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Himanchal Building collapse Seven persons, including six Army men, died.



Seven persons, including six Armymen, died and several sustained injuries after a building collapsed amid heavy rain in Solan district of Himachal Pradesh. At least six persons were still feared trapped, officials said on July 15.

The rescued, who sustained several injuries, have been admitted to a hospital nearby, as teams of the NDRF, and personnel from the army, state home guard and fire department are engaged in the rescue operations.

The building located on the Nahan-Kumarhatti road housed a restaurant on the top floor. It caved in due to torrential rains in the area.

Solan Deputy Commissioner K.C. Chaman said that so far seven persons had died in the incident. “Six of them are Armymen while one is a civilian. At least six more people are feared trapped and rescue operation is under way,” he said.

Meanwhile, Chief Minister Jairam Thakur visited the spot to take stock of the rescue efforts. He ordered a FIR against the restaurant owner and said that an inquiry will be carried out to ascertain the reasons behind the incident. “Rescue operations started on time, then we called NDRF too,” he said. He further added, “The reason for the collapse will be clear after the report comes out. There was surely some problem with the structure of the building.”




PM Modi departs for two-day visit to Bhutan




New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be on two day visit to Bhutan to discuss relations with India and to strengthen bilateral ties with the Himalayan nation in various fields. This is Modi’s second visit to Bhutan, first since reelection.

Modi will arrive at Paro International Airport on Saturday 17th August and will be there till 19th August. PM Modi will discuss their relations in various fields. According to reports one of the talks will be on accessing of RuPay cards in Bhutan. Before departure it is said that it will talk on partnerships from “Neighborhood Policy’.

PM Modi will meet Prime Minister of Bhutan today at 4 pm in the evening. During the visit, the Prime Minister is expected to receive audiences with Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, the King of Bhutan and Jigme Singye Wangchuck, the fourth King of Bhutan nd hold talks with his Bhutanese counterpart Dr Lotay Tshering. The Prime Minister will also address the students of Royal University of Bhutan there.

He would also visit national Museum at Chorten the next day. “The visit is in keeping with the tradition of regular high -level exchanges between the two countries and provides an opportunity to the two sides to discuss ways to further strengthen and diversify the bilateral partnership, including economic and development co-operation, hydropower co-operation, people -to-people-ties as well as share views on regional matters and other issues of National Interest” an MEA statement said.

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