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Bihar mid-day meal tragedy toll 22; 50 more kids fall ill
FIR against principal * Govt hints at poisoning * Protesters resort to vandalism

Chapra/Madhubani, July 17
A day after the deaths due to a contaminated mid-day meal at a Parents rush their ill children to the Patna Medical College & Hospital on Wednesday. — PTI government primary school in Bihar’s Saran district rose to 22, about 50 children of another government school were taken ill on Wednesday after they were served food under the scheme in the state’s Madhubani district.

Parents rush their ill children to the Patna Medical College & Hospital on Wednesday. — PTI

Bihar mid-day meal tragedy a wake-up call (Details on Nation page)

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SC refuses to bring down juvenile age from 18 to 16
New Delhi, July 17
The Supreme Court today dismissed the pleas for reducing the age of juveniles from 18 to 16 years in view of the recent spurt in crimes by those in this particular age group.

Dismal monsoon: Haryana, parts of 
Punjab face drought

Chandigarh, July 17
While monsoon plays hide and seek in the region, the spectre of drought seems to be a distinct possibility in Haryana and certain parts of Punjab.

Govt to go after 12 lakh service tax defaulters
New Delhi, July 17
The Finance Ministry will target 12 lakh service tax assessees who have stopped filing returns. 


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Hizb militant killed, 4 cops hurt in J-K grenade attack
Srinagar, July 17
An injured being taken to a hospital after the grenade attack in Srinagar on Wednesday. Tribune photo: Amin War
A Hizbul Mujahideen militant was killed and five persons, including four policemen escorting him to Baramulla jail, were injured in a grenade attack by suspected militants in Srinagar’s busy Batamaloo area here today.
An injured being taken to a hospital after the grenade attack in Srinagar on Wednesday. Tribune photo: Amin War

Brar stabbed in pre-planned revenge attack, prosecution tells UK court 
London, July 17
A file photo of injured KS Brar Three Sikh men tried to slash the throat of Lieutenant General (retd) Kuldip Singh Brar, who commanded the 'Operation Blue Star', in a deliberate "revenge attack" on the streets of London, a UK court has heard.

A file photo of injured KS Brar 

Five security men killed in Bihar Maoist attack
Aurangabad (Bihar), July 17
Five security personnel, including three state policemen, were killed when armed Maoists attacked them at a culvert construction site in Aurangabad district of Bihar today, a senior police officer said.

Cabinet committee gives go-ahead to Mountain Strike Corps
New Delhi, July 17
The Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) tonight approved in principle a specialised Mountain Strike Corps aimed at increasing military strength along the China frontier. The committee headed by the Prime Minister is the highest decision making body on security matters.




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