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Dera chief case: Haryana to deploy 35 companies of central forces

Chandigarh, Aug 20 (IANS) Ahead of a court verdict on August 25 in a rape case against Dera Sacha Sauda chief, the Haryana government on Sunday said the police was on alert and 35 companies of paramilitary forces would help maintain law and order in the state. Police is fully prepared to tackle any situation. The Centre has provided 35 companies of paramilitary forces, deployment of whic...

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NIA's regional office, residential premises open in Lucknow

Lucknow, Aug 20 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday inaugurated the National Investigation Agency's (NIA) regional office and residential premises here. Speaking at the event, Adityanath said India had been at the receiving end of terrorism for long but now, under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the nation ha...

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Barcelona attack: Royals to attend special Mass for victims

Madrid, Aug 20 (IANS) Spain's King Felipe and Queen Letizia will attend a special Mass at Barcelona's Sagrada Familia church to mourn the 14 people killed in vehicle attacks, the media reported. Police are still hunting the driver of a van that killed 13 people on Thursday evening in Barcelona's Las Ramblas boulevard. A 14th victim died in a second attack at Cambrils on Friday, reports t...

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Bengal hills police stations on high alert after blast

Darjeeling, Aug 20 (IANS) All police stations in the northern West Bengal hills have been put on high alert and counter-insurgency strategies are being followed after two major blasts in the past 24 hours in Darjeeling and Kalimpong, police said on Sunday. All police stations have been put on high alert. The strategy that is followed by security forces in the insurgency affected areas is...

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Facebook community rescues woman from swimming pool

New York, Aug 20 (IANS) A US woman stuck in a swimming pool was rescued by a Facebook group after she asked for help on the social media platform last week. According to a New York Daily News report, the 61-year-old Leslie Kahn was at the end of a swim in her backyard pool when the step ladder to get out of the pool broke. With no other means to come out, a physically weak Kahn f...

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Neo-Nazis march in Berlin

Berlin, Aug 20 (IANS) Neo-Nazis marched in the streets of the German capital to mark the 30th anniversary of the death of Rudolf Hess, Adolf Hitler's deputy, US, the media reported. Helmeted police in riot gear stood guard on Saturday as right-wing demonstrators converged here, a week after a white supremacist rally turned deadly in Charlottesville, reports CNN. About 500 people ...

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Critical Saamna editorial based on 'fake news': Parrikar

Panaji, Aug 20 (IANS) Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar has said the Shiv Sena mouthpiece Saamna editorial which criticised him for his readiness to move back to the Defence Ministry, in case he lost the August 23 Panaji by-poll, was based on fake news. In an interaction with students late on Saturday here, Parrikar said the Congress dirty tricks department was behind the fake news con...

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Israeli forces shoot dead knife-wielding Palestinian teen

Jerusalem, Aug 20 (IANS) A Palestinian teenager who attempted to carry out a knife attack was shot dead by Israeli Border Police in the West Bank, the police said. Police spokeswoman Luba Samri said in a statement that the 17-year-old boy approached a group of Border Police officers on Saturday afternoon and pulled a knife from his bag to stab them, Xinhua news agency reported. ...

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1 killed, 5 wounded in 3 shootings in US

Washington, Aug 20 (IANS) One police officer was killed and 5 others wounded in three separate shootings in US states of Florida and Pennsylvania, authorities said. The police officer, who was fatally shot, was responding to a suspicious activity call with a colleague before being caught in gunfire on Friday night in Kissimmee, a city in Virginia, Xinhua news agency reported. The...

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Spain maintains alert level with reinforced security measures

Barcelona, Aug 20 (IANS) The Spanish government decided to maintain its anti-terrorism alert level at 4 but pledged to reinforce security measures at the same time, the Interior Ministry said. The decision was made during an anti-terror meeting on Saturday chaired by Spanish Interior Minister Juan Ignacio Zoido in the morning, Xinhua news agency reported. A total of 14 fatalities...

