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SOURCE: PTI

Union Home Minister Amit Shah today ruled out any dialogue with Pakistan and asserted that the Narendra Modi government will wipe out terrorism from Jammu and Kashmir and make it the most peaceful place in the country.

Addressing a rally here, Mr Shah asked whether terrorism has ever benefited anyone as it has claimed 42,000 lives in Jammu and Kashmir since the 1990s. He also blamed the families of the Abdullahs (National Conference), Muftis (PDP) and Nehru-Gandhi (Congress) for the alleged underdevelopment of Jammu and Kashmir as they ruled the erstwhile state most of the time since Independence in 1947.

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SOURCE: IANS

The US is going about systematically restoring ties with war-on-terror ally Pakistan, that had once sent Washington and its fearsome military on a wild-goose chase for a decade looking for Osama bin Laden in the wilds of Afghanistan. Laden was finally found sheltering under the nose of the Pakistani army.

The US ambassador to Pakistan, Donald Blome visited Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) on Monday to plant a sapling at the ‘University of Azad Jammu and Kashmir (UAJK)’ and lay a wreath to the victims of the 2005 earthquake.

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SOURCE: ANI

Responding to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s calls for peace, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy on Wednesday said that Kyiv will not conduct negotiations with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
PM Modi earlier held a phone call with Zelenskyy and said that the endangerment of nuclear facilities amid the Russia-Ukraine war could lead to catastrophic consequences for the environment.

During the phone call, the Prime Minister expressed his firm conviction that there can be no military solution to the conflict and conveyed India’s readiness to contribute to any peace efforts. He again called for the cessation of hostilities and the need to pursue the path of diplomacy.

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SOURCE: ANI

Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday expressed confidence in the armed forces of the country and said that they are the “pride of the nation”.”We are confident that our country is safe in the hands of our armed forces. The jawans of our armed forces and paramilitary forces are the pride of our country,” Rajnath Singh said after performing ‘Shastra Puja’ in the presence of Army Chief General Manoj Pande at the Auli Military Station in Uttarakhand.

He further said that India is the only country where “Shaastra” as well as “Shastra” are worshipped.
Singh’s remarks came while he was interacting with the Army jawans deployed at the forward post located on the China border in Uttarakhand.

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SOURCE: API

On September 29, the Light Combat Helicopter (LCH), which was designed and created in-country, was introduced to the Indian Army. Now, a significant advancement is imminent. The Indian Navy will shortly introduce “Varuna,” the nation’s first drone that can transport people. The drone was created by the Indian start-up Sagar Defence Engineering Private Limited in Pune, according to ANI. In July of this year, a demonstration of this single-passenger personal air vehicle was presented.

A demo of the autonomous multi-copter drone was conducted during the plenary session of the Naval Innovation and Indigenisation Seminar, which took place in July, and it was approved following that. In order to give followers a peek of the human-carrying drone’s size, ANI posted a video to Twitter.

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SOURCE: ANI

In a major announcement, Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Wednesday said that the elections will be held in Jammu and Kashmir will “full transparency” as soon as the work of compiling the voters’ list is completed.

Shah said that manner in which delimitation has been done in the region, representatives of the people’s choice will be elected.

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SOURCE: ANI

An Indian Army pilot lost his life in a Cheetah helicopter crash near Tawang area of Arunachal Pradesh on Wednesday morning.

“The Cheetah helicopter flying in forward areas near Tawang crashed at around 10:00 AM during a routine sortie. Both the pilots were evacuated to the nearest Military Hospital,” Army officials said. “One of the pilots Lt Col Saurabh Yadav, who was critically injured succumbed to the injuries during treatment. The second pilot is under medical treatment. The cause of the crash at this stage is not known. Details are being ascertained,” they said.

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SOURCE: PTI

Russian President Vladimir Putin is facing isolation from the international community, the White House said as it took note of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s call to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.

“We’re asking that countries around the world, and we’ve been very clear about that, continue to speak out publicly and continue to engage diplomatically on this as well. And so, I think that’s what you’re seeing from the prime minister (of India),” White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre told reporters at her daily news conference on Tuesday.

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SOURCE: API

The Punjab Police on Wednesday uncovered a drone-based arms/ammunition smuggling module with the arrest of its two members, one of whom was a prisoner, marking yet another triumph in the decisive campaign against anti-social elements being carried out at the behest of Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann.

Jaskaran Singh of Bhikhiwind in Tarn Taran, who is incarcerated in Sub Jail Goindwal Sahib, and Rattanbir Singh of Khemkaran in Tarn Taran, who is free on bail, have been named as the individuals arrested. A cell phone that Jaskaran had hidden in his barracks as well as 10 foreign-manufactured pistols, including five.30 bore (produced in China) and five.9mm (made in USA) Berettas, have also been found by the police.

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SOURCE: ANI

Pakistan’s drones spotted 10 km inside the Indian territory near International Border in Gurdaspur last night. BSF personnel fired 35 rounds and 12 light shells on the drones. A search operation is underway.

Prabhakar Joshi, BSF DIG, Gurdaspur said, “A Pakistani drone was seen 10 km inside Indian territory near International Border in Gurdaspur last night A search operation along with police is underway. We are meeting people and asking them to provide information to catch the offenders.”

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SOURCE: ANI

Launching an attack on former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Ministers Farooq Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti, Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Wednesday accused the ‘Gupkar alliance’ of “laying a red carpet” for Pakistani terrorists into the country.

Mr Shah said that the “Peoples’ Alliance for Gupkar Declaration model” (PAGD) had presented the youth of the region with stones, closed colleges and machine guns in their hands, whereas Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s model has brought them education.

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SOURCE: PTI

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.

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SOURCE: PTI

No terror angle has emerged during investigation of the murder case of Jammu and Kashmir Director General of Police (Prisons) Hemant Kumar Lohia, police said on Wednesday.

Additional Director General of Police (ADGP), Jammu zone, Mukesh Singh said the interrogation of the accused is in progress and his disclosures are being corroborated with field investigation. Mr Lohia, a 1992-batch IPS officer, was found murdered with his throat slit at his friend’s house on the outskirts of Jammu late Monday night.

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SOURCE: PTI

PDP president Mehbooba Mufti on Wednesday claimed that she had been placed under house arrest to prevent her from visiting north Kashmir’s Pattan town.

“While HM (Home Minister) is going around Kashmir beating drums of normalcy, I am under house arrest for simply wanting to visit Pattan for a worker’s wedding,” she tweeted. “If an ex CM’s fundamental rights can be suspended so easily, one can’t even imagine the plight of a commoner,” she added.

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SOURCE: PBNS

The Ministerial dialogue of US-India Strategic Clean Energy Partnership (USISCEP) will be held on Friday. Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Hardeep Singh Puri will lead business delegation to Washington DC and Houston, USA. Mr Puri will also interact with World Bank Officials on Climate Resilient Urban Infrastructure.

The revamped USISCEP was launched in accordance with U.S -India Climate and Clean Energy Agenda 2030 Partnership announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Joe Biden in April last year. The partnership continues to advance energy security and innovation and deploying technical solutions through five pillars. These are Responsible Oil and Gas Pillar, Power and Energy Efficiency, Renewable Energy, Sustainable Growth and Emerging Fuels and technologies.

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