Friday, May 28, 2010


CM orders Magisterial inquiry into Machil encounter

SRINAGAR : (21:10 IST)Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has ordered magisterial inquiry into the alleged fake encounter in which three local youths were killed by the army in Machil sector along LoC on April 30...more

India reiterates Saeed was the mastermind of 26/11

BANGALORE : (15:40 IST) India today said it still regarded Jamaat-ud-Dawa chief Hafiz Saeed as the mastermind of 26/11 terror attack in Mumbai and went by Pakistan’s assurance that it would not allow any part of its territory to be used for anti-India activity...more

68 killed as Maoist attack Mumbai-bound train

JHARGRAM, WB : (14:00 IST) Sixty-eight passengers of a Mumbai-bound express train were killed and 200 injured in a Maoist attack here early today that derailed 13 coaches, five of which were hit by a goods train coming from the opposite direction....more

Armymen engaged in rescue operation at Battery Chashma near Ramban on Thursday. -Excelsior/Parvez
Armymen engaged in rescue operation at Battery Chashma near Ramban on Thursday. -Excelsior/Parvez
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Two brothers, couple, ASI among 18 killed
in tragic accidents

Excelsior Correspondent

JAMMU, May 27: Eighteen persons including two brothers, a couple and an Assistant Sub-Inspector (ASI) of State Police were killed in five tragic road accidents across the State today. Police spokesman said that eight persons were killed and one sustained severe injuries when a Tata Sumo, they were traveling in, plunged into 700 feet deep gorge at Battery Chashma under the jurisdiction of Ramban Police Station in the wee hours....more

Omar to discuss Govt working, development with Sonia
* No Cabinet reshuffle on agenda

From Inayat Jehangir

SRINAGAR, May 27: Chief Minister Omar Abdullah today said he will discuss the development issues and working of the National Conference-Congress coalition Government in the State with UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi during her proposed visit to the State later this week."She is president of Congress, which are our allies in the State Government. There are issues related to the functioning of the coalition which are also slated to be discussed with her as and when she visits the State," Omar told reporters on the sidelines of a function at SKICC here....more

Rangers again open targeted firing on IB
*Militants' presence goes up at launching pads

Excelsior Correspondent

JAMMU, May 27: Pakistan Rangers once again targeted the Border Security Force (BSF) jawans directly at their forward post of Karol Matrian in Hiranagar sector of Kathua district this morning amid reports of increased presence of militants across the International Border (IB), who were desperate to infiltrate into this side. Reports said Rangers fired shots targeting the BSF jawans of 4th battalion, who were patrolling a forward area at Karol Matrian near border police post of Chakra in Hiranagar sector at about 5.30 am today. However, the alert BSF jawans survived the firing......more

Katra-Qazigund rly project turning dreams into reality
29 remote villages get road connectivity, 42 in pipeline

By Mohinder Verma

JAMMU, May 27: Though under-construction Katra-Qazigund railway section will take not less than five years to realize its real objectives yet its immediate benefits have begun to come up at least for the inhabitants of the remote areas surrounding the proposed railway-line. These benefits are in the shape of road connectivity, which the successive State Governments could not provide to numerous remote villages of Reasi and Ramban districts. Around 29 villages have received road connectivity on the pretext of prestigious railway project so far while as 42 will get the same within next one or two years thereby turning dream of having link with main towns a reality for inhabitants of such areas.....more

To be deported to Pak at Wagah today
LeT, HM ultras among 25 Pakistanis freed from 8 jails

By Sanjeev Pargal

JAMMU, May 27: Even as the Centre Government was fuming over the acquittal of Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) chief Hafiz Mohammad Sayeed by Pakistan’s Supreme Court, the Union Ministry of Home Affairs has ordered release of 25 Pakistani nationals, most of whom were militants of LeT, Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) and Hizbul Mujahideen outfits and were involved in militancy in J&K before their arrest..more

HP trader held, factory sealed
Haul of spurious cold drinks, juice

Excelsior Correspondent

JAMMU, May 27: Police today arrested a Himachal Pradesh businessman for running an illegal juice and cold drinks factory at village Hazoori Bagh in Pouni Chak area under the jurisdiction of Domana police station. Thousands of filled and empty bottles of different brands of cola and juice companies have been recovered from the factory. The illegal factory owner, arrested by the police, has been identified as Om Prakash son of Mast Ram R/o Kangra, Himachal Pradesh, presently putting up at Anand Nagar, Bohri, Talab Tillo.. ....more

Top commander showed bias towards Kargil war heroes

NEW DELHI, May 27: Raising serious questions about the military leadership in the 1999 Kargil war, the Armed Forces Tribunal has indicted a former Lieutenant General for showing bias towards a Brigadier playing down his achievements and for falsifying accounts of battles. The Tribunal, whose observation has come as an embarassment to the Army, directed that the affected officer Brigadier(Retd) Devinder Singh be considered for a notional promotion....more

BSF jawan deserts post in Arnia

Excelsior Correspondent

JAMMU, May 27: A Border Security Force (BSF) jawan deserted his post in Arnia sector last night and was untraced till tonight. He has been identified as Bal Krishan son of Romesh Sanap R/o Manmad, Nasik, Maharashtra...more

Power supply disrupted for over 3 hrs

Excelsior Correspondent

JAMMU, May 27: Though winds along with drizzle brought some respite from the heat wave yet the same also brought miseries for the people with power supply to major areas of the Jammu province getting snapped this evening following snag in the power house of the Salal Hydroelectric Project on River Chenab in Reasi district. The power supply to major parts of Jammu province got snapped as soon as winds started blowing along with drizzle this evening. People made a number of calls to the power stations in their respective areas but there was no specific response from the concerned authorities of the Power Development Department (PDD).....more

IED defused on NH in Ramban

Excelsior Correspondent

JAMMU, May 27: Security forces today recovered an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) planted by militants on the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway in Ramban district. The IED was detected by the road opening party of 12 Rashtriya Rifle troops at Rattanbas area in Banihal, around 8:30 am, police said.....more

16 guests arrive from PoK

SRINAGAR, May 27: As many as 16 guests from Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK) arrived here today while five residents of Kashmir valley crossed over to other side in the Karvan-e-Aman bus operating between Muzaffarabad and Srinagar. Seventeen residents of both sides also crossed sides today, official sources said here this afternoon....more

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