January 23, 2017

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  • Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi’s nephew gunned down by security forces

    Srinagar, Jan 19 (PTI) A top Lashkar-e-Taiba militant, believed to be nephew of the 2008 Mumbai attack mastermind Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi, was today gunned down by security forces in an encounter in north Kashmir's Bandipora district. Abu Musaib, a self-styled divisional commander of LeT, was active in Bandipora and Ganderbal districts since August 2015 and…

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  • Indian Army neutralises three militants who had surfaced in a video

    Srinagar, Jan 16 (PTI) Days after their video surfaced, three local militants of Hizbul Mujahideen outfit were killed in an overnight encounter with security forces in south Kashmir's Anantnag district, police and army said today. The militants were killed in the encounter at Awoora village in Pahalgam area of the district, an army official said.…

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  • Army Chief General Bipin Rawat warns Pakistan again

    Delhi7w7, Jan 13 (PTI) Army chief Gen Bipin Rawat today made it clear that more surgical strikes cannot be ruled out as India has the "right to retaliate" if Pakistan does not react positively to offers of peace. Gen Rawat also said India needs to "wait and watch" the Pakistani response in Jammu and Kashmir.…

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  • CRPF DG slams Jawan for putting video on social media

    New Delhi, Jan 12 (PTI) With back-to-back incidents of men in uniform voicing their concerns over social media, a top paramilitary commander today said this trend of airing grievances was "not the healthiest and correct" way He also said that there was a need for the officers to interact more with personnel to ensure that…

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  • Personally monitoring food of armed forces: Manohar Parrikar

    Gandhinagar, Jan 12 (PTI) Amid a row over a BSF jawan's allegation of poor-quality food being served to paramilitary troops at border areas, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar today said he personally monitors quality of food served to Army and has ordered serving of only FSSAI-approved chicken. Speaking to reporters on sidelines of the Vibrant Gujarat…

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  • BSF issues fresh guidelines after jawan’s rant went viral

    New Delhi, Jan 11 (PTI) Left red-faced, BSF today came out with fresh guidelines for maintaining high quality of food for its personnel along the border as the Union Home Ministry directed it to file a complete report on allegations of substandard food made by a soldier posted along the LoC. BSF Director General K…

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  • Chief Agitator for One Rank One Pension extends support to Congress for upcoming polls

    New Delhi, Jan 5 (PTI) Congress today got official support with a prominent ex-servicemen organisation lending support to it for the upcoming Assembly elections, alleging that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has done "precious little" for their welfare. The Indian Ex-Servicemen Movement (IESM), which is spearheading an agitation for OROP implementation for last 571 days here,…

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  • India successfully test fires Agni IV missile

    Balasore (Odisha), Jan 2 (PTI) India today successfully test-fired its nuclear-capable strategic ballistic missile Agni-IV with a strike range of 4000 km as part of a user trial from a test range off Odisha coast. Supported by a mobile launcher, the surface-to-surface missile was flight tested from launch complex-4 of the Integrated Test Range (ITR)…

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  • Demonetisation brings woes for Naxalites in Jharkhand

    Ranchi, Jan 2 (PTI) Several extremist groups in Jharkhand were reported to have incurred losses to the tune of Rs 80 crore following the demonetisation decision of the Central government on November 8 last and thus suffered a body blow, a top police officer said today. The ultra groups are desperate ever since the Narendra…

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