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Protests rock LA over Army chief’s remarks

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Protests rocked the Legislative Assembly today over the remarks of Army chief as the opposition National Conference created ruckus and staged walk-out from the House demanding statement from the government over the issue. Gen Bipin Rawat had on Friday said social media and government schools in the state were spreading ...

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Army chief warns stronger action against Pak-backed militants

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Army chief Gen Bipin Rawat said today that the Army was ready to escalate its offensive against militant groups if forced by the neighbouring country and asserted that no anti-India activities will be allowed to succeed in Jammu and Kashmir. Addressing Army personnel on the occasion of Army Day, Gen ...

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Army claims destroying Pakistani post, killing 7 Pak soldiers

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Indian Army today claimed to have killed seven Pakistani Army-men, including a Major, and injuring four others while retaliating a ceasefire violation in Mendhar sector. A Pakistani post along the LoC in Poonch district was also claimed destroyed. “Pakistani troops violated the ceasefire along the LoC and resorted to shelling ...

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Army chief wants to turn up heat on Pakistan

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Political initiative must go “hand-in-hand” with military operations in Jammu and Kashmir to bring peace, Army chief Gen Bipin Rawat said today, and favoured ramping up military offensive to pile up heat on Pakistan to stop “cross-border terrorism” in the state. Gen Rawat, who has followed a hard-line approach in ...

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Twitter handle of India’s top envoy to UN hacked

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The Twitter account of Syed Akbaruddin was hacked early today, with the unperturbed Indian envoy to the UN asserting that it would take more than a hack to keep him down. The unidentified hackers, suspected to be based overseas, posted two pictures and a video, and changed the name of ...

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IED found on outskirts of Srinagar

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Government forces today recovered an improvised explosive device (IED) on the outskirts of Srinagar, the second such recovery in the city in as many days. The IED was detected by a patrol party of government forces in Maloora area of Srinagar this morning, a police official said. He said the ...

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Besides walls, even downed shutters carry political slogans in Kashmir

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The writing is not just on the wall — but also on the downed shutters of Kashmir. Political scientist Navnita Chadha Behera, with over 25 years of work on the troubled region, believes that to decode Kashmir, you have to start your research afresh every time you are there. Calling ...

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Gen Rawat’s remarks an ‘invitation for nuclear encounter’: Pak Foreign minister

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Pakistan Foreign Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif has said that Indian Army chief General Bipin Rawat’s remarks about Pakistan amount to “invitation for nuclear encounter”. Asif was reacting to Rawat’s Friday remark in which he said the Army is ready to call Pakistan’s “nuclear bluff” and cross the border if the ...

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Omar warns against divisive narrative

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Former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah today warned people against a divisive narrative and asserted that the future would be defined by efforts of the present generation to protect secular co-existence. In his message read out at a day-long seminar ‘Bridging the Divide’ organised here by the Epilogue magazine, Abdullah expressed ...

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CM hopes for Indo-Pak acrimony to give way to harmony, peace

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Saying that the people of Jammu & Kashmir have been the worst victims of bitter relations between India and Pakistan, Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti today expressed hope that the present acrimonious discourse between the two neighbouring countries would give way to a discourse of harmony, peace and friendship. Addressing the ...

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