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  • 2 civilians killed, 3 injured in heavy shelling and firing by Pakistani Rangers on civilians areas along IB in Kathua-Jammu sectors: Police
40,000 residents in J&K migrate amid escalating border tension
Administration evacuating people from Treva village at Arnia sector in Jammu. Tribune Photo: Inderjeet Singh

40,000 residents in J&K migrate amid escalating border tension

23 May 2018 | 9:48 AM

JAMMU: Over 40,000 border villagers were forced to migrate from their homes as the Pakistan Rangers continued targeting civilian and defence facilities in Jammu, Samba and Kathua districts on Wednesday, police said.

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Jammu, May 23

Over 40,000 border villagers were forced to migrate from their homes as the Pakistan Rangers continued targeting civilian and defence facilities in Jammu, Samba and Kathua districts on Wednesday, police said.

While some of the migrants have taken shelter in makeshift camps set up by the administration, most others preferred to shift to the houses of relatives and friends.

Each household has left behind a male member to fend for the cattle and guard their homes from burglars.

The Pakistani side resorted to unprovoked shelling and firing at the Border Security Force and civilian facilities for the third consecutive on Wednesday, a police officer said.

Although the BSF was strongly and effectively retaliating, the officer said that there were confirmed large scale migration from R.S. Pura, Arnia, Ramgarh and other sectors close to the international border (IB).

On Tuesday, 18 civilians were injured in the Pakistani shelling in R.S. Pura and Ramgarh sectors.

Those with serious injuries were referred by attending doctors to government medical college hospital in Jammu.

Dozens of cattle have also perished in Pakistani shelling while houses and other structures have suffered huge damages. IANS

Kumaraswamy to take oath as Karnataka CM today

Kumaraswamy to take oath as Karnataka CM today

23 May 2018 | 10:25 AM

BENGALURU: Janata Dal (Secular) leader H.D. Kumaraswamy is set to take oath as Karnataka Chief Minister at the Grand Steps of Vidhana Soudha, at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday.

Air travellers may soon get compensation for loss, damage of baggage

Air travellers may soon get compensation for loss, damage of baggage

23 May 2018 | 9:56 AM

NEW DELHI: The air passenger citizen charter for domestic sector has proposed that an airline will have to pay Rs 3,000 for loss of baggage and Rs 1,000 for damage.

Bandaru Dattatreya's 21-year-old son dies of heart attack

Bandaru Dattatreya's 21-year-old son dies of heart attack

23 May 2018 | 9:46 AM

MUSHEERABAD: BJP MP and former Union Minister, Bandaru Dattatreya's 21-year-old son Vaishnav died of a heart attack on Wednesday.

Naxals blow up BJP MP’s farmhouse in Chhattisgarh ahead of CM’s visit

Naxals blow up BJP MP’s farmhouse in Chhattisgarh ahead of CM’s visit

23 May 2018 | 10:46 AM

RAIPUR: Naxals blew up the farmhouse of a BJP MP with IEDs in Chhattisgarh’s Kanker district, ahead of CM Raman Singh’s visit to the area, police said on Wednesday.

Karnataka just a 'trailer', ‘real cinema' in 2019: AP Minister

Karnataka just a 'trailer', ‘real cinema' in 2019: AP Minister

23 May 2018 | 10:44 AM

Andhra Pradesh IT Minister Nara Lokesh said that what happened to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Karnataka Assembly polls was just a ‘trailer' and that a ‘real cinema' would be shown in 2019 General Election.

Prez apology to Shimla after boy’s open letter

Prez apology to Shimla after boy’s open letter

23 May 2018 | 10:45 AM

SHIMLA:After an open letter by a Shimla boy highlighting public discomfort owing to President Ram Nath Kovind’s movement in the hill town for the civic reception, the visiting dignitary on Tuesday apologised for the trouble even as he took a stroll on Mall Road and purchased books.

India 145th among 195 countries in health care access, quality

India 145th among 195 countries in health care access, quality

23 May 2018 | 10:20 AM

NEW DELHI: India ranks 145th among 195 countries in terms of quality and accessibility of healthcare, behind its neighbours like China, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Bhutan, according to a Lancet study.

Won’t withdraw Jat quota stir violence cases: Haryana to HC

Won’t withdraw Jat quota stir violence cases: Haryana to HC

23 May 2018 | 1:56 AM

CHANDIGARH:Efforts by the Haryana Government to withdraw cases registered during the 2016 Jat reservation stir hit a roadblock on Tuesday with its Advocate-General Baldev Raj Mahajan giving an undertaking in the Punjab and Haryana High Court that the state will not pursue withdrawal at least till July 11 — the next date of hearing in the case.

