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SRINAGAR: Amid two back-to-back encounters with security forces in which four local terrorists were killed in the last 24 hours in Shopian district of south Kashmir, Union home minister Amit Shah on Wednesday chaired a high-level security meeting here and directed the security top brass to step up anti-terror operations to make J&K “militancy-free” so that people taste real democracy and reap the benefits of peace. While three Jaish-e-Mohammad terrorists were killed in a gunfight at Drach village on Tuesday night, the second encounter took place at Moolu village on Wednesday in which one Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorist was killed, ADGP Kashmir…

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BARAMULLA: Long queues with people jostling to enter through two narrow gates and excitement writ large on their faces, thousands flocked the Showkat Ali Stadium where Union Home Minister Amit Shah held a rally on Wednesday. The highest turnout was from Baramulla, Kupwara and Bandipora districts in north Kashmir. People walked up to the venue as vehicles were stopped at a distance from the stadium due to security considerations. It was a long wait for the people to get in as the security personnel made sure to thoroughly frisk them. At the venue, BJP supporters were seen dancing to the…

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The World Health Organization (WHO) on Wednesday issued a medical product alert on four cough and cold syrups made by India’s Maiden Pharmaceuticals Ltd, potentially linking it to acute kidney injuries and 66 deaths among children in Gambia. WHO said it was conducting further investigation with the company and regulatory authorities in India. Maiden Pharmaceuticals did not immediately respond to a Reuters request for comment. Source link

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NEW DELHI: The obsolete single-engine Cheetah and Chetak helicopters, which lack modern avionics, suffer from poor maintainability and have a high crash rate, have taken one more precious life in the armed forces. Lt Colonel Saurabh Yadav of Army Aviation was killed and his co-pilot, a Major, grievously injured when their Cheetah chopper crashed in a forward area close to Tawang in Arunachal Pradesh at about 10 am on Wednesday. “Both the pilots were evacuated to the nearest military hospital. But the Lt-Col succumbed to his injuries, while the co-pilot is under treatment,” an officer said. At least 45 military…

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Seventy-five years after it attained freedom, India now has an economy larger than that of UK, its erstwhile colonial master. Last month, India pipped UK to emerge as the fifth-largest economy in the world and is set to become the third largest by 2029, according to reports. The share of India’s GDP is now at 3.5%, as against 2.6% in 2014 and is likely to cross 4% in 2027, the current share of Germany in global GDP, according to an SBI report. According to a forecast by the International Monetary Fund (IMF), India is expected to grow by 7.4% in…

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BILASPUR (HIMACHAL PRADESH): Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Wednesday that previous governments used to lay stones and forget about completing projects after polls but his government lays stones and also inaugurates projects. Development in Himachal Pradesh, he said, has been possible as people have voted the BJP to power both at the Centre and in the state. Addressing a public meeting at Luhnu ground after inaugurating AIIMS and Hydro Engineering College here, Modi said Himachal Pradesh plays crucial role in ‘rashtra raksha’ (saving nation) and now with AIIMS at Bilaspur, it will also play a pivotal role in ‘jeevan…

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NEW DELHI: RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat on Wednesday said that India needs a new population policy. Speaking at the annual Dussehra rally of the RSS, Bhagwat said that, the new population policy should be applicable to everyone equally. Bhagwat said that population requires resources to grow. If it grows without building resources, it becomes a burden. There is another view in which population is considered an asset. We need to work on a population policy for all keeping both aspects in mind, he said. Touching upon issues related to women, the RSS head said that, “We need to treat women…

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SRINAGAR: Four militants were killed in two separate encounters with security forces in Jammu and Kashmir’s Shopian district on Wednesday, police said. Three Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) militants were killed in the Drach area of Shopian, while a Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) militant was killed in the Moolu area of the south Kashmir district, they said. “Three local #terrorists linked with proscribed #terror outfit JeM killed in #encounter at Drach #Shopian,” Additional Director General of Police, Kashmir, Vijay Kumar said on Twitter. He said a local terrorist of the proscribed outfit LeT was killed in an encounter in Moolu. In the Drach operation, two…

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JAIPUR: After a brief lull following the storm over an aborted Congress legislature party (CLP) meeting and chief minister Ashok Gehlot bowing out of the party president’s race, political activity is gathering momentum again in Raja sthan. Sachin Pilot, who reached Jaipur on Monday evening, started reaching out to his detractors. He paid a visit to food and civil supplies minister Pratap Singh Khachariyawas, his o ne-time confidante who is now a Gehlot loyalist, and remained closeted with him for over an hour at his bungalow on Monday night. On Tuesday, Khachariyawas called on Gehlot at the CMO around 2…

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