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14 Naxals killed in encounter with police in Maharashtra’s Gadchiroli distTwo district-level 'commanders' were among those killed in the encounter. File photo

14 Naxals killed in encounter with police in Maharashtra’s Gadchiroli dist

22 Apr 2018 | 3:25 PM

MUMBAI: Fourteen Naxals were on Sunday killed in an encounter with the police in Maharashtra’s Gadchiroli district, a senior official said. He said a team of C-60 commandos, a specialised combat unit of the Gadchiroli police, carried out the operation.

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Mumbai, April 22

Fourteen Naxals were on Sunday killed in an encounter with the police in Maharashtra’s Gadchiroli district, a senior official said.

He said a team of C-60 commandos, a specialised combat unit of the Gadchiroli police, carried out the operation.

“Fourteen Naxals were killed in the encounter. Combing operations are still on,” Sharad Shelar, Inspector General of Police, said.

He said the combing operation, which started in the morning, was currently under way at Tadgaon forest in Bhamragad, around 750 kilometres from here.

The official said that two district-level “commanders”of the proscribed outfit, identified as Sainath and Sainyu, were among those killed in the encounter.

Director General of Police Satish Mathur congratulated the C-60 team which participated in the encounter.

“This is a major operation against Naxals in recent times,” Mathur said. PTI

Prez Kovind clears death penalty for rape of girls under 12

Prez Kovind clears death penalty for rape of girls under 12

22 Apr 2018 | 3:27 PM

NEW DELHI: President Ramnath Kovind cleared an ordinance that prescribes death to those held guilty of raping a child under 12. The ordinance comes amid nationwide outrage over Kathua and Unnao rape cases.

Govt merges DSP cadre of Chandigarh with Delhi Police, other UTs

Govt merges DSP cadre of Chandigarh with Delhi Police, other UTs

22 Apr 2018 | 3:09 PM

NEW DELHI: The Home Ministry has decided to merge the DSP cadre of the Chandigarh Police with the police forces of all Union Territories, including the Delhi Police, officials said.

Swaraj meets Wang to discuss India-China tiesForeign Ministers’ meet

Swaraj meets Wang to discuss India-China ties

22 Apr 2018 | 3:52 PM

BEIJING: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Sunday met her Chinese counterpart Wang Yi and discussed a host of bilateral issues and ways to step up the pace of high-level interactions to improve the relationship.

India's GDP expected to reach $5 trillion by 2025: Economic Affairs Secy

India's GDP expected to reach $5 trillion by 2025: Economic Affairs Secy

22 Apr 2018 | 1:01 PM

WASHINGTON: India is poised to remain the fastest growing large economy in the world and its GDP is expected to reach USD 5 trillion by 2025 as the economic reforms adopted in the last few years have started to bear fruit, a top Indian official has told the World Bank.

3 people injured as Amritsar-Delhi Air India flight hits turbulence

3 people injured as Amritsar-Delhi Air India flight hits turbulence

22 Apr 2018 | 1:34 PM

NEW DELHI: An Air India flight from Amristar to the National Capital last week experienced turbulence leaving at least three people with minor injuries and causing a window panel inside the aircraft to break away, according to airline officials.

Vehicles to come fitted with high-security no. plates from next year

Vehicles to come fitted with high-security no. plates from next year

22 Apr 2018 | 2:18 PM

NEW DELHI: Come January 1, 2019, and all motor vehicles will come fitted with tamper-proof high-security registration plates (HSRP) with several security features.

Sitaram Yechury re-elected CPI(M) general secretary

Sitaram Yechury re-elected CPI(M) general secretary

22 Apr 2018 | 2:01 PM

HYDERABAD: The Communist Party of India (Marxist) unanimously elected Sitaram Yechury as its general secretary at its 22nd party congress here on Sunday.

Petrol price hits Rs 74.40 a litre, diesel at record high of Rs 65.65

Petrol price hits Rs 74.40 a litre, diesel at record high of Rs 65.65

22 Apr 2018 | 10:50 AM

NEW DELHI: Petrol price on Sunday hit Rs 74.40 a litre — the highest level under the BJP-led government — while diesel rate touched a record high of Rs 65.65, renewing calls for cut in excise duty to ease burden on consumers.

Another glass ceiling broken, UP Sainik School admits girls

Another glass ceiling broken, UP Sainik School admits girls

22 Apr 2018 | 12:20 PM

LUCKNOW: For the first time in the country, a Sainik School here has opened its doors for girls. As many as 15 girls from different family backgrounds have got admission in Captain Manoj Kumar Pandey Uttar Pradesh Sainik School here in Class 9 for the academic year 2018-19.

World’s oldest person Nabi Tajima dies in Japan at 117

World’s oldest person Nabi Tajima dies in Japan at 117

22 Apr 2018 | 9:46 AM

TOKYO: The world’s oldest person has died in southern Japan at the age of 117. An official in the town of Kikai says Nabi Tajima died in a hospital on Saturday shortly before 8 pm.

