Daily Archives: March 29, 2015

Flash floods damage houses, roads in Kashmir

Kash Floods

Srinagar, March 29 (IANS) Flash floods triggered by incessant rain have damaged scores of houses, school buildings and other structures besides snapping road connectivity in the Kashmir Valley, an official said on Sunday.

“Over 80 structures, including residential homes, school buildings and other structures, have suffered damage due to flash floods since Saturday,” an administrative officer told IANS here.

The Srinagar-Jammu National Highway was closed following landslides at a number of places on Sunday.

Australia crush New Zealand, claim historic fifth Cup

WC 2015

Melbourne, March 29 (IANS) Australia became the first team to clinch five cricket World Cup titles, crushing traditional rivals New Zealand by seven wickets in the final of the 11th quadrennial tournament at the majestic Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) here on Sunday.

New Zealand’s hopes of trouncing their trans-Tasman big brothers — and 2015 World Cup co-hosts — in the latter’s backyard fizzled out as they were reduced to 39/3 in the 13th over. Grant Elliot (83) and Ross Taylor (40) sought to defy the odds with a 111-run stand for the fourth wicket, but in vain.