One Dead, 10 Injured In Shooting At French City


One person has been killed and ten people injured in a shooting on Tuesday near a Christmas market in the eastern French city of Strasbourg, police said, adding that the suspected gunman was on the run.

“Serious public security event under way in Strasbourg. Residents are asked to stay at home,” the French interior ministry said in a tweet.

“Shooting in Strasbourg’s city centre. Thanks to all for staying at home until the situation has been clarified,” deputy mayor Alain Fontanel said in a tweet.

The Strasbourg-based European Parliament was on lockdown after reports of the shooting emerged, with MEPs, staff and journalists unable to leave the building, an AFP reporter said.

The parliament is currently in plenary session, with hundreds of MEPs and officials having made the monthly visit to Strasbourg from Brussels.

Police said the suspected gunman had been identified.

The Christmas market in Strasbourg is an annual tourist attraction that draws hundreds of thousands of people.

Security has been stepped up in recent years after a series of attacks in France by Islamist gunmen since 2015.

Special anti-terror army units have been deployed and soldiers and armed police are regularly seen patrolling among the 300 wooden chalets that make up the market.

The shooting on Tuesday comes at a time when French security fores are stretched after more than three weeks of anti-government demonstrations.

Nearly 90,000 police were deployed on Saturday for the fourth round of protests by so-called “yellow vests” which led to violence in many cities.

French Interior Minister Christophe Castaner was heading to the scene of the shooting on Tuesday evening.

Three years after groups of jihadists gunned down and blew up 130 people in Paris on November 13, 2015, French counter-terror officials say their focus has shifted.

Rather than coordinated attacks, their main concern is attacks by “lone wolves” — self-radicalised individuals acting without links to terror groups such as Islamic State.

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3 Terrorists Shot Dead, Soldier Injured In Encounter In Srinagar


Srinagar encounter: The police said three terrorists were shot dead in the encounter

Srinagar: 

Three terrorists were shot dead by security forces in an overnight encounter that broke out on the outskirts of Srinagar on Saturday evening.

A soldier was injured in the operation that lasted over 17 hours.

The security forces launched a search operation on Saturday evening after receiving specific information about the presence of terrorists at a house at Mujgund village, around 11 kms from Srinagar.

The police said the terrorists had been moving from house to house to evade the security forces.

Authorities have suspended mobile Internet services in Srinagar district.

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11 Injured In Explosion On Intercity Train In Assam’s Udalguri: Report


The cause of the explosion in the Kamakhya-Dekargaon Intercity Express is yet to be ascertained.

Guwahati: 

Eleven people were injured after an explosion ripped through the coach of an intercity train in Assam’s Udalguri district on Saturday night.

A Northeast Frontier Railway spokesperson said that the blast occurred in the Kamakhya-Dekargaon Intercity Express near the Harisinga railway station, 95 km from state capital Guwahati, around 7.04 pm. Railway and police personnel rushed to the site as soon as they were informed about the incident.

“The train was running when the explosion occurred. An investigation is underway to ascertain if it was a bomb blast,” news agency ANI quoted a police officer as saying.

The injured have been rushed to a nearby hospital, news agency PTI reported, adding that at least one of them was critically injured. Police are yet to identify the cause of the explosion. Further details are awaited.

This is the second train accident to occur in Assam over the last two weeks. The Guwahati-Ledo Intercity Express was derailed on November 21 after it rammed into an elephant between the Titabar and Mariana railway stations. Although none of the passengers were harmed, the elephant did not survive the incident.

(With inputs from agencies)





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Five Dead, 31 Injured In Hong Kong Coach Crash: Police


A man and two women were declared dead at the scene and two died in hospital (Representational)

Hong Kong: 

A coach on its way to Hong Kong’s airport collided with a taxi Friday leaving five dead and 31 injured, police said.

The crash happened on the island of Tsing Yi with images on local media showing the back half of the taxi completely crushed and part of the front of the coach sheared off.

A man and two women were declared dead at the scene and two died in hospital, police said.

Local media reports described the bus as a “tourist coach” but reported that it had been carrying workers to the airport.

Tsing Yi is connected by a freeway to Hong Kong International Airport on neighbouring Lantau island.

