JCO killed
JAMMU/ISLAMABAD, 7 JUNE: A Junior Commissioned Officer (JCO) was killed when Pakistan opened heavy fire with automatic weapons and rockets on Indian posts along the LoC in the Poonch sector today, in the third ceasefire violation in a fortnight. One of the rockets hit the Lonawali post on the Line of Control (LoC) in which one splinter hit JCO Naib Subedar Bachan Singh of the Garhwal Regiment. pti
Corridor nod
NEW DELHI, 7 JUNE: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today gave the green light to the Amritsar-Delhi-Kolkata industrial corridor and constituted an inter-ministerial panel to prepare the feasibility report for setting it up. This is the second such corridor after the Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor, which is currently under development. sns
Bolt upset
ROME, 7 JUNE: Sprint icon Usain Bolt suffered a shocking 100 metres defeat to resurgent American Justin Gatlin at the Rome Diamond League here. In his first race of the season on the European circuit Thursday, the 26-year-old Bolt finished second in 9.95 seconds to Gatlin who was 100th of a second faster to the line, reports CMC. Bolt, 26, was fastest out of the blocks at the Diamond League meeting but American Gatlin, 31, powered past him. ians
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RR on Kundra
NEW DELHI, 7 JUNE: The Rajasthan Royals management today sought to distance itself from co-owner Raj Kundra, who has been accused of betting during IPL matches, saying that he had no involvement in running of the franchise and would be suspended if found guilty. Reacting to reports over Kundra’s involvement in betting, RR said he would also forfeit his shares in the franchise. pti