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Two security personnel killed in encounter in Baramulla

Two security personnel killed in encounter in Baramulla

02 Apr 2015 | 12:37 PM

SRINAGAR:Two security personnel were killed and a Army man and a civilian injured in an ongoing gunfight that erupted between militants and security forces at Hardespora village in north Kashmir's Baramulla district today morning.

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Majid Jahangir

Tribune News Service

Srinagar, April 2

Two security personnel were killed and a Army man and a civilian injured in an ongoing gunfight that erupted between militants and security forces at Hardespora village in north Kashmir's Baramulla district today morning.

Acting on a tip off about the presence of militants in Kunzer village, security forces launched a cordon and search operation in the area.

The gun battle broke out when militants opened firing on the security forces, who in response retaliated.

Police said: "One policeman was killed in the encounter while an Army jawan who was injured also succumbed to his injuries at a hospital."

The target house has been cordoned off and a fierce exchange of firing is going on with the holed up militants who are believed to be at least two in number. (With PTI inputs)

Cong workers protest outside Giriraj’s house

Cong workers protest outside Giriraj’s house

02 Apr 2015 | 12:21 PM

NEW DELHI: A group of Congress workers on Thursday staged a protest against Union Minister Giriraj Singh outside a residential complex where he lives, slamming the BJP leader's remarks against Sonia Gandhi and demanding his resignation.

Moment truly painful, says Khemka on transfer

Moment truly painful, says Khemka on transfer

02 Apr 2015 | 1:17 PM

CHANDIGARH: Terming his transfer as "painful", whistleblower IAS officer Ashok Khemka, who shot into limelight after he questioned Robert Vadra's land deals in Haryana, said he tried to address corruption and bring reforms in state transport department despite "severe limitations and entrenched interests" .

IAF plane carrying 190 Indian nationals lands in Mumbai

IAF plane carrying 190 Indian nationals lands in Mumbai

02 Apr 2015 | 11:29 AM

MUMBAI: An IAF plane carrying 190 Indian nationals evacuated from Yemen landed here today, in the government's first major mission to rescue Indians stranded in the strife-torn nation.

Rain, storm add to J-K’s woes; landslips snap road links

Rain, storm add to J-K’s woes; landslips snap road links

02 Apr 2015 | 2:08 AM

SRINAGAR/JAMMU: The second storm within a week hit the Kashmir region on Wednesday, causing moderate rain and triggering precautionary evacuations.

Six accused in armed home robberies targeting Indians in US

02 Apr 2015 | 10:52 AM

NEW YORK: Six people, including three women, part of an armed robbery gang, have been charged with carrying out robberies and assaulting at gunpoint targeting homes of Indian and Asian-origin people in Michigan and Texas.

Gurdaspur village set to host Marathi lit fest

02 Apr 2015 | 2:08 AM

CHANDIGARH: Four special trains carrying Marathi men/women of letters, artists, actors and other dignitaries will arrive at Tanda (Hoshiarpur) and Beas (Amritsar) railway stations on Thursday.

Harvard University set to open office in Mumbai

02 Apr 2015 | 10:25 AM

NEW YORK: The US' prestigious Harvard University is set to open its international offices in India, China and South Africa to facilitate research and academic work for its affiliates in those regions.

ED attaches Rs742-cr assets of MaransAircel-maxis deal

ED attaches Rs742-cr assets of Marans

02 Apr 2015 | 10:27 AM

NEW DELHI: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) today attached assets worth Rs 742.58 crore in the name of former Telecom Minister Dayanidhi Maran, his businessman brother Kalanithi and other family members in connection with its money laundering probe in the Aircel-Maxis deal.

Fake woman trainee stays at IAS academy for 6 mths

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02 Apr 2015 | 2:12 AM

MUSSOORIE: In a major security breach, a woman masquerading as a trainee IAS officer stayed at the Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration (LBSNAA) in Mussoorie, a place among top targets of terrorists, for over six months without the knowledge of the authorities.


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India to help in evacuating Sri Lankans from Yemen

02 Apr 2015 | 12:10 PM

COLOMBO: India has acceded to Sri Lanka's request to evacuate stranded Sri Lankans along with Indian nationals from strife-torn Yemen, the Foreign Ministry said here.

CITY FOCUS

Impose house tax in city: Solanki

02 Apr 2015 | 1:47 AM

CHANDIGARH: UT Administrator Kaptan Singh Solanki has asked Mayor Poonam Sharma, Deputy Mayor Gurbax Rawat and BJP Leader of the Opposition Arun Sood to revise the house tax rates and impose these in the city.

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02 Apr 2015 | 12:44 AM

AMRITSAR: Unable to arrest the culprits even after 48 hours of cable operator Jaswinder Singh Jassi’s death, the police today released lookout circular for three accused, Sarabjit Singh Raju, local in charge of Fastway cable; Pritpal Singh Lalli, husband of a SAD councillor; and Gurwinder Singh Babbi, a Fastway official.

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CM differs with PM on linking rivers

02 Apr 2015 | 12:44 AM

TOHRA (PATIALA): Opposing a widely politicised scheme of the BJP-led Union Government, Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal today ruled out any possibility of interlinking the rivers because it was “practically not feasible, as Punjab does not have a single of surplus water”.

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Irate over Centre’s policies, farmers stage sit-ins

02 Apr 2015 | 12:44 AM

MOGA: Seventeen farmers and farm labour bodies under the banner of BKU (Ekta) staged dharnas in all districts of the Malwa belt today to protest the Centre’s new Land Acquisition Ordinance and to press for their demands.

Dumper driver has 2 driving licences: Cops

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02 Apr 2015 | 12:17 AM

AMBALA: A day after two students and five college lecturers were killed in a head-on collision between a college bus and a dumper on the Saha-Sahjadpur road, the police investigation today pointed out that dumper driver Rohit had two driving licences believed to be fake.

Govt to drop eviction proceedings against Tibetan refugees

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02 Apr 2015 | 12:12 AM

SHIMLA: The state government has decided to eviction proceedings against 215 Tibetan refugees who had encroached upon a government land in view of the commitment of the Government of India and its international ramifications.

Ex-defence contractor guilty of sending US data to India

02 Apr 2015 | 11:23 AM

NEW YORK: A 49-year-old former owner of defence contracting businesses in the US has pleaded guilty to illegally sending sensitive military technical data to India as part of a conspiracy in which she worked with an Indian resident.

Govt unveils new foreign trade policy; to raise exports to $900 bn

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02 Apr 2015 | 12:13 AM

NEW DELHI: The government’s Foreign Trade Policy (FTP) 2015-20 aims to push exports of the manufacturing and services sector, simplification of procedures, focus on ease of doing business and integrating programmes like Make in India with the export push.

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DHAKA: The International Cricket Council (ICC) was left red-faced on Wednesday when its president Mustafa Kamal resigned claiming he was snubbed at the presentation ceremony after Sunday’s World Cup final in Melbourne.

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02 Apr 2015 | 1:46 AM

NEW DELHI: The Sultan Azlan Shah Cup, starting from April 5, will be India's first international assignment of the year after the Champions Trophy.

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Thakur accuses Sports Ministry of delaying TOPS

02 Apr 2015 | 1:46 AM

NEW DELHI: Anurag Thakur has accused Sports Ministry of delaying the central government’s Target Olympic Podium Scheme (TOPS) by over five months.

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