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Non-local vendor caught after allegedly abducting 3-year-old in Kupwara

Srinagar, Aug 14: A non-local vendor was detained by police after locals allegedly caught him while trying to abduct a minor girl in Drugmulla area of north Kashmir’s Kupwara district on Tuesday. Reports said that the vendor, selling bed sheets, and other clothes entered the house of Mohd Shafi Lone at Marble Colony of Drugmulla. On seeing his 3-year-old daughter Arifa ...

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Governor asks Chief Secretary to consider early release of SSA teachers salaries

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Srinagar, Aug 14: Governor NN Vohra chaired a meeting to review the functioning of the school department in which he asked the chief secretary to consider early release of salaries of Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) teachers. Governor asks CS to consider early release of SSA teachers’ salaries. “At a meeting held at the State Secretariat Governor N N Vohra called for ...

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Two Pakistani soldiers killed in retaliatory fire in Tangdhar: Army

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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

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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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Israel, Egypt held secret meeting over Gaza in May: Report

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Jerusalem, Aug 14: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu held a secret meeting with Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi in Cairo in May over the issue of the Gaza Strip, a media report said on Monday. The Hebrew-language Channel 10 TV news reported Monday that the Israeli Prime Minister’s Office was not immediately available for comments, but quoted anonymous US officials as saying ...

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India, Pak armies exchange fire along LoC in Tanghdar

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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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Govt orders transfers, postings in civil administration

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Srinagar, Aug 14: Jammu and Kashmir government on Monday ordered transfers and postings in the administration. In the interest of administration, the following transfers and postings are hereby ordered with immediate effect. According to a Government Order No. 1268-GAD of 2018 issued by the General Administration Department (GAD), Farooq Ahmad Rather, chief executive officer, Integrated Watershed Management Program is transferred and ...

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Sri Lankan tourist police told to learn Hindi

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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

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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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