Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) chief Yasin Malik was arrested by police here on Saturday.A spokesman of the JKLF said Malik was arrested from his residence in Maisuma area.Malik along with Hurriyat leaders Syed Ali Geelani and Mirwaiz Umer Farooq has been spearheading the separatist resistance in the Kashmir Valley for over one year.
18 dead as rain batters Bihar for third day
Battered by heavy rainfall for the third consecutive day, Bihar recorded at least 18 deaths on Sunday due to inundated streets, water-logged railway tracks and marooned business establishments.The State capital continued to be among the worst affected, with some parts submerged in water levels rising up to the chest and its residents being rescued with the help of municipal cranes normally used for moving earth.“It is nature’s fury before which man is often helpless. We are, however, trying our best. The problem is we have no idea how long the downpour which caps a prolonged dry spell causing a drought-like situation is going to last.“Even the weather department seems clueless, making different predictions at different points of time,” Chief Minister Nitish Kumar told reporters.He was speaking after holding a meeting with officials including those of the disaster management department where he also interacted with officials in the other districts through video conferencing.He later drove through the water-logged streets and the worst-affected localities issuing instructions to officials.The cranes turned saviours as these were used to pick up people — many of them girls and boys from far-off districts who came here for studies and put up at hostels — stranded in places rendered inaccessible through normal modes of transport. Business has been hit badly as even drug stores were forced to keep the shutters down for fear of the stocks getting damaged and even swept away by the gushing water.The East Central Railway, head-quartered in Hajipur and covering most parts of the State, said many trains had been cancelled, short-terminated or diverted on account of water-logging and damage caused to bridges.ECR Chief Public Relations Officer also said, “All trains passing through Patna junction have been mandated to stop at Danapur as well. The move has been taken to bring some relief to the people who are greatly inconvenienced by the water-logging inside and around the junction.Air traffic has also been affected as GoAir announced on Twitter that it had diverted its flights from Mumbai to Lucknow and those from Delhi to Varanasi.The air carrier, along with IndiGo, issued advisories to passengers from the city to leave for the airport well in advance, apprehending traffic snarls.SpiceJet also urged passengers to “keep a check on flight status” since movement of flights could get affected “due to bad weather in Patna”.
UAAP Softball: Lady Falcons slip past Tigresses
John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Read Next Also-ran Ateneo also pulled off a 3-2 stunner over University of the East to put an end to its 10-game losing slide.The Lady Warriors suffered their fifth defeat in 10 games.In baseball Sunday, La Salle walloped UST, 11-1 to maintain its grip of first place at 6-1.Defending champion Ateneo dropped NU, 5-3, while Adamson clobbered UP, 13-3 to continue their arms race for the two championship berths.The Blue Eagles and the Falcons remain tied at second with their identical 6-2 cards.ADVERTISEMENT Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university PLAY LIST 01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Families in US enclave in north Mexico hold sad Thanksgiving Nadal unfazed by rankings race on return MOST READ LATEST STORIES UST, meanwhile, dropped to 7-3 but remained in seconds place.In the other matches, National University moved closer in securing a spot in the Final Four with a 10-4 blasting of La Salle.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe Lady Bulldogs had it their way in the sixth inning, scoring six runs to wiggle out of a 4-all deadlock and escape the Lady Batters.NU rose to 6-4 to claim solo third. Google honors food scientist, banana ketchup inventor and war hero Maria Orosa Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH AFP official booed out of forum Pussycat Dolls set for reunion tour after 10-year hiatus Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments LOOK: Iya Villania meets ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ cast in Mexico UAAP Softball. FILE PHOTOKrisha Cantor reveled in the spotlight as she helped Adamson clinch the first Final Four berth in the UAAP Season 80 softball tournament after eking out a tight 2-1 victory over University of Santo Tomas Monday at Rizal Memorial Baseball Stadium.Cantor delivered the match-clinching RBI off Tigresses pitcher Ann Antolihao as pinch runner Ivy Capistrano ran home in the bottom seventh to give the Lady Falcons their ninth win in 10 outings.ADVERTISEMENT