Akal Takht sets up Sikh Film Censor Board

Akal Takht sets up Sikh Film Censor Board

23 May 2018 | 10:36 AM

AMRITSAR: Akal Takht constituted the Sikh Film Censor Board (SFCB) on Tuesday. Akal Takht Jathedar Giani Gurbachan Singh said it would be mandatory to submit the script before the SFCB before making a film, documentary, animation, play or feature based on the Sikh religion.

Rohingya militants massacred nearly 100 Hindus: Report

Rohingya militants massacred nearly 100 Hindus: Report

23 May 2018 | 10:34 AM

NAYPYIDAW: Members of a Rohingya militant group allegedly massacred as many as 99 people, including women and children, in Hindu villages in Myanmar’s Rakhine state in 2017, according to a new Amnesty International report.


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CITY FOCUS

Babla, Kher spar in full public view

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23 May 2018 | 2:08 AM

CHANDIGARH: High drama was witnessed during the foundation stone-laying ceremony of badminton courts and a swimming pool at Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 27, after Congress councilor Devinder Singh Babla opposed the decision of the Administration to invite Member of Parliament Kirron Kher to lay the foundation stone of the project.

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Week after inmates’ escape, four jail officials suspended

23 May 2018 | 1:33 AM

Minister for Jails Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa on Tuesday ordered the suspension of four officials for dereliction of duty leading to fleeing of two prisoners from Ludhiana Central Jail.

Govt seeks report on land deals for Jalandhar bypass

23 May 2018 | 1:33 AM

JALANDHAR: Taking cognisance of a May 6 report exposing a shady deal to purchase chunks of 380 acres to be acquired by the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) for the construction of Jalandhar bypass, the Punjab government has sought a report on the same from the Punjab Town Planning Department.

Scientists: No major contamination in Beas

23 May 2018 | 1:33 AM

AMRITSAR: Putting an end to all speculations, scientists of Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (GADVASU), Ludhiana, have concluded that no major contamination has been found in the Beas riverwater sample and that the heavy casualty of aquatic life was due to acidic pH and low dissolved oxygen.

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HC raps state for misleading report on helmet-less riding

HC raps state for misleading report on helmet-less riding

23 May 2018 | 1:02 AM

CHANDIGARH: Censuring the Haryana Police for its failure to apply brakes to the menace of helmet-less riding in the state, the Punjab and Haryana High Court today dubbed the situation as “very bad” before summoning two IGP-level officers.

Nostalgic, Prez walks down memory lane

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23 May 2018 | 12:42 AM

SHIMLA: Highlighting the emotional connect he has with Himachal, which he visited for the first time in 1974, President Ram Nath Kovind on Tuesday said the land of gods and valiant soldiers had today earned the reputation of a model hill state that others were emulating.

Shelling spreads along entire IB

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23 May 2018 | 9:43 AM

ARNIA (IB):Almost the entire stretch of the 198-km-long International Border — barring the “chicken neck” area of Akhnoor — saw heavy shelling by Pakistan and retaliation by the Border Security Force on Tuesday, resulting in injuries to 20, including a BSF jawan.

NGT seeks status report on Chardham project

NGT seeks status report on Chardham project

23 May 2018 | 12:31 AM

NEW DELHI:The National Green Tribunal on Tuesday directed the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways to file a detailed statement on the status of the Chardham highway project which aims at providing all-weather connectivity to four holy towns of Uttarakhand.

American literary giant Philip Roth dead at 85: US media

23 May 2018 | 10:33 AM

NEW YORK: Prolific novelist Philip Roth, a dominant force in American literature throughout the latter half of the 20th century, has died, US media said. He was 85.

Bad loans drag SBI down, Q4 net loss at Rs7,718 crore

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23 May 2018 | 12:50 AM

NEW DELHI:The country’s largest lender SBI on Tuesday reported a record standalone net loss of Rs 7,718 crore in the fourth quarter ended March, mainly due to a sharp rise in provisioning for bad loans. Besides, a lower investment income as well as higher provisioning for wage revision also dented the profits of the state-owned lender, the SBI said.

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Chennai Express checks into final

23 May 2018 | 1:50 AM

MUMBAI:South African skipper Faf du Plessis pulled off a Houdini act to guide Chennai Super Kings to their seventh Indian Premier League final with a stunning two-wicket victory over Sunrisers Hyderabad here on Tuesday.

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IPL exposure: Women get a bittersweet taste

23 May 2018 | 1:50 AM

MUMBAI:The much-hyped women’s exhibition T20 match had an exciting finish but failed to attract sizeable crowd on a sultry Tuesday afternoon despite the presence of the world’s top women cricketers.

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China win 5-0, send India packing

23 May 2018 | 1:50 AM

BANGKOK:A young but depleted Indian men's badminton team crashed out of the Thomas Cup Final after losing 0-5 to heavyweights China in their last Group A match here on Tuesday.

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