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Militants kill 3 kidnapped special police officers in Shopian
Militants have been threatening SPOs to give up their jobs or face consequences.

Militants kill 3 kidnapped special police officers in Shopian

21 Sep 2018 | 10:31 AM

SRINAGAR: Three Special Police Officers (SPOs) were kidnapped and later killed by militants in south Kashmir’s Shopian district on Friday, officials said. The brother of a cop, who was also kidnapped, has been freed.

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Tribune News Service
Srinagar, September 21

Three Special Police Officers (SPOs) were kidnapped and later killed by militants in south Kashmir’s Shopian district on Friday, officials said.

The brother of a cop, who was also kidnapped, has been freed.

The four were kidnapped from Kapran and Batagund villages in Shopian district on Thursday night. Their bodies were found on Friday morning.

“The three SPOs have been shot dead while the brother of a policeman has been freed,” an official said.

The kidnappings followed a warning by militants asking police personnel, especially SPOs, to tender resignation.

SPOs are part-time employees of the police department.

Last month, 11 relatives of police personnel were kidnapped and later set free by militants in south Kashmir. These kidnappings followed the detention of the father of Hizbul Mujahideen operation commander Riyaz Naikoo by security forces.

US law official faces flak over racist remarks on Sikh Attorney General's turban

US law official faces flak over racist remarks on Sikh Attorney General's turban

21 Sep 2018 | 12:44 PM

NEW YORK: Authorities in New Jersey have called for the resignation of a senior law enforcement official after a secret recording surfaced in which he allegedly made racist remarks about America's first Sikh-American Attorney General Gurbir Grewal over his turban.

IndiGo bus catches fire at Chennai airport, passengers rescued

IndiGo bus catches fire at Chennai airport, passengers rescued

21 Sep 2018 | 11:20 AM

CHENNAI: A bus belonging to IndiGo Airlines caught fire at the airport here while ferrying passengers of a domestic in-bound flight, according to airport officials.

Pre-nursery student sexually abused in school van; conductor held

Pre-nursery student sexually abused in school van; conductor held

21 Sep 2018 | 11:16 AM

BHOPAL: A three-year-old girl was allegedly sexually abused in a school van by its conductor, who was detained, police said on Friday.

Children among 7 people shot at in New York: Reports

Children among 7 people shot at in New York: Reports

21 Sep 2018 | 9:56 AM

NEW YORK: Up to seven people, including children, were shot in Syracuse, New York on Friday, the firefighters union said on social media.

Youth slaps duo for stalking friend’s sister, beaten to death

Youth slaps duo for stalking friend’s sister, beaten to death

21 Sep 2018 | 8:24 AM

LUDHIANA: A 25-year-old youth, who had slapped two youngsters for allegedly harassing a friend’s sister, was reportedly beaten to death by supporters of the accused.

1783 Sikh conquest to come alive in Delhi

1783 Sikh conquest to come alive in Delhi

21 Sep 2018 | 8:23 AM

CHANDIGARH: A largely forgotten chapter of Sikh history will soon become a permanent feature of New Delhi’s landscape.

Youth shot at in full public view in Chandigarh

Youth shot at in full public view in Chandigarh

21 Sep 2018 | 8:25 AM

CHANDIGARH: A 27-year-old youth residing in Ram Darbar, Phase II, was shot at in full public view by three assailants this evening. The accused escaped from the spot on foot. The victim has been identified as Bunty, who works at a factory. His wife Babli was also with him at the time of the incident.

Eye on  Rs 22-cr PSPCL land in garb of widening road

Eye on Rs 22-cr PSPCL land in garb of widening road

21 Sep 2018 | 2:23 AM

PATIALA:Allegedly playing into the hands of colonisers and certain officials, the Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) may lose prime land worth Rs 22 crore under the pretext of widening a road leading to a cluster of private housing colonies.

Married a soldier, not a rapist, says wife of Rewari case accused

Married a soldier, not a rapist, says wife of Rewari case accused

21 Sep 2018 | 2:23 AM

GURUGRAM:Unable to bear the stigma of being called a “rapist’s wife”, Rewari gangrape key accused Pankaj’s wife has left for her parental home in Khurwahta, “never to return”.

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21 Sep 2018 | 2:36 AM

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Muslims, STs, Dalits made most progress in combating poverty: UN

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21 Sep 2018 | 9:43 AM

UNITED NATIONS: While India has taken tremendous strides in combating poverty in the past decade, Muslims, members of the Scheduled Tribes (ST) and Dalits saw the most progress in reducing the impact of poverty, according to data compiled in a UN project.

CITY FOCUS

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Repoll at 53 booths today

21 Sep 2018 | 1:43 AM

CHANDIGARH:The State Election Commission (SEC) today ordered repoll at 53 polling booths for the zila parishad and panchayat samiti elections, even as the SAD alleged that 164 booths were captured yesterday by supporters of the ruling Congress.

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8 Patiala milk samples fail test

21 Sep 2018 | 10:47 AM

PATIALA:A month after the police raided a factory manufacturing spurious milk products and supplying these to various Punjab districts and neighbouring states, the referral food testing laboratory in Ghaziabad has established that “eight out of 11 milk and milk product (MMP) samples” seized are unfit for human consumption.

Akali leaders allege illegal detention, move High Court

21 Sep 2018 | 1:43 AM

CHANDIGARH: Describing themselves as “victims of gross persecution and harassment” due to mala fide political considerations, SAD leader Hardeep Singh Dimpy Dhillon and two other petitioners on Thursday moved the Punjab and Haryana High Court by filing a habeas corpus petition.

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Heavy metals found in sewage of Jagadhri’s main nullah

21 Sep 2018 | 12:03 AM

YAMUNANAGAR: Heavy metals have been found in the sewage of the main nullah of Jagadhri, which falls in the ditch drain in Yamunanagar, causing health-related problems to residents of more than 12 villages of Karnal district.

32 more hotels sealed in Kasol

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21 Sep 2018 | 12:15 AM

KULLU: During the third phase of the sealing drive against illegal establishments as per the High Court orders, the administration on Thursday sealed 32 more commercial establishments in and around Kasol in Manikaran valley of the district.

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21 Sep 2018 | 2:37 AM

NEW DELHI:Bajrang Punia has opened up about his disappointment after he was not considered for the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award.

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21 Sep 2018 | 2:37 AM

MANCHESTER:Manchester City assistant manager Mikel Arteta admitted the English champions were handed a wake-up call in a shock 2-1 home defeat by Lyon to start their Champions League campaign on Wednesday.

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21 Sep 2018 | 2:37 AM

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