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1 dead, 5 injured in cross-border firing in AJK

SERINAGAR (Web Desk)  Indian troops allegedly shelled border villages across the Line of Control (LoC) in Azad Jammu and Kashmir’s (AJK) Haveli district on Monday morning, leaving an elderly man dead and five others including a woman and her son injured, according to initial reports.They [Indian troops] resorted to shelling …

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Mumbai railway station stampede kills 22 amid heavy rain

New Delhi (Web Desk) A stampede on a footbridge at a Mumbai railway station has left 22 people dead and injured more than 30, Indian officials report. The tragedy occurred during the morning rush hour at Elphinstone station, which connects two major local lines. It was triggered by overcrowding and …

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Indian soldiers kill four Kashmiris

SRINAGAR (Web Desk) Indian soldiers killed four men during a two-day gun battle near the Line of Control, officials said on Monday.Police claimed civilians tipped them off on Saturday about the movement of armed militants near the LoC,prompting a search. Three of the suspects were killed, On Sunday at different …

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Drones, fighter jets on agenda as Mattis arrives in India today

NEW DELHI (Web Desk) Fighter jets, drone deals and shared concerns over Afghanistan’s security look set to dominate the agenda when US Defense Secretary James Mattis visits India this week.Mr Mattis is scheduled to arrive late on Monday and is set to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his new …

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Modi inaugurates controversial dam project in his home state

MUMBAI (Web Desk) Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated India’s biggest dam on Sunday, ignoring warnings from environment groups that hundreds of thousands of people will lose their livelihoods.The controversial Sardar Sarovar Dam on the River Narmada in the country’s western state of Gujarat that will provide power and water to …

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India appoints Ajay Bisaria new HC to Pakistan

NEW DELHI (Web Desk) India has appointed Ajay Bisaria as the new High Commissioner to Pakistan to replace Ambassador Gautam Bambawale, sources revealed on Sunday.Bisaria was presently serving as the Indian Ambassador to Poland. Sources said the new high commissioner will reach Pakistan in October.It is said that Bambawale has …

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India’s first bullet train project fast-tracks Japanese ties

NEW DELHI (Web Desk) Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Thursday inaugurated India’s first bullet train project ─ a $19 billion line in the home state of Indian leader Narendra Modi intended to revitalise the country’s vast but dilapidated network.The initiative is seen as emblematic of fast warming relations between …

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