CITY FOCUS

Soon, snatching to invite stricter punishment in city

Soon, snatching to invite stricter punishment in city

22 Apr 2018 | 2:41 AM

CHANDIGARH: In what appears to be a step forward for much-awaited harsher law provisions for snatchers, who are striking at will in the city for the past some time, the Additional Solicitor General (ASG) of India, Satya Pal Jain, has asked the Union Government to amend the law provisions for enabling a stricter punishment to snatchers in Chandigarh.

NoThe newly-inducted Punjab Cabinet Ministers pose with Governor VP Singh Badnore (fifth from left) and Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh (to his right) after the oath-taking ceremony in Chandigarh on Saturday. The ministers are (from left): Bharat Bhushan Ashu, Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa, Vijay Inder Singla, OP Soni, Rana Gurmit Sodhi, Gurpreet Kangar, Balbir Sidhu, Sunder Sham Arora, Aruna Chaudhary, Sukhbinder Singh Sarkaria and Razia Sultana. Tribune photograph: Pradeep Tewari

Tript Bajwa gets Housing, Sarkaria Revenue

22 Apr 2018 | 3:45 PM

CHANDIGARH: While rewarding his loyalists, Punjab CM Capt Amarinder Singh on Saturday sprung a few surprises in the allocation of ministries, ignoring senior Cabinet members.

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Resentment brews in Cong, two more MLAs quit posts

22 Apr 2018 | 2:19 AM

SANGRUR: A day after Sangat Singh Gilzian, Urmur MLA, resigned from Punjab Congress posts to protest non-inclusion in the Cabinet, two more MLAs followed suit on Saturday.

Swearing-in: Many leaders stay away

22 Apr 2018 | 12:32 AM

CHANDIGARH: Simmering tension in the state Congress was evident as nearly 25 party MLAs stayed away from the swearing-in ceremony of nine newly inducted Cabinet ministers at Punjab Raj Bhavan here on Saturday.

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Cong party leaders to meet on April 25

22 Apr 2018 | 12:03 AM

CHANDIGARH: Former Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda has summoned a meeting of party leaders on April 25 to mobilise support for Congress president Rahul Gandhi’s Jan Akrosh rally in Delhi on April 29. Hooda is at present recuperating in the All-India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) where he was admitted on April 18.

Chief Secy’s wife in race for post he vacates in Sept

Chief Secy’s wife in race for post he vacates in Sept

22 Apr 2018 | 12:04 AM

SHIMLA: Though Chief Secretary Vineet Chawdhry will retire in September, the race for the next Chief Secretary has begun. The frontrunner for the post of Chief Secretary is Upma Chawdhry, wife of Vineet Chawdhry, who is serving as Director of the Lal Bahadur Shastri Academy at Mussoorie. She is the seniormost in the 1983 batch.

PM Modi likely to visit Kedarnath on April 29

22 Apr 2018 | 2:38 AM

DEHRADUN:Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to visit Kedarnath on April 29, the day when the portals of the Himalayan shrine will be thrown open for devotees.

Blast at election centre in Afghan capital kills 31

Blast at election centre in Afghan capital kills 31

22 Apr 2018 | 2:20 PM

KABUL: An explosion apparently caused by a suicide bomber hit a voter registration centre in the Afghan capital, Kabul, on Sunday, killed at least 31 people, health ministry said. Islamic State later claimed the attack.

World Bank approves massive USD 13 billion increase in capital

World Bank approves massive USD 13 billion increase in capital

22 Apr 2018 | 10:47 AM

WASHINGTON: In a major development, the World Bank Group has endorsed an ambitious package of measures that include a USD 13 billion increase in paid-in capital. The decision came late Saturday along with a series of internal reforms.

NoKings XI Punjab’s Karun Nair takes a catch to dismiss KKR batsman Sunil Narine at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata on Saturday. PTI

Kings banish Knights from Eden

22 Apr 2018 | 1:44 AM

KOLKATA:The legend of Chris Gayle continued to grow in the company of young KL Rahul as Kings XI Punjab outclassed Kolkata Knight Riders by nine wickets in a rain-hit IPL encounter.

Royal Challengers bangalore hit Delhi Daredevils for a six

22 Apr 2018 | 1:44 AM

Bengaluru: AB de Villiers’ unbeaten 39-ball 90 helped Royal Challengers Bangalore notch up a six-wicket win over Delhi Daredevils. It rained fours and sixes as de Villiers singled-handedly chased down the 175-run target with two overs to spare to bring RCB's campaign back on track.

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Patial village lad Gurindervir sets junior 100m record, gets gold in 10.47s at U-20 Nationals

22 Apr 2018 | 1:44 AM

CHANDIGARH:Gurindervir Singh “doesn’t see anyone else as his competition”.

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