Daily Archive: April 1, 2018

Review petition by the Government against the SC judgement on SC/ST Protection Act shall be filed positively tomorrow, Monday, April 2: Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad

Review petition by the Government against the SC judgement on SC/ST Protection Act shall be filed positively tomorrow, Monday, April 2: Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad

Three army soldiers, 11 militants killed in separate encounters in Kashmir

Three Army jawans were killed on Sunday in separate encounters in south Kashmir, in which 11 militants, including “top commanders”, were also gunned down, police said.

Two civilians were also killed and dozens of others injured in clashes that broke out between protesters and security forces following three separate encounters in several parts of the region

At a hurriedly called joint press conference of army, police and CRPF, Jammu and Kashmir Police chief SP Vaid said this is one of the biggest counter-offensive operations in recent times against terror groups operating in the Kashmir Valley.

The operations by security forces rendered a severe dent to militant groups such as the Hizbul Mujahideen and the Lashker-e-Taiba, officials said in Srinagar.

Three army jawans have lost their lives in the operations at Kachdooru in Shopian, officials said, adding three bodies of militants have been recovered from the debris so far.

The operation has been called off at Kachdooru and the security personnel will search the debris on Monday again, the officials said.

Teenage girl gang-raped in UP, 3 held: Police

Sitapur (UP), Apr 1 A 13-year-old girl was allegedly raped by seven men in this district of Uttar Pradesh, the police said, adding that three of the accused were arrested.

The incident took place in the Sandana area yesterday when the girl, accompanied by a male cousin, was returning home from a fair, the police said.

The seven accused surrounded the duo, beat up the girl’s cousin and raped her, they added.

On reaching home, the girl narrated her ordeal to her family members, who informed the police.

Superintendent of Police Anand Kulkarni said an FIR was lodged against the seven accused, adding that three of them, identified as Himanshu (18), Dhannu (20) and Kanta (20), were arrested.

A hunt was on to nab the other accused, the SP said.

Source: PTI

PadMan actress Radhika Apte lauds government’s initiative to provide low-cost sanitary napkins

Actress Radhika Apte, who was seen playing a pivotal role in PadMan, has expressed happiness over government’s initiative of providing low-cost sanitary napkins in the rural area. Interestingly, PadMan also created awareness regarding menstrual hygiene. The scheme will provide sanitary pad packet for Rs 5 to girl students in district…