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CPM sore at delay in accountability
Srinagar, May 16
The CPM state secretary, Mr MY Tarigami has expressed concern about the delay in the constitution of the Accountability Commission by the coalition government which has led to widespread corruption in Jammu and Kashmir.

4 militants killed in encounters
Jammu, May 16
Army personnel today shot dead three terrorists of the HUJI outfit as they tried to infiltrate into the Indian territory in Rajouri from Pakistan.

Students of Tyndale Biscoe School offer special prayers in Srinagar

Students of Tyndale Biscoe School offer special prayers in Srinagar on Monday for victims of the blast outside the school in which a woman and her daughter were killed and 46 persons, including 14 students, were injured on Thursday. ó PTI






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CPM sore at delay in accountability
Tribune News Service

Srinagar, May 16
The CPM state secretary, Mr MY Tarigami has expressed concern about the delay in the constitution of the Accountability Commission by the coalition government which has led to widespread corruption in Jammu and Kashmir.

In a statement here yesterday Mr Tarigami, criticised the coalition government for lacking will and the capacity to tackle corruption. He urged the Chief Minister to act firmly in this regard.

The CPM, which has two members in the Jammu and Kashmir Assembly, is an alliance partner of the Mufti-led PDP-Congress coalition government in Jammu and Kashmir.

The CPM leader pointed out that certain amendments were made in the assembly through a private membersí Bill which were aimed at making the Act effective, and practical by strengthening the Accountability Commission under the Act, that had been passed hurriedly. He held that the amendments were important and therefore, had been referred to a select committee.

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4 militants killed in encounters
Tribune News Service and PTI

Jammu, May 16
Army personnel today shot dead three terrorists of the HUJI outfit as they tried to infiltrate into the Indian territory in Rajouri from Pakistan.

According to a spokesman of the Army, in a successful encounter the soldiers of 25 Infantry Division eliminated these terrorists early this morning in the Gambhir area.

Three AK rifles, a pistol with silencer and a large quantity of ammunition were seized from their possession.

In another incident, two Special Police Officers were killed at a marriage function in Doda district last night, Deputy Inspector-General (Udhampur-Doda Range) Satvir Gupta said.

The SPOs had gone to the function after escorting a councillor to the Pathnazi area of Kishtwar tehsil when militants fired on them, they said, adding both were killed.

A militant and a BSF jawan were killed in an encounter between militants and the security forces in the Damkund area of Udhampur district last night, the sources said adding an AK rifle, three magazines, 170 cartridges and an IED were seized from the spot.

SRINAGAR: Militants shot dead the father of an independent councillor of the Pattan Municipal Council in Baramula district, official sources said here.

Ghulam Rasool Bhat was shot at from point blank range in the Pattan market area at around 11.00 am, the sources said adding he died on the spot.

Bhatís daughter Shameema Rasool was elected as an independent councillor in the local body elections held earlier this year, they said.

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