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Jagan sister

Hyderabad, Dec. 17: Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy’s sister Sharmila has suffered a knee fracture after she fell from a ladder inside a campaign vehicle on Saturday.

Sharmila, who had set out on a padayatra on October 18, has been advised to undergo a surgery and is expected to be out of action for three weeks. The news has shocked the YSR Congress as she has completed only 25 per cent of the target set for the padayatra.

Zee editors

New Delhi (PTI):Two editors of Zee group, facing trial in an alleged Rs 100-crore extortion bid from Congress MP Naveen Jindal’s firm, were granted bail by a Delhi court on Monday. Sudhir Chaudhary and Samir Ahluwalia, who had spent 20 days in jail, were directed to surrender their passports.

Sanctuaries

Bhopal (PTI): The Madhya Pradesh government has so far shifted 94 villages from areas falling inside national parks and sanctuaries. The villagers had been facing problems from invading wild animals. A total of 426 such villages will have to be shifted, the forest minister has said.

LoC travel

Jammu (PTI): Chief minister Omar Abdullah has advocated reopening of various cross-border roads in Jammu and Kashmir. It was part of an earlier plan to make the LoC “irrelevant”, enabling people to travel easily on both sides, he said.

Deputy NSA

New Delhi: Nehchal Sandhu, the Intelligence Bureau chief set to retire on December 31, has been appointed the deputy national security adviser and secretary of the national security council secretariat. Syed Asif Ibrahim will replace Sandhu as the new IB director.

Jumbo body

Baripada (PTI): The carcass of a female elephant was recovered on Sunday at Similipal reserve in Odisha’s Mayurbhanj district. The elephant, aged more than 60 years, seemed to have died naturally and no injury mark was found, forest officials said. The body was sent for a post mortem.