11072017-TT-01.qxd 7/10/2017 10:41 PM Page 1 13 established in 1881 tuesday, july 11, 2017 himachal pradesh chandigarh | gurugram | jalandhar | bathinda | jammu | srinagar | www.tribuneindia.com | vol. 137 no. 190 | 16 pages | ~4.50 | regd. no. chd/0006/2015-2017 /thetribunechd No non-veg meal for AI’s economy class Amarnathyatraattacked,6dead Water barrier New Delhi: Passengers flying economy class with Air India on domestic routes won't be served non-vegetarian food as the carrier wants to cut down on costs. Reports said this move could help the debt-ridden carrier save up to ~10 crore annually. TNS Bus caught in crossfire, not part of official convoy or registered with shrine board TNS and agencies Srinagar, July 10 A bus carrying Amarnath pilgrims was on Monday attacked by suspected militants, leaving at least six dead and 13 injured. All victims were from Gujarat. Sources said the bus came under fire at Batengoo Anantnag when pilgrims, not part of the regular pilgrim convoy, were on their way to Jammu from Baltal in Ganderbal after paying obeisance at the cave shrine. Inspector General of Police Munir Khan confirmed the toll. An official said security vehicles moving in the area IIT admissions to resume, stay vacated New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday gave the nod to admissions to IITs as it vacated its July 7 order staying the admission process, much to the relief of candidates. It accepted the contentions of IIT-Madras that held the JEE-Advance. TNS No relief, SC asks Teesta to face trial New Delhi: The apex court on Monday refused to give any relief to activist Teesta Setalvad in a case of illegal exhumation of bodies of some alleged victims of the 2002 Gujarat riots. TNS Tribune News Service New Delhi, July 10 India today said it is making efforts to secure the release of 39 Indians, mostly from Punjab, who have been in IS captivity in Mosul since 2014. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj spoke to The second batch of pilgrims on way to Amarnath Yatra. FILE PHOTO at that time were attacked too. Sources said the bus was neither a part of the official convoy nor registered with the Amarnath Shrine Board. A massive combing operation has been launched to trace the militants. "At 8.20 pm today, militants attacked an armoured car of the police. When the police fired back, the militants fled, firing indiscriminately. A bus carrying yatris was on the highway at that time. The bus was caught in the crossfire," the official said. The police claimed the bus driver had violated rules for the pilgrimage, which clearly stated that no yatra vehicle should be on any highway after 7 pm. Senior minister in the Mehbooba Mufti-led government Nayeem Akhtar termed the attack a "dark patch in the history of Kashmir". National Conference leader Omar Abdullah said: "The attack cannot be condemned strongly enough." He said such an attack was expected, despite the recent successes against militants by the security forces. "The one thing we had all feared this year during the yatra. In spite of recent successes against militants and unprecedented force presence," he tweeted. On Saturday, the Amarnath yatra was suspended from Jammu owing to the law and order situation in the Kashmir valley which was under curfew because of the death anniversary of Hizbul militant Burhan Wani. Sikh INLD activists join protest in Ambala on Monday. NITIN MITTAL Thousands of commuters from Punjab entering Haryana had to take longer routes on Monday with the INLD resorting to road blockade over the SYL issue. Meantime, as sought by the Haryana Government, the Supreme Court has listed the matter for hearing for Tuesday. Punjab has already said it has no water to spare. VK Singh on rescue mission in Iraq Simran Sodhi /thetribunechd Punjab CM Capt Amarinder Singh and assured him of all efforts to secure their release. With Iraqi forces freeing Mosul from IS, India has stepped up efforts to locate and facilitate the return of its nationals. Minister of State for External Affairs General VK Singh (retd) is flying to Iraq’s Erbil in this connection. The government said Air India officials had been instructed to assist in the return of Indian nationals and all channels to locate them had been opened. The Iraqi government has promised all help in locating the 39 Indians. Lashkar’s Hindu operative arrested Majid Jahangir Tribune News Service Srinagar, July 10 The Jammu and Kashmir Police have busted a Lashkar-e-Toiba module with the arrest of two militants, including a Hindu militant from Uttar Pradesh's Muzaffarnagar. Sandeep Kumar Sharma, alias Adil and Shakoor, is believed to have been involved in the killing of Station House Officer (SHO) Feroz Dar and five more policemen last month. The police said he was part of a Lashkar module that robbed Two Lashkar militants in police custody. TRIBUNE PHOTO: AMIN WAR ATMs and targeted security personnel in south Kashmir. It is probably the first time that a Hindu militant from outside Jammu and Kashmir has been held for militancy, throwing up a new challenge to Kashmir's security grid. The police have begun investigations to ascertain if Sandeep, who was lured by a Lashkar commander in south Kashmir, had any local accomplices. Inspector General of Police (IGP) Muneer Khan said Sandeep was arrested in Anantnag district on July 1 during a gunfight in which Lashkar militant Bashir Lashkari and his aide were killed. Surprised to see a nonlocal inside the house where Bashir had taken refuge, we decided to probe him,” Khan told the media. “Sandeep took part in three Lashkar actions, in one of which SHO Dar and five other policemen were martyred. He was also involved in the ambush of an Army convoy in lower Munda, in which two Army jawans were killed, as well as in looting weapons from the guards of Justice Muzzaffar Attar (retd),” the IGP said. The Lashkar-e-Toiba has denied of having any ties with Sandeep. more inside ~10 LAKH RELIEF FOR J-K ‘HUMAN SHIELD’ Srinagar: The State Human Rights Commission has asked the J&K Government to pay Rs 10 lakh in compensation to Farooq Ahmad Dar, who was tied to an Army jeep as “human shield” during the SrinagarBudgam parliamentary bypoll on April 9. INSIDE
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