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Tuesday, November 12, 2019351 CFVs in Oct, highest this year

At 351 incidents, ceasefire violations by Pakistan along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir were the highest in October among the first ten months of the calendar year 2019, Army officials said on Monday, even as in the first 11 days of November, as many as 97 Pakistan-initiated ceasefire violations have already been reported.
As per data compiled by the Army, there were 351 Pakistan

 

Monday, November 11, 2019J-K: Computerised system for registration of documents by Nov end

Jammu: Amid the ongoing strike by lawyers against the creation of a separate department of registration, the Jammu and Kashmir government announced that a computerised registration system will be rolled out across the union territory by the end of November.

Chief Secretary B V R Subrahmanyam chaired a high-level meeting in Jammu to finalise steps for rolling out the new system, which is being

 

Monday, November 11, 2019Pak increases deployment across Line of Control in J&K

New Delhi, Nov 11: India has apprised the international community about the Pakistan Army gradually increasing troop deployment and enhancing its firepower on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) since the abrogation of Article 370 on August 5, sources said on Monday.

The Indian Army had carried out a detailed analysis in this regard and shared a report with the government.

 

Sunday, November 10, 2019Tens of thousands converge on Guru's holy town

Sultanpur Lodhi (Punjab), Nov 10: Tens of thousands of devotees from across the globe are converging every day in this holy town associated with the founder of Sikhism, Guru Nanak Dev, whose 550th birth anniversary falls on Tuesday.

It is here that the Sikh first master gained enlightenment at the end of the 15th century.

Organisers say the desire of devotees is to pay obeisance at the hist

 

Sunday, November 10, 2019India, Pak held 3 rounds of high-level talks on Kartarpur

New Delhi, Nov 10: The Kartarpur corridor, inaugurated with much fanfare on Saturday to mark the 550th birth anniversary celebrations of Guru Nanak Dev, the founder of Sikhism, saw India and Pakistan holding three rounds of high-level discussions at the joint secretary level before signing of the agreement.

Though India and Pakistan have not resumed official dialogue, both sides held conversat

 

Sunday, November 10, 2019UNSG welcomes opening of Kartarpur corridor

United Nations, Nov 9: United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres on Saturday welcomed the opening of the Kartarpur Corridor, saying the initiative paves the way for interfaith harmony and understanding.

In a historic people-to-people initiative, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Saturday inaugurated the historic corridor linking Gurdwara Darbar Sahib in Pakistan, the final resting

 

Sunday, November 10, 2019Cyclone Bulbul: Bangladesh recives rains, 150 fishermen missing

Dhaka, Nov 10: Cyclone Bulbul was likely to cross the Sundarbans in Satkhira along the Bangladesh-India border on Saturday midnight with a wind speed between 100 and 120 kmph. Many places, including the capital, received rain throughout the day.

Cyclone Bulbul was approaching the Sundarbans coast from the Bay of Bengal, according to Bangladesh Meteorological Department.

The sea was rough un

 

Saturday, November 9, 2019Modi thanks Imran for timely opening of Kartarpur corridor

Dera Baba Nanak (Punjab), Nov 9: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday thanked his Pakistani counterpart Imran Khan for respecting the sentiments of India.

The opening of Kartarpur Sahib corridor before the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Devi has brought us immense happiness, he said.

"Visit to Gurdwara Darbar Sahib will become easy now," Modi said at the Kartarpur Corridor inaug

 

Saturday, November 9, 2019Modi congratulates Mauritius PM Jugnauth on re-election

New Delhi, Nov 9: Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated his Mauritius counterpart Pravind Kumar Jugnauth on Saturday after the latter was re-elected for a five-year term in office in the recently concluded elections in the island nation.

Mauritius shares strong historical and political ties with India with around 68 per cent of its population being of Indian descent. The island nation is

 

Friday, November 8, 2019You don't need big muscles to hit maximums: '6's king' Rohit

Rajkot, Nov 8 (IANS) Stand-in skipper Rohit Sharma was at his menacing best during the second T20I against Bangladesh which India won comfortably by eight-wickets to level the three-match series.

