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Soldier wounded while foiling infiltration bid in Nowshera: Army


Jammu, Aug15: An army soldier was injured while foiling an infiltration bid along the Line of Control (LoC) in Nowshera area of Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday. “At about 5:15 am, the alert army troops noticed movement along the line of control in Naushera Sector. On being challenged, the armed intruders opened fire on own troops. Our troops ...

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Mafia don Ravi Poojary threatens to kill Shehla Rashid


Srinagar, Aug 14: Student activist Shehla Rashid on Tuesday lodged a complaint against a gangster Ravi Poojary for allegedly threatening her that he would kill her. Official sources said that Shehla Rashid has lodged a written complaint in police station Rajbagh, Srinagar, wherein she has written that some Ravi Pujari threatened her through Short Message Service (SMS) that he would kill ...

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Two Pakistani soldiers killed in retaliatory fire in Tangdhar: Army


Srinagar, Aug 14: Indian Army on Tuesday claimed to have killed two Pakistani soldiers in “retaliatory action” in Tangdhar sector of north Kashmir’s Kupwara district. “In retaliatory action to unprovoked ceasefire violations and repeated attempts to facilitate infiltration by Pakistan Army in Tangdhar Sector, own troops carried out calibrated operations last night in which two Pakistani soldiers were killed,” said Srinagar-based ...

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Rupee hits record low against US dollar


Mumbai, Aug 14: Fears over a rise in global protectionist measures, along with a strong US economy, dragged the Indian rupee to a fresh intra-day low of over 70 against a US dollar during the pre-afternoon hours on Tuesday. Around 11.00 a.m., the rupee plunged to 70.08 to a US dollar. However, soon afterward the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) is ...

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India, Pak armies exchange fire along LoC in Tanghdar


Srinagar, Aug 14: Army on Tuesday said that there was an intermittent exchange of fire between the armies of both India and Pakistan along the line of control (LoC) in Tanghdar area of north Kashmir’s Kupwara district. An official said the Pakistan troops violated ceasefire by targeting Indian army’s Anil post, Cheetak Post, and Black Rock post with small arms along ...

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Sri Lankan tourist police told to learn Hindi


Colombo, Aug 13: Sri Lanka’s Inspector General of Police Pujith Jayasundara on Monday said 25 new police posts will be set up covering all main the tourist spots across the country for visitors’ security. And police personnel have been asked to learn Hindi. The decision was taken after discussions with the Chairman and senior officials of the Sri Lanka Tourism Development ...

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Chargsheet filed against Kejriwal, Sisodia in CS ‘assault’ case


New Delhi, Aug 13: Delhi Police on Monday filed a chargesheet against Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, his deputy Manish Sisodia and 11 other Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLAs for allegedly assaulting Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash in February. The chargesheet, filed in the Patiala House Court on the basis of investigation done on the complaint of Prakash, also names Amanatullah Khan, Prakash ...

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BJP legislator in trouble for opposing party stand on Article 35A


Srinagar, Aug 13: The Bharatiya Janata Party will take disciplinary action against its legislator Gagan Bhagat for publically going against the saffron party stand of scrapping Article 35A of the constitution, seniour leader Kavinder Gupta said Sunday. Bhagat, the party’s lawmaker from RS Pura, was seen a widely shared video of him addressing a small meeting where he said he in ...

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Zilhaj moon sighted, Eid-ul-Azha on August 22


Srinagar, Aug 13: The Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee announced on Monday that the Zil-Hajj moon has been sighted, adding that Eid-ul-Azha in Pakistan will be observed on August 22. The announcement was made after a meeting of the six-member committee of the Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee, Pakistan media reported. In Saudi Arabia, the moon was sighted Saturday evening, with the Supreme Court of ...

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Yatra 2018: Pilgrimage suspended from Jammu for three days


Jammu, Aug 13: Ahead of the Indian and Pakistan Independence Day celebrations, authorities on Monday decided to suspend the Amarnath Yatra from Jammu for three days to ensure safety and security of the pilgrims, said an official. “No pilgrim was allowed on Monday to proceed towards the Kashmir Valley from Jammu’s Bhagwati Nagar Yatri Niwas,” said an official. “The pilgrimage from ...

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