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Pak still in anaesthesia after surgery: ParrikarDefence Minister Manohar Parrikar. PTI

Pak still in anaesthesia after surgery: Parrikar

01 Oct 2016 | 9:00 PM

DEHRADUN: In his first remarks after the cross-LoC anti-terror strike, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Saturday compared Pakistan’s condition to an “anaesthetised patient” after a surgery and said like Hanuman the Indian Army has recognised its prowess.

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Dehradun, October 1

In his first remarks after the cross-LoC anti-terror strike, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Saturday compared Pakistan’s condition to an “anaesthetised patient” after a surgery and said like Hanuman the Indian Army has recognised its prowess.

“Pakistan’s condition after the surgical strikes is like that of an anaesthetised patient after a surgery who doesn’t know that the surgery has already been performed on him. Even two days after the surgical strikes, Pakistan has no idea what has happened,” Parrikar said.

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“India loves peace and does not believe in unprovoked aggression but it won’t take terror lying down,” he said, adding that the strikes were also meant to give a message to Pakistan that Indian troops knew how to retaliate.

Comparing the Army to Hanuman, he made a reference to the Ramayana in which the monkey god crossed an ocean in a single stride after he was reminded about his extraordinary powers by Jamwant.

“Indian troops were like Hanuman who did not quite know their prowess before the surgical strikes,” Parrikar said.

Congratulating the troops for the precision and efficacy of the strikes, the Minister said he greeted all its members for their extraordinary feat.

“The surgical strikes gave our forces an idea of what they were capable of doing. Pakistan is bewildered following the strikes, not quite knowing how to react,” Parrikar said in his first public reaction after the strikes.

“Indian troops caught Pakistan unawares as our commandos did what they had to without Pakistani authorities getting a wind of it,” he said, addressing a gathering at Peethsain in Pauri district.

The Defence Minister was addressing the gathering after unveiling a statue of noted freedom fighter from Uttarakhand Veer Chandra Singh Garhwali in his ancestral village Peethsain.

India carried out surgical strikes on seven terror launch pads across the LoC on the intervening night of September 28 and 29, inflicting “significant casualties” on terrorists preparing to infiltrate from PoK.

Accompanied by Pauri MP and former chief minister Bhuvan Chandra Khanduri from Delhi, Parrikar was welcomed at Peethsain by senior party leader Satpal Maharaj, former CMs Bhagat Singh Koshiyari and Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank besides Pradesh BJP President Ajay Bhatt.

All party leaders showered praise on the Indian troops for their displaying extraordinary valour by carrying out the surgical strikes 3 kms into the LoC saying it taught a befitting lesson to Pakistan which had a track record of responding to India’s friendly advances with a terrorist or military offensive. — PTI

Technical hold on Azhar's UN terror listing already extended: China

Technical hold on Azhar's UN terror listing already extended: China

01 Oct 2016 | 7:25 PM

BEIJING: China said on Saturday that its technical hold on India's move to get Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Masood Azhar designated a terrorist by the United Nations had been extended by six months, days before its expiry.

Rs 65,250-crore black money declared under disclosure scheme

Rs 65,250-crore black money declared under disclosure scheme

01 Oct 2016 | 6:33 PM

NEW DELHI: As much as Rs 65,250 crore of black money was declared during the four-month compliance window-the Income Declaration Scheme- that ended on September 30, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Saturday.

Border farmers will be allowed to harvest crop: CM Badal

Border farmers will be allowed to harvest crop: CM Badal

01 Oct 2016 | 9:17 PM

BARTH SAHIB: Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Saturday assured the residents of border villages, who were moved to relief camps, of “all the help”. He said despite the tension in the Indo-Pak border region, farmers will be allowed to carry on with their agricultural activities.

China blocks tributary of Brahmaputra in Tibet to build dam

China blocks tributary of Brahmaputra in Tibet to build dam

01 Oct 2016 | 9:14 PM

BEIJING: China has blocked a tributary of the Brahmaputra river in Tibet as part of the construction of its “most expensive” hydro project which could cause concern in India as it might impact water flows.

Brigade Commander shifted in Uri attack aftermath

Brigade Commander shifted in Uri attack aftermath

01 Oct 2016 | 12:10 PM

SRINAGAR: The Army has removed the commander of Uri Brigade, which was the target of the deadly terror attack on September 18 that claimed the lives of 19 soldiers and left several others injured, defence sources said.

Army Chief reviews ‘operational preparedness’ along LoC

Army Chief reviews ‘operational preparedness’ along LoC

01 Oct 2016 | 9:38 PM

UDHAMPUR/CHANDIGARH: Army Chief General Dalbir Singh Suhag on Saturday visited the Northern and Western Commands to review India’s “operational preparedness” along the border with Pakistan in the wake of heightened tension between the two countries.

US objects to Pak’s nuclear warfare threats against India

US objects to Pak’s nuclear warfare threats against India

01 Oct 2016 | 11:51 AM

WASHINGTON: The United States has strongly objected to threats of nuclear warfare made by Pakistan against India and has conveyed its displeasure to that country in this regard.

US lawmakers support India’s counter-terror operations in PoK

US lawmakers support India’s counter-terror operations in PoK

01 Oct 2016 | 9:13 AM

WASHINGTON: Top US lawmakers have come out in support of India’s surgical strikes in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir in the aftermath of the Uri terror attack which claimed the lives of 19 jawans.

