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BS Web Team  | New Delhi 


The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday approved a special package of Rs 520 crore for Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh under the Rural Livelihood Mission (NRLM), Union Minister Prakash Javadekar said.

Addressing a press conference, Javadekar said the package will ensure sufficient funds under the mission to both the Union Territories.

The decision is in line with Centre's aim to universalise all centrally sponsored beneficiary-oriented schemes in Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh in a time-bound manner, he said.

The Supreme Court has began hearings on a batch of petitions that have raised issues concerning the six-month on loan payments announced in view of the Covid-19 pandemic. The pleas on Tuesday came up for hearing before a Bench, comprising Justices Ashok Bhushan, R S Reddy and M R Shah, which said it would hear the matter on Wednesday.

Several residential areas in Hyderabad and suburbs remained inundated today as unprecedented rainfall has left at least 13 people dead. Hyderabad has been lashed by rains since Tuesday evening. The heavy rains under the impact of deep depression wrecked havoc in the Telangana capital as overflowing lakes and open nalas flooded roads and colonies. The highest rainfall in over a century paralysed the city and outskirts, plunging hundreds of colonies into darkness.

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