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3 militants, minor killed in Kashmir Valley encounters

Three militants and a minor were killed in two separate encounters in Kashmir on Friday. A police official said the encounter in Bandipora’s Hajin, which started on Thursday morning, has concluded. “Two militants were killed in the operation,” said Army spokesperson Colonel Rajesh Kalia. Two AK-47 rifles were also recovered, said the official. Preliminary reports suggest the slain militants belonged ...

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Gunfight breaks out in J&K’s Shopian district

Srinagar An encounter broke out between militants and security forces in the Shopian district of Jammu and Kashmir Friday, officials said here. Security forces launched a cordon and search operation in the Imamsahib area of Shopian in south Kashmir following information about presence of militants there, a police official said.   Meanwhile, IANS reports on firing exchanges that took place ...

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Too many aspirants delay Congress’s list

The Congress, the DMK’s largest ally in Tamil Nadu, has been unable to finalise its list of candidates for the nine Lok Sabha constituencies allotted to it, as there are too many aspirants for some seats. In fact, the Congress is the only constituent of the Secular Progressive Alliance which has not released its candidates’ list yet. “Instead of short-listing ...

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Piyush Goyal, Harsh Vardhan in ‘World’s 100 Most Influential People in Climate Policy for 2019’ | India News

NEW DELHI: Union Ministers Piyush Goyal and Dr Harsh Vardhan are among the seven Indians who have been named in the ‘World’s 100 Most Influential People in Climate Policy for 2019′ for taking steps in order to combat climate change. The list was published on the official site of Apolitical, a global network for government helping public servants find the ...

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General election 2019 live updates march 21, 2019

9.00 am I turn abuse into ornaments: Narendra Modi Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday turned the opposition’s slogan “Chowkidar Hi Chor Hai” (the Guard is the thief) into a campaign opportunity by reaching out to almost 25 lakh security guards across the country via an audio bridge. Taking umbrage to what he termed as the opposition’s insult to all ...

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Naveen files nomination from Hinjili; to contest from Bijepur too

Odisha Chief Minister and Biju Janata Dal president Naveen Patnaik filed his nomination papers for Hinjili Assembly constituency in his home district Ganjam and on Wednesday. He was the first BJD candidate in the State to file nomination papers for the coming polls. Backup in Bijepur Since becoming the Chief Minister in 2000, Mr. Patnaik has contested and won from ...

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3 CRPF jawans killed in Jammu ‘fratricide’ incident

Three CRPF personnel were reportedly killed in a case of ‘fratricide’ inside a camp in Jammu on Wednesday night, local officials said. An official said one constable Ajit Kumar opened fire from a service rifle and killed three colleagues of 187th Battalion stationed at Battal Ballian area in Jammu’s Udhampur. “The incident took place around 10 p.m. Kumar also injured ...

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