One Dead, Scores injured as forces open fire in Pulwama

One youth was shot dead by the government forces near the gunfight site at Chatpora area of district Pulwama on Friday. The deceased youth has been identified as Faizan Ahmad Khan son of Abdul Gani Khan of Ladoo, Khrew area of the district. A medico at District Hospital Pulwama confirmed the killing of Faizan. “Faizan was brought dead to the hospital. He had received a bullet injury in chest,” he said. Over a dozen of youth have been injured in clashes at Chatpora gunfight site. Three to four militants are…

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One dead, 3 Injured in fresh violence in Tuticorin

A man was killed in fresh police firing on anti-Sterlite plant agitators on Wednesday, while some others were injured in clashes with security personnel in Tamil Nadu’s Tuticorin town, a day after ten people were killed in police firing in the town. Locals have been agitating for over 100 days demanding the closure of Vedanta Group’s Sterlite copper plant over pollution concerns. Opposition parties slammed the government and criticised the use of force against the protesters. The Madurai bench of Madras High Court on Wednesday stayed the expansion of Sterlite’s…

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One dead, 5 injured due to blast in Jammu factory

A factory worker was killed whereas five others were injured when some explosive material went off at Narbada steel factory in Bari Brahmana area, police said on Thursday. “They were processing the scrap and some explosive material went off in which one worker identified as Ranjit Yadav (45) died on the spot and five others were injured,” a police officer said. He said that a case of negligence has been registered against the owner of the factory, and the supervisor of the factory has been taken into custody. PTI

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