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Hizbul Mujahideen module busted in Kashmir
Srinagar, July 16 (IANS): A Hizbul Mujahideen recruitment module has been busted in Jammu and Kashmir’s Baramulla district. One of those arrested, Abdul Rashid Bhat, visited Pakistan in May and obtained training in the Khalid Bin Waleed camp run by the Hizb in Pakistan-administered Kashmir. “He got visa from the Pakistan High Commission in Delhi on the recommendation of a separatist organisation” a police officer said on Sunday. Arms, ammunition and Rs 1 lakh in cash were recovered from the arrested persons.
Five electrocuted in MP village
Guna (Madhya Pradesh), July 16 (IANS): Five persons were electrocuted on Sunday in a village in Madhya Pradesh’s Guna district, police said. Sub-Divisional Police Officer Shradha Joshi said the mishap occurred when a farmer Dayaram Lodhi along with his servant Chhote Lal climbed down a well in his fields in village Raghunathpur in Maksudangarh area to remove an electric motor but came in contact with a live wire. Their cries for help attracted Lodhi’s neighbours Rambabu, Dheeraj and Jagmohan, who too went inside the well to rescue both. However, all five were electrocuted. Police said the five bodies have been sent for post-mortem.
Gandhi to file nomination papers for vice prez post on July 18
New Delhi, July 16 (PTI): The joint opposition candidate for the post of vice president, Gopalkrishna Gandhi, is likely to file his nomination on Tuesday, in the presence of top Congress leaders including Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi. Gandhi, whose candidature has been endorsed by 18 non-NDA parties, including the JD-U, will also be accompanied by top opposition leaders. The original plan, sources said, was to file the papers on Monday but it was delayed by a day in view of the presidential election which is scheduled on July 17.
Passengers safe after aircraft hits guiding lights at Mangaluru airport
Mangaluru/New Delhi, July 16 (IANS): International low-cost carrier Air India Express on Sunday said all 186 passengers on-board its Dubai-Mangaluru flight were safe after the aircraft they were travelling in hit runway guiding lights on landing at Mangaluru airport. According to the official, an internal enquiry has been initiated after the flight IX 814 hit “some guiding lights” of the runway after landing at Mangaluru airport damaging them. “The aircraft has not suffered any damage. The Flight Safety Department has already set up an enquiry into the incident. According to the initial report, the aircraft did not skid,” the official said.