2008, Chandigarh, India
Updated at 3:00 am (IST)
under grenade attack Srinagar, June 14
In an indication of
heightened terror tactics, militants carried out three grenade
attacks, including one near civil secretariat, seat of the
Jammu and Kashmir Government, injuring a CRPF head constable
and a civilian today.
An injured CRPF head constable is carried on to a bed by colleagues and medical staff at the main hospital in Srinagar on Saturday. — AFP
stirs call for Mush hanging Islamabad, June
Pakistan’s former prime
minister Nawaz Sharif today stepped up his attack on President
Pervez Musharraf, suggesting he could be hanged while
addressing thousands of protesters outside the presidency.
“We asked you to quit with honour after the election but you
didn’t,’’ Sharif told the crowd, referring to US ally
Musharraf, who overthrew him in a 1999 coup.
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Afghan prisoners escape; hunt under way
Kandahar, June 14
A desperate hunt was under way for
more than 1,100 prisoners who escaped from a jail in southern
Afghanistan when Taliban rebels blasted it open killing 15 guards today
officials said. The prisoners, some of them Taliban militants, fled when
the rebels attacked the facility in the city of Kandahar yesterday,
blasting it open with suicide bombs before shooting the guards.
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rules out Gorkhaland Kolkata, June 14
External affairs minister Pranab
Mukherjee today said the Centre was ready to hold talks with the Gorkha
Janmukti Morcha (GJM), but there should not be any preconditions. He was
talking to newspersons here after a meeting with state Chief Minister
Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee. The Centre was against the formation of
Gorkhaland or any separate state. But the problems of the hill people
should be looked into sympathetically and adequate steps be taken to
redress these, he added.
with Lalu returns after bird-hit
New Delhi, June 14
A possible tragedy was averted
today when the pilot of a plane carrying railway minister Lalu Prasad,
his wife Rabri Devi and 70 other passengers, decided to land shortly
after the aircraft was hit by a bird.
falter in final
Imposing Pakistan total proved much for the celebrated Indian batting
line-up as they lost the tri-series final by 25 runs. Chasing 316-run
victory target, India were bowled out for 290 in the second last over
being bowled by Shahid Afridi.
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son tops in matric exam Gandla Lahri (Pathankot),
Saini, a 17-year-old boy of this village, has topped in the state
matriculation examination, the result of which was declared by the
Punjab State Education Board today.
Neeraj Saini with his parents and other family members at his home at Gandla Lahri in Pathankot on Saturday .
— Photo by N. P. Dhawan
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