India to ratify Paris climate deal tomorrow

India to ratify Paris climate deal tomorrow

01 Oct 2016 | 8:40 PM

NEW DELHI: India is all set to ratify the Paris climate deal tomorrow with President Pranab Mukherjee giving his assent to a proposal approved earlier by the government, making India one of the key countries to help bring the pact into force.

Chhotepur announces Aapna Punjab Party

Chhotepur announces Aapna Punjab Party

01 Oct 2016 | 8:28 PM

CHANDIGARH: Former Aam Aadmi Party state convener Sucha Singh Chhotepur announced a new political party-the Aapna Punjab Party-here on Saturday. He said the party would contest all 117 seats in the Punjab Assembly elections under the Punjab Progressive Alliance.


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CJI urges govt to relieve judiciary of ‘avoidable burden’

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01 Oct 2016 | 7:24 PM

NEW DELHI:Chief Justice of India TS Thakur on Saturday urged the Law Ministry to devise a mechanism to relieve the judicial system of the “avoidable burden” that arises out of “sheer apathy, indifference or incapacity” of the government and its departments to take certain decisions.

CITY FOCUS

Pak delegates stay as MEA steps in

01 Oct 2016 | 1:14 AM

CHANDIGARH:Amid the ongoing tension between India and Pakistan, the Ministry of External Affairs today extended help to the organisers of the 11th Global Youth Peace Fest (GYPF) after Chandigarh Tribune highlighted the security concerns surrounding the 20-member Pakistan delegation in the city.

NoThe platoon bridge on Ravi river being constructed. Tribune photo

Fearing attack, govt sets 72-hr deadline for constructing bridge

01 Oct 2016 | 4:16 PM

GURDASPUR: Fearing a retaliation attack by Pakistan on a cluster of seven villages situated across the river Ravi, the state government has ordered PWD to get the 750-feet long pontoon bridge constructed within 72 hours.

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Balloons with ‘message’ in Urdu for PM found at Dinanagar

01 Oct 2016 | 3:17 PM

GURDASPUR: Two balloons with a message, written in Urdu and purportedly addressed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, were found at Ghesal village in Dinanagar which had witnessed a terror attack last year, police said on Saturday.

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Day 2: Evacuation drive takes a hit

01 Oct 2016 | 1:44 AM

THAKUR PUR (GURDASPUR):The evacuation drive launched by the administration in border villages yesterday took a hit today as some residents told the police that they would not leave their homes “till firing starts from across the border.

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No new industrial units set up in state since April

01 Oct 2016 | 12:40 AM

Despite tall claims about heavy investments in Haryana by the government, the office of the Director-General, Industries and Commerce, has revealed that not a single large or medium industrial unit has been set up in Haryana in the last six months, leading to nil fresh employment.

Scrub typhus death toll reaches 26

01 Oct 2016 | 1:31 AM

SHIMLA: As the toll of scrub typhus has shot up to 26 and 836 are down with the disease, close to last year’s toll of 28, a Central team from the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) is shortly arriving in Himachal to look into the reasons behind the rising mortality rate among the patients, which is a preventable disease.

Pak troops target Indian posts, civilian areas in Akhnoor

Pak troops target Indian posts, civilian areas in Akhnoor

01 Oct 2016 | 9:12 PM

AKHNOOR: Violating the ceasefire again, Pakistani troops on Saturday targeted Indian posts and civilian areas with mortar bombs and heavy machine guns along the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir’s Akhnoor tehsil.

High Court tells former CMs to vacate govt houses

High Court tells former CMs to vacate govt houses

01 Oct 2016 | 12:50 AM

DEHRADUN: The Nainital High Court (HC) today directed all former Uttarakhand Chief Ministers to vacate the bungalows that were provided to them during their tenure as state heads.

I-T Dept unearths Rs 56,378 cr undisclosed income in searches

I-T Dept unearths Rs 56,378 cr undisclosed income in searches

01 Oct 2016 | 7:06 PM

NEW DELHI: The Income Tax department has unearthed undisclosed income of Rs 56,378 crore during search operations conducted over two years’ time and seized cash of about Rs 2,000 crore. Giving details of the steps taken by the government since coming to power in May 2014, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said with IT upgradation, the CBDT has been able to recover Rs 16,000 crore from non-filers of tax returns.

NoIndia’s Bhuvneshwar Kumar (2R) with teammates celebrate the wicket of New Zealand’s Martin Guptill during the second day of the second Test match between India and New Zealand at the Eden Gardens cricket stadium in Kolkata on October 1, 2016. AFP photo

Bhuvneshwar wrecks New Zealand with fifer, India in control

01 Oct 2016 | 5:28 PM

KOLKATA: Pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar's devastating five-wicket haul after a late batting blitzkrieg put India firmly in command as they reduced a hapless New Zealand to 128 for 7 on the rain-hit second day of the second cricket Test here.

BCCI rejects Lodha panel’s key recommendations

01 Oct 2016 | 10:10 PM

MUMBAI: In a complete defiance of the Supreme Court, the BCCI on Saturday rejected key recommendations of the Lodha Committee, like one-state, one-vote, age limit of 70 years and cooling-off period of three years, setting the stage for another round of confrontation with the a apex court.

BCCI to ICC: Don’t put Pak in same group in tourneys

01 Oct 2016 | 9:20 AM

Mumbai: With the bilateral relations deteriorating, BCCI on Friday decided that India will avoid playing Pakistan even in the multi-nation tournaments and asked the ICC not to place the teams of the two countries in the same group.

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