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Two dead, 35 injured in Chennai stampede as thousands throng Rajaji hall for last glimpse of Karunanidhi


Chennai, Aug 8 (IANS) Two persons were killed and 35 suffered minor injuries on Wednesday in a stampede outside the Rajaji Hall here as hundreds of thousands thronged for a final glimpse of DMK leader M. Karunanidhi, a hospital official said. A senior official of the Rajiv Gandhi Government General Hospital told IANS: “Two persons were brought dead to the ...

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Five militants trapped in Rafiabad Gunfight: DGP Vaid


Srinagar, Aug 8: Jammu Kashmir Director General of Police S P Vaid said five militants are believed to be trapped in an ongoing Rafiabad gunfight in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district. Earlier, a gunfight broke out between militants and government forces in which a para-commando suffered bullet injuries. “Encounter going on in Dooniwari forest area of Police Station Dangiwacha Sopore, report of ...

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India-Pakistan would have remained one country had Jinnah been made PM instead of Nehru: Dalai Lama


Srinagar, Aug 8: Buddhist leader Dalai Lama has claimed that India and Pakistan would have been one country had Pakistan’s founder Muhammad Ali Jinnah been made prime minister instead of Jawahar Lal Nehru. The exiled Tibetan Buddhist religious leader made the remarks during a question and answer session at a student interaction at Goa Institute of Management. “Mahatma Gandhi wanted to ...

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SC seeks JK govt’s reply on plea alleging custodial torture of Kathua case witness Talib Hussain


New Delhi, Aug 8: The Supreme Court today sought response from the Jammu and Kashmir government on a plea by Talib Hussain, a key witness in the sensational Kathua gang rape-and-murder case, alleging custodial torture by the state police in an alleged fake rape case. A bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra considered the submission of senior advocate Indira Jaising ...

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Madras HC allows Karunanidhi to be buried at Marina Beach


Chennai, Aug 8: After an overnight drama, the DMK won a legal battle on wednesday when the Madras High Court allowed the burial of DMK President and five-time Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu M. Karunanidhi at Marina Beach. The High Court bench comprising of Acting Chief Justice Huluvadi G Ramesh and Justice S.S. Sundar turned down the arguments of the state ...

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Principal DIET Kud suspended, show cause notice served to staff

Srinagar, Aug 8: District administration Udhampur suspended Principal of Kud District Institute of Education and Trainings and served show cause notice to other staff after an inspection team found it locked during office hours. “All the employees including Principal DIET, Davinder Handoo, HODs, and Lecturers were absent from duty without any prior permission or leave,” said an official handout. Taking a ...

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Rafiabad Encounter: Para commando injured


Srinagar, Aug 8: A para commando was injured in a gunfight that broke out between militants and the government forces in forests of Rafiabad in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district on Wednesday. Reports said that a joint team of army’s 32 RR and 9 PARA commandos launched a cordon-and-search operation in the dense woods of upper reaches of Rafiabad today wee hours. ...

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Encounter breaks out in Rafiabad forests


Srinagar, Aug 8: A gunfight broke out between militants and government forces in Veege top area of Rafiabad town of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district on Wednesday. An official said that a joint team of Army’s 9 Para commandos, 32 RR, and SOG Cordoned off Veege top area of Rafiabad, following specific inputs about the presence of some militants in the area. ...

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