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Thursday, January 10, 2019

Shah Faesal resigns from IAS
Srinagar:
IAS officer from Jammu and Kashmir Shah Faesal, who has been in limelight since topping the civil services exam in 2010, resigned yesterday, protesting against the "unabated" killings in Kashmir and a "lack of sincere reach out" from the Union government.

Elephant tramples Sabarimala pilgrim to death
Kottayam (Ker):
A Sabarimala pilgrim was trampled to death by a wild elephant in a forest area, 60 km from here early yesterday, police said. Paramasivam, 35, from Salem in Tamil Nadu was attacked by the jumbo as he along with his seven-year-old son and 13 others, was going to the Lord Ayyappa shrine through the forest route from Erumely to Pamba at around 1 am.

ED attaches assets worth ` 8.8 cr of ex-IAS officer in Kerala
Kochi:
The Enforcement Directorate yesterday attached properties worth Rs 8.8 crores belonging to former IAS officer T O Sooraj in a disproportionate assets case filed by state Vigilance and Anti Corruption Bureau (VACB).

Kashmir continues to reel under intense cold
Srinagar:
Kashmir continued to reel under intense cold with Gulmarg skiing resort recording a low of minus 10 degrees Celsius, Met officials said yesterday. The minimum temperature in Srinagar – the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir - fell to minus 3.0 degrees Celsius, they said.

Suspected Pak spy arrested in Arunachal Pradesh
Itanagar:
A man suspected to be a spy of Pakistan intelligence agencies has been arrested in Arunachal Pradesh's Anjaw district, near India-China border, army sources said. The accused has been identified as Nirmal Rai, a resident of Sadiya in Assam's Tinsukia district, they said.

School students injured in stone pelting by strike supporters
Kolkata:
Some school children were injured in stone pelting as sporadic incidents of violence were reported from parts of Bengal yesterday, the second day of the two-day nationwide strike called by central trade unions protesting against the 'anti-people' policies of the Centre.

Tripura clashes: Prohibitory order clamped at Madhabbari
Agartala:
Prohibitory order under Section 144 CrPC has been clamped for an indefinite period at Tripura's Madhabbari and adjacent areas, where seven persons were injured when Citizenship Bill protesters clashed with police on Tuesday, according to a police official.

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