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Gunbattle between militants & security forces
Srinagar: A pre-dawn encounter broke out between militants and security forces in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kulgam district on Sunday, but the ultras managed to escape in the cover of darkness, police said. The security forces launched a cordon and search operation in Sighanpora area of Kulgam in south Kashmir in the early hours of Sunday following specific information about the presence of militants in the area, the police said. The search operation turned into an encounter after the militants fired upon the security personnel, who retaliated, according to a police official. (PTI)

6 Red rebels arrested
Dumka/ Bokaro/ Hazaribag (Jharkhand): Six red rebels belonging to two banned outfits were arrested in Jharkhand on Sunday and arms and ammunition were seized, police said. Acting on a tip-off, police personnel arrested CPI (Maoist) cadre Chhotu Manji alias Sahdeo alias Nishikant at Jageshwar Vihar in Tuti-Jharna police station area in Bokaro district, they said. Based on his revelations during interrogation, security forces launched raids in Masalia and Shikaripara police station areas in Dumka district and seized one Self- loading Rifle, three INSAS rifles, one carbine, 357 cartridges and 1,675 detonators, Dumka SP Ambar Lakra said. (PTI)

405 kgs ganja seized, 1 held
Kheda: Police on Sunday seized 405 kilograms of ganja worth Rs 40.50 lakh from a truck near Mirzapur village in Gujarat’s Kheda district and arrested one man, an official said. The operation was carried out by Kheda police’s special operations group under Kathlal police station limits, he said. “The truck is registered in Uttar Pradesh. The ganja was hidden in 198 packets. One Tanvir Hussain, a resident of Firozabad in UP, was arrested, while two others managed to escape. An FIR was registered at Kathlal police station,” he added. (PTI)

DU accused of ‘discrimination’
New Delhi: With the Delhi University (DU) all set to conduct online open-book exams for final-year students from Monday, differently-abled students said they will not be able to take the test and accused the university of being “exclusionary” and “discriminatory”. The Delhi High Court has given its nod to the DU to conduct the exams. Amid opposition from teachers and students, the university will be conducting the exams from Monday. A teacher from the English department, said almost 50 per cent students may not be able to take the exams. (PTI)

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