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Jammu attack: Unexploded bombs being defused

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Jammu, 30 Nov 2016 : Unexploded bombs left behind by three militants, gunned down after they stormed a military base near Jammu, were defused as the search for hidden explosives continued on Wednesday, the army said.

“Blinds (unexploded shells) are being destroyed at the encounter site by the bomb disposal squad,” Defence spokesman Lt Col Manish Mehta told IANS here.

He said the search operation was nearing its end and the site of a nearly 14-hour-long gunbattle between the militants and soldiers was more or less sanitised completely.

Lt Col Mehta said three suicide bombers disguised in police uniform barged into the field regiment camp at Nagrota, 15 km from here, early on Tuesday, killing seven soldiers. All the attackers were gunned down.

Two officers — Major Gosavi Kunal Mannadir and Major Akshay Girish Kumar — were among the soldiers killed in the attack. The others who died included Havaldar Sukhraj Singh, Lance Naik Kadam Sam Bhaji Yeshwantro, Grenadier Raghvendra Singh and Rifleman Azim Rai.

Five soldiers were also injured in the attack that occurred barely three kilometers away from the headquarters of the Army’s 16 Corps in Nagrota. It is the largest Corps of the Indian Army and acts as a nerve centre to fight militancy and defend border with Pakistan.

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PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti released from detention after 14 months

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Jammu, 13 Oct : Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) leader Mehbooba Mufti was on Tuesday released from detention. “PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti is being released from detention,” said Jammu and Kashmir administration spokesperson Rohit Kansal.

A government order issued on Tuesday night said her detention was being revoked with immediate effect.

The Jammu and Kashmir administration in July had extended her detention by three months under the stringent Public Safety Act (PSA).

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Swimming pools for training of sportspersons to open with SOP from Oct 15

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SAD breaks alliance with BJP Leaves NDA in protest against farmers ordinance

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Chandigarh, 26 Sep : The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) has severed its alliance with the BJP. The Akali Dal had a 22-year-old alliance with the BJP.

The decision was taken after a meeting of the Akali Dal’s Kaur Committee which lasted for more than four hours today. Mr. Sukhbir Singh Badal addressed the press after the meeting and announced that he would no longer be a part of BJP-NDA.

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