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Council censures 11 newspapers
NAINITAL, June 10 (PTI) — The Press Council of India censured 11 newspapers, gave warning to two and condemned another for violating norms and ethics of journalism during a three-day meeting of the council here. During the meeting, which concluded yesterday, the Press Council, under its Chairman Justice P.B. Sawant, considered 69 cases, 52 of which pertained to the Press and 17 were against government officials.
Gulshan murder
BHOPAL, June 10 (PTI) — In a major breakthrough, the police has arrested two members of the Dawood Ibrahim gang allegedly involved in the murder of Anil Sharma alias Abdullah, prime suspect in gunning down of audio king Gulshan Kumar. Inspector General (IG) for Bhopal zone Nandan Dubey and Superintendent of Police Sanjeev Kumar Singh told reporters here today Zulfikar alias Zulfi was arrested on May 16, while Zaheer was nabbed last night.
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6 killed in mishap
CALCUTTA, June 10 (UNI) — At least six persons were killed and several injured when a minibus crashed through the railing of a bridge and fell on the railway track near Santoshpur on the southern fringe of the city this afternoon. Quoting preliminary reports, official sources said the Santoshpur-bound minibus crashed through the railings of the bridge when it tried to overtake. Sources said local people swung into action immediately after the accident and sent the bodies and those injured to the nearby hospital Bangur and Baghajatin.
Merger with NCP
MUMBAI, June 10 (UNI) — The Indian Congress (Socialist) today formally merged with the newly floated nationalist Congress Party (NCP) floated by expelled Congress leader Sharad Pawar. A resolution was moved by Mr Pawar at the NCP convention announcing the amalgamation of the NCP with the Indian Congress (Socialist) Leader of the Indian Congress (Socialist) Sarat Chandra Sinha announced the decision of the party and gifted its symbol of charkha.
49 militants surrender
AGARTALA, June 10 (UNI) — Responding to a state government appeal, 49 underground militants today surrendered with a huge quantity of arms and ammunition to the Assam Rifles and the Army. Defence sources said the rebels who surrendered here belonged to the Tripura Mukti Police (TMP), the Tripura Tribal Volunteers Force (TTVF) and the banned National Liberation Front of Tripura (NLFT). The TMP and TTVF are the associate groups of the NLFT, the state's most powerful extremist outfit.
5 jawans held
KOHIMA, June 10 (UNI) — The Nagaland police arrested five Manipur Rifles jawans and two civilians for smuggling liquor in a government truck in Dimapur yesterday, official sources said. The truck belonging to the Food and Civil Supplies Department of Manipur was coming down from Imphal to lift the rice quota of the government from the Food Corporation of India. The jawans escorting the truck directly took it to Assam and loaded it with 45 cases of Indian-made foreign liquor. When it entered Nagaland, the police stopped it and seized the liquor.
11 die in floods
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, June 10 (UNI) — The floods ravaging Kerala for the past six days have so far claimed 11 lives with two more deaths reported overnight. Official sources said a 16-year-old boy was drowned in a river at Adoor in Pathanamthitta and a 52-year-old woman was killed when a house collapsed at Valappad in Thrissur district during the past 24 hours. Two deaths each have been reported from Palakkad, Kottayam, Ernakulam and Pathanamthitta and one death each from Malappuram, Kannur and Thrissur districts since the onset of monsoon on May 25.Top

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