Television footage showed the injured being treated by the side of the road before they were taken to four hospitals.

The South China Morning Post reported that several of the injured were in serious condition.

One coach passenger said the bus had been travelling fast and had crashed into a stationary taxi with its hazard lights on at the side of the road, according to SCMP.

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Army Soldier Injured In Sniper Attack In Jammu And Kashmir’s Kupwara


An Indian Army soldier was critically injured in a cross-border sniper attack. (Representational)

Kupwara: 

An Indian Army soldier was critically injured in a cross-border sniper attack at Machil sector in Kupwara district of Jammu and Kashmir on Monday. He was immediately rushed to the 92 Army Base Hospital in Srinagar for treatment.

The soldier has reportedly incurred severe injuries. The attack on Indian Army from the Pakistan side comes in the backdrop of the foundation laying ceremony of Kartarpur corridor.

Earlier on Sunday, seven terrorists affiliated to Hizb-ul-Mujahideen, Lashkar-e-Toiba and Jaish-e-Muhammad terrorists were killed in two encounters with security forces and terrorists in Shopian and Pulwama district.





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Neymar, Kylian Mbappe Injured Ahead Of Paris Saint-Germain’s Clash Against Liverpool


“A 48-hour period of treatment will be undertaken to assess their clinical evolution,” PSG said.

It appears likely that both players will miss PSG’s Ligue 1 match against Toulouse on Saturday, but their real target will be Wednesday’s Champions League match against Liverpool at the Parc des Princes.

All four sides could still qualify for the knockout phase from Group C. Liverpool have the same number of points as leaders Napoli while PSG sit third, one point behind Liverpool and one point ahead of Red Star Belgrade.

Neymar played down his injury, saying in an Instagram message that “it was nothing serious”.

In Tuesday’s match, the Brazilian forward had treatment for an apparent groin problem after just five minutes and collapsed to the turf soon afterward to boos from the crowd in the central English town of Milton Keynes.

Brazil team doctor Rodrigo Lasmar also said on Tuesday the 222-million-euro ($253-million) player did not appear to have a serious problem.

“He felt discomfort,” Lasmar said. “He will need a bit more time to evaluate it and take a scan, but in principle it is not a serious injury.”

In Paris, Mbappe hurt his right shoulder as he challenged Uruguay goalkeeper Martin Campana for the ball in the World Cup winners’ victory.

France coach Didier Deschamps said Mbappe, the 19-year-old forward who shot to global prominence at the World Cup, “had some shoulder pain after his fall”.

Neymar’s replacement in the Brazilian lineup, Everton’s Richarlison, headed in on the stroke of half-time to secure victory for the Selecao.

France won thanks to Olivier Giroud’s 52nd-minute penalty.



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Injured Hardik Pandya Will Be Missed, Says Ravi Shastri


The much-awaited India’s tour of Australia starts November 21 with a three-match T20I series, which will be followed by a four-match Test and three-match One-day International series. And the one player the Virat Kohli-led is sorely missing on tour is injured Hardik Pandya, who is currently recovering from an acute lower back spasm during the recent Asia Cup clash against Pakistan. India’s head coach Ravi Shastri on Sunday said that all-rounder Hardik Pandya will be missed during the tough Australian tour starting Wednesday as he provides proper balance to the side.

“I think one player who we will certainly miss in the squad is Hardik Pandya who is sidelined due to an injury. Pandya lends balance to the side because of his ability to operate as a bowler as well as a batsman which allows us to play an extra bowler,” Shastri told reporters in Brisbane.

“We will be forced to think twice with regard to team selection as a result of his absence. Hopefully, he will get fit soon. However, if the fast bowlers perform well, we might not miss him as much,” he added.

Shastri also added that India would be “taking no prisoners” in their approach to the series. “We want to go out and put our best foot forward and focus on our game rather than what’s happening outside,” he added.

Further adding that there is no weak team in home conditions, he said,”I don’t think so. I always believe no team is weak at home. We might have three or four players not playing when a team comes to India but God forbid if anyone says it is a weak Indian team because you will be surprised.”

