art and culture quota for admission.  (IE Photo: Praveen Khanna)
The university rules state that no college can deny admission to a student if the student meets the cut-off percentage and other eligibility requirements. According to CVS officials, with more than 200 admissions, the number of students admitted in English was around four times higher than the sanctioned intake. Thus, in the general category, the admissions for English were closed with the first list.
Students during their test performance to get art and culture quota for admission. (IE Photo: Praveen Khanna)
The second cut-off list released by DU only saw a marginal fall in the cut-offs in top North Campus colleges. As a result, the number of withdrawals in the off-campus colleges, which saw a huge rush of applicants, is still meager.Students during their test performance to get art and culture quota for admission.  (IE Photo: Praveen Khanna)
The second cut-off list released by DU only saw a marginal fall in the cut-offs in top North Campus colleges. As a result, the number of withdrawals in the off-campus colleges, which saw a huge rush of applicants, is still meager.
Students during their test performance to get art and culture quota for admission. (IE Photo: Praveen Khanna)

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