Amarnath Yatra resumes, Mumbai rains, and and other news in pictures

A batch of pilgrims leaves for Amarnath Yatra, in Jammu on July 9, 2018.

A batch of pilgrims leaves for Amarnath Yatra, in Jammu on July 9, 2018.

 

1:45 pm

Over 6,000 pilgrims on way to Kashmir

The Amarnath Yatra resumed from Jammu on July 9 after a day-long suspension allegedly due to apprehensions of law and order problems on the second death anniversary of Hizbul Mujahideen terrorist Burhan Wani. The resumption of the yatra came as a major relief to thousands of pilgrims who were left stranded here for the past several days due to various reasons, primarily the inclement weather in the area around the 3,880-metre high holy cave shrine of Amarnath. A fresh batch of 6,162 pilgrims, including 1,360 women and 222 Sadhus on July 9 left the winter capital for the twin base camps of Baltal and Pahalgam in Kashmir, officials said. - PTI

10:30 am

Rains continue in Mumbai

The Nallasopara station in Mumbai's Western line in inundated due to rains.

The Nallasopara station in Mumbai's Western line in inundated due to rains.

 

Most of the Mumbai region woke up to yet another day of incessant rainfall on Monday morning, causing waterlogging at several places and submerging rail tracks on some routes. There were delays in suburban trains, and many bus routes had to be diverted. Unusually, parts of south Mumbai, including Hutatma Smarak, Churchgate, Cuffe Parade, experienced waterlogging, with the BMC blaming ongoing Mumbai Metro excavation.

The Nallasopara station in Mumbai's Western line in inundated due to rains.

The Nallasopara station in Mumbai's Western line in inundated due to rains.

 

9:30 am

Vice President in Vijayawada

Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu arrives at the golden jubilee celebrations at St. John's school in Gannavaram on Monday.

Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu arrives at the golden jubilee celebrations at St. John's school in Gannavaram on Monday.

 

9:00 am

Thai cave rescue bid enters day two

Classmates react after a teacher announces that some of the 12 schoolboys who were trapped inside a flooded cave, have been rescued, at Mae Sai Prasitsart school, in the northern province of Chiang Rai.

Classmates react after a teacher announces that some of the 12 schoolboys who were trapped inside a flooded cave, have been rescued, at Mae Sai Prasitsart school, in the northern province of Chiang Rai.

 

A treacherous rescue bid to free a youth football team trapped in a flooded Thai cave entered its second day Monday, with nine of the “Wild Boars” still inside after elite divers guided four out. Thailand has waited anxiously for news of the safe return of the boys and their 25-year-old coach since they became trapped in the Tham Luang cave complex on June 23, in a saga that has dominated global headlines. They spent nine days unaccounted for inside the cave, before British divers found the emaciated and dishevelled group huddling on a muddy bank. On Sunday four members of the “Wild Boar” team were successfully brought out from the cave, after authorities decided they had to rush ahead with a rescue operation to beat monsoon rains. - AFP

8:30 am

Over 80 killed in Japan rains

 Local residents receive emergency water supply near a flooded area at Mihara Daini junior high school, which is acting as an emergency water supplying station, in Mihara, Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan.

Local residents receive emergency water supply near a flooded area at Mihara Daini junior high school, which is acting as an emergency water supplying station, in Mihara, Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan.

 

The death toll from torrential rain and landslides in western Japan rose to 88 people early on Monday, with dozens still missing after the rescue of more than 2,000 stranded in the city of Kurashiki. Evacuation orders were in place for nearly 2 million people and landslide warnings were issued in many prefectures. In hard-hit western Japan, emergency services and military personnel used helicopters and boats to rescue people from swollen rivers and buildings, including a hospital. - Reuters

8:00 am

Spanish bull fighting festival

 Spanish bullfighter Emilio de Justo, performs during a bullfight at the San Fermin Festival in Pamplona, northern Spain. Revelers from around the world flock to Pamplona every year to take part in the eight days of the running of the bulls.

Spanish bullfighter Emilio de Justo, performs during a bullfight at the San Fermin Festival in Pamplona, northern Spain. Revelers from around the world flock to Pamplona every year to take part in the eight days of the running of the bulls.

 

Authorities say four runners have been sent to hospital after being knocked over or falling during the third day of bull races at Spain’s annual San Fermin festival in Pamplona. Tomas Belzunegui, a spokesman with Navarra’s Provincial hospital, tells reporters that two of the injured suffered head injuries while the others were severely bruised. Monday’s run with famously fierce bulls from the Cebada Gago ranch left participants scrambling franticly to escape the beasts as they accompanied them to the city’s bullring. The animals broke up in two separate groups in a race that lasted a mere 2 minutes and 33 seconds. Falls or trampling by the bulls cause most injuries. Some runners are occasionally gored along the 930-yard (850-meter) route, immortalized in Ernest Hemingway’s 1926 novel “The Sun Also Rises.” - AP

Revellers run next to a fighting bull from the Cebada Gago ranch accompanied by steers during the third day of the running of the bulls at the San Fermin Festival in Pamplona, northern Spain on  July 9, 2018.

Revellers run next to a fighting bull from the Cebada Gago ranch accompanied by steers during the third day of the running of the bulls at the San Fermin Festival in Pamplona, northern Spain on July 9, 2018.

(With inputs from Agencies)


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