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Policeman, 3 Hizb militants killed in Srinagar encounter
The operation is still under way. ANI

Policeman, 3 Hizb militants killed in Srinagar encounter

Educational institutions shut, Internet services suspended17 Oct 2018 | 10:42 AM

SRINAGAR: A day after municipal polling in Jammu and Kashmir, a policeman and three Hizb-ul-Mujahedeen militants were killed in a gunfight in old city area of Srinagar on Wednesday.

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Samaan Lateef 
Tribune News Service 
Srinagar, October 17 

A day after municipal polling in Jammu and Kashmir, a policeman and three Hizb-ul-Mujahedeen militants were killed in a gunfight in old city area of Srinagar on Wednesday.

The policeman killed was identified as Kamal belonging to Reasi district of Jammu region.

Security forces in the wee hours of Wednesday launched a cordon and search operation on the specific information of presence of militants in a residential house at Fateh Kadal locality. 

"Three militants have been killed on Wednesday morning at Fateh Kadal locality. We are yet to retrieve the three bodies," Additional Director-General of Police, Law and Order Muneer Khan told The Tribune. 

He said police had inputs about the presence of Hizb militants in the residential house. "Once the bodies are retrieved, we can ascertain the identity of the militants and their organisation," he said.

He said the operation is on while the firing has stopped.

The killing of three militants could lead to the wiping out of Hizb from the summer capital Srinagar.

The Srinagar went to polls on Tuesday and recorded a voter turnout of 4 per cent. Sources said the Hizb group was under sercurity radar for past two weeks but officials waited till the elections are over.

The government has ordered closure of all educational institutions, including schools, and Internet services have been suspended.

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MUMBAI: The Navy’s submarine rescue capabilities have got a boost with the successful maiden trials of its newly inducted deep submergence rescue vehicle (DSRV), the Navy said.

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17 Oct 2018 | 10:28 AM

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17 Oct 2018 | 10:28 AM

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HISAR: Additional District and Sessions Judge DR Chalia on Tuesday sentenced self-styled godman Rampal and 14 of his aides to life imprisonment till death for the murder of five women and a child in Satlok Ashram, Barwala. The verdict in the case was announced on October 10.

BSP ex-MP’s son threatens woman with gun at Delhi hotel; video goes viral
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BSP ex-MP’s son threatens woman with gun at Delhi hotel; video goes viral

17 Oct 2018 | 2:24 AM

NEW DELHI: The son of a former BSP MP has been booked for allegedly brandishing a gun at guests and threatening them at Hotel Hyatt in Delhi. A video of the incident, which went viral on social media, shows the accused, Ashish Pandey, holding a pistol and threatening a couple.

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NEW DELHI: The CBI on Tuesday told the Delhi High Court that the police investigation into the alleged role of Congress leader Sajjan Kumar in a 1984 anti-Sikh riots case was "tainted" as it had tried to favour the politician.

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BHOPAL: A controversy erupted in poll-bound Madhya Pradesh on Tuesday after a video went viral in which senior Congress leader Digvijay Singh is heard saying that his party's votes get reduced if he campaigns for it.


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