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Updated:May 1, 2018, 8:40 AM IST
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One of the most recognised local faces of Kashmiri militancy – Hizbul Mujahideen’s Sameer Bhat alias Sameer Tiger – was killed along with another Hizbul militant – Aaquib Khan - in an encounter on Monday. One civilian teenager – Shahid – was also killed during the encounter and two army personnel, including a major, were injured in the encounter. In another incident, suspected Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) militants shot dead three civilians in the Old Town of Baramulla district in Jammu and Kashmir on Monday.


On Sunday, the government made a major announcement. With a remote village in Manipur being connected to the electricity grid, it claimed that all villages in the country were now electrified. A reality check conducted by News18 in Bihar,however, has found that even some villages just a few kilometres from capital Patna were dependent on lanterns despite being electrified. Travel a little further and it is clear that many villages are electrified only on paper as they don’t even have any infrastructure to supply electricity.

The All India Institute of Medical Sciences on Monday filed a police complaint with Delhi Police alleging miscreants misbehaved with AIIMS staff while protesting over RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav's discharge from the hospital. A security guard of AIIMS was injured in the incident. Lalu Yadav is lodged in Ranchi's Birsa Munda Central Jail since December 23 after being convicted in the Deoghar treasury case. He was admitted to AIIMS in New Delhi on March 29 after a Special CBI court allowed him to seek specialised treatment at the premier institute.

Andhra Pradesh CM Chandrababu Naidu on Monday said that while the Modi government could spend Rs 2,500 crore to build a statue of Sardar Patel, it could spare only Rs 1,500 crore to build a city, the new state capital in Amravati. The Telugu Desam Party intended the Tirupati rally to be a reminder for the government, which has "failed" to keep up its promises to grant special status to Andhra Pradesh.

Kota schoolgirl was abducted, confined to a room and raped for four days by a man who had befriended her on Facebook and his accomplice, the police said on Monday. The two men were arrested and produced before a fast track court, which sent them to judicial custody till May 15. The police said the 16-year-old victim was a Class 11 student in a private school.

Vijaywada's Bhogi Suraj Krishna has topped the Joint Entrance Examination-Mains for admissions to engineering colleges across the country, with over 2.3 lakh students, including more than 50,000 girls, qualifying the test whose results were declared today by the CBSE.

Porn actress Stormy Daniels has sued the American President Donald Trump over defamation charges. Daniels, who had alleged an affair with Trump, filed the complaint in federal court in New York on Monday. At issue is a tweet Trump made in which he dismissed a composite sketch that Daniels says depicted a man who threatened her in 2011 to stay quiet about her alleged sexual encounter with Trump.

Kamal Shukla, a journalist from Bastar, has been booked on sedition charges for sharing a cartoon on his Facebook page. The cartoon reportedly takes a dig at judiciary and government of India. Bastar has earned notoriety for repeated attacks on its journalists. A local journalist from Dantewada, Prabhat Singh, was jailed for 96 days in 2016 for posting a message mocking a police officer on an unofficial Whatsapp group.

The BJP in Jammu and Kashmir may be on the verge making MLA Rajiv Jasrotia, who allegedly attended the pro-accused rallied in the Kathua rape murder case, a Cabinet Minister post the cabinet reshuffle. Jasrotiya went missing a month ago following the huge public outrage over the gang-rape and murder of an eight-year-old Bakarwal girl.

A youth, who was critically injured in a recent clash in Phagwara between members of the Dalit community and Right-wing groups over the renaming of a traffic intersection, succumbed to his injuries at a Ludhiana hospital on Sunday. Security in the area has been beefed up following the death of 19-year-old Dalit activist Jaswant Bobby. Punjab Police, besides personnel of the Rapid Action Force, Anti-Riots squads and women police, and BSF, have been deployed in all sensitive areas in the town.

Twin blasts rocked the capital town of Afghanistan. Shah Marai, Associate French Press’s Chief Photographer in Kabul lost his like along with 21 others in a blast that targeted the journalists. Shah was killed in the second blast as the journalists rushed to the spot after the first blast. 21 Journalists have lost their lives in Afghanistan in 2017.

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On reel

Watch how twin blasts rocked the Kabul, Afghanistan on April 30, 2018.

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