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Major News and Events of 12 February 2017

What Happened on 12 February 2017

Indian Nobel laureate Satyarthi's stolen Nobel replica recovered

The high-profile case of robbery at Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi's residence in Kalkaji, New Delhi was cracked when the replica of the Nobel Peace Prize was recovered along with other stolen valuables. Three persons have been arrested in for alleged involvement in the theft, state the police on Sunday.

According to the earlier reports, the police had identified the thieves involved in the crime and was seeking out ways to nab them. The case was being investigated by District police and Crime Branch teams.

It is significant that a gang of thieves allegedly escaped with a replica of the Nobel Medal and the citation last week along with some mementos and jewellery from the Nobel laureate’s residence in Kalkaji, Delhi.

Satyarthi had said to be deeply pained by the fateful incident. He added that the burglary has fortified his resolve to continue working for the cause of children. Satyarthi won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2014 for his work in the field of child rights. He shared the prize with Pakistan's Malala Yousafzai.

He had presented his Nobel Peace Prize medal to President Pranab Mukherjee in January, 2015 which has been preserved and is on display at the Rashtrapati Bhavan Museum.


Kashmir: 4 terrorists killed in Kulgam, 2 soldiers lost lives

In an ongoing encounter in Jammu and Kashmir's Kulgam area, four terrorists have been killed, while two soldiers lost their lives. Three other soldiers have been injured in the encounter.

The encounter that had started early this morning in Yaripora of Kulgam district, 60 kilometres from Srinagar, is still continued .

"Three more terrorists have managed to flee from the spot and are hiding nearby. An operation is going on to nab them.

Around a week ago, on February 4, another encounter took place in north Kashmir's Baramulla district, in which two militants were killed while two policemen were injured in the exchange of fire.

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