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Cop, civilian among 4 killed in J&K gunfight

Srinagar, June 22 (IANS) Two militants, a civilian and a policeman were killed on Friday in an ongoing gunfight between security forces and militants in Jammu and Kashmir's Anantnag district. Police sources said the civilian was identified as Muhammad Yusuf, the house owner where the militants were holed up. The gun battle is on in Khiram village of Srigufwara area. Hafeeza, the ...

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Four of a family killed in Telangana road accident

Hyderabad, June 22 (IANS) Four members of a family were killed in a road accident in Telangana's Peddapalle district in early on Friday, police said. A car in which they were travelling rammed into a stationary truck on Hyderabad-Karimnagar Rajiv Rahdari near Katnapally, about 180 km from here. The deceased have been identified as Arun Kumar, his wife Soumya and their children Ak...

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Civilian injured in J&K gunfight

Srinagar, June 22 (IANS) A woman was injured on Friday during a gunfire exchange between the security forces and militants in Jammu and Kashmir's Anantnag district. Police said she sustained the gunshot injury in the Srigufwara village gun battle site. Authorities have suspended mobile Internet services in the district to check spread of any kind of rumours. Earlier, the ...

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Gunfight breaks out in J&K

Srinagar, June 22 (IANS) A gunfight started on Friday between the security forces and militants in Jammu and Kashmir's Anantnag district, officials said. Police said security forces laid a cordon around Srigufwara village following specific information about the presence of militants there. As the security forces tightened the cordon around hiding militants, they fired, triggerin...

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Yoga Day celebrated in Bengal; CM, ministers stay away

Kolkata, June 21 (IANS) Hundreds of people -- men and women, young and old, VIPS and commoners -- on Thursday observed the fourth International Yoga Day in West Bengal by practising yoga in rural and urban areas, even as the state's Trinamool Congress government largely stayed away from the event. Neither Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, nor any of her ministers, took part in the programm...

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Third India skills regional contest begins in Bengaluru

Bengaluru, June 21 (IANS) The third India skills regional competition began here on Thursday with about 300 candidates from 14 states participating in 36 skills, including aircraft maintenance, floristry, mobile robotics, fashion technology, welding, graphic design, web designing, cooking, jewellery and beauty therapy among others. Organised by the Union Ministry of Skill Development and...

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Sisodia seeks action against mining mafia after Punjab MLA attacked

New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Thursday demanded strong action from Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh over attack on an AAP MLA in Punjab by the mining mafia. Our MLA from Punjab Amarjeet Singh Sandoa was attacked by the mining mafia today. Mining mafia is ruling in the Captain Amarinder Singh's governance, the same way it used to rule in the ...

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AAP lawmaker attacked by mining mafia, Amarinder seeks report

Chandigarh, June 21 (IANS) Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) legislator Amarjit Singh Sandoa was injured on Thursday after he and his security personnel were attacked by sand mafia goons in Punjab's Ropar district. Taking serious note of the incident, Chief Minister Amarinder Singh sought a detailed report from the Deputy Commissioner of Rupnagar (Ropar) on the incident. Sandoa was attacked ...

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Girl arrested in Bengal for stabbing ex-lover's girlfriend

Kolkata, June 21 (IANS) A girl was arrested on Thursday for repeatedly stabbing the girlfriend of her ex-lover with a sickle in West Bengal's North 24 Parganas district, police said. Ankita Mondal, a resident of North 24 Parganas's Ashoknagar, has been arrested for allegedly attacking a teenage girl from Habra area on Wednesday night. The girl sustained multiple injuries in the head and ...

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15 of a family die in MP road accident

Morena, June 21 (IANS) Fifteen of a family, including eight women, were killed early on Thursday when a jeep collided with a tractor in Madhya Pradesh's Morena district, police said. Morena Superintendent of Police Amit Singh told IANS that the family of 20 left Gwalior to attend a relative's funeral. Their jeep collided with the sand-laden truck on Ambah road in which 12 people died on ...

