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10 killed in gunfight, subsequent clashes in Pulwama district of J&K
The forces retaliated, leading to an encounter.

10 killed in gunfight, subsequent clashes in Pulwama district of J&K

15 Dec 2018 | 12:19 PM

SRINAGAR: Three militants and a jawan were killed in a gunfight in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Friday. In the subsequent clashes that followed six civilians were also killed.

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Majid Jahangir
Tribune News Service
Srinagar, December 15

Three militants and a jawan were killed in a gunfight in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Friday. In the subsequent clashes that followed six civilians were also killed.

The gunfight triggered at Sirnoo in Pulwama, 30 km from Srinagar, when joint teams of police, Army and CRPF cordoned off the area after an input about militants’ presence.

“In the brief exchange of fire three militants were killed," a security officer said.

The identity of the slain militants is being established.

Intense clashes broke out between the youth and forces near the encounter site which left six civilians dead and many injured.

Internet service has been suspended in Pulwama district.

Hectic parleys on for Congress Chhattisgarh CM candidate

Hectic parleys on for Congress Chhattisgarh CM candidate

15 Dec 2018 | 11:46 AM

NEW DELHI: Having solved the chief minister question in Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan, Congress president Rahul Gandhi is now engaged with the issue of Chief Ministership of Chhattisgarh with a series of meetings underway since on Friday.

Govt should apologise for ‘misleading’ SC on Rafale: Kharge

Govt should apologise for ‘misleading’ SC on Rafale: Kharge

15 Dec 2018 | 11:50 AM

NEW DELHI: Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge has accused the government of “misleading” the Supreme Court by presenting wrong facts about the CAG report on the Rafale deal.

13 miners trapped in Meghalaya coal pit; survival seems bleak

13 miners trapped in Meghalaya coal pit; survival seems bleak

15 Dec 2018 | 12:05 PM

SHILLONG: Thirteen miners, who were trapped inside a coal pit filled with gallons of water in Meghalayas East Jaintia Hills district, were yet to be reached or rescued, district police chief said.

India lose both openers; 38 for two in Perth test

India lose both openers; 38 for two in Perth test

15 Dec 2018 | 11:24 AM

PERTH: India bowled out hosts Australia for 326 in their first innings on the second day of the second Test at the brand new Optus Stadium here on Saturday.

Cops make villagers pledge to boycott cow slaughter after Bulandshahr riots, video goes viral
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Cops make villagers pledge to boycott cow slaughter after Bulandshahr riots, video goes viral

15 Dec 2018 | 11:36 AM

LUCKNOW: The Uttar Pradesh Police are making villagers collectively take a pledge to socially boycott anyone indulging in cow slaughter and hand them to the police.

Watch out! Thieves on the prowl at weddings in Chandigarh

Watch out! Thieves on the prowl at weddings in Chandigarh

15 Dec 2018 | 11:19 AM

CHANDIGARH: With the beginning of the wedding season, gangs striking at wedding functions have also got active.

Man charged with hate crime for assaulting Indian-origin woman

Man charged with hate crime for assaulting Indian-origin woman

15 Dec 2018 | 11:26 AM

NEW YORK: A 54-year-old man has been charged with hate crime for assaulting an Indian-origin woman travelling in a subway and using homophobic slurs against her.

Mumbai-Lucknow IndiGo flight grounded after bomb threat call

Mumbai-Lucknow IndiGo flight grounded after bomb threat call

15 Dec 2018 | 10:20 AM

MUMBAI: An IndiGo flight from Mumbai to Lucknow via Delhi was grounded on Saturday after a bomb threat call, airport sources said. Later, security agencies declared the plane “safe”.

Johnson & Johnson knew of ‘cancer-causing asbestos' in baby powder

Johnson & Johnson knew of ‘cancer-causing asbestos' in baby powder

15 Dec 2018 | 10:58 AM

Shares of Johnson & Johnson fell 10 per cent on Friday and were on track to post their biggest percentage in more than 16 years, after Reuters reported that the pharma major knew for decades that cancer-causing asbestos lurked in its Baby Powder.

No bail even if cannabis: HP MLAs say yes, many doubtful

No bail even if cannabis: HP MLAs say yes, many doubtful

15 Dec 2018 | 11:37 AM

DHARAMSALA:The Himachal Pradesh Assembly today cleared a stringent amendment to the Narcotics Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act, making possession of even a small quantity of contraband a cognisable and non-bailable offence even as legislators from both Opposition and ruling parties expressed apprehension the law could be misused.


