11022019-TTC-01.qxd 11-02-2019 01:26 Page 1 13 chandigarh | gurugram | jalandhar | bathinda | jammu | srinagar | vol.3 no.41 | 16 pages | ~4.50 | regd.no.chd/0006/2018-2020 established in 1881 | monday, february 11,2019 MODI: ANDHRA CM NAIDU A BACK-STABBER PAGE 7 STAPLE FARE, STABLE RATES INFOCUS /thetribunechd /thetribunechd www.tribuneindia.com 5 Hizb militants, all locals, shot in Valley Pak pro-minority, Hindutva politics here: Mehbooba Tribune News Service Srinagar, February 10 Former Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Sunday heaped praise on Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan’s “pro-minority” stance, while pointing out that the Modi government’s top priority seemed “renaming historic cities and building Ram Mandir”. She was reacting to a tweet by Imran Khan announcing he was taking steps to name the wildlife reserve and a university after Guru Nanak. Defending her stance, Mehbooba told the media in Handwara: “Muslims are being lynched in the name of cow slaughter. Instead of taking action, as you have seen in case of MP where the Congress is in power, it has booked three Muslims under the National Security Act. Politics is being played over Hindutva. There is a competition between parties over it.” 10 hurt in clashes at site, 8 sustain pellet injuries Suhail A Shah Anantnag, February 10 In yet another anti-militancy operation, the security forces on Sunday killed five Hizb militants in Kulgam district of south Kashmir. At least 10 civilians were injured in clashes that erupted at the encounter site. The slain militants, all locals, were identified as Waseem Bashir Rather of Ashmuji Kulgam, Zahid Parray of DH Pora Kulgam, Idrees Bhat of Arwini in Anantnag, Aqib Nazir of Zangal Pora Kulgam and Parvaiz Bhat of Qaimoh Kulgam. Idrees had joined the Hizbul Mujahideen in 2017 and the rest in 2018. The operation was launched by a joint team of the security forces at 5.30 am in Kelam village. “As the area was being cordoned, the militants, who were hiding in a house, opened fire,” a police official said. In the retaliatory fire, three militants were killed. “Even as efforts were on to retrieve the bodies, two more militants hiding in another house opened fire. They too were shot,” he said. Soldiers near the encounter site at Kellam Devsar in Kulgam. PTI 3 CRPF men, 4 cops injured in grenade attack ■ Srinagar: At least seven security men and four civilians, including two women, were injured in a grenade attack in city centre on Sunday evening. Militants hurled a grenade on a security picket near Palladium in Lal Chowk at 6.45 pm, which exploded with a bang, injuring 11 persons. “Three CRPF men and four policemen were injured,” CRPF spokesman Sanjay Sharma said. Four civilians, including two women, were also hit by splinters. TNS The operation came to an end by noon. Sources said the house where the first three militants were holed up was set on fire, forcing the militants to come out. “The second house too suffered substantial damage.” Fierce clashes erupted at the encounter site. The forces used tear smoke shells JUDGING IS UNDER STRESS IN DIGITAL ERA: SC JUDGE PAGE 16 and pellet guns to disperse the protesters. At least 10 persons sustained pellet injuries. “Six were treated here and two with eye injuries were sent to the SMHS hospital in Srinagar,” a doctor at the Kulgam hospital said. The bodies of the militants were handed over to the families in the evening. Gurjar stir turns violent QUOTA BATTLE 5 cops hurt, vehicles set afire in Rajasthan Our Correspondent Jaipur, February 10 The agitation launched by the Gurjar Aarakshan Sangharsh Samiti (GASS) demanding 5 per cent reservation in jobs and educational institutions turned violent in Dholpur district today as shots were fired, five cops sustained injuries and three police vehicles were torched. Agitators resorted to stonepelting and firing while holding a protest on the AgraMorena highway at Dholpur district headquarters. SP Ajay Singh said the police used teargas shells to disperse the protesters. Gurjars have been holding a sit-in on railway tracks in Malarna Dungar of Sawai Madhopur district since Friday evening. The agitation spread as Gurjar leader Kirori Singh Bainsla refused to call it off. LOK SABHA POLLS CHOICE WIDE OPEN, PLAYERS APLENTY IN HARYANA REGIONAL VS NATIONAL PARTIES ON CARDS IN J&K IN HIMACHAL, BJP GEARS UP FOR 4/4 REPEAT SHOW PAGE 2 INSIDE Gurjars block National Highway 58 in Ajmer on Sunday. PTI Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, who returned after a two-day visit to Delhi, said Bainsla had said the protest would be peaceful. There might be some miscreants involved in the Dholpur incident, but a Gurjar delegation should come for talks with a ministerial panel, he added. Roadways buses remained off the Sawai MadhopurDholpur highway. Bus services have been suspended on the Hindon-Karauli sections of the highway covering Alwar, Bharatpur and Mathura since yesterday. Bainsla said, “Congress minister Vishwendra Singh and IAS officer Neeraj Pawan had come for talks yesterday. They wanted us to send a delegation to Jaipur. Everything on quota would have to be solved in writing at this very spot. The Congress government is not serious.” Mukul Roy booked for MLA’s killing Kolkata, February 10 BJP leader Mukul Roy was among four persons booked on Sunday in connection with the killing of Trinamool Congress (TMC) MLA Satyajit Biswas in West Bengal’s Nadia district, police said. Roy, a former TMC general secretary who joined the BJP EAR TOTHE GROUND last year following differences with party supremo Mamata Banerjee, denied the allegation, saying the decision to name him in the FIR was “politically motivated”. A West Bengal Police officer said that two of the four persons named in the FIR have been arrested on Sunday. Amid allegations that there was no security cover, the officer in-charge of the local Hanskhali police station and the personal security officer of Biswas were suspended. The Krishnaganj MLA was shot inside a Saraswati puja marquee, 15 km from the Bangladesh border. — PTI U’khand-UP hooch tragedy toll rises to 72, two held Haridwar: Two persons were arrested on Sunday in connection with the hooch tragedy that claimed over 70 lives in two adjoining districts in Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh. The father-son duo said they got the spurious liquor from UP. PAGE 11 Punjab teachers’ protest turns violent, 25 injured Patiala: A peaceful protest turned violent when thousands of contractual teachers clashed with the police on Sunday, leaving 25 persons, including 10 police officials, injured. Thousands of teachers tried to march towards Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh’s residence when the police resorted to lathicharge. PAGE 3
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