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J&K police officer lynched outside mosque in Srinagar

23 Jun 2017 | 12:03 PM

SRINAGAR: A police officer was lynched to death by an unruly mob outside Srinagar city’s grand mosque in the wee hours of Friday. Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Mohammad Ayoub Pandit was on security duty in the area.

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J&K police officer lynched outside mosque in SrinagarDSP Mohammed Ayoub Pandit

Majid Jahangir

Tribune News Service

Srinagar, June 23

A police officer was lynched to death by an unruly mob outside Srinagar city’s grand mosque in the wee hours of Friday.

Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Mohammad Ayoub Pandit was on security duty in the area.

The incident happened in Nowhatta area at a time when the region was observing Shab-e-Qadar, a pious night when people seek forgiveness from Allah and hope for a better life. But the miscreants outside the Jamia Mosque bayed for the blood of the officer. 

According to preliminary reports, the officer, in civvies, had gone out see what happened when some people moved out of Jamia mosque raising slogans as Hurriyat leader Mirwaiz Umar was expected to arrive at the mosque, a senior police official said.

It is at this point that a group of people confronted him, suspecting him to be an intelligence guy, witnesses said.

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As the mob caught hold of him, Ayoub fired a few shots from his service revolver to save himself, the official said.

As three people received injuries in the firing, the irate mob caught hold of him and stripped him naked before stoning him to death, sources said.

His body was taken to the police control room for identification and other medico-legal procedures.

The police official said such was the condition of the body that Ayoub’s son fainted after seeing the mutilated corpse, the official added.

The slain police officer is the younger brother of senior lawyer and Bar Association member Mohammad Abdullah Pandit.

The police official said the slain officer’s daughter had recently arrived from Bangladesh, where she is pursuing her studies, to celebrate Eid with the family.

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23 Jun 2017 | 11:19 AM

CHANDIGARH: Following yesterday’s chaos at the Punjab Assembly, proceedings on Friday started on a similar note. Akali MLAs are seen wearing turbans and black robes to protest against the turban tossing incident.

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23 Jun 2017 | 11:34 AM

SRIHARIKOTA: ISRO’s workhorse rocket PSLV-38 on Friday blasted off from the spaceport here carrying the Cartosat-2 series satellite along with 30 co-passenger satellites.

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23 Jun 2017 | 11:29 AM

NEW DELHI: NDA's presidential candidate Ram Nath Kovind will file his nomination papers today in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and most BJP-led NDA chief ministers, besides the heads of some other parties supporting his candidature.

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23 Jun 2017 | 9:22 AM

WASHINGTON: The US is looking forward to strengthen ties with India, the Trump Administration has said, ahead of the meeting between PM Narendra Modi and President Donald Trump.

Local BJP leader hacked to death in Ballari in Karnataka

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23 Jun 2017 | 10:45 AM

BALLARI: A local BJP leader was hacked to death by unidentified people at a roadside eatery in Karnataka’s Ballari on Thursday night.

Oppn’s unity stumps Cong

Oppn’s unity stumps Cong

23 Jun 2017 | 9:16 AM

CHANDIGARH:Bitter political rivals Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) joined hands in the Punjab Vidhan Sabha today after the AAP MLAs were thrown out by marshals even as turbans of some MLAs were flung into the air.

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23 Jun 2017 | 2:28 AM

JAMMU:The fiesty Sukhvinder Kour was for once at a loss for words when she got wind through the media that among the four Indian prisoners released by Pakistan today on humanitarian grounds was her husband.

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23 Jun 2017 | 9:18 AM

CHANDIGARH:Ahead of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) rollout on July 1, the Haryana Cabinet today unveiled a one-time “bonanza” for tax-evaders who want to clear their outstanding dues.


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23 Jun 2017 | 12:03 PM

LUCKNOW: The BJP aimed at garnering 60 per cent vote share in 2019 parliamentary polls in the politically crucial Uttar Pradesh, which sends 80 Lok Sabha MPs, up from its 2014 tally of 42 per cent.

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23 Jun 2017 | 1:56 AM

CHANDIGARH: The arrival of MLAs at Government Multi-Specialty Hospital (GMSH), Sector 16, following a ruckus in the Punjab Assembly led to inconvenience to patients. Injured AAP MLAs Sarabjit Kaur Manuke and Manjit Singh were accompanied by party leaders HS Phoolka, Kanwar Sandhu and Aman Arora, along with Akali MLAs Sukhbir Badal and Bikram Majithia to the hospital.

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23 Jun 2017 | 9:49 AM

CHANDIGARH:In an unprecedented step, the Punjab Speaker today ordered that all 19 Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLAs be forcibly evicted from the Vidhan Sabha.

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23 Jun 2017 | 1:35 AM

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23 Jun 2017 | 1:27 AM

CHANDIGARH: Nine-year-old Parneet Kaur, a daughter of AAP MLA Jai Kishan Rodi, today visited the Vidhan Sabha along with her mother Neelam and younger brother Sukh Dilan Singh to see her father participate in the Budget debate.

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23 Jun 2017 | 12:37 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Cabinet today gave its approval to notify some provisions of the Haryana Goods and Services Tax Act, 2017 (Haryana Act No. 19 of 2017) and also approved the Composition and Registration Rules under the Haryana Goods and Services Tax Act, 2017.

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23 Jun 2017 | 11:54 AM

ISLAMABAD: Eight people were killed and 16 others injured in a blast in Pakistan’s Quetta city on Friday, police said. The blast occurred near Balochistan province’s Inspector General of Police Ehsan Mehboob’s office on Gulistan Road where important government offices are located, reports Dawn news.

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23 Jun 2017 | 10:13 AM

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23 Jun 2017 | 1:43 AM

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23 Jun 2017 | 1:43 AM

NEW DELHI:BCCI will be getting $405m as per the ICC’s revenue sharing model, which was agreed during the apex body’s annual conference in London.

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