3 LeT militants gunned down in Kashmir’s Pulwama

first_imgThree Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) militants were killed in a night long encounter in Pulwama. Their charred bodies were recovered on Thursday morning.Police sources said all three trapped militants, who engaged the security forces in a gunfight on Wednesday night, were killed in a house. The house of a civilian was completely damaged in the encounter as it caught fire.The slain militants were identified as Majid, Irshad and Shariq. Two rifles have been recovered from encounter site. All killed militants were locals. One of the three militants is a teenager, aged around 14.The fresh killing takes the toll of slain militants to five in the past 24 hours.PTI adds…The encounter lasted for over six hours.Majid Dar, one of the slain militants, was involved in a number of killings, including that of sarpanch of Kakapora and district president of Pulwama, a police official said here.This is the first successful counter-insurgency operation in Pulwama area, which is believed to have large presence of local militants aided with a strong-network of over ground workers, he said.The successful operation is a big blow to the LeT terror outfit, which recently lost its commander Junaid Mattoo in an encounter at Arwin village in Anantnag district of South Kashmir on June 17, he added.This is the second successful operation against the terror outfit within three days.On Wednesday, two militants were killed in an encounter in Sopore township of Baramulla district in north Kashmir.last_img read more

Fisticuff at council meeting of Chennai corporation

first_imgOuch: Karate Thiagarajan (with mike) presides over the pandemoniumWhen the J. Jayalalithaa government introduced the one-man-one-post rule, aimed at clipping the wings of M.K. Stalin, Chennai mayor and MLA, the DMK went curiously silent.But when Stalin finally shed his mayoral robes last month leading Deputy mayor “Karate” Thyagarajan to plonk,Ouch: Karate Thiagarajan (with mike) presides over the pandemoniumWhen the J. Jayalalithaa government introduced the one-man-one-post rule, aimed at clipping the wings of M.K. Stalin, Chennai mayor and MLA, the DMK went curiously silent.But when Stalin finally shed his mayoral robes last month leading Deputy mayor “Karate” Thyagarajan to plonk himself on the mayor’s seat, there was chaos in the Chennai Corporation.At a council meeting of the corporation chaired by Thyagarajan for the first time on June 28, DMK members came in cars sporting the mayoral flag. Clad in black and belligerent, they frequently interrupted the meeting and walked out – and in – in protest.When TMC leader P. Vetrivel passed an unsavoury remark on the DMK’s conduct, members took offence and a minor fisticuff ensued.Surprisingly, Thyagarajan, contrary to what his prefix would suggest, sat rock-like on the mayoral throne vowing to carry out “all Amma’s orders”.last_img read more

FMLLP CEO denies rumour of MSL expansion

first_imgSuper League FMLLP CEO denies rumour of MSL expansion to 16 teams Zulhilmi Zainal Last updated 2 years ago 06:40 20/9/2017 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Malaysia Super League crest logo Football Malaysia LLP Super League The rumour had surfaced alongside the plan to introduce ASEAN import player slot, which has been confirmed. BY        ZULHILMI ZAINAL       Follow on Twitter The CEO of M-League organiser Football Malaysia LLP (FMLLP), Kevin Ramalingam has denied rumours that the Super League will be expanded to 16 teams beginning 2018.Late August, Indonesian publication KOMPAS quoted former Indonesia and Selangor star Elie Aiboy as saying that the Super League will be expanded from 12 to 16 teams and will feature an additional foreign player slot for South East Asian footballers.According to Elie, the plan would involve the promotion of four teams from the Premier League; the second tier of the M-League, as opposed to the usual two, while no teams will be relegated from the Super League at the conclusion of the 2017 season. Editors’ Picks ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing However, when contacted by Goal, Kevin denied that such a plan is being considered.”There’s been no such decision to expand the league to have more teams for now,” he responded in a brief text message on Wednesday morning.Interestingly, the additional foreign player plan mentioned by Elie would later be confirmed by the Malaysian FA president and FMLLP chairman Tunku Ismail Sultan Ibrahim himself, early this month.last_img read more