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The glorious moment in 1971

The glorious moment in 1971

Lt Gen SS Mehta (retd)

Our Army applied well the ‘responsibility to protect’ principle in creation of Bangladesh

Finally, to normalise menstruation

Prem Chowdhry

So much of negativity around the perfectly normal phenomenon of menstruation conditions women to understand the menstrual function as being something to be hidden, something shameful and referred to as mahina, mahawari, periods, chums etc. By not naming a thing, we reinforce the idea that the thing should not be named.

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Man killed, 15 injured in accident in Uttar Pradesh

Man killed, 15 injured in accident in Uttar Pradesh

15 Dec 2018 | 9:58 AM

MUZAFFARNAGAR: A 38-year-old man was killed and 15 others were injured when their tractor-trolley collided with a canter on the Meerut-Karnal highway near Itawa village in the district, police said on Saturday.

CITY FOCUS

In P’kula too, homeless at the mercy of the elements

In P’kula too, homeless at the mercy of the elements

15 Dec 2018 | 1:43 AM

PANCHKULA: Even as the mercury has plummeted due to the recent rain in the region and snow in the hilly areas of neighbouring Himachal Pradesh, officials of the local Municipal Corporation are yet to come out deep slumber to make the night shelters operational.

NoCM Capt Amarinder Singh addresses the House after moving a resolution on Gurdwara Kartarpur Sahib on Friday. PTI

House passes resolution on Kartarpur land swap

15 Dec 2018 | 1:16 AM

CHANDIGARH: Even as the Assembly unanimously passed a resolution seeking land swap with Pakistan to make Gurdwara Kartarpur Sahib part of Indian territory, Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh came under fire from the Opposition, which advised him not to see the corridor project through the “prism of terrorism”.

Cold weather conditions prevail in Punjab, Haryana

15 Dec 2018 | 11:31 AM

CHANDIGARH: Punjab and Haryana braved cold weather conditions on Saturday, with the Met department recording Adampur as the coldest place in the region at 3 degrees Celsius.

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Punjab Assembly: Balwinder Bains opposes hike in MLAs' salary, Sukhbir says stupid move

15 Dec 2018 | 10:24 AM

CHANDIGARH: Lok Insaaf Party leader Balwinder Bains on Friday opposed the proposed of hike in salary of MLAs in Punjab.

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Acid test for Khattar tomorrow

Acid test for Khattar tomorrow

15 Dec 2018 | 12:13 AM

CHANDIGARH: The prestige of Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar is at stake in the mayoral and municipal corporation elections in Karnal, Panipat, Rohtak, Hisar and Yamunanagar on Sunday.

Most parts of HP reel under severe cold conditions; Manali shivers at 5.6 deg C

15 Dec 2018 | 11:34 AM

SHIMLA: Most parts of Himachal Pradesh reeled under severe cold weather conditions as the temperature in tourist destination Manali in Himachal Pradesh’s Kullu district was recorded at minus 5.6 degrees Celsius, the Meteorological (MeT) department said on Saturday.

Saudi citizen admits to visa fraud, concealing attendance at Al-Qaeda training camp

15 Dec 2018 | 12:15 PM

NEW YORK: A Saudi citizen has pleaded guilty to visa fraud and making a false statement to the FBI by concealing he attended an Al-Qaeda training camp in Afghanistan in late 2000.

SC puts Fortis sale on hold

SC puts Fortis sale on hold

15 Dec 2018 | 12:41 AM

NEW DELHI: Shares of Fortis Healthcare Ltd posted its biggest intra-day fall in over 8-1/2 months after a CNBC TV18 report said the Supreme Court has put its sale to Malaysia’s IHH Healthcare on hold.

NoVirat Kohli and teammates must be feeling a little anxious after seeing the ball fly around in the last session of the day in Perth on Friday. AFP

Perth pangs in store for India?

15 Dec 2018 | 1:56 AM

PERTH:Australia doggedly overcame a green-tinged Perth pitch in fierce heat to wrest back control of the second Test after India had threatened to take advantage of some favourable bowling conditions on Day 1 here today.

India panned for fielding no spinner

15 Dec 2018 | 1:56 AM

PERTH:Virat Kohli’s team selection for the second Test has come under the scanner.

India were brave but not good enough

15 Dec 2018 | 1:56 AM

India’s end in the World Cup felt anticlimactic. They were so close, yet it never looked that way. They fought so valiantly, yet it seemed they didn’t do enough.

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Coverage without care

Coverage without care

10 Dec 2018 | 12:08 AM
Profit insured

Profit insured

10 Dec 2018 | 12:08 AM
Politics of waivers

Politics of waivers

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Under the weatherAgriculture: Poor Paddy Harvest

Under the weather

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