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Saina to donate Rs. 6 lakhs to CRPF families killed in Sukma

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Olympics bronze medallist has decided to donate Rs six lakhs -- Rs 50,000 each -- to the families of the 12 jawans killed in an encounter in last week.

Saina, who turned 27 today, said she is pained by what happened last week and this is a small contribution to the families who have suffered irreparable loss.



"My heart goes out to our soldiers who put their lives at risk to keep us safe. I can't bring those soldiers back who lost their lives in but in my small way I want to donate this six lakhs for those families," Saina told PTI from

actor Akshay Kumar also donated Rs 1.08 crore -- 9 lakhs each -- to the families of the 12 soldiers killed in Sukma encounter yesterday.

The 219 battalions' soldiers were ambushed by Naxalites in Bhejji when the troops were guarding a road being built between the village and Injeram on National Highway-30.

The militants had used locally-made mortars, tiffin bombs and arrows with explosives attached to their heads. The Police had said the Naxalite attack was planned and executed with "deadly accuracy".

(Only the headline and picture of this report may have been reworked by the Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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London Olympics bronze medallist Saina Nehwal has decided to donate Rs six lakhs -- Rs 50,000 each -- to the families of the 12 Central Reserve Police Force jawans killed in an encounter in Chhattisgarh last week. Saina, who turned 27 today, said she is pained by what happened last week and this is a small contribution to the families who have suffered irreparable loss. "My heart goes out to our soldiers who put their lives at risk to keep us safe. I can't bring those soldiers back who lost their lives in Chhattisgarh but in my small way I want to donate this six lakhs for those families," Saina told PTI from Bangalore. Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar also donated Rs 1.08 crore -- 9 lakhs each -- to the families of the 12 CRPF soldiers killed in Sukma encounter yesterday. The 219 battalions' CRPF soldiers were ambushed by Naxalites in Bhejji when the troops were guarding a road being built between the village and Injeram on National Highway-30. The militants had ... Olympics bronze medallist has decided to donate Rs six lakhs -- Rs 50,000 each -- to the families of the 12 jawans killed in an encounter in last week.

Saina, who turned 27 today, said she is pained by what happened last week and this is a small contribution to the families who have suffered irreparable loss.

"My heart goes out to our soldiers who put their lives at risk to keep us safe. I can't bring those soldiers back who lost their lives in but in my small way I want to donate this six lakhs for those families," Saina told PTI from

actor Akshay Kumar also donated Rs 1.08 crore -- 9 lakhs each -- to the families of the 12 soldiers killed in Sukma encounter yesterday.

The 219 battalions' soldiers were ambushed by Naxalites in Bhejji when the troops were guarding a road being built between the village and Injeram on National Highway-30.

The militants had used locally-made mortars, tiffin bombs and arrows with explosives attached to their heads. The Police had said the Naxalite attack was planned and executed with "deadly accuracy".

(Only the headline and picture of this report may have been reworked by the Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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Saina to donate Rs. 6 lakhs to CRPF families killed in Sukma

Olympics bronze medallist has decided to donate Rs six lakhs -- Rs 50,000 each -- to the families of the 12 jawans killed in an encounter in last week.

Saina, who turned 27 today, said she is pained by what happened last week and this is a small contribution to the families who have suffered irreparable loss.

"My heart goes out to our soldiers who put their lives at risk to keep us safe. I can't bring those soldiers back who lost their lives in but in my small way I want to donate this six lakhs for those families," Saina told PTI from

actor Akshay Kumar also donated Rs 1.08 crore -- 9 lakhs each -- to the families of the 12 soldiers killed in Sukma encounter yesterday.

The 219 battalions' soldiers were ambushed by Naxalites in Bhejji when the troops were guarding a road being built between the village and Injeram on National Highway-30.

The militants had used locally-made mortars, tiffin bombs and arrows with explosives attached to their heads. The Police had said the Naxalite attack was planned and executed with "deadly accuracy".

(Only the headline and picture of this report may have been reworked by the Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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