A Tunisian soldier was killed and two others injured Sunday when their vehicle hit a landmine "planted by terrorist elements" in a mountainous western region near the Algerian border, the defence ministry said.
Delhi's Social Welfare department Minister Sandeep Kumar on Wednesday handed over a cheque of Rs one crore as compensation to the widow of martyred CRPF officer Narottam Das who died in a landmine blast.
Maimed by a landmine laid near the LoC here to check infiltration, Shabir Ahmed walked several miles on a prosthetic leg to attend the rally of Prime Minister Narendra Modi here on Friday with the hope that the visit will change the scenario of "apathy" towards people like him.
In order to reduce casualties of its troops from landmine blasts in anti-Naxal operations, the Central Reserve Police Force has decided to shun its mine protected vehicles as troop carriers for routine operations.
A polling booth has to be relocated in Naxal-affected Kasiabeda area in Ghatsila sub-division on suspicion that a landmine was planted near the original venue by Maoists to disrupt parliamentary elections.