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The Morning Wrap: Flood Fears Heighten in Kashmir; Property Tax Arrears Drives Man To Suicide

Kashmiri villagers and officials search for bodies of victims following landslides due to heavy rainfall in the village of Laden some 45 Kilometers (28 miles) west of Srinagar, Indian-controlled Kashmir, Monday, March 30, 2015. Hundreds of Kashmiris in both India and Pakistan moved to higher ground Monday as rain-swollen rivers swamped parts of the disputed Himalayan region placed under an emergency flood alert just six months after some 600 people died in flooding that left the region in shambles. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin)

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In the wake of forecasts of more rain, Srinagar saw thousands of shopkeepers moving out goods from their shops and people ferrying their families to safer areas as the water level in the Jhelum kept rising till this Monday evening.

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A 46-year-old man committed suicide after local municipal authorities parked a garbage-filled tractor in front of his house in Punganur, Tamil Nadu to "shame" him over non-payment of property tax arrears.

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Dhanmanjiri Sathe says in The Indian Express that to go forward on the contentious land acquisition bill, the Centre must also consider successful methods that have been implemented in states.

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