A CRPF driver who saved the lives of 12 of his colleagues, including his commander, in the Chakarbandha forests of Bihar during an anti-Naxal operation is one of the recipients of the gallantry medal awarded this Independence Day.
Clashes broke out on Friday near Baltal, the base camp of Amarnath Yatra, after a dispute between pony owners and those running community kitchens and alleged high-handedness by CRPF personnel, leaving at least 25 people injured following which the yatra has been suspended.
Amid tight security arrangements, the Chariot of Lord Jagannath is all set to roll on the city roads, where lakhs of devotees will seek divine blessings during the 137th edition of the Rath Yatra beginning Sunday from the 400-year-old temple in Jamalpur area here.
Two days after fifteen security men and a civilian were killed in a deadly Maoist ambush in Chhattisgarh, yet another fierce gun battle between the security forces and Naxals was reported from Latehar district of Jharkhand on Thursday.
Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde announced that the National Investigation Agency will probe into the attack in which 15 security men and a civilian were killed in a thickly-forested area of Chhattisgarh.