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Curfew relaxed in Kashmir

SRINAGAR:  Curfew remained in place for the fourth consecutive day on Friday  in the Kashmir valley with some relaxation to allow people to offer Friday prayers as militants struck at three places in Sopore in north Kashmir, leaving two policemen injured.

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Woman claims son died due to security curbs; writes to Sonia

KANPUR: A distraught woman, whose young son bled to death after he allegedly could not be taken to hospital in time due to road blockades erected during the Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh’s visit, has asked the Congress president, Ms Sonia Gandhi to ensure that a similar tragedy does not befall anyone else in future.

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Curfew may be relaxed today in Kashmir

SRINAGAR: Curfew continued to remain in force for the third day in almost all parts of the Kashmir valley as the Army staged a flag march in the city warning people not to violate the prohibitory orders.

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Three killed as Maoist bandh turns violent

RAIPUR/RANCHI: The bandh by Maoists turned violent in two states on Thursday when the rebels attacked the house of a Congress leader in Chhattisgarh’s Dantewada district killing two of his relatives and blew up a railway station in Jharkhand leaving one person dead.

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GoM to be set up on honour killings

NEW DELHI: Amid divergent views on tackling ‘honour’ killings, the government on Thursday decided to set up a group of ministers  to suggest changes in the law and said it felt “pressured” to move these amendments in the upcoming monsoon session of Parliament beginning on July 26.

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Serial blasts in Assam, five-year-old killed

GUWAHATI: The outlawed National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB) on Thursday struck in Assam triggering three explosions, including a blast on a passenger train that killed a five-year-old, officials said.

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15 people perish in rains in Punjab

CHANDIGARH: Fifteen people perished in floods triggered by heavy rains in Punjab and Haryana even as a fresh breach occurred in Satluj Yamuna Link at Udhar Singh village in Kurukshetra submerging several adjoining areas.

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Centre puts Naxal-hit states on alert

NEW DELHI: The central government has asked Maoist-hit states to remain vigilant and take all possible steps to foil any attempt of violence, including hostage-like situations, ahead of the two-day bandh called by Naxals to protest killing of their leader Azad.

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