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Centre proposing 2 district level schemes to attract investments

Chennai, June 21 (IANS) Union Minister for Commerce and Industry and Civil Aviation Suresh Prabhu on Thursday said the Central government is proposing two schemes at the district level to attract investments. Inaugurating the ACMEE 2018, the 13th International Machine Tools Exhibition here, Prabhu said an industry while investing in a state actually invests in a district. Develop...

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Odisha clears land for Tata Steel to set up industrial park

Bhubaneswar, June 21 (IANS) The Odisha cabinet, at a meeting chaired by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, on Thursday approved a proposal by Tata Steel for utilising 1,735 acres of land for developing a private industrial park at Gopalpur in Ganjam district. Of the 2,970 acres of land handed over to Industrial Industrial Infrastructure Development Corp (IDCO) for setting up a steel plant at...

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China, Nepal sign 14 pacts, including on railway construction

Beijing, June 21 (IANS) China and Nepal on Thursday signed 14 agreements, including one on railway construction in the Himalayan nation, following a meeting between visiting Nepali Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli and his Chinese counterpart Li Keqiang. Both sides struck the deal on conducting feasibility study of a railway line connecting the border town of Kerung to Nepali capital Kathma...

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BSF, Pakistan Rangers hold flag meeting on IB

Jammu, June 21 (IANS) A flag meeting was held on Thursday between officers of the Border Security Force (BSF) and Pakistan Rangers on the International Border (IB) in Jammu district. The BSF officials said the flag meeting was held on the request of Pakistan Rangers. Today at about 10.35 a.m., a Sector Commander-level flag meeting was held between the BSF and Pakistan Rangers at ...

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Kindergarten student dead in Himachal accident

Shimla, June 21 (IANS) A kindergarten student was killed and 12 others were injured on Thursday when their overcrowded private school bus skidded off the road and fell into a 100-foot-deep gorge in Himachal Pradesh's Mandi district, police said. The students, belonging to Spectrum Premier Public School in Sarkaghat area, were returning home from school when the driver lost control over t...

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Modi says yoga can unite conflict-ridden world; record set in Kota

Dehradun/New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) The Fourth International Yoga Day was enthusiastically observed on Thursday within the country and abroad, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who attended the main event at Dehradun, saying yoga has emerged as a major unifying force in a world facing conflicts. A Guinness world record was created at Rajasthan's Kota where over two lakh people performed ...

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Indonesian police arrest boat captain over deadly capsize

Jakarta, June 21 (IANS) Indonesian police on Thursday detained the captain of a boat that sank in Lake Toba in Sumatra earlier this week, leaving three people dead and over 190 missing. The vessel, Kapal Motor Sinar Bangun, went down on Monday in what is feared to be one of Indonesia's most deadly maritime disasters. According to a BBC report, the ferry was only licensed to trans...

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International Yoga Day celebrated with enthusiasm in Bengal

Kolkata, June 21 (IANS) Hundreds of people -- men and women, young and old, VIPS and commoners -- on Thursday observed the fourth International Yoga Day in West Bengal by practicing yoga across the state, both in rural and urban areas. In Kolkata, Minister of State for Culture Mahesh Sharma took part in a yoga event near Shaheed Minar in the central part of the city along with fellow BJP...

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13 kindergarten students injured in Himachal accident

Shimla, June 21 (IANS) At least 13 kindergarten students were injured on Thursday when their school bus skidded off the road and fell into a gorge in Himachal Pradesh's Mandi district, police said. The students, belonging to a private school in Sarkaghat area, were returning home from school when the driver lost control over the vehicle while negotiating a turn near Garli. Five c...

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Odisha to take early action on social media grievances

Bhubaneswar, June 21 (IANS) The Odisha government on Thursday asked all District Collectors to instruct officers concerned to take early and appropriate action on public grievances received through social media. According an official, the state government receives a lot of grievances from various quarters through various social media accounts through Twitter and Facebook, and these are b...

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