Top Bulletin: LeT militants killed in Srinagar, Maharashtra education dept orders books on PM Modi and many more

By: Express News Desk | Published: February 13, 2018 6:35 pm

Top Bulletin: LeT militants killed

Security forces comprising Jammu and Kashmir Police and CRPF then tracked down the militants and engaged them in a gunbattle. (Express Photo By Shuaib Masoodi)

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Top Bulletin: PM Modi books in Maharashtra schools

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Top Bulletin: Hafiz Saeed

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Top Bulletin: padman box office day 4

PadMan box office collection day 4: Akshay Kumar starrer raked in Rs 5.87 crore on Monday, taking its total collection to Rs 45.92 crore.

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Top Bulletin: IPL 2018

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