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Maoists attack security team, kill 16
After months of lull in Chhattisgarh, Red rebels strike again in killing fields of Sukma
Raipur, March 11
In a brazen daytime attack, Naxals ambushed a security team killing 15 personnel, including 11 of the CRPF and a civilian, in Chhattisgarh�s Sukma district in a chilling reminder of the 2010 massacre of 76 securitymen in the same area.
An injured CRPF man being shifted to a hospital in Raipur after the deadly attack on Tuesday An injured CRPF man being shifted to a hospital in Raipur after the deadly attack on Tuesday. PTI



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Sukma attack part of Maoist plan to target LS elections
New Delhi, March 11
With just a month to go for the General Election, the killing of security personnel by Maoists in Chhattisgarh is according to their already announced plan of boycotting the poll and enforcing the ban through the barrel of the gun. On February 17, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) had released this assessment of the Intelligence Bureau.

Ticket-for-tainted debate rocks Cong
New Delhi, March 11
Having taken the moral high ground on corruption, the Congress is debating whether or not to field �tainted candidates� in the Lok Sabha elections. The big question: who is a tainted candidate and how far will the party, facing a tough election, go to accommodate the public perception of taint.

Railgate: Bansal�s nephew, 9 others charged with graft
New Delhi, March 11
Former Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal�s nephew Vijay Singla and nine others, arrested in the Rs 10-crore cash-for-post railway bribery case, were today put on trial by a special court on charges of conspiracy and corruption.


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Congress courts ad trouble

LUDHIANA: Elderly woman murdered

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OPINIONS: Seeking clarity

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Valley delinked
Kashmir Valley was cut off from the rest of the country due to heavy snow as the Srinagar-Jammu national highway remained closed while flights could also not operate
Powerless Shimla
Residents had to reel under an eight-hour power cut after a tree fell on the main Totu-Bharari transmission line due to a storm that lashed the city on Monday
Wheat crop damaged
Rain and high velocity winds flattened wheat crop at Ferozepur, Gurdaspur, Pathankot, Nawanshahr, Mohali, Tarn Taran in Punjab, and Palwal and Yamunanagar in Haryana

Cong, PPP team up in Punjab
Manpreet to contest Bathinda seat on his party symbol
Chandigarh, March 11
It�s official: Days after PPP�s Manpreet Badal began alliance talks with the Congress � leaving his Sanjha Morcha in the lurch � the Congress today said the new ally would contest from Bathinda. Congress in charge for Punjab Shakeel Ahmed said the party would announce �in two days� the candidate for the Faridkot seat depending on the outcome of the ongoing parleys with the CPI.
PPP chief Manpreet Badal (C), PPCC president Partap Singh Bajwa (L) and CLP leader Sunil Jakhar in Chandigarh PPP chief Manpreet Badal (C), PPCC president Partap Singh Bajwa (L) and CLP leader Sunil Jakhar in Chandigarh. Manoj Mahajan


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