Srinagar, March 23
Three police personnel and a CRPF constable lost their lives in a fierce encounter with militants on the outskirts of Srinagar today in which they succeeded in killing a top-ranking LeT militant.
The gunfight ensued after the police joined by the CRPF
surrounded a house in Telbal locality, where some militants
were hiding as per their information. Relatives of cops killed in a gunbattle cry during their funeral in Srinagar on Sunday. — Reuters
Musharraf pledges support to new govt Gilani
set to be elected Pak PM
Ahead of the installation of Yousuf Raza Gilani as new Prime
Minister, President Pervez Musharraf pledged today that he
would support the new government. Musharraf said he had put
the country “on the track of development and progress” and
it was now up to the new government to sustain this process
and also rid the country of extremism and terrorism.
Raza Gillani in Islamabad on Sunday.
Dalai Lama holding Olympics hostage: China Beijing, March 23
Irked by top US lawmakers hobnobbing with the Dalai Lama in its backyard, China today claimed that India’s position on Tibet had not changed as the Red Army deployed in strength to crush the rebellion in the Himalayan region accused the spiritual leader of holding the Olympic games hostage.
200th Punjabi has a broadband connection Chandigarh,
If broadband density is
any indication of economic growth, Punjab looks far ahead of
its neighbours. Every 200th Punjabi has a broadband
connection. It is not only in broadband, the Punjab circle
also ranks among the top five in the country in per capita
National Congress of CPI Left
braces for greater political role Hyderabad,
After four years of
“back-seat driving” in the UPA regime, the Left parties
are bracing for a greater role, ahead of the elections, to
forge a third political alternative based on “common
struggles on people’s issues.”
commits suicide after killing wife Bangalore, March 23
A software engineer allegedly
committed suicide after murdering his wife, suspecting her fidelity,
here last night. The police said Amit Budhraj (30), hailing from Delhi,
working in Infosys, committed suicide after allegedly strangulating his
wife Rinko Sachdev (28) to death.
leader held with Rs 23-cr heroin Amritsar, March 23
Senior leader of the Youth Akali
Dal Parshotam Lal Sondhi was arrested by sleuths of the Directorate of
Revenue Intelligence (DRI) while he was ferrying 23 kg of heroin in his
car (Indica) to Rajasansi Airport here today.
Parshotam Lal Sondhi being produced at the residence of a magistrate on Sunday.
— Photo by Vishal Kumar
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