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Constitute enquiry panel on Darjeeling blast: GJM to Rajnath

Darjeeling, Aug 20 (IANS) The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha has urged Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh to constitute a high level enquiry committee involving the National Investigative Agency under Supreme Court monitoring into the Darjeeling blast. In a most urgent letter to Singh, GJM chief Bimal Gurung on Saturday night also requested the minister to expedite talks on the separate state of ...

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One dead, two injured in twin bomb blasts in Bengal hills

Darjeeling, Aug 19 (IANS) A civic volunteer died, and two others were injured in a blast in northern West Bengal's Kalimpong police station on Saturday night, police said. The blast took place at 10.15 p.m., nearly 24 hours after an explosion in the heart of the hill town of Darjeeling that damaged few shops, triggering tension among locals though none was injured. Police have bo...

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23 dead, 400 injured as 14 coaches derail in Uttar Pradesh

Muzaffarnagar, Aug 19 (IANS) At least 23 people were killed and 400 injured in a major derailment when 14 coaches of the Kalinga Utkal Express bound for Haridwar in Uttarakhand went off the tracks with one of the coaches mounting on another near Khatauli in Uttar Pradesh on Saturday evening. More casualties are feared as a number of passengers are said to have been trapped in the deraile...

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13 dead, scores injured as 14 coaches derail in Uttar Pradesh

Muzaffarnagar, Aug 19 (IANS) At least 13 people were killed and scores injured in a major derailment when 14 coaches of the Kalinga Utkal Express bound for Haridwar in Uttarakhand went off the tracks with one of the coaches mounting on another near Khatauli in Uttar Pradesh on Saturday evening. Thirteen people have died, and 58 injured people have been admitted to hospital, Union Ministe...

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Hunt continues for van driver in Barcelona attack

Madrid, Aug 19 (IANS) An international manhunt was underway on Saturday for the driver of a van that killed 13 persons in Barcelona and injured over a hundred people. Younes Abouyaaqoub, a 22-year-old Moroccan national, is said to be at the centre of the investigation into the Thursday massacre in which a van driven by terrorists ploughed into a crowd in Barcelona's Las Ramblas boulevard...

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Four dead, 20 injured in train accident in Muzaffarnagar

Lucknow, Aug 19 (IANS) At least four persons died and more than 20 were injured, some critically, when six coaches of the Haridwar-bound Kalinga Utkal Express derailed at Khatauli, 24 km from Muzaffarnagar in western Uttar Pradesh on Saturday evening, officials said. The accident took place at 5.46 p.m. when some parts of the tracks were found ripped out. One coach rammed into a house on...

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Bomb blast in Darjeeling, Gurung booked

Darjeeling, Aug 19 (IANS) A bomb blast occurred in the heart of West Bengal's hill town of Darjeeling damaging a few shops early on Saturday, following which police booked three top GJM leaders including its chief Bimal Gurung under the stringent Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA). No injuries were reported in the incident that caused panic among locals. The GJM denied its involve...

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Turkish born, German writer arrested in Spain

Madrid, Aug 19 (IANS) Turkish-born German writer Dogan Akhanli was arrested in the Spanish city of Granada on Saturday by police fulfilling an international arrest warrant issued by Interpol in response to a request by authorities in Turkey. A police spokesman told Efe news that the arrest took place in the morning at a hotel in the city centre where Akhanli was staying. The writ...

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24-yr-old woman set on fire by husband, in-laws dies

New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) A 24-year-old woman died here on Saturday after she was allegedly set on fire by her husband and in-laws, police said. Deputy Commissioner of Police Vijay Kumar said the woman was admitted to the Safdarjung Hospital here on Friday with burn injuries and she died on Saturday. Kumar said the deceased Parvinder Kaur, 24, had told police while she was at the...

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Finland stabbings a terror attack: Police

Helsinki, Aug 19 (IANS) The stabbings in the Finnish city of Turku that left two people dead and eight injured are being treated as acts of terror, police said on Saturday. The incidents were initially investigated as murders, but in the light of further information received during the night, the offences now include murders with terrorist intent and their attempts, police officials said...

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