Narrow escape for CM :

AMRITSAR: The top elected official of India’s northern state of Punjab had a narrow escape on Tuesday when his helicopter crash-landed after getting tangled in electric cables, his security officer said. Amarinder Singh, the chief minister of Punjab, two state ministers and four members of his staff, were traveling by helicopter from Amritsar to Rajowa, when the accident occurred, said Khoobi Ram, Singh security officer. — AP

2 rebels, couple killed :

SRINAGAR: Indian soldiers killed two suspected Muslim insurgents along the de facto border dividing Kashmir and made a big weapons haul, the army said on Tuesday, as suspected rebels killed a Muslim couple. Jamal-u-Din, 50, and his wife, Gudoo Begam, 45, were asleep early on Tuesday when rebels raided their home and shot them dead in southern Rajouri district, police said. — AFP

20 ‘militants’ nabbed :

KABUL: Afghan police arrested nine people accused of arranging suicide bombings, and separately detained 12 Taliban militants for allegedly planning attacks west of Kabul, officials said. The US military said US and Afghan soldiers arrested eight suspected ultras of the Hezb-e-Islami group of Afghan warlord Gulbuddin Hekmatyar and the Al Qaeda network of Osama bin Laden. — AP

25 workers rescued :

BEIJING: All 25 road workers trapped for 26 hours after a tunnel collapsed in southwest China were rescued on Tuesday, the official Xinhua News Agency said. — AP