2008, Chandigarh, India
Updated at 3:00 am (IST)
Jammu hostage drama ends Three militants, 3 captives killed in gunbattle Jammu, August 27
Security forces tonight killed the last of the three militants who held seven persons — four children and three women — captive in a house on the city outskirts, ending a 19-hour hostage drama and
Security personnel take up positions during the encounter
in the Chinore area of Jammu on Wednesday.
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2 die in Kashmir Srinagar, August 27 After three days of stringent curfew restrictions across Kashmir, relaxation was given in phases in different areas during which two persons were killed in protests in Budgam and Kupwara districts and 10 injured. A family rescued from militants’ clutches in Chinore on the outskirts of Jammu on Wednesday. — PTI
Shoot orders in Orissa town after rioting Bhubaneswar, August 27
Authorities today issued shoot-at-sight orders following unabated arson and violence at several places in Orissa’s curfew-bound Kandhamal district even as the Centre voiced its displeasure over steps taken to tackle the riots.
8 Pak judges ‘re-employed’
The Sindh Governor on Wednesday swore eight deposed judges after their “re-employment” giving a fresh twist to the movement for restoration of judges sacked by Pervez Musharraf on November 3.
SIMI operating via unusual channels New Delhi, August 27
Islamic terror’s trusted arm - the banned Students
Islamic Movement of India (SIMI) - has been found
to be using many unusual channels to spread its
tentacles across the country, according to central
intelligence agencies’ sources.
Dalai Lama falls ill Dharamsala, August 27
The Dalai Lama has reportedly fallen ill and all
his engagements for the next three weeks have
Singur deadlock continues Kolkata, August 27
On the fourth day of the opposition parties’ dharna in front of the Tata Motors’s plant at
Singur, both Mamata Banrjee and Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee stuck to their respective stands and there was hardly any sign of an immediate solution to the problem.
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