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To prevent militants’ appearance in funerals, human intelligence enhanced: Home Ministry

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New Delhi, July 19: The regular appearance of militants at funerals of fellow militants killed in counter-insurgency operations has become a matter of concern for the union government. The Home Ministry told Parliament on Wednesday that “Centre is seized of the matter.” Minister of State (MoS) for Home Hansraj Gangaram Ahir in a reply to parliamentarian Rajkumar Dhoot, said, “As per ...

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US ‘concerned’ about India-China border standoff, says ‘both sides should work together’ for peace

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New Delhi, July 19: The US said on Wednesday that it’s “concerned” about the India-China border standoff in Doklam that’s now entered its second month. “I know that the United States is concerned about the ongoing situation there,” said US state department spokesperson Heather Nauert. She added that the US believes the only way forward is the two countries talking to ...

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China blocks WhatsApp services as censors tighten grip on internet

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Beijing, July 19: China has partially blocked the popular messaging service WhatsApp , as authorities tighten their grip on the internet ahead of a major leadership reshuffle in Beijing. Photo, video and voice messages sent by the Guardian from Beijing were all blocked on Wednesday, but text messages were not affected. Dozens of users in China complained of a total ban ...

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LoC flare-up: Resolve Kashmir issue to put an end to violence, Mirwaiz to India, Pak

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Srinagar, July 19: Expressing concern, anguish over the escalation in violence between India and Pakistan on the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir, resulting in civilian and soldier deaths on both sides and great hardships for those living near the line of control, chairman Hurriyat Conference (m) Mirwaiz Umar Farooq Wednesday asked the leadership of both countries to desist from ...

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China Tells Foreign Diplomats Its Patience With India ‘Won’t Be Indefinite’

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New Delhi, July 19: With the border dispute at Sikkim extending beyond a month, China last week told foreign diplomats in Beijing that its “patience with India won’t be indefinite”. Sharing details of this, diplomat sources who asked not to be named said that India has been briefing foreign embassies in Delhi on the border stand-off upon their request. The Foreign ...

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China may have quietly moved tonnes of war gear into northern Tibet, claims report

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Beijing, July 19: China may have quietly moved tonnes of military gear while it was conducting military exercises in the remote mountainous Tibet region, the PLA Daily, the official mouthpiece of Chinese military, has claimed. The PLA had conducted 11-hour long live-fire exercises at an altitude of 5,000 meters on the plateau in Southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region in a likely ...

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IG Jammu Reviews Security Situation Across Jammu District After Series Of Intelligence Inputs Regarding Infiltration

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Jammu, July 19: IGP Jammu Zone, Dr S D Singh, accompanied by SSP Jammu Sunil Gupta visited border areas of Jammu district to review the security situation after intelligence inputs regarding possible infiltration of terrorists from across IB/LoC. The IGP visited Police Post Pouni Chack, Border Police Post Kirpalpur, Police Post Gajansoo, Police Station Kanhachak, Border Police Post Garkhal, P/S Akhnoor, ...

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LoC Shelling: 250 people evacuated in Rajouri

Rajouri, July 19: 217 students and around 15 teachers were rescued from three schools in the wake of heavy mortar shelling along LoC in Nowshera sub-division of district Rajouri, on Tuesday. The students of three schools were trapped for more than 6 hours amid heavy shelling in the area. In Middle School Kaladi 12 trapped students were evacuated. After rescue operation ...

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