Chasing 154, Rohit -- who was playing his 100th T20I -- smashed 85 runs and helped the team get across the line with more than four overs to spare at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium on Thur

 

Friday, November 8, 2019Soldier killed as Pakistan violates ceasefire along LoC in J-K's Poonch

Jammu, Nov 8 (PTI) A soldier was killed as Pakistan violated ceasefire along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district on Friday, an Army official said.
Pakistan fired at forward posts along the LoC around 2.30 am in Krishnaghati sector in Poonch, in which the Army personnel was killed, the official said.
Indian troops carried out retaliatory firing, he added.

 

Friday, November 8, 2019Woman DCP could have been 'lynched' by frenzied mob at Tis Hazari courts: Special Branch

New Delhi, Nov 7 (IANS) A top secret report of the Special Branch of the Delhi Police reveals that a frenzied mob of over 200 brutally attacked DCP Monika Bhardwaj during the violent clashes between lawyers and the police at Tis Hazari Courts on November 2. The unarmed DCP could have been 'lynched' if a small contingent of police have not rushed to her rescue. An audio of the DCP's Personal Secur

 

Friday, November 8, 2019'Rating stands, outlook cut: India likely headed for debt-trap, slowdown'

New Delhi, Nov 8 (IANS) Global ratings agency, Moody's Investors Service has cut India's outlook to negative from stable on increasing risks of lower economic growth than the past and reflecting lower government effectiveness at addressing long-standing economic and institutional weaknesses.

Moody's has changed the outlook on the Government of India's ratings to negative from stable and affirm

 

Thursday, November 7, 2019India to host 'No Money For Terror' meet in 2020

Melbourne, Nov 7: India will host the next edition of the 'No Money For Terror' conference to be held in 2020, Union Minister G Kishan Reddy said on Thursday.

The 'No Money For Terror' conference is organised by Financial Intelligence Units (FIUs) of over 100 countries, jointly called The Egmont Group.

India will host the next 'No Money For Terror' conference in India in 2020, Reddy, Union

 

Thursday, November 7, 2019Indian-American 1st Muslim woman in Virginia Senate

Washington, Nov 7: Indian-American Democrat Ghazala Hashmi has become the first Muslim woman to be elected to the Virginia State Senate following her stunning victory over sitting Republican Senator Republican Glen Sturtevant.

Following her win in Tuesday's election, Hashmi will now represent Virginia's 10th Senate district. The race was one of the most watched contests in the state as the Dem

 

Thursday, November 7, 2019Angry at Labour's 'anti-India' stance, Indian diaspora campaign for Tories

London, Nov 7: Upset over the Labour's perceived anti-India stance, especially over Kashmir, many among the Indian diaspora in the UK have begun openly campaigning against the Jeremy Corbyn-led party, and in favour of the ruling Conservatives.

According to reports, the Overseas Friends of Bharatiya Janata Party (OFBJP) in Britain has started campaigning in Hindu temples across Britain against

 

Thursday, November 7, 2019Modi's next target will be Indus Water Treaty: Pak Minister

Islamabad; Pakistan's Science and Technology Minister Fawad Chaudhry said that Indian premier Narendra Modi's next target will be the Indus Water Treaty.

Cautioning Pakistan to brace for a 'serious loss' that would be the result of internal conspiracies diverting the nation's attention from Kashmir, Chaudhry said "Modi's next target will be Indus Water Treaty. Don't know how he is tolerating P

 

Thursday, November 7, 2019Passport must for Indian pilgrims to Kartarpur: ISPR chief

Islamabad, Nov 7: Indian Sikh pilgrims would require a passport to visit the Kartarpur Sahib Gurdwara in Pakistan's Punjab province via the Kartarpur Corridor which will be inaugurated on Saturday ahead of the 550th birth anniversary of Baba Guru Nanak Dev, the founder of Sikhism, ISPR chief Major General Asif Ghafoor said here.

"As we have a security link, the entry would be a legal one under

 

Thursday, November 7, 2019Two houses damaged in Pak shelling

JAMMU: Continuing targeting the civilians population along the fence, the Pakistani troops shelled mortar bombs on villages along the International Border (IB) in Kathua district, damaging two houses and injuring cattle.
The heavy mortar shelling by Pakistani troops which started on Tuesday night and repeated on Wednesday evening, in violation of the ceasefire, triggered panic among border resid