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Punitive fire assaults on Pak posts, says Army; releases video

NEW DELHI, May 23: The Indian Army today said it launched "punitive fire assaults" on Pakistani positions across the Line of Control, inflicting "some damage", days after two of its troopers were beheaded. It also released a video of the military action which showed some structures in a forested area crumbling in a heap under the impact of repeated shelling. Though the Indian Army did not give much operational details of the retributive assault across the Line of Control (LoC) against Pakistan Army positions in Naushera sector of Jammu and Kashmir which were "aiding" .
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Stone pelters could be biggest threat to Amarnath pilgrimage

New Delhi, May 23: Stone pelting mobs and militants pose equal threat to the annual Amarnath pilgrimage that begins June 29, a senior official said today. More than 27,000 security personnel will be deployed along the route to ensure that all goes peacefully, he said after a high-level meeting to discuss security arrangements for the pilgrimage to the high-altitude shrine dedicated to Lord Shiva. The meeting was chaired by Union Home Secretary Rajiv Mehrishi and attended by top officials of the state and central governments.


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Dy CM reviews various developmental initiatives in Kupwara               

SRINAGAR, MAY 23: Deputy Chief Minister, Dr Nirmal Singh today directed officers for ensuring that pace of developmental works, being undertaken in the State, are expedited with strict adherence to the stipulated timelines for their completion. He also asked for exploring possibility of providing basic amenities to people living in rural and remote areas at their doorsteps.  The Deputy Chief Minister was addressing officers, during a review meeting convened to discuss status of implementation of various developmental initiatives being under taken in PDD and Housing Sector in border district of Kupwara, here today. ..: .... .  ...................


Govt to develop Shikargah, Tral-Pahalgam to boost tourism: Mehbooba         

SRINAGAR, MAY 23: Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti today asserted that the Government is developing Shikargah in Tral, to provide a fillip to tourism in the area. While interacting with a deputation from Tral, which met her here today, the Chief Minister said that the area is being connected to world famous destination Pahalgam, through a trekking route and a road, to make it a part of a bigger tourist circuit, which would ultimately give boost to local economy. The Chief Minister said that road network in the area is being improved and upgraded with widening and macadamization. She said that Nawdal-Tral road is being widened to enhance connectivity with other neighboring areas. On the demand of the deputation,. . . . ....  . .  . .. ... . . .. . . . .. ..... . ......................

Tranquil, conducive atmosphere imperative for academic excellence: Altaf Bukhari     

SRINAGAR, MAY 23: Minister for Education, Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari on Tuesday underlined significance of a conducive and tranquil atmosphere for imparting quality education in schools. Bukhari was addressing a review meeting, convened to take stock of School Education sector of Shopian and Pulwama districts. The meeting was attended by the Minister of State for Forest, Ecology and Environment, Zahoor Ahmed Mir; Legislators Mohammad Khalil Band, Mushtaq Ahmed Shah, Aijaz Ahmed Mir, Mohammad Yousuf Bhat, and Zaffar Manhas. Referring to recent incidents of student protests, Bukhari urged people to come forward to make schools and colleges as learning centers not just only for students and teachers, but for the whole community. He said that disturbances. .. . .. . ...  . . .  . .. . .. .  ......    , .......................

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Sukhoi-30 fighter jet with two pilots goes missing near Assam’s Tezpur  

New Delhi, May 23: An Indian Air Force Su-30 fighter plane is missing after it lost radio contact 60km north of Tezpur in Assam. The Russia-made fighter jet, with two pilots on board, took off from Salonibari in the north-eastern state at 10.30am on Tuesday. The IAF’s Sukhoi-30 fleet has been plagued by engine troubles and poor serviceability. India in March signed a pact with Russia for long-term supply of spares and technical assistance. Sonitpur district Deputy Commissioner Manoj Kumar Deka told reporters in Tezpur that the Air Force base had informed him that the Su-30 plane with two pilots had taken off from the airbase at 10.30 am for a regular sortie and lost..  .. .  .    . .....................

Godman allegedly involved in Rajiv Gandhi assassination dies at 66

New Delhi, May 23: Controversial godman Chandraswami died on Tuesday after suffering a stroke. Doctors at the Apollo Hospital said the 66-year-old’s condition deteriorated despite their best efforts. “Spiritual leader Jagadacharya Chandraswami ji, 66 years old, had been ailing for some time. He recently suffered a stroke and later developed multi-organ failure. He succumbed to the illness today at 2.56 pm,” a statement released by the hospital said. Chandraswami shot to fame for his purported skills in astrology. His association with former prime minister P V Narsimha Rao gave shot him into the limelight. It was said that Chandraswami was Rao’s spiritual adviser. Soon after Rao was made prime minister, Chandraswami built the Vishwa Dharmayatan....


India protests as Canada bars Ex-Officer over 'Genocide, Rights Abuse'

NEW DELHI, May 23: India has protested the Canadian government's refusal last week to let a retired Indian government officer enter the country because he had served in India's lead anti-insurgency force, the Central Reserve Police Force. Canadian immigration authorities told Tejinder Singh Dhillon that he was being turned from the Vancouver airport because he had served in a force that engages in "terrorism, systematic or gross human rights violations, or genocide". Every country has the right to decide who to allow into the country. New Delhi has, however, taken offence to the grounds on which Mr Dhillon was refused entry. Because he was a top officer of the CRPF that had "committed widespread and systemic human rights abuses". "Such a characterisation of a reputed force like the CRPF is completely unacceptable. We have taken up the matter

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Taliban attack on Afghan army base kills 10 soldiers

Kandahar, May 23: At least 10 Afghan soldiers were killed when Taliban militants stormed their army base in the southern province of Kandahar, officials said Tuesday, in the latest attack on Western-backed forces. The assault in Shah Wali Kot district late Monday came just a day after 20 Afghan policemen were killed when Taliban fighters stormed their outposts in the neighbouring province of Zabul. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the Kandahar attack as their annual spring offensive intensifies and the insurgency expands more than 15 years after they were toppled from power in a US-led. ....  .. ..

Will do everything to achieve Israel-Palestinian peace deal

Jerusalem, May 23: US President Donald Trump today said that he is committed "to do everything" to achieve Israel-Palestinian peace deal but made it clear that "peace cannot take root in an environment where violence is tolerated, funded and even rewarded". Emphasising the need for a durable peace deal between Israel an Palestine the stability of the region, Trump promised all help to renew the long-stalled talks. "Peace is a choice we must make each day, and the United States is here to help make that dream possible for young Jewish, Christian and Muslim children all across the region," he said. "In so doing we will all enjoy a safer and brighter future and a safer.. .. ..   :.

Sirisena orders action against attackers targeting Muslims in Lanka

Colombo, May 23: Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena has ordered the law enforcement agencies to take stern action against those responsible for carrying out the current spate of attacks against Muslims and damaging their places of worship. The Muslim groups had pointed out that since mid-April, over 20 incidents of violence, hate, intimidation and threats have been reported against Muslims and their places of worship. In some cases, there have been arson attacks against Muslim-owned businesses in several towns. No arrests of attackers has been made till date. Sirisena asked Law and Order Minister Sagala Ratnayake to take stern action while Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said that.. . .... .

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