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Published: 05th February 2016 05:26 AM  |   Last Updated: 05th February 2016 05:26 AM   |  A+A-

‘Pak Witch-hunt Could Lead to N-war’

CHENNAI: Should India adopt the ‘hot pursuit’ policy to tackle the Pakistan-backed insurgency as it had done in Myanmar earlier? “No,” says a US defence expert.

Mark Bucknam, professor of National Security Strategy and course director at the National War College, Fort McNair, Washington DC, told reporters that ‘hot pursuit’ was not a viable option for India after the Pathankot air base attack by Pakistan-sponsored insurgents as it could escalate into a nuclear war.

Pondy VC Asked to Clear Air by Feb 11

New Delhi: The Madras HC had in December upheld the showcause issued on her. Krishnamurthy, who took charge on February 1, 2013, was served a showcause notice on August, 21 2015, asking her to explain why she should not be dismissed. She had moved the High Court challenging the HRD Ministry’s move.  Pondicherry University Teachers’ Association has filed a caveat in the SC, the stated purpose being that they should be heard by the Court as well.

2 Train Coaches Catch Fire

Chennai: Two coaches of Beach-Tambaram suburban train caught fire at around 11 30 PM at Fort Railway Station. Two fire service tenders had put their services to work to douse the fire till late night. No passenger was hurt. According to sources, a weak battery in one of the motor coaches suspected to have triggered the fire. There has been a steep rise in the number of train accidents in the city, creating a fearing a fear psychosis among regular commuters.

Driver on the Run Rams into Train, Dies

Chennai: A 28-year-old cab driver, who is believed to have taken to his heels on seeing a police patrol vehicle, was killed after he was hit by a speeding train at Maraimalai Nagar on Tuesday night. The deceased identified as Karthikeyan, hailed from Perambalur. “He was with a transgender in his cab near the tracks when he saw a police patrol approach the car. On seeing the police vehicle, he and the transgender fled from the spot leaving behind the vehicle,” said a police officer.


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