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Unsung heroes saved many lives in Punjab terror attack

By Jaideep Sarin

Dinanagar (Punjab) : Satpal, Darshan Kumar and Nanak Chand are no ordinary people as they are the ones who saved scores of innocent lives in this Punjab town during a terror attack.

While the limelight of the 11-hour long intense gun-battle with terrorists has been hogged by the SWAT and special units of the Punjab Police in Monday's terror attack on Dinanagar town in Punjab's Gurdaspur district, it was the pro-active role played by unsung heroes of this small town which saved scores of lives from the mayhem planned by the terrorists.

Jayalalithaa unwell, won't attend Kalam's last rites

Chennai : Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa on Wednesday said she won't attend the funeral of former president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam in Rameswaram on Thursday owing to "health condition".

"I have great affection and respect for Abdul Kalam. I would like to attend his funeral and pay my respects to him. However, owing to my health condition I am not in a position to travel," she said here.

Kalam's funeral will be held in Rameswaram, around 600 km from here.

Obama mourns Kalam 'an advocate for stronger US-India relations'

By Arun Kumar

Washington : US President Barack Obama has condoled the death of former Indian president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam describing him as an advocate for stronger US-India relations, and who worked to deepen the two countries' space cooperation.

"A scientist and statesman, Kalam rose from humble beginnings to become one of India's most accomplished leaders, earning esteem at home and abroad," he said in a statement on Tuesday.

Four dead in Thane building collapse

Thane (Maharashtra) : Four people died after a two-storey building collapsed in Thakurli town in Thane district, officials said on Wednesday.

At least 12 fire engines have been rushed to the spot and 15 people were pulled out of the rubble of the three-decade old structure that collapsed late Tuesday.

The incident occurred around 10.15 p.m. on Tuesday night when the tenement, Matrukrupa, collapsed in Cholegaon area of the town.

At least 20 families residing in the structure are feared trapped in the debris.

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Amidst reconciliation efforts, Jamiat Ulama-e-Hind factions continue dispute over claim of cases defended

By A Mirsab,TwoCircles.net

Mumbai: Raising evident doubts over the genuineness of the reconciliation efforts between the two factions of Jamiat Ulama-e-Hind, led by uncle-nephew duo Arshad Madani and Mahmood Madani, a former Rajya Sabha member, both the factions continue to blame each other for false claims over cases defended by them.

The most respected Muslim NGO in India Jamiat Ulama-e-Hind saw a split in2007 due to controversy over leadership between Maulana Mahmood and Maulana Arshad, who incidentally happen to be nephew and uncle.

Delhi Aanganwadi workers’ indefinite hunger strike enters 6th day as AAP govt evades holding deliberations

By Raqib Hameed Naik, TwoCircles.net

New Delhi: The indefinite hunger strike by Delhi State Aanganwadi Workers’ and Helpers’ Union entered its seventh day as the AAP government continues to evade holding deliberations with the striking workers.

Ritesh Sidhwani recalls receiving National Award from Kalam

Mumbai: The death of eminent scientist and former president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam has saddened the entire country and producer Ritesh Sidhwani has fond memories of meeting him while receiving the National Award for his popular film "Dil Chahta Hai".

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Youth with firearms arrested at Kolkata metro station

Kolkata: A 25-year-old youth was arrested after Railway Protection Force (RPF) personnel seized pistols and bullets from him at a metro station here, police said on Tuesday.

The youth was taken into custody by the RPF after, acting on a tip-off, they scanned his bag and found three locally-made pistols and five bullets as he tried to enter the Geetanjali metro station on Monday night.

Khudai Khidmatgar to organise national event on land acquisition and farmers’ issue

By TCN News,

Bhopal: Delegates of Khudai Khidmatgar, representing every state from across the country, deliberated to chalk out a national level action plan for the organizational development, challenges like communalism and land acquisition act as well as farmers issues at the national leaders council meeting here.

New SC bench to hear Memon's plea on Wednesday

New Delhi: Chief Justice of India H.L. Dattu will constitute a new bench on Wednesday to hear 1993 Mumbai serial bomb blast convict Yakub Memon's plea seeking stay of his execution slated for July 30 and quashing of death warrant on the grounds that it was issued even before he could exhaust his legal remedies.

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