The former cricketer then went on to praise his bowlers and said if his bowlers remained fit they will certainly enjoy the conditions here.

“The seamers will certainly enjoy bowling on these pitches. It is important to stay fit as a unit to ensure the best performances on the field,” he said.

“It doesn’t matter which lineup we will be playing against as long as the bowlers are consistent.

“In the past, we witnessed one or two bowlers performing well in spells, but as a unit bowling for three, four, five hours with sustained intensity and discipline. If the bowling attack can ensure the same, any lineup fielded by the opposition will be tested,” he added.

(With agency inputs)



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12 Dead, 13 Injured As Bus Falls Into Gorge In Uttarakhand’s Uttarkashi


Four critically injured people were flown in a chopper to Dehradun for treatment.

Uttarkashi: 

At least 12 people were killed and 13 injured when the bus in which they were travelling fell into a 150-metre-deep gorge in Uttarkashi on Sunday, an official said.

The bus was on its way to Vikas Nagar from Jankichatti when it fell into the gorge near Damta, District Magistrate Ashish Chauhan said. Ten people died at the spot and two died at a hospital.

A search-and-rescue operation by police with help from area residents is underway, the official said, adding a few bodies could be stuck in bushes.

Four people seriously injured in the accident were flown in a chopper to Dehradun for treatment, he said.

Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat expressed grief at the loss of lives and asked the district administration to arrange for the treatment of the injured. 
 





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Six Injured As Teenage Driver Sophia Floersch Suffers Airborne Crash At Macau Grand Prix


Six people have been injured in Macau Grand Prix horror crash.

Hong Kong, China: 

Teenage German driver Sophia Floersch suffered a terrifying airborne crash at the Macau Grand Prix’s Formula Three race on Sunday, injuring herself and five others.

Six people including Floersch were admitted to hospital, with the 17-year-old remaining conscious, according to medical reports by the Macau Grand Prix sent to AFP.

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3 Killed, 10 Injured In Explosion At Religious Congregation In Amritsar


3 Killed, 10 Injured In Grenade Attack At Religious Congregation In Amritsar: Updates

The religious sect has million of followers all over the world.

Amritsar: 

Three people have been killed and ten injured in an grenade attack at Nirankari Bhawan in Amritsar’s Rajasansi village, a senior police official said today. The religious sect has a large following all over the world and has centres across the country. Surinder Pal Singh Parmar, a senior officer, said the injured have been taken to the hospital. The grenade was lobbed by bike-borne persons at a religious congregation of ‘Nirankaris’ which was being held the village.
 

Here are the updates on Nirankari Bhawan blast:

Punjab CM Amarinder Singh has condemned the attack.

Out of 250 people who were present in the religious congregation, 3 are dead and 15-20 injured. As per initial reports, 2 people had come over here who knocked a grenade here: IG (Border) Surinder Pal Singh Parmar

Chief Minister Amarinder Singh has announced Rs. 5 lakh for the victims and free treatment for the injured.

Every Sunday, hundreds of devotees gather at the hall in Adhiwala village for prayers and kirtan. About 250 people were inside the hall when the attack took place.

Punjab was on alert following an input claiming that “a group of six to seven JeM terrorists were reportedly in the state, possibly in Ferozepur area. The state was put on alert after four persons snatched an SUV from its driver at gunpoint near Madhopur in Pathankot district last week.

“A grenade has been lobbed and 5-10 persons have been injured in the incident,” a senior Punjab police official, who visited the incident spot, told reporters.

The grenade was lobbed by bike-borne persons at a religious congregation of ‘Nirankaris’, according to eyewitness accounts.

My condolences are with families of those who lost lives in this incident. It is an attempt to disturb peace in Punjab. I believe all the security agencies should stay alert and coordinate with each other to maintain peace: Sunil Jakhar, Punjab Congress Chief

The police are examining the CCTV footage to identify the attackers.

An intelligence alert was reportedly issued by the IGP, counter intelligence, Punjab, on November 14.

The village where the incident took place is around 8 km from airport. 

Two men on a motorcycle, their faces covered, reportedly threw a grenade near the Nirankari Bhawan, where a religious ceremony was on at the time.





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