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Terrorists struck at two places in Kashmir on Saturday night, killing a former sarpanch in Shopian and injuring a tourist couple from Rajasthan in Anantnag, two days ahead of Lok Sabha elections in Baramulla.

The first attack took place on an open tourist camp near Pahalgam and the second on the former sarpanch at Hirpora in south Kashmir, officials said “Terrorists fired upon and injured a woman, Farha, a resident of Jaipur (in Rajasthan) and her spouse Tabrez at Yannar in Anantnag. The injured were evacuated to a hospital for treatment. The area has been cordoned off. Further details shall follow,” the Kashmir Zone Police posted on X.

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 Maoist, who was wanted in connection with 16 cases and carried a bounty of ? 1 lakh on his head, was killed in an encounter with the police in Chhattisgarh’s Sukma district on Saturday, an official said.

The gunfight took place around 6.30 am in the forest near Banjarpara village under Polampalli police station limits, where a team of police personnel was out on an anti-Naxal operation, the official said. The operation was launched on Friday night based on inputs about the presence of senior Maoists, including the secretary of the Konta area committee of Maoists, Vetti Mangdu, and area command-in-chief Hitesh, along with 15-20 cadres in forests of Tolnai, Tetrai, Banjarpara, and Arlampalli villages, he said.

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A 25-year-old man has been arrested here for allegedly shouting slogans in support of Pakistan, police said on Saturday. Faizaan alias Faizal Khan (25) was arrested on a complaint filed by some Bajrang Dal activists after a video purportedly showing him chanting slogans like ‘Pakistan zindabad’ went viral, an official said.

“We arrested him yesterday under section 153-B (promoting disharmony and hatred between different religious, racial, linguistic or regional groups) of the Indian Penal Code,” said inspector Manishraj Bhadauriya of Misrod police station. The accused runs a puncture repair shop, he said.

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Hindus, who constitute one percent of the American population and is the third largest religion of the world, has gone unpresented in the US Commission on International Religious Freedom, in the absence of which the USCIRF has been producing biased, unscientific and one-sided reports on India and Hindus, the head of a top Indian diaspora think-tank body said Friday.

The US Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) on Friday announced the appointment of three new members — Maureen Ferguson, Vicky Hartzler, and Asif Mahmood and reappointments of Stephen Schneck and Eric Ueland to its commission. The term of the previous commissioners — Abraham Cooper, David Curry, Frederick Davie, Mohamed Magid, Nury Turkel and Frank Wolf ended on May 14.

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India is a friend of the world and the global community expects it to contribute significantly in bringing peace to war-torn Ukraine, Swiss State Secretary of Foreign Affairs Alexandre Fasel said on Friday as Switzerland prepares to host a major summit next month to end the conflict in Ukraine.

Fasel held wide-ranging talks with his Indian interlocutors and extended an invitation to the Indian prime minister for participating at the summit that is aimed at charting a course for a just and lasting peace in Ukraine.

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Capacity building is an “important component” in India’s defence and security engagement with the Maldives and “we will be happy to take it forward” if New Delhi receives a request from Male for training their pilots, the Ministry of External Affairs said on Friday.

Randhir Jaiswal, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) spokesperson, made the comment during his weekly briefing in response to a query over reports on issues related to operation of an aviation platform in the Maldives.

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Flight operations at Goa International Airport in Dabolim were affected after an Indian Navy aircraft made an emergency landing at the facility on Friday.

Talking to PTI, Goa airport director SVT Dhanamjaya Rao said the runway was closed from 4.50 pm to 6.30 pm on Friday after an Indian Navy aircraft made an emergency landing. Four flights had to be diverted as the runway was unavailable for civilian flights during this period, he said.

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India and Britain have reaffirmed their commitment to conclude a mutually beneficial free trade agreement (FTA) at the annual UK-India Strategic Dialogue here, as the two sides reflected the “good progress” on the 2030 Roadmap since the last review.

Foreign Secretary Vinay Kwatra, who is on a visit to the UK, held discussions with his counterpart, Sir Philip Barton, Permanent Under-Secretary at the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) on Friday.

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BEML Limited has secured an order from Northern Coal Fields Limited (NCL) for the supply of 28 units of BH100 Rear Dump Trucks. The total value of the order is Rs 250 crore. The BH100 Rear Dump Truck is engineered to transport payloads of up to 100 tonnes, specifically designed for the efficient handling of overburden and coal in heavy-duty mining operations.

This order marks a significant milestone in the BEML’s continued partnership with NCL, reflecting the trust and reliance on the Defence Public Sector Undertaking’s heavy-duty mining equipment. The dumpers will be maintained under a Guaranteed Spare Parts contract for a period of five years, ensuring uninterrupted service and operational efficiency.

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 Have you seen a gun that looks like a stick from the outside but is capable of killing someone when its trigger is pulled and the bullet hits the target? At least three such “stick guns” are on display at the Arms Museum of the Central School of Armament and Warfare Skills (CSWT) of the Border Security Force (BSF) in Madhya Pradesh’s Indore.

Set up in 1967 based on the vision of BSF Director General K F Rustomjee, the museum is home to 300 rare weapons, officials said on Friday on the eve of International Museum Day, observed on May 18.

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SOURCE: ANI

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Thursday charge-sheeted one more person in the Indian Navy spying case involving Pakistani intelligence operatives. Amaan Salim Shaikh is a key accused in the case, involving a conspiracy by Pakistani agents to ‘honey-trap’ Indian Navy personnel to gather secret information regarding the defence establishments.

The anti-terror agency, which filed a supplementary chargesheet on Friday in the NIA special court at Visakhapatnam, charged Amaan, a resident of Mumbai (Maharashtra), under various sections of the Indian Penal Code and the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act.

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SOURCE: ANI

India has seen reports regarding the fourth Indian arrested by Canada over his involvement in the killing of India-designated terrorist Hardeep Singh Nijjar, Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) official spokesperson Randhir Jaiswal said on Friday.

While addressing a press briefing, Jaiswal noted that Canada has not formally conveyed about the arrest and India has not yet received any consular access request. On being asked about the fourth Indian arrested by Canada in the Nijjar killing, Jaiswal stated, “We have seen reports of the fourth person being arrested. We have not been formally conveyed of it. So far, we have not received any consular access request as well.

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Regarding the protests in Pakistan-occupied Jammu and Kashmir, Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) official spokesperson Randhir Jaiswal said on Friday. that the protest is the result of the policies that have deprived people of the region of their resources.

While addressing a press briefing on Friday, Jaiswal noted that the people of Pakistan-occupied Jammu and Kashmir were not getting the benefit of their resources. He reiterated that the Union Territories of Jammu, Ladakh and Kashmir are and will always remain integral parts of India.

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India on Friday said a “narrow view” should not be taken on the long-term agreement between New Delhi and Tehran on the Chabahar port project as it would benefit landlocked Afghanistan, Central Asia and the entire region.

The remarks by Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Randhir Jaiswal came days after the United States warned of sanctions following India and Iran sealing the deal. India and Iran on Monday signed a 10-year agreement that provided for Indian operations at the Chabahar port.

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Indian businesses will have to use a “national security filter” in their dealing with China and they should focus more on sourcing from domestic manufacturers, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar said on Friday, amid the lingering eastern Ladakh border row.

In an interactive session at an event hosted by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), Mr Jaishankar said Indian firms should look at the national security sensitivities in their business propositions with China, but noted that it does not mean that nothing can be sourced from the neighbouring country.

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