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Two injured after armies of India, Pakistan trade fire along LoC in north Kashmir’s Kupwara

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Srinagar, Aug 18: Two civilians were injured after the armies of India and Pakistan traded fire along the Line of Control (LoC) last night in Karnah area of north Kashmir’s Kupwara district. An official said that two civilians sustained minor injuries after the two armies exchanged fire along the LoC late last night. The injured, identified as Jahangir Ahmad and Zameer ...

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Dialogue only way to bring peace in Kashmir: Former RAW Chief

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Srinagar, Aug 18: Former Chief of RAW and Special Director IB, A S Dulat on Friday said that “dialogue is only way to bring peace in Jammu and Kashmir.” According to a report published by Times of India, peace can be achieved only through talks, A S Dulat said. The report quotes him saying “Kashmir is a political problem and it ...

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Kerala floods toll reaches 180, rescue operations continue

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Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 18: The death toll due to the floods across Kerala increased to 180 on Saturday with rescue operations continuing at several locations in the rain-ravaged state, authorities said. The toll rose with 10 deaths reported on Saturday from Ernakulam, Thrissur and Chengannur districts. The worst affected places include Aluva, Chalakudy, Chengannur, Alappuzha and Pathanamthitta. The rains that began on ...

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PM announces Rs 500 crore assistance to flood-hit Kerala

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Kochi, Aug 18: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday announced Rs 500 crore financial assistance for flood-ravaged Kerala where hundreds of people have died, lakhs have been rendered homeless and property worth millions of rupees has been destroyed in one of the worst floods and torrential rain in recent history. The Prime Minister, who flew from Delhi on Friday night, made ...

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Gov, NC, PDP all off to Delhi, to bid adieu to Vajpayee

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Srinagar, Aug 17: People Democratic Party leaders on Friday flew to Delhi to pay homage and to attend the last rites of the former prime minister of India, Atal Bihari Vajpayee in Delhi. Official sources said that all the PDP leaders including MLAs, MLCs and other party leaders on Friday morning left for Delhi, while, opposition leaders Omar Abdullah and Farooq ...

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John Abraham, Jakie Shroff in Kashmir, looking for local talent

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Srinagar, Aug 16: Bollywood veteran actor Jackie Shroff and fitness freak John Abraham who are currently shooting for Romeo Akbar Walter aka RAW, reportedly its major schedules will now take off to a new location for a long schedule. The team including the leading man John Abraham is expected to fly to Kashmir for 10 days to different locations of the ...

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Atal Bihari Vajpayee critical, put on life-support system

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New Delhi, Aug 16: The condition of former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee remains critical and he continues on advanced life-support system, sources said. The 93-year-old Bharatiya Janata Party leader was admitted at the premier All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) on June 11 with a kidney tract infection, urinary tract infection, low urine output and chest congestion. “Unfortunately, his ...

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Nepal Foreign Minister calls for revitalizing Saarc

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Kathmandu, Aug 15: Nepali Foreign Minister Pradeep Kumar Gyawali on Wednesday stressed on the need for revitalizing the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (Saarc) to advance prosperity in the region. Addressing an event in the capital, Gyawali expressed the hope that the Saarc can play a pivotal role in advancing prosperity in the South Asia region. “A peaceful, stable and ...

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Indian Army, China’s PLA meet at Nathu La, Ladakh

New Delhi, Aug 15: The Indian Army and China’s People Liberation Army (PLA) on Wednesday held two special meetings of border personnel at Nathu La in the Sikkim sector and Ladakh region in Jammu and Kashmir to boost mutual trust and promote peace. Both the meetings happened on the Indian sides to commemorate the 72nd Independence Day of India. The PLA ...

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